Jess Ghannam

Jess Ghannam
University of California, San Francisco | UCSF · Department of Psychiatry

PhD, MSc

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Aims This study examines factors potentially contributing to unattended mental health needs among primary care patients in Lebanon’s Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp in order to understand the prevalence of such needs and improve clinical practice with refugees and other vulnerable groups. Methods Data collection (2012-13) involved researcher admi...
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The high prevalence of medical residents' stress and burnout raises important questions about how to address this issue effectively and feasibly. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a stress management intervention on residents' burnout and stress management behaviors and outcomes. We conducted a 1-day workshop for residents in Qatar....
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In this article, we propose that coping is not only an individual property but also a structural feature. Coping shapes what is referred to in social network theory as multiplex networks, which are based on relations with multiple functions, values and meanings. Focus groups with adult Palestinians were held and content analysed. Five main coping s...
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This study evaluates contributors to the mental health status of Palestinians, Syrians, and nonrefugee residents of Lebanon's Shatila Refugee Camp. Primary health care clinic patients in Shatila were screened for mental illness between 2012 and 2013 using the K6, the Primary Care Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the Modified Mini Internati...
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This study aimed to describe the experiences of stress and burnout and sociodemographic factors associated with dimensions of stress among medical residents at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. Medical residents participating in a stress management course were asked to complete an anonymous survey. The survey included demographic questions, the Abb...
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The contentious history of economic sanctions has a way of speaking to us. The debate over the expected costs and efficacy of economic sanctions, as well as whether the use of such blunt instruments of economic statecraft are warranted, continues to invite controversy. There appears to be no consensus on the utility of such tools of foreign policy,...
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In India, “non-notified” slums are not officially recognized by city governments; they suffer from insecure tenure and poorer access to basic services than “notified” (government-recognized) slums. We conducted a study in a non-notified slum of about 12,000 people in Mumbai to determine the prevalence of individuals at high risk for having a common...
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Background: Few studies have examined mental health in developing country slums. We ascertain the prevalence of common mental disorders in adults and identify slum-related stressors associated with risk of common mental disorders in a slum of 14 000 people in Mumbai, India. Methods: Participants were selected with random sampling. We completed 521...
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We will present findings on the association between war trauma and symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression among children in Gaza. We have spent extended periods of time in Gaza and have invested in developing community-based mental health service models that address the needs of children living under strenuous circumstances.
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In low and middle income countries (LMIC), high-quality disease registration is difficult to achieve in the setting of inadequate healthcare infrastructure and political or economical instability. In this article, we explore the potential of geographic information systems (GIS) to add value to the understanding of childhood cancer patterns in the W...
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The linkage between human rights and health rights has been well established and documented. A consensus position has emerged that insists on the inextricability between health promotion and the protection of human rights. Violations of basic health rights are now considered violations of human rights. Within the larger global context of human righ...
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The thesis of this paper will have three main components, the first will be an analysis of Neoliberalism, the second a look at how the privatization and consolidation of the corporate media is a disservice to our national identity and security and finally, how Neoliberalism's privatized media directly affects the lives of the more than 1.4 million,...
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Children and adolescents of the Gaza Strip have been subjected to continuous violence since the eruption of the second Intifada (Uprising). Little is known, however, about the psychological effects of this violence on children and adolescents of Gaza. Thus, the purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate and describe the psychological effe...
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Comments on an article by Baruch on psychoanalysis and terrorism (see record 2003-09630-009). The author believes that there is an extra-analytic space for articulating that which is beyond analysts' work with patients and for informing their understanding of history, culture, politics, gender, power, and other phenomena. The rules that govern psy...
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To the Editor: In their article about the psychological effects of terrorist attacks in Israel, Dr Bleich and colleagues¹ did not develop a meaningful definition of "terrorism." Thus, they reduced a complex situation to an ambiguous general term. The use of words such as "terror" and "terrorist" is prejudicial to scientific inquiry. Such language s...
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In previous research Libet (1966) discovered that a critical time period for neural activation is necessary in order for a stimulus to become conscious. This necessary time period varies from subject to subject. In this current study, six subjects for whom the time for neural activation of consciousness had been previously determined were administe...
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This study articulates a paradigm for single-case research in psychotherapy. A patient diagnosed as having major depressive disorder was seen in an intensive, twice-weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy for 2 1/2 years. Each session was videotaped, and assessment of patient change were obtained at regular intervals. A time-series analysis was used to...
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The interpersonal theory of personality has been applied to explain depressed people's dilemma: The depressed person's submissive behavior invites dominating reactions from other people, and those reactions sustain the depressed person's depression. Experiments 1 and 2 showed that self-derogations connote submissiveness but are generally judged to...
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A new technique has been developed for identifying, in humans, dynamic spatiotemporal electrical patterns of the brain during purposive behaviors. In this method, single-trial time-series correlations between brain macropotentials recorded from different scalp sites are analyzed by distribution-independent mathematical pattern recognition. Dynamic...

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