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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642720/depressive-symptomatology-among-norwegian-adolescent-boys-and-girls-the-patient-health-questionnaire-9-phq-9-psychometric-properties-and-correlates
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Jasmina Burdzovic Andreas, Geir S Brunborg
This study explored the potential contribution of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)-based Patient Health Questionnaire-9 item (PHQ-9) instrument to the developmental epidemiology research in Norway, by examining depressive symptoms in a school sample of adolescents (N = 846). The average PHQ-9 scores were 6.89 (SD = 5.13) for girls, and 4.57 (SD = 3.98) for boys; 8.5% of girls and 2.6% of boys were classified into the originally proposed categories indicative of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD; PHQ-9 scores ≥ 15)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638592/evaluating-the-quality-of-peer-interactions-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-with-the-penn-interactive-peer-play-scale-pipps
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Rebecca M Jones, Andrew Pickles, Catherine Lord
BACKGROUND: A core difficulty for individuals with autism is making friends and successfully engaging and interacting with peers. The majority of measures to assess peer interactions are observations in a school setting or self-report. The present study examined the convergent validity of using a teacher rating scale, the Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale (PIPPS), for collecting information about the quality of peer interactions at school. METHODS: Teachers completed the PIPPS for 107 children with ASD when the child was 9 and 13 years of age...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638237/friendships-lost-the-social-consequences-of-violent-victimization
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Lacey N Wallace, Kim S Ménard
Few studies have examined the impact of violent victimization on friendship networks. This study used two waves of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) to examine the effects of violent victimization on number peer- and self-reported friendships. Guided by stigma theory (Goffman, 1963), fixed-effect regression models controlling for depression, delinquency, substance use, and school engagement were completed to predict changes in number of friends following victimization...
2017: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637580/association-between-sexually-transmissible-infection-testing-numbers-of-partners-and-talking-to-partners-and-friends-about-sexual-health-survey-of-young-adults
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Natalie A Hendry, Graham Brown, Gary W Dowsett, Marina Carman
Background: Young adults, aged 18-30 years, comprise the largest proportion of sexually transmissible infection (STI) notifications in Australia compared with other age groups. Understanding the influence of partner and friendship networks on their STI testing practices may enhance health promotion efforts to increase testing for this group. Method: Participants aged 21-30 years, living in Australia for ≥3 years, were recruited within nightlife precincts in Melbourne, Australia. They completed a survey on demographic items, sexual health attitudes, sexual health knowledge and STI testing experiences and perceptions...
June 22, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634707/parent-support-of-preschool-peer-relationships-in-younger-siblings-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Annette Estes, Jeffrey Munson, Tanya St John, Stephen R Dager, Amy Rodda, Kelly Botteron, Heather Hazlett, Robert T Schultz, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Joseph Piven, Michael J Guralnick
Preschool-aged siblings of children with ASD are at high-risk (HR) for ASD and related challenges, but little is known about their emerging peer competence and friendships. Parents are the main providers of peer-relationship opportunities during preschool. Understanding parental challenges supporting early peer relationships is needed for optimal peer competence and friendships in children with ASD. We describe differences in peer relationships among three groups of preschool-aged children (15 HR-ASD, 53 HR-NonASD, 40 low-risk, LR), and examine parent support activities at home and arranging community-based peer activities...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632081/meeting-other-moms-lesbian-adoptive-mothers-relationships-with-other-parents-at-school-and-beyond
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Abbie E Goldberg, Reihonna L Frost, Melissa H Manley, Kaitlin A Black
Little research has examined the friendships of lesbian parents, especially within the context of children's schools. This study of 40 lesbian adoptive parents (20 couples) focused on their relationships with other parents in the school community and how sexual orientation, race, and class dynamics impacted these relationships. Half of the participants described friendships with parents at the school, sometimes in spite of demographic differences, whereas others felt disconnected due to these differences. Outside of school, most participants reported friendships with other lesbian/gay parents...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626994/promoting-inclusion-via-cross-group-friendship-the-mediating-role-of-change-in-trust-and-sympathy
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Jeanine Grütter, Luciano Gasser, Antonio Zuffianò, Bertolt Meyer
To understand the conditions fostering positive outcomes of inclusive schooling, this two-wave study examined the role of individual change in trust and sympathy for adolescents' cross-group friendships and inclusive attitudes toward students with low academic achievement. Cross-group friendships, intergroup trust, intergroup sympathy, and inclusive attitudes were obtained from surveys completed by 1,122 Swiss adolescents (Mage T1  = 11.54 years, Mage T2  = 12.58 years) from 61 school classes. Results from a parallel latent change score model revealed that the number of cross-group friendships positively related to individual change in trust and sympathy; this growing trust and sympathy in turn predicted adolescents' inclusive attitudes...
June 19, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626097/-visceral-sensitivity-gut-barrier-function-and-autonomic-nerve-function-in-patients-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Xiaojuan Xu, Liang Liu, Shukun Yao, Yanli Zhang
To evaluate visceral sensitivity, gut barrier function and autonomic nerve function (ANF) in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), and to explore their roles in IBS-D pathophysiology.
 Methods: A total of 46 IBS-D patients (IBS-D group) were selected from the Department of Gastroenterology of China-Japan Friendship Hospital from October 2015 to March 2016, and 20 healthy volunteer were served as a control group (HC group). Clinical and psychological symptoms were evaluated by questionnaire, and visceral sensitivity to rectal balloon distention, gut barrier function and autonomic nerve function (ANF) were examined...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624964/relations-between-executive-functions-social-impairment-and-friendship-quality-on-adjustment-among-high-functioning-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Rebecca W Lieb, Amy M Bohnert
High functioning adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have adjustment difficulties, specifically loneliness and depression. To better understand contributing factors, the current study evaluated associations between several Executive Function (EF) domains, social impairment, and friendship quality on depressive symptoms and loneliness in this population. Participants included 127 high functioning ASD adolescents and a parent/caregiver. Results indicated significant levels of parent-reported EF impairment which were positively correlated with increased levels of loneliness and depressive symptoms...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623182/mygenefriends-a-social-network-linking-genes-genetic-diseases-and-researchers
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Alexis Allot, Kirsley Chennen, Yannis Nevers, Laetitia Poidevin, Arnaud Kress, Raymond Ripp, Julie Dawn Thompson, Olivier Poch, Odile Lecompte
BACKGROUND: The constant and massive increase of biological data offers unprecedented opportunities to decipher the function and evolution of genes and their roles in human diseases. However, the multiplicity of sources and flow of data mean that efficient access to useful information and knowledge production has become a major challenge. This challenge can be addressed by taking inspiration from Web 2.0 and particularly social networks, which are at the forefront of big data exploration and human-data interaction...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618878/rachael-crabb-sonya-reeder-diana-calvin-listening-in-building-faith-and-friendship-thorough-conversations-that-matter-crabb-rachael-reeder-sonya-calvin-diana-listening-in-building-faith-and-friendship-thorough-conversations-that-matter-intervarsity-press-downers
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616856/social-media-use-friendship-quality-and-the-moderating-role-of-anxiety-in-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Gerrit I van Schalkwyk, Carla E Marin, Mayra Ortiz, Max Rolison, Zheala Qayyum, James C McPartland, Eli R Lebowitz, Fred R Volkmar, Wendy K Silverman
Social media holds promise as a technology to facilitate social engagement, but may displace offline social activities. Adolescents with ASD are well suited to capitalize on the unique features of social media, which requires less decoding of complex social information. In this cross-sectional study, we assessed social media use, anxiety and friendship quality in 44 adolescents with ASD, and 56 clinical comparison controls. Social media use was significantly associated with high friendship quality in adolescents with ASD, which was moderated by the adolescents' anxiety levels...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615769/gender-life-events-and-depression-an-exploratory-study
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Subahani Shaik, Ravi Philip Rajkumar, Vikas Menon, Siddharth Sarkar
CONTEXT: Literature is inconsistent about the role of gender in mediating the relationship between life events and depression. AIM: Our objective was to explore gender differences in patterns and frequencies of stressful life events before onset of a depressive episode. SETTING AND DESIGN: Cross-sectional study at a tertiary care center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred patients fulfilling Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition criteria for current major depression (50 males and 50 females) were recruited for the study...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614489/maternal-recognition-of-child-mental-health-problems-in-two-brazilian-cities
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Isabel A Bordin, Bartira M Curto, Joseph Murray
Objective: To identify child behaviors and types of impairment that increase the likelihood of maternal recognition of emotional/behavioral problems (EBP) in children and adolescents. Methods: Maternal-reported data were obtained from two subsamples of 11-to-16-year-olds derived from cross-sectional studies conducted in two Brazilian municipalities: Itaboraí, state of Rio de Janeiro (n=480), and Embu, state of São Paulo (n=217). The Itaboraí study involved a representative sample of 6-to-16-year-olds (n=1,248; response rate = 86...
June 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611713/assessing-empathy-across-childhood-and-adolescence-validation-of-the-empathy-questionnaire-for-children-and-adolescents-emque-ca
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Sandy Overgaauw, Carolien Rieffe, Evelien Broekhof, Eveline A Crone, Berna Güroğlu
Empathy plays a crucial role in healthy social functioning and in maintaining positive social relationships. In this study, 1250 children and adolescents (10-15 year olds) completed the newly developed Empathy Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents (EmQue-CA) that was tested on reliability, construct validity, convergent validity, and concurrent validity. The EmQue-CA aims to assess empathy using the following scales: affective empathy, cognitive empathy, and intention to comfort. A Principal Components Analysis, which was directly tested with a Confirmatory Factor Analysis, confirmed the proposed three-factor model resulting in 14 final items...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608169/continued-bullying-victimization-from-childhood-to-young-adulthood-a-longitudinal-study-of-mediating-and-protective-factors
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Mara Brendgen, François Poulin
Bullying in schools has severe consequences for victims' adjustment. It is unclear, however, whether victims of school bullying continue to be victimized in other contexts during adulthood. Mediating processes through which peer victimization in school increases the risk of revictimization in adulthood, as well as protective factors, also need to be explored. This study examined 1) the longitudinal association between peer victimization in school and victimization at work during young adulthood, 2) the predictive link of reactive and proactive aggression and anxious-withdrawn behavior in childhood with victimization in school and at the workplace, 3) the potential mediating role of depression symptoms, and 4) the potential protective effect of friendship support...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604015/one-size-doesn-t-fit-all-a-trial-of-individually-tailored-skills-training
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Sarah I Pratt, Kim T Mueser, Rosemarie Wolfe, Meghan M Santos, Stephen J Bartels
OBJECTIVES: This article describes a pilot test of an individually tailored program to improve community living and health self-management skills in older adults with serious mental illness. METHOD: This study provided the Helping Older People Experience Success-Individually Tailored (HOPES-I) intervention, an adaptation of an empirically supported, manualized, group-based skills training program shown to improve community functioning, psychiatric symptoms, self-efficacy, and receipt of preventive health...
June 12, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600396/a-50-year-personal-journey-location-gene-expression-and-circadian-rhythms
#18
Michael Rosbash
I worked almost exclusively on nucleic acids and gene expression from the age of 19 as an undergraduate until the age of 38 as an associate professor. Mentors featured prominently in my choice of paths. My friendship with influential Brandeis colleagues then persuaded me that genetics was an important tool for studying gene expression, and I switched my experimental organism to yeast for this reason. Several years later, friendship also played a prominent role in my beginning work on circadian rhythms. As luck would have it, gene expression as well as genetics turned out to be important for circadian timekeeping...
June 9, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599771/adolescents-perception-of-peer-groups-psychological-behavioral-and-relational-determinants
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Seungyoon Lee, Jeremy Foote, Zachary Wittrock, Siyu Xu, Li Niu, Doran C French
Adolescents' social cognitive understanding of their social world is often inaccurate and biased. Focusing on peer groups, this study examines how adolescents' psychological, behavioral, and relational characteristics influence the extent to which they accurately identify their own and others' peer groups. Analyses were conducted with a sample of 1481 seventh- and tenth-grade Chinese students who are embedded with 346 peer groups. Overall, females and older students had more accurate perceptions. In addition, lower self-esteem, higher indegree centrality, and lower betweenness centrality in the friendship network predicted more accurate perception of one's own groups, whereas higher academic performance and lower betweenness centrality in the friendship network predicted more accurate perception of others' groups...
July 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598388/how-social-reactions-to-alcohol-related-facial-flushing-are-affected-by-gender-relationship-and-drinking-purposes-implications-for-education-to-reduce-aerodigestive-cancer-risks
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Ian M Newman, Lanyan Ding, Duane F Shell, Lida Lin
Alcohol-related facial flushing is a sign of compromised alcohol metabolism and increased risk of certain cancers. This project examined how facial flushing might be used to reduce alcohol use to lower cancer risks. Interviews with Chinese university students identified gender, friendship, and drinking purpose as important variables related to whether someone would encourage a person who flushes when drinking alcohol to stop or reduce their drinking. A questionnaire was developed that incorporated these variables into 24 drinking scenarios in which someone flushed while drinking...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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