Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Pierre JM. Conspiracy theory belief: A sane response to an insane world? Rev Phil Psych 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13164-023-00716-7
  2. Pierre JM. Conspiracy theory or delusion? 3 questions to tell them apart. Current Psychiatry 2021; 20:44,60.
  3. Pierre JM. Mistrust and misinformation: A two component, socio-epistemic model of belief in conspiracy theoriesJ Soc Polit Psychol 2020; 8:617-64.
  4. Pierre JM. Forensic psychiatry versus the variety of delusion-like beliefs. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2020; 48:327-334.
  5. Pierre JM. Time to retire haloperidol? For emergency agitation, evidence suggests newer alternatives may be a better choice. Current Psychiatry 2020; 19:18-28.
  6. Pierre JM. The psychology of guns: Risk, fear, and motivated reasoning. Palgrave Comm 2019; 5:159.
  7. Pierre JM. Assessing malingered auditory verbal hallucinations in forensic and clinical settings. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2019; 47:448-456.
  8. Pierre JM. Cannabidiol for schizophrenia: Promise or pipe-dream? Current Psychiatry 2019; 18:12-16, 19-20.
  9. Pierre JM. Integrating non-psychiatric models of delusion-like beliefs into forensic psychiatric assessment. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2019; 47:171-179.
  10. Pierre JM. Abuse of psychiatric medications: Not just stimulants and benzodiazepines. Current Psychiatry 2019; 18:10-16,21-24,26,38.
  11. Pierre JM. Real-world challenges in managing ‘dual diagnosis’ patients. Current Psychiatry 2018; 17:25-30.
  12. Roggenkamp H, Nicholls A, Pierre JM. Tattoos as a window to the psyche: How talking about skin art can inform psychiatric practice. World J Psychiatry 2017; 22:148-158.
  13. Tessier JM, Erickson ZD, Meyer HB, Baker MR, Gelberg HA, Arnold IY, Kwan CL, Chamberlin V, Rosen JA, Shah C, Hellemann G, Lewis MM, Nguyen C, Sachinvala N, Amrami B, Pierre JM, Ames D. Therapeutic lifestyle changes: Impact on weight, quality of life, and psychiatric symptoms in veterans with mental illness. Military Medicine 2017 182:e1738-e1744.
  14. Pierre JM, Mahr F, Carter A, Madaan V. Underrepresented in medicine recruitment: Rationale, challenges, and strategies of increasing diversity in a psychiatry residency program. Academic Psychiatry 2017; 41:226-232.
  15. Erickson ZD, Kwan CL, Gelberg HA, Arnold IY, Chamberlin V, Rosen JA, Shah C, Nguyen CT, Hellemann G, Aragaki DR, Kunkel CF, Lewis MM, Sachinvala N, Sonza PA, Pierre JM, Ames D. A randomized, controlled multisite study of behavioral interventions for veterans with mental illness and antipsychotic medication-associated obesity. J Gen Int Med 2017; 32(Suppl 1):32-39.
  16. Pierre JM. Risks of increasingly potent cannabis: Joint effects of potency and frequency. Current Psychiatry 2016; 16:14-20.
  17. Ames D, Carr-Lopez SM, Gutierrez M, Pierre JM, Shakib S, Yudofsky YDetecting and managing adverse effects of antipsychotic medications: Current state of play. Psych Clin N Amer 2016; 39:275-311.
  18. Erickson ZD, Mena SJ, Pierre JM, Blum LH, Martin E, Helleman G, Aragaki DR, Firestone L, Lee C, Lee P, Kunkel CF, Ames D. Management of antipsychotic medication associated obesity. J Clin Psychiatry 2016; 77:e183-189.
  19. Cheung EH, Pierre JM. The medical ethics of neuroenhancement. AIMS Neuroscience 2015; 2:105-122.
  20. Pierre JM. Culturally-sanctioned suicide: Euthanasia, seppuku, and terrorist martyrdomWorld J Psychiatry 2015; 22:4-14. 
  21. Kwan C, Gelberg HA, Rosen JA, Chamberlin V, Shah C, Nguyen C, Pierre JM, Erickson ZD, Mena SJ, King M, Arnold I, Baker MR, Meyer HB; Ames D. Nutritional counseling for adults with severe mental illness: Lessons learned from a dietitian’s perspective. J Acad Nutrit Diet 2014; 114:369-374.
  22. Pierre JM. The neuroscience of free will: Implications for psychiatry. Psychol Med 2014; 44:2465-2474. 2012; 57:651-658.
  23. Pierre JM. Mental illness and mental health: Is the glass half empty of half full? Canadian J Psychiatry 2012; 57:651-658.
  24. Philips J, Frances A, Cerullo M, Chardavoyne J, First M, Ghaemi N, Greenberg G, Hinderleiter A, Kinghorn W, Labello S, Martin E, Mishara A, Paris J, Pierre J, Pies R, Picnus H, Poster D, Pouncey C, Schwartz M, Wakefield J, Waterman S, Whooley O, Szasz T, Zachar P. The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: A pluralogue part 4: General conclusion.  Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012; 7:14.
  25. Philips J, Frances A, Cerullo M, Chardavoyne J, First M, Ghaemi N, Greenberg G, Hinderleiter A, Kinghorn W, Labello S, Martin E, Mishara A, Paris J, Pierre J, Pies R, Picnus H, Poster D, Pouncey C, Schwartz M, Wakefield J, Waterman S, Whooley O, Szasz T, Zachar P. The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: A pluralogue part 3: Issues of utility and alternative approaches in psychiatric diagnosis.  Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012; 7:9.
  26. Philips J, Frances A, Cerullo M, Chardavoyne J, First M, Ghaemi N, Greenberg G, Hinderleiter A, Kinghorn W, Labello S, Martin E, Mishara A, Paris J, Pierre J, Pies R, Picnus H, Poster D, Pouncey C, Schwartz M, Wakefield J, Waterman S, Whooley O, Szasz T, Zachar P. The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: A pluralogue part 2: Issues of conservatism and pragmatism in psychiatric diagnosis.  Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012; 7:8.
  27. Philips J, Frances A, Cerullo M, Chardavoyne J, First M, Ghaemi N, Greenberg G, Hinderleiter A, Kinghorn W, Labello S, Martin E, Mishara A, Paris J, Pierre J, Pies R, Picnus H, Poster D, Pouncey C, Schwartz M, Wakefield J, Waterman S, Whooley O, Szasz T, Zachar P. The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: A pluralogue part 1. Conceptual and definitional issues in psychiatric diagnosis. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012; 7:3.
  28. Pierre JM. Cannabis, synthetic cannabinoids, and psychosis risk: What the evidence says.  Current Psychiatry 2011; 19:49-57.
  29. Pierre JM. The borders of mental disorder in psychiatry and the DSM: Past, present, and future. J Psychiatric Practice 2010; 16:375-386.
  30. Pierre JM. Non-antipsychotic treatment of auditory hallucinations. Biol Psychiatry 2010; 68:e33-34.
  31. Pierre JM. Hallucinations in non-psychotic disorders: Towards a differential diagnosis of “hearing voices.” Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2010; 18:22-35.
  32. Pierre JM. Deconstructing schizophrenia for DSM-V: Challenges for clinical and research agendas.  Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses 2008; 2:166-174.
  33. Peloian JH, Pierre JM. Modafinil: A candidate for pharmacotherapy of negative symptoms in schizophrenia.  Progress in Neurotherapeutics Neuropsychopharmacology 2008; 3:259-274.
  34. Tabibian JH, Wirshing DA, Pierre JM, Guzik LH, Kisicki MD, Danovitch I, Mena SJ, Wirshing WC. Hepatitis B and C among veterans on a psychiatric ward.  Dig Dis Sci. 2008; 53:1693-1698.
  35. Pierre JM, Peloian J, Wirshing DA, Wirshing WC, Marder SR. A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of modafinil for negative symptoms in schizophrenia.  J Clin Psychiatry 2007; 68:705-710.
  36. Buckley PF, Wirshing DA, Bhushan P, Pierre JM, Resnick SA, Wirshing WC. Lack of insight in schizophrenia: impact on treatment adherence.  CNS Drugs 2007; 1:129-141.
  37. Wirshing DA, Pierre JM, Wirshing WC, Guzik LH, Resnick SA, Goldstein D, Zorick TS. Community re-entry program training module for schizophrenic inpatients improves treatment outcomes.  Schizophr Res 2006; 87:338-339.
  38. Meyer JM, Loh C, Leckband SG, Boyd J, Wirshing WC, Pierre JM, Wirshing DA. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in veterans with schizophrenia.  J Psychiatric Practice 2006; 12:5-10.
  39. Pierre JM. Extrapyramidal symptoms with atypical antipsychotics: Incidence, prevention and management.  Drug Safety 2005; 28:191-208.
  40. Pierre JM, Cannell J, Sheppard K, Marks R, Mendenhall J, Wirshing DA, Wirshing WC, Saunders DG. High dose quetiapine in treatment refractory schizophrenia. Schiz Research 200573:373-375.
  41. Pierre JM, Wirshing DA, Wirshing WC. High dose antipsychotics: Desperation or data-driven? Current Psychiatry 2004; 3:31-37.
  42. Wirshing DA, Danovitch I, Erhart SM, Pierre JM, Wirshing WC. Practical tips to manage common side effects. Current Psychiatry 2003; 2:49-57.
  43. Wirshing DA, Pierre JM, Erhart S, Boyd J. Understanding the new and evolving profile of adverse drug effects in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Clinics of North America 2003; 26:165-190. 
  44. Wirshing DA, Pierre JM, Marder SM, Saunders CS, Wirshing WC. Sexual side effects of atypical antipsychotic medications. Schizophrenia Research 2002; 56:25-30.
  45. Pierre JM. Faith or delusion? At the crossroads of religion and psychosis. J Psychiatric Practice 2001; 7:163-172.
  46. Wirshing DA, Erhart SM, Pierre JM, Boyd JA. Nonextrapyramidal side effects of novel antipsychotics. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2000; 13:45-50.
  47. Wirshing DA, Bartzokis G, Pierre JM, Wirshing WC, Sun A, Tishler TA, Marder S. Tardive dyskinesia and serum iron indices. Biol Psychiatry 1998; 44:493-498.

Peer Reviewed Short Publications and Case Reports

  1. Pierre JM, Zito MF, Yang YS, Marder SR. Antipsychotic discontinuation and recovery: chicken or egg? Psychol Med 2023; 53:1134-1135.
  2. Pierre JM. Diagnostic uncertainty, antipsychotic dosing, and optimal psychosocial interventions: Unanswered questions in first-episode psychosis. Schiz Res 2021; 228:600-601.
  3. Pierre JM. Modern challenges of delusional disorder. The Carlat Report: Psychiatry 2020; 18:5-7.
  4. Pierre JM. Are auditory hallucinations ever normal? The Carlat Report: Psychiatry 2019; 17:5-6.
  5. Pierre JM, Frances A. Language in psychiatry: A bedeviling dictionary. BJPsych Advances 2016; 22:313-315.
  6. Pierre JM, Gandal M, Son M. Cannabis-induced psychosis associated with high potency “wax dabs.” Schizophr Res 2016; 172:211-212.
  7. Pierre JM. Suicide, swords, and cultural sanctioning.  Am J Forensic Sci 2014; 35:284.
  8. Striebel JM, Pierre JM. Acute psychotic sequelae of “bath salts.”  Schizophrenia Research 2011; 133:259-260.
  9. DeBonis KL, Pierre JM. Psychosis, ivermectin toxicity, and “Morgellons disease.”  Psychosomatics 2011; 52:295-296.
  10. Schiffman J, Davis M, Pierre J, Saunders CS. Hydroxyzine: Rational choice for inpatients with insomnia.  Current Psychiatry2011; 10:88.
  11. Pierre JM. Psychosis associated with “medical marijuana:” Risks vs. benefits of medicinal cannabis use. Am J Psychiatry 2010; 167:598-599. 
  12. Pierre JM. Naming names: auditory hallucinations, inner speech, and source monitoring.  Psychological Med 2009; 39:1-2.
  13. Burke G, Wong D, Saunders CS, Pierre JM. Risperidone-induced erythema multiforme.  Gen Hospital Psychiatry 2009; 31:295-296.
  14. Lu J, Pierre JM. Psychotic episode associated with Bikram yoga.  Am J Psychiatry 2007; 164:1761.
  15. Pierre JM, Shnayder I, Wirshing DA, Wirshing WC. Intranasal quetiapine abuse. Am J Psychiatry 2004; 161:1718.
  16. Pierre JM, Wirshing DA, Wirshing WC. ‘Iatrogenic malingering’ in VA substance abuse treatment. Psych Services 2003; 54:253-254.
  17. Pierre JM, Wirshing DA, Wirshing WC. In response to Furst et al., “Possible association of QTc interval prolongation with co-administration of quetiapine and lovastatin”: Reply.  Biol Psychiatry 2002; 52:914-915.
  18. Wirshing DA, Pierre JM, Wirshing WC. Sleep apnea associated with antipsychotic-induced obesity.  J Clin Psychiatry 2002; 63:369-370.
  19. Wirshing DA, Boyd JA, Pierre JM, Saunders CS, Wirshing WC, Azizian KA, Patel KR, Ashcraft JC, Darmandjian H, Feusner J. Delusions associated with quetiapine-related weight redistribution. J Clin Psychiatry 2002; 63:247-248.
  20. Furst B, Champion K, Pierre JM, Wirshing DA, Wirshing WC. Possible association of QTc interval prolongation with co-administration of quetiapine and lovastatin. Biol Psychiatry 2002; 51:264-265.
  21. Wirshing DA, Pierre JM, Eyeler J, Weinbach J, Wirshing WC. Risperidone-associated new-onset diabetes. Biol Psychiatry2001; 50:148-149.
  22. Pierre JM, Gitlin M. Bupropion-tranylcypromine combination for treatment refractory depression. J Clin Psychiatry 2000; 61:450-451.
  23. Pierre JM, Guze BH. Benztropine for venlafaxine induced night sweats. J Clin Psychopharmacology 2000; 20:269.
  24. Wirshing WC, Ames D, Bisheff S, Pierre JM, Mendoza A. Acute hepatotoxicity associated with combined clozapine and sodium valproate treatment. J Clin Psychopharmacology 1997; 17:120-121.
  25. Altshuler LL, Pierre JM, Wirshing WC, Ames D. Sertraline and akathisia. J Clin Psychopharmacology 1994; 14:278-279.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Pierre JM. Neuroimaging abnormalities in first-episode psychosis: clinically-relevant or not?https://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/psychosis/neuroimaging-first-episode-psychosis/ The Mental Elf; November 3, 2023.
  2. Pierre JM. Optimal antipsychotic dosing in first-episode schizophrenia: how much is too little, too much, or just right? The Mental Elf; April 14, 2023.
  3. Pierre JM. To stay on antipsychotics or not to stay on antipsychotics? A longstanding question with an updateThe Mental Elf; November 30, 2022.
  4. Pierre JM. Long-acting injectable antipsychotics: more effective than oral medications at preventing hospitalization and relapse in schizophrenia according to new review. The Mental Elf; July 19, 2021.
  5. Pies RW, Pierre JM. Believing in conspiracy theories is not delusional. Medscape Psychiatry; February 4, 2021 and Clinical Psychiatry News; February 5, 2021.
  6. Pierre JM. Why conspiracy theories are so addictive, explained by professor of psychiatry Joe Pierre, MDScreen Shot; January 27, 2021.
  7. Aftab A, Pierre JM. Conversations in critical psychiatry: There and back again: Joseph Pierre, MDPsychiatric Times; January 8, 2021. 
  8. Pierre JM. Assessing malingered voice-hearingPsychiatric Times, September 17, 2020. 
  9. Stea J, Black T, Pierre J. Why anti-psychiatry now fails and harmsMedpage Today, September 9, 2020.
  10. Pierre J. Delusion-like beliefs: Epistemic and forensic innocence? Imperfect Cognitions (blog). August 18, 2020.
  11. Pierre J. Antipsychotics versus CBT in first episode psychosis: some answers, more questionsThe Mental Elf (blog). July 22, 2020. 
  12. Pierre J. Time to cut ‘copy and paste’ from electronic medical records? Medscape; July 7, 2017. 
  13. Pies RW, Pierre J. Quality of life and the case for antipsychoticsPsychiatric Times; August 10, 2016. 
  14. Pierre JM. Treating patients with “dual diagnosis”: Real-world challenges.  The Los Angeles Psychologist 2011; 25:6-7.
  15. Pierre JM. Final comment. Bulletin of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry 2010; 17:12-13.
  16. Pierre JM. Mental disorder vs. normality: Defining the indefinable. Bulletin of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry 2010; 17:9-11.
  17. Pierre JM. A psychiatry of tomorrow: DSM-5 and beyond.  PsychiatricTimes.comDSM-5 Blog; June 25, 2010 2009.
  18. Pierre JM. Challenging the “dis-ease” model.  PsychiatricTimes.com, August 26, 2009.  

Book Chapters

  1. Pierre JM. Conspiracy theories and delusions. In: Sullivan-Bissett M, ed. Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Delusion. Routledge: Oxfordshire UK, in press.
  2. Pierre JM. Cults of personality. In: Durns T, Scott C, McDermott B, Whitehead P, eds. A Clinical Guide to Cults and Persuasive Leadership. Cambridge Press: Cambridge UK, in press.
  3. Pierre JM. Down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole: How does one become a follower of QAnon?.  In: Miller M, ed. The Social Science of QAnon. Cambridge Press: Cambridge UK, 2023.
  4. Pierre JM. Overdiagnosis, underdiagnosis, synthesis: A dialectic for psychiatry and the DSM.  In: Paris J, Philips J, eds. Making the DSM-5: Concepts and Controversies. Springer: New York, 2013.
  5. Pierre JM, Marder SR. Acute efficacy of atypical antipsychotic drugs. In: Cernansky JG, Lauriello J, eds. Atypical antipsychotics: From bench to bedside. Marcel Dekker, Inc.: New York, 2004.