Matthew J Friedman
Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
- Randomized, double-blind comparison of sertraline and placebo for posttraumatic stress disorder in a Department of Veterans Affairs settingMatthew J Friedman
Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 68:711-20. 2007..To evaluate the efficacy of sertraline in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic setting involving patients with predominantly combat-related PTSD...
- Toward a national PTSD brain bankMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Psychiatry 67:384-90. 2004
- Posttraumatic stress disorder among military returnees from Afghanistan and IraqMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, 215 North Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Am J Psychiatry 163:586-93. 2006
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in women: a randomized controlled trialPaula P Schnurr
National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
JAMA 297:820-30. 2007..Prior research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy is a particularly effective treatment for PTSD...
- Gender differences in prescribing among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorderNancy C Bernardy
National Center for PTSD, White River Junction VA Medical Center, 215 North Main, White River Junction, VT 05001, USA
J Gen Intern Med 28:S542-8. 2013..The authors examined prescribing frequencies over an 11-year period prior to the release of the new guideline to determine gender differences in pharmacotherapy treatment in veterans with PTSD...
- Issues in the design of multisite clinical trials of psychotherapy: VA Cooperative Study No. 494 as an examplePaula P Schnurr
VA National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 26:626-36. 2005..Discussion includes issues encountered in multisite psychotherapy trials along with the rationale for our decisions about how we addressed these issues in CSP #494...
- Randomized trial of trauma-focused group therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: results from a department of veterans affairs cooperative studyPaula P Schnurr
Department of Veterans Affairs VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stres Disorder, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:481-9. 2003..Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study 420 is a randomized clinical trial of 2 methods of group psychotherapy for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in male Vietnam veterans...
- RESPECT-PTSD: re-engineering systems for the primary care treatment of PTSD, a randomized controlled trialPaula P Schnurr
National Center for PTSD, VAMC, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Gen Intern Med 28:32-40. 2013..Although collaborative care is effective for treating depression and other mental disorders in primary care, there have been no randomized trials of collaborative care specifically for patients with Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
- Considering PTSD for DSM-5Matthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Vermont, USA
Depress Anxiety 28:750-69. 2011..The final sections of this review consider: (a) partial/subsyndromal PTSD; (b) disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DESNOS)/complex PTSD; (c) cross- cultural factors; (d) developmental factors; and (e) subtypes of PTSD...
- Veterans' mental health in the wake of warMatthew J Friedman
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction, VT, USA
N Engl J Med 352:1287-90. 2005
- Meta-analysis of the efficacy of treatments for posttraumatic stress disorderBradley V Watts
VAMC 11Q, 215 N Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 74:e541-50. 2013..The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of all treatments for PTSD...
- Evaluation of a mentoring program for PTSD clinic managers in the U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsCraig S Rosen
National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Rd 334 PTSD, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Psychiatr Serv 63:1047-50. 2012..This evaluation study elicited feedback from participants in a novel program intended to help posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) clinical managers address organizational challenges in providing services and improving care...
- Every crisis is an opportunityMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, VT, USA
CNS Spectr 10:96-8. 2005
- Veterans with history of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder: challenges from provider perspectiveNina A Sayer
Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, VA Medical Center, One Veterans Drive 152 2E, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 46:703-16. 2009....
- Prescribing trends in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorderNancy C Bernardy
National Center for PTSD, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05001, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 73:297-303. 2012..The authors examined prescribing patterns for other medications to better understand the general context in which the changes in benzodiazepine prescribing have occurred in the VA...
- Fighting the psychological war on terrorismMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, VAM and ROC, White River Junction, Vermont, and Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Psychiatry 67:123-36. 2004
- Thyroid hormone alterations among women with posttraumatic stress disorder due to childhood sexual abuseMatthew J Friedman
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, USA
Biol Psychiatry 57:1186-92. 2005..This study is the first large scale investigation of thyroid function in women with PTSD...
- Adult sexual abuse is associated with elevated neurohormone levels among women with PTSD due to childhood sexual abuseMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT and Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:611-7. 2007..The results suggest that the psychobiological consequences of exposure to the same traumatic event may differ as a result of an interaction between age and the composite history of trauma exposure...
- Classification of trauma and stressor-related disorders in DSM-5Matthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veteran Affairs, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Depress Anxiety 28:737-49. 2011..Similar considerations are addressed with regard to AD and DD...
- Epidemiology and prevention of combat-related post-traumatic stress in OEF/OIF/OND service membersBarbara A Hermann
National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Mil Med 177:1-6. 2012..Our findings indicate that while research into the prevalence and consequences of PTSD in the Iraq and Afghanistan cohort has been significant, relatively little is known about the effectiveness of approaches designed to prevent it...
- Managing acute stress response to major traumaPatricia J Watson
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans Affairs Regional Medical Center, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Curr Psychiatry Rep 4:247-53. 2002....
- The Hawaii Vietnam Veterans Project: is minority status a risk factor for posttraumatic stress disorder?Matthew J Friedman
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 116D, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 215 North Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 192:42-50. 2004..Adjustment for age and war zone exposure did not eliminate most of these differences. These results indicate that minority status per se is not a risk factor for PTSD...
- Finalizing PTSD in DSM-5: getting here from there and where to go nextMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, Vermont, USA, and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
J Trauma Stress 26:548-56. 2013..Finally, the very different approaches taken by DSM-5 and ICD-11 should have a profound effect on future research and practice. ..
- Intimate partner violence and miscarriage: examination of the role of physical and psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress disorderLeslie A Morland
National Center for PTSD, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
J Interpers Violence 23:652-69. 2008..Prospective studies can confirm findings and determine underlying mechanisms. Routine screening for traumatic stress and PTSD may reduce rates of miscarriage...
- PTSD in the DSM-5: reply to Brewin (2013), Kilpatrick (2013), and Maercker and Perkonigg (2013)Matthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, Vermont, USA Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
J Trauma Stress 26:567-9. 2013..We can all look forward to such scientific advances to inform our ongoing efforts to develop the best diagnostic criteria for trauma- and stressor-related disorders. ..
- Future pharmacotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: prevention and treatmentMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, VAM ROC 116D, 215 N Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009 0001, USA
Psychiatr Clin North Am 25:427-41. 2002..Such an approach suggests that efforts be directed toward the development and testing of new classes of drugs designed to target the unique pathophysiology of PTSD...
- New findings on the neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorderMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:653-5. 2007
- A cumulative meta-analysis of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in pediatric depression: did unpublished studies influence the efficacy/safety debate?Amy E Wallace
Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 16:37-58. 2006....
- Research on posttraumatic stress disorder: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and assessmentPaula P Schnurr
VA National Center for PTSD and Dartmouth Medical School, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Clin Psychol 58:877-89. 2002..The review is limited to information about PTSD in adults, although some of the material may generalize to child and adolescent populations...
- Acknowledging the psychiatric cost of warMatthew J Friedman
N Engl J Med 351:75-7. 2004
- A mediational model of PTSD in World War II veterans exposed to mustard gasM Kay Jankowski
New Hampshire Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
J Trauma Stress 17:303-10. 2004..These findings contribute to our understanding of PTSD in older veterans, and have relevance for early intervention services to prevent PTSD among those at risk for exposure to toxic agents...
- Cognitive processing therapy for veterans with military-related posttraumatic stress disorderCandice M Monson
Veterans Affairs National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Women s Health Sciences Division, Boston, MA 02130, USA
J Consult Clin Psychol 74:898-907. 2006..This trial provides some of the most encouraging results of PTSD treatment for veterans with chronic PTSD and supports increased use of cognitive- behavioral treatments in this population...
- The Neurocognition Deployment Health Study: a prospective cohort study of Army SoldiersJennifer J Vasterling
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mil Med 171:253-60. 2006..Findings should have the potential to delineate neuropsychological outcomes related to combat theater deployment and to identify potential risk and protective factors related to health outcomes...
- 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...
- Cohesion, burnout, and past trauma in tri-service medical and support personnelJulia M Whealin
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, VA Pacific Health Care System, 3375 Koapaka Street, Suite 1 560, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA
Mil Med 172:266-72. 2007..Results showed that history of trauma was correlated with poorer view of officers and higher levels on two components of burnout. We discuss how findings can apply to prevention and early intervention efforts...
- 60,000 disaster victims speak: Part I. An empirical review of the empirical literature, 1981-2001Fran H Norris
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Psychiatry 65:207-39. 2002..Among youth, family factors were primary. Implications of the research for clinical practice and community intervention are discussed in a companion article (Norris, Friedman, and Watson, this volume)...
- A critical analysis of approaches to targeted PTSD prevention: current status and theoretically derived future directionsMatthew T Feldner
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Behav Modif 31:80-116. 2007..Third, the authors consider how existing prevention programs target these mechanisms of action. Finally, the authors consider directions for future research in the area of targeted PTSD prevention...
- 60,000 disaster victims speak: Part II. Summary and implications of the disaster mental health researchFran H Norris
Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
Psychiatry 65:240-60. 2002..Altogether, the research demands that we think ecologically and design and test societal- and community-level interventions for the population at large and conserve scarce clinical resources for those most in need...
- Does compensation status influence treatment participation and course of recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder?Charlene Laffaye
VA HSR and D, 795 Willow Road 152 MPD, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mil Med 172:1039-45. 2007..Recommendations to strengthen future research in this area are provided, including using clear and consistent definitions of compensation status that differentiate compensation-seeking status from award status...
- Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidenceStevan E Hobfoll
Summa Kent State University, Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Akron, OH 44310, USA
Psychiatry 70:283-315; discussion 316-69. 2007..These are promoting: 1) a sense of safety, 2) calming, 3) a sense of self- and community efficacy, 4) connectedness, and 5) hope...
- Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, physical health, and health care utilization 50 years after repeated exposure to a toxic gasJulian D Ford
Department of Psychiatry, MC1410, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
J Trauma Stress 17:185-94. 2004..Implications for researchers, mental health clinicians, and health care providers are discussed...