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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166552/vortioxetine-versus-placebo-in-major-depressive-disorder-comorbid-with-social-anxiety-disorder
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Michael R Liebowitz, Jason Careri, Kyra Blatt, Ann Draine, Junko Morita, Melissa Moran, Rita Hanover
BACKGROUND: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) are highly comorbid, yet the combined condition has not been subject to any placebo-controlled treatment trials. This study reports a trial of vortioxetine, an antidepressant that has also shown benefit in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), in patients meeting DSM-5 criteria for both MDD and SAD. METHODS: The study was a 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled comparison of vortioxetine 10-20 mg/day or placebo administered on a 1:1 ratio...
November 22, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163980/follow-up-monitoring-in-a-cat-with-leishmaniosis-and-coinfections-with-hepatozoon-felis-and-candidatus-mycoplasma-haemominutum
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Charalampos Attipa, Kyriaki Neofytou, Christos Yiapanis, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Harriet Brooks-Brownlie, Laia Solano-Gallego, Séverine Tasker
Case summary: A 6-year-old female neutered domestic shorthair cat from Cyprus was presented with multiple ulcerated skin nodules. Cytology and histopathology of the lesions revealed granulomatous dermatitis with intracytoplasmic organisms, consistent with amastigotes of Leishmania species. Biochemistry identified a mild hyperproteinaemia. Blood extraction and PCR detected Leishmania species, Hepatozoon species and 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum' (CMhm) DNA. Subsequent sequencing identified Hepatozoon felis...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156296/associations-between-severity-of-anxiety-and-clinical-and-biological-features-of-major-affective-disorders
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Fernanda Liboni Cavicchioli, Michael Maes, Chutima Roomruangwong, Kamila Landucci Bonifacio, Decio Sabbatini Barbosa, George Anderson, Heber Odebrecht Vargas, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes
Patients with major affective disorders (MAFD) with comorbid anxiety show a greater functional impairment than those without anxiety. The aim of this study is to delineate the associations between severity of anxiety in MAFD, namely bipolar disorder (BD) and major depression (MDD), and MAFD characteristics and serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol levels. Recruited were 82 participants with anxiety disoders and 83 without anxiety disoders, including 101 MAFD patients and 51 healthy controls. We used the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) to measure severity of anxiety and made the diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (PD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and phobias...
November 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152677/adhd-and-anxiety-clinical-significance-and-treatment-implications
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REVIEW
Frederick W Reimherr, Barrie K Marchant, Thomas E Gift, Tammy A Steans
In comparison to the DSM formulation of ADHD, we have proposed that ADHD in adults should be divided into Inattentive and Emotional Dysregulation Presentations. Under both systems, there is potential overlap with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). We compared data from four distinct populations: ADHD clinical trials, GAD clinical trials, an ADHD clinic, and a forensic clinic. Approximately 25% of patients in each population had comorbid ADHD and anxiety. Comorbid subjects reported more childhood ADHD symptoms and higher scores on ADHD scales and were more likely to fit criteria for ADHD Emotional Dysregulation Presentation or DSM-IV combined type...
November 20, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145793/portrayal-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder-in-youtube%C3%A2-videos
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Sarah A MacLean, Corey H Basch, Rachel Reeves, Charles E Basch
BACKGROUND: Individuals often search the Internet for information about their medical conditions, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a common mental health disorder. AIMS: To describe the content of the most popular videos on YouTube™ related to GAD. METHODS: Videos with at least 50,000 views in October 2016 were coded for information regarding symptoms, treatments and causes for GAD. Associations of content with factors such as popularity and focus on a personal experience were examined...
December 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135990/curcumin-affects-gene-expression-and-reactive-oxygen-species-via-a-pka-dependent-mechanism-in-dictyostelium-discoideum
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William S Swatson, Mariko Katoh-Kurasawa, Gad Shaulsky, Stephen Alexander
Botanicals are widely used as dietary supplements and for the prevention and treatment of disease. Despite a long history of use, there is generally little evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of these preparations. Curcumin has been used to treat a myriad of human diseases and is widely advertised and marketed for its ability to improve health, but there is no clear understanding how curcumin interacts with cells and affects cell physiology. D. discoideum is a simple eukaryotic lead system that allows both tractable genetic and biochemical studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132807/development-and-validation-of-the-voice-catastrophization-index
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Hagit Shoffel-Havakuk, Steven Chau, Edie R Hapner, Madeleine Pethan, Michael M Johns
INTRODUCTION: Catastrophization is a cognitive distortion that has been studied in pain patients and found to be a significant factor in their disability and response to treatment. Dysphonia patients may demonstrate a similar behavior, suggesting the existence of voice catastrophization. OBJECTIVE: To establish the validity of the Voice Catastrophization Index (VCI), a new instrument estimating voice symptoms catastrophization. METHODS: A prospective study...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132427/risk-of-falling-among-hospitalized-patients-with-high-modified-morse-scores-could-be-further-stratified
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Irina Gringauz, Yael Shemesh, Amir Dagan, Irina Israelov, Dana Feldman, Naama Pelz-Sinvani, Dan Justo, Gad Segal
BACKGROUND: Falls during hospitalization harbor both clinical and financial outcomes. The modified Morse fall scale [MMFS] is widely used for an in-hospital risk-of-fall assessment. Nevertheless, the majority of patients at risk of falling, i.e. with high MMFS, do not fall. The aim of this study was to ascertain our study hypothesis that certain patients' characteristics (e.g. serum electrolytes, usage of a walking device etc.) could further stratify the risk of falls among hospitalized patients with MMFS...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127812/optimism-as-predictor-of-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-data-from-the-webcare-study
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M Habibović, E Broers, D Heumen, J Widdershoven, S S Pedersen, J Denollet
OBJECTIVE: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the treatment of choice for prevention of sudden cardiac death. However, a subgroup of ICD patients experiences psychological adjustment problems post implant. To date, positive psychological constructs (e.g. optimism) have been understudied in this population. Hence, we examined the association between optimism and anxiety, depression, and health status at 12-months post implant. METHODS: Patients (N=171) enrolled in the WEB-based distress management study for ICD patients were included in the analyses...
November 8, 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126358/characterizing-anxiety-among-individuals-receiving-treatment-for-alcohol-and-substance-use-disorders
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Lisa H Domenico, Ben Lewis, Mythili Hazarika, Sara Jo Nixon
BACKGROUND: Despite high prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) substance use disorder (SUD) comorbidity, little is known regarding demographic characteristics associated with GAD in SUD treatment seekers. OBJECTIVE: To characterize demographic differences between inpatient SUD treatment seekers reporting varying levels of GAD symptomatology. DESIGN: General linear models, chi-square test, t test, and correlational analyses were utilized to assess group differences...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123516/avidity-and-bystander-suppressive-capacity-of-human-regulatory-t-cells-expressing-de-novo-autoreactive-t-cell-receptors-in-type-1-diabetes
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Wen-I Yeh, Howard R Seay, Brittney Newby, Amanda L Posgai, Filipa Botelho Moniz, Aaron Michels, Clayton E Mathews, Jeffrey A Bluestone, Todd M Brusko
The ability to alter antigen specificity by T-cell receptor (TCR) or chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) gene transfer has facilitated personalized cellular immune therapies in cancer. Inversely, this approach can be harnessed in autoimmune settings to attenuate inflammation by redirecting the specificity of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Herein, we demonstrate efficient protocols for lentiviral gene transfer of TCRs that recognize type 1 diabetes-related autoantigens with the goal of tissue-targeted induction of antigen-specific tolerance to halt β-cell destruction...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117876/the-role-of-gender-and-anxiety-in-the-association-between-somatic-diseases-and-depression-findings-from-three-combined-epidemiological-studies-in-primary-care
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E Asselmann, J Venz, L Pieper, H-U Wittchen, D Pittrow, K Beesdo-Baum
AIMS: Although associations between various somatic diseases and depression are well established, findings concerning the role of gender and anxiety disorders for these associations remain fragmented and partly inconsistent. Combining data from three large-scaled epidemiological studies in primary care, we aim to investigate interactions of somatic diseases with gender and anxiety disorders in the association with depression. METHODS: Self-reported depression according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) was assessed in n = 83 737 patients from three independent studies [DETECT (Diabetes Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation: Targets and Essential Data for Commitment of Treatment), Depression-2000 and Generalized Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care (GAD-P)] using the Depression Screening Questionnaire (DSQ)...
November 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113559/proceedings-of-the-2017-national-toxicology-program-satellite-symposium
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Susan A Elmore, Famke Aeffner, Dinesh S Bangari, Torrie A Crabbs, Stacey Fossey, Shayne C Gad, Wanda M Haschek, Jessica S Hoane, Kyathanahalli Janardhan, Ramesh C Kovi, Gail Pearse, Lyn M Wancket, Erin M Quist
The 2017 annual National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium, entitled "Pathology Potpourri," was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the Society of Toxicologic Pathology's 36th annual meeting. The goal of this symposium was to present and discuss challenging diagnostic pathology and/or nomenclature issues. This article presents summaries of the speakers' talks along with select images that were used by the audience for voting and discussion. Various lesions and other topics covered during the symposium included renal papillary degeneration in perinatally exposed animals, an atriocaval mesothelioma, an unusual presentation of an alveolar-bronchiolar carcinoma, a paraganglioma of the organ of Zuckerkandl (also called an extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma), the use of human muscle samples to illustrate the challenges of manual scoring of fluorescent staining, intertubular spermatocytic seminomas, medical device pathology assessment and discussion of the approval process, collagen-induced arthritis, incisor denticles, ameloblast degeneration and poorly mineralized enamel matrix, connective tissue paragangliomas, microcystin-LR toxicity, perivascular mast cells in the forebrain thalamus unrelated to treatment, and 2 cases that provided a review of the International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria (INHAND) bone nomenclature and recommended application of the terminology in routine nonclinical toxicity studies...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111200/quality-of-life-psychological-functioning-and-treatment-satisfaction-of-men-who-have-undergone-penile-prosthesis-surgery-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Brindha Pillay, Daniel Moon, Christopher Love, Denny Meyer, Emma Ferguson, Helen Crowe, Nicholas Howard, Sarah Mann, Addie Wootten
BACKGROUND: Penile prosthesis surgery is last-line treatment to regaining erectile function after radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer. AIMS: To assess quality of life, psychological functioning, and treatment satisfaction of men who underwent penile implantation after RP; the psychosocial correlates of treatment satisfaction and sexual function after surgery; and the relation between patients' and partners' ratings of treatment satisfaction...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110139/the-place-of-antipsychotics-in-the-therapy-of-anxiety-disorders-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorders
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REVIEW
Baptiste Pignon, Chloé Tezenas du Montcel, Louise Carton, Antoine Pelissolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to assess and present the findings up to this date on the efficacy of antipsychotics in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorders (GAD), social anxiety disorders (SAD), panic disorders (PD), and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), mostly based on published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or on open-label studies when RCT were lacking. RECENT FINDINGS: Quetiapine could be recommended in patients with GAD...
November 7, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099550/efficacy-of-a-behavioral-activation-teletherapy-intervention-to-treat-depression-and-anxiety-in-primary-care-vitalsign6-program
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Joseph M Trombello, Charles South, Audrey Cecil, Katherine E Sánchez, Alma Christina Sánchez, Sara Levinson Eidelman, Taryn L Mayes, Farra Kahalnik, Corey Tovian, Beth D Kennard, Madhukar H Trivedi
Objective: Research analyzing behavioral activation (BA) teletherapy outcomes is limited. Among low-income real-world primary care patients receiving a brief BA teletherapy program for depression and anxiety, we analyzed descriptive statistics and changes in depression and anxiety scores throughout treatment. Methods: One hundred thirty patients completed an intake assessment from June 2015 to August 2016; outcomes included the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7)...
October 19, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098136/the-effectiveness-of-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-in-treatment-of-psychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Vikram Kumar, Yasar Sattar, Anan Bseiso, Sara Khan, Ian H Rutkofsky
This review article is an overview of the effectiveness of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. ICBT's effectiveness has been investigated in treating and managing conditions like depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and phobias. ICBT's role in the treatment of medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus with comorbid psychiatric illnesses was also explored...
August 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096164/potential-factors-impacting-health-related-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-epilepsy-results-from-the-united-arab-emirates
#18
Taoufik Alsaadi, Seada Kassie, Khadija El Hammasi, Tarek M Shahrour, Mustafa Shakra, Lamya Turkawi, Wassim Nasreddine, Mufeed Raoof
PURPOSE: to investigate potential factors impacting HRQOL among PWE at a medical facility in the UAE. METHODS: Depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life were assessed in 160 adult patients with epilepsy from September 2014 to January 2015 at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC). The World Health Organization Quality of Life abbreviated scale (WHOQOL-BREF), the Patient Health Questionnaire nine-item (PHQ-9) depression scale, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder seven-item (GAD-7) scale were administered...
October 28, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080520/an-exploratory-study-of-salivary-cortisol-changes-during-chamomile-extract-therapy-of-moderate-to-severe-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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John R Keefe, Wensheng Guo, Qing S Li, Jay D Amsterdam, Jun J Mao
OBJECTIVES: Dysfunctions in stress biology are hypothesized to contribute to anxiety disorders, and to be ameliorated during successful treatment, but limited clinical data exist to support this hypothesis. We evaluated whether increases in morning cortisol and the diurnal cortisol slope, markers of stress biology, are associated with clinical response to chamomile therapy among subjects with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). METHODS: Among 45 subjects with DSM-IV diagnosed GAD in an open-label clinical trial of chamomile, salivary cortisol was assessed for three days each pre- and post-treatment, at 8am, 12pm, 4pm, and 8pm...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078153/comorbidity-classes-and-associated-impairment-demographics-and-9-11-exposures-in-8-236-children-and-adolescents
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Lupo Geronazzo-Alman, Guia Guffanti, Ruth Eisenberg, Bin Fan, George J Musa, Judith Wicks, Michaeline Bresnahan, Cristiane S Duarte, Christina Hoven
The extensive comorbidity of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents leads to clinical heterogeneity, and is an often-overlooked issue in etiopathogenic and treatment studies in developmental psychopathology. In a representative sample (N=8236) of New York City public school students assessed six months after 9/11, latent class analysis was applied to 48 symptoms across seven disorders: posttraumatic stress, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety (GAD), major depression (MDD) and conduct disorder (CD)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
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