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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805246/associations-between-belief-inflexibility-and-dimensions-of-delusions-a-meta-analytic-review-of-two-approaches-to-assessing-belief-flexibility
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Chen Zhu, Xiaoqi Sun, Suzanne Ho-Wai So
OBJECTIVES: Belief inflexibility has been suggested to maintain delusions. Different measures of assessing belief inflexibility have been developed, and it remains unclear whether patients with delusions display belief inflexibility similarly across measures. As delusions consist of multiple dimensions, the aim of this meta-analytic review was to examine how belief inflexibility is related to different aspects of delusions (conviction, distress, and preoccupation) and to compare these associations between interview-based and task-based measures of belief inflexibility...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797526/psychotic-experiences-and-disability-findings-from-the-collaborative-psychiatric-epidemiology-surveys
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Hans Oh, Ai Koyanagi, Ian Kelleher, Jordan DeVylder
Psychotic experiences are associated with a number of poor clinical outcomes, including multimorbid psychopathology, suicidal behavior, and poor treatment response. We wished to investigate the relationship between psychotic experiences and disability, including the following domains: cognition, mobility, self-care, social interaction, role functioning, and days out of role. We used three nationally representative and racially/ethnically diverse samples of the general US adult population: the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), the National Latino and Asian American Survey (NLAAS), and the National Survey of American Life (NSAL)...
August 7, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777032/suicidal-ideation-in-an-egyptian-sample-of-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-psychosis
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Maha Ftouh, El-Sayed Gad, Mohammad A Seleem, Sameh Saada, Ahmed A Mubarak
BACKGROUND: Suicide mortality is 12 times higher in psychotic patients compared to the general population. Identifying characteristic of suicidal patients among this group might help in preventing such behavior. AIMS: To assess the predictors of suicidal risk in patients hospitalized due to acute psychosis. METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients (age 18 - 60 years) admitted with acute psychotic features were recruited. Patients were evaluated clinically by The Arabic version of Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748014/-a-typical-shared-psychotic-disorder-about-a-case
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Marcellin Bugeme, Papa Alioune Seck, Paul Makinko Ilunga, Olivier Mukuku
Shared psychotic disorder is a rare entity characterized by the transmission of delusional symptoms from one patient ("inducer") to another ("induced" partner). We here report a clinical observation of atypical shared psychotic disorder involving delusion of persecution and of grandeur in a teenager induced by two subjects (grand-father and paternal uncle) with two different types of psychiatric disorders, all of which present in the same subject (third-party). The nature of the content transmitted to the third subject was the sum of the ideas of the first two subjects...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742074/untargeted-screening-for-novel-autoantibodies-with-prognostic-value-in-first-episode-psychosis
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A Zandian, L Wingård, H Nilsson, E Sjöstedt, D X Johansson, D Just, C Hellström, M Uhlén, J M Schwenk, A Häggmark-Månberg, O Norbeck, B Owe-Larsson, P Nilsson, M A A Persson
Immunological and inflammatory reactions have been suggested to have a role in the development of schizophrenia, a hypothesis that has recently been supported by genetic data. The aim of our study was to perform an unbiased search for autoantibodies in patients with a first psychotic episode, and to explore the association between any seroreactivity and the development of a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) disorder characterized by chronic or relapsing psychotic symptoms...
July 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732799/monocausal-attribution-and-its-relationship-with-reasoning-biases-in-schizophrenia
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Steffen Moritz, Richard P Bentall, Katharina Kolbeck, Daniela Roesch-Ely
BACKGROUND: Aberrant attributional styles are counted to a set of circumscribed cognitive biases that are implicated in the pathogenesis of (paranoid) psychosis. However, evidence for a specific profile (e.g., an exaggerated self-serving bias, other-blaming bias) has become equivocal over the years. More recently, one-sided (monocausal) attributions have been reported in patients with psychosis. METHODS: We compared a large sample of patients with diagnosed schizophrenia (n=145) to nonclinical controls (n=30) on a revised version of the Internal, Personal and Situational Attributions Questionnaire (IPSAQ-R)...
July 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728118/threatening-events-theme-of-cognitive-biases-mediates-the-relationship-between-fear-of-social-situations-and-delusion-like-experiences-among-healthy-adults
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Katarzyna Prochwicz, Joanna Kłosowska, Milena Karpowska
Social anxiety (SA) is frequently observed among patients diagnosed with psychosis as well as among individuals with delusion-like experiences (DLEs). A heightened level of SA has been recognized to precede the development of psychotic symptoms; however, the detailed mechanisms that link SA to delusional ideation remain unrecognized. Since social anxiety is associated with the presence of cognitive biases and biased cognitive processes have been found to play a role in the development and maintenance of delusions, we hypothesized that cognitive biases may mediate in the relationship between social anxiety and DLEs...
July 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709430/exploring-the-factor-structure-of-the-health-of-the-nation-outcomes-scale-honos-in-a-sample-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-schizotypal-and-delusional-disorders
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Wayne Smith, Silia Vitoratou, Paul McCrone, Anita Patel
BACKGROUND: The Health of the Nation Outcomes Scale (HoNOS) is recommended for use by the English National Service Framework for Mental Health and by the working group on outcome indicators for severe mental illnesses to the Department of Health. It was developed to measure the health and social functioning of people with severe mental illness. Since the development of the HoNOS many have debated its latent structure. This paper examines the latent structure of the HoNOS using current factor analysis techniques...
July 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705456/feeling-touch-on-the-own-hand-restores-the-capacity-to-visually-discriminate-it-from-someone-else-hand-pathological-embodiment-receding-in-brain-damage-patients
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Carlotta Fossataro, Valentina Bruno, Patrizia Gindri, Lorenzo Pia, Anna Berti, Francesca Garbarini
The sense of body ownership, i.e., the belief that a specific body part belongs to us, can be selectively impaired in brain-damaged patients. Recently, a pathological form of embodiment has been described in patients who, when the examiner's hand is located in a body-congruent position, systematically claim that it is their own hand (E+ patients). This paradoxical behavior suggests that, in these patients, the altered sense of body ownership also affects their capacity of visually discriminating the body-identity details of the own and the alien hand, even when both hands are clearly visible on the table...
June 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704729/longitudinal-association-between-physical-activity-engagement-during-adolescence-and-mental-health-outcomes-in-young-adults-a-21-year-birth-cohort-study
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Shuichi Suetani, Abdullah Mamun, Gail M Williams, Jake M Najman, John J McGrath, James G Scott
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies provide mixed evidence that physical activity engagement (PAE) in adolescence is associated with later mental health outcomes. This study aimed to examine the association between PAE at age 14 and mental health outcomes at age 21 using a large birth cohort study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective data from the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy, consisting of 3493 young adults, were analyzed. PAE at age 14 was estimated using self-report, and participants were categorized into; (1) frequent, (2) infrequent, or (3) no PAE group...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689754/sociodemographic-and-clinical-correlates-of-psychotic-symptoms-in-the-general-population-findings-from-the-mhgp-survey
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Baptiste Pignon, Franck Schürhoff, Andrei Szöke, Pierre A Geoffroy, Renaud Jardri, Jean-Luc Roelandt, Benjamin Rolland, Pierre Thomas, Guillaume Vaiva, Ali Amad
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the sociodemographic and psychiatric correlates of psychotic symptoms in a large general population sample. METHODS: The French Mental Health in the General Population cross-sectional survey interviewed 38,694 individuals using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview. We looked for associations between the presence of lifetime psychotic symptoms, sociodemographic characteristics (including migrant status over three generations) and clinical characteristics...
July 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689196/love-as-delusion-delusions-of-love-erotomania-narcissism-and-shame
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Brendan D Kelly
Erotomania has a long, colourful history in psychiatry. It is a rare condition in which the patient ('subject') develops the belief that he or she is loved from afar by another person ('object'). The subject is generally female, though men predominate in forensic samples. The object is generally perceived to belong to a higher social class, reflecting a sociopolitical element in the construction of love. Erotomania requires active treatment and risk management as it can be associated with stalking and other offending behaviour...
July 8, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678451/-late-life-psychotic-disorders-clinical-aspects
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Nadja Gardijan, Anna Szücs
Old age is a vulnerable period of life for either the apparition or the exacerbation of psychiatric disorders. Among others, psychoses are relatively frequent in the elderly. Alas diagnoses of non-organic psychoses are still matters of debate, namely because of the important variability of symptoms and the lack of data in the elderly population. DSM-5 adds only little precision to this nosographic issue. These questions are however important in practice, since they influence prognostic aspects and treatment choices...
September 21, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677172/neurological-and-psychiatric-associations-in-bullous-pemphigoid-more-than-skin-deep
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Anna-Kaisa Försti, Laura Huilaja, Enno Schmidt, Kaisa Tasanen
In elderly patients, bullous pemphigoid (BP) is associated with several comorbidities; the strongest association occurs between BP and neurological diseases. Different types of dementia, Parkinson's disease, cerebrovascular disorders and epilepsy all have a significant association with BP but patients with multiple sclerosis have the highest risk of BP. An existing neurological disorder appears to increase the risk for subsequent BP, but an increased risk for developing some neurological diseases has also been reported following BP diagnosis...
July 4, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675999/subduing-the-green-eyed-monster-bridging-the-psychopharmacological-and-psychosocial-treatment-perspective-in-understanding-pathological-jealousy
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Farah Deena Abdul Samad, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Marhani Midin, Nurul Hazwani Hatta
Human being is not spared from a broad-ranged emotional state, including being jealous. Jealousy has both affective-cognitive and behavioural-evaluative dimension where the person perceives, or experiences a real threat on a valued relationship. As this complex emotion becomes irrational and not amenable to reason, it later transforms into a dangerously 'green-eyed monster'. This perilous situation which is viewed as pathological jealousy is a form of delusion, which is maintained by a fixed and false reasoning in an originally entrusted intimate relationship...
July 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655681/depression-and-hiv-epidemiological-and-clinical-aspects-at-the-bamako-university-hospital-mali
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J Zoungrana, J P Dembélé, F B Sako, S Siranyan, J Traore, A Sawadogo, A Millogo, B Coulibaly, S Dao
Depression plays an important role in clinical worsening, morbidity and mortality related to HIV/AIDS. To describe the epidemiological and clinical aspects of depressive disorders in people with HIV in Mali. This prospective study took place in the department of psychiatry and infectious diseases at the Bamako University Hospital from July 2004 through October, 2005 and included all HIV-positive antiretroviral-naive patients with depression, diagnosed according to ICD-10 criteria. The study included 84 HIV-positive patients with a depressive disorder; our total population of HIV-positive patients was 316 during the study period, for a prevalence rate of 26...
June 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644427/mental-diseases-and-criminal-offences-committed-by-persons-placed-at-the-forensic-department-of-the-penitentiary-in-zenica-federation-of-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Edin Bjelošević, Adisa Krehmić, Halima Hadžikapetanović, Sanel Čoralić, Sonja Bjelošević
Aim To investigate an impact of various biological, psychological and social factors on perpetration of criminal offences by persons with mental disorders and to examine legal requirements for placement of persons with mental disorders, who committed criminal offences. Methods This retrospective, descriptive study based on the analysis of data collected from records of the Zenica Penitentiary, Forensic Department (age, qualifications, employment status, marital status, mental disorders, information related to earlier treatments, type of committed criminal offense, duration of the security measure of mandatory psychiatric treatment and custody) included 154 examinees...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630746/delusional-parasitosis-on-the-psychiatric-consultation-service-a-longitudinal-perspective-case-study
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Adam Trenton, Neha Pansare, Anthony Tobia, Viwek Bisen, Kenneth R Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis is infrequently seen in hospital-based consultation-liaison psychiatry. AIMS: Although there are many publications on delusional parasitosis, this report reviews a unique case that was diagnosed during a hospital admission and treated over the next 36 months. METHOD: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: This case report describes a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with delusional parasitosis during a hospital admission for congestive heart failure and acute kidney injury...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623238/a-normal-genetic-variation-modulates-synaptic-mmp-9-protein-levels-and-the-severity-of-schizophrenia-symptoms
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Katarzyna Lepeta, Katarzyna J Purzycka, Katarzyna Pachulska-Wieczorek, Marina Mitjans, Martin Begemann, Behnam Vafadari, Krystian Bijata, Ryszard W Adamiak, Hannelore Ehrenreich, Magdalena Dziembowska, Leszek Kaczmarek
Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) has recently emerged as a molecule that contributes to pathological synaptic plasticity in schizophrenia, but explanation of the underlying mechanisms has been missing. In the present study, we performed a phenotype-based genetic association study (PGAS) in > 1,000 schizophrenia patients from the Göttingen Research Association for Schizophrenia (GRAS) data collection and found an association between the MMP-9 rs20544 C/T single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in the 3'untranslated region (UTR) and the severity of a chronic delusional syndrome...
August 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617374/-positive-changes-in-the-severity-of-residual-psychotic-symptoms-in-schizophrenic-patients-switched-to-treatment-with-risperidone
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D S Burminskiy, M A Morozova
AIM: To evaluate the effect of changing therapy from typical antipsychotics to the atypical antipsychotic risperidone in the treatment of difficult-to-treat residual psychotic symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 15 patients, 8 men and 7 women, mean age 49.1±10.25 years, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, partial remission (ICD-10 F20.04). At the beginning all participants received regular maintenance antipsychotic therapy with typical antipsychotics...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
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