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Resources by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

Influence of Work on Elevated Blood Pressure in Hispanic Adolescents in South Texas
Presents a study on work and blood pressure rates among Hispanic teens in the predominantly rural Hidalgo County, Texas on the U.S-Mexico border. Breaks down data on student participants based on age, race, and physical activity, among other measures.
Author(s): Eva M. Shipp, Sharon P. Cooper, Luohua Jiang, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(7), 1096
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Sources of Stress among Midwest American Indian Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Highlights a study on the stressors in the lives of American Indians with type 2 diabetes. Presents conclusions drawn from focus groups among 5 tribes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Details the stressors and discusses the role they play in the participants' lives.
Author(s): Jessica H. L. Elm, Melissa L. Walls, Benjamin D. Aronson
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 26(1), 33-62
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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Applying the Principles for Digital Development: Case Study of a Smartphone App to Support Collaborative Care for Rural Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or Bipolar Disorder
Examines ways of incorporating a patient-provider mobile health (mHealth) platform to support the delivery of primary care based mental health services in rural patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or bipolar disorder.
Author(s): Amy M. Bauer, Sarah Hodsdon, Jared M. Bechtel, John C. Fortney
Citation: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(6), e10048
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic
Webinar recording discusses the role adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the opioid epidemic. Defines ACEs and looks at rates of substance abuse. Highlights data nationally and specific to West Virginia.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Michael R. Brumage
Date: 06/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Assessment of Depression and Anxiety in Breast Cancer Patients: Prevalence and Associated Factors
Reports on findings from a study of depression and anxiety among breast cancer patients attending an outpatient oncology department. Includes discussion of rural residence as a related factor.
Author(s): Konstantinos Tsaras, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Dimitra Mitsi, et al.
Citation: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 19(6), 1661-1669
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by Understanding Women's Stress Experiences
Examines psychosocial stressors in women, aged 18-35, living in a rural Hawaiian community with a large Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population to promote optimal native outcomes (PONO). Analyzes information from 36 women participating in focus groups and identifies seven stressor themes: intimate relationships; family and home life; child rearing; time for self; neighborhood environment; workplace; and finances.
Author(s): May Okihiro, Lisa Duke, Deborah Goebert, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Primary Prevention, 38(1-2), 159-173
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Understanding Treatment Gaps for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Use in South Dakota: A Qualitative Study of Rural Perspectives
Details a study on gaps in access to behavioral health treatment in rural South Dakota. Discusses data collected from interviews with people in rural and tribal areas of the state with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Author(s): Lauren Broffman, Margaret Spurlock, Kristen Dulacki, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 22(1), 71-81
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Bridging Gaps in Mental Health Care: Lessons Learned from the Welcome Back Veterans Initiative
Details a study on the role of privately funded programs filling in the gaps between the Military Health System (MHS), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and civilian healthcare providers in providing mental healthcare to veterans returning from deployment.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013
Reports on emergency department visits involving three categories of behavioral health disorders: substance use disorders; depression, anxiety or stress reactions; and psychoses or bipolar disorders. Figure 4 and Table 4 provide data on each type of visit based on the location of patient residence for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Marguerite L. Barrett, Kevin C. Heslin, Carol Stocks
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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A Pilot Videoconference Group Stress Management Program in Cancer Survivors: Lessons Learned
Discusses the advantages and barriers of developing and implementing a group-based videoconference program that provides interventions to improve the psychosocial outcomes of rural cancer patients following treatment.
Author(s): Eric Zhou, Ann H. Partridge, Jaime E. Blackmon, Evan Morgan, Christopher J. Recklitis
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 16(2), 3863
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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