Christina Norman

Christina Norman
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene · Mental Health

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Identifying risk factors for early psychiatric rehospitalization (EPR, rehospitalization within 90 days) can inform strategies to reduce rehospitalization rates. Random forest (RF), a tree-based classification algorithm, can be useful for identifying potential risk factors for EPR from a large number of patient factors. Patient characteristics were...
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Purpose: Understanding the needs of individuals transitioning to the community following a psychiatric hospitalization can inform community service planning. This study is among the first to examine the needs of a sample of psychiatric inpatients approaching discharge in a large urban area in the USA. Methods: Representative data were drawn from...
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Social determinants of health include conditions in the environment where people live, learn, work, and play1 such as housing, education, income, and wealth, among others. They have been shown to be associated with physical and mental health. 2 Due to the history of racial and ethnic discrimination in the US, there are differences in access and exp...
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Following the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks in New York City (NYC) on 11 September 2001 (9/11), thousands in NYC experienced significant stress reactions and disorders, presenting an immediate need for counseling and treatment. While other studies documented post-9/11 mental health treatment utilization, none have data more than two years post-d...
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Depression is responsible for a large burden of disability in the USA. We estimated the prevalence of depression in the New York City (NYC) adult population in 2013-14 and examined associations with demographics, health behaviors, and employment status. Data from the 2013-14 New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a population-based...
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Serious psychological distress (SPD) includes mental health problems that may impact social, occupational, and educational functioning.1 SPD disproportionately affects women, Latinos, those with chronic diseases and income below the federal poverty level (FPL).1 Disparities are likely due to differences in factors such as poor neighborhood conditio...
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Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on Depression Among Adults in New York City Approximately 548,000 adults (9 percent) in New York City experienced depression in 2016 Report examines depression rates among various race/ethnic groups and risk factors for depression, including employment status, personal safety and chronic disea...
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Objectives: This paper describes the objectives, design, and methods of the Mental Health Needs Assessment Study (MHNAS). The objective of the MHNAS was to assess the needs of individuals transitioning to the community following psychiatric hospitalization and again 3-5 months later to inform community service planning. Needs were defined broadly...
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Background: Exposure to the September 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks has been found to be associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid PTSD and depression up to 10-11 years post-disaster. However, little is known about the longitudinal predictors of mental health conditions over time. Methods: We examined longitudinal det...
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Objective: Neighborhood-level factors such as ethnic densities and social cohesion have been negatively associated with psychological distress among Latino Americans. Yet, existing evidence is based on either specific neighborhood factors or particular Latino subgroups. The objective of the study was to assess difference in psychological distress...
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Introduction: In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 New York City officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for evacuation Zone A. However, only a small proportion of residents complied. Failure to comply with evacuation warnings can result in severe consequences including injury and death. To better ascertain why individuals failed to heed...
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Self-expansion MotivationIncluding Other in the SelfImplications of Including Other in the Self for Other Social Psychology TopicsConclusions
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The present research examined a model of the cognitive basis for the motivational impact of hoped for and feared possible selves. In a sample of 116 participants, motivation to attain or avoid an important possible self was significantly predicted by its availability (as measured by degree of detail in a paragraph description of the possible self),...
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The Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC) has developed strategies and models for ongoing, sustainable programmes of electronic scholarly publishing that take advantage of the available new technologies while maintaining the traditional quality and purpose of university-based research and publishing. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ha...
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The threat that breast cancer poses to American women, particularly to women with family histories of the disease, has received widespread attention in both medical and popular literatures. While this emphasis may have laudable consequences on breast cancer screening, it may also have a negative consequence, obscuring women's recognition of their r...
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Using a newspaper questionnaire, a door-to-door survey, and 3 laboratory experiments, the authors examined a proposed effect of shared participation in novel and arousing activities on experienced relationship quality. The questionnaire and survey studies found predicted correlations of reported shared "exciting" activities and relationship satisfa...
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This article explores the motivational aspects of the self-expansion model, focusing on 2 key themes: (1) the desire to expand the resources, perspectives, and identities available for accomplishing goals and (2) the desire to experience positive affect arising from the process of such expansion. These themes are considered in the context of curren...

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