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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548190/-clinical-features-of-major-depressive-disorders-treated-in-secondary-health-care-facilities-in-chile
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Lilian Salvo, Sandra Saldivia, Carlos Parra, Román Rodríguez, Manuel Cifuentes, Paola Acevedo, Marcela Díaz, Mitza Ormazabal, Ivonne Guerra, Nicol Navarrete, Verónica Bravo, Andrea Castro
BACKGROUND: Depression is considered the second leading cause of disability worldwide. AIM: To describe the clinical characteristics and the evolution of major depressive disorder (MDD) in secondary care. To evaluate the association between socio-demographic and clinic variables with the first or recurrent major depressive events (MDE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clinical features, treatment, remission and duration of MDE were evaluated during a follow up lasting 12 months in 112 participants aged 44 ± 15 years (79% women)...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489625/the-disease-of-the-italian-poet-giacomo-leopardi-1798-1837-a-case-of-juvenile-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-the-19th-century
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Erik Pietro Sganzerla, Michele Augusto Riva
Some authors sustained that the pessimistic thought of the Italian writer and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) may be attributed to his unhappy life, characterized by several health problems. His philosophical theories appear as the result of depressive and melancholic state, related to his precarious health conditions, so limiting their intrinsic values. Several authors formulated various hypotheses on the diseases that Leopardi suffered from and postulated different theories on the cause of his early death...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483076/the-multiple-diagnoses-of-comorbid-anxiety-disorders-and-higher-interpersonal-sensitivity-predict-treatment-resistant-depression
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Taichi Mogi, Aihide Yoshino
BACKGROUND: The present study was conducted to examine the hypothesis based on our previous studies, that the multiple diagnoses of comorbid anxiety disorders (ADs) and higher interpersonal sensitivity predict treatment-resistant depression (TRD). METHODS: The participants were 199 consecutive outpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD), who were comprehensively diagnosed using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). TRD was defined as the failure to achieve remission with two or more adequate antidepressant trials...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472702/depressive-subtypes-in-an-elderly-cohort-identified-using-latent-class-analysis
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E M Veltman, F Lamers, H C Comijs, M W M de Waal, M L Stek, R C van der Mast, D Rhebergen
BACKGROUND: Clinical findings indicate heterogeneity of depressive disorders, stressing the importance of subtyping depression for research and clinical care. Subtypes of the common late life depression are however seldom studied. Data-driven methods may help provide a more empirically-based classification of late-life depression. METHODS: Data were used from the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older People (NESDO) derived from 359 persons, aged 60 years or older, with a current diagnosis of major depressive disorder...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451473/blunted-reward-processing-in-remitted-melancholic-depression
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Anna Weinberg, Stewart A Shankman
Blunted reward response appears to be a trait-like marker of vulnerability for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). As such, it should be present in remitted individuals; however, depression is a heterogeneous syndrome. Reward-related impairments may be more pronounced in individuals with melancholic depression. The present study examined neural responses to rewards in remitted melancholic depression (rMD; N = 29), remitted non-melancholic depression (rNMD; N = 56), and healthy controls (HC; N = 81). Event-related potentials to monetary gain and loss were recorded during a simple gambling paradigm...
January 2017: Clinical Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399091/-clinical-characteristics-of-depression-in-patients-with-episodic-consumption-of-and-dependence-on-alcohol
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N N Ivanets, O V Lavrinenko, T N Maximova
AIM: To study clinical and psychopathological features of depression in patients with consumption of and dependence on alcohol. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-nine depressed patients were examined. The first group included patients with depressive disorders complicated by alcoholism. The second group included patients, which used alcohol in depressive phase. Control group included patients with endogenous depression without drinking alcohol. Examinations of patients were carried out using clinical-psychopathological method, MADRS and statistical analysis of the data...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327446/adherence-to-dietary-recommendations-is-not-associated-with-depression-in-two-swiss-population-based-samples
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Aline Richard, Sabine Rohrmann, Caroline L Vandeleur, Aurélie M Lasserre, Marie-Pierre F Strippoli, Monika Eichholzer, Jennifer Glaus, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider, Martin Preisig
Little is known about adherence to dietary recommendations and depression. Furthermore, dietary habits may differ among depression subtypes, which has not been evaluated previously. Two population-based Swiss studies, including 3620 individuals from PsyCoLaus and 11,032 individuals from the Swiss Health Survey 2012 (SHS), were used to examine the associations between adherence to common dietary guidelines and odds of depressive disorders. In both studies, depression was assessed by validated instruments. Adherence to dietary recommendations were assessed by a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (PsyCoLaus) and by single item questions (SHS)...
June 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315937/gender-differences-in-subtypes-of-depression-by-first-incidence-and-age-of-onset-a-follow-up-of-the-lundby-population
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Mats Bogren, L Brådvik, C Holmstrand, L Nöbbelin, C Mattisson
The Lundby Study is a prospective mental health survey in a community population (N = 3563), in which data were collected in 4 waves of field-work between 1947 and 1997. We investigated gender differences during the follow-up in overall first incidence rates, ages of onset, and incidence by age of onset patterns, in different subtypes of depression. The overall incidence rate in females was higher than males for most subtypes of depression. However, for depression with melancholic and/or psychotic features, the overall first incidence rate did not differ significantly between the genders...
March 18, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204727/musculoskeletal-pain-in-melancholic-and-atypical-depression
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Katariina Korniloff, Satu Kotiaho, Mauno Vanhala, Hannu Kautiainen, Hannu Koponen, Pekka Mäntyselkä
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182138/construct-validity-of-the-depression-and-somatic-symptoms-scale-evaluation-by-mokken-scale-analysis
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Ya-Hsin Chou, Chin-Pang Lee, Chia-Yih Liu, Ching-I Hung
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies of the Depression and Somatic Symptoms Scale (DSSS), a free scale, have been based on the classical test theory, and the construct validity and dimensionality of the DSSS are as yet uncertain. The aim of this study was to use Mokken scale analysis (MSA) to assess the dimensionality of the DSSS. METHODS: A sample of 214 psychiatric outpatients with mood and anxiety disorders were enrolled at a medical center in Taiwan (age: mean [SD] =38...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114341/the-major-depressive-disorder-hierarchy-rasch-analysis-of-6-items-of-the-hamilton-depression-scale-covering-the-continuum-of-depressive-syndrome
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Lucas Primo de Carvalho Alves, Marcelo Pio de Almeida Fleck, Aline Boni, Neusa Sica da Rocha
OBJECTIVES: Melancholic features of depression (MFD) seem to be a unidimensional group of signs and symptoms. However, little importance has been given to the evaluation of what features are related to a more severe disorder. That is, what are the MFD that appear only in the most depressed patients. We aim to demonstrate how each MFD is related to the severity of the major depressive disorder. METHODS: We evaluated both the Hamilton depression rating scale (HDRS-17) and its 6-item melancholic subscale (HAM-D6) in 291 depressed inpatients using Rasch analysis, which computes the severity of each MFD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092410/big-five-personality-characteristics-are-associated-with-depression-subtypes-and-symptom-dimensions-of-depression-in-older-adults
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A M L Koorevaar, J M Hegeman, F Lamers, A D F Dhondt, R C van der Mast, M L Stek, H C Comijs
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the associations of personality characteristics with both subtypes and symptom dimensions of depression in older adults. METHODS: Three hundred and seventy-eight depressed older adults participated in the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older Persons. Personality characteristics were assessed by the NEO-Five Factor Inventory. Subtypes and symptom dimensions of depression were determined using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview and the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS)...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091795/mood-spectrum-disorders-and-perception-of-pain
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Antonella Ciaramella
Evaluation of pain perception in chronic pain patients with a concomitant mood-spectrum disorder. DESIGN: The observational retrospective study is based on patient data collected in psychosomatic consultations held at the Gift Institute for Integrative Medicine in Pisa, Italy, from 2002 to 2014. Evoked pain stimulus threshold and tolerance were evaluated using the cold pressor test. Clinical pain intensity and Sensorial, Affective, and Evaluative dimensions were assessed using the Italian Pain Questionnaire, and Anxiety and Depressive symptoms using the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale...
January 14, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027956/neuropsychological-changes-in-melancholic-and-atypical-depression-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nayanne Beckmann Bosaipo, Maria Paula Foss, Allan H Young, Mario Francisco Juruena
There is not a consensus as to whether neuropsychological profiling can distinguish depressive subtypes. We aimed to systematically review and critically analyse the literature on cognitive function in patients with melancholic and atypical depression. We searched in databases PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Knowledge and PsycInfo for papers comparing the neuropsychological performance of melancholic patients (MEL) to non-melancholic depressive patients (NMEL), including atypical depressives, and healthy controls (HC)...
February 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989405/aberrant-default-mode-network-homogeneity-in-patients-with-first-episode-treatment-naive-melancholic-depression
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Xilong Cui, Wenbin Guo, Yi Wang, Tian-Xiao Yang, Xin-Hua Yang, Yefei Wang, Jingbo Gong, Changlian Tan, Guangrong Xie
BACKGROUND: Melancholic depression is a relatively homogenous subtype of major depressive disorders (MDD). The condition has several endogenous symptoms and represents strong biological components. However, its specific neurobiological mechanisms remain unknown. Previous neuroimaging findings indicated that default mode network (DMN) is closely related to MDD. The present study examined the network homogeneity (NH) of the DMN in patients with melancholic MDD. METHODS: A total of 33 first-episode, treatment-naive melancholic MDD patients and 32 healthy controls underwent a resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scan...
February 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987214/targeting-and-transforming-major-depression
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G Parker, A Paterson, S McCraw, D Hadzi-Pavlovic
OBJECTIVE: To detail limitations to the construct of 'major depression', argue for repositioning it as a proxy for 'clinical depression' and then operationalize it and its principal constituent depressive subtypes, while preserving the DSM criteria-based format. METHOD: We summarize limitations to major depression being viewed as a diagnostic entity. Data from 391 clinically depressed patients were analysed to identify high-prevalence non-specific depressive symptoms to define 'clinical depression' as well as the features showing specificity to a melancholic depressive subtype...
December 16, 2016: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966795/the-so-called-death-drive-an-indispensable-force-for-any-subjective-life
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Bernard Penot
The psychoanalytic movement has difficulty in overcoming the malaise bequeathed by what Freud wanted to call the 'death drive'. This term remains doubly problematic: first because the indispensable antagonist of Eros-binding cannot be reduced to a particular drive; and secondly because this Anteros plays a vital role in subjectivization. The Freudian idea of the 'death drive' has in addition the drawback of confusing dissociative thrust (unbinding) with the aggressive component of libidinal cathexis. Now it is precisely the lack of articulation between them that leads to deconstructing it...
April 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921338/melancholic-and-atypical-depression-as-predictor-and-moderator-of-outcome-in-cognitive-behavior-therapy-and-pharmacotherapy-for-adult-depression
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Pim Cuijpers, Erica Weitz, Femke Lamers, Brenda W Penninx, Jos Twisk, Robert J DeRubeis, Sona Dimidjian, Boadie W Dunlop, Robin B Jarrett, Zindel V Segal, Steven D Hollon
BACKGROUND: Melancholic and atypical depression are widely thought to moderate or predict outcome of pharmacological and psychological treatments of adult depression, but that has not yet been established. This study uses the data from four earlier trials comparing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) versus antidepressant medications (ADMs; and pill placebo when available) to examine the extent to which melancholic and atypical depression moderate or predict outcome in an "individual patient data" meta-analysis...
December 6, 2016: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836011/a-naturalistic-study-of-high-dose-unilateral-ect-among-severely-depressed-inpatients-how-does-it-work-in-the-clinical-practice
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Lucas P C Alves, Thiago F V Freire, Marcelo P A Fleck, Neusa S Rocha
BACKGROUND: Naturalistic studies can be useful tools to understand how an intervention works in the real clinical practice. This study aims to investigate the outcomes in a naturalistically treated depressed inpatients cohort, who were referred, or not, to unilateral ECT. METHODS: Depressed adults according to MINI admitted in a psychiatric unit were divided in unilateral ECT treated and non-ECT treated. Main outcomes were: depression improvement in Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HDRS-17) scores; response (HDRS-17 improvement ≥50 %); remission (HDRS-17 score ≤7); length of hospitalization...
November 11, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793702/clinical-and-biological-predictors-of-response-to-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-a-review
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REVIEW
Martina Pinna, Mirko Manchia, Rossana Oppo, Filomena Scano, Gianluca Pillai, Anna Paola Loche, Piergiorgio Salis, Gian Paolo Minnai
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), developed in the 30's by Bini and Cerletti, remains a key element of the therapeutic armamentarium in psychiatry, particularly for severe and life-threatening psychiatric symptoms. However, despite its well-established clinical efficacy, the prescription of ECT has declined constantly over the years due to concerns over its safety (cognitive side effects) and an increasingly negative public perception. As for other treatments in the field of psychiatry, ECT is well suited to a personalized approach that would increment its efficacy, as well as reducing the impact of side effects...
October 25, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
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