Victoria Lyn Ives-Deliperi

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BACKGROUND Preliminary research findings have shown that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy improves anxiety and depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder. In this study, we further investigated the effects of MBCT in bipolar disorder, in a controlled fMRI study. METHOD Twenty three patients with bipolar disorder underwent neuropsychological testing and(More)
"Mindfulness" is a capacity for heightened present-moment awareness that we all possess to a greater or lesser extent. Enhancing this capacity through training has been shown to alleviate stress and promote physical and mental well-being. As a consequence, interest in mindfulness is growing and so is the need to better understand it. This study employed(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive processing in Bipolar Disorder is characterized by a number of attentional abnormalities. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy combines mindfulness meditation, a form of attentional training, along with aspects of cognitive therapy, and may improve attentional dysfunction in bipolar disorder patients. METHODS 12 euthymic BD patients(More)
Anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) is the standard surgical treatment for medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). While seizure outcome is favorable, cognitive outcomes are a concern, particularly in respect of memory and naming. A systematic review of the literature on the naming outcomes of ATL is presented in this article. Searches were(More)
There is controversy about whether mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy represent a new wave of cognitive-behavioral therapy or a core process in all psychotherapies. One way of conceptualizing mindfulness is in terms of emotion regulation; mindfulness is a strategy aimed at opposing suppression and avoidance. Dispositional mindfulness has been(More)
BACKGROUND Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is commonly applied to study the neural substrates of language in clinical research and for neurosurgical planning. fMRI language mapping is used to assess language lateralisation, or determine hemispheric dominance, and to localise regions of the brain involved in language. Routine fMRI has been(More)
Emotional processing in bipolar disorder (BD) is impaired. We aimed to measure the effects of mindfulness based cognitive-behavioral therapy (MBCT) in BD on emotional processing, as measured by event related potentials (ERP) and by heart rate variability (HRV). ERP and HRV were recorded during the completion of a visual matching task, which included object(More)
OBJECTIVES In this case series, the findings of 85 functional MRI studies employing a dynamic fearful face paradigm are reported. Previous findings have shown the paradigm to generate bilateral amygdala activations in healthy subjects and unilateral activations in patients with MTLE, in the contralateral hemisphere to seizure origin. Such findings suggest(More)
OBJECTIVES Functional magnetic resonance imaging is a useful tool to lateralize and localize language in presurgical patients, as well as to localize other functionally salient cortex. The procedure is typically reserved for older children and adults, since it necessitates cooperation and participation in tasks. We have explored the applicability of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of surgery for medically intractable epilepsy was to achieve seizure freedom and improve overall quality of life (QOL) in patients. This investigation looked at changes in QOL one year after epilepsy surgery and the relationship of changes to mood, language, and seizure outcomes. METHOD Depressive symptoms, QOL, and naming were measured(More)