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Damon Scott Tweedy

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Adult Psychiatry & Psychology

Selected Publications

Experiences of Black Adults Evaluated in a Locked Psychiatric Emergency Unit: A Qualitative Study.

Journal Article Psychiatr Serv · October 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: Evidence shows that Black individuals have higher rates of coercive emergency psychiatric interventions than other racialized groups, yet no studies have elevated the voices of Black patients undergoing emergency psychiatric evaluation. This qua ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association of Black Race With Physical and Chemical Restraint Use Among Patients Undergoing Emergency Psychiatric Evaluation.

Journal Article Psychiatr Serv · July 2022 OBJECTIVE: Few studies have examined the disproportionate use of restraints for Black adults receiving emergency psychiatric care. This study sought to determine whether the odds of physical and chemical restraint use were higher for Black patients undergo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Race and Health - A Persistent American Dilemma.

Journal Article N Engl J Med · December 30, 2021 Full text Link to item Cite

Black Man in a White Coat A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine

Book · September 8, 2015 " Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. ... Cite

A piece of my mind. A perfect match.

Journal Article JAMA · February 15, 2012 Full text Link to item Cite

A case of racism and reconciliation.

Journal Article Ann Intern Med · February 7, 2012 Full text Link to item Cite

Biobehavioral approaches to the treatment of essential hypertension.

Journal Article J Consult Clin Psychol · June 2002 Despite recent advances in the medical management of hypertension, chronically elevated blood pressure remains a major health problem in the United States, affecting almost 50 million Americans. It is widely recognized that lifestyle factors contribute to ... Link to item Cite

Effects of exercise and weight loss on mental stress-induced cardiovascular responses in individuals with high blood pressure.

Journal Article Hypertension · August 2000 The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of exercise and weight loss on cardiovascular responses during mental stress in mildly to moderately overweight patients with elevated blood pressure. Ninety-nine men and women with high normal or unme ... Full text Link to item Cite

Exercise and weight loss reduce blood pressure in men and women with mild hypertension: effects on cardiovascular, metabolic, and hemodynamic functioning.

Journal Article Arch Intern Med · July 10, 2000 BACKGROUND: Lifestyle modifications have been recommended as the initial treatment strategy for lowering high blood pressure (BP). However, evidence for the efficacy of exercise and weight loss in the management of high BP remains controversial. METHODS: O ... Full text Link to item Cite