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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245103/long-acting-intramuscular-naltrexone-for-opioid-use-disorder-utilization-and-association-with-multi-morbidity-nationally-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Megan M Kelly, Erin Reilly, Timothy Quiñones, Nitigna Desai, Robert Rosenheck
BACKGROUND: Long acting intramuscular (IM) naltrexone is an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), but rates and correlates of its use have not been studied. METHODS: National administrative from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) from Fiscal Year 2012 identified only 16 VHA facilities that prescribed IM naltrexone to 5 or more veterans diagnosed with OUD. Data from these facilities were used to identify sociodemographic, diagnostic, and service use characteristics, including use of psychotropic medication, that were characteristic of veterans who filled prescriptions for IM naltrexone...
December 2, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244628/the-neurobiology-of-attachment-from-infancy-to-clinical-outcomes
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Joanna Chambers
Attachment theory was developed by John Bowlby in the 1950s. He defined attachment as a specific neurobiological system that resulted in the infant connecting to the primary caretaker in such a way to create an inner working model of relationships that continues throughout life and affects the future mental health and physical health of the infant. Given the significance of this inner working model, there has been a tremendous amount of research done in animals as well as humans to better understand the neurobiology...
2017: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244621/on-mourning-and-recovery-integrating-stages-of-grief-and-change-toward-a-neuroscience-based-model-of-attachment-adaptation-in-addiction-treatment
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R Andrew Chambers, Sue C Wallingford
Interpersonal attachment and drug addiction share many attributes across their behavioral and neurobiological domains. Understanding the overlapping brain circuitry of attachment formation and addiction illuminates a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of trauma-related mental illnesses and comorbid substance use disorders, and the extent to which ending an addiction is complicated by being a sort of mourning process. Attention to the process of addiction recovery-as a form of grieving-in which Kubler-Ross's stages of grief and Prochaska's stages of change are ultimately describing complementary viewpoints on a general process of neural network and attachment remodeling, could lead to more effective and integrative psychotherapy and medication strategies...
2017: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244614/a-family-s-grief-in-coping-with-mental-illness-and-suicide
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Debra Oryzysyn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244140/the-distress-and-benefit-to-bereaved-family-members-of-participating-in-a-post-bereavement-survey
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Mitsunori Miyashita, Maho Aoyama, Saki Yoshida, Yuji Yamada, Mutsumi Abe, Kazuhiro Yanagihara, Akemi Shirado, Mariko Shutoh, Yoshiaki Okamoto, Jun Hamano, Aoi Miyamoto, Misato Nakahata
Background: Few studies have simultaneously collected quantitative data regarding the positive and negative effects of participating in post-bereavement surveys. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional postal questionnaire survey in October 2013. Potential participants were caregivers for family members who had died in four inpatient palliative care units, two home hospices, and a general hospital. We collected opinions regarding the distress and benefit of completing a post-bereavement survey...
December 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243831/sexual-intimacy-mental-illness-and-homelessness
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John Ecker, Rebecca Cherner, Jennifer Rae, Konrad Czechowski
The current article reviews the literature on sexuality among individuals with a severe mental illness (SMI) who have experienced homelessness, a topic that has received little attention in the research literature, particularly from a community psychology perspective. The review begins with a synthesis of the literature on SMI and sexuality, followed by a review of the available literature on SMI, homelessness, and sexuality. It concludes with an interpretation of the findings using community psychology values and principles...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243829/poverty-and-serious-mental-illness-toward-action-on-a-seemingly-intractable-problem
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John Sylvestre, Geranda Notten, Nick Kerman, Alexia Polillo, Konrad Czechowki
This paper examines the issue of poverty among people with serious mental illness (SMI), positioning it as a key issue to be confronted by community mental health systems and practitioners. The paper reviews three perspectives on poverty, considering how each sheds light on poverty among people with SMI, and their implications for action: (a) monetary resources, (b) basic needs, and (c) capabilities. The paper argues that community mental health programs and systems are currently unable to address poverty as they are overly focused on individual-level interventions that, on their own, cannot raise people out of poverty...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243233/finding-the-needle-in-the-haystack-systematic-identification-of-psychobiotics
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REVIEW
Aisling Bambury, Kiran Sandhu, John F Cryan, Timothy G Dinan
The brain-gut-microbiota axis is increasingly viewed as a novel paradigm in neuroscience with the capacity to generate innovative therapies for patients with psychiatric illnesses. Psychobiotics, defined as live bacteria which when ingested in adequate amounts confer mental health benefits, are increasingly of interest, as pre-clinical trials continue to show promising results. Particularly in stress related, anxiety and depressive disorders, there is potential for psychobiotics to deliver new therapies. The question of which microbes may prove to be the most promising psychobiotic in delivering such therapies at clinical level is of great importance...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242840/the-mid-childhood-and-adolescent-antecedents-of-women-s-external-locus-of-control-orientation
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Jean Golding, Steven Gregory, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Stephen Nowicki
Background: External locus of control orientation (ELOC) is a powerful predictor of adverse consequences in regard to health, educational attainment, inter-personal relationships and well-being. Although many cross-sectional studies have been carried out, relatively little is known about antecedent factors influencing the development of ELOC. Methods: Over 12,000 pregnant women who enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) in south-west England, had completed a brief version of the Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External LOC scale, together with detailed questions concerning their own parents and childhood...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241988/disparities-in-operative-outcomes-in-patients-with-comorbid-mental-illness
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Elizabeth A Bailey, Christopher Wirtalla, Catherine E Sharoky, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Patients with mental health disorders have worse medical outcomes and experience excess mortality compared with those without a mental health comorbidity. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between mental health comorbidities and surgical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used the National Inpatient Sample (2009-2011) to select patients who underwent one of the 4 most common general surgery procedures (cholecystectomy and common duct exploration, colorectal resection, excision and lysis of peritoneal adhesions, and appendectomy)...
December 11, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241884/the-use-of-decomposition-methods-in-real-world-treatment-benefits-evaluation-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-initiating-different-injectable-therapies-findings-from-the-initiator-study
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Lee Brekke, Erin Buysman, Michael Grabner, Xuehua Ke, Lin Xie, Onur Baser, Wenhui Wei
BACKGROUND: Determining characteristics of patients likely to benefit from a particular treatment could help physicians set personalized targets. OBJECTIVES: To use decomposition methodology on real-world data to identify the relative contributions of treatment effects and patients' baseline characteristics. METHODS: Decomposition analyses were performed on data from the Initiation of New Injectable Treatment Introduced after Antidiabetic Therapy with Oral-only Regimens (INITIATOR) study, a real-world study of patients with type 2 diabetes started on insulin glargine (GLA) or liraglutide (LIRA)...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241440/primary-care-mental-health-integration-in-the-va-shifting-mental-health-services-for-common-mental-illnesses-to-primary-care
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Lucinda B Leung, Jean Yoon, José J Escarce, Edward P Post, Kenneth B Wells, Catherine A Sugar, Elizabeth M Yano, Lisa V Rubenstein
OBJECTIVE: Primary care-mental health integration (PC-MHI) aims to increase access to general mental health specialty (MHS) care for primary care patients thereby decreasing referrals to non-primary care-based MHS services. It remains unclear whether new patterns of usage of MHS services reflect good mental health care. This study examined the relationship between primary care clinic engagement in PC-MHI and use of different MHS services. METHODS: This was a retrospective longitudinal cohort study of 66,638 primary care patients with mental illnesses in 29 Southern California Veterans Affairs clinics (2008-2013)...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241436/integrated-primary-care-in-assertive-community-treatment
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Benjamin F Henwood, Elizabeth Siantz, Debra R Hrouda, Debbie Innes-Gomberg, Todd P Gilmer
Assertive community treatment (ACT) has the potential to serve as a medical home for adults with serious mental illness, a population that experiences some of the most significant health disparities in the United States. Using site visit methodology, the authors describe partnerships that were created between five ACT programs and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide integrated behavioral health and primary care. The authors examined rates of screening for common chronic conditions. The programs used three distinct approaches: two programs colocated ACT teams at an FQHC, two programs employed primary care providers who split their time between the FQHC and the ACT program, and one program embedded a primary care provider within the ACT team...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241434/clinical-consensus-recommendations-for-urine-testing-of-adherence-to-antipsychotics-among-people-with-serious-mental-illness
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Amy N Cohen, Gretchen Collins, Frederick Charles Nucifora, Roddy Strobel, David B Wait, Alexander S Young
OBJECTIVE: This study developed clinical recommendations for the use of proven urine testing technologies to assess antipsychotic medication adherence among people with serious mental illness. METHODS: Guided by the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method, researchers conducted a literature review and semistructured interviews and convened an expert panel to develop clinical consensus recommendations for the use of urine monitoring to assess antipsychotic medication adherence...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241431/the-impact-of-a-peer-navigator-program-in-addressing-the-health-needs-of-latinos-with-serious-mental-illness
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Patrick Corrigan, Lindsay Sheehan, Scott Morris, Jon E Larson, Alessandra Torres, Juana Lorena Lara, Deysi Paniagua, John I Mayes, Susan Doing
OBJECTIVE: The impact of a peer navigator program (PNP) on efforts to address the health needs of Latinos with serious mental illness was examined in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Latinos with a serious mental illness (N=110) were randomly assigned to the PNP (integrated care with a peer navigator [PN]) or to a treatment-as-usual control group (integrated care without a PN) for one year. Data on service engagement (scheduled and received appointments) were assessed weekly, and self-reports of recovery, empowerment, and quality of life were collected at baseline and at four, eight, and 12 months...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240670/well-being-and-associated-factors-among-women-in-the-gender-segregated-country
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Hoda Jradi, Oraynab Abouabbas
Well-being is an essential measure that contributes to the evaluation of the health and quality of life of populations. In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as physical, mental and social well-being. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between July and September 2015. Women aged 18 years old and above were invited to participate in the study. The data were collected using the WHO's Well-Being Index questionnaire. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were fitted to identify factors that are significantly associated with well-being...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240554/effects-of-a-tobacco-free-work-site-policy-on-employee-tobacco-attitudes-and-behaviors-travis-county-texas-2010-2012
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Sarah E Seidel, Kristi Metzger, Andrea Guerra, Jessie Patton-Levine, Sandeepkumar Singh, William T Wilson, Philip Huang
BACKGROUND: The adoption of tobacco-free policies in behavioral health settings is an important step in reducing staff tobacco use as well as the high rates of tobacco use among people with mental illness and behavioral disorders. Studies have demonstrated the importance of staff support when implementing tobacco-free workplace policies, but there is limited research examining tobacco use prevalence among staff and staff attitude before and after policy adoption. COMMUNITY CONTEXT: Integral Care, a local authority for behavioral health and developmental disabilities in Austin, Texas, and Austin Public Health embarked on a comprehensive planning process before implementing a 100% tobacco-free campus policy...
December 14, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239783/early-adulthood-determinants-of-mid-life-leisure-time-physical-inactivity-stability-and-change-findings-from-a-prospective-birth-cohort
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Snehal M Pinto Pereira, Chris Power
OBJECTIVES: Physical inactivity is highly prevalent. Knowledge is needed of influences on inactive lifestyles. We aimed to establish whether early adult factors predict subsequent inactivity patterns in mid-adulthood. DESIGN: Leisure-time inactivity (activity frequency<1/week) was assessed at 33y and 50y in the 1958 British Birth cohort (N=12,271). METHODS: We assessed associations of early adult (23-33y) physical status, mental function, social, family and neighbourhood circumstances with four 33-50y patterns (never inactive, persistently inactive, deteriorating or improving) using multinomial logistic regression with and without adjustment for childhood factors (e...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239287/school-performance-from-primary-education-in-the-adolescent-offspring-of-parents-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-a-national-register-based-study
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Anne Ranning, Thomas Laursen, Esben Agerbo, Anne Thorup, Carsten Hjorthøj, Jens Richardt Møllegaard Jepsen, Merete Nordentoft
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BP) are causes of severe disability worldwide and parents' severe mental illness (SMI) is associated with childhood adversity, and socio-emotional and cognitive problems in children. Yet, how parental BP and SZ affect educational attainment in offspring is still unclear. METHOD: We included all children (N = 684.248) born and living in Denmark between 1986 and 1996 and their parents. Our follow-up lasted from 1986 until children's graduation in 2014...
December 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238228/prenatal-exposure-to-antipsychotic-medication-and-use-of-primary-health-care-system-in-childhood-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Anne Mette Lund Würtz, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Dorte Rytter, Merete Juul Sørensen, Jakob Christensen, Mogens Vestergaard, Bodil Hammer Bech
Background: Antipsychotic (AP) medication is increasingly used for many health conditions. Prenatal exposure to AP medication has been associated with several adverse outcomes, but the findings remain inconsistent. Purpose: We aimed to investigate prenatal exposure to AP medication and the use of primary health care system in childhood. Subjects and methods: All live-born singletons in Denmark during 1997-2012 were identified in the nationwide Danish National Patient Register and followed until December 31, 2013 (n = 963,010)...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
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