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 in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He obtained his medical degree and completed his psychiatry residency training at UCLA. He then completed a clinical psychopharmacology fellowship followed by an NIMH T32 psychobiology research fellowship where he received training in neuroimaging. Dr. Feusner’s research program seeks to understand phenotypes of perceptual and emotional processing across conditions involving body image and obsessions/compulsions, including body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), eating disorders, OCD, and gender dysphoria. Dr. Feusner published the first functional neuroimaging studies in BDD, and the first studies to directly compare the neurobiology of BDD to anorexia nervosa. He has also conducted research in OCD investigating neurometabolites and brain connectivity, including predictors of acute and long-term treatment response in OCD. He is currently funded by the NIH to study anorexia nervosa, BDD, and gender dysphoria. His research utilizes functional (fMRI and EEG) and structural neuroimaging (sMRI and DTI), as well as psychophysical testing, to understand the brain. An additional area of work is in novel applications for mobile assessment of affective, interoceptive, and perceptual distortions of appearance across platforms (smartphones, tablets, computers) for research and clinical purposes. Dr. Feusner's clinical work includes Directorship of the UCLA Adult OCD Intensive Treatment program. He teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy, and is a research supervisor for postdoctoral fellows, Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program PhD students, and undergraduates. Dr. Feusner is also a faculty advisor for the Brain Research Institute Neuroimaging Affinity Group.
Reggente Nicco, Moody Teena D, Morfini Francesca, Sheen Courtney, Rissman Jesse, O'Neill Joseph, Feusner Jamie D Multivariate resting-state functional connectivity predicts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2018; .
Feusner Jamie, Deshpande Rangaprakash, Strober Michael A translational neuroscience approach to body image disturbance and its remediation in anorexia nervosa The International journal of eating disorders, 2017; 50(9): 1014-1017.
Moody Teena D, Shen Vivian W, Hutcheson Nathan L, Henretty Jennifer R, Sheen Courtney L, Strober Michael, Feusner Jamie D Appearance evaluation of others' faces and bodies in anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder The International journal of eating disorders, 2017; 50(2): 127-138.
Boedhoe Premika S W, Schmaal Lianne, Abe Yoshinari, Alonso Pino, Ameis Stephanie H, Anticevic Alan, Arnold Paul D, Batistuzzo Marcelo C, Benedetti Francesco, Beucke Jan C, Bollettini Irene, Bose Anushree, Brem Silvia, Calvo Anna, Calvo Rosa, Cheng Yuqi, Cho Kang Ik K, Ciullo Valentina, Dallaspezia Sara, Denys Damiaan, Feusner Jamie D, Fitzgerald Kate D, Fouche Jean-Paul, Fridgeirsson Egill A, Gruner Patricia, Hanna Gregory L, Hibar Derrek P, Hoexter Marcelo Q, Hu Hao, Huyser Chaim, Jahanshad Neda, James Anthony, Kathmann Norbert, Kaufmann Christian, Koch Kathrin, Kwon Jun Soo, Lazaro Luisa, Lochner Christine, Marsh Rachel, Martínez-Zalacaín Ignacio, Mataix-Cols David, Menchón José M, Minuzzi Luciano, Morer Astrid, Nakamae Takashi, Nakao Tomohiro, Narayanaswamy Janardhanan C, Nishida Seiji, Nurmi Erika, O'Neill Joseph, Piacentini John, Piras Fabrizio, Piras Federica, Reddy Y C Janardhan, Reess Tim J, Sakai Yuki, Sato Joao R, Simpson H Blair, Soreni Noam, Soriano-Mas Carles, Spalletta Gianfranco, Stevens Michael C, Szeszko Philip R, Tolin David F, van Wingen Guido A, Venkatasubramanian Ganesan, Walitza Susanne, Wang Zhen, Yun Je-Yeon, Yun Je-Yeon, Thompson Paul M, Stein Dan J, van den Heuvel Odile A, van den Heuvel Odile A Cortical Abnormalities Associated With Pediatric and Adult Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Findings From the ENIGMA Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Working Group The American journal of psychiatry, 2017; appiajp201717050485.
Harrison Theresa M, McLaren Donald G, Moody Teena D, Feusner Jamie D, Bookheimer Susan Y Generalized Psychophysiological Interaction (PPI) Analysis of Memory Related Connectivity in Individuals at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, 2017; (129): appiajp201717050485.
Moody T D, Morfini F, Cheng G, Sheen C, Tadayonnejad R, Reggente N, O'Neill J, Feusner J D Mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder involve robust and extensive increases in brain network connectivity Translational psychiatry, 2017; 7(9): e1230.
Tadayonnejad Reza, Deshpande Rangaprakash, Ajilore Olusola, Moody Teena, Morfini Francesca, Ly Ronald, O'Neill Joseph, Feusner Jamie D Pregenual Anterior Cingulate Dysfunction Associated with Depression in OCD: An Integrated Multimodal fMRI/(1)H MRS Study Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2017; .
Motivala Sarosh J, Arellano Maria, Greco Rebecca L, Aitken David, Hutcheson Nathan, Tadayonnejad Reza, O'Neill Joseph, Feusner Jamie D Relationships between obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and functioning before and after exposure and response prevention therapy International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice, 2017; 50(9): 1-7.
Burke Sarah M, Manzouri Amir H, Dhejne Cecilia, BergstrÃ¶m Karin, Arver Stefan, Feusner Jamie D, Savic-Berglund Ivanka Testosterone Effects on the Brain in Transgender Men Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2017; 1-15.
Khalsa Sahib S, Portnoff Larissa C, McCurdy-McKinnon Danyale, Feusner Jamie D What happens after treatment? A systematic review of relapse, remission, and recovery in anorexia nervosa Journal of eating disorders, 2017; 5(9): 20.
Zhang A, Leow A, Zhan L, GadElkarim J, Moody T, Khalsa S, Strober M, Feusner J D Brain connectome modularity in weight-restored anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder Psychological medicine, 2016; 46(13): 2785-97.
O'Neill Joseph, Lai Tsz M, Sheen Courtney, Salgari Giulia C, Ly Ronald, Armstrong Casey, Chang Susanna, Levitt Jennifer G, Salamon Noriko, Alger Jeffry R, Feusner Jamie D Cingulate and thalamic metabolites in obsessive-compulsive disorder Psychiatry research, 2016; 254(3): 34-40.
Beucke Jan C, Sepulcre Jorge, Buhlmann Ulrike, Kathmann Norbert, Moody Teena, Feusner Jamie D Degree connectivity in body dysmorphic disorder and relationships with obsessive and compulsive symptoms European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 26(10): 1657-66.
Armstrong Casey C, Moody Teena D, Feusner Jamie D, McCracken James T, Chang Susanna, Levitt Jennifer G, Piacentini John C, O'Neill Joseph Graph-theoretical analysis of resting-state fMRI in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder Journal of affective disorders, 2016; 193(12): 175-84.
Hassanpour Mahlega S, Yan Lirong, Wang Danny J J, Lapidus Rachel C, Arevian Armen C, Simmons W Kyle, Feusner Jamie D, Khalsa Sahib S How the heart speaks to the brain: neural activity during cardiorespiratory interoceptive stimulation Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 2016; 371(1708): .
Feusner Jamie D, LidstrÃ¶m Andreas, Moody Teena D, Dhejne Cecilia, Bookheimer Susan Y, Savic Ivanka Intrinsic network connectivity and own body perception in gender dysphoria Brain imaging and behavior, 2016; 20(3): .
Khalsa Sahib S, Kumar Rajesh, Patel Vandan, Strober Michael, Feusner Jamie D Mammillary body volume abnormalities in anorexia nervosa The International journal of eating disorders, 2016; 20(3): .
Khalsa Sahib S, Feinstein Justin S, Li Wei, Feusner Jamie D, Adolphs Ralph, Hurlemann Rene Panic Anxiety in Humans with Bilateral Amygdala Lesions: Pharmacological Induction via Cardiorespiratory Interoceptive Pathways The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2016; 36(12): 3559-66.
MenchÃ³n JosÃ© M, van Ameringen Michael, Dell'Osso Bernardo, Denys Damiaan, Figee Martijn, Grant Jon E, Hollander Eric, Marazziti Donatella, Nicolini Humberto, Pallanti Stefano, Ruck Christian, Shavitt Roseli, Stein Dan J, Andersson Erik, Bipeta Rajshekhar, Cath Danielle C, Drummond Lynne, Feusner Jamie, Geller Daniel A, Hranov Georgi, Lochner Christine, Matsunaga Hisato, McCabe Randy E, Mpavaenda Davis, Nakamae Takashi, O'Kearney Richard, Pasquini Massimo, PÃ©rez Rivera Ricardo, Poyurovsky Michael, Real Eva, do RosÃ¡rio Maria ConceiÃ§Ã£o, Soreni Noam, Swinson Richard P, Vulink Nienke, Zohar Joseph, Fineberg Naomi Standards of care for obsessive-compulsive disorder centres International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice, 2016; 20(3): 204-8.
Li Wei, Lai Tsz M, Loo Sandra K, Strober Michael, Mohammad-Rezazadeh Iman, Khalsa Sahib, Feusner Jamie Aberrant early visual neural activity and brain-behavior relationships in anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2015; 9: 301.
Khalsa Sahib S, Craske Michelle G, Li Wei, Vangala Sitaram, Strober Michael, Feusner Jamie D Altered interoceptive awareness in anorexia nervosa: Effects of meal anticipation, consumption and bodily arousal The International journal of eating disorders, 2015; .
Li, W Lai, T.M. Bohon, C. Loo, S.K. McCurdy, D Strober, M Bookheimer, S Feusner, J Anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder are associated with abnormalities in processing visual information Psychological Medicine, 2015; 1-12.
Feusner Jamie D, Moody Teena, Lai Tsz Man, Sheen Courtney, Khalsa Sahib, Brown Jesse, Levitt Jennifer, Alger Jeffry, O'Neill Joseph Brain connectivity and prediction of relapse after cognitive-behavioral therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder Frontiers in psychiatry, 2015; 6: 74.
O'Neill Joseph, Feusner Jamie D Cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: access to treatment, prediction of long-term outcome with neuroimaging Psychology research and behavior management, 2015; 8(1-2): 211-23.
Silverstein Steven M, Elliott Corinna M, Feusner Jamie D, Keane Brian P, Mikkilineni Deepthi, Hansen Natasha, Hartmann Andrea, Wilhelm Sabine Comparison of visual perceptual organization in schizophrenia and body dysmorphic disorder Psychiatry research, 2015; 229(1-2): 426-33.
Madsen Sarah K, Zai Alex, Pirnia Tara, Arienzo Donatello, Zhan Liang, Moody Teena D, Thompson Paul M, Feusner Jamie D Cortical thickness and brain volumetric analysis in body dysmorphic disorder Psychiatry research, 2015; .
Feusner Jamie D, Dervisic Jasenko, Kosidou Kyriaki, Dhejne Cecilia, Bookheimer Susan, Savic Ivanka Female-to-Male Transsexual Individuals Demonstrate Different Own Body Identification Archives of sexual behavior, 2015; 229(1-2): .
Ye Allen Q, Zhan Liang, Conrin Sean, GadElKarim Johnson, Zhang Aifeng, Yang Shaolin, Feusner Jamie D, Kumar Anand, Ajilore Olusola, Leow Alex Measuring embeddedness: Hierarchical scale-dependent information exchange efficiency of the human brain connectome Human brain mapping, 2015; .
Kerwin Lauren, Hovav Sarit, Hellemann Gerhard, Feusner Jamie D Impairment in local and global processing and set-shifting in body dysmorphic disorder Journal of psychiatric research, 2014; 57: 41-50.
Arienzo Donatello, Leow Alex, Brown Jesse A, Zhan Liang, Gadelkarim Johnson, Hovav Sarit, Feusner Jamie D Abnormal brain network organization in body dysmorphic disorder Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2013; 38(6): 1130-9.
Li Wei, Arienzo Donatello, Feusner Jamie D Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Neurobiological Features and an Updated Model Zeitschrift fur klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Gottingen, Germany), 2013; 42(3): 184-191.
Ajilore Olusola, Zhan Liang, Gadelkarim Johnson, Zhang Aifeng, Feusner Jamie D, Yang Shaolin, Thompson Paul M, Kumar Anand, Leow Alex Constructing the resting state structural connectome Frontiers in neuroinformatics, 2013; 7: 30.
O'Neill Joseph, Gorbis Eda, Feusner Jamie D, Yip Jenny C, Chang Susanna, Maidment Karron M, Levitt Jennifer G, Salamon Noriko, Ringman John M, Saxena Sanjaya Effects of intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy on cingulate neurochemistry in obsessive-compulsive disorder Journal of psychiatric research, 2013; 47(4): 494-504.
Leow Alex, Ajilore Olusola, Zhan Liang, Arienzo Donatello, GadElkarim Johnson, Zhang Aifeng, Moody Teena, Van Horn John, Feusner Jamie, Kumar Anand, Thompson Paul, Altshuler Lori Impaired inter-hemispheric integration in bipolar disorder revealed with brain network analyses Biological psychiatry, 2013; 73(2): 183-93.
Gadelkarim Johnson J, Ajilore Olusola, Schonfeld Dan, Zhan Liang, Thompson Paul M, Feusner Jamie D, Kumar Anand, Altshuler Lori L, Leow Alex D Investigating brain community structure abnormalities in bipolar disorder using path length associated community estimation Human brain mapping, 2013; 47(10): 0.
Li, W Arienzo, D Feusner, JD Neurobiological Features and an Updated Model, Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2013; 42(3): 184-191.
Madsen Sarah K, Bohon Cara, Feusner Jamie D Visual processing in anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder: Similarities, differences, and future research directions Journal of psychiatric research, 2013; 47(10): 1483-91.
Feusner Jamie D, Arienzo Donatello, Li Wei, Zhan Liang, Gadelkarim Johnson, Thompson Paul M, Leow Alex D White matter microstructure in body dysmorphic disorder and its clinical correlates Psychiatry research, 2013; 211(2): 132-40.
GadElkarim Johnson J, Schonfeld Dan, Ajilore Olusola, Zhan Liang, Zhang Aifeng F, Feusner Jamie D, Thompson Paul M, Simon Tony J, Kumar Anand, Leow Alex D A framework for quantifying node-level community structure group differences in brain connectivity networks Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, 2012; 15(Pt 2): 196-203.
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 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.
Leow Alex D, Zhan Liang, Arienzo Donatello, GadElkarim Johnson J, Zhang Aifeng F, Ajilore Olusola, Kumar Anand, Thompson Paul M, Feusner Jamie D Hierarchical structural mapping for globally optimized estimation of functional networks Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, 2012; 15(Pt 2): 228-36.
Leow A, Zhan L, Ajilore O, GadElkarim J, Zhang A, Arienzo D, Moody T, Feusner JD, Kumar A, Thompson P, Altshuler L Measuring Inter-hemispheric Integration in Bipolar Affective Disorder Using Brain Network Analyses and HARDI, International Society of Biomedical Imaging, 2012; 5-8.
Bohon Cara, Hembacher Emily, Moller Hayley, Moody Teena D, Feusner Jamie D Nonlinear relationships between anxiety and visual processing of own and others' faces in body dysmorphic disorder Psychiatry research, 2012; 204(2-3): 132-9.
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, 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.
Phillips, K. Feusner, J.D. Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of BDD, Psychiatric Annals, 2010; 40(7): 317-324.
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 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.
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 D, Phillips Katharine A, Stein Dan J Olfactory reference syndrome: issues for DSM-V Depression and anxiety, 2010; 27(6): 592-9.
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, Neziroglu Fugen, Wilhelm Sabine, Mancusi Lauren, Bohon Cara What Causes BDD: Research Findings and a Proposed Model Psychiatric annals, 2010; 40(7): 349-355.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feusner Jamie D, Yaryura-Tobias Jose, Saxena Sanjaya The pathophysiology of body dysmorphic disorder Body image, 2008; 5(1): 3-12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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): .
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