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Štefica Mikšić, Maja Miškulin, Brankica Juranić, Željko Rakošec, Aleksandar Včev, Dunja Degmečić
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women experience a set of biological and psychological disturbances. The aim of this study was to assess the appearance of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts in pregnant women during the third trimester of pregnancy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 110 pregnant women were included in the study. All of them filled out an anonymous questionnaire about sociodemographic data, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)...
March 2018: Psychiatria Danubina
Eduardo Lattari, Henning Budde, Flávia Paes, Geraldo Albuquerque Maranhão Neto, José Carlos Appolinario, Antônio Egídio Nardi, Eric Murillo-Rodriguez, Sérgio Machado
Background: The effects of the aerobic exercise on anxiety symptoms in patients with Panic Disorder (PD) remain unclear. Thus, the investigation of possible changes in EEG frontal asymmetry could contribute to understand the relationship among exercise, brain and anxiety. Objective: To investigate the acute effects of aerobic exercise on the symptoms of anxiety and the chronic effects of aerobic exercise on severity and symptoms related to PD, besides the changes in EEG frontal asymmetry...
2018: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
Victoria C Merritt, Alexandra L Clark, Scott F Sorg, Nicole D Evangelista, Madeleine Werhane, Mark W Bondi, Dawn M Schiehser, Lisa Delano-Wood
Since few studies have examined the relationship between the APOE gene and clinical outcomes following military-related traumatic brain injury (TBI), we aimed to determine whether the ε4 allele of the APOE gene influences neuropsychiatric symptoms in Veterans with a history of mild to moderate TBI. Participants included 133 Veterans (TBI=79, military controls [MC]=54) who underwent APOE genotyping and were divided into ε4+ (TBI=18, MC=15) and ε4- (TBI=61, MC=39) groups. All participants underwent evaluation of psychological distress using the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and PTSD Checklist-Military Version (PCL-M)...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
Nagesh Kamat, Surulivel Rajan Mallayasamy, P S V N Sharma, Asha Kamath, C Ganesh Pai
OBJECTIVES: Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have to deal with a poor quality of life (QOL) and psychomorbidity resulting from an incurable illness. We aimed to study the effect of patient education on QOL, compliance, anxiety and depression in IBD. METHODS: Patients were prospectively enrolled over two years beginning July 2014 and divided into an interventional and usual care group. Both received the standard of care, but the former in addition received an 8 minute session of video-assisted education...
February 20, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
Marie Ociskova, Jan Prasko, Kristyna Vrbova, Petra Kasalova, Michaela Holubova, Ales Grambal, Klara Machu
Goal: The goal of this study was to explore the impact of self-stigma on the treatment outcomes in patients with anxiety disorders and to find possible mediators of this relationship. Method: Two hundred and nine patients with anxiety disorders, who were hospitalized in a psychotherapeutic department, attended the study. The average age was 39.2±12.4 years; two-thirds were women. Most of the patients used a long-term medication. The participants underwent either cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or short psychodynamic therapy...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Ayhan Bilgiç, Ümit Işık, Rukiye Sivri Çolak, Hatice Derin, Hüseyin Çaksen
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the psychiatric symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQL) of children with epilepsy and psychiatric symptoms of their mothers, and compared them to those of healthy children and their mothers. This study also explored the influence of the child-related and maternal psychiatric variables and seizure-specific factors on the HRQLs of children with epilepsy according to both the children's and parents' perspectives. METHOD: Ninety-nine children with epilepsy (8 to 17years old), their mothers, and a control group (n=51) participated in this study...
February 1, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Eliana C Ciasca, Rita C Ferreira, Carmen L A Santana, Orestes V Forlenza, Glenda D Dos Santos, Paula S Brum, Paula V Nunes
OBJECTIVE: There are few quantitative studies on art therapy for the treatment of depression. The objective of this study was to evaluate if art therapy is beneficial as an adjuvant treatment for depression in the elderly. METHODS: A randomized, controlled, single-blind study was carried out in a sample of elderly women with major depressive disorder (MDD) stable on pharmacotherapy. The experimental group (EG) was assigned to 20 weekly art therapy sessions (90 min/session)...
February 1, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Julia Sevilla-Llewellyn-Jones, Gustavo Camino, Debra A Russo, Michelle Painter, Angel L Montejo, Susana Ochoa, Peter B Jones, Jesus Perez
It is still unclear to what extent personality may influence the development of psychosis. We aimed to explore significant personality traits in individuals at high-risk (HR) for psychosis. Personalities of forty HR individuals and a matched sample of 40 healthy volunteers (HVs) were evaluated with the Millon Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III). They were also assessed with the Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale (PANSS), Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories (BDI-II and BAI), Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) and Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI 6...
March 2018: Psychiatry Research
Mimoza Shahini, Merita Shala, Pajtim Xhylani, Shkumbin Gashi, Islam Borinca, Andreas Erfurth
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between temperament and mental health problems is seen very important as we hope to explain the trajectory of this interaction. The aim of this study was to test the validity of affective temperaments for predicting psychiatric morbidity, by explaining the relationships between temperament, anxiety and depression in a community sample. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. The present sample consisted of 960 participants (347 male, 622 female) with a mean age of M = 28...
January 26, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Bilgehan Atılgan Acar, Mustafa Atahan Gürkan Acar, Türkan Acar, Ceyhun Varım, Aybala Neslihan Alagöz, Enis Bekir Demiryürek, Belma Doğan Güngen, Yeşim Güzey Aras
INTRODUCTION: Given the limited data on autonomic dysfunction in patients with primary restless legs syndrome (pRLS), we compared the autonomic dysfunction and presence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) among patients with pRLS with those among control patients. METHODS: Consecutive adult drug-naïve patients with pRLS, and age- and gender-matched healthy control patients were enrolled in this study. Diagnoses, based on validated self-reported questionnaires, were made using the following guidelines: the Rome III Classification System for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders for IBS; the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for the presence of anxiety and depression, respectively; the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) for severity of sleep disturbances; and Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's disease-Autonomic (SCOPA-AUT) for autonomic dysfunction...
January 26, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
J-H Huang, H-A Chang, W-H Fang, P-S Ho, Y-P Liu, F-J Wan, N-S Tzeng, J-F Shyu, C-C Chang
OBJECTIVE: The G-allele of the -1019C/G (rs6295) promoter polymorphism of the serotonin receptor 1A (HTR1A) gene has been implicated in anxiety; however, the underlying neurophysiological processes are still not fully understood. Recent evidence indicates that low parasympathetic (vagal) tone is predictive of anxiety. We thus conducted a structural equation model (SEM) to examine whether the HTR1A rs6295 variant can affect anxiety by altering parasympathetic nervous activity. METHOD: A sample of 1141 drug-free healthy Han Chinese was recruited for HTR1A genotyping...
March 2018: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Yu-Jia Wang, Kai-Yun Chen, Li-Na Kuo, Wen-Chang Wang, Yu-Wen Hsu, Henry Sung-Ching Wong, Chien-Min Lin, Kuo-Hsing Liao, Yan-Feng Zhang, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Wei-Chiao Chang
BACKGROUND: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the most abundant neurotrophins in the adult brain, and it plays important roles in modulating synaptic plasticity and synaptogenesis. This study attempted to elucidate the role of the BDNF variant rs6265 in emotional symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). METHODS: To investigate the association between BDNF Val66Met polymorphism (rs6265) and emotional symptoms in mTBI patients, we recruited 192 mTBI patients and evaluated their Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores in the first and sixth week after mTBI...
January 22, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
Edgar Geissner, Anne Huetteroth
The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is available in German. Apart from data in its manual, there are no further reports on the psychometric properties of this questionnaire and on its suitability for clinical use in Germany. This study therefore offers an independent investigation into the psychometrics as well as the clinical characteristics of the BAI. Three samples with n=145, n=90, and n=174 comprised inpatients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and treated in a large psychosomatic hospital. In addition to the BAI, the clinician rating Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HamA), the State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory (STAI) as well as the two anxiety subscales of the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL 90) were used to establish convergent validity...
January 19, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
Jacqueline S Gray, Julio Brionez, Thomas Petros, Kevin T Gonzaga
Numerous psychometric measurements are used to assess for mental health problems in Native American and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations; however, few studies have been carried out to assess their validity and reliability within these populations. This study was designed to assess the validity and reliability of numerous measures among the Northern Plains Indians. This article is a partial report, focused on the psychometric measures directed at detecting depression, namely the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) II, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale, the Tri-Ethnic Depression Scale (TEDS), the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Esra Özdil Demiryürek, Bekir Enes Demiryürek, Atilla Tekin, Yeşim Güzey Aras, Belma Doğan Güngen, Sebatiye Erdoğan
Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between childhood traumatic events and headache-related clinical parameters in migraine patients. Methods: 95 patients diagnosed with migraine and 50 healthy controls were included in the study. A socio-demographic form, the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were completed by all participants. Additionally, the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Migraine Disability Assessment Test (MIDAS) were applied to migraine patients...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
Qiang Zhang, Jing Ma, Haiqing Liu, Duolong He, Lilin Chen, Haikun Wu, Hong Jiang, Qing Lu, Shenglu Bai
To explore the pathologies of Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) and KBD accompanied with dental fluorosis (DF), we conducted a comparative analysis of gene expression profiles. 12 subjects were recruited, including 4 KBD patients, 4 patients with KBD and DF and 4 healthy subjects. Genome-wide expression profiles from their peripheral blood mononuclear cells were evaluated by customized oligonucleotide microarray. R programming software was used for the microarray data analysis followed by functional enrichment analysis through KOBAS...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Nancy A Pike, Bhaswati Roy, Ritika Gupta, Sadhana Singh, Mary A Woo, Nancy J Halnon, Alan B Lewis, Rajesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Single ventricle heart disease (SVHD) adolescents show cognitive impairments and anxiety and depressive symptoms, indicating the possibility of brain injury in regions that control these functions. However, brain tissue integrity in cognition, anxiety, and depression regulatory sites in SVHD remains unclear. We examined brain tissue changes in SVHD compared to controls using T2-relaxometry procedures, which measure free water content and show tissue injury. METHODS: Proton-density and T2-weighted images, using a 3...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Ming-Chung Lee, Yu-Chih Shen, Ji-Hung Wang, Yu-Ying Li, Tzu-Hsien Li, En-Ting Chang, Hsiu-Mei Wang
Objective: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with bad cardiovascular outcomes and a high prevalence of anxiety and depression. This study investigated the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on the severity of anxiety and depression in OSA patients with or without coronary artery disease (CAD) and on the rate of cardio- and cerebro-vascular events in those with OSA and CAD. Materials and Methods: This prospective study included patients with moderate-to-severe OSA, with or without a recent diagnosis of CAD; all were started on CPAP therapy...
October 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
Sherry A Beaudreau, Nathan C Hantke, Nehjla Mashal, Christine E Gould, Victor W Henderson, Ruth O'Hara
While investigations have sought to identify the distinct and shared contributions of anxiety and depression to neurocognitive processes in late life, less is known regarding the further contribution of worry, a unique and critical dimension of affective dysregulation. Capturing the full range of symptoms, as inspired by the NIH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), may provide finer-grained information on inter-relationships among worry, anxiety and depression on neurocognitive processing in later life. The objective of this study was to determine if the dimensional trait of worry intensifies known negative associations of dimensional measures of anxiety and depressive symptoms with neurocognitive processes, specifically cognitive control and memory processes...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Roxanne Gaspersz, Femke Lamers, Gayle Wittenberg, Aartjan T F Beekman, Albert M van Hemert, Robert A Schoevers, Brenda W J H Penninx
Although depression with anxious distress appears to be a clinically relevant subtype of major depressive disorder (MDD), whether it involves specific pathophysiology remains unclear. Inflammation has been implicated, but not comprehensively studied. We examined within a large MDD sample whether anxious distress and related anxiety features are associated with differential basal inflammation and innate cytokine production capacity. Data are from 1078 MDD patients from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety...
December 8, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
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