Justine Wittenauer

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Although research has shown positive associations among post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation, the nature of these relations is unclear, especially in African American women. This study examined the associations among these comorbid psychological difficulties in a sample of 136 low-income, African American women.(More)
Newspaper media are a major source of information about mental illness in the United States. Previous research has shown that some printed material has been both negative and stigmatizing, which can have a detrimental impact on individuals with mental illnesses. Such perceptions represented in the media may cause those with mental illnesses to internalize a(More)
A left-sided gallbladder sinistroposition is a rare finding. These gallbladders are situated left of the falciform ligament and are located under the left lobe of the liver, between segments III and IV. Common bile duct duplication is also rare, and its cause is not yet fully understood. A 55-year-old woman presented to our hospital with symptoms of chronic(More)
AIMS The prevalence of heroin use among nonmedical prescription opioid (NMPO) users has increased in recent years. Identifying characteristics associated with heroin use in this population can help inform efforts to prevent heroin initiation and maintenance. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in perceived risk of heroin among NMPO users with(More)
This issue of The Residents' Journal features articles on patient decision-making capacity as well as the resident's on-call experience. First, Nishi Bhopal, M.D., provides information on tools to aid the psychiatry resident in assessing patient capacity. Next, Dawn Flosnik, M.D., discusses both historical and empirical findings regarding an association(More)
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