Thomas W. Miller

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The presence of a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis in women (n = 82) diagnosed with Stage 0-IIIA breast cancer was assessed 6 to 72 months after cancer therapy. The PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C) and the PTSD module for the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, Nonpatient Version, PTSD module (SCID-NP-PTSD) were administered in a(More)
Health promotion and exercise is recognized as an important ingredient in health maintenance. Within the diagnostic category of obsessive-compulsive disorders has been the increased recognition by clinicians of a phenomena best described as “exercise dependence.” Reviewed herein is its definition, theoretical framework and a spectrum of factors often(More)
Over the past decade there has been little decrease in the number of alcohol-related driving fatalities. During this time most interventions have been educational or legal. This paper presents the results of a field experiment that used social marketing to introduce a new ride program into three rural communities. Almost all people in the 21-34-year-old(More)
Child and spouse abuse continues to be a critically important problem for the medical and mental health professions. Examined are recent clinical data and research addressing this most serious concern among military and post-military personnel. Criteria useful in the identification of risk persons and diagnosis and treatment of family violence are(More)
The impact of stressful life events on health has been of considerable interest from a cross-cultural perspective. Examined herein is the etiology and onset of post-traumatic stress disorder with careful review of the diagnostic criteria, current measures used and clinical dimensions of PTSD. Also examined from a cross-cultural perspective is how(More)
The use of telepsychiatry technology and services has gained attention among legal and clinical practitioners. In the current article, telepsychiatry is defined, and an innovative model of telepsychiatry care delivery that is in use in a child and adolescent forensic evaluation clinic is examined. Critical factors specific to forensics services are(More)
Examined is the clinical use of fables in the evaluation of child sexual abuse. A review of projective assessment, the use of human figure drawings, anatomically correct dolls and projective apperception testing is presented within the context of clinical assessment of child trauma. The efficacy of the fable assessment technique is discussed, as are issues(More)
Prevention education is seen as a key component in addressing school violence. Three hundred and three fourth grade students in 9 elementary schools in a predominantly rural community were provided a specialized program of character education as a prevention tool to reduce the potential for deviant behavior. Students in 3 schools were in the no treatment(More)