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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036855/diagnostic-criteria-for-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness-pppd-consensus-document-of-the-committee-for-the-classification-of-vestibular-disorders-of-the-b%C3%A3-r%C3%A3-ny-society
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Jeffrey P Staab, Annegret Eckhardt-Henn, Arata Horii, Rolf Jacob, Michael Strupp, Thomas Brandt, Adolfo Bronstein
This paper presents diagnostic criteria for persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) to be included in the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD). The term PPPD is new, but the disorder is not. Its diagnostic criteria were derived by expert consensus from an exhaustive review of 30 years of research on phobic postural vertigo, space-motion discomfort, visual vertigo, and chronic subjective dizziness. PPPD manifests with one or more symptoms of dizziness, unsteadiness, or non-spinning vertigo that are present on most days for three months or more and are exacerbated by upright posture, active or passive movement, and exposure to moving or complex visual stimuli...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036721/blood-based-protein-changes-in-childhood-are-associated-with-increased-risk-for-later-psychotic-disorder-evidence-from-a-nested-case-control-study-of-the-alspac-longitudinal-birth-cohort
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Jane A English, Lorna M Lopez, Aoife O'Gorman, Melanie Föcking, Magdalena Hryniewiecka, Caitriona Scaife, Sophie Sabherwal, Kieran Wynne, Patrick Dicker, Bart P F Rutten, Glynn Lewis, Stanley Zammit, Mary Cannon, Gerard Cagney, David R Cotter
The identification of early biological changes associated with the psychotic disorder (PD) is important as it may provide clues to the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. We undertook the first proteomic profiling of blood plasma samples of children who later develop a PD. Participants were recruited from the UK Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) cohort who also participated in psychiatric assessment interviews at age 18. Protein expression levels at age 11 were compared between individuals who developed PD at age 18 (n = 37) with population-based age-matched controls (n = 38)...
July 27, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036672/convergence-and-divergence-of-brain-network-dysfunction-in-deficit-and-non-deficit-schizophrenia
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Miao Yu, Zhengjia Dai, Xiaowei Tang, Xiang Wang, Xiaobin Zhang, Weiwei Sha, Shuqiao Yao, Ni Shu, Xindi Wang, Jiaying Yang, Xiangyang Zhang, Xiangrong Zhang, Yong He, Zhijun Zhang
Deficit schizophrenia (DS), characterized by primary and enduring negative symptoms, has been considered as a pathophysiologically distinct schizophrenic subgroup. Neuroimaging characteristics of DS, especially functional brain network architecture, remain largely unknown. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and graph theory approaches were employed to investigate the topological organization of whole-brain functional networks of 114 male participants including 33 DS, 41 non-deficit schizophrenia (NDS) and 40 healthy controls (HCs)...
July 20, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036523/stress-dependent-association-between-polygenic-risk-for-schizophrenia-and-schizotypal-traits-in-young-army-recruits
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Alex Hatzimanolis, Dimitrios Avramopoulos, Dan E Arking, Anna Moes, Pallav Bhatnagar, Todd Lencz, Anil K Malhotra, Stella G Giakoumaki, Panos Roussos, Nikolaos Smyrnis, Panos Bitsios, Nicholas C Stefanis
Schizotypal personality traits may increase proneness to psychosis and likely index familial vulnerability to schizophrenia (SZ), implying shared genetic determinants with SZ. Here, we sought to investigate the contribution of common genetic risk variation for SZ on self-reported schizotypy in 2 ethnically homogeneous cohorts of healthy young males during compulsory military service, enrolled in the Athens Study of Proneness and Incidence of Schizophrenia (ASPIS, N = 875) and the Learning on Genetics of Schizophrenia Spectrum study (LOGOS, N = 690)...
June 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035759/the-beliefs-about-voices-questionnaire-revised-a-factor-structure-from-450-participants
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Clara Strauss, Kenneth Hugdahl, Flavie Waters, Mark Hayward, Josef J Bless, Liv E Falkenberg, Bodil Kråkvik, Arve Egil Asbjørnsen, Erik Johnsen, Igne Sinkeviciute, Rune A Kroken, Else-Marie Løberg, Neil Thomas
Hallucinated voices are common across psychiatric and non-clinical groups. The predominant cognitive theory about the impact of voices posits that beliefs about voice power ('Omnipotence') and voice intent ('Malevolence'/'Benevolence') play a key role in determining emotional and behavioral reactions. The revised Beliefs about Voices Questionnaire (BAVQ-R) was designed to assess these constructs, together with two styles of responding (Engagement and Resistance). The BAVQ-R is widely used in clinical and research settings, yet it has not received validation of its constructs and factor structure...
October 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034692/psychiatric-impairment-ratings-in-children-and-adolescents
#6
John Kasinathan, Teresa Flower, Yolisha Singh, Scott Harden
OBJECTIVES: It is accepted practice in Australia and New Zealand for psychiatric impairment rating scales to be applied for persons claiming psychiatric injury. These scales were derived for adults, not children. There is less clarity as to whether and how these scales may be applied for children claiming psychiatric injury. METHODS: We review Australian and New Zealand guidelines and methods for assessing permanent psychiatric impairment, as they apply to children and adolescents...
October 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034527/age-of-onset-or-age-at-assessment-that-is-the-question-estimating-newly-incident-alcohol-drinking-and-rapid-transition-to-heavy-drinking-in-the-united-states-2002-2014
#7
Hui G Cheng, Catalina Lopez-Quintero, James C Anthony
Age-specific incidence estimates are important and useful facts in psychiatric epidemiology, but incidence estimation can be challenging. Methods artifacts are possible. In the United States, where the minimum legal drinking age is 21 years, recent cross-sectional field research on 12- to 25-year-olds applied conventional "age-at-assessment" approaches (AAA) for incidence estimation based on 12-month recall. Estimates disclosed unexpected nonlinear patterns in age-specific incidence estimates for both drinking onset and for transitioning from first drink to heavy drinking...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033639/a-survey-focusing-on-lucid-dreaming-metacognition-and-dream-anxiety-in-medical-students
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Çağdaş Yokuşoğlu, Mücahit Atasoy, Nurgül Tekeli, Ahmet Ural, Çağla Ulus, Yunus Taylan, Gülser Aydin, Gözde Gültekin, Murat Emül
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the level of lucidity and its relation with metacognitive beliefs and dream anxiety in medical students. METHODS: Nine hundred sixteen medical students were enrolled in the study. The participants were assessed with the Lucidity and Consciousness in Dreams Scale (LuCiD), the Metacognition Questionnaire-30 (MCQ-30), and the Van Dream Anxiety Scale (VDAS). RESULTS: There was no significant difference in mean total lucidity score between females and males, but there were some significant sex differences in subscales of lucidity, and control was significantly higher in male students, while realism, thought, and dissociation were significantly higher in female students...
September 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033126/vertigo-and-dizziness-in-hospital-attendance-flow-and-characteristics-of-patients
#9
Carmen Bécares Martínez, Marta M Arroyo Domingo, Aurora López Llames, Jaime Marco Algarra, María M Morales Suárez-Varela
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Vertigo and dizziness as symptoms are frequent in the population. They are present in a wide range of pathologies and it is usually difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. The general objective of this study is to obtain the information to evaluate vertigo and dizziness in the hospital setting. The specific objectives are: to estimate the burden of these symptoms at the hospital; to study patients' conditions and to detail the flow of these patients inside the hospital...
October 12, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033017/neurocognitive-and-psychological-outcomes-in-adults-with-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-corrected-by-the-arterial-switch-operation
#10
Leïla Kasmi, Johanna Calderon, Michèle Montreuil, Nikoletta Geronikola, Virginie Lambert, Emrè Belli, Damien Bonnet, David Kalfa
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental impairments have frequently been described in children and adolescents with dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA). The arterial switch operation (ASO) to correct d-TGA has been used for more than 30 years, and more than 90% of these patients now reach adulthood. However, very little is known about their long-term functional outcomes. The present study investigated neurocognitive outcomes and the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in adults with d-TGA corrected by ASO...
October 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032807/a-comparison-of-the-severe-cognitive-impairment-rating-scale-with-the-mini-mental-state-examination-and-delirium-rating-scale-revised-98-for-delirium-a-cross-sectional-study
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So-Hyun Ahn, Jin-Hoon Choi, Chae-Sung Im, Tae-Sung Kim, Jeong Lan Kim
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment including attention deficits, disorientation, memory impairment, language disturbance, and impaired visuospatial ability are core symptoms of delirium. The Severe Cognitive Impairment Rating Scale (SCIRS) was developed to assess cognition in patients with severe dementia, but may also be useful in elderly people with delirium. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the use of the SCIRS to assess cognition in elderly patients with delirium. METHODS: We recruited 147 participants, aged ≥65 years, referred for psychiatric consultation at a tertiary-care university hospital...
August 5, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032707/safety-of-psychiatric-inpatients-at-the-veterans-health-administration
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Steven C Marcus, Richard C Hermann, Martin R Frankel, Sara W Cullen
OBJECTIVE: Although reducing adverse events and medical errors has become a central focus of the U.S. health care system over the past two decades both within and outside the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospital systems, patients treated in psychiatric units of acute care general hospitals have been excluded from major research in this field. METHODS: The study included a random sample of 40 psychiatric units from medical centers in the national VHA system...
October 16, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032350/identifying-characteristics-of-the-most-severely-impaired-chronic-pain-patients-treated-at-a-specialized-inpatient-pain-clinic
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Eva-Britt Hysing, Lena Smith, Mans Thulin, Rolf Karlsten, Stephen Butler, Torsten Gordh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients suffering from chronic nonmalignant pain constitute a heterogeneous population in terms of clinical presentation and treatment results. Few data are available about what distinguishes different groups in this huge population of patients with chronic persistent pain (CPP). A subgroup that is poorly studied, consists of the most severely impaired chronic pain patients. At the Uppsala University Hospital Pain Clinic, there is a specialized department accepting the most complex patients for rehabilitation...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031785/prior-mental-disorders-and-subsequent-onset-of-chronic-back-or-neck-pain-findings-from-19-countries
#14
Maria Carmen Viana, Carmen C W Lim, Flavia Garcia Pereira, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Jordi Alonso, Ronny Bruffaerts, Peter de Jonge, Jose Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida, Siobhan O'Neill, Dan J Stein, Ali Al-Hamzawi, Corina Benjet, Graça Cardoso, Silvia Florescu, Giovanni de Girolamo, Josep Maria Haro, Chiyi Hu, Viviane Kovess-Masfety, Daphna Levinson, Marina Piazza, José Posada-Villa, Daniel Rabczenko, Ronald C Kessler, Kate M Scott
Associations between depression/anxiety and pain are well established, but its directionality is not clear. We examined the associations between temporally prior mental disorders and subsequent self-reported chronic back/neck pain onset, and investigated the variation in the strength of associations by timing of events during the life course, and by gender. Data were from population-based household surveys conducted in 19 countries (n=52,095). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset of 16 DSM-IV mental disorders, and the occurrence and age-of-onset of back/neck pain were assessed using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031568/anxiety-disorders-in-old-age-psychiatric-comorbidities-quality-of-life-and-prevalence-according-to-age-gender-and-country
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Alessandra Canuto, Kerstin Weber, Marc Baertschi, Sylke Andreas, Jana Volkert, Maria Christina Dehoust, Susanne Sehner, Anna Suling, Karl Wegscheider, Berta Ausín, Mike J Crawford, Chiara Da Ronch, Luigi Grassi, Yael Hershkovitz, Manuel Muñoz, Alan Quirk, Ora Rotenstein, Ana Belén Santos-Olmo, Arieh Shalev, Jens Strehle, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Holger Schulz, Martin Härter
OBJECTIVES: Previous estimates of the prevalence of anxiety disorders in late life vary greatly due to the lack of reliable diagnostic tools. This MentDis_ICF65+ study assessed 12-month prevalence rates of anxiety disorders and age- and gender-related differences in comorbidities, as well as impact on quality of life. DESIGN: The study used a cross-sectional multicenter survey. PARTICIPANTS: The study sample comprised 3,142 men and women aged 65 to 84 years, living in five European countries and Israel...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031186/family-functioning-as-perceived-by-parents-and-young-offspring-at-high-and-low-risk-for-depression
#16
Shimrit Daches, Vera Vine, Kathryn M Layendecker, Charles J George, Maria Kovacs
BACKGROUND: Family dysfunction has been proposed as one of the environmental mechanisms whereby risk of depression is transmitted from mothers to their children. Using our sample of offspring at high and low familial risk for depression, we hypothesized that: a) high-risk offspring (n = 79) and their mothers will report more extensive family dysfunction than low-risk offspring (n = 82) and their mothers, b) family dysfunction will predict the extent of offspring's depressive symptoms, and c) family dysfunction will mediate the impact of mother's depression on offspring's depressive symptoms...
September 24, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030525/neurodevelopment-at-age-10-years-of-children-born-28-weeks-with-fetal-growth-restriction
#17
Steven J Korzeniewski, Elizabeth N Allred, Robert M Joseph, Tim Heeren, Karl C K Kuban, T Michael O'Shea, Alan Leviton
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the relationships between fetal growth restriction (FGR) (both severe and less severe) and assessments of cognitive, academic, and adaptive behavior brain function at age 10 years. METHODS: At age 10 years, the Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns Cohort Study assessed the cognitive function, academic achievement, social-communicative function, psychiatric symptoms, and overall quality of life of 889 children born before 28 weeks' gestation...
October 13, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029537/the-synergistic-effect-of-dual-use-of-amphetamine-type-stimulants-and-ketamine-on-drug-induced-psychotic-symptoms-in-chinese-synthetic-drug-users
#18
Xue-Bing Liu, Yao Zhang, Xu-Yi Wang, Wei Hao
The use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and ketamine is of particular clinical concern because of its associated psychotic symptoms. In Chinese clinical practice, ATS and ketamine are commonly used simultaneously, but very few studies have reported the symptom profile of users who use both drugs. This study determined whether the combined use of ATS and ketamine is associated with more psychotic symptoms than either ATS or ketamine alone. According to drug use characteristics, 375 Chinese synthetic drug users were categorized into 2 pairs of comparison groups: ATS-only (n=125) vs...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028582/internalized-stigma-and-its-impact-in-indian-outpatients-with-bipolar-disorder
#19
Arghya Pal, Pratap Sharan, Rakesh Kumar Chadda
Patients with many psychiatric disorders have considerable internalized stigma. The current study intended to examine the level and impact of internalized stigma in patients with bipolar affective disorder (BPAD). 60 patients with BPAD, 33 patients with schizophrenia and 30 patients with anxiety disorders were compared on Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness scale and The Stigma Scale. The patients with BPAD were assessed using Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), Participation scale (PS) and World Health Organization Quality Of Life - Brief Version - Hindi (WHOQOL-bref)...
October 3, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028526/semantic-coherence-in-psychometric-schizotypy-an-investigation-using-latent-semantic-analysis
#20
Matthew P Marggraf, Alex S Cohen, Beshaun J Davis, Paula DeCrescenzo, Natasha Bair, Kyle S Minor
Technological advancements have led to the development of automated methods for assessing semantic coherence in psychiatric populations. Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) is an automated method that has been used to quantify semantic coherence in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. The current study examined whether: 1) Semantic coherence reductions extended to psychometrically-defined schizotypy and 2) Greater cognitive load further reduces semantic coherence. LSA was applied to responses generated during category fluency tasks in baseline and cognitive load conditions...
September 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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