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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895282/psychopathological-sequelae-of-female-genital-mutilation-and-their-neuroendocrinological-associations
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Anke Köbach, Martina Ruf-Leuschner, Thomas Elbert
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal evidence suggests the frequently traumatic nature of female genital mutilation (FGM). At present, systematic research on the psychological sequelae of this tradition has remained limited. The study provides preliminary, high-quality psychodiagnostic data on potential psychopathological consequences of FGM, with a focus on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), shutdown dissociation and other stress-related variables. METHODS: We investigated a convenience sample of N = 167 women, supported by the women's affairs headquarters in Jijiga (capital of the Ethiopian Somali Region) and a local Ethiopian non-governmental organization...
June 13, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29860956/at-risk-studies-and-clinical-antecedents-of-psychosis-bipolar-disorder-and-depression-a-scoping-review-in-the-context-of-clinical-staging
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Jessica A Hartmann, Barnaby Nelson, Aswin Ratheesh, Devi Treen, Patrick D McGorry
Identifying young people at risk of developing serious mental illness and identifying predictors of onset of illness has been a focus of psychiatric prediction research, particularly in the field of psychosis. Work in this area has facilitated the adoption of the clinical staging model of early clinical phenotypes, ranging from at-risk mental states to chronic and severe mental illness. It has been a topic of debate if these staging models should be conceptualised as disorder-specific or transdiagnostic. In order to inform this debate and facilitate cross-diagnostic discourse, the present scoping review provides a broad overview of the body of literature of (a) longitudinal at-risk approaches and (b) identified antecedents of (homotypic) illness progression across three major mental disorders [psychosis, bipolar disorder (BD) and depression], and places these in the context of clinical staging...
June 4, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29860382/major-depression-and-the-degree-of-suicidality-results-of-the-european-group-for-the-study-of-resistant-depression-gsrd
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Markus Dold, Lucie Bartova, Gernot Fugger, Alexander Kautzky, Daniel Souery, Julien Mendlewicz, George N Papadimitriou, Dimitris Dikeos, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Stefano Porcelli, Alessandro Serretti, Joseph Zohar, Stuart Montgomery, Siegfried Kasper
Background: This European multicenter study aimed to elucidate suicidality in major depressive disorder. Previous surveys suggest a prevalence of suicidality in major depressive disorder of ≥50%, but little is known about the association of different degrees of suicidality with socio-demographic, psychosocial, and clinical characteristics. Methods: We stratified 1410 major depressive disorder patients into 3 categories of suicidality based on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression item 3 (suicidality) ratings (0=no suicidality; 1-2=mild/moderate suicidality; 3-4=severe suicidality)...
June 1, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859378/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-psychotic-depression-in-the-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1966
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Miika Nietola, Anni Heiskala, Tanja Nordström, Jouko Miettunen, Jyrki Korkeila, Erika Jääskeläinen
BACKGROUND: Psychotic depression (PD) is heavily understudied despite high mortality and the severe course of illness. A majority of the studies conducted so far are also largely based on selected clinical samples. The aim of this study was to examine the clinical characteristics of PD in a representative prospective birth cohort sample. METHODS: The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 is a well-known prospective population-based cohort including 12 058 people followed since mid-pregnancy...
May 30, 2018: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808011/impairment-in-delay-discounting-in-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-disorder-but-not-primary-mood-disorders
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Hannah E Brown, Kamber L Hart, Leslie A Snapper, Joshua L Roffman, Roy H Perlis
A measure of planning and impulse control, the delay-discounting (DD) task estimates the extent to which an individual decreases the perceived value of a reward as the reward is delayed. We examined cross-disorder performance between healthy controls (n = 88), individuals with bipolar disorder (n = 23), major depressive disorder (n = 43), and primary psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder; n = 51) on the DD task (using a $10 delayed larger reward), as well as the interaction of DD scores with other symptom domains (cognition, psychosis, and affect)...
May 28, 2018: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792050/risk-of-psychosis-in-recurrent-episodes-of-psychotic-and-nonpsychotic-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Craig Nelson, David Bickford, Kevin Delucchi, Jess G Fiedorowicz, William H Coryell
OBJECTIVE: The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether the risk of psychosis is higher in past or future episodes in patients with major depression with psychotic features than in patients with nonpsychotic depression. METHOD: PubMed, Embase, and PsycINFO were searched, and studies were selected that 1) identified patients with unipolar major depression, 2) made diagnoses of psychosis based on the presence of delusions or hallucinations, 3) characterized past or subsequent episodes as psychotic or nonpsychotic, and 4) were published in English...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791934/discrepancies-between-nomenclature-and-indications-of-psychotropics
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Fusaka Minami, Joseph Zohar, Takefumi Suzuki, Teruki Koizumi, Masaru Mimura, Gohei Yagi, Hiroyuki Uchida
INTRODUCTION: While the current nomenclature of psychotropic drugs is disease-based, their approved indications do not always match their classifications. METHODS: Information on approved indications of "second-generation antipsychotics" and "newer antidepressants" that are available in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany, and Japan were extracted from their packet inserts. RESULTS: A significant proportion of "atypical antipsychotics" were approved for psychiatric conditions other than psychotic disorders (i...
May 23, 2018: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790237/towards-a-new-classification-of-stable-phase-schizophrenia-into-major-and-simple-neuro-cognitive-psychosis-results-of-unsupervised-machine-learning-analysis
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Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sira Sriswasdi, Supaksorn Thika, Drozdstoy Stoyanov, Sunee Sirivichayakul, André F Carvalho, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
RATIONALE: Deficit schizophrenia, as defined by the Schedule for Deficit Syndrome, may represent a distinct diagnostic class defined by neurocognitive impairments coupled with changes in IgA/IgM responses to tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs). Adequate classifications should be based on supervised and unsupervised learning rather than on consensus criteria. METHODS: This study used machine learning as means to provide a more accurate classification of patients with stable phase schizophrenia...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742940/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-anxiety-disorder-cause-or-consequence
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Alessandra das Graças Fedoce, Frederico Ferreira, Robert G Bota, Vicent Bonet-Costa, Patrick Y Sun, Kelvin J A Davies
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the USA affecting 18% of the population. The cause(s) of anxiety disorders is/are not completely clear, and research in the neurobiology of anxiety at the molecular level is still rather limited. Although mounting clinical and preclinical evidence now indicates that oxidative stress may be a major component of anxiety pathology, whether oxidative stress is the cause or consequence remains elusive. Studies conducted over the past few years suggest that anxiety disorders may be characterized by lowered antioxidant defenses and increased oxidative damage to proteins, lipids and nucleic acids...
May 9, 2018: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741616/a-systematic-review-of-genome-wide-research-on-psychotic-experiences-and-negative-symptom-traits-new-revelations-and-implications-for-psychiatry
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Angelica Ronald, Oliver Pain
We present a systematic review of genome-wide research on psychotic experience and negative symptom traits (PENS) in the community. We integrate these new findings, most of which have emerged over the last four years, with more established behaviour genetic and epidemiological research. The review includes the first genome-wide association studies of PENS, including a recent meta-analysis, and the first SNP heritability estimates. Sample sizes of < 10,000 participants mean that no genome-wide significant variants have yet been replicated...
May 8, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705022/comorbid-thyroid-disease-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-results-from-the-european-group-for-the-study-of-resistant-depression-gsrd
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Gernot Fugger, Markus Dold, Lucie Bartova, Alexander Kautzky, Daniel Souery, Julien Mendlewicz, Alessandro Serretti, Joseph Zohar, Stuart Montgomery, Richard Frey, Siegfried Kasper
This multicenter study of the European Group for the Study of Resistant Depression (GSRD) aimed to explore the association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and comorbid thyroid disease. A total number of 1410 patients` characteristics in terms of demographic and clinical information were compared between MDD subjects with and without concurrent thyroid disease using descriptive statistics, analyses of covariance (ANCOVA) and binary logistic regression analyses. We determined a point prevalence rate for comorbid hypothyroidism of 13...
April 25, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704411/are-suicide-risk-factors-gender-specific
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Joanna Maria Pawlak, Izabela Miechowicz, Monika Dmitrzak-Węglarz, Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Dorota Zaremba, Paweł Kapelski, Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager, Piotr Czerski, Maria Skibińska, Joanna Hauser
OBJECTIVES: Suicide is an important clinical problem in psychiatric patients. The highest risk of suicide attempts is noted in affective disorders. In this study we tested 20 factors described in the literature (sociodemographic and clinical factors as well as family burden) in association with suicidal behavior and we analyzed whether the significance of those factors differs between males and females. METHODS: In the study we included patients with major depressive disorder (MDD; n = 249) and bipolar affective disorder (BP; n = 582)...
February 28, 2018: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692257/current-views-on-dopaminergic-drugs-affecting-glucose-homeostasis
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Mortaza Fatehi Hassanabad, Mohammad Fatehi
BACKGROUND: For more than three decades, it has been known that manipulation of dopaminergic system could affect glucose homesotasis in experimental animals. The notion that glucose homeostasis in human might be influenced by dopaminergic drugs has attracted a great deal of attention in the past two decades. In spite of rapid advancements in revealing involvement of dopaminergic neurotransmission in insulin release, glucose up-take and pancreatic beta cell function in general through centrally and peripherally controlled mechanisms, there are discrepancies among observations on experimental animals and human subjects...
April 24, 2018: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685697/mental-health-of-jail-inmates-within-the-prison-of-ducos-martinique-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
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R Arnal, M Spodenkiewicz, J Lacoste, L Jehel, B Falissard
BACKGROUND: Prisoners' sociocultural backgrounds and prison environments have an influence on detainees' psychopathology; complex judicial and public policies are also to be taken into account in the dynamics of that environment. Scientific literature shows a wide range prison inmates' profiles across the world. However, very little data about the mental health of Caribbean jail inmates has been published. Martinique is a French overseas administrative district in the Caribbean, with a population of about 400,000 inhabitants...
May 2018: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679991/empirical-evidence-for-discrete-neurocognitive-subgroups-in-patients-with-non-psychotic-major-depressive-disorder-clinical-implications
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Shenghong Pu, Takamasa Noda, Shiori Setoyama, Kazuyuki Nakagome
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychological deficits are present across various cognitive domains in major depressive disorder (MDD). However, a consistent and specific profile of neuropsychological abnormalities has not yet been established. METHODS: We assessed cognition in 170 patients with non-psychotic MDD using the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia and the scores were compared with those of 42 patients with schizophrenia as a reference for severity of cognitive impairment...
April 22, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674982/delusional-themes-across-affective-and-non-affective-psychoses
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Angelo Picardi, Laura Fonzi, Mauro Pallagrosi, Antonella Gigantesco, Massimo Biondi
The current debate about the diagnostic significance of delusion revolves around two positions. The neurocognitive position conceives delusion as a non-specific, though polymorphic, symptom. The psychopathological position views features of delusion such as content and structure as having meaningful connections with diagnostic entities. This study aims at contributing to this debate by examining the association between delusional themes and diagnosis in a sample of 830 adult psychotic patients. All diagnoses were made by experienced psychiatrists according to DSM-IV or ICD-10 criteria, and in 348 patients were established with the SCID-I...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664050/association-between-perceived-stressfulness-of-stressful-life-events-and-the-suicidal-risk-in-chinese-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Jing-Yu Lin, Yu Huang, Yun-Ai Su, Xin Yu, Xiao-Zhen Lyu, Qi Liu, Tian-Mei Si
Background: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) usually have high risk of suicidality. Few studies have investigated the effects of stressful life events (SLEs) on the risk of suicide in Chinese patients who have developed MDD. This study aimed to investigate the impact of SLEs on suicidal risk in Chinese patients with MDD. Methods: In total, 1029 patients with MDD were included from nine psychiatric hospitals to evaluate the impact of SLEs on suicidal risk...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626828/higher-concentration-of-interleukin-6-a-possible-link-between-major-depressive-disorder-and-childhood-abuse
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Ana Munjiza, Milutin Kostic, Danilo Pesic, Milan Gajic, Ivanka Markovic, Dusica Lecic Tosevski
Little is known about the correlation between IL-6 and childhood abuse and neglect which may be risk factors for the development of affective disorders in adulthood. The aim of this study was to analyze differences in serum concentrations of IL-6 between patients with major depressive disorder and healthy controls, and to investigate possible correlations with adverse childhood experiences. Peripheral venous blood samples were obtained from 64 patients who fulfilled DSM-IV-R criteria for a current major depressive episode without psychotic symptoms (MDD) and 53 healthy controls, matched for age and gender...
June 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626745/influence-of-comorbid-alcohol-use-disorders-on-the-clinical-patterns-of-major-depressive-disorder-a-general-population-based-study
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Louise Carton, Baptiste Pignon, Alexandre Baguet, Imane Benradia, Jean-Luc Roelandt, Guillaume Vaiva, Pierre Thomas, Ali Amad, Philippe De Timary, Mickaël Naassila, Pierre A Geoffroy, Benjamin Rolland
BACKGROUND: To compare the symptom patterns of major depressive disorder (MDD) among subjects with MDD and 1) no alcohol use disorder (AUD), 2) alcohol abuse and 3) alcohol dependence, respectively. METHODS: In a general population survey of 38,694 French individuals, MDD and AUDs were assessed using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview 5.0.0 (MINI). A total of 4339 subjects (11.2%) in the sample met the criteria for MDD. Among them, 413 (9.5%) AUD subjects were identified: 138 (3...
June 1, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617711/predictors-of-alcohol-withdrawal-readmissions
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Siva Harsha Yedlapati, Scott H Stewart
Aims: Hospital readmissions serve as a major benchmark for the quality of care and alcohol withdrawal (AW) may lead to multiple hospitalizations and readmissions. We sought to evaluate readmission rates and predictors of having AW-related readmissions in a nationally representative sample. Short summary: In a nationally representative sample, AW readmission within 30 days and multiple readmissions during the year were high and were particularly predicted by discharge against medical advice (AMA), comorbid psychosis, comorbid depression, poor socioeconomic status, comorbid drug abuse and alcohol-related medical disease...
March 30, 2018: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
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