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Harold S Kudler, MD

Associate Consulting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
General Psychiatry
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Office: VA Med Ctr, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705
Campus Mail: DUMC VA Medical Center 116A, Durham, NC 27705

The nature and action of psychological trauma in producing posttraumatic stress disorders. The integration of psychoanalytic, descriptive, and biological perspectives on psychological trauma. The biological assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. The development of treatment guidelines for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Intergenerational effects of traumatic stress. The neurobiology of dreaming. Development of educational programs for mental health professionals that provide a practical synthesis of psychodynamic and descriptive psychiatric perspectives and clinical skills. The development of educational programs for the teaching of psychodynamic psychiatry including the supervision of psychodynamic psychotherapy. The history of psychiatry with special reference to the history of the concept of psychological trauma.

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York, Brooklyn, 1979

In the News

Publications

Kudler, Harold. “Clinical practice guidelines for posttraumatic stress disorder: Are they still clinical?” Psychotherapy (Chic) 56, no. 3 (September 2019): 383–90. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000236.

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Newins, Amie R., Sarah M. Wilson, Tiffany A. Hopkins, Kristy Straits-Troster, Harold Kudler, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “Barriers to the use of Veterans Affairs health care services among female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Psychol Serv 16, no. 3 (August 2019): 484–90. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000230.

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Calhoun, Patrick S., Amie R. Schry, Paul A. Dennis, H Ryan Wagner, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Lori A. Bastian, Jean C. Beckham, Harold Kudler, and Kristy Straits-Tröster. “The Association Between Military Sexual Trauma and Use of VA and Non-VA Health Care Services Among Female Veterans With Military Service in Iraq or Afghanistan.” J Interpers Violence 33, no. 15 (August 2018): 2439–64. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260515625909.

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Calhoun, Patrick S., Sarah M. Wilson, Eric A. Dedert, Katherine C. Cunningham, Thomas K. Burroughs, Terrell A. Hicks, Jean C. Beckham, Harold S. Kudler, and Kristy Straits-Troster. “The association of alcohol consumption patterns with self-rated physical health and psychiatric distress among Afghanistan- and Iraq-era U.S. veterans.” Psychiatry Res 259 (January 2018): 142–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.067.

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Green, Kimberly T., Sarah M. Wilson, Paul A. Dennis, Jennifer J. Runnals, Rebecca A. Williams, Lori A. Bastian, Jean C. Beckham, et al. “Cigarette Smoking and Musculoskeletal Pain Severity Among Male and Female Afghanistan/Iraq Era Veterans.” Pain Med 18, no. 9 (September 1, 2017): 1795–1804. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw339.

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Brancu, Mira, H Ryan Wagner, Rajendra A. Morey, Jean C. Beckham, Patrick S. Calhoun, Larry A. Tupler, Christine E. Marx, et al. “The Post-Deployment Mental Health (PDMH) study and repository: A multi-site study of US Afghanistan and Iraq era veterans.” Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 26, no. 3 (September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1570.

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Carroll, David, and Harold Kudler. “Measuring the Quality of VA Care.” Psychiatr Serv 68, no. 3 (March 1, 2017): 308. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.68402.

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Dillon, Kirsten H., Eric F. Crawford, Harold Kudler, Kristy A. Straits-Troster, Eric B. Elbogen, and Patrick S. Calhoun. “An Investigation of Treatment Engagement Among Returning Veterans With Problematic Anger.” J Nerv Ment Dis 205, no. 2 (February 2017): 119–26. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000651.

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Kudler, Harold, Kristine Day, and Paula P. Schnurr. “Treatment Options for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Jama Psychiatry 73, no. 7 (July 1, 2016): 756–57. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0746.

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Calhoun, Patrick S., Amie R. Schry, H Ryan Wagner, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Paul Dennis, Scott D. McDonald, Jean C. Beckham, Eric A. Dedert, Harold Kudler, and Kristy Straits-Troster. “The prevalence of binge drinking and receipt of provider drinking advice among US veterans with military service in Iraq or Afghanistan.” Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 42, no. 3 (May 2016): 269–78. https://doi.org/10.3109/00952990.2015.1051185.

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