Karyn Anderson

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BACKGROUND There exist no national prevalence data on specific DSM-IV Axis I psychiatric disorders among foreign-born and US-born Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites. OBJECTIVE To present nationally representative data on the prevalence of DSM-IV lifetime psychiatric disorders among foreign-born and US-born Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites.(More)
Illness behavior in panic disorder was examined by comparing the coping strategies of female primary care patients (34 with panic disorder, 30 with simple panic, and 78 without panic.) Relationships of coping and distress were also examined within each group. The groups differed significantly on the Ways of Coping Checklist, anxiety (SCL-90 and Zung(More)
The authors report a series of illustrative cases in which patients presented with sudden "spells" of anger with physical features that resembled panic attacks but lacked the affects of fear and anxiety. These spells or "attacks" of anger were experienced as uncharacteristic and were inappropriate to the situations in which they occurred. Since treatment of(More)
The relation of self-esteem variability to personality, mood, and behavior was investigated. Self-esteem variability was measured by calculating the standard deviation of self-ratings made during a week of experience-sampling. Participants high in self-esteem variability were self-conscious, socially anxious, and avoidant of social contexts. Self-esteem(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine current concerns that in the Canadian single-payer mental health care system, the "rich worried well" (that is, wealthy individuals who are worried yet mentally well) may overuse psychiatric services, while low-income, uninsured mentally ill individuals may remain undertreated. The current study focuses on the mental health care in the(More)
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