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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241372/-differences-between-self-and-proxy-assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Philipp Heßmann, Maren Dreier, Iris Brandes, Richard Dodel, Erika Baum, Matthias J Müller, Monika Balzer-Geldsetzer
Objective The self-assessment of health-related quality of life (HrQoL) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment is commonly higher than the proxy-assessment by caregivers. This study aims at evaluating sociodemographic and clinical factors to explain this difference. Methods HrQoL of 241 community-dwelling patients was analysed using the dementia-specific Quality of Life-Alzheimer's Disease questionnaire (QoL-AD). Behavioural and psychological symptoms and functional capacity were evaluated using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study-Activities of Daily Living scale (ADCS-ADL)...
February 27, 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240781/does-psychotherapy-work-an-umbrella-review-of-meta-analyses-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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E Dragioti, V Karathanos, B Gerdle, E Evangelou
OBJECTIVE: To map and evaluate the evidence across meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of psychotherapies for various outcomes. METHODS: We identified 173 eligible studies, including 247 meta-analyses that synthesized data from 5157 RCTs via a systematic search from inception to December 2016 in the PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We calculated summary effects using random-effects models, and we assessed between-study heterogeneity...
February 27, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239498/cognitive-pragmatic-rehabilitation-program-in-schizophrenia-a-single-case-fmri-study
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Ilaria Gabbatore, Francesca M Bosco, Elisabetta Geda, Luigi Gastaldo, Sergio Duca, Tommaso Costa, Bruno G Bara, Katiuscia Sacco
Introduction. The present study was intended to evaluate the effects of a rehabilitative training, the Cognitive Pragmatic Treatment (CPT), aimed at improving communicative-pragmatic abilities and the related cognitive components, on the cerebral modifications of a single case patient diagnosed with schizophrenia. Methods. The patient underwent two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) sessions, before and after the treatment. In order to assess brain changes, we calculated the Amplitude of Low Frequency Fluctuation (ALFF) index of the resting-state fMRI signal, which is interpreted as reflecting the intensity of the spontaneous regional activity of the brain...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238297/are-perfectionist-therapists-perfect-the-relationship-between-therapist-perfectionism-and-client-outcomes-in-cognitive-behavioural-therapy
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Vickie L Presley, Christopher A Jones, Elizabeth K Newton
BACKGROUND: The psychological literature suggests that therapist perfectionism is common and potentially detrimental to client recovery. Little is known about the relationship between therapist perfectionism and client outcomes. AIMS: This study aimed to measure perfectionism in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural therapists, and establish any relationships between dimensions of therapist perfectionism, client outcomes and drop-out rates in treatment. METHOD: Thirty-six therapists took part in the study; levels of perfectionism were measured using a self-report questionnaire and these were analysed in relation to the clinical outcomes from a sample of their clients...
February 27, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237296/frontal-subcortical-circuitry-in-social-attachment-and-relationships-a-cross-sectional-fmri-ale-meta-analysis
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Shu-Hui Lee, Zachary M Walker, James B Hale, S H Annabel Chen
Researchers have explored the concept of attachment in multiple ways, from animal studies examining imprinting to abnormal attachment in psychopathology. However, until recently, few have considered how neural circuitry develops the effective social bonds that are subsequently replicated in relationships across the lifespan. This current cross-sectional study undertook a fMRI Activation Likelihood Estimation (ALE) meta-analyses to examine the neurocircuitry that governs emotional and behavioural functions critical for building effective social relationships in children and adults...
February 22, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236075/repeatability-and-consistency-of-individual-behaviour-in-juvenile-and-adult-eurasian-harvest-mice
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Andrea C Schuster, Teresa Carl, Katharina Foerster
Knowledge on animal personality has provided new insights into evolutionary biology and animal ecology, as behavioural types have been shown to affect fitness. Animal personality is characterized by repeatable and consistent between-individual behavioural differences throughout time and across different situations. Behavioural repeatability within life history stages and consistency between life history stages should be checked for the independence of sex and age, as recent data have shown that males and females in some species may differ in the repeatability of behavioural traits, as well as in their consistency...
April 2017: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235970/gamblingless-for-life-study-protocol-a-pragmatic-randomised-trial-of-an-online-cognitive-behavioural-programme-for-disordered-gambling
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S S Merkouris, S N Rodda, D Austin, D I Lubman, P Harvey, M Battersby, J Cunningham, T Lavis, D Smith, N A Dowling
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of disordered gambling worldwide has been estimated at 2.3%. Only a small minority of disordered gamblers seek specialist face-to-face treatment, and so a need for alternative treatment delivery models that capitalise on advances in communication technology, and use self-directed activity that can complement existing services has been identified. As such, the primary aim of this study is to evaluate an online self-directed cognitive-behavioural programme for disordered gambling (GamblingLess: For Life)...
February 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235559/task-inhibition-conflict-and-the-n-2-repetition-cost-a-combined-computational-and-empirical-approach
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Nicholas J Sexton, Richard P Cooper
Task inhibition (also known as backward inhibition) is an hypothesised form of cognitive inhibition evident in multi-task situations, with the role of facilitating switching between multiple, competing tasks. This article presents a novel cognitive computational model of a backward inhibition mechanism. By combining aspects of previous cognitive models in task switching and conflict monitoring, the model instantiates the theoretical proposal that backward inhibition is the direct result of conflict between multiple task representations...
February 21, 2017: Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235548/chronic-and-acute-adenosine-a2a-receptor-blockade-prevents-long-term-episodic-memory-disruption-caused-by-acute-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-activation
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Francisco M Mouro, Vânia L Batalha, Diana G Ferreira, Joana E Coelho, Younis Baqi, Christa E Müller, Luísa V Lopes, Joaquim A Ribeiro, Ana M Sebastião
Cannabinoid-mediated memory impairment is a concern in cannabinoid-based therapies. Caffeine exacerbates cannabinoid CB1 receptor (CB1R)-induced memory deficits through an adenosine A1 receptor-mediated mechanism. We now evaluated how chronic or acute blockade of adenosine A2A receptors (A2ARs) affects long-term episodic memory deficits induced by a single injection of a selective CB1R agonist. Long-term episodic memory was assessed by the novel object recognition (NOR) test. Mice received an intraperitoneal (i...
February 21, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235422/crying-spells-triggered-by-thumb-index-rubbing-after-thalamic-stroke-a-case-report
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R Bassani, C Rosazza, L Ghirardin, V Caldiera, E Banco, C Casati, L Tesio
BACKGROUND: Pathologic crying, devoid of any emotional counterpart, is known to occur as a consequence of various brain stem, cortical hemispheric and cerebellar lesions or, quite exceptionally, of "dacrystic" epilepsy. The case reported here suggests that thalamic lesions may also cause crying spells, under the special circumstances described below. CASE PRESENTATION: After a mild left thalamic stroke a caucasian 77 years old man presented with crying spells with no emotional counterpart, triggered by thumb-index rubbing of his right hand...
February 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230315/achievement-motivation-in-early-schizophrenia-relationship-with-symptoms-cognition-and-functional-outcome
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Gagan Fervaha, Hiroyoshi Takeuchi, George Foussias, Margaret K Hahn, Ofer Agid, Gary Remington
BACKGROUND: Individuals with schizophrenia engage in goal-directed activities significantly less often compared to healthy individuals in the community. There is ample evidence documenting the presence of motivational deficits in schizophrenia using observer-based ratings; however, purely self-reported accounts of patients' motivation are less well understood. This study examined subjective accounts of trait achievement motivation among relatively young, clinically stable, early-course outpatients with schizophrenia...
February 23, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229913/increased-risk-of-developing-schizophrenia-in-animals-exposed-to-cigarette-smoke-during-the-gestational-period
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Alexandra I Zugno, Mariana B Oliveira, Gustavo A Mastella, Alexandra S A Heylmann, Lara Canever, Felipe D Pacheco, Louyse S Damazio, Sullivan A Citadin, Luiz Antonio de Lucca, Lutiana Roque Simões, Fernanda Malgarin, Josiane Budni, Tatiana Barichello, Patricia F Schuck, João Quevedo
Cigarette smoking during the prenatal period has been investigated as a causative factor of obstetric abnormalities, which lead to cognitive and behavioural changes associated with schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to investigate behaviour and AChE activity in brain structures in adult rats exposed to cigarette smoke during the prenatal period. Pregnant rats were divided into non-PCSE (non-prenatal cigarette smoke exposure) and PCSE (prenatal cigarette smoke exposure) groups. On post-natal day 60, the rats received saline or ketamine for 7days and were subjected to behavioural tasks...
February 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229807/using-psychoeducation-and-role-induction-to-improve-completion-rates-in-cognitive-behavioural-therapy
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Jaime Delgadillo, Martin Groom
BACKGROUND: Pre-treatment role induction interventions have been suggested to potentially enhance attendance and clinical outcomes in psychotherapy. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a programme of three transdiagnostic seminars (TDS) for patients with common mental disorders accessing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in primary care. TDS included CBT psychoeducation and role induction. METHOD: A random sample of patients (n = 49) participated in TDS followed by CBT (TDS+CBT) and they were compared with matched controls (n = 49) accessing usual CBT...
March 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229806/-i-can-t-concentrate-a-feasibility-study-with-young-refugees-in-sweden-on-developing-science-driven-interventions-for-intrusive-memories-related-to-trauma
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Emily A Holmes, Ata Ghaderi, Ellinor Eriksson, Klara Olofsdotter Lauri, Olivia M Kukacka, Maya Mamish, Ella L James, Renée M Visser
BACKGROUND: The number of refugees is the highest ever worldwide. Many have experienced trauma in home countries or on their escape which has mental health sequelae. Intrusive memories comprise distressing scenes of trauma which spring to mind unbidden. Development of novel scalable psychological interventions is needed urgently. AIMS: We propose that brief cognitive science-driven interventions should be developed which pinpoint a focal symptom alongside a means to monitor it using behavioural techniques...
March 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229805/cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-health-anxiety-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kate Cooper, James D Gregory, Ian Walker, Sinead Lambe, Paul M Salkovskis
BACKGROUND: Health anxiety (HA), or hypochondriasis, is a psychological problem characterized by a preoccupation with the belief that one is physically unwell. A 2007 Cochrane review (Thomson and Page, 2007) found cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to be an effective intervention for individuals with HA. Similar findings were reported in a recent meta-analysis (Olatunji et al., 2014), which did not employ a systematic search strategy. The current review aimed to investigate the efficacy of CBT for HA, and to update the existing reviews...
March 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229500/money-for-microbes-pathogen-avoidance-and-out-group-helping-behaviour
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Michael Laakasuo, Nils Köbis, Jussi Palomäki, Markus Jokela
Humans have evolved various adaptations against pathogens, including the physiological immune system. However, not all of these adaptations are physiological: the cognitive mechanisms whereby we avoid potential sources of pathogens-for example, disgust elicited by uncleanliness-can be considered as parts of a behavioural immune system (BIS). The mechanisms of BIS extend also to inter-group relations: Pathogen cues have been shown to increase xenophobia/ethnocentrism, as people prefer to keep their societal in-group norms unaltered and "clean...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229487/the-mourning-process-of-older-people-with-dementia-who-lost-their-spouse
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Akiko Watanabe, Sayuri Suwa
AIMS: To explore the mourning process of people with dementia who have lost their spouse, using family caregivers' and professionals' perspectives and to devise grief care for people with dementia. BACKGROUND: There have been studies on the loss of one's spouse; however, little is known about widows and widowers with dementia as they may find it hard to tell their perception and feelings to others accurately because of cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study using semi-structured interviews...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229114/the-trier-social-stress-test-principles-and-practice
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REVIEW
Andrew P Allen, Paul J Kennedy, Samantha Dockray, John F Cryan, Timothy G Dinan, Gerard Clarke
Researchers interested in the neurobiology of the acute stress response in humans require a valid and reliable acute stressor that can be used under experimental conditions. The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) provides such a testing platform. It induces stress by requiring participants to make an interview-style presentation, followed by a surprise mental arithmetic test, in front of an interview panel who do not provide feedback or encouragement. In this review, we outline the methodology of the TSST, and discuss key findings under conditions of health and stress-related disorder...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229106/neonatal-corticosterone-administration-in-rodents-as-a-tool-to-investigate-the-maternal-programming-of-emotional-and-immune-domains
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Simone Macrì
Neonatal experiences exert persistent influences on individual development. These influences encompass numerous domains including emotion, cognition, reactivity to external stressors and immunity. The comprehensive nature of the neonatal programming of individual phenotype is reverberated in the large amount of experimental data collected by many authors in several scientific fields: biomedicine, evolutionary and molecular biology. These data support the view that variations in precocious environmental conditions may calibrate the individual phenotype at many different levels...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228340/exploring-the-effectiveness-of-couples-interventions-for-adults-living-with-a-chronic-physical-illness-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Emma Berry, Mark Davies, Martin Dempster
OBJECTIVE: Partners have a significant role in a person's ability to adjust to a chronic physical illness, which warrants their inclusion in couples interventions. However to deliver more specific, tailored support it is necessary to explore which types of couples interventions are most effective across certain chronic illness populations and outcomes. METHODS: Five databases were searched using selected terms. Thirty-five articles met the eligibility criteria for inclusion...
February 14, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
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