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One-month prevalence of mental disorders in the United States. Based on five Epidemiologic Catchment Area sites.
One-month prevalence results were determined from 18,571 persons interviewed in the first-wave community samples of all five sites that constituted the National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program, and men had higher rates of substance abuse and antisocial personality, whereas women hadHigher rates of affective, anxiety, and somatization disorders.
Measuring Multiple Dimensions of Religion and Spirituality for Health Research
The conceptual and empirical development of an instrument to measure religiousness and spirituality, intended explicitly for studies of health, are reported on, which is multidimensional to allow investigation of multiple possible mechanisms of effect.
Post-traumatic stress disorder in the community: an epidemiological study
Differences were noted between chronic and acute PTSD on a number of measures, with chronic PTSD being accompanied by more frequent social phobia, reduced social support and greater avoidance symptoms.
Still happy after all these years: research frontiers on subjective well-being in later life.
- L. George
- MedicineThe journals of gerontology. Series B…
- 1 May 2010
The state of the science with regard to subjective well-being (SWB) in later life is reviewed to identify promising directions for future research and two recent contributions to the research base are highlighted as emerging issues.
TARGET ARTICLE: Explaining the Relationships Between Religious Involvement and Health
There is increasing research evidence that religious involvement is associated both cross-sectionally and prospectively with better physical health, better mental health, and longer survival. These…
Spirituality and Health: What We Know, What We Need to Know
Spirituality and religion have been seen as beneficial, harmful, and irrelevant to health. We examine the recent research on this topic. We focus on (a) defining spirituality and religion both…
Taking Time Seriously
- L. George
- PsychologyJournal of health and social behavior
- 29 July 2014
It is argued that scholars studying mental health have only scratched the surface of the temporal dynamics upon which mental health and illness rest, and priority topics for future research that takes time seriously are recommended.
The epidemiology of social phobia: findings from the Duke Epidemiological Catchment Area Study
Social phobia was associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts, antisocial behaviour and impaired school performance during adolescence, impaired medical health, increased health-seeking behaviour, poor employment performance, reduced social interaction and impaired social support.
Abbreviating the Duke Social Support Index for use in chronically ill elderly individuals.
Sociological Perspectives on Life Transitions
- L. George
Research on life translt10ns highlights the normative and nonnormative changes that individuals experience over time. During the past two decades, life course perspectives have provided a strategic…