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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744627/neurocognitive-treatments-for-eating-disorders-and-obesity
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Dawn M Eichen, Brittany E Matheson, Sara L Appleton-Knapp, Kerri N Boutelle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent research has highlighted executive function and neurocognitive deficits among individuals with eating and weight disorders, identifying a potential target for treatment. Treatments targeting executive function for eating and weight disorders are emerging. This review aims to summarize the recent literature evaluating neurocognitive/executive function-oriented treatments for eating and weight disorders and highlights additional work needed in this area. RECENT FINDINGS: Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for anorexia nervosa has been the most extensively studied neurocognitive treatment for eating disorders...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741255/genetics-of-schizophrenia-ready-to-translate
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Claire Foley, Aiden Corvin, Shigeki Nakagome
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This is an era where we have significantly advanced the understanding of the genetic architecture of schizophrenia. In this review, we consider how this knowledge may translate into advances that will improve patient care. RECENT FINDINGS: Large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than a hundred loci each making a small contribution to illness risk. Meta-analysis of copy number variants (CNVs) in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) dataset has confirmed that some variants have a moderate or large impact on risk, although these are rare in the population...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736806/a-skill-set-for-supporting-displaced-children-in-psychological-recovery-after-disasters
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Betty Pfefferbaum, Anne K Jacobs, Russell T Jones, Gilbert Reyes, Karen F Wyche
Helping children, adolescents, and families displaced following a natural disaster is a daunting task made more challenging by the relatively small research base to inform services and interventions. This paper describes the current literature pertaining to intervention practices used with displaced youth. Where gaps in the literature exist, we pull from the more general research on relocation and post-disaster intervention to assist practitioners in tailoring their efforts. Specifically discussed are ways to enhance youth resilience, to help youth build new social connections and adjust to change and uncertainty while coping with trauma-related symptoms, and to meet needs through the systems in which children are embedded...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726063/gaze-based-assessments-of-vigilance-and-avoidance-in-social-anxiety-a-review
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Nigel T M Chen, Patrick J F Clarke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A broad base of research has sought to identify the biases in selective attention which characterize social anxiety, with the emergent use of eye tracking-based methods. This article seeks to provide a review of eye tracking studies examining selective attention biases in social anxiety. RECENT FINDINGS: Across a number of contexts, social anxiety may be associated with a mix of both vigilant and avoidant patterns of attention with respect to the processing of emotional social stimuli...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726062/valproic-acid-in-women-and-girls-of-childbearing-age
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Dorothy Gotlib, Rachel Ramaswamy, Jacob E Kurlander, Alana DeRiggi, Michelle Riba
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this paper is to evaluate recent literature on valproic acid (VPA) in women and girls of childbearing age and to emphasize new findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research confirms VPAs teratogenicity and risk of hormone disruption. VPA exposure in utero increases the risk for a variety of major congenital malformations (MCMs), reduced IQ and behavioral problems. In girls and women, VPA increases the risk of hormone abnormalities, obesity, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726061/advances-in-psychotherapy-for-depressed-older-adults
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Patrick J Raue, Amanda R McGovern, Dimitris N Kiosses, Jo Anne Sirey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review recent advances in psychotherapies for depressed older adults, in particular those developed for special populations characterized by chronic medical illness, acute medical illness, cognitive impairment, and suicide risk factors. We review adaptations for psychotherapy to overcome barriers to its accessibility in non-specialty settings such as primary care, homebound or hard-to-reach older adults, and social service settings. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent evidence supports the effectiveness of psychotherapies that target late-life depression in the context of specific comorbid conditions including COPD, heart failure, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other acute conditions, cognitive impairment, and suicide risk...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726060/psychosocial-issues-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-an-updated-review-with-a-focus-on-clinical-interventions
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Joshua D Smith, Andrew G Shuman, Michelle B Riba
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There are frequent and diverse psychosocial issues that afflict patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) across the illness trajectory, prompting a focus on clinical interventions to prevent and mitigate psychosocial distress. We sought to characterize current understanding on the cause, effects, and interplay of various psychosocial factors in HNC and summarize updated, evidence-based interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: The psychosocial experience of patients with HNC is characterized by a disproportionately high incidence of depression, suicide, continued substance dependence/abuse, and distress related to relationship conflict, social isolation, disfigurement, and damage to self-image...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726059/professional-ethics-for-digital-age-psychiatry-boundaries-privacy-and-communication
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James E Sabin, Jonathan Clark Harland
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Internet and social media use continue to expand rapidly. Many patients and psychiatrists are bringing digital technologies into the treatment process, but relatively little attention has been paid to the ethical challenges in doing this. This review presents ethical guidelines for psychiatry in the digital age. RECENT FINDINGS: Surveys demonstrate that patients are eager to make digital technologies part of their treatment. Substantial numbers search for professional and personal information about their therapists...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808909/oxytocin-and-anxiety-disorders-translational-and-therapeutic-aspects
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Wadih Jean Naja, Michaelangelo Pietro Aoun
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to evaluate the most recent literature examining the oxytocin (OXT) system's role in human anxiety by surveying various fields of preclinical and clinical research supporting this role, and queries whether the OXT system might be a target for novel anxiolytics. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence from the diverse body of literature presented here, from translational research, genetic and neuroimaging studies, to clinical trials of intranasal (IN) OXT reveals a positive association...
August 15, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808897/should-posttraumatic-stress-be-a-disorder-or-a-specifier-towards-improved-nosology-within-the-dsm-categorical-classification-system
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Jeffrey Guina, Matthew Baker, Kelly Stinson, Jon Maust, Joseph Coles, Pamela Broderick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Since 1980, posttraumatic stress (PTS) disorder has been controversial because of its origin as a social construct, its discriminating trauma definition, and the Procrustean array of symptoms/clusters chosen for inclusion/exclusion. This review summarizes the history of trauma-related nosology and proposed changes, within current categorical models (trauma definitions, symptoms/clusters, subtypes/specifiers, disorders) and new models. RECENT FINDINGS: Considering that trauma is a risk factor for virtually all mental disorders (particularly depressive, anxiety, dissociative, personality), the multi-finality of trauma (some survivors are resilient, and some develop PTS and/or non-PTS symptoms), and the various symptoms that trauma survivors express (mood, cognitive, perceptual, somatic), it is difficult to classify PTS...
August 15, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801871/pediatric-delirium-evaluation-management-and-special-considerations
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Nasuh Malas, Khyati Brahmbhatt, Cristin McDermott, Allanceson Smith, Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, Susan Turkel
Delirium describes a syndrome of acute brain dysfunction with severe consequences on patient outcomes, medical cost, morbidity, and mortality. It represents a final common pathway of numerous pathophysiologic disturbances disrupting cerebral homeostasis. The diagnosis is predicated on recognition of the clinical features of the syndrome through ongoing clinical assessment. Early identification can be aided by routine screening, particularly in high-risk populations. Evaluation and management are continuous and simultaneous processes involving a multidisciplinary care team including child psychiatry consultation...
August 12, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795386/dementia-caregiver-burden-a-research-update-and-critical-analysis
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Sheung-Tak Cheng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an updated review of the determinants of caregiver burden and depression, with a focus on care demands and especially the differential effects of various neuropsychiatric symptoms or symptom clusters. Moreover, studies on caregivers for frontotemporal and Lewy body dementias were referred to in order to identify differences and similarities with the mainstream literature based largely on Alzheimer caregivers. RECENT FINDINGS: As a group, neuropsychiatric symptoms are most predictive of caregiver burden and depression regardless of dementia diagnosis, but the effects appear to be driven primarily by disruptive behaviors (e...
August 10, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791566/effects-of-antidepressants-on-sleep
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Adam Wichniak, Aleksandra Wierzbicka, Małgorzata Walęcka, Wojciech Jernajczyk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review article was to summarize recent publications on effects of antidepressants on sleep and to show that these effects not only depend on the kind of antidepressant drugs but are also related to the dose, the time of drug administration, and the duration of the treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Complaints of disrupted sleep are very common in patients suffering from depression, and they are listed among diagnostic criteria for this disorder...
August 9, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714048/avoidant-restrictive-food-intake-disorder-a-three-dimensional-model-of-neurobiology-with-implications-for-etiology-and-treatment
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Jennifer J Thomas, Elizabeth A Lawson, Nadia Micali, Madhusmita Misra, Thilo Deckersbach, Kamryn T Eddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: DSM-5 defined avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) as a failure to meet nutritional needs leading to low weight, nutritional deficiency, dependence on supplemental feedings, and/or psychosocial impairment. We summarize what is known about ARFID and introduce a three-dimensional model to inform research. RECENT FINDINGS: Because ARFID prevalence, risk factors, and maintaining mechanisms are not known, prevailing treatment approaches are based on clinical experience rather than data...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681356/the-impact-of-natural-disasters-on-youth-a-focus-on-emerging-research-beyond-internalizing-disorders
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Shannon Self-Brown, Betty Lai, Alexandria Patterson, Theresa Glasheen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews youth outcomes following exposure to natural disaster, with a focus on three relatively understudied outcomes: externalizing behavior problems, physical health, and posttraumatic growth. Recent, high-impact studies focusing on each outcome are summarized. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies highlighted in this review utilize innovative and comprehensive approaches to improve our current understanding of youth broad-based physical and mental health outcomes beyond PTSD...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681355/impaired-redox-control-in-autism-spectrum-disorders-could-it-be-the-x-in-gxe
#16
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Vanja Mandic-Maravic, Marija Pljesa-Ercegovac, Marija Mitkovic-Voncina, Ana Savic-Radojevic, Dusica Lecic-Tosevski, Tatjana Simic, Milica Pejovic-Milovancevic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to provide a brief description of the complex etiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with special emphasis on the recent findings of impaired redox control in ASD, and to suggest a possible model of oxidative stress-specific gene-environment interaction in this group of disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings point out to the significance of environmental, prenatal, and perinatal factors in ASD but, at the same time, are in favor of the potentially significant oxidative stress-specific gene-environment interaction in ASD...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676966/eating-disorders-and-the-intestinal-microbiota-mechanisms-of-energy-homeostasis-and-behavioral-influence
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Elaine M Glenny, Emily C Bulik-Sullivan, Quyen Tang, Cynthia M Bulik, Ian M Carroll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We reviewed and evaluated recently published scientific studies that explored the role of the intestinal microbiota in eating disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have demonstrated that the intestinal microbiota is a contributing factor to both host energy homeostasis and behavior-two traits commonly disrupted in patients with eating disorders. To date, intestinal microbiota research in eating disorders has focused solely on anorexia nervosa (AN)...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664328/timeline-of-intergenerational-child-maltreatment-the-mind-brain-body-interplay
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Marija Mitkovic Voncina, Milica Pejovic Milovancevic, Vanja Mandic Maravic, Dusica Lecic Tosevski
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Still obscure mechanisms of intergenerational child maltreatment (ITCM) have been investigated partially, from various psychological and biological perspectives and from various time perspectives. This review is aimed at integrating the findings on different temporal ITCM pathways, emphasizing the mind-brain-body interplay. RECENT FINDINGS: Psychological mediators of ITCM involve attachment, mentalization, dissociation, social information processing, personality traits, and psychiatric disorders...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660475/eating-disorders-and-disordered-weight-and-shape-control-behaviors-in-sexual-minority-populations
#19
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Jerel P Calzo, Aaron J Blashill, Tiffany A Brown, Russell L Argenal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarized trends and key findings from empirical studies conducted between 2011 and 2017 regarding eating disorders and disordered weight and shape control behaviors among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual minority (i.e., non-heterosexual) populations. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research has examined disparities through sociocultural and minority stress approaches. Sexual minorities continue to demonstrate higher rates of disordered eating; disparities are more pronounced among males...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653117/treating-eating-disorders-at-higher-levels-of-care-overview-and-challenges
#20
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Leslie K Anderson, Erin E Reilly, Laura Berner, Christina E Wierenga, Michelle D Jones, Tiffany A Brown, Walter H Kaye, Anne Cusack
Higher levels of care (HLC)-including inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment-are frequently utilized within routine care for eating disorders. Despite widespread use, there is limited research evaluating the efficacy of HLC, as well as clinical issues related to care in these settings. This review describes the different levels of care for eating disorders and briefly reviews the most up-to-date guidelines and research regarding how to choose a level of care...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
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