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31 staff members within one VA medical center were briefly trained in using the Global Assessment of Functioning scale. At both pre- and posttraining participants provided Global Assessment of Functioning scores and identified their GAF-derivation strategies for two vignettes describing hypothetical patients. Analysis showed that initially there was inter-(More)
Previous magnetic resonance (MR) volume imaging and proton MR spectroscopy studies have suggested a reduction in the hippocampal size and/or neuronal/axonal density in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The lack of agreement on the laterality of the hippocampal dysfunction prompted this study. A total of 20 veterans (18 men and two women) and one female(More)
A number of issues should be considered when applying profile interpretations and subscales derived from the original MMPI. These issues and the overall utility of the MMPI-2 for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) evaluations are summarized. The Keane PTSD scale is found to be an effective tool for differential diagnosis when a cut-off score of 28 is(More)
The objectives of this study were to perform an initial needs assessment of partners of Vietnam veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to assess the partners' current rates of treatment use. A telephone survey was conducted with 89 cohabitating female partners of male combat veterans who were receiving outpatient PTSD(More)
Elevated rates of borderline personality disorder (BPD) have been found among individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs), especially cocaine-dependent patients. Evidence suggests that cocaine-dependent patients with BPD are at greater risk for negative clinical outcomes than cocaine-dependent patients without BPD and BPD-SUD patients dependent on other(More)
Most psychophysiological studies of PTSD have not assessed physiological recovery, correlational relationships between PTSD severity and physiological measures within clinical populations, or mediation by cognitive appraisal. Relationships of PTSD severity to psychophysiological reactivity (to acoustic startle), habituation, and recovery were assessed in 29(More)
—Entrepreneurship is a novel course in the curriculum for students in the Information Technology (IT) degree program In comparison to other IT-related courses, the Entrepreneurship course seeks to develop business management knowledge and skills; its learning design is thus different to that of other courses in the IT program. The concept of constructive(More)
1 Note: This chapter is written primarily for families and friends of those returning from war and for clinicians who are assisting them. The chapter identifies issues that frequently emerge in re-establishing relationships after a combat deployment. General information and advice are offered for relationships that are undergoing the normal strains of(More)
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