G J Diefenbach

Summary

Affiliation: Hartford Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Trichotillomania: impact on psychosocial functioning and quality of life
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:869-84. 2005
  2. pmc Characteristics of hoarding in older adults
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:1043-7. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Treating anxious depression using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Affect Disord 151:365-8. 2013
  4. pmc Impairments in life quality among clients in geriatric home care: associations with depressive and anxiety symptoms
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:828-35. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Changes in quality of life following cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:3060-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Emotion regulation and trichotillomania: a comparison of clinical and nonclinical hair pulling
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:32-41. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Group treatment for trichotillomania: behavior therapy versus supportive therapy
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Ther 37:353-63. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Anxious depression among Puerto Rican and African-American older adults
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, USA
    Aging Ment Health 13:118-26. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Late-life anxiety disorders among Puerto Rican primary care patients: impact on well-being, functioning, and service utilization
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 18:841-58. 2004
  10. doi request reprint The association between self-reported anxiety symptoms and suicidality
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:92-7. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Screening for GAD among Frail Elderly
    Gretchen Diefenbach; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Trichotillomania: impact on psychosocial functioning and quality of life
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:869-84. 2005
    ..e., past week) ratings. These results highlight the importance of promoting and improving resources for the clinical care of TTM patients, and provide some directions for clinicians to enhance assessment of interference caused by TTM...
  2. pmc Characteristics of hoarding in older adults
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:1043-7. 2013
    ..This study determined the clinical characteristics of late-life hoarding disorder (HD)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Treating anxious depression using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Affect Disord 151:365-8. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if anxious depression is associated with attenuated response to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), an FDA-approved treatment for MDD...
  4. pmc Impairments in life quality among clients in geriatric home care: associations with depressive and anxiety symptoms
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:828-35. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the independent contributions of depressive and anxiety symptoms to quality of life among older adults who were receiving services through a home care program...
  5. ncbi request reprint Changes in quality of life following cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:3060-8. 2007
    ..These results suggest that the effects of CBT may extend beyond OCD symptom reduction to QOL...
  6. ncbi request reprint Emotion regulation and trichotillomania: a comparison of clinical and nonclinical hair pulling
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:32-41. 2008
    ..Methodological limitations may account for the lack of group differences on the experimental hair-pulling task...
  7. ncbi request reprint Group treatment for trichotillomania: behavior therapy versus supportive therapy
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Ther 37:353-63. 2006
    ..However, the group format may not maximize the efficacy of BT for TTM. Thus, it is recommended that future BT research test either individual therapy or a combination of group and individual formats for TTM...
  8. doi request reprint Anxious depression among Puerto Rican and African-American older adults
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, USA
    Aging Ment Health 13:118-26. 2009
    ..To determine racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence and impact of anxious depression (i.e. major depressive disorder, MDD, occurring concomitant with generalized anxiety symptoms) among older adults...
  9. ncbi request reprint Late-life anxiety disorders among Puerto Rican primary care patients: impact on well-being, functioning, and service utilization
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 18:841-58. 2004
    ..These data highlight the need for improved recognition and treatment of anxiety disorders in older Puerto Rican adults...
  10. doi request reprint The association between self-reported anxiety symptoms and suicidality
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:92-7. 2009
    ..A single item, self-report may be a useful screening tool for symptoms that are pertinent to assessment of suicide risk...
  11. pmc Assessment of anxiety in older home care recipients
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Gerontologist 49:141-53. 2009
    ..This study determined the psychometric properties of a variety of anxiety measures administered to older adults receiving home care services...
  12. ncbi request reprint Affective correlates of trichotillomania
    G J Diefenbach
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Mental Sciences Institute, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
    Behav Res Ther 40:1305-15. 2002
    ..Implications of these findings for conceptualization and treatment of TM are discussed...
  13. pmc Clinical interventions for late-life anxious depression
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Anxiety Disorders Center, Hartford Hospital, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 1:41-50. 2006
    ..Psychosocial interventions may also be an important component in the treatment of these patients, although no specific psychosocial treatments have been developed for late-life anxious depression...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavior therapy for late-life generalized anxiety disorder in primary care: preliminary findings
    Melinda A Stanley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School 77030 3496, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:92-6. 2003
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  15. pmc Stepped care for obsessive-compulsive disorder: An open trial
    Christina M Gilliam
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Res Ther 48:1144-9. 2010
    ..All participants who responded to Step 1 maintained acute gains during the brief follow-up period. Limitations include a small sample size and high attrition rate...
  16. pmc Stepped care versus standard cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a preliminary study of efficacy and costs
    David F Tolin
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:314-23. 2011
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  17. doi request reprint The trichotillomania scale for children: development and validation
    David F Tolin
    The Institute of Living, Anxiety Disorders Center, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 39:331-49. 2008
    ..The present results suggest that the TSC may be a useful measure of TTM for child and adolescent samples, although additional clarification of convergent validity is needed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pediatric trichotillomania: descriptive psychopathology and an open trial of cognitive behavioral therapy
    David F Tolin
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 36:129-44. 2007
    ..Trichotillomania severity decreased significantly and 77% of children were classified as treatment responders at post-treatment and 64% at 6-month follow-up...
  19. ncbi request reprint Tracking levels of psychiatric distress associated with the terrorist events of September 11, 2001: a review of the literature
    David W Lovejoy
    Hartford Hospital, Institute of Living, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, USA
    J Insur Med 35:114-24. 2003
    ..Information related to the manifestation of psychiatric distress following disasters is of particular interest to the scientific, clinical and disability insurance communities given the ongoing threat of further terrorist attacks...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for medication nonresponders with obsessive-compulsive disorder: a wait-list-controlled open trial
    David F Tolin
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:922-31. 2004
    ..However, few studies of the efficacy of CBT have selected patients who did not respond to medications...
  21. ncbi request reprint Defining response in clinical trials for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a signal detection analysis of the Yale-Brown obsessive compulsive scale
    David F Tolin
    Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1549-57. 2005
    ..The aim of this retrospective investigation was to determine optimal YBOCS reduction criteria for classifying patients as responders...
  22. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of self-directed versus therapist-directed cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder patients with prior medication trials
    David F Tolin
    Institute of Living Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Behav Ther 38:179-91. 2007
    ..We discuss several potential reasons for the superiority of therapist-administered treatment, and propose a stepped-care integration of self-administered and therapist-administered interventions for OCD...
  23. doi request reprint Extending cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life anxiety to home care: program development and case examples
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, Conneticut, USA
    Behav Modif 32:595-610. 2008
    ..Future research needs to determine the extent to which adaptations are necessary to optimize the success of CBT for anxiety in a home care setting...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cognitive behavioral treatment for older adults with generalized anxiety disorder. A therapist manual for primary care settings
    Melinda A Stanley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 1300 Moursund Dr, Houston, TX 77030 3496, USA
    Behav Modif 28:73-117. 2004
    ..Procedures are designed to be administered flexibly to maximize attention to individual patient needs. Examples of session summaries, patient handouts, and homework forms are provided...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral treatment of late-life generalized anxiety disorder
    Melinda A Stanley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:309-19. 2003
    ..Most gains for patients in CBT were maintained or enhanced over 1-year follow-up. However, posttreatment scores for patients in CBT failed to indicate return to normative functioning...
  26. ncbi request reprint Worry content reported by older adults with and without generalized anxiety disorder
    G J Diefenbach
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas, Houston Medical School, 1300 Moursund St, Houston, TX 77030 3497, USA
    Aging Ment Health 5:269-74. 2001
    ..Directions for future research of worry across the lifespan are proposed...
  27. ncbi request reprint 'Minor GAD': characteristics of subsyndromal GAD in older adults
    Gretchen J Diefenbach
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 1300 Moursund Street, 77030, USA
    Behav Res Ther 41:481-7. 2003
    ..Categorization of MGAD participants generally was poor, with most misclassified as GAD patients. Clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Differentiating anxiety and depression in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder
    J Gayle Beck
    Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Park Hall, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA
    Psychol Assess 15:184-92. 2003
    ..Hierarchical regression suggested that the CCL-D subscale was a significant predictor of self-reported depression...

Research Grants1

  1. Screening for GAD among Frail Elderly
    Gretchen Diefenbach; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The R03 will provide pilot data to support a subsequent R34 to develop and pilot test a cognitive behavioral treatment for use within the community-based program. ..