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International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457918/quality-of-life-among-patients-during-subacute-phase-following-stroke-during-hospitalisation-period-in-shanghai
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Jiang Jingwen, Jin Han, Zhang Yu, Huang Xiaojun, Zhuang Junpeng, Shen Fanxia, Liu Jianrong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the factors influencing the quality of life of in-hospital subacute stroke patients. METHODS: The patients of subacute stroke (within four weeks) in our institution between 2015 and 2016 were recruited. Patients' characteristics and QOL were obtained from medical charts and stroke-specific quality of life scale (SS-QOL). Associations of each domain in SS-QOL with socio-demographic, clinical factors and patient satisfaction were investigated using the linear regression models...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448854/mental-health-care-providers-talk-about-their-experiences-preventing-suicide-in-people-with-substance-use-disorders-in-south-africa-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Daniel Goldstone, Jason Bantjes
OBJECTIVE: This study explored mental health care providers' experiences of preventing suicide in people with substance use disorders and their perceptions of factors related to clinical practice that contributed to these experiences. METHODS: In-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with 18 mental health care providers working in South Africa. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data inductively with Atlas.ti software. RESULTS: Participants described feeling hopeless, helpless, powerless and guilty and needed to debrief from their experiences of preventing suicide...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426260/gambling-and-its-clinical-correlates-in-university-students
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Jon E Grant, Katherine Lust, Gary A Christenson, Sarah A Redden, Samuel R Chamberlain
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the prevalence of gambling disorder (GD) in a university sample and its associated physical and mental health correlates. METHODS: A 156-item anonymous online survey was distributed via random email generation to a sample of 9449 university students. Current use of alcohol and drugs, psychological and physical status and academic performance were assessed, along with questionnaire-based measures of impulsivity and compulsivity...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421942/autonomous-motivation-and-quality-of-life-as-predictors-of-physical-activity-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Raquel Costa, Tânia Bastos, Michel Probst, André Seabra, Estela Vilhena, Rui Corredeira
AIM: Being physically active is a complex behaviour in patients with schizophrenia. Several factors were identified as barriers to achieving active behaviours in this population. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate among a number of barriers what predicts the most on physical activity (PA) in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: A total of 114 patients (28♀) with schizophrenia were included. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Autonomous and controlled motivation (Behavioural Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire - 3), self-esteem (Rosenberg Self-esteem scale), quality of life (World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale - Brief version) and functional exercise capacity (6-minute walk test - 6MWT) were evaluated...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411670/mindfulness-in-severe-and-persistent-mental-illness-a-systematic-review
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Angela Potes, Gabriel Souza, Katerina Nikolitch, Romeo Penheiro, Yara Moussa, Eric Jarvis, Karl Looper, Soham Rej
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review summarises the current state of research on mindfulness in SPMI, given the pressing need to provide alternative, scalable and cost-effective treatment modalities for patients with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). METHODS: Articles included mindfulness-based interventions for SPMI. Excluded articles included qualitative studies, acceptance and compassion therapies, case reports and reviews. Studies were identified by searching the databases Medline, Embase and PsycINFO...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373932/challenging-predictions-between-affective-temperaments-depression-and-anxiety-in-a-kosovo-student-community-sample
#6
Mimoza Shahini, Merita Shala, Pajtim Xhylani, Shkumbin Gashi, Islam Borinca, Andreas Erfurth
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between temperament and mental health problems is seen very important as we hope to explain the trajectory of this interaction. The aim of this study was to test the validity of affective temperaments for predicting psychiatric morbidity, by explaining the relationships between temperament, anxiety and depression in a community sample. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. The present sample consisted of 960 participants (347 male, 622 female) with a mean age of M = 28...
January 26, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338470/measurement-error-in-the-liebowitz-social-anxiety-scale-results-from-a-general-adult-population-in-japan
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Koki Takada, Kana Takahashi, Kazuki Hirao
OBJECTIVE: Although the self-report version of Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) is frequently used to measure social anxiety, data is lacking on the smallest detectable change (SDC), an important index of measurement error. We therefore aimed to determine the SDC of LSAS. METHODS: Japanese adults aged 20-69 years were invited from a panel managed by a nationwide internet research agency. We then conducted a test-retest internet survey with a two-week interval to estimate the SDC at the individual (SDCind) and group (SDCgroup) levels...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334291/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-hyperprolactinemia-among-patients-with-various-psychiatric-diagnoses-and-medications
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Fahad D Alosaimi, Ebtihaj O Fallata, Mohammed Abalhassan, Abdulhadi Alhabbad, Nasser Alzain, Bandar Alhaddad, Mohammed Z Alassiry
OBJECTIVES: Hyperprolactinemia is a common adverse event associated with psychotropic medications (mainly antipsychotics) used in the management of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hyperprolactinemia in psychiatric patients and to evaluate its association with various psychiatric diagnoses and the use of various psychotropic medications. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted between July 2012 and June 2014...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334283/effects-of-an-exercise-program-on-the-physiological-biological-and-psychological-profiles-in-patients-with-mood-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Mario Leone, Daniel Lalande, Linda Thériault, Émilia Kalinova, Audrey Fortin
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the impact of an 8-week physical training program on physiological, biological and psychological profiles in individual with mood disorders. METHODS: Seven patients participated in the study. Patients were trained twice weekly (75 min/session) for 8 weeks. The training program aimed to improve muscular and cardiorespiratory reserves as well as functional capacity. Bioassays were also measured (lipid profile, blood glucose and cortisol)...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325481/stress-management-and-the-role-of-rhodiola-rosea-a-review
#10
Ion-George Anghelescu, David Edwards, Erich Seifritz, Siegfried Kasper
OBJECTIVE: Stress describes the physiological reaction to threat or pressure, which manifests as physical symptoms of exhaustion or energy loss and psychological symptoms, including irritability or tension. If untreated, chronic stress or burnout may develop, both are areas of unmet medical need. Evidence-based treatment and prevention measures are needed. METHODS: Prevention strategies and existing treatment options for stress-related symptoms were evaluated to establish criteria for an adequate pharmacological approach to stress...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325470/the-effect-of-shorter-exposure-versus-prolonged-exposure-on-treatment-outcome-in-tourette-syndrome-and-chronic-tic-disorders-an-open-trial
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Jolande M T M van de Griendt, Maarten K van Dijk, Cara W J Verdellen, Marc J P M Verbraak
BACKGROUND: Exposure and response prevention has shown to be an effective strategy and is considered a first-line intervention in the behavioural treatment of tic disorders. Prior research demonstrated significant tic reduction after 12 two hour sessions. OBJECTIVE: In this open trial, the question is addressed whether, relative to these prolonged sessions, exposure sessions of shorter duration yield differential outcome for patients with tic disorders. METHODS: A total of 29 patients diagnosed with Tourette syndrome (TS) or chronic tic disorder were treated with shorter exposure sessions (1 h), and these data were compared to the data from a study about prolonged exposure (2 h, n = 21)...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320917/hypoesthesia-in-generalised-anxiety-disorder-and-major-depression-disorder
#12
Ana García-Blanco, Pablo González-Valls, Carmen Iranzo-Tatay, Luis Rojo-Moreno, Pilar Sierra, Lorenzo Livianos
OBJECTIVE: The determination of soft signs can be a conducive practice to understand the differential etiology between depression and anxiety. This study aims at examining malleolar hypoesthesia role in distinguishing between patients with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depression disorder (MDD). METHODS: This study examines the presence of malleolar hypoesthesia in patients with GAD (n = 47) compared to patients with MDD (n = 48) and healthy individuals (controls; n = 99)...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258338/corrigendum
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December 19, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237345/correction-to-asif-et%C3%A2-al-genderwise-clinical-response-of-antipsychotics-among-schizophrenic-patients-a-prospective-observational-study-from-lahore-pakistan
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December 13, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235398/antipsychotic-treatment-of-community-dwelling-and-institutionalised-patients-with-dementia-in-germany
#15
Philipp Hessmann, Richard Dodel, Erika Baum, Matthias J Müller, Greta Paschke, Bernhard Kis, Jan Zeidler, Mike Klora, Jens-Peter Reese, Monika Balzer-Geldsetzer
OBJECTIVE: A restrictive use of antipsychotic drugs in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is recommended due to an increased risk of cerebrovascular events and mortality. We hypothesise that the prescription of antipsychotics is associated with the patients' socio-demographic and clinical status (e.g., dementia severity). METHODS: The prescription of antipsychotics was cross-sectionally evaluated in 272 community-dwelling and 123 institutionalised patients with AD across all severity stages of dementia...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216784/evaluation-of-peripheral-serotonin-content-and-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-function-as-potential-markers-for-life-long-recurrent-depressive-disorder-by-using-methodological-improvements
#16
Boris Aleksovski, Antoni Novotni, Viktorija Vujović, Vladimir Rendevski, Nensi Manusheva, Violeta Neceva, Ana Filipce, Aleksandar Risteski, Vasko Aleksovski, Icko Gjorgoski
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the role and the relations between peripheral platelet serotonin content, blood plasma serotonin concentration and the function of platelet α2-adrenergic receptors (α2-AR) as potential state or trait biomarkers for recurrent depressive disorder (RDD). METHODS: 26 drug-free patients with life-long RDD and 31 healthy controls were included in the study. Several methodological improvements in blood collection and platelet isolation were implemented following the present standards in Haematology and Light transmission aggregometry...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179627/delirium-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-the-geriatric-population
#17
Pinar Tosun Tasar, Sevnaz Sahın, Nur Ozge Akcam, Cıgdem Dınckal, Merve Gulsah Ulusoy, Ozan Fatih Sarıkaya, Soner Duman, Fehmi Akcıcek, Aysin Noyan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of delirium and its association with mortality rates in elderly inpatients. METHODS: The medical records of 1435 patients over 65 years old who were treated at a regional university hospital and were referred to the university's Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry Clinic for psychological evaluation were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with and without a diagnosis of delirium were compared. The National Survival Database was used to determine mortality rates...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172802/the-effect-of-antidepressant-medications-in-the-management-of-heart-failure-on-outcomes-mortality-cardiovascular-function-and-depression-a-systematic-review
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Thurkka Rajeswaran, Carla M Plymen, Anne M Doherty
OBJECTIVE: Depression is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and hospital readmission in patients with heart failure (HF). This systematic review aimed to compile studies examining whether the use of antidepressants could improve outcome in patients with HF and concomitant depression. METHODS: The electronic libraries Embase, OVID MEDLINE(R) and PsychInfo were used to search the following terms 'heart failure' AND 'anti-depressants'; 'heart failure' AND 'TCA' OR 'SSRI' OR 'SNRI'...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355083/editorial
#19
Siegfried Kasper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161951/an-open-treatment-six-week-study-of-the-clinical-effectiveness-of-paliperidone-palmitate-in-schizophrenia-data-from-acute-units-in-spain-shadow-study
#20
Eduard Parellada, Miquel Bioque, Manuel Serrano, Berta Herrera, Marta García Dorado
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate clinical evolution of patients with schizophrenia admitted in acute units because of a relapse and treated with once-monthly Paliperidone Palmitate (PP1M). METHODS: This multicentre, open-label, prospective observational study followed patients with schizophrenia treated with PP1M in acute psychiatric units for up to 6 weeks. RESULTS: Out of the 280 enrolled patients, 61 received PP1M as antipsychotic monotherapy, and 219 in combination with other antipsychotics...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
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