Teri L. Simoneau

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BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the combined effects of psychosocial treatment and pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder. This study used a randomized, controlled design to examine a 9-month, manual-based program of family-focused psychoeducational treatment (FFT). METHODS Bipolar patients (N = 101) were recruited shortly after an illness episode and(More)
Whereas verbal interactional behaviors have been repeatedly found to distinguish the families of persons with and without major psychiatric disorders, there has been comparatively little examination of the discriminative value of nonverbal interactional behaviors. We developed the Nonverbal Interactional Coding System to measure "affiliative" and(More)
Family psychoeducational programs are efficacious adjuncts to pharmacotherapy for patients with schizophrenic and bipolar disorders, but little is known about what these programs change about families. The authors assessed changes in face-to-face interactional behavior over 1 year among families of bipolar patients who received a 9-month family-focused(More)
The predictive validity of expressed emotion (EE) may derive in part from its relationship to important interactional processes in families of patients with major psychiatric disorders. The authors examined the relationship between relatives' EE attitudes, assessed during patients' bipolar, manic, or mixed episodes, and the interactional behavior of bipolar(More)
Caregivers of patients receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (allo-HSCT) serve a pivotal role in patient care but experience high stress, anxiety and depression as a result. We theorized that stress management adapted for allo-HSCT caregivers would reduce distress compared with treatment as usual (TAU). Of 267 consecutive caregivers of(More)
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