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Mental Distress

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Strine TW, Kroenke K, Dhingra S, Balluz LS, Gonzalez O, Berry JT et al. The associations between depression, health-related quality of life, social support, life satisfaction, and disability in community-dwelling US adults. J Nerv Ment Dis 2009;197(1):61-64. abstract

Moore JL, Elliott JO, Lu B, Klatte ET, Charyton C. Serious psychological distress among persons with epilepsy based on the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. Epilepsia 2009;50(5):1077-1084. abstract

McGuire LC, Strine TW, Vachirasudlekha S, Anderson LA, Berry JT, Mokdad AH. Modifiable characteristics of a healthy lifestyle and chronic health conditions in older adults with or without serious psychological distress, 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Int J Public Health 2009;54 Suppl 1:84-93. abstract

McClave AK, Dube SR, Strine TW, Mokdad AH. Associations between health-related quality of life and smoking status among a large sample of U.S. adults. Prev Med 2009;48(2):173-179. abstract

Kroenke K, Strine TW, Spitzer RL, Williams JB, Berry JT, Mokdad AH. The PHQ-8 as a measure of current depression in the general population. J Affect Disord 2009;114(1-3):163-173. abstract

Elliott JO, Charyton C, Lu B, Moore JL. Serious psychological distress and health outcomes for persons with epilepsy in poverty. Seizure 2009;18(5):332-338. abstract

Kim SC, Plumb R, Gredig QN, Rankin L, Taylor B. Medium-term post-Katrina health sequelae among New Orleans residents: predictors of poor mental and physical health. J Clin Nurs. 2008 Sep;17(17):2335-2342. abstract

Compton MT, Carrera J, Frank E. Stress and depressive symptoms/dysphoria among US medical students: results from a large, nationally representative survey. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2008 Dec;196(12):891-897. abstract

Jain S, Mills PJ, von Känel R, Hong S, Dimsdale JE. Effects of perceived stress and uplifts on inflammation and coagulability. Psychophysiology 2007;44(1):154–160. abstract

Kimerling R, Alvarez J, Pavao J, Kaminski A, Baumrind N. Epidemiology and consequences of women's revictimization. Womens Health Issues 2007;17(2):101–106. abstract

Strine TW, Chapman DP, Balluz L, Mokdad AH. Health-related quality of life and health behaviors by social and emotional support: Their relevance to psychiatry and medicine. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2007; Oct 25 [E-pub ahead of print]. abstract

Heo M, Pietrobelli A, Fontaine KR, Sirey JA, Faith MS. Depressive mood and obesity in U.S. adults: comparison and moderation by sex, age, and race. Int J Obes 2006;30(3):513–519. abstract

Harvard University. Feeling bad in America. Harvard Mental Health Newsletter 2005;Jun;21(12):6-7. [Also published online at AOL Body Health Encyclopedia. See http://body.aol.com/conditions/in-brief-feeling-bad-in-america]

Kobau R, Safran MA, Zack MM, Moriarty DG, Chapman D. Sad, blue, or depressed days, health behaviors and health-related quality of life, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1995–2000 Health Qual Life Outcomes 2004;2(40):1–8. abstract html pdf [279K]

Strine TW, Chapman DP, Kobau R, Balluz LI, Mokdad AH. Depression, anxiety, and physical impairments and quality of life in the U.S. non-institutionalized population. Psychiatr Serv 2004;55:1408–1413. abstract html pdf [190K]

Lubetkin EI, Jia H, and Gold MR. Depression, anxiety, and associated health status in low-income Chinese patients. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(4):354–360. abstract

Conway S, Gold C, Dominick K, Ahern F, & Heller D. Mental health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures as predictors of cardiac hospitalization (presentation abstract). 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, Washington (Mar 2001). abstract

Nichols GA, Brown JB. Following depression in primary care — Do family practice physicians ask about depression at different rates than internal medicine physicians? Arch Fam Med 2000;9(5):478-482. abstract html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health-related quality of life and activity limitation—eight states, 1995. MMWR 1998;47(7):134–140. abstract html pdf [236K]

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