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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144545/music-therapy-for-depression
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REVIEW
Sonja Aalbers, Laura Fusar-Poli, Ruth E Freeman, Marinus Spreen, Johannes Cf Ket, Annemiek C Vink, Anna Maratos, Mike Crawford, Xi-Jing Chen, Christian Gold
BACKGROUND: Depression is a highly prevalent mood disorder that is characterised by persistent low mood, diminished interest, and loss of pleasure. Music therapy may be helpful in modulating moods and emotions. An update of the 2008 Cochrane review was needed to improve knowledge on effects of music therapy for depression. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess effects of music therapy for depression in people of any age compared with treatment as usual (TAU) and psychological, pharmacological, and/or other therapies...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143193/cigarette-demand-among-smokers-with-elevated-depressive-symptoms-an-experimental-comparison-with-low-depressive-symptoms
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Roberto Secades-Villa, Sara Weidberg, Alba González-Roz, Derek D Reed, José R Fernández-Hermida
RATIONALE: Individuals with depression smoke more than smokers without depression. Research has shown that cigarette demand is a useful tool for quantifying tobacco reinforcement and supposes a clinical predictor of treatment outcomes. Despite previous studies examining the relative reinforcing efficacy of nicotine among different populations of smokers, to date, no study has assessed cigarette demand among individuals with elevated depressive symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare cigarette demand among samples of smokers with low and elevated depressive symptoms...
November 15, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141007/escitalopram-and-nht-normalized-stress-induced-anhedonia-and-molecular-neuroadaptations-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression
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Or Burstein, Motty Franko, Eyal Gale, Assaf Handelsman, Segev Barak, Shai Motsan, Alon Shamir, Roni Toledano, Omri Simhon, Yafit Hirshler, Gang Chen, Ravid Doron
Anhedonia is defined as a diminished ability to obtain pleasure from otherwise positive stimuli. Anxiety and mood disorders have been previously associated with dysregulation of the reward system, with anhedonia as a core element of major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether stress-induced anhedonia could be prevented by treatments with escitalopram or novel herbal treatment (NHT) in an animal model of depression. Unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) was administered for 4 weeks on ICR outbred mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131325/panel%C3%A2-report-ipa-congress-buenos-aires-2017-pleasure-and-intimacy
#4
Fabio Eslava
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128685/unravelling-positive-aspects-of-caregiving-in-dementia-an-integrative-review-of-research-literature
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REVIEW
Doris S F Yu, Sheung-Tak Cheng, Jungfang Wang
BACKGROUND: Family caregiving is the crucial informal care resource to lessen the burdens associated with dementia. Research in this field has focused on reducing the caregiver's burden, but little attention has been given to promoting the positive aspects of caregiving. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic critical review of research on the nature of positive aspects of caregiving, and the factors predicting this phenomenon among family caregivers of dementia patients, with the ultimate purpose of gaining insights to explain how and why it emerges...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126519/materialising-drugged-pleasures-practice-politics-care
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EDITORIAL
Fay Dennis, Adrian Farrugia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126518/drugged-pleasures-commentary
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Helen Keane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126394/prospective-study-of-autism-phenomenology-and-the-behavioural-phenotype-of-phelan-mcdermid-syndrome-comparison-to-fragile-x-syndrome-down-syndrome-and-idiopathic-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Caroline Richards, Laurie Powis, Jo Moss, Christopher Stinton, Lisa Nelson, Christopher Oliver
BACKGROUND: The limited behavioural phenotype literature on Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) indicates atypically high levels of activity, impulsivity and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) behaviours. Divergent profiles of ASD in PMS are also reported, with some studies demonstrating similarities to idiopathic ASD and others indicating an uneven profile of social and communication impairments and repetitive behaviours. An evaluation of the behavioural phenotype of PMS and the prevalence and phenomenology of ASD is warranted, particularly given the causal involvement of the SHANK3 gene in the aetiology of PMS...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123494/the-ambiguity-of-artworks-a-guideline-for-empirical-aesthetics-research-with-artworks-as-stimuli
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Gregor U Hayn-Leichsenring
The aim of this work is to provide researchers from the field of aesthetics with a guideline on working with artworks as stimuli. Empirical aesthetics research is complicated by the uncertainty of the object of research. There is no way to unquestionably tell whether an object is an artwork or not. However, although the extension of the term artwork (i.e., the range of objects to which this concept applies) remains vague, the different intensions of the term artwork (i.e., the internal concept that constitutes a formal definition) are well defined...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118293/-structure-and-characteristics-of-technical-support-that-psychiatric-social-workers-of-prefectural-governments-provide-for-municipalities
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Takashi Okada
Objectives The support to municipalities by prefectural governments has become necessary in the fields of mental health and welfare. Therefore, psychiatric social workers (PSW) ordered from the prefectural governor has been providing technical support (TS) that promote community activities of the municipality and improve staff support for persons with mental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to identify empirical structure and characteristics of TS that PSW provide for municipality staff.Method Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven certified PSW randomly selected from the membership list of the National Psychiatric Social Worker Organization...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117870/is-there-enough-interest-in-and-pleasure-in-the-concept-of-depression-the-development-of-the-leuven-affect-and-pleasure-scale-laps
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Koen Demyttenaere, Philippe Mortier, Glenn Kiekens, Ronny Bruffaerts
OBJECTIVE: Presence of negative mood (depressed mood) and anhedonia (lack of interest and pleasure) are considered core symptoms of depression, while absence of positive mood is not taken into account. It is therefore remarkable that the depression scales routinely used to assess changes during antidepressant treatment (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale [HDRS], Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale [MADRS]) do not really take into account anhedonia. Several scales were developed to assess positive mood and hedonic tone, but they only partially cover the multidimensional concept...
November 9, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116134/behavioural-differences-and-neural-substrates-of-altruistic-and-spiteful-punishment
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Toshio Yamagishi, Yang Li, Alan S R Fermin, Ryota Kanai, Haruto Takagishi, Yoshie Matsumoto, Toko Kiyonari, Masamichi Sakagami
Altruistic punishment following social norm violations promotes human cooperation. However, experimental evidence indicates that some forms of punishment are spiteful rather than altruistic. Using two types of punishment games and seven non-strategic games, we identified strong behavioural differences between altruistic and spiteful punishers. Altruistic punishers who rejected unfair offers in the ultimatum game and punished norm violators in the third-party punishment game behaved pro-socially in various non-strategic games...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115731/it-is-our-greatest-pleasure-to-recognize-the-many-individuals-who-have-provided-their-valuable-time-and-expertise-to-support-digestive-endoscopy-the-editorial-board-wishes-to-acknowledge-with-particular-gratitude-the-following-reviewers-who-have-reviewed-papers
#13
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113610/the-impact-of-a-visual-arts-program-on-quality-of-life-communication-and-well-being-of-people-living-with-dementia-a-mixed-methods-longitudinal-investigation
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Gill Windle, Karlijn J Joling, Teri Howson-Griffiths, Bob Woods, Catrin Hedd Jones, Peter M van de Ven, Andrew Newman, Clive Parkinson
BACKGROUND: Research reviews highlight methodological limitations and gaps in the evidence base for the arts in dementia care. In response, we developed a 12-week visual art program and evaluated the impact on people living with dementia through a mixed-methods longitudinal investigation. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five people living with mild to severe dementia were recruited across three research settings in England and Wales (residential care homes, a county hospital, and community venues)...
November 8, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111859/effect-of-physical-therapy-management-of-nonspecific-low-back-pain-with-exercise-addiction-behaviors-a-case-series
#15
Sudarshan Anandkumar, Murugavel Manivasagam, Vivian Tie Suk Kee, Uta Meyding-Lamade
This case series describes two patients, aged 35 and 45 years, respectively, who presented with chronic nonspecific low back pain (NSLBP) having exercise addiction (EA) behaviors. Diagnosis of EA was based on clinical findings, exercising patterns and withdrawal symptoms along with high scores in the EA inventory. This report is a potential first-time description of the successful physical therapy management of NSLBP associated with EA utilizing pain neuroscience education (with individualized curriculum), mindfulness, breathing, quota-based reduction in exercises and modification of exercises into social participation, pleasure activities and hobbies...
November 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111153/guilty-pleasures-the-effect-of-perceived-overeating-on-food-addiction-attributions-and-snack-choice
#16
Helen K Ruddock, Charlotte A Hardman
Despite being widely debated throughout the scientific community, the concept of food addiction remains a popular explanation for overeating and obesity amongst the lay public. Overeating is often accompanied by feelings of guilt and dietary concern, and this may lead people to attribute their eating to an addiction in order to minimise personal responsibility. Research also indicates that food addiction attributions and dietary concern may lead people to limit their exposure to tempting foods. To test these ideas, we examined the effect of perceived overeating on food addiction attributions and snack choice...
October 28, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107504/overlapping-brain-circuits-for-homeostatic-and-hedonic-feeding
#17
REVIEW
Mark A Rossi, Garret D Stuber
Central regulation of food intake is a key mechanism contributing to energy homeostasis. Many neural circuits that are thought to orchestrate feeding behavior overlap with the brain's reward circuitry both anatomically and functionally. Manipulation of numerous neural pathways can simultaneously influence food intake and reward. Two key systems underlying these processes-those controlling homeostatic and hedonic feeding-are often treated as independent. Homeostatic feeding is necessary for basic metabolic processes and survival, while hedonic feeding is driven by sensory perception or pleasure...
October 26, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102221/-gender-meanings-of-the-risk-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-hiv-transmission-among-young-people
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Sílvia Saura, Víctor Jorquera, Dolors Rodríguez, Carina Mascort, Immaculada Castellà, Jordi García
AIM: To identify the links between social representations used by young people to construct their gender identity, sexuality, and the risk management for sexually transmitted infections. SETTING: Different settings of Primary Health Care in Girona. PARTICIPANTS: Young people aged between 16 and 21 years (32 participants) living in Girona. METHOD: A qualitative study with a social constructionist perspective. A theoretical sampling was carried out and the triangular group and individual interview techniques were used for data collection...
October 25, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096528/the-presence-of-co-morbid-mental-health-problems-in-a-cohort-of-adolescents-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Maria Elizabeth Loades, Katharine A Rimes, Sheila Ali, Kate Lievesley, Trudie Chalder
OBJECTIVE: To report on the prevalence of mental health disorders in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and to compare the diagnoses identified by a brief clinician-administered psychiatric interview with self-report screening questionnaires. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Consecutive attenders to specialist CFS clinics in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS: N = 52 adolescents, age 12-18 years with CFS...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095240/hearing-handicap-and-speech-recognition-correlate-with-self-reported-listening-effort-and-fatigue
#20
Sara Alhanbali, Piers Dawes, Simon Lloyd, Kevin J Munro
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlations between hearing handicap, speech recognition, listening effort, and fatigue. DESIGN: Eighty-four adults with hearing loss (65 to 85 years) completed three self-report questionnaires: the Fatigue Assessment Scale, the Effort Assessment Scale, and the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Elderly. Audiometric assessment included pure-tone audiometry and speech recognition in noise. RESULTS: There was a significant positive correlation between handicap and fatigue (r = 0...
October 31, 2017: Ear and Hearing
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