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Depression and work impairement

Yu-Lin Wu, Chun-Jen Huang, Su-Chen Fang, Ling-Hsin Ko, Pei-Shan Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive dysfunction has been reported in individuals with fibromyalgia. However, findings regarding cognitive function examined using neuropsychological tests have been inconsistent. The aim of the study was to determine domain-specific cognitive impairment in patients with fibromyalgia compared with healthy controls. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis that systematically searched six databases (PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Web of Science) for articles published before September 2017...
March 9, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
Jennifer L Steiner, Silvia M Bigatti, James E Slaven, Dennis C Ang
PURPOSE: Fibromyalgia (FM) is typically associated with the experience of diffuse pain and physical impairment. Depression also commonly co-exists in patients with FM, and has been correlated with pain intensity and physical functioning. Previous research suggests an association between pain intensity and physical functioning; however, the direct causal relationship between improvements in pain intensity and in functioning is not observed in many FM patients. This may suggest that another factor such as depression is mediating this relationship...
December 2017: Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
Federica Picariello, Rona Moss-Morris, Iain C Macdougall, Sam Norton, Maria Da Silva-Gane, Ken Farrington, Hope Clayton, Joseph Chilcot
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue is one of the most common and disabling symptoms in end-stage kidney disease, particularly among in-centre haemodialysis patients. This two-arm parallel group feasibility randomised controlled trial will determine whether a fully powered efficacy trial is achievable by examining the feasibility of recruitment, acceptability and potential benefits of a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)-based intervention for fatigue among in-centre haemodialysis patients. METHODS: We aim to recruit 40 adult patients undergoing in-centre haemodialysis at secondary care outpatient dialysis units, who meet clinical levels of fatigue...
March 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Sarah K Ruiz, Susan J Harris, Pedro Martinez, Philip M Gold, Bonnie Klimes-Dougan
BACKGROUND: The quality of our early attachment relationships with primary caregivers is carried forward to new developmental domains, including interpersonal contexts in adulthood. One of the factors that can disrupt early attachment is maternal depression, which may be associated with less responsive care and may impede the development of a secure attachment. Moreover, this disruption in secure attachment may act as a mechanism by which offspring of depressed mothers are more likely to experience their own psychopathology...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Kyle J Brymer, Erin Y Fenton, Lisa E Kalynchuk, Hector J Caruncho
Depression is a serious psychiatric disorder frequently comorbid with autoimmune disorders. Previous work in our lab has demonstrated that repeated corticosterone (CORT) injections in rats reliably increase depressive-like behavior, impair hippocampal-dependent memory, reduce the number and complexity of adult-generated neurons in the dentate gyrus, decrease hippocampal reelin expression, and alter markers of GABAergic function. We hypothesized that peripheral injections of the TNF-α inhibitor etanercept could exert antidepressant effects through a restoration of many of these neurobiological changes...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Sinem Sağ, Kemal Nas, Mustafa Serdar Sağ, İbrahim Tekeoğlu, Ayhan Kamanlı
OBJECTIVES: In this study, our objective was to determine the work productivity and work disability of the patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to investigate the relation of these parameters with disease activity, anxiety, depression and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with the diagnosis of AS and 30 healthy control were included in the study. In patients with AS, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) was used to evaluate the disease activity; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI) was used to evaluate the spinal mobility and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) was used to determine the functional status...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Tyler W Buckner, Katharine Batt, Doris Quon, Michelle Witkop, Michael Recht, Craig Kessler, Kimberly Baumann, Grace Hernandez, Michael Wang, David L Cooper, Christine L Kempton
INTRODUCTION: Pain, functional impairment, anxiety, and depression associated with joint disease may affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with hemophilia. OBJECTIVE: To report detailed patient-reported outcomes (PRO) assessments related to HRQoL in participants in the Pain, Functional Impairment, and Quality of Life (P-FiQ) study. METHODS: Pain and HRQoL were assessed via PRO instruments in US adult males with hemophilia A or B and a history of joint pain or bleeding...
April 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Elizabeth Galik, Sarah Holmes, Barbara Resnick
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to test differences in psychotropic medication, function, physical activity, agitation, resistiveness to care, comorbidities, and depression among moderate to severely cognitively impaired nursing home residents who were fallers versus nonfallers. METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis using baseline data from a randomized controlled trial testing the Function and Behavior Focused Care intervention across 12 nursing homes...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Simone Kühn, Fabrice Berna, Thies Lüdtke, Jürgen Gallinat, Steffen Moritz
Cognitive deficits are common in depression and may persist following the resolution of affective symptoms. However, therapeutic strategies that successfully target cognitive impairments are lacking. Recent work has demonstrated that playing action video games leads to improvements in cognition, in particular executive function, in healthy individuals. We therefore set out to test whether playing video games can reduce symptoms associated with depression. We focussed on depressive symptoms and on rumination, since rumination is a good predictor of depression and may contribute to triggering depression...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
M Vicent-Gil, A Keymer-Gausset, M Serra-Blasco, M Carceller-Sindreu, J de Diego-Adeliño, J Trujols, M Mur, V Pérez, E Alvarez, N Cardoner, M J Portella
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) entails cognitive dysfunction in many cognitive domains, but it is still uncertain whether such deficits are present in the early stages. The purpose of the study is to determine the cognitive performance in first episode depression (FED) exploring the presence of different cognitive profiles, and the role of cognition in FED at baseline and long-term. Ninety subjects (18-50 years) were included, 50 patients with a FED and 40 healthy controls. Participants were assessed with a neuropsychological battery, covering language, attention, verbal memory, processing speed and executive domains...
February 23, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Margaret A French, Susanne M Morton, Ryan T Pohlig, Darcy S Reisman
Background A single nucleotide polymorphism, Val66Met, in the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) gene has been studied for its role in recovery following stroke. Despite this work, the role of BDNF genotype on long-term recovery is unclear. Additionally, no study has examined its impact on functional mobility. As a result, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between BDNF genotype and functional mobility in chronic stroke survivors by first accounting for factors related to the Val66Met polymorphism and post-stroke recovery...
February 25, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Anas M Alazami, Maryam Al-Helale, Safa Alhissi, Bandar Al-Saud, Huda Alajlan, Dorota Monies, Zeeshan Shah, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Rand Arnaout, Hasan Al-Dhekri, Nouf S Al-Numair, Hazem Ghebeh, Farrukh Sheikh, Hamoud Al-Mousa
Combined immunodeficiencies are a heterogeneous collection of primary immune disorders that exhibit defects in T cell development or function, along with impaired B cell activity even in light of normal B cell maturation. CARMIL2 (RLTPR) is a protein involved in cytoskeletal organization and cell migration, which also plays a role in CD28 co-signaling of T cells. Mutations in this protein have recently been reported to cause a novel primary immunodeficiency disorder with variable phenotypic presentations. Here, we describe seven patients from three unrelated, consanguineous multiplex families that presented with dermatitis, esophagitis, and recurrent skin and chest infections with evidence of combined immunodeficiency...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Gi Jung Hyun, Jin Wan Park, Jin Hee Kim, Kyoung Joon Min, Young Sik Lee, Sun Mi Kim, Doug Hyun Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder hypothesized to involve impaired visuospatial working memory (VSWM). However, there are few studies utilizing neuropsychological tests to measure VSWM in ADHD adolescents. The Rey-Osterrieth complex figure test (ROCF) is commonly used as a neuropsychological test to assess visuospatial working memory for individuals with ADHD. We assessed working memory using the ROCF test on a digital Galaxy tablet with the technically new Gaussian filter method...
April 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Mari S Golub, Casey E Hogrefe, Richard J Sherwood, Christoph W Turck
Fluoxetine therapy has been approved for children with major depressive disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder for over 14 years and has expanded to other childhood behavior disorders. As use increases, more detail on fluoxetine effects during juvenile brain development can help maintain safe and effective use of this therapy. Here, a narrative review is provided of previously published findings from a large nonhuman primate project. Fluoxetine was administered to juvenile male rhesus monkeys for an extended period (2 years) prior to puberty...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Céline Julie De Smet, Bernard Sabbe, J F E Oldenburg
The pharmacological treatment of bipolar depression has low response rates. Twenty percent to 30% of patients have an insufficient response to medication. The guidelines suggest that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the next step. The aim of this case study is to evaluate the effect of ECT on the perfusion of the brain in bipolar depression, while monitoring effects on mood and cognition. We present a case study of 56-year-old female patient who suffered from a psychotic depression and cognitive impairment...
February 14, 2018: Journal of ECT
Karl-Ludwig Bruchhage, Sabrina Heinrichs, Barbara Wollenberg, Ralph Pries
It has been shown that head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are infiltrated by plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). The HNSCC TH2 biased microenvironment leads to strong alterations of the cellular functions of pDC and thus impairs the initiation and function of adequate immune responses. In this work we comprehensively analyzed the capacity of CpG-oligonucleotides to activate interferon (IFN)-α secretion of human pDC in the presence of HNSCC. IFN-α secretion was measured using the ELISA Technique...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Alexandros Kapsomenakis, Panagiotis G Simos, Georgios Konstantakopoulos, Dimitrios S Kasselimis
Pathological gambling is characterized by a persisting maladaptive and recurrent behavior with severe social and psychological consequences. There is evidence of strong comorbidity with psychiatric manifestations as well as cognitive mainly involving executive functions. This study aimed to investigate impairment in executive functions and working memory, and personality traits in a sample of Greek gamblers. Twenty-four men involved in various gambling activities were recruited from ecological settings as probable pathological gamblers...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Gambling Studies
Tomomi Akiyama, Michihiko Koeda, Yoshiro Okubo, Mahito Kimura
BACKGROUND: Previous functional neuroimaging studies of depression have demonstrated frontotemporal dysfunction, including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, while patients perform working memory and language comprehension tasks. Recent near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies have shown frontotemporal hypofunction in depression by verbal fluency task, but the regions of impairment affecting respective depressive symptoms still remain unclear. We investigated frontotemporal function during word production task in depression with multi-channel NIRS...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Lauren Feldman, Brittany Lapin, Robyn M Busch, Jocelyn F Bautista
OBJECTIVE: Subjective cognitive complaints are a frequent concern of patients with epilepsy. The Aldenkamp-Baker Neuropsychological Assessment Schedule (ABNAS) is a patient-reported scale validated to measure adverse cognitive effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The goals of this study were to identify predictors of patient-reported cognitive dysfunction and to assess the relationship between subjective and objective cognitive impairment. METHODS: The Cleveland Clinic Knowledge Program Data Registry was used to identify adult patients seen in outpatient epilepsy clinic from January to May 2015 and who completed the following scales: ABNAS for subjective cognitive impairment, Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) for depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7) scale, Quality of Life in Epilepsy (QOLIE-10), and EuroQOL five dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D) for health-related quality of life...
February 15, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Rhys Bevan Jones, Anita Thapar, Frances Rice, Harriet Beeching, Rachel Cichosz, Becky Mars, Daniel J Smith, Sally Merry, Paul Stallard, Ian Jones, Ajay K Thapar, Sharon A Simpson
BACKGROUND: Depression is common in adolescence and leads to distress and impairment in individuals, families and carers. Treatment and prevention guidelines highlight the key role of information and evidence-based psychosocial interventions not only for individuals but also for their families and carers. Engaging young people in prevention and early intervention programs is a challenge, and early treatment and prevention of adolescent depression is a major public health concern. There has been growing interest in psychoeducational interventions to provide accurate information about health issues and to enhance and develop self-management skills...
February 15, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
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