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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530015/the-relationship-between-internalized-stigma-and-quality-of-life-among-people-with-mental-illness-are-self-esteem-and-sense-of-coherence-sequential-mediators
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Piotr Świtaj, Paweł Grygiel, Anna Chrostek, Izabela Nowak, Jacek Wciórka, Marta Anczewska
PURPOSE: To elucidate the mechanism through which internalized stigma reduces the quality of life (QoL) of people with mental illness by exploring the mediating roles of self-esteem and sense of coherence (SOC). METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of 229 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or affective disorders was undertaken to test a sequential mediation model assuming that more severe internalized stigma is related to lower self-esteem, which is associated with weaker SOC, which in turn relates to worse QoL...
May 22, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529222/the-effect-of-childhood-household-dysfunction-on-future-hiv-risk-among-probationers
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Brittany Marshall, Stephanie A Spohr, Faye S Taxman, Scott T Walters
INTRODUCTION: Adverse childhood events (ACE) can lead to numerous health risks in adulthood. ACEs coupled with increased risk-taking behaviors can lead to increased risk for HIV infection, particularly in vulnerable populations. The purpose of this study was to determine if mental health symptom severity mediates the relationship between childhood household dysfunction and adult HIV risk among a group of probationers. METHODS: T-tests were used to evaluate associations between demographic characteristics and cumulative engagement in sexual risk behaviors in 282 drug-involved probationers...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529219/socio-demographic-characteristics-partner-characteristics-socioeconomic-variables-and-intimate-partner-violence-in-women-with-schizophrenia-in-south-south-nigeria
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Taiwo Opekitan Afe, Thomas C Emedoh, Olawale O Ogunsemi, Abosede Adekeje Adegohun
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common among patients with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia. Few surveys have explored IPV among this specific group of patients and the demographic characteristics of victims in Nigeria. The aim of this survey was to explore socio-demographic, socioeconomic characteristics of victims and partners. A cross-sectional randomized survey of 79 women with schizophrenia from a major adult psychiatric outpatient in South-south Nigeria was done. The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) was used to establish the diagnosis of schizophrenia among the participants and a purposely designed questionnaire to assess IPV...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528930/clinical-and-psychosocial-predictors-of-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-symptom-change-over-one-year-a-prospective-study-from-the-mapp-research-network
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Bruce D Naliboff, Alisa J Stephens, H Henry Lai, James W Griffith, J Quentin Clemens, Susan Lutgendorf, Larissa V Rodriguez, Craig Newcomb, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Wensheng Guo, John W Kusek, J Richard Landis
OBJECTIVE: To examine baseline clinical and psychosocial characteristics that predict 12- month symptom change in men and women with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS). METHODS: 221 female and 176 male UCPPS patients were recruited from 6 academic medical centers in the United States and evaluated at baseline with a comprehensive battery of symptom, psychosocial, and illness-impact measures. Based on biweekly symptom reports, a functional clustering procedure classified participant's outcome as worse, stable, or improved on pain and urinary symptom severity...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527135/association-between-muscle-function-cognitive-state-depression-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-of-older-people-evidence-from-clinical-practice
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Salah Gariballa, Awad Alessa
BACKGROUND: Although low muscle function/strength is an important predictor of poor clinical outcome in older patients, information on its impact on mental health in clinical practice is still lacking. AIMS: The aim of this report is to measure the impact of low muscle function measured by handgrip strength on mental health of older people during both acute illness and recovery. METHODS: Four hundred and thirty-two randomly selected hospitalized older patients had their baseline demographic and clinical characteristics assessed within 72 h of admission, at 6 weeks and at 6 months...
May 19, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526002/affective-concordance-in-couples-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-depression-and-anxiety-consultations-within-a-population-of-13-507-couples-in-primary-care
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J Walker, J Liddle, K P Jordan, P Campbell
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are common and have a significant impact on the individual and wider society. One theory proposed to explain a heightened risk for depression and anxiety is affective concordance in couples (e.g. influence of shared mood states, shared health beliefs). Whilst research has shown concordance for severe psychiatric illnesses and general mood in couples, little attention has been given to concordance for common psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety...
May 19, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521731/working-in-dissonance-experiences-of-work-instability-in-workers-with-common-mental-disorders
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Louise Danielsson, Monica Bertilsson, Kristina Holmgren, Gunnel Hensing
BACKGROUND: Common mental disorders have a negative impact on work functioning, but less is known about the process when the functioning starts to destabilize. This study explores experiences of work instability in workers with common mental disorders. METHODS: A grounded theory study using a theoretical sampling frame, individual in-depth interviews and a constant comparative analysis conducted by a multidisciplinary research team. The sample involved 27 workers with common mental disorders, currently working full or part time, or being on sick leave not more than 6 months...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517950/gender-differences-in-service-utilization-among-operations-enduring-freedom-iraqi-freedom-and-new-dawn-veterans-affairs-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-and-substance-use-disorders
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Janelle M Painter, Emily Brignone, Amanda K Gilmore, Keren Lehavot, Jamison Fargo, Ying Suo, Tracy Simpson, Marjorie E Carter, Rebecca K Blais, Adi V Gundlapalli
Severe mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUD) are among the more chronic and costly mental health conditions treated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Service use patterns of returning veterans with SMI and SUD have received little attention. We examined gender differences in the utilization of VA services among a national sample of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) VA patients with SMI, SUD, and their comorbidity (SMI/SUD) in their first year of established VA care (N = 24,166)...
May 18, 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515818/pharmacogenomic-testing-for-psychotropic-medication-selection-a-systematic-review-of-the-assurex-genesight-psychotropic-test
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BACKGROUND: A large proportion of the Ontario population lives with a diagnosed mental illness. Nearly 5% of Ontarians have major depressive disorder, and another 5% have another type of depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, or some other disorder not otherwise specified. Medications are commonly used to treat mental illness, but choosing the right medication for each patient is challenging, and more than 40% of patients discontinue their medication within 90 days because of adverse effects or lack of response...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515552/the-influence-of-psychosocial-dysfunctions-in-chronic-schizophrenia-patients-in-remission-a-hospital-based-study
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Sarada Prasanna Swain, Sushree Sangita Behura, Manoj Kumar Dash, Anil Kumar Nayak, Saswati Sucharita Pati
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial dysfunctions in the various psychosocial areas in chronic schizophrenic patients predict the long-term course, outcome, and quality of life of these patients, which always varies with years of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To know the influence and compare the level of psychosocial dysfunctions and severity of disability burden in chronic schizophrenic patients who are in remission with duration of 5 and 20 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample was collected from the OPD of Mental Health Institute (COE), S...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511581/the-ranzcp-guidelines-for-schizophrenia-why-is-our-practice-so-far-short-of-our-recommendations-and-what-can-we-do-about-it
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Olav Nielssen, Patrick McGorry, David Castle, Cherrie Galletly
The new RANZCP guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders highlights what we know works. In this paper, we examine why patients so often fail to benefit from this knowledge and why clinical practice falls so far short of the recommended standard. Instead of the continuous improvement that we expect of health care in general, in psychiatry we face an accelerating decline in systems of care. There has been a sustained underinvestment in public mental health care and a shared failure by State and Federal governments to construct and commit to a governance and funding model that can deliver the standard of care that is available in other major non-communicable diseases, and which we know is equally possible for severe mental illness...
May 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508675/serious-mental-illness-among-young-adult-women-who-use-drugs-in-the-club-scene-co-occurring-biopsychosocial-factors
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Maayan Lawental, Hilary L Surratt, Mance E Buttram, Steven P Kurtz
Young women who regularly attend nightclubs are at risk for numerous health and social consequences, including mental distress, sexual and physical victimization and substance dependence. This paper uses a biopsychosocial framework to examine co-occurring mental health problems, victimization, substance dependence, sexual risk and physical pain among a sample of young women who use drugs (N = 222) in Miami's club scene. The majority of women were under 24 years old, Hispanic, and identified as heterosexual...
May 16, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506973/patients-with-severe-mental-illness-have-greatly-increased-cardiovascular-risk-study-finds
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Susan Mayor
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May 14, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506922/oxytocin-effects-in-schizophrenia-reconciling-mixed-findings-and-moving-forward
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REVIEW
Ellen R Bradley, Joshua D Woolley
Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that causes major functional impairment. Current pharmacologic treatments are inadequate, particularly for addressing negative and cognitive symptoms of the disorder. Oxytocin, a neuropeptide known to moderate social behaviors, has been investigated as a potential therapeutic for schizophrenia in recent years. Results have been decidedly mixed, leading to controversy regarding oxytocin's utility. In this review, we outline several considerations for interpreting the extant literature and propose a focused agenda for future work that builds on the most compelling findings regarding oxytocin effects in schizophrenia to date...
May 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506296/worlds-apart-a-scoping-review-addressing-different-stakeholder-perspectives-on-barriers-to-family-involvement-in-the-care-for-persons-with-severe-mental-illness
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Elleke Landeweer, Bert Molewijk, Marit Helene Hem, Reidar Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Empirical evidence shows that family involvement (FI) can play a pivotal role in the coping and recovery of persons with severe mental illness (SMI). Nevertheless, various studies demonstrate that FI in mental healthcare services is often not (sufficiently) realized. In order to develop more insights, this scoping review gives an overview of how various stakeholders conceptualize, perceive and experience barriers to FI. Central questions are: 1) What are the main barriers to FI reported by the different key stakeholders (i...
May 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505469/the-association-between-immune-markers-and-recent-suicide-attempts-in-patients-with-serious-mental-illness-a-pilot-study
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Faith Dickerson, Maria Adamos, Emily Katsafanas, Sunil Khushalani, Andrea Origoni, Christina Savage, Lucy Schweinfurth, Cassie Stallings, Kevin Sweeney, Armin Alaedini, Melanie Uhde, Emily Severance, Holly C Wilcox, Robert Yolken
Previous studies have identified elevations in markers of gastrointestinal inflammation in schizophrenia and mood disorders but studies have not measured the association between these markers and recent suicide attempts. We assessed 210 patients receiving treatment for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. We employed the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale to identify recent and lifetime suicide attempts (actual, aborted, and interrupted). Psychiatric participants and a control group of 72 individuals without a psychiatric disorder had a blood sample drawn from which were measured specific markers of gastrointestinal inflammation and also C-Reactive protein (CRP)...
May 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505032/do-preventive-interventions-for-children-of-mentally-ill-parents-work-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Martina Thanhäuser, Gunnar Lemmer, Giovanni de Girolamo, Hanna Christiansen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The transgenerational transmission of mental disorders is one of the most significant causes of psychiatric morbidity. Several risk factors for children of parents with mental illness (COPMI) have been identified in numerous studies and meta-analyses. RECENT FINDINGS: Many interventions have been developed for this high-risk group, but data about their efficacy are heterogeneous. SUMMARY: The current meta-analysis reports on 95 articles including 50 independent samples from randomized controlled trials quantifying effects of preventive interventions for COPMI...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504043/insight-in-psychosis-standards-science-ethics-and-value-judgment
#18
K S Jacob
BACKGROUND: The clinical assessment of insight solely employs biomedical perspectives and criteria to the complete exclusion of context and culture and to the disregard of values and value judgments. AIM: The aim of this discussion article is to examine recent research from India on insight and explanatory models in psychosis and re-examine the framework of assessment, diagnosis and management of insight and explanatory models. METHODS: Recent research from India on insight in psychosis and explanatory models is reviewed...
June 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502243/a-60-week-prospective-rct-of-a-self-management-intervention-for-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness-and-diabetes-mellitus
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Martha Sajatovic, Douglas D Gunzler, Stephanie W Kanuch, Kristin A Cassidy, Curtis Tatsuoka, Richard McCormick, Carol E Blixen, Adam T Perzynski, Douglas Einstadter, Charles L Thomas, Mary E Lawless, Siobhan Martin, Corinna Falck-Ytter, Eileen L Seeholzer, Christine L McKibben, Mark S Bauer, Neal V Dawson
OBJECTIVES: A 60-week randomized controlled trial assessed the effects of targeted training in illness management (TTIM) versus treatment as usual among 200 individuals with serious mental illness and diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The study used the Clinical Global Impression (CGI), the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) to assess psychiatric symptoms; the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) and the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) to assess functioning; the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) to assess general health, and serum glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) to assess diabetes control...
May 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502242/clinical-decision-making-and-mental-health-service-use-among-persons-with-severe-mental-illness-across-europe
#20
Suzanne Cosh, Nadja Zenter, Esra-Sultan Ay, Sabine Loos, Mike Slade, Corrado De Rosa, Mario Luciano, Roland Berecz, Theodora Glaub, Povl Munk-Jørgensen, Malene Krogsgaard Bording, Wulf Rössler, Wolfram Kawohl, Bernd Puschner
OBJECTIVE: The study explored relationships between preferences for and experiences of clinical decision making (CDM) with service use among persons with severe mental illness. METHODS: Data from a prospective observational study in six European countries were examined. Associations of baseline staff-rated (N=213) and patient-rated (N=588) preferred and experienced decision making with service use were examined at baseline by using binomial regressions and at 12-month follow-up by using multilevel models...
May 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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