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Depending on their nature and severity, disasters can create large volumes of debris and waste. The waste can overwhelm existing solid waste management facilities and impact on other emergency response and recovery activities. If poorly managed, the waste can have significant environmental and public health impacts and can affect the overall recovery(More)
OBJECTIVES To review progress made during the past decade in late-life mood disorders and to identify areas of unmet need in health care delivery and research. PARTICIPANTS The Consensus Development Panel consisted of experts in late-life mood disorders, geriatrics, primary care, mental health and aging policy research, and advocacy. EVIDENCE (1)(More)
Forecasters in firms are expected to employ mathematical techniques encoded in information systems in order to predict the future demand for a firm=s goods. In practice, many forecasters have eschewed statistical methods of forecasting and depend instead on human expertise. This resistance to the ideals and technologies of forecasting has largely been(More)
BACKGROUND Emerging evidence suggests that exposure to discrimination may be associated with atherosclerosis in African-American women, although research in this area focused on short-term rather than chronic exposure to discriminatory events. METHODS We examined the relationship between chronic exposure to multiple types of discrimination (self-reported(More)
OBJECTIVE Approximately half of older patients treated for major depressive disorder (MDD) do not achieve symptomatic remission and functional recovery with first-line pharmacotherapy. This study aims to characterize sociodemographic, clinical, and neuropsychologic correlates of full, partial, and non-response to escitalopram monotherapy of unipolar MDD in(More)
OBJECTIVE Stigma associated with mental illness continues to be a significant barrier to help seeking, leading to negative attitudes about mental health treatment and deterring individuals who need services from seeking care. This study examined the impact of public stigma (negative attitudes held by the public) and internalized stigma (negative attitudes(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of past depression with current physical and mood symptoms and functioning in a community cohort of middle-aged African-American, White, and Hispanic women without current depression and whether the associations varied by severity of prior depression. METHODS The study was conducted as part of a longitudinal multisite(More)
The objectives of this study were to 1) ascertain the importance of various aspects of depression care from the patient's perspective and 2) select items and scales for inclusion in a new instrument to measure primary care patients' attitudes toward and ratings of depression care. We used a cross-sectional survey at a university-based urban primary care(More)
Vesicle transport in cultured chick motoneurons was studied over a period of 3 days using motion-enhanced differential interference contrast (MEDIC) microscopy, an improved version of video-enhanced DIC. After 3 days in vitro (DIV), the average vesicle velocity was about 30% less than after 1 DIV. In observations at 1, 2 and 3 DIV, larger vesicles moved(More)
OBJECTIVE The applicability and clinical utility of Leventhal et al.'s model of illness cognition were evaluated in depressed primary care patients. The intercorrelations of illness beliefs and the mediational effects of coping behavior on these beliefs were also evaluated. Moderating effects of coping behaviors were explored. METHODS Baseline evaluations(More)