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...
- 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...
- 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
- 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...
- A cumulative meta-analysis of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in pediatric depression: did unpublished studies influence the efficacy/safety debate?Amy E Wallace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....
- 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...
- 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...
- 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
- 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...
- 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...
- 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
- 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....
- 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...
- 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....
- 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...
- Every crisis is an opportunityMatthew J Friedman
National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, VT, USA
CNS Spectr 10:96-8. 2005
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Acknowledging the psychiatric cost of warMatthew J Friedman
N Engl J Med 351:75-7. 2004
- 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...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...