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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785932/cortical-thickness-correlates-of-minor-neurological-signs-in-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis
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Simone Ciufolini, Maria Francesca Ponteduro, Tiago Reis-Marques, Heather Taylor, Valeria Mondelli, Carmine M Pariante, Stefania Bonaccorso, Raymond Chan, Andy Simmons, Anthony David, Marta Di Forti, Robin M Murray, Paola Dazzan
Neurological soft signs (NSS) are subtle abnormalities of motor and sensory function that are present in the absence of localized brain pathological lesions. In psychoses they have been consistently associated with a distinct pattern of cortical and subcortical brain structural alterations at the level of the heteromodal cortex and basal ganglia. However, a more specific and accurate evaluation of the cytoarchitecture of the cortical mantle could further advance our understanding of the neurobiological substrate of psychosis...
May 18, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780333/neurological-soft-signs-spontaneous-and-treatment-emergent-extrapyramidal-syndromes-in-black-africans-with-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Akin Ojagbemi, Bonga Chiliza, Toyin Bello, Laila Asmal, Oluyomi Esan, Robin Emsley, Oye Gureje
Background: Very little is known about the relationship between spontaneous and treatment-induced motor syndromes in Africans with first episode schizophrenia. Objective: We investigated the association between spontaneous NSS and EPS, with treatment-induced EPS in a homogenous sample of Black Africans with first episode schizophrenia. Methods: We examined Xhosa (South Africa) and Yoruba (Nigeria) patients, using the Neurological Evaluation Scale and extrapyramidal symptoms scale before and at 3 months after exposure to low dose flupenthixol decanoate...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775874/emotion-regulation-as-a-predictor-of-the-endocrine-autonomic-affective-and-symptomatic-stress-response-and-recovery
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Katarina Krkovic, Annika Clamor, Tania M Lincoln
Stress is associated with the development of mental disorders such as depression and psychosis. The ability to regulate emotions is likely to influence how individuals respond to and recover from acute stress, and may thus be relevant to symptom development. To test this, we investigated whether self-reported emotion regulation predicts the endocrine, autonomic, affective, and symptomatic response to and recovery from a stressor. Social-evaluative stress was induced by the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) in N = 67 healthy individuals (53...
April 30, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772485/neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-subjects-at-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-meta-analysis
#4
Wei Zheng, Qing-E Zhang, Dong-Bin Cai, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Yu-Ping Ning, Yu-Tao Xiang
Findings of neurocognitive dysfunction in subjects at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (CHR-P) have been controversial. This meta-analysis systematically examined studies of neurocognitive functions using the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) in CHR-P. An independent literature search of both English and Chinese databases was conducted by two reviewers. Standardized mean difference (SMD) was calculated using a random effects model to evaluate the effect size of the meta-analytic results. Six case-control studies (n = 396) comparing neurocognitive functions between CHR-P subjects (n = 197) and healthy controls (n = 199) using the MCCB were identified; 4 (66...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767567/impact-of-ntrk2-drd2-and-ace-polymorphisms-on-prolactin-levels-in-antipsychotic-treated-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis
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Patricia Gassó, Sergi Mas, Miquel Bioque, Bibiana Cabrera, Antonio Lobo, Ana González-Pinto, Covadonga M Díaz-Caneja, Iluminada Corripio, Eduard Vieta, Josefina Castro-Fornieles, Salvador Sarró, Anna Mané, Julio Sanjuan, Adrián Llerena, Amalia Lafuente, Jerónimo Saiz-Ruiz, Miguel Bernardo
BACKGROUND: Hyperprolactinemia is a common side-effect of antipsychotics (APs), which may trigger serious secondary problems and compromise the adherence to treatment which is crucial for prognosis, especially in patients presenting with a first-episode of psychosis (FEP). AIMS: We evaluated, in some cases for the first time, the effect of polymorphisms in multiple candidate genes on serum prolactin (PRL) levels in an AP-treated FEP cohort recruited in the multicenter PEPs study (Phenotype - genotype and environmental interaction; Application of a predictive model in first psychotic episodes)...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767457/suicidal-behavior-and-personality-traits-contribute-to-disability-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-1-year-follow-up-study
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Manuel Canal-Rivero, Javier-David Lopez-Moriñigo, Maria-Luisa Barrigón, Rosa Ayesa-Arriola, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Miguel Ruiz-Veguilla, Jordi E Obiols-Llandrich
BACKGROUND: Disability encompasses impairments, activity limitations, and restrictions on participation. Improvement in functioning has therefore become a crucial outcome of treatment in psychosis. OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to analyze the potential relationship between suicidal behavior after first episode of psychosis (FEP) and family disability. The second aim was to find out whether personality traits are associated with disability dimensions...
May 16, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765339/can-model-projects-of-need-adapted-care-reduce-involuntary-hospital-treatment-and-the-use-of-coercive-measures
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Alexandre Wullschleger, Jürgen Berg, Felix Bermpohl, Christiane Montag
Intensive outpatient models of need-adapted psychiatric care have been shown to reduce the length of hospital stays and to improve retention in care for people with severe mental illnesses. In contrast, evidence regarding the impact of such models on involuntary hospital treatment and other coercive measures in inpatient settings is still sparse, although these represent important indicators of the patients' wellbeing. In Germany, intensive models of care still have not been routinely implemented, and their effectiveness within the German psychiatric system is only studied in a few pioneering regions...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764759/development-and-validation-of-the-client-engagement-and-service-use-scale-a-pilot-study
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Emily R Kline, Nicole R DeTore, Kristen Keefe, Larry J Seidman, Vinod H Srihari, Matcheri S Keshavan, Margaret Guyer
Specialized treatment for first episode psychosis offers clients a menu of services coordinated within a specialized treatment team. To enhance the impact of these services, promoting engagement and preventing early treatment drop-out is critical. However, engagement is poorly tracked and typically quantified through proxy variables such as session attendance, medication adherence, or working alliance. The aim of this study is to introduce and pilot a new measure of engagement for first episode psychosis coordinated specialty care, the Client Engagement and Service Use Scale (CENSUS)...
May 12, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761632/coping-strategies-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-of-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Louise Mian, Guido Maria Lattanzi, Stefania Tognin
AIM: The impact of dysfunctional coping strategies during the prodromal phase of psychosis has recently been explored by several studies. What has yet to be clarified is whether maladaptive coping is evident in the prodromal phase and the impact that this might have on symptomatic and functional outcomes. The aim of this study was to review the findings on coping in individuals at ultra-high risk of psychosis (UHR) in relation to symptoms and level of functioning. METHODS: Original articles were identified by searching 7 databases using the terms "prodrom*," "ultra high risk," "clinical high risk," "at-risk mental state," "coping style*," "coping strategies," "cope," "coping" and "psychosis"...
November 2, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759055/results-of-a-coordinated-specialty-care-program-for-early-psychosis-and-predictors-of-outcomes
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Ilana Nossel, Melanie M Wall, Jennifer Scodes, Leslie A Marino, Sacha Zilkha, Iruma Bello, Igor Malinovsky, Rufina Lee, Marleen Radigan, Thomas E Smith, Lloyd Sederer, Gyojeong Gu, Lisa Dixon
OBJECTIVE: This study prospectively evaluated outcomes of OnTrackNY, a statewide coordinated specialty care (CSC) program for treatment of early psychosis in community settings, as well as predictors of outcomes. METHODS: The sample included 325 individuals ages 16-30 with recent-onset nonaffective psychosis who were enrolled in OnTrackNY and who had at least one three-month follow-up. Clinicians provided data at baseline and quarterly up to one year. Domains assessed included demographic and clinical characteristics, social and occupational functioning, medications, suicidality and violence, hospitalization, and time to intervention...
May 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756003/onset-and-remission-of-psychosis-in-parkinson-s-disease-pharmacologic-and-motoric-markers
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Jared Thomas Hinkle, Kate Perepezko, Catherine C Bakker, Martinus P G Broen, Kathleen Chin, Ted M Dawson, Vanessa Johnson, Zoltan Mari, Cherie L Marvel, Kelly A Mills, Alexander Pantelyat, Olga Pletnikova, Liana S Rosenthal, Melissa D Shepard, Daniel A Stevens, Juan C Troncoso, Jiangxia Wang, Gregory M Pontone
Background: Psychosis is among the most disabling complications of Parkinson's disease (PD). The chronicity of PD psychosis remains understudied and the relative importance of dopaminergic therapy versus the disease process itself in engendering psychosis remains unclear. Objectives: To examine pharmacologic and motoric correlates of PD psychosis onset and remission in a longitudinally monitored PD cohort. Methods: We analyzed data from 165 participants enrolled in a longitudinal PD study through the Morris K...
January 2018: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749710/attenuated-psychotic-symptom-interventions-in-youth-at-risk-of-psychosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Daniel J Devoe, Megan S Farris, Parker Townes, Jean Addington
AIM: Attenuated psychotic symptoms (APSs) have been the primary emphasis in youth at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis for assessing symptomology and determining subsequent transition to a psychotic disorder. Previous reviews primarily focused on the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on APS; however, a comprehensive assessment of other interventions to date is lacking. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of all intervention studies examining APS in CHR youth...
May 11, 2018: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746524/evaluating-verbal-learning-and-memory-in-patients-with-an-at-risk-mental-state-or-first-episode-psychosis-using-structural-equation-modelling
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Laura Egloff, Erich Studerus, Ronan Zimmermann, Ulrike Heitz, Stephanie Menghini-Müller, Sarah Ittig, Katharina Beck, Christina Andreou, Stefan Borgwardt, Anita Riecher-Rössler
BACKGROUND: Verbal learning and memory are impaired not only in patients with a first episode of psychosis (FEP) but also-to a lower extent-in those with an at-risk mental state for psychosis (ARMS). However, little is known about the specific nature of these impairments. Hence, we aimed to study learning and memory processes in ARMS and FEP patients by making use of structural equation modelling. METHODS: Verbal learning was assessed with the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT) in 98 FEP patients, 126 ARMS patients and 68 healthy controls (HC) as part of the Basel early detection of psychosis (FePsy) study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743139/the-relationship-between-the-level-of-exposure-to-stress-factors-and-cannabis-in-recent-onset-psychosis
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Sara Arranz, Nuria Monferrer, M Jose Algora, Angel Cabezas, Montse Sole, E Vilella, J Labad, Vanessa Sanchez-Gistau
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of studies investigating the dose-response effect of childhood trauma, recent events and cannabis use on recent psychosis. This study aims to determine the relationship between the level of exposure to stress factors and cannabis use with psychosis and to determine the combination effect among these factors in predicting a psychotic disorder. METHODS: 146 recent onset psychotic (ROP) patients and 61 healthy controls were included. Childhood trauma was evaluated using the childhood trauma questionnaire (CTQ) and recent events using the Holmes-Rahe social readjustment scale...
May 6, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736018/evaluation-of-fronto-striatal-networks-during-cognitive-control-in-unmedicated-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-the-effect-of-antipsychotic-medication
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Elyse J Cadena, David M White, Nina V Kraguljac, Meredith A Reid, Adrienne C Lahti
To understand the mechanism of cognitive control dysfunction in schizophrenia, it is critical to characterize brain function without the confounding effect of medication. It is also important to establish the extent to which antipsychotic medication restores brain function and whether those changes are related to psychosis improvement. Twenty-two patients with schizophrenia, initially unmedicated and after a 6-week course of risperidone, and 20 healthy controls (HC) studied twice, 6 weeks apart, performed an fMRI task...
May 7, 2018: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728871/psychological-interventions-in-psychosis-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nefeli Anagnostopoulou, Marinos Kyriakopoulos, Anca Alba
BACKGROUND: Early onset psychosis (EOP), referring to psychosis with onset before the age of 18 years, is a more severe form of psychosis associated with worse prognosis. While medication is the treatment of choice, psychological interventions are also considered to have an important role in the management of symptoms and disability associated with this condition. The present review aimed to explore the effectiveness of such interventions. METHOD: An electronic search was conducted on the Embase, Medline, and PsychInfo databases for papers of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) referring to psychological interventions in EOP...
May 4, 2018: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723343/early-psychiatric-morbidity-in-a-brazilian-sample-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Vinicius S P Pedroso, Andre R Brunoni, Érica L M Vieira, Ricardo E Jorge, Edward C Lauterbach, Antonio L Teixeira
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is a major public health problem worldwide, and its neuropsychiatric sequelae are frequent and disabling. Furthermore, there is evidence that these sequelae impair recovery. Brazil has the highest stroke rates in Latin America, but data on the frequency of neuropsychiatric disorders in these patients are scarce. This study aimed to identify mental disorders among in-hospital patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview-Plus (MINI-Plus) was applied to 60 patients during the first week of hospitalization...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719118/cognitive-analytic-therapy-for-psychosis-a-case-series
#18
Peter J Taylor, Alex Perry, Paul Hutton, Ranil Tan, Naomi Fisher, Chiara Focone, Diane Griffiths, Claire Seddon
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is an effective psychological intervention for several different mental health conditions. However, whether it is acceptable, safe, and beneficial for people with psychosis remains unclear, as is the feasibility of providing and evaluating it within a research context. The aim of this study was to begin to address these questions and to obtain for the first time a rich and detailed understanding of the experience of receiving CAT for psychosis...
May 2, 2018: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717820/mobile-intensive-care-unit-a-case-management-team-dedicated-to-early-psychosis-in-france
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Laurent Lecardeur, Sophie Meunier-Cussac, Sonia Dollfus
AIM: To present the activities of a Mobile Intensive Care Unit in France. METHODS: We summarize participant recruitment as well as the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions offered to individuals with an at-risk mental state or first-episode psychosis (FEP). RESULTS: Since its inception in 2010, 266 individuals from 16 to 30 years old living in an area of 120 000 citizens have been recruited by the Mobile Intensive Care Unit...
May 2, 2018: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713101/an-interesting-presentation-about-cyclical-menstrual-psychosis-with-an-updated-review-of-literature
#20
Srinagesh Mannekote Thippaiah, Soumya Nagaraja, Badari Birur, Arnold W Cohen
Cyclical menstrual psychosis is an uncommon, generally a self-limiting mental illness that occurs only in females. It is associated with other menstruation-related disorders and stressful psychogenic factors. Nonetheless, many cases remain unrecognized due to poor awareness of its presence. A young female who presented with psychotic and mood symptoms during each cycle of menstruation was admitted to the psychiatric inpatient unit. There was severe disruption in her activities of daily living and socio-occupational functioning...
March 13, 2018: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
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