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    Andrew Petkus

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    AddressCHP 1540 Alcazar
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 8050
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      San Diego State University / University of California, San DiegoPh.D.08/2014Clinical Psychology
      University of South FloridaM.A.05/2008Gerontology
      University of Wisconsin-OshkoshB.S.01/2006Psychology

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      1. Petkus A, Wetherell JL, Stein MB, Chavira DA, Craske MG, Sherbourne C, Sullivan G, Bystritsky A, Roy-Byrne P. Age Differences in Death and Suicidal Ideation in Anxious Primary Care Patients. Clin Gerontol. 2017 Jul 25; 1-11. PMID: 28960158.
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      2. Petkus A, Reynolds CA, Wetherell JL, Kremen WS, Gatz M. Temporal dynamics of cognitive performance and anxiety across older adulthood. Psychol Aging. 2017 May; 32(3):278-292. PMID: 28333502.
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      3. Petkus A, Beam CR, Johnson W, Kaprio J, Korhonen T, McGue M, Neiderhiser JM, Pedersen NL, Reynolds CA, Gatz M. Gene-environment interplay in depressive symptoms: moderation by age, sex, and physical illness. Psychol Med. 2017 Jul; 47(10):1836-1847. PMID: 28202098.
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      4. Bower ES, Wetherell JL, Petkus A, Rawson KS, Lenze EJ. Fear of Falling after Hip Fracture: Prevalence, Course, and Relationship with One-Year Functional Recovery. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Dec; 24(12):1228-1236. PMID: 27726939.
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      5. Wetherell JL, Johnson K, Chang D, Ward SR, Bower ES, Merz C, Petkus A. Activity, balance, learning, and exposure (ABLE): a new intervention for fear of falling. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 31(7):791-8. PMID: 26729564.
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      6. Petkus A, Gatz M, Reynolds CA, Kremen WS, Wetherell JL. Stability of Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Anxiety Symptoms in Older Adulthood. Behav Genet. 2016 Jul; 46(4):492-505. PMID: 26659832; PMCID: PMC4887343 [Available on 07/01/17].
      7. Petkus A, Reynolds CA, Wetherell JL, Kremen WS, Pedersen NL, Gatz M. Anxiety is associated with increased risk of dementia in older Swedish twins. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Apr; 12(4):399-406. PMID: 26549599; PMCID: PMC4841698 [Available on 04/01/17].
      8. Wetherell JL, Petkus A, Alonso-Fernandez M, Bower ES, Steiner AR, Afari N. Age moderates response to acceptance and commitment therapy vs. cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Mar; 31(3):302-8. PMID: 26216753.
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      9. Bower ES, Wetherell JL, Merz CC, Petkus A, Malcarne VL, Lenze EJ. A new measure of fear of falling: psychometric properties of the fear of falling questionnaire revised (FFQ-R). Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Jul; 27(7):1121-33. PMID: 25079081; PMCID: PMC4312554.
      10. Petkus A, Gum AM, Wetherell JL. Anxiety and cognitive impairment in homebound older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 28(9):989-90. PMID: 23913843; PMCID: PMC3825851.
      11. Wetherell JL, Petkus A, White KS, Nguyen H, Kornblith S, Andreescu C, Zisook S, Lenze EJ. Antidepressant medication augmented with cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Jul; 170(7):782-9. PMID: 23680817; PMCID: PMC4090227.
      12. Petkus A, Wetherell JL. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Older Adults: Rationale and Considerations. Cogn Behav Pract. 2013 Feb; 20(1):47-56. PMID: 26997859.
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      13. Steiner AR, Petkus A, Nguyen H, Wetherell JL. Information processing bias and pharmacotherapy outcome in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2013 Aug; 27(6):592-7. PMID: 23245629; PMCID: PMC3605197.
      14. Petkus A, Wetherell JL, Stein MB, Liu L, Barrett-Connor E. History of sexual assault is associated with greater declines in executive functioning in older adults with APOE epsilon4. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2012 Nov; 67(6):653-9. PMID: 22357643; PMCID: PMC3478726.
      15. Petkus A, Gum A, Wetherell JL. Thought suppression is associated with psychological distress in homebound older adults. Depress Anxiety. 2012 Mar; 29(3):219-25. PMID: 22170756; PMCID: PMC4069281.
      16. Wetherell JL, Afari N, Rutledge T, Sorrell JT, Stoddard JA, Petkus A, Solomon BC, Lehman DH, Liu L, Lang AJ, Atkinson JH. A randomized, controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain. Pain. 2011 Sep; 152(9):2098-107. PMID: 21683527.
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      17. Wetherell JL, Afari N, Ayers CR, Stoddard JA, Ruberg J, Sorrell JT, Liu L, Petkus A, Thorp SR, Kraft A, Patterson TL. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: a preliminary report. Behav Ther. 2011 Mar; 42(1):127-34. PMID: 21292059; PMCID: PMC3496779.
      18. Petkus A, Gum AM, Small B, Malcarne VL, Stein MB, Wetherell JL. Evaluation of the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 with homebound older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Jun; 25(6):578-87. PMID: 20013879; PMCID: PMC4070299.
      19. Petkus A, Gum AM, King-Kallimanis B, Wetherell JL. Trauma history is associated with psychological distress and somatic symptoms in homebound older adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 17(9):810-8. PMID: 19700953.
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      20. Wetherell JL, Petkus A, McChesney K, Stein MB, Judd PH, Rockwell E, Sewell DD, Patterson TL. Older adults are less accurate than younger adults at identifying symptoms of anxiety and depression. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Aug; 197(8):623-6. PMID: 19684501; PMCID: PMC2773356.