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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486881/diverse-veterans-pre-and-post-intervention-perceptions-of-home-telemental-health-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-delivered-via-tablet
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Julia M Whealin, L King, P Shore, J L Spira
Objectives Home telemental health services have the potential to overcome many individual and systemic barriers to care facing military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. However, little is known about the home telemental health-related attitudes and experiences of highly underserved rural or ethnically, racially diverse veterans. This study evaluated whether ethnically/racially diverse U.S. veterans residing in the rural Pacific Islands would find the delivery of evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder via home telemental health tablet devices useful and helpful...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486880/process-oriented-dynamic-group-psychotherapy-for-depression-as-a-teaching-modality-in-a-family-medicine-residency-program-a-pilot-study
#2
Eric P Simon, Richard McClaflin, Rachel Zonca, Karen Mikuni, Willard Chung, Ethan Etnyre, Lindsey Faucette, David Oates, Chuck Merrill
Background and Objectives This pilot study provides a description and evaluation of process-oriented dynamic group psychotherapy for depression as a teaching modality for family medicine residents. The main purpose of using this modality was to teach family medicine residents a variety of psychological clinical skills. A secondary benefit of this modality was to provide in-house, primary care treatment to depressed patients, although the efficacy of this was not evaluated in the present study. Methods A 10-item, self-report, Likert-type questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of family medicine residents who had participated in the program...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486879/a-brief-treatment-for-fear-of-heights
#3
Bruce Arroll, Suzanne M Henwood, Fred I Sundram, Douglas W Kingsford, Vicki Mount, Steve P Humm, Henry B Wallace, Avinesh Pillai
Objective To assess the effectiveness of a novel imaginal intervention for people with acrophobia. Methods The design was a randomized controlled trial with concealed randomization and blinded to other participants' intervention. The intervention was a single novel imaginal intervention session or a 15-min meditation. The setting was in Auckland, New Zealand. The participants were a convenience sample of the public with a score >29 on the Heights Interpretation Questionnaire (HIQ), a questionnaire validated against actual height exposure...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486878/sleep-and-quality-of-life-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury-and-adhd
#4
Ozalp Ekinci, Çetin Okuyaz, Serkan Günes, Nuran Ekinci, Gülhan Örekeci, Halenur Teke, Meltem Çobanoğulları Direk
Objective Attention problems are common in children who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The differential features of TBI-related Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and primary ADHD are largely unknown. This study aimed to compare sleep problems and quality of life between children with TBI and ADHD and children with primary ADHD. Methods Twenty children with TBI (mean age = 12.7 ± 3.1 years) who had clinically significant ADHD symptoms according to the structured diagnostic interview and rating scales and a control group with primary ADHD (n = 20) were included...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486877/effects-of-the-mental-health-parity-and-addictions-equality-act-on-depression-treatment-choice-in-primary-care-facilities
#5
Daniel M Goldberg, Hsien-Chang Lin
Objective The Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equality Act (MHPAEA) of 2010 in the United States sought to expand mental health insurance benefits on par with medical benefits. As primary care facilities are often the first step in identifying mental health concerns, it is essential to examine the association of this policy with primary care physicians' choice on depression treatment. Method A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the 2007-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, including a weighted total of 162,699,930 depression patients...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486876/somatic-symptoms-are-sensitive-in-predicting-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
#6
I-Chun Chen, MingHuei Lee, Shang-Liang Wu, Hsuan-Hung Lin, Kun-Min Chang, HsiuYing Lin
Objectives Somatic symptoms are somatic complaints accompanied by disproportionate thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to such symptoms. The study investigated five International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnoses hallmarked by somatic symptoms. The study hypothesized an increased risk of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome in patients with somatic symptoms. Methods The raw data were obtained from a nationwide health insurance reimbursement database over a 12-year period from 2002 to 2013...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486875/a-qualitative-study-of-life-events-and-psychological-needs-underlying-the-decision-to-have-cosmetic-surgery
#7
Katia Locatelli, David Boccara, Antoine De Runz, Mathilde Fournier, Marc Chaouat, François Villa, Maurice Mimoun
Objective A thorough psychological assessment of patients requesting cosmetic surgery can help to protect them from the risk of postoperative dissatisfaction and the onset and/or aggravation of psychiatric disorders. This study seeks to shed more light on why people desire cosmetic surgery and thus help surgeons, psychiatrists, and psychologists to conduct assessments before surgery. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted with 35 subjects who requested cosmetic surgery. The interviews were recorded and transcribed and then analyzed qualitatively with Grounded Theory...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629298/anxiety-and-depression-are-improved-by-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-treatments-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#8
Yu-Ying Li, Thodoris Mazarakis, Yu-Chih Shen, Miao-Chun Yang, En-Ting Chang, Hsiu-Mei Wang
Background Obstructive sleep apnea involves repeated nocturnal desaturation and sleep fragmentation that leads to poor sleep quality, anxiety, and depression. This study aimed to investigate short- and long-term improvements in the anxiety and depression of patients with different obstructive sleep apnea treatments. Methods This is a prospective, non-randomized hospital-based study evaluated 55 patients (46 male, 9 female) with obstructive sleep apnea. The patients were divided into three groups based on different treatment: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty group, continuous positive airway pressure group, and no treatment group (by their own decision)...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629297/correlates-of-waterpipe-smoking-among-iranian-university-students-and-the-role-of-religiosity
#9
Amir Reza Nabipour, Afsaneh Alizadeh, Mahboobeh Saadat-Hosseini, Zahra Mansouri, Latifeh Shamsoddini, Nouzar Nakhaee
Waterpipe smoking among youth and adolescents in Iran has gained in popularity. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between waterpipe smoking and different dimensions of religiosity in a sample of students attending two major universities in South East Iran. A total of 682 students completed a waterpipe and cigarette smoking questionnaire along with the Duke University Religion Index. The lifetime prevalence of dual cigarette and waterpipe use was 48.3%, with prevalence of current use (within the last 30 days) of 24...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629296/atypical-antipsychotic-use-and-outcomes-in-an-urban-maternal-mental-health-service
#10
Susan Hatters Friedman, Charmian Moller-Olsen, Chandni Prakash, Abigail North
Objective Despite many women suffering from psychosis in their childbearing years, limited data exist about the use of atypical antipsychotic agents in pregnancy. Atypical antipsychotic agents are often used to treat bipolar disorder, instead of lithium or valproate because of the known teratogenicity of those agents. As well, atypical antipsychotics are often prescribed in anxiety disorders and depression. This study sought to describe pregnancy outcomes for women prescribed atypical antipsychotics during pregnancy...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629295/reliability-and-validity-of-somali-version-of-the-phq-9-in-primary-care-practice
#11
Vasumathi Nallusamy, Mohamud Afgarshe, Heather Shlosser
Objectives Depression is one of the common mental health problems noticed in immigrants because of the experiences related to their resettlement which is the case for Somali population. Depression increases mortality, morbidity, disability, and costs of health care which can be controlled by screening depression in the primary care setting using a culturally and linguistically congruent screening tool. The aim of the current study is to translate the English PHQ-9 into Somali language using evidence-based translational methodology and establish psychometric properties of the Somali PHQ-9...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629294/prevalence-of-insomnia-and-related-impact
#12
Manchumad Manjavong, Panita Limpawattana, Pisaln Mairiang, Sirirat Anutrakulchai
Background Sleep problem is a common geriatric condition that can result in various outcomes, both physical and mental, that reduce quality of life. The studies regarding the prevalence and impact of insomnia on daily activities in Thailand in pre-elderly and elderly adults are few. Objectives The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of insomnia among pre-elderly and elderly populations and the secondary objective was to study the impact of insomnia on their daily lives. Methods This study included the participants from the urban middle class in the pre-retirement age of 50 years or older adults who worked for Khon Kaen University (KKU), Khon Kaen, Thailand, and their elderly relatives...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629293/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-shugan-jieyu-capsule-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-depression
#13
Wei Liu, Jun Qin
Objective The aim is to comparatively study Shugan Jieyu capsule and sertraline for non-inferiority in the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction and depression (observing the curative effects and safety) by the randomized controlled experiment. Methods A total of 149 patients with acute myocardial infarction and depression were randomly divided into two groups, the Shugan Jieyu group (76 cases) and the sertraline group (73 cases), and received treatments for 24 weeks. Depression states were assessed by the rote diagnostic checklist, and effects were evaluated by the Hamilton depression scale...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629292/increased-blood-pressures-in-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#14
Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Alireza Khoshdel, Farhad Avakh, Arash Rahmani
Objective Veterans of war affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to compare brachial and central blood pressures between veterans with PTSD and controls. Method In this case-control study on veterans of Iran-Iraq war, 50 veterans with PTSD and 50 veterans as controls were selected from an outpatient clinic and matched for age ±3 years. Exclusion criteria were malignancies, severe anatomical defects such as amputated extremities, history of PTSD before serving in war, comorbid psychiatric disorders other than anxiety or depressive disorders...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629291/chronic-pain-care
#15
Jessie Dezutter, Martin Offenbaecher, Miguel A Vallejo, Siebrecht Vanhooren, Evalyne Thauvoye, Loren Toussaint
Objective Experiencing pain not only affects patients' biopsychosocial functioning but also the existential domain. Attention to the existential, in addition to the biopsychosocial domains, might thus be important in chronic pain care. Therefore, we investigated: (a) how satisfied patients were with the attention of their practitioners to the impact of pain on biological, psychological, social, and existential life domains, and (b) how satisfaction with each domain was related to patient functioning. Method Pain patients ( N = 163) were questioned on their satisfaction with the attention of their practitioners to biological, psychological, social, and existential life domains, and on pain intensity, pain disability, life satisfaction, and depressive symptoms...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629290/functional-foods-how-functional-are-they-a-case-report-of-supplement-induced-psychosis
#16
Priyanka Yadav, Kyle Stigall, Hannah E Johnson, Abner O Rayapati, Nitin Chopra
There is rising evidence of patients' use of alternative and complementary medicine. The percentage of the U.S. population who used at least one dietary supplement increased from 42% in 1988-1994 to 53% in 2003-2006. We present a case of an Asian female in her 40s, with no previous psychiatric illness, who presented to the emergency room following a brief psychotic episode, during which she self-amputated the tips of her fingers, after using multivitamins and herbal supplements including ginseng, gui yuan rou (Chinese herb), astaxanthin, goji (Chinese fruit), selenium, saw palmetto, grape seed extract, citrus bioflavanoid, lutein (zeaxantin), resvexatrol, sun chlorella, spirulina powder, phytoceramides, phytoestrogen, glucosatrin, bromelain plus, and American bee pollen...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629289/mania-induced-by-adalimumab-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#17
Elias Ghossoub, Mohamad Habli, Imad Uthman, Fadi T Maalouf
Objectives Monoclonal antibodies such as antagonists of tumor necrosis factor-alpha have been shown to have beneficial effects on the well-being of patients with inflammatory illnesses. However, mood episodes triggered by such agents have been reported. We herein report the case of mania induced by adalimumab treatment in an adult with ankylosing spondylitis, which later resolved once adalimumab was discontinued and mood stabilizers were initiated. Methods A 25-year-old man, with prior history of dysthymia, was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and started on adalimumab...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629286/psychotherapy-for-cancer-patients
#18
Ng Chong Guan, Salina Mohamed, Lai Kian Tiah, Teoh Kar Mun, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman, Nor Zuraida Zainal
Objective Psychotherapy is a common non-pharmacological approach to help cancer patients in their psychological distress. The benefit of psychotherapies was documented, but the types of psychotherapies proposed are varied. Given that the previous literature review was a decade ago and no quantitative analysis was done on this topic, we again critically and systematically reviewed all published trials on psychotherapy in cancer patients. Method We identified 17 clinical trials on six types of psychotherapy for cancer patients by searching PubMed and EMBASE...
July 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629285/acute-movement-disorders-in-the-medical-setting
#19
Ifrah Zawar, Mario A Caro, Lara Feldman, Xavier F Jimenez
Objective Psychosomatic medicine psychiatrists are often tasked with the evaluation and treatment of complex neuropsychiatric states which may be motoric in phenotype. Little energy has been dedicated to understanding acute movement disorders in the hospital environment. Method Recognizing the importance of frontal-subcortical (corticostriatothalamocortical) circuitry and basal ganglia structures, we present a case series of acute movement disorder phenotypes resulting from underlying medical conditions, commonly-administered medications, or the interaction of both...
July 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629284/anxiety-leads-to-up-regulation-of-cd36-on-the-monocytes-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-infected-patients
#20
Mohammad Hosein Bakhshi Aliabad, Elham Jafari, Mansoureh Karimi Kakh, Reza Nosratababadi, Hamid Bakhshi, Mohammad Hassan Sheikhha, Reza Bidaki, Azade Askari, Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi
Introduction It has been hypothesized that mental disorders including depression and anxiety can affect immune responses. The study was done to evaluate the relation between depression and anxiety and expression levels of CD36, CD68, and CD9 on peripheral blood monocytes of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. Methods Sixty CHB patients were selected with various ranges of depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety were evaluated using a standard questionnaire by an expert psychiatrist according to BECK's Depression Inventory II and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, respectively...
July 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
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