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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800529/mental-health-stigma-and-barriers-to-mental-health-care-for-first-responders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peter T Haugen, Aileen M McCrillis, Geert E Smid, Mirjam J Nijdam
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear how many first responders experience barriers to care and stigma regarding mental health care, and how this influences their help-seeking. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted on barriers to care and mental health stigma in first responders and their empirical relationship with psychosocial and psychiatric variables. METHODS: The databases Medline, Embase PsycINFO, CINAHL, PILOTS, LILACS, Sociological Abstracts, SocINDEX, and Social Citation Index were searched to identify relevant studies...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797004/-lanthanic-presentation-in-first-episode-psychosis-predicts-long-service-delay-the-challenge-of-detecting-masked-psychosis
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Erling Inge Kvig, Beate Brinchmann, Cathrine Moe, Steinar Nilssen, Tor Ketil Larsen, Knut Sørgaard
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Studies of pathways to care in first-episode psychosis have documented a substantial treatment delay occurring after patients enter mental health services. An initial presentation with neurotic rather than psychotic symptoms is common in first-episode psychosis. The term "lanthanic patient" has been used to refer to patients presenting with a reason for help-seeking that is unrelated to the underlying pathology. The aim of this study is to explore whether a lanthanic presentation is related to prolonged service delay...
August 11, 2017: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795635/attitudes-within-the-general-population-towards-seeking-professional-help-in-cases-of-mental-distress
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Saska Roskar, Mark Floyd Bracic, Urska Kolar, Ksenija Lekic, Nusa Konec Juricic, Alenka Tancic Grum, Bogdan Dobnik, Vita Postuvan, Mojca Vatovec
BACKGROUND: Although effective treatment is available for a variety of mental disorders, the treatment and help-seeking gap remains high. One of the main obstacles to help-seeking behaviour is prevailing stigmatizing attitudes. AIM: To examine attitudes within the general population towards seeking professional help in times of mental distress. METHODS: A representative general population survey ( N = 594) was conducted in Slovenia by means of an Internet-based questionnaire, covering data on demographic variables and attitudes towards help-seeking behaviour...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793818/internet-forums-for-suicide-bereavement
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Eleanor Bailey, Karolina Krysinska, Bridianne O'Dea, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Bereavement by suicide is associated with a number of consequences including poor mental health outcomes and increased suicide risk. Despite this, the bereaved by suicide may be reluctant to seek help from friends, family, and professionals. Internet forums and social networking sites are a popular avenue of support for the bereaved, but to date there is a lack of research into their use and efficacy. AIMS: To survey users of suicide bereavement Internet forums and Facebook groups regarding their help-seeking behaviors, use of forums, and perceived benefits and limitations of such use...
August 10, 2017: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790828/impact-of-help-seeking-behavior-and-partner-support-on-postpartum-depression-among-saudi-women
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Adel F Almutairi, Mahmoud Salam, Samiyah Alanazi, Manal Alweldawi, Najad Alsomali, Najla Alotaibi
BACKGROUND: Many studies have discovered a number of factors that can contribute to the risk of developing postpartum depression (PPD), including, but not limited to, life stressors, lack of social support, low economic status, and quality of the marital relationship. However, these studies were conducted in various countries with participants from different cultural backgrounds. PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the impact of general help-seeking behavior (GHSB) and partner support (PS) on PPD among Saudi women in primary health care clinics in Riyadh city...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782283/psychosis-risk-screening-in-different-populations-using-the-prodromal-questionnaire-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mark Savill, Jennifer D'Ambrosio, Tyrone D Cannon, Rachel L Loewy
AIM: Diagnosing individuals at ultra high risk (UHR) for psychosis can improve early access to treatment, and a two-stage model utilizing self-report screening followed by a clinical interview can be accurate and efficient. However, it is currently unclear which screening cut-offs to adopt with different populations. METHODS: A systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies evaluating the Prodromal Questionnaire (PQ) as a preliminary screener for UHR and psychosis was conducted to examine screening effectiveness in different contexts...
August 6, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780650/predictors-and-reasons-for-help-seeking-behavior-among-women-with-urinary-incontinence
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Louise Schreiber Pedersen, Gunnar Lose, Mette Terp Høybye, Martina Jürgensen, Annika Waldmann, Martin Rudnicki
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the predictors and reasons for help-seeking behavior among women with urinary incontinence (UI) in Germany and Denmark. METHODS: This international postal survey was conducted in 2014. In each country, 4,000 women of at least 18 years of age were randomly selected. The questionnaires included validated items regarding help-seeking behavior and the ICIQ-UI SF. UI was defined as any involuntary loss of urine...
August 5, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776105/improving-help-seeking-for-postnatal-depression-and-anxiety-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-motivational-interviewing
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Charlene Holt, Jeannette Milgrom, Alan W Gemmill
Low uptake of treatment by women with symptoms of postnatal depression and anxiety is consistently reported. This study examined whether a brief motivational interviewing (MI) intervention delivered by Maternal and Child Health Nurses (MCHNs) during routine emotional health assessments improves help-seeking following childbirth. In this parallel two-group cluster randomised controlled trial, MCHNs delivered a MI intervention ('PRIMER', n = 20) or Routine Care (n = 20) at women's (n = 541) postnatal consultations...
August 3, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770572/mental-health-of-health-professionals
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Kenneth Nunn
Helping medical colleagues with depression and suicidal thoughts and feelings can be more difficult than helping those who are not in the caring professions. The current systems of notification of impairment and supporting troubled doctors, especially in the public sector, are not working well and can make help seeking and help accepting harder. Accessing effective psychiatric help confidentially and in a timely way is difficult unless it is anticipated, facilitated, tenacious and resistant to initial rebuff...
August 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766092/facilitators-and-barriers-to-disclosure-of-postpartum-mood-disorder-symptoms-to-a-healthcare-provider
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Betty-Shannon Prevatt, Sarah L Desmarais
Objectives This study explored perceived barriers and facilitators to disclosure of postpartum mood disorder (PPMD) symptoms to healthcare professionals among a community-based sample. Methods A sample of predominantly white, middle class, partnered, adult women from an urban area in the southeast United States (n = 211) within 3 years postpartum participated in an online survey including the Perceived Barriers to Treatment Scale, the Maternity Social Support Scale, the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales-21, and items querying PPMD disclosure...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758672/stress-sensitivity-as-a-putative-mechanism-linking-childhood-trauma-and-psychopathology-in-youth-s-daily-life
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C Rauschenberg, J van Os, D Cremers, M Goedhart, J N M Schieveld, U Reininghaus
OBJECTIVE: Childhood trauma (CT) is associated with a range of psychopathologies, including psychosis. However, evidence on underlying mechanisms remains limited. The study aimed to investigate whether CT impacts on youth mental health by modifying sensitivity to stress in daily life. METHOD: The experience sampling method (ESM) was used to measure momentary stress, negative affect and psychotic experiences in 99 adolescents and young adults (43 help-seeking service users, 16 siblings and 40 controls)...
July 31, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756165/pathways-to-care-among-persons-with-dementia-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center
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Sk Altaf Hossien, Santosh Loganathan, Meena Kolar Sridara Murthy, Sivakumar Palanimuthu Thangaraju, Srikala Bharath, Mathew Varghese
The prevalence of dementia is increasing rapidly, specifically in low and middle income countries (LAMIC) due to demographic aging. Help seeking is delayed and usually sought at an advanced stage of illness and many are yet to receive a formal diagnosis. We interviewed 35 caregivers of persons with Dementia (as per ICD-10) using a semi-structured questionnaire, the Short Explanatory Model Interview (SEMI). We explored the pathways taken by caregivers of people with dementia en route to a tertiary care centre and the interactions they had with different health care providers...
July 27, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750688/the-psychometric-characteristics-of-the-revised-depression-attitude-questionnaire-r-daq-in-pakistani-medical-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-study-of-doctors-in-lahore
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Mark Haddad, Ahmed Waqas, Ahmed Bashir Sukhera, Asad Zaman Tarar
BACKGROUND: Depression is common mental health problem and leading contributor to the global burden of disease. The attitudes and beliefs of the public and of health professionals influence social acceptance and affect the esteem and help-seeking of people experiencing mental health problems. The attitudes of clinicians are particularly relevant to their role in accurately recognising and providing appropriate support and management of depression. This study examines the characteristics of the revised depression attitude questionnaire (R-DAQ) with doctors working in healthcare settings in Lahore, Pakistan...
July 27, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748306/low-emotion-oriented-coping-and-informal-help-seeking-behaviour-as-major-predictive-factors-for-improvement-in-major-depression-at-5-year-follow-up-in-the-adult-community
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S Rodgers, C L Vandeleur, M-P F Strippoli, E Castelao, A Tesic, J Glaus, A M Lasserre, M Müller, W Rössler, V Ajdacic-Gross, M Preisig
PURPOSE: Given the broad range of biopsychosocial difficulties resulting from major depressive disorder (MDD), reliable evidence for predictors of improved mental health is essential, particularly from unbiased prospective community samples. Consequently, a broad spectrum of potential clinical and non-clinical predictors of improved mental health, defined as an absence of current major depressive episode (MDE) at follow-up, were examined over a 5-year period in an adult community sample...
July 26, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745012/validation-of-the-early-detection-primary-care-checklist-in-an-italian-community-help-seeking-sample-the-checklist-per-la-valutazione-dell-esordio-psicotico
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Lorenzo Pelizza, Andrea Raballo, Enrico Semrov, Luigi Rocco Chiri, Silvia Azzali, Ilaria Scazza, Sara Garlassi, Federica Paterlini, Francesca Fontana, Rosanna Favazzo, Luana Pensieri, Michela Fabiani, Leonardo Cioncolini, Simona Pupo
BACKGROUND: To establish the concordant validity of the "Checklist per la Valutazione dell'Esordio Psicotico" (CVEP) in an Italian help-seeking population. The CVEP is the Italian adaptation of the "early detection Primary Care Checklist," a 20-item tool specifically designed to assist primary care practitioners in identifying young people in the early stages of psychosis. METHODS: The checklist was completed by the referring practitioners of 168 young people referred to the "Reggio Emilia At Risk Mental States" Project, an early detection infrastructure developed under the aegis of the Regional Project on Early Detection of Psychosis in the Reggio Emilia Department of Mental Health...
July 26, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744989/impact-of-rurality-and-substance-use-on-young-people-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Helen J Stain, Sean A Halpin, Amanda L Baker, Mike Startup, Vaughan J Carr, Ulrich Schall, Kylie Crittenden, Vanessa Clark, Terry J Lewin, Sandra Bucci
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal research into early intervention for youth at ultra high risk (UHR) for psychosis demonstrates beneficial outcomes including increased treatment compliance and greater participation in education and the workforce. Despite known barriers for rural youth accessing mental health services, research comparing urban and rural UHR youth is lacking. The study included an examination of the impact of substance use on functioning of UHR youth. METHODS: Youth aged 12 to 25 years were recruited from the urban area of Newcastle or the rural area of Orange, New South Wales, Australia, and identified as UHR by the Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States...
July 26, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741136/predictors-of-resilience-and-posttraumatic-growth-among-people-living-with-hiv-a-longitudinal-study
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Helena Garrido-Hernansaiz, Patrick J Murphy, Jesús Alonso-Tapia
This longitudinal study investigated the predictors of HIV-related resilience (HR) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) among Spanish-speaking HIV-positive people. Perceived past resilience, internalised stigma, and coping strategies were hypothesised as possible predictors. Data were collected at two time points from 119 HIV-positive people. Path analyses with latent variables revealed that half of HR 8 months after diagnosis was predicted by rumination, emotional expression, positive thinking, internalised stigma, and perceived past resilience...
July 24, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740822/neurological-soft-signs-effects-of-trait-schizotypy-psychological-distress-and-auditory-hallucination-predisposition
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Saskia de Leede-Smith, Steven Roodenrys, Lauren Horsley, Shannen Matrini, Erin Mison, Emma Barkus
Schizotypy is regarded as a trait vulnerability for psychotic disorders, yet alone is insufficient for development of a diagnosable disorder. Additional symptoms and psychological distress are necessary for help seeking and transition from an at risk mental state to a clinical diagnosis. The present study investigated the interaction between trait schizotypy, state auditory verbal hallucination (AVH) predisposition, distress and handedness for the expression of neurological soft signs (NSS), a neurodevelopmental vulnerability factor for psychosis...
March 2017: Schizophrenia Research. Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738869/maternal-depression-in-syrian-refugee-women-recently-moved-to-canada-a-preliminary-study
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Asma Ahmed, Angela Bowen, Cindy Xin Feng
BACKGROUND: Refugee women are almost five times more likely to develop postpartum depression than Canadian-born women. This can be attributed to various difficulties they faced before coming to Canada as well as during resettlement. Moreover, refugee women usually face many obstacles when accessing health services, including language and cultural barriers, as well as unique help-seeking behaviors that are influenced by various cultural and practical factors. There has been a recent, rapid influx of Syrian refugees to Canada, and many of them are childbearing women...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738212/the-pattern-of-self-harm-in-fars-province-in-south-iran-a-population-based-study
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Saeid Gholamzadeh, Mozhghan Zahmatkeshan, Mohammad Zarenezhad, Elaheh Ghaffari, Sanaz Hoseni
Non-suicidal self-harm includes cutting, scratching, burning and minor overdosing. There have been few studies that have examined the rate and pattern of self-harm among different individuals of the society. We performed a population-based study to determine different aspects of non-suicidal self-harm in cases referred to legal medicine organization of Fars Province and south Iran. In a population-based longitudinal survey, we applied data from cases referred to legal medicine organization of Fars province...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
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