J I Constans
- Suppression of attentional bias in PTSDJoseph I Constans
Mental Health Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 1262, USA
J Abnorm Psychol 113:315-23. 2004..Potential theoretical explanations of the findings are discussed...
- Worry propensity and the perception of riskJ I Constans
Mental Health Service COS6, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, LA 70112 1262, USA
Behav Res Ther 39:721-9. 2001..These results are used to argue that the elevations in state anxiety observed when worriers are confronted with a stressful event are largely a function of risk inflation...
- Stability of worry content in GAD patients: a descriptive studyJoseph I Constans
Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA
J Anxiety Disord 16:311-9. 2002..Most participants did identify new worry topics during the course of the 12-month period, and the frequency and intensity of the new worries were comparable to the decrease in frequency and intensity of the original worries...
- Attention and memory dysfunction in posttraumatic stress disorderJ J Vasterling
Mental Health Service Line C056, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70146, USA
Neuropsychology 12:125-33. 1998..Results suggest that intrusion of traumatic memories in PTSD may not be limited to trauma-related cognitions but instead reflects a more general pattern of disinhibition...
- Attentional reactions to an MI: the impact of mood state, worry, and coping styleJ I Constans
New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center, LA 70112 1262, USA
J Psychosom Res 46:415-23. 1999..Level of emotional distress and cardiac-related worry failed to predict attentional bias for the post-MI subjects...
- Head injury as a predictor of psychological outcome in combat veteransJ J Vasterling
Mental Health Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
J Trauma Stress 13:441-51. 2000..Comparisons between veterans with and without history of head injury indicated that head injury was associated with more severe depression. Regression analysis suggested that head injury predicted depression, but not PTSD, severity...
- Attention, learning, and memory performances and intellectual resources in Vietnam veterans: PTSD and no disorder comparisonsJennifer J Vasterling
Mental Health Service Line, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Neuropsychology 16:5-14. 2002..Results suggested that although intellectual resources may constitute a vulnerability-protective factor for PTSD development, PTSD was associated with cognitive impairment independent of intellectual functioning...
- PTSD symptoms, life events, and unit cohesion in U.S. soldiers: baseline findings from the neurocognition deployment health studyKevin Brailey
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:495-503. 2007..These symptoms may serve as vulnerabilities that could potentially be activated by subsequent war-zone deployment. Higher predeployment unit cohesion levels appear to ameliorate such symptoms, potentially lessening future vulnerability...
- Impact of threat relevance on P3 event-related potentials in combat-related post-traumatic stress disorderM S Stanford
Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
Psychiatry Res 102:125-37. 2001..Results are consistent with resource allocation models of PTSD, which suggest that PTSD is characterized by attentional bias to threat stimuli at the expense of attention to emotionally neutral information...
- Interpretive biases for ambiguous stimuli in social anxietyJ I Constans
New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mental Health Service COS6, New Orleans, LA 70146, USA
Behav Res Ther 37:643-51. 1999..No group differences emerged in interpretations of events that involved non-personal stimuli suggesting there is content specificity in the interpretive biases associated with social-anxiety...
- Anxiety-related differences in affective categorizations of lexical stimuliGina M Manguno-Mire
School of Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology TB 53, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 2715, USA
Behav Res Ther 43:197-213. 2005..No group differences for nonword stimuli emerged, suggesting that anxiety-related response bias tendencies are activated only after detection of a weak semantic signal...