Monthly Archives: May 2017

Relationship of screen-based symptoms for mild traumatic brain injury and mental health problems in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: Distinct or overlapping symptoms?

Shira Maguen, PhD; Karen M. Lau, MA; Erin Madden, MPH; Karen Seal, MD, MPH San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; and Health Services Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Integrating Phenomenological and Neurobiological Models to Enhance Prediction of Adult Psychopathology and Suicidality

In recent years, there have been substantial advancements in research describing the neurobiological underpinnings of mental disorders and suicidality. The goal of this article is to assimilate the prevailing genetic markers, molecular signatures, neurochemical substrates, and patterns of brain activation to rectify current theoretical models of suicidal behavior. Using data from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area

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Connecting Ultimate and Proximate Explanations of Suicide

A variety of mechanisms have been proposed which link suicide risk factors and behavior, including psychache, thwarted belongingness, and escape from self, among others. While strong evidence for the predictive power of these variables exists, it remains unclear why these proximal mechanisms are systematically linked to seemingly maladaptive outcomes (i.e., suicidal behavior) across individuals. Building

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