Meaghan A Stacy

Meaghan A Stacy
Yale University | YU · Department of Psychiatry

PhD

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Importance: The postpartum period is a time of high risk for serious psychiatric symptoms and hospitalization. Postpartum psychosis (PPP) is the most severe disorder that emerges during this time, with significant and wide-ranging consequences that can include suicide and infanticide. Evidence acquisition: A PubMed, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO search...
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Metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT) is an integrative individual psychotherapy which aims to improve metacognition and insight in people with serious mental illness. In response to limitations of MERIT and the growing clinical demand for new cost-effective group psychotherapies, we developed a group-based MERIT intervention (MERITg...
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Metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT) is an one-on-one intervention that targets insight with the aim to help people with serious mental illness develop more integrated ideas about themselves and others in order to respond to their psychological and social challenges more adaptively. There is a growing body of evidence on MERIT's eff...
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Background: Suicide is a public health issue, and there are differences between men and women in terms of suicide ideation, behavior, and completion. Obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) are uniquely positioned to assess women's suicide risk. Methods: A 53-question survey was distributed to the Pregnancy-Related Care Research Network, assessing pra...
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Importance: Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with increasing rates among women. Women are more likely to experience suicidal ideation and engage in suicide behavior than men, and risk is elevated at key points where they may engage in care with a women's health care provider. Objective: This review describes the prevalen...
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The development and dissemination of multicultural competence in the field of clinical psychology is garnering increased attention. Providing multicultural supervision enhances multicultural competence and benefits the supervisor, supervisee, and client. However, there is little research on how multicultural supervision is provided and how it could...
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Objective: Measurement-based care (MBC) improves patient outcomes. However, there has been minimal focus on MBC for psychotic disorders. This study examines the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to characterize their use among Veterans with psychotic disorders and to inform candidate measur...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Suicide is a complex public health problem that is the result of a number of intertwined biopsychosocial factors. The diathesis-stress model suggests that suicide is the result of an interaction between genetic vulnerability and environmental stressors. Chronic stress and trauma contribute to biologic adaptations, including hypothalamus-pituitary-a...
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Issue: Harassment is a common experience for medical and healthcare trainees. Experiencing harassment can have significant consequences for trainees in multiple domains, including mental, physical, social, and occupational well-being. Harassment remains entrenched in medical education despite efforts to address it. Evidence: Many articles have doc...
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Objective Crisis hotlines are an important part of a public health approach to suicide prevention. The Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) provides hotline services to Veterans. There is a paucity of research concerning the effectiveness of the VCL. The current work describes efforts to establish groundwork for VCL effectiveness research. Methods 155 VCL u...
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Social connectedness has positive effects on physical and mental health. Many aspects of life, including social networks, are increasingly technology-based, influenced by access to computers. Individuals with psychiatric disabilities may experience unique barriers to computer use. The current study evaluated computer use among 199 veterans in Conne...
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Views on what is important in training for psychologists are evolving, reflecting a broadening understanding of the role psychologists can and should play in societal change. Since the development of the scientist-practitioner model after World War II, arguments around training have focused on the appropriate balance between training in the practic...
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Background: Although mental health advocates and providers have promoted both recovery-oriented care and the de-stigmatization of mental illness, no studies have examined the interrelation of these two specific constructs. Aims: This study aimed to evaluate this association, with the hypothesis that stronger perception of programmatic recovery orie...
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As professions evolve, they become increasingly specialized. Psychology is one such profession that recognizes the need for unique knowledge and abilities for clinical practice with particular populations. There is a demonstrated need for such advanced skill in the assessment and treatment of serious mental illness (SMI) and the provision of eviden...
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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) improves competitive employment rates for those with serious mental illness (SMI) and is available through the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA). IPS clients often have difficulty maintaining jobs, and various reasons for job loss have been identified for those with SMI. No study has yet investigated IP...
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Objective: Computer technology is used in various ways to deliver and enhance health care. It is therefore important to understand technology use patterns among underserved populations such as persons with serious mental illnesses who often experience inequitable care. Methods: A survey was administered to 210 veterans with serious mental illnes...
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This study examines the intercorrelation of measures reflecting beliefs about and attitudes toward people with mental illness in a sample of health professionals (N = 902) from five countries: Brazil, China, Ghana, Nigeria, and the United States, and, more specifically, the association of beliefs in supernatural as contrasted with biopsychosocial c...
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Statistical differences on clinical scales are often used to compare the effectiveness of treatments. However, statistical significance does not necessarily indicate clinical significance. The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) refers to clinically meaningful treatment differences. This study estimates the MCID of the Positive and Negat...
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Objective: This study assessed efforts to promote recovery-oriented and nonstigmatizing mental healthcare at 1 Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Method: The study administered 2 questionnaires, the Recovery Self-Assessment and the Survey of Attitudes Toward Mental Illness, to 139 veterans receiving mental health services and 107 clinicians at a l...
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Positive psychology shares much in common with the recovery movement in mental health services. The most proximal predecessor of the recovery movement is the consumer/survivor/ ex-patient movement of the 1970s, a social movement that stood in opposition to the medical model of mental illness. Positive psychologists have developed a range of positiv...
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In order to best care for women, obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) must be able to diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as effectively communicate risks regarding STIs. This article provides a narrative review of studies primarily conducted by the Research Department at the American College of Obstetricians and Gyne...
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This quantitative study sought to compare beliefs about the manifestation, causes and treatment of mental illness and attitudes toward people with mental illness among health professionals from five countries: the United States, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, and China. A total of 902 health professionals from the five countries were surveyed using a ques...
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Background: Elder abuse is a prevalent and growing social problem with significant consequences on victims' mental and physical health. Unfortunately, many cases of elder abuse go unreported. Elderly women are at increased risk for abuse and, as such, obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) are in a unique position to screen for and report abuse. Thi...
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Supported employment, specifically individual placement and support (IPS), improves competitive employment (CE) rates for individuals with serious mental illness, but has not shown greater improvement in non-vocational outcomes than other rehabilitation approaches. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers two types of vocational services, IPS and...
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In recent decades cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and decision science (DS) have emerged within the field of psychological science. Though these are two vastly different areas of study, they are similar in that they address human information processing, cognition, behavior, and the link between them. In this article, we provide brief summaries o...
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Background: Obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) provide depression screening and treatment, but these practices could be improved. This study investigated the use of depression screening tools and treatment of adolescents with depressive symptoms. Methods: Surveys were sent to 220 members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologis...
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Continuing medical education (CME) courses are an essential component of professional development. Research indicates a continued need for understanding how and why physicians select certain CME courses, as well as the differences between CME course takers and nontakers. Obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) are health care providers for women, and...
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Objective: Although there is extensive evidence of the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), it is less certain what potential mechanisms of change are specifically affected by CBT interventions. This study was intended to test the specific effects of CBT on compensatory coping skills, acceptance, and distress tolerance or persistence....
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Unlabelled: Obstetricians-gynecologists (ob-gyns) are frequently confronted with situations that have ethical implications (e.g., whether to accept gifts or samples from drug companies or disclosing medical errors to patients). Additionally, various factors, including specific job-related tasks, costs, and benefits, may impact ob-gyns' career sati...
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Many mental illnesses are more prevalent in women than men (e.g., depression). Obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) are frequent medical contacts for women, and so can play an important role in screening for mental illness. This review summarizes studies published between 2005 and 2009 by the Research Department of the American College of Obstetric...
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Postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum psychosis (PPP) can impact mother, infant, and family. Obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) are often the most frequent medical contact for postpartum women, and so are in a position to identify women needing psychological care. This study assessed ob-gyns' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding dia...
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Maternal infection is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, and ob-gyns are in a unique position to help prevent and treat infections. This paper summarizes studies completed by the Research Department of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding perinatal infections that were published between 2005 and 2009. Obstetric...
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Vaccines are important tools for disease prevention and, in obstetric patients, to prevent transmission to infants. Obstetrician-gynecologists are well situated to screen for immunization status of women of child-bearing age and to provide appropriate vaccinations. A series of research investigated obstetrician-gynecologists' beliefs, practices, an...
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Disordered eating can have consequences for gynecologic and obstetric patients and fetuses. Amenorrhea, infertility, hyperemesis gravidarum, and preterm birth have been linked to eating disorders (EDs). This study aimed to evaluate obstetrician-gynecologists' ED-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Questionnaires were sent to 968 Fellows of...
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Human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, can be contracted by young girls shortly after sexual debut. Human papillomavirus can lead to cervical and anogenital cancers and genital warts. A vaccine has been developed to protect against precancerous lesions. We examined obstetrician-gynecologists...
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Incarceration and obesity rates have both increased in the United States. An implication is that there will be more obese inmates, which likely will raise the prevalence of obesity-related diseases, affecting the cost and performance of correctional health care. Other issues include increased costs of transport, restraint, and housing. There is sur...
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Obstetrician-gynecologists can play a key role in providing appropriate vaccinations to women of childbearing age. This study investigated immunization knowledge and practices, and opinions concerning potential barriers to immunization, among obstetrician-gynecologists. In 2007, surveys were sent to Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network members...
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The increasing rate of maternal obesity provides a major challenge to obstetric practice. Maternal obesity can result in negative outcomes for both women and fetuses. The maternal risks during pregnancy include gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. The fetus is at risk for stillbirth and congenital anomalies. Obesity in pregnancy can also affect h...

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