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Mental Distress

Frequent Mental Distress (FMD)

Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Holt JB, Chapman DP, Safran MA. Geographic Patterns of Frequent Mental Distress US Adults, 1993-2001 and 2003-2006. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2009;36(6):497-505. abstract

Momper SL, Nandi V, Ompad DC, Delva J, Galea S. The Prevalence and Types of Gambling Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants in New York City. J Gambl Stud. 2009;25(1):49-65. Epub 2008 Aug 14. 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

Koroukian SM. Minority Mental Health and Wellness: A Perspective from Health Care Systems (Ch. 3) in Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness (Loue S, Sajatovic M (eds). Springer New York 2009 Pg. 1-35. html

Brackbill RM, Hadler JL, DiGrande L, Ekenga CC, Farfel MR, Friedman S et al. Asthma and posttraumatic stress symptoms 5 to 6 years following exposure to the World Trade Center terrorist attack. JAMA 2009;302(5):502-516. abstract

Steiner SL. Determining predictors of frequent mental distress. Thesis (M.S.)-- San Diego State University, 2005.

Seekins T, Traci MA, Cummings S, Oreskovich J, Ravesloot C. Assessing environmental factors that affect disability: Establishing a baseline of visitability in a rural state. Rehabilitation Psychology 2008;53(1):80-84. abstract

Faisal S. Mental Health Impact of Disasters (Master’s Thesis). Georgia State University Department of Public Health (2008-12-05) abstract html

Larson RJ, Larson RJ, Welch HG. Risk for increased utilization and adverse health outcomes among men served by the Veterans Health Administration. Mil Med 2007;172(7):690–696. abstract

McCracken M, Jiles R, Blanck HM. Health behaviors of the young adult U.S. population: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2007. abstract html

McGuire LC, Strine TW, Okoro CA, Ahluwalia IB, Ford ES. Modifiable characteristics of a healthy lifestyle in U.S. older adults with or without frequent mental distress: 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007;15(9):754–761. abstract

Okoro C, Strine T, McGuire L, Balluz L, Mokdad A. Employment status and frequent mental distress among adults with disabilities. Occup Med (Lond) 2007;57(3):217–220. Epub 2007 Jan 16. abstract

Denison A, Young R, Adamson S. Overall self-rated health as an outcome indicator in primary care. J Eval Clin Pract 2007 Dec;13(6):882-888. abstract

Rohrer J, Rohland B, Denison A, Pierce JR, Rasmussen NH. Family history of mental illness and frequent mental distress in community clinic patients. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2007;13(3):435–439. abstract

Sahmoun AE, Markland MJ, Helgerson SD. Mental health status and diabetes among Whites and Native Americans: is race an effect modifier? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2007;18(3):599–608. 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

Zeinomar N, Caracciolo B, Andresen E, Brumback B, Defries E. Natural disaster and disability: case study of the Florida 2004 hurricane season based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (presentation abstract), American College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting. Annals of Epidemiology 2007;17(9):752–753.

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*]

Kimerling R, Baumrind N. Access to specialty mental health services among women in California. Psychiatr Serv 2005;56(6):729–734. abstract

Moriarty DG, Zahran ZS. Frequent mental distress (FMD) among U.S. adults—1993–2003 (abstract). Presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting (Toronto) June 27–30, 2005. Am J Epidemiol 2005;161(Suppl):S1–S152:25.

Rohrer JE, Borders TF, Blanton J. Rural residence is not a risk factor for frequent mental distress: a behavioral risk factor surveillance survey. BMC Public Health 2005;5(1):46. abstract html pdf [225K]

Rohrer, JE, Pierce JR, Blackburn C. Lifestyle and mental health. Prev Med 2005;40(4):438–443. abstract

Zahran HS, Kobau R, Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Holt J, Donehoo R. Health-related quality of life surveillance—United States, 1993–2002. MMWR Surveillance Summary 2005;54(SS–4):1–35. abstract html pdf [483K]

Alhuwalia IB, Mack KA. Mokdad A. Mental and physical distress and high-risk behaviors among reproductive-age women. Obstet Gynecol 2004;104:477–483. abstract html

Strine TW, Balluz LI, Chapman DP, Moriarty DG, Owens MG, Mokdad AH. Risk behaviors and health care coverage among adults by frequent mental distress status, 2001. Am J Prev Med 2004;26(3):213–216. abstract

Strine TW, Beckles GA, Okoro CA, Lina Balluz L, Ali Mokdad A. Prevalence of CVD risk factors among adults with diabetes by mental distress status. Am J Health Behav 2004;28(5):464–470. abstract

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]

Strine TW, Ford ES, Balluz L,Chapman DP, Mokdad AH. Risk behaviors and health-related quality of life among adults with asthma—the role of mental health status. Chest 2004;126(6):1849–1854. abstract html

Strine TW, Greenlund KJ, Brown DW, Mokdad A, Balluz L. Characteristics of people aged 45 years or older with heart disease by frequent mental distress status, 2001. Prev Med 2004 Jul;39(1):191–196. abstract

Strine TW, Hootman JM, Okoro CA, Balluz LI, Moriarty DG, Owens MG, Mokdad AH. Frequent mental distress status among adults 45+ years of age with arthritis, 2001. Arthritis Care Res 2004;51(4):533–537. abstract

Zahran HS, Kobau R, Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Giles WH, Lando J. Self-reported frequent mental distress among adults—United States, 1993–2001. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, MMWR 2004;53(41):963–966. abstract html pdf [249K]

Bensley L, Van Eenwyk J, Wynkoop-Simmons K. Childhood family violence history and women's risk for intimate partner violence and poor health. Am J Prev Med 2003;25(1):38–44. abstract

Brown DW, Balluz LS, Ford ES, Giles WH, Strine TW, Moriarty DG, Croft JB, Mokdad AH. Associations between short- and long-term unemployment and frequent mental distress among a national sample of men and women. J Occup Environ Med 2003 45(11):1159–1166. 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

Davis S. Requirements for population data. Section 3 of the Abt project: Analyses for Improved Information in Managed Care: The Data Framework for the 21st Century. MHSIP 2001. html

Borawski E, Wu G, Jia H, Substance abuse and mental health services administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Self-reported frequent mental distress among adults—United States, 1993–1996. MMWR, 1998;47:325–331. abstract html pdf [310K]

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