H G Prigerson

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Update on bereavement research: evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated bereavement
    Baohui Zhang
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Psycho oncology and Palliative Care Research, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1188-203. 2006
  2. ncbi An empirical examination of the stage theory of grief
    Paul K Maciejewski
    Department of Psychiatry, Women s Health Research, and Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn
    JAMA 297:716-23. 2007
  3. pmc Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008
  4. ncbi Older adult patients with both psychiatric and substance abuse disorders: prevalence and health service use
    H G Prigerson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Psychiatr Q 72:1-18. 2001
  5. ncbi The Stressful Caregiving Adult Reactions to Experiences of Dying (SCARED) Scale: a measure for assessing caregiver exposure to distress in terminal care
    Holly G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:309-19. 2003
  6. ncbi Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in homeless mentally ill persons: age-specific risks of substance abuse
    Holly G Prigerson
    VISN 1 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 182, West Haven, CT, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:213-9. 2003
  7. ncbi Rates and risks of complicated grief among psychiatric clinic patients in Karachi, Pakistan
    Holly Prigerson
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Death Stud 26:781-92. 2002
  8. pmc Population attributable fractions of psychiatric disorders and behavioral outcomes associated with combat exposure among US men
    Holly G Prigerson
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:59-63. 2002
  9. ncbi Perspectives on care at the close of life. Caring for bereaved patients: "all the doctors just suddenly go"
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park St, Room 522, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    JAMA 286:1369-76. 2001
  10. ncbi The effects of marital dissolution and marital quality on health and health service use among women
    H G Prigerson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Med Care 37:858-73. 1999

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. ncbi Update on bereavement research: evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated bereavement
    Baohui Zhang
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Psycho oncology and Palliative Care Research, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1188-203. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi An empirical examination of the stage theory of grief
    Paul K Maciejewski
    Department of Psychiatry, Women s Health Research, and Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn
    JAMA 297:716-23. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, the stage theory of grief has previously not been tested empirically...
  3. pmc Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008
    ..Talking about death can be difficult. Without evidence that end-of-life discussions improve patient outcomes, physicians must balance their desire to honor patient autonomy against a concern of inflicting psychological harm...
  4. ncbi Older adult patients with both psychiatric and substance abuse disorders: prevalence and health service use
    H G Prigerson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Psychiatr Q 72:1-18. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi The Stressful Caregiving Adult Reactions to Experiences of Dying (SCARED) Scale: a measure for assessing caregiver exposure to distress in terminal care
    Holly G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:309-19. 2003
    ....
  6. ncbi Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in homeless mentally ill persons: age-specific risks of substance abuse
    Holly G Prigerson
    VISN 1 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 182, West Haven, CT, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:213-9. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi Rates and risks of complicated grief among psychiatric clinic patients in Karachi, Pakistan
    Holly Prigerson
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Death Stud 26:781-92. 2002
    ..Thirty-four percent of the sample met criteria for CG. Although violent deaths did not pose a heightened CG risk, gender and kinship to the deceased did significantly increase the likelihood of meeting of criteria for CG...
  8. pmc Population attributable fractions of psychiatric disorders and behavioral outcomes associated with combat exposure among US men
    Holly G Prigerson
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:59-63. 2002
    ..This study determined the percentage of adverse outcomes in US men attributable to combat exposure...
  9. ncbi Perspectives on care at the close of life. Caring for bereaved patients: "all the doctors just suddenly go"
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park St, Room 522, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    JAMA 286:1369-76. 2001
    ....
  10. ncbi The effects of marital dissolution and marital quality on health and health service use among women
    H G Prigerson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Med Care 37:858-73. 1999
    ..Little is known about the impact of marital dissolution and/or marital harmony on health service use...
  11. ncbi Preliminary explorations of the harmful interactive effects of widowhood and marital harmony on health, health service use, and health care costs
    H G Prigerson
    Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven 06519, USA
    Gerontologist 40:349-57. 2000
    ..Harmonious marriages appear protective until widowhood, after which higher health costs result...
  12. ncbi Consensus criteria for traumatic grief. A preliminary empirical test
    H G Prigerson
    Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 174:67-73. 1999
    ..Studies suggest that symptoms of traumatic grief constitute a distinct syndrome worthy of diagnosis...
  13. ncbi Influence of traumatic grief on suicidal ideation among young adults
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1994-5. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of traumatic grief on suicidal ideation...
  14. ncbi Traumatic grief as a risk factor for mental and physical morbidity
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 154:616-23. 1997
    ..The aim of this study was to confirm and extend the authors' previous work indicating that symptoms of traumatic grief are predictors of future physical and mental health outcomes...
  15. ncbi Complicated grief as a disorder distinct from bereavement-related depression and anxiety: a replication study
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1484-6. 1996
    ..This study sought to confirm in an independent, nonclinical study group previous work which demonstrated that the symptoms of complicated grief were distinct from the symptoms of bereavement related depression and anxiety...
  16. ncbi Combat trauma: trauma with highest risk of delayed onset and unresolved posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, unemployment, and abuse among men
    H G Prigerson
    VISN 1 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 189:99-108. 2001
    ....
  17. ncbi Preliminary explorations of the effects of prior trauma and loss on risk for psychiatric disorders in recently widowed people
    G K Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 38:202-15. 2001
    ..This study compared the relative influence of childhood and adulthood adversities on current diagnoses of Major Depressive Episode (MDE), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Grief (TG) among recently widowed older adults...
  18. ncbi Sex differences in event-related risk for major depression
    P K Maciejewski
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Psychol Med 31:593-604. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Stressful life events overall, with some exceptions among specific event types, pose a greater risk for depression among women compared to men...
  19. ncbi Differences in risk factors for suicidality between African American and White patients vulnerable to suicide
    Lauren C Vanderwerker
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:1-9. 2007
    ..The results suggest that race/ethnicity-specific risk profiles may improve the detection of suicidality in vulnerable populations...
  20. ncbi Bereavement services for family caregivers: how often used, why, and why not
    Emily J Cherlin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:148-58. 2007
    ..We examined family caregiver reports about how often they used bereavement services, predictors of their use, and reported reasons for not using bereavement services...
  21. pmc Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life
    Tracy A Balboni
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:555-60. 2007
    ..This study examined religiousness and spiritual support in advanced cancer patients of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds and associations with quality of life (QOL), treatment preferences, and advance care planning...
  22. ncbi Peaceful awareness in patients with advanced cancer
    Alaka Ray
    Center for Psychooncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1359-68. 2006
    ..Previous studies have shown that prognostic awareness may be harmful to mental health yet beneficial for end of life care planning. The effects of prognostic awareness coupled with a sense of inner peace are unknown...
  23. ncbi Religiousness and major depression among bereaved family caregivers: a 13-month follow-up study
    J B Fenix
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Care 22:286-92. 2006
    ..To examine the association between a multi-item measure of religiousness and major depressive disorder (MDD) in bereaved family caregivers of patients with cancer...
  24. ncbi Parental control, partner dependency, and complicated grief among widowed adults in the community
    Jeffrey G Johnson
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:26-30. 2007
    ..Dependency on the deceased spouse mediated the association of perceived parental control with the development of complicated grief following bereavement...
  25. ncbi Spousal bereavement in older adults: common, resilient, and chronic grief with defining characteristics
    Carol H Ott
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 53201 0413, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:332-41. 2007
    ..One out of six experienced a chronic grief syndrome. Early identification of this syndrome can lead to referral to newly emergent treatments specific for grief...
  26. ncbi Adverse childhood experiences, smoking and mental illness in adulthood: a preliminary study
    Kristi A Sacco
    Program for Research in Smokers with Mental Illness PRISM, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 19:89-97. 2007
    ..This study was designed to examine effects of ACE on the expression of smoking behavior and mental illness in adulthood...
  27. ncbi The influence of symptoms of prolonged grief disorder, depression, and anxiety on quality of life among bereaved adults: a prospective study
    Paul A Boelen
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, P O Box 80140, 3508, TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:444-52. 2007
    ..This study sought to replicate these findings using a prospective design, a heterogeneous sample of mourners, and the most recent criteria to define PGD...
  28. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferences
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4131-7. 2008
    ..Despite well-documented racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning (ACP), we know little about why these differences exist. This study tested proposed mediators of racial/ethnic differences in ACP...
  29. ncbi Psychiatric illness in the next of kin of patients who die in the intensive care unit
    Mark D Siegel
    Yale University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1722-8. 2008
    ..To determine the rates of psychiatric illness in next of kin following the death of a relative in a medical intensive care unit...
  30. pmc Peace, Equanimity, and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience (PEACE): validation of a scale to assess acceptance and struggle with terminal illness
    Jennifer W Mack
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 112:2509-17. 2008
    ..The role of emotional acceptance of a terminal illness in end-of-life (EOL) care is not known. The authors developed a measure of peaceful acceptance at the EOL, and evaluated the role of peaceful acceptance in EOL decision-making and care...
  31. doi Investigation of a developmental model of risk for depression and suicidality following spousal bereavement
    Jeffrey G Johnson
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:1-12. 2008
    ..Depressive symptoms mediated significant associations of dependency on the deceased spouse and low self-esteem with suicidal ideation and behavior...
  32. ncbi Depressive symptom trajectories and associated risks among bereaved Alzheimer disease caregivers
    Baohui Zhang
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:145-55. 2008
    ..The present study sought to determine if subgroups of bereaved AD caregivers follow distinctive depressive symptom trajectories and the characteristics associated with membership in depressive symptom subgroups...
  33. ncbi Associations between caregiver-perceived delirium in patients with cancer and generalized anxiety in their caregivers
    Mary K Buss
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1083-92. 2007
    ..We looked for a relationship between caregiver-perceived delirium in a patient with advanced cancer and rates of caregiver psychiatric disorders...
  34. ncbi Assessing grief and bereavement: observations from the field
    Marion J Michalski
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Omega (Westport) 54:91-106. 2006
    ..Also, developed here is the implication for potential application of a modified version of the YBS which could be used in both research and clinical practice...
  35. ncbi Preparing caregivers for the death of a loved one: a theoretical framework and suggestions for future research
    Randy S Hebert
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1164-71. 2006
    ....
  36. ncbi Better bereavement: coping with the death of a spouse
    Holly G Prigerson
    Health News 8:5. 2002
  37. ncbi A case for establishing complicated grief as a distinct mental disorder in DSM-V
    Wendy G Lichtenthal
    Department of Psychology, 3720 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:637-62. 2004
    ..This paper concludes that CG must be established in the current nosology to address the needs of individuals who are significantly suffering and impaired by this disorder...
  38. ncbi Complicated grief in survivors of suicide
    Ann M Mitchell
    Health and Community Systems Department, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Crisis 25:12-8. 2004
    ..The closely related survivors of suicide had higher levels of complicated grief and could be at risk of developing physical and/or mental health problems, including suicidal ideation, in the future...
  39. ncbi Investigating moderator hypotheses in aging research: statistical, methodological, and conceptual difficulties with comparing separate regressions
    Jason T Newsom
    Institute on Aging, Portland State University, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 57:119-50. 2003
    ..These results clearly illustrate that the analysis strategy researchers choose may have important bearing on theory in aging research such as conclusions regarding the role of social support across the life span...
  40. ncbi Costs to society of family caregiving for patients with end-stage Alzheimer's disease
    Holly G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:1891-2. 2003
  41. pmc In search of a good death: A good death is an oxymoron without consideration of mental health
    Holly G Prigerson
    BMJ 327:222. 2003
  42. ncbi Perspectives on preparedness for a death among bereaved persons
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Conn Med 66:691-6. 2002
    ..To present opinions of recently bereaved persons regarding how they could have been made to feel more prepared for the death of a loved one...
  43. ncbi Religious coping, health, and health service use among bereaved adults
    Michelle J Pearce
    Yale University, Department of Psychology, New Haven, CT 06520 8205, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 32:179-99. 2002
    ..This report examined associations between religious coping, health, and health service use among a sample of 265 recently bereaved adults...
  44. ncbi Psychiatric disorders among bereaved persons: the role of perceived circumstances of death and preparedness for death
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:447-57. 2002
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm these findings...
  45. pmc Suicidality and bereavement: complicated grief as psychiatric disorder presenting greatest risk for suicidality
    Amy E Latham
    The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 34:350-62. 2004
    ....
  46. pmc Health behaviors associated with better quality of life for older bereaved persons
    Joyce H Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:96-106. 2005
    ..Little is known about health behaviors that are associated with better quality of life among recently bereaved older persons...
  47. ncbi Religious coping among caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients: main effects and psychosocial mediators
    Michelle J Pearce
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Health Psychol 11:743-59. 2006
    ..In a number of models, negative religious coping was related to outcomes through its relationship with social support, optimism and self-efficacy. Implications for research and healthcare are discussed...
  48. pmc Mutuality and specificity of mental disorders in advanced cancer patients and caregivers
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:819-24. 2006
    ..We sought to determine mutuality and specificity in rates of mental disorders between advanced cancer patients and their caregivers...
  49. pmc Religious coping is associated with the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer
    Nalini Tarakeshwar
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:646-57. 2006
    ..For patients confronting a life-threatening illness such as advanced cancer, religious coping can be an important factor influencing their quality of life (QOL)...
  50. ncbi An exploration of associations between separation anxiety in childhood and complicated grief in later life
    Lauren C Vanderwerker
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 022115, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:121-3. 2006
    ..CSA was not significantly associated with major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, or generalized anxiety disorder...
  51. pmc Communication between physicians and family caregivers about care at the end of life: when do discussions occur and what is said?
    Emily Cherlin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1176-85. 2005
    ..We examined family caregiver reports of physician communication about incurable illness, life expectancy, and hospice; the timing of these discussions; and subsequent family understanding of these issues...
  52. pmc Psychiatric disorders and mental health service use in patients with advanced cancer: a report from the coping with cancer study
    Nina S Kadan-Lottick
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Cancer 104:2872-81. 2005
    ..This study aimed to: 1) determine the prevalence of diagnosable psychiatric illnesses, and 2) describe the mental health services received and predictors of service utilization in patients with advanced cancer...
  53. ncbi Complicated grief and suicidal ideation in adult survivors of suicide
    Ann M Mitchell
    Nursing and Psychiatry in the Health and Community Systems Department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PA 15261, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:498-506. 2005
    ..Clinicians may provide more comprehensive assessments by recognizing the possibility of suicidal ideation in those with complicated grief...
  54. pmc Psychiatric disorders and mental health service use among caregivers of advanced cancer patients
    Lauren C Vanderwerker
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:6899-907. 2005
    ..Despite research demonstrating the psychological burden of caregiving for advanced cancer patients, limited information exists on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and mental health service use among these informal caregivers...
  55. ncbi Depression after diagnosis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer and survival: a pilot study
    William F Pirl
    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychosomatics 49:218-24. 2008
    ..Major depressive disorder is estimated to occur in 10%-25% of people with cancer, and it has been inconsistently linked to increased mortality...
  56. pmc The validity and reliability of scales for the evaluation of end-of-life care in advanced dementia
    Dan K Kiely
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:176-81. 2006
    ..50 to 0.81). The results of this study demonstrate that the 3 EOLD scales demonstrate "internal consistency" reliability and demonstrate convergent validity, and further establish their utility in palliative care dementia research...