Shannon L Stewart

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Self-injurious behaviors (SIB) refer to behaviors that cause direct and deliberate harm to oneself, including nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicidal behaviors, and suicide. Although in recent research, NSSI and suicidal behavior have been differentiated by intention, frequency, and lethality of behavior, researchers have also shown that these two types of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the quantitative electroenchephalographic (QEEG) absolute power and coherence differences between a group of patients with bipolar I mood disorder (BMD I) and a group of patients with schizophrenia. We also examined the correlation between QEEG measures and family history of BMD. METHOD Using the National Institutes of Mental(More)
The goal of our research was to create a synthetic gene construct and insert it into the Arabidopsis thaliana genome to visualize the localization and expression of the AT1G52340 gene. AT1G52340 is a known ortholog of a gene in maize (GRMZM2G332976) that is known to function in sex determination. By studying the AT1G52340 gene in Arabidopsis, we hoped to(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop side effect (SE) monitoring checklists for four categories of psychotropic medications (antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, stimulants, and selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors), to improve residential direct care staff's confidence and competence in SE monitoring, and to facilitate communication of potential observed SE to medical(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite limited information related to efficacy in children, psychotropic medications are commonly prescribed as a first-line treatment for a range of psychiatric diagnoses in children in a variety of clinical settings. Usage has increased over the past three decades. Although psychotropic medications are often effective at treating psychiatric(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the validity and reliability of the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview (BCFPI) in a sample of high-risk, high-need children and youth admitted to a tertiary residential psychiatric facility. This is the first validation study of the BCFPI with children and youth functioning at the extreme clinical range. METHOD(More)
Little is known about discharge against medical advice (DAMA) among adolescents with mental health problems. The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of DAMA and provide some insight into the factors that influence DAMA among adolescents with mental health problems using a large dataset from Ontario, Canada. Data on 1811 adolescents aged(More)
Although the issue of medication nonadherence among children and youth appears to be high, there is a paucity of research examining associated factors related to medication nonadherence among youth with mental health difficulties. Using logistic regression, this exploratory study sought to examine specific factors associated with medication nonadherence(More)
The present study aims to identify patterns for use of medication given pro re nata (PRN or "on an as needed [preordered] basis") or statim (STAT [a new order] or "at once, immediately") and their efficacy in controlling aggressive behavior in the mental health (MH) services environment. PRN and STAT medication data were combined and referred to as PRN(More)
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