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This study evaluated the hypothesis that trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severity would be positively associated with schizophrenia symptoms. Forty-seven clients with schizophrenia were assessed for schizophrenia severity and for lifetime trauma history and PTSD symptoms in 2 independent symptom interviews; 35 (74%) participants reported at(More)
The authors examined the cumulative effects of work on symptoms, quality of life, and self-esteem for 149 unemployed clients with severe mental illness receiving vocational rehabilitation. Nonvocational measures were assessed at 6-month intervals throughout the 18-month study period, and vocational activity was tracked continuously. On the basis of their(More)
The positive psychology movement studies the sources of human strength and the foundations of the "good life." Like the recovery movement, it focuses on personal fulfillment and well-being more than on mental illness. These movements have followed separate but parallel tracks. Positive psychology has traveled an academic and empirical path and the recovery(More)
OBJECTIVE Peer-provided mental health services have become increasingly prominent in recent years, despite a lack of evidence of beneficial impact. The study presented here compared the effectiveness of the Vet-to-Vet program, a peer education and support program, and standard care without peer support on measures of recovery orientation, confidence, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The concept of recovery has received increasing emphasis in the delivery of services to persons with schizophrenia. This study was an initial effort to develop an empirically based model of factors associated with a recovery orientation. METHODS The authors reanalyzed data from 825 persons with schizophrenia who were assessed in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The recovery movement is having a growing impact on policy for people with severe mental illness. The empirical literature on the recovery orientation, however, is scant, and no empirical conceptualization of recovery has been published. METHOD We identified items reflecting recovery themes and measuring aspects of subjective experience, and(More)
The Indiana Job Satisfaction Scale (IJSS) is a brief job satisfaction questionnaire designed for use with individuals with a severe mental illness. This study seeks to validate the IJSS, as well as to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and job tenure in a group of 71 workers in supported employment. Job satisfaction measured during the first(More)
Few studies have examined employment outcomes in individuals with a primary diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The current study used multivariate modeling to examine the relationship between PTSD, other aspects of military service, and employment among 5,862 veterans in a national Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vocational(More)
OBJECTIVE There is limited evidence suggesting a link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This study examined the association between PTSD and ADHD using retrospective and current clinical evaluations. METHOD Twenty-five male veterans with PTSD and 22 male veterans with panic disorder were(More)
The dissemination of complex innovative practices is one of the major challenges of mental health service organizations. Although substantial progress has been made in the development of evidence-based practices for people with severe mental illness, development of approaches for the large-scale dissemination of such practices has lagged. In 2004, the(More)