R C Kessler

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Comparative and interactive effects of depression relative to other health problems on work performance in the workforce of a large employer
    Ronald Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:809-16. 2008
  2. pmc The prevalence and correlates of DSM-IV intermittent explosive disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:669-78. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of anxiety disorders
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 2:21-35. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R): background and aims
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:60-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The US National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R): design and field procedures
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:69-92. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, comorbidity, and service utilization for mood disorders in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 3:137-58. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder: the burden to the individual and to society
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 61:4-12; discussion 13-4. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical calibration of DSM-IV diagnoses in the World Mental Health (WMH) version of the World Health Organization (WHO) Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WMHCIDI)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:122-39. 2004
  9. pmc The associations of migraines and other headaches with work performance: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cephalalgia 30:722-34. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint The World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): a short screening scale for use in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 35:245-56. 2005

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Publications143 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Comparative and interactive effects of depression relative to other health problems on work performance in the workforce of a large employer
    Ronald Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:809-16. 2008
    ..To present data on the comparative and interactive workplace costs of depression relative to other health problems in the workforce of a large employer...
  2. pmc The prevalence and correlates of DSM-IV intermittent explosive disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:669-78. 2006
    ..Little is known about the epidemiology of intermittent explosive disorder (IED)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of anxiety disorders
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 2:21-35. 2010
    ..This possibility has not yet been extensively explored but warrants further study given the high societal costs of anxiety disorders...
  4. ncbi request reprint The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R): background and aims
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:60-8. 2004
    ..This paper presents a brief review of these aims...
  5. ncbi request reprint The US National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R): design and field procedures
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:69-92. 2004
    ..Empirical information is presented on non-response bias, design effect, and the trade-off between bias and efficiency in minimizing total mean-squared error of estimates by trimming weights...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, comorbidity, and service utilization for mood disorders in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 3:137-58. 2007
    ..The article closes with a discussion of future directions for research...
  7. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder: the burden to the individual and to society
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 61:4-12; discussion 13-4. 2000
    ..Little is known about the total population prevalence and societal costs of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); this report reviews relevant literature on these topics...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical calibration of DSM-IV diagnoses in the World Mental Health (WMH) version of the World Health Organization (WHO) Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WMHCIDI)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:122-39. 2004
    ..A brief illustration of this approach is presented in comparing the precision of SCID and predicted SCID estimates of prevalence and correlates under varying sample designs...
  9. pmc The associations of migraines and other headaches with work performance: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cephalalgia 30:722-34. 2010
    ..These strong associations suggest that workplace interventions for severe or persistent migraines might have a positive return-on-investment for employers...
  10. ncbi request reprint The World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): a short screening scale for use in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 35:245-56. 2005
    ..The current report presents data on concordance of the ASRS and of a short-form ASRS screener with blind clinical diagnoses in a community sample...
  11. pmc The global burden of mental disorders: an update from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) surveys
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 18:23-33. 2009
    ..The paper reviews recent findings from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) surveys on the global burden of mental disorders...
  12. pmc Bipolar disorder with frequent mood episodes in the national comorbidity survey replication (NCS-R)
    A A Nierenberg
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 15:1075-87. 2010
    ..Whether these indicators of severity merely reflect attenuated effects of rapid cycling or independent effects of sub-threshold rapid cycling warrants further study given the high proportion of lifetime cases who met criteria for FME...
  13. pmc Accounting for comorbidity in assessing the burden of epilepsy among US adults: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 17:748-58. 2012
    ..This estimated burden is likely conservative as some parts of the effects of epilepsy are presumably mediated by secondary comorbid disorders...
  14. pmc Cross-national analysis of the associations between traumatic events and suicidal behavior: findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
    Dan J Stein
    Department of Psychiatry, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 5:e10574. 2010
    ..Moreover, few data are available on such associations in developing countries. The current study addresses each of these issues...
  15. doi request reprint Composite International Diagnostic Interview screening scales for DSM-IV anxiety and mood disorders
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Med 43:1625-37. 2013
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  16. pmc Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in South Africa: analysis from the South African Stress and Health Study
    Lukoye Atwoli
    Department of Mental Health, School of Medicine, Moi University College of Health Sciences, Eldoret, Kenya
    BMC Psychiatry 13:182. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to document the epidemiology of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the South African general population...
  17. pmc Data-driven subtypes of major depressive disorder: a systematic review
    Hanna M van Loo
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, 9713 GZ, The Netherlands
    BMC Med 10:156. 2012
    ..Data-driven analyses of symptom dimensions or subtypes of depression are scarce. In this systematic review, we examine the evidence for the existence of data-driven symptomatic subtypes of depression...
  18. pmc The epidemiology of depression across cultures
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 34:119-38. 2013
    ..g., low marital quality, low work performance, low earnings), elevated risk of onset, persistence and severity of a wide range of secondary disorders, and increased risk of early mortality due to physical disorders and suicide...
  19. pmc The importance of secondary trauma exposure for post-disaster mental disorder
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 21:35-45. 2012
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  20. pmc Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
    Evelyn Bromet
    Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, South Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8790, NY, USA
    BMC Med 9:90. 2011
    ..In this paper, we present data on the prevalence, impairment and demographic correlates of depression from 18 high and low- to middle-income countries in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative...
  21. pmc The prevalence and correlates of nonaffective psychosis in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:668-76. 2005
    ..To estimate the prevalence and correlates of clinician-diagnosed DSM-IV nonaffective psychosis (NAP) in a national household survey...
  22. pmc Sample and design considerations in post-disaster mental health needs assessment tracking surveys
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:S6-S20. 2008
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  23. pmc Patterns and predictors of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder persistence into adulthood: results from the national comorbidity survey replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:1442-51. 2005
    ..Despite growing interest in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), little is known about predictors of persistence of childhood cases into adulthood...
  24. pmc Validity of the assessment of bipolar spectrum disorders in the WHO CIDI 3.0
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Affect Disord 96:259-69. 2006
    ..CIDI BPD screening scales were also evaluated...
  25. pmc Age differences in major depression: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 40:225-37. 2010
    ..Although depression appears to decrease in late life, this could be due to misattribution of depressive symptom to physical disorders that increase in late life...
  26. pmc Prevalence and effects of mood disorders on work performance in a nationally representative sample of U.S. workers
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1561-8. 2006
    ..Bipolar disorder has been overlooked both because of the failure to distinguish between major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder and by the failure to evaluate the workplace costs of mania/hypomania...
  27. pmc Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders, 1990 to 2003
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:2515-23. 2005
    ..Although the 1990s saw enormous change in the mental health care system in the United States, little is known about changes in the prevalence or rate of treatment of mental disorders...
  28. pmc The epidemiology of panic attacks, panic disorder, and agoraphobia in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:415-24. 2006
    ..Only limited information exists about the epidemiology of DSM-IV panic attacks (PAs) and panic disorder (PD)...
  29. pmc The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:716-23. 2006
    ..Despite growing interest in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), little is known about its prevalence or correlates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the duration requirement for generalized anxiety disorder: evidence from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1073-82. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and effects of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder on work performance in a nationally representative sample of workers
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:565-72. 2005
    ..The prevalence and workplace consequences of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are unknown...
  32. pmc Design and field procedures in the US National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:69-83. 2009
    ..Taken together, these results show that the NCS-A is an efficient sample of the target population with good representativeness on a range of socio-demographic and geographic variables...
  33. pmc Mental illness and suicidality after Hurricane Katrina
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 84:930-9. 2006
    ..To estimate the impact of Hurricane Katrina on mental illness and suicidality by comparing results of a post-Katrina survey with those of an earlier survey...
  34. pmc The prevalence and correlates of workplace depression in the national comorbidity survey replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:381-90. 2008
    ..To review evidence on the workplace prevalence and correlates of major depressive episodes, with a particular focus on the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, the most recent national survey to focus on these issues...
  35. doi request reprint The descriptive epidemiology of commonly occurring mental disorders in the United States
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:115-29. 2008
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  36. pmc DSM-IV pathological gambling in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 38:1351-60. 2008
    ..Little is known about the prevalence or correlates of DSM-IV pathological gambling (PG)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of enhanced foster care on the long-term physical and mental health of foster care alumni
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:625-33. 2008
    ....
  38. pmc Trends in mental illness and suicidality after Hurricane Katrina
    R C Kessler
    Department of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 13:374-84. 2008
    ..Outcomes were only weakly related to socio-demographic variables, meaning that high prevalence of hurricane-related mental illness remains widely distributed in the population nearly 2 years after the hurricane...
  39. pmc Co-morbid major depression and generalized anxiety disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey follow-up
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 38:365-74. 2008
    ....
  40. pmc Individual and societal effects of mental disorders on earnings in the United States: results from the national comorbidity survey replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:703-11. 2008
    ..The purpose of this report was to update previous estimates of the association between mental disorders and earnings. Current estimates for 2002 are based on data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)...
  41. pmc The association between smoking and subsequent suicide-related outcomes in the National Comorbidity Survey panel sample
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 14:1132-42. 2009
    ..These results refine our understanding of the ways in which smoking is associated with later SROs and for the most part argue against the view that these associations are due to causal effects of smoking...
  42. pmc Psychiatric epidemiology: challenges and opportunities
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 19:509-21. 2007
    ..Finally, an agenda is proposed for an expansion of clinical psychiatric epidemiology to include a focus on both naturalistic and quasi-experimental studies of illness course and treatment response in diverse clinical samples...
  43. pmc National comorbidity survey replication adolescent supplement (NCS-A): II. Overview and design
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:380-5. 2009
    ..To present an overview of the design and field procedures of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)...
  44. pmc Validity of the World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener in a representative sample of health plan members
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 16:52-65. 2007
    ..90. The brevity and ability to discriminate DSM-IV cases from non-cases make the six-question ASRS Screener attractive for use both in community epidemiological surveys and in clinical outreach and case-finding initiatives...
  45. pmc National comorbidity survey replication adolescent supplement (NCS-A): III. Concordance of DSM-IV/CIDI diagnoses with clinical reassessments
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:386-99. 2009
    ..0 in the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)...
  46. ncbi request reprint The effects of copayments on medication adherence during the first two years of prescription drug treatment
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:597-609. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine effects of initial prescription copayment size and observed increase on adherence by analyzing data from a managed care database...
  47. pmc Age of onset of mental disorders: a review of recent literature
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:359-64. 2007
    ..The aim of this article is to review recent epidemiological research on age-of-onset of mental disorders, focusing on the WHO World Mental Health surveys...
  48. pmc Smoking and suicidal behaviors in the National Comorbidity Survey: Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:369-77. 2007
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  49. ncbi request reprint The effects of rheumatoid arthritis on labor force participation, work performance, and healthcare costs in two workplace samples
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Boston, MA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:88-98. 2008
    ..To assess the workplace costs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from the employer perspective...
  50. pmc The global burden of anxiety and mood disorders: putting the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD) findings into perspective
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:10-9. 2007
    ..Elaborations that feature such distinctions have the potential to substantially increase the relevance of the ESEMeD findings for European health care policy...
  51. doi request reprint The prevalence and workplace costs of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a large manufacturing firm
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 39:137-47. 2009
    ..Sickness absence, work performance and workplace accidents-injuries were assessed with the WHO Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:593-602. 2005
    ..Little is known about lifetime prevalence or age of onset of DSM-IV disorders...
  53. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of women and depression
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Affect Disord 74:5-13. 2003
    ..Depression is the leading cause of disease-related disability among women in the world today. Depression is much more common among women than men, with female/male risk ratios roughly 2:1...
  54. ncbi request reprint Long-term trends in the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies in the United States
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 135:262-8. 2001
    ..Although recent research has shown that many people in the United States use complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about time trends in use...
  55. ncbi request reprint Pollen and mold exposure impairs the work performance of employees with allergic rhinitis
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 1248, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 87:289-95. 2001
    ..Retrospective recall bias is likely to be a major cause of this variability...
  56. ncbi request reprint Patterns and predictors of treatment seeking after onset of a substance use disorder
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:1065-71. 2001
    ..We studied survey respondents aged 18 through 54 years to determine consistent predictors of treatment seeking after onset of a DSM-III-R substance use disorder...
  57. ncbi request reprint Patterns and correlates of generalized anxiety disorder in community samples
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:4-10. 2002
    ..Although generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is at least twice as prevalent as panic disorder and is among the commonly occurring mental disorders, changing diagnostic criteria have hampered the cumulation of data on patterns and correlates...
  58. pmc Insomnia and the performance of US workers: results from the America insomnia survey
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sleep 34:1161-71. 2011
    ..To estimate the prevalence and associations of broadly defined (i.e., meeting full ICD-10, DSM-IV, or RDC/ICSD-2 inclusion criteria) insomnia with work performance net of comorbid conditions in the America Insomnia Survey (AIS)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological perspectives for the development of future diagnostic systems
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychopathology 35:158-61. 2002
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  60. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing generalized anxiety disorder from major depression: prevalence and impairment from current pure and comorbid disorders in the US and Ontario
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 11:99-111. 2002
    ..The paper closes with a discussion of the methodological complexities associated with generalizing to comorbidities that involve rare conditions or more than two disorders...
  61. ncbi request reprint Screening for serious mental illness in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:184-9. 2003
    ..Public Law 102-321 established a block grant for adults with "serious mental illness" (SMI) and required the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop a method to estimate the prevalence of SMI...
  62. ncbi request reprint The effects of chronic medical conditions on work loss and work cutback
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:218-25. 2001
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint The categorical versus dimensional assessment controversy in the sociology of mental illness
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 43:171-88. 2002
    ..The paper closes with an argument for the tandem use of categorical and dimensional assessments in future sociological research...
  64. ncbi request reprint Social phobia subtypes in the National Comorbidity Survey
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:613-9. 1998
    ..This article presents epidemiologic data on the distinction between social phobia characterized by pure speaking fears and that characterized by other social fears...
  65. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of DSM-III-R major depression and minor depression among adolescents and young adults in the National Comorbidity Survey
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Depress Anxiety 7:3-14. 1998
    ..Increasing prevalences of prior comorbid disorders were found to play an important part in explaining the cohort effect for depression...
  66. ncbi request reprint The social consequences of psychiatric disorders, III: probability of marital stability
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:1092-6. 1998
    ..The associations of prior DSM-III-R disorders with probability and timing of subsequent divorce were examined...
  67. ncbi request reprint Lifetime panic-depression comorbidity in the National Comorbidity Survey
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 55:801-8. 1998
    ..The National Comorbidity Survey is a nationally representative survey of the prevalences and correlates of DSM-III-R disorders in the US household population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for lifetime suicide attempts in the National Comorbidity Survey
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:617-26. 1999
    ..Risk factors for these transitions are also studied...
  69. ncbi request reprint The prevalence, distribution, and mental health correlates of perceived discrimination in the United States
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 40:208-30. 1999
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  70. ncbi request reprint Impairment in pure and comorbid generalized anxiety disorder and major depression at 12 months in two national surveys
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1915-23. 1999
    ..The authors questioned whether generalized anxiety disorder itself is associated with role impairment or whether the impairment of patients with generalized anxiety disorder is due to depression or other comorbid disorders...
  71. pmc Psychiatric epidemiology: selected recent advances and future directions
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 78:464-74. 2000
    ..Despite encouraging advances, much work still needs to be conducted before psychiatric epidemiology can realize its potential to improve the mental health of populations...
  72. ncbi request reprint The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:156-74. 2003
    ..The paper closes with a brief discussion of the calibration methodology used to monetize HPQ reports and of future directions in substantive research based on the HPQ...
  73. pmc The effects of latent variables in the development of comorbidity among common mental disorders
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:29-39. 2011
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  74. pmc Structure and diagnosis of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: analysis of expanded symptom criteria from the Adult ADHD Clinical Diagnostic Scale
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1168-78. 2010
    ..Controversy exists about the appropriate criteria for a diagnosis of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Trends in suicide ideation, plans, gestures, and attempts in the United States, 1990-1992 to 2001-2003
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 293:2487-95. 2005
    ..Little is known about trends in suicidal ideation, plans, gestures, or attempts or about their treatment. Such data are needed to guide and evaluate policies to reduce suicide-related behaviors...
  76. pmc Childhood adversities and adult psychopathology in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 197:378-85. 2010
    ..Although significant associations of childhood adversities with adult mental disorders are widely documented, most studies focus on single childhood adversities predicting single disorders...
  77. pmc Reliability and validity of the brief insomnia questionnaire in the America insomnia survey
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sleep 33:1539-49. 2010
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  78. ncbi request reprint Using the World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ) to evaluate the indirect workplace costs of illness
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Polity, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:S23-37. 2004
    ..Innovative data analysis strategies are described to address these problems...
  79. ncbi request reprint The World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative Version of the World Health Organization (WHO) Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:93-121. 2004
    ..Elaborate CD-ROM-based training materials are available to teach interviewers how to administer the interview as well as to teach supervisors how to monitor the quality of data collection...
  80. pmc Screening for serious mental illness in the general population with the K6 screening scale: results from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) survey initiative
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 19:4-22. 2010
    ..83; range 0.76-0.89; inter-quartile range 0.81-0.85). Based on this result, optimal scaling rules are presented for use by investigators working with the K6 scale in the countries studied...
  81. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of dual diagnosis
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 56:730-7. 2004
    ..The article closes with a discussion of ways epidemiologic research can be used to help target and evaluate interventions aimed at preventing secondary substance use disorders by treating early-onset primary mental disorders...
  82. pmc Development of lifetime comorbidity in the World Health Organization world mental health surveys
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:90-100. 2011
    ..Although numerous studies have examined the role of latent variables in the structure of comorbidity among mental disorders, none has examined their role in the development of comorbidity...
  83. pmc The prevalence and correlates of untreated serious mental illness
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:987-1007. 2001
    ..Efforts to increase both self-recognition of need for treatment and the patient centeredness of care also are needed...
  84. pmc Childhood adversities and adult psychiatric disorders in the national comorbidity survey replication II: associations with persistence of DSM-IV disorders
    Katie A McLaughlin
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:124-32. 2010
    ..This distinction is important for conceptual and practical purposes...
  85. pmc Childhood adversities and adult psychiatric disorders in the national comorbidity survey replication I: associations with first onset of DSM-IV disorders
    Jennifer Greif Green
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:113-23. 2010
    ..Because CAs are highly clustered, this approach results in overestimating the importance of individual CAs. Multivariate CA studies have been based on insufficiently complex models...
  86. pmc Age differences in the prevalence and co-morbidity of DSM-IV major depressive episodes: results from the WHO World Mental Health Survey Initiative
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:351-64. 2010
    ..Although depression appears to decrease in late life, this could be due to misattribution of depressive symptoms to physical disorders that increase in late life...
  87. pmc Childhood adversities and adult psychopathology in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) III: associations with functional impairment related to DSM-IV disorders
    K A McLaughlin
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 40:847-59. 2010
    ..We report the associations between CAs and functional impairment associated with 12-month DSM-IV disorders in a national sample...
  88. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of schizophrenia in the United States in 2002
    Eric Q Wu
    Analysis Group, Inc, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1122-9. 2005
    ..This study quantifies excess annual costs associated with schizophrenia patients in the United States in 2002 from a societal perspective...
  89. ncbi request reprint Failure and delay in initial treatment contact after first onset of mental disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:603-13. 2005
    ..An understudied crucial step in the help-seeking process is making prompt initial contact with a treatment provider after first onset of a mental disorder...
  90. pmc Risk of psychiatric disorders among individuals reporting same-sex sexual partners in the National Comorbidity Survey
    S E Gilman
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:933-9. 2001
    ..Further research is needed to replicate and explore the causal mechanisms underlying this association...
  91. pmc Recent care of common mental disorders in the United States : prevalence and conformance with evidence-based recommendations
    P S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:284-92. 2000
    ..Cost-effective interventions are needed to improve both access to and quality of treatment...
  92. doi request reprint Employer burden of mild, moderate, and severe major depressive disorder: mental health services utilization and costs, and work performance
    Howard G Birnbaum
    Analysis Group, Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:78-89. 2010
    ..Treatment utilization/costs and work performance for persons with major depressive disorder (MDD) by severity of illness is not well documented...
  93. pmc Broadening the definition of generalized anxiety disorder: effects on prevalence and associations with other disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:662-76. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether broadening the current diagnostic criteria results in a more valid characterization of GAD...
  94. pmc Serious emotional disturbance among youths exposed to Hurricane Katrina 2 years postdisaster
    Katie A McLaughlin
    Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:1069-78. 2009
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  95. ncbi request reprint Effects of efforts to increase response rates on a workplace chronic condition screening survey
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 40:752-60. 2002
    ..We evaluated these concerns by examining the prevalences and work impairments associated with chronic conditions across four HRA subsamples that differed in intensity of recruitment effort...
  96. pmc The importance of irritability as a symptom of major depressive disorder: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    M Fava
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 15:856-67. 2010
    ..Further investigation is warranted of distinct family aggregation, risk factors and treatment response. Consideration should also be given to including irritability as a nondiagnostic symptom of adult MDD in DSM-V and ICD-11...
  97. pmc Risk for psychiatric disorder among immigrants and their US-born descendants: evidence from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Joshua Breslau
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:189-95. 2007
    ..This pattern is consistent with either of two causal processes, one involving early socialization in the United States and the other involving postmigration experiences among immigrants who arrive in the United States as adults...
  98. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of depression in the United States: how did it change between 1990 and 2000?
    Paul E Greenberg
    Analysis Group, Inc, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1465-75. 2003
    ..9 billion dollars using revised prevalence data and a refined workplace cost estimation approach. The objective of the current report is to provide a 10-year update of these estimates using the same methodological framework...
  99. pmc Patterns and correlates of contacting clergy for mental disorders in the United States
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:647-73. 2003
    ..To present nationally representative data on the part played by clergy in providing treatment to people with mental disorders in the United States...
  100. pmc Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: concordance of the adolescent version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI) with the K-SADS in the US National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent (NCS-A) supplement
    Jennifer Greif Green
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 19:34-49. 2010
    ..78]. Implications for assessing ADHD using the CIDI and the effect of different informants on measurement are discussed...
  101. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of generalized anxiety disorder
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 24:19-39. 2001
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Research Grants22

  1. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 1999
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  2. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The unprecedented size and substantive richness of the WMH database will allow important contributions to be made in each of these six areas of investigation. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. Epidemiology - National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..physical disorders on family burden; and (vi) to analyze the temporal unfolding of multivariate comorbid disorder profiles over the life course. ..
  4. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Third, the level of detail in the description of data analysis plans has been substantially expanded in this revised submission in response to reviewer comments. ..
  5. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Third, the level of detail in the description of data analysis plans has been substantially expanded in this revised submission in response to reviewer comments. ..
  6. Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  7. Epidemiology - National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..physical disorders on family burden; and (vi) to analyze the temporal unfolding of multivariate comorbid disorder profiles over the life course. ..
  8. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Third, the level of detail in the description of data analysis plans has been substantially expanded in this revised submission in response to reviewer comments. ..
  9. Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  10. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Third, the level of detail in the description of data analysis plans has been substantially expanded in this revised submission in response to reviewer comments. ..
  11. Quantifying the Value of Value-Based Purchasing
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Third, the level of detail in the description of data analysis plans has been substantially expanded in this revised submission in response to reviewer comments. ..
  13. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  14. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  15. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  16. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  17. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  18. Quantifying the Value of Value-Based Purchasing
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Outreach and Treatment for Depression in the Labor Force
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This is an extremely important opportunity for rapid and widespread dissemination in an area of research where dissemination of positive results has traditionally been a serious problem. ..
  20. Quantifying the Value of Value-Based Purchasing
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Third, the level of detail in the description of data analysis plans has been substantially expanded in this revised submission in response to reviewer comments. ..
  22. Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group
    Ronald C Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....