Mary D Moller

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BACKGROUND Cortisol secretions serve as the barometer of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which regulates and controls responses to stress. Studies of cortisol secretions in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reveal inconsistent results. PURPOSE Current research on HPA axis functioning in PTSD is examined to elucidate the(More)
  • M D Moller
  • Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health…
  • 1999
Two focus groups were held with patients who had experienced inpatient hospitalization and their families, to discuss spiritual needs during psychosis. Spirituality was described in terms of relationship and religion in terms of rules. Four themes emerged to describe spiritual needs during an inpatient hospitalization: comfort, companionship, conversation,(More)
A course entitled "How to Enter the World of Schizophrenia ... a Family Educational Perspective" was developed to simultaneously educate individuals with schizophrenia and their families regarding the psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, and management of schizophrenia. The course was developed and implemented by psychiatric-mental health nursing clinical(More)
A program evaluation study was conducted to determine if a group psychoeducation course would improve wellness scores in subjects with trauma-related disorders. The sample consisted of 10 men age 20-65 years and 44 women age 20-66 years. Levels of wellness were evaluated using the Wellness Assessment Tool [International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing(More)
Despite the human capacity to survive and adapt, traumatic experiences can cause alterations in health, attitudes and behaviors, environmental and interpersonal functioning, and spiritual balance such that the memory of an event or a set of events taints all other experiences. The BE SMART (Become Empowered: Symptom Management for Abuse and Recovery from(More)
Primary-care practitioners confront myriad issue in managing their patients with depression and/or anxiety. Understanding the scope and epidemiology of these disorders is essential to understanding their shared characteristics. Do we always recognize these patients in practice? What are the barriers to diagnosis and treatment, and how can they overcome?(More)
The Moller-Murphy Symptom Management Assessment Tool (MM-SMAT) was developed to assist in the identification of psychiatric symptoms, health, and environmental variables, problems related to medication management and provide a common language for everyone involved in the ongoing management of neurobiological disorders to use in identifying the frequency,(More)