Tracy L Simpson
Affiliation: University of Washington
- Concomitance between childhood sexual and physical abuse and substance use problems. A reviewTracy L Simpson
Department of Psychology, Addictive Behaviors Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Clin Psychol Rev 22:27-77. 2002....
- Childhood sexual abuse, PTSD, and the functional roles of alcohol use among women drinkersTracy L Simpson
VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
Subst Use Misuse 38:249-70. 2003..Theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are considered...
- Women's treatment utilization and its relationship to childhood sexual abuse history and lifetime PTSDTracy L Simpson
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
Subst Abus 23:17-30. 2002..However, participants with both PTSD and CSA concentrated on mental health treatment while those with only PTSD focused on substance abuse treatment...
- Relationships among veteran status, gender, and key health indicators in a national young adult sampleJoel R Grossbard
Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way 116 WTRC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Psychiatr Serv 64:547-53. 2013..Although many risk behaviors peak during young adulthood, little is known about health risk factors and access to care. This study assessed health indicators and health care access in a national sample of young adult veterans and civilians...
- Effects of participation in a mindfulness program for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot studyDavid J Kearney
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
J Clin Psychol 69:14-27. 2013..To assess outcomes associated with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for veterans with PTSD...
- Loving-kindness meditation for posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot studyDavid J Kearney
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Trauma Stress 26:426-34. 2013..Additional study of loving-kindness meditation for PTSD is warranted to determine whether the changes seen are due to the loving-kindness meditation intervention versus other influences, including concurrent receipt of other treatments...
- Follow-up care for alcohol misuse among OEF/OIF veterans with and without alcohol use disorders and posttraumatic stress disorderJoel R Grossbard
Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
J Subst Abuse Treat 45:409-15. 2013..1%) and neither AUD nor PTSD (52.3%). Among OEF/OIF VA outpatients with alcohol misuse, those with AUD had higher rates of follow-up for alcohol misuse than those without, but PTSD was not associated with differential follow-up...
- Psychiatric correlates of medical care costs among veterans receiving mental health careTracy L Simpson
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
J Interpers Violence 27:1005-22. 2012..Greater DESNOS severity appears to be associated with lower specialty medical care costs but not primary care costs. These findings may indicate that patients with DESNOS symptoms are at risk for being underreferred for specialty care...
- Sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections in a nationally representative sample of women veterans and nonveteransKeren Lehavot
1 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:246-52. 2014..Few studies have examined their sexual behaviors and rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and none have compared women veterans to nonveterans to identify potential sexual health disparities...
- The correspondence of daily and retrospective PTSD reports among female victims of sexual assaultKristin Naragon-Gainey
Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Seattle, WA, USA
Psychol Assess 24:1041-7. 2012..Implications for clinical assessment methodology are discussed...
- Barriers to care for women veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and depressive symptomsKeren Lehavot
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, and University of Washington, USA
Psychol Serv 10:203-12. 2013..These data highlight specific areas of vulnerability of women veterans with comorbid PTSD and depressive symptoms and identify areas of concern as VA and other health facilities work to ensure equitable access to care...
- Veterans administration health care utilization among sexual minority veteransTracy L Simpson
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Psychol Serv 10:223-32. 2013..Stigma and lack of communication between GLB veterans and their providers about sexual orientation are areas of concern for VHA...
- Symptoms of posttraumatic stress predict craving among alcohol treatment seekers: results of a daily monitoring studyTracy L Simpson
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Psychol Addict Behav 26:724-33. 2012..Additionally, clinicians may be better able to refine treatment decisions to more efficiently break the cycle between PTSD-related distress and AUD symptoms...
- Participation in mindfulness-based stress reduction is not associated with reductions in emotional eating or uncontrolled eatingDavid J Kearney
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Nutr Res 32:413-20. 2012..Randomized studies are needed to further define the relationship between mindfulness program participation and eating behaviors...
- Daily telephone monitoring compared with retrospective recall of alcohol use among patients in early recoveryTracy L Simpson
VISN 20 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Am J Addict 20:63-8. 2011..The results indicate a need for further refinement of IVR methodology for treatment seeking populations as well as caution when retrospectively assessing drinking over time periods longer than a week among these individuals. ..
- A pilot trial of the alpha-1 adrenergic antagonist, prazosin, for alcohol dependenceTracy L Simpson
Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:255-63. 2009..Theory and preclinical evidence suggest that noradrenergic circuits may be involved in alcohol reinforcement and relapse. We therefore tested the alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist, prazosin, as a pharmacotherapy for AD...
- A pilot trial of prazosin, an alpha-1 adrenergic antagonist, for comorbid alcohol dependence and posttraumatic stress disorderTracy L Simpson
Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 39:808-17. 2015..Prazosin, an alpha-1 adrenoreceptor antagonist, has demonstrated the efficacy of reducing PTSD and AD symptoms among individuals with one or the other disorder and may be useful in addressing comorbid PTSD/AD...
- The role of military social support in understanding the relationship between PTSD, physical health, and healthcare utilization in women veteransKeren Lehavot
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Trauma Stress 26:772-5. 2013..97, SE = 0.44) and less frequent VHA utilization (B = -0.15, SE = 0.05). Neither moderation model was significant, such that military social support behaved in a similar way regardless of PTSD status...
- Association of participation in a mindfulness program with measures of PTSD, depression and quality of life in a veteran sampleDavid J Kearney
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seatte, WA, USA
J Clin Psychol 68:101-16. 2012..To assess outcomes of veterans who participated in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)...
- Incorporating lesbian and bisexual women into women veterans' health prioritiesKeren Lehavot
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way 116 POC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
J Gen Intern Med 28:S609-14. 2013..Training of staff and providers, education efforts, outreach activities, and research on this subpopulation are critical to ensure equitable and high quality service delivery...
- Health indicators for military, veteran, and civilian womenKeren Lehavot
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Washington, 98108, USA
Am J Prev Med 42:473-80. 2012..Women who have served in the military are a rapidly growing population. No previous studies have compared directly their health status to that of civilians...
- Posttraumatic sequelae associated with military sexual trauma in female veterans enrolled in VA outpatient mental health clinicsJane A Luterek
Mental Health Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
J Trauma Dissociation 12:261-74. 2011..VA patients reporting MSA may represent notably heterogeneous groups that include more complex posttraumatic reactions. Treatment interventions focused on complex PTSD may be warranted for a subset of female veterans who endorse MSA...
- Taking charge: a pilot curriculum of self-defense and personal safety training for female veterans with PTSD because of military sexual traumaWendy S David
Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, USA
J Interpers Violence 21:555-65. 2006..The authors propose that this therapeutic self-defense curriculum provides an enhanced exposure therapy paradigm that may be a potent therapeutic tool in the treatment of PTSD...
- Examining sexual orientation disparities in alcohol misuse among women veteransKeren Lehavot
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Seattle, Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Seattle, Washington Electronic address
Am J Prev Med 47:554-62. 2014..Mediators that might explain alcohol disparities between heterosexual and sexual minority veterans have not yet been identified...
- Validation of a nine-dimensional measure of drinking motives for use in clinical applications: the desired effects of drinking scaleSuzanne R Doyle
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, 98105, United States
Addict Behav 36:1052-60. 2011....
- Telephone self-monitoring among alcohol use disorder patients in early recovery: a randomized study of feasibility and measurement reactivityTracy L Simpson
VISN 20 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 79:241-50. 2005..Results suggest that IVR technology is feasible and appropriate for telephone symptom monitoring in similar clinical samples...
- Comparing the diagnosis of PTSD when assessing worst versus multiple traumatic events in a chronically mentally ill sampleTracy L Simpson
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Mental Health Service, Seattle, WA, USA
J Trauma Stress 24:361-4. 2011..2% when considering all traumas. Although preliminary, these results suggest that linking PTSD symptoms to a single traumatic event excludes a meaningful number of cases who are otherwise indistinguishable based on symptom profile...
- Mindfulness meditation and substance use in an incarcerated populationSarah Bowen
Addictive Behaviors Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Psychol Addict Behav 20:343-7. 2006..VM participants showed decreases in alcohol-related problems and psychiatric symptoms as well as increases in positive psychosocial outcomes. The utility of mindfulness-based treatments for substance use is discussed...
- Making a case for personal safety: perceptions of vulnerability and desire for self-defense training among female veteransWendy S David
University of Washington, USA
J Interpers Violence 19:991-1001. 2004..These pilot results support the development of an adjunct intervention to augment current PTSD treatments for women veterans with histories of sexual and physical trauma...