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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918419/-about-the-association-between-antipsychotic-medication-and-cardiovascular-morbidity-epidemiology-and-possible-background-mechanisms
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Gabor Gaszner, Gabor Barna, Peter Dome
The history of antipsychotics began with the discovery of chlorpromazine in the 1950s. Since then this group of medications has become one of the most important element of the armamentarium of psychopharmacology. While initially these pharmacons were used in the treatment of psychotic states (including psychotic mania) in the last approximately 10-15 years new indications - such as treatment of depressive, manic and mixed states and also mood-stabilization in bipolar disorder and also the treatment of major depressive disorder - for several second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) agents have been introduced...
June 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918241/stigma-experienced-by-patients-with-severe-mental-disorders-a-nationwide-multicentric-study-from-india
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Sandeep Grover, Ajit Avasthi, Aakanksha Singh, Amitava Dan, Rajarshi Neogi, Darpan Kaur, Bhavesh Lakdawala, Abhijit R Rozatkar, Naresh Nebhinani, Suravi Patra, Priya Sivashankar, Alka A Subramanyam, Adarsh Tripathi, Ab Majid Gania, Gurvinder Pal Singh, Prakash Behere
This study aimed to evaluate the stigma and its correlates among patients with severe mental disorders. Patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia (N = 707), bipolar disorder (N = 344) and recurrent depressive disorder (N = 352) currently in clinical remission from 14 participating centres were assessed on Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (ISMIS). Patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia experienced higher level of alienation, sterotype endorsement, discrimination experience and total stigma when compared to patients with bipolar disorder and recurrent depressive disorder...
August 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913835/retributive-justifications-for-jail-diversion-of-individuals-with-mental-disorder
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E Lea Johnston
Jail diversion programs have proliferated across the United States as a means to decrease the incarceration of individuals with mental illnesses. These programs include pre-adjudication initiatives, such as crisis intervention teams, as well as post-adjudication programs, such as mental health courts and specialized probationary services. Post-adjudication programs often operate at the point of sentencing, so their comportment with criminal justice norms is crucial. This article investigates whether and under what circumstances post-adjudication diversion for offenders with serious mental illnesses may cohere with principles of retributive justice...
September 14, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911339/emerging-treatments-for-the-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia
#4
Abhinav Anand, Puneet Khurana, Jasneet Chawla, Neha Sharma, Navneet Khurana
Dementia is referred to a loss of memory and decline in other mental abilities at levels critical enough to hinder performance of daily activities. It can be of several types, depending on the underlying pathophysiology. The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are various, but the most clinically significant are depression, apathy, and anxiety. Other BPSD include agitation, aberrant motor behavior, elation, hallucinations, and alterations in sleep and appetite. About 90% of sufferers of dementia are affected by BPSD during the course of the illness...
September 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905138/the-effectiveness-of-a-knowledge-translation-cognitive-educational-intervention-for-family-members-of-persons-coping-with-severe-mental-illness
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P Weiss, N Hadas-Lidor, A Weizman, D Sachs
Keshet, a course for family members of persons' coping with mental illness, was developed to enhance positive family cognitive communication skills. Improving communication with the use of mediation techniques, primarily used by therapists, creates a learning environment viewed as a strategy of Knowledge Translation. To examine the effectiveness of Keshet in improving attitudes, problem solving, communication skills and attenuation of burden a quasi-experimental research design was applied with study and control condition...
September 13, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901554/perspectives-of-a-tailored-lifestyle-program-for-people-with-severe-mental-illness-receiving-housing-support
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Ylva Rönngren, Annette Björk, David Haage, Åsa Audulv, Lisbeth Kristiansen
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to describe the acceptability of the lifestyle program PHYS/CAT and to get information about the tools used for assessment of functional exercise capacity, cognitive performance, and self-health-related quality of life. DESIGN AND METHODS: The findings are based on focus groups and the researchers' experiences of conducting the program as well as using the assessment tools. FINDINGS: The acceptability of the program and the assessment tools was mainly satisfactory...
September 13, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901279/role-of-physical-exercise-and-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-depressive-illness-in-the-elderly
#7
Stefano Farioli-Vecchioli, Stefano Sacchetti, Vittoria Nicolis di Robilant, Debora Cutuli
BACKGROUND: In adulthood, depression is the most common type of mental illness and will be the second leading cause of disease by 2020. Major depression dramatically affects the function of the central nervous system and degrades life quality, especially during aging. Several mechanisms underlie the pathophysiology of depressive illness, given it has a multifactorial etiology. Human and animal studies have demonstrated that depression is mainly associated with imbalances in neurotransmitters and neurotrophins, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis alterations, brain volume changes, neurogenesis dysfunction, and dysregulation of inflammatory pathways...
September 11, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901217/ethical-and-methodological-issues-in-qualitative-studies-involving-people-with-severe-and-persistent-mental-illness-such-as-schizophrenia-and-other-psychotic-conditions-a-critical-review
#8
Ing-Marie Carlsson, Marjut Blomqvist, Henrika Jormfeldt
Undertaking research studies in the field of mental health is essential in mental health nursing. Qualitative research methodologies enable human experiences to become visible and recognize the importance of lived experiences. This paper argues that involving people with schizophrenia in research is critical to promote their health and well-being. The quality of qualitative research needs scrutinizing according to methodological issues such as trustworthiness and ethical standards that are a fundamental part of qualitative research and nursing curricula...
2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900779/mental-health-disparities-treatment-engagement-and-attrition-among-racial-ethnic-minorities-with-severe-mental-illness-a-review
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REVIEW
Jessica Maura, Amy Weisman de Mamani
Mounting evidence indicates that there are mental health disparities in the United States that disadvantage racial/ethnic minorities in medical and mental health settings. Less is known, however, about how these findings apply to a particularly vulnerable population, individuals with severe mental illness (SMI). The aim of this paper is to (1) provide a critical review of the literature on racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care among individuals with SMI; (2) identify factors which may contribute to the observed disparities; and (3) generate recommendations on how best to address these disparities...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899202/a-serial-mediation-model-of-workplace-social-support-on-work-productivity-the-role-of-self-stigma-and-job-tenure-self-efficacy-in-people-with-severe-mental-disorders
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Patrizia Villotti, Marc Corbière, Carolyn S Dewa, Franco Fraccaroli, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Sara Zaniboni, Tania Lecomte
PURPOSE: Compared to groups with other disabilities, people with a severe mental illness face the greatest stigma and barriers to employment opportunities. This study contributes to the understanding of the relationship between workplace social support and work productivity in people with severe mental illness working in Social Enterprises by taking into account the mediating role of self-stigma and job tenure self-efficacy. METHOD: A total of 170 individuals with a severe mental disorder employed in a Social Enterprise filled out questionnaires assessing personal and work-related variables at Phase-1 (baseline) and Phase-2 (6-month follow-up)...
September 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898460/burden-of-chronic-urticaria-relative-to-psoriasis-in-five-european-countries
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M M Balp, S Khalil, H Tian, S Gabriel, J Vietri, T Zuberbier
BACKGROUND: Quantification of burden of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) versus psoriasis (PsO) is limited. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the burden associated with CSU versus PsO of all severities (overall PsO), mild and moderate/severe PsO. METHODS: his retrospective cross-sectional analysis compared data from adult patients with chronic urticaria (CU), used as a proxy for CSU, and PsO from the National Health and Wellness Survey in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898402/interventions-for-obtaining-and-maintaining-employment-in-adults-with-severe-mental-illness-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yvonne B Suijkerbuijk, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Joost C van Mechelen, Anneli Ojajärvi, Marc Corbière, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: People with severe mental illness show high rates of unemployment and work disability, however, they often have a desire to participate in employment. People with severe mental illness used to be placed in sheltered employment or were enrolled in prevocational training to facilitate transition to a competitive job. Now, there are also interventions focusing on rapid search for a competitive job, with ongoing support to keep the job, known as supported employment. Recently, there has been a growing interest in combining supported employment with other prevocational or psychiatric interventions...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898197/urgent-need-for-improved-mental-health-care-and-a-more-collaborative-model-of-care
#13
James Lake, Mason Spain Turner
Current treatments and the dominant model of mental health care do not adequately address the complex challenges of mental illness, which accounts for roughly one-third of adult disability globally. These circumstances call for radical change in the paradigm and practices of mental health care, including improving standards of clinician training, developing new research methods, and re-envisioning current models of mental health care delivery. Because of its dominant position in the US health care marketplace and its commitment to research and innovation, Kaiser Permanente (KP) is strategically positioned to make important contributions that will shape the future of mental health care nationally and globally...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898165/internalized-stigma-among-patients-with-substance-use-disorders-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-india
#14
Siddharth Sarkar, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Saurabh Kumar, Vinay Saini, Akriti Kamran, Vaibhav Patil, Swarndeep Singh, Shreeya Gyawali
Internalized stigma among individuals with substance use disorders is a major barrier for accessing mental health services. This study aimed to assess internalized stigma among individuals with substance use disorders and to assess the relationship of internalized stigma with the quality of life. This cross-sectional study recruited 201 patients with a clinical diagnosis of at least opioid or alcohol use disorder according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 at a public-funded tertiary care center in India...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891660/augmenting-mhealth-with-human-support-notes-from-community-care-of-people-with-serious-mental-illnesses
#15
Geneva Kay Jonathan, Lupita Pivaral, Dror Ben-Zeev
TOPIC: This article describes the activities of 2 mHealth specialists who supported the deployment of FOCUS-a smartphone self-management application for individuals with serious mental illnesses. PURPOSE: Several support activities have been identified as potentially advantageous for individuals using mHealth interventions: facilitation of user engagement, data utilization to enhance care, and promotion of meaningful use. We present 3 examples to demonstrate the implementation of these activities during a 12-week smartphone intervention...
September 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891121/mental-health-courts-and-forensic-assertive-community-treatment-teams-as-correctional-diversion-programs
#16
Jacqueline Landess, Brian Holoyda
Problem-solving courts (PSCs) developed as a means of mandating treatment and judicial supervision of certain types of court participants. PSCs have rapidly expanded in number and type over several decades. Mental health courts (MHCs) are a type of PSC that arose in response to the growing number of persons with mental illness within the criminal justice system. Their primary role is to divert individuals with mental illness from incarceration into psychiatric treatment and to reduce recidivism while improving psychosocial functioning of participants...
September 11, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886671/canadian-schizophrenia-guidelines-schizophrenia-and-other-psychotic-disorders-with-coexisting-substance-use-disorders
#17
David Crockford, Donald Addington
OBJECTIVE: Persons with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders frequently have coexisting substance use disorders that require modifications to treatment approaches for best outcomes. The objectives of this review were to identify evidence-based practices best practices that improve outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia and substance used disorders. METHOD: We reviewed guidelines that were published in the last 5 years and that included systematic reviews or meta-analyses...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884606/stigma-resistance-in-stable-schizophrenia-the-relative-contributions-of-stereotype-endorsement-self-reflection-self-esteem-and-coping-styles
#18
Yu-Chen Kao, Yin-Ju Lien, Hsin-An Chang, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Chin-Bin Yeh, Ching-Hui Loh
OBJECTIVE: Stigma resistance (SR) has recently emerged as a prominent aspect of research on recovery from schizophrenia, partly because studies have suggested that the development of stigma-resisting beliefs may help individuals lead a fulfilling life and recover from their mental illness. The present study assessed the relationship between personal SR ability and prediction variables such as self-stigma, self-esteem, self-reflection, coping styles, and psychotic symptomatology. METHOD: We performed an exploratory cross-sectional study of 170 community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882118/separating-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-from-the-self-a-qualitative-study-of-family-member-perceptions
#19
Rebecca Pedley, Penny Bee, Katherine Berry, Alison Wearden
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition which can have major effects on the life of both the sufferer and their family members. Previous research has shown that the impact of illness on family members is related to their conceptualisation of the illness. In the present study we used qualitative methods to explore illness perceptions in family members of people with OCD. METHOD: Fourteen family members of people meeting diagnostic criteria for OCD within the previous year took part in a semi-structured interview...
September 7, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880494/clinical-psychopathology-in-youth-at-familial-high-risk-for-psychosis
#20
Jai L Shah, Neeraj Tandon, Debra M Montrose, Diana Mermon, Shaun M Eack, Jean Miewald, Matcheri S Keshavan
AIM: While the course of psychopathology has been explored from an index mental health diagnosis onwards, there are few detailed, prospective studies of the occurrence of clinical psychopathology in youth with familial risk for severe mental illnesses such as psychosis. We sought to describe the appearance of Axis I psychopathology in a unique sample of adolescents with a family history of schizophrenia (FHR). METHODS: One hundred and sixty two first- and second-degree relatives (mean age 15...
September 7, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
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