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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794966/synthetic-cannabinoid-induced-acute-respiratory-depression-case-series-and-literature-review
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Mark Henry Alon, Margaret Olibrice Saint-Fleur
Synthetic Cannabinoids are a street drug that is widely attainable and cheap compared to natural cannabis, and has variable potency and unpredictable effects with no commercially available diagnostic test to confirm its presence. Similar to natural cannabis, Synthetic Cannabinoid intoxication can present in several ways with the most common emergency room presentations to be of neurologic and psychiatric manifestation. The respiratory depressive effect of Synthetic Cannabinoids has not been well documented in medical literature...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792172/concept-and-identification-of-soft-bipolarity-in-patients-presenting-with-depression-need-for-careful-screening-by-physicians
#2
Pooja Patnaik Kuppili, Priyanka Yadav, Raman Deep Pattanayak
The bipolar spectrum is a broader concept, which questions the strict dichotomous categorical division of erstwhile manic-depressive illness into two discrete categories viz. bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, thereby overlooking a wide 'spectrum' of patients which lie 'in between' the two extremes. The presence of underlying bipolar 'spectrum' or 'soft bipolarity' often goes undetected in patients presenting with major depression. This sub-group of patients may not stabilize with indiscriminate use of anti-depressant drugs, and without proper management, it may be associated with continued non-responsive symptoms, increased suicidality and poorer prognosis...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783934/predictors-of-a-shorter-time-to-hospitalization-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-medication-during-the-acute-and-maintenance-phases-and-other-clinical-factors
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In Hee Shim, Young Sup Woo, Hee-Ryung Wang, Won-Myong Bahk
Objective: The present study was conducted to compare the effects of pharmacological treatments during the acute and maintenance phases of mood episodes, sociodemographic, and clinical characteristics between a shorter time to hospitalization group (<12 months) and a longer time to hospitalization group (≥12 months). Methods: The discharge medication for the first hospitalization was considered the acute treatment and the medication used during the week prior to the second hospitalization at the outpatient clinic was considered the maintenance treatment...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720617/protocol-for-an-online-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-peer-supported-self-management-intervention-for-relatives-of-people-with-psychosis-or-bipolar-disorder-relatives-education-and-coping-toolkit-react
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Fiona Lobban, Heather Robinson, Duncan Appelbe, Johanna Barraclough, Emma Bedson, Lizzie Collinge, Susanna Dodd, Sue Flowers, Mahsa Honary, Sonia Johnson, Ceu Mateus, Barbara Mezes, Valerie Minns, Elizabeth Murray, Andrew Walker, Paula Williamson, Catherine Wintermeyer, Steven Jones
INTRODUCTION: Despite clinical guidelines recommendations, many relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder do not currently receive the support they need. Online information and support may offer a solution. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This single-blind, parallel, online randomised controlled trial will determine clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Relatives Education And Coping Toolkit (REACT) (including an online resource directory (RD)), compared with RD only, for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693482/the-development-and-feasibility-of-a-personal-health-optimization-system-for-people-with-bipolar-disorder
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Øystein Eiring, Kari Nytrøen, Simone Kienlin, Soudabeh Khodambashi, Magne Nylenna
BACKGROUND: People with bipolar disorder often experience ill health and have considerably reduced life expectancies. Suboptimal treatment is common and includes a lack of effective medicines, overtreatment, and non-adherence to medical interventions and lifestyle measures. E- and m-health applications support patients in optimizing their treatment but often exhibit conceptual and technical shortcomings. The objective of this work was to develop and test the usability of a system targeting suboptimal treatment and compare the service to other genres and strategies...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672735/safety-concerns-associated-with-second-generation-antipsychotic-long-acting-injection-treatment-a-systematic-update
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Salvatore Gentile
Background It has been recently suggested that second-generation antipsychotic long-acting injection (SGA-LAIs) are underutilized in clinical practice, despite that their costs significantly impact on national health system budgets. Hence, an updated analysis of safety data shown by SGA-LAIs may contribute to clarify their role in clinical practice. Materials and methods English-language, peer-reviewed articles reporting updated, primary findings on the SGA-LAI safety were identified (updated through an electronic search of five databases - PubMed, EMBASE, PsycInfo, DARE and the Cochrane Library)...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670127/suicide-and-lyme-and-associated-diseases
#7
Robert C Bransfield
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to investigate the association between suicide and Lyme and associated diseases (LAD). No journal article has previously performed a comprehensive assessment of this subject. INTRODUCTION: Multiple case reports and other references demonstrate a causal association between suicidal risk and LAD. Suicide risk is greater in outdoor workers and veterans, both with greater LAD exposure. Multiple studies demonstrate many infections and the associated proinflammatory cytokines, inflammatory-mediated metabolic changes, and quinolinic acid and glutamate changes alter neural circuits which increase suicidality...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668712/a-meta-analysis-of-adjuvant-group-interventions-in-psychiatric-care-for-patients-with-bipolar-disorders
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Tanja Macheiner, Andreas Skavantzos, René Pilz, Eva Z Reininghaus
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorders are ranked amongst the top ten causes of global disability and cause high health care costs. Previous studies have showed that mood stabilizing drug therapy combined with psychological treatments lead to significantly fewer relapses and a reduction in hospitalization rates. However, there is a wide spectrum of psychosocial intervention methods for individuals and groups which have been insufficiently examined on a scientific basis. METHODS: Studies published between 2003 and 2015 on different types of adjuvant psychosocial group interventions in the MESH database were reviewed and evaluated for their efficacy on patients with bipolar disorder related to the relapse ratio by a meta-analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657488/the-risks-associated-with-the-use-of-lamotrigine-during-pregnancy
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Lingli Kong, Tiantian Zhou, Bailing Wang, Zhenbo Gao, Chunxia Wang
OBJECTIVE: This paper reviewed the relevant literature on the effects of lamotrigine on pregnancy outcomes to provide useful information regarding lamotrigine use in pregnant women with bipolar disorder. METHODS: A systematic search of electronic databases and other original sources was conducted that examined the effects of lamotrigine on pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS: It is not clear that foetuses of lamotrigine-exposed pregnant women are at higher risk of malformation or neurodevelopmental delay...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653259/a-medication-assessment-tool-to-evaluate-prescribers-adherence-to-evidence-based-guidelines-in-bipolar-disorder
#10
Dalal M Al-Taweel, Mohammad Alsuwaidan
Background The goal of evidence-based clinical practice has led to an increased interest in the development of tools to measure adherence to national guidelines in different diseases. This aids in detecting and measuring inappropriate prescribing to specific patient groups by using quality standards extracted from evidence-based guidelines, and ultimately provide the basis of consistent standardized prescribing. Objective To design and validate a medication assessment tool to assess prescribers' adherence to international guideline recommendations in the management of bipolar disorder (MATBD)...
August 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651936/efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-aripiprazole-in-bipolar-disorder-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Dian-Jeng Li, Ping-Tao Tseng, Brendon Stubbs, Che-Sheng Chu, Han-Yung Chang, Eduard Vieta, Michele Fornaro, Andre F Carvalho, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Tien-Yu Chen, Yen-Wen Chen, Pao-Yen Lin, Philip Chik-Keung Chow
Numerous studies have investigated aripiprazole as a treatment for bipolar disorder (BD). therefore we conducted this comprehensive meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy and safety profile of aripiprazole in treating BD. Two authors conducted systematic searches of PubMed and ScienceDirect from inception until May 14th, 2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of people with BD who received aripiprazole were included. A total of 20 RCTs met the eligibility criteria, including two which investigated the efficacy of aripiprazole versus haloperidol (aripiprazole=340; haloperidol=337), three which compared aripiprazole versus lithium (aripiprazole=208; lithium=212), and 15 with multiple comparisons of aripiprazole versus a placebo (aripiprazole=1923; placebo=1499)...
June 23, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648568/application-of-machine-learning-classification-for-structural-brain-mri-in-mood-disorders-critical-review-from-a-clinical-perspective
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REVIEW
Yong-Ku Kim, Kyoung-Sae Na
Mood disorders are a highly prevalent group of mental disorders causing substantial socioeconomic burden. There are various methodological approaches for identifying the underlying mechanisms of the etiology, symptomatology, and therapeutics of mood disorders; however, neuroimaging studies have provided the most direct evidence for mood disorder neural substrates by visualizing the brains of living individuals. The prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, amygdala, thalamus, ventral striatum, and corpus callosum are associated with depression and bipolar disorder...
June 22, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647815/update-on-the-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mania-in-older-age-bipolar-disorder
#13
REVIEW
Peijun Chen, Annemiek Dols, Soham Rej, Martha Sajatovic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The population over age 60 is growing more rapidly than the general population. Given the projected increase and need for data that can inform treatment, this review provides a brief description of newer publications focused on mania in older-age bipolar disorder (OABD), including epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatments. RECENT FINDINGS: Age cutoffs to define OABD range from 50 to 65 years. OABD clinical presentation and course of illness is highly variable, often characterized by mood episode recurrence, medical comorbidity, cognitive deficits, and impaired functioning...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644753/a-comparison-of-the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-platelet-lymphocyte-and-monocyte-lymphocyte-ratios-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-patients-a-retrospective-file-review
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Selçuk Özdin, Gökhan Sarisoy, Ömer Böke
Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and monocyte-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) have recently been used as indicators of inflammation. Higher MLR and PLR values have been determined in the euthymic and manic periods in patients with bipolar disorder compared to a control group. High NLR values were determined in the only study investigating this ratio in schizophrenia patients. The purpose of this study was to compare NLR, PLR and MLR values and complete blood count elements in patients receiving treatment and hospitalized due to schizophrenic psychotic episode and bipolar disorder manic episode...
June 23, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640916/severe-hearing-impairment-and-risk-of-depression-a-national-cohort-study
#15
So Young Kim, Hyung-Jong Kim, Eun-Kyu Park, Jiwon Joe, Songyong Sim, Hyo Geun Choi
OBJECTIVE: Hearing impairment is suggested to be associated with depression in the elderly. The present study evaluated the risk of depression after hearing impairment in all age groups matched by age, sex, income, and region of residence. METHODS: The Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Patient Samples were collected for a period from 2002 to 2013. Hearing impairment was defined as a hearing threshold ≥ 60 dB in both ears or as ≥ 80 dB in one ear and ≥ 40 dB in one ear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629296/atypical-antipsychotic-use-and-outcomes-in-an-urban-maternal-mental-health-service
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Susan Hatters Friedman, Charmian Moller-Olsen, Chandni Prakash, Abigail North
Objective Despite many women suffering from psychosis in their childbearing years, limited data exist about the use of atypical antipsychotic agents in pregnancy. Atypical antipsychotic agents are often used to treat bipolar disorder, instead of lithium or valproate because of the known teratogenicity of those agents. As well, atypical antipsychotics are often prescribed in anxiety disorders and depression. This study sought to describe pregnancy outcomes for women prescribed atypical antipsychotics during pregnancy...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586480/lifetime-prevalence-and-correlates-of-schizophrenia-spectrum-affective-and-other-non-affective-psychotic-disorders-in-the-chinese-adult-population
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Wing Chung Chang, Corine Sau Man Wong, Eric Yu Hai Chen, Linda Chiu Wa Lam, Wai Chi Chan, Roger Man Kin Ng, Se Fong Hung, Eric Fuk Chi Cheung, Pak Chung Sham, Helen Fung Kum Chiu, Ming Lam, Edwin Ho Ming Lee, Tin Po Chiang, Lap Kei Chan, Gary Kar Wai Lau, Allen Ting Chun Lee, Grace Tak Yu Leung, Joey Shuk Yan Leung, Joseph Tak Fai Lau, Jim van Os, Glyn Lewis, Paul Bebbington
Lifetime prevalence of psychotic disorders varies widely across studies. Epidemiological surveys have rarely examined prevalences of specific psychotic disorders other than schizophrenia, and the majority used a single-phase design without employing clinical reappraisal interview for diagnostic verification. The current study investigated lifetime prevalence, correlates and service utilization of schizophrenia-spectrum, affective, and other non-affective psychotic disorders in a representative sample of community-dwelling Chinese adult population aged 16-75 years (N = 5719) based on a territory-wide, population-based household survey for mental disorders in Hong Kong...
June 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578510/trans-falcine-and-contralateral-sub-frontal-electrode-placement-in-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery-technical-note
#18
Jonathan Pindrik, Nguyen Hoang, R Shane Tubbs, Brandon J Rocque, Curtis J Rozzelle
INTRODUCTION: Phase II monitoring with intracranial electroencephalography (ICEEG) occasionally requires bilateral placement of subdural (SD) strips, grids, and/or depth electrodes. While phase I monitoring often demonstrates a preponderance of unilateral findings, individual studies (video EEG, single photon emission computed tomography [SPECT], and positron emission tomography [PET]) can suggest or fail to exclude a contralateral epileptogenic onset zone. This study describes previously unreported techniques of trans-falcine and sub-frontal insertion of contralateral SD grids and depth electrodes for phase II monitoring in pediatric epilepsy surgery patients when concern about bilateral abnormalities has been elicited during phase I monitoring...
August 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574009/potential-biomarkers-for-bipolar-disorder-where-do-we-stand
#19
REVIEW
Rajesh Sagar, Raman Deep Pattanayak
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe, recurrent mood disorder, associated with a significant morbidity and mortality, with high rates of suicides and medical comorbidities. There is a high risk of mood disorders among the first-degree relatives of patients with BD. In the current clinical practice, the diagnosis of BD is made by history taking, interview and behavioural observations, thereby lacking an objective, biological validation. This approach may result in underdiagnosis, misdiagnosis and eventually poorer outcomes...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560261/brain-structure-function-and-neurochemistry-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-the-magnetic-resonance-neuroimaging-literature
#20
Badari Birur, Nina Vanessa Kraguljac, Richard C Shelton, Adrienne Carol Lahti
Since Emil Kraepelin's conceptualization of endogenous psychoses as dementia praecox and manic depression, the separation between primary psychotic disorders and primary affective disorders has been much debated. We conducted a systematic review of case-control studies contrasting magnetic resonance imaging studies in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A literature search in PubMed of studies published between January 2005 and December 2016 was conducted, and 50 structural, 29 functional, 7 magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and 8 combined imaging and genetic studies were deemed eligible for systematic review...
2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
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