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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334657/relationship-of-obsessive-compulsive-symptoms-to-clinical-variables-and-cognitive-functions-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Ahmet Zihni Soyata, Selin Akışık, Damla İnhanlı, Handan Noyan, Alp Üçok
Few studies have investigated the relationship between obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) and clinical variables, and cognition in individuals at ultra high-risk (UHR) for psychosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of OCS and their relationship with clinical variables and cognitive functions in individuals at UHR. Eighty-four individuals at UHR for psychosis were administered the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, the Yale-Brown Obsession Compulsion Symptom Check List and, the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia...
January 6, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332631/treatment-utilization-and-barriers-to-treatment-among-individuals-with-olfactory-reference-syndrome-ors
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Jennifer L Greenberg, Noah C Berman, Valerie Braddick, Rachel Schwartz, Suraj S Mothi, Sabine Wilhelm
OBJECTIVE: Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is characterized by a preoccupation that one is emitting a foul or offensive odor. Despite the profound psychosocial impact of ORS, many patients do not receive appropriate treatment, and there is no empirical research on treatment-seeking behavior in ORS. This study investigated treatment utilization patterns and barriers to treatment in individuals with ORS. METHOD: 253 subjects completed an online survey between January-March 2010...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332084/thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation
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Benjamin B Whiting, Alexander C Whiting, Donald M Whiting
The use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamus has been proven to be a safe and efficacious treatment for the management of many diseases. The most common indication for thalamic DBS remains essential tremor (ET), one of the most common movement disorders in the world. ET patients should be considered for surgical intervention when their tremor has demonstrated to be refractory to medication, a characteristic estimated to be present in roughly 50% of ET cases. Advantages of DBS over thalamotomy include its reversibility, the ability to adjust stimulation settings to optimize efficacy and minimize side effects, the ability to perform bilateral procedures safely, and an association with a lower risk of postoperative cognitive problems...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332078/magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-movement-disorders
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Young Goo Kim, Eun Jung Kweon, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
Transcranial magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery has recently gained favor as a novel, noninvasive alternative to conventional neurosurgery. In contrast to traditional ablative interventions, transcranial MRgFUS surgery is entirely imaging-guided and uses continuous temperature measurements at the target and surrounding tissue taken in real-time. Unlike Gamma Knife radiosurgery, MRgFUS surgery can make a lesion immediately and does not use ionizing radiation. Moreover, since no metallic device is implanted, MR imaging-based diagnosis is not restricted throughout life...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331882/association-analysis-of-slc6a4-and-htr2a-genes-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-influence-of-the-stin2-polymorphism
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Chayenne Karine Ferreira Gomes, Tamiris Vieira-Fonseca, Fernanda Brito Melo-Felippe, Juliana Braga de Salles Andrade, Leonardo F Fontenelle, Fabiana Barzotti Kohlrausch
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex and chronic disorder characterized by recurrent thoughts and/or repetitive behaviors. Given the potent anti-obsessional effects of the so-called serotonin reuptake inhibitors, genes related to serotonergic system may be well implicated in the etiopathogenesis of OCD. The gene encoding the serotonin transporter (SLC6A4), which shows a variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism in intron 2 (STin2), have been previously associated with OCD...
December 16, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330217/a-systematic-review-of-network-meta-analyses-for-pharmacological-treatment-of-common-mental-disorders
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Taryn Williams, Dan J Stein, Jonathan Ipser
QUESTION: Network meta-analyses (NMAs) of treatment efficacy across different pharmacological treatments help inform clinical decision-making, but their methodological quality may vary a lot depending also on the quality of the included primary studies. We therefore conducted a systematic review of NMAs of pharmacological treatment for common mental disorders in order to assess the methodological quality of these NMAs, and to relate study characteristics to the rankings of efficacy and tolerability...
January 12, 2018: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324911/psychological-consideration-in-patients-with-cerebral-gliomas-candidates-for-intra-operative-radiation-therapy-based-on-tumor-location
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Tohid Emami Meybodi, Masoumeh Najafi, Ali Keipourfard, Amir Nikouei, Afsoun Seddighi
OBJECTIVE: Intra-operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) is gaining popularity as an adjuvant option to surgical resection, in treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) for increasing survival rate, which a highly aggressive cerebral tumor with poor prognosis. Τhe authors plan to investigate the effects of IORT combined with surgical resection on the psychological status of these patients based on tumor location. SUBJECT AND METHODS: From December 2013 to February 2017, we have enrolled 109 patients with high grade cerebral gliomas, documented by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321703/executive-functions-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-panic-disorder-patients-in-comparison-to-healty-controls
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Emel Kurt, Erol Yildirim, Volkan Topçuoğlu
Introduction: Patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have impaired cognitive functions, including attention, verbal and visual memory, and visual-spatial abilities as well as executive function But some studies did not show any disturbance in executive function of patients with OCD. To date, only few studies have been conducted on neuropsychological functioning of patients with panic disorder (PD). There are limited studies to reach a definite conclusion on executive functions of patients with OCD and those with PD...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316756/-an-analysis-of-the-evaluation-results-of-symptom-checklist-90-for-occupational-females-in-different-industries
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Z H Wang, W L Yu, Z Shen, Y Ye, L Hu, G X Yu, L G Sun
Objective: To evaluate the mental health of occupational females in different industries. Methods: We investigated the psychologic status of Chinese occupational females using symptom checklist 90. And statistical software was applied to analyze results of symptom checklist 90. Results: There were 41, 166 effec-tive questionnaires. The number of positive questionnaires was 14 361, and the positive rate was 34.89%. The positive rate of obsessive-compulsive factor was 24.07%. The positive rate of somatization factor was 16...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310732/chronic-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-prognostic-factors
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Lucas J B van Oudheusden, Merijn Eikelenboom, Harold J G M van Megen, Henny A D Visser, Koen Schruers, Gert-Jan Hendriks, Nic van der Wee, Adriaan W Hoogendoorn, Patricia van Oppen, Anton J L M van Balkom
BACKGROUND: The course of illness in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) varies significantly between patients. Little is known about factors predicting a chronic course of illness. The aim of this study is to identify factors involved in inducing and in maintaining chronicity in OCD. METHODS: The present study is embedded within the Netherlands Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Association (NOCDA) study, an ongoing multicenter naturalistic cohort study designed to identify predictors of long-term course and outcome in OCD...
January 9, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309797/treatment-of-pandas-and-pans-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sofia Sigra, Eva Hesselmark, Susanne Bejerot
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are a subtype of acute-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) thought to be caused by an autoimmune response to group A streptococcal infection. Based on this proposed pathophysiology, alternative treatments for acute-onset OCD have been introduced, including antibiotics and immunomodulatory interventions. However, the literature on treatment of PANDAS is diverse, and clinical consensus regarding optimal treatment strategy is lacking...
January 5, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306946/piloting-a-personalized-computerized-inhibitory-training-program-for-individuals-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Eyal Kalanthroff, Shari A Steinman, Andrew B Schmidt, Raphael Campeas, Helen B Simpson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2018: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306518/brain-related-comorbidities-in-boys-and-men-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-descriptive-study
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Ruben G F Hendriksen, Johan S H Vles, Marlien W Aalbers, Richard F M Chin, Jos G M Hendriksen
AIM: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is more than a muscle disease since there is a higher prevalence of neuropsychological comorbidities. Similarly, the prevalence of epilepsy is increased. Given the nowadays-increasing interest in brain-related comorbidities in DMD, this study aimed to evaluate the relationship between DMD, epilepsy, and associated neurodevelopmental disorders in an international sample of DMD patients. METHOD: Using a questionnaire-based study we investigated the occurrence of self/by-proxy reported brain-related comorbidities in a group of 228 DMD patients...
December 18, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306047/unified-protocol-for-the-discontinuation-of-long-term-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-study-protocol-and-methods
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Christina L Boisseau, Steven A Rasmussen
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is chronic psychiatric disorder associated with high rates of functional impairment and decreased quality of life. Although serotonin reuptake inhibitors have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of OCD, little data is available to guide clinicians on how to manage these medications long-term. Cognitive-behavioral approaches provide a promising avenue for helping OCD patients discontinue maintenance SRIs while minimizing the potential for symptom worsening. This manuscript describes the rationale and methods for pilot feasibility study designed to a unified, cognitive-behavioral strategy for discontinuing long-term SRIs in OCD...
January 3, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304426/relationship-between-childhood-trauma-and-suicide-probability-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Rukiye Ay, Lale Gonenir Erbay
The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between childhood trauma with the probability of suicide in obsessive compulsive disorders. Sixty-seven patients who were diagnosed with OCD were included in the study out of the patients who were admitted to Malatya Training and Research Hospital psychiatry outpatient clinic. The research data were collected using Yale Brawn Obsessive Compulsive Scale (YBOCS), Beck Depression (BDS) and Beck Anxiety Scales (BAS), Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-28 (CTQ-28), and Suicide Probability Scale (SPS)...
December 27, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304071/association-between-glutamate-transporter-gene-polymorphisms-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-trait-empathy-in-a-korean-population
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Hae Won Kim, Jee In Kang, Eun Hee Hwang, Se Joo Kim
Accumulating evidence suggests that the glutamatergic system plays a major role in the pathophysiology of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and empathic processing. Particularly, genetic influence of glutamate transporter gene (SLC1A1) on OCD has been frequently replicated in previous studies, but several studies did not replicate the result. Therefore, we aimed to replicate the associations between the SLC1A1 and OCD in a Korean population. In addition, we investigated the influence of SLC1A1 on trait empathy, impairments in which are characteristic of OCD...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303419/differential-response-patterns-to-disgust-related-pictures
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Jakob Fink, Frederike Buchta, Cornelia Exner
In the present study, attentional bias was investigated as a potential predisposing mechanism for the contamination-related subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder (C-OC disorder). Fifty healthy participants with varying degrees of subclinical C-OC symptoms performed a visual search task to measure differential attentional biases elicited by neutral, disgust-, and fear-specific pictorial material. Participants had to find a target picture within five neutral distractor pictures randomly presented on different locations in an array...
January 5, 2018: Cognition & Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303070/is-there-a-role-for-lifestyle-interventions-in-obsessive-compulsive-and-related-disorders
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Leonardo F Fontenelle, Julliana N Quintas, Murat Yücel
Many of the currently available treatments for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs) such as pharmacotherapy augmentation strategies, partial hospitalization programs, deep brain stimulation, and neurosurgery are efficacious for individuals suffering from more severe forms of these conditions. Unfortunately, the application of these treatments in milder forms of illness and subclinical samples, which affect a substantial portion of the population, is not justifiable by their costs (e.g. cognitive-behavioral therapy) and/or potential for side effects (serotonin-reuptake inhibitors associated sexual side effects)...
January 4, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302772/development-and-preliminary-psychometric-properties-of-an-instrument-for-the-measurement-of-obsessional-dissociative-experiences-the-van-obsessional-dissociation-questionnaire-vod-q
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Murat Boysan, Abdullah Yıldırım, Lütfullah Beşiroğlu, Mehmet Celal Kefeli, Mücahit Kağan
A growing body of research evidence documents the substantial associations between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and dissociation. This article describes the development and preliminary psychometric properties of the Van Obsessional Dissociation Questionnaire (VOD-Q). Obsessional dissociation is defined as a tendency to dissociate in reaction to distressing, unwanted and intrusive thoughts, images and impulses. The screening tool is conceptualized to tap obsessional dissociation across three dimensions: obsessional absorption, obsessional depersonalization/ derealization and obsessional amnesia...
January 4, 2018: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302747/cytokine-chemokine-and-bdnf-levels-in-medication-free-pediatric-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#20
Rukiye Çolak Sivri, Ayhan Bilgiç, İbrahim Kılınç
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the serum levels of IL-12, IL-17, TGFβ, TNF-alpha, sTNFR1, sTNFR2, IL-1β, CCL3, CCL24, CXCL8, and BDNF are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in medication-free children. A total of 44 (22 boys/22 girls) medication-free children with OCD and 40 (23 boys/17 girls) healthy controls were included in this study. The severity of the OCD symptoms were assessed by the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale and the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory...
January 4, 2018: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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