Alicia Groft

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BACKGROUND Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a commonly occurring and often debilitating psychiatric condition. There currently is not definitive information regarding the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for PTSD. OBJECTIVE This study seeks to examine the efficacy of rTMS for PTSD. METHODS Twenty subjects with PTSD(More)
BACKGROUND : There is currently an incomplete understanding of adverse events related to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments. Much of the published literature is based either on a limited number of ECT providers or reports not representative of modern ECT practice. METHODS : We searched the Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Patient Safety(More)
Initial evaluation of an advanced access clinic developed at a VA medical center (VAMC) found decreased Mental Health wait times and improved quality of care for veterans with depression. Subsequently, modified advanced access models were implemented at affiliated community-based outreach clinics (CBOCs). By comparing each site, we sought to determine(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that response to dexamethasone suppression test (DST) can be predictive of treatment outcomes in major depressive disorder (MDD). The purpose of this study was to explore if DST response, at both 1 and 0.5 mg of dexamethasone doses, is predictive of the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in depression symptom(More)
OBJECTIVE Better outcomes for major depressive disorder (MDD) are associated with proactive treatment, including timely follow-up, systematic assessment and treatment changes for inadequate improvement. The effectiveness of an intervention to facilitate proactive treatment for MDD in a resident psychopharmacology clinic was studied. METHODS A quality(More)
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