Eleni Dimoulas

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BACKGROUND Research studies of the female response to intense stress are under-represented in the scientific literature; indeed, publications in female humans and animals number half those in male subjects. In addition, women have only recently entered more dangerous professions that were historically limited to men. The US Navy's survival course,(More)
Previous research on interpersonal deficits among dysphoric individuals has been equivocal, with some studies finding that dysphoric persons show an increase in negative behavior and other studies finding no group differences. Most studies in this area have employed self-report instruments and behavioral coding systems to examine interpersonal displays.(More)
Numerous studies indicate social support is essential for maintaining physical and psychological health. The harmful consequences of poor social support and the protective effects of good social support in mental illness have been well documented. Social support may moderate genetic and environmental vulnerabilities and confer resilience to stress, possibly(More)
The factor structure of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) has been examined in a number of prior investigations; however, findings have not consistently yielded a stable factor solution. The present study therefore tested the fit of each previously reported factor structure. One hundred thirty-one adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder(More)
Numerous studies indicate social support is essential for maintaining physical and psychological health. The harmful consequences of poor social support and the protective effects of good social support in mental illness have been well documented. Social support may moderate genetic and environmental vulnerabilities and confer resilience to stress, possibly(More)
The federal government has played a significant role in the financing the education of healthcare professionals since the introduction of Medicare in 1965. However, professional psychology's limited ability to argue the critical nature of its services to the welfare of the nation, and its lack of national workforce information and policy, has hindered its(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for veterans with mental health conditions and to evaluate its efficacy on psychological well-being and stress reduction. DESIGN Single-group, pretest-posttest design. METHOD 30 veterans within a mental health clinic of a VA (Veterans Administration) medical center were(More)
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