H Stefan Bracha

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Can premorbid episodes of diminished vagal tone be detected via histological markers in patients with PTSD?
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, 1132 Bishop Street, 307, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 51:127-33. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The clenching-grinding spectrum and fear circuitry disorders: clinical insights from the neuroscience/paleoanthropology interface
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, 1132 Bishop Street, Ste, 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    CNS Spectr 10:311-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Combat and warfare in the early paleolithic and medically unexplained musculo-facial pain in 21st century war veterans and active-duty military personnel
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, USA
    Hawaii Dent J 36:16-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Human brain evolution and the "Neuroevolutionary Time-depth Principle:" Implications for the Reclassification of fear-circuitry-related traits in DSM-V and for studying resilience to warzone-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    H Stefan Bracha
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, and Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu 96813 2830, USA
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:827-53. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Resilience in the aftermath of terrorism and during warzone exposure: Is it religiousness or is it number of blood relatives?
    H Stefan Bracha
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1156; author reply 1156-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Postmortem locus coeruleus neuron count in three American veterans with probable or possible war-related PTSD
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga VA Medical Center, 1132 Bishop St 307, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 17:503-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the human fear-circuitry and acute sociogenic pseudoneurological symptoms: the Neolithic balanced-polymorphism hypothesis
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, 1132 Bishop St 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Affect Disord 88:119-29. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The human fear-circuitry and fear-induced fainting in healthy individuals--the paleolithic-threat hypothesis
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, USA
    Clin Auton Res 15:238-41. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Testing the Paleolithic-human-warfare hypothesis of blood-injection phobia in the Baltimore ECA Follow-up Study--towards a more etiologically-based conceptualization for DSM-V
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Pacific Islands Division Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, United States
    J Affect Disord 97:1-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic dental-care anxiety (PTDA): Is "dental phobia" a misnomer?
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Hawaii Dent J 37:17-9. 2006

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Can premorbid episodes of diminished vagal tone be detected via histological markers in patients with PTSD?
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, 1132 Bishop Street, 307, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 51:127-33. 2004
    ..This method makes use of the developing enamel matrix, one of very few tissues that cannot recover after being stressed...
  2. ncbi request reprint The clenching-grinding spectrum and fear circuitry disorders: clinical insights from the neuroscience/paleoanthropology interface
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, 1132 Bishop Street, Ste, 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    CNS Spectr 10:311-8. 2005
    ..Grinding-induced incisor wear, and clenching-induced palpable masseter tenderness may be examples of such objective physical signs of persistent fear-circuitry activation (posttraumatic stress disorder Criterion D)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Combat and warfare in the early paleolithic and medically unexplained musculo-facial pain in 21st century war veterans and active-duty military personnel
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, USA
    Hawaii Dent J 36:16-8. 2005
    ..The neuroevolutionary perspective presented here may be novel to many dentists. However, it may be useful in patient education and in preventing progression from jaw-clenching to chronic facial pain...
  4. ncbi request reprint Human brain evolution and the "Neuroevolutionary Time-depth Principle:" Implications for the Reclassification of fear-circuitry-related traits in DSM-V and for studying resilience to warzone-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    H Stefan Bracha
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, and Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu 96813 2830, USA
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:827-53. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Resilience in the aftermath of terrorism and during warzone exposure: Is it religiousness or is it number of blood relatives?
    H Stefan Bracha
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1156; author reply 1156-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Postmortem locus coeruleus neuron count in three American veterans with probable or possible war-related PTSD
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga VA Medical Center, 1132 Bishop St 307, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 17:503-9. 2005
    ..Larger neuromorphometric studies of the LC in veterans with WR-PTSD and in other development-stress-induced and fear-circuitry disorders are warranted, especially using VA registries...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the human fear-circuitry and acute sociogenic pseudoneurological symptoms: the Neolithic balanced-polymorphism hypothesis
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, 1132 Bishop St 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Affect Disord 88:119-29. 2005
    ..Taxonomic implications for the much-needed rapprochement between the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint The human fear-circuitry and fear-induced fainting in healthy individuals--the paleolithic-threat hypothesis
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, USA
    Clin Auton Res 15:238-41. 2005
    ..The Paleolithic-Threat hypothesis has implications for research in the aftermath of man-made disasters, such as terrorism against civilians, a traumatic event in which this hypothesis predicts epidemics of fear-induced fainting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Testing the Paleolithic-human-warfare hypothesis of blood-injection phobia in the Baltimore ECA Follow-up Study--towards a more etiologically-based conceptualization for DSM-V
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Pacific Islands Division Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96813 2830, United States
    J Affect Disord 97:1-4. 2007
    ..The study presented here tests the key a priori prediction of this hypothesis-that current blood-injection phobia will have higher prevalence in reproductive-age women than in post-menopausal women...
  10. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic dental-care anxiety (PTDA): Is "dental phobia" a misnomer?
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Hawaii Dent J 37:17-9. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Stressful experiences in children and adolescents: initial report from the PSEI-NCPV Honolulu Study
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs Spark M Matsunaga Medical and Regional Office Center, 1132 Bishop St, Suite 307, Honolulu, HI 96813
    Hawaii Med J 62:53-8. 2003
    ..A moderate correlation between childhood stress and current depression was found. A relatively high rate of "severe bullying/hazing," and a high mean stress-intensity rating for "blood-drawing induced anxiety" call for further research...
  12. ncbi request reprint Can enamel serve as a useful clinical marker of childhood stress?
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs, Spark M Matsunaga Medical and Regional Office Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Hawaii Dent J 33:9-10. 2002
  13. ncbi request reprint Freeze, flight, fight, fright, faint: adaptationist perspectives on the acute stress response spectrum
    H Stefan Bracha
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Honolulu, HI, USA
    CNS Spectr 9:679-85. 2004
    ..Some implications for the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition as well as for clinical, health services, and transcriptomic research are briefly discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evidence based complementary intervention for insomnia
    Hassan H Lopez
    National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs, Spark M Matsunaga Medical and Regional Office Center, 1132 Bishop St, Suite 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Hawaii Med J 61:192, 213. 2002
    ..White noise may be a simple, safe, cost-effective alternative to hypnotic medication in many psychiatric disorders, especially acute stress disorder and PTSD...
  15. ncbi request reprint Utility of fear severity and individual resilience scoring as a surge capacity, triage management tool during large-scale, bio-event disasters
    H Stefan Bracha
    National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pacific Islands Division, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Islands Health Care System, Spark M Matsunaga Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 21:290-6; discussion 297-8. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Evolution and fear-fainting
    H Stefan Bracha
    Clin Auton Res 16:299; 300. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint Primary agoraphobia as a specific phobia
    H Stefan Bracha
    Br J Psychiatry 189:470; author reply 471. 2006
  18. ncbi request reprint Bruxism and autonomic activity
    H Stefan Bracha
    Clin Auton Res 17:50; author reply 51. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Diminished stress resilience in institutionalized elderly patients: is hypovitaminosis D a factor?
    H Stefan Bracha
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:544-5. 2004
  20. ncbi request reprint Dietary-free glutamate: implications for research on fear-overconsolidation and PTSD
    H Stefan Bracha
    CNS Spectr 11:14-5. 2006
  21. ncbi request reprint Why are we using surgery as a first line of treatment for an anxiety disorder?
    H Stefan Bracha
    Clin Auton Res 16:406. 2006
  22. ncbi request reprint Levodopa reverses gait asymmetries related to anhedonia and magical ideation
    Christine Mohr
    Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory, Dept of Neurology, University Hospital Geneva, Rue Micheli du Crest 24, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 255:33-9. 2005
    ..Also unexpectedly, levodopa made "anhedonics" veer like "magics" after placebo, suggesting that DA agonists suppress negative schizotypal symptoms...
  23. doi request reprint Torture, culture, war zone exposure, and posttraumatic stress disorder Criterion A's bracket creep
    H Stefan Bracha
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:115-6; author reply 116-7. 2008