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BACKGROUND Few prevalence studies in which DSM-IV criteria were used in children in representative community samples have been reported. We present prevalence data for the child and adolescent population of Puerto Rico and examine the relation of DSM-IV diagnoses to global impairment, demographic correlates, and service use in an island-wide representative(More)
The ultimate goal of clinical intervention research is to find a way to improve the care and lives of people suffering from specific psychiatric symptoms, illnesses, and/or disabilities. This article provides to clinical researchers a set of issues to consider and steps to follow in making the transition to more public-health-oriented, community-based(More)
Acknowledgments We would like to acknowledge the individuals listed below for their contributions to this report. On behalf of my council colleagues, Drs. Mary Durham and Roy Wilson, it is my pleasure to present to the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) the report of the NAMHC Workgroup on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intervention(More)
This field experiment examined effects of a support intervention on the physical and mental health of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients. Control participants (N = 90) received usual hospital care; experimental participants (N = 100) also received visits from a "similar other" while in the hospital. Similar others were Veterans(More)
OBJECTIVE Methadone maintenance outcome as a function of detoxification phobia was examined. METHOD Opiate addicts (N = 271) in a 1983 random sample of methadone maintenance patients from three diverse populations were studied. Subjects from an individually assessed follow-up sample (N = 102) were compared on detoxification phobia. Logistic regression(More)
This study assessed the reliability, validity, discriminative accuracy, and factor structure of the Detoxification Fear Survey Schedule (DFSS). Prevalence of detoxification fear and its correlates also were assessed. Random samples from three geographically, culturally, and racially disparate populations (N = 271) of treated opioid addicts were used. The(More)
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