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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348292/morbid-jealousy-reactivated-by-mood-episodes
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Ruziana Masiran, Nik Shaliza Hussin
A middle-aged man who has been enduring financial constraint experienced a period of irritability, increased goal-directed activities and insomnia occurring along with extreme jealousy with his current wife. The episode was followed by depressed mood and non-prominent auditory hallucination. His previous history revealed a forensic psychiatry case of a murder he committed 20 years ago.
January 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329040/do-adverse-life-events-at-first-onset-of-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-influence-subsequent-voice-characteristics-results-from-an-epidemiological-study
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Josef J Bless, Frank Larøi, Julien Laloyaux, Kristiina Kompus, Bodil Kråkvik, Einar Vedul-Kjelsås, Anne Martha Kalhovde, Kenneth Hugdahl
Understanding what happens at first onset of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) is extremely important on a clinical and theoretical level. Previous studies have only focused on age with regard to first onset of AVHs. In the current epidemiological study, we examined a number of aspects relating to first onset of AVHs, such as the role of adverse life events at first onset of AVHs on symptom severity and general mental health. For this purpose, we compared participants who reported adverse life events at first onset of AHVs (adverse-trigger group; N = 76) to those that did not report any specific events at first onset of AVHs (no-adverse-trigger group; N = 59) on a large array of variables...
December 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329038/hallucinations-as-a-presenting-complaint-in-emergency-departments-prevalence-diagnosis-and-costs
#3
Flavie Waters, Milan Dragovic
Hallucinations occur in the context of many disorders. When experienced as distressing, they are a likely cause of presentation to emergency departments. Knowledge about the rates, diagnoses, and associated costs of hallucinations in emergency departments however is currently lacking. In this study, we analysed patients' presenting complaints in Western Australia's Emergency Department Data Collection dataset during a two year period (n = 1,798,754). Visits to emergency departments because of distressing hallucinations were more common than previously assumed...
January 2, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320912/fostering-transformation-by-hearing-voices-evaluating-a-6-second-low-fidelity-simulation
#4
Brenda Marshall, Julie Bliss, Benjamin Evans, Oksana Dukhan
BACKGROUND: The stigma of psychosis, with the accompanying symptoms of auditory and visual hallucinations, can affect a nurse's ability to provide safe, effective care. Increasing knowledge of the patient's perspective during auditory hallucinations can increase the nurse's ability to be empathetic and engage in a therapeutic alliance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a six-second auditory hallucination simulation to increase empathy in preclinical undergraduate nursing students...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305294/cortical-folding-abnormalities-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-who-have-persistent-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Katharina M Kubera, Philipp A Thomann, Dusan Hirjak, Anja Barth, Fabio Sambataro, Nenad Vasic, Nadine D Wolf, Karel Frasch, R Christian Wolf
In schizophrenia temporal cortical volume loss differs between patients presenting with persistent auditory verbal hallucinations (pAVH) in contrast to those without hallucinatory symptoms (nAVH). However, it is unknown whether this deficit reflects a neural signature of neurodevelopmental origin or if abnormal temporal cortical volume is reflective of factors which may be relevant at later stages of the disorder. Here, we tested the hypothesis that local gyrification index (LGI) in regions of the temporal cortex differs between patients with pAVH (n=10) and healthy controls (n=14), and that abnormal temporal LGI discriminates between pAVH and nAVH (n=10)...
January 2, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295025/does-gender-matter-an-exploratory-study-of-cultural-betrayal-trauma-and-hallucinations-in-latino-undergraduates-at-a-predominantly-white-university
#6
Jennifer M Gómez
Violence victimization, such as physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, has been linked with hallucinations. How abuse-related distress manifests is dependent on a host of factors, including gender, ethnicity, and societal inequality. Cultural betrayal trauma theory may provide insight into hallucinatory experiences for Latinos in the United States, as it is a contextualized framework that identifies societal trauma (e.g., discrimination) as a contributor to the harm of within-group interpersonal violence victimization in minority populations...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284822/right-sided-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-attentional-salience-of-auditory-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia
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Damodharan Dinakaran, Rujuta Parlikar, Vanteemar S Sreeraj, Anuradha Neikar, Sachin Nagendrappa, Venkataram Shivakumar, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a safe, noninvasive technique demonstrated to reduce persistent auditory hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia. Here, we report the differential effect of tDCS on auditory hallucinations against other positive symptoms and also the use of right-sided tDCS in patients with increased attentional salience toward auditory hallucinations.
November 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282872/psychotic-spectrum-symptoms-cumulative-adversity-exposure-and-substance-use-among-high-risk-girls
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Amy E Lansing, Wendy Y Plante, Christine Fennema-Notestine, Shahrokh Golshan, Audrey N Beck
AIM: Psychotic-spectrum symptoms are linked to trauma, substance/alcohol use (SAU), criminality/violence and poor functional outcomes, supporting the need for early detection in vulnerable populations. To better understand high-risk girls' mental health, we assessed: (1) psychotic-spectrum symptoms; (2) cumulative trauma, adversity and loss exposures (C-TALE) and adversity-indicators (symptoms, maladaptive coping, stressor-reactivity); and SAU risk-factors; and (3) relationships among psychotic-spectrum symptoms, adversity-indicators and SAU risk-factors...
December 28, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259655/continuation-with-clozapine-after-eosinophilia-a-case-report
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Yen-Cheng Ho, Huang-Li Lin
Background: Clozapine-induced eosinophilia had been reported in several studies about blood dyscrasias in clozapine-treated patient. The largest study with 2404 patients in Italy found the incidence of 2.2% by criteria of more than 0.4 × 109/l. Associated cases of pancreatitis, hepatitis, colitis, nephritis, and myocarditis were reported. Interestingly, incidence of myocarditis is high in Australia, but low in the rest of the world. In the following, we will present a case of clozapine-induced eosinophilia which spontaneous resolution was noted under continuation of clozapine...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259147/feasibility-and-clinical-utility-of-high-definition-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-persistent-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia
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A Bose, V Shivakumar, H Chhabra, R Parlikar, V S Sreeraj, D Dinakaran, J C Narayanaswamy, G Venkatasubramanian
Persistent auditory verbal hallucination is a clinically significant problem in schizophrenia. Recent studies suggest a promising role for add-on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in treatment. An optimised version of tDCS, namely high-definition tDCS (HD-tDCS), uses smaller electrodes arranged in a 4x1 ring configuration and may offer more focal and predictable neuromodulation than conventional tDCS. This case report illustrates the feasibility and clinical utility of add-on HD-tDCS over the left temporoparietal junction in a 4x1 ring configuration to treat persistent auditory verbal hallucination in schizophrenia...
December 2017: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249993/unexpected-improvement-of-hand-motor-function-with-a-left-temporoparietal-low-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-regime-suppressing-auditory-hallucinations-in-a-brainstem-chronic-stroke-patient
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Fanny Thomas, Noomane Bouaziz, Julià L Amengual, Palmyre Schenin-King Andrianisaina, Christian Gaudeau-Bosma, Virginie Moulier, Antoni Valero-Cabré, Dominique Januel
We here report paradoxical hand function recovery in a 61-year-old male tetra-paretic chronic patient following a stroke of the brainstem (with highly degraded right and abolished left-hand finger flexion/extension disabling him to manipulate objects) who experienced insidious auditory hallucinations (AHs) 4 years after such event. Symptomatic treatment for AHs was provided with periodical double sessions of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) (daily 1 Hz, 2 × 1,200 pulses interleaved by 1 h interval) delivered to the left temporoparietal junction across two periods of 5 and 3 weeks, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224040/treatment-of-auditory-hallucinations-with-bilateral-theta-burst-stimulation-ctbs-protocol-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-trial
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Christian Plewnia, Bettina Brendel, Tobias Schwippel, Peter Martus, Joachim Cordes, Alkomiet Hasan, Andreas J Fallgatter
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AH) are core symptoms of schizophrenia. They are often severely distressing and refractory to therapy. Their perception is associated with increased activity in temporoparietal areas of the brain. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce focal brain hyperactivity and has been shown to ameliorate AH. However, controlled multicenter clinical trials are still missing, effect sizes are moderate, and the treatment with rTMS is time consuming. Continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) is a quicker and potentially more effective technique to reduce cortical hyperactivity...
December 9, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209193/human-avatar-symbiosis-for-the-treatment-of-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia-through-virtual-augmented-reality-and-brain-computer-interfaces
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Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Elena Navarro, Patricia Fernández-Sotos, Pascual González, Jorge J Ricarte, José M Latorre, Roberto Rodriguez-Jimenez
This perspective paper faces the future of alternative treatments that take advantage of a social and cognitive approach with regards to pharmacological therapy of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in patients with schizophrenia. AVH are the perception of voices in the absence of auditory stimulation and represents a severe mental health symptom. Virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) and brain computer interfaces (BCI) are technologies that are growing more and more in different medical and psychological applications...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200573/neural-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-schizophrenia-a-case-study-using-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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S Trevor Taylor, Harleen Chhabra, Vanteemar S Sreeraj, Venkataram Shivakumar, Sunil V Kalmady, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Schizophrenia is a severe neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, behavioral symptoms, and cognitive deficits. Roughly, 70%-80% of schizophrenia patients experience auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), with 25%-30% demonstrating resistance to conventional antipsychotic medications. Studies suggest a promising role for add-on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in the treatment of medication-refractory AVHs. The mechanisms through which tDCS could be therapeutic in such cases are unclear, but possibly involve neuroplastic effects...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200569/misidentification-of-wilson-disease-as-schizophrenia-1998-2013-case-report-and-review
#15
Forouzan Elyasi
Wilson's disease (WD) is a neurodegenerative disorder due to copper metabolism. Schizophrenia-like psychosis and delusional disorder are rare forms of psychiatric manifestations of WD. The lack of recognition of these signs and symptoms as being attributable to WD often leads to delays in diagnosis and management. Knowledge about relationship of the psychiatric manifestations to WD can help with the administration of adequate management aimed at both the psychiatric issues and underlying WD. The objectives of this article are to review case reports whose subject is the incorrect diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like syndrome in patients with WD and to detail one case of this mismanagement of the disease...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184521/getting-better-acquainted-with-auditory-voice-hallucinations-avhs-a-need-for-clinical-and-social-change
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Antonio Iudici, Elena Faccio, Maria Quarato, Jessica Neri, Gianluca Castelnuovo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184514/brain-tumor-associated-psychosis-and-spirituality-a-case-report
#17
Lars Levi Dutschke, Sarah Steinau, Roland Wiest, Sebastian Walther
This case report describes a patient with a dysembryogenic neuroepithelial tumor localized in the posterior thalamus and internal capsule, which presented with psychosis including religiously determined severe self-mutilation, auditory hallucinations, and rituals. The patient's history includes periodic religiousness over decades of her life suggesting that spirituality in this case might be a symptom of tumor progression. Our case reports on the topology-related effect of lesions on different brain networks involved in the phenomenology of the patient's psychotic symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175276/avatar-therapy-for-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-people-with-psychosis-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Tom Kj Craig, Mar Rus-Calafell, Thomas Ward, Julian P Leff, Mark Huckvale, Elizabeth Howarth, Richard Emsley, Philippa A Garety
BACKGROUND: A quarter of people with psychotic conditions experience persistent auditory verbal hallucinations, despite treatment. AVATAR therapy (invented by Julian Leff in 2008) is a new approach in which people who hear voices have a dialogue with a digital representation (avatar) of their presumed persecutor, voiced by the therapist so that the avatar responds by becoming less hostile and concedes power over the course of therapy. We aimed to investigate the effect of AVATAR therapy on auditory verbal hallucinations, compared with a supportive counselling control condition...
January 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170245/avatar-therapy-reduces-auditory-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia-trial-finds
#19
Susan Mayor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166635/the-protean-neuropsychiatric-and-vestibuloauditory-manifestations-of-neurosarcoidosis
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Jacqueline J Greene, Ilka C Naumann, Janet M Poulik, Kevin T Nella, Lindsay Weberling, Jeffrey P Harris, Akihiro J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: A rare subset of sarcoidosis, neurosarcoidosis, is reported to occur in 5-7% of sarcoid patients and can manifest in a variety of ways. The most common are facial paralysis and optic neuritis, less commonly causing cochleovestibulopathy, blindness, anosmia, and other cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The sensory deficit may be severe and psychiatric symptoms may result from the effects of the disease or steroid treatment. Although MRI-compatible cochlear implants are now available, concerns about the feasibility of recoverable hearing with cochlear implantation in these patients as well as the practical difficulty of disease monitoring due to implant artifact must be considered...
November 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
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