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The research in Dr. Neacsiu's lab focuses on developing novel treatments and improving existing psychotherapies for transdiagnostic difficulties with emotions using affective neuroscience, neuro-modulation, psychophysiology and mobile technology.

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Neacsiu, A. D., Szymkiewicz, V., Galla, J. T., Li, B., Kulkarni, Y., & Spector, C. W. (2022). The neurobiology of misophonia and implications for novel, neuroscience-driven interventionsFrontiers in neuroscience16, 893903. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2022.893903

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Neacsiu, A. D., Beynel, L., Graner, J. L., Szabo, S. T., Appelbaum, L. G., Smoski, M. J., & LaBar, K. S. (2022). Enhancing cognitive restructuring with concurrent fMRI-guided neurostimulation for emotional dysregulation-A randomized controlled trialJournal of affective disorders301, 378–389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.01.053

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Neacsiu, A. D., Beynel, L., Powers, J. P., Szabo, S. T., Appelbaum, L. G., Lisanby, S. H., & LaBar, K. S. (2022). Enhancing Cognitive Restructuring with Concurrent Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Transdiagnostic Randomized Controlled TrialPsychotherapy and psychosomatics91(2), 94–106. https://doi.org/10.1159/000518957

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Southward, M. W., Eberle, J. W., & Neacsiu, A. D. (2022). Multilevel associations of daily skill use and effectiveness with anxiety, depression, and stress in a transdiagnostic sample undergoing dialectical behavior therapy skills trainingCognitive behaviour therapy51(2), 114–129. https://doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2021.1907614

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Powers, J. P., Davis, S. W., Neacsiu, A. D., Beynel, L., Appelbaum, L. G., & LaBar, K. S. (2020). Examining the Role of Lateral Parietal Cortex in Emotional Distancing Using TMSCognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience20(5), 1090–1102. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-020-00821-5

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Neacsiu, A.D., Rosenthal M. Z., Szabo S. T., LaBar K., Lisanby S. H. (2019). F14. Neurostimulation Enhanced Cognitive Restructuring: A Proof of Concept Study. Biological Psychiatry, 85(10), S218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.03.551

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McMahon K., Kim K., Fang C. M., Neacsiu A. D., Rosenthal M. Z. (2019). Blinded by our emotions: The impact of borderline personality disorder and affect on emotion recognition sensitivity. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/2043808718818878 

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Neacsiu, A. D., Luber, B. M., Davis, S. W., Bernhardt, E., Strauman, T. J., & Lisanby, S. H. (2018). On the Concurrent Use of Self-System Therapy and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as Treatment for Depression.. J Ect, 34(4), 266–273. https://doi.org/10.1097/YCT.0000000000000545

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Neacsiu, A. D., Rompogren, J., Eberle, J. W., & McMahon, K. (2018). Changes in Problematic Anger, Shame, and Disgust in Anxious and Depressed Adults Undergoing Treatment for Emotion Dysregulation.. Behav Ther, 49(3), 344–359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2017.10.004

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Neacsiu, A. D., Fang, C. M., Rodriguez, M., & Rosenthal, M. Z. (2018). Suicidal Behavior and Problems with Emotion Regulation.. Suicide Life Threat Behav, 48(1), 52–74. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12335

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Neacsiu, A. D., Eberle, J. W., Keng, S. L., Fang, C. M., & Rosenthal, M. Z. (2017). Understanding borderline personality disorder across sociocultural groups: Findings, issues, and future directions. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 13(3), 188–223. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573400513666170612122034

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Neacsiu, A. D., Smith, M., & Fang, C. M. (2017). Challenging assumptions from emotion dysregulation psychological treatments.. J Affect Disord, 219, 72–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.05.016

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Luber, B. M., Davis, S., Bernhardt, E., Neacsiu, A., Kwapil, L., Lisanby, S. H., & Strauman, T. J. (2017). Reprint of ”Using neuroimaging to individualize TMS treatment for depression: Toward a new paradigm for imaging-guided intervention”.. Neuroimage, 151, 65–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.049

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Luber, B. M., Davis, S., Bernhardt, E., Neacsiu, A., Kwapil, L., Lisanby, S. H., & Strauman, T. J. (2017). Using neuroimaging to individualize TMS treatment for depression: Toward a new paradigm for imaging-guided intervention.. Neuroimage, 148, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.12.083

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Burmeister, K., Barenbrügge, J., Rist, F., Höschel, K., Chrysanthou, C., Neacsiu, A. D., & Pedersen, A. (2017). Die Dialectical Behavior Therapy Ways of Coping Checklist (DBT-WCCL). Diagnostica, 63(1), 29–41. https://doi.org/10.1026/0012-1924/a000164

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Rosenthal, M. Z., Neacsiu, A. D., Geiger, P. J., Fang, C., Ahn, R., & Larrauri, J. (2016). Emotional Reactivity to Personally-Relevant and Standardized Sounds in Borderline Personality Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40(3), 314–327. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-015-9736-y

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McMahon, K., Herr, N. R., Zerubavel, N., Hoertel, N., & Neacsiu, A. D. (2016). Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Bipolar Depression.. Psychiatr Clin North Am, 39(1), 35–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2015.09.005

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Neacsiu, A. D., & Tkachuck, M. A. (2016). Dialectical behavior therapy skills use and emotion dysregulation in personality disorders and psychopathy: a community self-report study.. Borderline Personal Disord Emot Dysregul, 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-016-0041-5

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Linehan, M. M., Korslund, K. E., Harned, M. S., Gallop, R. J., Lungu, A., Neacsiu, A. D., … Murray-Gregory, A. M. (2015). Dialectical behavior therapy for high suicide risk in individuals with borderline personality disorder: a randomized clinical trial and component analysis.. Jama Psychiatry, 72(5), 475–482. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.3039

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Neacsiu, A. D., Herr, N. R., Fang, C. M., Rodriguez, M. A., & Rosenthal, M. Z. (2015). Identity disturbance and problems with emotion regulation are related constructs across diagnoses.. J Clin Psychol, 71(4), 346–361. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22141

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Neacsiu, A. D., Eberle, J. W., Kramer, R., Wiesmann, T., & Linehan, M. M. (2014). Dialectical behavior therapy skills for transdiagnostic emotion dysregulation: a pilot randomized controlled trial.. Behav Res Ther, 59, 40–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2014.05.005

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Kuo, J. R., Neacsiu, A. D., Fitzpatrick, S., & MacDonald, D. E. (2014). A methodological examination of emotion inductions in borderline personality disorder: A comparison of standardized versus idiographic stimuli. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36(1), 155–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-013-9378-x

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Neacsiu, A. D., Lungu, A., Harned, M. S., Rizvi, S. L., & Linehan, M. M. (2014). Impact of dialectical behavior therapy versus community treatment by experts on emotional experience, expression, and acceptance in borderline personality disorder.. Behav Res Ther, 53, 47–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2013.12.004

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Neacsiu, A. D., Ward-Ciesielski, E. F., & Linehan, M. M. (2012). Emerging Approaches to Counseling Intervention: Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 40(7), 1003–1032. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000011421023

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Neacsiu, A. D., Rizvi, S. L., & Linehan, M. M. (2010). Dialectical behavior therapy skills use as a mediator and outcome of treatment for borderline personality disorder.. Behav Res Ther, 48(9), 832–839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2010.05.017

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Neacsiu, A. D., Rizvi, S. L., Vitaliano, P. P., Lynch, T. R., & Linehan, M. M. (2010). The dialectical behavior therapy ways of coping checklist: development and psychometric properties.. J Clin Psychol, 66(6), 563–582. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20685

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Berking, M., Neacsiu, A., Comtois, K. A., & Linehan, M. M. (2009). The impact of experiential avoidance on the reduction of depression in treatment for borderline personality disorder.. Behav Res Ther, 47(8), 663–670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2009.04.011

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Kimble, M., Neacsiu, A. D., Flack, W. F., & Horner, J. (2008). Risk of unwanted sex for college women: evidence for a red zone.. J Am Coll Health, 57(3), 331–338. https://doi.org/10.3200/JACH.57.3.331-338

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Kimble, M., Neacsiu, A. D., Flack, W. F., & Horner, J. (2008). Risk of Unwanted Sex for College Women: Evidence for a Red Zone. Journal of American College Health, 56(3), 331–337.

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