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Lavretsky, Helen

Title(s)Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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    2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
    NIH/NCCIH R13AT009948Mar 1, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    4/5 Neurocognitive and neuroimaging biomarkers: predicting progression towards dementia in late-life depression
    NIH/NIMH R01MH114981Sep 18, 2017 - Jul 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Mentoring and research in translational neuroscience of integrative medicine
    NIH/NCCIH K24AT009198Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Brain connectivity and response to Tai Chi in geriatric depression
    NIH/NCCIH R01AT008383Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Brain aging and treatment response in geriatric depression
    NIH/NIMH R01MH097892Apr 16, 2013 - Feb 28, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neurobiological Mechanisms of Treatment Response in Geriatric Depression
    NIH/NIMH K24MH086481Jul 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Methylphenidate Use to Improve Outcomes in Geriatric Depression
    NIH/NIMH R01MH077650Feb 1, 2008 - Jan 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Tai Chi Chih: Complementary Use to Achieve Remission in Geriatric Depression
    NIH/NCCIH R21AT003480Sep 1, 2007 - Apr 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    INTERVENTION CLINICAL TRIAL FOR GERIATRIC DEPRESSION
    NIH/NIMH K23MH001948Apr 5, 2001 - Mar 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Grzenda A, Siddarth P, Laird KT, Yeargin J, Lavretsky H. Transcriptomic signatures of treatment response to the combination of escitalopram and memantine or placebo in late-life depression. Mol Psychiatry. 2020 May 07. PMID: 32382137.
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    2. Siddarth P, Funes CM, Laird KT, Ercoli L, Lavretsky H. Predictors of Cognitive Improvement Following Treatment for Late-Life Depression. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2020 Mar 25; 891988720915515. PMID: 32208884.
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    3. Smith E, Au R, Mossé M, Lavretsky H, Forbes M, Eyre HA. Rebooting Late-Life Mental Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship With Convergence Science. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32276828.
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    4. Ternes K, Iyengar V, Lavretsky H, Dawson WD, Booi L, Ibanez A, Vahia I, Reynolds C, DeKosky S, Cummings J, Miller B, Perissinotto C, Kaye J, Eyre HA. Brain health INnovation Diplomacy: a model binding diverse disciplines to manage the promise and perils of technological innovation. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Feb 13; 1-25. PMID: 32019621.
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    5. Marshe VS, Islam F, Maciukiewicz M, Bousman C, Eyre HA, Lavretsky H, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF, Lenze EJ, Müller DJ. Pharmacogenetic Implications for Antidepressant Pharmacotherapy in Late-Life Depression: A Systematic Review of the Literature for Response, Pharmacokinetics and Adverse Drug Reactions. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 03. PMID: 32122803.
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    6. Krause-Sorio B, Siddarth P, Laird KT, Ercoli L, Narr K, Barrio JR, Small G, Lavretsky H. [18F]FDDNP PET binding predicts change in executive function in a pilot clinical trial of geriatric depression. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Jan 23; 1-8. PMID: 31969201.
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    7. Diniz BS, Lavretsky H, Karp JF, Rutherford B, Mulsant B, Lenze E. Mood Disorders and Dementia: Time for Action. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Nov 27. PMID: 31843380.
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    8. Lavretsky H, Roose SP. The Efficacy and Safety of Esketamine for the Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Adults: Comments on TRANSFORM-3 Trial Results. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Feb; 28(2):142-144. PMID: 31734082.
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    9. Lavretsky H, Laird KT, Krause-Sorio B, Heimberg BF, Yeargin J, Grzenda A, Wu P, Thana-Udom K, Ercoli LM, Siddarth P. A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Combined Escitalopram and Memantine for Older Adults With Major Depression and Subjective Memory Complaints. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Feb; 28(2):178-190. PMID: 31519517.
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    10. Krause-Sorio B, Kilpatrick L, Siddarth P, Ercoli L, Laird KT, Aguilar-Faustino Y, Milillo MM, Narr KL, Lavretsky H. Cortical thickness increases with levomilnacipran treatment in a pilot randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial in late-life depression. Psychogeriatrics. 2020 Mar; 20(2):140-148. PMID: 31332902.
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    11. Lavretsky H. Eco-Psychiatry: Air Pollution is Associated With Depression in Older Adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 10; 27(10):1097-1098. PMID: 31230915.
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    12. Laird KT, Siddarth P, Krause-Sorio B, Kilpatrick L, Milillo M, Aguilar Y, Narr KL, Lavretsky H. Anxiety symptoms are associated with smaller insular and orbitofrontal cortex volumes in late-life depression. J Affect Disord. 2019 Sep 01; 256:282-287. PMID: 31200165.
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    13. Laird KT, Lavretsky H. Comparative Efficacy of Multicomponent Behavioral Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment: Effects on Patient-Selected Outcomes. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 05 03; 2(5):e193047. PMID: 31099853.
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    14. Cristancho P, Lenard E, Lenze EJ, Miller JP, Brown PJ, Roose SP, Montes-Garcia C, Blumberger DM, Mulsant BH, Lavretsky H, Rollman BL, Reynolds CF, Karp JF. Optimizing Outcomes of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Adults (OPTIMUM): Study Design and Treatment Characteristics of the First 396 Participants Randomized. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 10; 27(10):1138-1152. PMID: 31147244.
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    15. Laird KT, Krause B, Funes C, Lavretsky H. Psychobiological factors of resilience and depression in late life. Transl Psychiatry. 2019 02 14; 9(1):88. PMID: 30765686.
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    16. Reynolds CF, Arndt S, Blazer DG, Karp J, Lavretsky H, Smith G, Steffens D, Vahia I. Perspectives: Measuring the Impact of Articles Published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 04; 27(4):337-345. PMID: 30773453.
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    17. Lavretsky H. Yoga and Meditation Can Help Improve Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 02; 27(2):198-199. PMID: 30538073.
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    18. Vasudev A, Torres-Platas SG, Kerfoot K, Potes A, Therriault J, Gifuni A, Segal M, Looper KJ, Nair V, Lavretsky H, Rej S. Mind-Body Interventions in Late-Life Mental Illnesses and Cognitive Disorders: A Narrative Review. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 05; 27(5):536-547. PMID: 30527963.
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    19. Chang DD, Eyreeuro HA, Abbott R, Coudreaut M, Baune BT, Shaman JA, Lavretsky H, Lenze EJ, Merrill DA, Singh AB, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF, Müller DJ, Bousman C. Pharmacogenetic guidelines and decision support tools for depression treatment: application to late-life. Pharmacogenomics. 2018 11; 19(16):1269-1284. PMID: 30422065.
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    20. Laird KT, Lavretsky H, Wu P, Krause B, Siddarth P. Neurocognitive Correlates of Resilience in Late-Life Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 01; 27(1):12-17. PMID: 30262406.
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    21. Laird KT, Lavretsky H, St Cyr N, Siddarth P. Resilience predicts remission in antidepressant treatment of geriatric depression. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 12; 33(12):1596-1603. PMID: 30035325.
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    22. Leaver AM, Yang H, Siddarth P, Vlasova RM, Krause B, St Cyr N, Narr KL, Lavretsky H. Resilience and amygdala function in older healthy and depressed adults. J Affect Disord. 2018 09; 237:27-34. PMID: 29754022.
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    23. Vlasova RM, Siddarth P, Krause B, Leaver AM, Laird KT, St Cyr N, Narr KL, Lavretsky H. Resilience and White Matter Integrity in Geriatric Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 08; 26(8):874-883. PMID: 29803529.
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    24. Lavretsky H, Abbott R. Community-Based Acupunch Exercise Program Improves Physical Health and Quality of Sleep in Taiwanese Older Adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 05; 26(5):521-522. PMID: 29526545.
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    25. Laird KT, Paholpak P, Roman M, Rahi B, Lavretsky H. Mind-Body Therapies for Late-Life Mental and Cognitive Health. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2018 01 25; 20(1):2. PMID: 29372339.
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    26. Varteresian T, Lavretsky H. Complementary and Integrative Therapies in Psychiatry. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2018 Jan; 16(1):54-56. PMID: 31975900.
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    27. Krause B, Lavretsky H, Dunn LB. Ethical Challenges in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2018 Jan; 16(1):63-66. PMID: 31975903.
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    28. Laird KT, Lavretsky H, Paholpak P, Vlasova RM, Roman M, St Cyr N, Siddarth P. Clinical correlates of resilience factors in geriatric depression. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 02; 31(2):193-202. PMID: 29335041.
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    29. Siddarth P, Rahi B, Emerson ND, Burggren AC, Miller KJ, Bookheimer S, Lavretsky H, Dobkin B, Small G, Merrill DA. Physical Activity and Hippocampal Sub-Region Structure in Older Adults with Memory Complaints. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018; 61(3):1089-1096. PMID: 29254088.
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    30. Lavretsky H. Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine Use is Rising among Aging Baby Boomers. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 12; 25(12):1402-1403. PMID: 28939285.
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    31. Funes CM, Lavretsky H, Ercoli L, St Cyr N, Siddarth P. Apathy Mediates Cognitive Difficulties in Geriatric Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 01; 26(1):100-106. PMID: 28755989.
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    32. Abbott R, Chang DD, Eyre HA, Bousman CA, Merrill DA, Lavretsky H. Pharmacogenetic Decision Support Tools: A New Paradigm for Late-Life Depression? Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 02; 26(2):125-133. PMID: 29429869.
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    33. Eyre H, Siddarth P, Cyr N, Yang H, Cole S, Forbes M, Lavretsky H. Comparing the Immune-Genomic Effects of Vilazodone and Paroxetine in Late-Life Depression: A Pilot Study. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2017 Nov; 50(6):256-263. PMID: 28444658.
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    34. Lavretsky H. Hallucinations Predict Relapse After Discontinuation of Risperidone in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Psychosis or Agitation. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 04 01; 174(4):307-308. PMID: 28366091.
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    35. Eyre HA, Siddarth P, van Dyk K, St Cyr N, Baune BT, Barrio JR, Small GW, Lavretsky H. Neural correlates of apathy in late-life depression: a pilot [18 F]FDDNP positron emission tomography study. Psychogeriatrics. 2017 May; 17(3):186-193. PMID: 28130887.
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    36. Eyre HA, Siddarth P, Acevedo B, Van Dyk K, Paholpak P, Ercoli L, St Cyr N, Yang H, Khalsa DS, Lavretsky H. A randomized controlled trial of Kundalini yoga in mild cognitive impairment. Int Psychogeriatr. 2017 04; 29(4):557-567. PMID: 28088925.
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    37. Yang H, Leaver AM, Siddarth P, Paholpak P, Ercoli L, St Cyr NM, Eyre HA, Narr KL, Khalsa DS, Lavretsky H. Neurochemical and Neuroanatomical Plasticity Following Memory Training and Yoga Interventions in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Front Aging Neurosci. 2016; 8:277. PMID: 27917121.
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    38. Acevedo BP, Pospos S, Lavretsky H. The Neural Mechanisms of Meditative Practices: Novel Approaches for Healthy Aging. Curr Behav Neurosci Rep. 2016; 3(4):328-339. PMID: 27909646.
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    39. Lavretsky H. Lifestyle Medicine for Prevention of Cognitive Decline: Focus on Green Tea. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 10; 24(10):890-2. PMID: 27591162.
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    40. Lenze EJ, Ramsey A, Brown PJ, Reynolds CF, Mulsant BH, Lavretsky H, Roose SP. Older Adults' Perspectives on Clinical Research: A Focus Group and Survey Study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 10; 24(10):893-902. PMID: 27591916.
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    41. Arandjelovic K, Eyre HA, Lavretsky H. Clinicians' Views on Treatment-Resistant Depression: 2016 Survey Reports. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 10; 24(10):913-7. PMID: 27591914.
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    42. Merrill DA, Siddarth P, Raji CA, Emerson ND, Rueda F, Ercoli LM, Miller KJ, Lavretsky H, Harris LM, Burggren AC, Bookheimer SY, Barrio JR, Small GW. Modifiable Risk Factors and Brain Positron Emission Tomography Measures of Amyloid and Tau in Nondemented Adults with Memory Complaints. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 09; 24(9):729-37. PMID: 27421618.
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    43. Hsu JH, Mulsant BH, Lenze EJ, Karp JF, Lavretsky H, Roose SP, Reynolds CF, Blumberger DM. Impact of Prior Treatment on Remission of Late-Life Depression with Venlafaxine and Subsequent Aripiprazole or Placebo Augmentation. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 10; 24(10):918-22. PMID: 27538352.
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    44. Eyre HA, Lavretsky H, Forbes M, Raji C, Small G, McGorry P, Baune BT, Reynolds C. Convergence Science Arrives: How Does It Relate to Psychiatry? Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Feb; 41(1):91-99. PMID: 26964782.
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    45. Eyre HA, Air T, Pradhan A, Johnston J, Lavretsky H, Stuart MJ, Baune BT. A meta-analysis of chemokines in major depression. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Jul 04; 68:1-8. PMID: 26903140.
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    46. Lavretsky H, Small GW. Introduction. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Jan; 77(1):116. PMID: 26845267.
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    47. Eyre HA, Acevedo B, Yang H, Siddarth P, Van Dyk K, Ercoli L, Leaver AM, Cyr NS, Narr K, Baune BT, Khalsa DS, Lavretsky H. Changes in Neural Connectivity and Memory Following a Yoga Intervention for Older Adults: A Pilot Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016; 52(2):673-84. PMID: 27060939.
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    48. Lavretsky H. Intervention Research in Late-Life Depression: Challenges and Opportunities. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Jan; 24(1):6-10. PMID: 26743099.
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    49. Eyre HA, Eskin A, Nelson SF, St Cyr NM, Siddarth P, Baune BT, Lavretsky H. Genomic predictors of remission to antidepressant treatment in geriatric depression using genome-wide expression analyses: a pilot study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 May; 31(5):510-7. PMID: 26471432.
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    50. Lavretsky H. Response to Roose and Rutherford. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 172(10):1023-4. PMID: 26423485.
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    51. Eyre HA, Yang H, Leaver AM, Van Dyk K, Siddarth P, Cyr NS, Narr K, Ercoli L, Baune BT, Lavretsky H. Altered resting-state functional connectivity in late-life depression: A cross-sectional study. J Affect Disord. 2016 Jan 01; 189:126-33. PMID: 26433760.
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    52. Eyre H, Baune B, Lavretsky H. Clinical Advances in Geriatric Psychiatry: A Focus on Prevention of Mood and Cognitive Disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2015 Sep; 38(3):495-514. PMID: 26300035.
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    53. Lavretsky H, Reinlieb M, St Cyr N, Siddarth P, Ercoli LM, Senturk D. Citalopram, methylphenidate, or their combination in geriatric depression: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Jun; 172(6):561-9. PMID: 25677354.
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    54. Irwin MR, Olmstead R, Carrillo C, Sadeghi N, Breen EC, Witarama T, Yokomizo M, Lavretsky H, Carroll JE, Motivala SJ, Bootzin R, Nicassio P. Cognitive behavioral therapy vs. Tai Chi for late life insomnia and inflammatory risk: a randomized controlled comparative efficacy trial. Sleep. 2014 Sep 01; 37(9):1543-52. PMID: 25142571.
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    55. Varteresian T, Lavretsky H. Natural products and supplements for geriatric depression and cognitive disorders: an evaluation of the research. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2014 Aug; 16(8):456. PMID: 24912606.
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    56. Jain FA, Nazarian N, Lavretsky H. Feasibility of central meditation and imagery therapy for dementia caregivers. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Aug; 29(8):870-6. PMID: 24477920.
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    57. Reinlieb M, Ercoli LM, Siddarth P, St Cyr N, Lavretsky H. The patterns of cognitive and functional impairment in amnestic and non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment in geriatric depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 22(12):1487-95. PMID: 24315561.
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    58. Siddarth D, Siddarth P, Lavretsky H. An observational study of the health benefits of yoga or tai chi compared with aerobic exercise in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Mar; 22(3):272-3. PMID: 23642461.
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    59. Chen ST, Siddarth P, Saito NY, Rueda F, Haight T, Ercoli LM, Miller KJ, Lavretsky H, Barrio JR, Bookheimer SY, Small GW, Merrill DA. Psychological well-being and regional brain amyloid and tau in mild cognitive impairment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Apr; 22(4):362-9. PMID: 23567426.
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    60. Abbott R, Lavretsky H. Tai Chi and Qigong for the treatment and prevention of mental disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Mar; 36(1):109-19. PMID: 23538081.
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    61. Merrill DA, Siddarth P, Kepe V, Raja PV, Saito N, Ercoli LM, Miller KJ, Lavretsky H, Bookheimer SY, Barrio JR, Small GW. Vascular risk and FDDNP-PET influence cognitive performance. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013; 35(1):147-57. PMID: 23380994.
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    62. Pomykala KL, Silverman DH, Geist CL, Voege P, Siddarth P, Nazarian N, St Cyr NM, Khalsa DS, Lavretsky H. A pilot study of the effects of meditation on regional brain metabolism in distressed dementia caregivers. Aging health. 2012 Oct 01; 8(5):509-516. PMID: 23378856.
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    63. Lavretsky H, Newhouse PA. Stress, inflammation, and aging. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Sep; 20(9):729-33. PMID: 22874577.
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    64. Schneider B, Ercoli L, Siddarth P, Lavretsky H. Vascular burden and cognitive functioning in depressed older adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Aug; 20(8):673-81. PMID: 21857219.
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    65. Black DS, Cole SW, Irwin MR, Breen E, St Cyr NM, Nazarian N, Khalsa DS, Lavretsky H. Yogic meditation reverses NF-?B and IRF-related transcriptome dynamics in leukocytes of family dementia caregivers in a randomized controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Mar; 38(3):348-55. PMID: 22795617.
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    66. Merrill DA, Siddarth P, Saito NY, Ercoli LM, Burggren AC, Kepe V, Lavretsky H, Miller KJ, Kim J, Huang SC, Bookheimer SY, Barrio JR, Small GW. Self-reported memory impairment and brain PET of amyloid and tau in middle-aged and older adults without dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2012 Jul; 24(7):1076-84. PMID: 22335970.
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    67. Small GW, Siddarth P, Kepe V, Ercoli LM, Burggren AC, Bookheimer SY, Miller KJ, Kim J, Lavretsky H, Huang SC, Barrio JR. Prediction of cognitive decline by positron emission tomography of brain amyloid and tau. Arch Neurol. 2012 Feb; 69(2):215-22. PMID: 22332188.
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    68. Lavretsky H, Alstein LL, Olmstead RE, Ercoli LM, Riparetti-Brown M, Cyr NS, Irwin MR. Complementary use of tai chi chih augments escitalopram treatment of geriatric depression: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Oct; 19(10):839-50. PMID: 21358389.
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    69. Meeks TW, Vahia IV, Lavretsky H, Kulkarni G, Jeste DV. A tune in "a minor" can "b major": a review of epidemiology, illness course, and public health implications of subthreshold depression in older adults. J Affect Disord. 2011 Mar; 129(1-3):126-42. PMID: 20926139.
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    70. Cho HJ, Lavretsky H, Olmstead R, Levin M, Oxman MN, Irwin MR. Prior depression history and deterioration of physical health in community-dwelling older adults--a prospective cohort study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 May; 18(5):442-51. PMID: 20220581.
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    71. Lavretsky H, Zheng L, Weiner MW, Mungas D, Reed B, Kramer JH, Jagust W, Chui H, Mack WJ. Association of depressed mood and mortality in older adults with and without cognitive impairment in a prospective naturalistic study. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 May; 167(5):589-97. PMID: 20160005.
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    72. Lavretsky H, Siddarth P, Irwin MR. Improving depression and enhancing resilience in family dementia caregivers: a pilot randomized placebo-controlled trial of escitalopram. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 18(2):154-62. PMID: 20104071.
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    73. Mueller SG, Mack WJ, Mungas D, Kramer JH, Cardenas-Nicolson V, Lavretsky H, Greene M, Schuff N, Chui HC, Weiner MW. Influences of lobar gray matter and white matter lesion load on cognition and mood. Psychiatry Res. 2010 Feb 28; 181(2):90-6. PMID: 20074914.
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    74. Lavretsky H, Siddarth P, Kepe V, Ercoli LM, Miller KJ, Burggren AC, Bookheimer SY, Huang SC, Barrio JR, Small GW. Depression and anxiety symptoms are associated with cerebral FDDNP-PET binding in middle-aged and older nondemented adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Jun; 17(6):493-502. PMID: 19472439.
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    75. Ercoli LM, Siddarth P, Kepe V, Miller KJ, Huang SC, Cole GM, Lavretsky H, Bookheimer SY, Kim J, Phelps ME, Barrio JR, Small GW. Differential FDDNP PET patterns in nondemented middle-aged and older adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 May; 17(5):397-406. PMID: 19390297.
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    76. Lavretsky H. Complementary and alternative medicine use for treatment and prevention of late-life mood and cognitive disorders. Aging health. 2009 Feb 01; 5(1):61-78. PMID: 19956796.
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    77. Small GW, Siddarth P, Burggren AC, Kepe V, Ercoli LM, Miller KJ, Lavretsky H, Thompson PM, Cole GM, Huang SC, Phelps ME, Bookheimer SY, Barrio JR. Influence of cognitive status, age, and APOE-4 genetic risk on brain FDDNP positron-emission tomography imaging in persons without dementia. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009 Jan; 66(1):81-7. PMID: 19124691.
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    78. Small GW, Siddarth P, Silverman DH, Ercoli LM, Miller KJ, Lavretsky H, Bookheimer SY, Huang SC, Barrio JR, Phelps ME. Cognitive and cerebral metabolic effects of celecoxib versus placebo in people with age-related memory loss: randomized controlled study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 16(12):999-1009. PMID: 19038899.
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    79. Lavretsky H, Zheng L, Weiner MW, Mungas D, Reed B, Kramer JH, Jagust W, Chui H, Mack WJ. The MRI brain correlates of depressed mood, anhedonia, apathy, and anergia in older adults with and without cognitive impairment or dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Oct; 23(10):1040-50. PMID: 18412291.
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    80. Cho HJ, Lavretsky H, Olmstead R, Levin MJ, Oxman MN, Irwin MR. Sleep disturbance and depression recurrence in community-dwelling older adults: a prospective study. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 165(12):1543-50. PMID: 18765482.
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    81. Elderkin-Thompson V, Ballmaier M, Hellemann G, Pham D, Lavretsky H, Kumar A. Daily functioning and prefrontal brain morphology in healthy and depressed community-dwelling elderly. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Aug; 16(8):633-42. PMID: 18669941.
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    82. Lavretsky H. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer disease and related disorders: why do treatments work in clinical practice but not in the randomized trials? Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Jul; 16(7):523-7. PMID: 18591572.
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    83. Lavretsky H, Siddarth P, Kumar A, Reynolds CF. The effects of the dopamine and serotonin transporter polymorphisms on clinical features and treatment response in geriatric depression: a pilot study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Jan; 23(1):55-9. PMID: 17621383.
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    84. Lavretsky H, Ballmaier M, Pham D, Toga A, Kumar A. Neuroanatomical characteristics of geriatric apathy and depression: a magnetic resonance imaging study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 May; 15(5):386-94. PMID: 17463189.
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    85. Elderkin-Thompson V, Mintz J, Haroon E, Lavretsky H, Kumar A. Executive dysfunction and memory in older patients with major and minor depression. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2007 Feb; 22(2):261-70. PMID: 17443924.
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    86. Small GW, Kepe V, Ercoli LM, Siddarth P, Bookheimer SY, Miller KJ, Lavretsky H, Burggren AC, Cole GM, Vinters HV, Thompson PM, Huang SC, Satyamurthy N, Phelps ME, Barrio JR. PET of brain amyloid and tau in mild cognitive impairment. N Engl J Med. 2006 Dec 21; 355(25):2652-63. PMID: 17182990.
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    87. Elderkin-Thompson V, Mintz J, Haroon E, Lavretsky H, Kumar A. Executive dysfunction and memory in older patients with major and minor depression. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2006 Oct; 21(7):669-76. PMID: 16908116.
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