Randolph M. Nesse
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Nesse RM: Psychology and the teaching of English composition. Minnesota English Journal, Spring, 1969.
Curtis GC, Nesse RM, Buxton M, Wright J, Lippman D: Flooding in vivo as research tool and treatment methods for phobias: A preliminary report. Comparative Psychiatry, 17:153-160, 1976.
Curtis GC, Buxton M, Lippman D, Nesse RM, Wright J: "Flooding in vivo" during the circadian phase of minimal cortisol secretion: Anxiety and therapeutic success without adrenal cortical activation. Biological Psychiatry, 11:101-107, 1976.
Nesse RM, Carroll BJ; Cholinergic side-effects associated with deanol, (letter). Lancet, 11:50-51, 1976.
Curtis GC, Nesse RM, Buxton M, Lippman D: Anxiety and plasma cortisol at the crest of the circadian cycle: Reappraisal of a classical hypothesis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 40:368-378, 1978.
Curtis GC, Nesse RM, Buxton M, Lippman D: Plasma Growth hormone: Effect of anxiety during flooding in vivo. American Journal of Psychiatry, 136:410-414, 1979.
Nesse RM, Curtis GC, Brown GM, Rubin RT: Anxiety induced by flooding therapy for phobias does not elicit prolactin secretory response. Psychosomatic Medicine, 42:25-31, 1980.
Nesse RM, Curtis GC, Brown GM: Phobic anxiety does not affect plasma levels of thyroid stimulating hormone in man. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 7:69-74, 1982.
Curtis GC, Cameron OG, Nesse RM: The dexamethasone suppression test in panic disorder and agoraphobia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 139:1043-1046, 1982.
Nesse RM, Carli T, Curtis GC, Kleinman PD: Pseudohallucinations in cancer chemotherapy patients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 140:483-485, 1983.
Nesse RM: The evolution of senescence (letter). The New England Journal of Medicine, 310:660, 1984.
Tomlin P, Thyer BA, Curtis GC, Nesse RM, Cameron OC, Wright P: Standardization of the fear survey schedule based upon patients with DSM-III anxiety disorders. Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 15:123-126, 1984.
Cameron OC, Smith CB, Hollingsworth PJ, Nesse RM, Curtis GC: Platelet alpha-2 adrenergic receptor binding and plasma catecholamines before and during imipramine treatment in patients with panic anxiety. Archives of General Psychiatry 41:1144-1148, 1985.
Thyer BA, Nesse RM, Cameron OG, Curtis GC: Agoraphobia: A test of the separation anxiety hypothesis. Behavioral Research Therapy, 23:75-78, 1985.
Starkman MN, Zelnik T, Nesse RM, Cameron OC: Anxiety in patients with pheochromocytoma. Archives of Internal Medicine, 145:248-252, 1985.
Thyer BA, Parrish RT, Curtis GC, Nesse RM, Cameron OG: Ages of onset of DSM-III anxiety disorders. Comparative Psychiatry, 26:113-122, 1985.
Nesse RM, Cameron OG, Buda AJ, McCann DS, Curtis GC, Huber-Smith M: Urinary catecholamines and mitral valve prolapse in panic anxiety patients. Psychiatry Research, 14:67-74, 1985.
Rainey JR, Nesse RM: Psychobiology of anxiety and anxiety disorders. In Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol 8, pp. 133-144, 1985. Curtis GC, Thyer BA, Rainey J (eds); Saunders, Philadelphia.
Thyer BA, Himle J, Curtis GC, Cameron OG, Nesse RM: A comparison of panic disorder and agoraphobia with panic attacks. Comparative Psychiatry, 26:208-214, 1985.
Thyer BA, Tonlin P, Curtis GC, Cameron OG, Nesse RM: Diagnostic and gender differences in the expressed fears of anxious patients. Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 16:111-115, 1985.
Thyer BA, Parrish RT, Himle J, Cameron OG, Curtis GC, Nesse RM: Alcohol abuse among clinically anxious patients. Behavioral Research Therapy, 24 :357-359, l986.
Nesse RM: An evolutionary perspective on panic disorder and agoraphobia. Ethology and Sociobiology 8: 73S-83S, l987.
Huber-Smith MJ, Nesse RM, Maxhan M, McCann D: Evaluation of plasma 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG). Journal of Chromatography, 377:91-99, 1986.
Thyer BA, Nesse RM, Curtis GC, Cameron OG: Panic disorder: a test of the separation anxiety hypothesis. Behavioral Research Therapy , 24(2):209-211, 1986.
Cameron OG, Thyer BA, Fechner S, Curtis GC, Nesse RM: Behavior therapy of phobias: Predictors of outcome, (letter) Psychiatry Research 19: 245-246, l986.
Cameron OG, Thyer BA, Nesse RM, Curtis GC: Symptom profiles of DSM-III anxiety disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 143(9)L 1132-1137, l986.
Nesse RM, Curtis GC, Cameron, OG, Lee M: How antipanic drugs might work. (letter) American Journal of Psychiatry, 143:945, l986.
Nesse RM: An evolutionary perspective on senescence. Philosophy and Medicine, 26:45-64, Ethical Dimensions of Geriatric Care, Spicker SF, Ingman SR, Lawson IR (eds), D. Ridel, l987.
Cameron OG, Nesse RM: Systemic hormonal and physiological abnormalities in anxiety disorders: A review. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 13:287-307, 1988.
Nesse RM: Panic disorder: An evolutionary view. Psychiatric Annals, 18:8: 478-483, 1988.
Modell JG, Himle J, Nesse RM, Mountz JM, Schmaltz S: Sequential trials of fluoxetine, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 3:287-293, 1989.
Low BS, Nesse RM: Summary of the Evolution and Human Behavior Conferences: Ann Arbor, Michigan, April and October 1988. Ethology and Sociobiology, 10:457-465, 1989.
Starkman MN, Cameron OG, Nesse RM, Zelnik T: Peripheral catecholamine levels and the symptoms of anxiety: studies in patients with and without pheochromocytoma. Psychosomatic Medicine, 52: 129-142, 1990.
Abelson, JA, Nesse RM, Vinik, A: Treatment of panic-like attacks with a long-acting analogue of somatostatin. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 10: 128-132, 1990.
Abelson, JL, Nesse RM: Cholecystokinin-4 and panic, (letter). Archives of General Psychiatry 47(4): 395, 1990.
Nesse RM: Human nature and the Holy Grail (commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 14 (2), 312-313, 1991.
Nesse RM: Mood as a communication medium. Psycholoquy 3:2, 1992.
Nesse RM: Social functions of mood: Reply to Sloman. Psycholoquy 3:4, 1992
Nesse RM: Over-valuation of the emotion-mood distinction:. Psycholoquy 3:6, 1992
Nesse RM: Under-valuation of the emotion-mood distinction. Psycholoquy 3: 12, 1992.
Nesse RM: Ethology to the rescue: Reply to Plutchik. Psycholoquy 3:12, 1992
Krone KP, Himle JA, Nesse RM: A standardized behavioral group treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder: preliminary outcomes. Behavior Research and Therapy, 29:627-631, 1991.
Abelson JA, Nesse RM, Vinik A: Stimulation of corticotrophin release by pentagastrin in normal subjects and patients with panic disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 1991; 29:1220-1223.
Kloss RJ, Nesse RM: Trisomy: Chromosome competition or maternal strategy? Increase of trisomy incidence with increasing maternal age does not result from competition between chromosomes. Ethology and Sociobiology 13:283-287, 1992.
Nesse RM, Lloyd, AT: The Evolution of Psychodynamic Mechanisms, in The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture. Edited by Barkow J, Cosmides L and Tooby J. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, pp. 601-626, 1992.
McGuire MT, Marks I, Nesse RM, Troisi A: Evolutionary biology: A basic science for psychiatry. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 86:89-96, 1992.
(see also http://www.depression.org.uk/main/infocentre/anxiety_center/general10.pdf)
Abelson JL, Nesse RM: Pentagastric infusions in patients with panic disorder I. Symptoms and cardiovascular responses. Biological Psychiatry 36: 73-83, 1994.
Abelson JL, Nesse RM, Vinik, I, Aaron I: Pentagastric infusions in patients with panic disorder II. Neuroendocrinology. Biological Psychiatry 36: 84-96, 1994.
Abelson JL, Curtis GC, Nesse RN, Fantone R, Pyke RE, Bammert Adams J: The effects of central cholecystokinin receptor blockade on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and symptomatic responses to overnight withdrawal from alprazolam. Biological Psychiatry , 37:56-59, 1995.
Schweitzer PB, Nesse RM, Fantone RF, Curtis GC: Outcomes of group cognitive behavioral training in the treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 1:83-91, 1995.
Nesse RM, Abelson JL: Natural selection and fear regulation mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 18(2):309-310, 1995.
Nesse RM, Williams GC: Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine, Times Books, New York, 1995. Also published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London as Evolution and Healing: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine. Translations completed or underway to German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish. Das bild wissenschaft “Book of the Year-1997”
Cameron OG, Smith CB, Nesse RM, Hill EM, Hollingsworth PJ, Abelson JA, Hariharan M, Curtis, GC: Platelet Alpha2-Adrenoreceptors, Catecholamines, Hemodynamic Variables, and Anxiety in Panic Patients and Their Asymptomatic Relatives. Psychosomatic Medicine, 58:289-301, 1996.
Abelson JL, Nesse RM, Weg, JG, Curtis GC: Respiratory Psychophysiology and Anxiety: Cognitive Intervention in the Doxapram Model of Panic. Psychosomatic Medicine, 58:302-313, 1996.
Young EA, Abelson JL, Curtis GC, Nesse RM Childhood adversity and vulnerability to mood and anxiety disorders. Depression 5: 66-72, 1997.
Young EA, Nesse RM, Weder, A, & Julius, S Anxiety and cardiovascular reactivity in the Tecumseh population. Journal of Hypertension, 16(1727-1733), 1998.
Carr D, House, JS, Kessler RC, Nesse RM, Sonnega J, Wortman C: Marital quality and psychological adjustment to widowhood among older adults: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 55B(4): S97-S207, 2000
Publications in magazines and newspapers (Selected)
Nesse RM, Williams GC: Nothing to sneeze at: allergy in evolutionary perspective. The Sciences, pp. 34-38, Nov./Dec. 1994.
Nesse RM: Is there a Doctor in the House. Boston Globe, June 18, 1995
Nesse RM: Darwinism and Psychiatry. Harvard Mental Health Letter, 14:7, 1997.
RealVideo of a lecture, available on the web
Darwinian Medicine: The Pleasures and Perils of New Questions Lecture at a Symposium: Darwinian Evolution Across the Disciplines Realplayer translations of talks from a Dartmouth Interdisciplinary Symposium October 29-30, 1999, Dartmouth College
Some available radio and interviews, include: