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, as well as anxiety and reward processing in anorexia nervosa. Dr. Feusner conducted and published the first fMRI studies in BDD. His research seeks to understand phenotypes of aberrant perceptual and emotional processing that cross diagnostic boundaries of body dysmorphic disorder (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. He is also a faculty advisor for the Brain Research Institute Neuroimaging Affinity Group.
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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