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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342578/efficacy-and-safety-of-aripiprazole-lauroxil-in-schizophrenic-patients-presenting-with-severe-psychotic-symptoms-during-an-acute-exacerbation
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Steven G Potkin, Robert Risinger, Yangchun Du, Jacqueline Zummo, Anjana Bose, Bernard Silverman, Srdjan Stankovic, Elliot Ehrich
Aripiprazole lauroxil (AL), a new long-acting injectable antipsychotic, demonstrated safety and efficacy in treating acute exacerbation symptoms of schizophrenia in a 12-week placebo-controlled trial of two doses of AL (441mg and 882mg) administered every 4weeks. We performed a post hoc analysis of this trial to evaluate the efficacy of AL in the subgroup of patients with severe psychotic symptoms, defined as those with baseline Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) Total score above the median score of 92 (n=309)...
March 22, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325167/virtual-reality-in-the-assessment-understanding-and-treatment-of-mental-health-disorders
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D Freeman, S Reeve, A Robinson, A Ehlers, D Clark, B Spanlang, M Slater
Mental health problems are inseparable from the environment. With virtual reality (VR), computer-generated interactive environments, individuals can repeatedly experience their problematic situations and be taught, via evidence-based psychological treatments, how to overcome difficulties. VR is moving out of specialist laboratories. Our central aim was to describe the potential of VR in mental health, including a consideration of the first 20 years of applications. A systematic review of empirical studies was conducted...
March 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255435/the-effect-of-long-acting-paliperidone-palmitate-once-monthly-on-negative-and-depressive-symptoms-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-switched-from-previous-unsuccessful-treatment-with-oral-aripiprazole
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Andreas Schreiner, Paul Bergmans, Pierre Cherubin, Ludger Hargarter
BACKGROUND: The negative symptoms of schizophrenia are generally harder to recognize, more difficult to treat than positive symptoms, and have a significant impact on patient functioning and overall outcomes. Treatment with aripiprazole may be associated with benefits on negative symptoms and functioning given its partial agonism to the dopamine D2 receptor. The aim of this subanalysis was to explore the impact of flexibly dosed, long-acting paliperidone palmitate once monthly (PP1M) on negative and depressive symptoms, disorganized thoughts, anxiety, extrapyramidal symptoms, and patient functioning in nonacute adult patients with schizophrenia previously unsuccessfully treated with oral aripiprazole monotherapy...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221900/mental-health-disorders-associated-with-foodborne-pathogens
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Declan J Bolton, Lucy J Robertson
Human infections with foodborne pathogenic organisms are relatively well described in terms of their overt physical symptoms, such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, fever, and associated sequelae. Indeed, some of these are key for diagnosis and treatment, although it should be noted that, for some foodborne pathogens, the physical symptoms might be more diffuse, particularly those associated with some of the foodborne parasites. In contrast, the impact of these pathogens on mental health is less well described, and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and general malaise are usually ignored when foodborne infections are recorded...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199423/-outpatient-s-profile-assisted-by-the-psychiatry-residents-of-the-prof-dr-r-rossi-general-hospital-la-plata-argentina
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Diego Giannandrea, Julián Achilli Lucas, Lucía Saldaño, María J Barrenengoa, Mariano Dramis, Mariano Barraco, Matías González Olivi, María T Burry
OBJECTIVE: To define the profile and the treatments evolution of the outpatients assisted by the psychiatry residents of the Rossi Hospital in La Plata. METHODS: It was analyzed the period between 2005 and 2010 (six years). The variables selected included gender, age, diagnosis (according to ICD 10), duration and evolution of treatment. RESULTS: From the total number of patients (n=341), 58,7% were women (n= 200) and 41,3% men (n= 141). The most frequent diagnoses were: anxiety disorders (13,6%), depressive disorders (12,8%), schizophrenia (12,2%), other non-affective psychoses (9%) and mental retardation (8,4%)...
March 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130172/brain-specific-knockin-of-the-pathogenic-tubb5-e401k-allele-causes-defects-in-motor-coordination-and-prepulse-inhibition
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Martin W Breuss, Andi H Hansen, Lukas Landler, David A Keays
The generation, migration, and differentiation of neurons requires the functional integrity of the microtubule cytoskeleton. Mutations in the tubulin gene family are known to cause various neurological diseases including lissencephaly, ocular motor disorders, polymicrogyria and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. We have previously reported that mutations in TUBB5 cause microcephaly that is accompanied by severe intellectual impairment and motor delay. Here we present the characterization of a Tubb5 mouse model that allows for the conditional expression of the pathogenic E401K mutation...
April 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116752/psychological-interventions-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-in-people-with-severe-mental-illness
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Jacqueline Sin, Debbie Spain, Marie Furuta, Trevor Murrells, Ian Norman
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence indicates that individuals who develop severe mental illness (SMI) are also vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), due to increased risk of exposure to traumatic events and social adversity. The effectiveness of trauma-focused psychological interventions (TFPIs) for PTSD in the general population is well-established. TFPIs involve identifying and changing unhelpful beliefs about traumatic experiences, processing of traumatic memories, and developing new ways of responding to cues associated with trauma...
January 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113122/differences-in-psychological-and-somatic-symptom-cluster-score-profiles-between-subjects-with-idiopathic-environmental-intolerance-major-depression-and-schizophrenia
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Elisabeth M Weiss, Evelin Singewald, Claudia Baldus, Ellen Hofer, Josef Marksteiner, Sarah Nasrouei, Beatrix Ruepp, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Werner Fitz, Christoph Mai, Anke Bauer, Ilona Papousek, Peter Holzer
Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (IEI) has been associated with psychogenic factors and an increased number of comorbid psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety disorder. The purpose of the current study was to examine a possible overlap of psychological and somatic symptoms between subjects with IEI and patients with major depression and schizophrenia as well as to specify characteristic differences. The different symptom clusters included symptoms of chemical intolerance, neurotoxicity and psychological distress as well as measurements of mental health such as anxiety, depression, somatoform symptoms, and schizophrenia-specific disturbances in cognitive domains...
March 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113098/gender-differences-in-positive-mental-health-among-individuals-with-schizophrenia
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Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Esmond Seow, Shirlene Pang, Louisa Picco, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to investigate the gender differences in positive mental health among outpatients with schizophrenia. METHODS: 142 outpatients (aged 21-65 years) with schizophrenia spectrum disorders were recruited from a tertiary psychiatric hospital. They were administered the following instruments: The Positive Mental Health (PMH) instrument, Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-8 and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)-7, and the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale...
January 12, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092449/long-noncoding-rna-as-an-indicator-differentiating-schizophrenia-from-major-depressive-disorder-and-generalized-anxiety-disorder-in-nonpsychiatric-hospital
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Xuelian Cui, Wei Niu, Lingming Kong, Mingjun He, Kunhong Jiang, Shengdong Chen, Aifang Zhong, Qiaoli Zhang, Wanshuai Li, Jim Lu, Liyi Zhang
AIM: Depression and anxiety are common symptoms for schizophrenia (SZ) in the early onset. This study aimed to determine whether long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) can be indicators for diagnosing SZ in nonpsychiatric hospitals. MATERIALS & METHODS: Three upregulated SZ lncRNAs, six downregulated major depressive disorder (MDD) lncRNAs and three upregulated generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) lncRNAs were cross-validated in 45 SZ patients, 48 MDD patients, 52 GAD patients and 40 controls by reverse transcription-PCR...
January 16, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916287/polygenic-risk-score-associated-with-specific-symptom-dimensions-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Sarojini M Sengupta, Kathleen MacDonald, Ferid Fathalli, Anita Yim, Martin Lepage, Srividya Iyer, Ashok Malla, Ridha Joober
Recent Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) have provided evidence for the involvement of a number of genetic variants in schizophrenia (SCZ). The objective of the current study was to examine the association between these variants and symptom dimensions, evaluated prospectively over a period of 24months, in a clinically well-characterized sample of individuals (n=241) with first-episode psychosis (FEP). The genetic variants were analyzed collectively as captured through a Polygenic Risk Score (PRS), calculated for each individual...
December 1, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878417/neurobehavioural-evaluation-of-resveratrol-in-murine-models-of-anxiety-and-schizophrenia
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Mohammed Garba Magaji, Loretta Oghenekome Iniaghe, Mutiat Abolarin, Opeyemi Isa Abdullahi, Rabiu Abdusalam Magaji
Resveratrol, a caloric restriction mimetic, is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the etiology of a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including generalized anxiety and schizophrenia. This study investigated the anxiolytic and antipsychotic potentials of resveratrol in murine models of anxiety and schizophrenia. Mice were pretreated with resveratrol (200 and 400 mg/kg) in 1% carboxymethyl cellulose for 14 days and subjected to behavioural tests on the 15th day...
April 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872683/safe-and-effective-sofosbuvir-based-therapy-in-patients-with-mental-health-disease-on-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment
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Lydia Shuk Yee Tang, Jack Masur, Zayani Sims, Amy Nelson, Anu Osinusi, Anita Kohli, Sarah Kattakuzhy, Michael Polis, Shyam Kottilil
AIM: To study impact of baseline mental health disease on hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment; and Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI) changes with sofosbuvir- and interferon-based therapy. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of participants from 5 studies enrolled from single center trials conducted at the Clinical Research Center of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States. All participants were adults with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection and naïve to HCV therapy...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866493/dietary-dha-and-health-cognitive-function-ageing
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Carlos Cardoso, Cláudia Afonso, Narcisa M Bandarra
DHA is a key nutritional n-3 PUFA and needs to be supplied by the human diet. DHA is found in significant amounts in the retinal and neuronal cell membranes due to its high fluidity. Indeed, DHA is selectively concentrated in the synaptic and retinal membranes. DHA is deemed to display anti-inflammatory properties and to reduce the risk of CVD. Consumption of larger amounts of DHA appears to reduce the risk of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and mood disorders. Conversely, it has been shown that loss of DHA from the nerve cell membrane leads to dysfunction of the central nervous system in the form of anxiety, irritability, susceptibility to stress, dyslexia, impaired memory and cognitive functions, and extended reaction times...
December 2016: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863524/positive-mental-health-in-outpatients-comparison-within-diagnostic-groups
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Rajeswari Sambasivam, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong, Edimansyah Abdin, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Lee Seng Esmond Seow, Shirlene Pang, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Positive mental health (PMH) supplements the definition of mental health which is not just the mere absence of mental illness. It encompasses an individual's social, emotional and psychological well-being. This cross-sectional study examines the PMH levels in a multi-ethnic outpatient population and the socio-demographic correlates of PMH across the various diagnostic groups. In addition comparisons with the general population were conducted. METHODS: Outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum, depressive or anxiety disorders seeking treatment at a tertiary psychiatric care hospital were included in the study sample...
November 18, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837574/there-is-no-safe-threshold-for-lead-exposure-%C3%AE-literature-review
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Th Vorvolakos, S Arseniou, M Samakouri
Lead was one of the most dangerous environmental toxic substances for a long time in western countries, and this is still the case for many places on earth today. Its neurotoxic potential is highly significant but its secure blood level concentration remains unknown. The aim of this study was to approach the above issue from the perspective of social psychiatry. A systematic search was made of Dialog and Datastar interfaces for data regarding the neuropsychiatric complications of direct or chronic exposure to lead, and a review of the relevant literature was conducted using the databases Medline, Embase, CAB Global Health and Cochrane...
July 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837572/clinical-and-cognitive-factors-affecting-psychosocial-functioning-in-remitted-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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G Konstantakopoulos, N Ioannidi, M Typaldou, D Sakkas, P Oulis
Impaired interpersonal, social, and occupational functioning is very often observed in patients with bipolar disorder, not only at the acute stages of the illness but in remission as well. This finding raises the question of multiple factors that might affect psychosocial functioning in bipolar patients, such as residual subsyndromal symptoms and neuropsychological deficits. Social cognition impairment, especially impaired Theory of Mind (ToM), might also play an important role in bipolar patients' every-day functioning, similarly to what was found in patients with schizophrenia...
July 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831757/developing-a-virtual-reality-based-vocational-rehabilitation-training-program-for-patients-with-schizophrenia
#18
Bo Kyung Sohn, Jae Yeon Hwang, Su Mi Park, Jung-Seok Choi, Jun-Young Lee, Ji Yeuon Lee, Hee-Yeon Jung
Maintaining employment is difficult for patients with schizophrenia because of deterioration of psychosocial and cognitive functions. Such patients usually require vocational rehabilitation training, which is both demanding and costly. In this study, we developed a virtual reality-based vocational rehabilitation training program (VR-VRTP) for such patients and evaluated its feasibility as an alternative to traditional rehabilitation programs. We developed the VR-VRTP to include various situations commonly encountered in two types of occupations: convenience store employee and supermarket clerk...
November 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827293/vitamin-d-deficiency-behavioral-atypicality-anxiety-and-depression-in-children-with-chromosome-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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L Kelley, A F P Sanders, E A Beaton
Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a complex developmental disorder with serious medical, cognitive and emotional symptoms across the lifespan. This genetic deletion also imparts a lifetime risk for developing schizophrenia that is 25-30 times that of the general population. The origin of this risk is multifactorial and may include dysregulation of the stress response and immunological systems in relation to brain development. Vitamin D is involved in brain development and neuroprotection, gene transcription, immunological regulation and influences neuronal signal transduction...
December 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821363/the-use-of-the-sdq-with-chinese-adolescents-in-the-clinical-context
#20
David Mellor, Wenhong Cheng, Marita McCabe, Mathew Ling, Yi Liu, Zhimin Zhao, Juan Fan, Meina You, Fang Zhang, Jinhua Sun, Linda Byrne, Yifeng Xu
This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire when it was applied to a sample of 443 outpatients in China. Included in the sample were 88 adolescents diagnosed with depression, 96 with schizophrenia, 98 with generalized anxiety, 70 with OCD, and 91 with ADHD. Each patient and one of their parents completed the SDQ at intake. Confirmatory Factor Analyses provided limited support for the proposed five factor structure of the scale over other models. Internal reliabilities of the subscales for both self and parent report were weak, and inter-rater agreement between self- and parent-report was moderate...
December 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
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