Nicholas P. Otis

Nicholas P. Otis
Naval Health Research Center · Department of Health and Behavior Science

Bachelor of Science

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Together, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are debilitating and commonly comorbid; however, the effects of this comorbidity on psychological outcomes during exercise programs, such as surf therapy, have not been examined. This study compared changes in depression/anxiety and positive affect during surf therap...
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Many active duty service members suffer from major depressive disorder (MDD). Although traditional treatments exist, alternative approaches may also be effective in treating depressive symptoms. Previous research has shown that physical activity has significant positive effects on depression symptoms in individuals with MDD, and that these benefits...
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Objectives: Although surf programs for individuals with psychological and physical conditions exist, data evaluating such programs are limited. This study examined psychological outcomes among 74 active duty service members participating in the Naval Medical Center San Diego surf therapy program. Design: The study used a single-group, longitudinal...
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly co-occurs with major depressive disorder (MDD) in both civilian and military/veteran populations. Existing, evidence-based PTSD treatments, such as cognitive processing therapy (CPT), often reduce symptoms of both PTSD and depression; however, findings related to the influence of comorbid MDD on PTSD tr...
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Adolescents remain one of the world's most neglected, difficult to measure, and hard to reach populations. Sub‐Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where the adolescent population continues to grow relative to the total population, and where prevalence rates of malnutrition remain stagnant. This cross‐sectional study examined data on adol...
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Research on geographic differences in health focuses largely on children less than five years; little is known about adolescents—and even less regarding younger adolescents—a vulnerable group at a critical stage of the life course. Africa’s rapid population growth and urbanization rates, coupled with stagnant rates of undernutrition, further indica...
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Surf therapy is increasingly being used as an intervention to address various health problems, including psychological symptoms. Although recent research supports the positive impact of surf therapy on psychological outcomes, it is unclear whether these outcomes differ between men and women. This study compared changes in depression/anxiety (Patien...
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Introduction Recreational and adaptive sports programs are often provided to veterans with a variety of psychological and physical conditions; however, limited data exist regarding the outcomes of these programs. The current study evaluated the psychological outcomes of attendees of the 2017 and 2018 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC) i...

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Rural-urban comparative study of undernutrition and stunting among 10-14 year-old adolescents in Tanzania.