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Maren Bess Nyer, Ph.D.


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  1. K23AT008043 (NYER, MAREN B) Jan 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Mechanisms of Hyperthermic Yoga for the Treatment of Depression
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Lu J, Yang J, Liang J, Mischoulon D, Nyer M. The descriptive analysis of depressive symptoms and White Blood Cell (WBC) count between the sexual minorities and heterosexual identifying individuals in a nationally representative sample: 2005-2014. BMC Public Health. 2023 02 09; 23(1):294. PMID: 36759803; PMCID: PMC9909981.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Lu J, Liang J, Yang J, Mischoulon D, Nyer M. Does the association between Herpes Simplex 2 infection and depressive symptoms vary among different sexual minority statuses and sex groups? Findings from a nationally representative sample. J Affect Disord. 2023 Apr 14; 327:226-229. PMID: 36623565.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  3. Yang FC, Zamaria J, Morgan S, Lin E, Leuchter AF, Abrams M, Chang SE, Mischoulon D, Pedrelli P, Fisher L, Nyer M, Yeung A, Jain FA. How family dementia caregivers perceive benefits of a 4-week Mentalizing Imagery Therapy program: a pilot study. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2022 Oct; 53(5):494-503. PMID: 36212803; PMCID: PMC9540433.
    Citations: 1     
  4. Zimmerman J, DeTore NR, Deng W, Burke A, Nyer M, Holt DJ. Worsening of psychotic experiences in college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schizophr Res. 2022 Jun 27. PMID: 35835708; PMCID: PMC9233997.
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  5. Mac Giollabhui N, Foster S, Lowry CA, Mischoulon D, Raison CL, Nyer M. Interleukin-6 receptor antagonists in immunopsychiatry: Can they lead to increased interleukin-6 in the central nervous system (CNS) and worsening psychiatric symptoms? Brain Behav Immun. 2022 07; 103:202-204. PMID: 35452794.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Kim GW, Farabaugh AH, Vetterman R, Holmes A, Nyer M, Nasiriavanaki Z, Fava M, Holt DJ. Diminished frontal pole size and functional connectivity in young adults with high suicidality. J Affect Disord. 2022 08 01; 310:484-492. PMID: 35427718.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Jain FA, Okereke O, Gitlin L, Pedrelli P, Onnela JP, Nyer M, Ramirez Gomez LA, Pittman M, Sikder A, Ursal DJ, Mischoulon D. Mentalizing imagery therapy to augment skills training for dementia caregivers: Protocol for a randomized, controlled trial of a mobile application and digital phenotyping. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 05; 116:106737. PMID: 35331943; PMCID: PMC9133149.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  8. Jain FA, Chernyak SV, Nickerson LD, Morgan S, Schafer R, Mischoulon D, Bernard-Negron R, Nyer M, Cusin C, Ramirez Gomez L, Yeung A. Four-Week Mentalizing Imagery Therapy for Family Dementia Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Neural Circuit Changes. Psychother Psychosom. 2022; 91(3):180-189. PMID: 35287133; PMCID: PMC9064903.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. DeTore NR, Luther L, Deng W, Zimmerman J, Leathem L, Burke AS, Nyer MB, Holt DJ. Efficacy of a transdiagnostic, prevention-focused program for at-risk young adults: a waitlist-controlled trial. Psychol Med. 2022 Mar 01; 1-10. PMID: 35227342; PMCID: PMC9433469.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  10. Fisher LB, Tuchman S, Curreri AJ, Markgraf M, Nyer MB, Cassano P, Iverson GL, Fava M, Zafonte RD, Pedrelli P. Transitioning From In-Person to Remote Clinical Research on Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Study Modifications and Preliminary Feasibility From a Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Dec 01; 5(12):e28734. PMID: 34662285.
    Citations: 1     
  11. Sakurai H, Norton RJ, Fisher LB, Nagaswami MV, Streeter CC, Meyer AK, Dean T, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Nyer MB. A Patient With Electroconvulsive Therapy-resistant Major Depressive Disorder With a Full Response to Heated Yoga: A Case Report. J Psychiatr Pract. 2021 11 05; 27(6):486-491. PMID: 34768274.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Mischoulon D, Nyer M, Raison C. Commentary on: "Association Between Passive Body Heating by Hot Water Bathing Before Bedtime and Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults". Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2022 02; 30(2):171-173. PMID: 34348853.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Wright AC, Cather C, Farabaugh A, Terechina O, Pedrelli P, Nyer M, Fava M, Holt DJ. Relationship between cannabis use and psychotic experiences in college students. Schizophr Res. 2021 05; 231:198-204. PMID: 33887647.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  14. Pedrelli P, Fedor S, Ghandeharioun A, Howe E, Ionescu DF, Bhathena D, Fisher LB, Cusin C, Nyer M, Yeung A, Sangermano L, Mischoulon D, Alpert JE, Picard RW. Monitoring Changes in Depression Severity Using Wearable and Mobile Sensors. Front Psychiatry. 2020; 11:584711. PMID: 33391050.
    Citations: 16     
  15. Dichtel LE, Carpenter LL, Nyer M, Mischoulon D, Kimball A, Deckersbach T, Dougherty DD, Schoenfeld DA, Fisher L, Cusin C, Dording C, Trinh NH, Pedrelli P, Yeung A, Farabaugh A, Papakostas GI, Chang T, Shapero BG, Chen J, Cassano P, Hahn EM, Rao EM, Brady RO, Singh RJ, Tyrka AR, Price LH, Fava M, Miller KK. Low-Dose Testosterone Augmentation for Antidepressant-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder in Women: An 8-Week Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study. Am J Psychiatry. 2020 10 01; 177(10):965-973. PMID: 32660299; PMCID: PMC7748292.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Dichtel LE, Nyer M, Dording C, Fisher LB, Cusin C, Shapero BG, Pedrelli P, Kimball AS, Rao EM, Mischoulon D, Fava M, Miller KK. Effects of Open-Label, Adjunctive Ganaxolone on Persistent Depression Despite Adequate Antidepressant Treatment in Postmenopausal Women: A Pilot Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2020 06 09; 81(4). PMID: 32558402.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  17. Burke AS, Shapero BG, Pelletier-Baldelli A, Deng WY, Nyer MB, Leathem L, Namey L, Landa C, Cather C, Holt DJ. Rationale, Methods, Feasibility, and Preliminary Outcomes of a Transdiagnostic Prevention Program for At-Risk College Students. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:1030. PMID: 32158406; PMCID: PMC7051934.
    Citations: 10     
  18. Eddie D, Bentley KH, Bernard R, Yeung A, Nyer M, Pedrelli P, Mischoulon D, Winkelman JW. Major depressive disorder and insomnia: Exploring a hypothesis of a common neurological basis using waking and sleep-derived heart rate variability. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 04; 123:89-94. PMID: 32044591.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Streeter CC, Gerbarg PL, Brown RP, Scott TM, Nielsen GH, Owen L, Sakai O, Sneider JT, Nyer MB, Silveri MM. Thalamic Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Level Changes in Major Depressive Disorder After a 12-Week Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing Intervention. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Mar; 26(3):190-197. PMID: 31934793.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Pedrelli P, Borsari B, Merrill JE, Fisher LB, Nyer M, Shapero BG, Farabaugh A, Hayden ER, Levine MT, Fava M, Weiss RD. Evaluating the combination of a Brief Motivational Intervention plus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and heavy episodic drinking in college students. Psychol Addict Behav. 2020 Mar; 34(2):308-319. PMID: 31855009.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Kimball A, Dichtel LE, Nyer MB, Mischoulon D, Fisher LB, Cusin C, Dording CM, Trinh NH, Yeung A, Haines MS, Sung JC, Pinna G, Rasmusson AM, Carpenter LL, Fava M, Klibanski A, Miller KK. The allopregnanolone to progesterone ratio across the menstrual cycle and in menopause. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2020 02; 112:104512. PMID: 31780185.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Barbour T, Holmes AJ, Farabaugh AH, DeCross SN, Coombs G, Boeke EA, Wolthusen RPF, Nyer M, Pedrelli P, Fava M, Holt DJ. Elevated Amygdala Activity in Young Adults With Familial Risk for Depression: A Potential Marker of Low Resilience. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2020 02; 5(2):194-202. PMID: 31948836.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Scott TM, Gerbarg PL, Silveri MM, Nielsen GH, Owen L, Nyer M, Brown RP, Streeter CC. Psychological Function, Iyengar Yoga, and Coherent Breathing: A Randomized Controlled Dosing Study. J Psychiatr Pract. 2019 11; 25(6):437-450. PMID: 31821220.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Cassano P, Caldieraro MA, Norton R, Mischoulon D, Trinh NH, Nyer M, Dording C, Hamblin MR, Campbell B, Iosifescu DV. Reported Side Effects, Weight and Blood Pressure, After Repeated Sessions of Transcranial Photobiomodulation. Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. 2019 Oct; 37(10):651-656. PMID: 31647774.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Nauphal M, Mischoulon D, Uebelacker L, Streeter C, Nyer M. Yoga for the treatment of depression: Five questions to move the evidence-base forward. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Oct; 46:153-157. PMID: 31519272.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Nyer M, Hopkins LB, Farabaugh A, Nauphal M, Parkin S, McKee MM, Miller KK, Streeter C, Uebelacker LA, Fava M, Alpert JE, Pedrelli P, Mischoulon D. Community-Delivered Heated Hatha Yoga as a Treatment for Depressive Symptoms: An Uncontrolled Pilot Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Aug; 25(8):814-823. PMID: 31290694.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. DeCross SN, Farabaugh AH, Holmes AJ, Ward M, Boeke EA, Wolthusen RPF, Coombs G, Nyer M, Fava M, Buckner RL, Holt DJ. Increased amygdala-visual cortex connectivity in youth with persecutory ideation. Psychol Med. 2020 01; 50(2):273-283. PMID: 30744715.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Pedrelli P, MacPherson L, Khan AJ, Shapero BG, Fisher LB, Nyer M, Cassano P, Parnarouskis L, Farabaugh A, Fava M, Silveri MM. Sex Differences in the Association between Heavy Drinking and Behavioral Distress Tolerance and Emotional Reactivity Among Non-Depressed College Students. Alcohol Alcohol. 2018 Nov 01; 53(6):674-681. PMID: 29947730; PMCID: PMC6454502.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Khan AJ, Pedrelli P, Shapero BG, Fisher L, Nyer M, Farabaugh AI, MacPherson L. The Association between Distress Tolerance and Alcohol Related Problems: The Pathway of Drinking to Cope. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 11 10; 53(13):2199-2209. PMID: 29708456.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Nyer M, Gerbarg PL, Silveri MM, Johnston J, Scott TM, Nauphal M, Owen L, Nielsen GH, Mischoulon D, Brown RP, Fava M, Streeter CC. A randomized controlled dosing study of Iyengar yoga and coherent breathing for the treatment of major depressive disorder: Impact on suicidal ideation and safety findings. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Apr; 37:136-142. PMID: 29609926.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Nyer M, Nauphal M, Roberg R, Streeter C. Applications of Yoga in Psychiatry: What We Know. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2018 Jan; 16(1):12-18. PMID: 31975895; PMCID: PMC6519580.
    Citations: 2     
  32. Streeter CC, Gerbarg PL, Whitfield TH, Owen L, Johnston J, Silveri MM, Gensler M, Faulkner CL, Mann C, Wixted M, Hernon AM, Nyer MB, Brown ERP, Jensen JE. Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing: A Randomized Controlled Dosing Study. Altern Complement Ther. 2017 Dec 01; 23(6):236-243. PMID: 29225455; PMCID: PMC5717996.
    Citations: 2     
  33. Streeter CC, Gerbarg PL, Whitfield TH, Owen L, Johnston J, Silveri MM, Gensler M, Faulkner CL, Mann C, Wixted M, Hernon AM, Nyer MB, Brown ER, Jensen JE. Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing: A Randomized Controlled Dosing Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar; 23(3):201-207. PMID: 28296480.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Ionescu DF, Swee MB, Pavone KJ, Taylor N, Akeju O, Baer L, Nyer M, Cassano P, Mischoulon D, Alpert JE, Brown EN, Nock MK, Fava M, Cusin C. Rapid and Sustained Reductions in Current Suicidal Ideation Following Repeated Doses of Intravenous Ketamine: Secondary Analysis of an Open-Label Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 06; 77(6):e719-25. PMID: 27232360.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Huz I, Nyer M, Dickson C, Farabaugh A, Alpert J, Fava M, Baer L. Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms as a Risk Factor for Suicidality in U.S. College Students. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Apr; 58(4):481-484. PMID: 26803200.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Cassano P, Trinh NH, Chang T, Cusin C, Fisher L, Pedrelli P, Nyer M, Kim DJ, Alpert J, Mischoulon D. Treatment Outcome in Depressed Latinos Predicted by Concomitant Psychosislike Symptoms. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015 Oct; 203(10):769-73. PMID: 26356091.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Myung W, Lee GH, Won HH, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Nyer M, Kim DK, Heo JY, Jeon HJ. Paraquat prohibition and change in the suicide rate and methods in South Korea. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0128980. PMID: 26035175.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Farabaugh A, Fisher L, Nyer M, Holt D, Cohen M, Baer L, Shapero BG, Huz I, Cardoos A, Fava M, Alpert JE. Similar changes in cognitions following cognitive-behavioral therapy or escitalopram for major depressive disorder: Implications for mechanisms of change. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2015 May; 27(2):118-26. PMID: 25954938.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Nyer M, Mischoulon D, Alpert JE, Holt DJ, Brill CD, Yeung A, Pedrelli P, Baer L, Dording C, Huz I, Fisher L, Fava M, Farabaugh A. College students with depressive symptoms with and without fatigue: Differences in functioning, suicidality, anxiety, and depressive severity. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2015 May; 27(2):100-8. PMID: 25954936.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Shepard JA, Vajda K, Nyer M, Clarke W, Gonder-Frederick L. Understanding the construct of fear of hypoglycemia in pediatric type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr Psychol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 39(10):1115-25. PMID: 25214644.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Pedrelli P, Nyer M, Yeung A, Zulauf C, Wilens T. College Students: Mental Health Problems and Treatment Considerations. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 39(5):503-11. PMID: 25142250.
    Citations: 149     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Pedrelli P, Nyer M, Holt D, Bakow BR, Fava M, Baer L, Cassiello C, Mulligan M, Cusin C, Farabaugh A. Correlates of irritability in college students with depressive symptoms. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Nov; 201(11):953-8. PMID: 24177482; PMCID: PMC4524561.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Nyer M, Doorley J, Durham K, Yeung AS, Freeman MP, Mischoulon D. What is the role of alternative treatments in late-life depression? Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Dec; 36(4):577-96. PMID: 24229658.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Desseilles M, Witte J, Chang TE, Iovieno N, Dording C, Ashih H, Nyer M, Freeman MP, Fava M, Mischoulon D. Massachusetts General Hospital SAFER criteria for clinical trials and research. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2013 Sep-Oct; 21(5):269-74. PMID: 24651559.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Jeon HJ, Hong JP, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Nyer M, Inamori A, Sohn JH, Seong S, Cho MJ. Childhood parental death and lifetime suicide attempt of the opposite-gender offspring in a nationwide community sample of Korea. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2013 Dec; 43(6):598-610. PMID: 23834109.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Nyer M, Farabaugh A, Fehling K, Soskin D, Holt D, Papakostas GI, Pedrelli P, Fava M, Pisoni A, Vitolo O, Mischoulon D. Relationship between sleep disturbance and depression, anxiety, and functioning in college students. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Sep; 30(9):873-80. PMID: 23681944.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Nyer M, Holt DJ, Pedrelli P, Fava M, Ameral V, Cassiello CF, Nock MK, Ross M, Hutchinson D, Farabaugh A. Factors that distinguish college students with depressive symptoms with and without suicidal thoughts. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Feb; 25(1):41-9. PMID: 23376869.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Pedrelli P, Bentley K, Vitali M, Clain AJ, Nyer M, Fava M, Farabaugh AH. Compulsive use of alcohol among college students. Psychiatry Res. 2013 Jan 30; 205(1-2):95-102. PMID: 22951374.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Farabaugh A, Alpert J, Wisniewski SR, Otto MW, Fava M, Baer L, Perlis R, Friedman E, Nyer M, Bitran S, Balasubramani GK, Inamori A, Trivedi M, Thase ME. Cognitive therapy for anxious depression in STAR(*) D: what have we learned? J Affect Disord. 2012 Dec 15; 142(1-3):213-8. PMID: 22877961.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Dubois CM, Beach SR, Kashdan TB, Nyer MB, Park ER, Celano CM, Huffman JC. Positive psychological attributes and cardiac outcomes: associations, mechanisms, and interventions. Psychosomatics. 2012 Jul-Aug; 53(4):303-18. PMID: 22748749.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Farabaugh A, Bitran S, Nyer M, Holt DJ, Pedrelli P, Shyu I, Hollon SD, Zisook S, Baer L, Busse W, Petersen TJ, Pender M, Tucker DD, Fava M. Depression and suicidal ideation in college students. Psychopathology. 2012; 45(4):228-34. PMID: 22627683.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  52. Desseilles M, Witte J, Chang TE, Iovieno N, Dording CM, Ashih H, Nyer M, Freeman MP, Fava M, Mischoulon D. Assessing the adequacy of past antidepressant trials: a clinician's guide to the antidepressant treatment response questionnaire. J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Aug; 72(8):1152-4. PMID: 21899818.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Gonder-Frederick L, Nyer M, Shepard JA, Vajda K, Clarke W. Assessing fear of hypoglycemia in children with Type 1 diabetes and their parents. Diabetes Manag (Lond). 2011; 1(6):627-639. PMID: 22180760.
    Citations: 57     
  54. Nyer M, Kasckow J, Fellows I, Lawrence EC, Golshan S, Solorzano E, Zisook S. The relationship of marital status and clinical characteristics in middle-aged and older patients with schizophrenia and depressive symptoms. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Aug; 22(3):172-9. PMID: 20680190.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Kashmer L, Clarke W, Gurka M, Elchuri S, Nyer M, Gonder-Frederick L. Predictors of parental interest in continuous glucose monitoring for children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2009 Jun; 11(6):373-8. PMID: 19459766.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Zisook S, Nyer M, Kasckow J, Golshan S, Lehman D, Montross L. Depressive symptom patterns in patients with chronic schizophrenia and subsyndromal depression. Schizophr Res. 2006 Sep; 86(1-3):226-33. PMID: 16750346.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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