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Martin Bischof, Caitriona Obermann, Matthias N Hartmann, Oliver M Hager, Matthias Kirschner, Agne Kluge, Gregory P Strauss, Stefan Kaiser
BACKGROUND: Negative symptoms are considered core symptoms of schizophrenia. The Brief Negative Symptom Scale (BNSS) was developed to measure this symptomatic dimension according to a current consensus definition. The present study examined the psychometric properties of the German version of the BNSS. To expand former findings on convergent validity, we employed the Temporal Experience Pleasure Scale (TEPS), a hedonic self-report that distinguishes between consummatory and anticipatory pleasure...
November 22, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
V Gilard, F-X Ferracci, O Langlois, S Derrey, F Proust, S Curey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Survivors of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) commonly experience sleep disorders resulting in asthenia. The objective of this prospective study was to determine, in a cohort of patients with treated ruptured intracranial aneurysm (IA), the proportion of asthenia at 2months, in a cohort of patients treated with melatonin and in a control cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients admitted for the treatment of ruptured IA and able to answer a standardized questionnaire were included in the study...
November 16, 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
Gabriella Santangelo, Simona Raimo, Mattia Siciliano, Alfonsina D'Iorio, Fausta Piscopo, Sofia Cuoco, Marianna Bottone, Francesca Trojsi, Dario Grossi, Luigi Trojano
Apathy is well described in neurodegenerative diseases characterized by motor disability; therefore, assessment of apathy avoiding possible confounding effects of motor impairments is necessary in neurological diseases. Recently, the Dimensional Apathy Scale (DAS) was developed to assess apathy as multifaceted construct, independent of physical disability. We developed the Italian version of the Dimensional Apathy Scale (I-DAS) and explored its psychometric properties in a sample of 309 healthy individuals...
November 14, 2016: Neurological Sciences
Shiho Ikemata, Yumiko Momose
AIM: To evaluate the effects of progressive muscle relaxation on the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, activities of daily living, and immune function of elderly patients with dementia in group homes. METHODS: The participants were ranked by their group home unit. Odd ranks were assigned to the intervention group and even ranks to the control group. The intervention group participated in progressive muscle relaxation for 15 min each day for 90 days in the group environment; the control group members continued with their normal routine...
October 3, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
S O Ongre, J P Larsen, O B Tysnes, K Herlofson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fatigue is a common and disabling non-motor symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD). The pathogenesis is unknown, and the treatment options are limited. The aim of the present study was to investigate the development of fatigue during the first year after diagnosis. METHODS: The study design was a prospective, controlled population-based longitudinal cohort study, comprising 181 de novo, drug-naïve patients with PD and 162 control participants...
September 26, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Laura Lorenzo-López, Carmen de Labra, Ana Maseda, Trinidad Lorenzo, Helena Agrafojo, José Luis Rodríguez-Villamil, Isabel González-Abraldes, José C Millán-Calenti
Prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) and correlation between its intensity and caregiver distress were evaluated as a function of the care-setting in a cross-sectional study including 72 patient-caregiver dyads. The Neuropsychiatric Inventory and the Caregiver Distress Scale were administered. The most prevalent symptoms were: in the formal care-setting, agitation/aggression and depression/dysphoria (42.4%), and in the informal care-setting, aberrant motor behavior (59.0%). While changes in appetite and eating behaviors, depression/dysphoria and irritability/lability were more prevalent in the formal care-setting (p < ...
September 9, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
Gabriella Santangelo, Antonio Russo, Luigi Trojano, Fabrizia Falco, Laura Marcuccio, Mattia Siciliano, Francesca Conte, Federica Garramone, Alessandro Tessitore, Gioacchino Tedeschi
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of cognitive dysfunctions and psychological symptoms, as well as their mutual relationships, in migraine patients are still debated. The aim of the study was to characterize the cognitive profile and psychological symptoms (i.e. depression, anxiety and apathy) in drug-naïve migraine without aura (MwoA) patients. METHODS: Seventy-two consecutive MwoA patients, referred to the Italian University Headache Clinic and 72 healthy subjects (HCs) were enrolled...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
A Meyer, A Hadinia, F Hatz, P Martínez-Martín, P Fuhr, R D Stieglitz, U Gschwandtner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to validate and provide a German version of the Scale for Evaluation of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Parkinson's disease (SEND-PD) of Martínez-Martín et al. (2012). METHOD: The German version of the SEND-PD was evaluated in a sample consisting of 96 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) (mean age: 65.3 years ± 9.6, 29 female). This scale includes 12 items, representing the domains psychotic symptoms, mood/apathy and impulse control disorders...
July 2016: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
Joachim Mazère, Frederic Lamare, Philippe Fernandez, Michèle Allard, Willy Mayo
: Cholinergic alterations in Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are widely documented in post mortem studies whereas in vivo studies are sparse, particularly at subcortical level. We used (123)I-iodobenzovesamicol, a single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) radiotracer of the Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter (VAChT), to evaluate in vivo in DLB the integrity of the three main cholinergic pathways: the Ch1 (septo-hippocampal), the Ch4 (innominato-cortical) and the Ch5 (ponto-thalamic) cholinergic pathways, as well as the striatal cholinergic interneurons...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Ana M Novo, Sonia Batista, Joana Tenente, Carla Nunes, Carmo Macário, Lívia Sousa, Freire Gonçalves
Apathy has been recognized as a frequent symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS) but uncertainty remains about its prevalence and clinical correlates. Therefore, the objective of this work was to assess the prevalence of apathy in patients with MS and to identify clinical and demographic correlates. A case-control study with 30 patients and 30 healthy controls matched for age, gender and education was performed. Apathy diagnosis was established using Robert et al.'s criteria. Additionally, apathy was assessed using the 10-item short version of the clinical-rated Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES-C-10)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Tomoko Tetsunaga, Tomonori Tetsunaga, Masato Tanaka, Keiichiro Nishida, Yoshitaka Takei, Toshifumi Ozaki
Background. The contribution of apathy, frequently recognized in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, to chronic low back pain (LBP) remains unclear. Objectives. To investigate levels of apathy and clinical outcomes in patients with chronic LBP treated with tramadol-acetaminophen. Methods. A retrospective case-control study involving 73 patients with chronic LBP (23 male, 50 female; mean age 71 years) treated with tramadol-acetaminophen (n = 36) and celecoxib (n = 37) was performed. All patients were assessed using the self-reported questionnaires...
2016: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
J A Crespo-Burillo, D Rivero-Celada, A Saenz-de Cabezón, J Casado-Pellejero, J Alberdi-Viñas, R Alarcia-Alejos
INTRODUCTION: Our aim is to assess the burden on caregivers of patients with Parkinson's disease treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) compared to those caring for patients at advanced stages and undergoing other treatments. We have also assessed the variables associated with presence of caregiver overload. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients with Parkinson's disease treated with DBS. Our control group included patients in advanced stages of Parkinson's disease undergoing other treatments...
July 18, 2016: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
Jesus Cobo, Lourdes Nieto, Susana Ochoa, Esther Pousa, Judith Usall, Iris Baños, Beatriz González, Isabel Ruiz, Ada I Ruiz
This study aimed to evaluate gender differences in the deficit of insight in psychosis and determine influences of clinical, functional, and sociodemographic variables. A multicenter sample of 401 adult patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders who agreed to participate was evaluated in four centers of the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Catalonia). Psychopathological assessment was performed using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale Lindenmayers' Factors. Insight and its dimensions were assessed by means of the Scale of Unawareness of Mental Disorder...
September 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Gabriella Santangelo, Fabrizia Falco, Alfonsina D'Iorio, Sofia Cuoco, Simona Raimo, Marianna Amboni, Maria Teresa Pellecchia, Katia Longo, Carmine Vitale, Paolo Barone
INTRODUCTION: Anxiety disorders are common in Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their identification is relevant even at early stages. The Parkinson Anxiety Scale (PAS) evaluates anxiety in PD; it was used only in the original validation study in PD patients mainly at 2-3 stages of Hoehn & Yahr system (H&Y). The study aimed to investigate psychometric properties of observer-rated version of the PAS (OR-PAS), prevalence rate of anxiety and its features, compared with diagnostic criteria in early PD patients...
August 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Hiroaki Morita, Kazuya Kannari
[Purpose] Based on the Starkstein Apathy Scale, an apathy scale was developed for home-care patients with Parkinson's disease using structural equation modeling (SEM), with which the data compatibility of extraction factors can be verified. [Subjects and Methods] The participants were 122 home-care patients with Parkinson's disease (mean age: 70.9 ± 7.8 years) who were member of the Aomori branch or Tohoku/Hokkaido block of the Japan Parkinson's Disease Association. A questionnaire survey (anonymous, self-administered) was carried out by distributing and collecting questionnaires by mail or a collective survey at a workshop...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Marta Borgi, Floriana Caccamo, Alessandro Giuliani, Alessandro Piergentili, Sonia Sessa, Emilia Reda, Enrico Alleva, Francesca Cirulli, Fabio Miraglia
OBJECTIVES: Apathy is a very common symptom in the institutionalized elderly and represents a condition of both clinical and public health importance. The Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES) has been shown to be a valid and reliable tool for characterizing, quantifying and differentiating apathy in various health conditions. The aims of this study were to establish the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the AES, and to assess the severity of apathy in a sample of Italian institutionalized geriatric patients...
April 2016: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Jim Grigsby, Angela G Brega, Rachael E Bennett, James A Bourgeois, Andreea L Seritan, Glenn K Goodrich, Randi J Hagerman
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the neuropsychiatric phenotype of fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), and assess the extent to which it is mediated by the dysexecutive syndrome that is a major feature of the disorder. METHODS: We examined the prevalence of clinically meaningful psychiatric symptoms among male carriers of the fragile X premutation, with and without FXTAS, in comparison with men with a normal allele. Measures included the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R), and the Behavioral Dyscontrol Scale, a measure of executive functioning...
August 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Alberto Di Domenico, Rocco Palumbo, Beth Fairfield, Nicola Mammarella
Lack of motivation, or apathy, is a clinically significant feature among dementia patients. The current study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a brief emotional shaping intervention developed to reduce apathy and increase willingness-to-do in Alzheimer's Dementia patients. To this end, 26 Alzheimer patients diagnosed with apathy according to the Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES, Marin et al.,1991) and 26 healthy older controls performed an emotional shaping task intended to unconsciously foster willingness-to-do...
August 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Sara Isais-Millán, Dan Piña-Fuentes, Christian Guzmán-Astorga, Amin Cervantes-Arriaga, Mayela Rodríguez-Violante
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease is characterized by a broad spectrum of neuropsychiatric manifestations. Its pathophysiology has been associated with the disease itself as well as with the dopaminergic treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in drug-naive patients with early Parkinson's disease. All participants were evaluated through a set of scales for specific neuropsychiatric symptoms including: cognition, depression, anxiety, apathy, psychosis, and impulse control disorder...
May 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
Sun Ju Chung, Mahnaz Asgharnejad, Lars Bauer, Francisco Ramirez, Beomseok Jeon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the dopamine receptor agonist, rotigotine, for improving depressive symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Patients were randomized 1:1 to rotigotine or placebo, titrated for ≤7 weeks, and maintained at optimal/maximum dose for 8-weeks. Primary efficacy variable: 17- item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D 17) total score change from baseline to end-of-maintenance. Secondary variables: changes in Beck Depression Inventory-II, Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) II (activities of daily living [ADL]) and III (motor) subscores, UPDRS II+III total, patient-rated Apathy Scale (AS), and Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale...
August 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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