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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036640/toxicokinetics-of-the-synthetic-cathinone-%C3%AE-pyrrolidinohexanophenone
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Yuji Fujita, Toshinori Mita, Kiyotaka Usui, Yoshito Kamijo, Satoshi Kikuchi, Makoto Onodera, Yasuhisa Fujino, Yoshihiro Inoue
Synthetic cathinones inhibit monoamine transporters, such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine transporters, and act on the central nervous system via increasing synaptic concentrations of monoamines. These compounds, which are highly addictive and potentially poisonous, are new psychoactive substances. In this study, we investigated the toxicokinetics of the synthetic cathinone, α-pyrrolidinohexanophenone (α-PHP), and assessed the relationship between the toxicokinetics and the long-term clinical symptoms induced by α-PHP in a male patient...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035759/the-beliefs-about-voices-questionnaire-revised-a-factor-structure-from-450-participants
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Clara Strauss, Kenneth Hugdahl, Flavie Waters, Mark Hayward, Josef J Bless, Liv E Falkenberg, Bodil Kråkvik, Arve Egil Asbjørnsen, Erik Johnsen, Igne Sinkeviciute, Rune A Kroken, Else-Marie Løberg, Neil Thomas
Hallucinated voices are common across psychiatric and non-clinical groups. The predominant cognitive theory about the impact of voices posits that beliefs about voice power ('Omnipotence') and voice intent ('Malevolence'/'Benevolence') play a key role in determining emotional and behavioral reactions. The revised Beliefs about Voices Questionnaire (BAVQ-R) was designed to assess these constructs, together with two styles of responding (Engagement and Resistance). The BAVQ-R is widely used in clinical and research settings, yet it has not received validation of its constructs and factor structure...
October 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033618/schizophrenia-and-sleep-disorders-links-risks-and-management-challenges
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Rachel E Kaskie, Bianca Graziano, Fabio Ferrarelli
Schizophrenia is a major psychiatric disorder that has a massive, long-lasting negative impact on the patients as well as society. While positive symptoms (i.e., delusions and hallucinations), negative symptoms (i.e., anhedonia, social withdrawal), and cognitive impairments are traditionally considered the most prominent features of this disorder, the role of sleep and sleep disturbances has gained increasing prominence in clinical practice. Indeed, the vast majority of patients with schizophrenia report sleep abnormalities, which tend to precede illness onset and can predict an acute exacerbation of psychotic symptoms...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033279/guided-self-help-cognitive-behaviour-intervention-for-voices-give-results-from-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-in-a-transdiagnostic-sample
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Cassie M Hazell, Mark Hayward, Kate Cavanagh, Anna-Marie Jones, Clara Strauss
BACKGROUND: Few patients have access to cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (CBTp) even though at least 16 sessions of CBTp is recommended in treatment guidelines. Briefer CBTp could improve access as the same number of therapists could see more patients. In addition, focusing on single psychotic symptoms, such as auditory hallucinations ('voices'), rather than on psychosis more broadly, may yield greater benefits. METHOD: This pilot RCT recruited 28 participants (with a range of diagnoses) from NHS mental health services who were distressed by hearing voices...
October 12, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032012/continuous-subcutaneous-apomorphine-infusion-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-cognitive-dysfunction-a-retrospective-long-term-follow-up-study
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Robbert W K Borgemeester, Teus van Laar
INTRODUCTION: Continuous apomorphine infusion (CAI) is an advanced therapy in fluctuating Parkinson's disease (PD). The use of CAI is controversial in PD patients with cognitive dysfunction including visual hallucinations (VHs), and orthostatic hypotension (OH). This study was set-up to analyze the effectiveness and safety of CAI in elderly PD patients with cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: This new-user cohort study identified fluctuating PD patients who started CAI treatment at the rehabilitation unit of Parkinson Expertise Center (RU-PEC) Groningen, from November 2004 until 2016...
September 29, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028481/neuropsychiatric-symptoms-as-risk-factors-of-dementia-in-a-mexican-population-a-10-66-dementia-research-group-study
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Isaac Acosta, Guilherme Borges, Rebeca Aguirre-Hernandez, Ana Luisa Sosa, Martin Prince
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive and/or memory impairment are the main clinical markers currently used to identify subjects at risk of developing dementia. This study aimed to explore the relationship between the presence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and dementia incidence. METHODS: We analyzed the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and incident dementia in a cohort of 1355 Mexican older adults from the general population over 3 years of follow-up, modeling cumulative incidence ratios using Poisson models...
October 10, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023198/exploration-of-trauma-dissociation-maladaptive-schemas-and-auditory-hallucinations-in-a-french-sample
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Catherine Bortolon, Jade Seillé, Stéphane Raffard
OBJECTIVES: The main goal of the present study was to explore the associations between several key variables that have been shown to partially mediate the link between specific trauma exposure and auditory hallucinations (AH), that is, maladaptive schemas and dissociation in the general population. METHODS: In total, 425 voluntary participants were recruited from the general population and completed online the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, the Young schema questionnaire, the Dissociative Experiences Scale, and the Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale...
October 12, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019460/auditory-hallucinations-as-translational-psychiatry-evidence-from-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kenneth Hugdahl
In this invited review article I present a translational perspective and overview of our research on auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia at the University of Bergen, Norway with a focus on the neuronal mechanisms underlying the phenomenology of experiencing "hearing voices". An auditory verbal hallucination, i.e. "hearing a voice", is defined as a sensory experience in the absence of a corresponding external sensory source that could explain the phenomenological experience. I suggest a general frame or scheme for the study of auditory verbal hallucinations which is called Levels of Explanation (LoE)...
October 11, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994603/suvorexant-scientifically-interesting-utility-uncertain
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Nicholas A Keks, Judy Hope, Simone Keogh
OBJECTIVE: Suvorexant, a new hypnotic, is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance, and is used long-term. This paper will briefly review suvorexant. RESULTS: Orexin is a hypothalamic peptide which promotes wakefulness. By blocking orexin receptors, suvorexant induces sleep. Peaking 2 h after ingestion, it has a half-life of 12 h and is hepatically metabolized mainly by CYP3A. Kinetics are not affected by age but concentrations are higher in females and obese patients...
October 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993094/characterization-of-diplopia-in-non-demented-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Katharina A Schindlbeck, Shideh Schönfeld, Wanda Naumann, David J Friedrich, André Maier, Charlotte Rewitzer, Fabian Klostermann, Frank Marzinzik
INTRODUCTION: Although diplopia is considered a frequent symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD), little is known about its clinical manifestation, associated mechanisms and treatment. Here we characterized binocular diplopia in non-demented PD patients in an interdisciplinary setting. METHODS: PD patients were prospectively screened for diplopia, visual hallucinations, problems with spatial perception, contrast sensitivity, presence of blurred vision, and history of ophthalmological comorbidities via interview...
September 29, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992552/comparison-of-clinician-rated-and-self-report-insight-in-korean-patients-with-schizophrenia-using-vagus-insight-scale
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Seong Hoon Jeong, In-Won Chung, Hee Yeon Jung, Samuel S Hwang, Se Hyun Kim, Tak Youn, Jun Ku Chung, Yong Sik Kim
This study was aimed to explore self-report auditory verbal hallucinations to provide unique and valuable information in addition to clinician-rated assessment in patients with schizophrenia. The VAGUS (http://www.vagusonline.com) is a recently developed insight scale that includes both clinician-rated (CR) and self-report (SR) versions. Insight measures obtained by the two versions of the VAGUS from the clinicians and the patients, respectively, in forty-one patients diagnosed with schizophrenia by DSM-IV-TR criteria were compared...
October 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991698/pitx3-genotype-and-risk-of-dementia-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-population-based-study
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David Bäckström, Magdalena Eriksson Domellöf, Gabriel Granåsen, Jan Linder, Sofia Mayans, Eva Elgh, Susanna Jakobson Mo, Lars Forsgren
Dementia is a devastating manifestation of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study investigates whether a common polymorphism in the PITX3 gene (rs2281983), which is of importance for the function of dopaminergic neurons, affects the risk of developing dementia in PD and whether it affects dopamine transporter (DAT) uptake. We PITX3 genotyped 133 patients with new-onset, idiopathic PD, participating in a population-based study in Sweden. Patients were followed prospectively during 6-11years with extensive investigations, including neuropsychology and DAT-imaging with (123)I FP-CIT...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990640/very-late-onset-schizophrenia-like-psychosis-a-clinical-update
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Elizabeth Cort, Jennifer Meehan, Suzanne Reeves, Robert Howard
Psychosis symptoms (delusions and hallucinations) are multifactorial in origin and, in later life, occur in the context of schizophrenia, delirium, dementia, delusional and schizophrenia-like disorders, mood disorders, and alcohol or substance abuse. The current article provides a clinical overview of very late-onset (after age 60) schizophrenia-like psychosis (VLOSLP), summarizing the literature on treatment options and reflecting on the role of psychiatric-mental health nurses (PMHNs). Increased awareness of the clinical presentation, key features, and evidence-based treatment options will assist PMHNs to confidently recognize this often under-diagnosed disorder and adopt a more assertive role in terms of engagement and follow up...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988550/cognitive-profiles-in-childhood-and-adolescence-differ-between-adult-psychotic-and-affective-symptoms-a-prospective-birth-cohort-study
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S Koike, J Barnett, P B Jones, M Richards
BACKGROUND: Differences between verbal and non-verbal cognitive development from childhood to adulthood may differentiate between those with and without psychotic symptoms and affective symptoms in later life. However, there has been no study exploring this in a population-based cohort. METHOD: The sample was drawn from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, and consisted of 2384 study members with self-reported psychotic experiences and affective symptoms at the age of 53 years, and with complete cognitive data at the ages of 8 and 15 years...
October 9, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987305/unintentional-marijuana-exposure-presenting-as-altered-mental-status-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-a-case-series
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Anita A Thomas, Suzan Mazor
BACKGROUND: Unintentional tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) exposure in pediatric patients can present as altered mental status. Altered mental status in a pediatric patient often leads to invasive diagnostic testing. CASE REPORT: The following cases describe 3 pediatric patients in Washington state who presented to a tertiary care children's hospital emergency department (ED) with altered mental status, later found to have urine toxicology screening positive for inactive THC metabolite (positive THC toxicology screen)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984777/anti-ma2-associated-limbic-encephalitis-with-coexisting-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-in-a-patient-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-case-report
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Weina Ju, Baochang Qi, Xu Wang, Yu Yang
RATIONALE: We report the rare case of a 74-year-old man with anti-Ma2-associated paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome (PNS), and review and analyze the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient presented with a 5-month history of muscle weakness, progressive body aches, and weakness and numbness in both lower extremities. Before his hospitalization, he had experienced cognitive function decline; ptosis, inward gaze, and vertical gaze palsy in the right eye; and occasional visual hallucinations...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983644/-victor-khrisanfovich-kandinsky-1849-1889-contributions-of-a%C3%A2-russian-psychiatrist-to-the-concepts-of-pseudohallucination-and-schizophrenias
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B Engmann, H Steinberg
The article highlights the important work of the Russian psychiatrist Victor Khrisanfovich Kandinsky. His merits, in particular those in the fields of hallucinations and schizophrenias, have hitherto been neglected despite the fact that several of his articles have been published in German medical journals. He defined the term pseudohallucination in a way which is still common today. For him the criterion which separates it from real hallucinations was that the patient is aware of the fallacy of the phenomena perceived...
October 5, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983259/remission-of-psychosis-in-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia-following-bone-marrow-transplantation-a-case-report
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Tsuyoshi Miyaoka, Rei Wake, Sadayuki Hashioka, Maiko Hayashida, Arata Oh-Nishi, Ilhamuddin Abdul Azis, Muneto Izuhara, Keiko Tsuchie, Tomoko Araki, Ryosuke Arauchi, Rostia Arianna Abdullah, Jun Horiguchi
The authors present the case of a 24-year-old male with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, with predominant severe delusion and hallucination, who received bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for acute myeloid leukemia. After BMT, he showed a remarkable reduction in psychotic symptoms without administration of neuroleptics. He also showed drastic improvement in social functioning. Follow-up evaluations 2 and 4 years after BMT showed persistent significant improvement of the psychotic state and social functioning...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982303/possible-garcinia-cambogia-induced-mania-with-psychosis-a-case-report
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David C Nguyen, Tysen K Timmer, Blair C Davison, Ian R McGrane
Garcinia cambogia is a Southeast Asian fruit becoming increasingly popular as a weight management supplement. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is the primary active ingredient which demonstrates serotonergic- and muscarinic-enhancing properties via inhibition of selective serotonin reuptake and acetylcholinesterase. We report a young adult female with no history of bipolar disorder who developed mania and psychosis approximately 1 week following initiation of G cambogia and the Cleanse and Detox™ dietary supplement manufactured by Apex Vitality Health...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981888/social-identity-and-psychosis-associations-and-psychological-mechanisms
#20
Jason C McIntyre, Sophie Wickham, Ben Barr, Richard P Bentall
Humans possess a basic need to belong and will join groups even when they provide no practical benefit. Paranoid symptoms imply a disruption of the processes involved in belonging and social trust. Past research suggests that joining social groups and incorporating those groups into one's identity (social identification) promotes positive self-views and better physical and mental health. However, no research has investigated whether social identity is associated with paranoia, nor the mechanisms by which this effect may emerge...
August 26, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
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