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BACKGROUND The goal of this analysis was to characterize a cohort of 3000 persons who self-identified as having bipolar disorder by demographic, clinical, and treatment characteristics and to document the burden that this disorder imposed on their lives. METHOD The Stanley Center Bipolar Disorder Registry used a variety of recruitment methods to reach(More)
OBJECTIVE To study a mental health sample to assess (1) the prevalence of physical, sexual and emotional intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization and perpetration, (2) the extent this sample reported being asked about IPV by mental health clinicians and (3) how prevalence and screening rates varied by gender. METHOD Women and men receiving services(More)
OBJECTIVE Utilizing data from a previously characterized registry of subjects with bipolar illness, the authors examined age at onset of the first illness episode in cohorts of subjects born from 1900 through 1939 and from 1940 through 1959. METHOD Demographic and clinical characteristics at the first full episode of bipolar disorder of subjects in a(More)
OBJECTIVE When counseling women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), healthcare providers can benefit from understanding the factors contributing to a women's motivation to change her situation. We wished to examine the various factors and situations associated with turning points and change seeking in the IPV situation. METHODS We performed(More)
The effects of age and gender on spectral characteristics of the waking EEG were investigated in a large sample of young adult men and women. In addition, relationships between spectral characteristics of the waking and sleeping EEG within an individual were explored. The sample included 28 females and 33 males in two age groups: 20-29 years (n = 32), and(More)
BACKGROUND Schools can play a major role in prevention and intervention for childhood obesity. We describe changes in elementary school cafeteria lunch sales patterns resulting from nutritional improvements in menu offerings that were part of a community-wide focus on health. METHODS Elementary school lunch sales data were collected for 1 week in each of(More)
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