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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033858/honosca-d-as-a-measure-of-the-severity-of-diagnosed-mental-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-psychometric-properties-of-the-german-translation
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Agnes von Wyl, Stephan Toggweiler, Ruedi Zollinger
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA), in use worldwide, is a 13-item measure assessing the biopsychosocial severity of mental health problems in children and adolescents. This article introduces the authorized German-language version of HoNOSCA, the HoNOSCA-D, and examines and discusses its psychometric properties based on a clinical sample of 1,533 children and adolescents aged 4;0 to 17;11 years. For the HoNOSCA-D total score (severity of mental health problems), internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was 0...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960019/yoga-as-part-of-a-package-of-care-versus-standard-care-for-schizophrenia
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Julie Broderick, Davy Vancampfort
BACKGROUND: Yoga is an ancient spiritual practice that originated in India and is currently accepted in the Western world as a form of relaxation and exercise. It has been of interest for people with schizophrenia to determine the efficacy of yoga delivered as a package of care versus standard care. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of yoga as a package of care versus standard care. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group Trials Register (latest 30 March 2017) which is based on regular searches of MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, BIOSS, AMED, PsychINFO, and registries of clinical trials...
September 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956893/yoga-versus-non-standard-care-for-schizophrenia
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Julie Broderick, Niall Crumlish, Alice Waugh, Davy Vancampfort
BACKGROUND: Yoga is an ancient spiritual practice that originated in India and is currently accepted in the Western world as a form of relaxation and exercise. It has been of interest for people with schizophrenia as an alternative or adjunctive treatment. OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess the effects of yoga versus non-standard care for people with schizophrenia. SEARCH METHODS: The Information Specialist of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group searched their specialised Trials Register (latest 30 March 2017), which is based on regular searches of MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, BIOSIS, AMED, PsycINFO, and registries of clinical trials...
September 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955138/alpha7-nachr-agonists-for-cognitive-deficit-and-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trials
#4
Ye Jin, Qi Wang, Yan Wang, Mengxi Liu, Anji Sun, Zhongli Geng, Yiwei Lin, Xiaobai Li
BACKGROUND: Previous clinical trials of α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists (α7-nAChR agonists) showed mixed results in treating the cognitive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of α7-nAChR agonists in treating the cognitive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia. METHODS: A literature search was conducted to identify randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials for schizophrenia published before May 26, 2017, by searching PubMed, Embase, ClinicalTrials...
August 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945106/development-of-a-stated-preference-instrument-to-prioritize-treatment-goals-in-recent-onset-schizophrenia
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Kathleen Beusterien, Elcie Chan, Pedro Such, Anne de Jong Laird, Stephan Heres, Kaitlan Amos, Jean-Yves Loze, Anna-Greta Nylander, Paul Robinson, John F P Bridges
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate a new stated-preference instrument to prioritize multiple treatment goals among people with recent onset schizophrenia. METHODS: A draft survey instrument was developed to assess preferences for 13 key treatment goals that were identified based on the literature. The survey incorporates best-worst scaling (BWS), which shows repeated subsets comprising 4 of the 13 goals, and respondents identify which is most important and which is least important to them...
October 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940256/chlorpromazine-versus-penfluridol-for-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Naemeh Nikvarz, Mostafa Vahedian, Navid Khalili
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of chlorpromazine, a benchmark antipsychotic, has not been fully assessed in direct comparison with different individual antipsychotics. Penfluridol is another old antipsychotic with a long half-life so one oral dose may last up to one week. This could confer advantage. OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical effects of chlorpromazine compared with penfluridol for adults with schizophrenia. SEARCH METHODS: On 31 March 2017, we searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Study-Based Register of Trials which is based on regular searches of CINAHL, BIOSIS, AMED, Embase, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and registries of clinical trials...
September 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931808/electroconvulsive-therapy-induced-brain-functional-connectivity-predicts-therapeutic-efficacy-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-multivariate-pattern-recognition-study
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Peng Li, Ri-Xing Jing, Rong-Jiang Zhao, Zeng-Bo Ding, Le Shi, Hong-Qiang Sun, Xiao Lin, Teng-Teng Fan, Wen-Tian Dong, Yong Fan, Lin Lu
Previous studies suggested that electroconvulsive therapy can influence regional metabolism and dopamine signaling, thereby alleviating symptoms of schizophrenia. It remains unclear what patients may benefit more from the treatment. The present study sought to identify biomarkers that predict the electroconvulsive therapy response in individual patients. Thirty-four schizophrenia patients and 34 controls were included in this study. Patients were scanned prior to treatment and after 6 weeks of treatment with antipsychotics only (n = 16) or a combination of antipsychotics and electroconvulsive therapy (n = 13)...
May 11, 2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926417/the-reading-the-mind-in-the-eyes-test-validity-and-reliability-of-the-thai-version
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Thammanard Charernboon, Tiraya Lerthattasilp
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Until now there has not been a validated measure of theory of mind available in the Thai language. Our goal in this study was to assess the validity and reliability of our Thai-language translation of the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (the "Eyes Test"). METHODS: We gave our Thai version of the Eyes Test to 70 participants: 30 people with schizophrenia and 40 normal controls. We also gave Thai versions of the Faces Test and the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination to assess convergent validity...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867652/the-neuropsychology-and-neurobiology-of-late-onset-schizophrenia-and-very-late-onset-schizophrenia-like-psychosis-a-critical-review
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Lies Van Assche, Manuel Morrens, Patrick Luyten, Luc Van de Ven, Mathieu Vandenbulcke
OBJECTIVE: The current review discusses neuropsychological profiles and the longitudinal course of cognitive dysfunction in Late Onset Schizophrenia (LOS) and Very-late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis (VLOSLP), and attempts to clarify its neurobiological underpinnings. METHOD: A systematic literature search resulted in 29 publications describing original research on the neuropsychology of LOS/VLOSLP and 46 studies focussing on neurobiology. RESULTS: Although mildly progressive cognitive impairment is usually present, only a subgroup of LOS/VLOSLP develops dementia during a 10-year follow-up succeeding the onset of psychosis...
September 1, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865406/resting-state-perfusion-in-the-language-network-is-linked-to-formal-thought-disorder-and-poor-functional-outcome-in-schizophrenia
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K Stegmayer, M Stettler, W Strik, A Federspiel, R Wiest, S Bohlhalter, S Walther
OBJECTIVE: Formal thought disorder (FTD) is a core symptom in schizophrenia. Here, we focus on resting state cerebral blood flow (rCBF) linked to dimensions of FTD. METHODS: We included 47 schizophrenia spectrum patients and 30 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. We assessed FTD with the assessment of thought, language, and communication (TLC) and imaging on a 3T MRI scanner. Within patients, we tested the association of FTD dimensions and in a subgroup (n = 27) the association of functional outcome after 6 months with whole brain rCBF...
November 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857488/preliminary-study-of-higher-order-language-and-extralinguistic-impairments-in-individuals-with-high-clinical-risk-of-psychosis-and-first-episode-of-schizophrenia
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Agnieszka Pawełczyk, Magdalena Kotlicka-Antczak, Emila Łojek, Tomasz Pawełczyk
AIM: Higher-order language functions are associated with understanding indirect speech acts, lexical-semantic processes, the understanding and production of prosody, discourse production and comprehension. Only a few studies imply that language abnormalities may be present in individuals at ultra-high risk for psychosis (UHR) and first-episode of schizophrenia (FE). The purpose of this study was to test the presence of higher-order language dysfunctions in UHR and FE subjects using a standardized comprehensive test battery...
August 31, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846054/severe-clinical-events-in-100-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-retrospective-clinical-description-using-a-system-specific-psychopathological-approach
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Moritz E Wigand, Fabian U Lang, Lea Reichhardt, Thomas G Schulze, Sebastian Walther, Thomas Becker, Markus Jäger
Catatonic states and numerous other severe clinical events can complicate the course of schizophrenia. Whether these severe courses are associated with particular system-specific symptom dimensions remain unclear. Aim is to assess the frequency of severe clinical events in a clinical population and to investigate the association of these events with sociodemographic data and system-specific psychopathology, combining qualitative and quantitative data. We performed a comprehensive retrospective description of a well-described and geographically stable sample of 100 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and linked severe clinical events with sociodemographic data at inclusion into the study (as indicators of social functioning) and symptoms at first admission, classified with the Bern Psychopathology Scale (BPS)...
August 28, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834020/relationships-between-corpus-callosum-and-language-lateralization-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorders
#13
Maxime Tréhout, Elise Leroux, Nicolas Delcroix, Sonia Dollfus
OBJECTIVES: The question of whether there is a continuum or a dichotomy among patients with schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorders (BD) has not been clearly resolved and remains a challenge. Thus, the identification of specific biomarkers of these disorders might be helpful. The present study investigated the volume of the corpus callosum (CC) and functional lateralization for language as potential biomarkers and their relationships in SZ and BD. METHODS: The study included 20 patients with SZ, 20 patients with BD and 40 healthy controls (HC)...
August 23, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833180/body-language-reading-of-emotion-in-schizophrenia-associations-with%C3%A2-symptoms-and-functional-outcome
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Katharina Nymo Engelstad, Kjetil S Sundet, Ole A Andreassen, Anja Vaskinn
Our aim was to explore how body language reading of emotion relates to neurocognition, symptoms and functional outcome in schizophrenia. Fifty-four individuals with schizophrenia and eighty-four healthy controls participated in the study. Emotion perception was assessed with a point-light display (PLD) task, the Emotion in Biological Motion (EmoBio) test, neurocognition was measured with the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB), and functioning was indexed by one measure of functional capacity and by one self-report questionnaire...
August 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830574/the-nature-and-efficacy-of-culturally-adapted-psychosocial-interventions-for-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
A Degnan, S Baker, D Edge, W Nottidge, M Noke, C J Press, N Husain, S Rathod, R J Drake
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia founded on Western belief systems and values may not be efficacious in different cultures without adaptation. This systematic review analyses the nature and outcomes of culturally-adapted psychosocial interventions in schizophrenia, examining how interventions have been adapted, their efficacy and what features drive heterogeneity in outcome. METHOD: Articles identified by searching electronic databases from inception to 3 March 2016, reference lists and previous reviews were independently screened by two authors for eligible controlled trials...
August 23, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816925/treatment-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-associated-with-antipsychotic-medication-literature-review
#16
Antonia Vuk, Maja Baretic, Martina Matovinovic Osvatic, Igor Filipcic, Nikolina Jovanovic, Martina Rojnic Kuzman
BACKGROUND: The second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) are associated with metabolic disturbances. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a rare, but potentially fatal sign of acute glucose metabolism dysregulation, which may be associated with the use of SGAs. This study aims to review published reports of patients with schizophrenia and antipsychotic drug-associated DKA, focusing on the effective management of both conditions. METHODS: Using a predefined search strategy, we searched PubMed and EMBASE from their inception to July 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810347/-history-of-world-neurosurgery
#17
X Wang
In 5000 BC, South American tribes digged the bones in the living head to seek ways to communicate with the gods, which was primitive trephination and may be the first neurosurgical behavior. In 2600 BC, Imhotep in ancient Egypt took the brain out of the head from the nose, for a better preserve of the mummy, which was a prototype of modern transsphenoidal surgery. And the development of anatomy in ancient Greek laid a solid foundation for neurosurgery. From 500 to 1500 AD, the rise of religion and the occurrence of war, prompted a large number of craniocerebral trauma, which contributed greatly to the early development of neurosurgery as a distinct specialty...
May 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789558/canadian-schizophrenia-guidelines-introduction-and-guideline-development-process
#18
Tamara Pringsheim, Donald Addington
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the Canadian Schizophrenia Guidelines is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The target users are health care professionals. Recommendations are provided as guidance to physicians and patients, with the goal of improving the overall standard of care of individuals with schizophrenia. METHODS: The guidelines were developed using the ADAPTE process, a systematic approach and alternative to de novo guideline development, in which an existing guideline is customised to suit the local context...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777029/characterizing-smartphone-engagement-for-schizophrenia-results-of-a-naturalist-mobile-health-study
#19
John Torous, Patrick Staples, Linda Slaters, Jared Adams, Luis Sandoval, J P Onnela, Matcheri Keshavan
INTRODUCTION: Despite growing interest in smartphone apps for schizophrenia, little is known about how these apps are utilized in the real world. Understanding how app users are engaging with these tools outside of the confines of traditional clinical studies offers an important information on who is most likely to use apps and what type of data they are willing to share. METHODS: The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, in partnership with Self Care Catalyst, has created a smartphone app for schizophrenia that is free and publically available on both Apple iTunes and Google Android Play stores...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772137/action-verb-fluency-deficits-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-linking-language-cognition-and-interpersonal-functioning
#20
Daria Smirnova, Melanie Clark, Assen Jablensky, Johanna C Badcock
Deficits in action (verb) fluency have previously been reported in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The degree to which this reflects difficulties generating verbs in different semantic categories is unknown. Here, action fluency responses of 46 patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and 76 healthy controls were classified as action or mental state verbs, using well-established taxonomies. The word length, frequency, age of acquisition, valence and concreteness of the verbs produced were also examined...
July 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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