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Resources by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

A Cross-Sectional Study of Stressors Among Farmers in Eastern North Carolina
A study identifying stressors among farmers in North Carolina as a method in the development of targeted strategies and services to reduce stress and improve health outcomes.
Author(s): Gregory D. Kearney, Ann P. Rafferty, Lauren R. Hendricks, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 75(6), 384-392
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
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Tips for Disaster Responders: Cultural Awareness When Working in Indian Country Post Disaster
Provides information for disaster response workers to build cultural awareness for supporting Native Americans before, during, and after a traumatic event. Discusses cultural values, types of traumatic events, traditional teachings, and talking circles.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Hospital Quality: Tough Issue!
Discusses whether quality measures and patients' wishes may be at odds, and how that affects the perception of whether rural hospitals provide quality care.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hotlines and Mental Health Screenings Provide Needed Support
Mental health hotlines and mental health screenings offer critical support in getting people the help they need in a timely manner.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Exercise Heart Rate Monitors for Anxiety Treatment in a Rural Primary Care Setting: A Pilot Study
Explores whether use of monitors for biofeedback in combination with relaxation techniques facilitates greater reduction of anxiety among rural patients when compared with use of relaxation techniques alone. Includes statistics with breakdowns such as age, sex, concurrent treatments, anxiety scores, and history of panic attacks.
Author(s): Melissa Marotta Houser, Lee Rosen, Martha P. Seagrave, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 45(9), 615-621
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Childhood Poverty and Late Adolescents' Blood Pressure Reactivity to and Recovery from an Acute Stressor: The Mediating Role of Family Conflict
Reports findings from a study of rural adolescents examining the impact of childhood poverty and family conflict on blood pressure recovery after a stress. Discusses the potential impact of childhood deprivation on health.
Author(s): Gary W. Evans, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Pilyoung Kim, Daniel Bartholomew
Citation: Psychosomatic Medicine, 75(7), 691-700
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment
Report brief describes some of the available programs, like telehealth services in rural areas, to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help improve PTSD care.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Perinatal Mortality and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in a Low-Income Rural Population of Women who Smoke
Describes a study of adverse birth outcomes and perinatal mortality rates of low-income women in rural Missouri. Analyzes resulting data by age at enrollment, race and ethnicity, and rate of smoking before and during pregnancy, among other factors. Discusses the role of socioeconomic status and maternal stress as potential factors in birth outcomes.
Author(s): Jane A. McElroy, Tina Bloom, Kelly Moore, et al.
Citation: Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 94(4), 223-229
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
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The Rural Monitor: Services for Rural Veterans
Feature issue focused on services for rural veterans. Discusses medical foster homes and housing for veterans, rural veterans with PTSD, telehealth in rural areas, and getting help for families.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telepsychiatry Fills Gaps in PTSD Care
Highlights telehealth services for American Indian veterans living with PTSD in rural areas on reservations in the Midwest.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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