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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092086/anxiety-related-behaviours-associated-with-microrna-206-3p-and-bdnf-expression-in-pregnant-female-mice-following-psychological-social-stress
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Zhuang Miao, Fengbiao Mao, Jialong Liang, Moshe Szyf, Yan Wang, Zhong Sheng Sun
Stress during pregnancy can induce various psychological disorders in women. However, the association linking psychological stress during pregnancy with abnormal behaviours in females remains largely unknown. We employed a novel psychological stress model by introducing pregnant mice to witness the defeat process of their mated partner (WDPMP) and examined the effects of WDPMP on depression-/anxiety-like behaviours and on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and miR-206-3p in the hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and amygdala...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091969/quality-of-life-as-predictor-for-the-development-of-cardiac-ischemia-in-high-risk-asymptomatic-diabetic-patients
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Philip Haaf, Myriam Ritter, Leticia Grize, Matthias E Pfisterer, Michael J Zellweger
BACKGROUND: Ischemia induced by psychological stress and depression is a common phenomenon in stable coronary artery disease (CAD). We evaluated the quality of life (QoL) of diabetic patients screened for CAD and assessed the prognostic value of mental and physical QoL scores to predict the development of new cardiac ischemia. METHODS: Prospective multicentre outcome study. The study comprised 400 asymptomatic diabetic patients without history or symptoms of CAD...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079405/posttraumatic-growth-following-pregnancy-termination-for-fetal-abnormality-the-predictive-role-of-coping-strategies-and-perinatal-grief
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Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Pauline Fox
BACKGROUND: Research about termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) suggests that it is a traumatic event with potential negative psychological consequences. However, evidence also indicates that following traumatic events individuals may experience growth. Although TFA's negative psychological outcomes are well documented, little is known of the potential for growth following this event. Therefore, the study's objectives were to measure posttraumatic growth (PTG) post-TFA, examine the relationship between PTG, perinatal grief and coping, and determine the predictors of PTG...
January 12, 2017: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069161/the-value-of-routine-screening-mammography-in-women-aged-35-39-years-in-a-symptomatic-breast-unit
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A Buckley, N Healy, A Quinn, S A O'Keeffe
AIM: To determine the breast cancer detection rate at routine bilateral screening mammography in women aged 35-39 years attending a symptomatic breast clinic, in women of population-risk profile with a normal clinical examination. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective analysis of all mammograms performed on patients aged 35-39 years at St James's Hospital from 2011-2015 was carried out. Patients with moderate or high familial risk of breast cancer, personal breast cancer history or chest radiation, males, general practitioner (GP) and internal hospital referrals, and those with abnormal clinical examinations were excluded...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064340/impact-of-prenatal-exposure-to-diethylstilbestrol-des-on-psychological-outcome-a-national-survey-of-des-daughters-and-unexposed-controls
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Helene Verdoux, Emmanuel Devouche, Michel Tournaire, Anne Levadou
To explore whether prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) is associated with increased risk of poor psychological outcome independently of the occurrence of major somatic complications related to DES exposure. Data on health outcome were collected in women prenatally exposed to DES (n = 2566) and unexposed women (n = 2967) recruited in a French national survey. Women prenatally exposed to DES were 1.7 times more likely to have consulted a mental health specialist compared to unexposed women (adjusted odds ratio = 1...
January 7, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063599/-risk-factors-and-psychological-vulnerabilities-to-binge-drinking-in-youth
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E De Wever, V Quaglino
For years, a large number of studies have demonstrated the harmful effects of alcohol consumption on the brain and therefore on behavior and cognition. These studies first aimed at identifying the consequences of alcohol abuse consumption, more specifically in pathologies such as alcohol-dependence or Korsakoff syndrome. Researchers then also started to focus on vulnerabilities to alcohol consumption, especially in hyper fast alcohol consumption called binge-drinking (BD). Indeed BD, which is a particularly dangerous form of alcohol consumption, is usually observed in adolescents and young adults...
January 4, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052444/cortical-thickness-and-functional-connectivity-abnormality-in-chronic-headache-and-low-back-pain-patients
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Qing Yang, Zewei Wang, Lixia Yang, Yonghua Xu, Li Min Chen
This study aims to characterize the psychological wellbeing of chronic headache (CH) patients, to identify cortical structural abnormalities and any associations of those abnormalities with resting state functional connectivity (rsFC), and to determine whether such rsFC abnormality is specific to CH patients. Compared with healthy controls (CONCH ), CH patients suffered from mild depression, sleep disturbances, and relatively poor quality of life. CH patients also exhibited widespread cortical thickness (CT) abnormalities in left premotor (BA6), right primary somatosensory (S1) and right prefrontal (BA10) cortices, as well as in regions of default mode and executive control networks...
January 4, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049864/irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-nickel-allergy-what-is-the-role-of-the-low-nickel-diet
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Angela Rizzi, Eleonora Nucera, Lucrezia Laterza, Eleonora Gaetani, Venanzio Valenza, Giuseppe M Corbo, Riccardo Inchingolo, Alessandro Buonomo, Domenico Schiavino, Antonio Gasbarrini
Background/Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort accompanied by abnormal bowel movements. In sensitized subjects, ingested nickel (Ni) may induce gastrointestinal symptoms similar to IBS, in addition to typical systemic cutaneous lesions (systemic nickel allergy syndrome [SNAS]). A low nickel diet could improve the systemic manifestations. We evaluated prevalence of nickel allergy in IBS and effects of low Ni diet on (1) gastrointestinal symptoms control, (2) intestinal barrier function, (3) quality of life, and (4) psychological status of patients with IBS and Ni-sensitized patients...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034961/role-of-prefrontal-serotonergic-and-dopaminergic-systems-in-encounter-induced-hyperactivity-in-methamphetamine-sensitized-mice
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Tatsunori Tanaka, Yukio Ago, Chiaki Umehara, Emina Imoto, Shigeru Hasebe, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Takuma, Toshio Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Isolation-reared mice show social encounter-induced hyperactivity with activation of prefrontal serotonergic and dopaminergic systems, but it is not known whether this stress response is observed in other pathological conditions. Here we examined whether the social encounter stimulation induces abnormal behavior during withdrawal in chronic methamphetamine (METH)-treated mice. METHODS: To induce METH-induced behavioral sensitization, male mice were injected with METH (1 mg/kg) once daily for 7 days...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033259/psychological-characteristics-and-gonogo-research-of-patients-with-functional-constipation
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Xiaoyi Li, Rui Feng, Hao Wu, Lei Zhang, Lan Zhao, Ning Dai, Enyan Yu
The emotional state, psychological characteristics, cognitive function, and the relevance among above factors in patients with functional constipation (FC) are complex. This study aimed to investigate whether FC symptoms might be related to implicit processing such as psychological characteristics and emotional somatization.Thirty-five FC patients and 24 normal volunteers were recruited to collect event-related potentials (ERP) behavior and electroencephalogram data when simple digital GoNogo visual tasks were performed...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032791/correction-to-summary-report-of-journal-operations-2014
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Reports an error in "Summary report of journal operations, 2014" by (American Psychologist, 2015[Jul-Aug], Vol 70[5], 455-456). In the report, the reported number of manuscripts received, accepted, and pending along with their accompanying rejection rates had errors in the following journals: Journal of Abnormal Psychology; Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Journal of Counseling Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Family Psychology; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Psychological Assessment; Psychological Methods; Psychological Review; Psychology and Aging; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; and Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy...
December 2016: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011816/psychological-impact-of-primary-screening-pips-for-hpv-a-protocol-for-a-cross-sectional-evaluation-within-the-nhs-cervical-screening-programme
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Emily McBride, Laura Marlow, Alice S Forster, Sue Moss, Jonathan Myles, Henry Kitchener, Julietta Patnick, Jo Waller
INTRODUCTION: The NHS Cervical Screening Programme is now using human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as the primary test in six sentinel sites in England, with the intention of rolling this out across the whole of England. Previous research evaluating HPV testing in the cervical screening context suggests that an HPV-positive result may increase anxiety beyond that associated with abnormal cytology, but this has not been explored in the context of primary HPV testing. The main aim of this study is to explore the impact of the HPV primary screening programme on anxiety and distress...
December 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007008/positive-and-negative-mood-following-imaging-guided-core-needle-breast-biopsy-and-receipt-of-biopsy-results
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Katherine L Perlman, Rebecca A Shelby, Anava A Wren, Sarah A Kelleher, Caroline S Dorfman, Erin O'Connor, Connie Kim, Karen S Johnson, Mary Scott Soo
Positive and negative mood are independent psychological responses to stressful events. Negative mood negatively impacts well-being and co-occurring positive mood leads to improved adjustment. Women undergoing core needle breast biopsies (CNB) experience distress during CNB and awaiting results; however, influences of mood are not well known. This longitudinal study examines psychosocial and biopsy- and spirituality-related factors associated with mood in patients day of CNB and one week after receiving results...
December 23, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987566/predictors-and-determinants-for-weight-reduction-in-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Ralf Schiel, Alexander Kaps, Günter Stein, Antje Steveling
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, overweight and obesity are known as posing serious health risks. Successful methods for weight reduction have remained elusive. This multicenter non-randomised trial aimed to identify parameters and determinants of long-term weight reduction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 143/159 overweight and obese children and adolescents (90 %) completed the prospective multicenter trial (age 13.9±2.4 years, BMI 31.2±5.4kg/m(2), BMI-SDS 2.51±0...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966743/reproductive-outcome-of-male-carriers-of-chromosomal-abnormalities-multidisciplinary-approach-for-genetic-counseling-and-its-implications
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K M Guo, B Wu, H B Wang, R H Tian
Chromosomal abnormality is the most common genetic cause of infertility. Infertility, as a psychological problem, has received an increasing amount of attention. Psychological interventions have been shown to have beneficial effects on infertile patients with chromosomal abnormalities. The present study explored reproductive outcome of male carriers of chromosomal abnormalities, who accepted genetic counseling and psychological support. Cytogenetic analysis was performed using cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes and G-banding...
December 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966421/-acute-mackerel-induced-sleep-in-a-young-researcher
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Mette Calundann Noer
Sleeping disorders are common and they are associated with substantial psychological and physical strain in those affected. We report a case of sudden onset of deep sleep in a 29-year-old Danish woman just after intake of mackerel in tomato sauce. There were no abnormal findings in the physical examination and no suspicion of underlying neurological disease. We hypothesize that the observed association between mackerel intake and deep sleep is causal and we suggest that more research is conducted in order to establish the potential of mackerel in treatment of sleeping disorders...
December 12, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957813/neurocognitive-functioning-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Dawn Ilardi, Kim E Ono, Rebecca McCartney, Wendy Book, Anthony Y Stringer
OBJECTIVE: Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at increased risk of psychological disorders and cognitive deficiencies due to structural/acquired neurological abnormalities and neurodevelopmental disorders as children. However, limited information is known about the neuropsychological functioning of adults with CHD. This study screened neuropsychological abilities and explored group differences related to cardiac disease severity and neurological risk factors in adults with CHD...
December 13, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956063/associations-of-acute-and-chronic-stress-hormones-with-cognitive-functions-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Shino Ogawa, Young-A Lee, Yoshie Yamaguchi, Yuka Shibata, Yukiori Goto
Extensive studies have reported cognitive abnormalities in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Another line of evidence suggests that stress also affects cognitive functions. In this study, we investigated whether there were associations between stress hormones and cognitive functions in ASD and typically developing (TD) children. Cognitive functions in ASD and TD children were evaluated with a battery of psychological tests for working memory, behavioral flexibility, and social cognition for emotional assessments of others...
December 10, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935918/study-of-infertile-couples-attending-a-teaching-hospital-in-eastern-nepal
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S Subedi, S Lamichhane, M Chhetry
INTRODUCTION: Infertility is a global health issue and a socially destabilizing condition for couples with several stigmas including medical, social, psychological burdens and a marital disharmony. The aim was to study the incidence of infertility in couples attending outdoor of Nobel Medical College and to know the contributing factors among the infertile couples. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was carried out in the outpatient department of a teaching hospital July 2015-June 2016, where the incidence of infertility and the contributing factors for the same were evaluated...
July 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932983/cannabidiol-regulation-of-learned-fear-implications-for-treating-anxiety-related-disorders
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Regimantas Jurkus, Harriet L L Day, Francisco S Guimarães, Jonathan L C Lee, Leandro J Bertoglio, Carl W Stevenson
Anxiety and trauma-related disorders are psychiatric diseases with a lifetime prevalence of up to 25%. Phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are characterized by abnormal and persistent memories of fear-related contexts and cues. The effects of psychological treatments such as exposure therapy are often only temporary and medications can be ineffective and have adverse side effects. Growing evidence from human and animal studies indicates that cannabidiol, the main non-psychotomimetic phytocannabinoid present in Cannabis sativa, alleviates anxiety in paradigms assessing innate fear...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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