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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542508/the-measurement-of-alexithymia-in-children-and-adolescents-psychometric-properties-of-the-alexithymia-questionnaire-for-children-and-the-twenty-item-toronto-alexithymia-scale-in-different-non-clinical-and-clinical-samples-of-children-and-adolescents
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Gwenolé Loas, Stéphanie Braun, Marie Delhaye, Paul Linkowski
This study had two aims. Firstly, the psychometric properties of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and the Alexithymia Questionnaire for Children (AQC) that measure the three dimensions of alexithymia (DIF, difficulty identifying feelings; DDF, difficulty describing feelings; EOT, externally-oriented thinking) were explored in various samples of children, adolescents or young adults to detect the best factor-structure and to examine if the Externally-Oriented Thinking (EOT) factor must be deleted or not...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540768/daily-stressors-trauma-exposure-and-mental-health-among-stateless-rohingya-refugees-in-bangladesh
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Andrew Riley, Andrea Varner, Peter Ventevogel, M M Taimur Hasan, Courtney Welton-Mitchell
The Rohingya of Myanmar are a severely persecuted minority who form one of the largest groups of stateless people; thousands of them reside in refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh. There has been little research into the mental health consequences of persecution, war, and other historical trauma endured by the Rohingya; nor has the role of daily environmental stressors associated with continued displacement, statelessness, and life in the refugee camps, been thoroughly researched. This cross-sectional study examined: trauma history, daily environmental stressors, and mental health outcomes for 148 Rohingya adults residing in Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps in Bangladesh...
June 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532277/temporal-parameters-of-post-stress-prophylactic-glucose-treatment-in-rats
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M A Conoscenti, E E Hart, N J Smith, T R Minor
Acute trauma can lead to life-long changes in susceptibility to psychiatric disease, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Rats given free access to a concentrated glucose solution for 24 hours beginning immediately after trauma failed to show stress-related pathology in the learned helplessness model of PTSD and comorbid major depression. We assessed effective dosing and temporal constraints of the glucose intervention in three experiments. We exposed 120 male Sprague-Dawley rats to 100, 1 mA, 3-15s, inescapable and unpredictable electric tail shocks (over a 110 minute period) or simple restraint in the learned helplessness procedure...
May 22, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512767/duration-of-major-and-minor-depressive-episodes-and-associated-risk-indicators-in-a-psychiatric-epidemiological-cohort-study-of-the-general-population
#4
M Ten Have, B W J H Penninx, M Tuithof, S van Dorsselaer, M Kleinjan, J Spijker, R de Graaf
OBJECTIVE: Hardly any studies exist on the duration of major depressive disorder (MDD) and factors that explain variations in episode duration that lack biases. This limits clinical decision-making and leaves patients wondering when they will recover. METHOD: Data were used from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study-2, a psychiatric epidemiological cohort study among a nationally representative adult population. Respondents with a newly originated depressive episode were selected: 286 MDD and 107 minor depressive disorder (MinDD) cases...
May 16, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511828/body-dysmorphic-disorder-in-the-dermatology-patient
#5
Caroline S Koblenzer
Body dysmorphic disorder is primarily a psychiatric disorder, in which the patient believes that some normal or very near normal aspect of his or her physical appearance is distorted or ugly. Should there be a minor abnormality, it is grossly exaggerated in the mind of the patient, causing feelings of shame and embarrassment and leading daily to spending hours at the mirror, or any reflecting surface, as the patient tries to conceal or remove the perceived abnormality through the development of ritualistic behavior...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509901/a-continuum-of-genetic-liability-for-minor-and-major-depression
#6
E C Corfield, Y Yang, N G Martin, D R Nyholt
The recent success of a large genome-wide association (GWA) study-analysing 130 620 major depression cases and 347 620 controls-in identifying the first single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci robustly associated with major depression in Europeans confirms that immense sample sizes are required to identify risk loci for depression. Given the phenotypic similarity between major depressive disorder (MDD) and the less severe minor depressive disorder (MiDD), we hypothesised that broadening the case definition to include MiDD may be an efficient approach to increase sample sizes in GWA studies of depression...
May 16, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506219/sexual-orientation-differences-in-treatment-expectation-alliance-and-outcome-among-patients-at-risk-for-suicide-in-a-public-psychiatric-hospital
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Martin Plöderl, Sabine Kunrath, Robert J Cramer, Jen Wang, Larissa Hauer, Clemens Fartacek
BACKGROUND: Sexual minority (SM) individuals (gay, lesbian, bisexual, or otherwise nonheterosexual) are at increased risk for mental disorders and suicide and adequate mental healthcare may be life-saving. However, SM patients experience barriers in mental healthcare that have been attributed to the lack of SM-specific competencies and heterosexist attitudes and behaviors on the part of mental health professionals. Such barriers could have a negative impact on common treatment factors such as treatment expectancy or therapeutic alliance, culminating in poorer treatment outcomes for SM versus heterosexual patients...
May 15, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500620/relationship-between-disordered-eating-and-self-identified-sexual-minority-youth-in-a-sample-of-public-high-school-adolescents
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Keith J Zullig, Molly R Matthews-Ewald, Robert F Valois
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between selected disordered eating behaviors and self-reported sexual minority status (gay/lesbian, bisexual, and unsure) among a representative sample of high school adolescents. METHODS: The 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-sponsored Connecticut Youth Risk Behavior Survey was utilized (N = 2242). Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression analyses, separated by gender, examined sexual minority adolescents (gay/lesbian, bisexual, and unsure) and selected eating behaviors...
May 12, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498576/a-critique-of-the-ultra-high-risk-and-transition-paradigm
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Jim van Os, Sinan Guloksuz
The transdiagnostic expression of psychotic experiences in common mental disorder (anxiety/depression/substance use disorder) is associated with a poorer prognosis, and a small minority of people may indeed develop a clinical picture that meets criteria for schizophrenia. However, it appears neither useful nor valid to observe early states of multidimensional psychopathology in young people through the "schizo"-prism, and apply misleadingly simple, unnecessary and inefficient binary concepts of "risk" and "transition"...
June 2017: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489808/mental-health-status-after-living-donor-hepatectomy
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Szu-Han Wang, Ping-Yi Lin, Jiun-Yi Wang, Mei-Feng Huang, Hui-Chuan Lin, Chia-En Hsieh, Ya-Lan Hsu, Yao-Li Chen
Donor safety and preservation of donor health after living liver donation are of paramount importance. In addition, the preoperative mental state of a donor is an important factor in determining the psychological impact of donor hepatectomy. Thus, we aimed to explore the mental health status of living liver donors after hepatectomy. We enrolled 60 donors who were scheduled to undergo living donor hepatectomy during the period January 2014 to March 2015 at a single medical center. Mental health status was measured before and 3 months after surgery using 3 self-report questionnaires, namely the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) to assess depressive symptoms, the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire to measure quality of life, and the Chinese Health Questionnaire (CHQ) to screen for minor psychiatric disorders...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489597/the-prevalence-of-depression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-china-a-systematic-review
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Xin Fu, Zhi-Jun Li, Chun-Jun Yang, Liangshu Feng, Lemeng Sun, Yang Yao, Yu-Ting Huang
This systematic review is to explore the prevalence of depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China. Articles of prevalence rates for depression in adult RA patients published before October 2015 were identified from PubMed, Embase, The Cochrane Library, CNKI, CBM, VIP, and Wanfang database and other internet databases. Relevant journals and the recommendations of expert panels were also searched manually. Two independent reviewers searched and assessed the literature. Therelevant data were applied with Meta-Analyst 3...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488207/depressive-spectrum-disorders-in-cancer-diagnostic-issues-and-intervention-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Rosangela Caruso, Maria GiuliaNanni, Michelle B Riba, Silvana Sabato, Luigi Grassi
Depressive spectrum disorders, including major depression, persistent depression, minor and sub-syndromal depression, and other forms of depressive conditions, such as demoralization, are among the most common psychiatric consequences of cancer patients, affecting up to 60% of patients. In spite of the negative effects and the burden for cancer patients and their families, these disorders often remain under-recognized and undertreated. The present review aims at summarizing the relevant data concerning the diagnostic challenges within the depressive spectrum disorders among cancer patients...
June 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482277/serum-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-risk-of-psychiatric-disorder-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Akihiro Yamashita, Hiroko Noguchi, Kei Hamazaki, Yasuhiro Sato, Tomomi Narisawa, Yuzuru Kawashima, Masato Usuki, Daisuke Nishi, Haruo Yoshimasu, Naoshi Horikawa, Yutaka J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: Around 20% of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) develop depression. Furthermore, some observational studies revealed baseline polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may affect the prognosis of depression after ACS. This prospective cohort study examined the association between psychiatric disorder and PUFAs after ACS. METHODS: Subjects were ACS patients admitted to a Tokyo teaching hospital. Psychiatric morbidity as a primary endpoint was measured using structured interview 3 months after admission...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479803/psychiatric-presentations-heralding-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy-a-systematic-review-and-analysis-of-cases-reported-in-literature
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REVIEW
Vikas Menon, Karthick Subramanian, Jaiganesh Selvapandian Thamizh
Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) may often present initially with psychiatric symptoms. These presentations are often variable in clinical aspects, and there has been no systematic analysis of the numerous psychiatric presentations heralding an eventual diagnosis of HE which will guide clinicians to make a correct diagnosis of HE. This systematic review was done to analyze the demographic characteristics, symptom typology, and clinical and treatment variables associated with such forerunner presentations. Electronic databases such as PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar databases were searched to identify potential case reports that described initial psychiatric presentations of HE in English language peer-reviewed journals...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468681/personality-traits-in-bipolar-disorder-and-influence-on-outcome
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Timea Sparding, Erik Pålsson, Erik Joas, Stefan Hansen, Mikael Landén
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the personality profile of bipolar disorder I and II, and healthy controls, and to study whether personality influences the course of bipolar disorder. METHODS: One hundred ten patients with bipolar disorder I, 85 patients with bipolar disorder II, and 86 healthy individuals had their personality profile assessed using the Swedish universities Scales of Personality (SSP), an instrument developed to explore personality-related vulnerabilities and correlates of psychiatric disorders...
May 3, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456685/association-of-regulatory-tph2-polymorphisms-with-higher-reduction-in-depressive-symptoms-in-children-and-adolescents-treated-with-fluoxetine
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Patricia Gassó, Natalia Rodríguez, Daniel Boloc, Ana Blázquez, Teresa Torres, Ana Gortat, Maria Teresa Plana, Amalia Lafuente, Sergi Mas, Luisa Lázaro
Genetic variability related to the brain serotonergic system has a significant impact on both the susceptibility to psychiatric disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), and the response to antidepressant drugs, such as fluoxetine. TPH2 is one of the most important serotonergic candidate genes in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) pharmacogenetic studies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of regulatory polymorphisms that are specifically located in human TPH2 transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs), and therefore could be functional by altering gene expression, on clinical improvement in children and adolescents treated with fluoxetine...
April 26, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452668/vida-calma-cbt-for-anxiety-with-a-spanish-speaking-hispanic-adult
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Katherine Ramos, Jose Cortes, Nancy Wilson, Mark E Kunik, Melinda A Stanley
BACKGROUND: Hispanic adults aged 55 years and older are the fastest growing ethnic minority group in the United States facing significant mental health disparities. Barriers in accessing care have been attributed to low income, poor education, language barriers, and stigma. Cultural adaptations to existing evidence-based treatments have been encouraged to improve access. However, little is known about mental health treatments translated from English to Spanish targeting anxiety among this Hispanic age group...
May 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441895/ketamine-s-dose-related-effects-on-anxiety-symptoms-in-patients-with-treatment-refractory-anxiety-disorders
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Paul Glue, Natalie J Medlicott, Sarah Harland, Shona Neehoff, Bridie Anderson-Fahey, Martin Le Nedelec, Andrew Gray, Neil McNaughton
The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine has rapid onset activity in treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Due to similarities in brain network activity in depression and anxiety disorders, we hypothesized that ketamine might also be active in other refractory anxiety disorders. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of ketamine in 12 patients with refractory generalized anxiety disorder and/or social anxiety disorder who were not currently depressed, using an ascending single dose study design (0...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437669/white-matter-microstructural-abnormalities-and-their-association-with-anticipatory-anhedonia-in-depression
#19
Xin-Hua Yang, Yi Wang, Dong-Fang Wang, Kai Tian, Eric F C Cheung, Guang-Rong Xie, Raymond C K Chan
Anhedonia is associated with dysfunction of the neural circuitry of reward in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, its neurobiological basis is not fully understood. The present study examined the association between anhedonia and white matter (WM) characteristics in patients with first-episode MDD. We recruited 30 patients with first-episode drug-naive MDD and 28 healthy controls (HC) to undergo diffusion weighted imaging. We examined specifically the correlation between WM characteristics and anhedonia measured with the Temporal Experience of Pleasure Scale (TEPS) in MDD patients...
April 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434675/cadasil-as-a-useful-medical-model-and-genetic-form-of-vascular-depression
#20
Joon Hyuk Park, Bong-Hee Jeon, Jung Seok Lee, Paul A Newhouse, Warren D Taylor, Brian D Boyd, Ki Woong Kim, Moon-Doo Kim
OBJECTIVE: The main magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) are white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), lacunar infarctions, and cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of these three neuroimaging markers of CADASIL on depression to determine whether CADASIL is a useful medical model supporting the vascular depression hypothesis. METHODS: Eighty-four subjects with CADASIL, aged 34-86 years, participated in this study...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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