Selected Publications


Handy AB, Seidman LC, Payne LA. Development and initial validation of the menstrual sensitivity index. Pain Medicine, 2024, 25(1):78-85. DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnad124


Seidman LC, Handy AB, Temme CR, Greenfield SF, Payne LA. Reflections on the group dynamic in a group cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for young adult women with moderate to severe dysmenorrhea: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2023, 44(1):2264486. DOI: 10.1080/0167482X.2023.2264486

Payne LA, Seidman LC, Ren B, Greenfield SF. COVID-related distress is associated with increased menstrual pain and symptoms in adult women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023, 20(1):774. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20010774


Handy AB, Greenfield SF, Yonkers KA, Payne LA. Psychiatric symptoms across the menstrual cycle in adult women: A comprehensive review. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 2022, 30(2):100-117. DOI: 10.1097/HRP.0000000000000329

Evans S, Dowding C, Olive L, Payne LA, Druitt M, Seidman LC, Skvarc D, Mikocka-Walus A. Pain catastrophizing, but not mental health or social support, is associated with menstrual pain severity in women with dysmenorrhea: A cross-sectional survey. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 2022, 27(6):1410-1420. DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2021.1948581


Donovan E, Martin SR, Seidman LC, Zeltzer LK, Cousineau TM, Payne LA, Knoll M, Weiman M, Federman NC. The role of social media in providing support from friends for adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients and survivors of sarcoma: Perspectives of AYA, parents and providers. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 2021, 10(6):720-725. DOI: 10.1089/jayao.2020.0200

Evans S, Mikocka-Walus A, Olive L, Seidman LC, Druitt M, Payne LA. Phenotypes of women with and without endometriosis and relationship with functional pain disability. Pain Medicine, 2021, 22(7):1511-1521. DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnaa362


Seidman LC, Temme CR, Zeltzer LK, Rapkin AJ, Naliboff BD, Payne LA. Ecological momentary assessment of non-menstrual pelvic pain: Potential pathways of central sensitization in adolescents and young adults with and without primary dysmenorrhea. Journal of Pain Research, 2020, 13:3447-3456. DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S283363

Allyn KE, Evans S, Seidman LC, Payne LA. “Tomorrow, I’ll Be Fine”: Impacts and coping mechanisms in adolescents and young adults with primary dysmenorrhea. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2020, 76(10): 2637-2647. DOI: 10.1111/jan.14460

Payne LA, Seidman LC, Romero T, Sim MS. An open trial of a mind-body intervention for young women with moderate to severe primary dysmenorrhea. Pain Medicine, 2020, 21(7):1385-1392. DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnz378

Martin SR, Zeltzer LK, Seidman LC, Allyn KE, Payne LA. Caregiver-child discrepancies in reports of child emotional symptoms in pediatric chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2020, 45(4):359-369. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz098


Payne LA, Seidman LC, Sim MS, Rapkin AJ, Naliboff BD, Zeltzer LK. Experimental evaluation of central pain processes in adolescent girls and young adult women with primary dysmenorrhea. PAIN, 2019, 160(6):1421-1430. DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001516

Seidman LC, Martin SR, Trant MW, Payne LA, Zeltzer LK, Cousineau TM, Donovan E. Feasibility and acceptance testing of a mobile application providing psychosocial support for parents of children and adolescents with chronic pain: Results of a non-randomized trial. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2019, 44(6):645-655. DOI: 10.1093/jpep/jsz007

Evans S, Fernandez S, Olive L, Payne LA, Mickoka-Walus A. Psychological and mind-body interventions for endometriosis: A systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2019, 124:109756. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109756

Donovan E, Martin SR, Seidman LC, Zeltzer LK, Cousineau TM, Payne LA, Trant MW, Knoll M, Weiman M, Federman NC. A mobile-based mindfulness and social support program for adolescents and young adults with sarcoma: Development and pilot testing. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2019, 7(3):e10921. DOI: 10.2196/10921


Seidman LC, Brennan KM, Rapkin AJ, Payne LA. Rates of anovulation in adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe primary dysmenorrhea and those without primary dysmenorrhea. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2018, 31(2):94-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpag.2017.09.014

Payne LA. (2018). The unified protocol for chronic pain. In D. H. Barlow & T. J. Farchione (Eds.), Applications of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (pp. 215-230). New York: Oxford University Press.

Evans S, Moloney C, Seidman LC, Zeltzer LK, Tsao JCI. Parental bonding in adolescents with and without chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2018, 43(3):276-284. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx110


Payne LA, Rapkin AJ, Seidman LC, Zeltzer LK, Tsao JCI. Experimental and procedural pain responses in primary dysmenorrhea: A systematic review. Journal of Pain Research, 2017, 10:2233-2246. DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S143512


Payne LA, Rapkin AJ, Lung KC, Seidman LC, Zeltzer LK, Tsao JCI. Pain catastrophizing predicts menstrual pain ratings in adolescent girls with chronic pain. Pain Medicine, 2016, 17(1): 16-24. DOI: 10.1111/pme.12869

Evans S, Payne LA, Seidman LC, Lung KC, Zeltzer LK, Tsao JCI. Maternal anxiety and children’s laboratory pain: The mediating role of solicitousness. Children, 2016, 3(2): E10. DOI: 10.3390/children3020010


Payne LA, Hibel LC, Granger DA, Tsao JCI, Zeltzer LK. Relationship of salivary alpha amylase and cortisol to social anxiety in healthy children undergoing laboratory pain tasks. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 2014, 2:1000129. DOI: 10.4172/jcalb.1000129


Payne LA, Seidman LC, Lung KC, Zeltzer LK, Tsao JC. Relationship of neuroticism and laboratory pain in healthy children: Does anxiety sensitivity play a role? PAIN, 2013, 154(1): 103-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.09.013

Goldenberg D, Payne LA, Hayes LP, Zeltzer LK, Tsao JCI. Peer mentorship teaches social tools for pain self-management: A case study. Journal of Pain Management, 2013, 6(1):61-68.

Payne LA, Tsao JCI, Zeltzer LK. (2013). Unified protocol for youth with chronic pain in pediatric medical settings. In J. Ehrenreich-May & B. C. Chu (Eds.), Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents (1st ed., pp. 385-404). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.


Allen LB, Tsao JCI, Seidman L, Ehrenreich-May J, Zeltzer LK. A unified, transdiagnostic treatment for adolescents with chronic pain and comorbid anxiety and depression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2012, 19(1): 56-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.04.007


Allen LB, Tsao JCI, Freeman C, Zeltzer LK. (2011). Psychologically-based treatments for medical conditions. In M. A. Bray & T. J. Kehle (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of School Psychology (1st ed., pp. 728-744). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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