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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573030/treatment-course-and-its-predictors-in-patients-with-somatoform-disorders-a-routine-outcome-monitoring-study-in-secondary-psychiatric-care
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I V E Carlier, D H Andree Wiltens, Y R van Rood, T van Veen, J Dekker, A M van Hemert
AIM: Somatoform disorders are common and often chronic. It would be helpful to distinguish those patients who are likely to have a positive treatment course from those who are likely to follow a negative course. Such studies of different somatoform disorders are scarce, especially in secondary psychiatric care. This study examined the 6-month treatment course of psychological, physical symptoms, and functioning, and its predictors in a naturalistic sample of secondary psychiatric care outpatients with somatoform disorders...
March 23, 2018: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506301/-beneficial-effect-of-medical-cannabis-in-the-treatment-of-a-pharmacoresistant-nausea-associated-with-a-somatoform-disorder-in-a-patient-with-post-polio-syndrome
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Markus Bleckwenn, Klaus Weckbecker, Sebastian Voss
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS:  We report a 79-year-old patient with post-polio syndrome (PPS). In the course of this disease, recurrent upper abdominal pain and a therapy-resistant nausea developed without vomiting. In addition, the patient was limited by the combination of muscular weakness, obesity, dietary-treated diabetes and a degenerative spinal cord injury significantly in its mobility and physical capacity. INVESTIGATIONS AND DIAGNOSIS:  Despite extensive diagnostics, no somatic cause could be found neither for the nausea nor for the upper abdominal pain...
March 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503548/childhood-trauma-and-dissociation-among-women-with-genito-pelvic-pain-penetration-disorder
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Beliz Özen, Y Özay Özdemir, E Emrem Beştepe
Objective: Causes such as childhood trauma, negative attitude about sexuality, inadequate sexual knowledge and education, relationship problems, and unconscious motivation are reported about psychosexual development in the etiology of genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPP/PD). There are few studies that focus directly on research etiology of GPP/PD and use structured scales. The aim of this study was to research childhood trauma and dissociation forms among women with GPP/PD. Patients and methods: Fifty-five women with GPP/PD according to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and 61 healthy women with no complaints of sexual function as a control group, in the age range of 18-60 years, were included in this study...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282342/-motor-symptoms-of-autoimmune-encephalopathies
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Yuichi Tashiro, Hiroshi Takashima
Autoimmune encephalopathies are clinically and immunologically heterogeneous disorders. At least 20 types of autoimmune encephalopathies have been discovered, with the most common type being Hashimoto encephalopathy. In clinical situations, we often observe that patients with autoimmune encephalopathy are misdiagnosed because they exhibit signs similar to those observed in functional psychogenic movement, conversion, or somatoform disorders. We clinically examined over 100 patients with autoimmune encephalopathy...
December 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236245/-relevance-of-type-of-diagnosis-and-occupational-status-for-the-results-of-psychiatric-rehabilitation
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Friedrich Riffer, Manuel Sprung, Lore Streibl, Elmar Kaiser
OBJECTIVE: The specific effectiveness of psychiatric rehabilitation has been confirmed in numerous studies. Of particular interest is to what extend different results can be observed regarding the occupational status and type of mental illness of patients. Unemployment at the start of treatment is generally deemed to be a disadvantage for treatment outcome. Weaker treatment effects have also been reported for some types of mental illnesses, such as pain- und somatoform disorders. METHODS: Results from the evaluation of a sample of 2260 patients form the psychiatric rehabilitation clinic Gars am Kamp were analyzed, with regard to the occupational status and type of mental illness of patients...
March 2018: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231597/-clinical-experience-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-persistent-somatoform-pain-disorder
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Jing Sun, Yi Liang, Chao Wang, Xiaomei Shao, Jianqiao Fang
The clinical manifestation and clinical diagnosis and treatment of acupuncture for persistent somatoform pain disorder (PSPD) were observed to explore its etiology. It is found that the causative factor of PSPD is probably relevant with pain memory induced by the negative emotions during the first attack of pain, which is in the category of "depression" in TCM. In clinical diagnosis, the medical history should be explored to discover the potential etiology and determine the diagnosis. In treatment, the root cause should be considered, focusing on mind and qi regulation and associating with analgesia...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167050/insecure-attachment-style-and-cumulative-traumatic-life-events-in-patients-with-somatoform-pain-disorder-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yeliz Nacak, Eva Morawa, Daniela Tuffner, Yesim Erim
OBJECTIVE: Current models assume somatoform pain disorder (SPD) to be the result of a complex interaction between bio- and psychosocial factors, but the etiology is still not well understood. This study aimed to investigate the distribution of attachment style and the frequency of traumatic life events, especially childhood adversities, in patients with SPD compared to healthy controls. METHODS: We compared 65 patients with SPD (confirmed by Structured Clinical Interview, SCID-I) to 65 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151850/relationships-between-catastrophic-thought-bodily-sensations-and-physical-symptoms
#8
Hiroshi Seto, Mutsuhiro Nakao
Background: Researchers have recently begun to seek cognitive explanations for physical symptoms with no obvious biological cause. Concepts such as somatization, somatosensory amplification, and somatosensory catastrophizing have been invoked to explain these phenomena. Somatosensory amplification occurs when these bodily sensations become stronger and more painful. Somatosensory catastrophizing is the tendency to attribute these bodily sensations to unbearable functional modulation or as signs of serious illness...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027829/mental-health-pain-symptoms-and-systemic-comorbidities-in-women-with-endometriosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Silvia Vannuccini, Lucia Lazzeri, Cinzia Orlandini, Giuseppe Morgante, Giuseppe Bifulco, Andrea Fagiolini, Felice Petraglia
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a gynecological disease with a severe impact on quality of life. The aim of this study is to assess mental health status in a group of women with endometriosis, investigating their clinical history, pain symptoms and systemic comorbidities. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was performed on a group of Italian Caucasian women with endometriosis (n = 134). All patients filled the 'Patient Health Questionnaire' (PHQ), a self-administered screening tool for mental health disorders...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953820/study-on-the-prescribing-patterns-of-antipsychotic-medication-in-a-rural-england-community-mental-health-team
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Madhavan Seshadri, Ahmed Elsemary, Madhusudan Deepak Thalitaya, Lawrence Chikodzore, Priya Nagalingam
INTRODUCTION: Providing comprehensive services for about 400 patients in the South Herefordshire area, the community mental health team manages cases of varying severity and complexity, ranging from Schizophrenia, to neuroses and disorders of adult personality. Antipsychotic medication remains a mainstay of treatment and management for patients under the team case load; hence a need exists for a detailed look into the prescription patterns of such medications. AIM: The aim of this study was to look into the prescribing patterns of antipsychotics for a sample of 50 patients in the South Herefordshire community team during the year of 2016 (from Jan 2016 to Dec 2016), as well as investigate whether these antipsychotics were licensed to be used for the corresponding diagnoses of these patients...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940665/prediction-of-persistent-post-operative-pain-pain-specific-psychological-variables-compared-with-acute-post-operative-pain-and-general-psychological-variables
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C Horn-Hofmann, J Scheel, V Dimova, A Parthum, R Carbon, N Griessinger, R Sittl, S Lautenbacher
BACKGROUND: Psychological variables and acute post-operative pain are of proven relevance for the prediction of persistent post-operative pain. We aimed at investigating whether pain-specific psychological variables like pain catastrophizing add to the predictive power of acute pain and more general psychological variables like depression. METHODS: In all, 104 young male patients undergoing thoracic surgery for pectus excavatum correction were studied on the pre-operative day (T0) and 1 week (T1) and 3 months (T2) after surgery...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940150/-suicide-risk-in-somatoform-disorders
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REVIEW
Giancarlo Giupponi, Ignazio Maniscalco, Sandra Mathà, Carlotta Ficco, Georg Pernther, Livia Sanna, Maurizio Pompili, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Andreas Conca
BACKGROUND: The somatoform disorders include a group of complex disorders consist of somatic symptoms for which there are no identifiable organic cause or pathogenetic mechanisms. Given the importance of these disorders and the need to clarify the diagnosis of somatoform disorder affecting the suicide risk, we took into consideration the scientific literature to investigate the correlation between the two conditions. METHODS: We performed a bibliographic search through Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, Scopus, SciELO, ORCID, Google Scholar, DOAJ using the following terms: somatoform, somatization disorder, pain disorder AND psychological factor, suicide, parasuicide, suicidality...
September 22, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894385/genetic-and-epigenetic-epidemiology-of-chronic-widespread-pain
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REVIEW
Jasmine I Kerr, Andrea Burri
The etiology underlying chronic widespread pain (CWP) remains largely unknown. An integrative biopsychosocial model seems to yield the most promising explanations for the pathogenesis of the condition, with genetic factors also contributing to disease development and maintenance. Here, we conducted a search of studies investigating the genetic and epigenetic epidemiology of CWP through electronic databases including Web of Science, Medline, PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar. Combinations of keywords including CWP, chronic pain, musculoskeletal pain, genetics, epigenetics, gene, twins, single-nucleotide polymorphism, genotype, and alleles were used...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893330/changes-in-resting-state-brain-networks-after-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-chronic-pain
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A Yoshino, Y Okamoto, G Okada, M Takamura, N Ichikawa, C Shibasaki, S Yokoyama, M Doi, R Jinnin, H Yamashita, M Horikoshi, S Yamawaki
BACKGROUND: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is thought to be useful for chronic pain, with the pathology of the latter being closely associated with cognitive-emotional components. However, there are few resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (R-fMRI) studies. We used the independent component analysis method to examine neural changes after CBT and to assess whether brain regions predict treatment response. METHODS: We performed R-fMRI on a group of 29 chronic pain (somatoform pain disorder) patients and 30 age-matched healthy controls (T1)...
September 12, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852247/somatoform-pain-disorder-presenting-as-atypical-facial-pain-a-rare-presentation-in-a-13-year-old
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Ruchita Shah, Nidhi Chauhan
Children and adolescents often present to physicians and pediatricians with a range of medically unexplained symptoms, most common being headache, abdominal, and bone pains. These symptoms can be a manifestation of underlying depressive, anxiety or somatoform disorders, and sometimes the only symptom. Hence, it is important to recognize and manage these symptoms. Atypical facial pain (AFP) or atypical trigeminal neuralgia that has variably been described to be of psychological origin is considered to be rare in children...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713529/somatoform-dissociation-fatigue-severity-and-pain-behavior-compared-in-patients-with-migraine-headache-and-in-healthy-individuals
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Ghasem Fattahzadeh-Ardalani, Vida Aghazadeh, Abolfazl Atalu, Vahid Abbasi
The prevalence of migraine in the world is about 15 and 7% among women and men, respectively. The purpose of this study was comparison of somatoform dissociation, fatigue severity and pain behavior in patients with migraine headache and its relationship with coping strategies. This descriptive analytical study has been done on 120 patients with migraine headache and 120 healthy subjects were selected randomly. Data collected by somatoform dissociation questionnaire (SDQ-20), fatigue severity scale, pain behavior scale and coping strategies scale...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678214/dissociative-features-of-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Tonguc D Berkol, Yasin H Balcioglu, Simge S Kirlioglu, Habib Erensoy, Meltem Vural
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationships between the dissociative features of FMS and the pain, psychological status, and functional status. METHODS: Twenty-seven women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and 24 controls from the Istanbul Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital (2013-2015) were included in this cross-sectional study. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Structured Clinical Interview for Axis I Disorders was used to evaluate the participants...
July 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592893/regional-brain-functions-in-the-resting-state-indicative-of-potential-differences-between-depression-and-chronic-pain
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Atsuo Yoshino, Yasumasa Okamoto, Mitsuru Doi, Naofumi Otsuru, Go Okada, Masahiro Takamura, Naho Ichikawa, Satoshi Yokoyama, Hidehisa Yamashita, Shigeto Yamawaki
Complex relationships between depression and chronic pain have been reported in previous studies. However, only a few neuroimaging studies have investigated similarities and differences in neural systems underlying them. We examined the brain functions in the resting state of 43 patients with depression, 41 patients with chronic pain (somatoform pain disorder) and 41 healthy controls, by using regional homogeneity (ReHo) and functional connectivity analysis. Depressive symptoms were assessed by using the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-II)...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572738/sleep-and-somatic-complaints-in-university-students
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Angelika A Schlarb, Merle Claßen, Sara M Hellmann, Claus Vögele, Marco D Gulewitsch
BACKGROUND: Sleep problems are common among university students. Poor sleep is associated with impaired daily functioning, increased risk of psychiatric symptoms, and somatic complaints such as pain. Previous results suggest that poor sleep exacerbates pain, which in turn negatively affects sleep. The purpose of the present study was to determine prevalence rates, comorbidity, and role of depression as a factor of moderating the relationship between sleep and physical complaints in German university students...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554368/mental-disorders-in-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-cpps
#20
Christian Brünahl, Christoph Dybowski, Rebecca Albrecht, Björn Riegel, Johanna Höink, Margit Fisch, Bernd Löwe
OBJECTIVE: Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is a debilitating pain condition with prevalence rates between 2.0% and 26.6%. Studies indicate that CPPS is often associated with psychosocial factors, but little is known about the presence of full-blown mental disorders in female and male patients with CPPS. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the frequencies of mental disorders in patients with CPPS. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were collected from patients visiting a specialized outpatient clinic...
July 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
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