Therese Verkerke Cash

Therese Verkerke Cash
Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU · Department of Psychiatry

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

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Support group leaders play pivotal roles in maintaining healthy community support groups; however, these leaders also have personal support needs and typically lack formal training in managing complex behaviors of neurodegenerative disorders. A support group well-being questionnaire, assessing support group functioning, was developed and piloted am...
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Misophonia is a decreased sound tolerance condition in which specific sounds elicit an intense negative emotional response. The aims of the current study were to examine how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms and misophonia are related, and to examine the possibility that the relationship between anxiety sensitivity (AS) and misophonia ma...
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Self-reported anxiety, and potentially physiological response, to maintained inhalation of carbon dioxide (CO2) enriched air shows promise as a putative marker of panic reactivity and vulnerability. Temporal stability of response systems during low-dose, steady-state CO2 breathing challenge is lacking. Outcomes on multiple levels were measured two...
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Background: Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and their caregivers are at risk for emotional distress and hypercortisolism. Expressive writing is an effective complementary intervention to ameliorate the psychological and physiological effects of chronic illness. This pilot study aimed to evaluate feasibility and preliminary effectiveness...
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This pilot study assessed the feasibility and impact of an 8-week mindfulness-based group intervention on cognitive and emotional functioning for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers. Twenty-five percent of those initially recruited dropped out before completing the study. The final sample (N = 39; 29 patients/10 caregiver...
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Perceptions of service needs and barriers to care among caregivers of individuals with Parkinson's disease have not been well explored. The purpose of this study was to assess caregiver perceptions of their own and patients' medical and supportive service needs. An online and paper survey was disseminated to a sample of caregivers (n = 66) of indiv...
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Objective: The goal of this study is to evaluate the effects of a neurocognitive rehabilitation intervention compared to a supportive therapy condition in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Method: Individuals with a diagnosis of PD with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) were randomly assigned to receive 8 weeks of a memory and problem solvin...
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Objective: This study evaluates the feasibility and efficacy of computer-based cognitive training programs in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Method: Individuals with a diagnosis of PD with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) were randomly assigned to 8 weeks of a computer-based cognitive training program-Posit's Brain Fitness (auditory proc...
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Background Non-motor symptoms, quality of life, service needs, and barriers to care of individuals with movement disorders are not well explored. This study assessed these domains within a sample of individuals with essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods A survey exploring symptoms, needs, and barriers to care was disseminated...

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