Affiliation: University of Minnesota
- Severity of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder versus noncombat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: a community-based study in American Indian and Hispanic veteransMichael Brinker
Mental Health Services, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 195:655-61. 2007..A low rate of mental health treatment since military duty may have contributed to increased symptoms and a lower remission rate...
- Internalizing disorder in adopted versus non-adopted adults: a NESARC based studyJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA Electronic address
Compr Psychiatry 55:1595-600. 2014..e., Asian/Pacific Island). In conclusion, adoptees in a large sample from the general population had higher rates of mood and anxiety disorders compared to non-adoptees. ..
- Pathological and problem gambling among veterans in clinical care: prevalence, demography, and clinical correlatesJoe Westermeyer
Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, 1935 Summit Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Am J Addict 22:218-25. 2013..The aim of the study was to estimate prevalence rates of pathological gambling and problem gambling among veterans receiving VA care, since several studies have suggested that VA patients may be at increased risk to these conditions...
- Residential placement for veterans with addiction: American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria vs. a veterans homeless programJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VA Health Care Center, Mental Health Service, MN, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 201:567-71. 2013..In conclusion, the findings support close monitoring and relevant contingencies using the ASAM criteria in the treatment of substance use disorder. ..
- Managing the classification of psychiatric diagnoses: a systematics perspectiveJoseph John Westermeyer
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Psychiatry and Anthropology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 200:745-8. 2012..Fifth, comorbidity would become a more useful concept if defined as major, intermediate, and minor comorbidity, occurring at class, subclass, and infraclass levels...
- Course and treatment of buprenorphine/naloxone withdrawal: an analysis of case reportsJoseph Westermeyer
Addictive Disorders Service, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, St Paul, Minnesota 55105, USA
Am J Addict 21:401-3. 2012..Controlled studies of buprenorphine/naloxone withdrawal regimens over varying time frames would help to illuminate the most effective means of opioid discontinuation and inform clinical care...
- Substance use disorder among adoptees: a clinical comparative studyJoe Westermeyer
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:455-66. 2007..Conclusion is that adoptees and their adoptive families should be alert to the increased risk of SUD among adoptees. Clinicians can expect that adoptees should manifest milder levels of SUD morbidity, similar to "non-heredity" SUD...
- Reliability of sleep log data versus actigraphy in veterans with sleep disturbance and PTSDJoe Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC Minneapolis, MN 55417, United States
J Anxiety Disord 21:966-75. 2007..Sleep logs especially under-count awakenings in PTSD patients with sleep complaints...
- Psychiatric morbidity and parental substance use disorderJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:607-16. 2006..To assess psychiatric morbidity associated with having no, one, or two parents with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), among patients receiving SUD care...
- Effects of childhood physical abuse on course and severity of substance abuseJ Westermeyer
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1 Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Am J Addict 10:101-10. 2001..Although female gender and lower SES were both associated with CPA, the relationships were separate (i.e., women did not have lower SES)...
- Mental health of non-gamblers versus "normal" gamblers among American Indian veterans: a community surveyJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN, USA
J Gambl Stud 24:193-205. 2008..SAMPLE STUDY: participants consisted of 557 North Central American Indian veterans...
- A comparison of substance use disorder severity and course in American Indian male and female veteransJoseph Westermeyer
Department of Mental Health Services, Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Am J Addict 18:87-92. 2009..VA facilities should out-reach to American Indian women, who report a willingness to seek mental health services but may avoid VA care...
- HADStress: a somatic symptom screen for posttraumatic stress among Somali refugeesJoseph J Westermeyer
Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, 1935 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Psychiatr Serv 61:1132-7. 2010..This study assessed whether a simple, readily implemented four-symptom somatic screen would be able to effectively identify current posttraumatic stress symptoms in victimized populations...
- A personal journey into cultural psychiatryJoseph Westermeyer
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Minnesota, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Transcult Psychiatry 48:127-45. 2011..Finally, the account summarizes those clinical, research, educational, consultative, and leadership roles that cultural training influenced during my career...
- Refugee resettlement to the United States: recommendations for a new approachJoseph John Westermeyer
Departments of Psychiatry and Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 199:532-6. 2011..Strategies used for resettlement of these two groups differed greatly. Based on these differences, the author recommends a refugee resettlement strategy aimed at improved mental health and optimal acculturation for future refugee groups...
- Comparison of two methods of inquiry for torture with East African refugees: single query versus checklistJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, USA
Torture 21:155-72. 2011....
- Comorbid schizophrenia and substance abuse: a review of epidemiology and courseJoseph Westermeyer
Department of Psychiatry, Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
Am J Addict 15:345-55. 2006..Primary prevention and early treatment of SUD in SCZ patients are still relatively neglected, though they offer our greatest hope for enhancing the lives of people with SCZ and improving the cost efficacy of care...
- Remission from pathological gambling among Hispanics and Native AmericansJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC, 116A, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Community Ment Health J 42:537-53. 2006..Remission was associated with absence of a current Axis 1 diagnosis, especially absence of a current post-traumatic stress disorder...
- Substance use disorder (SUD) morbidity versus number of parents with SUDJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC, University of Minnesota, USA
Addict Behav 32:661-74. 2007..To assess the association between numbers of parents (i.e., 0, 1 or 2) with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and proband's SUD severity and morbidity...
- Self-help strategies among patients with substance use disordersJ Westermeyer
Department of Psychiatry, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Minnesota, 1 Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Am J Addict 10:249-57. 2001..Self-help tends to occur more often after exposure to addicted relatives or addiction treatment. Clinicians and public adult education should promulgate self-help methods in the general population...
- Perceived barriers to VA mental health care among Upper Midwest American Indian veterans: description and associationsJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC, Minnesota 55417, USA
Med Care 40:I62-71. 2002..This community-based study was undertaken to understand why Native-American veterans in the Upper Midwest choose not to use VA mental health services despite high rates of certain psychiatric disorders...
- Size and complexity of social networks among substance abusers: childhood and current correlatesJoseph Westermeyer
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Am J Addict 13:372-80. 2004..Network complexity may be amenable to short-term change, whereas network size may be more related to longer-term coping...
- Michigan assessment-screening test for alcohol and drugs (MAST/AD): evaluation in a clinical sampleJoseph Westermeyer
Department of Psychiatry, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Am J Addict 13:151-62. 2004..This study in a clinical population did not demonstrate its utility as a screening instrument; additional work is needed to reveal its utility for this purpose...
- Somali and Oromo refugees: correlates of torture and trauma historyJames M Jaranson
HealthPartners Division of Behavioral Health and the Department of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
Am J Public Health 94:591-8. 2004..This cross-sectional, community-based, epidemiological study characterized Somali and Ethiopian (Oromo) refugees in Minnesota to determine torture prevalence and associated problems...
- Lifetime prevalence of pathological gambling among american Indian and Hispanic American VeteransJoseph Westermeyer
Mental Health Service, 116A, 1 Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Am J Public Health 95:860-6. 2005..We examined the prevalence and clinical correlates of pathological gambling among 1228 American Indian and Hispanic American veterans in the southwest and north central regions of the United States...
- Sampling in difficult to access refugee and immigrant communitiesMarline Spring
Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 191:813-9. 2003..Maintaining a culture of trust was crucial in recovering from damaging environmental events that threatened data collection...
- Somali and Oromo refugee women: trauma and associated factorsCheryl Lee Robertson
School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
J Adv Nurs 56:577-87. 2006..This paper reports a study identifying the demographic characteristics, self-reported trauma and torture prevalence, and association of trauma experience and health and social problems among Somali and Oromo women refugees...
- Development of an inventory for measuring war-related events in refugeesMichael Hollifield
Department of Psychiatry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Compr Psychiatry 46:67-80. 2005..Participatory and qualitative methods reveal events and event types that have not been previously defined. The CTI warrants further testing after revision to incorporate items and event types determined by qualitative methods...
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and service utilization in a sample of service members from Iraq and AfghanistanChristopher Erbes
Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center 116A6, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Mil Med 172:359-63. 2007....
- Alcohol craving in outpatients with alcohol dependence: rate and clinical correlatesGihyun Yoon
Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
J Stud Alcohol 67:770-7. 2006..We also examined the relationship between alcohol craving and the clinical characteristics of alcohol-dependent patients...
- HADStress screen for posttraumatic stress: replication in ethiopian refugeesAshley Gulden
Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, St Paul, MN 55417, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 198:762-7. 2010..Post hoc tests supported cut-off levels at 3 and at 4 symptoms. Conclusion is that the HADStress Screen can serve as an efficient, nonthreatening screen for posttraumatic stress symptoms among refugees...
- Association of antisocial personality disorder with psychiatric morbidity among patients with substance use disorderJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Subst Abus 26:15-24. 2005....
- Association of antisocial personality disorder and substance disorder morbidity in a clinical sampleJoseph Westermeyer
Minneapolis VAMC, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 31:93-110. 2005..Clinicians blind to the ASPD assessment collected the remainder of the data...
- Daily charting of posttraumatic stress symptoms: a pilot studyDavid R Johnson
Mental Health Division, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Psychiatry 116 A6, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 190:683-92. 2002..Daily charting of PTS symptoms over prolonged periods is feasible. This prospective PTSD symptom charting method may have therapeutic, clinical, and research potential for understanding individual and group patterns in PTSD over time...
- Co-morbid traumatic brain injury and substance use disorder: childhood predictors and adult correlatesAnne B Felde
Minneapolis VAMC, MN 55417, USA
Brain Inj 20:41-9. 2006..To examine demographic factors, childhood experiences and behaviour problems and adult psychopathology associated with a history of adult traumatic brain injury (TBI) with unconsciousness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD)...
- Measuring trauma and health status in refugees: a critical reviewMichael Hollifield
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, 2400 Tucker Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
JAMA 288:611-21. 2002..Refugees experience multiple traumatic events and have significant associated health problems, but data about refugee trauma and health status are often conflicting and difficult to interpret...
- Assessing war trauma in refugees: properties of the Comprehensive Trauma Inventory-104Michael Hollifield
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
J Trauma Stress 19:527-40. 2006..The CTI-104 is reliable and valid, and assesses a broader range of traumatic war-related events in a broader range of refugees than currently available instruments...
- Socially sanctioned coercion mechanisms for addiction treatmentEdgar P Nace
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, USA
Am J Addict 16:15-23. 2007..This unmet need, coupled with the evidence for positive clinical outcomes, highlights the call for implementing socially sanctioned mechanisms of coercion...
- Uses of coercion in addiction treatment: clinical aspectsMaria A Sullivan
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
Am J Addict 17:36-47. 2008..The philosophical, historical, and societal aspects of coerced treatment are considered...