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Alice Weaver Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D.

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Investigating the effect of deep brain stimulation on neural circuits perturbed in obsessive compulsive disorder: Neural activity during an avoidance-reward competition task
Summer, 06/14/10 - 08/20/10

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  1. K08NS002067 (FLAHERTY, ALICE W) Sep 30, 1998 - Aug 31, 2004
    Basal ganglia fMRI in normal and Parkinsonian patients
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. F30MH010303 (FLAHERTY, ALICE W) Jan 27, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Flaherty A, Katz D, Chosak A, Henry ME, Trinh NH, Waldinger RJ, Cohen JN. Treatment of Overthinking: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Rumination and Obsession Spectrum. J Clin Psychiatry. 2022 07 06; 83(4). PMID: 35802931.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Godena EJ, Perez DL, Crain LD, Fishel AK, Flaherty A, Harley R, Cohen JN. Psychotherapy for Functional Neurological (Conversion) Disorder: A Case Bridging Mind, Brain, and Body. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 11 02; 82(6). PMID: 34727420.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Perez DL, Hunt A, Sharma N, Flaherty A, Caplan D, Schmahmann JD. Cautionary notes on diagnosing functional neurologic disorder as a neurologist-in-training. Neurol Clin Pract. 2020 Dec; 10(6):484-487. PMID: 33520411.
    Citations: 3     
  4. Patel SR, Herrington TM, Sheth SA, Mian M, Bick SK, Yang JC, Flaherty AW, Frank MJ, Widge AS, Dougherty D, Eskandar EN. Intermittent subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation induces risk-aversive behavior in human subjects. Elife. 2018 09 10; 7. PMID: 30198482.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Strand JJ, Warner LL, Kamdar MM, Flaherty AW, Jackson VA. It is Electric! Electroconvulsive Therapy for Refractory Central Pain and Comorbid Psychiatric Disease. J Palliat Med. 2018 Feb; 21(2):266-268. PMID: 29327970.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Niethammer M, Tang CC, LeWitt PA, Rezai AR, Leehey MA, Ojemann SG, Flaherty AW, Eskandar EN, Kostyk SK, Sarkar A, Siddiqui MS, Tatter SB, Schwalb JM, Poston KL, Henderson JM, Kurlan RM, Richard IH, Sapan CV, Eidelberg D, During MJ, Kaplitt MG, Feigin A. Long-term follow-up of a randomized AAV2-GAD gene therapy trial for Parkinson's disease. JCI Insight. 2017 04 06; 2(7):e90133. PMID: 28405611; PMCID: PMC5374069.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  7. Perez DL, Young SS, King JN, Guarino AJ, Dworetzky BA, Flaherty A, Chemali Z, Caplan D, Dickerson BC. Preliminary Predictors of Initial Attendance, Symptom Burden, and Motor Subtype in a US Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic Population. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2016 Dec; 29(4):197-205. PMID: 27984257.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Locascio JJ, Eberly S, Liao Z, Liu G, Hoesing AN, Duong K, Trisini-Lipsanopoulos A, Dhima K, Hung AY, Flaherty AW, Schwarzschild MA, Hayes MT, Wills AM, Shivraj Sohur U, Mejia NI, Selkoe DJ, Oakes D, Shoulson I, Dong X, Marek K, Zheng B, Ivinson A, Hyman BT, Growdon JH, Sudarsky LR, Schlossmacher MG, Ravina B, Scherzer CR. Association between a-synuclein blood transcripts and early, neuroimaging-supported Parkinson's disease. Brain. 2015 Sep; 138(Pt 9):2659-71. PMID: 26220939; PMCID: PMC4643625.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Ding H, Dhima K, Lockhart KC, Locascio JJ, Hoesing AN, Duong K, Trisini-Lipsanopoulos A, Hayes MT, Sohur US, Wills AM, Mollenhauer B, Flaherty AW, Hung AY, Mejia N, Khurana V, Gomperts SN, Selkoe DJ, Schwarzschild MA, Schlossmacher MG, Hyman BT, Sudarsky LR, Growdon JH, Scherzer CR. Unrecognized vitamin D3 deficiency is common in Parkinson disease: Harvard Biomarker Study. Neurology. 2013 Oct 22; 81(17):1531-7. PMID: 24068787; PMCID: PMC3888173.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Patel SR, Sheth SA, Martinez-Rubio C, Mian MK, Asaad WF, Gerrard JL, Kwon CS, Dougherty DD, Flaherty AW, Greenberg BD, Gale JT, Williams ZM, Eskandar EN. Studying task-related activity of individual neurons in the human brain. Nat Protoc. 2013 May; 8(5):949-57. PMID: 23598445.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  11. Ding H, Sarokhan AK, Roderick SS, Bakshi R, Maher NE, Ashourian P, Kan CG, Chang S, Santarlasci A, Swords KE, Ravina BM, Hayes MT, Sohur US, Wills AM, Flaherty AW, Unni VK, Hung AY, Selkoe DJ, Schwarzschild MA, Schlossmacher MG, Sudarsky LR, Growdon JH, Ivinson AJ, Hyman BT, Scherzer CR. Association of SNCA with Parkinson: replication in the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center Biomarker Study. Mov Disord. 2011 Oct; 26(12):2283-6. PMID: 21953863.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Shields DC, Flaherty AW, Eskandar EN, Williams ZM. Ventral intermediate thalamic stimulation for monoclonal gammopathy-associated tremor: case report. Neurosurgery. 2011 May; 68(5):E1464-7. PMID: 21311371.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. LeWitt PA, Rezai AR, Leehey MA, Ojemann SG, Flaherty AW, Eskandar EN, Kostyk SK, Thomas K, Sarkar A, Siddiqui MS, Tatter SB, Schwalb JM, Poston KL, Henderson JM, Kurlan RM, Richard IH, Van Meter L, Sapan CV, During MJ, Kaplitt MG, Feigin A. AAV2-GAD gene therapy for advanced Parkinson's disease: a double-blind, sham-surgery controlled, randomised trial. Lancet Neurol. 2011 Apr; 10(4):309-19. PMID: 21419704.
    Citations: 225     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Flaherty AW. Brain illness and creativity: mechanisms and treatment risks. Can J Psychiatry. 2011 Mar; 56(3):132-43. PMID: 21443820.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Brown HE, Flaherty AW, Goff DC, Freudenreich O. A case of dramatic improvement of severe tardive dyskinesia after switch to aripiprazole. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2011; 13(6). PMID: 22454797.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  16. Ducharme S, Flaherty AW, Seiner SJ, Dougherty DD, Morales OG. Temporary interruption of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease during outpatient electroconvulsive therapy for major depression: a novel treatment strategy. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011; 23(2):194-7. PMID: 21677249.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Quinn DK, Flaherty AW, Herman JB, Kleinschmidt TL. Over the rainbow: a case of traumatic brain injury. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2010 Jan-Feb; 18(1):56-66. PMID: 20047461.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Shields DC, Asaad W, Eskandar EN, Jain FA, Cosgrove GR, Flaherty AW, Cassem EH, Price BH, Rauch SL, Dougherty DD. Prospective assessment of stereotactic ablative surgery for intractable major depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Sep 15; 64(6):449-54. PMID: 18486107.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Flaherty, AW. Movement disorders. Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch S, eds., Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 2008.
  20. Flaherty AW. Movement disorders. In Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch S, eds., Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, CD-ROM edition. 2008.
  21. Flaherty AW. Playing doctor well. Neurology. 2008 Mar 11; 70(11):826-7. PMID: 18332340.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Flaherty AW. Interdisciplinary inspiration. Nature. 2008; 451(7176):246.
  23. Patel S. Hester T, Hughes R, Huggins N, Flaherty A, Standaert D, Growdon J, Bonato P. Processing wearable sensor data to optimize deep-brain stimulation. IEEE Pervasive Computing. 2008; 7:56-61.
  24. Flaherty AW. Video edition of The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster. 2008.
  25. Flaherty A. A brief proposal, 150 words. Nature. 2007 Dec 20; 450(7173):1156. PMID: 18097375.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Shields DC, Cheng ML, Flaherty AW, Gale JT, Eskandar EN. Microelectrode-guided deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome: within-subject comparison of different stimulation sites. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2008; 86(2):87-91. PMID: 18073521.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Flaherty AW, Jacobs A, Lethem J, Levy F, Oppenhiem L, Reyes P,. Hypergraphia and Hypographia, "Diseases" of the Written Word," 2-hour video of roundtable discussion. 2007.
  28. Gale JT, Amirnovin R, Williams ZM, Flaherty AW, Eskandar EN. From symphony to cacophony: pathophysiology of the human basal ganglia in Parkinson disease. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2008; 32(3):378-87. PMID: 17466375.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Kraft E, Chen AW, Flaherty AW, Blood AJ, Kwong KK, Jenkins BG. The role of the basal ganglia in bimanual coordination. Brain Res. 2007 Jun 02; 1151:62-73. PMID: 17448452.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Flaherty AW, Rost NS. . . The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Neurology, 2nd expanded edition. 2007.
  31. Flaherty AW. Psychosocial effects of deep brain stimulation, or the perils of getting well. Journal Watch Neurology. 2007.
  32. Flaherty AW, illus. Magoon S. The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster. 2007.
  33. Flaherty AW, Magoon S. The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating. 2007.
  34. Flaherty AW. All the rage. The Harvard Medical School Bulletin. 2006; autumn.
  35. Flaherty AW. The proctologist wears Prada. The Harvard Medical School Bulletin. 2006; spring.
  36. Flaherty, AW. Trans: Yoshida T. [Japanese trans. of TMD]. 2006.
  37. Koss AM, Tramo MJ, Flaherty AW, Young AB. Effect of auditory stimulation with popular music on visuomotor integration and gait in Parkinson’ s disease. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 2006.
  38. Flaherty AW. Frontotemporal and dopaminergic control of idea generation and creative drive. J Comp Neurol. 2005 Dec 05; 493(1):147-53. PMID: 16254989; PMCID: PMC2571074.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Flaherty, AW. Just got to write this down. The New Scientist. 2005; 48-49.
  40. Flaherty AW, Williams ZM, Amirnovin R, Kasper E, Rauch SL, Cosgrove GR, Eskandar EN. Deep brain stimulation of the anterior internal capsule for the treatment of Tourette syndrome: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 2005 Oct; 57(4 Suppl):E403; discussion E403. PMID: 16234657.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Flaherty AW. Bedside manners. The Harvard Medical School Bulletin. 2005; autumn.
  42. Flaherty AW, trans. Fleckenstein K. Die Mitternachtskrankheit - Warum Schriftsteller schreiben müssen. Schreibzwang - Schreibrausch - Schreibblockade und das kreative Gehirn. [German trans. of TMD]. 2004.
  43. Blood AJ, Flaherty AW, Choi JK, Hochberg FH, Greve DN, Bonmassar G, Rosen BR, Jenkins BG. Basal ganglia activity remains elevated after movement in focal hand dystonia. Ann Neurol. 2004 May; 55(5):744-8. PMID: 15122718.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Flaherty, AW, Akbarian S, MA Samuels. Stroke. T. A. Stern and J. B. Herman, eds., Psychiatry: Update and Board Preparation, 2nd ed. 2004.
  45. Flaherty AW. Mood and creative state influences on temporal perception. International Psychoanalytical Association Biannual Meeting. 2004.
  46. Flaherty, AW. Monkey business. The Harvard Medical School Bulletin. 2004; autumn.
  47. Flaherty, AW, Akbarian S, MA Samuels. Movement disorders. T. A. Stern and J. B. Herman, eds., Psychiatry: Update and Board Preparation, 2nd ed. 2004.
  48. Flaherty AW. The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain. 2004.
  49. Flaherty AW. The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain. 2004.
  50. Eskandar EN, Flaherty A, Cosgrove GR, Shinobu LA, Barker FG. Surgery for Parkinson disease in the United States, 1996 to 2000: practice patterns, short-term outcomes, and hospital charges in a nationwide sample. J Neurosurg. 2003 Nov; 99(5):863-71. PMID: 14609166.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Flaherty AW. Writing like crazy: a word on the brain. Chronicle of Higher Education. 2003; 50(13):1-6.
  52. Flaherty AW. PDA edition of The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Neurology. 2002.
  53. Flaherty AW. CD-ROM edition of The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Neurology. 2002.
  54. Flaherty, AW. Neurologia [Spanish trans. of TMGHHN]. 2001.
  55. Flaherty AW, Lester J, Prady S, Schwamm LS. An interactive portable neurological tool. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 2001.
  56. Flaherty AW. [Japanese trans. of TMGHHN]. 2001.
  57. Flaherty, A. W. , J. Lester, S. Prady, L. H. Schwamm (2001). . Baker Educational Colloquium: The Harvard WEB-MED Project and The MGH Handbook of Neurology. 2001.
  58. Scholz VH, Flaherty AW, Kraft E, Keltner JR, Kwong KK, Chen YI, Rosen BR, Jenkins BG. Laterality, somatotopy and reproducibility of the basal ganglia and motor cortex during motor tasks. Brain Res. 2000 Oct 06; 879(1-2):204-15. PMID: 11011024.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Flaherty AW. The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Neurology. 2000.
  60. Flaherty AW, Graybiel AM. Motor and somatosensory corticostriatal projection magnifications in the squirrel monkey. J Neurophysiol. 1995 Dec; 74(6):2638-48. PMID: 8747221.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  61. Graybiel AM, Aosaki T, Flaherty AW, Kimura M. The basal ganglia and adaptive motor control. Science. 1994 Sep 23; 265(5180):1826-31. PMID: 8091209.
    Citations: 362     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  62. Flaherty AW, Graybiel AM. Input-output organization of the sensorimotor striatum in the squirrel monkey. J Neurosci. 1994 Feb; 14(2):599-610. PMID: 7507981; PMCID: PMC6576827.
    Citations: 72     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  63. Flaherty AW. Contributions of motor and somatosensory cortex to movement control in the primate striatum. 1994.
  64. Flaherty AW, Graybiel AM. Anatomy of the basal ganglia. Marsden CD, Fahn S, eds. Movement Disorders, III. 1994; 3-28.
  65. Flaherty AW, Graybiel AM. Output architecture of the primate putamen. J Neurosci. 1993 Aug; 13(8):3222-37. PMID: 7688037; PMCID: PMC6576524.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  66. Flaherty AW, Graybiel AM. Two input systems for body representations in the primate striatal matrix: experimental evidence in the squirrel monkey. J Neurosci. 1993 Mar; 13(3):1120-37. PMID: 7680067; PMCID: PMC6576612.
    Citations: 80     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  67. Flaherty AW. Multiple stages of sensorimotor processing in the primate basal ganglia. 1992.
  68. Flaherty AW, Graybiel AM. Corticostriatal transformations in the primate somatosensory system. Projections from physiologically mapped body-part representations. J Neurophysiol. 1991 Oct; 66(4):1249-63. PMID: 1722244.
    Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  69. Flaherty AW . Standard laboratory methods. Beck WS, ed. Hematology, fifth ed. 1991.
  70. Graybiel AM, Flaherty AW, Gimenez-Amaya JM. Striosomes and matrisomes. Bernardi G, Carpenter MB, Di Chiari G, eds. The Basal Ganglia, III. 1991.
  71. Flaherty AW. Mirror, mirror .. Science. 1989 Aug 18; 245(4919):693. PMID: 17791695.
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  72. Godley BF, Flaherty AW, Wurtman RJ. The effects of light on retinal dopamine in the ra. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1985; 453:383-384.
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