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Jim Prisciandaro

Dr. Prisciandaro received his Honors B.A. from New York University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University at Buffalo. He completed his internship and postdoctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Prisciandaro received a K23 award from NIAAA in 2012 ("Neuroimaging Mechanisms of Overlap between Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder") and joined the MUSC faculty as an Assistant Professor.


Research Interests: Bipolar disorder, neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy), substance use disorders (e.g., alcoholism, cocaine dependence), behavioral disinhibition (e.g., impulsivity, reward sensitivity), mood disorders, latent variable modeling.   


  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Myrick, H., Henderson S., McRae-Clark, A. L., Brady, K. T. (in press). Impact of DCS-facilitated cue exposure therapy on brain activation to cocaine cues in cocaine dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
  • Goldberg, D., Prisciandaro, J. J., Williams, P. (in press). The Primary Health Care Version of ICD-11: The detection of anxiety and depression in General Medical Settings. General Hospital Psychiatry.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Korte, J. E., McRae-Clark, A. L., Brady, Kathleen, T. (in press). Associations between behavioral disinhibition and cocaine use history in individuals with cocaine dependence. Addictive Behaviors.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., DeSantis, S. M., Bandyopadhyay, D. (in press). Simultaneous modeling of the impact of treatments on alcohol consumption and quality of life in the COMBINE study: a  coupled hidden Markov analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
  • Hartwell, K.J., Prisciandaro, J.J., Borckardt, J., Li, X., George, M. S., Brady, K.T. (in press).  Real-time fMRI in the treatment of nicotine dependence: A conceptual review and pilot studies. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • Li, X., Hartwell, K. J., Borckardt, J., Prisciandaro, J. J., Morgan, P. S., Johnson, K. A., LeMatty, T., Brady, K. T., George, M. S. (in press). Volitional control of anterior cingulate cortex activity reduces cigarette cue craving: a real-time functional MRI study. Addiction Biology.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., McRae-Clark, A. L., Myrick, H., Henderson, S., Brady, K. T. (in press). Brain activation to cocaine cues and motivation/treatment status. Addiction Biology.
  • Tolliver, B. K., Brown, D. G., DeSantis, S. M., Prisciandaro, J. J., Brady, K. T. (2012). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of acamprosate in alcohol-dependent individuals with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 14, 54-63.
  • Simms, L. J., Prisciandaro, J. J., Krueger, R. F., Goldberg, D. P. (2012). The structure of depression, anxiety, and somatic symptoms in primary care. Psychological Medicine, 42, 15-28.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., DeSantis, S. M., Chiuzan, C., Brown, D. G., Brady, K. T., Tolliver, B. K. (2012). Impact of depressive symptoms on future alcohol use in patients with co-occurring bipolar disorder and alcohol dependence: a prospective analysis in an 8-week randomized controlled trial of acamprosate. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 490-496.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Rembold, J., Brown, D. G., Brady, K. T., Tolliver, B. K. (2011). Predictors of treatment dropout in individuals with co-occurring bipolar disorder and alcohol dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 493-496.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Brown, D. G., Brady, K. T., Tolliver, B. K. (2011). Comorbid anxiety disorders and baseline medication regimens predict clinical outcomes in individuals with co-occurring bipolar disorder and alcohol dependence: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Psychiatry Research, 188, 361-365.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., McRae-Clark, A. L., Moran-Santa Maria, M. M., Hartwell, K. J., Brady, K. T. (2011). Psychoticism and neuroticism predict cocaine dependence and future cocaine use via different mechanisms. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 116, 80-85. PMCID: 3105212.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Gebregziabher, M., Grubaugh, A. G., Gilbert, G. E., Echols, C., Egede, L. E. (2011). Impact of psychiatric comorbidity on mortality in veterans with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 13, 73-78. PMCID: 3025763.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Roberts, J. E. (2011). Evidence for the continuous latent structure of mania from multiple latent structure and construct validation methodologies. Psychological Medicine, 41, 575-588.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Myrick, H. (2010). Treatment of comorbid bipolar and substance use disorders: A review. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 6, 171-188.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Roberts, J. E. (2009). Initial treatment success followed by failure: How do we deal with toxic core beliefs in the context of comorbid major depression with psychotic features, social phobia, and axis II pathology? Clinical Case Studies, 8, 193-209.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Roberts, J. E. (2009). A comparison of the predictive abilities of dimensional and categorical models of unipolar depression in the National Comorbidity Survey. Psychological Medicine, 39, 1087-1096.
  • Prisciandaro, J. J., Roberts, J. E., (2005). A taxometric investigation of unipolar depression in the National Comorobidity Survey. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 718-728.
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