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Michael Matthew McClay, Stephen S O'Connor, Brittany Nicole Groh, Marissa Baudino, Lisa Venanzi, Angela Shields, Jo Ellen Wilson, John Bone, Stephen Nicolson
OBJECTIVE: Evidence suggests that suicide attempts by self-inflicted gunshot wound (GSW) are underreported and may in turn affect disposition following hospitalization. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics and use of services among individuals who do not disclose suicidal intent following a self-inflicted GSW. METHODS: Electronic medical record data from 128 survivors of self-inflicted GSWs at a level 1 trauma center were analyzed to identify factors associated with nondisclosure of a suicide attempt to medical staff...
March 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
John W Wax, Amy W An, Nicole Kosier, Timothy E Quill
Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED) is a deliberate, self-initiated attempt to hasten death in the setting of suffering refractory to optimal palliative interventions or prolonged dying that a person finds intolerable. Individuals who consider VSED tend to be older, have a serious but not always imminently terminal illness, place a high value on independence, and have significant illness burden. VSED can theoretically be performed independent of clinician assistance and therefore avoids many of the ethical and legal concerns associated with physician-assisted dying or other palliative measures of last resort, However, VSED is an intense process fraught with new sources of somatic and emotional suffering for individuals and their caregivers, so VSED is best supervised by an experienced, well-informed clinician who can provide appropriate pre-intervention assessment, anticipatory guidance, medical treatment of symptoms, and emotional support...
March 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
C Vallée, A Biraben, A Nica, M Loiseau
OBJECTIVES: The occurrence of depression in people with epilepsy is almost twice as common as in the general population. Furthermore, depression is the first cause of lower quality of life among those patients. Which is why the main goal of this study was to assess the epidemiology of depression and its associated factors among the patients from the tertiary department of epileptology in Rennes. METHODS/RESULTS: The subjects were included prospectively and consecutively at the moment of their consultation or hospitalisation in the department...
March 7, 2018: L'Encéphale
Nicolás H Noriega
Anxiety and depression are two important clinical entities associated not only with mental health, but to health and illness in general. However, professionals in most of the non-psychiatric health settings avoid referring to either one. The prime objective of this work is to review publications showing the important correlation between anxiety and depression and various diseases. For the purpose of this study, diseases were divided into specialties, taking into account the bibliographical sources of the articles cited...
July 2017: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Mollie Gordon, Temilola Salami, John Coverdale, Phuong T Nguyen
Human trafficking is an outrageous human rights violation with potentially devastating consequences to individuals and the public health. Victims are often underrecognized and there are few guidelines for how best to identify, care for, and safely reintegrate victims back into the community. The purpose of this paper is to propose a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, and interprofessional guideline for providing care and services to human trafficking victims. Databases such as PubMed and PsycINFO were searched for papers outlining human trafficking programs with a primary psychiatric focus...
March 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Ranjana Jairam, Jamie Drossaerts, Desiree Vrijens, Carsten Leue, Philip van Kerrebroeck, Gommert van Koeveringe
AIMS: Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is an effective treatment for patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) or non-obstructive urinary retention (NOR). These lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are the result of a functional urological cause but often coincide with psychological and/or psychiatric factors. It has been stated that there is an association between LUTS, depression and anxiety disorders. With this study we will investigate whether affective symptoms and quality of life (QoL) improve after successful SNM...
March 5, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
P Chrétien, P Caillet, F Bouazzaoui, N Younes, A Kaladjian, S Sanchez
INTRODUCTION: Depressive disorders affect nearly 350 million people worldwide and are the world's leading cause of incapacity. Patients who are depressed preferentially approach their general practitioner (GP), who is their first point of contact, in 50-60% of cases. The aim of our study is to assess whether the orientation of patients suffering from anxiety-depressive disorder towards a GP in a general emergency is a factor associated with hospitalization when compared to patients who present themselves spontaneously for the same disorders...
March 1, 2018: L'Encéphale
Mamta Sood, Rakesh Kumar Chadda, Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
The focus of primary prevention is on reducing the disease incidence. Primary prevention in mental health has been given minimal priority in low-resource settings with no significant investments. General hospitals are one of the main providers of mental health services in South Asia. This paper focuses on primary prevention activities, which can be undertaken in a general hospital in South Asia with abysmally low-mental health resources. For implementing primary prevention in psychiatry, a general hospital may be conceptualized as a population unit, located in a well-populated area with easy accessibility where different kinds of communities, for example, students and resident doctors, consultants, patients and their caregivers, and paramedical, nursing, administrative and other supportive staff, coexist and have varied functions...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Douglas Archibald, Clare Liddy, Erin J Keely
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March 1, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
M Margariti, M Hadjulis, M Lazaridou, G F Angelidis, V Fotopoulos, L Markaki, F Koulouri
The initiative for the development of national treatment guidelines, dates back to the '90s. In Greece, however, National Clinical Guidelines for the management of schizophrenia were first formulated in 2014 when a Working Group was set up for this purpose by the Greek Ministry of Health. The objective of this Working Group was to provide evidence-based recommendations covering the pharmacological and psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia as well as the development of appropriate treatment services. The Working Group utilized the NICE Guideline (National Institute of Clinical Excellence, 2010, 2014) for the management of Psychosis & Schizophrenia as the main guide to develop the Greek National Guidelines , and in addition the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia (APA 2004), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2005) , as well as other relevant sources...
October 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
Zev M Nakamura, Jason R Tatreau, Donald L Rosenstein, Eliza M Park
BACKGROUND: Wernicke encephalopathy is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome due to thiamine deficiency. There is no consensus regarding thiamine dosing when Wernicke encephalopathy is suspected. A longstanding dosing strategy for Wernicke encephalopathy is 100mg daily, yet updated clinical guidelines suggest using high-dose intravenous (HDIV) thiamine. OBJECTIVE: To describe thiamine prescribing practices at a large, public academic hospital and investigate clinical characteristics and outcomes associated with HDIV thiamine in patients with encephalopathy who received IV thiamine...
January 11, 2018: Psychosomatics
Piyush Kalakoti, Daniel M Sciubba, Andrew J Pugely, Matthew J McGirt, Kanika Sharma, Devi P Patra, Kevin Phan, Karthik Madhavan, Richard P Menger, Christina Notarianni, Bharat Guthikonda, Anil Nanda, Hai Sun
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of psychiatric diseases on short-term outcomes in patients undergoing fusion surgery for LDDD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Limited literature exists on the prevalence and impact of psychiatric comorbidities on outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for lumbar degenerative disc disease (LDDD). METHODS: Adult patients (>18 years) registered in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database (2002-2011) and undergoing an elective spine fusion for LDDD that met inclusion criteria formed the study population...
February 23, 2018: Spine
Dóra Antal-Uram, László Harsányi, Dóra Perczel-Forintos
Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and colitis ulcerosa) is a chronic, long-term condition that causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract, and shows an increasing incidence and prevalence worldwide. Changes in disease activity over time affect psychological distress which increases the risk of exacerbations. Beside somatic symptoms (such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss), psychiatric comorbidity (in particular major depression, anxiety, social phobia) is common in patients with Crohn's disease...
March 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
Rana Mozammil Shamsher Khan, Ather Muneer, Kalsoom Nawaz, Iffat Shehzadi, Mariam Zahid, Aaruj Iqbal, Sadia Jabeen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of obsessive compulsive symptoms in patients suffering from depression. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching, Sialkot, Pakistan, from February 2014 to March 2017, and comprised patients suffering from depression. Every patient was examined by a consultant psychiatrist or a senior medical officer in psychiatry, and a psychologist to establish clinical diagnosis of depression according to the tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Vaios Peritogiannis, Soultana L Papadopoulou, Athina Tatsioni, Artemis Kapsalaki, Vassiliki Siafaka, Katerina Kotsi, Avraam Ploumis
Background: Physical injury has been associated with the development of several psychopathological manifestations. Less is known about the use of psychiatric medication in those patients. Objectives: This study aimed to explore the use of psychiatric medication by patients been admitted in a rehabilitation center in a tertiary care teaching hospital and to inquire for the correlations of such drug administration. Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of 127 patients who had been admitted to a rehabilitation center, being in the postacute phase of their condition during a 2-year period...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Caroline Lücke, Jürgen M Gschossmann, Teja W Grömer, Sebastian Moeller, Charlotte E Schneider, Aikaterini Zikidi, Alexandra Philipsen, Helge H O Müller
Background: Off-label prescribing of psychoactive drugs is a common practice in psychiatry. Here, we sought to investigate the frequency of off-label prescribing in a population of hospitalized patients with a somatic illness who were also suffering from a psychiatric pathology. Methods: Using a prospective, observational design, we collected data from 982 hospitalized patients with a somatic illness for whom a psychiatric consultation was requested because of the presence of additional psychiatric symptoms...
2018: Annals of General Psychiatry
P Verger, B Mmadi Mrenda, S Cortaredona, M Tournier, H Verdoux
OBJECTIVE: To identify temporal trajectories of anxiolytic benzodiazepine (A-BZD) use over 10 years among new A-BZD users aged 50 and older and describe treatment patterns and demographic and clinical characteristics associated with each trajectory. METHOD: A representative cohort of the French national health insurance fund users was tracked from 2006 through 2015. We used latent class mixed models to identify the trajectories. RESULTS: We observed four trajectories among new users (no A-BZD dispensing in 2005) plus one non-use trajectory...
February 13, 2018: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Linnéa Karlsson Lind, Katarina Wide, Björn Wettermark, Mia von Euler
This study aimed to investigate the utilization of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in children and adolescents with epilepsy and other diagnoses in a nationwide population between 2007 and 2014. Data on dispensed prescriptions of AEDs were collected from the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register and linked to diagnosis data from the National Patient Register covering all in- and outpatient consultations from Swedish hospitals. Children aged 0-17 years who had received at least one prescription for AEDs were selected...
February 10, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Verónica Vitriol, Alfredo Cancino, Marcelo Leiva-Bianchi, Carlos Serrano, Soledad Ballesteros, Soledad Potthoff, Cristián Cáceres, Marcela Ormazábal, Andrea Asenjo
BACKGROUND: Traumatic experiences during childhood may influence the development of mental disorders during adulthood. AIM: To determine clinical and psychosocial variables that are associated with a higher frequency of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) in patients who consult for depression in Primary Health Care clinics in Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A socio-demographic interview, the mini international neuropsychiatric interview (MINI), a screening for ACE, a questionnaire for partner violence (PV), the Life Experiences Survey (LES) and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRDS) were applied to 394 patients with major depression (87% women)...
September 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
Hyunkyung Kim, Miji Lee, In Sun Kwon, Jeong Lan Kim
Objective: The Delirium Motor Subtype Scale (DMSS) is a validated and reliable instrument developed from various methods previously used to assess delirium motor subtypes. It focuses on pure motor disturbances with a relative specificity for delirium. The aim of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of a Korean version of the DMSS (K-DMSS). Methods: We recruited 145 patients who were older than 60 years and had been referred for psychiatric consultation for delirium...
January 2018: Psychiatry Investigation
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