R Kohn

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean: a public health priority]
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:229-40. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Mental health services for homebound elders from home health nursing agencies and home care agencies
    Barry B Zeltzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:567-9. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of obsessive-compulsive disorder in elderly patients
    R Kohn
    Butler Hospital, Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 5:211-5. 1997
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological and psychopathological reactions in Honduras following Hurricane Mitch: implications for service planning
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:287-95. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, risk factors and aging vulnerability for psychopathology following a natural disaster in a developing country
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:835-41. 2005
  6. pmc The treatment gap in mental health care
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 82:858-66. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Psychiatric epidemiology and international mental health as a career in cultural psychiatry
    Robert Kohn
    Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 48:53-65. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Race and psychiatric services in post-apartheid South Africa: a preliminary study of psychiatrists' perceptions
    Robert Kohn
    Butler Hospital and Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 50:18-24. 2004
  9. doi request reprint The mini-mental state examination: age and education distribution for a Latin American population
    R Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI, US
    Aging Ment Health 12:66-71. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Course and outcomes of depression in the elderly
    Robert Kohn
    Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 8:34-40. 2006

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Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint [Mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean: a public health priority]
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:229-40. 2005
    ..Having that knowledge would make it possible to improve advocacy, adopt better policies, formulate innovative intervention programs, and apportion resources commensurate with needs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mental health services for homebound elders from home health nursing agencies and home care agencies
    Barry B Zeltzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:567-9. 2006
    ..This study examined the practices of home care agencies and home health nursing agencies in the management and treatment of homebound clients with behavioral problems, dementia, and undiagnosed mental illnesses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of obsessive-compulsive disorder in elderly patients
    R Kohn
    Butler Hospital, Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 5:211-5. 1997
    ..Handwashing and fear of having sinned were more common. There were few differences in clinical features of OCD among the elderly patients compared with younger OCD patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological and psychopathological reactions in Honduras following Hurricane Mitch: implications for service planning
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:287-95. 2005
    ..This study explored various psychopathological reactions and their respective risk factors two months after Hurricane Mitch struck Honduras in October 1998...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, risk factors and aging vulnerability for psychopathology following a natural disaster in a developing country
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:835-41. 2005
    ..Depression and alcohol misuse were examined using screening instruments. The SRQ was used as both a measure of emotional distress and dichotomized to screen for probable psychiatric disorder...
  6. pmc The treatment gap in mental health care
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 82:858-66. 2004
    ..To address this major public health challenge, WHO has adopted in 2002 a global action programme that has been endorsed by the Member States...
  7. doi request reprint Psychiatric epidemiology and international mental health as a career in cultural psychiatry
    Robert Kohn
    Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 48:53-65. 2011
    ..Research is vital to enable the field of cultural psychiatry to be a vibrant, evidence-based discipline within psychiatry...
  8. ncbi request reprint Race and psychiatric services in post-apartheid South Africa: a preliminary study of psychiatrists' perceptions
    Robert Kohn
    Butler Hospital and Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 50:18-24. 2004
    ..The primary objective of this study was to examine the perception of the quality of psychiatric services five years after apartheid, and specifically whether care for black patients had improved...
  9. doi request reprint The mini-mental state examination: age and education distribution for a Latin American population
    R Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI, US
    Aging Ment Health 12:66-71. 2008
    ..When the MMSE scores were controlled for sociodemographic variables, those with any psychiatric disorder had significantly lower scores; however, specific diagnoses did not affect MMSE scores...
  10. ncbi request reprint Course and outcomes of depression in the elderly
    Robert Kohn
    Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 8:34-40. 2006
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  11. doi request reprint Psychiatric epidemiology of the elderly population in Chile
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:1020-8. 2008
    ..The prevalence rates for psychiatric disorders in Chile among those 65 and older compared with younger individuals, and the prevalence rate of psychiatric disorders among those age 75 and older are presented...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Risk factors for behavioral and emotional problems in childhood: a community study in Uruguay]
    R Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry, Brown University, Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 9:211-8. 2001
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  13. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards mental illness in the Commonwealth of Dominica
    R Kohn
    Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 7:148-54. 2000
    ..Especially disconcerting was the lack of knowledge on mental illness among nurses, teachers, and police officers, that is, professionals directly involved in the pathway to care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Treatment of homebound mentally ill elderly patients: the multidisciplinary psychiatric mobile team
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:469-75. 2002
    ..The multidisciplinary team approach appeared to lessen psychiatric disability in homebound mentally ill elderly patients...
  15. pmc Childhood trauma, trauma in adulthood, and psychiatric diagnoses: results from a community sample
    Caron Zlotnick
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 49:163-9. 2008
    ..Our findings suggest that specific disorders are linked to interpersonal trauma and PTEs that occur in childhood rather than later in life...
  16. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-morbid disorders in Chile
    Caron Zlotnick
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Psychol Med 36:1523-33. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint The course of depression in elderly patients
    Timothy I Mueller
    Brown University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, c o Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:22-9. 2004
    ..Studies on the course of major depressive disorder (MDD) among elderly persons are limited to short periods of follow-up, seldom provide comparisons with younger cohorts, and raise other methodological concerns...
  18. ncbi request reprint The relationship between quality of interpersonal relationships and major depressive disorder: findings from the National Comorbidity Survey
    C Zlotnick
    Butler Hospital Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Affect Disord 59:205-15. 2000
    ..The current study compared the quality of interpersonal relationships in individuals with major depressive disorder to individuals with dysthymia, comorbid depression, nonaffective disorders, and no psychiatric disorders...
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for falling in a psychogeriatric unit
    A J de Carle
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:762-7. 2001
    ..Falls and ECT were associated with longer hospital stay, when adjusted for confounders including ECT. CONCLUSIONS: These findings support previous results and identify ECT as a possible risk factor for falling in a hospital setting...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mood and sleep in Parkinson's disease
    Leora L Borek
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Butler Hospital
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:958-63. 2006
    ..To determine whether severity of depression and severity of anxiety were associated with particular types of sleep disturbance in patients with Parkinson's disease...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R disorders in the Chile psychiatric prevalence study
    Benjamin Vicente
    Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 60 C, Concepcion, Chile
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1362-70. 2006
    ..Data are presented on the prevalence of DSM-III-R disorders, demographic correlates, comorbidity, and service utilization in a nationally representative adult sample from Chile...
  22. pmc Regional differences in psychiatric disorders in Chile
    Benjamin Vicente
    Depto de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 60 C, Concepcion, Chile
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:935-42. 2006
    ..In addition, in large countries with dispersed populations national rates may have low value for estimating the need for mental health services and programs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Enhanced cancer risk among patients with bipolar disorder
    Micha Barchana
    Cancer Registry, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Affect Disord 108:43-8. 2008
    ..This study investigates the risk for cancer among psychiatric inpatients diagnosed with bipolar disorder...
  24. ncbi request reprint Global Assessment of Relational Functioning Scale (GARF): a validity study in patients with recurrent major depression in Brazil
    Andrea Feijo Mello
    Department of Psychiatry of the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Transcult Psychiatry 44:55-64. 2007
    ..The Brazilian-Portuguese version of the GARF has acceptable validity coefficients, and may be a useful tool in cross-cultural settings...
  25. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology and other health dimensions among the offspring of Holocaust survivors: results from the Israel National Health Survey
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:144-51. 2007
    ..However, the two previous epidemiological studies conducted so far failed to show enhanced psychopathology when the children of the Holocaust survivors were compared with suitable controls...
  26. doi request reprint Use of mental health services among disaster survivors
    JORGE J RODRIGUEZ
    Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, Technology and Health Services Delivery, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:370-8. 2008
    ..Only recently has research focused on mental health service delivery following disasters. This review examines the rates, predictors, and barriers to mental health service utilization following a disaster...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Chilean study on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders (DSM-III-R/CIDI) (ECPP)]
    Benjamin Vicente
    Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160 C, Concepción Chile
    Rev Med Chil 130:527-36. 2002
    ..Highly structured interviews such as Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) allow the evaluation of psychiatric disorders in large samples, with great accuracy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of mental health services in Chile
    Sandra Saldivia
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
    Psychiatr Serv 55:71-6. 2004
    ..The authors report the results of a study examining mental health service utilization in the general population of Chile...
  29. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of major depressive episodes: results from the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology (ICPE) Surveys
    Laura Andrade
    Institute and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:3-21. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of treated and untreated mental disorders in five countries
    Rob V Bijl
    Department of Crime Prevention and Sanctions, Research and Documentation Center, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:122-33. 2003
    ..Undertreatment of serious cases is most pronounced among young poorly educated males. Outreach is needed to reduce barriers to care among serious cases and young people at risk of serious disorders...
  31. ncbi request reprint Population prevalence of psychiatric disorders in Chile: 6-month and 1-month rates
    Benjamin Vicente
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
    Br J Psychiatry 184:299-305. 2004
    ..Few South American studies have examined current prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Service use patterns among adults with mental health problems in Chile]
    Benjamin Vicente
    Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:263-70. 2005
    ..The overall objective was to optimize the use of the limited resources available for mental health care in the countries of the Americas, especially Chile...
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders among the Mapuche in Chile
    Benjamin Vicente
    Universidad de Concepcion, Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Chile
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:119-27. 2005
    ..The Mapuche are the largest indigenous group in Chile; yet almost all data on the mental health of indigenous populations are from North America...
  34. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and practices among Ethiopian health care professionals in psychiatry regarding compulsory treatment
    Atalay Alem
    Amanuel Psychiatric Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Int J Law Psychiatry 25:599-610. 2002
  35. doi request reprint [Burden of psychiatric diseases in Chile]
    Benjamín Vicente P
    Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 135:1591-9. 2007
    ..There is a perception among lay persons, that psychiatric treatments lack efficacy, despite evidence demonstrating the contrary. Not addressing the treatment gap in mental health has serious public health implications...
  36. doi request reprint Mortality, or probability of death, from a suicidal act in the United States
    Harry Friedmann
    Rhode Island Suicidal Prevention Team, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:287-301. 2008
    ..The mortality exponential function of age is a description that provides a life-span perspective of suicide and suggests data-informed criteria for future suicide and public health research...
  37. pmc Training Latin American primary care physicians in the WPA module on depression: results of a multicenter trial
    Itzhak Levav
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Psychol Med 35:35-45. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the materials developed by the World Psychiatric Association in a training program on depression among primary care physicians by measuring changes in their knowledge, attitudes, and practice (KAP)...
  38. pmc Prevalence of rectal Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium in male patients at the San Francisco STD clinic, 2005-2006
    Suzanna C Francis
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, STD Prevention and Control, San Francisco, California, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:797-800. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Exponential lethality: upper limits on suicide risk assessments
    Harry Friedmann
    Rhode Island Suicide Prevention Planning Team, USA
    Med Health R I 87:146-8. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint [An educational training program for physicians for diagnosis and treatment of depression]
    Willians Valentini
    Serviço de Saúde Dr Cândido Ferreira, Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:522-8. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the results of an educational training program for Brazilian primary care physicians that measured changes in knowledge, attitudes, and practice...
  41. ncbi request reprint Phenomenology of dreams in Parkinson's disease
    Leora L Borek
    NeuroHealth Parkinson s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Mov Disord 22:198-202. 2007
    ..Men with PD had more aggressive dreams compared to females with PD. Aggressive dream content was characteristic of RBD patients and sex differences exist in the dream content of the PD population...
  42. ncbi request reprint Mental health-related knowledge, attitudes and practices in two kibbutzim
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, 2 Ben Tabai Street, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:758-64. 2004
    ..They differ, however, in that one of them keeps fully the collectivist ideology, while the other is undergoing privatization; this is a process that may loosen the solidarity on which the kibbutz movement was conceived...
  43. ncbi request reprint Training primary care physicians in Chile in the diagnosis and treatment of depression
    Benjamin Vicente
    Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160 C, Concepcion, Chile
    J Affect Disord 98:121-7. 2007
    ..This World Psychiatric Association (WPA) program was adopted to overcome diagnostic and treatment problems that are found among primary care practitioners...
  44. ncbi request reprint A community study on emotional distress among Arab and Jewish Israelis over the age of 60
    Annarosa Anat Shemesh
    Ministry of Health, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:64-76. 2006
    ..This paper reports on the contrasting distribution of the mean emotional distress (ED) scores and rates of suspected clinical cases, and their related risk factors, among community residents over the age of 60...
  45. ncbi request reprint What is in a name? Professionals and service users' opinions of the Hebrew terms used to name psychiatric disorders and disability
    Itzhak Levav
    Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:242-7. 2005
    ..Its ubiquitous presence may be reinforced by iatrogenic factors, such as the terms used to name mental disorders and disability. This preliminary study examines opinions with regard to the use of these terms in Hebrew...
  46. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and long-term psychosocial functioning in a national sample of American women
    Caron Zlotnick
    Department of Psychiatry nad Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine Hospital, USA
    J Interpers Violence 21:262-75. 2006
    ..Also, nearly half of the women in an abusive relationship left the relationship within the period. Leaving the abusive relationship was associated with lower individual income and more social support at wave 1...