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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323661/suicidal-ideation-and-psychological-strain-among-patients-diagnosed-with-stomach-cancer-the-mediation-of-psychopathological-factors
#1
Xuekun Zhang, Jie Zhang, Nicholas Procter, Xiaoyun Chen, Yonggang Su, Fenglan Lou, Fenglin Cao
Patients with stomach cancer are at high risk to experience suicidal ideation. Strain theory of suicide assumes that suicide is preceded by psychological strain. Despite wide international acceptance of the theory, its use with a sample of patients with stomach cancer has not previously been reported. The aims were to examine the relationship between psychological strain and suicidal ideation among patients with stomach cancer and to determine whether psychopathological factors act as mediators. A cross-sectional study was undertaken involving subjects with no history of mental disorder, and questionnaires were administered by face-to-face interview...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319591/psychopathological-assessment-of-risk-of-restraint-in-acute-psychiatric-patients
#2
Federico Dazzi, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Michele Di Nunzio, Valeria Trincia, Gabriella Scifoni, Giuseppe Ducci
The study aims to identify independent predictors of physical restraint in acute psychiatric patients and to determine the predictive power of a risk assessment model centered on psychopathological dimensions. We included 1552 patients admitted to a psychiatric intensive care unit over a 5-year period. Patients were rated on the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS-E) at admission. Principal axis factoring (PAF) with varimax rotation was performed on BPRS-E items to identify psychopathological factors. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291059/defense-mechanisms-and-utilization-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy-a-pilot-study
#3
John H Porcerelli, Phebe Cramer, Daniel J Porcerelli, V Elayne Arterbery
A group of 49 patients who had been diagnosed with cancer during the preceding year and who were receiving radiation therapy were assessed for their use of defense mechanisms, as well as for their level of psychological distress. In addition, their utilization of medical services was determined. It was predicted that the use of services that were under the patients' control-namely, requesting extra outpatient visits and making trips to the emergency department-would be related to the patients' use of defense mechanisms, whereas a treatment option not under the patients' control-overnight hospitalization based on physicians' assessment of condition-would not be related to defense use...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291058/comparing-affiliate-stigma-between-family-caregivers-of-people-with-different-severe-mental-illness-in-taiwan
#4
Chih-Cheng Chang, Cheng-Fang Yen, Fong-Lin Jang, Jian-An Su, Chung-Ying Lin
The family caregivers of people with mental illness may internalize the public stereotypes into the affiliate stigma (i.e., the self-stigma of family members). This study aimed to compare the affiliate stigma across schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, and to investigate potential factors associated with affiliate stigma. Each caregiver of family members with schizophrenia (n = 215), bipolar disorder (n = 85), and major depressive disorder (n = 159) completed the Affiliate Stigma Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Caregiver Burden Inventory, Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire, and Beck Anxiety Inventory...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240625/association-between-cardiovascular-risk-and-depressive-symptoms-among-people-with-serious-mental-illness
#5
John A Naslund, Kelly A Aschbrenner, Sarah I Pratt, Matthew C Lohman, Emily A Scherer, Gregory J McHugo, Lisa A Marsch, Jürgen Unützer, Stephen J Bartels
Depressive symptoms have debilitating effects on the physical health and functioning of people with serious mental illness. We examined change in depressive symptoms among overweight and obese adults with serious mental illness (n = 343) using data combined from two randomized trials comparing the 12-month In SHAPE program to a gym membership control condition. In SHAPE consists of a gym membership, weekly individual meetings with a fitness trainer, and instruction on healthy eating and nutrition. Depressive symptoms were measured at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230564/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-aggression-and-illicit-stimulant-use-is-this-self-medication
#6
Annie P Odell, Grace L Reynolds, Dennis G Fisher, Loucine M Huckabay, William C Pedersen, Pamela Xandre, Milica Miočević
This study compares adults with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on measures of direct and displaced aggression and illicit drug use. Three hundred ninety-six adults were administered the Wender Utah Rating Scale, the Risk Behavior Assessment, the Aggression Questionnaire (AQ), and the Displaced Aggression Questionnaire (DAQ). Those with ADHD were higher on all scales of the AQ and DAQ, were younger at first use of amphetamines, and were more likely to have ever used crack and amphetamines...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225509/psychometric-properties-of-the-reconstructed-hamilton-depression-and-anxiety-scales
#7
Eliora Porter, Dianne L Chambless, Kevin S McCarthy, Robert J DeRubeis, Brian A Sharpless, Marna S Barrett, Barbara Milrod, Steven D Hollon, Jacques P Barber
Although widely used, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) discriminate poorly between depression and anxiety. To address this problem, Riskind, Beck, Brown, and Steer (J Nerv Ment Dis. 175:474-479, 1987) created the Reconstructed Hamilton Scales by reconfiguring HRSD and HARS items into modified scales. To further analyze the reconstructed scales, we examined their factor structure and criterion-related validity in a sample of patients with major depressive disorder and no comorbid anxiety disorders (n = 215) or with panic disorder and no comorbid mood disorders (n = 149)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225508/suicidal-ideation-vs-suicide-attempts-clinical-and-psychosocial-profile-differences-among-depressed-patients-a-study-on-personality-traits-psychopathological-variables-and-sociodemographic-factors-in-228-patients
#8
Ute Lewitzka, Sina Spirling, Dirk Ritter, Michael Smolka, Sarah Goodday, Michael Bauer, Werner Felber, Tom Bschor
This study investigated whether personality traits, psychopathological characteristics, and sociodemographic factors in depressed patients differentiate patients with only suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide. We investigated two groups of patients with an affective disorder: 198 patients with a suicide attempt within the last 3 months (sex ratio male to female, 1:1.3; mean age male to female, 44.8/44.7 years) and 30 patients without a suicide attempt but with suicidal thoughts (sex ratio male to female, 1:2; mean age male to female, 39...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212170/predictors-of-acquisition-of-competitive-employment-for-people-enrolled-in-supported-employment-programs
#9
Marc Corbière, Tania Lecomte, Daniel Reinharz, Bonnie Kirsh, Paula Goering, Matthew Menear, Djamal Berbiche, Karine Genest, Elliot M Goldner
This study aims at assessing the relative contribution of employment specialist competencies working in supported employment (SE) programs and client variables in determining the likelihood of obtaining competitive employment. A total of 489 persons with a severe mental illness and 97 employment specialists working in 24 SE programs across three Canadian provinces were included in the study. Overall, 43% of the sample obtained competitive work. Both client variables and employment specialist competencies, while controlling for the quality of SE programs implementation, predicted job acquisition...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181924/sleep-problems-in-relation-to-smoking-and-alcohol-use-in-chinese-adolescents
#10
Hua Chen, Qi-Gui Bo, Cun-Xian Jia, Xianchen Liu
This study examined sleep patterns and sleep problems in relation to smoking and alcohol use in Chinese adolescents. A questionnaire survey of 2090 adolescent students was conducted in Lijin County, Shandong, China. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. After adjustment for demographics and internalizing and externalizing problems, poor sleep quality was associated with increased risk of smoking (odds ratio [OR], 2.59; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.24-5.40), alcohol use (OR, 2.65; 95% CI, 2...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157725/feasibility-of-training-frontline-therapists-in-prolonged-exposure-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-of-treatment-of-complex-trauma-in-diverse-victims-of-crime-and-violence
#11
Bita Ghafoori, Marissa C Hansen, Erika Garibay, Olga Korosteleva
The study aims were to determine whether prolonged exposure (PE) improved mental health and was feasible to implement by frontline clinicians in a culturally diverse sample with complex trauma. Seventy-one individuals were randomly assigned to PE or person-centered therapy (PCT). Outcome measures were administered at baseline and sessions 3, 6, 9, and 12. Mixed modeling was used to regress outcome measures on time, treatment group, and number of visits. Individuals who received PE showed significant moderate association with decline in reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as noted by the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (p = 0...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141633/association-of-self-reported-impulsivity-to-nonsuicidal-self-injury-suicidality-and-mortality-in-adolescent-psychiatric-inpatients
#12
Lauri Alasaarela, Helinä Hakko, Kaisa Riala, Pirkko Riipinen
This study examines the association of self-reported impulsivity to nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and completed suicides in a clinical sample of 508 Finnish adolescents (aged 12-17) treated in psychiatric inpatient care between April 2001 and March 2006. The Schedule for Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children Present and Lifetime interview was used to gather information on psychiatric disorders, impulsivity, and suicidality of the adolescents. Mortality data were obtained from the national cause of death register...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141632/body-dysmorphic-obsessive-compulsive-and-social-anxiety-disorder-beliefs-as-predictors-of-in-vivo-stressor-responding
#13
E Marie Parsons, Kelsey T Straub, April R Smith, Elise M Clerkin
This study tested the potential transdiagnostic nature of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD) beliefs, in addition to testing the specificity of those beliefs, in predicting how individuals responded to symptom-specific stressors. Participants included 127 adults (75% women) with a broad range of symptom severity. Path analysis was used to evaluate whether specific maladaptive beliefs predicted distress in response to symptom-relevant stressors over and above other beliefs and baseline distress...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141631/the-effect-of-age-race-and-sex-on-social-cognitive-performance-in-individuals-with-schizophrenia
#14
Amy E Pinkham, Skylar Kelsven, Chrystyna Kouros, Philip D Harvey, David L Penn
Age, race, and sex are linked to social cognitive performance among healthy individuals, but whether similar effects are evident in schizophrenia is unknown. Data from 170 individuals with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and 98 healthy controls were used to examine relations between these demographic factors and performance across multiple domains and measures of social cognition. Sex was not related to performance on any domain, but older age was related to poorer emotion recognition from dynamic stimuli in both patients and controls...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141630/neuroprotective-effect-of-modified-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-schizophrenia-a-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
#15
Jing-Li Gan, Hui-Feng Duan, Zheng-Xiang Cheng, Jia-Ming Yang, Xi-Quan Zhu, Cun-You Gao, Lan-Min Zhao, Xue-Jun Liang
The underlying mechanism of modified electroconvulsive therapy (MECT) treatment for drug-resistant and catatonic schizophrenia remains unclear. Here, we aim to investigate whether MECT exerts its antipsychotic effects through elevating N-acetylaspartate (NAA) concentration measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS). Multiple-voxel H-MRS was acquired in the bilateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) and thalamus to obtain measures of neurochemistry in 32 MECT, 34 atypical antipsychotic-treated schizophrenic patients, and 34 healthy controls...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129307/comfortably-numb-the-role-of-momentary-dissociation-in-the-experience-of-negative-affect-around-binge-eating
#16
Tyler B Mason, Jason M Lavender, Stephen A Wonderlich, Howard Steiger, Li Cao, Scott G Engel, James E Mitchell, Ross D Crosby
Evidence suggests that both dissociation and negative affect (NA) may precipitate binge eating. The extent to which dissociation may impact the experience of NA around binge eating is unclear. Women with bulimia nervosa completed a 2-week ecological momentary assessment protocol of dissociation, NA, and binge eating. Multilevel modeling was used to examine dissociation as a moderator of NA before and after binge eating. NA was greater at the time of binge eating for participants higher in average dissociation (between subjects) and when momentary dissociation was greater than one's average (within subjects)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129306/sex-differences-in-psychiatric-hospitalizations-of-individuals-with-psychotic-disorders
#17
Inbal Shlomi Polachek, Adi Manor, Yael Baumfeld, Ashlesha Bagadia, Ari Polachek, Rael D Strous, Zipora Dolev
We aimed to evaluate the association between sex and hospitalization characteristics in psychotic disorders. We identified all acute hospitalizations, between 2010 and 2013, for psychotic disorders in patients younger than 45 and older than 55 years (n = 5411) in the hospital's database. In addition, we identified patients who were prescribed with intramuscular risperidone (n = 280) or clozapine (n = 192) at discharge. The results showed that women younger than 45 years had lower proportions of hospitalizations (33...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129305/positive-association-between-nightmares-and-heart-rate-response-to-loud-tones-relationship-to-parasympathetic-dysfunction-in-ptsd-nightmares
#18
Kaloyan S Tanev, Scott P Orr, Edward F Pace-Schott, Michael Griffin, Roger K Pitman, Patricia A Resick
Seventy-three women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from rape or physical assault participated in a loud-tone procedure, while skin conductance (SC), heart rate, and electromyogram responses were recorded. Pearson correlations were examined between each psychophysiological response and Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) symptom scores. Significant correlations were adjusted for each remaining individual PTSD symptom score. Heart rate response (HRR) significantly correlated with CAPS total score and with CAPS nightmares...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125543/the-moderating-effect-of-religion-on-the-relationship-between-depression-and-suicidal-ideation-in-the-elderly
#19
JaeHoon Jung, Daeyoung Roh, Yoo Sun Moon, Do Hoon Kim
This article aimed to compare the level of suicidal ideation in the religiously affiliated and nonaffiliated groups and identify the moderating effect of religion variables on the relationship between depression and suicidal ideation. The sample in this study was 1180 residents who were older than 60 years and who resided in Gangwon Province, South Korea. We studied the cross-sectional relationships among religions and studied variables including organizational religious activity (ORA), non-ORA (NORA), intrinsic religiosity (IR), depression, well-being, and suicidal ideation...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118268/exploring-the-mechanism-underlying-the-association-between-pain-intensity-and-mental-health-among-latinos
#20
Michael J Zvolensky, Jafar Bakhshaie, Daniel J Paulus, Kirsten J Langdon, Monica Garza, Jeanette Valdivieso, Joseph Ditre, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Chad Lemaire, Daniel Bogiaizian, Zuky Robles, Rubén Rodríguez-Cano, Kara Manning
There is limited understanding of pain and its relationship to mental health in Latinos, and limited knowledge about the biobehavioral mechanisms that underlie pain-mental health interrelations. To address these gaps, the present investigation sought to address whether anxiety sensitivity explained relations between pain intensity and anxious arousal, depressive symptoms, social anxiety, and depressive and anxiety disorders among an economically disadvantaged Latino sample. Participants included 349 adult Latinos (88% women; Mage = 38...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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