D G Blazer

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The association of depression and mortality in elderly persons: a case for multiple, independent pathways
    D G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M505-9. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint New onset and remission of suicidal ideation among a depressed adult sample
    T R Lynch
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Affect Disord 56:49-54. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceived social support among depressed elderly, middle-aged, and young-adult samples: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
    T R Lynch
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Affect Disord 55:159-70. 1999
  4. pmc Trajectory classes of depressive symptoms in a community sample of older adults
    M N Kuchibhatla
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 125:492-501. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between religious activities and cigarette smoking in older adults
    H G Koenig
    Center for the Study of Religion Spirituality and Health, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M426-34. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and physical correlates of chronic depression
    J C Hays
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychiatry Res 72:149-59. 1997
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward a threshold for subthreshold depression: an analysis of correlates of depression by severity of symptoms using data from an elderly community sample
    C F Hybels
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 41:357-65. 2001
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Social correlates of the dimensions of depression in the elderly
    J C Hays
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P31-9. 1998
  10. pmc The complex relationship between depressive symptoms and functional limitations in community-dwelling older adults: the impact of subthreshold depression
    C F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychol Med 39:1677-88. 2009

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint The association of depression and mortality in elderly persons: a case for multiple, independent pathways
    D G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M505-9. 2001
    ..A cohort of elderly subjects followed for 3 years was analyzed to determine the association of depression and 3-year mortality, controlling for the major known risk factors for mortality in the elderly population...
  2. ncbi request reprint New onset and remission of suicidal ideation among a depressed adult sample
    T R Lynch
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Affect Disord 56:49-54. 1999
    ..Previous research has demonstrated that suicidal ideation often predicts suicide completion...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceived social support among depressed elderly, middle-aged, and young-adult samples: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
    T R Lynch
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Affect Disord 55:159-70. 1999
    ..This study examined clinical, historical, and phenomenological variables associated cross-sectionally and longitudinally with perceived social support...
  4. pmc Trajectory classes of depressive symptoms in a community sample of older adults
    M N Kuchibhatla
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 125:492-501. 2012
    ..To identify trajectories of depressive symptoms in older community residents...
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between religious activities and cigarette smoking in older adults
    H G Koenig
    Center for the Study of Religion Spirituality and Health, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M426-34. 1998
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between religious activities and cigarette smoking in community-dwelling older adults...
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and physical correlates of chronic depression
    J C Hays
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychiatry Res 72:149-59. 1997
    ..These findings require special emphasis where treatment for chronic major depression is divorced from considerations of the social environment and functional capacity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward a threshold for subthreshold depression: an analysis of correlates of depression by severity of symptoms using data from an elderly community sample
    C F Hybels
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 41:357-65. 2001
    ..We explored the demographic and risk factor profiles of two groups, one with more severe depression and one with less severe depression...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Social correlates of the dimensions of depression in the elderly
    J C Hays
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P31-9. 1998
    ..Positive affect was also buttressed by helping others. These patterns have particular relevance where treatment for depression is divorced from considerations of the social environment of the elderly patient...
  10. pmc The complex relationship between depressive symptoms and functional limitations in community-dwelling older adults: the impact of subthreshold depression
    C F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychol Med 39:1677-88. 2009
    ..Less is known about the impact of subthreshold depression, and whether more symptoms confer significantly greater risk compared to fewer symptoms...
  11. ncbi request reprint Does religious attendance prolong survival? A six-year follow-up study of 3,968 older adults
    H G Koenig
    Duke University of Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M370-6. 1999
    ..Vital status of members was then determined prospectively over the next 6 years (1986 1992). Time (days) to death or censoring in days was analyzed using a Cox proportional hazards regression model...
  12. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and mortality risk in older people: comparison between African Americans and whites
    D G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center and the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, North Carolina 22710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:375-81. 2001
    ..Diastolic pressure was a risk factor for whites only...
  13. 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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  14. ncbi request reprint Does private religious activity prolong survival? A six-year follow-up study of 3,851 older adults
    H M Helm
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M400-5. 2000
    ..Previous studies have linked higher religious attendance and longer survival. In this study, we examine the relationship between survival and private religious activity...
  15. pmc Abuse and dependence on prescription opioids in adults: a mixture categorical and dimensional approach to diagnostic classification
    L T Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychol Med 41:653-64. 2011
    ..For the emerging DSM-V, it has been recommended that dimensional and categorical methods be used simultaneously in diagnostic classification; however, little is known about this combined approach for abuse and dependence...
  16. ncbi request reprint Correlates of suicidal ideation among an elderly depressed sample
    T R Lynch
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Affect Disord 56:9-15. 1999
    ..Suicidal ideation has been shown to be strongly associated with suicide completion and elders take their own lives more than any other age group...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of gender and ethnic group on blood pressure control in the elderly
    L P Svetkey
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Hypertens 9:529-35. 1996
    ..The choice of antihypertensive agent may also be important. Further investigation is needed into the mechanisms accounting for the observed sex and race differences...
  18. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of self-reported stroke among elderly veterans
    R D Horner
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, USA
    Aging Ment Health 5:275-81. 2001
    ..Veterans' self-reports of stroke are sufficiently accurate to use in preliminary epidemiological studies and health services research of cerebrovascular disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Functional impairment and utilization of services associated with posttraumatic stress in the community
    L Amaya-Jackson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27707, USA
    J Trauma Stress 12:709-24. 1999
    ..Despite this, individuals with posttraumatic stress are receiving relatively few mental health services. Further research assessing service use, treatment, and functional outcomes are indicated...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Abstinence versus alcohol use among elderly rural Baptists: a test of reference group theory and health outcomes
    D 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
    Aging Ment Health 6:47-54. 2002
    ..More frequent church attendance among African-American Baptists, but not for White Baptists, was strongly associated with abstinence from alcohol...
  22. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant use in elderly medical inpatients: lessons from an attempted clinical trial
    H G Koenig
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710
    J Gen Intern Med 4:498-505. 1989
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint The relationship of APOE genotype to cognitive functioning in older African-American and Caucasian community residents
    G G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1148-55. 2001
    ..To determine whether cognitive decline associated with the apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon4 allele is different in older African Americans than it is in Caucasians...
  24. pmc Association of MDMA/ecstasy and other substance use with self-reported sexually transmitted diseases among college-aged adults: a national study
    L T Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, DUMC Box 3419, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Public Health 123:557-64. 2009
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  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Depression and social support in late life: a clear but not obvious relationship
    D G Blazer
    Aging Ment Health 9:497-9. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Incidence and remission of insomnia among elderly adults: an epidemiologic study of 6,800 persons over three years
    D J Foley
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD 20892-9205, USA
    Sleep 22:S366-72. 1999
    ..Because the vast majority of incident cases of insomnia were among persons with one or more of these risk factors, these data do not support a model of incident insomnia caused by the aging process per se...