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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899001/drug-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents
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Emma Mead, Greg Atkinson, Bernd Richter, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Louise Baur, Nicholas Finer, Eva Corpeleijn, Claire O'Malley, Louisa J Ells
BACKGROUND: Child and adolescent obesity has increased globally, and can be associated with significant short- and long-term health consequences. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of drug interventions for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed (subsets not available on Ovid), LILACS as well as the trial registers ICTRP (WHO) and ClinicalTrials.gov. Searches were undertaken from inception to March 2016...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890269/-anorexia-and-borderline-personality-disorder%C3%A2-bonds-pathology
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Delphine Cayn, Alexandra Pham-Scottez
Comorbidity with a borderline personality disorder is far from rare in patients suffering from eating disorders. Clinically, this presents as chronic instability in many areas: interpersonal relationships, self-image, emotions, mood and acting out. Treatment is mainly based on a containing and reassuring therapeutic framework. A care plan may be put in place that incorporates reducing impulsive harmful, eating and self-harming behaviours. Dialectical behaviour therapy is intended in particular to prevent suicide risk in borderline personality disorder patients...
November 2016: Soins. Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882795/mental-health-and-wellbeing-focus-on-men-s-health
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Sarah Patrick, Steve Robertson
All nurses have a responsibility to ensure that they actively promote both mental and physical health and wellbeing. This article aims to bring together current thinking and evidence about nursing and men's mental health promotion. Key areas of concern outlined are the high rate of suicide in men, the expression of depression in men and the problems of masculinity when related to seeking help for mental health. The article highlights the importance of language and the normalising of distressing feelings when working with men and suggests that nurses need to recognise how men can experience depression differently, actively identify and address suicidal thinking, and provide gender-sensitive interventions...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881107/risk-of-repeated-self-harm-and-associated-factors-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Marco Bennardi, Elaine McMahon, Paul Corcoran, Eve Griffin, Ella Arensman
BACKGROUND: Repeated self-harm represents the single strongest risk factor for suicide. To date no study with full national coverage has examined the pattern of hospital repeated presentations due to self-harm among young people. METHODS: Data on consecutive self-harm presentations were obtained from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. Socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics of individuals aged 10-29 years who presented with self-harm to emergency departments in Ireland (2007-2014) were analysed...
November 24, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871229/-the-cango-lyec-project-healing-the-elephant-hiv-related-vulnerabilities-of-post-conflict-affected-populations-aged-13-49-years-living-in-three-mid-northern-uganda-districts
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Samuel S Malamba, Herbert Muyinda, Patricia M Spittal, John P Ekwaru, Noah Kiwanuka, Martin D Ogwang, Patrick Odong, Paul K Kitandwe, Achilles Katamba, Kate Jongbloed, Nelson K Sewankambo, Eugene Kinyanda, Alden Blair, Martin T Schechter
BACKGROUND: The protracted war between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda (1996-2006) resulted in widespread atrocities, destruction of health infrastructure and services, weakening the social and economic fabric of the affected populations, internal displacement and death. Despite grave concerns that increased spread of HIV/AIDS may be devastating to post conflict Northern Uganda, empirical epidemiological data describing the legacy of the war on HIV infection are scarce...
November 21, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864830/risk-of-psychiatric-disorders-self-harm-behaviour-and-service-use-associated-with-bariatric-surgery
#6
Z Kovacs, J B Valentin, R E Nielsen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate psychiatric outcomes after bariatric surgery, including suicide, self-harm, psychiatric service use and substance misuse. METHOD: Retrospective study on a Danish nationwide register-based cohort of 22 451 patients followed for 1 029 736 person-years. Data were analysed utilizing single- and multi-event Cox regression with non-operated controls with obesity and mirror-image analyses with the operated patient serving as their own controls...
November 19, 2016: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858962/a-randomized-trial-of-brief-dialectical-behaviour-therapy-skills-training-in-suicidal-patients-suffering-from-borderline-disorder
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Shelley F McMain, Tim Guimond, Ryan Barnhart, Liat Habinski, David L Streiner
OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based therapies for borderline personality disorder (BPD) are lengthy and scarce. Data on brief interventions are limited, and their role in the treatment of BPD is unclear. Our aim was therefore to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of brief dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills training as an adjunctive intervention for high suicide risk in patients with BPD. METHOD: Eighty-four out-patients were randomized to 20 weeks of DBT skills (n = 42) or a waitlist (WL; n = 42)...
November 13, 2016: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856767/suicidal-thinking-and-behaviour-as-of-600-bce-aesop-s-fables
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Julian Davis, Tammie T Money, Saxby Pridmore
OBJECTIVE: Psychiatry has ignored history, anthropology, sociology and literature in the search for enlightenment regarding suicide. Our objective was to determine what, if anything, Aesop's fables had to teach us about suicide in around 600 BCE. Aesop's account is around two centuries older than the oldest text (Herodotus: The histories) previously examined by our group. METHOD: We examined two translations of Aesop's fables, seeking accounts fitting the following categories: (1) suicidal thinking, (2) suicidal behaviour without fatal consequences, and (3) suicidal behaviour with fatal consequences...
November 17, 2016: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854563/past-suicidal-ideation-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-suicide-behaviours-in-patients-with-depression
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Eun-Hee Park, Narei Hong, Duk-In Jon, Hyun Ju Hong, Myung Hun Jung
OBJECTIVES: As South Korea has the highest incidence of completed suicides, the present study aimed to investigate the predictive power of the variables that have been associated with suicide attempts in Korean patients diagnosed with depression. METHODS: Hundred participants were divided into two groups: suicide attempters (31%) and suicide non-attempters (69%). Participants with a history of more than one suicidal attempt were assigned to the suicide attempter group...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852967/-results-of-investigations-on-the-association-between-lithium-levels-in-drinking-water-and-suicidal-behaviour-in-the-population-a-narrative-review
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Anna Hidvégi, Zoltán Rihmer, Péter Döme
INTRODUCTION: The risk of suicide is determined by the interplay of several interrelated factors from which psychiatric (especially affective) disorders are the most powerful predictors. Lithium, a mood stabilizer (which is also used to augment the efficacy of antidepressant therapy) has a well-established antisuicidal effect. In the last decades several studies investigated whether there is an association between the amount of lithium in tap water and suicide risk in the population. METHODS: A PubMed search was conducted to identify papers investigated the association between lithium levels in drinking water and suicide risk of the population...
2016: Psychiatria Hungarica: A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság Tudományos Folyóirata
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827340/no-association-between-current-depression-and-latent-toxoplasmosis-in-adults
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Shawn D Gale, Andrew N Berrett, Bruce Brown, Lance D Erickson, Dawson W Hedges
Changes in behaviour and cognition have been associated with latent infection from the apicomplexan protozoan Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle et Manceaux, 1908) in both animal and human studies. Further, neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia have also been associated with latent toxoplasmosis. Previously, we found no association between T. gondii immunoglobulin G antibody (IgG) seropositivity and depression in human adults between the ages of 20 and 39 years (n = 1 846) in a sample representative of the United States collected by the Centers for Disease Control as part of a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from three datasets collected between 1999-2004...
September 26, 2016: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825372/mental-symptoms-and-cause-specific-mortality-among-midlife-employees
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Eero Lahelma, Olli Pietiläinen, Ossi Rahkonen, Jouni Lahti, Tea Lallukka
BACKGROUND: Mental symptoms are prevalent among populations, but their associations with premature mortality are inadequately understood. We examined whether mental symptoms contribute to cause-specific mortality among midlife employees, while considering key covariates. METHODS: Baseline mail survey data from 2000-02 included employees, aged 40-60, of the City of Helsinki, Finland (n = 8960, 80 % women, response rate 67 %). Mental symptoms were measured by the General Health Questionnaire 12-item version (GHQ-12) and the Short Form 36 mental component summary (MCS)...
November 8, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821358/suicidality-in-patients-with-somatoform-disorder-the-speechless-expression-of-anger
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Nora Kämpfer, Sabine Staufenbiel, Ingo Wegener, Stefanie Rambau, Anne Sarah Urbach, Martin Mücke, Franziska Geiser, Rupert Conrad
OBJECTIVE: To identify emotion-associated risk factors for suicidality in patients with somatoform disorders. METHODS: A sample of 155 consecutive patients diagnosed with somatoform disorders at the Psychosomatic Ambulance of Bonn University Hospital filled in several questionnaires including the Symptom Checklist 90-Revised Version (SCL-90-R), the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), and the State Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI). Our aim was to compare patients with suicide attempts to patients without suicide attempts via a MANCOVA (IV: Group; DV: SCL-90-R, TAS-20, STAXI; covariates: sex, age, depression, borderline personality disorder)...
October 17, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815757/impulsivity-and-self-harm-in-adolescence-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Joanna Lockwood, David Daley, Ellen Townsend, Kapil Sayal
Research supports an association between impulsivity and self-harm, yet inconsistencies in methodology across studies have complicated understanding of this relationship. This systematic review examines the association between impulsivity and self-harm in community-based adolescents aged 11-25 years and aims to integrate findings according to differing concepts and methods. Electronic searches of EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, CINAHL, PubMed and The Cochrane Library, and manual searches of reference lists of relevant reviews identified 4496 articles published up to July 2015, of which 28 met inclusion criteria...
November 5, 2016: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810715/dealing-with-difficult-days-functional-coping-dynamics-in-self-harm-ideation-and-enactment
#15
Emma Nielsen, Kapil Sayal, Ellen Townsend
BACKGROUND: Self-harm affords people a means of coping. However, little is known about how functional coping dynamics differ between stressful situations in which people self-harm (enactment), think about harming (ideation), or experience no self-harmful thoughts or behaviours. METHODS: Participants (N = 1,157) aged 16-49 years (M = 18.21, SD = 3.24) with a recent history of self-harm (past 3 months) reported how they coped in response to their most significant recent stressor (3 months)...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794561/assessment-of-depression-and-suicidal-behaviour-among-medical-students-in-portugal
#16
Ricardo Coentre, Carlo Faravelli, Maria Luísa Figueira
Objectives: To examine depression and suicidal behaviour and associated factors in a sample of medical students in Portugal. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study design of 456 native Portuguese medical students from the 4(th) and 5(th) year at the University of Lisbon. Participants answered a self-report survey including questions on demographic and clinical variables. Statistical analyses were conducted using the chi-square test, with a Monte Carlo simulation when appropriate...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793181/internet-based-self-help-therapy-with-fearfighter%C3%A2-versus-no-intervention-for-anxiety-disorders-in-adults-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Morten Fenger, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud, Per Winkel, Lise Jørgensen, Sten Kruse-Blinkenberg, Marianne Lau
BACKGROUND: Internet-based self-help psychotherapy (IBT) could be an important alternative or supplement to ordinary face-to-face therapy. The findings of randomised controlled trials indicate that the effects of various IBT programmes for anxiety disorders seem better than no intervention and in some instances are equivalent to usual therapy. In Denmark, IBT is part of future treatment plans in mental health care services, but the verification level of the current clinical scientific knowledge is insufficient...
October 28, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774638/psychosocial-problems-of-children-whose-parents-visit-the-emergency-department-due-to-intimate-partner-violence-substance-abuse-or-a-suicide-attempt
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E M M Hoytema van Konijnenburg, J H van der Lee, A H Teeuw, R Lindeboom, S N Brilleslijper-Kater, T Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn, J B van Goudoever, R J L Lindauer
BACKGROUND: High levels of maltreatment are found in children who are identified because their parents visit the emergency department due to partner violence, substance abuse or suicide attempt. However, it is unknown if these children experience psychosocial problems. This study aims to assess their levels of post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, behavioural problems and health-related quality of life. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in six hospitals...
October 23, 2016: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771590/decreased-resting-state-metabolic-activity-in-frontopolar-and-parietal-brain-regions-is-associated-with-suicide-plans-in-depressed-individuals
#19
Kees van Heeringen, Guo-Rong Wu, Myriam Vervaet, Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt, Chris Baeken
Suicide plans are a major risk factor for suicide, which is a devastating outcome of depression. While structural and functional brain changes have been demonstrated in relation to suicidal thoughts and behaviour, brain mechanisms underlying suicide plans have not yet been studied. Here, we studied changes in regional cerebral metabolic activity in association with suicide plans in depressed individuals. Using (18)FDG-PET, a comparative study of regional cerebral glucose metabolism (rCMRglu) was carried out in depressed individuals with suicidal thoughts and suicide plans, depressed individuals with only suicidal thoughts, depressed individuals without suicide thoughts and plans, and healthy controls...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766114/poly-victimisation-and-health-risk-behaviours-symptoms-of-mental-health-problems-and-suicidal-thoughts-and-plans-among-adolescents-in-vietnam
#20
Minh T H Le, Sara Holton, Huong T Nguyen, Rory Wolfe, Jane Fisher
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence is available about poly-victimisation (exposure to multiple forms of victimisation) and mental health among adolescents in low and lower-middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between lifetime exposure to poly-victimisation, health risk behaviours, symptoms of common mental health problems and suicidal ideas in the previous year among high school students in Vietnam. METHODS: Participants were high school students in rural and urban districts of Hanoi, Vietnam...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
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