News and Press Room

Welcome to Sheppard Pratt Health System’s News and Press Room, where you can find the latest mental health news and Health System press releases. We are excited to soon be launching a blog and e-newsletter to provide updates on all of our Health System news and events.

For PR inquiries, please contact:

Bonnie Katz
Vice President, Business Development and Support Operations

Press Releases

Medical Director of Ruxton House to Become Medical Director of The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
October 7, 2014

Sheppard Pratt Health System Raises Nearly $40,000 with First Sheppard Pratt Stride
September 30, 2014

Sheppard Pratt Health System Receives Largest Donation in More Than a Century
September 17, 2014

Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Dr. Edward Zuzarte Recipient of 2014 Frances J. Lentz Mental Health Professional of the Year
September 16, 2014

Nine Sheppard Pratt Health System Doctors Honored on 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctors List
August 19, 2014 


Thomas Franklin, M.D. | People on the Move
Baltimore Business Journal
October 8, 2014

Top Q3 Reads: Eating Disorders: The Illness of Secrets
Maryland Physician Magazine
October 1, 2014

Sheppard Pratt receives $2M gift, its largest individual donation ever
Baltimore Business Journal
September 17, 2014

Prominent APA Members Call for Major MH System Reform
Psychiatric News
September 11, 2014

Neurostimulation for Mood Disorders
Psychiatric Times
By Scott T. Aaronson, MD
September 05, 2014

Gerald Noll | People on the Move
Baltimore Business Journal
September 3, 2014

Gerald A. Noll | Sheppard Pratt Health System
The Daily Record
August 28, 2014

In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
The Baltimore Sun
August 12, 2014

Trauma Plagues Many Immigrant Kids In U.S. Illegally
August 8, 2014

Sheppard Pratt Health System Among Top Psychiatric Hospitals for 24th Consecutive Year
U.S. News and World Report
July 15, 2014

Climate Change Will Mean More Stress, Anxiety, PTSD in the Future: Report
The Weather Channel
June 10, 2014

Maureen McGuire, LCSW-C | People on the Move
Baltimore Business Journal
April 1, 2014

Published Clinical Articles

Treating Complex Trauma Survivors
Psychiatric Times
Richard Loewenstein, MD, Bethany Brand, PhD, Lauren E. Gilbert, MA, Christen E. Dressel, MA, Joshua S. Camins, MA, and Zachary J. Pyne, MA
October 20, 2014

Comparison of 2 Family Therapies for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa
W. Stewart Agras, MD; James Lock, MD, PhD; Harry Brandt, MD; Susan W. Bryson, MA, MS; Elizabeth Dodge, MSc; Katherine A. Halmi, MD; Booil Jo, PhD; Craig Johnson, PhD; Walter Kaye, MD; Denise Wilfley, PhD; Blake Woodside, MD
September 24, 2014

Fixing the troubled mental health system
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD; Steven S. Sharfstein, MD
August 14, 2014

Potential role of the combination of galantamine and memantine to improve cognition in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Research
Koola MM, Buchanan RW, Pillai A, Aitchison KJ, Weinberger DR, Aaronson ST, Dickerson FB
August 2014

Opioid use remits, depression remain
Current Psychiatry
Sajoy P. Varghese, MD, Maju Mathew Koola, MD, DPM, Rodney I. Eiger, MD, and Maria Devens, PhD, ABPP
August 2014

Dissociative amnesia: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, and diagnosis
Up to Date
Richard J Loewenstein, MD, David Spiegel, MD, and Richard Hermann, MD
August 2014

Reality versus fantasy: reply to Lynn et al. (2014)
Psychological Bulletin
Dalenberg CJ, Brand BL, Loewenstein RJ, Gleaves DH, Dorahy MJ, Cardeña E, Frewen PA, Carlson EB, Spiegel D
May 2014

The trauma model of dissociation: inconvenient truths and stubborn fictions. Comment on Dalenberg et al. (2012)
Psychological Bulletin
Lynn SJ, Lilienfeld SO, Merckelbach H, Giesbrecht T, McNally RJ, Loftus EF, Bruck M, Garry M, Malaktaris A
May 2014

The impact of the therapeutic alliance on treatment outcome in patients with dissociative disorders
European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Elisabeth Cronin, Bethany L. Brand, and Jonathan F. Mattanah
March 6, 2014

Association of tardive dyskinesia with variation in CYP2D6: Is there a role for active metabolites?
The Journal of Psychopharmacology
Koola MM, Tsapakis EM, Wright P, Smith S, Kerwin Rip RW, Nugent KL, Aitchison KJ
March 2014

High-dose prazosin for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
Maju Mathew Koola, Sajoy P. Varghese, and Jan A. Fawcett
February 2014

Chronic and bedtime use of benztropine with antipsychotics: Is it necessary?
Schizophrenia Research
Heshan Wijegunaratne, Hamid Qazi, and Maju Mathew Koola
January 27, 2014

Psychiatric symptom differences in people with schizophrenia associated with substantial lifetime substance use but no current substance use disorder
Schizophrenia Research
Koola MM, Gorelick DA, McMahon RP, Liu F, Huestis MA, Linthicum J, Feldman SM, Warren KR, Wehring HJ, Kelly DL.
January 2014

Naltrexone and Prazosin Combination for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder
Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders
Hamid Qazi, BSc; Heshan Wijegunaratne, BS; Ravi Savajiyani, BS; and Maju Mathew Koola, MD, DPM

Dispelling myths about dissociative identity disorder treatment: an empirically based approach
Brand BL, Loewenstein RJ, Spiegel D



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