Lawrence W. Martin

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CONTEXT Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a group-based psychosocial intervention designed to enhance self-management of prodromal symptoms associated with depressive relapse. OBJECTIVE To compare rates of relapse in depressed patients in remission receiving MBCT against maintenance antidepressant pharmacotherapy, the current standard of care.(More)
We investigate the design of an optimal Unemployment Insurance program using an equilibrium search and matching model calibrated using data from the reemployment bonus experiments and secondary sources. We examine (a) the optimal potential duration of UI benefits, (b) the optimal UI replacement rate when the potential duration of benefits is optimal, and(More)
We argue that trade economists should begin to seriously consider environments in which unemployment is carefully modeled. We introduce such a model, derive several results, and compare them to results derived in full employment models. We argue that some traditional results are probably too narrow (the determinants of comparative advantage) and that some(More)
BACKGROUND Most adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) fail to achieve remission with index pharmacological treatment. Moreover, at least half will not achieve and sustain remission following multiple pharmacological approaches. Herein, we succinctly review treatment modalities proven effective in treatment-resistant depression (TRD). METHODS We(More)
The future will see increased medicalization of psychiatry and will demand changes in training that better prepare residents for the realities of practice in a sustained period of physician shortage. Residency programs will need to move from the current apprenticeship model of training to competency-based programs built on the CanMEDS 2000 articulation of(More)
This paper is a summary of a panel discussion at the Conference on Epidemiology and Demography held at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C. on February 8-9, 2001. The participants were Al Hermalin, Linda Martin, Mike Stoto, Robert Wallace, Douglas Weed, and Rose Li (who chaired the session). A list of questions similar to the section headings in this(More)
We can reasonably assume continued rapid expansion in our understanding of the biology of mental illness, an increase in effective psychotherapeutic interventions, a strong demand for more educational and clinical accountability, and application of innovative technology to teaching—all in the context of a worsening physician shortage. Each of these factors(More)