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Shaping the Future

Alexander Bystritsky, M.D.

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

(310) 206-5133

Mailing Address:

UCLA Psych and Behav Sciences
BOX 956968, 300 Medical Plaza, Ste 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Work Email Address:

abystritsky@mednet.ucla.edu

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Director, UCLA Anxiety Disorder Program, Outpatient Anxiety Disorders

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


Awards and Honors:

New York University Medical Center
New York University Medical Center
UCLA School of Medicine
Pavlov Medical Institute

Publications:

Lang Ariel J, Wilkins Kendall, Roy-Byrne Peter P, Golinelli Daniela, Chavira Denise, Sherbourne Cathy, Rose Raphael D, Bystritsky Alexander, Sullivan Greer, Craske Michelle G, Stein Murray B   Abbreviated PTSD Checklist (PCL) as a guide to clinical response General hospital psychiatry, ; 34(4): 332-8.
Mulgaonkar Amit P, Singh Rahul S, Babakhanian Meghedi, Culjat Martin O, Grundfest Warren S, Gorgulho Alessandra, Lacan Goran, De Salles Antonio A F, Bystritsky Alexander, Melega William P   A prototype stimulator system for noninvasive Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound delivery Studies in health technology and informatics, 2012; 173(3): 297-303.
Bystritsky Alexander, Hovav Sarit, Sherbourne Cathy, Stein Murray B, Rose Raphael D, Campbell-Sills Laura, Golinelli Daniela, Sullivan Greer, Craske Michelle G, Roy-Byrne Peter P   Use of complementary and alternative medicine in a large sample of anxiety patients Psychosomatics, 2012; 53(3): 266-72.
Shiovitz Thomas M, Zarrow Marlene E, Shiovitz Andrew M, Bystritsky Alexander M   Failure rate and "professional subjects" in clinical trials of major depressive disorder The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2011; 72(9): 1284; author reply 1284-5.
Bystritsky Alexander, Korb Alex S, Douglas Pamela K, Cohen Mark S, Melega William P, Mulgaonkar Amit P, DeSalles Antonio, Min Byoung-Kyong, Yoo Seung-Schik   A review of low-intensity focused ultrasound pulsation Brain stimulation, 2011; 4(3): 125-36.
Stein Murray B, Roy-Byrne Peter P, Craske Michelle G, Campbell-Sills Laura, Lang Ariel J, Golinelli Daniella, Rose Raphael D, Bystritsky Alexander, Sullivan Greer, Sherbourne Cathy D   Quality of and patient satisfaction with primary health care for anxiety disorders The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2011; 72(7): 970-6.
Rose Raphael D, Lang Ariel J, Welch Stacy Shaw, Campbell-Sills Laura, Chavira Denise A, Sullivan Greer, Sherbourne Cathy, Bystritsky Alexander, Stein Murray B, Roy-Byrne Peter P, Craske Michelle G   Training primary care staff to deliver a computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy program for anxiety disorders General hospital psychiatry, 2011; 33(4): 336-42.
Craske Michelle G, Stein Murray B, Sullivan Greer, Sherbourne Cathy, Bystritsky Alexander, Rose Raphael D, Lang Ariel J, Welch Stacy, Campbell-Sills Laura, Golinelli Daniela, Roy-Byrne Peter   Disorder-specific impact of coordinated anxiety learning and management treatment for anxiety disorders in primary care Archives of general psychiatry, 2011; 68(4): 378-88.
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.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kerwin Lauren, Niv Noosha, Natoli Jaime L, Abrahami Natalie, Klap Ruth, Wells Kenneth, Young Alexander S   Clinical and subthreshold panic disorder Depression and anxiety, 2010; 27(4): 381-9.
Craske Michelle G, Roy-Byrne Peter P, Stein Murray B, Sullivan Greer, Sherbourne Cathy, Bystritsky Alexander   Treatment for anxiety disorders: Efficacy to effectiveness to implementation Behaviour research and therapy, 2009; 47(11): 931-7.
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.
Craske Michelle G, Rose Raphael D, Lang Ariel, Welch Stacy Shaw, Campbell-Sills Laura, Sullivan Greer, Sherbourne Cathy, Bystritsky Alexander, Stein Murray B, Roy-Byrne Peter P   Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in primary-care settings Depression and anxiety, 2009; 26(3): 235-42.
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.
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, Townsend Jennifer, Bystritsky Alexander, Bookheimer Susan   Visual information processing of faces in body dysmorphic disorder Archives of general psychiatry, 2007; 64(12): 1417-25.
Craske Michelle G, Roy-Byrne Peter, Stein Murray B, Sullivan Greer, Hazlett-Stevens Holly, Bystritsky Alexander, Sherbourne Cathy   CBT intensity and outcome for panic disorder in a primary care setting Behavior therapy, 2006; 37(2): 112-9.
Bystritsky Alexander, Wagner Amy W, Russo Joan E, Stein Murray B, Sherbourne Cathy D, Craske Michelle G, Roy-Byrne Peter P   Assessment of beliefs about psychotropic medication and psychotherapy: development of a measure for patients with anxiety disorders General hospital psychiatry, 2005; 27(5): 313-8.
Craske Michelle G, Golinelli Daniela, Stein Murray B, Roy-Byrne Peter, Bystritsky Alexander, Sherbourne Cathy   Does the addition of cognitive behavioral therapy improve panic disorder treatment outcome relative to medication alone in the primary-care setting? Psychological medicine, 2005; 35(11): 1645-54.
Craske Michelle G, Edlund Mark J, Sullivan Greer, Roy-Byrne Peter, Sherbourne Cathy, Bystritsky Alexander, Stein Murray B   Perceived unmet need for mental health treatment and barriers to care among patients with panic disorder Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2005; 56(8): 988-94.
Bystritsky Alexander, Ackerman Deborah L, Rosen Richard M, Vapnik Tanya, Gorbis Eda, Maidment Karron M, Saxena Sanjaya   Augmentation of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder using adjunctive olanzapine: a placebo-controlled trial The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2004; 65(4): 565-8.
Hazlett-Stevens Holly, Craske Michelle G, Roy-Byrne Peter P, Sherbourne Cathy D, Stein Murray B, Bystritsky Alexander   Predictors of willingness to consider medication and psychosocial treatment for panic disorder in primary care patients General hospital psychiatry, 2003; 24(5): 316-21.
Craske Michelle G, Lang Ariel J, Mystkowski Jayson L, Zucker Bonnie G, Bystritsky Alexander, Yan-Go Frisca   Does nocturnal panic represent a more severe form of panic disorder? The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 2002; 190(9): 611-8.
Craske Michelle G, Roy-Byrne Peter, Stein Murray B, Donald-Sherbourne Cathy, Bystritsky Alexander, Katon Wayne, Sullivan Greer   Treating panic disorder in primary care: a collaborative care intervention General hospital psychiatry, 2002; 24(3): 148-55.
Craske Michelle G, Lang Ariel J, Rowe Melissa, DeCola Joseph P, Simmons Jerry, Mann Chris, Yan-Go Frisca, Bystritsky Alexander   Presleep attributions about arousal during sleep: nocturnal panic Journal of abnormal psychology, 2002; 111(1): 53-62.
Saxena Sanjaya, Maidment Karron M, Vapnik Tanya, Golden Gina, Rishwain Tanya, Rosen Richard M, Tarlow Gerald, Bystritsky Alexander   Obsessive-compulsive hoarding: symptom severity and response to multimodal treatment The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2002; 63(1): 21-7.
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