Our Publications

Standing Up to POTS is proud to be actively publishing articles about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).  We are working to introduce POTS to a wide variety of practitioners as well as raising awareness about POTS in the general population.

Research Articles

Pederson, Cathy L.*, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell*, Greta Hochstetler Mayer and Jeffrey B. Brookings. 2019. "Development and Preliminary Validation of a Tool for Screening Suicide Risk in Chronically Ill Women." Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.  doi: 10.1080/07481756.2019.1691463

Pederson, Cathy L.* and Stacy Ogbeide. 2019. "Diagnosing and Caring for Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Primary Care." Journal of Health Science & Education. 3(4): 1-4.

Brookings, Jeffrey B. and Cathy L. Pederson.* 2018. "INQ-15 Cutoff Scores for Suicidal Ideation Screening of Women with Chronic, Invisible Illnesses." Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2343

Pederson, Cathy L.* 2018. "The Importance of Screening for Suicide Risk in Chronic Invisible Illness." Journal of Health Science & Education. 2(4): 1-5.

Pederson, Cathy L.*, and Jeffrey B. Brookings. 2018. "Suicide Risk Linked with Perceived Burdensomeness in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome." Journal of Health Science & Education.  2(1): 128. 

Weinstock, Leonard B., Jill Blettner Brook*, Trisha L. Myers, and Brent Goodman. 2018. "Successful Treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia and Mast Cell Activation Syndromes Using Naltrexone, Immunoglobulin and Antibiotic Treatment." BMJ Case Reports.  doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221405

Pederson, Cathy L.*, and Jill Blettner Brook*. 2017. "Health-Related Quality of Life and Suicide Risk in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome."  Clinical Autonomic Research. 27(2): 75-81. DOI 10.1007/s10286-017-0399-5

Pederson, Cathy L.*, and Jill Blettner Brook*. 2017. "Sleep Disturbance Linked to Suicidal Ideation in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome."  Science and Nature of Sleep.  9: 109-115.

Articles in Professional Journals

Pederson, Cathy L.*, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell*, and Greta Hochstetler Mayer. 2018. "Assessing Depression in Those who are Chronically Ill." Counseling Today, 60(9): 38-43.

Pederson, Cathy L.*, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell*, and Greta Hochstetler Mayer. 2017. "Invisible Illness Increases Risk of Suicidal Ideation: The Role of Social Workers in Preventing Suicide." Health & Social Work. 42(3): 183-186. doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hlx029

Pederson, Cathy L.* and Greta Hochstetler Mayer. 2016. "The Tangible Effects of Invisible Illness." Counseling Today, 58(11): 56-59.

Poster Presentations

Winstock, Leonard, Jill Brook*, Zahid Kaleem, Lawrence Afrin,  and Gerhard J. Molderings. 2019. "Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome."  The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 114(Supplement):S670. DOI:10.14309/01.ajg.0000594304.61014.c5

Online Awareness PiecesThrivent Cover

Pederson, Cathy L.* "Life Hacks for Traveling when Chronically Ill." The Mighty, March 7, 2017

Nakagawa, Lindsay J.* "Why We Need to Stop Comparing All Illnesses to Cancer." The Mighty, January 30, 2017

Pederson, Cathy L.* "We Can't Ignore the Connection Between Chronic Illness and Suicide."  The Mighty, November 21, 2016

Pederson, Cathy L.* "10 Ways to Support Your Chronically Ill Friend."  The Mighty, October 20, 2016

Huck, Courtney. "Wittenberg University Professor’s Daughter Featured on Thrivent Magazine Cover: At only 13, Lily Pederson has already authored a book," Wittenberg University Around the Hollow, February 26, 2016

Hurley, Nicole. "Words of Hope: A 13-year old writes about illness to inspire others." Thrivent Magazine, December, 2015

* Standing Up to POTS Board Member

Professional Presentations 

Pederson, Cathy L., Concussion Matters podcast, "What We Know (and Don't Know) about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)," aired December 13, 2019. 

Pederson, Cathy L.* and Katie Gorman-Ezell*. 2019. "Decreasing the Risk of Suicide among Those with Chronic Invisible Illness." Ohio Prevention Conference, The Ohio State University, June 25, 2019.

Pederson, Cathy L.* 2019. "Family Dynamics: Understanding the Impact of Chronic Illness." NeuroConnect Summit, Washington DC, May 5, 2019.

Pederson, Cathy L.*, EDS Awareness webinar, "Understanding the Relationship between Chronic Illness and Suicide," aired October 4, 2018.

Pederson, Cathy L.* and Katie Gorman-Ezell*. 2016. "The Role of Social Workers in Preventing Suicide and Empowering Those with Chronic Invisible Illness." National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter, November 18, 2016.

Newspaper Articles

“Standing Up to POTS 5K” Raises Awareness for Rare Disorder, New Carlisle News, September 28, 2016

Standing Up to POTS at Wittenberg, The Odyssey, May 27, 2016

Northwestern Middle-Schooler Inspires “Standing Up to POTS 5K”, New Carlisle News, April 12, 2016

Event to help Springfield girl battle POTS disease, Springfield News Sun, April 26, 2015

Runner With a Cause: Standing Up to POTS 5K, The Torch, April 26, 2015

Book documents Northwestern Middle School student’s battle with POTS, Springfield News Sun, August 26, 2014

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