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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524758/seeking-safety-group-therapy-for-co-occurring-substance-use-disorder-and-ptsd-among-transgender-women-living-with-hiv-a-pilot-study
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Susannah Empson, Yvette P Cuca, Jennifer Cocohoba, Carol Dawson-Rose, Katy Davis, Edward L Machtinger
Transgender women living with HIV experience high rates of substance use, violence, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seeking Safety is a manualized, present-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy program designed to address co-occurring substance use and PTSD. Seeking Safety has evidence of efficacy in a variety of populations but had not been evaluated specifically with people living with HIV or transgender women. We pilot-tested a 12-session Seeking Safety program with a group of transgender women living with HIV who reported substance use and a history of violence...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523937/attentional-set-shifting-and-social-abilities-in-children-with-schizotypal-and-comorbid-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Ahmad Abu-Akel, Renee R Testa, Harvey P Jones, Nola Ross, Efstratios Skafidas, Bruce Tonge, Christos Pantelis
OBJECTIVE: While diagnostically independent, autism and schizotypal disorders can co-occur. Their concurrent impact on outcomes and phenotypes has not been investigated. We investigated the impact of comorbid autism and schizotypal disorders in children on executive functioning and socio-pragmatic skills - core features of both disorders. METHOD: Executive functioning (assessed with the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery) and socio-pragmatic skills (assessed using the Melbourne Assessment of Schizotypy in Kids) were investigated in a total of 67 (6-12 year old) children with autism ( n = 15; M/F = 10/5), schizotypal disorder ( n = 8; M/F = 5/3) and comorbid autism and schizotypal disorder ( n = 12; M/F = 5/7) and typically developing children ( n = 32; M/F = 17/15)...
May 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522289/epidemiology-of-pain-and-relation-to-psychiatric-disorders
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Ana Miriam Velly, Shrisha Mohit
Chronic pain is a common pain condition. Some psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and depression, are also common in the general population. Epidemiological studies found that some psychiatric disorders are more commonly found among persons with chronic pain (e.g., headache, back pain) than those without chronic pain. Why those psychiatric disorders co-occur with chronic pain, however, is not well understood. Further, studies demonstrated that some psychiatric disorders, such as depression, increase the risk of chronic pain as well as its persistence...
May 15, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522083/relationships-between-potentially-traumatic-events-sleep-disturbances-and-symptoms-of-ptsd-and-alcohol-use-disorder-in-a-young-adult-sample
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Mackenzie J Lind, Allison Baylor, Cassie M Overstreet, Sage E Hawn, Bruce D Rybarczyk, Kenneth S Kendler, Danielle M Dick, Ananda B Amstadter
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic events, particularly those that are interpersonal in nature, are associated with increased risk for co-occurring sequelae, including sleep disturbances, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol use disorder (AUD). However, the associations between these phenotypes have not been explored among college students. METHODS: We examined relationships between type of potentially traumatic event (PTE) exposure (pre-college) and sleep disturbances, as well as mediating effects of lifetime PTSD and AUD symptoms on these relationships, in a large undergraduate sample (N = 1599, 64...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516734/does-co-occurring-borderline-personality-disorder-influence-acute-phase-treatment-for-first-episode-psychosis
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Shona M Francey, Martina Jovev, Christina Phassouliotis, Sue M Cotton, Andrew M Chanen
BACKGROUND: This aims of this study were: (1) to determine the prevalence of co-occurring borderline personality disorder (BPD) in a first-episode psychosis (FEP) sample; (2) to determine differences between patients with and without BPD on demographics, comorbidities and clinical risks and other variables; and (3) to examine whether BPD comorbidity influenced treatment received by patients for FEP during their first 3 months after service entry to a specialist early psychosis service...
May 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514865/therapeutic-alliance-in-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-receiving-cognitive-behavioral-treatment-for-anxiety
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Connor M Kerns, Amanda Collier, Adam B Lewin, Eric A Storch
Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder may influence alliance in psychotherapy. This study examined therapeutic alliance and its relationship with child characteristics and anxiety treatment outcomes in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Youth ( N = 64) with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring anxiety (7-16 years, IQ > 70) received 16 sessions of modular cognitive-behavioral therapy. Post-treatment therapist, youth and parent ratings of alliance as well as pre- and post-treatment ratings of child behavior were gathered...
May 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512747/visuoperceptual-processing-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-true-deficit-or-artefact
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Lien Van Eylen, Ellen Plasschaert, Johan Wagemans, Bart Boets, Eric Legius, Jean Steyaert, Ilse Noens
Impairments in visuoperceptual processing have long been considered a hallmark deficit of individuals with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). However, it is unclear which specific visuoperceptual subprocesses are impaired and whether impairments on these tasks really result from visuoperceptual impairments or rather from confounding factors like Executive Functioning (EF) impairments, lower intelligence (IQ) and/or co-occurring symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To answer these questions, we administered four visuoperceptual tasks and two control tasks in 39 children with NF1, 52 typically developing children and 52 children with ASD (8-18 years), all matched for age and gender...
June 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511595/presence-and-predictive-value-of-obsessive-compulsive-symptoms-in-anxiety-and-depressive-disorders
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Mieke Klein Hofmeijer-Sevink, Neeltje M Batelaan, Harold J G M van Megen, Marcel A van den Hout, Brenda W Penninx, Anton J L M van Balkom, Danielle C Cath
OBJECTIVE: Obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) co-occur frequently with anxiety and depressive disorders, but the nature of their relationship and their impact on severity of anxiety and depressive disorders is poorly understood. In a large sample of patients with anxiety and depressive disorders, we assessed the frequency of OCS, defined as a Young Adult Self-Report Scale-obsessive-compulsive symptoms score >7. The associations between OCS and severity of anxiety and/or depressive disorders were examined, and it was investigated whether OCS predict onset, relapse, and persistence of anxiety and depressive disorders...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511190/psychotherapy-technique-related-to-changes-in-anxiety-symptoms-with-a-transdiagnostic-sample
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Seth R Pitman, Mark J Hilsenroth, Joel Weinberger, Francine Conway, Jesse Owen
The current study examined how techniques in a psychodynamic model of therapy (Blagys and Hilsenroth, Clin Psychol Sci Pract. 7, 167-188, 2000) were related to changes in anxiety symptoms across early treatment process among a transdiagnostic sample of patients with primary anxiety disorder, subclinical anxiety disorder, and no anxiety disorder. Secondary analyses examined the use of specific psychodynamic techniques in relation to symptom change. Results revealed that therapists' use of psychodynamic-interpersonal (PI) techniques were significantly and directly related to changes in anxiety symptoms, in line with previous findings (Pitman, Slavin-Mulford, and Hilsenroth, J Nerv Ment Dis...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507523/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-excitation-inhibition-imbalance-and-developmental-trajectories
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Roberto Canitano, Mauro Pallagrosi
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) share clinical and genetic components that have long been recognized. The two disorders co-occur more frequently than would be predicted by their respective prevalence, suggesting that a complex, multifactor association is involved. However, DSM-5 maintains the distinction between ASD, with core social and communication impairments, and SSD, including schizophrenia (SCZ), with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder as essential features...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504353/cmip-haploinsufficiency-in-two-patients-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-co-occurring-gastrointestinal-issues
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Minjie Luo, Jinbo Fan, Tara L Wenger, Margaret H Harr, Melissa Racobaldo, Surabhi Mulchandani, Holly Dubbs, Elaine H Zackai, Nancy B Spinner, Laura K Conlin
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by impairments in social communication and restricted interests. Though some patients with ASD have an identifiable genetic cause, the cause of most ASD remains elusive. Many ASD susceptibility loci have been identified through clinical studies. We report two patients with syndromic ASD and persistent gastrointestinal issues who carry de novo deletions involving the CMIP gene detected by genome-wide SNP microarray and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503096/affect-recognition-among-adolescents-in-therapeutic-schools-relationships-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-conduct-disorder-symptoms
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Shabnam Javdani, Naomi Sadeh, Geri R Donenberg, Erin Emerson, Christopher Houck, Larry K Brown
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and conduct disorder (CD) symptoms often co-occur in adolescence, but little is known about whether they show common or distinct emotional processing deficits. METHOD: We examined the effects of PTSD and CD symptoms on facial affect processing in youth with emotional and behavior problems. Teens enrolled in therapeutic day schools (N = 371; ages 13-19) completed a structured diagnostic assessment and the Diagnostic Analysis of Nonverbal Accuracy-2 facial affect recognition task...
February 2017: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498341/replication-of-high-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-prevalence-rates-child-characteristics-and-maternal-risk-factors-in-a-second-sample-of-rural-communities-in-south-africa
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Philip A May, Marlene M De Vries, Anna-Susan Marais, Wendy O Kalberg, David Buckley, Colleen M Adnams, Julie M Hasken, Barbara Tabachnick, Luther K Robinson, Melanie A Manning, Heidre Bezuidenhout, Margaret P Adam, Kenneth L Jones, Soraya Seedat, Charles D H Parry, H Eugene Hoyme
Background: Prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and total fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) were studied in a second sample of three South African rural communities to assess change. Methods: Active case ascertainment focused on children with height, weight and/or head circumference ≤25th centile and randomly-selected children. Final diagnoses were based on dysmorphology, neurobehavioral scores, and maternal risk interviews. Results: Cardinal facial features, head circumference, and total dysmorphology scores differentiated specific FASD diagnostic categories in a somewhat linear fashion but all FASD traits were significantly worse than those of randomly-selected controls...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494813/not-only-dominant-not-only-optic-atrophy-expanding-the-clinical-spectrum-associated-with-opa1-mutations
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Alessia Nasca, Teresa Rizza, Mara Doimo, Andrea Legati, Andrea Ciolfi, Daria Diodato, Cristina Calderan, Gianfranco Carrara, Eleonora Lamantea, Chiara Aiello, Michela Di Nottia, Marcello Niceta, Costanza Lamperti, Anna Ardissone, Stefania Bianchi-Marzoli, Giancarlo Iarossi, Enrico Bertini, Isabella Moroni, Marco Tartaglia, Leonardo Salviati, Rosalba Carrozzo, Daniele Ghezzi
BACKGROUND: Heterozygous mutations in OPA1 are a common cause of autosomal dominant optic atrophy, sometimes associated with extra-ocular manifestations. Few cases harboring compound heterozygous OPA1 mutations have been described manifesting complex neurodegenerative disorders in addition to optic atrophy. RESULTS: We report here three patients: one boy showing an early-onset mitochondrial disorder with hypotonia, ataxia and neuropathy that was severely progressive, leading to early death because of multiorgan failure; two unrelated sporadic girls manifesting a spastic ataxic syndrome associated with peripheral neuropathy and, only in one, optic atrophy...
May 12, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494001/partial-spleen-embolization-reduces-the-risk-of-portal-hypertension-induced-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-not-eligible-for-tips-implantation
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Matthias Buechter, Alisan Kahraman, Paul Manka, Guido Gerken, Alexander Dechêne, Ali Canbay, Axel Wetter, Lale Umutlu, Jens M Theysohn
INTRODUCTION: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a severe and life-threatening complication among patients with portal hypertension (PH). Covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is the treatment of choice for patients with refractory or recurrent UGIB despite pharmacological and endoscopic therapy. In some patients, TIPS implantation is not possible due to co-morbidity or vascular disorders. Spleen embolization (SE) may be a promising alternative in this setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492457/the-role-of-amantadine-withdrawal-in-3-cases-of-treatment-refractory-altered-mental-status
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Leah D Fryml, Kristen R Williams, Christopher G Pelic, James Fox, Gregory Sahlem, Sophie Robert, Gonzalo J Revuelta, Edward Baron Short
Amantadine, which was originally developed as an antiviral medication, functions as a dopamine agonist in the central nervous system and consequently is utilized in the treatment of Parkinson disease, drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. For reasons that are not entirely understood, abrupt changes in amantadine dosage can produce a severe withdrawal syndrome. Existing medical literature describes case reports of amantadine withdrawal leading to delirium, which at times has progressed to neuroleptic malignant syndrome...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490022/concurrent-treatment-with-prolonged-exposure-for-co-occurring-full-or-subthreshold-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-substance-use-disorders-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lesia M Ruglass, Teresa Lopez-Castro, Santiago Papini, Therese Killeen, Sudie E Back, Denise A Hien
BACKGROUND: To test whether an integrated prolonged exposure (PE) approach could address posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms effectively in individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD), we compared concurrent treatment of PTSD and SUD using PE (COPE) to relapse prevention therapy (RPT) for SUD and an active monitoring control group (AMCG). METHODS: We conducted a randomized 12-week trial with participants (n = 110; 64% males; 59% African Americans) who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision criteria for full or subthreshold PTSD and SUD...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481965/polypharmacy-as-a-risk-factor-for-clinically-relevant-sarcopenia-results-from-the-berlin-aging-study-ii
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Maximilian König, Dominik Spira, Ilja Demuth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Kristina Norman
Background: Sarcopenia affects more than 10% of older adults. Next to age-associated physiologic changes, diseases like diabetes or inflammatory, neurological, malignant and endocrine disorders may contribute to the development of sarcopenia. Likewise, polypharmacy, i.e., multiple drug use, is common among older adults. Although the two conditions frequently co-occur, the association of polypharmacy with sarcopenia has not yet been examined. We investigated the association of polypharmacy and sarcopenia in a large cohort of community-dwelling older adults (60-84 years)...
May 6, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478691/comparability-of-an-adhd-latent-trait-between-groups-disentangling-true-between-group-differences-from-measurement-problems
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Hugo Cogo-Moreira, Patrícia Silva Lúcio, Walter Swardfager, Ary Gadelha, Jair de Jesus Mari, Eurípedes Constantino Miguel, Luis Augusto Rohde, Giovanni A Salum
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate measurement invariance (MI) for an ADHD latent trait across different sociodemographic groups (sex, age, and maternal education), IQs, and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. METHOD: Participants were 2,299 children aged 6 to 14 years. ADHD symptoms were assessed by parent report using the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA). MI was tested through multigroup confirmatory factor analysis and multiple indicators multiple causes models...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474966/matricide-in-ghana-victims-offenders-and-offense-characteristics
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Mensah Adinkrah
At present, scholarship on matricide across many regions of the non-Western world is lacking. For instance, in Ghana, despite the intermittent, yet recurrent, availability of media reports describing matricidal acts over the past quarter century, no existing study has systematically analyzed matricidal killings in the West African nation. To contribute to the literature and extend knowledge about matricide and other forms of lethal violence in Ghana, this article presents the results of an analysis of 21 matricidal acts that occurred in Ghana from 1990 to 2016...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
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