Diane K Shrier

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Most information pertaining to male child sexual abuse victims is derived from cases presenting to the criminal-justice system, the mental-health system, hospital emergency rooms, and retrospective studies of college populations, all of which may be biased samples. This paper reports a six-year experience in an adolescent medicine clinic in which all(More)
Departments of aPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and bPediatrics, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC; cDepartment of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and dDepartment of Society, Human Development, and Health and the Center on Media and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; eAdolescent/Young Adult(More)
In an adolescent medicine clinic with more than 1,000 patients during 1982-1984, 11 male adolescents reported a history of sexual molestation by females. This molestation had commonly involved acquaintances and was unlikely to have been accompanied by threats of violence or physical coercion. One-fourth of the victims of both male and female molesters(More)
Subclinical hyperthyroidism is an increasingly recognized entity that is defined as a normal serum free thyroxine and free triiodothyronine levels with a thyroid-stimulating hormone level suppressed below the normal range and usually undetectable. The thyroid-stimulating hormone value is typically measured in a third-generation assay capable of detecting(More)
An empirical study of the effects of a psychiatry elective on first-year medical students' reported satisfaction with school and their reported level of loneliness is described in this article. Surveys before and after the class provided evidence that satisfaction with school decreased significantly among freshmen not taking the course. In contrast, male(More)
Sexual harassment and sexual discrimination continue to be pervasive problems for women in business, academia, and medicine, with widespread and often serious health, emotional, and economic consequences. It is important that health care providers become aware of the common physical and emotional symptoms associated with these victimization experiences and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine bias and sexual harassment experiences of physician mothers and their physician daughters; correlations of these experiences with career satisfaction, stress at work, stress at home, and percentage of women in specialty; and influences of the mother on her daughter's experiences. METHODS A convenience sample of 214 families with(More)
This overview of death and dying focuses on the dying child and surviving family members. Children's concepts of death at different developmental stages are reviewed. These range from an inability to distinguish death from other forms of separation prior to age 3, through partial concepts of death until, by age 10 to 15 years, children are able to(More)
The authors developed reliable clinical rating scales to compare 35 children with school phobia and their families with a matched sample of children with other neuroses and their families. Twice as many school phobic children as children with other neuroses showed excessive separation anxiety, dependency, and depression. Although a mutually(More)