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Anxiety sensitivity as a transdiagnostic risk factor for trajectories of adverse posttraumatic neuropsychiatric sequelae in the AURORA study

January 11, 2023

Investigators tested whether anxiety sensitivity, a psychological risk factor defined as fear of anxious arousal, early after trauma predicted posttraumatic outcomes in the eight weeks posttrauma. Results showed that among 2,269 participants from the AURORA study, anxiety sensitivity predicted worse posttraumatic symptom trajectories across many different types of symptoms, including posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, sleep … Continued

Derivation and Validation of a Brief Emergency Department-Based Prediction Tool for Posttraumatic Stress After Motor Vehicle Collision

January 11, 2023

This paper describes the development and validation of a clinical decision tool designed for use in the emergency department to identify patients who are at high risk of experiencing persistent and severe post-traumatic stress symptoms three to six months after their initial trauma. The 8-question tool is brief enough for bedside use, and demonstrated good … Continued

Caregiver Experiences of Adolescent School Reentry After Adolescent Hospitalization Due to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors: Recommendations to Improve Reentry Practices

January 11, 2023

This study presents caregiver-informed recommendations to facilitate an improved school reentry process for adolescents reintegrating into school after a hospital stay for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. As few reentry recommendations account for the specific challenges faced by families, recommendations informed by caregiver experiences are needed to ensure that families can effectively support the recoveries of … Continued

DIVE-IN pilot grant program awardees!

January 11, 2023

The Mental Health Equity Program (MHEP) and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program (DEIP) are thrilled to announce the Cycle 1 recipients of the DIVE-IN pilot grant program, which is designed to provide seed money for faculty- and staff-initiated projects that aim to foster and advance DEI in clinical, research, and administrative activities within the … Continued