G M Plescia

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Seven-hundred and three patients from a general medical outpatient clinic at a Veterans Affairs hospital completed the SCREENER, a brief self-report questionnaire that screens for psychiatric disorders. The authors found that 7.3% of the patients had suicidal ideation. The younger and white patients were at increased risk. The risk was increased twelvefold(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors examined whether there is empirical support for the notion that medical patients are upset by being asked questions about psychiatric disorders. METHOD Six hundred and one patients attending a primary care clinic completed the SCREENER-a newly developed, brief self-administered questionnaire that surveys a broad range of(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigate impairment of reward anticipation in subjects with schizophrenia (SCZ) and its association with negative symptom dimensions and hedonic experience. METHODS Event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded, in thirty SCZ and twenty-three matched healthy controls (HC), during a "Monetary Incentive Delay" task in which reward and loss cues(More)
Psychiatric disorders are common in primary care, but underdiagnosed. U.S. physician reluctance to diagnose psychiatric illnesses is partly attributable to the belief that patients do not want their primary care physician to assess mental health. Six hundred one patients in a U.S. general internal medicine practice completed the SCREENER, a self-report(More)
Depression in the elderly is highly prevalent, associated with functional disability and increased medical costs, and treatable; however, it is infrequently recognized and treated. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research has advocated, therefore, increased case-finding efforts for depression in primary geriatric care. Anxiety, substance, and(More)
There is growing consensus that depression is a major public health problem causing significant psychosocial morbidity and mortality which should be addressed by case-finding effects in primary care settings. A large amount of literature has examined the ability of self-report questionnaires to detect depression in medical patients and the results have been(More)
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