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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528241/peripheral-zinc-and-neopterin-concentrations-are-associated-with-mood-severity-in-bipolar-disorder-in-a-gender-specific-manner
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Caitlin E Millett, Dahlia Mukherjee, Aubrey Reider, Adem Can, Maureen Groer, Dietmar Fuchs, Teodor T Postolache, Shannon L Kelleher, Erika F H Saunders
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a recurrent, episodic mood disorder for which there are no current diagnostic, prognostic or theranostic biomarkers. Two peripheral markers of the acute phase immune response, zinc and neopterin, are consistently associated with severity of depression in literature. Given gender differences in clinical presentation of BD and in inflammatory processes, we aimed to explore the interaction between gender and immune biomarkers to predict mood severity in BD. Participants with DSM IV BD I and II were recruited through the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute during an acute mood episode...
May 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527683/association-of-val66met-polymorphism-at-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-gene-with-depression-among-chinese-adolescents-after-wenchuan-earthquake-an-18months-longitudinal-study
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Mei Fan, Rong Hui Li, Min Shan Hu, Li Ying Xiao, Xue Dong Zhou, Mao Sheng Ran, Ding Zhi Fang
To longitudinally investigate the association of Val66Met polymorphism at brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene (BDNF) with depression in Chinese Han adolescents after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, BDNF Val66Met was identified by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analyses and verified by DNA sequencing. Depression was assessed by Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) among high school students at 6, 12 and 18months after the earthquake. The results showed that the females constantly had higher depression prevalence than the males during the follow-up in the Met allele carriers, but not in the Val/Val homozygotes...
May 17, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527069/clinical-and-psychosocial-features-of-frequent-relapsers-fr-among-patients-with-chronic-migraine-and-medication-overuse
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Alberto Raggi, Licia Grazzi, Roberta Ayadi, Matilde Leonardi, Alberto Proietti, Silvia Schiavolin, Chiara Scaratti, Susanna Usai, Domenico D'Amico
The objective was to characterize frequent relapsers (FR)-i.e. those requiring two or more withdrawals in a 3-year period-in a sample of 188 patients with chronic migraine with medication overuse (CM-MO). We tested differences between FR and non-FR for age, gender, employment status, days with headache, headache severity, type of overused medication, BDI-II, WHODAS 2.0 and MSQ. 30.8% of participants were FR: they were more frequently treated as inpatients and living alone, had a lower education, higher disability and lower QoL, higher frequency and intensity of headaches, and higher depression scores...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525988/positive-and-negative-influences-of-social-participation-on-physical-and-mental-health-among-community-dwelling-elderly-aged-65-70%C3%A2-years-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
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Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Hosoi
BACKGROUND: Although numerous investigations have indicated that social participation (SP) has positive effects on the health of older adults, there have been few studies on its negative health consequences. We examined the cross-sectional associations of the type, frequency, and autonomy for SP with physical and mental health. METHODS: The analytical subjects were 5126 males and 7006 females who were functionally independent, born between 1945 and 1949, and covered by A City's medical insurance system...
May 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514193/90-90-90-plus-maintaining-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapies
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Inge B Corless, Alex J Hoyt, Lynda Tyer-Viola, Elizabeth Sefcik, Jeanne Kemppainen, William L Holzemer, Lucille Sanzero Eller, Kathleen Nokes, J Craig Phillips, Carol Dawson-Rose, Marta Rivero-Mendez, Scholastika Iipinge, Puangtip Chaiphibalsarisdi, Carmen J Portillo, Wei-Ti Chen, Allison R Webel, John Brion, Mallory O Johnson, Joachim Voss, Mary Jane Hamilton, Kathleen M Sullivan, Kenn M Kirksey, Patrice K Nicholas
Medication adherence is the "Plus" in the global challenge to have 90% of HIV-infected individuals tested, 90% of those who are HIV positive treated, and 90% of those treated achieve an undetectable viral load. The latter indicates viral suppression, the goal for clinicians treating people living with HIV (PLWH). The comparative importance of different psychosocial scales in predicting the level of antiretroviral adherence, however, has been little studied. Using data from a cross-sectional study of medication adherence with an international convenience sample of 1811 PLWH, we categorized respondent medication adherence as None (0%), Low (1-60%), Moderate (61-94%), and High (95-100%) adherence based on self-report...
May 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505499/clinical-predictors-of-acute-response-to-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-in-major-depression
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Giordano D'Urso, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Rodolfo Rossi, Andre Russowsky Brunoni, Marco Bortolomasi, Roberta Ferrucci, Alberto Priori, Andrea de Bartolomeis, Alfredo Carlo Altamura
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a promising neuromodulation intervention for poor-responding or refractory depressed patients. However, little is known about predictors of response to this therapy. The present study aimed to analyze clinical predictors of response to tDCS in depressed patients. METHODS: Clinical data from 3 independent tDCS trials on 171 depressed patients (including unipolar and bipolar depression), were pooled and analyzed to assess predictors of response...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504010/effects-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-on-intraocular-pressure-and-anterior-segment-parameters-in-open-angle-eyes
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Gamze Uçan Gündüz, Neslihan Parmak Yener, Oğuzhan Kılınçel, Cem Gündüz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the short and long term effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on intraocular pressure (IOP) and anterior segment parameters in open angle eyes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 325 eyes of 166 subjects. Subjects were divided into three groups; group 1 included 116 eyes of 58 patients receiving SSRIs for 1 week - 6 months, group 2 included 102 eyes of 53 patients receiving SSRIs for longer than 6 months, and group 3 included 107 eyes of 55 healthy subjects not receiving any drugs...
May 14, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500571/associations-between-illness-duration-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-specified-mental-and-physical-chronic-health-conditions-results-from-a-population-based-survey
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Lucy Busija, Jeretine Tan, Kerrie M Sanders
PURPOSE: We compared health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in incident (≤1 year since diagnosis), mid-term (>1-5 years since diagnosis), and long-term (>5 years since diagnosis) cases of mental and physical chronic illness with the general population and assessed the modifying effects of age and gender on the association between HRQOL and illness duration. METHODS: Data from the 2007 Australian National Health and Mental Wellbeing Survey were used. HRQOL was captured by the Assessment of Quality of Life Scale 4D...
May 12, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499368/measuring-mental-well-being-in-norway-validation-of-the-warwick-edinburgh-mental-well-being-scale-wemwbs
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Otto R F Smith, Daniele E Alves, Marit Knapstad, Ellen Haug, Leif E Aarø
BACKGROUND: Mental well-being is an important, yet understudied, area of research, partly due to lack of appropriate population-based measures. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) was developed to meet the needs for such a measure. This article assesses the psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the WEMWBS, and its short-version (SWEMWBS) among a sample of primary health care patients who participated in the evaluation of Prompt Mental Health Care (PMHC), a novel Norwegian mental health care program aimed to increase access to treatment for anxiety and depression...
May 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498851/myopia-and-depressive-symptoms-among-older-chinese-adults
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Yin Wu, Qinghua Ma, Hong-Peng Sun, Yong Xu, Mei-E Niu, Chen-Wei Pan
PURPOSE: Few population-based data support the hypothesis that refractive errors are associated with depressive symptoms. We aim to assess the impact of myopia on the risk of having depressive symptoms in a community-based cohort of elderly Chinese. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study of 4611 Chinese adults aged 60 years or older was conducted. Depressive symptoms were measured using the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) depression scale in 4597 adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498504/varenicline-versus-nicotine-patch-with-brief-advice-for-smokers-with-substance-use-disorders-with-or-without-depression-effects-on-smoking-substance-use-and-depressive-symptoms
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Damaris J Rohsenow, Jennifer W Tidey, Rosemarie A Martin, Suzanne M Colby, Robert M Swift, Lorenzo Leggio, Peter M Monti
AIMS: Varenicline was compared with transdermal nicotine (NRT) for smokers with current substance use disorders (SUD) for effects on 3-month smoking abstinence (primary outcome) and, secondarily, on 3 and 6 month abstinence while adjusting for medication adherence, and on additional smoking and substance use outcomes. Moderation by major depressive disorder history (MDD) and adherence were investigated. DESIGN: Double-blind double-placebo controlled randomized design, stratifying by MDD, gender and nicotine dependence, with 3 and 6 months follow up...
May 12, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498355/the-link-between-mastery-and-depression-among-black-adolescents-ethnic-and-gender-differences
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Shervin Assari, Cleopatra Howard Caldwell
PURPOSE: Although the link between depression and lower levels of mastery is well established, limited information exists on ethnic and gender differences in the association between the two. The current study investigated ethnic, gender, and ethnic by gender differences in the link between major depressive disorder (MDD) and low mastery in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the National Survey of American Life-Adolescent supplement (NSAL-A), 2003-2004...
May 12, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496374/gender-differences-and-psychological-factors-associated-with-suicidal-ideation-among-youth-in-malaysia
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Norhayati Ibrahim, Noh Amit, Normah Che Din, Hui Chien Ong
Suicide is a global phenomenon that has been showing an upward trend in recent years. It is the second leading cause of death among youth. Studies on suicidal ideation warrant greater attention, as it leads to suicide attempts and other health risk behaviors. Thus, the objective of this study was to compare gender differences in suicidal ideation and determine the predictors of suicidal ideation among youth. This cross-sectional study was carried out among 232 youths aged between 15 and 25 years from selected urban areas in Malaysia...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492216/psychological-status-and-quality-of-life-in-acne-patients-treated-with-oral-isotretinoin
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Dubravka Šimić, Jasna Zeljko Penavić, Dragan Babić, Anita Gunarić
INTRODUCTION: The acne patients are at higher risk of acquiring depresion and anxiety, which can lead to reduced quality of life. Effective treatment of acne can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and significantly improve other physiological parameters and quality of life of these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the psychological status and quality of life of acne patients before, during and after the treatment with oral isotretinoin. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The prospective study included a total of 127 patients suffering from moderate to severe form of acne...
May 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490832/gender-differences-in-depressive-symptoms-among-hiv-positive-concordant-and-discordant-heterosexual-couples-in-china
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Li Li, Li-Jung Liang, Chunqing Lin, Guoping Ji, Yongkang Xiao
HIV seropositive individuals and their heterosexual partners/spouses, either seropositive or seronegative, are facing several mental health challenges. The objective of this study was to examine gender differences in depressive symptoms among HIV-positive concordant and HIV-discordant couples. We identified heterosexual couples from participants of a randomized controlled trial conducted in Anhui province, China. A total of 265 couples, comprising 129 HIV+ male/HIV- female couples, 98 HIV- male/HIV+ female couples, and 38 HIV-positive concordant couples, were included in the analyses...
March 2017: Psychology of Women Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488917/contrasting-gender-and-combat-versus-military-sexual-traumas-psychiatric-symptom-severity-and-morbidities-in-treatment-seeking-veterans
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Minden B Sexton, Greer A Raggio, Lauren B McSweeney, Caitlin C Authier, Sheila A M Rauch
BACKGROUND: Military sexual trauma (MST) and military combat trauma (MCT) are significant risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, no studies have directly contrasted the clinical profiles of Veterans between military-related traumas. Moreover, a notable gender difference in the likelihood of trauma exposure limits our ability to disentangle gender and trauma type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To address these gaps, we aimed at (1) contrasting psychiatric complaints in Veterans with MST versus MCT exposure and (2) investigating gender differences in Veterans with MST histories...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488251/ethnic-identity-and-regional-differences-in-mental-health-in-a-national-sample-of-african-american-young-adults
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Monnica T Williams, Gerardo Duque, Chad T Wetterneck, L Kevin Chapman, Ryan C T DeLapp
Prior research has found that a strong positive ethnic identity is a protective factor against anxiety and depression in African Americans. In this study, ethnic identity is examined in a geographically representative sample of African American young adults (n = 242), using the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) (Phinney in J Adolescent Res 7:156-76, 15). The two-factor structure of the measure (Roberts et al. in J Early Adolescence 19:301-22, 1) was analyzed using a structural equation model and displayed an acceptable fit only when multiple error terms were correlated...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486345/diagnosed-chronic-health-conditions-among-injured-workers-with-permanent-impairments-and-the-general-population
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Rebecca Casey, Peri J Ballantyne
OBJECTIVE: To profile chronic health conditions of an injured worker sample before and after workplace injury and compare injured workers to a matched community sample. METHODS: Logistic regression analyses compared risk of certain chronic health conditions for permanently disabled injured workers in the pre- and post-injury periods to comparator subsamples from the Canadian Community Health Surveys 2003 and 2009/2010. RESULTS: There were notable health differences between the injured worker and comparator samples for the post-injury period...
May 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486207/possible-link-of-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-2-with-psychiatric-diagnosis-ethnicity-disaster-or-bmi
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Phebe Tucker, Betty Pfefferbaum, Pascal Nitiéma, Qaiser Khan, Ruchi Aggarwal, Erin E Walling
BACKGROUND: Cytokines are of increasing interest as markers for stress responses, mental disorders and general health. We assessed associations of two cytokines with several factors among relocated hurricane survivors and controls. METHODS: We examined 40 relocated hurricane survivors and 40 demographically matched (frequency matching) Oklahoma controls to assess relationships of Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6) with psychiatric diagnoses (SCID-IV), demographic variables, hurricane exposure and body mass index (BMI)...
May 6, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483656/two-year-gender-differences-in-satisfaction-with-appearance-after-burn-injury-and-prediction-of-five-year-depression-a-latent-growth-curve-approach
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Nour Al Ghriwati, Megan Sutter, Bradford S Pierce, Paul B Perrin, Shelley A Wiechman, Jeffrey C Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To use latent growth curve and longitudinal structural equation modeling to examine the two-year trajectory of satisfaction with appearance in adults with burn injury and that trajectory's effect on depression five years after burn injury. DESIGN: Data were collected at discharge after burn injury hospitalization, six months, one year, two years, and five years post-discharge. SETTING: The Burn Model System (BMS) program consisted of a data center and five participating burn centers...
May 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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