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ED interventions not effective in reducing drinking, domestic violence

August 4, 2015

Women who are heavy drinkers and in abusive relationships did not experience improved health outcomes following a brief motivational intervention in the emergency department, according to recently published data in JAMA.

“For women experiencing [intimate partner violence] and heavy drinking, the use of a brief motivational intervention in the ED compared with assessed and no-contact controls did not significantly reduce the days of heavy drinking or incidents of [intimate partner violence]. These findings do not support a brief motivational intervention in this setting,” Karin V. Rhodes, MD, MS, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote.

Melissa A. Polusny, PhD In the Journals

Mindfulness-based therapy may be more effective than traditional group therapy for PTSD

August 4, 2015
Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy led to greater improvement in PTSD symptom severity than present-centered group therapy among veterans with…
In the Journals

Depression, PTSD rates increase following nuclear disasters

July 31, 2015
Rates of depression and PTSD increased following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and remain elevated, according to study findings in Lancet.“[Four hundred…
Amy S. Badura-Brack, PhD In the Journals

Attention control training reduces attention bias variability, improves PTSD symptoms

July 28, 2015
Attention control training balancing attention allocation between threat and neutral stimuli improved PTSD symptoms among two different study cohorts of veterans from…
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Mass Murder and the Violent Paranoid Spectrum

Psychiatric Annals, May 2014, Volume 44 Issue 5
Mass murderers who capture media attention often appear to be suffering from psychosis. However, no research has…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include LGBT health disparities, improving employment outcomes in assertive community treatment, and a pilot…
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VIDEO: Physical, mental challenges of deployed female soldiers

VIDEO: Physical, mental challenges of deployed female soldiers

May 22, 2015
TORONTO — Elspeth "Cam" Ritchie, MD, MPH, a forensic psychiatrist and former chief clinical officer for the…
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In the Journals

ED interventions not effective in reducing drinking, domestic violence

August 4, 2015
Women who are heavy drinkers and in abusive relationships did not experience improved health outcomes following a brief motivational intervention in…
Melissa A. Polusny, PhD In the Journals

Mindfulness-based therapy may be more effective than traditional group therapy for PTSD

August 4, 2015
Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy led to greater improvement in PTSD symptom severity than present-centered group therapy among veterans…
In the Journals

Depression, PTSD rates increase following nuclear disasters

July 31, 2015
Rates of depression and PTSD increased following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and remain elevated, according to study findings in…
Amy S. Badura-Brack, PhD In the Journals

Attention control training reduces attention bias variability, improves PTSD symptoms

July 28, 2015
Attention control training balancing attention allocation between threat and neutral stimuli improved PTSD symptoms among two different study cohorts…
In the Journals

Campus prevention initiatives targeting serial rapists overlook most offenders

July 23, 2015
A recent analysis of survey data found that most men who are at risk for committing rape during college are not serial rapists; therefore, prevention…
Charles R. Marmar, MD In the Journals

PTSD significantly affects Vietnam War veterans more than 40 years after service

July 22, 2015
More than 40 years after the Vietnam War, approximately 271,000 Vietnam theater veterans have current PTSD in addition to subthreshold war-zone PTSD…
Arash Anoshiravani, MD, MPH In the Journals

Mental illness hospitalizations more common among juvenile prisoners

July 21, 2015
Detained juvenile offenders were more likely to be hospitalized for mental illness, often accompanied by substance abuse, than the general…

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services receives Cedars-Sinai grant to care for traumatized youth immigrants

July 20, 2015
Cedars-Sinai has granted $50,000 to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services to provide mental health care for minors with trauma who recently immigrated…
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Strong family bonds improve negative effects of domestic violence

July 13, 2015
Youth exposed to domestic violence between parents or caregivers but who also reported strong family bonds had better anxiety and self-esteem…
Theresa S. Betancourt, ScD, MA In the Journals

Problems internalizing predicted mental health issues among war-affected youth

July 10, 2015
Problems internalizing emotions, often associated with depression and anxiety, were a significant predictor of future mental health issues among…
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