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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433991/the-effect-of-traumatic-experiences-and-psychiatric-symptoms-on-the-life-satisfaction-of-north-korean-refugees
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Yeonsun Choi, Sun Young Lim, Jin Yong Jun, So Hee Lee, So Young Yoo, Soohyun Kim, Ah Reum Gwak, Ji-Chul Kim, Yu Jin Lee, Seog Ju Kim
BACKGROUND: Successful adaptation of refugees to a new society can be hindered by traumatic experiences and psychiatric symptoms. This study aims to examine the relationship between trauma, psychiatric symptoms and life satisfaction of North Korean refugees resettled in South Korea. METHODS: A total of 211 North Korean refugees living in South Korea completed a series of questionnaires on the history of their previous traumatic experiences, life satisfaction in South Korea, depression, anxiety, somatization and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms...
April 22, 2017: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429147/docetaxel-related-fatigue-in-men-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-descriptive-analysis
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A R T Bergin, E Hovey, A Lloyd, G Marx, P Parente, T Rapke, P de Souza
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a prevalent and debilitating side effect of docetaxel chemotherapy in metastatic prostate cancer. A better understanding of the kinetics and nature of docetaxel-related fatigue may provide a framework for intervention. METHODS: This secondary analysis was performed using the MOTIF database, from a phase III, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of modafinil (200 mg/day for 15 days) for docetaxel-related fatigue in men with metastatic prostate cancer [1]...
April 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428813/perinatal-depression-in-nigeria-perspectives-of-women-family-caregivers-and-health-care-providers
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Ademola Adeponle, Danielle Groleau, Lola Kola, Laurence J Kirmayer, Oye Gureje
BACKGROUND: Perinatal maternal depression is common and undertreated in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria. While culture shapes the social determinants and expression of depressive symptoms, there is a dearth of research investigating these processes in African contexts. METHODS: To address this gap, we conducted in-depth interviews with 14 women with perinatal depression, 14 of their family caregivers and 11 health providers, using the McGill Illness Narrative Interview as part of a larger trial of a stepped-care intervention...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427833/a-european-research-network-to-improve-diagnosis-treatment-and-care-for-patients-with-persistent-somatic-symptoms-work-report-of-the-euronet-soma-conference-series
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Angelika Weigel, Paul Hüsing, Sebastian Kohlmann, Marco Lehmann, Meike Shedden-Mora, Anne Toussaint, Bernd Löwe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416243/psychological-interventions-for-children-with-functional-somatic-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Irma J Bonvanie, Karen H Kallesøe, Karin A M Janssens, Andreas Schröder, Judith G M Rosmalen, Charlotte U Rask
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effectiveness of psychological treatments on symptom load and associated disability in children with functional somatic symptoms, and to explore potential moderators of effects. STUDY DESIGN: Cochrane, PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, and CINAHL were searched for randomized controlled trials published in peer-reviewed journals. Randomized controlled trials studying the effect of a psychological treatment on symptom load and disability in children with functional somatic symptoms were selected...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404493/relationships-between-depression-pain-and-sleep-quality-with-doctor-visits-among-community-based-adults-in-north-west-china
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J Guo, C Liu, X Wang, Z Qu, W Zhang, X Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have suggested that the high rates of unmet need for mental health services in China among depressed people are related to a cultural tendency to deny mental and emotional symptoms and instead express them somatically. Such somatization may lead a sufferer to a consultation with a healthcare professional but rarely leads to appropriate mental health treatment. This study aimed to elucidate the relationships of depression, sleep quality and perceived physical pain with doctor visits among community-based adults in China, and thus to help guide the development of clinical practices aimed at reducing unmet mental health service need...
March 7, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403801/iga-igm-responses-to-gram-negative-bacteria-are-not-associated-with-perinatal-depression-but-with-physio-somatic-symptoms-and-activation-of-the-tryptophan-catabolite-pathway-at-the-end-of-term-and-postnatal-anxiety
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Roomruangwong Chutima, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, George Anderson, André F Carvalho, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
Evidence has implicated the translocation of commensal Gram-negative bacteria (Gram-B) due to leaky gut in the pathophysiology of depression and physio-somatic symptoms (e.g. fatigue, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, malaise, etc.). In addition, the leaky gut may contribute to immune-inflammatory activation and oxidative stress. This study investigated whether bacterial translocation is associated with perinatal depression and anxiety scores and with prenatal physio-somatic symptoms and immune-inflammatory biomarkers, including the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway...
April 7, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399944/prospective-association-between-tobacco-smoking-and-death-by-suicide-a-competing-risks-hazard-analysis-in-a-large-twin-cohort-with-35-year-follow-up
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A E Evins, T Korhonen, T H Kinnunen, J Kaprio
BACKGROUND: The relationship between smoking and suicide remains controversial. METHOD: A total of 16 282 twin pairs born before 1958 in Finland and alive in 1974 were queried with detailed health and smoking questionnaires in 1975 and 1981, with response rates of 89% and 84%. Smoking status and dose, marital, employment, and socio-economic status, and indicators of psychiatric and somatic illness were assessed at both time points. Emergent psychiatric and medical illness and vital status, including suicide determined by forensic autopsy, were evaluated over 35-year follow-up through government registries...
April 12, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399093/-the-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-depressive-disorders-in-climacteric-transition
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N A Tyuvina, V V Balabanova, E O Voronina
AIM: To study clinical symptoms of menopause depression, develop differential diagnostic criteria and consider treatment aspects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty women, aged 41-65 years, with mental disorders developed in different periods of menopause (perimenopause, menopause and post menopause) were studied. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Four types of depression were diagnosed: climacteric (n=46), psychogenic (n=35), endogenic (n=42) and involutional (n=27)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398194/causal-attributions-of-mental-health-problems-and-depressive-symptoms-among-older-somali-refugees-in-finland
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Saija Kuittinen, Mulki Mölsä, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Marja Tiilikainen, Marja-Liisa Honkasalo
Causal attributions of mental health problems play a crucial role in shaping and differentiating illness experience in different sociocultural and ethnic groups. The aims of this study were (a) to analyze older Somali refugees' causal attributions of mental health problems; (b) to examine the associations between demographic and diagnostic characteristics, proxy indicators of acculturation, and causal attributions; and (c) to analyze the connections between causal attributions and the manifestation of somatic-affective and cognitive depressive symptoms...
April 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397153/meldna-score-is-associated-with-psychopathology-and-reduced-quality-of-life-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-a-liver-transplant-perspective
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Gabriele Cavaggioni, Edoardo Poli, Flaminia Ferri, Lucia Parlati, Valentina Monaco, Claudia Melcore, Barbara Lattanzi, Manuela Merli, Gianluca Mennini, Fabio Melandro, Massimo Rossi, Stefano Ginanni Corradini
Psychopathological symptoms and reduced health related quality of life (HRQoL) are frequent in cirrhotics, but no data on their association with cirrhosis prognosis assessed by the MELDNa score are available. Prospective data on the long-term effect of deceased donor liver transplantation (LT) on psychopathological symptoms are needed. Before entering the LT waiting list, 44 consecutive LT cirrhotic candidates without a major psychiatric disorder underwent a psychopathological assessment, including Symptom Checklist-90-revised (SCL-90-R) and Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ)...
April 11, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395376/-rehabilitation-of-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-skin-diseases
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R Stachow, M Küppers-Chinnow, S Scheewe
Chronic skin diseases are a common indication for inpatient rehabilitation in children and adolescents. Atopic eczema and psoriasis play the most important role. But other rare congenital dermatoses such as ichthyoses or epidermolysis bullosa can also be rehabilitated. Patients with skin diseases are often considerably stigmatized and report a limited quality of life and participation. The somatic and psychosocial development of the children is also often severely affected by severe forms of the diseases. The concept of inpatient rehabilitation is, on the one hand, the development of an individually adapted topical therapy plan, which often follows a step concept and is adapted to the severity of the skin symptoms...
April 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390296/mirror-self-face-perception-in-individuals-with-schizophrenia-feelings-of-strangeness-associated-with-one-s-own-image
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Catherine Bortolon, Delphine Capdevielle, Rosalie Altman, Alexandra Macgregor, Jérôme Attal, Stéphane Raffard
Self-face recognition is crucial for sense of identity and for maintaining a coherent sense of self. Most of our daily life experiences with the image of our own face happen when we look at ourselves in the mirror. However, to date, mirror self-perception in schizophrenia has received little attention despite evidence that face recognition deficits and self abnormalities have been described in schizophrenia. Thus, this study aims to investigate mirror self-face perception in schizophrenia patients and its correlation with clinical symptoms...
April 3, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386913/self-report-of-tmj-clicking-and-psychological-factors-is-there-an-association
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A Ukra, L A Foster Page, W M Thomson, R G Knight, M Farella
The objectives of the current study were to test the hypothesis that self-reported TMJ clicking sounds in adolescents are positively associated with non-specific somatic symptoms, self-perception of body image, and care-seeking behaviour. A cross-sectional study was carried out in 353 young adolescents (48.4% females) recruited from community (N=272) and orthodontic clinic (N=81) settings. Assessments included self-reported TMJ clicking, non-specific physical symptoms, body image concerns, and for the clinic sample only, the source of motivation for treatment...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385114/psychological-distress-anger-and-quality-of-life-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-associations-with-biochemical-phenotypical-andsocio-demographic-factors
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Lidia Borghi, Daniela Leone, Elena Vegni, Valentina Galiano, Corina Lepadatu, Patrizia Sulpizio, Emanuele Garzia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and psychological disturbances, including anger. To analyze whether the biochemical/phenotypical features of PCOS play a role in the type and severity of psychological disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This case-control study included 30 PCOS patients meeting NIH criteria and 30 non-PCOS women referring to Reproductive Medicine Unit for infertility. Complete clinical and biochemical screening and the self-reported psychological data [Symptom Check List 90-R (SCL-90-R); Short-Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36); and State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2)] were collected...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381118/the-factor-structure-of-the-hopkins-symptoms-checklist-hscl-25-in-a-student-population-a-cautionary-tale
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Jens C Skogen, Simon Øverland, Otto R F Smith, Leif E Aarø
AIMS: The Hopkins Symptoms Checklist (HSCL-25) is a widely used self-report measurement for mental health problems, but its factor structure is still uncertain, with divergent results in different social or cultural settings. We aimed to investigate the previously suggested factor structures of the HSCL-25, as well as a model including an explicit somatic factor among students in Norway. METHODS: The study population is based on data from the Norwegian study of students' health and wellbeing, SHoT ('Studentenes Helse- og Trivselsundersøkelse'), and the present study comprises N = 13,525 participants...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380711/active-interest-mentorship-for-soon-to-retire-people
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Siu-Man Ng, Lingli Leng, Qi Wang
Retirement is a major life transition that often leads to maladjustments and mental health hazards. In this study, we developed an innovative retirement preparation program, the Active Interest Mentorship Scheme (AIMS), which utilized active interest development as a positive entry point through which to engage soon-to-retire people. Each retiree received a 1-year mentorship 6 months before retirement. Adopting a quasi-experimental design, the study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the AIMS in protecting retirees' well-being...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379498/association-of-anxiety-symptom-clusters-with-sleep-quality-and-daytime-sleepiness
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Christine E Gould, Adam P Spira, Victoria Liou-Johnson, Erin Cassidy-Eagle, Makoto Kawai, Nehjla Mashal, Ruth O'Hara, Sherry A Beaudreau
Objectives: To better understand links between anxiety and sleep disturbances in older adults, we examined the association of different phenotypic presentations of anxiety (i.e., affective, cognitive, and somatic clusters) with global sleep quality and daytime sleepiness. Methods: 109 community-dwelling adults aged 66-92 years old (57% female) completed assessments of global sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index), daytime sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale), affective anxiety symptoms (Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) affective subscale), cognitive anxiety symptoms (GAS cognitive subscale), and somatic anxiety symptoms (GAS somatic subscale)...
April 3, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374658/the-inner-world-of-overactive-monitoring-neural-markers-of-interoception-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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A Yoris, A M García, L Traiber, H Santamaría-García, M Martorell, F Alifano, R Kichic, J S Moser, M Cetkovich, F Manes, A Ibáñez, L Sedeño
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients typically overmonitor their own behavior, as shown by symptoms of excessive doubt and checking. Although this is well established for the patients' relationship with external stimuli in the environment, no study has explored their monitoring of internal body signals, a process known to be affected in anxiety-related syndromes. Here, we explored this issue through a cardiac interoception task that measures sensing of heartbeats. Our aim was to explore key behavioral and electrophysiological aspects of internal-cue monitoring in OCD, while examining their potential distinctiveness in this condition...
April 4, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371755/are-media-reports-able-to-cause-somatic-symptoms-attributed-to-wifi-radiation-an-experimental-test-of-the-negative-expectation-hypothesis
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Anne-Kathrin Bräscher, Koen Raymaekers, Omer Van den Bergh, Michael Witthöft
People suffering from idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF) experience numerous non-specific symptoms that they attribute to EMF. The cause of this condition remains vague and evidence shows that psychological rather than bioelectromagnetic mechanisms are at work. We hypothesized a role of media reports in the etiology of IEI-EMF and investigated how somatosensory perception is affected. 65 healthy participants were instructed that EMF exposure can lead to enhanced somatosensory perception...
March 31, 2017: Environmental Research
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