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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356216/treatment-gap-for-anxiety-disorders-is-global-results-of-the-world-mental-health-surveys-in-21-countries
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Jordi Alonso, Zhaorui Liu, Sara Evans-Lacko, Ekaterina Sadikova, Nancy Sampson, Somnath Chatterji, Jibril Abdulmalik, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Ali Al-Hamzawi, Laura H Andrade, Ronny Bruffaerts, Graça Cardoso, Alfredo Cia, Silvia Florescu, Giovanni de Girolamo, Oye Gureje, Josep M Haro, Yanling He, Peter de Jonge, Elie G Karam, Norito Kawakami, Viviane Kovess-Masfety, Sing Lee, Daphna Levinson, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Fernando Navarro-Mateu, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Marina Piazza, José Posada-Villa, Margreet Ten Have, Zahari Zarkov, Ronald C Kessler, Graham Thornicroft
BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders are a major cause of burden of disease. Treatment gaps have been described, but a worldwide evaluation is lacking. We estimated, among individuals with a 12-month DSM-IV (where DSM is Diagnostic Statistical Manual) anxiety disorder in 21 countries, the proportion who (i) perceived a need for treatment; (ii) received any treatment; and (iii) received possibly adequate treatment. METHODS: Data from 23 community surveys in 21 countries of the World Mental Health (WMH) surveys...
January 22, 2018: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356035/an-interesting-case-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-patient-with-moebius-syndrome
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Jefferson da Rocha Tenorio, Marília Andrade Figueiredo, Aline Espindula, Marina Gallottini, Karem López Ortega
Moebius' syndrome (MS) is characterized by a nonprogressive facial palsy associated with impairment in eye abduction, which can be uni- or bilateral. Some authors raise the possibility that patients with MS may suffer from social stigmatism due to their facial dysmorphism and that constant teasing and bullying perpetrated by people in the same social circle are adjuvants in the development of low self-esteem, behavioral problems, and even psychiatric disorders. Psychological stress, anxiety, and depression are factors contributing to both development and impairment of autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
January 22, 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355986/the-role-of-negative-cognitions-emotion-regulation-strategies-and-attachment-style-in-complex-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-implications-for-new-and-existing-therapies
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Thanos Karatzias, Mark Shevlin, Philip Hyland, Chris R Brewin, Marylene Cloitre, Aoife Bradley, Neil J Kitchiner, Sandra Jumbe, Jonathan I Bisson, Neil P Roberts
OBJECTIVE: We set out to investigate the association between negative trauma-related cognitions, emotional regulation strategies, and attachment style and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). As the evidence regarding the treatment of CPTSD is emerging, investigating psychological factors that are associated with CPTSD can inform the adaptation or the development of effective interventions for CPTSD. METHOD: A cross-sectional design was employed. Measures of CPTSD, negative trauma-related cognitions, emotion regulation strategies, and attachment style were completed by a British clinical sample of trauma-exposed patients (N = 171)...
January 22, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355924/adolescent-perspectives-on-the-burden-of-a-parent-s-migraine-results-from-the-cameo-study
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Dawn C Buse, Scott W Powers, Amy A Gelfand, Juliana H VanderPluym, Kristina M Fanning, Michael L Reed, Aubrey Manack Adams, Richard B Lipton
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of parental migraine on adolescents (aged 13-21 years) living within the parental home from the adolescent's perspective. BACKGROUND: Family members are affected by their parent's migraine. We surveyed adolescents on the social, academic, and emotional effects of their parent's migraine. METHODS: The Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) study was a longitudinal Web-based study with cross-sectional modules designed to assess migraine symptoms, severity, frequency, and disability; migraine-related consulting practices, healthcare utilization, medication use, comorbid health conditions, and family related burden associated with migraine...
January 22, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355640/cannabinoids-induce-apathetic-and-impulsive-patterns-of-choice-through-cb1-receptors-and-trpv1-channels
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Zahra Fatahi, Zahra Reisi, Gregor Rainer, Abbas Haghparast, Abbas Khani
Despite evidence from psychiatry and psychology clinics pointing to altered cognition and decision making following the consumption of cannabis, the effects of cannabis derivatives are still under dispute and the mechanisms of cannabinoid effects on cognition are not known. In this study, we used effort-based and delay-based decision tasks and showed that ACEA, a potent cannabinoid agonist induced apathetic and impulsive patterns of choice in rats in a dose-dependent manner when locally injected into the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), respectively...
January 17, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355364/anxiety-sensitivity-and-rumination-transdiagnostic-factors-involved-in-the-relation-between-subjective-social-status-and-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-and-disorders-among-economically-disadvantaged-latinos-in-primary-care
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Michael J Zvolensky, Daniel J Paulus, Jafar Bakhshaie, Monica Garza, Jeanette Valdivieso, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Lorraine R Reitzel, Andres G Viana, Chad Lemaire, Daniel Bogiaizian, Zuzuky Robles, Kara Manning, Nubia A Mayorga, Norman B Schmidt, Anahi Collado
Latinos face striking physical and mental health disparities. One factor associated with such disparities is subjective social status, reflecting subjective ratings of social standing. Yet there is presently a lack of empirical information about the mechanisms underlying relations between subjective social status and anxiety and depressive symptoms and disorders among Latinos in community medical services that serve as focal catchment areas for assessment and intervention programming. The present investigation examined the unique explanatory roles of 2 transdiagnostic factors, rumination and anxiety sensitivity, in the relation between subjective social status and depressive, suicidal, social anxiety, and anxious arousal symptoms as well as anxiety/depressive disorders, among Latinos seeking health services at a primary health care facility...
January 22, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354615/effect-of-phytoestrogen-on-depression-and-anxiety-in-menopausal-women-a-systematic-review
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Abolfazl Fattah
Objectives: In this systematic review, the effectiveness of herbal medicines in improving depression and anxiety in menopausal women was assessed. Methods: Three following databases were individually searched: MEDLINE (1966-March 2017), SCOPUS (1990-March 2017), and the Cochrane Library (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; 2017). Results: A total of 9 trials were included in this systematic review. Overall, soy was found to have a beneficial effect...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353899/assessing-caregiver-burden-in-caregivers-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-affective-disorder-in-kathmandu-medical-college
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Rachana Sharma, Subhash Chandra Sharma, Sudarshan Narsingh Pradhan
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder are chronic psychiatric illness that requires long term care. This study tends to measure psychological burden and factors associated with it among caregivers of these two illnesses. METHODS: This is a cross- sectional study that included participants by purposive sampling method. Self designed performa was used to collect the socio-demographic details of the caregivers. Modified caregiver strain index was used to assess the overall stress...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353771/ptsd-and-depression-in-adult-survivors-of-flood-fury-in-kashmir-the-payoffs-of-social-support
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Kaiser Ahmad Dar, Naved Iqbal, Ankit Prakash, Mohd Altaf Paul
Exposure to disasters such as floods predisposes individuals for psychological distress such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Researchers exploring the association between flood-exposure and psychopathology attempt to understand the conditions and mechanisms through which potential benefits may occur. One such potential factor that may contribute to resilience in the face of disaster is social support system. However, there is scarcity of researches concerning the protective effects of social support following floods, in adult samples...
January 13, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353767/acculturative-stress-and-mental-health-among-economically-disadvantaged-spanish-speaking-latinos-in-primary-care-the-role-of-anxiety-sensitivity
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Jafar Bakhshaie, Abigail E Hanna, Andres G Viana, Monica Garza, Jeanette Valdivieso, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Chad Lemaire, Jodi Berger Cardoso, Andrew H Rogers, Nubia A Mayorga, Daniel Bogiaizian, Michael J Zvolensky
The present study examined the role of anxiety sensitivity in the relation between acculturative stress and mood and anxiety symptoms and disorders among Latinos seeking health services at a primary healthcare facility. Participants included 142 adult Latinos (86.6% female, Mage = 39.05 years, SD = 12.46%, and 96.3% reported Spanish as their first language). Results indicated that acculturative stress was indirectly related to the number of mood and anxiety disorders, anxious arousal, social anxiety, and depressive symptoms through anxiety sensitivity...
January 11, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353712/cost-utility-of-collaborative-nurse-led-self-management-support-for-primary-care-patients-with-anxiety-depressive-or-somatic-symptoms-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-the-smads-trial
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Thomas Grochtdreis, Thomas Zimmermann, Egina Puschmann, Sarah Porzelt, Judith Dams, Martin Scherer, Hans-Helmut König
BACKGROUND: Anxiety, depressive and somatoform disorders are highly prevalent and cause a huge economic burden. A nurse-led collaborative care intervention has been set up in order to improve self-management of patients with these mental disorders in primary care in Hamburg, Germany. The aim of this study was to determine the cost-utility of this nurse-led intervention from the health care payer perspective. METHODS: This analysis was part of a 12-month cluster-randomized controlled trial aiming to increase perceived self-efficacy of primary care patients with anxiety, depressive or somatic symptoms by collaborative nurse-led self-management support compared with routine care...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353531/oxytocin-receptor-gene-variation-behavioural-inhibition-and-adult-separation-anxiety-role-in-complicated-grief
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Miriam A Schiele, Barbara Costa, Marianna Abelli, Claudia Martini, David S Baldwin, Katharina Domschke, Stefano Pini
OBJECTIVES: Complicated grief (CG) following bereavement significantly increases the risk for mood and anxiety disorders. The severity of grief reactions may be interactively influenced by temperamental and psychological factors such as behavioural inhibition (BI) and separation anxiety (SA) as well as biological factors. Given its central role in attachment and stress processing, a genetic variant in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene was thus investigated in order to elucidate the direction of association as well as its interaction with BI and SA in the moderation of CG severity...
January 22, 2018: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353511/identified-mental-disorders-in-older-adults-in-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-database-study
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Geoff McCombe, Frank Fogarty, Davina Swan, Ailish Hannigan, Gerard M Fealy, Lorraine Kyne, David Meagher, Walter Cullen
INTRODUCTION: Identifying and managing mental disorders among older adults is an important challenge for primary care in Europe. Electronic medical records (EMRs) offer considerable potential in this regard, although there is a paucity of data on their use for this purpose. OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence/treatment of identified mental disorders among older adults (over 55 years) by using data derived from EMRs in general practice. METHODS: We utilized data from a cross-sectional study of mental disorders in primary care, which identified patients with mental disorders based on diagnostic coding and prescribed medicines...
December 2018: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353488/a-comparative-study-of-the-psychological-problems-of-hiv-infected-and%C3%A2-hiv-uninfected-children-in-a-south-african-sample
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M J Visser, H E Hecker, J Jordaan
According to research children living with HIV experience elevated levels of depression, anxiety, ADHD and disruptive behavioural disorders. Although South Africa's paediatric population that is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the largest worldwide, little research has been conducted on their mental health challenges. However, attributing high levels of mental health problems solely to their HIV status can be problematic as there may be other contributory factors. This research explored the mental health problems of HIV-infected children and compared these to the mental health problems of their HIV-unaffected peers from similar backgrounds...
January 22, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353234/psychiatric-symptoms-in-preclinical-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-in-mapt-mutation-carriers
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Gayathri Cheran, Hannah Silverman, Masood Manoochehri, Jill Goldman, Seonjoo Lee, Liwen Wu, Sarah Cines, Emer Fallon, Brendan Desmond Kelly, Diana Angelika Olszewska, Judith Heidebrink, Sarah Shair, Stephen Campbell, Henry Paulson, Timothy Lynch, Stephanie Cosentino, Edward D Huey
OBJECTIVE: To characterise psychiatric symptoms in preclinical and early behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), a neurodegenerative disorder whose symptoms overlap with and are often mistaken for psychiatric illness. METHODS: The present study reports findings from a systematic, global, prospective evaluation of psychiatric symptoms in 12 preclinical carriers of pathogenic MAPT mutations, not yet meeting bvFTD diagnostic criteria, and 46 familial non-carrier controls...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353211/examining-a-transdiagnostic-measure-of-repetitive-thinking-in-depressed-formerly-depressed-and-never-depressed-individuals
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Suraj Samtani, Peter M McEvoy, Alison E J Mahoney, Aliza Werner-Seidler, Susan S Y Li, Brittany C McGill, Julia Tockar, Michelle L Moulds
BACKGROUND: Evidence that repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is a shared feature of a number of disorders has prompted the need for transdiagnostic self-report instruments; that is, measures of RNT that can be administered to individuals irrespective of their diagnosis. The Repetitive Thinking Questionnaire (RTQ; McEvoy et al., 2010) was developed to meet this need, and its psychometric properties and capacity to predict psychopathology have been tested in undergraduate and clinically anxious samples...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353179/features-of-borderline-personality-disorder-as-a-mediator-of-the-relation-between-childhood-traumatic-experiences-and-psychosis-like-experiences-in-patients-with-mood-disorder
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Ilya Baryshnikov, Kari Aaltonen, Jaana Suvisaari, Maaria Koivisto, Martti Heikkinen, Grigori Joffe, Erkki Isometsä
BACKGROUND: Psychosis-like experiences (PEs) are common in patients with non-psychotic disorders. Several factors predict reporting of PEs in mood disorders, including mood-associated cognitive biases, anxiety and features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Childhood traumatic experiences (CEs), often reported by patients with BPD, are an important risk factor for mental disorders. We hypothesized that features of BPD may mediate the relationship between CEs and PEs. In this study, we investigated the relationships between self-reported PEs, CEs and features of BPD in patients with mood disorders...
January 17, 2018: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353177/psychiatric-disorders-and-compliance-with-prenatal-care-a-10-year-retrospective-cohort-compared-to-controls
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Joseph Ben-Sheetrit, Liat Huller-Harari, Michal Rasner, Nehemia Magen, Nitsa Nacasch, Paz Toren
BACKGROUND: Inadequate prenatal care has been associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. We sought to compare compliance with prenatal care visits (PCV), oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and serum alfa-fetoprotein (aFP) in women with psychiatric disorders (PD) and healthy controls. METHODS: Subjects were 5395 women (1043 PD and 4352 controls), members of Clalit Health Services (Tel-Aviv district, Israel), who gave birth during 2004-2014. We used Generalized Estimating Equations with binary-logistic models, considering consecutive pregnancies as repeated measures with unbalanced design...
January 17, 2018: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353127/physical-comorbidities-increase-the-risk-of-psychiatric-comorbidity-in-immune-mediated-inflammatory-disease
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Randy Walld, James M Bolton, Jitender Sareen, John R Walker, Scott B Patten, Alexander Singer, Lisa M Lix, Carol A Hitchon, Renée El-Gabalawy, Alan Katz, John D Fisk, Charles N Bernstein
OBJECTIVE: We tested the association between physical comorbidity and incident depression, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder in three immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID): inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) versus age-, sex- and geographically-matched controls. METHODS: Using population-based administrative data we identified 6119 persons with IBD, 3514 persons with MS, 10,206 persons with RA and 97,727 matched controls...
January 11, 2018: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352036/multiple-memory-systems-multiple-time-points-how-science-can-inform-treatment-to-control-the-expression-of-unwanted-emotional-memories
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Renée M Visser, Alex Lau-Zhu, Richard N Henson, Emily A Holmes
Memories that have strong emotions associated with them are particularly resilient to forgetting. This is not necessarily problematic, however some aspects of memory can be. In particular, the involuntary expression of those memories, e.g. intrusive memories after trauma, are core to certain psychological disorders. Since the beginning of this century, research using animal models shows that it is possible to change the underlying memory, for example by interfering with its consolidation or reconsolidation...
March 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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