Raymond J. Kotwicki's research while affiliated with Emory University and other places

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Background: Early life adversity such as childhood emotional, physical, and sexual trauma is associated with later-life psychiatric and chronic medical conditions, including elevated inflammatory markers. Although previous research suggests a role for chronic inflammatory dysfunctions in several disease etiologies, specific associations between ch...
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Background Early life adversity such as childhood emotional, physical, and sexual trauma is associated with a plethora of later-life psychiatric and chronic medical conditions, including elevated inflammatory markers. Although previous research suggests a role for chronic inflammatory dysfunctions in several disease etiologies, specific association...
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Computerized cognitive training (CCT) interventions are increasing in their use in outpatient mental health settings. These interventions have demonstrated efficacy for improving functional outcomes when combined with rehabilitation interventions. It has recently been suggested that patients with more cognitive impairment have a greater therapeutic...
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Significant numbers of individuals with severe mental illnesses are difficult to engage in treatment services, presenting challenges for care. To be able to assess the relationship between engagement and discharge outcomes, we modified the ?Milestones of Recovery Scale?. This scale was modified for content to match the current clinical setting, eva...
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Background. Psychiatric diagnoses are important for treatment planning. There are a number of current challenges in the area of psychiatric diagnosis with important treatment implications. In this study, we examined the differential usefulness of two semi-structured interviews of differing length compared to clinical diagnoses for generation of dia...

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... P = 0.002) were unique contributors to the model, accounting for 48% of TU variance (P < 0.001). 60 Harvey et al. 63 examined the single effects and interaction of diagnosis and cognitive status (i.e., BACS <41 and BACS >41) on training engagement and found no significant effects (all P > 0.20). ...
... We also did not examine the time course of engagement in treatment, so we cannot tell if patients with poor engagement can be identified immediately. In a previous study at this site, we found that lack of treatment engagement identified immediately after admission was not amenable to targeted interventions using tangible rewards aimed at increasing engagement (Kotwicki et al., 2017). Immediate lack of engagement also predicted worse treatment outcomes. ...
... Auch erwies sich, dass die Diagnosen, die auf einem unstrukturierten diagnostischen Prozess basieren, über mehrere Jahre teilweise sehr stark schwanken bzw. sich verändern (74,0%), während dies bei semi-strukturieren diagnostischen Interviews nicht der Fall ist (4,0-11,0%) (Kotwicki & Harvey, 2013). Außerdem wurden Hinweise darauf gefunden, dass Patientinnen und Patienten häufig für psychische Probleme psychotherapeutische Hilfe in Anspruch nehmen möchten, die in semi-strukturierten diagnostischen Interviews eher als komorbide Störungen identifiziert werden (Zimmerman & Mattia, 2000). ...