Dan Blaze

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Patterns of tobacco use and tobacco-related psychiatric morbidity and substance use among middle-aged and older adults in the United States
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:296-304. 2012
  2. pmc The physical and mental health of a large military cohort: baseline functional health status of the Millennium Cohort
    Tyler C Smith
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:340. 2007
  3. pmc The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and subthreshold dependence in a middle-aged and elderly community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:685-94. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: longitudinal studies on aging and the development of geriatrics in North America
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1155-6; discussion 1132-52. 2004
  5. pmc Perception of unmet basic needs as a predictor of mortality among community-dwelling older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:299-304. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of antidepressant use among older adults: have they changed over time?
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:705-10. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Origins of depression in later life
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, NC 24410, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1241-52. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome predicts mobility decline in a community-based sample of older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:502-6. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, depression, and the elderly
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    South Med J 99:1178-9. 2006
  10. pmc The epidemiology of at-risk and binge drinking among middle-aged and elderly community adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1162-9. 2009

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Publications85

  1. pmc Patterns of tobacco use and tobacco-related psychiatric morbidity and substance use among middle-aged and older adults in the United States
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:296-304. 2012
    ..To examine prevalence of tobacco use and identify psychiatric symptoms and substance use correlates of tobacco use comparing adults 50-64 years of age with those 65+ years of age (N = 10,891)...
  2. pmc The physical and mental health of a large military cohort: baseline functional health status of the Millennium Cohort
    Tyler C Smith
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:340. 2007
    ..Effective military operations require optimal health of deployed service members, and both mental and physical health can be affected by military operations...
  3. pmc The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and subthreshold dependence in a middle-aged and elderly community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:685-94. 2011
    ..To estimate 1-year prevalence and correlates of alcohol abuse, dependence, and subthreshold dependence (diagnostic orphans) among middle-aged and elderly persons in the United States...
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: longitudinal studies on aging and the development of geriatrics in North America
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1155-6; discussion 1132-52. 2004
  5. pmc Perception of unmet basic needs as a predictor of mortality among community-dwelling older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:299-304. 2005
    ..We sought to determine whether, among older adults (>65 years), a perception that their basic needs are not being met increased mortality risk and whether this risk varied by race/ethnicity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of antidepressant use among older adults: have they changed over time?
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:705-10. 2005
    ..The authors analyzed data from two follow-up intervals-1986-1987 to 1989-1990 (interval 1) and 1992-1993 to 1996-1997 (interval 2)-from a community-based cohort of 4,162 older adults to determine predictors of future antidepressant use...
  7. ncbi request reprint Origins of depression in later life
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, NC 24410, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1241-52. 2005
    ..Despite the burden of depression in late life, its origins present a paradox to investigators and clinicians alike...
  8. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome predicts mobility decline in a community-based sample of older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:502-6. 2006
    ..To determine whether metabolic syndrome is an independent predictor of decline in mobility in an elderly community sample...
  9. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, depression, and the elderly
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    South Med J 99:1178-9. 2006
  10. pmc The epidemiology of at-risk and binge drinking among middle-aged and elderly community adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1162-9. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Perception of unmet basic needs as a predictor of depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:191-5. 2007
    ..In this study, we determined, controlling for reported income and functional status, if perceived inadequate basic needs predicted depressive symptoms...
  12. ncbi request reprint Section introduction: spirituality, depression & suicide
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    South Med J 100:733-4. 2007
  13. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, depression and suicide: a cross-cultural perspective
    Dan Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    South Med J 100:735-6. 2007
  14. ncbi request reprint Spirituality and depression: a case study
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    South Med J 100:759-60. 2007
  15. pmc Nonprescription use of pain relievers by middle-aged and elderly community-living adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1252-7. 2009
    ..To estimate the frequency, distribution, and correlates of nonprescription use of pain relievers by middle-aged and elderly persons in the United States...
  16. pmc Shortness of breath as a predictor of depressive symptoms in a community sample of older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:1080-4. 2010
    ..We attempted to determine if self-reported shortness of breath (SoB) is associated with depressive symptoms at long-term (3-year) follow-up in a community sample of older (65+) adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint What symptoms of depression predict mortality in community-dwelling elders?
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2052-6. 2004
    ..To determine which symptoms of depression are most likely to increase the risk of mortality in a biracial sample of older adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint APOE epsilon4 as a predictor of subjective quality of life in a biracial older person community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Aging Health 15:645-60. 2003
    ..The findings do not contradict the previous association of epsilon4 with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other conditions. Such conditions continue to merit full attention...
  19. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy and depression in late life: a primary prevention proposal
    D G Blazer
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Aging Ment Health 6:315-24. 2002
    ..The extant literature suggests that many potential approaches may be available to develop and enhance self-efficacy in the elderly--approaches that potentially could be broadly applicable in community settings...
  20. ncbi request reprint Marked differences in antidepressant use by race in an elderly community sample: 1986-1996
    D G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1089-94. 2000
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  21. ncbi request reprint Psychiatry and the oldest old
    D G Blazer
    Department of Pychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1915-24. 2000
    ..This article reviews the assessment and management of psychiatric problems among the oldest old...
  22. ncbi request reprint Depression in diabetes and obesity: racial/ethnic/gender issues in older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychosom Res 53:913-6. 2002
    ..This study focuses on the comorbidity between depression and diabetes, as well as depression and obesity, in a biracial community sample of older adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint The APOE-E4 allele and the risk of functional decline in a community sample of African American and white older adults
    D G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M785-9. 2001
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  24. ncbi request reprint Duke's 3rd year: a 35-year retrospective
    D Blazer
    Central Teaching Laboratory, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Teach Learn Med 13:192-8. 2001
    ..Our purpose was to review and evaluate Duke University School of Medicine's 3rd year...
  25. ncbi request reprint Depression in late life: review and commentary
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:249-65. 2003
    ..Finally, I present evidence for the current therapies prescribed for depressed elders, ranging from medications to group therapy...
  26. ncbi request reprint APOE epsilon4 and low cholesterol as risks for depression in a biracial elderly community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 0001, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:515-20. 2002
    ..The authors explored the hypothesis that the epsilon4 allele is a risk factor for depression among older persons with a low cholesterol level (a known risk factor for depression)...
  27. pmc The epidemiology of substance use and disorders among middle aged and elderly community adults: national survey on drug use and health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:237-45. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of drug use among middle aged and elderly persons in the United States and to compare with alcohol use in this age group...
  28. ncbi request reprint How do you feel about...? Health outcomes in late life and self-perceptions of health and well-being
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Gerontologist 48:415-22. 2008
    ..quot; and health outcomes over time...
  29. pmc The variety of ecstasy/MDMA users: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Addict 18:452-61. 2009
    ..The recent resurgence in ecstasy use among adults underscores the need to monitor trends in its use...
  30. pmc Subtypes of nonmedical opioid users: results from the national epidemiologic survey on alcohol and related conditions
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 112:69-80. 2010
    ..To identify subtypes of nonmedical opioid users, gender variations in psychiatric disorders, and quality of life in a representative sample of adults...
  31. pmc Construct and differential item functioning in the assessment of prescription opioid use disorders among American adolescents
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:563-72. 2009
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of diagnostic criteria for prescription analgesic opioid use disorders (OUDs) and to identify background predictors of a latent continuum for OUD liability...
  32. pmc The high prevalence of substance use disorders among recent MDMA users compared with other drug users: Implications for intervention
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3419, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Addict Behav 34:654-61. 2009
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  33. pmc Infrequent illicit methadone use among stimulant-using patients in methadone maintenance treatment programs: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Addict 17:304-11. 2008
    ..Illicit methadone use among patients in maintenance programs is infrequent; however, a number of factors may increase risk of illicit use...
  34. pmc Social support in older individuals: the role of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism
    Warren D Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:1205-12. 2008
    ..Further work is needed to determine the generalizability of this finding to the broader population, as well as its significance for clinical outcomes...
  35. doi request reprint The course of depressive symptoms in older adults with comorbid major depression and dysthymia
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:300-9. 2008
    ..To examine the course of depressive symptoms in older patients with comorbid major depression and dysthymia...
  36. doi request reprint Depression in long-term care
    Mugdha Thakur
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:82-7. 2008
    ..To review the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders in long-term care settings...
  37. ncbi request reprint The impact of borderline personality disorder on post-traumatic stress in the community: a study of health status, health utilization, and functioning
    Kathryn M Connor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3812, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 43:41-8. 2002
    ..Individuals with comorbid PTSS and BPD demonstrate greater overall impairment and usage of health care resources...
  38. pmc Heterogeneity of stimulant dependence: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Addict 18:206-18. 2009
    ..Regardless of stimulants used, most female users were in the most severe or the physiological dependence group. These results lend support for subtyping dependence in the emerging DSM-V...
  39. pmc Accuracy of self-reported height and weight in a community-based sample of older African Americans and whites
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1123-9. 2010
    ..To ascertain accuracy of self-reported height, weight (and hence body mass index) in African American and white women and men older than 70 years of age...
  40. pmc An item response theory modeling of alcohol and marijuana dependences: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:414-25. 2009
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of cancer screening and desirable health behaviors on functional status, self-rated health, health service use and mortality
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:66-74. 2007
    ..To determine whether some health behaviors of older people (e.g., obtaining cancer screens) have a limited and others (e.g., exercise) have a broad association with population-level health status 4 to 6 years later...
  42. pmc Identifying a national death index match
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:515-8. 2009
    ..7% of the time, while comparable agreement was found for only 12.3% of candidate decedents who did not have the required combination of information. Thus, an easy to apply algorithm facilitates accurate identification of NDI matches...
  43. pmc Trajectories of mobility and IADL function in older patients diagnosed with major depression
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:74-81. 2010
    ..Our aim was to explore the latent traits of trajectories of limitations in mobility and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) tasks in a sample of older adults diagnosed with major depression...
  44. pmc Hallucinogen-related disorders in a national sample of adolescents: the influence of ecstasy/MDMA use
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:156-66. 2009
    ..To present the prevalence and correlates of hallucinogen use disorders (HUDs: abuse or dependence) and subthreshold dependence...
  45. pmc Genetic testing for Alzheimer's and long-term care insurance
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:102-8. 2010
    ..Policymakers will eventually need to confront the issue of the use of this and other markers in the pricing of long-term care insurance...
  46. ncbi request reprint Religious and spiritual factors and the consequences of trauma: a review and model of the interrelationship
    Frauke C Schaefer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:507-24. 2008
    ..This review of selected empirical studies describes religious and spiritual factors that have been examined in their association with the consequences of trauma. A comprehensive model is proposed to explain the complex interrelationship...
  47. pmc Using a latent variable approach to inform gender and racial/ethnic differences in cocaine dependence: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:S70-9. 2010
    ....
  48. pmc The construct and measurement equivalence of cocaine and opioid dependences: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 103:114-23. 2009
    ....
  49. pmc Profiles of depressive symptoms in older adults diagnosed with major depression: latent cluster analysis
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:387-96. 2009
    ..To explore the underlying structure of symptom presentation in older adults with major depression by identifying homogeneous clusters of individuals based on symptom profiles...
  50. pmc An item response theory analysis of DSM-IV criteria for hallucinogen abuse and dependence in adolescents
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Addict Behav 35:273-7. 2010
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of late-life mental disorders
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 19:663-96, v. 2003
    ..Also included is a discussion of risk factors and outcomes of these disorders and a discussion of the implications of these epidemiologic findings for geriatric medicine...
  52. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic characteristics of the neighborhood and depressive symptoms in older adults: using multilevel modeling in geriatric psychiatry
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:498-506. 2006
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between neighborhood context and level of depressive symptomatology in older adults in a diverse geographic region of central North Carolina...
  53. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 and risk of mortality in African American and white older community residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 42:381-6. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether the epsilon4 allele of apolipoprotein E is predictive of mortality in a community-based sample...
  54. ncbi request reprint Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress in cross-cultural mission assignments
    Frauke C Schaefer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:529-39. 2007
    ..Factors associated with the severity of posttraumatic stress were depression, functional impairment, subjective severity and number of traumatic events, and the level of resilience...
  55. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in elevated prenatal depressive symptoms among black and white women in eastern north Carolina
    Suezanne T Orr
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:463-8. 2006
    ..Our study focused on Center for Epidemiologic Studies' Depression Scale (CES-D) scores of pregnant black and white women...
  56. ncbi request reprint Is the APOE epsilon4 genotype associated with higher hospital costs among elderly patients?
    Donald H Taylor
    Department of Public Policy Studies, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:75-82. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Aging-related diagnostic variations: need for diagnostic criteria appropriate for elderly psychiatric patients
    Dilip V Jeste
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:265-71. 2005
    ..Finally, we suggest some future steps for clarifying this diagnostic confusion...
  58. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the relationship between subthreshold depression and mortality in a community sample of older adults
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:283-91. 2002
    ..60; p=0.002) across the three periods. Subthreshold depression may result in different outcomes in women, possibly mediating against mortality...
  59. ncbi request reprint Predictors of partial remission in older patients treated for major depression: the role of comorbid dysthymia
    Celia F Hybels
    Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke Univ Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:713-21. 2005
    ..The authors studied demographic, clinical, social, and perceived health and well-being factors as predictors of partial remission in older patients treated for major depressive disorder (MDD)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Mortality and apolipoprotein E in African-American, and White elders: an attempted replication
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:141-6. 2003
    ..Until such time as studies use truly representative samples and include younger ages, findings in this area must be treated with caution...
  61. ncbi request reprint Provider characteristics related to antidepressant use in older people
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:942-9. 2006
    ..To determine whether the characteristics of the usual medical care providers of older antidepressant users changed between 1986 and 1997 with the introduction of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors...
  62. pmc Allopregnanolone levels are reduced in temporal cortex in patients with Alzheimer's disease compared to cognitively intact control subjects
    Jennifer C Naylor
    VA Mid Atlantic Mental Illness, Research and Clinical Center MIRECC, Durham, NC, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1801:951-9. 2010
    ..In addition, the APOE4 allele is associated with reduced allopregnanolone levels. Neurosteroids may be relevant to the neurobiology and therapeutics of AD...
  63. ncbi request reprint Relationship of race/ethnicity and blood pressure to change in cognitive function
    Arline D Bohannon
    Department of Medicine, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:424-9. 2002
    ..To determine whether there are racial/ethnic differences regarding the relationship of level of blood pressure to change in cognitive function in older people...
  64. ncbi request reprint Partial remission. A common outcome in older adults treated for major depression
    Celia F Hybels
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Geriatrics 61:22-6. 2006
    ..Treatment options include antidepressants (alone or in combination) and psychotherapy...
  65. ncbi request reprint Application of assessing care of vulnerable elders-3 quality indicators to patients with advanced dementia and poor prognosis
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S457-63. 2007
    ..To use a formal decision-making strategy to reach clinically appropriate, internally consistent decisions on the application of quality indicators (QIs) to vulnerable elders (VEs) with advanced dementia (AD) or poor prognosis (PP)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in cognitive decline in a sample of community-dwelling older adults: the mediating role of education and literacy
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Dept of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1270, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:968-75. 2005
    ..The authors examined racial differences in cognitive decline (CD) and the role of education and literacy in mediating this relationship...
  67. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and depressive symptoms in older adults: the moderating roles of race, sex, and socioeconomic status
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA sachs psy fsu edu
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:815-25. 2007
    ..The authors anticipated that BMI would predict depressive symptoms, and that this relationship would be greater among women, individuals of higher socioeconomic status (SES), and white subjects...
  68. ncbi request reprint Self-reported delay in seeking care has poor validity for predicting adverse outcomes
    Randall W Rupper
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84148, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2104-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether self-reports of delayed care predict increased mortality and functional decline in community-dwelling elderly...
  69. ncbi request reprint The relationship between spirituality and depressive symptoms: testing psychosocial mechanisms
    Mahyar Mofidi
    US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:681-8. 2007
    ..The link between spirituality and depressive symptoms is indirect. The relationship is mediated by optimism, volunteering, and social support. Findings present research and practice implications...
  70. ncbi request reprint The influence of depression on cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Dept of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:402-8. 2005
    ..The authors examined the association between depressive symptoms and cognitive errors measured 3 years apart in a longitudinal sample of community-dwelling elderly persons...
  71. ncbi request reprint Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance consensus statement on the unmet needs in diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders in late life
    Dennis S Charney
    National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:664-72. 2003
    ..To review progress made during the past decade in late-life mood disorders and to identify areas of unmet need in health care delivery and research...
  72. ncbi request reprint Maternal prenatal pregnancy-related anxiety and spontaneous preterm birth in Baltimore, Maryland
    Suezanne T Orr
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:566-70. 2007
    ..Psychosocial factors have been the subject of inquiries about the etiology of preterm birth; a factor of recent interest is maternal prenatal pregnancy-related anxiety (worries and concerns related to the pregnancy)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of quality indicators for older patients with advanced dementia and poor prognosis
    David H Solomon
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:902-7. 2003
    ..To evaluate the applicability of process-of-care quality indicators (QIs) to vulnerable elders and to measure the effect of excluding indicators based on patients' preferences and for advanced dementia and poor prognosis...
  74. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and indicators of maternal health status during pregnancy
    Suezanne T Orr
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:535-42. 2007
    ..In the current study, we investigated the relationship between depressive symptoms and health and functional status among pregnant women...
  75. doi request reprint The influence of lifetime depression on self-reported memory and cognitive problems: results from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
    Aging Ment Health 12:183-92. 2008
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  76. ncbi request reprint Successful aging
    Dan G Blazer
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:2-5. 2006
  77. ncbi request reprint How the question is asked makes a difference in the assessment of depressive symptoms in older persons
    Joshua Chodosh
    UCLA Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:75-83. 2004
    ..The authors examined whether older adults respond comparably to two standard depression instruments rating symptoms by frequency/duration or degree of severity/"bother."..
  78. ncbi request reprint Religious beliefs, practices and mental health outcomes: what is the research question?
    Dan G Blazer
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:269-72. 2007
  79. ncbi request reprint Spirituality and depressive symptoms in a racially diverse US sample of community-dwelling adults
    Mahyar Mofidi
    Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:975-7. 2006
    ..Spirituality appears to be a psychosocial resource against depressive symptoms, although the results must be confirmed in longitudinal investigations...
  80. ncbi request reprint Perception of unmet basic needs as a predictor of physical functioning among community-dwelling older adults
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Florida State University, USA
    J Aging Health 18:852-68. 2006
    ..Although income and education are not easily modifiable among older adults, perceptions of resource deficits may be more easily influenced through interventions...
  81. ncbi request reprint Comment on Nasrallah et al: lower mortality in geriatric patients receiving risperidone and olanzapine versus haloperidol
    Dan G Blazer
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:658-9; author reply 659-60. 2004
  82. ncbi request reprint The association between successful treatment of depression and physical functioning in older people seeking primary care
    Dan G Blazer
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:543-4. 2005
  83. ncbi request reprint Leighton's theory of sentiments: explorations and speculations on barriers to interpersonal forgiveness
    Berton H Kaplan
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 43:512-20. 2006
    ..136). This commentary focuses first on selected sources of interference to interpersonal forgiveness and then elaborates a research agenda that aims to expand our knowledge of barriers to interpersonal forgiveness...
  84. ncbi request reprint Inguinal node dissection for melanoma in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Michael S Sabel
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI
    Surgery 141:728-35. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the effect this change has on the morbidity of the operation...
  85. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of depressive symptoms
    Dan G Blazer
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M150-1. 2002

Research Grants8

  1. APOE QUALITY OF LIFE AND MEDICAL COSTS IN LATE LIFE
    Dan Blazer; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Cox proportional hazard, discrete time survival, and hierarchical linear modeling will be used according to the metric and distribution of the dependent variable. ..
  2. Antidepressant Use by Older Adults
    Dan Blazer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will also test hypotheses specific to individual domains in the larger model. ..
  3. Clinical Research Training in Geriatric Mood Disorders
    Dan Blazer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Students will be paired with a single mentor who will guide them in undertaking a focused research project. Findings will be presented at a National meeting. ..