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Jamie D. Feusner joined the faculty in the department of psychiatry in July of 2006. Dr. Feusner graduated with honors from UC San Diego with a major of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He obtained his medical degree and completed his psychiatry residency training at UCLA, during which time he received several awards. He then completed a clinical psychopharmacology fellowship followed by an NIMH-funded psychobiology research fellowship where he received training in neuroimaging. He has published on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) anxiety disorders and mood disorders and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. He is currently funded by the NIH to study visual and emotional information processing in BDD and anorexia nervosa, and has conducted and published the first fMRI studies in BDD. His research seeks to understand common phenotypes of aberrant visual and emotional processing that cross diagnostic boundaries of BDD, eating disorders, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. He is also funded by the NIH to study the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy on brain glutamate concentration in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder. His research utilizes functional (fMRI, MRS, and EEG) and structural neuroimaging (sMRI and DTI), as well as psychophysical testing to understand the brain. Dr. Feusner is the Director of the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program. He teaches psychiatry residents pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and is a research supervisor for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates.
Phillips, K. Feusner, J.D. Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of BDD, Psychiatric Annals, 2010; 40(7): 317-324.
Feusner, J.D. Neziroglu, F. Wilhelm, S. Mancusi, L. Saxena, S. What Causes BDD: Research Findings and a Proposed Model, Psychiatric Annals, 2010; 40(7): 349-355.
Feusner Jamie D, Kerwin Lauren, Saxena Sanjaya, Bystritsky Alexander Differential Efficacy of Memantine for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder vs. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Open-Label Trial. Psychopharmacology bulletin, 2009; 42(1): 81-93.
Feusner JD Book Review of Sabine Wilhelm?s Feeling Good About the Way You Look: A Program For Overcoming Body Image Problems, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2007; 14(2): 238-41.
Saxena S, Feusner JD Toward a neurobiology of body dysmorphic disorder, Primary Psychiatry, 2006; 13(7): 41-48.
Feusner JD, Winograd A, Saxena S Beyond the mirror: treating body dysmorphic disorder, Current Psychiatry, 2005; 4(10): 69-83.
Feusner JD, Saxena S Compulsive hoarding. Unclutter lives and homes by breaking anxiety's grip, Current Psychiatry, 2005; 4(3): 12-26.
Feusner JD, Bystritsky A Managing Treatment-Resistant OCD, Psychiatric Times, 2005; 22(8): 18-22.
Feusner JD, Cameron M, Bystritsky A Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for panic disorder, Primary Psychiatry, 2005; 12(11): 49-55.
Yerevanian BI, Koek RJ, Feusner JD, Hwang S, Mintz J Antidepressants and suicidal behavior in unipolar depression, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2004; 110(6): 452-8.
Feusner JD, Ritchie T, Lawford B, Young RM, Noble E GABA-A receptor beta-3 subunit gene and psychiatric morbidity in a posttraumatic stress disorder population, Psychiatry Research, 2001; 104: 109-117.
Avet-Loiseau H, Andree-Ashley LE, Moore II D, Mellerin MP, Feusner J, Bataille R, Pallavicini MG Molecular cytogenetic abnormalities in multiple myeloma and plasma cell leukemia, Genes, Chromosomes, and Cancer, 1997; 19: 124-133.
Feusner, J.D. The Role of Ascorbic Acid in the Prevention of Cancer Nutrition Bytes, 1996; 2(2): .
Feusner Jamie D, Madsen Sarah, Moody Teena D, Bohon Cara, Hembacher Emily, Bookheimer Susan Y, Bystritsky Alexander Effects of cranial electrotherapy stimulation on resting state brain activity. Brain and behavior, 2012; 2(3): 211-20.
Bystritsky A, Nierenberg A A, Feusner J D, Rabinovich M Computational non-linear dynamical psychiatry: a new methodological paradigm for diagnosis and course of illness. Journal of psychiatric research, 2012; 46(4): 428-35.
Feusner J D, Hembacher E, Moller H, Moody T D Abnormalities of object visual processing in body dysmorphic disorder. Psychological medicine, 2011; 1-13.
Feusner Jamie D, Moller Hayley, Altstein Lily, Sugar Catherine, Bookheimer Susan, Yoon Joanne, Hembacher Emily Inverted face processing in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of psychiatric research, 2010; 44(15): 1088-94.
Feusner Jamie Donald, Bystritsky Alexander, Hellemann Gerhard, Bookheimer Susan Impaired identity recognition of faces with emotional expressions in body dysmorphic disorder. Psychiatry research, 2010; 179(3): 318-23.
Phillips Katharine A, Wilhelm Sabine, Koran Lorrin M, Didie Elizabeth R, Fallon Brian A, Feusner Jamie, Stein Dan J Body dysmorphic disorder: some key issues for DSM-V. Depression and anxiety, 2010; 27(6): 573-91.
Feusner Jamie D, Phillips Katharine A, Stein Dan J Olfactory reference syndrome: issues for DSM-V. Depression and anxiety, 2010; 27(6): 592-9.
Feusner Jamie D, Moody Teena, Hembacher Emily, Townsend Jennifer, McKinley Malin, Moller Hayley, Bookheimer Susan Abnormalities of visual processing and frontostriatal systems in body dysmorphic disorder. Archives of general psychiatry, 2010; 67(2): 197-205.
Feusner Jamie D, Hembacher Emily, Phillips Katharine A The mouse who couldn't stop washing: pathologic grooming in animals and humans. CNS spectrums, 2009; 14(9): 503-13.
Feusner Jamie D, Townsend Jennifer, Bystritsky Alexander, McKinley Malin, Moller Hayley, Bookheimer Susan Regional brain volumes and symptom severity in body dysmorphic disorder. Psychiatry research, 2009; 172(2): 161-7.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kerwin Lauren E, Feusner Jamie D A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: 6-month follow-up. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2009; 70(3): 431-2.
Phillips Katharine A, Didie Elizabeth R, Feusner Jamie, Wilhelm Sabine Body dysmorphic disorder: treating an underrecognized disorder. The American journal of psychiatry, 2008; 165(9): 1111-8.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kaplan Jonas T, Feusner Jamie D, Kerwin Lauren E, Wadekar Mitali, Burock Mark, Wu Allan D, Iacoboni Marco A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2008; 69(7): 1092-8.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kerwin Lauren, Feusner Jamie D, Vapnik Tanya A Pilot Controlled Trial of Bupropion XL Versus Escitalopram in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Psychopharmacology bulletin, 2008; 41(1): 46-51.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kerwin Lauren, Feusner Jamie D A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 2008; 14(2): 175-80.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kerwin Lauren, Feusner Jamie A pilot study of cranial electrotherapy stimulation for generalized anxiety disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2008; 69(3): 412-7.
Feusner Jamie D, Yaryura-Tobias Jose, Saxena Sanjaya The pathophysiology of body dysmorphic disorder. Body image, 2008; 5(1): 3-12.
Feusner Jamie D, Townsend Jennifer, Bystritsky Alexander, Bookheimer Susan Visual information processing of faces in body dysmorphic disorder. Archives of general psychiatry, 2007; 64(12): 1417-25.
Yerevanian Boghos I, Feusner Jamie D, Koek Ralph J, Mintz Jim The dexamethasone suppression test as a predictor of suicidal behavior in unipolar depression. Journal of affective disorders, 2004; 83(2-3): 103-8.
Yerevanian Boghos I, Koek Ralph J, Feusner Jamie D Pharmacotherapy and risk of suicidal behaviors among patients with bipolar disorder. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2004; 291(8): 939; author reply 940.
Wirshing Donna A, Boyd Jennifer A, Pierre Joseph M, Saunders C Scott, Wirshing William C, Azizian Krist, Patel Ketan R, Ashcraft Jeanne C, Darmandjian Hasmik, Feusner Jamie Delusions associated with quetiapine-related weight redistribution. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2002; 63(3): 247-8.