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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 We sought to determine what women want from health care interventions for intimate partner violence (IPV) and understand why they found certain interventions useful or not useful. METHODS We conducted interviews with 21 women who have a past or current history of intimate partner violence. Participants were given cards describing various IPV(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine how parents of overweight children perceived their children's weight status compared with actual body mass index (BMI). METHODS This descriptive, cross-sectional study assessed parental perception of and concern about weight, diet and physical activity of 3-12-year-olds. BMI values >or=85th and <95th percentile and >or=95th(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)
Intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization is a women's health problem that imposes a significant health and health care cost burden. Although IPV victims cannot change the perpetrator's behavior, they can take actions to reduce exposure to the partner's abuse. The process of change for IPV victims has been described using the transtheoretical model(More)
OBJECTIVE For women who are experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), making changes toward safety is often a gradual process. When providing counseling and support, health care providers may benefit from better understanding of where women are in their readiness to change. Our objective was to apply the transtheoretical model's stages of change to the(More)
BACKGROUND Strategies for identifying and recruiting persons with bipolar disorder are of importance as interest in studying this relatively uncommon, but highly disabling illness increases. The development and implementation of a bipolar disorder case registry and the assessment of diagnostic certainty of the resulting sample are described. METHODS Eight(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)