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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540038/effectiveness-of-paliperidone-depot-injection-in-seriously-violent-men-with-comorbid-schizophrenia-and-dissocial-personality-disorder-in-a-uk-high-security-hospital
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Anna-Marie Mortlock, Fintan Larkin, Callum C Ross, Nitin Gupta, Samrat Sengupta, Mrigendra Das
BACKGROUND: High-security hospital patients are often complex in presentation and are characterized by treatment resistance, medication nonadherence and history of violence. Paliperidone is licensed both as an oral and depot antipsychotic medication in the treatment of schizophrenia. Clinical trials have shown that paliperidone depot is well tolerated with similar efficacy to risperidone depot but with additional practical advantages. Whilst data exist for the effectiveness of paliperidone palmitate (PP), there are no studies involving patients in forensic settings or those with comorbid personality disorder...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539902/arousal-in-nocturnal-consciousness-how-dream-and-sleep-experiences-may-inform-us-of-poor-sleep-quality-stress-and-psychopathology
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Nirit Soffer-Dudek
The term "sleep experiences," coined by Watson (2001), denotes an array of unusual nocturnal consciousness phenomena; for example, nightmares, vivid or recurrent dreams, hypnagogic hallucinations, dreams of falling or flying, confusional arousals, and lucid dreams. Excluding the latter, these experiences reflect a single factor of atypical oneiric cognitions ("general sleep experiences"). The current study is an opinionated mini-review on the associations of this factor-measured with the Iowa sleep experiences survey (ISES, Watson, 2001)-with psychopathological symptoms and stress...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535406/anhedonia-predicts-poor-psychosocial-functioning-results-from-a-large-cohort-of-patients-treated-for-major-depressive-disorder-by-general-practitioners
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F Vinckier, D Gourion, S Mouchabac
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia is a core symptom of major depression and a key prognostic factor that is often poorly explored in clinical trials of major depressive disorder (MDD). Beyond symptomatic remission, psychosocial functioning also reveals difficulty in achieving remission in patients with MDD. The main objective of this study was to explore the interrelationships between social functioning and anhedonia on a longitudinal basis. METHODS: In total, 1570 outpatients treated for MDD with agomelatine were included...
March 8, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533517/vortioxetine-reduces-bold-signal-during-performance-of-the-n-back-working-memory-task-a-randomised-neuroimaging-trial-in-remitted-depressed-patients-and-healthy-controls
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J Smith, M Browning, S Conen, R Smallman, J Buchbjerg, K G Larsen, C K Olsen, S R Christensen, G R Dawson, J F Deakin, P Hawkins, R Morris, G Goodwin, C J Harmer
Cognitive dysfunction is common in depression during both acute episodes and remission. Vortioxetine is a novel multimodal antidepressant that has improved cognitive function including executive function in depressed patients in randomised placebo-controlled clinical trials. However, it is unclear whether vortioxetine is able to target directly the neural circuitry implicated in the cognitive deficits in depression. Remitted depressed (n=48) and healthy volunteers (n=48) were randomised to receive 14 days treatment with 20 mg vortioxetine or placebo in a double-blind design...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532578/impaired-peripheral-reaching-and-on-line-corrections-in-patient-df-optic-ataxia-with-visual-form-agnosia
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Stéphanie Rossit, Monika Harvey, Stephen H Butler, Larissa Szymanek, Stéphanie Morand, Simona Monaco, Robert D McIntosh
An influential model of vision suggests the presence of two visual streams within the brain: a dorsal occipito-parietal stream which mediates action and a ventral occipito-temporal stream which mediates perception. One of the cornerstones of this model is DF, a patient with visual form agnosia following bilateral ventral stream lesions. Despite her inability to identify and distinguish visual stimuli, DF can still use visual information to control her hand actions towards these stimuli. These observations have been widely interpreted as demonstrating a double dissociation from optic ataxia, a condition observed after bilateral dorsal stream damage in which patients are unable to act towards objects that they can recognize...
April 22, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532389/the-use-of-macitentan-in-fontan-circulation-a-case-report
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Polyvios Demetriades, Amir Aziz, Robin Condliffe, Sarah E Bowater, Paul F Clift
BACKGROUND: The Fontan circulation, a result of a palliative procedure in patients with single systemic ventricles, is defined by chronically elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. When traditional heart failure therapies fail, pharmacological agents that reduce pulmonary artery pressures may be used. These include endothelial-receptor antagonists, prostanoids and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. We report the first use of macitentan, an endothelin-receptor antagonist, in a patient with a Fontan circulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514237/oral-ketamine-in-treatment-resistant-depression-a-clinical-effectiveness-case-series
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Maryam I Al Shirawi, Sidney H Kennedy, Keith T Ho, Roisin Byrne, Jonathan Downar
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness, tolerability, and safety of oral ketamine as an antidepressant treatment in adults with treatment-resistant depression. METHODS: We reviewed retrospective data on 22 patients with treatment-resistant depression, who failed at least 3 adequate antidepressant treatment trials and 1 adequate trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; subsequently, they received open-label treatment with oral ketamine, commenced at a dose of 50 mg every 3 days, titrated up by 25 mg every 3 days, according to response and tolerability...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511823/dissociation-and-conversion-symptoms-in-dermatology
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Madhulika A Gupta, Branka Vujcic, Aditya K Gupta
Dissociation and conversion (defined as the somatic component of dissociation) can play an important mediating role in the exacerbation of the stress-reactive dermatoses (eg, psoriasis, idiopathic urticaria, atopic dermatitis), dermatoses that are exacerbated by excessive scratching (eg, lichen simplex chronicus, prurigo nodularis) and koebnerization, and the self-induced dermatoses (dermatitis artefacta, acne excoriée, skin picking disorder, trichotillomania, onychotillomania/onychophagia). Dissociative symptoms often coexist with obsessive-compulsive symptoms in the more severe cases of the self-induced dermatoses...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511822/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-and-the-dermatology-patient
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Madhulika A Gupta, Patricia Jarosz, Aditya K Gupta
Dermatologic symptoms can be associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in several situations: (1) as features of some core PTSD symptoms, such as intrusion symptoms manifesting as cutaneous sensory flashbacks, as autonomic arousal manifesting as night sweats and idiopathic urticaria, and as dissociation manifesting as numbness and dermatitis artefacta; (2) the cutaneous psychosomatic effects of emotional and physical neglect and sexual abuse (eg, infantile eczema, cutaneous self-injury, and body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin picking disorder) and eating disorders, which can have dermatologic effects; (3) the direct effect of physical or sexual abuse or catastrophic life events (eg, earthquakes) on the skin; and (4) as a result of significant alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and sympatho-adrenal medullary axes, which can affect neuroendocrine and immune functions, and can lead to exacerbations of stress-reactive inflammatory dermatoses such as psoriasis, chronic urticaria, and atopic dermatitis...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509622/attachment-insecurity-as-a-mediator-of-the-relationship-between-childhood-trauma-and-adult-dissociation
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Seong Sook Kong, Dae Ryong Kang, Min Jung Oh, Nam Hee Kim
This study aimed to investigate whether attachment insecurity mediates the relationship between childhood trauma and adult dissociation, specifically in regards to individual forms of childhood maltreatment. Psychiatric outpatients who visited a specialized trauma clinic (n = 115) participated in the study. Data were collected via the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, Revised Adult Attachment Scale, and Dissociative Experience Scale. Structural equation modeling and path analysis were performed to analyze the mediating effects of attachment insecurity on the relationship between childhood trauma and adult dissociation...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509616/depersonalization-adversity-emotionality-and-coping-with-stressful-situations
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Paula Thomson, S Victoria Jaque
Depersonalization is defined as persistent or recurrent episodes of feeling detached or estranged from a sense of self and the world. This study addressed the primary question: Do non-clinical individuals who endorse high symptomatic depersonalization have inherently more intense emotional responses, along with more childhood adversity and past trauma? In this IRB approved study, participants who met clinical levels of depersonalization (n = 43, 16.3%) were compared to a group without clinical levels of depersonalization (n = 221, 83...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506529/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-following-the-first-course-of-pazopanib-therapy
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Hiroaki Koshikawa, Tomomi Tsukie, Akira Kurita, Mikio Fujikura, Megumi Suzuki, Kazuhiro Araki
Pazopanib, one of the antiangiogenic drugs, has recently become a first-line treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The most common adverse effects of pazopanib include diarrhea, fatigue, and nausea, but neuropathic complication has not been documented. Here, we report the first case of a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who developed acute neuropathy mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome following the first course of pazopanib therapy. A 75-year-old man with a metastatic renal cell carcinoma was admitted for rapidly progressive weakness and numbness in the extremities after the first course of pazopanib therapy...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505586/oscillatory-magnetic-brain-activity-is-related-to-dissociative-symptoms-and-childhood-adversities-a-study-in-women-with-multiple-trauma
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I Schalinski, J K Moran, T Elbert, V Reindl, C Wienbruch
BACKGROUND: Individuals with trauma-related disorders are complex and heterogeneous; part of this complexity derives from additional psychopathology like dissociation as well as environmental adversities such as traumatic stress, experienced throughout the lifespan. Understanding the neurophysiological abnormalities in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) requires a simultaneous consideration of these factors. METHODS: Resting state magnetoencephalography (MEG) recordings were obtained from 41 women with PTSD and comorbid depressive symptoms, and 16 healthy women...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491217/-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-diabetic-acido-ketotic-decompensation-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lilia Affes, Mouna Elleuch, Fatma Mnif, Faten Hadj Kacem, Dhouha Ben Salah, Mouna Mnif, Nadia Charfi, Nabila Rekik, Mohamed Abid
A 27-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to the resuscitation department with severe spontaneous acute ketoacidosis as early symptom of type 1 diabetes. The patient underwent resuscitation and insulin treatment with good clinical and biological evolution. On day 4, the patient had polyradiculoneuritis characterised by acute onset. Additional emergency examinations were negative. Lumbar cytopunction showed albuminocytologic dissociation. Electromyogram confirmed the diagnosis of Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488917/contrasting-gender-and-combat-versus-military-sexual-traumas-psychiatric-symptom-severity-and-morbidities-in-treatment-seeking-veterans
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Minden B Sexton, Greer A Raggio, Lauren B McSweeney, Caitlin C Authier, Sheila A M Rauch
BACKGROUND: Military sexual trauma (MST) and military combat trauma (MCT) are significant risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, no studies have directly contrasted the clinical profiles of Veterans between military-related traumas. Moreover, a notable gender difference in the likelihood of trauma exposure limits our ability to disentangle gender and trauma type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To address these gaps, we aimed at (1) contrasting psychiatric complaints in Veterans with MST versus MCT exposure and (2) investigating gender differences in Veterans with MST histories...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482250/posttraumatic-symptoms-among-maltreated-youth-using-classification-and-regression-tree-analysis
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Emma H Ross, Christopher A Kearney
Individual psychological factors have been shown to exacerbate risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in youth following maltreatment, but the novel contribution of the present study includes a focus on interactive relationships between these factors on specific PTSD symptom clusters. This study identified maltreated youth at highest risk for re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal symptom clusters via cognitive, affective, and demographic variables. Participants (n=400) included ethnically diverse maltreated youth...
May 5, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472933/imagery-rescripting-and-eye-movement-desensitisation-and-reprocessing-for-treatment-of-adults-with-childhood-trauma-related-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-irem-study-design
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Katrina L Boterhoven de Haan, Christopher W Lee, Eva Fassbinder, Marisol J Voncken, Mariel Meewisse, Saskia M Van Es, Simone Menninga, Margriet Kousemaker, Arnoud Arntz
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that originates from childhood trauma experiences can develop into a chronic condition that has lasting effects on an individual's functioning and quality of life. While there are evidence-based guidelines for treating adult onset PTSD, treatments for adults with childhood trauma-related PTSD (Ch-PTSD) are varied and subject to ongoing debate. This study will test the effectiveness of two trauma-focused treatments, imagery rescripting (ImRs) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) in participants with Ch-PTSD...
May 4, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460585/navigating-undiagnosed-dissociative-identity-disorder-in-the-inpatient-setting-a-case-report
#18
Theresa M Urbina, Tania May, Michelle Hastings
BACKGROUND: This case illustrates previously undiagnosed dissociative identity disorder (DID) in a middle-aged female with extensive childhood trauma, who was high functioning prior to a trigger that caused a reemergence of her symptoms. The trigger sparked a dissociative state, attempted suicide, and subsequent inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. OBJECTIVE: Practitioners should include in their differential and screen for undiagnosed DID in patients with episodic psychiatric hospitalizations refractory to the standard treatments for previously diagnosed mental illnesses...
May 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456066/dissociation-mediates-the-relationship-between-sexual-abuse-and-child-psychological-difficulties
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Karin Ensink, Nicolas Berthelot, Michaël Bégin, Julie Maheux, Lina Normandin
The aim of the present study was to evaluate, using structural equation modeling, a theoretical model in which dissociation is a core process mediating the relationship between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and internalizing, externalizing, and sexualized behaviour difficulties in children. A total of 290 children aged 2-12 participated in this study in Québec, Canada from 1998 to 2004, including 138 children with histories of CSA and 152 non-abused children. To assess child dissociative symptoms, internalizing and externalizing difficulties, as well as sexualized behaviour difficulties, the Child Dissociative Checklist, the Child Behaviour Checklist and the Child Sexualized Behaviour Inventory were completed by parents...
April 26, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454191/-distress-main-burdens-engagement-motivators-and-needs-of-fulltime-and-volunteer-refugee-aid-workers
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Theresa Grimm, Ekaterini Georgiadou, Andrea Silbermann, Katharina Junker, Winfried Nisslbeck, Yesim Erim
In the psychosomatic department of the University Hospital of Erlangen trainings were conducted for active refugee aid workers with start in January, 2016. Meanwhile 49 helpers participated in the training and 45 of them filled out a survey questionnaire. Perceived distress when providing care for refugees, as well as engagement motivation and further training needs were explored. Furthermore, depressive symptoms as well as the prevalence of traumatic experiences were investigated. The main burden was experienced through lacking freedom of action on the background of legal regulations...
April 28, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
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