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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341057/-suicidal-adolescents-can-benefit-from-family-group-conferences
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J A Koudstaal, G Schout, R H B Simons-Van Alphen, R R J M Vermeiren
A risk factor among suicidal adolescents is generally their inability to form and maintain relationships with other people. In the case that we investigated, the technique known as Family Group Conference (FGC) was used successfully to break through the adolescent's passivity and social isolation. The FGC also helped to alter the adolescent's conviction of being a burden to relatives, friends and other people. The results are in line with additional studies that used FGC with other target groups. This case study suggests that FGC is a promising type of intervention that can reduce the passivity and isolation of suicidal adolescents, strengthening their relationships and boosting a feeling of belonging...
2018: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338321/are-wishes-for-death-or-suicidal-ideation-symptoms-of-depression-in-older-adults
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Rebecca C Rossom, Greg E Simon, Karen J Coleman, Arne Beck, Malia Oliver, Christine Stewart, Brian Ahmedani
OBJECTIVE: Clinicians may question whether thoughts of being better off dead are normal consequences of aging or symptoms of depression. We examine whether thoughts of suicide are as strongly linked to depression severity in older adults as they are in other age groups. METHODS: Cross-sectional cohort study. Participants included 509,945 outpatients >18 years old from four large integrated healthcare systems in the Mental Health Research Network who completed 1...
January 17, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306906/-psychiatric-disorders-in-epilepsy-clinical-phenomena
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Anna Szucs, Andras Horvath, Daniel Fabo, Geza Szabo, Andrea Kovacs, Peter Halasz
The frequent psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy compromises the quality of life of those affected, further increasing their suicide risk and the high burden of stigmatisation. Out of adulthood epilepsies, mesio-temporal lobe epilepsy carries the highest cognitive and psychiatric risk, making mental health comorbidities its inherent features. The pathomechanism of the epilepsy-related mental health symptoms and conditions appears to be related to undetected subclinical seizures, postictal exhaustion and inhibition, and the non-REM sleep related interictal epileptic activity...
September 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302315/association-between-internalized-stigma-and-depression-among-hiv-positive-persons-entering-into-care-in-southern-india
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Brian T Chan, Amrose Pradeep, Lakshmi Prasad, Vinothini Murugesan, Ezhilarasi Chandrasekaran, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Kenneth H Mayer, Alexander C Tsai
Background: In India, which has the third largest HIV epidemic in the world, depression and HIV-related stigma may contribute to high rates of poor HIV-related outcomes such as loss to care and lack of virologic suppression. Methods: We analyzed data from a large HIV treatment center in southern India to estimate the burden of depressive symptoms and internalized stigma among Indian people living with HIV (PLHIV) entering into HIV care and to test the hypothesis that probable depression was associated with internalized stigma...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290245/development-and-implementation-of-a-universal-suicide-risk-screening-program-in-a-safety-net-hospital-system
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Kimberly Roaten, Celeste Johnson, Russell Genzel, Fuad Khan, Carol S North
BACKGROUND: Many individuals who die by suicide present for nonbehavioral health care prior to death. The risk is often undetected. Universal suicide screening in health care may improve risk recognition. A quality improvement project involving a universal suicide screening program was designed and developed in a large safety-net health care system. METHODS: The steps in developing and implementing this quality improvement program were gathering intelligence, examining resources, designing the screening program, creating a clinical response, constructing an electronic health record screening protocol, clinical workforce education, and program implementation...
January 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287731/predictors-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-among-burn-patients-in-pakistan-the-role-of-reconstructive-surgery-in-post-burn-psychosocial-adjustment
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Ahmed Waqas, Nahal Raza, Termina Zahid, Abdul Rehman, Tooba Hamid, Ayesha Hanif, Mehak Jamal, Ayesha Farrukh, Abeera Azam, Marvee Turk, Muhammad Ashraf Chaudhry
BACKGROUND: Burns are a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most prevalent psychopathologies documented among burn patients. However, little is known regarding the risk factors for post-burn PTSD outside the well-documented Western world context. The present study aims to elucidate the biopsychosocial correlates of PTSD among burn patients in Pakistan. METHODS: A total 343 burn patients were evaluated across four teaching hospitals in the Punjab province of Pakistan between August and December of 2016...
December 26, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250007/how-do-stress-exposure-and-stress-regulation-relate-to-borderline-personality-disorder
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REVIEW
Nadège Bourvis, Aveline Aouidad, Clémence Cabelguen, David Cohen, Jean Xavier
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe and frequent disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability affecting impulse control, emotional regulation, cognitive processing, self-image and interpersonal relationships. Patients' personal histories are often marked by stressful or traumatic experiences, either unique or repeated. Moreover, while clinical signs of the disorder include both chronic and acute features, acute features are mostly triggered by acute stressful situations. Such features include transient cognitive distortion, intense anger, uncontrollable impulsivity, and self-harm behavior - including suicide - and contribute to the burden of the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225582/significant-need-for-a-french-network-of-expert-centers-enabling-a-better-characterization-and-management-of-treatment-resistant-depression-fondation-fondamental
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Antoine Yrondi, Djamila Bennabi, Emmanuel Haffen, Marion Garnier, Frank Bellivier, Thierry Bourgerol, Vincent Camus, Thierry D'Amato, Olivier Doumy, Frédéric Haesebaert, Jérôme Holtzmann, Christophe Lançon, Philippe Vignaud, Fanny Moliere, Isabel Nieto, Raphaëlle Marie Richieri, Philippe Domenech, Corentin Rabu, Luc Mallet, Liova Yon, Laurent Schmitt, Florian Stephan, Guillaume Vaiva, Michel Walter, Pierre-Michel Llorca, Philippe Courtet, Marion Leboyer, Wissam El-Hage, Bruno Aouizerate
Background: Major depression is characterized by (i) a high lifetime prevalence of 16-17% in the general population; (ii) a high frequency of treatment resistance in around 20-30% of cases; (iii) a recurrent or chronic course; (iv) a negative impact on the general functioning and quality of life; and (v) a high level of comorbidity with various psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders, high occurrence of completed suicide, significant burden along with the personal, societal, and economic costs...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224177/thinking-about-one-s-own-death-after-prostate-cancer-diagnosis
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Thordis K Thorsteinsdottir, Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Johan Stranne, Ulrica Wilderäng, Eva Haglind, Gunnar Steineck
BACKGROUND: Prostate-cancer diagnosis increases the risk for psychiatric morbidity and suicide. Thoughts about one's own death could indicate need for psychiatric care among men with localized prostate cancer. We studied the prevalence and predictors of thoughts about own death among men with prostate cancer. METHODS: Of the 3930 men in the prospective, multi-centre LAPPRO-trial, having radical prostatectomy, 3154 (80%) answered two study-specific questionnaires, before and three months after surgery...
December 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213296/comparison-of-the-characteristics-of-suicide-attempters-with-major-depressive-disorder-and-those-with-no-psychiatric-diagnosis-in-emergency-departments-of-general-hospitals-in-china
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Shengnan Wei, Haiyan Li, Jinglin Hou, Wei Chen, Xu Chen, Xiaoxia Qin
Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a known major risk factor for suicide due to the high suicide mortality. However, studies comparing the characteristics of suicide attempters with major depressive disorder and those with no psychiatric diagnosis in China are very limited. This study examined and compared the sociodemographic and psychological characteristics of suicide attempters with MDD and those with no psychiatric diagnosis in emergency departments of general hospitals to better understand the risk factors for suicide attempts in China...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212563/clinically-relevant-and-simple-immune-system-measure-is-related-to-symptom-burden-in-bipolar-disorder
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Ole Köhler-Forsberg, Louisa Sylvia, Thilo Deckersbach, Michael Joshua Ostacher, Melvin McInnis, Dan Iosifescu, Charles Bowden, Susan McElroy, Joseph Calabrese, Michael Thase, Richard Charles Shelton, Mauricio Tohen, James Kocsis, Edward Friedman, Terence Ketter, Andrew Alan Nierenberg
OBJECTIVE: Immunological theories, particularly the sickness syndrome theory, may explain psychopathology in mood disorders. However, no clinical trials have investigated the association between overall immune system markers with a wide range of specific symptoms including potential gender differences. METHODS: We included two similar clinical trials, the lithium treatment moderate-dose use study and clinical and health outcomes initiatives in comparative effectiveness for bipolar disorder study, enrolling 765 participants with bipolar disorder...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212555/study-partners-should-be-required-in-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease-trials
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REVIEW
Joshua D Grill, Jason Karlawish
BACKGROUND: In an effort to intervene earlier in Alzheimer's disease (AD), clinical trials are testing promising candidate therapies in preclinical disease. Preclinical AD trial participants are cognitively normal, functionally independent, and autonomous decision-makers. Yet, like AD dementia trials, preclinical trials require dual enrollment of a participant and a knowledgeable informant, or study partner. MAIN TEXT: The requirement of dyadic enrollment is a barrier to recruitment and may present unique ethical challenges...
December 6, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202423/suicide-and-self-harm-in-nepal-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Suresh Thapaliya, Pawan Sharma, Kapil Upadhyaya
BACKGROUND: Suicide and self harm behavior has become a major public health issue in recent years in Nepal. This small south Asian country was ranked 7th by suicide rate globally by the 2014 World Health Organization report with an estimated 6,840 suicides annually, or 24.9 suicides per 100,000 people. We decided to explore the epidemiology of suicidal behaviour and self harm, modes of attempt, associated risk factors and trends in specific population. METHODOLOGY: Two researchers independently reviewed 47 studies published in the US National Library of Medicine's PubMed electronic Database and Google Scholar till December 2016...
December 1, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167039/psychological-and-psychiatric-symptoms-of-terminally-ill-patients-with-cancer-and-their-family-caregivers-in-the-home-care-setting-a-nation-wide-survey-from-the-perspective-of-bereaved-family-members-in-japan
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Makoto Kobayakawa, Asao Ogawa, Michiko Konno, Akiko Kurata, Jun Hamano, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Maho Aoyama, Mitsunori Miyashita
OBJECTIVE: The psychological and psychiatric symptoms of terminally ill cancer patients are highly problematic and have been associated with greater burden among caregivers. Until now, the extent of these problems in the home care setting was unclear. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted as part of a nationwide survey from the perspective of bereaved family members in Japan (J-HOPE3). The bereaved family members rated the symptoms of delirium and suicidal ideation of patients with cancer, and the sleeplessness and depressed mood of family caregivers utilizing home care services in the one month before the patients' deaths...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167037/the-burden-of-suicidal-ideation-among-persons-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Karen M Tabb, Nancy Perez-Flores, Yang Wang, Hsiang Huang
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes is a major global health concern. People with diabetes have worse mental health outcomes than those without diabetes. Researchers have recently sought to examine the relationship between diabetes and suicidal ideation. The aim of this study is to determine the burden of suicidal ideation among adults with type II diabetes from existing literature. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review of published literature in PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Web of Science, and Google Scholar published before March 2017...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157510/euthanasia-requests-in-a-canadian-psychiatric-emergency-room-a-case-series-part-1-of-the-mcgill-university-euthanasia-in-psychiatry-case-series
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David Benrimoh, Antoine Perreault, Frederique Van Den Eynde
Euthanasia was decriminalized in Quebec in December 2015, and Canada-wide in June 2016. Both the Provincial and Federal legislation have limited the right to medical assistance in dying (MAID) to end-of-life cases; which makes MAID inaccessible to most patients solely suffering from psychiatric illness. While some end-stage anorexia nervosa or elderly patients may meet the end-of-life criterion because of their medical comorbidities or their age (Kelly et al., 2003), repeated suicide attempts or psychotic disorganization would not qualify since they would not be seen as elements of an illness leading to a foreseeable "natural death" (Canada, 2016)...
November 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151371/maternal-depression-symptoms-are-highly-prevalent-among-food-insecure-households-in-ethiopia
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Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, Bilal Shikur Endris, Charlotte Hanlon, Bernt Lindtjørn
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the association between household food insecurity and maternal depression in Ethiopia. Design/Setting/Subjects In 2014, we conducted a cross-sectional study in southern Ethiopia, including 591 food-secure and 2500 food-insecure households. We measured depression status of women using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 validated for Ethiopia, with a cut-off of ≥5. We evaluated household-level food insecurity using a validated Household Food Insecurity Access Scale...
November 20, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150193/descriptive-epidemiology-of-traumatic-spinal-injury-in-japan
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Mahammad Abbas Tafida, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Enbo Ma, Taro Mizutani, Toshikazu Abe
BACKGROUND: Spine injury epidemiology in Japan has not been studied since the 1990s when its incidence was 39.4-40.2 per million and the major cause of injury was motor vehicle crashes. We elucidate the current epidemiological state of spinal injury and spinal injury patients in Japan for the clinicians and public health prevention programs. METHODS: Spine injury patients were retrospectively selected from the Japan Trauma Data Bank (JTDB) from 2004 to 2013 for all ages and all spinal injuries...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147725/-stigma-risk-factor-and-consequence-of-suicidal-behavior-implications-for-suicide-prevention
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REVIEW
N Oexle, N Rüsch
Mental illness, previous suicidal behavior and loss of a relative by suicide are strong risk factors for suicidality. Both mental illness and suicide are stigmatized, which is a burden for those affected and potentially contributes to suicidality among stigmatized individuals. Many consequences of stigma, e. g. social isolation, low self-esteem and hopelessness, are well-known predictors of suicidality. Interventions to reduce stigmatization might therefore be an important component of successful suicide prevention...
November 16, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144210/a-new-allele-of-the-kappa-casein-gene-in-local-zebu-cattle-breeds
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Tauseef Ahmad, Ashwin Atkulwar, Sameera Farah, Vijendra Singh, Mumtaz Baig
Local zebu cattle breeds in Indian villages are crossbred with exotic breeds at an unprecedented rate without utilising the full potential of genomic technologies. In addition to agriculture produce, livestock, particularly cattle, constitute a vital source of livelihood for farmers in India. Age-old agricultural practices, errant monsoon, and frequent crop failures have resulted in Maharashtra having the highest number of farmer suicides in the country. Local cattle breeds are considered low-yield breeds and thus are primarily used as beasts of burden...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
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