Kathleen P Decker

Kathleen P Decker
Hampton VA Medical Center · Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences

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September 2010 - present
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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Publications (15)
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This article describes a randomized, controlled trial (N = 38) that compared art therapy in conjunction with cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to CPT alone for veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Participants were randomized to either the experimental condition of 8 sessions of CPT and 8 sessions of individual art therapy o...
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A cohort of 207 veterans admitted to a residential substance use treatment program was followed for 5 years following discharge to determine factors associated with reduced relapse or mortality following discharge. Subsequent utilization of medical and psychiatric hospitalization and emergency room utilization was also examined. Retrospective chart...
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This randomized controlled trial was designed to determine if art therapy in conjunction with Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) was more effective for reducing symptoms of combat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than CPT alone. Veterans (N = 11) were randomized to receive either individual CPT, or individual CPT in conjunction with individual...
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Introduction: Patients with substance use disorders smoke a higher rate than the general population, and have more difficulties with smoking cessation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of smoking cessation medications improved the rate of smoking reduction or cessation during substance use rehabilitation treatment. Methods...
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Background A person-centered substance use treatment component, the Natural Recovery Program, was developed. The Natural Recovery Program is comprised of small group therapy combined with pursuit of hobbies. Methods This was a pilot study of the program and was not randomized. A retrospective record review of 643 veterans in an inpatient mental he...
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This paper reviews issues generated by use of anabolic steroids in active law enforcement professionals, as well as identifying best practices for prevention and treatment of anabolic steroid dependence.
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This book reviews common issues encountered in assessing law enforcement personnel for fitness for duty, including mental health conditions, methods of evaluation and stresses leading to impaired performance.
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The authors test the reliability and validity of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36-Item Health Survey (SF-36) as a written, self-administered survey in outpatients with chronic schizophrenia. Thirty-six schizophrenic outpatients completed a written and oral form of the SF-36. A psychiatrist rated the patients using the Brief Psychiatric Rati...
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Acute neuroleptic administration increases the expression of neurotensin/neuromedin (NT/N) gene in rat dorsolateral striatum and shell sector of the nucleus accumbens. The purpose of this study was to examine modulation of neuroleptic induction of NT/N and the proto-oncogene c-fos expression by the GABAA agonist muscimol. Adult male Sprague-Dawley...
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Despite the increasing demand for outcome assessment measures, no published reports have provided a standardized way to assess psychiatric inpatients that includes diagnosis and observer ratings of psychopathology. This paper reviews general principles for selecting outcome assessment measures, proposes a battery of instruments based on already ava...
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There are multiple potential interactions of substances of abuse with psychiatric illnesses. The individual agents, the stage of abuse, withdrawal, or recovery, and the patient's psychiatric illness must be considered as an integrated whole to ascertain the appropriate interventions. Polysubstance abuse can cause still more complicated interactions...
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We report the coincidence of pathologically confirmed sporadic CJD in two unrelated schoolteachers who shared a school wing for 9 months. The first developed ataxia, tremulousness, and dementia 5 months after his last contact with his colleague. Diagnosis of CJD was made 2 months later by brain biopsy. Eight months later, the second teacher develop...
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The F0 polypeptides a, b, and c of the H+-translocating ATPase associated with membranes when synthesized in vitro. This association occurred when the membranes were present either cotranslationally or post-translationally. In addition, the F0 polypeptides associated with liposomes. The membrane association seemed to be an insertion process since t...
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Specialized lambda transducing phage DNA containing the unc region of the Escherichia coli chromosome was used as template to direct an in vitro transcription/translation system. The results demonstrated synthesis of seven of the eight polypeptides of the proton translocating ATPase of this organism. The three polypeptides a, b, and c, constituting...

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