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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148293/quantity-of-movement-as-a-measure-of-engagement-for-dementia-the-influence-of-motivational-disorders
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Giulia Perugia, Daniel Rodríguez-Martín, Marta Díaz Boladeras, Andreu Català Mallofré, Emilia Barakova, Matthias Rauterberg
Engagement in activities is crucial to improve quality of life in dementia. Yet, its measurement relies exclusively on behavior observation and the influence that behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) have on it is overlooked. This study investigated whether quantity of movement, gauged with a wrist-worn accelerometer, could be a sound measure of engagement and whether apathy and depression negatively affected engagement. Fourteen participants with dementia took part in 6 sessions of activities: 3 of cognitive games (eg, jigsaw puzzles) and 3 of robot play (Pleo)...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146222/nursing-staff-distress-associated-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-young-onset-dementia-and-late-onset-dementia
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Jeannette C L van Duinen-van den IJssel, Ans J M J Mulders, Martin Smalbrugge, Sandra A Zwijsen, Britt Appelhof, Syste U Zuidema, Marjolein E de Vugt, Frans R J Verhey, Christian Bakker, Raymond T C M Koopmans
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were (1) to investigate the relationship between different neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) and the level of distress experienced by nurses caring for residents with young-onset dementia (YOD) and (2) to compare these findings with those for nurses caring for residents with late-onset dementia (LOD). DESIGN/SETTING: This is a retrospective study conducted in Dutch long-term care facilities. Data were used from the Behavior and Evolution of Young-ONset Dementia studies (BEYOND) Parts I and II and the WAAL Behavior in Dementia-II (Waalbed-II) study...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143702/association-between-altered-neurochemical-metabolites-and-apathy-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yi-Chun Yeh, Chun-Wei Li, Yu-Ting Kuo, Mei-Feng Huang, Tai-Ling Liu, Twei-Shiun Jaw, Yi-Hsin Yang, Kuang-Che Kuo, Cheng-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Apathy is a condition characterized by a lack of motivation that manifests in emotional, behavioral, and cognitive domains. Although previous studies have indicated that apathy is associated with frontal lesions, few studies have focused on the different subdomains of apathy, and no in vivo human biochemical data have been obtained to examine the neurochemical changes related to apathy in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, we investigated the frontal neurochemical alterations related to apathy among patients with AD using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS)...
November 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131091/apathy-profile-in-parkinson-s-and-huntington-s-disease-a-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Mário Sousa, Fradique Moreira, Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, Inês Marques, Flávia Cunha, Nádia Canário, António Freire, Cristina Januário
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Apathy is one of the most frequent, disabling and difficult-to-treat symptoms that show up in many neurodegenerative disorders. The aim of this study was to assess and compare apathy profile in Parkinson's and Huntington's patients using the same comprehensive instruments to measure apathy, cognition and depressive symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We consecutively assessed Parkinson's disease (PD) and Huntington's disease (HD) patients recruited from a Movement Disorders Unit...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128544/experimental-poisoning-by-vernonia-rubricaulis-in-sheep
#5
Kelly C S Godoy, Paula V Leal, Marcelo A Araújo, Alda I Souza, Arnildo Pott, Stephen T Lee, Claudio S L Barros, Ricardo A A de Lemos
In order to evaluate the susceptibility of sheep to V. rubricaulis and to establish the clinical signs, serum biochemistry, and pathological findings, eight sheep were fed varying doses of V. rubricaulis. The onset of clinical signs occurred 6-48 h after the ingestion of V. rubricaulis. Clinical courses lasted 6-56 h after the ingestion of the plant. Serum activities of aspartate aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, and alkaline phosphatase were highly elevated and glucose blood levels were low in affected sheep...
November 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128326/cognitive-remediation-can-improve-negative-symptoms-and-social-functioning-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Joseph Ventura, Kenneth L Subotnik, Denise Gretchen-Doorly, Laurie Casaus, Michael Boucher, Gerhard S Hellemann, Keith H Nuechterlein
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses have reported that the effects of cognitive remediation might go beyond improvement in cognition to include unexpected benefits for schizophrenia patients such as negative symptom reduction and improvements in functioning. In addition, some evidence indicated that these potentially beneficial effects are also present in the initial course of schizophrenia, but work in this area is still developing. METHOD: A RCT compared Cognitive Remediation (CR) to Healthy Behaviors Training (HBT) in 80 patients (78% male) with a mean age of 21...
November 8, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123489/plasmapheresis-responsive-rapid-onset-dementia-with-predominantly-frontal-dysfunction-in-the-context-of-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy
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Dominique Endres, Magnus S Vry, Petra Dykierek, Anne N Riering, Eva Lüngen, Oliver Stich, Rick Dersch, Nils Venhoff, Daniel Erny, Irina Mader, Philipp T Meyer, Ludger Tebartz van Elst
Background: Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare immunological neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by increased antithyroid antibodies and mixed neurological and psychiatric symptoms. HE has been previously discussed as a differential diagnosis for rapid progressive dementia. However, most of these patients suffered from additional neurological symptoms, like ataxia or seizures. Case presentation: Here, we present the case of a 59-year-old female patient suffering rapid onset dementia with salient frontal executive dysfunction...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120669/schizophrenia-as-a-psychosomatic-illness-an-interdisciplinary-approach-between-lacanian-psychoanalysis-and-the-neurosciences
#8
Yorgos Dimitriadis
According to Lacan's theory of schizophrenia (as well as other delirious forms of psychosis), under certain conditions the signifying function breaks down, thus turning the schizophrenic individual's world into one in which a number of events become enigmatic and signal him or her. The schizophrenic individual tries to deal with these signs that besiege him or her either by means of an interpretative attitude (a stable delusional mood) or by apathy. These two types of responses correspond with the stereotypical (and mood) processes by which the schizophrenic individual attempts to avoid the distress provoked by the enigmatic desire of the Other, while simultaneously corresponding with psychosomatic processes of the brain organ...
November 9, 2017: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114969/apathy-in-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behaviour-disorder-is-common-and-under-recognised
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Thomas R Barber, Kinan Muhammed, Daniel Drew, Michael Lawton, Marie Crabbe, Michal Rolinski, Timothy Quinnell, Zenobia Zaiwalla, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Masud Husain, Michele Tm Hu
BACKGROUND: Apathy is an important neuropsychiatric feature of Parkinson's disease (PD), which often emerges before the onset of motor symptoms. Patients with rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) have a high probability of developing Parkinson's disease in future. Neuropsychiatric problems are common in RBD, but apathy has not previously been detailed in this key prodromal population. METHODS: 88 patients with polysomnographically proven RBD, 65 patients with PD and 33 controls were assessed for apathy using the Lille Apathy Rating Scale (LARS)...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114871/the-class-politics-of-prejudice-brexit-and-the-land-of-no-hope-and-glory
#10
Lisa Mckenzie
The debates relating to social class and whether it is still a useful concept in describing a lived reality of the British population has never been far away from media, political and academic dispute. Thatcher's Britain throughout the 1980s attempted to dilute class meaning with what was called 'a home owning democracy' and thus end class collective politics through easily available credit for the working class while simultaneously attacking trade union organization, recruitment and political action. During the late 1990s and into the noughties a 'New Labour' administration attempted to exacerbate the end of class politics through an agenda of a 'cultural distinction' to class identity...
November 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110649/associations-between-physical-activity-and-motivation-competence-functioning-and-apathy-in-inhabitants-with-mental-illness-from-a-rural-municipality-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anders Farholm, Marit Sørensen, Hallgeir Halvari, Torfinn Hynnekleiv
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence for physical activity (PA) having a positive impact on physical and mental health as well as illness symptoms in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI). However, individuals with SMI experience several barriers that makes it difficult to take advantage of the benefits associated with PA. One barrier consistently reported to impede PA is motivational issues. Thus, the main aim of the present study was to examine associations between PA and motivation for PA, perceived competence for PA, functioning, apathy, and demographic variables among individuals with SMI...
November 6, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110334/frontotemporal-dementia-with-trans-activation-response-dna-binding-protein-43-presenting-with-catatonic-syndrome
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Ryohei Watanabe, Ito Kawakami, Mitsumoto Onaya, Shinji Higashi, Nobutaka Arai, Haruhiko Akiyama, Masato Hasegawa, Tetsuaki Arai
Catatonia is a clinical syndrome characterized by symptoms such as immobility, mutism, stupor, stereotypy, echophenomena, catalepsy, automatic obedience, posturing, negativism, gegenhalten and ambitendency. This syndrome occurs mostly in mood disorder and schizophrenic patients, and is related to neuronal dysfunction involving the frontal lobe. Some cases of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) with catatonia have been reported, but these cases were not examined by autopsy. Here, we report on a FTD case which showed catatonia after the first episode of brief psychotic disorder...
November 7, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106358/prostate-specific-antigen-testing-for-prostate-cancer-screening-a-national-survey-of-canadian-primary-care-physicians-opinions-and-practices
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Mitchell Geoffrey Goldenberg, Sean C Skeldon, Madhur Nayan, Yegappan Suppiah, Linda Chow, Elise Fryml, David Greenberg, Rajiv K Singal, S Larry Goldenberg
INTRODUCTION: In 2014, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommended against routine prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.(1) We surveyed Canadian primary care physicians (PCPs) to understand their opinions and attitudes towards prostate cancer screening in 2016. METHODS: Twenty PCPs piloted the survey to assess its accessibility. We distributed a flyer to 19 633 PCPs as an insert in a large mailed package inviting them to attend a national meeting, and later promoted the survey at the meeting...
November 1, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105852/frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-due-to-p301l-tau-mutation-showing-apathy-and-severe-frontal-atrophy-but-lacking-other-behavioral-changes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Tomoko Miki, Osamu Yokota, Shintaro Takenoshita, Yoko Mori, Kiyohiro Yamazaki, Yuki Ozaki, Shu-Ichi Ueno, Takashi Haraguchi, Hideki Ishizu, Shigetoshi Kuroda, Seishi Terada, Norihito Yamada
The clinical features in cases that have mutations in the microtubule-associated protein tau gene but lack prominent behavioral changes remain unclear. Here, we describe detailed clinical and pathological features of a case carrying the P301L tau mutation that showed only apathy until the middle stage of the course. The mother of this case was suspected to have mild cognitive decline at age 46. However, before she was fully examined, she had a subarachnoid hemorrhage at age 49 and died at age 53. An autopsy was not done...
November 6, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100973/evaluating-psychiatric-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease-by-a-clinimetric-analysis-of-the-hopkins-symptom-checklist-scl-90-r
#15
Danilo Carrozzino, Bo Mohr Morberg, Chiara Siri, Gianni Pezzoli, Per Bech
Although psychiatric comorbidity in Parkinson's Disease (PD) has often been studied, the individual psychiatric symptoms have rarely been evaluated from a clinimetric point of view in an attempt to measure how much the symptoms have been bothering or distressing the PD patients. The current study is therefore aimed at evaluating from a clinimetric viewpoint the severity of psychiatric symptoms affecting PD patients by using the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R) to show its measurement-driven construct validity (scalability)...
November 1, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097256/the-pathophysiological-mechanisms-of-motivational-deficits-in-parkinson-s-disease
#16
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A Chagraoui, L Boukhzar, F Thibaut, Y Anouar, D Maltête
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disorder that leads to disabling motor symptoms and a wide variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms. Apathy is the most common psychiatric disorder in the early stages of untreated PD and can be defined as a hypodopaminergic syndrome, which also includes anxiety and depression. Apathy is also considered the core feature of the parkinsonian triad (apathy, anxiety and depression) of behavioural non-motor signs, including a motivational deficit. Moreover, apathy is recognised as a distinct chronic neuropsychiatric behavioural disorder based on specific diagnostic criteria...
October 31, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089398/establishing-diagnostic-criteria-for-perry-syndrome
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Takayasu Mishima, Shinsuke Fujioka, Hiroyuki Tomiyama, Ichiro Yabe, Ryoichi Kurisaki, Naoki Fujii, Ryuji Neshige, Owen A Ross, Matthew J Farrer, Dennis W Dickson, Zbigniew K Wszolek, Nobutaka Hattori, Yoshio Tsuboi
OBJECTIVE: To establish international diagnostic criteria for Perry syndrome, a disorder characterised by clinical signs of parkinsonism, depression/apathy, weight loss, respiratory symptoms, mutations in the DCTN1 gene and TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) pathology. METHODS: Data from the published literature and newly identified patients were gathered and analysed during and after the International Symposium on Perry syndrome in Tokyo to identify diagnostic criteria for Perry syndrome...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079398/the-neural-correlates-of-apathy-in-schizophrenia-an-exploratory-investigation
#18
Fernando Caravaggio, Gagan Fervaha, Mahesh Menon, Gary Remington, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Philip Gerretsen
BACKGROUND: Motivational deficits represent a core negative symptom in patients with schizophrenia. Previous morphology studies have demonstrated that apathy in patients with schizophrenia is associated with reduced frontal grey matter (GM). We attempted to replicate this previous finding, and explored whether it was distinct from potential associations with a distinct subdomain of negative symptoms, namely Affective Flattening, and GM. METHODS: Twenty medicated patients with schizophrenia provided structural T1-weighted images acquired on a 3-Tesla MRI scanner and negative symptoms were evaluated using the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms...
October 24, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079017/baseline-vascular-cognitive-impairment-predicts-the-course-of-apathetic-symptoms-after-stroke-the-casper-study
#19
Elles Douven, Sebastian Köhler, Syenna H J Schievink, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Julie Staals, Frans R J Verhey, Pauline Aalten
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) on the course of poststroke depression (PSD) and poststroke apathy (PSA). METHODS: Included were 250 stroke patients who underwent neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric assessment 3 months after stroke (baseline) and at a 6- and 12-month follow-up after baseline. Linear mixed models tested the influence of VCI in at least one cognitive domain (any VCI) or multidomain VCI (VCI in multiple cognitive domains) at baseline and domain-specific VCI at baseline on levels of depression and apathy over time, with random effects for intercept and slope...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073635/huntington-s-disease-premotor-phase
#20
Ana Rita Saldanha Ramos, Carolina Garrett
Huntington's disease (HD) is an incurable, neurodegenerative disease, which manifests via a triad of progressive symptoms: motor impairment, psychiatric disorders, and cognitive decline. Conventionally, the HD diagnosis is based on the presence of involuntary choreiform movements and a positive genetic test for the CAG-expanded allele gene. Although the diagnosis focuses on the motor part of the triad, there is increasing evidence that both cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms can, and often do, present decades before the onset of motor symptoms...
October 27, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
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