Dr. Kai MacDonald’s Publications from 1998-2017


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MacDonald, K., & Pappas, K. (2016). Why Not Pot: A Review of the Brain-Based Risks of Cannabis. Innovations in clinical neuroscience, 13(3-4), 13-23.

MacDonald, K., Thomas, M. L., Sciolla, A. F., Schneider, B., Pappas, K., Bleijenberg, G., . . . Wingenfeld, K. (2016). Minimization of Childhood Maltreatment Is Common and Consequential: Results from a Large, Multinational Sample Using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. PloS one, 11(1), e0146058. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146058

MacDonald, K., Lamb, K., Thomas, M. L., & Khentigan, W. (2016). Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment of Opiate Dependence: Correlations Between Prescriber Beliefs and Practices. Substance use & misuse, 51(1), 85-90. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2015.1089905

MacDonald, K., Andrés F. Sciolla, David Folsom, David Bazzo, Chris Searles, Christine Moutier, Michael L. Thomas, Katherine Borton, Bill Norcross. (2015) Corrigendum to “Individual risk factors for physician boundary violations: the role of attachment style, childhood trauma, and maladaptive beliefs.” [Gen Hosp Psychiatry 37/1 81–88]

Feifel, D., P.D. Shilling and K. MacDonald. (2015). “A Review of Oxytocin’s Effects on the Positive, Negative and Cognitive Domains of Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry.” Biological psychiatry 79(3): 222-233..

MacDonald, K., A.F. Sciolla, D. Folsom, D. Bazzo, C. Searles, C. Moutier, et al. (2015). “Individual risk factors for physician boundary violations: The role of attachment style, childhood trauma and maladaptive beliefs.” General hospital psychiatry, 2015. 37(1): p. 81-8.

Macdonald, K., Ebner, N. C., H. Kamin, et al. (2014). “Hormones as “difference makers” in cognitive and socioemotional aging processes.” Frontiers in psychology 5: 1595.

MacDonald, K., Feifel, D. (2014). “Oxytocin’s Role in Anxiety: A Critical Appraisal.” Brain Research (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2014.01.025

MacDonald, K, Thomas, M., MacDonald, T. M., Sciolla, A. (2014) “A Perfect Childhood? Clinical correlates of minimization and denial on the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence (In Press).

Feifel, D. and K. MacDonald (2014). Oxytocin. Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology. I. P. Stolerman and L. H. Price. Heidelberg, Springer.

Wilson MP, Macdonald K, Vilke GM, Ronquillo L, Feifel D. Intramuscular Ziprasidone: Influence of alcohol and benzodiazepines on vital signs in the emergency setting. J Emerg Med 2013. [Epub 2013 Sep24].

Ebner, N. C., Maura, G. M., Macdonald, K., Westberg, L., & Fischer, H. (2013). Oxytocin and socio-emotional aging: Current knowledge and future trends. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 7, 487.

Macdonald, K., Berlow, R., & Thomas, M. L. (2013). Attachment, affective temperament, and personality disorders: A study of their relationships in psychiatric outpatients. Journal of affective disorders, 151(3), 932-941.

Macdonald, K., Feifel, D., Brune, M., Lamb, K., Wilson, M. P., Golshan, S., et al. (2013). Not disappointed by anxiety: A reply to Cardoso and Ellenbogen’s commentary “Oxytocin and psychotherapy: Keeping context and person in mind”. [Letter]. Psychoneuroendocrinology. (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.psyneuen.2013.08.003

Macdonald, K., & Feifel, D. (2013). Helping oxytocin deliver: considerations in the development of oxytocin-based therapeutics for brain disorders. Frontiers in neuroscience, 7, 35.

Feifel, D., Macdonald, K., Cobb, P., McKinney, R., & Hadley, A. (2013). The long-term efficacy and safety of flexibly-dosed adjunctive intranasal oxytocin in patients with schizophrenia; an open-label study. Biological psychiatry, 73, 320S.

Kim, D., Bae, H., Han, C., Oh, H. Y., & Macdonald, K. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Short Form (CTQ-SF) in Korean patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research, 144 (1-3), 93-98.[/su_spoiler]

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MacDonald, K., & Feifel, D. (2012). Oxytocin in schizophrenia: a review of evidence for its therapeutic effects. Acta neuropsychiatrica. 1-17.

MacDonald, K., & Feifel, D. (2012). Dramatic improvement in sexual function induced by intranasal oxytocin. The journal of sexual medicine, 9(5), 1407-1410.

Wilson, M. P., Chen, N., Vilke, G. M., Castillo, E. M., Macdonald, K., & Minassian, A. (2012). Olanzapine in ED patients: differential effects on oxygenation in patients with alcohol intoxication. The American journal of emergency medicine. 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.03.013

MacDonald K,, Wilson MP, Minassian A, Vilke GM, Becker O, Tallian K, Cobb P, Perez R, Galangue B, Feifel D. A naturalistic study of intramuscular haloperidol versus intramuscular olanzapine for the management of acute agitation. J Clin Psychopharm.  32(3):317-322.

Wilson, M. P., Macdonald, K., Vilke, G. M., & Feifel, D. (2011). A Comparison of the Safety of Olanzapine and Haloperidol in Combination with Benzodiazepines in Emergency Department Patients with Acute Agitation. The Journal of Emergency Medicine.10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.01.024

MacDonald, K.  Hands on 2:  A trip between banks:  the insula and its role in therapeutic transitions:  Transformance: the AEDP journal: Issue 1 (2) March, 2011.

Crean, R, Tapert, S, Minassian, A, MacDonald, K, Crane, N, Mason, B.  Effects of Chronic, Heavy Cannabis Use on Executive Functions:  Addict Med  2011; 5 (1): 9-15.[/su_spoiler]

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MacDonald, K.  Hands On 1: Into the Insula: Interoception and the Feeling Self: Transformance: the AEDP journal: Issue 1 (1) September, 2010:

Wilson, M, MacDonald, K, Vilke, G, Feifel, D. Potential Complications of Olanzapine + Benzodiazepines Compared to Haloperidol + Benzodiazepines In Emergency Department Patients.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 2010; 56: 3 (1): S52.

Wilson, M, MacDonald, K, Vilke, G, Feifel, D.  Potential Complications of Combining Intramuscular Olanzepine with Benzodiazepines in Emergency Department Patients.  The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2010

Feifel D, MacDonald K, Nguyen A, Cobb P, Warlan H, Galangue B, Minassian A, Becker O, Cooper J, Perry W, Lefebvre M, Gonzales J, Hadley A. Adjunctive intranasal oxytocin reduces symptoms in schizophrenia patients.
Biological Psychiatry 2010:. 1;68(7): 678-80.

MacDonald K, Wilson M, Minassian A, Vilke G, Perez R, Tallian K, Becker O, Feifel D.  A retrospective analysis of intramuscular haloperidol versus intramuscular olanzapine for the treatment of agitated drug and alcohol-using patients. General Hospital Psychiatry 2010; 32(4): 443-445.

MacDonald, K, MacDonald T.  The Peptide that Binds:  A systematic review of oxytocin and its prosocial effects in humans.  Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2009; 18(1): 1-21.

MacDonald K, MacDonald T.  Peas, Please:  A Case Report and Neuroscientific Review of Dissociative Amnesia and Fugue.  Journal of Trauma and Dissociation 2009; 10(4): 420-35.

MacDonald K Patient-Clinician Eye Contact: Social Neuroscience and the Art of Clinical Engagement. Postgraduate Medicine 2009; Jul; 121(4): 136-44.[/su_spoiler]

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MacDonald K.  Dissociative disorders unclear?  Think ‘rainbows’ from ‘pain blows’.  Current Psychiatry 2008; 7 (5): 73-85. 

Feifel D, MacDonald K. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults: Recognition and diagnosis of this often-overlooked condition.  Postgraduate Medicine 2008; 120 (3): 39-47. 

MacDonald K.  Interoceptive Cues: When ‘Gut Feelings’ Point to Anxiety.  Current Psychiatry 2007; 6 (11): 49-62.

MacDonald K.  Body of evidence: Investigating ‘Gut Feelings’ with Interoceptive Cues. Current Psychiatry 2007; 6(11): 45-58.

MacDonald K.  Optimizing Outcome:  Bipolar Disorder and Specialist Referral.    Primary Psychiatry 2006; 13 (6):  52-59.

Einat H.; Levine J.; Grauer E.; MacDonald K.; Belmaker R.H.  Effect of Inositol treatment on the behavior of rhesus monkeys: preliminary results.  Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology and biological psychiatry 1998; 22 (6): 999-1005.[/su_spoiler]998