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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922592/determining-if-borderline-personality-disorder-and-bipolar-disorder-are-alternative-expressions-of-the-same-disorder-results-from-the-national-epidemiologic-survey-on-alcohol-and-related-conditions
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Iris de la Rosa, María A Oquendo, Gemma García, Barbara Stanley, Ana González-Pinto, Shang-Min Liu, Carlos Blanco
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder represent 2 different disorders or alternative manifestations of the same disorder. METHODS: The data were collected between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2005. The analyses were conducted between December 21 and December 27, 2010. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were performed on 25 symptoms assessing depression, mania, and borderline personality disorder from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, a large nationally representative sample of the US adult population (N = 34,653)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918344/accesses-for-alcohol-intoxication-to-the-emergency-department-and-the-risk-of-re-hospitalization-an-observational-retrospective-study
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Maurizio Baldassarre, Fabio Caputo, Raimondo Maria Pavarin, Matteo Massimo Bossi, Maria Elena Bonavita, Paolo Caraceni, Alice Grignaschi, Mimosa Balloni, Mario Cavazza, Mauro Bernardi, Marco Domenicali
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are a frequent cause of admission to emergency departments (EDs) for acute alcohol intoxication (AAI). Patients with AUD present a higher risk of readmission to EDs for AAI than the general population, however, the distinction between sporadic AAI and AAI in the context of AUD in the ED setting is difficult. AIMS: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of patients admitted to EDs because of AAI and to identify factors associated with repeated admissions in order to develop a risk stratification system for patients with AUD based on objective data that can be easily applied in an ED setting...
September 1, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913713/ethnic-groups-differ-in-how-poor-self-rated-mental-health-reflects-psychiatric-disorders
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Shervin Assari
AIM: This study aimed to explore cross-ethnic variation in the pattern of the associations between psychiatric disorders and self-rated mental health (SRMH) in the USA. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), 2001-2003, a national household probability sample. The study enrolled 18,237 individuals who were either Non-Hispanic White (n = 7587), African American (n = 4746), Mexican (n = 1442), Cuban (n = 577), Puerto Rican (n = 495), Other Hispanic (n = 1106), Vietnamese (n = 520), Filipino (n = 508), Chinese (n = 600) or Other Asian (n = 656)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912822/a-rare-case-of-cavitary-lesion-of-the-lung-caused-by-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Muhammad Kashif, Rizwan Ahmed Dudekula, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an atypical bacterium that most commonly causes upper respiratory tract infections, but it can also cause pneumonia, referred to as "walking pneumonia." Although cavitary lesions are present in a wide variety of infectious and noninfectious processes, those attributable to M. pneumoniae are extremely uncommon; thus, to date, epidemiological studies are lacking. Here, we present a rare case of a 20-year-old male, referred to us from a psychiatric facility for evaluation of a cough, who was found to have a cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903161/national-trends-in-suicide-attempts-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Mark Olfson, Carlos Blanco, Melanie Wall, Shang-Min Liu, Tulshi D Saha, Roger P Pickering, Bridget F Grant
Importance: A recent increase in suicide in the United States has raised public and clinical interest in determining whether a coincident national increase in suicide attempts has occurred and in characterizing trends in suicide attempts among sociodemographic and clinical groups. Objective: To describe trends in recent suicide attempts in the United States. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data came from the 2004-2005 wave 2 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) and the 2012-2013 NESARC-III...
September 13, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899446/affective-and-emotional-dysregulation-as-pre-dementia-risk-markers-exploring-the-mild-behavioral-impairment-symptoms-of-depression-anxiety-irritability-and-euphoria
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Zahinoor Ismail, Jennifer Gatchel, Daniel R Bateman, Ricardo Barcelos-Ferreira, Marc Chantillon, Judith Jaeger, Nancy J Donovan, Moyra E Mortby
BACKGROUND: Affective and emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, euphoria, and irritability are common neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in pre-dementia and cognitively normal older adults. They comprise a domain of Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI), which describes their emergence in later life as an at-risk state for cognitive decline and dementia, and as a potential manifestation of prodromal dementia. This selective scoping review explores the epidemiology and neurobiological links between affective and emotional symptoms, and incident cognitive decline, focusing on recent literature in this expanding field of research...
September 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892142/loneliness-and-friendships-among-eight-year-old-children-time-trends-over-a-24-year-period
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Lotta Lempinen, Niina Junttila, Andre Sourander
BACKGROUND: Loneliness in childhood has a wide range of negative consequences for well-being and mental health later in life. This study reports time-trends in children's loneliness and the association between children's loneliness and psychiatric symptoms over a 24-year period. METHODS: Information on 3,749 eight-year-old Finnish-speaking children born in 1981, 1991, 1997, and 2004 was gathered at four time points from the area covered by Turku University Hospital in southwest Finland...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890420/perinatal-inflammation-and-adult-psychopathology-from-preclinical-models-to-humans
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REVIEW
Amaicha Mara Depino
Perinatal environment plays a crucial role in brain development and determines its function through life. Epidemiological studies and clinical reports link perinatal exposure to infection and/or immune activation to various psychiatric disorders. In addition, accumulating evidence from animal models shows that perinatal inflammation can affect various behaviors relevant to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, anxiety and depression. Remarkably, the effects on behavior and brain function do not always depend on the type of inflammatory stimulus or the perinatal age targeted, so diverse inflammatory events can have similar consequences on the brain...
September 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888534/psychiatric-phenotypes-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Ian Mahar, Michael L Alosco, Ann C McKee
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disorder involving cognitive, motor, and psychiatrically-relevant symptoms resulting from repetitive head impacts. Psychiatric phenotypes of CTE, including depression and suicidality, present particular challenges for CTE research, given that the diagnosis requires postmortem neuropathological examination. The pathognomonic lesion of CTE is the perivascular accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau (ptau) protein at the depths of cortical sulci. These lesions are found in the earliest disease stages, and with advancing pathological severity, ptau deposition occurs in widespread brain regions in a four-stage scheme of severity...
September 6, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886959/-the-psychiatric-hospital-discharge-database-rim-p-an-essential-tool-for-the-surveillance-of-hospitalization-after-a-suicide-attempt
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C Chan Chee, L-M Paget
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological surveillance of suicide attempts is essential for monitoring indicator trends in the evaluation of prevention actions. As part of this surveillance, analysis of data from hospitalization for suicide attempts is particularly useful. METHODS: For the first time, data from two national hospital discharge databases, the "Programme de médicalisation des systèmes d'information en médecine, chirurgie, obstétrique" (PMSI-MCO) and the " Recueil d'information médicalisé en psychiatrie" (RIM-P) have been analyzed jointly...
September 5, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886905/group-differences-in-pain-interference-psychiatric-disorders-and-general-medical-conditions-among-hispanics-and-whites-in-the-u-s-general-population
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Declan T Barry, Corey Pilver Glenn, Rani A Hoff, Marc N Potenza
The cross-sectional retrospective study examined whether ethnicity moderates relationships between pain interference and both psychopathology and general medical conditions among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults. Participants comprised 32,574 (14% Hispanic; 86% white) National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions respondents. While Hispanic respondents were less likely than white respondents to report severe pain interference (11.4% vs. 11.9%) or moderate pain interference (5.7% vs. 7...
August 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882281/the-state-of-the-residential-fire-fatality-problem-in-sweden-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-event-typologies
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Anders Jonsson, Carl Bonander, Finn Nilson, Fredrik Huss
INTRODUCTION: Residential fires represent the largest category of fatal fires in Sweden. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology of fatal residential fires in Sweden and to identify clusters of events. METHOD: Data was collected from a database that combines information on fatal fires with data from forensic examinations and the Swedish Cause of Death-register. Mortality rates were calculated for different strata using population statistics and rescue service turnout reports...
September 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878698/synthetic-cathinone-and-cannabinoid-designer-drugs-pose-a-major-risk-for-public-health
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REVIEW
Aviv M Weinstein, Paola Rosca, Liana Fattore, Edythe D London
As part of an increasing worldwide use of designer drugs, recent use of compounds containing cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids is especially prevalent. Here, we reviewed current literature on the prevalence, epidemiology, bio-behavioral effects, and detection of these compounds. Gender differences and clinical effects will also be examined. Chronic use of synthetic cathinone compounds can have major effects on the central nervous system and can induce acute psychosis, hypomania, paranoid ideation, and delusions, similar to the effects of other better-known amphetamine-type stimulants...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874253/-benzodiazepines-still-play-a-role-in-modern-psychiatric-therapy
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Martin Balslev Jørgensen, Poul Videbech, Merete Osler
Benzodiazepines (BZ) are widely used for anxiety across psychiatric diagnoses, but for the last decades regulation has been increasingly tight due to problems with tolerance, addiction, withdrawal symptoms and cognitive side effects. Some guidelines claim that BZ only work for a few weeks, and that BZ cause traffic accidents, increased mortality and dementia. In Denmark, the use of BZ has been substantially reduced. In this article it is argued, that not all patients habituate, that most of the epidemiological findings are hampered by confounding, and that there still is a role for long-term use of BZ in the treatment of anxiety...
September 4, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873238/cholinergic-urticaria-patients-of-different-age-groups-have-distinct-features
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A Asady, J Ruft, A Ellrich, T Hawro, M Maurer, S Altrichter
BACKGROUND: Cholinergic Urticaria (CholU) is a common skin disease characterized by the development of pinpoint sized wheals and severe itch upon physical exercise. Little is known about the epidemiology of CholU. CholU can occur at any age and has the highest prevalence among young adults. As of now, it is unclear if patients of different age show differences in the clinical manifestation of CholU, duration of disease, comorbidities or response to treatment. METHODS: Here, we analysed the demographic data and clinical characteristics including disease duration and comorbidities of 200 CholU patients, 12 to 76 years of age...
September 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867937/epidemiology-of-anxiety-disorders-from-surveys-to-nosology-and-back
#16
Dan J Stein, Kate M Scott, Peter de Jonge, Ronald C Kessler
On the basis of epidemiological survey findings, anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental disorders around the world and are associated with significant comorbidity and morbidity. Such surveys rely on advances in psychiatric nosology and may also contribute usefully to revisions of the nosology. There are a number of questions at the intersection of psychiatric epidemiology and nosology. This review addresses the following: What is the prevalence of anxiety disorders and how do we best explain cross-national differences in prevalence estimates? What are the optimal diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders, and how can epidemiological data shed light on this question? What are the comorbidities of anxiety disorders, and how do we best understand the high comorbidities seen in these conditions? What is the current treatment gap for anxiety disorders, and what are the implications of current understandings of psychiatric epidemiology and nosology for policy-making relevant to anxiety disorders? Here, we emphasize that anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of the psychiatric conditions, and that rather than merely contrasting cross-national prevalence in anxiety disorders, it is more productive to delineate cross-national themes that emerge about the epidemiology of these conditions...
June 2017: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860769/factors-associated-with-depressive-symptoms-in-people-living-with-hiv-attending-antiretroviral-clinic-at-fitche-zonal-hospital-central-ethiopia-cross-sectional-study-conducted-in-2012
#17
Tebikew Yeneabat, Asres Bedaso, Tadele Amare
BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders with the prevalence rate ranging from 5% to 10% in the general population and about 60% in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV). It has been reported to be more common among women living with HIV. In HIV patients, depression can have negative impacts on their quality of life. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed at identifying the prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated factors among PLHIV attending the antiretroviral therapy clinic at Fitche Zonal Hospital...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853439/u-s-epidemiology-of-cannabis-use-and-associated-problems
#18
Deborah S Hasin
This review provides an overview of the changing U.S. epidemiology of cannabis use and associated problems. Adults and adolescents increasingly view cannabis as harmless, and some can use cannabis without harm. However, potential problems include harms from pre-natal exposure and unintentional childhood exposure; decline in educational or occupational functioning after early adolescent use, and in adulthood, impaired driving and vehicle crashes; cannabis use disorders (CUD), cannabis withdrawal, and psychiatric comorbidity...
August 30, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837954/is-parity-status-associated-with-bipolar-disorder-clinical-features-severity-or-evolution
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Sarah Tebeka, Yann Le Strat, Caroline Dubertret
OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively the association of the number of past pregnancies on the evolution of bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS: Data were drawn from the 2 waves of the National Epidemiologic Study of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), a representative sample of the US population of 34,653 participants. All women diagnosed with BD were included. The number of children and BD's characteristics, i.e. BD type, age of onset, hospitalization and suicide attempt, and lifetime psychiatrics comorbidity were assessed at wave 1...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836711/delirium-tremens-and-alcohol-withdrawal-nationally-in-the-veterans-health-administration
#20
David Thomas Moore, Brian Scott Fuehrlein, Robert Alan Rosenheck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Alcohol withdrawal-especially delirium tremens (DT)-is a potentially life-threatening condition. While short-term treatment regimens and factors that predispose to more severe symptomatology have been extensively studied, little attention has been paid to the clinical epidemiology and long-term care of the chronic medical, addictive, psychiatric, and psychosocial problems faced by these patients. METHODS: National Veterans Health Administration data from fiscal year 2012 were examined to identify veterans diagnosed with DT; with withdrawal but not DT (WNDT); and with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) but neither DT nor WNDT...
August 24, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
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