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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220783/a-study-to-compare-the-differences-between-genders-in-psychiatric-comorbidities-in-individuals-with-psychoses
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Praveen Das, Priya Sreedaran, Ashok Mv
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric comorbidities worsen the outcome and increase severity of suffering in psychotic disorders. Gender differences have also been found to impact the severity and outcome in psychoses. In this background, this study attempted to compare psychiatric comorbidity between genders. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim was to compare psychiatric co-morbidity between men and women with psychotic disorders. METHODOLOGY: A descriptive cross sectional study design was used...
November 29, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217834/gender-specific-alteration-of-energy-balance-and-circadian-locomotor-activity-in-the-crtc1-knockout-mouse-model-of-depression
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Clara Rossetti, Daniel Sciarra, Jean-Marie Petit, Chin B Eap, Olivier Halfon, Pierre J Magistretti, Benjamin Boutrel, Jean-René Cardinaux
Obesity and depression are major public health concerns, and there is increasing evidence that they share etiological mechanisms. CREB-regulated transcription coactivator 1 (CRTC1) participates in neurobiological pathways involved in both mood and energy balance regulation. Crtc1 -/- mice rapidly develop a depressive-like and obese phenotype in early adulthood, and are therefore a relevant animal model to explore possible common mechanisms underlying mood disorders and obesity. Here, the obese phenotype of male and female Crtc1 -/- mice was further characterized by investigating CRTC1's role in the homeostatic and hedonic regulation of food intake, as well as its influence on daily locomotor activity...
December 8, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217724/correlation-of-impulsivity-with-self-harm-and-suicidal-attempt-a-community-study-of-adolescents-in-taiwan
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Yu-Hsin Huang, Hui-Ching Liu, Fang-Ju Tsai, Fang-Ju Sun, Kuo-Yang Huang, Yu-Ching Chiu, Yen-Hsun Huang, Yo-Ping Huang, Shen-Ing Liu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate differences and similarities in risk factors for deliberate self-harm (DSH) and suicidal attempt (SA), and the role of impulsivity among a group of community adolescents. SETTING: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at high schools in Northern Taiwan. DATA AND PARTICIPANTS: We recruited grade 1 students from 14 high schools. A total of 5879 participants (mean age 16.02 years, female adolescents: 57...
December 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215693/adolescent-depression-in-jordan-symptoms-profile-gender-differences-and-the-role-of-social-context
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Latefa Ali Dardas, Susan G Silva, Moria J Smoski, Devon Noonan, Leigh Ann Simmons
The influence of gender and other individual and context characteristics on the prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms among Jordanian adolescents remains unclear. The aims of the current study were to: (a) characterize depressive symptoms profiles for Jordanian adolescents; and (b) examine gender differences in the type, severity, and correlates of depressive symptoms. Cross-sectional data were collected from 2,349 Jordanian adolescents ages 12 to 17 using a nationally representative school survey...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214899/paid-staff-or-volunteers-does-it-make-a-difference-the-impact-of-staffing-on-child-outcomes-for-children-attending-community-based-programmes-in-south-africa-and-malawi
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Mark Tomlinson, Lorraine Sherr, Ana Macedo, Xanthe Hunt, Sarah Skeen
BACKGROUND: Globally, and in low and middle income countries (LMIC) specifically, there is a critical shortage of workers. The use of volunteers to support such care delivery systems has been examined, there is scant literature on the impact of volunteers on child outcome in high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-affected communities. OBJECTIVES: To examine the differential impact of paid versus volunteer workforce in Community Based Organisations (CBOs) providing care to children and families affected by the HIV epidemic in South Africa and Malawi on child outcomes over time...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212563/clinically-relevant-and-simple-immune-system-measure-is-related-to-symptom-burden-in-bipolar-disorder
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Ole Köhler-Forsberg, Louisa Sylvia, Thilo Deckersbach, Michael Joshua Ostacher, Melvin McInnis, Dan Iosifescu, Charles Bowden, Susan McElroy, Joseph Calabrese, Michael Thase, Richard Charles Shelton, Mauricio Tohen, James Kocsis, Edward Friedman, Terence Ketter, Andrew Alan Nierenberg
OBJECTIVE: Immunological theories, particularly the sickness syndrome theory, may explain psychopathology in mood disorders. However, no clinical trials have investigated the association between overall immune system markers with a wide range of specific symptoms including potential gender differences. METHODS: We included two similar clinical trials, the lithium treatment moderate-dose use study and clinical and health outcomes initiatives in comparative effectiveness for bipolar disorder study, enrolling 765 participants with bipolar disorder...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209395/prevalence-and-psychiatric-comorbidities-of-internet-addiction-in-a-nationwide-sample-of-korean-adults
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Subin Park, Hong Jin Jeon, Jae Nam Bae, Su Jeong Seong, Jin Pyo Hong
The goal of the study was to examine the prevalence and psychiatric comorbidities of Internet addiction in a nationwide sample of Korean adults. Among a total of 6,022 participants involved in Korean Epidemiological Catchment Area study in 2011, 3,723 Internet users were assessed for their Internet addiction using Young's 8-item Diagnostic Questionnaire. The results showed that of the 3,723 Internet users, 39 (1.0%) had Internet addiction. Addicted Internet users were younger, more likely to be males and unemployed compared to non-addicted Internet users...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209377/pain-in-patients-with-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-association-with-anxiety-and-depression
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Giulio Fortuna, Massimo Aria, Rodrigo Cepeda-Valdes, Maria Guadalupe Moreno Trevino, Julio Cesar Salas-Alanís
Objective: We investigate the presence and the quality of pain in patients with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), and its correlation with the level of anxiety and depression. Methods: We collected data from 27 DEB patients and 26 healthy individuals. DEB patients and controls completed 1 scale for the quality of pain, and 1 scale for anxiety and depression. Pain was assessed with the short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire, whereas anxiety and depression were assessed with the Hamilton rating scale for anxiety and depression...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207502/relationship-between-vitamin-intake-and-depressive-symptoms-in-elderly-japanese-individuals-differences-with-gender-and-body-mass-index
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Thao Thi Thu Nguyen, Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Yasuhiro Kambayashi, Akinori Hara, Sakae Miyagi, Yohei Yamada, Haruki Nakamura, Yukari Shimizu, Daisuke Hori, Fumihiko Suzuki, Koichiro Hayashi, Hiroyuki Nakamura
Only a few studies have focused on the relationship between vitamin intake and depressive symptoms in Japanese individuals. This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between vitamin intake and depressive symptoms in 1634 elderly Japanese individuals (65 years and older). The consumption of fifteen vitamins including retinol, a retinol equivalent, beta-carotene equivalent, vitamin D, alpha-tocopherol, vitamin K, vitamin group B, vitamin C, and cryptoxanthine was analyzed using a brief-type self-administered diet history questionnaire (BDHQ)...
December 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203717/hsp90-and-fkbp51-complex-regulators-of-psychiatric-diseases
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Marangelie Criado-Marrero, Theo Rein, Elisabeth B Binder, James T Porter, John Koren, Laura J Blair
Mood disorders affect nearly a quarter of the world's population. Therefore, understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying these conditions is of great importance. FK-506 binding protein 5 (FKBP5) encodes the FKBP51 protein, a heat shock protein 90 kDa (Hsp90) co-chaperone, and is a risk factor for several affective disorders. FKBP51, in coordination with Hsp90, regulates glucocorticoid receptor (GR) activity via a short negative feedback loop. This signalling pathway rapidly restores homeostasis in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis following stress...
January 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202829/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-moderate-to-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-major-depression-a-observational-and-retrospective-study-on-703-subjects
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Matthieu Hein, Jean-Pol Lanquart, Gwenolé Loas, Philippe Hubain, Paul Linkowski
BACKGROUND: Several studies have investigated the prevalence and risk factors of depression in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. However, few studies have investigated the prevalence and risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in major depression. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and risk factors of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in a large sample of individuals with major depression. METHODS: Data from 703 individuals with major depression recruited from the research database of the sleep laboratory of the Erasme Hospital were analysed...
December 4, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201812/the-factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-stroke-survivors-age-40-and-older
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Na Eun Jeon, Kyoung Min Kwon, Yeo Hyung Kim, Jung Soo Lee
Objective: To evaluate the association between clinical and socio-demographic status and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in stroke survivors age 40 and older in the Korean population. Methods: The relationship between stroke and HR-QoL was investigated using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), conducted from 2007-2012. The total number of respondents was 24,050 and 757 stroke survivors were included. Specifically, we investigated factors associated with the lowering of HR-QoL in a group of Korean adult stroke patients age 40 and older after adjusting for socio-demographic factors, anthropometric measurements, and clinical comorbidities...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201791/psychological-results-of-438-patients-with-persisting-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptoms-by-symptom-checklist-90-revised-questionnaire
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Xia Chen, Ping Li, Fei Wang, Guozhong Ji, Lin Miao, Sihong You
Aims and objectives: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects mental state and social activities. On the contrary, mental disorders may also play a crucial role in GERD symptoms. The purpose of the study was to analyze the data of Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (SCL-90-R) questionnaire from patients with persisting GERD and to explore the impact of psychological factors on them. Materials and methods: The patients accepted SCL-90-R questionnaire survey, following endoscopy, high-resolution manometry (HRM), and ambulatory impedance-pH monitoring...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200802/voluntary-and-involuntary-singlehood-and-young-adults-mental-health-an-investigation-of-mediating-role-of-romantic-loneliness
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Katarzyna Adamczyk
The present study tested the hypothesis that single young adults who perceive their singlehood as voluntary would report a higher level of positive mental health (i.e., emotional, psychological and social well-being), lower levels of mental health illness (i.e., somatic symptoms, anxiety, social dysfunction, severe depression) and romantic loneliness in comparison to young adults who perceive their singlehood as involuntary. This paper also investigated whether romantic loneliness mediates the relationship between voluntary and involuntary singlehood, positive mental health, and mental health illness...
2017: Current Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199906/racial-ethnic-differences-in-prevalence-and-correlates-of-blunt-smoking-among-adolescents
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LaTrice Montgomery, Dale Mantey
Blunt use is pervasive among adolescents. The study uses cross-sectional data from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health to examine sociodemographic, health, and other substance use correlates of current and lifetime blunt use among 12,036 African American, White, and Hispanic/Latino adolescents. Findings revealed that 5.3% of African American, 4.3% of Hispanic/Latino, and 3.8% of White adolescents reported past-30-day blunt use. Age and substance use other than marijuana were consistent correlates of current and lifetime blunt use across all racial/ethnic groups...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191401/comparative-profiling-of-adrenal-steroids-in-maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood
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Simon Travers, Laetitia Martinerie, Pascal Boileau, Qiong-Yao Xue, Marc Lombès, Eric Pussard
Fetal steroidome in late pregnancy receives multiple contributions from both maternal and fetal adrenals as well as from placenta. Depressed glucocorticoid levels have been reported in fetal blood at birth, yet studies on mineralocorticoid pathways are sparse. To investigate biosynthesis pathways at birth, adrenal steroids profiles were established in paired mothers and neonates. Forty-six paired healthy term newborns and their mothers from the Aldo cohort were assessed. Steroidomic profiles of mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids and adrenal androgens were established from umbilical cord and maternal blood at birth using a highly sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS methodology...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190710/the-association-between-depressive-symptoms-and-insulin-resistance-inflammation-and-adiposity-in-men-and-women
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M'Balu Webb, Melanie Davies, Nuzhat Ashra, Danielle Bodicoat, Emer Brady, David Webb, Calum Moulton, Khalida Ismail, Kamlesh Khunti
INTRODUCTION: Depression has been shown to be associated with elevated leptin levels, low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance. These derangements are often measured in mixed gender cohorts despite the different body compositions and hormonal environments of men and women and gender-specific prevalence and responses to depression. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was carried out on a cohort of 639 participants from the ADDITION-Leicester dataset to assess differences in markers of diabetes risk, cardiovascular risk and inflammation in depressed and non-depressed individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187314/what-is-stressful-for-females-differential-effects-of-unpredictable-environmental-or-social-stress-in-cd1-female-mice
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Harold Dadomo, Laura Gioiosa, Jenny Cigalotti, Graziano Ceresini, Stefano Parmigiani, Paola Palanza
Stressful life events are a major factor in the etiology of several diseases, such as cardiovascular, inflammatory and psychiatric disorders (i.e., depression and anxiety), with the two sexes greatly differing in vulnerability. In humans and other animals, physiological and behavioral responses to stress are strongly dependent on gender, and conditions that are stressful for males are not necessarily stressful for females. Hence the need of an animal model of social chronic stress specifically designed for females...
November 26, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183659/are-there-gender-differences-in-those-diagnosed-with-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures
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Lorna Myers, Robert Trobliger, Kirsty Bortnik, Marcelo Lancman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether male and female populations of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) differ, in terms of demographic, social/clinical, and etiological factors as well as psychological measures. BACKGROUND: Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are overrepresented by females; therefore, information about PNES in males is limited. Only a handful of studies have examined PNES and gender, and of those, one was a literature review and with the exception of two, most have had small sample sizes...
November 25, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180946/educational-inequalities-in-late-life-depression-across-europe-results-from-the-generations-and-gender-survey
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Thomas Hansen, Britt Slagsvold, Marijke Veenstra
This study explores country- and gender-stratified educational differences in depression among older adults from 10 European countries. We examine inequalities in both absolute (prevalence differences) and relative (odds ratios) terms and in bivariate and multivariate models. We use cross-sectional, nationally representative data from the generations and gender survey. The analysis comprises 27,331 Europeans aged 60-80. Depression is measured with a seven-item version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale...
December 2017: European Journal of Ageing
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