Selected Publications

Ruiz, S.M., Kemppainen M., Sawyer, K.S., Valmas, M.M., & Oscar-Berman, M. Associations between personality and drinking motives among adult alcoholic men and women. (submitted).

Oscar-Berman, M. & Blum, K. (2017). Reward dependence and reward deficiency. In Santangelo, S.L. & Jagaroo, V. (Eds.), Cognitive and Behavioral Phenotypes: New Trends for Research, Classification, and Diagnosis in Neuropsychology and Psychiatry (Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience). New York: Springer.

Sawyer, K.S., Oscar-Berman, M., Ruiz, S.M., Gálvez, D.A., Makris, N., Harris, G.J., Valera, E.M. (2016). Associations Between Cerebellar Subregional Morphometry and Alcoholism History in Men and Women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 40 (6), 1262-1272.

Oscar-Berman, M. (2016). The role of alcohol in memory decline and dementia. Mind, Mood, & Memory. Massachusetts General Hospital Publication, 12(3), 6

Blum, K., Simpatico, T., Febo, F., Rodriquez, C., Dushaj, K., Li, M., Braverman, E.R., Demetrovics, Z., Oscar-Berman, M., & Badagaiyan, R.D. (2016). Hypothesizing music intervention enhances brain functional connectivity involving dopaminergic recruitment: Common neuro-correlates to abusable drugs. Molecular Neurobiology. PMID: 27246565; doi: 10.1007/s12035-016-9934-y

Ruiz, S.M. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2015). Gender and alcohol abuse: History and sociology. The Sage Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives. In: Scott C. Martin & J. Geoffrey Golson (Eds.).

Blum, K., Thompson, B., Demotrovics, Z., Femino, J., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M., Teitelbaum, S., Smith, D.E., Roy, A.K., Agan, G., Fratantonio, J., Badgiyan, R.D., & Mark S. Gold, M.S. (2015). The molecular neurobiology of Twelve Steps Program & Fellowship: Connecting the dots for recovery. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, 1(1), 46-64. doi: 10.17756/jrds.2015-008

Sawyer, K.S., Ruiz, S.M., Poey, A., Marinkovic, K., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2015). Measures of skin conductance and heart rate in alcoholic men and women during memory performance. PeerJ 3:e941; doi 10.77171peerj.941

Schoenthaler, S., Blum, K., Braverman, E.R., Giordano, J., Thompson, B., Oscar-Berman, M., Badgaiyan, R.D., Madigan, M., Dushaj, K., Li, M., Demetrovics, Z., Waite, R.L., & Gold, M.S. (2015) NIDA-Drug Addiction Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS) relapse as a function of spirituality/religiosity. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome 1(1), 36-45. doi: 10.17756/jrds.2015-007

Modestino, E.J., Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Gold, M.S., Duane, D.D., Sultan, S.G.S., & Auerbach, S.H. (2015). Reward Deficiency Syndrome: Attentional/arousal subtypes, limitations of current diagnostic nosology, and future research. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, 1(1), 6-9.

Blum, K., Thanos, P.K., Oscar-Berman, M., Febo, F., Baron, D., Badagaiyan, R.D., Gardner, E., Demetrovicks, Z., Fahike, C., Haberstick, B.C., Dushaj, K., and Gold, M.S. (2015). Dopamine in the brain: Hypothesizing surfeit or deficit links to reward and addiction. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, 1(3), 87-96.

Knapp, C.M., Ciraulo, D.A., Sarid-Segal, O., Richardson, M.A., Devine, E., Streeter, C.C., Oscar-Berman, M., Surprise, C., Colaneri, L., Putnam, M., Waters, M., & Richambault, C. (2015). Zonisamide, topiramate, levetiracetam: Efficacy and neuropsychological effects in alcohol use disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 35(1), 34-42.

Blum, K., Thanos, P.K., Badagaiyan, R.D., Febo, F., Oscar-Berman, M., Fratantonio, J., Demetrovics, Z., & Gold, M.S. (2015). Neurogenetics and gene therapy for reward deficiency syndrome: are we going to the Promised Land? Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, 1-13. doi: 10.1517/14712598.2015.1045871

Valmas M., Ruiz S.M., Gansler D.A., Sawyer K.S., Oscar‐Berman M. (2014). Social cognition deficits and associations with drinking history in alcoholic men and women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 38 (12), 2998-3007.

Oscar-Berman, M., Valmas, M.,* Sawyer, K.S.,* Ruiz, S.M.,* Luhar, R.,* & Gravitz, Z.* (2014). Profiles of impaired, spared, and recovered neuropsychological processes in alcoholism. In A. Pfefferbaum & E.V. Sullivan (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Alcohol and the Nervous System. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 183-210. Oscar-Berman et al. 2014
*These authors contributed equally to the preparation of this chapter.

Blum, K., Han, D., Femino, J., Smith, D.E., Saunders, S., Simpatico, T., Schoenthaler, S.J., Oscar-Berman, M., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Systematic evaluation of “compliance” to prescribed treatment medications and “abstinence” from psychoactive drug abuse in chemical dependence programs: Data from the Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs. PLOS One, 9(9), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104275

Braverman, E.R., Han, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Karikh, T., Truesdell, C., Dushaj, K., Kreuk, F., Li., M., Stratton, D., & Blum, K. (2014). Menopause analytical hormonal correlate outcome study (MAHCOS) and the association to brain electrophysiology (P300) in a clinical setting. PLOS One, 9(9): e105048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105048

Oscar-Berman, M., Urban, T.A., & Holmes, A.J. (2014). Effects of alcoholism on neurological function and disease in adulthood. In K. Sher (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. New York: Oxford (ePub). doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199381708.013.22

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Gardner, E.L., Simpatico, T., Braverman, E.R., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Neurogenetics and neurobiology of dopamine in anhedonia. In Ritsner, M.S. (Ed.), Anhedonia: A Comprehensive Handbook Volume 1: Conceptual Issues and Neurobiological Advances. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media. doi 10.1007/978-94-017-8591-4_9

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Demetrovics, Z., Barh, D. & Gold, M.S. (2014). Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS): Molecular neurogenetic evidence for predisposition to Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). Molecular Neurobiology, 50, 765-796. doi: 10.1007/s12035-014-8726-5

Braverman, E.R., Han, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Loehmann, R., Dushaj, D., Damle, U., & Blum, K. (2014). Multi-hormonal bio-identical replacement therapy map (MHRT) in menopause: Significant associations as a function of somatic and neurological symptom clusters PLOS One 9(9):e105048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105048

Braverman, E.R., Han, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Karikh, T., Truesdell, C., Dusjak, L., Kreuk, M.L., Stratton, D., & Blum, K. (2014) Menopause Analytical Hormonal Correlate Outcome Study (MAHCOS) and the association to brain electrophysiology (P300) in a clinical setting. PLOS One 9(9): e105048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105048

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Badgaiyan, R., Khurshid, K.A., & Gold, M.S. (2014). Dopaminergic neurogenetics of sleep disorders in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy: Open Access, 3(2-3e126), 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-0277.1000e126

Oscar-Berman, M. & Fein, D. (2013). Edith Kaplan: Educational background and her impact on neuropsychology. In Ashendorf, L., Swenson, R. & Libon, D.J. (Eds.), The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 18-22.

Blum, K., Femino, J., Teitelbauum, S., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M., & Gold, M. (2013). Neuroscience of Addiction Recovery: Demystification of the Twelve-Step Program and Fellowship. New York: Springer Books in Neuroscience.

Blum, K., Thompson, B., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Braverman, E.R., Femino, J., Barh, D., Downs, B.W., Simpatico, T., & Schoenthaler, S. (2013). Genospirituality: Our beliefs, our genomes, and addictions. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 4(5), 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6105.1000162

Archer, T., Oscar-Berman, M., Blum, K., & Gold, M.S. (2013). Epigenetic modulation of mood disorders. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000120

Braverman, E., Blum, K., Damle, U.J., Kerner, M., Dushaj, K., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). Evoked potentials and neuropsychological tests validate positron emission topography (PET) brain metabolism in cognitively impaired patients. PLOS One, 6(3), 1-8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055398

Luhar, R., Sawyer, K. S., Gravitz, Z., Ruiz, S. M., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). Brain volumes and neuropsychological performance are related to current smoking and alcoholism history. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 9, 1767-1784. Luhar et al. 2013

Blum, K., Femino, J., Teitelbauum, S., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M. & Gold, M. (2013). Neuroscience of Addiction Recovery: Demystification of the Twelve-Step Program and Fellowship. New York: Springer Books in Neuroscience.

Ruiz, S.M. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). Closing the gender gap: The case for gender-specific alcoholism research. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 1(6). doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000e106

Maksimovskiy, A., McGlinchey, R.E., Fortier, C.B., Salat, D., Milberg.W.P., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2013). White matter and cognitive changes in veterans diagnosed with alcoholism and PTSD. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 1(8). doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000144

Blum, K., Han, D., Oscar-Berman, M., Reini, G., DiNubile, N., Madigan, M.A., Bajaj, A., Downs, B.W., Giordano, J., Wescott, W., Smith, L., Braverman, E.R., Dushaj, K.,, Hauser, M., Simpatico, T., McLaughlin, T., Borsten, J., & Barh, D. (2013). Iatrogenic opioid dependence is endemic and legal: Genetic addiction risk score (GARS) with electrotherapy a paradigm shift in pain treatment programs. Health, 5(11A), 16-34. doi: :10.4236/health.2013.511A1004

Oscar-Berman, M. & Fein, D. (2013). Edith Kaplan: Educational background and her impact on neuropsychology. In Ashendorf, L., Swenson, R. & Libon, D.J. (Eds.), The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 18-22.

Campbell, H.B., Oscar-Berman, M., Giordano, J., Blum, K., & Downs, B.W. (2013). Common phenotype in patients with both food and substance dependence: Case reports. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-3. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000122

Archer, T., Oscar-Berman, M., Blum, K., & Gold, M.S. (2013). Epigenetic modulation of mood disorders. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000120

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Stuller, E., Miller, D., Giordano, J., Morse, S., McCormick, L., Downs, W., Waite, R.L., Barh, D., Neal, D., Braverman, E.R., Lohmann, R., Borsten, J., Hauser, M., Han, D., Liu, Y., Helman, M., & Simpatico, T. (2013). Neurogenetics and nutrigenomics of neuro-nutrient therapy for Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Clinical ramifications as a function of molecular neurobiological mechanisms. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 3(5), 1-16.

Blum, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Barh, D., Giordano, J., & Gold, M.D. (2013). Dopamine genetics and function in food and substance abuse. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.4172/2157-7412.1000121

Ruiz, S.M., Oscar-Berman, M., Sawyer, K.S., Valmas, M., Urban, T., & Harris, G.J. (2012). Drinking history associations with regional white matter volumes in alcoholic men and women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38. Ruiz et al. 2012

Oscar-Berman M. (2012). Function and dysfunction of prefrontal brain circuitry in alcoholic Korsakoff’s Syndrome. Neuropsychology Review. Oscar-Berman 2012

Bowirrat, A.B., Chen, T.J.H., Oscar-Berman, M., Madigan, M., Chen, A.L.H., Bailey, J.A., Braverman, E.R., Kerner, M., Giordano, J., Morse, S., Downs, B.W., Waite, R.L., Knopf, J.H., Zaher, A.A., & Blum, K. (2012). Neuropsychopharmacology and neurogenetic aspects of executive functioning: Should reward gene polymorphisms constitute a diagnostic tool to identify individuals at risk for impaired judgment? Molecular Neurobiology, 45(2), 298-313. Bowirrat et al. 2012

Blum, K., Gardner, E., Oscar-Berman, M., & Gold, M. (2012). “Liking” and “wanting” linked to reward deficiency syndrome (RDS): Hypothesizing differential responsivity in brain reward circuitry. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 18(1), 113-118. Blum et. al 2012

Blum, K., Werner, T., Carnes, S., Carnes, P., Bowirrat, A.B., Giordano, J., Oscar-Berman, M., & Gold, M. (2012). Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll: Hypothesizing common mesolimbic activation as a function of reward gene polymorphisms. Journal Psychoactive Drugs, 44(1), 38-55. Blum et al. 2012

Blum, K., Chen, A.L.C., Oscar-Berman, M., Chen, T.J.H., Lubar, J., White, N., Lubar, J., Bowirrat, A., Braverman, E.R., Schoolfield, J., Waite, R.L., Downs, B.W., Madigan, M., Comings, D.E., Davis, C., Kerner, M.M., Knopf, J., Palomo, T., Giordano, J.J., Morse, S.A., Fornari, F., Barh, D., Femino, J. & Bailey, J.A. (2011). Generational association studies of dopaminergic genes in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) subjects. Selecting appropriate phenotypes for reward dependence behaviors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(12), 3325-4459. Blum et al. 2011

Archer, T., Oscar-Berman, M., & Blum, K. (2011). Epigenetics in developmental disorder: ADHD and endophenotypes. Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, 2(104), 1-17. Archer et al. 2011

Blum, K., Chen, T.J.H., Bailey, J.A., Bowirrat, A., Femino, J., Chen, A.L.C., Simpatico, T., Morse, S., Giordano, J., Damle, U., Kerner, M., Braverman, E.R., Fornari, F., Downs, B.W., Rector, C., Barh, D. & Oscar-Berman, M. (2011). Can the chronic administration of the combination of buprenorphine and naloxone block dopaminergic activity causing anti-reward and relapse potential? Molecular Neurobiology, 44(2), 250-268. Blum et al. 2011

Oscar-Berman, M. & Mosher, S. (2010). Brain. In: The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 251-254. (Also in Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1st ed., 1984, pp. 164-167; Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, pp. 149-152; Ibid, 2nd ed., 1996.) Oscar-Berman & Mosher 2010

Oscar-Berman, M. & Mosher, S. (2010). Central nervous system disorders. In: The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 287-289. (Also in Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1st ed., 1984, pp. 190-191; Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, pp. 170-171; Ibid, 2nd ed., 1996.) Oscar-Berman & Mosher 2010

Oscar-Berman, M. & Valmas, M.M. (2010). Psychosurgery.  In: The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, I. B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead, Eds. NY:  Wiley, pp. 1369-1370. (Also in R.J. Corsini, Ed., Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1st ed.  NY:  Wiley, 1984, p. 183; Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, pp. 940-941; Ibid, 2nd ed., 1996). Oscar-Berman & Valmas 2010

Marinkovic, K., Oscar-Berman, M., Urban, T., O’Reilly, C.E., Howard, J.A., Sawyer, K., Harris, G.J. (2009). Alcoholism and dampened temporal limbic activation to emotional faces. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 33(11):1880-92.  Marinkovic et al. 2009

Oscar-Berman, M., Valmas, M.M., Sawyer, K., Kirkley, S., Gansler, D.A., Merritt, D., Couture, A. (2009). Frontal brain dysfunction in alcoholism with and without antisocial personality disorder. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. (5):309-26.  Oscar-Berman et al. 2009

Makris, N., Oscar-Berman, M., Jaffin, S.K., Hodge, S.M., Kennedy, D.N., Caviness, V.S., Marinkovic, K., Breiter, H.C., Gasic, G.P., Harris, G.J. (2008). Decreased volume of the brain reward system in alcoholism. Biological Psychiatry, 64(3):192-202. Makris et al. 2008

Oscar-Berman, M., Marinković, K. (2007). Alcohol: effects on neurobehavioral functions and the brain. Neuropsychology Review, 17(3):239-57. Oscar-Berman & Marinković 2007

Oscar-Berman, M., Marinković, K. (2003). Alcoholism and the brain: an overview. Alcoholism Research & Health: The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 27(2):125-33. Oscar-Berman & Marinković 2003