G A Brenes

Summary

Affiliation: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A randomized controlled trial of telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life anxiety disorders
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:707-16. 2012
  2. pmc Telephone-delivered psychotherapy for late-life anxiety
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Psychol Serv 9:219-20. 2012
  3. pmc Age and racial differences in the presentation and treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in primary care
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 22:1128-36. 2008
  4. pmc Scared to death: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:262-5. 2007
  5. pmc Treatment of minor depression in older adults: a pilot study comparing sertraline and exercise
    G A Brenes
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Winston Salem, NC 25157, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:61-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Age differences in the presentation of anxiety
    G A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Aging Ment Health 10:298-302. 2006
  7. pmc The influence of anxiety on the progression of disability
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 25157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:34-9. 2005
  8. pmc Correlates of anxiety symptoms in physically disabled older women
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 25157, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:15-22. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Do optimism and pessimism predict physical functioning?
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    J Behav Med 25:219-31. 2002
  10. pmc Insomnia in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:465-72. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Treatment of Late-Life Anxiety in a Primary Care Setting
    Gretchen Brenes; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. An RCT of CBT-Telephone for Late-Life GAD
    Gretchen A Brenes; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc A randomized controlled trial of telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life anxiety disorders
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:707-16. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by telephone (CBT-T) to older adults diagnosed with an anxiety disorder...
  2. pmc Telephone-delivered psychotherapy for late-life anxiety
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Psychol Serv 9:219-20. 2012
    ..4, range 8-32), and attrition rates were low (8.3%). Preliminary results suggest that participants receiving CBT, compared with usual care, experience declines in general anxiety, worry, anxiety sensitivity, and insomnia...
  3. pmc Age and racial differences in the presentation and treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in primary care
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 22:1128-36. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to better understand the causes of racial differences in treatment...
  4. pmc Scared to death: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:262-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if anxiety is associated with mortality and if race moderates and depression mediates this relationship...
  5. pmc Treatment of minor depression in older adults: a pilot study comparing sertraline and exercise
    G A Brenes
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Winston Salem, NC 25157, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:61-8. 2007
    ..Both sertraline and exercise show promise as treatments for late-life minor depression. However, exercise has the added benefit of improving physical functioning as well...
  6. ncbi request reprint Age differences in the presentation of anxiety
    G A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Aging Ment Health 10:298-302. 2006
    ..Thus, worry appears to play a less prominent role in the presentation of anxiety in older adults. These findings suggest that older adults do experience anxiety differently than younger adults...
  7. pmc The influence of anxiety on the progression of disability
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 25157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:34-9. 2005
    ..To determine the influence of anxiety on the progression of disability and examine possible mediators of the relationship...
  8. pmc Correlates of anxiety symptoms in physically disabled older women
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 25157, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:15-22. 2005
    ..The authors describe characteristics that are associated with chronic anxiety symptoms and examine the use of anxiolytic and antidepressant medications in physically disabled women with and without symptoms of anxiety...
  9. ncbi request reprint Do optimism and pessimism predict physical functioning?
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    J Behav Med 25:219-31. 2002
    ..001), while optimism was related to performance only on the walking task (p < .05), after controlling for demographic and health variables...
  10. pmc Insomnia in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:465-72. 2009
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  11. pmc Anxiety, depression and disability across the lifespan
    G A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Aging Ment Health 12:158-63. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that physicians working with older adults should assess for and treat anxiety as well as depressive symptoms...
  12. ncbi request reprint Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder accommodations for psychiatry residents
    Harold Walker Elliott
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 31:290-6. 2007
    ..The authors provide an overview of the requirements and issues regarding the provision of ADHD accommodations for psychiatry resident physicians as well as recommendations regarding policy development in this area...
  13. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence, impact, and treatment
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:963-70. 2003
    ..Published studies on three types of treatments for anxiety are then reviewed: psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictors of stage of adoption for colorectal cancer screening
    G A Brenes
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Prev Med 31:410-6. 2000
    ..Although colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in women, little is known about predictors of adherence to screening...
  15. pmc Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:265-70. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between anxiety and functional decline...

Research Grants3

  1. Treatment of Late-Life Anxiety in a Primary Care Setting
    Gretchen Brenes; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. An RCT of CBT-Telephone for Late-Life GAD
    Gretchen A Brenes; Fiscal Year: 2010
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