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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314547/brief-assessment-of-subjective-health-complaints-development-validation-and-population-norms-of-a-brief-form-of-the-giessen-subjective-complaints-list-gbb-8
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Sören Kliem, Anna Lohmann, Thimna Klatt, Thomas Mößle, Florian Rehbein, Andreas Hinz, Manfred Beutel, Elmar Brähler
OBJECTIVE: Although there is no causal relationship to medical morbidity, routine clinical assessment of somatic symptoms aids medical diagnosis and assessment of treatment effectiveness. Regardless of their causes, somatic symptoms indicate suffering, distress, and help-seeking behavior. The aim of the present study was to develop and validate a brief self-report questionnaire to assess somatic symptom strain. METHODS: A brief form of the Giessen Subjective Complaints List (GBB-8) was developed and validated in a large population sample representative of the Federal Republic of Germany (N=2008)...
April 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296628/struggles-for-medical-legitimacy-among-women-experiencing-sexual-pain-a-qualitative-study
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Amy Braksmajer
Given the prominent role of medical institutions in defining what is "healthy" and "normal", many women turn to medicine when experiencing pain during intercourse (dyspareunia). The medical encounter can become a contest between patients and providers when physicians do not grant legitimacy to patients' claims of illness. Drawing on interviews conducted from 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 with 32 women with dyspareunia (ages 18-60 years) living in New York City and surrounding areas, this study examined women's and their physicians' claims regarding bodily expertise, particularly women's perceptions of physician invalidation, their understanding of this invalidation as gendered, and the consequences for women's pursuit of medicalization...
March 15, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289792/-stalking-of-psychiatrists-and-psychotherapists-results-of-an-online-survey
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P Praus, S Riedel-Heller, H Dressing
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are clear indications that due to their exposed occupational position psychiatrists and psychotherapists are at a higher risk than the general public to become the victim of stalking by patients. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the frequency of stalking and its psychosocial impact among psychiatrists and psychotherapists in the Federal Republic of Germany. METHODS: Analysis of an online survey among members of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) from 23 September 2015 until 22 October 2015...
March 13, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285469/health-related-quality-of-life-anxiety-and-depression-in-bariatric-surgery-candidates-compared-to-patients-from-a-psychosomatic-inpatient-hospital
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Alexandra Osterhues, Thomas von Lengerke, Julian W Mall, Martina de Zwaan, Astrid Müller
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Past research indicated high psychiatric comorbidity and poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity. This study investigated if preoperative bariatric surgery patients perceive equally poor HRQOL and increased levels of anxiety and depression as mentally ill patients. METHODS: The study included four groups: 192 bariatric surgery candidates (PRE, 71% women, BMI 48.35 ± 8.98 kg/m(2)), 96 psychotherapy inpatients with mental disorders (PSY, 77% women, BMI 27...
March 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274346/depression-management-within-gp-centered-health-care-a-case-control-study-based-on-claims-data
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Antje Freytag, Markus Krause, Thomas Lehmann, Sven Schulz, Florian Wolf, Janine Biermann, Jürgen Wasem, Jochen Gensichen
OBJECTIVE: For most patients with depression, GPs are the first and long-term medical providers. GP-centered health care (GPc-HC) programs target patients with chronic diseases. What are the effects of GPc-HC on primary care depression management? METHOD: An observational retrospective case-control study was conducted using health insurance claims data of patients with depressive disorder from July 2011 to December 2012. RESULTS: From 40,298 patients insured with the largest health plan in Central Germany participating in the GPc-HC program (intervention group, IG), we observed 4645 patients with depression over 18months: 72...
March 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267822/occlusal-dysesthesia-a-clinical-report-on-the-psychosomatic-management-of-a-japanese-patient-cohort
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Hitoshi Oguchi, Yu Yamauchi, Yasuyo Karube, Nobue Suzuki, Katsushi Tamaki
PURPOSE: A cohort of Japanese patients diagnosed with occlusal dysesthesia (OD) was clinically analyzed for psychosomatic background, management, and treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 61 patients (17 men and 44 women) who met the OD criteria. Treatment outcomes were categorized as improvement, interruption, and transfer to another department. RESULTS: The diagnosed OD was resolved in 25 patients (41%), 20 patients (33%) discontinued treatment, 13 (21%) were referred or transferred to other specialties such as psychiatry, and 3 (5%) continued to receive treatment following an engagement period of 3 months, 2 years, and 5 years, respectively...
March 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261116/red-flags-clinical-signs-for-identifying-autoimmune-encephalitis-in-psychiatric-patients
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Julia Herken, Harald Prüss
Autoimmune mechanisms causing diverse psychiatric symptoms are increasingly recognized and brought about a paradigm shift in neuropsychiatry. Identification of underlying antibodies against neuronal ion channels or receptors led to the speculation that a number of patients go misdiagnosed with a primary psychiatric disease. However, there is no clear consensus which clinical signs in psychiatric patients should prompt further investigations including measurement of anti-neuronal autoantibodies. We therefore aimed to analyze the presenting symptoms in patients with autoimmune encephalitis and the time between symptom onset and initiation of antibody diagnostics...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252587/-the-peculiar-features-of-the-psychosomatic-status-in-the-patients-presenting-with-the-spondylogenic-and-cochleovestibular-disorders
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S V Morozova, L E Shempeleva
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the peculiar features of the psychosomatic status in the patients with chronic vertebrogenic and cochleovestibular disorders The psychosomatic status was evaluated in 117 patients at the age from 21 to 65 years presenting with these conditions using the psychometric tests based on the STAI questionnaire (the state-trait anxiety inventory) adapted for the determination of the level of reactive and personal anxiety. It was shown that the vestibular disorders, tympanophonia, and hearing impairment have a negative influence on the psychogenic status of the patients suffering from cochleovestibulopathy...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245719/-brain-gut-axis-and-gut-directed-hypnosis-success-of-an-integrated-psychosomatic-treatment-in-gastroenterology
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Gabriele Moser, Johannes Peter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236619/comparison-between-acupuncture-and-biofeedback-as-adjunctive-treatments-for-primary-insomnia-disorder
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Hsien-Te Huang, Shang-Lun Lin, Chi-Hung Lin, Dong-Sheng Tzeng
Context • Insomnia affects from 5% to 35% of the general population worldwide. Primary insomnia disorder is the most frequently diagnosed, sleep-related disorder. Pharmacological treatments remain the most widely used treatments for insomnia. Nonpharmacological treatments for primary insomnia disorder have been found to be effective. Objective • This study intended to determine the appropriateness of acupuncture and biofeedback as adjuncts to medication for primary insomnia disorder. Design • The research team designed a randomized, controlled study...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220219/-the-way-from-cost-approval-to-bariatric-surgery-analysis-of-resource-utilization-in-a%C3%A2-maximum-care-hospital
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F Nickel, C Tapking, U Zech, K Huennemeyer, A T Billeter, P C Müller, H G Kenngott, B P Müller-Stich, L Fischer
BACKGROUND: Morbid obesity is a medical and economic challenge. Patients who have the indications for bariatric surgery face a long way from the first visit until surgery and a high utilization of resources is required. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate labor costs and labor time required to supervise obese patients from their first visit until preparation of a bariatric report to ask for cost acceptance of bariatric surgery from their health insurance...
February 20, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219099/-associations-of-the-employment-status-during-the-first-2-years-following-medical-rehabilitation-and-long-term-occupational-trajectories-implications-for-outcome-measurement
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J Holstiege, R Kaluscha, S Jankowiak, G Krischak
Study Objectives: The aim was to investigate the predictive value of the employment status measured in the 6(th), 12(th), 18(th) and 24(th) month after medical rehabilitation for long-term employment trajectories during 4 years. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted based on a 20%-sample of all patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation funded by the German pension fund. Patients aged <62 years who were treated due to musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or psychosomatic disorders during the years 2002-2005 were included and followed for 4 consecutive years...
February 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213676/-psychosomatic-disorders-of-the-scalp
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W Harth
Psychosomatic disorders of the scalp have some special characteristics due to the visibility, possible stigmatization, and amount/patterns of hair. Of practical relevance is trichotillomania, which is now classified as an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Patients who are obsessed with normal physiological hair loss represent a further psychodermatological challenge. Psychosomatic therapy includes basic psychosomatic care, behavior therapy, or treatment with psychopharmaceuticals.
February 17, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207821/relationship-of-work-family-conflict-self-reported-social-support-and-job-satisfaction-to-burnout-syndrome-among-medical-workers-in-southwest-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shujuan Yang, Danping Liu, Hongbo Liu, Juying Zhang, Zhanqi Duan
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a psychosomatic syndrome widely observed in Chinese medical workers due to the increasing cost of medical treatment, excessive workload, and excessive prescribing behavior. No studies have evaluated the interrelationship among occupational burnout, work-family conflict, social support, and job satisfaction in medical workers. The aim of this study was to evaluate these relationships among medical workers in southwest China. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March 2013 and December 2013, and was based on the fifth National Health Service Survey (NHSS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192499/vitamin-d-status-in-pediatric-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Benjamin Udoka Nwosu, Louise Maranda, Ninfa Candela
IMPORTANCE: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with significant morbidity in children and adolescents, and the therapeutic efficacy of available treatment options is limited. The role of vitamin D supplementation in pediatric IBS is unclear as the vitamin D status of pediatric patients with IBS is unknown. Equally, the relationship of vitamin D status with psychosomatic symptoms in children and adolescents is unclear. AIM: To characterize the vitamin D status of pediatric patients with IBS using a case-control study design...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188399/-erratum-to-guideline-oriented-inpatient-psychiatric-psychotherapeutic-psychosomatic-treatment-of-anxiety-disorders-how-many-personnel-are-need
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B Bandelow, U Lueken, J Wolff, F Godemann, C Wolff-Menzler, J Deckert, A Ströhle, M Beutel, J Wiltink, K Domschke, M Berger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187201/patient-self-reported-concerns-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-gender-specific-subjective-quality-of-life-indicator
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Valérie Pittet, Carla Vaucher, Florian Froehlich, Bernard Burnand, Pierre Michetti, Michel H Maillard
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported disease perceptions are important components to be considered within a holistic model of quality of care. Gender may have an influence on these perceptions. We aimed to explore gender-specific concerns of patients included in a national bilingual inflammatory bowel disease cohort. METHODS: Following a qualitative study, we built a questionnaire comprising 37 items of concern. Answers were collected on a visual analog scale ranging from 0 to 100...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183073/melkersson-rosenthal-syndrome-a-case-report-with-a-psychosomatic-perspective
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Patrick Alves, Orlando von Doellinger, Maria Luísa Quintela, Aníbal Fonte, Rui Coelho
Context • The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare condition characterized by a triad of symptoms: (1) recurrent and/or persistent orofacial swelling, (2) recurrent facial paralysis, and (3) a fissured tongue. Although various contributing factors have been suggested, the etiology and mechanisms of the syndrome have not been fully elucidated. Objective • The aim of the current study was to examine for the first time some psychosomatic aspects of the syndrome and to evaluate the benefits of a brief psychotherapeutic process in which the research team worked to reintegrate the complex bio-psycho-social functioning of the patient...
January 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156013/group-supervision-for-healthcare-professionals-within-primary-care-for-patients-with-psychosomatic-health-problems-a-pilot-intervention-study
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Jennifer Bullington, Agneta Cronqvist
BACKGROUND: In primary health care, efficacious treatment strategies are lacking for these patients, although the most prominent symptoms accounting for consultation in primary care often cannot be related to any biological causes. AIM: The aim was to explore whether group supervision from a specific phenomenological theory of psychosomatics could provide healthcare professionals treating patients with psychosomatic health issues within primary care a deeper understanding of these conditions and stimulate profession-specific treatment strategies...
February 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152541/alexithymia-and-plaque-psoriasis-preliminary-investigation-in-a-clinical-sample-of-250-patients
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Marina Talamonti, Marco Galluzzo, Stella Servoli, Simone D'Adamio, Luca Bianchi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Psoriasis as a dermatological disorder has complex effects on mental health and the psychological status of the patient. Many authors proposed that assessing how psoriasis affects a patient's life is better than a body surface area measurement for delineating psoriasis severity. Alexithymia is a personality dimension characterized by difficulty identifying feelings, difficulty describing feelings, and externally oriented thinking observed in many clinical conditions, especially in psychosomatic disorders...
February 3, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
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