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., 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. 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, April 26, 2016

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

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