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Haas, Gretchen L.

Works: 9 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 375 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gretchen L Haas
Affective disorders and the family : assessment and treatment( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the publication of DSM-III, DSM-III-R, and related advances of the 70s and 80s, the mental health field has advanced significantly toward more precise and reliable diagnostic descriptions and more detailed explications of available treatments. In light of this progress, previously held notions regarding pathology, family interaction and dynamics, and family interventions for affective disorders are no longer sufficient. The first volume dedicated solely to marital and family treatment approaches, AFFECTIVE DISORDERS AND THE FAMILY advances the field by presenting the most up-to-date integration of knowledge about affective disorders, family interventions, and the optimal matching of treatment to disorder."--LoC publisher description
Adolescent and young adult suicide : a research, prevention, and intervention update( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex differences in the structure of parent-child dialogue by Gretchen L Haas( )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inpatient Family Intervention A Preliminary Report on Six-Month Outcome by Gretchen L Haas( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research suggests that family attitudes may be significant determinants of relapse and hospital readmission among both schizophrenics and hospitalized depressives. To assess the incremental effectiveness of inpatient family intervention within the context of treatment for schizophrenic disorder and major affective disorder patients, a 6-month community follow-up assessment was conducted with 71 of 130 patients participating in such an intervention program. Patients, who were divided into three diagnostic groups ("good" prehospital functioning schizophrenic, "poor" prehospital functioning schizophrenic, and major affective disorder), were subsequently assigned to two treatment conditions (multimodal hospital treatment or mulitmodal hospital treatment with inpatient family intervention--IFI). Patients and families assigned to IFI received a minimum of six family sessions focusing on communication, acceptance, and adaptation. The Global Assessment Scale and the Family Attitude Scale were administered to all participants at admission, discharge, and 6 months post-hospitalization. A preliminary analysis of the results showed a significantly better outcome for schizophrenic and major affective disorder patients treated with IFI than for those treated with the equivalent multimodal hospital treatment without IFI. A similar, though nonsignificant, trend was observed for patients in the other two diagnostic groups. (The appendices include a list of the criteria for inpatient family intervention and an outline of the treatment programs.) (BL)
A strategy for assessing family interaction patterns in schizophrenia by Alan S Bellack( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Racial and gender differences in expressed emotion and interpersonal control in families of persons with schizophrenia by Anne K Wuerker( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pregnenolone-progesterone-allopregnanolone pathway as a potential therapeutic target in first-episode antipsychotic-naïve patients with schizophrenia( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: Plasma pregnenolone pathways were assessed between controls (HC) and first–episode schizophrenia (SZ) before antipsychotic treatment (AT). Levels of pregnenolone (PREG) were significantly higher and allopregnanolone (ALLO) were lower in first–episode patients with SZ than in HC. In response to AT for one month (1-m), ALLO levels in SZ patients were markedly elevated whereas PREG and progesterone (PROG) levels decreased. SZ patients with lower levels of PROG at baseline may predict better therapeutic outcome after 1-m antipsychotic treatment. PREG–PROG–ALLO pathway was abnormal early in psychosis, and future study may inform alternative and innovative therapeutic targets for SZ. Abstract: Neurosteroids are both endogenous and exogenous steroids that rapidly alter neuronal excitability through interactions with ligand-gated ion channels and other cell surface receptors. They are originated from cholesterol and have important implications for schizophrenia (SZ) pathophysiology and treatment strategies. Specifically, pregnenolone (PREG), progesterone (PROG) and allopregnanolone (ALLO) exhibit similar psychotropic properties. Using enzyme immunoassay, we compared the neurosteroids in PREG downstream pathways in plasma between healthy controls (HC, n=43) and first-episode antipsychotic-naïve patients with SZ (FEAN-SZ, n=53) before antipsychotic drug (APD) treatment. Comparisons were also made particularly along PREG-PROG-ALLO pathway in the same FEAN-SZ patients across multiple time points following initiation of treatment for 12 months (m). Firstly, at baseline, levels of PREG were significantly higher and those of ALLO were lower in FEAN-SZ than in HC, whereas PROG, cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) were not different. Consequently, the molar ratios of ALLO/PREG and ALLO/PROG in FEAN-SZ were significantly reduced. Secondly, in response to APD at 1 month, ALLO levels in FEAN-SZ were markedly elevated, whereas PREG and PROG levels decreased. Thirdly, among FEAN-SZ, lower levels of PROG (reflecting higher conversion to ALLO) at baseline may predict better therapeutic outcome after 1 month of APD treatment. These findings point to the perturbations of the PREG-PROG-ALLO pathway early in psychosis, and further study of this pathway may inform alternative and innovative therapeutic targets for SZ
Sex differences in schizophrenia( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International conference on suicidal behavior( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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