Susan K. Mikulich-Gilbertson

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Despite recent emphasis on integrating empirically validated treatment into clinical practice, there are little data on whether manual-guided behavioral therapies can be implemented in standard clinical practice and whether incorporation of such techniques is associated with improved outcomes. The effectiveness of integrating motivational interviewing (MI)(More)
OBJECTIVE Adolescent patients' conduct disorder and substance use disorder symptoms are "risky behaviors" with unpredictable rewards and punishments. The authors asked whether such youths also take excessive risks in new situations without prior learning, peer pressure, or intoxication. METHOD Subjects were 20 adolescent patients in a program treating(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about adolescents with DSM-IV-defined inhalant abuse and dependence. The aim of this study was to compare comorbidity among (1) adolescents with inhalant use disorders, (2) adolescents who reported using inhalants without inhalant use disorder, and (3) other adolescent patients drawn from an adolescent drug and alcohol treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of atomoxetine hydrochloride versus placebo on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorder (SUD) in adolescents receiving motivational interviewing/cognitive behavioral therapy (MI/CBT) for SUD. METHOD This single-site, randomized, controlled trial was conducted between December 2005 and(More)
This study was designed to assess factors associated with change in needle-related risk behaviors as well as predictors of continued high-risk behavior following intervention efforts among injection drug users (IDUs) in Ukraine. In each of three locations--Kiev, Odessa, and Makeevka/Donesk--100 IDUs were recruited using modified targeted sampling methods.(More)
BACKGROUND To study the validity of transdermal assessment of alcohol concentration measured by a lightweight, noninvasive device. METHODS Subjects wore a 227-g anklet that sensed transdermal alcohol concentrations (TACs) every 15 to 30 minutes, downloading results to a remote computer each day. Twenty-four subjects entered a laboratory and received a(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined DSM-IV conduct disorder (CD) symptom criteria in a community sample of male and female adolescents to evaluate the extent to which DSM-IV criteria characterize the range of severity of adolescent antisocial behavior within and across sex. METHOD Interviews were conducted with 3,208 adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of fluoxetine hydrochloride vs placebo on major depressive disorder, substance use disorder (SUD), and conduct disorder (CD) in adolescents receiving cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for SUD. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING A single-site study conducted between May 2001 and August 2004. PARTICIPANTS One(More)
BACKGROUND Careful consideration of site effects is important in the analysis of multi-site clinical trials for drug abuse treatment. The statistical choices for modeling these effects have implications for both trial planning and interpretation of findings. OBJECTIVES Three broad approaches for modeling site effects are presented: omitting site from the(More)
UNLABELLED Substance dependence (SD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) are highly comorbid and aggregate in families. Mating assortment may be an important process contributing to this familial aggregation. HYPOTHESIS Symptom counts of substance dependence, antisocial personality disorder, and retrospectively assessed conduct disorder (CD) will(More)