Seth A Eisen

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Co-twin control study of relationships among combat exposure, combat-related PTSD, and other mental disorders
    Karestan C Koenen
    Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:433-8. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth A Eisen
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:881-90. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between exposure to childhood and lifetime traumatic events and lifetime pathological gambling in a twin cohort
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, and Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:72-8. 2007
  4. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder; combat exposure; and nicotine dependence, alcohol dependence, and major depression in male twins
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Service, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 49:297-304. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Chronic multisymptom illness complex in Gulf War I veterans 10 years later
    Melvin S Blanchard
    Medical and Research Services, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:66-75. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to nicotine, alcohol and cannabis dependence in male twins
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addiction 103:1391-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence subtypes: association with smoking history, diagnostic criteria and psychiatric disorders in 5440 regular smokers from the Vietnam Era Twin Registry
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 915 North Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addict Behav 32:137-47. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of genes, environment, and lifetime co-occurring disorders on health-related quality of life in problem and pathological gamblers
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:677-83. 2005
  9. pmc Differential etiology of posttraumatic stress disorder with conduct disorder and major depression in male veterans
    Qiang Fu
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:1088-94. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Course of pathological gambling symptoms and reliability of the Lifetime Gambling History measure
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, United States
    Psychiatry Res 152:55-61. 2007

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Co-twin control study of relationships among combat exposure, combat-related PTSD, and other mental disorders
    Karestan C Koenen
    Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:433-8. 2003
    ..We conclude C-PTSD comorbidity persists after controlling for shared vulnerability. Combat exposure is directly and indirectly, through C-PTSD, associated with increased risk for other mental disorders...
  2. ncbi request reprint Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth A Eisen
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:881-90. 2005
    ..United States military personnel reported various symptoms after deployment to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War. However, the symptoms' long-term prevalence and association with deployment remain controversial...
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between exposure to childhood and lifetime traumatic events and lifetime pathological gambling in a twin cohort
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, and Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:72-8. 2007
    ..These associations are partially accounted for by psychiatric covariates and genetic and family environmental factors...
  4. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder; combat exposure; and nicotine dependence, alcohol dependence, and major depression in male twins
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Service, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 49:297-304. 2008
    ..These findings suggest comorbid PTSD may represent a genetically mediated vulnerability to psychopathology after trauma...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chronic multisymptom illness complex in Gulf War I veterans 10 years later
    Melvin S Blanchard
    Medical and Research Services, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:66-75. 2006
    ..It is likely to be a common, persistent problem among veterans returning from the current Gulf War...
  6. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to nicotine, alcohol and cannabis dependence in male twins
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addiction 103:1391-8. 2008
    ..To compute the common and specific genetic and environmental contributions to nicotine dependence (ND) alcohol dependence (AD) and cannabis dependence (CD)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence subtypes: association with smoking history, diagnostic criteria and psychiatric disorders in 5440 regular smokers from the Vietnam Era Twin Registry
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 915 North Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addict Behav 32:137-47. 2007
    ..Empirically derived subtypes of nicotine dependence are mostly characterized by increasing severity. Suggestions for refinement of nicotine dependence diagnostic criteria are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of genes, environment, and lifetime co-occurring disorders on health-related quality of life in problem and pathological gamblers
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:677-83. 2005
    ..Although these consequences and correlates have been reported, little is known about the health-related functional impairment associated with gambling...
  9. pmc Differential etiology of posttraumatic stress disorder with conduct disorder and major depression in male veterans
    Qiang Fu
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:1088-94. 2007
    ..Epidemiologic studies reveal that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly comorbid with both conduct disorder and major depression in men. The genetic and environmental etiology of this comorbidity has not been examined...
  10. ncbi request reprint Course of pathological gambling symptoms and reliability of the Lifetime Gambling History measure
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, United States
    Psychiatry Res 152:55-61. 2007
    ..Evidence is also provided for the utility of the LGH in assessing lifetime pathological gambling symptoms...
  11. ncbi request reprint Heritability of SF-36 among middle-age, middle-class, male-male twins
    James C Romeis
    Comparative Aging and Health Status Laboratory, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104 1314, USA
    Med Care 43:1147-54. 2005
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  12. pmc Genetic vulnerability and phenotypic expression of depression and risk for ischemic heart disease in the Vietnam era twin study of aging
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63103, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:370-5. 2010
    ..To determine if depression contributes to incident heart disease after accounting for genetic, behavioral, and medical factors associated with both conditions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adolescent alcohol use is a risk factor for adult alcohol and drug dependence: evidence from a twin design
    Julia D Grant
    Department of Psychiatry, Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Psychol Med 36:109-18. 2006
    ..Early alcohol use is associated with abuse and dependence of licit and illicit substances later in life. The role of genetic and environmental factors in this association is not conclusive...
  14. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to pathological gambling symptoms in a 10-year follow-up
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:174-9. 2007
    ..This may reflect the changed social-cultural environment between 1992 and 2002, characterized by increasing access to legalized gambling...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with pathological gambling at 10-year follow-up in a national sample of middle-aged men
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addiction 102:970-8. 2007
    ..Co-twin analyses accounted for familial contributions to past-year gambling problems...
  16. ncbi request reprint Latent class typology of nicotine withdrawal: genetic contributions and association with failed smoking cessation and psychiatric disorders
    Hong Xian
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Psychol Med 35:409-19. 2005
    ..However, relatively little is known about how to characterize the severity of withdrawal, including whether withdrawal subtypes exist in male smokers. If so, do these subtypes represent quantitative or qualitative differences?..
  17. pmc TNF-α antagonist use and risk of hospitalization for infection in a national cohort of veterans with rheumatoid arthritis
    Michael A Lane
    Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Medicine (Baltimore) 90:139-45. 2011
    ..We conclude that patients with RA who are treated with TNF-α antagonists are at higher risk for hospitalization for infection than those treated with other DMARDs. Prednisone use is also a risk factor for hospitalization for infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint Genetic studies of pathological gambling: a review of methodology and analyses of data from the Vietnam Era Twin Registry
    Kamini R Shah
    St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington University School of Medicine, 915 North Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    J Gambl Stud 21:179-203. 2005
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  19. doi request reprint Depression increases risk of incident myocardial infarction among Veterans Administration patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:353-9. 2009
    ..This study evaluates whether depression is a risk factor for incident myocardial infarction (MI) in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) between 30 and 79 years of age...
  20. ncbi request reprint Shared genetic risk of major depression, alcohol dependence, and marijuana dependence: contribution of antisocial personality disorder in men
    Qiang Fu
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center at Washington University, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 40 N Kingshighway Blvd, Suite 2, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:1125-32. 2002
    ..We examined the contribution of genetic effects associated with ASPD to the comorbidity of MD and substance use disorders...
  21. doi request reprint Risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in a national cohort of veterans with rheumatoid arthritis
    Wassila Amari
    Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:1431-9. 2011
    ..To determine the incidence of and risk factors for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in a national cohort of veterans with RA...
  22. ncbi request reprint The heritability of failed smoking cessation and nicotine withdrawal in twins who smoked and attempted to quit
    Hong Xian
    Research Service, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:245-54. 2003
    ..The risk of experiencing nicotine withdrawal after a quit attempt was related partly to genetic vulnerability; lifetime risk for both failed cessation and nicotine withdrawal was related partly to genetic factors that were correlated...
  23. pmc Herpes zoster risk factors in a national cohort of veterans with rheumatoid arthritis
    Jay R McDonald
    St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1364-71. 2009
    ..Herpes zoster occurs more commonly in patients taking immunosuppressive medications, although the risk associated with different medications is poorly understood...
  24. ncbi request reprint Late prevalence of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function abnormalities in Gulf War I Veterans
    Joel B Karlinsky
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2488-91. 2004
    ..Published reports have documented an increased prevalence of self-reported respiratory symptoms among servicemen deployed during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. We evaluated whether this deployment resulted in long-term adverse respiratory effects...
  25. doi request reprint Health of US veterans of 1991 Gulf War: a follow-up survey in 10 years
    Han K Kang
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington DC 20420, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:401-10. 2009
    ..To assess periodically the health status of a cohort of 1991 Gulf War veterans by comparing various health outcomes with those of their military peers who were not deployed to the Gulf...
  26. doi request reprint Is trauma a causal agent of psychopathologic symptoms in posttraumatic stress disorder? Findings from identical twins discordant for combat exposure
    Mark W Gilbertson
    Department of Research Service, Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1324-30. 2010
    ..The current study tests this hypothesis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Does marijuana use have residual adverse effects on self-reported health measures, socio-demographics and quality of life? A monozygotic co-twin control study in men
    Seth A Eisen
    Research and Medical Service, St Louis VAMC and Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis 63106, USA
    Addiction 97:1137-44. 2002
    ..To assess the effects of former heavy marijuana use on selected aspects of health...
  28. ncbi request reprint Mental health of US Gulf War veterans 10 years after the war
    Rosemary Toomey
    Toomey, Psychology Department, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:385-93. 2007
    ..Gulf War veterans reported multiple psychological symptoms immediately after the war; the temporal course of these symptoms remains unclear...
  29. pmc Common genetic risk of major depression and nicotine dependence: the contribution of antisocial traits in a United States veteran male twin cohort
    Qiang Fu
    Department of Community Health, St Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, United States of America
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:470-8. 2007
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  30. ncbi request reprint Spouses of Persian Gulf War I veterans: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth A Eisen
    Medical Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106 USA
    Mil Med 171:613-8. 2006
    ..We conclude that, 10 years after GW I, the general physical health of spouses of GW I DV is similar to that of spouses of NDV...
  31. ncbi request reprint A twin registry study of the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and nicotine dependence in men
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 613, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1258-65. 2005
    ..Recent studies indicate a strong association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and nicotine dependence (ND). However, the explanation for the association remains unclear...
  32. ncbi request reprint A high risk twin study of combat-related PTSD comorbidity
    Karestan C Koenen
    Women s Health Sciences Division 116B 3, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02130, USA
    Twin Res 6:218-26. 2003
    ....
  33. pmc Common genetic liability to major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in men
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    J Affect Disord 105:109-15. 2008
    ..The degree to which a common genetic liability explains the etiology of the MD-PTSD association has not been quantified and has important implications for research and prevention...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pretrauma cognitive ability and risk for posttraumatic stress disorder: a twin study
    William S Kremen
    Department of Psychiatry and Center for Behavioral Genomics, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:361-8. 2007
    ..Cognitive deficits are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but whether such deficits reflect sequelae or risk factors is not fully resolved...
  35. ncbi request reprint A twin study of depression symptoms, hypertension, and heart disease in middle-aged men
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    School of Public Health, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, Missouri, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:548-57. 2003
    ..We utilized a twin design to test whether there are common genetic and environmental risk factors underlying depression symptoms, hypertension and heart disease...
  36. ncbi request reprint Leflunomide use during the first 33 months after food and drug administration approval: experience with a national cohort of 3,325 patients
    Chokkalingam Siva
    St Louis VAMC 151C and Washington University School of Medicine, 915 North Grand, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:745-51. 2003
    ..To describe leflunomide (LEF) use in a national cohort of 3,325 veterans...
  37. ncbi request reprint A twin study of sexual behavior in men
    Michael J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 33:129-36. 2004
    ..The data suggest that the observed association between age of initiation of sexual relations and having multiple partners is due to genetic influences common to both behaviors...
  38. ncbi request reprint A twin registry study of familial and individual risk factors for trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Karestan C Koenen
    Division of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, PH 18 EPI, 600 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:209-18. 2002
    ..Results suggest the association of familial psychopathology and PTSD may be mediated by increased risk of traumatic exposure and by preexisting psychopathology...
  39. ncbi request reprint Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of psychiatric disorders in 8,169 male Vietnam War era veterans
    Seth A Eisen
    Research and Medical Service, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Mil Med 169:896-902. 2004
    ..This study reports the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among a nationally distributed sample of Vietnam Era veterans assessed using standardized psychiatric interviewing methods...
  40. ncbi request reprint Shared genetic contributions to pathological gambling and major depression in men
    Marc N Potenza
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1015-21. 2005
    ..Although pathological gambling (PG) and major depression (MD) frequently co-occur, little is known regarding the relative contributions of environmental and genetic factors to the codevelopment of the disorders...
  41. ncbi request reprint Juvenile conduct disorder as a risk factor for trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:23-32. 2005
    ..The findings suggest CD increases risk for trauma exposure and PTSD among male veterans through direct and indirect mechanisms. Veterans who have a history of CD are at high risk for trauma exposure and development of PTSD...
  42. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and late-onset smoking in the Vietnam era twin registry
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:186-90. 2006
    ..If replicated, these results identify PTSD as a risk factor for smoking that should lead to early tobacco control treatment in this population...
  43. ncbi request reprint Genes, environment, and time: the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA)
    William S Kremen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:1009-22. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint A twin study of the neuropsychological consequences of stimulant abuse
    Rosemary Toomey
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School, 02129, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:303-10. 2003
    ..Previous studies document neuropsychological deficits associated with stimulant abuse, but findings are inconsistent...