Gregory A Leskin

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BACKGROUND Elevated cholesterol levels have been reported in panic disorder and anger attacks, but not major depression. No data have been reported in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS Seventy-three male Vietnam veterans with chronic (PTSD) had serum lipid screening upon entry to a 90-day inpatient program. RESULTS Elevated cholesterol,(More)
OBJECTIVE Several epidemiological studies have demonstrated a higher prevalence of panic disorder in women than in men. This study explored whether the prevalence of specific panic symptoms differs by gender. METHOD National Comorbidity Survey data from 609 respondents who met DSM-III-R criteria for panic disorder or panic attacks were analyzed to test(More)
Despite research documenting high rates of violence during pregnancy, few studies have examined the impact of physical abuse, psychological abuse, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on miscarriage. Secondary analysis of data collected by the Chicago Women's Health Risk Study permitted an exploration of the relationships among physical abuse,(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are frequently diagnosed with other psychiatric comorbid conditions. This study tested the hypothesis that PTSD patients suffer a greater proportion of sleep problems according to comorbid diagnoses. METHOD National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) data from 591 individuals diagnosed with PTSD were(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To corroborate findings from the National Comorbidy study with objective sleep data. DESIGN Retrospective data review. SETTING Sleep Laboratory, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PARTICIPANTS Male Vietnam combat veteran. INTERVENTIONS N/A. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS We reanalyzed laboratory sleep data obtained from(More)
It is widely accepted that therapeutic intervention is an important and effective component in the treatment of the sexually abused child. The goal of this study was to identify children who are at risk for not receiving mental health services following sexual victimization. Nine-hundred and seventy-two children were followed for 6 months, and intervention(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to examine prevalence of lifetime traumatic experiences in a community sample of panic disorder patients. METHOD We examined trauma rates in a cohort of panic disorder patients. Also, we statistically disaggregated comorbid PTSD from individuals diagnosed with panic disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey. (More)
BACKGROUND While it has been reported that persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manifest tonic autonomic activation, the literature contains numerous counterexamples. In revisiting the question, this study employed a novel method of mattress actigraphy to unobtrusively estimate heart rate and respiratory sinus arrhythmia over multiple nights of(More)
The current study examined the concordance of combat veterans' scores on the Mississippi Scale for Combat-Related PTSD, with scores on a parallel version of that instrument completed by partners to assess veterans' symptoms. Further, the study examined the impact of quality of the marital relationship on score concordance. Bivariate and multiple regression(More)
Disturbed sleep is a common clinical problem in anxiety disorders, particularly in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorder (PD). Several studies have attempted to validate the subjective sleep complaints of these disorders using laboratory polysomnography. These attempts, typically focusing on PTSD or PD independently, have(More)