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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931917/co-occurrence-of-marfan-syndrome-and-bipolar-disorder-a-fifteen-year-follow-up
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Vijendra Nath Jha, Manoj Kumar, Jatin Tarwani
INTRODUCTION: Marfan syndrome, a chromosomal disorder, has been commonly associated with schizophrenia but no association with Bipolar affective disorder has been reported in the scientific literature. CASE REPORT: This case depicts the occurrence of Bipolar affective disorder in a previously undiagnosed case of Marfan syndrome. DISCUSSION: In this case patient had all manic episodes without any depressive or schizophrenia-like episodes, suggesting a diagnostic stability over a long period of over fifteen years...
December 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931900/dimensions-of-schizophrenia-and-their-time-course-of-response-to-a-second-generation-antipsychotic-olanzapine-a-clinical-study
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Badari Birur, Jagadisha Thirthalli, N Janakiramaiah, Richard C Shelton, Bangalore N Gangadhar
BACKGROUND: The pattern of symptom response to second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) has not been studied extensively. Understanding the time course of symptom response would help to rationally monitor patient progress. OBJECTIVE: To determine the short-term differential time course of response of symptom dimensions of first episode schizophrenia viz., negative, positive symptoms and 5 factors of anergia, thought disturbance, activation, paranoid-belligerence and depression to treatment with SGA olanzapine...
December 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931886/neurobiological-after-effects-of-non-invasive-brain-stimulation
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REVIEW
G Cirillo, G Di Pino, F Capone, F Ranieri, L Florio, V Todisco, G Tedeschi, K Funke, V Di Lazzaro
BACKGROUND: In recent years, many studies have evaluated the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques for the treatment of several neurological and psychiatric disorders. Positive results led to approval of NIBS for some of these conditions by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA. The therapeutic effects of NIBS have been related to bi-directional changes in cortical excitability with the direction of change depending on the choice of stimulation protocol. Although after-effects are mostly short lived, complex neurobiological mechanisms related to changes in synaptic excitability bear the potential to further induce therapy-relevant lasting changes...
November 17, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929339/cognitive-activity-mediates-the-association-between-social-activity-and-cognitive-performance-a-longitudinal-study
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Cassandra L Brown, Annie Robitaille, Elizabeth M Zelinski, Roger A Dixon, Scott M Hofer, Andrea M Piccinin
Social activity is 1 aspect of an active lifestyle and some evidence indicates it is related to preserved cognitive function in older adulthood. However, the potential mechanisms underlying this association remain unclear. We investigate 4 potential mediational pathways through which social activity may relate to cognitive performance. A multilevel structural equation modeling approach to mediation was used to investigate whether cognitive activity, physical activity, depressive symptoms, and vascular health conditions mediate the association between social activity and cognitive function in older adults...
December 2016: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926743/antecedents-of-new-onset-major-depressive-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-at-high-familial-risk
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Frances Rice, Ruth Sellers, Gemma Hammerton, Olga Eyre, Rhys Bevan-Jones, Ajay K Thapar, Stephan Collishaw, Gordon T Harold, Anita Thapar
Importance: Early-onset major depressive disorder (MDD) is common in individuals at high familial risk of depression and is associated with poor long-term mental health, social, and educational outcomes. Objectives: To examine the developmental pathways that lead to first-episode adolescent-onset MDD (incident cases) in those at high familial risk and to postulate a theoretically informed model that enables simultaneous testing of different pathways to incident adolescent-onset MDD composed of contributions from familial/genetic and social risk factors, as well as effects via specific clinical antecedents...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923663/pharmacogenetics-of-lithium-effects-on-glomerular-function-in-bipolar-disorder-patients-under-chronic-lithium-treatment-a-pilot-study
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Evangelia Eirini Tsermpini, Yanfei Zhang, Paola Niola, Caterina Chillotti, Raffaella Ardau, Alberto Bocchetta, George P Patrinos, Maria Del Zompo, Giovanni Severino, Ming Ta Michael Lee, Alessio Squassina
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a psychiatric disease characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression. Lithium (Li) represents the mainstay treatment for BD, although a significant proportion of patients show insufficient or no response. Li is also associated with potentially severe side effects, including renal effects. Several studies reported that Li may induce reduction of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients under long-term treatment. The biological systems and the genetic factors involved in susceptibility to Li-induced renal-side effects have been scarcely explored...
December 3, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923192/regional-homogeneity-associated-with-overgeneral-autobiographical-memory-of-first-episode-treatment-naive-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-in-the-orbitofrontal-cortex-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Yansong Liu, Xudong Zhao, Zaohuo Cheng, Fuquan Zhang, Jun Chang, Haosen Wang, Rukui Xie, Zhiqiang Wang, Leiming Cao, Guoqiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Overgeneral autobiographical memory (OGM) is involved in the onset and maintenance of depression. Recent studies have shown correlations between OGM and alterations of some brain regions by using task-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). However, the correlation between OGM and spontaneous brain activity in depression remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) show abnormal regional homogeneity (ReHo) and, if so, whether the brain areas with abnormal ReHo are associated with OGM...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922640/brain-network-reorganization-differs-in-response-to-stress-in-rats-genetically-predisposed-to-depression-and-stress-resilient-rats
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N Gass, R Becker, A J Schwarz, W Weber-Fahr, C Clemm von Hohenberg, B Vollmayr, A Sartorius
Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) remains a pressing clinical problem. Optimizing treatment requires better definition of the specificity of the involved brain circuits. The rat strain bred for negative cognitive state (NC) represents a genetic animal model of TRD with high face, construct and predictive validity. Vice versa, the positive cognitive state (PC) strain represents a stress-resilient phenotype. Although NC rats show depressive-like behavior, some symptoms such as anhedonia require an external trigger, i...
December 6, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920752/the-effect-of-emotion-and-reward-contingencies-on-relational-memory-in-major-depression-an-eye-movement-study-with-follow-up
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Viola L Nemeth, Gergo Csete, Gergely Drotos, Nora Greminger, Zoltan Janka, Laszlo Vecsei, Anita Must
Background: Episodic memory disturbances were found to constitute a potential trait marker for major depression (MD). The recall of positive or rewarding information in a relational context is specifically impaired. Eye-movement recording constitutes a novel, direct approach to examine implicit memory performance. Here we aimed to assess the effect of emotional context and implicit virtual monetary reward or loss on viewing patterns in association with relational memory in a 6-months follow-up study in MD. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight patients with MD and 30 healthy participants were trained to associate a face (happy/sad/neutral) with a background scene...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920534/perceptions-and-impact-of-bipolar-disorder-in-japan-results-of-an-internet-survey
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Koichiro Watanabe, Eiji Harada, Takeshi Inoue, Yuka Tanji, Toshiaki Kikuchi
Bipolar disorder is a recurrent and episodic illness. This survey study assessed experiences and identified clinical insights of individuals with bipolar disorder. An Internet-based monitor system database was screened for patients with bipolar disorder in Japan (February and March 2013). Of 1,050 patients, 457 completed surveys, and results were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Approximately one-fourth of respondents were diagnosed with bipolar disorder on their first visit to medical institutions, although the most common initial diagnosis was depression/depressive state (65%)...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919514/the-psychological-impact-of-symptoms-related-to-esophagogastric-cancer-resection-presenting-in-primary-care-a-national-linked-database-study
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G Bouras, S R Markar, E M Burns, J R Huddy, A Bottle, T Athanasiou, A Darzi, G B Hanna
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate incidence, risk factors and impact of postoperative symptoms following esophagogastric cancer resection in primary care. METHODS: Patients undergoing esophagogastrectomy for cancer from 1998 to 2010 with linked records in Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Hospital Episodes Statistics and Office of National Statistics databases were studied. The recording of codes for reflux, dysphagia, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, dumping, diarrhea, steatorrhea, appetite loss, weight loss, pain and fatigue were identified up to 12 months postoperatively...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919307/patterns-and-correlates-of-major-depression-in-chinese-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-of-0-5-million-men-and-women
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Y Chen, D Bennett, R Clarke, Y Guo, C Yu, Z Bian, L Ma, Y Huang, Q Sun, N Zhang, X Zheng, J Chen, R Peto, K S Kendler, L Li, Z Chen
BACKGROUND: Worldwide 350 million people suffer from major depression, with the majority of cases occurring in low- and middle-income countries. We examined the patterns, correlates and care-seeking behaviour of adults suffering from major depressive episode (MDE) in China. METHOD: A nationwide study recruited 512 891 adults aged 30-79 years from 10 provinces across China during 2004-2008. The 12-month prevalence of MDE was assessed by the Modified Composite International Diagnostic Interview-short form...
December 6, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918949/an-exploration-of-metacognitive-beliefs-and-thought-control-strategies-in-bipolar-disorder
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Tiril Østefjells, Ingrid Melle, Sofie R Aminoff, Tone Hellvin, Roger Hagen, Trine Vik Lagerberg, June Ullevoldsæter Lystad, Jan Ivar Røssberg
BACKGROUND: Metacognitive factors influence depression, but are largely unexplored in bipolar disorders. We examined i) differences in metacognitive beliefs and thought control strategies between individuals with bipolar disorder and controls, and ii) to what extent clinical characteristics were related to levels of metacognitive beliefs and thought control strategies in bipolar disorder. METHOD: Eighty patients with bipolar disorder were assessed for age at onset of affective disorder, number of affective episodes, symptoms of mania and depression, metacognitive beliefs (MCQ-30) and thought control strategies (TCQ)...
November 23, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917459/predictors-of-stress-generation-in-adolescents-in-mainland-china
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Claire J Starrs, John R Z Abela, David C Zuroff, Rhonda Amsel, Josephine H Shih, Shuqiao Yao, Xiong Zhao Zhu, Wei Hong
The current longitudinal study examined whether the personality vulnerabilities of self-criticism and dependency prospectively predicted stress generation in Chinese adolescents. Participants included 1,116 adolescents (588 girls and 528 boys), aged 15 to 18 years from rural, urban and ultra-urban mainland China. Participants completed self-report measures of personality, depressive and anxious symptoms and participated in a clinical interview assessing lifetime history of depression. The occurrence of negative life events was measured using a contextual-threat interview every 6-months for a total period of 18-months...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916405/treatment-emergent-mania-hypomania-during-antidepressant-treatment-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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André R Brunoni, Adriano H Moffa, Bernardo Sampaio-Júnior, Verònica Gálvez, Colleen K Loo
BACKGROUND: Treatment-emergent mania/hypomania (TEM) is a possible adverse effect of pharmacological and non-pharmacological antidepressant treatments. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the risk of TEM in depressed patients during randomized, sham-controlled trials (RCTs). DATA SOURCES: Medline database, from the first date available to August 12, 2016. RESULTS: From 283 references, 10 RCTs were identified...
November 14, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916287/polygenic-risk-score-associated-with-specific-symptom-dimensions-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Sarojini M Sengupta, Kathleen MacDonald, Ferid Fathalli, Anita Yim, Martin Lepage, Srividya Iyer, Ashok Malla, Ridha Joober
Recent Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) have provided evidence for the involvement of a number of genetic variants in schizophrenia (SCZ). The objective of the current study was to examine the association between these variants and symptom dimensions, evaluated prospectively over a period of 24months, in a clinically well-characterized sample of individuals (n=241) with first-episode psychosis (FEP). The genetic variants were analyzed collectively as captured through a Polygenic Risk Score (PRS), calculated for each individual...
December 1, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914248/the-difficult-lives-of-individuals-with-bipolar-disorder-a-review-of-functional-outcomes-and-their-implications-for-treatment
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REVIEW
Michael J Gitlin, David J Miklowitz
BACKGROUND: Most longitudinal or treatment studies in bipolar disorder have used symptomatic or syndromal status as the primary outcome variable. More recently, psychosocial functioning has been highlighted as a key domain of outcome. Patients with bipolar disorder appear to be impaired in all functional domains, although the factors that cause impairment have not been clearly specified. METHODS: This paper reviews cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on functional impairment and its relationship to symptomatic, neurocognitive, personality, and stress variables in bipolar disorder; and the implications of these relationships for defining treatment targets...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913877/oxidative-stress-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-first-episode-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-major-depression-effects-of-disease-acuity-and-potential-confounders
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Wolfgang Jordan, Henrik Dobrowolny, Sabine Bahn, Hans-Gert Bernstein, Tanja Brigadski, Thomas Frodl, Berend Isermann, Volkmar Lessmann, Jürgen Pilz, Andrea Rodenbeck, Kolja Schiltz, Edzard Schwedhelm, Hayrettin Tumani, Jens Wiltfang, Paul C Guest, Johann Steiner
Oxidative stress and immune dysregulation have been linked to schizophrenia and depression. However, it is unknown whether these factors are related to the pathophysiology or whether they are an epiphenomenon. Inconsistent oxidative stress-related findings in previous studies may have resulted from the use of different biomarkers which show disparate aspects of oxidative stress. Additionally, disease severity, medication, smoking, endocrine stress axis activation and obesity are potential confounders. In order to address some of these shortcomings, we have analyzed a broader set of oxidative stress biomarkers in our exploratory study, including urinary 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α), 8-OH-2-deoyxguanosine (8-OH-2-dG), and blood levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione S-transferase (GST) in acutely ill drug-naïve first episode patients with schizophrenia (n = 22), major depression (n = 18), and controls (n = 43)...
December 2, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913160/psychological-well-being-and-mental-health-recovery-in-the-nimh-raise-early-treatment-program
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Julia Browne, David L Penn, Piper S Meyer-Kalos, Kim T Mueser, Sue E Estroff, Mary F Brunette, Christoph U Correll, James Robinson, Robert A Rosenheck, Nina Schooler, Delbert G Robinson, Jean Addington, Patricia Marcy, John M Kane
Recovery-oriented practices that promote client-centered care, collaboration, and functional outcome have been recommended to improve treatment engagement, especially for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). Psychological well-being (PWB) is related to recovery and refers to experiencing purpose and meaning in life through realizing one's potential. The recently completed Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode Early Treatment Program (RAISE ETP) study sought to improve quality of life, functional outcome, and well-being in individuals with first episode psychosis (FEP)...
November 29, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911949/correction-work-engagement-as-a-predictor-of-onset-of-major-depressive-episode-mde-among-workers-independent-of-psychological-distress-a-3-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Kotaro Imamura, Norito Kawakami, Akiomi Inoue, Akihito Shimazu, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Masaya Takahashi, Takafumi Totsuzaki
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148157.].
2016: PloS One
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