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Jamie Feusner, M.D.

Email Address:
jfeusner@mednet.ucla.edu

Laboratory Address:
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Mailing Address:
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Lab Number:
310 206-0468
Office Phone Number:
310 206-4951



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Department / Division Affiliations
Director, BDD Research Program, OCD Intensive Treatment Program
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Outpatient Anxiety Disorders
Member, ACCESS Program, Access Neuroscience Home Area, Brain Research Institute, Neuroscience IDP
Faculty, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Research Interest:

Perception and Emotion in Body Image Disorders; Treatments for OCD and Anxiety Disorders

The main focus of my current research is understanding the brain basis of perceptual distortions and abnormal emotion regulation in body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia nervosa using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), morphometric MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Additionally, we use psychophysical experiments to test global and local processing and face processing. I am also studying the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy on neurometabolites and on resting state brain activity in obsessive-compulsive disorder, using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and resting state fMRI.

Bio:

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, and has 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.

Publications:

Ajilore, O Zhan, L GadElkarim, JJ Zhang, A Feusner, J Yang, S Thompson, PM Kumar, A Leow, A Constructing the resting state structural connectome. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics ; in press: .
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.
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.
Neurobiological Features and an Updated Model. Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy ; in press: .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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, 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 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.
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 D, Phillips Katharine A, Stein Dan J Olfactory reference syndrome: issues for DSM-V. Depression and anxiety. 2010; 27(6): 592-9.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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): .