Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter

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BACKGROUND Cocaine-induced neuroplastic changes may result in a heightened propensity for relapse. Using regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) as a marker of basal neuronal activity, this study assessed alterations in rCBF and related resting state functional connectivity (rsFC) to prospectively predict relapse in patients following treatment for cocaine use(More)
OBJECTIVE Six and a half to 7 years after the 1995 terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City, the authors assessed autonomic reactivity to trauma reminders and psychiatric symptoms in adults who had some degree of direct exposure to the blast. METHOD Sixty survivors who were listed in a state health department registry of persons exposed to the bombing and 60(More)
This study examined hippocampal volume as a putative biomarker for psychotic illness in the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) psychosis sample, contrasting manual tracing and semiautomated (FreeSurfer) region-of-interest outcomes. The study sample (n = 596) included probands with schizophrenia (SZ, n = 71), schizoaffective(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of hurricane exposure and forced relocation on the mind and body, we compared psychiatric diagnoses and symptoms with heart rate variability (HRV) for 34 relocated Katrina survivors and 34 demographically matched controls. METHODS All participants were healthy and free of psychiatric and cardiovascular medications. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine psychiatric illness and physiological indicators in the children of Oklahoma City bombing survivors seven years after the event. METHODS A study of 17 Oklahoma City bombing survivors and their 21 adolescent and young-adult children conducted seven years after the disaster used structured diagnostic interviews(More)
OBJECTIVE The study assessed survivors of Oklahoma City's 1995 bombing seven years postdisaster to identify long-term mental health service use. METHODS Psychiatric disorders and disaster-related variables were assessed for 99 survivors at seven years postdisaster with the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for DSM-IV and its Disaster Supplement. RESULTS Of(More)
Although bipolar disorder and substance dependence are both associated with treatment non-adherence and cognitive impairment, no studies have investigated relationships between treatment adherence and cognitive functioning in this population. As part of a clinical trial, baseline performance on two neuropsychological tests in 120 outpatients with bipolar(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to understand long-term biological and psychiatric correlates of intense exposure to terrorism. METHODS We assessed psychiatric diagnoses and biological stress measures in 50 healthy, highly exposed Oklahoma City bombing survivors recruited from a bombing registry 6 1/2 to 7 years postdisaster, comparing them with(More)
Specific personality traits have been linked with substance use disorders (SUDs), genetic mechanisms, and brain systems. Thus, determining the specificity of personality traits to types of SUD can advance the field towards defining SUD endophenotypes as well as understanding the brain systems involved for the development of novel treatments. Disentangling(More)