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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667715/gender-differences-in-social-anxiety-disorder
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Maya Asher, Idan M Aderka
OBJECTIVE:  Despite the ample literature on gender differences in anxiety and mood disorders, gender differences in social anxiety disorder (SAD) have received little empirical attention. The aim of the present study is to examine gender differences in 12-months prevalence, patterns of comorbidity, clinical presentation, subjective distress and functional impairment, age of onset, and treatment seeking, and discuss their clinical implications. METHOD: We used data from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication (NCS-R; n = 652, 63...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661117/sexual-victimization-and-mental-illness-prevalence-rates-among-incarcerated-women-a-literature-review
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Marie E Karlsson, Melissa J Zielinski
Incarcerated women evidence high rates of both interpersonal trauma and mental illness. In particular, the rates of sexual violence victimization are so high that some researchers have suggested that sexual abuse may be a pathway to prison for women, likely through the development of mental illness, including substance abuse. This review article summarizes the literature on sexual victimization ( n = 32 articles; 28 independent studies) and mental illness ( n = 11 articles; 8 independent studies) prevalence among samples of incarcerated women ( Ns ≥ 100) in context of methodological choices within included articles...
January 1, 2018: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651922/prior-exposure-to-intimate-partner-violence-associated-with-less-hiv-testing-among-young-women
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Yukiko Washio, Elizabeth Novack Wright, Annet Davis-Vogel, Jesse Chittams, Claire Anagnostopulos, Linda M Kilby, Anne M Teitelman
Low-income minority women are disproportionately represented among those living with HIV in the United States. They are also at risk for the SAVA (substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS) syndemic issues. Women who have recently given birth are at high risk for substance use and intimate partner violence (IPV), and HIV testing is not routinely administered during the postpartum visit. We explored the relationship between substance use, IPV, and HIV testing among low-income young adult women attending Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a federally supported nutrition program...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651200/return-to-illicit-drug-use-post-incarceration-among-formerly-incarcerated-black-americans
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Tawandra L Rowell-Cunsolo, Betsy Szeto, Charlotte McDonald, Nabila El-Bassel
Aims: The number of drug dependent individuals incarcerated in the U.S. is exceptionally high, and reportedly 60 percent of incarcerated Black Americans have a substance abuse disorder. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with return to illicit drug use post-incarceration. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 121 formerly incarcerated Black Americans in New York City to examine predictors of return to illicit drug use. Kaplan-Meier curves were generated on the outcome of time-to-drug use for various predictors and compared using the log-rank test...
2018: Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621962/maternal-hair-and-neonatal-meconium-to-assess-gestational-consumption-and-prenatal-exposure-to-drugs-of-abuse-and-psychoactive-drugs
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Francesco Paolo Busardo, Laura Almeida, Laura Cortes, Sally Sabraa, Marta Muniesaa, Oscar Garcia-Algara, Maria Dolores Gomez-Roiga
BACKGROUND: In the last two decades, the consumption of drugs of abuse among women of childbearing age has experienced a significant increase and results from analyses of surveys concerning maternal intake of psychoactive prescription drugs during pregnancy indicate that the rates of intake are increasing each year. Analyses of biological matrices such as maternal hair and neonatal meconium have recently been used for assessment of gestational consumption and consequent prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse in high-risk groups of women METHODS: Maternal hair and neonatal meconium were analyzed by validated chromatographic mass spectrometric methodologies to disclose gestational use of drugs of abuse and psychoactive prescription drugs and consequent prenatal exposure in a cohort of 513 mother-newborn dyads at the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Hospital, Spain, during 2012- 2013...
April 5, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603696/dentition-status-and-treatment-needs-among-women-involved-in-sex-work-as-a-profession-in-the-red-light-district-of-pune-maharashtra-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shrikanth Muralidharan, Arun K Acharya, Tejaswi Sevekari, Shanthi Margabandhu, Divya Rupawat, Rehan Khan, Mandakini Desale
INTRODUCTION: The overall rehabilitation of women in sex work is unfortunately limited most of the time only to moving them to another profession, but it should be focused on including health as an important factor. Factors that restrict regular dental care include misconceptions, dental fear and expense of dental care, unpleasant dental experiences, and socioeconomic factors, but such a direct correlation cannot be made in the case of such women. Until now, no study has been conducted related to the complete dentition status and treatment needs of women in sex work...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594369/maternal-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-antepartum-risks-the-moderating-role-of-social-support
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Nicole Racine, Sheri Madigan, Andre Plamondon, Erin Hetherington, Sheila McDonald, Suzanne Tough
The aims of the current study were to examine the association between maternal adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and antepartum health risks, and to investigate whether social support moderated this association. It was hypothesized that ACEs would be associated with antepartum health risks; however, social support in the prenatal period would buffer mothers from the deleterious consequences of ACEs. Data from 1994 women (mean age = 31 years) and their infants were collected from a longitudinal cohort recruited in health care offices in Alberta, Canada...
March 28, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593933/comparing-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-who-use-grindr-other-similar-social-and-sexual-networking-apps-or-no-social-and-sexual-networking-apps-implications-for-recruitment-and-health-promotion
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Christina J Sun, Erin Sutfin, Laura H Bachmann, Jason Stowers, Scott D Rhodes
Objective: Researchers and public health professionals have increased their attention to GPS-based social and sexual networking applications (apps) tailored to gay, bisexual, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. These populations continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV in the United States, therefore these apps, in particular Grindr, have become an important sampling venue for the recruitment of HIV-related research participants. As such, it is essential to identify differences among app users to avoid potential sampling bias...
2018: Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580741/accidental-deaths-among-persons-with-schizophrenia-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Line Amalie Aarestrup Hellemose, Thomas Munk Laursen, Janne Tidselbak Larsen, Anita Toender
OBJECTIVES: Persons with schizophrenia have a shorter life expectancy by 15-20years compared to the background population, but little is known about deaths caused by accidents. We aimed to investigate the rates of accidental death among persons with schizophrenia and compare these rates with those of the background population. METHODS: We conducted a national register-based cohort study of all persons born in Denmark between 1955 and 2011. The cohort included 2,703,307 persons, representing 56,845,085 person years at risk...
March 23, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578830/mortality-and-cause-of-death-a-30-year-follow-up-of-substance-misusers-in-sweden
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Ninive von Greiff, Lisa Skogens, Marie Berlin, Anders Bergmark
BACKGROUND: This article presents a 30-year follow-up study of a cohort of 1163 substance misusers who were in inpatient treatment in the early 1980s. Data was originally collected in the Swedish Drug Addict Treatment Evaluation (SWEDATE). OBJECTIVES: The aim is to examine the overall mortality and identify causes of death in different groups based on self-reported most dominant substance misuse among those who have died during January 1984-December 2013. METHODS: SWEDATE-data was linked to the National Cause of Death Register...
March 26, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575867/pregnancy-planning-and-risk-behaviours-a-survey-of-women-s-experiences-in-selected-european-countries
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Małgorzata Lesińska-Sawicka, Małgorzata Nagórska
Pregnancy, a special period in a woman's life, should be preceded by proper preparation: a positive attitude to procreation, selection of optimum time for becoming pregnant, starting prevention of neural tube defects, restriction of the use of drugs, smoking, etc. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of pregnancy planning and antenatal classes on the use of stimulants during pregnancy. The study group included 877 women living in 7 European countries, and their experiences of planning pregnancy and substance abuse during pregnancy were investigated...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560840/older-women-who-died-by-suicide-suicide-means-sociodemographic-and-psychiatric-risk-factors-and-other-precipitating-circumstances
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Namkee G Choi, Diana M DiNitto, Atami O Sagna, C Nathan Marti
BACKGROUND: US suicide rates among older women have substantially increased over the past decade. We examined potential differences in sociodemographic and risk/precipitating factors among older female suicide decedents who died by drug overdose versus firearms, hanging/suffocation, and other means, and postmortem toxicology results by suicide means. METHODS: Data are from the 2005 to 2015 US National Violent Death Reporting System (N = 12,401 female decedents aged 50 years and over)...
March 21, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530382/life-course-adversity-and-prior-miscarriage-in-a-pregnancy-cohort
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Yu Li, Claire Margerison-Zilko, Kelly L Strutz, Claudia Holzman
BACKGROUND: Prior studies indicate associations between preconception adversities and risk of miscarriage, but few have considered type (e.g., financial, substance use, abuse) or timing (e.g., childhood, adulthood) of adversities. We examined relationships between life course adversities in multiple domains and probability of miscarriage. METHODS: Data came from women with at least one previous pregnancy in the Pregnancy Outcomes and Community Health (1998-2004) study (n = 2,106)...
March 9, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528900/the-impact-of-urbanization-on-mental-health-in-india
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Prabha S Chandra, Lakshmi Shiva, Madhuri H Nanjundaswamy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: India has experienced rapid urbanization in the last few decades. This review focuses on recent research related to the effects of urbanization on mental health with a specific focus on various population groups in urban India. RECENT FINDINGS: With a specific focus on recent research undertaken amongst special populations such as youth, women and the elderly, the findings demonstrate increasing rates of substance use and technology addiction among youth; high self-harm rates in various groups such as adolescents and women; the effects of violence and abuse on the mental health of women; psychological distress among the elderly in modern urban India...
May 2018: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527591/intersection-of-stress-and-gender-in-association-with-transitions-in-past-year-dsm-5-substance-use-disorder-diagnoses-in-the-united-states
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Terril L Verplaetse, Kelly E Moore, Brian P Pittman, Walter Roberts, Lindsay M Oberleitner, Philip H Smith, Kelly P Cosgrove, Sherry A McKee
Background: Stress contributes to the development and maintenance of substance use disorders (SUD), with some research suggesting that the impact of stress on SUD is greater in women. However, this has yet to be evaluated in a national dataset, across major substances of abuse. Methods: Using data from the newly available U.S. National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC; Wave 3; n =36,309) we evaluated relationships among past year stressful life events (0 or 1 vs...
January 2018: Chronic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522523/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-physical-or-sexual-intimate-violence-perpetration-amongst-men-in-four-districts-in-the-central-region-of-ghana-baseline-findings-from-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Esnat D Chirwa, Yandisa Sikweyiya, Adolphina Addoley Addo-Lartey, Deda Ogum Alangea, Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Richard M K Adanu, Rachel Jewkes
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based interventions are essential in the prevention of violence against women (VAW). An understanding of risk factors for male perpetration of VAW using population-based research is crucial for developing such interventions. This study is a baseline assessment of a two-arm unmatched cluster randomised controlled trial (C-RCT), set up to assess the impact of a Rural Response System (RRS) intervention for preventing violence against women and girls in Ghana. This study aims at assessing past year prevalence and risk factors for sexual or physical intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration among men...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512811/planning-and-preparation-for-pregnancy-among-women-with-and-without-a-history-of-infertility
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Natalia Ignaszak-Kaus, Katarzyna Ozegowska, Piotr Piekarski, Leszek Pawelczyk, Piotr Jędrzejczak
OBJECTIVES: Preconception counseling, maternal health-related habits, diet, folic acid consumption, substances abuse, may all impact the outcome of pregnancy. The aim of this study was to compare the planning and preparation for pregnancy among pregnant women with and without infertility. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A survey of health behaviors prior to and during pregnancy that could affect pregnancy outcomes, including laboratory tests performed, stimulant usage, initiation of prenatal care, and folic acid intake, was conducted among 400 pregnant women...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500949/alcohol-and-substance-use-are-associated-with-altered-metabolome-in-the-first-trimester-serum-samples-of-pregnant-mothers
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Anni I Lehikoinen, Olli K Kärkkäinen, Marko A S Lehtonen, Seppo O K Auriola, Kati J Hanhineva, Seppo T Heinonen
BACKGROUND: Although the effects of alcohol on metabolic processes in the body have been studied widely, there do not appear to be any previous reports clarifying how substance abuse changes metabolic profiles of pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of substance abuse, especially alcohol use, on the metabolic profile of pregnant women during the first trimester. STUDY DESIGN: We applied mass spectrometry based non-targeted metabolite profiling of serum collected during routine visit to the hospital between gestational weeks 9 + 0 to 11 + 6 from controls (n = 55), alcohol users (n = 19), drug users (n = 24) and tobacco smokers (n = 40)...
April 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497388/the-associations-between-self-reported-exposure-to-the-chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-zone-and-mental-health-disorders-in-ukraine
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Matthew A Bolt, Luralyn M Helming, Nathan L Tintle
Background: In 1986, Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Pripyat, Ukraine exploded, releasing highly-radioactive materials into the surrounding environment. Although the physical effects of the disaster have been well-documented, a limited amount of research has been conducted on association of the disaster with long-term, clinically-diagnosable mental health disorders. According to the diathesis-stress model, the stress of potential and unknown exposure to radioactive materials and the ensuing changes to ones life or environment due to the disaster might lead those with previous vulnerabilities to fall into a poor state of mental health...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497189/psychiatric-morbidity-among-female-commercial-sex-workers
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Marboh Goretti Iaisuklang, Arif Ali
Context: Psychological distress is higher in women working in sex industry. The various psycho social issues are associated with female commercial sex workers (FCSWs). The host of psychosocial vulnerabilities including, childhood sexual abuse, exposure to childhood physical abuse, poverty, interpersonal violence in adulthood, sexually transmitted diseases, and substance use, forms a fertile ground for psychiatric morbidity. Aim: This study aims to assess the psychiatric morbidity among FCSWs in Shillong, India...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
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