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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118158/dental-hygienists-attitudes-toward-the-obese-population
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Gwen Essex, Keiko Miyahara, Dorothy J Rowe
Purpose: To explore dental hygienists' attitudes toward the obese population and to determine whether there are differences in attitudes among those with different self-reported body images.Methods: The study population was dental hygienists whose email addresses were in the database of the California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA). CDHA distributed the electronic message containing study information, informed consent, and a link to the survey. The survey consisted of 14 items from the Fat Phobia Scale, 13 items from the Anti-fat Attitudes Questionnaire (AFAQ), 3 demographic questions, and 1 question on body image...
December 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101841/the-mediating-role-of-changes-in-harm-beliefs-and-coping-efficacy-in-youth-with-specific-phobias
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Thomas H Ollendick, Sarah M Ryan, Nicole N Capriola-Hall, Lena Reuterskiöld, Lars-Göran Öst
Individuals with specific phobias (SPs) often experience catastrophic cognitions and compromised efficacy regarding their ability to cope when in the presence of the phobic object/situation. In the current study, 165 children (7-16 years; 62% male) received either One Session Treatment or Educational Support Therapy for their SP. The children identified their feared belief and rated "how bad" it was, "how likely" it was to occur, and their ability to cope if it did occur. All of these ratings were reduced from pre-treatment to 6-month follow-up, across both treatment conditions...
October 18, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096207/avoidant-personality-disorder-and-social-phobia-does-mindreading-make-the-difference
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Giovanni Pellecchia, Fabio Moroni, Livia Colle, Antonio Semerari, Antonino Carcione, Teresa Fera, Donatella Fiore, Giuseppe Nicolò, Roberto Pedone, Michele Procacci
OBJECTIVE: Avoidant personality disorder (AvPD) is closely related to and partially overlaps with social phobia (SP). There is an ongoing debate as to whether AvPD and SP can be classified as separate and distinct disorders or whether these diagnoses rather reflect different degrees of severity of social anxiety. The hypothesis of this study is that in patients with AvPD and in those with AvPD and comorbid SP both interpersonal functioning and metacognitive abilities (the ability to understand mental states) are more severely impaired than they are in patients with SP only...
September 28, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054435/networks-of-phobic-fear-functional-connectivity-shifts-in-two-subtypes-of-specific-phobia
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Maria R Stefanescu, Ralph J Endres, Kevin Hilbert, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Ulrike Lueken
Anxiety disorders can be conceptualized by an abnormal interplay of emotion-processing brain circuits; however, knowledge of brain connectivity measures in specific phobia is still limited. To explore functional interactions within selected fear-circuitry structures (anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), amygdala, insula), we re-examined three task-based fMRI studies using a symptom provocation approach (n=94 subjects in total) on two different phobia subtypes (animal subtype as represented by snake phobia (SP) and blood-injection-injury subtype as represented by dental phobia (DP)), and a non-phobic healthy control group (HC)...
October 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053980/incident-mental-disorders-in-the-aftermath-of-traumatic-events-a-prospective-longitudinal-community-study
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Eva Asselmann, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Roselind Lieb, Axel Perkonigg, Katja Beesdo-Baum
BACKGROUND: Few strictly prospective-longitudinal community studies examined the role of traumatic events for risk of developing a broad range of incident mental disorders over several years. METHOD: A representative community sample of adolescents and young adults (n = 2797, baseline age 14-24) was prospectively examined in up to three assessment waves over up to 10 years. Traumatic events and DSM-IV mental disorders were assessed at each wave using the DIA-X/M-CIDI...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037266/is-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-more-effective-than-relaxation-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-anxiety-disorders-a-meta-analysis
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Jesus Montero-Marin, Javier Garcia-Campayo, Alba López-Montoyo, Edurne Zabaleta-Del-Olmo, Pim Cuijpers
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether relaxation therapies are more or less effective than cognitive and behavioural therapies in the treatment of anxiety. The aims of the present study were to examine the effects of relaxation techniques compared to cognitive and behavioural therapies in reducing anxiety symptoms, and whether they have comparable efficacy across disorders. METHOD: We conducted a meta-analysis of 50 studies (2801 patients) comparing relaxation training with cognitive and behavioural treatments of anxiety...
October 17, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034525/reliability-and-validity-of-severity-dimensions-of-psychopathology-assessed-using-the-structured-clinical-interview-for-dsm-5-scid
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Stewart A Shankman, Carter J Funkhouser, Daniel N Klein, Joanne Davila, Debra Lerner, Danelle Hee
This study examined whether the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID), a widely used semistructured interview designed to assess psychopathology categorically, can be adapted to identify reliable and valid severity dimensions of psychopathology. The present study also examined whether these severity dimensions have better psychometric properties (internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and concurrent and predictive validity) than categorical diagnoses. Participants (N = 234) were recruited from the community and clinics...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028150/potential-of-micrornas-as-novel-targets-in-the-alleviation-of-pathological-fear
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Conor P Murphy, Nicolas Singewald
The current treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias and other anxiety disorders, remains insufficient particularly in producing long-lasting full symptom control. Dysfunctional fear processing is common in these disorders, including a deficiency in fear-inhibitory mechanisms and impairment in the ability to discriminate between safety and danger cues. Research has aimed to elucidate brain circuitries, neurotransmitters and downstream signaling pathways important in the alleviation of aberrant fear, with a specific focus on mechanisms modulating fear memory and its behavioral expression...
October 13, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027588/mental-disorders-and-the-risk-for-the-subsequent-first-suicide-attempt-results-of-a-community-study-on-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Marcel Miché, Patrizia Denise Hofer, Catharina Voss, Andrea Hans Meyer, Andrew Thomas Gloster, Katja Beesdo-Baum, Roselind Lieb
Adolescents and young adults represent the high-risk group for first onset of both DSM-IV mental disorders and lifetime suicide attempt (SA). Yet few studies have evaluated the temporal association of prior mental disorders and subsequent first SA in a young community sample. We examined (a) such associations using a broad range of specific DSM-IV mental disorders, (b) the risk of experiencing the outcome due to prior comorbidity, and (c) the proportion of SAs that could be attributed to prior disorders. During a 10-year prospective study, data were gathered from 3021 community subjects, 14-24 years of age at baseline...
October 11, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994357/the-cross-national-epidemiology-of-specific-phobia-in-the-world-mental-health-surveys
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K J Wardenaar, C C W Lim, A O Al-Hamzawi, J Alonso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991767/anorexia-anormal-phobia-of-normal-weight
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Nada Pop-Jordanova, Tatjana Zorcec, Aneta Demerdzieva
Anorexia nervosa is a disorder of feeding behavior associated with distortion of body image, mood disturbance and a wide variety of hormonal and metabolic abnormalities. It is supposed that the disease could be the consequence of a combination of cultural-social, psychological and biological factors. Our study confirmed that anorexia mentalis is a serious, life threatening disorder which in our country appears earlier than it was expected and that is strongly related to environmental factors (family, school, fashion, society)...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948700/daily-fluctuation-of-emotions-and-memories-thereof-design-and-methods-of-an-experience-sampling-study-of-major-depression-social-phobia-and-controls
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Andrew T Gloster, Marcel Miché, Hanna Wersebe, Thorsten Mikoteit, Jürgen Hoyer, Christian Imboden, Klaus Bader, Andrea H Meyer, Martin Hatzinger, Roselind Lieb
Symptom fluctuations and the dynamic contexts provoking these are poorly understood. This deficit is compounded by people's limited ability to accurately report about such dimensions in retrospect. Utilizing the advantages of experience sampling methodology (ESM), this study rigorously describes and tests proximal environmental, neurobiological and psychological factors associated with symptoms and mood states. Participants were assigned to three diagnostic groups: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD; n = 118), Social Phobia (SP; n = 47), or a Control Group without SP or MDD (CG; n = 119)...
September 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937891/barriers-and-drawbacks-of-the-assessment-of-dental-fear-dental-anxiety-and-dental-phobia-in-children-a-critical-literature-review
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Aminabadi Naser Asl, Marzieh Shokravi, Zahra Jamali, Sajjad Shirazi
OBJECTIVE: Dental anxiety, fear and phobia have different etiology, response patterns, time courses, and intensities that justify a clear distinction between these constructs. Differentiation of dental anxiety, fear or phobia in practice is a critical prerequisite for developing and implementing effective treatment for children. The aim of this study was to investigate whether current researches in the pediatric dentistry appropriately discriminate the central construct of dental anxiety, fear and phobia...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929975/trait-and-facet-level-predictors-of-first-onset-depressive-and-anxiety-disorders-in-a-community-sample-of-adolescent-girls
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Brandon L Goldstein, Roman Kotov, Greg Perlman, David Watson, Daniel N Klein
BACKGROUND: Individual differences in neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness are associated with, and may predict onset of, internalizing disorders. These general traits can be parsed into facets, but there is a surprising paucity of research on facet risk for internalizing disorders. We examined general traits and facets of neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness in predicting first onsets of depressive and anxiety disorders. METHODS: A community sample of 550 adolescent females completed general and facet-level personality measures and diagnostic interviews...
September 20, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889251/a-10-year-prospective-longitudinal-study-of-daily-hassles-and-incident-psychopathology-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-interactions-with-gender-perceived-coping-efficacy-and-negative-life-events
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Eva Asselmann, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Roselind Lieb, Katja Beesdo-Baum
PURPOSE: To prospectively examine whether higher daily hassles predict a variety of incident mental disorders and respective associations vary by gender, age, perceived coping efficacy and number of negative life events. METHODS: Data comes from the Early Developmental Stages of Psychopathology Study (EDSP), a prospective-longitudinal study among adolescents and young adults from the community (n = 2797, aged 14-24 at baseline) followed up in up to 3 assessment waves over 10 years...
November 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886905/group-differences-in-pain-interference-psychiatric-disorders-and-general-medical-conditions-among-hispanics-and-whites-in-the-u-s-general-population
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Declan T Barry, Corey Pilver Glenn, Rani A Hoff, Marc N Potenza
The cross-sectional retrospective study examined whether ethnicity moderates relationships between pain interference and both psychopathology and general medical conditions among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults. Participants comprised 32,574 (14% Hispanic; 86% white) National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions respondents. While Hispanic respondents were less likely than white respondents to report severe pain interference (11.4% vs. 11.9%) or moderate pain interference (5.7% vs. 7...
December 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883770/frequency-of-depression-and-its-correlation-with-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-oral-cavity-cancer
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Senada Dzebo, Jasmina Mahmutovic, Hasiba Erkocevic, Faris Foco
INTRODUCTION: the effects of malignant tumors of oral cavity may be reflected through mental, physical, social and emotional well-being and quality of life of patients. Those suffering from malignancies show a large degree of psychological problems (fear, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, phobias) both at the time of diagnosis and during the treatment. AIM: to determine a level of depression in patients with oral cavity cancer and to link quality of life and level of depression of patients with oral cavity cancer...
June 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879250/dental-care-related-fear-and-anxiety-distress-tolerance-as-a-possible-mechanism
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S H Addicks, D W McNeil, C L Randall, A Goddard, L M Romito, C Sirbu, G Kaushal, A Metzger, B D Weaver
Distress tolerance, the degree to which one is able to cope with and endure negative emotional states, has been broadly applied to understand and treat a variety of health (including behavioral) problems, but little is known about its role in oral health care and specifically dental care-related fear and anxiety, making it a novel construct in the oral health care literature. This cross-sectional study examined distress tolerance as a possible predictor of dental fear and anxiety among a sample of adults with and without diagnoses of dental phobia, investigated possible differences in levels of distress tolerance between adults with and without dental phobia, and determined possible associations between distress tolerance and fear of pain, anxiety sensitivity, and depression...
July 2017: JDR Clinical and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870688/-what-do-virtual-reality-tools-bring-to-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry
#19
S Bioulac, E de Sevin, P Sagaspe, A Claret, P Philip, J A Micoulaud-Franchi, M P Bouvard
Virtual reality is a relatively new technology that enables individuals to immerse themselves in a virtual world. It offers several advantages including a more realistic, lifelike environment that may allow subjects to "forget" they are being assessed, allow a better participation and an increased generalization of learning. Moreover, the virtual reality system can provide multimodal stimuli, such as visual and auditory stimuli, and can also be used to evaluate the patient's multimodal integration and to aid rehabilitation of cognitive abilities...
September 1, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867433/epidemiology-of-back-pain-in-young-and-middle-aged-adults-a-longitudinal-population-cohort-survey-from-age-27-50-years
#20
Felix Angst, Jules Angst, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, André Aeschlimann, Wulf Rössler
BACKGROUND: Back pain is extremely common and a huge burden for both individuals and health care services. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine the prevalence and incidence of lumbar and cervical back pain over 23 years and to quantify associations with concomitant disorders. METHODS: Data on lumbar and cervical back pain, and mental disorders from the Zurich study, collected between 1986 (age men: 27/women: 28 years) and 2008 (age 49/50) were analyzed...
June 1, 2017: Psychosomatics
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