Theresa C. Gleason

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Investigations of the neurobiology of memory using experimental animals have modeled many of the characteristic features of amnesia seen in human clinical populations. To examine long-term memory, however, animal models of amnesia often employ extended measures of acquisition, which stand in contrast to the retention measures used with humans. To determine(More)
In civilian, military, and veteran populations, there is increased recognition of the interrelationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and some psychological health (PH) disorders and the need to better understand the relationships by integrating research for these topics. The use of different measures to assess similar study variables and/or assess(More)
Rats with aspiration or excitotoxic (NMDA) lesions of the parahippocampal region were trained on a series of behavioral tasks which consisted of: (1) a test of spatial memory (discrete trial rewarded alternation), (2) a black-white discrimination, and (3) a test of non-spatial memory commonly used in primate models of amnesia (visual concurrent object(More)
IMPORTANCE Many Vietnam-era women veterans served in or near war zones and may have experienced stressful or traumatic events during their service. Although posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well studied among men who served in Vietnam, no major epidemiologic investigation of PTSD among women has been performed. OBJECTIVES To assess (1) the onset(More)
To assess the relationship of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with health functioning and disability in Vietnam-era Veterans. A cross-sectional study of functioning and disability in male Vietnam-era Veteran twins. PTSD was measured by the Composite International Diagnostic Interview; health functioning and disability were assessed using the Veterans(More)
Given the prominence of cognitive impairments and disability associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, substantial interest has arisen in identifying determinants of the diseases and their features. Genetic variation has been linked to skills that underlie disability ("functional capacity" or FC), highlighting need for understanding of these(More)
Because two-thirds of patients with Major Depressive Disorder do not achieve remission with their first antidepressant, we designed a trial of three "next-step" strategies: switching to another antidepressant (bupropion-SR) or augmenting the current antidepressant with either another antidepressant (bupropion-SR) or with an atypical antipsychotic(More)
Background The Veterans Healthcare Administration (VA) is implementing an adaptation of a pragmatic trial program, Point of Care Research (POC-R). The goal of POC-R is to embed research into clinical practice, contributing to a Learning Healthcare System. Provider acceptance and participation in POC-R is essential to its successful implementation. The(More)