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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927173/reliability-validity-and-factorial-structure-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-international-suicide-prevention-trial-intersept-scale-for-suicidal-thinking-in-schizophrenia-patients-in-doha-qatar
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Samer Hammoudeh, Suhaila Ghuloum, Ziyad Mahfoud, Mark Opler, Anzalee Khan, Arij Yehya, Abdulmoneim Abdulhakam, Azza Al-Mujalli, Yahya Hani, Reem Elsherbiny, Hassen Al-Amin
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are known to have higher rates of mortality and morbidity when compared to the general population. Suicidality is a major contributor to increased mortality. The International Suicide Prevention Trial (InterSePT) Scale for Suicidal Thinking (ISST) is a validated tool to assess current suicidal ideation in patients with schizophrenia. The aims of the study were to culturally adapt the Arabic translation of ISST and to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Arabic version of the ISST among patients with schizophrenia in Qatar...
December 7, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904986/a-qualitative-study-of-clinicians-experience-with-rating-of-the-global-assessment-of-functioning-gaf-scale
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I H Monrad Aas, Ove Sonesson, Steffen Torp
The severity of illness in psychiatry is rated using the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale. The GAF scale is often used in both research settings and in the clinic. The scale ranges from 1 to 100 and is subdivided into ten 10-point intervals, each with verbal rating instructions called anchor points and examples. GAF is an instrument that needs improvement. Studying clinicians' experiences with this rating system may be important for developing improvements. The aim of this study was to collect information from clinicians about their experiences with the GAF instrument, and to collect their ideas on how the GAF scale can be improved, particularly in the area of verbal instructions (i...
November 30, 2016: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882519/integration-of-basic-and-clinical-science-in-the-psychiatry-clerkship
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Kirsten M Wilkins, David Moore, Robert M Rohrbaugh, Gregory W Briscoe
OBJECTIVE: Integration of basic and clinical science is a key component of medical education reform, yet best practices have not been identified. The authors compared two methods of basic and clinical science integration in the psychiatry clerkship. METHODS: Two interventions aimed at integrating basic and clinical science were implemented and compared in a dementia conference: flipped curriculum and coteaching by clinician and physician-scientist. The authors surveyed students following each intervention...
November 23, 2016: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877142/the-proximity-between-hallucination-and-delusion-dimensions-an-observational-analytic-cross-sectional-multicentre-study
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Diogo Telles-Correia, Ana L Moreira, João Gama Marques, Sérgio Saraiva, Cátia A Moreira, Filipa Antunes, Carolina Almeida, Nuno B Rocha
In psychiatric classifications, hallucinations (mainly auditory hallucinations) are one of the fundamental criteria for establishing a schizophrenia diagnosis or any of the related psychotic disorder's diagnoses. The conceptual proximity between delusions and hallucinations was maintained until the end of the XIX century, with several supporters during the XX century. Their limits were not yet definitely defined in terms of Descriptive Psychopathology, and much less so in terms of biochemical and anatomical models...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871719/-work-satisfaction-and-exhaustion-among-psychiatrists-in-psychiatric-emergency-services
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E Very, A H Moncany, A Yrondi, T Marquet, E Bui, L Schmitt
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Psychiatric emergency services (PES) have recently occupied a new and growing place in the landscape of mental health services. However, few data are available on the way psychiatrists practice in the PES. Our aim was to survey psychiatrists working in PES, focusing on their job satisfaction and the theoretical models they use in their everyday practice. METHOD: We sent a survey to a sample of 508 psychiatrists working in PES in France. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty-seven psychiatrists returned the survey, yielding a response rate of 47%...
November 18, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867364/an-objective-screening-method-for-major-depressive-disorder-using-logistic-regression-analysis-of-heart-rate-variability-data-obtained-in-a-mental-task-paradigm
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Guanghao Sun, Toshikazu Shinba, Tetsuo Kirimoto, Takemi Matsui
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heart rate variability (HRV) has been intensively studied as a promising biological marker of major depressive disorder (MDD). Our previous study confirmed that autonomic activity and reactivity in depression revealed by HRV during rest and mental task (MT) conditions can be used as diagnostic measures and in clinical evaluation. In this study, logistic regression analysis (LRA) was utilized for the classification and prediction of MDD based on HRV data obtained in an MT paradigm...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843319/effects-of-multiple-training-modalities-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Shu-Yu Tai, Chia-Ling Hsu, Shu-Wan Huang, Tzu-Chiao Ma, Wen-Chien Hsieh, Yuan-Han Yang
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study investigated the effects of multiple training modalities on cognition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, caregivers' burden, and quality of life in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This intervention study was conducted in 24 patients with AD aged ≥65 years with a Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) score of 0.5-1. The patients were assigned to receive multiple training modalities (1 hour for each training: Tai Chi, calligraphy, and drawing) over a 6-week period in either the experimental group (n=14) or the comparison group (n=10)...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833238/screening-for-depression-among-community-dwelling-elders-usefulness-of-the-center-for-epidemiologic-studies-depression-scale
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Sebind Kumar, Anisha Nakulan, Sumesh Purushothaman Thoppil, Rejani Parameshwaran Parassery, Shaji Sivaraman Kunnukattil
CONTEXT: Though common, depressive disorders often remain undetected in late life. AIM: To examine the usefulness of Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) for identifying depression among older people. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Community resident older people (aged 65 years or more), were evaluated by clinicians trained in psychiatry, as part of a cross-sectional study of late-life depression. Assessments were done in the community...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830378/-the-diagnostic-relevance-of-cbcl-and-ysr-in-diagnosing-ptsd-in-adolescence
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Sabine Völkl-Kernstock, Katrin Skala, Sophie Klomfar, Oswald D Kothgassner
BACKGROUND: The present study sought to examine the symptomatology of children and adolescents with a history of trauma experience of using the German versions of Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Youth Self Report (YSR). We pursue the question to what extent symptoms differ among adolescents with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A further objective is comparing self-assessment of the children and adolescents with the rating of their parents or caregivers. METHODS: Overall N = 41 patients, aged 11-18 years, and one caregiver of each patient were surveyed...
December 2016: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809822/primary-psychosis-and-borna-disease-virus-infection-in-lithuania-a-case-control-study
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Violeta Zaliunaite, Vesta Steibliene, Liv Bode, Aurelija Podlipskyte, Robertas Bunevicius, Hanns Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The hypothesis that microbial infections may be linked to mental disorders has long been addressed for Borna disease virus (BDV), but clinical and epidemiological evidence remained inconsistent due to non-conformities in detection methods. BDV circulating immune complexes (CIC) were shown to exceed the prevalence of serum antibodies alone and to comparably screen for infection in Europe (DE, CZ, IT), the Middle East (IR) and Asia (CN), still seeking general acceptance. METHODS: We used CIC and antigen (Ag) tests to investigate BDV infection in Lithuania through a case-control study design comparing in-patients suffering of primary psychosis with blood donors...
November 3, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806491/the-validity-and-reliability-of-persian-version-of-wijma-delivery-expectancy-experience-questionnaire-version-a-among-iranian-nulliparous-women
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Parvin Abedi, Najva Hazeghi, Poorandokht Afshari, Ahmad Fakhri
Extreme fear of childbirth may interfere with normal process of labor and increase the rate of cesarean section. The aim of this study was to evaluate validity and reliability of a Persian version of Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) among nulliparous women. In this cross-sectional study, 200 nulliparous women of reproductive age were recruited. The original form of the W-DEQ was received from corresponding author (Garthus-Niegel). This questionnaire was translated into Persian language and back-translated to English by three experts in reproductive health and psychiatry who were fluent in Persian and English...
July 27, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790483/effect-of-poly-unsaturated-fatty-acids-administration-on-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Puneet Anand, Ankur Sachdeva
INTRODUCTION: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder of childhood. Studies have indicated nutritional deficiencies, particularly Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) deficiency in these children and have suggested supplementation with PUFA for clinical improvement. AIM: The present study aimed at evaluating the effect of PUFA administration in Indian children with ADHD. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study was conducted in the paediatrics and psychiatry departments of a tertiary care hospital...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776387/agomelatine-versus-sertraline-an-observational-open-labeled-and-12-weeks-follow-up-study-on-efficacy-and-tolerability
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Esma Akpınar, Cem Cerit, Anıl Talas, Ümit Tural
Objective: In this open-labeled, 12 weeks follow-up study, we aimed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of agomelatine with sertraline. Methods: The outpatients of adult psychiatry clinic who have a new onset of depression and diagnosed as 'major depressive episode' by clinician according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition and prescribed agomelatine (25 mg/day) or sertraline (50 mg/day) were included in the study. Results: The decline of mean Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) scores of agomelatine group was significantly higher than the sertraline group at the end of 2nd week; however, the difference was not significant at the end of 3 months...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738398/behavioural-problems-in-children-with-enuresis
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Seval Birdal, Burak Doğangün
AIM: Enuresis is defined as involuntary or intentional repeated voiding of urine into clothes or bed at least twice a week for a period of three consecutive months in children older than five years old. It is one of the most frequent chronic childhood disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of behavioural problems in children with enuresis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research compared 30 children aged between 7 and 11 years who had consulted to Bakırköy Prof...
September 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738373/a-prospective-surveillance-of-pharmacovigilance-of-psychotropic-medicines-in-a-developing-country
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Jisha Myalil Lucca, Madhan Ramesh, Gurumurthy Parthasarathi, Dushad Ram
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: Psychotropic drugs are associated with significant short-term and long-term safety issues which may affect patients' mental health, physical health and cost of care. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS: This was a prospective study conducted in psychiatry department of a tertiary care hospital. Study included patients of any age and either sex who presented with psychiatric illness as diagnosed by ICD-10 and were receiving at least one psychotropic agent. The study involved both intensive and spontaneous reporting methods to identify ADRs...
March 1, 2016: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726054/relation-of-psychiatric-symptoms-with-epilepsy-asthma-and-allergy-in-youth-with-asd-vs-psychiatry-referrals
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Rebecca J Weber, Kenneth D Gadow
The present study aimed to characterize the association of psychopathology with the clinical correlates of epilepsy, asthma, and allergy within and between neurobehavioral syndromes. Participants were consecutively evaluated youth (6-18 years, 75 % male) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; n = 589) and non-ASD outpatient psychiatry referrals (n = 653). Informants completed a background questionnaire (parents) and a psychiatric symptom severity rating scale (parents, teachers). Youth with ASD had higher rates of epilepsy and allergy but not asthma than psychiatry referrals, even when analyses were limited to youth with IQ ≥ 70...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725657/camp-signaling-in-brain-is-decreased-in-unmedicated-depressed-patients-and-increased-by-treatment-with-a-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor
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M Fujita, E M Richards, M J Niciu, D F Ionescu, S S Zoghbi, J Hong, S Telu, C S Hines, V W Pike, C A Zarate, R B Innis
Basic studies exploring the importance of the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) cascade in major depressive disorder (MDD) have noted that the cAMP cascade is downregulated in MDD and upregulated by antidepressant treatment. We investigated cAMP cascade activity by using (11)C-(R)-rolipram to image phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) in unmedicated MDD patients and after ~8 weeks of treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). (11)C-(R)-rolipram positron emission tomographic (PET) scans were performed in 44 unmedicated patients during a major depressive episode and 35 healthy controls...
October 11, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711936/evaluation-of-changes-in-anxiety-and-depression-symptoms-and-sexual-functions-in-patients-receiving-antidepressants-3-months-long-naturalistic-follow-up-study
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Müge Genek Ülgen, Gülcan Güleç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to study the change in sexual functions within 3 months period following the initiation of antidepressant treatment in psychiatry outpatients, and its relationship with the change in anxiety and depression symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Eighty two patients, who consecutively applied to the psychiatry outpatient clinic and who were prescribed antidepressants, were included in the study. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, General Assessment of Functioning Scale and Arizona Sexual Experience Questionnaire (ASEC) were administered to the patients at the first interview, then repeated on a monthly basis during 3 months...
2016: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679777/comparative-effectiveness-of-quetiapine-and-haloperidol-in-delirium-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Sandeep Grover, Sudhir Mahajan, Subho Chakrabarti, Ajit Avasthi
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of quetiapine and haloperidol in patients of delirium referred to psychiatry consultation liaison services. METHODS: The study followed a single blind randomised controlled trial design. Thirty-two patients in the haloperidol group and 31 patients in the quetiapine group were assessed at the baseline and 6 consecutive days. Flexible dosing regimen (haloperidol: 0.25-1.25 mg; quetiapine 12.5-75 mg/d) was used. Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 (DRS-R-98) and mini mental status examination (MMSE) were the primary and secondary efficacy measures respectively...
September 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662279/study-329-continuation-phase-safety-and-efficacy-of-paroxetine-and-imipramine-in-extended-treatment-of-adolescent-major-depression
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Joanna Le Noury, John M Nardo, David Healy, Jon Jureidini, Melissa Raven, Catalin Tufanaru, Elia Abi-Jaoude
OBJECTIVE: This is an analysis of the unpublished continuation phase of Study 329, the primary objective of which was to compare the efficacy and safety of paroxetine and imipramine with placebo in the treatment of adolescents with unipolar major depression. The objectives of the continuation phase were to assess safety and relapse rates in the longer term. The objective of this publication, under the Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials (RIAT) initiative, was to see whether access to and analysis of the previously unpublished dataset from the continuation phase of this randomized controlled trial would have clinically relevant implications for evidence-based medicine...
September 17, 2016: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
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