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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345108/specific-contributions-of-age-of-onset-callous-unemotional-traits-and-impulsivity-to-reactive-and-proactive-aggression-in-youths-with-conduct-disorders
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Sébastien Urben, Stéphanie Habersaat, Sandrine Pihet, Maya Suter, Jill de Ridder, Philippe Stéphan
Youths with conduct disorders (CD) are particularly studied for their violent and aggressive behaviors. Many researchers considered aggressive behaviors as being either reactive or proactive. Moreover, factors such as age of CD onset, impulsivity, and callous-unemotional traits, separately, have been related to these different types of aggressive behaviors. However, very few studies addressed the combined contribution of these three factors on proactive and reactive aggression. This question was tested in a sample composed of 43 male adolescents with CD...
March 27, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342141/total-tau-and-phosphorylated-tau-protein-serum-levels-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-compared-with-controls
#2
Ömer Faruk Demirel, Ihsan Cetin, Şenol Turan, Nazım Yıldız, Tarık Sağlam, Alaattin Duran
Tau protein is located in the axons of neurons and in Alzheimer Disease, is abnormally phosphorylated and aggregates into paired helical filaments (neurofibrillary tangles) reflecting the degree of neurofibrillary pathology and neurodegeneration. Although tau and phosphorylated tau (p-Tau) pathology is a hallmark for dementia, few studies were performed in patients of schizophrenia. This preliminary serum study was designed to compare serum total tau and p-Tau levels of schizophrenia patients with healthy controls...
March 25, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342140/correlates-of-the-third-victim-phenomenon
#3
REVIEW
Mark J Russ
The third victim phenomenon refers to a system-wide organizational response to a serious untoward event in health care settings. The objective of this report is to describe possible measurable correlates of this phenomenon. A serious incident on one unit in the hospital is described. Utilization of constant observation and rate of discharge in the aftermath throughout the hospital were assessed. There was a hospital-wide uptick in conservative decision making following the serious incident, exemplified by an increase in the utilization of constant observation and decreased rate of discharges...
March 25, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342139/exploring-the-link-between-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-inflammation-related-medical-conditions-an-epidemiological-examination
#4
Jack Tsai, Jianxun Shen
There have been few epidemiological studies exploring the link between PTSD and inflammation using population-based samples. This study examined the relation between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and inflammation-related medical conditions using data from the 2013-2014 New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Using a representative sample of 1,527 residents in New York City, the association between PTSD and 17 inflammation-related medical conditions were examined. Bivariate and multivariable analyses were conducted, adjusting for demographic characteristics and lifetime depression...
March 25, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293778/evaluating-the-quality-of-rural-intensive-case-management-services-using-administrative-data-an-exploratory-study
#5
Somaia Mohamed
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for people with severe mental illness is an effective approach that is increasingly implemented in rural areas. Low-cost methods of evaluating fidelity to program models are needed to assure services are delivered as intended. In 2007, the Veterans Health Administration implemented an ACT-like Mental Health Intensive Case Management (ACT/ICM) program for SMI veterans in rural areas. This study demonstrates the use of administrative data, reflecting patient characteristics and intensity of service delivery, to characterize services delivered by these programs, to compare them to general mental health programs at the same VA medical centers, and to each other...
March 15, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275892/rapid-tranquilization-for-psychiatric-patients-with-psychomotor-agitation-what-is-known-about-it
#6
Clayton Gonçalves de Almeida, Mariana Del Grossi Moura, Silvio Barberato-Filho, Fernando de Sá Del Fiol, Rogério Heládio Lopes Motta, Cristiane de Cássia Bergamaschi
Rapid tranquilization is an intervention used in control of agitation or aggression in patients with mental disorders. This study synthesized the available evidence regarding efficacy and safety of drugs used for rapid tranquilization in psychiatric patients with psychomotor agitation. It is an overview study of systematic reviews and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) identified in the database MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and LILACS until April 2015. A team of reviewers, in pairs and independently, identified eligible studies and assessed methodological quality using AMSTAR...
March 9, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247288/suffer-from-dialysis-as-a-predictor-of-mental-health-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-preliminary-longitudinal-study
#7
Yaira Hamama-Raz, Menachem Ben-Ezra, Yael Tirosh, Roni Baruch, Richard Nakache
Kidney transplant (KT) recipients are exposed to extreme physiological and psychological stressors, which make posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms a reasonable concern for this population. In this preliminary longitudinal study, we aimed to explore whether dialysis's duration and level of suffering from dialysis contribute to the explained variance of post-transplant PTSD symptomatology among KT recipients. One hundred and four consecutive KT recipients (wave 1) were surveyed and approached again (wave 2, N = 61) with the same measurement tools...
March 1, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229347/the-role-of-questioning-environment-personality-traits-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-tinnitus-severity-perception
#8
Robertas Strumila, Aistė Lengvenytė, Vija Vainutienė, Eugenijus Lesinskas
Psychological factors have been described as important for tinnitus severity, but attempts to incorporate them in one picture are sparse. This study investigated to what extent traits (personality), states (depressive and anxiety symptoms), sociodemographic factors and questioning environment influence tinnitus severity perception and how they interplay. Data were obtained from 212 subjects in a survey that was undertaken in 2016 at Vilnius University hospital and via internet. Measures included the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Big Five Personality Dimensions Scale and sociodemographic questions...
February 23, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229346/association-between-community-contextual-factors-and-stigma-of-mental-illness-in-south-korea-a-multilevel-analysis
#9
So-Young Min, Yin-Ling Irene Wong
This study examined the association of subjective and objective community contextual factors with stigma of mental illness in a sample of users of community mental health services centers in South Korea. Five hundred thirty-two persons with MI were surveyed on perceived stigma and experienced stigma, and on two subjective measures of community characteristics-perceived disorder and perceived collective efficacy of their neighborhood. Objective community indicators at the neighborhood level were collected from a government administrative data base...
February 23, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229345/predictors-and-prevalence-of-recovery-and-remission-for-consumers-discharged-from-mental-hospitals-in-a-chinese-society
#10
Daniel K W Young, Petrus Y N Ng, Jiayan Pan
This research study examines the 1 year rate of recovery and remissions for consumers recently discharging from mental hospitals and identifies factors predicting recovery and remissions in the Hong Kong context. By adopting a prospective longitudinal follow-up research design, a cohort of Chinese people discharged from the mental hospitals and participating in a community-based psychosocial program was followed for 1 year. These individuals were assessed by using standardized assessment scales at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months of follow-up...
February 23, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213659/profiles-of-mental-health-care-professionals-based-on-work-role-performance
#11
Marie-Pierre Markon, Jean-Marie Bamvita, François Chiocchio, Marie-Josée Fleury
The worldwide burden of mental disorders is considerable, and on the rise, putting pressure on health care systems. Current reforms aim to improve the efficiency of mental health care systems by increasing service integration in communities and strengthening primary mental health care. In this context, mental health care professionals (MHPs) are increasingly required to work on interdisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Little is known, however, about the profiles of MHPs in relation to their perceived work role performance...
February 18, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194549/reconsidering-emotion-dysregulation
#12
REVIEW
Alessandra D'Agostino, Serena Covanti, Mario Rossi Monti, Vladan Starcevic
This article aims to review the concept of emotion dysregulation, focusing on issues related to its definition, meanings and role in psychiatric disorders. Articles on emotion dysregulation published until May 2016 were identified through electronic database searches. Although there is no agreement about the definition of emotion dysregulation, the following five overlapping, not mutually exclusive dimensions of emotion dysregulation were identified: decreased emotional awareness, inadequate emotional reactivity, intense experience and expression of emotions, emotional rigidity and cognitive reappraisal difficulty...
February 14, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168645/everything-in-moderation-moderate-use-of-screens-unassociated-with-child-behavior-problems
#13
Christopher J Ferguson
The impact of children's use of "screen" media including television and computer games, continues to be debated. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) until recently recommended a relatively restrictive screen time diet of 2 h or less for most youth. A representative correlational sample of youth were assessed for links between screen time and risky behavioral outcomes. Data collection occurred in 2013 conducted by the State of Florida. Use of screens that was moderately high, in excess of the AAP's former recommendations, but not excessive (1 SD or higher than average), was not associated with delinquency, risky behaviors, sexual behaviors, substance abuse, reduced grades or mental health problems...
February 7, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150091/reliability-and-validity-of-the-short-version-of-udvalg-for-kliniske-undersogelser-in-antipsychotic-treatment
#14
Kun-Po Chen, For-Wey Lung
The aim of this study was to develop a reliable and valid short version of the Udvalg for Kliniske Undersogelser (UKU) to efficiently evaluate the side effects of antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia. This multi-site study included 10 hospitals, which included 331 inpatients and outpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia. UKU, Clinical Global Impression-Severity (CGI-S), Personal and Social Performance (PSP) and dosage of paliperidone were collected. The predictive validity of the UKU-short version, as well as that of the CGI-S, PSP and paliperidone dosages, was analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM), latent growth models (LGM), and confirmatory factor analysis to test its content and construct validity...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150090/the-hearing-voices-network-initial-lessons-and-future-directions-for-mental-health-professionals-and-systems-of-care
#15
REVIEW
Thomas Styron, Lauren Utter, Larry Davidson
For more than two decades, the Hearing Voices Network (HVN) has provided alternative approaches to supporting voice hearers, and an emerging body of research is now confirming their value. HVN approaches present unique opportunities and challenges for mental health professionals and systems of care that work with individuals who hear voices. An overview of the HVN is presented, including its history, principles and approaches. HVN approaches are compared and contrasted with traditional mental health treatments...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150089/community-mental-health-care-providers-understanding-of-recovery-principles-and-accounts-of-directiveness-with-consumers
#16
Lawrence A Osborn, Catherine H Stein
The present qualitative study examined community mental health providers' accounts of their therapeutic interactions with adults with serious mental illness in a recovery-oriented model of care. Ten long-time mental health care providers discussed their understanding of recovery principles, their use of directive practices, and factors that shape their work with consumers. Content analysis of mental health providers' accounts suggest that providers had no difficulty articulating basic principles of recovery-oriented care...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150088/neurocognitive-findings-in-onychophagia-pathological-nail-biting
#17
Austin W Blum, Sarah A Redden, Jon E Grant
A notable number of people struggle to control the desire to bite their nails, resulting in impairment and distress. Understanding this behavior and the inability to control it has received little research attention. One possible mechanism to understand nail biting is through the use of neurocognitive assessments. Neurocognitive assessments of pathological nail biting, however, are lacking. This analysis assesses the clinical presentation and neurocognitive profile of adults with nail biting relative to participants without nail biting...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120281/the-nexus-of-trauma-victimization-and-mental-health-disorders-among-incarcerated-adults-in-spain
#18
Francisco Caravaca Sánchez, Javier Navarro Zaragoza, Noelle E Fearn, Michael G Vaughn
Victimization and exposure to trauma, commonly linked to co-occurring mental health disorders, are prevalent among prison populations. The purpose of this study is to shed light on the prevalence of various kinds of victimization and trauma exposure at distinct life stages (childhood, adulthood and during prison) among incarcerated persons in Spain. The research team surveyed a random sample of 453 male and female inmates, serving time in two Spanish prisons, to gather information on experiences of physical and sexual victimization in both childhood and adulthood along with the presence or absence of in-prison treatment for a mental health disorder(s)...
January 25, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108941/factors-associated-with-emergency-department-useamong-veteran-psychiatric-patients
#19
Daniel M Blonigen, Kathryn S Macia, Xiaoyu Bi, Paola Suarez, Luisa Manfredi, Todd H Wagner
Frequent utilization of emergency department (ED) services contributes substantially to the cost of healthcare nationally and is often driven by psychiatric factors. Using national-level data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the present study examined patient-level factors associated with ED use among veteran psychiatric patients. Veterans who had at least one ED visit with a psychiatric diagnosis in fiscal years 2011-2012 (n = 226,122) were identified in VHA administrative records. Andersen's behavioral model of healthcare utilization was used to identify need, enabling, and predisposing factors associated with frequency of ED use (primary outcome) in multivariate regression models...
January 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108940/the-working-alliance-in-psychiatric-care-agreement-communication-and-trust-in-action
#20
Jairo N Fuertes, Arielle Toporovsky, Mariela Reyes
The physician-patient working alliance has been associated with improved patient satisfaction and adherence. However, up until now there has only been a patient form with which to assess the working alliance in medicine. The current study presents the provider form of the physician-patient working alliance, along with psychometric evidence and support. Participants were 106 psychiatrists (61 men and 45 women). They were selected from a database of providers in the Northeast of the U.S. and were asked to complete a mailed survey and to return it in stamped addressed envelope...
January 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
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