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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549747/increased-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-accelerates-diet-related-vascular-aging-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice-under-chronic-stress
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Yanna Lei, Guang Yang, Lina Hu, Limei Piao, Aiko Inoue, Haiying Jiang, Takeshi Sasaki, Guangxian Zhao, Maimaiti Yisireyili, Chenglin Yu, Wenhu Xu, Kyosuke Takeshita, Kenji Okumura, Masafumi Kuzuya, Xian Wu Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to psychosocial stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Given that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) regulates several intracellular signaling pathways associated with glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) metabolism, we investigated the role of DPP4 in stress-related vascular senescence and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet were randomly assigned to one of non-stress and immobilized stress groups for 12weeks...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549268/modulation-of-hpa-axis-response-to-social-stress-in-schizophrenia-by-childhood-trauma
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Claudia Lange, Christian G Huber, Daniela Fröhlich, Stefan Borgwardt, Undine E Lang, Marc Walter
HPA axis functioning plays an important role in the etiology of schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). However, only few studies have examined HPA axis responsivity to psychosocial stress in SSD, and results are heterogeneous. Furthermore, childhood trauma is known to influence psychopathology and treatment outcome in SSD, but studies on the influence of childhood trauma on stress related HPA axis activity are missing. The purpose of this study was to investigate cortisol response to a psychosocial stress challenge in SSD patients, and to examine its association with severity of childhood trauma...
May 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545792/living-alone-and-activation-of-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-differential-effects-depending-on-alexithymic-personality-features
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Jan Terock, Anke Hannemann, Deborah Janowitz, Henry Völzke, Matthias Nauck, Harald-Jürgen Freyberger, Henri Wallaschofski, Hans Jörgen Grabe
OBJECTIVE: Living alone is considered as a chronic stress factor predicting different health conditions and particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD). Alexithymia is associated with increased psychological distress, less social skills and fewer close relationships, making alexithymic subjects particularly susceptible to chronic stress imposed by "living alone". Only few studies investigated the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) activity in response to chronic stress. We aimed at evaluating the effects of "living alone" as a paradigm for chronic stress on RAAS activity and putatively differential effects depending on alexithymic personality features...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542024/omega-6-omega-3-pufa-ratio-pain-functioning-and-distress-in-adults-with-knee-pain
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Kimberly T Sibille, Christopher King, Timothy J Garrett, Toni L Glover, Hang Zhang, Huaihou Chen, Divya Reddy, Burel R Goodin, Adriana Sotolongo, Megan E Petrov, Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Matthew Herbert, Emily J Bartley, Jeffrey C Edberg, Roland Staud, David T Redden, Laurence A Bradley, Roger B Fillingim
OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with inflammation, chronic pain, functional limitations, and psychosocial distress. High Omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with lower levels of inflammatory mediators, anti-nociception, and adaptive cognitive/emotional functioning. High Omega-6 (n-6) PUFAs are associated with inflammation, nociception, and psychological distress. While findings related to n-3 supplementation in knee OA are mixed, consideration of the n-6:n-3 ratio and additional outcome measures may provide improved understanding of the potential relevance of these fatty acids in OA...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541239/psychological-parameters-of-psoriasis
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A Kouris, E Platsidaki, C Kouskoukis, C Christodoulou
Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory scaling dermatosis. The marked visible appearance of the lesions have a negative impact on body image that leads to decreased self-esteem, hence seriously compromising the patient's quality of life. The clinical picture critically affects the social well-being of the patient since the disease is commonly misunderstood and feared by the social environment as being contagious. The patient feels stigmatized and this further intensifies their lack of self-confidence and self-esteem...
January 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541073/symptoms-of-stress-and-depression-effect-percentage-of-body-fat-and-insulin-resistance-in-healthy-youth-look-longitudinal-study
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Lisa S Olive, Rohan M Telford, D G Byrne, Walter P Abhayaratna, Richard D Telford
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the longitudinal and cross-sectional effects of both psychosocial stress and depressive symptoms on insulin resistance and percentage body fat in a cohort of healthy Australian children, following them from childhood into adolescence. METHOD: Participants were 791 healthy, initially Grade 2 children (7-8 years; 394 girls), selected from the general community. Psychosocial stress was assessed using the Children's Stress Questionnaire, while depressive symptoms were assessed using the Children's Depression Inventory...
May 25, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536509/chronic-social-stress-time-dependently-affects-neuropathic-pain-related-cold-allodynia-and-leads-to-altered-expression-of-spinal-biochemical-mediators
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Glenn-Marie Le Coz, Julien Genty, Fernand Anton, Ulrike Hanesch
Clinical data have shown that chronic exposure to stress may be accompanied by an enhancement of inflammation-related pain sensitivity. In this context, little is however known on the impact of stress on neuropathic pain. In the present study we addressed this issue by combining the chronic constriction injury (CCI) model with an ongoing social stress (OSS) paradigm. Cold plate and von Frey tests were performed in 48 rats divided into four groups: OSS exposed to OSS, CCI subjected to chronic nerve constriction, OSS+CCI with a combination of neuropathy and stress and CON, a control group lacking any manipulation...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529169/caregiver-burden-in-adults-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Richa Shukla, Elyse Thakur, Andrea Bradford, Jason K Hou
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition which has a relapsing and remitting disease course. There is high degree of inpatient and outpatient health care utilization by IBD patients along with a great deal of psychosocial stress associated with the condition. Patients frequently rely on family, friends and other informal caregivers to provide medical, instrumental and emotional support. The role of caregiving for adult IBD patients can lead to significant caregiver burden. At present, there are limited data on the existence of caregiver burden in adult IBD patients...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528930/clinical-and-psychosocial-predictors-of-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-symptom-change-over-one-year-a-prospective-study-from-the-mapp-research-network
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Bruce D Naliboff, Alisa J Stephens, H Henry Lai, James W Griffith, J Quentin Clemens, Susan Lutgendorf, Larissa V Rodriguez, Craig Newcomb, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Wensheng Guo, John W Kusek, J Richard Landis
OBJECTIVE: To examine baseline clinical and psychosocial characteristics that predict 12- month symptom change in men and women with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS). METHODS: 221 female and 176 male UCPPS patients were recruited from 6 academic medical centers in the United States and evaluated at baseline with a comprehensive battery of symptom, psychosocial, and illness-impact measures. Based on biweekly symptom reports, a functional clustering procedure classified participant's outcome as worse, stable, or improved on pain and urinary symptom severity...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511829/suicidal-behaviors-in-the-dermatology-patient
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Madhulika A Gupta, Daiana R Pur, Branka Vujcic, Aditya K Gupta
An assessment of suicidal behaviors in the dermatology patient may be necessary in several situations: (1) in the presence of psychiatric comorbidity (major depressive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, substance use disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder), encountered in up to 30% of dermatology patients; (2) when dermatologic symptoms ("dysmorphophobia," dermatitis artefacta) represent psychiatric pathologic conditions; (3) when psychosocial stressors (bereavement, interpersonal violence) increase the risk of suicidal behavior and exacerbate stress-reactive dermatoses (psoriasis, acne); (4) in the presence of high disease burden (chronicity, increased disease severity); (5) in instances of significant pruritus or chronic sleep disruption; (6) in the presence of facial lesions or facial scarring; (7) when social exclusion or feelings of alienation arise secondary to the skin disorder; (8) with use of medications (retinoids, biologics) for which suicidal behavior has been implicated as a possible side effect; and (9) when treating psychiatric patients experiencing a serious reaction to psychotropic medications (eg, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and anticonvulsants)...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511827/psychosomatic-aspects-of-vitiligo
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Felipe Cupertino, João Paulo Niemeyer-Corbellini, Marcia Ramos-E-Silva
Vitiligo is a chronic common skin disease. The asymptomatic hypopigmented cutaneous lesions are considered by many health care professionals as a cosmetic problem only; however, vitiligo can have a major psychosocial impact on patients' lives. We review some of the factors responsible for this impact, such as the general public's wrong perception of the disease, feelings and emotional responses from patients, how stressful events can act as triggers of the disease, stigmatization experiences suffered by the patients, the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity, the effects on relationships and sex life, how quality of life in adults and children is impaired, and how treatment can improve it...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499974/prefrontal-cortical-glutathione-dependent-defense-and-proinflammatory-mediators-in-chronically-isolated-rats-modulation-by-fluoxetine-or-clozapine
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Nevena Todorović, Dragana Filipović
Chronic psychosocial stress modulates brain antioxidant systems and causes neuroinflammation that plays a role in the pathophysiology of depression. Although the antidepressant fluoxetine (FLX) represents the first-line treatment for depression and the atypical antipsychotic clozapine (CLZ) is considered as a second-line treatment for psychotic disorders, the downstream mechanisms of action of these treatments, beyond serotonergic or dopaminergic signaling, remain elusive. We examined behavioral changes, glutathione (GSH)-dependent defense and levels of proinflammatory mediators in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of adult male Wistar rats exposed to 21days of chronic social isolation (CSIS)...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499100/probing-for-neuroadaptations-to-unpredictable-stressors-in-addiction-translational-methods-and-emerging-evidence
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Jesse T Kaye, Daniel E Bradford, Katherine P Magruder, John J Curtin
Stressors clearly contribute to addiction etiology and relapse in humans, but our understanding of specific mechanisms remains limited. Rodent models of addiction offer the power, flexibility, and precision necessary to delineate the causal role and specific mechanisms through which stressors influence alcohol and other drug use. This review describes a program of research using startle potentiation to unpredictable stressors that is well positioned to translate between animal models and clinical research with humans on stress neuroadaptations in addiction...
May 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481893/evaluation-of-a-transdiagnostic-psychodynamic-online-intervention-to-support-return-to-work-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rüdiger Zwerenz, Jan Becker, Katharina Gerzymisch, Martin Siepmann, Martin Holme, Ulrich Kiwus, Sieglinde Spörl-Dönch, Manfred E Beutel
OBJECTIVES: Given their flexibility, online interventions may be useful as an outpatient treatment option to support vocational reintegration after inpatient rehabilitation. To that purpose we devised a transdiagnostic psychodynamic online intervention to facilitate return to work, focusing on interpersonal conflicts at the workplace often responsible for work-related stress. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, we included employed patients from cardiologic, psychosomatic and orthopedic rehabilitation with work-related stress or need for support at intake to inpatient rehabilitation after they had given written consent to take part in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469987/efficacy-of-a-multi-component-psychosocial-intervention-program-for-caregivers-of-persons-living-with-neurocognitive-disorders-alexandria-egypt-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zeinab Nazeeh Shata, Marwa R Amin, Heba M El-Kady, Mervat W Abu-Nazel
BACKGROUND: Unlike other chronic diseases, dementia caregiving is associated with enormous psychological burden, which stresses the need for caregivers-directed psychosocial interventions. Aim: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to evaluate the short-term efficacy of a multi-component psychosocial intervention program for informal caregivers of persons with neurocognitive disorders in Alexandria, Egypt. METHODS: Informal caregivers (120) were randomly assigned into intervention and control groups...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468634/kososan-a-kampo-medicine-prevents-a-social-avoidance-behavior-and-attenuates-neuroinflammation-in-socially-defeated-mice
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Naoki Ito, Eiji Hirose, Tatsuya Ishida, Atsushi Hori, Takayuki Nagai, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Hiroaki Kiyohara, Tetsuro Oikawa, Toshihiko Hanawa, Hiroshi Odaguchi
BACKGROUND: Kososan, a Kampo (traditional Japanese herbal) medicine, has been used for the therapy of depressive mood in humans. However, evidence for the antidepressant efficacy of kososan and potential mechanisms are lacking. Recently, it has been recognized that stress triggers neuroinflammation and suppresses adult neurogenesis, leading to depression and anxiety. Here, we examined whether kososan extract affected social behavior in mice exposed to chronic social defeat stress (CSDS), an animal model of prolonged psychosocial stress, and neuroinflammation induced by CSDS...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455605/how-can-geography-and-mobile-phones-contribute-to-psychotherapy
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Carlos Ferrás, Yolanda García, Adrián Aguilera, Álvaro Rocha
Interdisciplinary relationships between Geography and Psychotherapy are an opportunity for innovation. Indeed, scientific works found on bibliographic databases and concerning this theme are scarce. Geographical sub-fields, such as the Geography of Emotions or Psychoanalytical Geography have started to emerge, theorizing about and interpreting feelings, emotions, moods, sufferings, of the chronically ill or diversified social groups and sites. But a less theoretical and more practical approach, in the sense of proposing, predicting and intervening, is lacking; as well as research into the possibilities offered by communication technologies and mobile phones...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449913/allostatic-load-in-early-pregnancy-is-associated-with-poor-sleep-quality
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Vanessa J Hux, James M Roberts, Michele L Okun
BACKGROUND: Allostatic load (AL) measures the cumulative impact of chronic stress and is associated with adverse health outcomes. A novel scoring system has previously been developed for AL in early pregnancy that is associated with pre-eclampsia. It was hypothesized that AL, as identified by the present model, is associated with psychosocial stressors and, specifically, poor sleep quality. METHODS: Women were selected from a low-risk, community-dwelling study population who enrolled at <15 weeks gestation...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415916/association-between-psychosocial-stress-and-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mei-Yan Liu, Na Li, William A Li, Hajra Khan
AIM: The etiology of hypertension is various and complex, involving both genetic and behavioral factors. The relationship between psychosocial stress and hypertension has been hypothesized. More and more people experience increased anxiety, depression, and chronic psychosocial stress brought on by globalization, cultural changes, socioeconomic changes, and stress at the work place. Although a plethora of studies have investigated the interaction between psychosocial stress and hypertension, this relationship is still contentious...
June 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407737/pain-in-amaxhosa-women-living-with-hiv-aids-a-cross-sectional-study-of-ambulant-outpatients
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Romy Parker, Jennifer Jelsma, Dan J Stein
BACKGROUND: Pain is one of the most commonly reported symptoms in people living with HIV/AIDS, whether or not they are receiving anti-retroviral therapy. A recent systematic review identified a paucity of studies exploring pain in women in low and middle income countries. The prevalence and characteristics of pain in women living with HIV/AIDS may differ from that of men as many chronic pain conditions are more prevalent in women. The aims of this study were to establish pain prevalence, characteristics and management in amaXhosa women living with HIV/AIDS...
April 13, 2017: BMC Women's Health
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