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̶T̶H̶E̶ ̶ A Possibility For Light, Daniel Burmester 2018 Lesley University

̶T̶H̶E̶ ̶ A Possibility For Light, Daniel Burmester

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

How can an educator help young people feel a reverence for and connection with the world? I asked myself this three years ago as I began thinking about how, as an educator, I could better the world. I believe that harmful action on our world can occur when reverence for and connection with it erodes or has never given a chance to flourish. Researchers in cognitive psychology have suggested that experiencing the emotion awe allows people to feel greater connections with elements of our world. (Keltner, 2016; Shiota, Keltner, & Mossman, 2007) My work at Lesley focuses on the emotion awe ...


Prevalence And Correlates Of Depression And Alcohol Use Disorder Among Adults Attending Primary Health Care Services In Nepal: A Cross Sectional Study., Nagendra P Luitel, Emily C Baron, Brandon A Kohrt, Ivan H Komproe, Mark J D Jordans 2018 George Washington University

Prevalence And Correlates Of Depression And Alcohol Use Disorder Among Adults Attending Primary Health Care Services In Nepal: A Cross Sectional Study., Nagendra P Luitel, Emily C Baron, Brandon A Kohrt, Ivan H Komproe, Mark J D Jordans

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Although depression and alcohol use disorder (AUD) are expected to be common among patients presenting to primary health care setting, there is limited research on prevalence of depression and AUD among people attending primary health care services in low-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of depression and AUD among adults attending primary care facilities in Nepal and explore factors associated with depression and AUD.

METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional health facility survey with 1474 adults attending 10 primary healthcare facilities in Chitwan district, Nepal. The prevalence of depression and AUD was assessed ...


Mental Health Literacy For Children With A Parent With A Mental Illness, Joanne Riebschleger, Christine Grove, Shane Costello, Daniel Cavanaugh 2018 Michigan State University

Mental Health Literacy For Children With A Parent With A Mental Illness, Joanne Riebschleger, Christine Grove, Shane Costello, Daniel Cavanaugh

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health

Promoting mental health literacy is an effective strategy to protect the wellbeing of parents with mental illness and their children. Mental health literacy is part of health literacy; it is defined as “one’s level of understanding about mental health attitudes and conditions, as well as one’s ability to prevent, recognize, and cope with these conditions” (Jorm et al., 1997 p. 182). Mental health literacy can be developed by mental health providers discussing mental illness, recovery, and coping with parents and family members, including children. Increased mental health literacy leads to engagement in mental health promotion and (for the ...


The Effects Of A Task Analysis And Self-Evaluation On The Acquisition Of Yoga Postures, Elizabeth Ortega 2018 University of South Florida

The Effects Of A Task Analysis And Self-Evaluation On The Acquisition Of Yoga Postures, Elizabeth Ortega

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There is a growing amount of research evaluating behavioral approaches for skill acquisition in sports. Few of these studies have focused on yoga and skill acquisition. There is a need for a low effort yet effective way to teach yoga postures to individuals who do not take private yoga classes and may practice at home. This study evaluated the effects of using a picture-based task analysis and self-evaluation on the skill acquisition of yoga postures. A multiple baseline across yoga postures was used. During the task analyses intervention, the participants received a task analysis, performed the posture, and scored the ...


Cognitive Effects Of Short Duration Short Wavelength Visible Light, Sarah J. Bolton 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

Cognitive Effects Of Short Duration Short Wavelength Visible Light, Sarah J. Bolton

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis research looks at the effects of short duration, high intensity, short wavelength light with the goal of determining if converting typically white colored lights in breakrooms and bathrooms to blue will cause workers who normally work in a low light environment to be more alert and productive. Sixteen participants were outfitted with Electroencephalography (and Electrooculography (EOG) equipment before being exposed to 200 lux of either 460 nm blue light or D6500 white light for 30 minutes. Afterwards, the light levels were changed to 3.5 lux of D6500 light and the participants were asked to perform six cognitive ...


The Role Of Neuropsychiatrists In Medical Science, Joseph Keating, Delia Bakeman, Joshua Claunch, Sheldon Benjamin 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Role Of Neuropsychiatrists In Medical Science, Joseph Keating, Delia Bakeman, Joshua Claunch, Sheldon Benjamin

Psychiatry Publications and Presentations

The re-emergence of neuropsychiatry in the twentieth century occurred in the context of a history of neuropsychiatric contributions to medical science. In parallel to the growth of neuropsychiatry as a medical specialty, psychiatry has benefitted from developments in neuroscience, many of these built upon foundations established by neuropsychiatrists. We sought to enumerate the contributions by psychiatrists with neurological training to advances in medical science.


The Role Of Neuropsychiatrists In Medical Science, Joseph Keating MD, Delia Bakeman DO, Joshua Claunch MD, Sheldon Benjamin 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Role Of Neuropsychiatrists In Medical Science, Joseph Keating Md, Delia Bakeman Do, Joshua Claunch Md, Sheldon Benjamin

Sheldon Benjamin

The re-emergence of neuropsychiatry in the twentieth century occurred in the context of a history of neuropsychiatric contributions to medical science. In parallel to the growth of neuropsychiatry as a medical specialty, psychiatry has benefitted from developments in neuroscience, many of these built upon foundations established by neuropsychiatrists. We sought to enumerate the contributions by psychiatrists with neurological training to advances in medical science. 


Teaching Debit Card Skills Using General Case Programming, Kristin More 2018 University of South Florida

Teaching Debit Card Skills Using General Case Programming, Kristin More

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Independent living skills are extremely important for individuals with developmental disabilities as these skills aide in autonomy, lessen the burden on caregivers, and assist with integration into the community. An important skill that should be targeted is purchasing skills. Teaching purchasing skills can bring individuals into contact with new environments and access to items that would not have been available for them to access independently before learning the skill. Traditional purchasing skills often target teaching money and math skills. However, as technology advances, these skills are not only hard to teach to various individuals but may be outdated. There have ...


Maternal Psychological Distress And Cortsiol, Jenna Schroeder 2018 DePaul University

Maternal Psychological Distress And Cortsiol, Jenna Schroeder

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Previous studies have reported associations between prenatal maternal distress and negative health outcomes for the unborn. There are gaps within this body of knowledge and inconsistencies in the research which make the relevant relationships unclear. If changes in maternal cortisol cause alterations in fetal development, it is important to gain an adequate understanding of how, and if, maternal psychological distress predicts maternal cortisol levels. This study is an integrative literature review that looks at the research investigating a connection between maternal psychological distress and maternal cortisol levels during pregnancy. Lazarus and Folkman’s (1984) Transactional Model of Stress ...


Genetic Correlations Among Psychiatric And Immune-Related Phenotypes Based On Genome-Wide Association Data, Daniel S. Tylee, Eric O. Mick 2018 SUNY Upstate Medical University

Genetic Correlations Among Psychiatric And Immune-Related Phenotypes Based On Genome-Wide Association Data, Daniel S. Tylee, Eric O. Mick

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Individuals with psychiatric disorders have elevated rates of autoimmune comorbidity and altered immune signaling. It is unclear whether these altered immunological states have a shared genetic basis with those psychiatric disorders. The present study sought to use existing summary-level data from previous genome-wide association studies (GWASs) to determine if commonly varying single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are shared between psychiatric and immune-related phenotypes. We estimated heritability and examined pair-wise genetic correlations using the linkage disequilibrium score regression (LDSC) and heritability estimation from summary statistics (HESS) methods. Using LDSC, we observed significant genetic correlations between immune-related disorders and several psychiatric disorders, including ...


Addressing Positive Suicide Screens In The Emergency Department: The Importance Of Post-Discharge Follow-Up, Colette Houssan, Alexandra Morena, Rachel Davis-Martin, Celine Larkin, Edwin D. Boudreaux 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Addressing Positive Suicide Screens In The Emergency Department: The Importance Of Post-Discharge Follow-Up, Colette Houssan, Alexandra Morena, Rachel Davis-Martin, Celine Larkin, Edwin D. Boudreaux

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death and many of those who die by suicide have visited an emergency department (ED) in the months prior to their death. Thus, identification and treatment of suicidal ideation (SI) in the ED is essential to suicide prevention efforts. Although a recent effort to implement universal SI screening has identified more patients with suicide risk, there are still barriers to further risk assessment and intervention, including: patients being too ill, language differences, physician caseload, length of SI evaluation and intervention, staff availability and communication with emergency mental health (EMH) services, and stigma surrounding ...


Implementing "At-The-Elbow" Training In The Emergency Department: Feasibility, Outcomes, And Lessons, Alexandra Morena, Celine Larkin, Esther Boama-Nyarko, John Davey, Edwin D. Boudreaux 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Implementing "At-The-Elbow" Training In The Emergency Department: Feasibility, Outcomes, And Lessons, Alexandra Morena, Celine Larkin, Esther Boama-Nyarko, John Davey, Edwin D. Boudreaux

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Introduction: Individuals who die by suicide often make ED contact the year prior to death. In accordance with Joint Commission recommendations, universal suicide screening has been implemented across UMass Memorial Health Care EDs, in an effort to improve quality of care for patients with suicide risk. We developed clinician decision aids, clinical workflows, and electronic health record (EHR) items, and introduced them using an 'at-the-elbow' training model in the ED.

Methods: We programmed a data visualization application (Tableau), which pulls data directly from the EHR, to measure suicide-positive detection rates and physician secondary screener completion. Training logs were completed following ...


Keeping Up With The Times: Opportunities For Applied Research And Quality Improvement Evaluation In A Child Partial Hospital Program, Jill Donelan, Stephanie Daly 2018 Baystate Medical Center

Keeping Up With The Times: Opportunities For Applied Research And Quality Improvement Evaluation In A Child Partial Hospital Program, Jill Donelan, Stephanie Daly

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Child Partial Hospitalization Program (CPHP) is a program of the Department of Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center in Holyoke, MA. CPHP is an acute day treatment program offering a full range of clinical services within a highly structured setting for children and adolescents in need of psychiatric crisis intervention and stabilization. Methods of intervention are based on principles of trauma-informed care, Collaborative Problem Solving, and evidence-based interventions. The treatment model includes group psychotherapy, psychoeducation, recreational therapy, academic tutoring, psychiatric consultation, family engagement, and case management. Treatment goals include comprehensive assessment, conceptualization and referral to appropriate services as well as ...


Creating The Capacity To Screen Deaf Women For Perinatal Depression, Kelly S. Wolf Craig, Melissa L. Anderson, Kathleen Biebel, Nancy Byatt 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Creating The Capacity To Screen Deaf Women For Perinatal Depression, Kelly S. Wolf Craig, Melissa L. Anderson, Kathleen Biebel, Nancy Byatt

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

There are approximately 1 million Deaf women in the U.S. who depend on American Sign Language (ASL) for communication. Although Deaf women become pregnant and enter motherhood at rates similar to hearing women, Deaf women attend fewer prenatal appointments, receive less information from their physicians, are less satisfied with physician concern and quality of communication, and are less satisfied with their prenatal care. These barriers persist after childbirth, leaving Deaf mothers with little professional support for struggles with postnatal healthcare, breastfeeding, and childcare.

Combined with pre-existing mental health disparities observed among members of the Deaf community, such barriers leave ...


Inclusion Of Evidence-Based Healthy Eating Policies In Community Health Improvement Plans: Findings From A National Probability Survey Of Us Local Health Departments, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Inclusion Of Evidence-Based Healthy Eating Policies In Community Health Improvement Plans: Findings From A National Probability Survey Of Us Local Health Departments, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon

UMass Worcester PRC Presentations

Introduction: Evidence-based healthy eating (HE) policies can increase opportunities to engage in a healthy diet. The adoption of evidence-based policies into practice is limited and no study reports the status of HE policies nationally. Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) strategically address health priorities, steer evidence-based strategy selection and implementation, and require collaboration. Local health departments (LHDs) are often key stakeholders. We aimed to determine the proportion of LHDs with a CHIP having evidence-based HE policies.

Methods:A national probability survey of US LHDs serving populations of

Results: 44.1% (95%CI: 34.7-54.0%) of US LHDs with a CHIP ...


Exploring Perceptions Of Sugar Sweetened Beverages Among Early Adolescents In Worcester, Ma: A Qualitative Study, Christina F. Haughton, Meera Sreedhara, Lori Pbert, Molly E. Waring, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Exploring Perceptions Of Sugar Sweetened Beverages Among Early Adolescents In Worcester, Ma: A Qualitative Study, Christina F. Haughton, Meera Sreedhara, Lori Pbert, Molly E. Waring, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon

UMass Worcester PRC Presentations

Background: Among adolescents, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the primary source of added dietary sugar and constitute 10-15% of their total caloric intake. A range of factors influence adolescent dietary behaviors and food choices. This study aimed to explore adolescents' attitudes and knowledge about SSBs, how they receive messages about SSBs, and motivations for SSB consumption.

Methods: We conducted 5 focus groups with youth aged 12-14 years that attend one of the eight Youth Connect programs in Worcester, MA in 2016-2017. Groups were sex-specific because of changes during adolescence and experiences with body image and health behaviors between the groups. A ...


Goldstein Sees A Bright Future For Organizational Psychology, Aldemaro Romero Jr. 2018 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Goldstein Sees A Bright Future For Organizational Psychology, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

“I was always interested in people. I think I could have been a clinical psychologist who talks to people about their problems and tries to help them. But at some point, I shifted toward understanding people’s backgrounds and issues, so I ended up in industrial organizational psychology. I always had a bent towards working with people, trying to understand and help them.”

That’s the way Dr. Harold Goldstein explains how he became the psychologist he is today. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Goldstein got his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor ...


Study Protocol: A Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial Of Moral Reconation Therapy In The Us Veterans Health Administration, Daniel M. Blonigen, Michael A. Cucciare, Christine Timko, Jennifer S. Smith, Autumn Harnish, Lakiesha Kemp, Joel Rosenthal, David A. Smelson 2018 Palo Alto University

Study Protocol: A Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial Of Moral Reconation Therapy In The Us Veterans Health Administration, Daniel M. Blonigen, Michael A. Cucciare, Christine Timko, Jennifer S. Smith, Autumn Harnish, Lakiesha Kemp, Joel Rosenthal, David A. Smelson

Psychiatry Publications and Presentations

BACKGROUND: Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a cognitive-behavioral intervention aimed at reducing risk for criminal recidivism by restructuring antisocial attitudes and cognitions (i.e., "criminogenic thinking"). MRT has empirical support for reducing risk for criminal recidivism among civilian offenders. Recently, a version of MRT was developed for military veterans; however, no randomized controlled trials (RCT) have been conducted with the veteran-specific protocol, and the effectiveness and implementation potential of MRT outside of correctional settings has not been established.

METHODS: Using a Hybrid Type 1 RCT design, this study will test the effectiveness of MRT to reduce risk for criminal recidivism ...


“Capgras” Delusions Involving Belongings, Not People, And Evolving Visual Hallucinations Associated With Occipital Lobe Seizures, Brandon Lilly, Erika Maynard, Kelly Melvin, Suzanne Holroyd 2018 Marshall University

“Capgras” Delusions Involving Belongings, Not People, And Evolving Visual Hallucinations Associated With Occipital Lobe Seizures, Brandon Lilly, Erika Maynard, Kelly Melvin, Suzanne Holroyd

Psychiatry

Capgras syndrome is characterized by the delusional belief that a familiar person has been replaced by a visually similar imposter or replica. Rarely, the delusional focus may be objects rather than people. Numerous etiologies have been described for Capgras to include seizures. Similarly, visual hallucinations, both simple and complex, can occur secondary to seizure activity.We present, to our knowledge, the first reported case of visual hallucinations and Capgras delusions for objects that developed secondary to new onset occipital lobe epilepsy.We then discuss the possible underlying neurologic mechanisms responsible for the symptomatology.


Naltrexone And Bupropion Combination Treatment For Smoking Cessation And Weight Loss In Patients With Schizophrenia, Xuechan Lyu, Jiang Du, Guilai Zhan, Yujie Wu, Hang Su, Youwei Zhu, Fredrik Jarskog, Min Zhao, Xiaoduo Fan 2018 Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Naltrexone And Bupropion Combination Treatment For Smoking Cessation And Weight Loss In Patients With Schizophrenia, Xuechan Lyu, Jiang Du, Guilai Zhan, Yujie Wu, Hang Su, Youwei Zhu, Fredrik Jarskog, Min Zhao, Xiaoduo Fan

Open Access Articles

Objective: The rates of obesity and cigarette smoking are much higher in patients with schizophrenia compared to the general population. This study was to examine whether naltrexone and bupropion combination treatment can help weight loss and smoking cessation in patients with schizophrenia.

Methods: Obese male schizophrenia patients with current cigarette smoking were randomized to receive adjunctive naltrexone (25 mg/day) and bupropion (300 mg/day) combination or placebo for 24 weeks. Twenty-two patients were enrolled in the study, and 21 patients completed the study (11 in the treatment group, and 10 in the placebo group). Body weight, body mass index ...


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