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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228839/prevalence-and-effect-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-on-school-performance-among-primary-school-pupils-in-the-hohoe-municipality-ghana
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Kingsley Afeti, Samuel Harrenson Nyarko
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders in early childhood. However, not many studies have been conducted on the prevalence and effect of ADHD on school performance in Ghana. This study sought to ascertain the prevalence of ADHD and its effect on school performance among primary school pupils in the Hohoe municipality of Ghana. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study that included 400 primary school pupils in the Hohoe Municipality of Ghana...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203265/cardiometabolic-comorbidities-readmission-and-costs-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-a-real-world-analysis
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Christoph U Correll, Daisy S Ng-Mak, Dana Stafkey-Mailey, Eileen Farrelly, Krithika Rajagopalan, Antony Loebel
BACKGROUND: Serious mental illnesses are associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic comorbidities. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of cardiometabolic comorbidity and its association with hospitalization outcomes and costs among inpatients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. METHODS: This retrospective database analysis reviewed patients with an inpatient diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder from the Premier Perspective® Database (4/1/2010-6/30/2012)...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203264/a-pilot-study-exploring-the-association-of-morphological-changes-with-5-httlpr-polymorphism-in-ocd-patients
#3
Shinichi Honda, Tomohiro Nakao, Hiroshi Mitsuyasu, Kayo Okada, Leo Gotoh, Mayumi Tomita, Hirokuni Sanematsu, Keitaro Murayama, Keisuke Ikari, Masumi Kuwano, Takashi Yoshiura, Hiroaki Kawasaki, Shigenobu Kanba
BACKGROUND: Clinical and pharmacological studies of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have suggested that the serotonergic systems are involved in the pathogenesis, while structural imaging studies have found some neuroanatomical abnormalities in OCD patients. In the etiopathogenesis of OCD, few studies have performed concurrent assessment of genetic and neuroanatomical variables. METHODS: We carried out a two-way ANOVA between a variable number of tandem repeat polymorphisms (5-HTTLPR) in the serotonin transporter gene and gray matter (GM) volumes in 40 OCD patients and 40 healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174595/hla-drb1-03-as-a-possible-common-etiology-of-schizophrenia-graves-disease-and-type-2-diabetes
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Aicha Sayeh, Cheker Ben Cheikh, Ali Mardessi, Meriem Mrad, Brahim Nsiri, Abdelaziz Oumaya, Najiba Fekih-Mrissa
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune diseases and schizophrenia share many common features. Association studies confirm a shared genetic association in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region between schizophrenia and most autoimmune diseases. To our knowledge, the simultaneous syndromes of Graves' disease (GD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in schizophrenia are rare in Tunisia. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 42-year-old woman admitted to the department of psychiatry for an acute relapse of chronic schizophrenia...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174594/preventing-involuntary-admissions-special-needs-for-distinct-patient-groups
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Knut Hoffmann, I S Haussleiter, F Illes, J Jendreyschak, A Diehl, B Emons, C Armgart, A Schramm, G Juckel
BACKGROUND: Coercive measures in psychiatry are a controversial topic and raise ethical, legal and clinical issues. Involuntary admission of patients is a long-lasting problem and indicates a problematic pathway to care situations within the community, largely because personal freedom is fundamentally covered by the UN declaration of human rights and the German constitution. METHODS: In this study, a survey on a large and comprehensive population of psychiatric in-patients in the eastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, was carried out for the years 2004-2009, including 230...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149320/antidepressive-response-of-inpatients-with-major-depression-to-adjuvant-occupational-therapy-a-case-control-study
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Marc-Andreas Edel, Brian Blackwell, Markus Schaub, Barbara Emons, Tanja Fox, Friederike Tornau, Bernward Vieten, Patrik Roser, Ida Sibylle Haussleiter, Georg Juckel
BACKGROUND: Despite marked costs and limited evidence regarding effectiveness, occupational therapy (OT) is widely applied in psychiatric settings and financed by health insurance companies in European countries. This pilot study investigated the antidepressive effects of adjuvant OT for patients with major depression in a 6-week inpatient setting, stratified for females and males. METHODS: A total of 114 inpatients with major depression were assigned to either a standard OT group (using basic handcraft) or an active control group that played board games (2 h daily, 5 days a week)...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018476/the-association-between-altered-lipid-profile-and-suicide-attempt-among-tunisian-patients-with-schizophrenia
#7
Rym Mensi, Amal Messaoud, Ahmed Mhallah, Islem Azizi, Walid Haj Salah, Wahiba Douki, Mohamed Fadhel Najjar, Lotfi Gaha
BACKGROUND: There have been many studies on psychiatric disorders, but very little is known about the biology of suicide with schizophrenia. In the present study, we are looking for a possible connection between altered lipid profile and suicidal behavior in schizophrenic Tunisian patients. METHODS: Assay of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), and triglycerides (TG) has been done for 126 schizophrenic patients with and without suicide attempts and 131 healthy controls recruited in the University Hospital of Monastir...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956934/suicidal-ideation-and-suicide-attempts-among-asthma
#8
Jae Ho Chung, Sun-Hyun Kim, Yong Won Lee
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to investigate the mental health status in patients with asthma and assess the effects of asthma on suicidal ideation and attempts using a representative sample from Korea. METHODS: Individual-level data were obtained from 228,744 participants (6372 with asthma and 222,372 without asthma) of the 2013 Korean Community Health Survey. Demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, physical health status, and mental health status were compared between patients with asthma and population without asthma...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933094/the-newer-opioid-agonist-treatment-with-lower-substitutive-opiate-doses-is-associated-with-better-toxicology-outcome-than-the-older-harm-reduction-treatment
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Jacopo V Bizzarri, Valentina Casetti, Livia Sanna, Angelo Giovanni Icro Maremmani, Luca Rovai, Silvia Bacciardi, Daria Piacentino, Andreas Conca, Icro Maremmani
BACKGROUND: Charge-free heroin use disorder treatment in Italy follows two main approaches, i.e., harm reduction treatment (HRT) strategy in community low-threshold facilities for drug addiction and opioid agonist treatment (OAT) in high-threshold facilities for opioid addiction, focusing on pharmacological maintenance according to the Dole and Nyswander strategy. We aimed to compare the impact of HRT and OAT on patient outcome, as assessed through negativity for drugs on about 1-year urinalyses...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895699/resilience-and-burnout-status-among-nurses-working-in-oncology
#10
Sevinc Kutluturkan, Elif Sozeri, Nese Uysal, Figen Bay
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the resilience and burnout status of nurses working in the field of oncology. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted with 140 oncology nurses. The data were collected using a socio-demographic attributes form, Resilience Scale for Adults, and the Maslach's Burnout Inventory. Percentage ratios, mean and median values, Kruskal-Wallis test, Mann-Whitney U test, correlation analysis, and multiple stepwise linear regression analysis were used to evaluate the data...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857776/maternal-bonding-styles-in-smokers-and-non-smokers-a-comparative-study
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Iren Csala, Monika Elemery, Fruzsina Martinovszky, Peter Dome, Balazs Dome, Gabor Faludi, Imola Sandor, Zsuzsa Gyorffy, Emma Birkas, Judit Lazary
BACKGROUND: Parental bonding has been implicated in smoking behavior, and the quality of maternal bonding (MB) has been associated with poor mental health and substance use. However, little is known about the association of MB and the smoking of the offspring. METHODS: In our study, 129 smokers and 610 non-smoker medical students completed the parental bonding instrument, which measures MB along two dimensions: care and overprotection. Four categories can be created by high and low scores on care and overprotection: optimal parenting (OP; high care/low overprotection); affectionless control (ALC; low care/high overprotection); affectionate constraint (AC; high care/high overprotection), and neglectful parenting (NP; low care/low overprotection)...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843482/serum-fluoxetine-and-norfluoxetine-levels-support-the-safety-of-fluoxetine-in-overdose
#12
Stephanie Pope, Solomon G Zaraa
BACKGROUND: Previous literature has found fluoxetine to be relatively safe in overdose. This study hopes to examine this idea along with support from published pharmacokinetic information including serum fluoxetine and norfluoxetine levels based on information from a clinical case series. METHODS: Four cases are presented along with vital abnormalities, electrocardiogram abnormalities, and physical exam abnormalities along with amount of overdose and resulting serum fluoxetine and norfluoxetine levels...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833646/validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-dissociative-experience-scale-for-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Concetta De Pasquale, Federica Sciacca, Zira Hichy
BACKGROUND: The Dissociative Experience Scale for adolescent (A-DES), a 30-item, multidimensional, self-administered questionnaire, was validated using a large sample of American young people sample. We reported the linguistic validation process and the metric validity of the Italian version of A-DES in the Italy. METHODS: A set of questionnaires was provided to a total of 633 participants from March 2015 to April 2016. The participants consisted of 282 boys and 351 girls, and their average age was between 18 and 24 years old...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833645/the-impact-of-psychopathological-subtypes-on-retention-rate-of-patients-with-substance-use-disorder-entering-residential-therapeutic-community-treatment
#14
Angelo G I Maremmani, Pier Paolo Pani, Emanuela Trogu, Federica Vigna-Taglianti, Federica Mathis, Roberto Diecidue, Ursula Kirchmayer, Laura Amato, Joli Ghibaudi, Antonella Camposeragna, Alessio Saponaro, Marina Davoli, Fabrizio Faggiano, Icro Maremmani
BACKGROUND: A specific psychopathology of addiction has been proposed and described using the self-report symptom inventory (SCL-90), leading to a 5-factor aggregation of psychological/psychiatric symptoms: 'worthlessness and being trapped', 'somatic symptoms', 'sensitivity-psychoticism', 'panic-anxiety' and 'violence-suicide' in various populations of patients with heroin use disorder (HUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs). These clusters of symptoms, according to studies that have highlighted the role of possible confounding factors (such as demographic and clinical characteristics, active heroin use, lifetime psychiatric problems and kind of treatment received by the patients), seem to constitute a trait rather than a state of the psychological structure of addiction...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777608/personality-traits-gender-roles-and-sexual-behaviours-of-young-adult-males
#15
Jacek Kurpisz, Monika Mak, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Krzysztof Nowosielski, Przemysław Bieńkowski, Robert Kowalczyk, Błażej Misiak, Dorota Frydecka, Jerzy Samochowiec
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that personality characteristics affect sexual functioning. The aim of this exploratory study was to assess and describe the relationship between global personality traits and the stereotypical femininity and masculinity levels with the broad aspects of sexual behaviours and attitudes in the group of 97 heterosexual young adult men aged 19-39 and living in Poland. METHODS: The 'Big Five' personality traits were measured with the NEO-FFI questionnaire; stereotypical femininity and masculinity with the Bem sex role inventory (BSRI); sexual disorders with the International index of erectile function (IIEF); socio-epidemiological data, sexual behaviours and attitudes towards sexuality with a self-constructed questionnaire...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777607/effect-of-mirtazapine-versus-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-on-benzodiazepine-use-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-pragmatic-multicenter-open-label-randomized-active-controlled-24-week-trial
#16
Tasuku Hashimoto, Akihiro Shiina, Tadashi Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kimura, Yasunori Oda, Tomihisa Niitsu, Masatomo Ishikawa, Masumi Tachibana, Katsumasa Muneoka, Satoshi Matsuki, Michiko Nakazato, Masaomi Iyo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate whether selecting mirtazapine as the first choice for current depressive episode instead of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) reduces benzodiazepine use in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). We concurrently examined the relationship between clinical responses and serum mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its precursor, proBDNF. METHODS: We conducted an open-label randomized trial in routine psychiatric practice settings...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752275/regional-cortical-thinning-of-the-orbitofrontal-cortex-in-medication-na%C3%A3-ve-female-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-is-not-associated-with-maoa-uvntr-polymorphism
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Eunsoo Won, Sunyoung Choi, June Kang, Min-Soo Lee, Byung-Joo Ham
BACKGROUND: Orbitofrontal cortex alterations have been suggested to underlie the impaired mood regulation in depression. MAOA-uVNTR (monoamine oxidase A-upstream variable number of tandem repeats) polymorphism has been reported to be associated with major depressive disorder by various studies. The influence of MAOA-uVNTR genotype on function and structure of the orbitofrontal cortex has previously been reported. In this study, we investigated the difference in orbitofrontal cortex thickness between medication-naïve female patients with major depressive disorder and healthy controls, and the influence of MAOA-uVNTR genotype on orbitofrontal cortex thickness in depression...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610188/analysis-of-personality-traits-and-their-influence-on-the-quality-of-life-of-postmenopausal-women-with-regard-to-genetic-factors
#18
Daria Schneider-Matyka, Anna Jurczak, Agnieszka Samochowiec, Beata Karakiewicz, Małgorzata Szkup, Anna Grzywacz, Elżbieta Grochans
BACKGROUND: Quality of life can be perceived as a subjective assessment of different aspects of human functioning. Personality is a factor which determines actions taken by individuals and their tendency to perceive reality in a particular way. Therefore, the assumption that personality may influence the QoL assessment seems reasonable. Our purpose was to assess the relationships between personality traits and the presence of the 44-bp VNTR polymorphism in the 5-HTT (SLC 6A4) promoter region and the 30-bp VNTR polymorphism in the MAO-A promoter region...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594894/intact-social-cognitive-processes-in-outpatients-with-anorexia-nervosa-a-pilot-study
#19
Katarzyna Kucharska, Julia Jeschke, Reza Mafi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess social cognition in community patients suffering from anorexia nervosa (AN) compared to healthy controls. METHODS: 25 women diagnosed with AN and 25 women matched for education level and age were involved in the study. Both subject groups were assessed using a set of validated experimental tasks, such as the facial expression recognition test, short recognition memory test for faces, 'Reading the mind in the eyes' test...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588034/multi-regression-analysis-revealed-a-relationship-between-l-serine-and-methionine-a-component-of-one-carbon-metabolism-in-the-normal-control-but-not-in-the-schizophrenia
#20
Yumiko Takano, Yuji Ozeki, Masae Sekine, Kumiko Fujii, Takashi Watanabe, Hiroaki Okayasu, Takahiro Shinozaki, Akiko Aoki, Kazufumi Akiyama, Hiroshi Homma, Kazutaka Shimoda
BACKGROUND: Alterations in one-carbon metabolism (OCM) have been observed in patients with schizophrenia (SZ), but a comprehensive study of OCM has not yet been conducted. A carbon atom is transferred from l-serine to methionine during OCM, but the relationship between l-serine and methionine in SZ is not yet known. We investigated the relationship between l-serine and methionine to obtain a comprehensive understanding of OCM in SZ. METHODS: We recruited forty-five patients with SZ and thirty normal controls (NC)...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
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