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ACT on Health Toolkit: The purpose of the ACT on Health toolkit is to support Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center mental health leadership and clinicians in implementation of 1-Day ACT workshops in community-based settings. The toolkit is based on 3-years of pilot work, funded by VA’s Office of Rural Health. During that time, our team delivered ACT 1-day workshops to Veterans in the rural Beaumont, Texas area in collaboration with community partners including Vet Centers, Veteran-serving nonprofits, and faith-based organizations.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Behavioral Intervention for Mental Health and Medical Conditions. Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. NIHMSID: NIHMS858234.

Truong H, McGinnis L, Dindo L, Honda CN, Giesler GJ Jr. Identification of dorsal root ganglion neurons that innervate the common bile duct of rats. Exp Brain Res. 2004 Apr;155(4):477-84. doi: 10.1007/s00221-003-1753-5. Epub 2003 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 14689139.

Dindo L, Coryell W. Comorbid major depression and panic disorder: significance of temporal sequencing to familial transmission. J Affect Disord. 2004 Oct 1;82(1):119-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2003.08.008. PubMed PMID: 15465584.

Coryell W, Dindo L, Fyer A, Pine DS. Onset of spontaneous panic attacks: a prospective study of risk factors. Psychosom Med. 2006 Sep-Oct;68(5):754-7. doi: 10.1097/01.psy.0000232268.00327.b4. PubMed PMID: 17012529.

Dindo L, Fowles DC. The skin conductance orienting response to semantic stimuli: significance can be independent of arousal. Psychophysiology. 2008 Jan;45(1):111-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2007.00604.x. Epub 2007 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 17910735.

Dindo L, McDade-Montez E, Sharma L, Watson D, Clark LA. Development and initial validation of the disinhibition inventory: a multifaceted measure of disinhibition. Assessment. 2009 Sep;16(3):274-91. doi: 10.1177/1073191108328890. Epub 2009 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 19228581.

Dindo L, Fowles D. Dual temperamental risk factors for psychopathic personality: evidence from self-report and skin conductance. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2011 Mar;100(3):557-66. doi: 10.1037/a0021848. PubMed PMID: 21186933.

Turvey C, Sheeran T, Dindo L, Wakefield B, Klein D. Validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire, PHQ-9, administered through interactive-voice-response technology. J Telemed Telecare. 2012 Sep;18(6):348-51. doi: 10.1258/jtt.2012.120220. Epub 2012 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 22933480.

Dindo L, Recober A, Marchman JN, Turvey C, O'Hara MW. One-day behavioral treatment for patients with comorbid depression and migraine: a pilot study. Behav Res Ther. 2012 Sep;50(9):537-43. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.05.007. Epub 2012 May 27. PubMed PMID: 22728646; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3408777.

Aburizik A, Dindo L, Kaboli P, Charlton M, Dawn K, Turvey C. A pilot randomized controlled trial of a depression and disease management program delivered by phone. J Affect Disord. 2013 Nov;151(2):769-774. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.028. Epub 2013 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 23871127.

Dindo L, Recober A, Marchman J, O'Hara MW, Turvey C. One-day behavioral intervention in depressed migraine patients: effects on headache. Headache. 2014 Mar;54(3):528-38. doi: 10.1111/head.12258. PubMed PMID: 24741688; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3990866.

Turvey C, Klein D, Fix G, Hogan TP, Woods S, Simon SR, Charlton M, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Zulman DM, Dindo L, Wakefield B, Graham G, Nazi K. Blue Button use by patients to access and share health record information using the Department of Veterans Affairs' online patient portal. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul-Aug;21(4):657-63. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002723. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 24740865; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4078285.

Dindo L, Recober A, Marchman J, O'Hara M, Turvey C. Depression and disability in migraine: the role of pain acceptance and values-based action. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Feb;22(1):109-17. doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9390-x. PubMed PMID: 24515397.

Dindo L, Marchman J, Gindes H, Fiedorowicz JG. A brief behavioral intervention targeting mental health risk factors for vascular disease: a pilot study. Psychother Psychosom. 2015;84(3):183-5. doi: 10.1159/000371495. Epub 2015 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 25832203; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4393823.

Dindo L. One-Day Acceptance and Commitment Training Workshops in Medical Populations. Curr Opin Psychol. 2015 Apr 1;2:38-42. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.01.018. PubMed PMID: 25793217; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4360910.

Coryell WH, Butcher BD, Burns TL, Dindo LN, Schlechte JA, Calarge CA. Fat distribution and major depressive disorder in late adolescence. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Jan;77(1):84-9. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14m09169. PubMed PMID: 26580857; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5520803.

Deumic E, Butcher BD, Clayton AD, Dindo LN, Burns TL, Calarge CA. Sexual Functioning in Adolescents With Major Depressive Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Jul;77(7):957-62. doi: 10.4088/JCP.15m09840. PubMed PMID: 27464316; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5520806.

Brock RL, Dindo L, Simms LJ, Clark LA. Personality and dyadic adjustment: Who you think your partner is really matters. J Fam Psychol. 2016 Aug;30(5):602-13. doi: 10.1037/fam0000210. Epub 2016 Apr 21. PubMed PMID: 27100564.

Coryell W, Yolken R, Butcher B, Burns T, Dindo L, Schlechte J, Calarge C. Toxoplasmosis Titers and past Suicide Attempts Among Older Adolescents Initiating SSRI Treatment. Arch Suicide Res. 2016 Oct-Dec;20(4):605-13. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2016.1158677. Epub 2016 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 27045220; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5067776.

Dindo L, Van Liew JR, Arch JJ. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Behavioral Intervention for Mental Health and Medical Conditions. Neurotherapeutics. 2017 Jul;14(3):546-553. doi: 10.1007/s13311-017-0521-3. Review. PubMed PMID: 28271287; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5509623.

Dindo LN, Recober A, Haddad R, Calarge CA. Comorbidity of Migraine, Major Depressive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults. Int J Behav Med. 2017 Aug;24(4):528-534. doi: 10.1007/s12529-016-9620-5. PubMed PMID: 28032323; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5517023.

Hou JK, Vanga RR, Thakur E, Gonzalez I, Willis D, Dindo L. One-Day Behavioral Intervention for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Co-Occurring Psychological Distress. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Oct;15(10):1633-1634. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.05.022. Epub 2017 May 19. PubMed PMID: 28532699.

Coryell WH, Langbehn DR, Norris AW, Yao JR, Dindo LN, Calarge CA. Polyunsaturated fatty acid composition and childhood adversity: Independent correlates of depressive symptom persistence. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Oct;256:305-311. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.036. Epub 2017 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 28666200; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6193447.

Gandy K, Kim S, Sharp C, Dindo L, Maletic-Savatic M, Calarge C. Pattern Separation: A Potential Marker of Impaired Hippocampal Adult Neurogenesis in Major Depressive Disorder. Front Neurosci. 2017;11:571. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00571. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 29123464; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5662616.

Dindo L, Elmore A, O'Hara M, Stuart S. The comorbidity of Axis I disorders in depressed pregnant women. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2017 Dec;20(6):757-764. doi: 10.1007/s00737-017-0769-y. Epub 2017 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 28842756; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5759963.

Dindo L, Brock RL, Aksan N, Gamez W, Kochanska G, Clark LA. Attachment and Effortful Control in Toddlerhood Predict Academic Achievement Over a Decade Later. Psychol Sci. 2017 Dec;28(12):1786-1795. doi: 10.1177/0956797617721271. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 29023183; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6052977.

Huddleston C, Martin L, Woods K, Dindo L. One-Day Behavioral Intervention for Distressed Veterans with Migraine: Results of a Multimethod Pilot Study. Mil Med. 2018 Jul 1;183(7-8):e184-e192. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usx090. PubMed PMID: 29420786.

Thakur E, Recober A, Turvey C, Dindo LN. Benefits of an on-line migraine education video for patients with co-occurring migraine and depression. J Psychosom Res. 2018 Sep;112:47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.06.012. Epub 2018 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 30097135.

Dindo L, Zimmerman MB, Hadlandsmyth K, StMarie B, Embree J, Marchman J, Tripp-Reimer T, Rakel B. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Prevention of Chronic Postsurgical Pain and Opioid Use in At-Risk Veterans: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study. J Pain. 2018 Oct;19(10):1211-1221. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2018.04.016. Epub 2018 May 17. PubMed PMID: 29777950; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6163061.

Naik AD, Dindo LN, Van Liew JR, Hundt NE, Vo L, Hernandez-Bigos K, Esterson J, Geda M, Rosen J, Blaum CS, Tinetti ME. Development of a Clinically Feasible Process for Identifying Individual Health Priorities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Oct;66(10):1872-1879. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15437. Epub 2018 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 30281794.

Blaum CS, Rosen J, Naik AD, Smith CD, Dindo L, Vo L, Hernandez-Bigos K, Esterson J, Geda M, Ferris R, Costello D, Acampora D, Meehan T, Tinetti ME. Feasibility of Implementing Patient Priorities Care for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Oct;66(10):2009-2016. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15465. Epub 2018 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 30281777; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7015118.

Stotts AL, Villarreal YR, Klawans MR, Suchting R, Dindo L, Dempsey A, Spellman M, Green C, Northrup TF. Psychological Flexibility and Depression in New Mothers of Medically Vulnerable Infants: A Mediational Analysis. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Jun;23(6):821-829. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-02699-9. PubMed PMID: 30610529; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6511293.

Tinetti M, Dindo L, Smith CD, Blaum C, Costello D, Ouellet G, Rosen J, Hernandez-Bigos K, Geda M, Naik A. Challenges and strategies in patients' health priorities-aligned decision-making for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. PLoS One. 2019;14(6):e0218249. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218249. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31181117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6557523.

Feder SL, Kiwak E, Costello D, Dindo L, Hernandez-Bigos K, Vo L, Geda M, Blaum C, Tinetti ME, Naik AD. Perspectives of Patients in Identifying Their Values-Based Health Priorities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jul;67(7):1379-1385. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15850. Epub 2019 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 30844080; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6612577.

Tinetti ME, Naik AD, Dindo L, Costello DM, Esterson J, Geda M, Rosen J, Hernandez-Bigos K, Smith CD, Ouellet GM, Kang G, Lee Y, Blaum C. Association of Patient Priorities-Aligned Decision-Making With Patient Outcomes and Ambulatory Health Care Burden Among Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Nonrandomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Oct 7;. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4235. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31589281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6784811.

Mellick WH, Mills JA, Kroska EB, Calarge CA, Sharp C, Dindo LN. Experiential Avoidance Predicts Persistence of Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Late Adolescence. J Clin Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 22;80(6). doi: 10.4088/JCP.18m12265. PubMed PMID: 31644841; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6854672.

Hadlandsmyth K, Dindo LN, Wajid R, Sugg SL, Zimmerman MB, Rakel BA. A single-session acceptance and commitment therapy intervention among women undergoing surgery for breast cancer: A randomized pilot trial to reduce persistent postsurgical pain. Psychooncology. 2019 Nov;28(11):2210-2217. doi: 10.1002/pon.5209. Epub 2019 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 31430830.

Turvey CL, Lindsay JA, Chasco EE, Klein DM, Fuhrmeister LA, Dindo LN. Current Practices in Electronic Capture of Patient-Reported Outcomes for Measurement-Based Care and the Use of Patient Portals to Support Behavioral Health. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;42(4):635-647. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2019.08.006. Epub 2019 Oct 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 31672213; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7778878.

Dindo LN, Recober A, Calarge CA, Zimmerman BM, Weinrib A, Marchman JN, Turvey C. One-Day Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Compared to Support for Depressed Migraine Patients: a Randomized Clinical Trial. Neurotherapeutics. 2020 Apr;17(2):743-753. doi: 10.1007/s13311-019-00818-0. PubMed PMID: 31863406; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7283406.

English K, May SB, Davila JA, Cully JA, Dindo L, Amico KR, Kallen MA, Giordano TP. Retention in Care and Viral Load Improvement After Discharge Among Hospitalized Out-of-Care People With HIV Infection: A Post Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;7(6):ofaa193. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa193. eCollection 2020 Jun. PubMed PMID: 32550239; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7291684.

Thakur ER, Sansgiry S, Kramer JR, Waljee AK, Gaidos JK, Feagins LA, Govani SM, Dindo L, El-Serag HB, Hou JK. The Incidence and Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in a National Cohort of US Veterans With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Aug 20;26(9):1423-1428. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz280. PubMed PMID: 31728520; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7441098.

Freytag J, Dindo L, Catic A, Johnson AL, Bush Amspoker A, Gravier A, Dawson DB, Tinetti ME, Naik AD. Feasibility of Clinicians Aligning Health Care with Patient Priorities in Geriatrics Ambulatory Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Sep;68(9):2112-2116. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16662. Epub 2020 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 32687218.

Dindo L, Roddy MK, Boykin D, Woods K, Rodrigues M, Smith TL, Gonzalez RD, True G. Combination outreach and wellness intervention for distressed rural veterans: results of a multimethod pilot study. J Behav Med. 2020 Sep 17;. doi: 10.1007/s10865-020-00177-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32940807.

Coryell W, Mills J, Dindo L, Calarge CA. Predictors of depressive symptom trajectories in a prospective follow-up of late adolescents. Psychol Med. 2020 Oct;50(13):2283-2288. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719002551. Epub 2019 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 31576781.

Roddy MK, Boykin DM, Hadlandsmyth K, Marchman JN, Green DM, Buckwalter JA 4th, Garvin L, Zimmerman B, Bae J, Cortesi J, Rodrigues M, Embree J, Rakel BA, Dindo L. One-day Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workshop for preventing persistent post-surgical pain and dysfunction in at-risk veterans: A randomized controlled trial protocol. J Psychosom Res. 2020 Nov;138:110250. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110250. Epub 2020 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 32961500; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7554120.

Hadlandsmyth K, Dindo LN, St Marie BJ, Wajid R, Embree JL, Noiseux NO, Tripp-Reimer T, Zimmerman MB, Rakel BA. Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Instruments: Reliability and Validity in Veterans Following Orthopedic Surgery. Eval Health Prof. 2020 Dec;43(4):207-212. doi: 10.1177/0163278719856406. Epub 2019 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 31195828; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6908780.