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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331848/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-apathy-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-double-blind-randomized-sham-controlled-cross-over-pilot-study
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Prasad R Padala, Kalpana P Padala, Shelly Y Lensing, Andrea N Jackson, Cassandra R Hunter, Christopher M Parkes, Richard A Dennis, Melinda M Bopp, Ricardo Caceda, Mark S Mennemeier, Paula K Roberson, Dennis H Sullivan
Apathy is a common and disabling behavioral concomitant of many neurodegenerative conditions. The presence of apathy with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is linked with heightened rates of conversion to Alzheimer's disease. Improving apathy may slow the neurodegenerative process. The objective was to establish the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in improving apathy in older adults with MCI. An 8-week, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled cross-over study was conducted in nine subjects (66 ± 9 years) with apathy and MCI...
January 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330419/parkinson-disease-with-constipation-clinical-features-and-relevant-factors
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Qiu-Jin Yu, Shu-Yang Yu, Li-Jun Zuo, Teng-Hong Lian, Yang Hu, Rui-Dan Wang, Ying-Shan Piao, Peng Guo, Li Liu, Zhao Jin, Li-Xia Li, Piu Chan, Sheng-Di Chen, Xiao-Min Wang, Wei Zhang
Constipation is one of the most frequent non-motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD) and it may be ignored by PD patients, leading to this problem not to be reported in time. The relationships between constipation and demographic variables, motor symptoms and other non-motor symptoms of PD are still unknown. PD patients were evaluated by diagnostic criteria of functional constipation in Rome III and divided into PD with constipation (PD-C) and PD with no constipation (PD-NC) groups. PD patients were assessed by rating scales of motor symptoms and other non-motor symptoms, activity of daily living and quality of life...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329378/historical-crossroads-in-the-conceptual-delineation-of-apathy-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Stéphane Prange, Javier Pagonabarraga, Paul Krack, Jaime Kulisevsky, Véronique Sgambato, Léon Tremblay, Stéphane Thobois, Emmanuel Broussolle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329059/amyloid-burden-and-incident-depressive-symptoms-in-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease
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Stephanie Perin, Karra D Harrington, Yen Ying Lim, Kathryn Ellis, David Ames, Robert H Pietrzak, Adrian Schembri, Stephanie Rainey-Smith, Olivier Salvado, Simon M Laws, Ralph N Martins, Victor L Villemagne, Christopher C Rowe, Colin L Masters, Paul Maruff
BACKGROUND: Relationships between depression and Alzheimer's disease (AD) may become clearer if studied in preclinical AD where dementia is not present. METHOD: The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively, relationships between brain amyloid-β (Aβ), depressive symptoms and screen positive depression in cognitively normal (CN) older adults. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Geriatric Depression Inventory (GDS-15) in CN adults from the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study without depression at baseline and classified as having abnormally high (Aβ+; n = 136) or low (Aβ-; n = 449) Aβ according to positron emission tomography at 18-month intervals over 72 months...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325929/post-stroke-cognitive-impairment-depression-and-apathy-untangling-the-relationship
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EDITORIAL
Perminder S Sachdev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325477/cognitive-performance-and-apathy-predict-unemployment-in-huntington-s-disease-mutation-carriers
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Milou Jacobs, Ellen P Hart, Raymund A C Roos
Unemployment is common for those with Huntington's disease (HD), a genetic neurodegenerative disorder, and affects patients' quality of life. HD is characterized by motor disturbances, cognitive dysfunction, and psychiatric symptoms. The purpose of this article was to determine which clinical signs of HD are predictive of unemployment. Data for employed (N=114) and unemployed (N=106) HD mutation carriers were used to investigate group differences. Univariate logistic regression analyses, adjusted for age and gender, were performed to determine individual predictors of unemployment...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325447/longitudinal-association-of-amyloid-beta-and-anxious-depressive-symptoms-in-cognitively-normal-older-adults
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Nancy J Donovan, Joseph J Locascio, Gad A Marshall, Jennifer Gatchel, Bernard J Hanseeuw, Dorene M Rentz, Keith A Johnson, Reisa A Sperling
OBJECTIVE: To understand the role of depressive symptoms in preclinical Alzheimer's disease, it is essential to define their temporal relationship to Alzheimer's proteinopathies in cognitively normal older adults. The study objective was to examine associations of brain amyloid beta and longitudinal measures of depression and depressive symptom clusters in a cognitively normal sample of older adults. METHOD: A total of 270 community-dwelling, cognitively normal elderly individuals underwent baseline Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) measures of cortical aggregate amyloid beta and annual assessments with the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316833/self-appraisals-and-episodic-memory-different-psychological-factors-related-to-patient-versus-informant-reports-of-apathy-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Annabelle Arnould, Lucien Rochat, Philippe Azouvi, Martial van der Linden
INTRODUCTION: Apathy is a core feature in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The psychological processes underlying apathy are still unclear, and the few studies conducted on this subject have essentially focused on cognitive processes and informant reports of apathetic manifestations. The aims of the present study were to examine self-reports versus informant reports of diminished initiative/interest, as well as their relationship with different cognitive factors (attention/executive mechanisms, episodic memory, and multitasking) and personal identity factors (self-esteem and self-efficacy beliefs)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316566/double-anterior-stereotactic-cingulotomy-for-intractable-oncological-pain
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Ido Strauss, Assaf Berger, Shlomit Ben Moshe, Michal Arad, Uri Hochberg, Tal Gonen, Rotem Tellem
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic anterior cingulotomy has been used in the treatment of patients suffering from refractory oncological pain due to its effects on pain perception. However, the optimal targets as well as suitable candidates and outcome measures have not been well defined. We report our initial experience in the ablation of 2 cingulotomy targets on each side and the use of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) as a perioperative assessment tool. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent stereotactic anterior cingulotomy in our Department between November 2015 and February 2017 was performed...
January 10, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308341/neuropsychiatry-in-demyelination-disease-using-depression-as-a-prodrome-for-early-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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EDITORIAL
Mrigank S Shail
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks its own insulating myelin sheaths covering the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. MS patients show signs of mental illness via emotional blunting, liability, apathy, depression, irritability, and psychosis. Many psychiatrists have noted that the symptomatology of mood disorder is very similar to early signs of MS. The mechanism behind the relationship of depression with MS is not entirely understood at this point. However, through advancements in medical imaging techniques, there are now some leading explanations...
November 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306357/apathy-in-corticobasal-degeneration-possible-parietal-involvement
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Rita Moretti, R Caberlotto, R Signori
Corticobasal degeneration is a rare disorder, which usually consists of a combination of complex movement disorders, apraxia and cortical changes. Its definition is still evolving and in 2013 an international consortium tried to develop new criteria, based on a systematic literature review. Over a long period of time, we carefully selected 23 patients who fulfilled the criteria for a diagnosis of corticobasal degeneration; all had the so-called corticobasal syndrome phenotype, in accordance with Armstrong et al...
October 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305655/chrfam7a-gene-expression-in-schizophrenia-clinical-correlates-and-the-effect-of-antipsychotic-treatment
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Sunil V Kalmady, Rimjhim Agrawal, Deepthi Venugopal, Venkataram Shivakumar, Anekal C Amaresha, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Manjula Subbanna, Ashwini Rajasekaran, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Monojit Debnath, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Earlier studies have implicated CHRNA7, coding α-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR), and its partially duplicated chimeric gene CHRFAM7A in schizophrenia. However, the relationship between the alterations in peripheral gene expression of CHRFAM7A and severity of clinical symptoms has not been examined. Furthermore, potential influence of the antipsychotic medication on CHRFAM7A expression in drug-naive or drug-free schizophrenia is an unexplored area. CHRFAM7A gene expression in lymphocytes was analyzed in 90 antipsychotic-naïve or free schizophrenia patients using TaqMan-based quantitative RT-PCR...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304202/-i-feel-worn-out-as-if-i-neglected-myself-older-patients-perspectives-on-post-hospital-symptoms-after-acute-hospitalization
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Rosanne van Seben, Lucienne A Reichardt, Dirk R Essink, Barbara C van Munster, Jos A Bosch, Bianca M Buurman
Background: The transition between hospital and home is a vulnerable period for acutely hospitalized older patients during which they are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes. Yet, studies describing experiences of a geriatric patient population postdischarge from a patient perspective are missing. Objective: To characterize patient experiences with recovering at home after acute hospitalization. Design and Methods: Qualitative semi-structured interviews, involving 20 recently discharged patients (age ≥ 70), were conducted...
January 3, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282408/behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-correlates-and-impact-on-caregiver-distress
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Adreesh Mukherjee, Atanu Biswas, Arijit Roy, Samar Biswas, Goutam Gangopadhyay, Shyamal Kumar Das
Aims: To evaluate the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), to determine their correlation with types and stages of dementia and patient demographics, and to assess the impact on caregiver distress. Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited consecutive dementia patients and caregivers who attended our cognitive clinic. Standard criteria were used to classify types of dementia. BPSD were assessed with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, and its distress scale was used for caregiver distress...
September 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282160/emotion-recognition-correlates-with-social-neuropsychiatric-dysfunction-in-huntington-s-disease
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Clare L Kempnich, Sophie C Andrews, Fiona Fisher, Dana Wong, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Julie C Stout
OBJECTIVES: People with Huntington's disease (HD) experience poor social quality of life, relationship breakdown, and social withdrawal, which are mediated to some extent by socially debilitating neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as apathy and disinhibition. Social cognitive symptoms, such as impaired emotion recognition, also occur in HD, however, the extent of their association with these socially debilitating neuropsychiatric symptoms is unknown. Our study examined the relationship between emotion recognition and symptom ratings of apathy and disinhibition in HD...
December 28, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278897/reliability-of-the-apathy-evaluation-scale-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Benjamin Gallais
BACKGROUND: Apathy is a common debilitating symptom of myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). The Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES) has been identified as a promising measurement instrument to be used in DM1 but its metrological properties must be further documented. OBJECTIVE: To determine the internal consistency of the Self (AES-S), Informant (AES-I), and Clinician (AES-C) versions of the AES and to assess the test-retest reliability, standard error of measurement, and minimal detectable change of the AES-S and AES-I in a sample of DM1 patients and their related informants...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273399/behavioral-defects-in-a-dctn1g71a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-perry-syndrome
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Takayasu Mishima, Manami Deshimaru, Takuya Watanabe, Kaori Kubota, Mariko Kinoshita-Kawada, Junichi Yuasa-Kawada, Kotaro Takasaki, Yoshinari Uehara, Shozo Jinno, Katsunori Iwasaki, Yoshio Tsuboi
Perry syndrome is a rare neurodegenerative disease characterized by parkinsonism, depression/apathy, weight loss, and central hypoventilation. Our previously-conducted genome-wide association scan and subsequent studies identified nine mutations in DCTN1, the largest protein subunit of the dynactin complex, in patients with Perry syndrome. These included G71A in the microtubule-binding cytoskeleton-associated protein Gly-rich domain of p150Glued. The dynactin complex is essential for function of the microtubule-based cytoplasmic retrograde motor dynein...
December 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244062/longitudinal-course-and-predictors-of-apathetic-symptoms-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Annabelle Arnould, Lucien Rochat, Philippe Azouvi, Martial Van der Linden
Objectives: Apathy is one of the most common behavioral symptoms encountered after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, very little is known about the longitudinal course and predictors of apathetic manifestations. The aims of the present study were to examine how apathy changes and the predictive value of cognitive factors (memory, attention/executive mechanisms, and multitasking) and personal identity factors (self-esteem and self-efficacy beliefs) for apathy over a period of 10 months...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243531/impact-of-reward-and-loss-anticipation-on-cognitive-control-an-event-related-potential-study-in-subjects-with-schizophrenia-and-healthy-controls
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Annarita Vignapiano, Armida Mucci, Eleonora Merlotti, Giulia Maria Giordano, Antonella Amodio, Davide Palumbo, Silvana Galderisi
INTRODUCTION: Deficits of cognitive functions and motivation are core aspects of schizophrenia. The interaction of these deficits might contribute to impair the ability to flexibly adjust behavior in accordance with one's intentions and goals. Many studies have focused on the anterior N2 as a correlate of cognitive control based on motivational value. AIMS: Given the key role of motivation impairment in schizophrenia as a predictor of functional outcome, we aimed to study the impact of reward- and avoidance-based motivation on cognitive control using N2...
January 2018: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243529/avolition-apathy-and-white-matter-connectivity-in-schizophrenia-reduced-fractional-anisotropy-between-amygdala-and-insular-cortex
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Antonella Amodio, Mario Quarantelli, Armida Mucci, Anna Prinster, Andrea Soricelli, Annarita Vignapiano, Giulia Maria Giordano, Eleonora Merlotti, Alessia Nicita, Silvana Galderisi
The avolition/apathy domain of negative symptoms includes motivation- and pleasure-related impairments. In people with schizophrenia, structural and functional abnormalities were reported in key regions within the motivational reward system, including ventral-tegmental area (VTA), striatum (especially at the level of the nucleus accumbens, NAcc), orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), as well as amygdala (Amy) and insular cortex (IC). However, the association of the reported abnormalities with avoliton-apathy is still controversial...
January 2018: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
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