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Rita Shaughnessy

Rita Shaughnessy, MD, PhD

Associate Professor


Department: Psychiatry

Practices: Drexel Psychiatry

Specialties: Psychiatry

Education

  • MD - University of Illinois, Chicago (1989)
  • PhD - University of Illinois, Chicago (1980)
  • BA - Governors State University (1974)

Dr. Shaughnessy is director of outpatient programs. She is board certified in psychiatry with expertise in treating adults with mood disorders.

Contact Information
General Adult Psychiatry Clinic: 267.507.6581
Supportive Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program: 267.507.6800

Clinical Services

Mood Disorders, Anxiety disorders, Psychiatric evaluation, Medication management

Residencies

  • Psychiatry - University of Illinois, Chicago (1989 - 1993)

Internships

  • Psychiatry - University of Illinois, Chicago (1989 - 1993)

Dr. Shaughnessy is an associate professor of psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Interests

Schizophrenia (etiology and pathophysiology)

Research

Selected Publications

"Oral Tolvaptan is safe and effective for treating chronic mild hyponatremia in psychotic patients"
Josiassen RC, Curtis J, Shaughnessy RA
Submitted to Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

"Tolvaptan: A new tool for the effective treatment of hyponatremia in schizophrenia"
Josiassen RC, Curtis J, Filmyer DM, Audino B, Shaughnessy RA
Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy 4: 1 -12 (2010)

"A longitudinal comparison of the metabolic syndrome in psychotic patients treated with clozapine or first-generation antipsychotics"
Josiassen RC, Shaughnessy RA, Victor T, Filmyer DM, Kacso M, Curtis JL, Cornelius MD, Skuban N
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry In press

"Short-term treatment with second-generation antipsychotics in first-episode psychosis: 8-week results of a naturalistic single-blind study"
Josiassen RC, Shaughnessy RA, Filmyer DM, Donohue AM, Kacso M, Finkel N, Audino B, Skuban N
Early Intervention in Psychiatry 4: 57-63 (2010)

"A Randomized, Archival, Follow-Forward Exploration of the Metabolic Syndrome in Clozapine Treated Patients"
Josiassen RC, Filmyer DM, Curtis JL, Shaughnessy RA, Kacso M, Fedde J, Cornelius MD, Joseph A, Parson R, Joseph M, Weinstein J, Skuban N, Victor T
Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses (July 2009)

"Cognitive Findings from a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial of a Vasopressin V2-Receptor Antagonist in Patients with Schizophrenia and Hyponatremia" (Abstract)
Josiassen R, Goldman M, Jessani M, Shaughnessy R, Czerwicz F
NCDEU, Hollywood, Florida (2009)

"Short-term Treatment with Second-Generation Antipsychotics in First-Episode Psychosis: 8-week Results of a Naturalistic Single-Blind Study" (Abstract)
Josiassen R, Shaughnessy R, Filmyer D, Donohue AM, Kacso M, Finkel N, Skuban N
NCDEU, Hollywood, Florida (2009)

"A Longitudinal Comparison of the Metabolic Syndrome in Psychotic Patients Treated with Clozapine or First-Generation Antipsychotics" (Abstract)
Josiassen R, Shaughnessy R, Filmyer D, Kasco M, Victor T, Skuban N
NCDEU, Hollywood, Florida (2009)

"Vaspressin V2-Receptor Blockade with Tolvaptan in Schizophrenic Patients with Hyponatremia: Results from a Double-Blind, Randomized Trial"
Josiassen RC, Goldman M, Jessani M, Shaughnessy R, Czerwiec F, Orlandi C
Biological Psychiatry 64 (12): 1097-1100 (2008)

"Effects of Clozapine Treatment on the Glucose-Insulin Homeostasis in Patients with Schizophrenia" (Abstract)
Skuban N, Kacso M, Filmyer D, Davis M, Shaughnessy R, Curtis J, Cornelius MD, Josiassen R
Abstracts of the International Schizophrenia Conference, Venice, Italy (2008)

"New intramuscular (IM) aripiprazole: A new treatment option"
Josiassen RC, Shaughnessy R
Current Psychiatry 6(7): 103-106 (2007)

"Vasopressin V2-Receptor Blockade with Tolvaptan in Schizophrenic Patients with Hyponatremia: Results from a Double-Blind, Randomized Trial" (Abstract)
Josiassen RC, Goldman M, Jessani M, Shaughnessy RA, Czerwiec FS, Orlandi C
Schizophrenia Bulletin 33(2), 434 (2007)

"Clozaril-induced agranulocytosis after 11 years of treatment" (letter)
Sedky K, Shaughnessy R, Hughes T
American Journal of Psychiatry, 162:4, 814 (2005)

"Clozapine augmentation with risperdone in chronic schizophrenia"
Josiassen RC, Joseph A, Kohegyi E, Stokes S, Paing W, Shaughnessy RA
American Journal of Psychiatry, 162:1; 130-136 (2005)

"Psychobiological Reflections in Adult Psychopathology" (Book Chapter)
Josiassen RC, Shaughnessy RA
Psychopathology in Adulthood: An Advanced Text Second Edition, (eds. Alan Bellack, Michel Hersen), Allyn & Bacon, pp. 77-111 (1999)

"Electrophysiological Correlates of Mania" (Book Chapter)
Josiassen RC, Nair C, Shaughnessy RA, Shagass C
Mania (ed. Goodnick), American Psychiatric Association Press, pp.171-189 (1998)

"Psychopharmacology of neuropsychiatric disorders"
Shaughnessy, R
Psychiatric Annals, 25: 634-640 (1995)

"The neuropsychiatry of affective disorders" (Book Chapter)
Shaughnessy R
Handbook of Neuropsychiatry, (eds. M. Gaviria, T. Jobe), Year Book Medical Publishers, Chicago (1994)

"The suicidal patient" (Book Chapter)
Fawcett J, Shaughnessy R
Psychiatry: Diagnosis and Therapy, Second Edition (eds. J. Floridaherty, J.M. Davis, P.G. Janicak), Appleton Lange, East Norwalk, CT (1993)

Seiden A, Shaughnessy R
Special conditions of women, Ibid.

"Temporal lobe epilepsy and psychiatric disorders: A multivariate approach" (Abstract)
Shaughnessy R, Atkins K, Gaviria M, Penney D, Acacia N
Biological Psychiatry 3.3 (suppl), 140-141A (1993)

"The suicidal patient" (Book Chapter)
Fawcett J, Shaughnessy R
Clinical Manual of Psychiatry: Diagnosis and Therapy (eds. J. Floridaherty, J.M. Davis, P.G. Janicak), Appleton Lange, East Norwalk, CT (1993)

"Variability among brain regions in the specificity of 6-OHDA-induced lesions"
Commins DL, Shaughnessy RA, Axt KJ, Vosmer G, Seiden LS
Journal of Neural Transmission 77: 197-210 (1989)

"Red-cell lithium transport and affective disorders in a multi-generation pedigree: Evidence for transmission of vulnerability to affective disorders"
Shaughnessy R, Greene S, Pandey GN, Dorus E
Biological Psychiatry, 20: 451-454 (1985)

"Effects of water deprivation and amine depletion by 56-hydroxydopamine on locomotor activity in the rat" Seiden LS, Pachman HS, Shaughnessy R
Brain Research 337: 225-232 (1985)

"Relatives of unipolar and bipolar patients have normal pursuit"
Levy DL, Yasillo NJ, Dorus E, Shaughnessy R, Gibbons RD, Peterson J, Janicak PG, Gaviria M, Davis JM
Journal of Psychiatric Research, 10: 285-293 (1983)

"Lithiumion transport and affective disorders within families of bipolar patients: Identification of a major gene locus"
Dorus E, Cox NJ, Gibbons RD, Shaughnessy R, Pandey GN, Cloninger R
Archives of General Psychiatry 40: 545-552 (1983)

"No evidence of an association between psychiatric disorders and lithium-sodium counterflow deficiencies in families of schizo-affective patients"
Shaughnessy R, Dorus E, Pandey GN, Harris J, Davis JM
Biological Psychology, 17: 631-633 (1982)

"Platelet monoamine oxidase activity and lithium transport in families of bipolar patients"
Pandey GN, Dorus E, Shaughnessy R, Davis JM
Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 17: 88-98 (1991)

"Genetic aspects of affective disorders" (Book Chapter)
Dorus E, Shaughnessy R
Affective Disorders: Diagnosis and Management in Clinical Practice (eds. E. Val, J.A. Floridaherty, F.M. Gaviria). Year Book Medical Publishers, Chicago, pp. 165-182 (1982)

"Personality correlates of platelet monoamine oxidase activity and red-cell lithium transport"
Shaughnessy R, Dorus E, Pandey GN, Davis JM
Psychiatry Research, 2: 63-74 (1980)

"Genetic control of platelet monoamine oxidase activity: A study of normal families"
Pandey GN, Dorus E, Shaughnessy R, Davis JM
Psychiatry Research, 2: 315-321 (1980)

"Reduced platelet monoamine oxidase activity and genetic vulnerability to psychiatric disorders"
Pandey GN, Dorus E, Shaughnessy R, Davis JM
Life Sciences, 25: 1173-1178 (1979)

"Lithium transport across the red-cell membrane: A cell membrane abnormality in manic-depressive illness"
Dorus E, Pandey GN, Shaughnessy R, Gaviria M, Val E, Erickson S, Davis JM
Science, 205: 932-934 (1979)

"Lithium transport across the red-cell membrane: A study of genetic factors"
Dorus E, Pandey GN, Shaughnessy R, Davis JM
Archives of General Psychiatry, 37: 80-81 (1980)

"Low platelet monoamine oxidase activity, high red-blood cell lithium ratio and affective disorders: A multivariate assessment of genetic vulnerability to affective disorders"
Dorus E, Pandey GN, Shaughnessy R, Davis JM
Biological Psychiatry 14: 9889-993 (1979)

"Genetic control of lithium transport across the red blood cell membrane: Relationship between cell membrane function and the etiology of affective disorders" (Book Chapter)
Dorus E, Pandey GN, Shaughnessy R, Davis JM
Biological Psychiatry Today (eds. J. Obials, C. Ballus, E, Gonzalez, Monclus, et al). Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press, Amsterdam, pp. 1143-47 (1979)


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Psychiatry
1427 Vine Street
8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.507.6581
Fax: 215.762.6673