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Dr. Jack Nitschke earned his degree at the University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Nitschke has a special interest in anxiety disorders, and neuroimaging.





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PubMed Articles
Grupe DW Imhoff-Smith T Wielgosz J Nitschke JB Davidson RJ A common neural substrate for elevated PTSD symptoms and reduced pulse rate variability in combat-exposed veterans. Psychophysiology . 2020 Jan;57(1):e13352
[PubMed ID: 30793774]
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[PubMed ID: 31857689]
Grupe DW Hushek BA Davis K Schoen AJ Wielgosz J Nitschke JB Davidson RJ Elevated perceived threat is associated with reduced hippocampal volume in combat veterans. Sci Rep . 2019 Oct 17;9(1):14888
[PubMed ID: 31624305]
Oathes DJ Hilt LM Nitschke JB Affective neural responses modulated by serotonin transporter genotype in clinical anxiety and depression. PLoS One . 2015;10(2):e0115820
[PubMed ID: 25675343]
Grupe DW Oathes DJ Nitschke JB Dissecting the anticipation of aversion reveals dissociable neural networks. Cereb Cortex . 2013 Aug;23(8):1874-83
[PubMed ID: 22763169]
Grupe DW Nitschke JB Uncertainty and anticipation in anxiety: an integrated neurobiological and psychological perspective. Nat Rev Neurosci . 2013 Jul;14(7):488-501
[PubMed ID: 23783199]
McFarlin DR Kerr DL Nitschke JB Upsampling to 400-ms resolution for assessing effective connectivity in functional magnetic resonance imaging data with Granger causality. Brain Connect . 2013;3(1):61-71
[PubMed ID: 23134194]
Kerr DL McLaren DG Mathy RM Nitschke JB Controllability modulates the anticipatory response in the human ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Front Psychol . 2012;3:557
[PubMed ID: 23550176]
Tromp DP Grupe DW Oathes DJ McFarlin DR Hernandez PJ Kral TR Lee JE Adams M Alexander AL Nitschke JB Reduced structural connectivity of a major frontolimbic pathway in generalized anxiety disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry . 2012 Sep;69(9):925-34
[PubMed ID: 22945621]
Grupe DW Nitschke JB Uncertainty is associated with biased expectancies and heightened responses to aversion. Emotion . 2011 Apr;11(2):413-24
[PubMed ID: 21500909]
Nitschke JB Sarinopoulos I Oathes DJ Johnstone T Whalen PJ Davidson RJ Kalin NH Anticipatory activation in the amygdala and anterior cingulate in generalized anxiety disorder and prediction of treatment response. Am J Psychiatry . 2009 Mar;166(3):302-10
[PubMed ID: 19122007]
Oathes DJ Nitschke JB State of the union between cognitive neuroscience and emotion. Expert Rev Neurother . 2008 Jul;8(7):1025-7
[PubMed ID: 18590473]
Sarinopoulos I Dixon GE Short SJ Davidson RJ Nitschke JB Brain mechanisms of expectation associated with insula and amygdala response to aversive taste: implications for placebo. Brain Behav Immun . 2006 Mar;20(2):120-32
[PubMed ID: 16472720]
Nitschke JB Dixon GE Sarinopoulos I Short SJ Cohen JD Smith EE Kosslyn SM Rose RM Davidson RJ Altering expectancy dampens neural response to aversive taste in primary taste cortex. Nat Neurosci . 2006 Mar;9(3):435-42
[PubMed ID: 16462735]
Nitschke JB Sarinopoulos I Mackiewicz KL Schaefer HS Davidson RJ Functional neuroanatomy of aversion and its anticipation. Neuroimage . 2006 Jan 1;29(1):106-16
[PubMed ID: 16181793]
Nitschke JB Mackiewicz KL Prefrontal and anterior cingulate contributions to volition in depression. Int Rev Neurobiol . 2005;67:73-94
[PubMed ID: 16291020]
Nitschke JB Heller W Distinguishing neural substrates of heterogeneity among anxiety disorders. Int Rev Neurobiol . 2005;67:1-42
[PubMed ID: 16291018]
Nitschke JB Heller W Etienne MA Miller GA Prefrontal cortex activity differentiates processes affecting memory in depression. Biol Psychol . 2004 Oct;67(1-2):125-43
[PubMed ID: 15130528]
Urry HL Nitschke JB Dolski I Jackson DC Dalton KM Mueller CJ Rosenkranz MA Ryff CD Singer BH Davidson RJ Making a life worth living: neural correlates of well-being. Psychol Sci . 2004 Jun;15(6):367-72
[PubMed ID: 15147488]
Nitschke JB Nelson EE Rusch BD Fox AS Oakes TR Davidson RJ Orbitofrontal cortex tracks positive mood in mothers viewing pictures of their newborn infants. Neuroimage . 2004 Feb;21(2):583-92
[PubMed ID: 14980560]