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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199926/-from-defensive-paranoia-to%C3%A2-%C3%A2-openness-to-outside-scrutiny-prison-medical-officers-in-england-and-wales-1979-86
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Nicholas Duvall
This article examines how a branch of medicine based within the criminal justice system responded to a society which by the 1970s and 1980s was increasingly critical of the prison system and medical authority. The Prison Medical Service, responsible for the health care of prisoners in England and Wales, was criticised by prison campaigners and doctors alike for being unethical, isolated, secretive, and beholden to the interests of the Home Office rather than those of their patients. While prison doctors responded defensively to criticisms in the 1970s and 1980s, comparing their own standards of practice favourably with those found in the NHS, and arguing that doctors from outside would struggle to cope in the prison environment, by 1985 their attitudes had changed...
January 2018: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195921/social-cognition-and-self-other-distinctions-in-neuropsychiatry-insights-from-schizophrenia-and-tourette-syndrome
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REVIEW
Clare M Eddy
Impairments in social cognition may reflect dysfunction of disorder specific or disorder general mechanisms. Although cross-disorder comparison may prove insightful, few studies have compared social cognition in different neuropsychiatric disorders. Parallel investigation of schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome (TS) is encouraged by similarities including the presence of problematic social behavior, echophenomena, emotional dysregulation and dopamine dysfunction. Focusing on tests of social cognition administered in both disorders, this review aims to summarize behavioral, neurophysiological and neuroimaging findings, before exploring how these may contribute to clinical symptoms...
November 28, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172098/social-defeat-as-a-mediator-of-the-relationship-between-childhood-trauma-and-paranoid-ideation
#3
Jihyeon Seo, Ji Young Choi
Social defeat, the subjective experience of viewing oneself as a failure or social outsider, is associated with various psychiatric disorders. Recent studies suggest that social defeat may play an important role in the development of psychotic disorders. This study examined the role of social defeat in the relationship between childhood trauma and paranoid ideation, a symptom of psychosis, in non-psychotic mental disorders. Psychiatric patients (N = 199) completed the Korean version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, the Korean version of the Defeat Scale, and Restructured Clinical Scale 6 (Ideas of Persecution) of the Korean version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2...
November 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165678/the-genealogy-of-dementia-praecox-i-signs-and-symptoms-of-delusional-psychoses-from-1880-to-1900
#4
Kenneth S Kendler
We can trace, with high congruence, the clinical syndromes of depression and mania as described over the 20th century in psychiatric textbooks back to 1880 and to the earliest writing of Kraepelin published in 1883. However, this is not the case for Kraepelin's 2 delusional syndromes central to his overall nosology: Dementia Paranoides (later paranoid schizophrenia) and Paranoia. A detailed examination of 28 textbook descriptions of delusional psychoses from 1880 to 1900 reveals a diverse and partially overlapping set of syndromes with an admixture of symptoms and signs that would later be considered indicative of Dementia Paranoides and Paranoia...
November 19, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157511/subtypes-of-homicide-offenders-based-on-psychopathic-traits
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Marija Pajevic, Borjanka Batinic, Nikola Stevanovic
The aim of the present study was to explore the subtypes of offenders based on psychopathic traits in a sample of 127 adult homicide offenders (n=40.3% convicted of murder, n=32.6% convicted of aggravated murder, n=27.1% convicted of attempted murder). A two-step cluster analysis of the four factors of psychopathy yielded three clusters, which were then compared on the general dimensions of personality defined by the HEXACO model, intelligence, sadism and psychopathology variables conceptualized by the MMPI-202...
November 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151090/de-cl%C3%A3-rambault-syndrome-othello-syndrome-folie-%C3%A3-deux-and-variants
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Montserrat G Delgado, Julien Bogousslavsky
Non-bizarre delusion, defined as a false belief possible although highly unlikely, is the main manifestation of delusional disorders, previously known as paranoia. Based on the predominant delusional themes, 5 main subtypes may be described - erotomanic, grandiose, jealous, persecutory, and somatic. We present here 2 main delusional disorders, the De Clérambault syndrome and the Othello syndrome, and another closely related to the previous ones - Folie à deux. In the De Clérambault syndrome, the main delusional theme is erotomanic type, related to passional delirium where the patient has strong sexual feelings towards another person and has the belief that this other person is deeply in love with him or her...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120840/responsibility-beliefs-and-persecutory-delusions
#7
Katherine Pugh, Olga Luzon, Lyn Ellett
Recent research implicates cognitive processes traditionally linked to anxiety disorders in the maintenance of paranoia. Responsibility beliefs have traditionally been associated with OCD, and recent research suggests they may be transdiagnostic. The present study reports the first data on responsibility beliefs in individuals with persecutory delusions. 30 people with persecutory delusions completed measures of psychotic symptoms and responsibility beliefs. Participants were also asked to identify who they held responsible for their persecution...
November 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105062/a-twin-study-exploring-the-association-between-childhood-emotional-and-behaviour-problems-and-specific-psychotic-experiences-in-a-community-sample-of-adolescents
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Sania Shakoor, Philip McGuire, Alastair G Cardno, Daniel Freeman, Angelica Ronald
BACKGROUND: Childhood emotional and behaviour problems are antecedents for later psychopathology. This study investigated genetic and environmental influences shaping the longitudinal association between childhood emotional and behaviour problems and specific PEs. METHOD: In a community-based twin sample, parents reported on emotional and behaviour problems when twins were ages 7 and 12 years. At age 16 years, specific PEs were measured using self-reports and parent reports...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096681/slowmo-a-digital-therapy-targeting-reasoning-in-paranoia-versus-treatment-as-usual-in-the-treatment-of-people-who-fear-harm-from-others-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Philippa A Garety, Thomas Ward, Daniel Freeman, David Fowler, Richard Emsley, Graham Dunn, Elizabeth Kuipers, Paul Bebbington, Helen Waller, Kathryn Greenwood, Mar Rus-Calafell, Alison McGourty, Amy Hardy
BACKGROUND: Paranoia is one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and is associated with significant distress and disruption to the person's life. Developing more effective and accessible psychological interventions for paranoia is a clinical priority. Our research team has approached this challenge in two main ways: firstly, by adopting an interventionist causal approach to increase effectiveness and secondly, by incorporating user-centred inclusive design methods to enhance accessibility and usability...
November 2, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29086614/the-effects-of-cannabidiol-on-persecutory-ideation-and-anxiety-in-a-high-trait-paranoid-group
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Harneet Hundal, Rachel Lister, Nicole Evans, Angus Antley, Amir Englund, Robin M Murray, Daniel Freeman, Paul D Morrison
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that cannabidiol has anxiolytic and antipsychotic properties, raising hopes that cannabidiol will translate to the psychiatric clinic. Cannabidiol may be particularly useful for anxiety and paranoia in those at-risk of major mental illness. METHODS: Immersion in a controlled 3D virtual-reality scenario was used to assay persecutory ideation and anxiety in a sample of non-clinical volunteers ( n=32) pre-selected for high paranoid traits...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080493/sleep-quality-and-paranoia-the-role-of-alexithymia-negative-emotions-and-perceptual-anomalies
#11
Aliyah Rehman, Andrew Gumley, Stephany Biello
Recent evidence suggests that sleep problems are associated with psychotic like experiences including paranoia. However, the mechanisms underpinning this association are not well understood and thus studies modelling hypothesised mediating factors are required. Alexithymia, the inability to recognise and describe emotions within the self may be an important candidate. In two separate studies we sought to investigate factors mediating the relationship between sleep quality and paranoia using a cross-sectional design...
September 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052952/factor-structure-of-the-cannabis-experiences-questionnaire-in-a-first-episode-psychosis-sample
#12
Michael L Birnbaum, Sean D Cleary, Claire Ramsay Wan, Luca Pauselli, Michael T Compton
AIM: The Cannabis Experiences Questionnaire (CEQ) was developed to measure the subjective experiences of cannabis use both during and after intoxication. Despite the need to better understand the nature of the complex and significant relationship between cannabis use and early psychosis, this questionnaire has rarely been used in individuals with first-episode psychosis. METHODS: We conducted a set of factor analyses using CEQ data from 194 first-episode psychosis patients who used cannabis in order to uncover the underlying factor structure of the questionnaire and thus the overarching types of psychological experiences during/after using cannabis in young people with psychotic disorders...
October 20, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052831/klingsor-syndrome-a-rare-surgical-emergency
#13
Gaurav Aggarwal, Samiran D Adhikary
Klingsor syndrome or self-Inflicted traumatic penile amputation is a rare clinical entity that is associated with psychiatric disorders, command hallucinations, religious preoccupations, substance abuse, and isolation from or neglect by society. In addition to being infrequently encountered, it is a rare surgical emergency, with paucity of data on appropriate and timely management to ensure optimal functional outcomes. We report the case of a 25-year-old unmarried male who inflicted this injury upon himself in a fit of paranoia as a way to expiate his sins and earn solace from God...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049381/a-structural-equation-model-of-the-relationship-between-insomnia-negative-affect-and-paranoid-thinking
#14
Alexander J Scott, Georgina Rowse, Thomas L Webb
BACKGROUND: A growing body of evidence points to relationships between insomnia, negative affect, and paranoid thinking. However, studies are needed to examine (i) whether negative affect mediates the relation between insomnia and paranoid thinking, (ii) whether different types of insomnia exert different effects on paranoia, and (iii) to compare the impact of objective and self-reported sleeping difficulties. METHOD: Structural equation modelling was therefore used to test competing models of the relationships between self-reported insomnia, negative affect, and paranoia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040776/self-reported-cognitive-biases-moderate-the-associations-between-social-stress-and-paranoid-ideation-in-a-virtual-reality-experimental-study
#15
Roos Pot-Kolder, Wim Veling, Jacqueline Counotte, Mark van der Gaag
Introduction: Cognitive biases are associated with psychosis liability and paranoid ideation. This study investigated the moderating relationship between pre-existing self-reported cognitive biases and the occurrence of paranoid ideation in response to different levels of social stress in a virtual reality environment. Methods: This study included 170 participants with different levels of psychosis liability (55 recent onset psychosis, 20 ultrahigh risk for psychosis, 42 siblings of psychotic patients, and 53 controls)...
October 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039293/conflict-and-cooperation-in-paranoia-a-large-scale-behavioural-experiment
#16
N J Raihani, V Bell
BACKGROUND: Paranoia involves thoughts and beliefs about the harmful intent of others but the social consequences have been much less studied. We investigated whether paranoia predicts maladaptive social behaviour in terms of cooperative and punitive behaviour using experimental game theory paradigms, and examined whether reduced cooperation is best explained in terms of distrust as previous studies have claimed. METHODS: We recruited a large population sample (N = 2132) online...
October 17, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036519/distress-impairment-and-the-extended-psychosis-phenotype-a-network-analysis-of-psychotic-experiences-in-an-us-general-population-sample
#17
Jamie Murphy, Orla McBride, Eiko Fried, Mark Shevlin
It has been proposed that subclinical psychotic experiences (PEs) may causally impact on each other over time and engage with one another in patterns of mutual reinforcement and feedback. This subclinical network of experiences in turn may facilitate the onset of psychotic disorder. PEs, however, are not inherently distressing, nor do they inevitably lead to impairment. The question arises therefore, whether nondistressing PEs, distressing PEs, or both, meaningfully inform an extended psychosis phenotype. The current study first aimed to exploit valuable ordinal data that captured the absence, occurrence and associated impairment of PEs in the general population to construct a general population based severity network of PEs...
September 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031378/-terrorism-youth-ideals-and-paranoia
#18
Ariane Bilheran
Adolescence is a period of initiation during which individuals learn to free themselves from the hold of their impulses. Fanaticism prevents this process: the subject regresses into a paranoid-type sectarian and murderous way of functioning. The fanaticism of the adolescent could thereby be related to a distorted spiritual search for his or her purpose.
October 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020647/body-image-and-paranoia
#19
Felicity Waite, Daniel Freeman
Paranoia builds upon feelings of vulnerability. Our clinical experience indicates that negative body image, including concerns regarding weight, may be one source of feeling vulnerable and hence raise the risk of paranoia. There has been no empirical test of an association between body image and paranoia. Our aim was to provide the first test of this issue by examining in epidemiologically representative cohorts the cross-sectional associations between paranoia and a proxy measure of body image. This was an initial exploration of a potentially important but overlooked issue...
December 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990447/psychotic-like-experiences-in-help-seeking-adolescents-dimensional-exploration-and-association-with-different-forms-of-bullying-victimization-a-developmental-social-psychiatry-perspective
#20
Gennaro Catone, Roberta Marotta, Simone Pisano, Belinda Lennox, Marco Carotenuto, Antonella Gritti, Antonio Pascotto, Matthew R Broome
BACKGROUND: Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) are common in the general population and increase the risk of psychotic disorders. Adolescents are a high-risk group of this condition. Stressful events, such as bullying, have a role in the onset of PLEs. This study has several aims: (1) to assess PLEs in adolescents seeking help from a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, (2) to assess the association of PLEs with specific bullying victimization and (3) to assess difference in PLEs and victimizations by sex and age...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
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