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8-Question Survey Helps Predict Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A simple eight-question survey administered soon after injury can help predict which of the 30 million Americans seeking hospital treatment for injuries each year may develop depression or post-traumatic stress, report Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and her colleagues in General Hospital Psychiatry.

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Researcher Donald E. Nease Jr., M.D.

New Tool (REMIT) Aims To Improve Measurement Of Primary Care Depression Outcomes

Primary care doctors have long been on the front lines of depression treatment. Depression is listed as a diagnosis for 1 in 10 office visits and primary care doctors prescribe more than half of all antidepressants. Now doctors at the University of Michigan Health System have developed a new tool, which is called Remission Evaluation […]

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Researcher Joseph Boscarrino, PhD, MPH

Researchers Identify Specific Genetic And Psychosocial Risk Factors Of PTSD

Two related studies released by this week by Geisinger Health System researchers identify specific genetic risks associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and help identify key psychosocial predictors that may lead to PTSD. The study was led by Joseph Boscarino, Ph.D., MPH, senior investigator for the Geisinger Center for Health Research.

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Researchers Differentiate Learning And Memory Performance Of Children With ADHD And Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

While children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are known to have deficits in verbal learning and recall, the specifics of these deficits remain unclear. This study compared the verbal learning and memory performance of children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) with that of children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and found that both […]

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Researcher Richard Rose

Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI) Effectively Predicts Adult Alcoholism

Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI), a widely used index for assessing adolescent drinking-related problems, was found to be effective at predicting the future alcohol dependence of teen-age drinkers, according to an Indiana University study which also found that the association was stronger for adolescent female drinkers. The results are available now online in advance of […]

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