5153.0 Psychiatric Epidemiology

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will focus on psychiatric epidemiology. Three of the presentations will discuss psychiatric issues among older adults. Presentations will include discussions of fatalism and mastery in Mexican-American women, suicide risk factors among veterans, depression and the risk for adverse drug events among seniors and occupational stress and risk of depression among older workers.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the relationship between cultural values and physiological stress response. 2. Describe the risk factors and precipitating circumstances surrounding suicide mortality among veterans. 3. Evaluate the relationship between job stress and job satisfaction and risk of depression among older workers.

12:35 PM
Evaluating associations between fatalism and mastery, and a physiological indicator of stress in Mexican-American women living in the border region of San Diego, California
Jessica Jiménez, MA, Karla Espinosa de los Monteros, BA, Paul J. Mills, PhD, John P. Elder, PhD, MPH and Linda C. Gallo, PhD
12:53 PM
Age Differences in Suicide Risk Factors Among Veterans: Findings From the National Violent Death Reporting System
Mark S. Kaplan, DrPH, Bentson McFarland, MD, PhD and Nathalie Huguet, PhD
1:11 PM
Depression, gender, and age and the risk for adverse drug events among community-dwelling seniors
Paula Valencia-Castro, MPH, Paul G. Devereux, PhD, John J. Hsieh, PhD, Ann O. Hubbert, PhD, RN, CTN and Lawrence J. Weiss, PhD
1:29 PM
Influence of occupational stress and satisfaction on risk of depression among older workers: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study
Brian Mezuk, PhD, Amy Bohnert, PhD, Scott Ratliff, MS, Kyung Ah Lim, MPH and Kara Zivin, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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