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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319687/effects-of-subclinical-depression-anxiety-and-somatization-on-brain-structure-in-healthy-subjects
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Bianca Besteher, Christian Gaser, Kerstin Langbein, Maren Dietzek, Heinrich Sauer, Igor Nenadić
BACKGROUND: Dimensional approaches in highly prevalent psychiatric disorders like depression or anxiety could lead to a better understanding of pathogenesis and advantages in early detection and prevention. In an effort to better understand associations of brain structural variation across the depression/anxiety spectra, we investigated minor subclinical symptoms in a non-clinical healthy population. METHODS: We studied 177 healthy subjects from the community, who underwent high-resolution T1-weighted 3T MRI and completed the symptom-checklist-90 (SCL-90-R)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303465/pharmacotherapy-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder-novel-experimental-medicine-models-and-emerging-drug-targets
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David S Baldwin, Ruihua Hou, Robert Gordon, Nathan T M Huneke, Matthew Garner
Many pharmacological and psychological approaches have been found efficacious in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but many treatment-seeking patients will not respond and others will relapse despite continuing with interventions that initially had beneficial effects. Other patients will respond but then stop treatment early because of untoward effects such as sexual dysfunction, drowsiness, and weight gain. There is much scope for the development of novel approaches that could have greater overall effectiveness or acceptability than currently available interventions or that have particular effectiveness in specific clinical subgroups...
March 16, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302517/exercise-training-rescues-high-fat-diet-induced-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-in-the-hippocampus-and-cerebral-cortex-of-mice
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Yuki Tomiga, Saki Yoshimura, Ai Ito, Shihoko Nakashima, Kentaro Kawanaka, Yoshinari Uehara, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yasuki Higaki
Consumption of a high fat diet (HFD) and being overweight both induce functional deterioration and atrophy of the hippocampus. These alterations are associated with mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Exercise combats obesity and enhances brain health. There is substantial evidence that neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is a key regulator of affective behavior, and that increased brain nNOS leads to anxiety while environmental enrichment (EE), which reduces brain nNOS, has anxiolytic effects...
March 13, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298782/comparison-of-oral-clonidine-oral-dexmedetomidine-and-oral-midazolam-for-premedication-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Sarika Kumari, Nidhi Agrawal, G Usha, Vandana Talwar, Poonam Gupta
BACKGROUND: Midazolam has been commonly used orally for premedication in children. A search for a better alternative continues to overcome its side effects. Recently alpha-2 agonists, clonidine, and dexmedetomidine have been used for premedication in children. AIM: To study and compare the efficacy of oral clonidine, oral dexmedetomidine, and oral midazolam for premedication in pediatric surgical patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This prospective, randomized, double blind study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297020/cross-sectional-comparison-of-the-epidemiology-of-dsm-5-generalized-anxiety-disorder-across-the-globe
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Ayelet Meron Ruscio, Lauren S Hallion, Carmen C W Lim, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Ali Al-Hamzawi, Jordi Alonso, Laura Helena Andrade, Guilherme Borges, Evelyn J Bromet, Brendan Bunting, José Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Koen Demyttenaere, Silvia Florescu, Giovanni de Girolamo, Oye Gureje, Josep Maria Haro, Yanling He, Hristo Hinkov, Chiyi Hu, Peter de Jonge, Elie G Karam, Sing Lee, Jean-Pierre Lepine, Daphna Levinson, Zeina Mneimneh, Fernando Navarro-Mateu, José Posada-Villa, Tim Slade, Dan J Stein, Yolanda Torres, Hidenori Uda, Bogdan Wojtyniak, Ronald C Kessler, Somnath Chatterji, Kate M Scott
Importance: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is poorly understood compared with other anxiety disorders, and debates persist about the seriousness of this disorder. Few data exist on GAD outside a small number of affluent, industrialized nations. No population-based data exist on GAD as it is currently defined in DSM-5. Objective: To provide the first epidemiologic data on DSM-5 GAD and explore cross-national differences in its prevalence, course, correlates, and impact...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296079/magel2-knockout-mice-manifest-altered-social-phenotypes-and-a-deficit-in-preference-for-social-novelty
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Michael D Fountain, Huifang Tao, Chun-An Chen, Jiani Yin, Christian P Schaaf
MAGEL2 is one of five protein-coding, maternally imprinted, paternally expressed genes in the Prader-Willi syndrome-critical domain on chromosome 15q11-q13. Truncating pathogenic variants of MAGEL2 cause Schaaf-Yang syndrome (OMIM #615547), a neurodevelopmental disorder related to Prader-Willi syndrome. Affected individuals manifest a spectrum of neurocognitive and behavioral phenotypes, including intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Magel2 knockout mice carrying a maternally inherited, imprinted wildtype allele and a paternally inherited Magel2-lacZ knock-in allele, which abolishes endogenous Magel2 gene function, exhibit several features reminiscent of the human Prader-Willi phenotypes, including neonatal growth retardation, excessive weight gain after weaning, and increased adiposity in adulthood...
March 13, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288856/environmental-enrichment-ameliorates-chronic-immobilisation-stress-induced-spatial-learning-deficits-and-restores-the-expression-of-bdnf-vegf-gfap-and-glucocorticoid-receptors
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B M Shilpa, V Bhagya, G Harish, M M Srinivas Bharath, B S Shankaranarayana Rao
Severe and prolonged stress is the main environmental factor that precipitates depression, anxiety and cognitive dysfunctions. On the other hand, exposure to environmental enrichment (EE) has been shown to induce progressive plasticity in the brain and improve learning and memory in various neurological and psychiatric disorders. It is not known whether exposure to enriched environment could ameliorate chronic immobilisation stress-induced cognitive deficits and altered molecular markers. Hence, in the present study we aimed to evaluate the effect of enriched environment on chronic immobilisation stress (CIS) associated changes in spatial learning and memory, behavioural measures of anxiety, depression and molecular markers as well as structural alterations...
March 10, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287907/relationship-between-types-of-exercise-and-quality-of-life-in-a-korean-metabolic-syndrome-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sang Ho Oh, Sun Han Son, Si Hyun Kang, Don-Kyu Kim, Kyung Mook Seo, Sang Yoon Lee
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) significantly correlates with exercise. MetS also has an independent and inverse correlation to quality of life (QoL). However, few studies have examined the association between exercise and QoL in people with MetS. The aim of this study was to ascertain the relationship between exercise and QoL in a MetS population. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using public data from the Sixth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2014 (n = 7550)...
March 13, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287791/adolescent-chronic-restraint-stress-acrs-elicits-robust-depressive-like-behavior-in-freely-cycling-adult-female-rats-without-increasing-anxiety-like-behaviors
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Meghan Hibicke, Martha A Graham, Renée L Hayslett
Stress during times of rapid development is a risk factor for Major Depressive Disorder, a mood disorder that disproportionately affects women. We developed an adolescent chronic restraint stress (aCRS) protocol using female rats to address the impact of adolescent stress on female adult depressive-like behavior. Animals were divided into 4 treatment groups: not restrained:saline (NRSAL), not restrained:desipramine (NRDES), restrained:saline (RSAL), and restrained:desipramine (RDES). NRSAL and NRDES rats were housed in a separate colony room from RSAL and RDES rats...
March 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286488/evaluation-of-mother-child-agreement-and-factorial-structures-of-the-scared-questionnaire-in-an-italian-clinical-sample
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Simona Scaini, Anna Ogliari, Ludovica De Carolis, Laura Bellodi, Clelia Di Serio, Chiara Brombin
Background: A great part of the literature has confirmed the importance of both child and parents reports as source of factual information, especially for childhood emotional syndromes. In our study we aimed at: (i) calculating mother-child agreement and (ii) evaluating factorial structure of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) questionnaire in an Italian clinical sample. The novelty of this contribution is two-fold: first, from a clinical point of view, we investigated the parent-child agreement level and examined separately the factorial structures of both parent and child versions of the SCARED for the first time in an Italian clinical sample...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284227/the-association-between-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-maternal-human-papillomavirus-infection-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Joseph Niyibizi, Nadège Zanré, Marie-Hélène Mayrand, Helen Trottier
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most prevalent genital infection, especially in young women of reproductive age. In vitro and animal model experiments provide compelling evidence of the harmful effect of HPV on pregnancy outcomes, but results from epidemiologic studies are inconclusive. We aim to determine the strength of the relationship between adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO) and HPV infection and assess its consistency across studies, by systematically reviewing the literature...
March 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283105/perinatal-characteristics-and-obstetric-complications-in-mothers-with-multiple-sclerosis-record-linkage-study
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Alexander Goldacre, Julia Pakpoor, Michael Goldacre
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) predominantly onsets in women of reproductive age. The possibility of adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes is a likely source of concern to pregnant women with MS and their clinicians. We aimed to compare the characteristics of the pregnancies of mothers with or without MS. METHODS: The historical Oxford Record Linkage Study specialised maternity dataset (850,000 people, 1970-1989), with record-linkage between mother and baby, was analysed...
February 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282734/psychiatric-disorders-among-older-prisoners-a-systematic-review-and-comparison-study-against-older-people-in-the-community
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Claudio Di Lorito, Birgit Vӧllm, Tom Dening
OBJECTIVES: Despite emerging evidence that older prisoners experience poor mental health, literature in this area is still limited. In the present systematic review and meta-analysis, we report on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among older prisoners and compare our findings against community studies on older people. METHODS: We searched on Assia, PsycInfo, MedLine, Embase, Web of Science, Google and Gov.uk. We carried out bias assessments, rated studies for quality and ran a heterogeneity test...
February 7, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282233/dietary-management-of-hyperthyroidism-in-a-dog
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Andrea Looney, Joseph Wakshlag
An 8 yr old female spayed golden retriever presented for a routine exam during which ventral cervical soft tissue masses were identified. History included weight loss, increased activity and appetite, gagging, and occasional diarrhea. Exam findings included a body condition score of 4/9 and palpable ventral cervical nodules. A serum thyroxine (T4) value was 8.0 ug/dL (normal = 0.8-3.5ug/dL). Doppler systolic blood pressure readings ranged from 200-210 mmHg (normal systolic blood pressure <150 mmHg). The diagnosis was hyperthyroidism due to active thyroid masses...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280343/efficacy-and-safety-of-olanzapine-fluoxetine-combination-in-the-treatment-of-treatment-resistant-depression-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shuxin Luan, Hongquan Wan, Shijun Wang, He Li, Baogang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Whether olanzapine/fluoxetine combination (OFC) is superior to olanzapine or fluoxetine monotherapy in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) remains controversial. Thus, we conducted this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the efficacy and safety of OFC with olanzapine or fluoxetine monotherapy for patients with TRD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RCTs published in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the ClinicalTrials...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277735/the-core-symptoms-of-bulimia-nervosa-anxiety-and-depression-a-network-analysis
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Cheri A Levinson, Stephanie Zerwas, Benjamin Calebs, Kelsie Forbush, Hans Kordy, Hunna Watson, Sara Hofmeier, Michele Levine, Ross D Crosby, Christine Peat, Cristin D Runfola, Benjamin Zimmer, Markus Moesner, Marsha D Marcus, Cynthia M Bulik
Bulimia nervosa (BN) is characterized by symptoms of binge eating and compensatory behavior, and overevaluation of weight and shape, which often co-occur with symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, there is little research identifying which specific BN symptoms maintain BN psychopathology and how they are associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety. Network analyses represent an emerging method in psychopathology research to examine how symptoms interact and may become self-reinforcing. In the current study of adults with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnosis of BN (N = 196), we used network analysis to identify the central symptoms of BN, as well as symptoms that may bridge the association between BN symptoms and anxiety and depression symptoms...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274468/development-of-white-matter-microstructure-and-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-between-the-amygdala-and-ventromedial-prefrontal-cortex-associations-with-anxiety-and-depression
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Maria Jalbrzikowski, Bart Larsen, Michael N Hallquist, William Foran, Finnegan Calabro, Beatriz Luna
BACKGROUND: Connectivity between the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) is compromised in multiple psychiatric disorders, many of which emerge during adolescence. To identify to what extent the deviations in amygdala-vmPFC maturation contribute to the onset of psychiatric disorders, it is essential to characterize amygdala-vmPFC connectivity changes during typical development. METHODS: Using an accelerated cohort longitudinal design (1-3 time points, 10-25 years old, n = 246), we characterized developmental changes of the amygdala-vmPFC subregion functional and structural connectivity using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging...
January 17, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273041/the-burden-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder-in-canada
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Louise Pelletier, Siobhan O'Donnell, Louise McRae, Jean Grenier
INTRODUCTION: Although generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is common and disabling, there are few Canadian studies on this mental illness. We compared the characteristics, health status, health services use and health care needs of Canadians with GAD to those with depression. METHODS: Data are from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health, which surveyed a nationally representative sample of Canadians aged 15 years and older (n = 23 709; response rate of 68...
February 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270247/gut-brain-actions-underlying-comorbid-anxiety-and-depression-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Áine Abautret-Daly, Elaine Dempsey, Adolfo Parra-Blanco, Carlos Medina, Andrew Harkin
Introduction Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing and remitting disorder characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There is a growing consensus that IBD is associated with anxiety- and depression-related symptoms. Psychological symptoms appear to be more prevalent during active disease states with no difference in prevalence between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Behavioural disturbances including anxiety- and depression-like symptoms have also been observed in animal models of IBD...
March 8, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264638/to-ignore-or-not-to-ignore-placental-calcifications-on-prenatal-ultrasound-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fadi G Mirza, Labib M Ghulmiyyah, Hani Tamim, Maha Makki, Dima Jeha, Anwar Nassar
OBJECTIVE: The human placenta is known to calcify with advancing gestational age, and, in fact, the presence of significant calcifications is one of the components of grade III placenta, typical of late gestation. As such, the presence of significant placental calcifications often prompts obstetric providers to expedite delivery. This practice has been attributed, in part, to the presumed association between grade III placenta and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Such approach, however, can be the source of major anxiety and may lead to unnecessary induction of labor, with its associated predisposition to cesarean delivery as well as a myriad of maternal and neonatal morbidities...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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