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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521647/a-qualitative-investigation-of-lay-perspectives-of-diagnosis-and-self-management-strategies-employed-by-people-with-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Julia Frost, Jane Grose, Nicky Britten
This article explores how people with progressive multiple sclerosis give meaning to their experiences. It builds upon the self-management literature, which has captured the tension between the desire for retaining normalcy and the increasing burden of self-management associated with chronic disease progression. This repeat interview study is empirically grounded in 28 interviews with 14 people with progressive multiple sclerosis. We identified gender differences in diagnosis-seeking which impacted subsequent sense-making...
May 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511829/suicidal-behaviors-in-the-dermatology-patient
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Madhulika A Gupta, Daiana R Pur, Branka Vujcic, Aditya K Gupta
An assessment of suicidal behaviors in the dermatology patient may be necessary in several situations: (1) in the presence of psychiatric comorbidity (major depressive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, substance use disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder), encountered in up to 30% of dermatology patients; (2) when dermatologic symptoms ("dysmorphophobia," dermatitis artefacta) represent psychiatric pathologic conditions; (3) when psychosocial stressors (bereavement, interpersonal violence) increase the risk of suicidal behavior and exacerbate stress-reactive dermatoses (psoriasis, acne); (4) in the presence of high disease burden (chronicity, increased disease severity); (5) in instances of significant pruritus or chronic sleep disruption; (6) in the presence of facial lesions or facial scarring; (7) when social exclusion or feelings of alienation arise secondary to the skin disorder; (8) with use of medications (retinoids, biologics) for which suicidal behavior has been implicated as a possible side effect; and (9) when treating psychiatric patients experiencing a serious reaction to psychotropic medications (eg, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and anticonvulsants)...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496418/toward-the-identification-of-a-specific-psychopathology-of-substance-use-disorders
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Angelo G I Maremmani, Pier Paolo Pani, Luca Rovai, Silvia Bacciardi, Icro Maremmani
Addiction is a mental illness in which psychiatric conditions imply a prominent burden. Psychopathological symptoms in substance use disorder (SUD) patients are usually viewed as being assignable to the sphere of a personality trait or of comorbidity, leaving doubts about the presence of a specific psychopathology that could only be related to the toxicomanic process. Our research group at the University of Pisa has shed light on the possible definition of a specific psychopathological dimension in SUDs. In heroin use disorder patients, performing an exploratory principal component factor analysis (PCA) on all the 90 items included in the SCL-90 questionnaire led to a five-factor solution...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496365/prevalence-and-prognosis-of-stress-disorders-a-review-of-the-epidemiologic-literature
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Jaimie L Gradus
Given the ubiquity of traumatic events, it is not surprising that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - a common diagnosis following one of these experiences - is characterized as conferring a large burden for individuals and society. Although there is recognition of the importance of PTSD diagnoses throughout psychiatry, the literature on other diagnoses one may receive following a stressful or traumatic event is scant. This review summarizes the literature on stress disorders (classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition [ICD-10]), including acute stress reaction, PTSD, adjustment disorder and unspecified stress reactions...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494802/reducing-depressive-symptomatology-with-a-smartphone-app-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Cezar Giosan, Oana Cobeanu, Cristina Mogoaşe, Aurora Szentagotai, Vlad Mureşan, Rareș Boian
BACKGROUND: Depression has become one of the leading contributors to the global disease burden. Evidence-based treatments for depression are available, but access to them is still limited in some instances. As technology has become more integrated into mental health care, computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols have become available and have been recently transposed to mobile environments (e.g., smartphones) in the form of "apps." Preliminary research on some depression apps has shown promising results in reducing subthreshold or mild to moderate depressive symptoms...
May 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486717/psoriasis-depression-and-suicidality
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M N Nicholas, M Gooderham
Psoriasis is a chronic condition that affects the well-being and quality of life of patients. The disease is associated with an increased risk of depression and suicidality, which may not be fully understood by the general population. It is crucial to understand the effect this disease has on mental health and determine risk factors that may help identify patients who are susceptible to depression and suicidality. Risk factors discussed in this article include age, gender, and severity of disease in psoriasis patients...
May 2017: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486095/concurrent-adversities-and-suicide-attempts-among-sami-and-non-sami-adolescents-the-norwegian-arctic-adolescent-study-naahs
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Bjørn Reigstad, Siv Kvernmo
BACKGROUND: Little is known about connections between adolescent suicide attempts (SA) and concurrent adversities. AIMS: In a cross-sectional study, the authors wanted to investigate prevalences, additive effects of adversities, family and peer relations, gender, divorce and poverty, and ethnic differences between Sami and non-Sami youth. METHODS: In an adolescent community population encompassing 4881 adolescents of 15-16 years of age, youth with and without self-reports of attempted suicide the last year were compared on 12 concurrent adversities, on scales assessing family and peer functioning, and on sociodemographic variables...
May 9, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480483/lifetime-eating-disorder-comorbidity-associated-with-delayed-depressive-recovery-in-bipolar-disorder
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Danielle R Balzafiore, Natalie L Rasgon, Laura D Yuen, Saloni Shah, Hyun Kim, Kathryn C Goffin, Shefali Miller, Po W Wang, Terence A Ketter
BACKGROUND: Although eating disorders (EDs) are common in bipolar disorder (BD), little is known regarding their longitudinal consequences. We assessed prevalence, clinical correlates, and longitudinal depressive severity in BD patients with vs. without EDs. METHODS: Outpatients referred to Stanford University BD Clinic during 2000-2011 were assessed with the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for BD (STEP-BD) affective disorders evaluation, and while receiving naturalistic treatment for up to 2 years, were monitored with the STEP-BD clinical monitoring form...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474552/new-directions-in-the-use-of-brain-stimulation-interventions-in-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Bernardo Dell'Osso, Laura Cremaschi, Lucio Oldani, Altamura Alfredo Carlo
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a highly disabling condition with early onset and chronic course in most of the affected patients. In addition, OCD may show high comorbidity and suicide attempt rates, which worsen the overall burden of the disease for patients and their caregivers. First-line treatments for OCD consist of pro-serotonergic compounds and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Nonetheless, many patients show only limited benefit from such interventions and require additional "next-step" interventions, including augmentative antipsychotics and glutamate-modulating agents...
May 4, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472923/risk-of-re-attempts-and-suicide-death-after-a-suicide-attempt-a-survival-analysis
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Isabel Parra-Uribe, Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla, Gemma Garcia-Parés, Luis Martínez-Naval, Oliver Valero-Coppin, Annabel Cebrià-Meca, Maria A Oquendo, Diego Palao-Vidal
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the primary cause of unnatural death in Spain, and suicide re-attempts a major economic burden worldwide. The risk factors for re-attempt and suicide after an index suicide attempt are different. This study aims to investigate risk factors for re-attempt and suicide after an index suicide attempt. METHODS: This observational study is part of a one-year telephone management program. We included all first-time suicide attempters evaluated in the emergency department at Parc Taulí-University Hospital (n = 1241) recruited over a five-year period (January 2008 to December 2012)...
May 4, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470892/impact-of-irritability-a-2-year-observational-study-of-outpatients-with-bipolar-i-or-schizoaffective-disorder
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Lesley Berk, Karen T Hallam, Kamalesh Venugopal, Andrew James Lewis, David W Austin, Jayashri Kulkarni, Seetal Dodd, Anthony de Castella, Paul B Fitzgerald, Michael Berk
OBJECTIVES: Many people experience irritability when manic, hypomanic, or depressed, yet its impact on illness severity and quality of life in bipolar and schizoaffective disorders is poorly understood. This study aimed to examine the relationship between irritability and symptom burden, functioning, quality of life, social support, suicidality, and overall illness severity in a naturalistic cohort of people with bipolar I or schizoaffective disorder. METHODS: We used data from 239 adult outpatients with bipolar I or schizoaffective disorder in the Bipolar Comprehensive Outcomes Study (BCOS) - a non-interventional observational study with a 2-year follow-up period...
May 3, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469445/epidemiology-of-organophosphate-poisoning-in-the-tshwane-district-of-south-africa
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L L Razwiedani, Pgd Rautenbach
BACKGROUND: Organophosphate poisoning is a major public health problem in South Africa. Individuals get exposed to organophosphate in both the domestic and industrial spheres. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted using retrospective, secondary data of organophosphate poisoning cases over a 3-year period, reported at the Tshwane District surveillance office. Data were analysed using Microsoft Excel, and Epi Info version 7 was used for descriptive statistics...
2017: Environmental Health Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466750/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-depression-among-garment-workers-in-bangladesh
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Taylor Jennelle Fitch, Jacxelyn Moran, Gabriela Villanueva, Hari Krishna Raju Sagiraju, Mohammad Morshedul Quadir, Hasanat Alamgir
BACKGROUND: Depression is a growing health issue in both developed and developing countries. General unawareness at the population level, lack of training among health care providers and scarcity of resources including treatment opportunities may conceal the real burden of depression in developing countries, and more epidemiological studies on its prevalence and risk factors are critically needed. AIM: This study reports the prevalence of depression and its associated risk factors among female garment factory workers in Bangladesh - a major supplier country of clothes for the Western market...
May 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459452/targeting-genomic-rearrangements-in-tumor-cells-through-cas9-mediated-insertion-of-a-suicide-gene
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Zhang-Hui Chen, Yan P Yu, Ze-Hua Zuo, Joel B Nelson, George K Michalopoulos, Satdatshan Monga, Silvia Liu, George Tseng, Jian-Hua Luo
Specifically targeting genomic rearrangements and mutations in tumor cells remains an elusive goal in cancer therapy. Here, we used Cas9-based genome editing to introduce the gene encoding the prodrug-converting enzyme herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-tk) into the genomes of cancer cells carrying unique sequences resulting from genome rearrangements. Specifically, we targeted the breakpoints of TMEM135-CCDC67 and MAN2A1-FER fusions in human prostate cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro and in mouse xenografts...
May 1, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419893/carbon-monoxide-related-fatalities-a-60-year-single-institution-experience
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Martin Janík, Michaela Ublová, Štepánka Kučerová, Petr Hejna
OBJECTIVE: Though carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings account currently for a relatively small percentage of total non-natural deaths in Europe, they represent a serious public health burden and significant component of avoidable mortality in many countries. Our aim was to investigate long-term trends and to determine epidemiologic characteristics of the CO-related deaths in the Czech Republic, recorded at the Department of Forensic Medicine in Hradec Králové. METHODS: This was an autopsy-based single-centre retrospective cohort study of all fatalities caused by CO poisoning over six decades (1947-2006)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418116/-what-is-the-point-of-life-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis-of-suicide-in-young-menwith-first-episode-psychosis
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Ruchika Gajwani, Michael Larkin, Chris Jackson
BACKGROUND: Lifetime risk of suicide in first-episode psychosis far exceeds the general population, with the risk of suicide persisting long after first presentation. There is strong evidence to suggest that women more frequently attempt suicide, while men are at a greater risk of completing suicide. First-hand experiential evidence is needed in order to better understand men's motives for, and struggles with, suicidality in early psychosis. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 7 participants...
April 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407292/internalized-stigma-in-psoriasis-a-multicenter-study
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Erkan Alpsoy, Mualla Polat, Bilge FettahlıoGlu-Karaman, Ayse Serap Karadag, Pelin Kartal-Durmazlar, Basak YalCın, Selma Emre, Didem Didar-Balcı, Asli Bilgic-Temel, Ercan Arca, Rafet Koca, Kamer Gunduz, Murat Borlu, Tulin Ergun, Seval Dogruk-Kacar, Ayca Cordan-Yazici, Pınar Dursun, Ozlem BilgiC, Serap Gunes-Bilgili, Neslihan Sendur, Ozge Baysal, Ibrahim Halil-Yavuz, Gizem Yagcioglu, Ertan Yilmaz, Ufuk Kavuzlu, Yesim Senol
Internalized stigma is the adoption of negative attitudes and stereotypes of the society regarding a person's illness. It causes decreased self-esteem and life-satisfaction, increased depression and suicidality, and difficulty in coping with the illness. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the internalized stigma state of psoriatic patients and to identify the factors influencing internalized stigma. The secondary aim was to identify the correlation of internalized stigma with quality of life and perceived health status...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395894/burden-of-separation-and-suicide-risk-of-prisoners-with-minor-children
#18
Sinja Krüger, Stefan Priebe, Rosemarie Fritsch, Adrian P Mundt
The present study aimed to explore the burden of separation from children and its relationship with suicide risk in prisoners with minor children at the moment of admission into the penal justice system. Suicide risk was assessed using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview in newly admitted female (n=198) and male (n=229) prisoners in Santiago de Chile. The burden of separation from minor children was rated on a numeric rating scale. Both genders showed high burden of separation from children at imprisonment...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391545/burden-of-suicide-in-poland-in-2012-how-could-it-be-measured-and-how-big-is-it
#19
Katarzyna Orlewska, Ewa Orlewska
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to estimate the health-related and economic burden of suicide in Poland in 2012 and to demonstrate the effects of using different assumptions on the disease burden estimation. METHODS: Years of life lost (YLL) were calculated by multiplying the number of deaths by the remaining life expectancy. Local expected YLL (LEYLL) and standard expected YLL (SEYLL) were computed using Polish life expectancy tables and WHO standards, respectively...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385326/identifying-local-hot-spots-of-pediatric-chronic-diseases-using-emergency-department-surveillance
#20
David C Lee, Stella S Yi, Hiu-Fai Fong, Jessica K Athens, Joseph E Ravenell, Mary Ann Sevick, Stephen P Wall, Brian Elbel
OBJECTIVE: To use novel geographic methods and large-scale claims data to identify the local distribution of pediatric chronic diseases in New York City. METHODS: Using a 2009 all-payer emergency claims database, we identified the proportion of unique children aged 0 to 17 with diagnosis codes for specific medical and psychiatric conditions. As a proof of concept, we compared these prevalence estimates to traditional health surveys and registry data using the most geographically granular data available...
April 2017: Academic Pediatrics
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