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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223059/fear-of-future-terrorism-associated-psychiatric-burden
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T Abiola, O Udofia, T L Sheikh, D A Yusuf
BACKGROUND: The mental health burden from fear of future terrorism has not been given much research attention compared to the immediate mental distress such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Such neglected ongoing mental health morbidity associated with threats of terrorism had been described as pre-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS). OBJECTIVE: The study highlighted this phenomenon (PTSS) in Nigeria by examining the catastrophic burden of the fear of future terrorism and associated psychiatric burden among adult population in Kaduna city...
February 4, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216786/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-management-of-generalised-anxiety-disorder-gad-and-panic-disorder-pd
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Shiv Gautam, Akhilesh Jain, Manaswi Gautam, Vihang N Vahia, Anita Gautam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215661/post-deployment-screening-for-mental-disorders-and-tailored-advice-about-help-seeking-in-the-uk-military-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Roberto J Rona, Howard Burdett, Mizanur Khondoker, Melanie Chesnokov, Kevin Green, David Pernet, Norman Jones, Neil Greenberg, Simon Wessely, Nicola T Fear
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of post-deployment screening for mental disorders has not been assessed in a randomised controlled trial. We aimed to assess whether post-deployment screening for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, or alcohol misuse was effective. We defined screening as the presumptive identification of a previously unrecognised disorder using tests to distinguish those who probably had the disorder from those who probably did not so that those people with a probable disorder could be referred appropriately, and assessed effectiveness and consequences for help-seeking by the odds ratio at follow-up between those receiving tailored help-seeking advice and those who received general mental health advice...
February 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177273/-you-feel-like-your-whole-world-is-caving-in-a-qualitative-study-of-primary-care-patients-conceptualisations-of-emotional-distress
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Adam Wa Geraghty, Miriam Santer, Samantha Williams, Jennifer Mc Sharry, Paul Little, Ricardo F Muñoz, Tony Kendrick, Michael Moore
General practitioners are tasked with determining the nature of patients' emotional distress and providing appropriate care. For patients whose symptoms appear to fall near the 'boundaries' of psychiatric disorder, this can be difficult with important implications for treatment. There is a lack of qualitative research among patients with symptoms severe enough to warrant consultation, but where general practitioners have refrained from diagnosis. We aimed to explore how patients in this potentially large group conceptualise their symptoms and consequently investigate lay understandings of complex distinctions between emotional distress and psychiatric disorder...
October 1, 2016: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161475/peripheral-inflammatory-cytokines-and-immune-balance-in-generalised-anxiety-disorder-case-controlled-study
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Ruihua Hou, Matthew Garner, Clive Holmes, Clive Osmond, Jessica Teeling, Laurie Lau, David S Baldwin
INTRODUCTION: Previous investigations have demonstrated that major depression is associated with particular patterns of cytokine signalling. The primary aim of this study was to examine peripheral pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines and immune balance in Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). METHODS: A case-controlled cross-sectional study design was employed: 54 patients with GAD and 64 healthy controls were recruited. Participants completed self-report measures of anxiety and depression...
February 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156191/working-memory-capacity-and-spontaneous-emotion-regulation-in-generalised-anxiety-disorder
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K Lira Yoon, Joelle LeMoult, Atayeh Hamedani, Randi McCabe
Researchers have postulated that deficits in cognitive control are associated with, and thus may underlie, the perseverative thinking that characterises generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). We examined associations between cognitive control and levels of spontaneous state rumination following a stressor in a sample of healthy control participants (CTL; n = 27) and participants with GAD (n = 21). We assessed cognitive control by measuring working memory capacity (WMC), defined as the ability to maintain task-relevant information by ignoring task-irrelevant information...
February 3, 2017: Cognition & Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137381/burden-risk-factors-and-comorbidities-of-behavioural-and-emotional-problems-in-kenyan-children-a-population-based-study
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Symon M Kariuki, Amina Abubakar, Martha Kombe, Michael Kazungu, Rachael Odhiambo, Alan Stein, Charles R J C Newton
BACKGROUND: Three-quarters of the burden of mental health problems occurs in low-and-middle-income countries, but few epidemiological studies of these problems in preschool children from sub-Saharan Africa have been published. Behavioural and emotional problems often start in early childhood, and this might be particularly important in Africa, where the incidence of perinatal and early risk factors is high. We therefore aimed to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of behavioural and emotional problems in young children in a rural area on the Kenyan coast...
February 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129752/the-english-national-cohort-study-of-flooding-and-health-cross-sectional-analysis-of-mental-health-outcomes-at-year-one
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Thomas David Waite, Katerina Chaintarli, Charles R Beck, Angie Bone, Richard Amlôt, Sari Kovats, Mark Reacher, Ben Armstrong, Giovanni Leonardi, G James Rubin, Isabel Oliver
BACKGROUND: In winter 2013/14 there was widespread flooding in England. Previous studies have described an increased prevalence of psychological morbidity six months after flooding. Disruption to essential services may increase morbidity however there have been no studies examining whether those experiencing disruption but not directly flooded are affected. The National Study of Flooding and Health was established in order to investigate the longer-term impact of flooding and related disruptions on mental health and wellbeing...
January 28, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040827/family-structure-and-childhood-mental-disorders-new-findings-from-australia
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Francisco Perales, Sarah E Johnson, Janeen Baxter, David Lawrence, Stephen R Zubrick
PURPOSE: Many children now live in non-traditional families-including one-parent, blended, and step families. While a substantial body of international evidence indicates that these children display poorer cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes than children living in traditional families, research on childhood mental disorders is scarce. This report provides new evidence of the relationships between family structure and childhood mental disorders in an under-researched context, Australia...
December 31, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030971/suicidal-ideation-and-behaviour-among-persons-seeking-hiv-testing-in-peri-urban-areas-of-cape-town-south-africa-a-lost-opportunity-for-suicide-prevention
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Jason Bantjes, Ashraf Kagee, Wylene Saal
Suicidal ideation and behaviour (SIB) are among the psychiatric sequela of HIV/AIDS. Few studies have however examined the prevalence and correlates of SIB among persons seeking HIV testing. We set out to document the prevalence and correlates of SIB among people seeking HIV testing in peri-urban areas of Cape Town, South Africa (SA). A cross-sectional research design was used to recruit a sample (n = 500) of individuals seeking HIV testing. Self-report measures were used to assess two-week prevalence of SIB as well as life-time prevalence of suicide attempt...
December 28, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993255/-prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-mental-disorders-in-colombian-child-population-the-2015-national-mental-health-survey
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Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Javier Aulí, Nathalie Tamayo Martínez, Fabián Gil, Daniel Garzón, Germán Casas
INTRODUCTION: The 2015 National Mental Health Survey aimed to expand our knowledge about the real mental state of children in Colombia, taking into account the fact that most mental disorders in adults begin during childhood or adolescence. It is essential to have an improved knowledge of the magnitude of this issue and to design timely interventions that reduce long term complications. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of the disorders in the last 12 months and 30 days according to the DSM-IV, as well as to collect data about social and demographic variables...
December 2016: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993249/-prevalence-of-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-on-people-with-chronic-conditions-results-from-the-national-mental-health-survey-in-colombia-2015
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Nathalie Tamayo Martínez, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Sandra Ramírez, María Nelcy Rodríguez
INTRODUCTION: The study of mental disorders in people with chronic conditions recognises the importance of actively seeking and treating both, since chronic conditions have a higher prevalence than mental disorders and their comorbidity generates greater burden than if each one was considered separately. OBJECTIVES: To measure the prevalence of mood disorders and anxiety in a Colombian population of 12 years and older and with and without different chronic conditions...
December 2016: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986741/cognitive-bias-modification-for-interpretation-with-and-without-prior-repetitive-negative-thinking-to-reduce-worry-and-rumination-in-generalised-anxiety-disorder-and-depression-protocol-for-a-multisession-experimental-study-with-an-active-control-condition
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Charlotte Krahé, Andrew Mathews, Jessica Whyte, Colette R Hirsch
INTRODUCTION: Worry and rumination are two forms of repetitive thinking characterised by their negative content and apparently uncontrollable nature. Although worry and rumination share common features and have been conceptualised as part of a transdiagnostic repetitive negative thinking (RNT) process, it remains unclear whether they share the same underlying cognitive mechanisms. This multisession experimental study investigates the tendency to make negative interpretations regarding ambiguous information as a cognitive mechanism underlying RNT...
December 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984787/pathways-from-uncertainty-to-anxiety-an-evaluation-of-a-hierarchical-model-of-trait-and-disorder-specific-intolerance-of-uncertainty-on-anxiety-disorder-symptoms
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Sarah Shihata, Peter M McEvoy, Barbara A Mullan
Uncertainty is central to anxiety-related pathology and intolerance of uncertainty (IU) appears to be a transdiagnostic risk and maintaining factor. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a hierarchical model to identify the unique contributions of trait and disorder-specific IU (i.e., uncertainty specific to generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder) to disorder-specific symptoms, beyond other disorder-specific cognitive vulnerabilities (i.e., negative metacognitive beliefs, fear of negative evaluation, inflated responsibility, and agoraphobic cognitions, respectively)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968905/the-effect-of-an-e-health-web-based-support-programme-on-psychological-outcomes-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-chinese-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-a-parallel-group-randomised-controlled-trial
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Eliza M L Wong, Sek Y Chair, Doris Y Leung, Janet W Sit, Aileen W Chan, Kai C Leung
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is the leading global cause of death, and e-health web-based programmes are effective to support patients. However, fewstudieshave reported psychological outcomes and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in Chinese populations. This study aimed to investigate the effect of an e-health web-based support programme for patients with coronary heart disease on anxiety, depression, and HRQoL across six months. METHODS: This parallel-group, randomised controlled trial was conducted in two specialist clinics in Hong Kong, China...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931891/a-systematic-review-of-anxiety-prevalence-in-adults-within-primary-care-and-community-settings-in-malaysia
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Chin Hoong Wong, Zia U Bakt Sultan Shah, Cheong Lieng Teng, Tzi Quen Lin, Zainab Abdul Majeed, Chun Wai Chan
BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders are common mental health disorders with significant impact on the individual as well as burden on the country as a whole. METHODS: A systematic review of databases, reference lists, internet sources, and input from content experts revealed 42 studies that documented the prevalence of anxiety symptoms or disorders. 12 of these studies specifically evaluated anxiety disorders. RESULTS: 4 studies looked at the prevalence of anxiety disorders in the general population, whilst the remainder focused on selected population groups: university students (4 studies); substance abuse (3 studies); and victims of abuse (1 study)...
December 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930939/guided-parent-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-childhood-anxiety-predictors-of-treatment-response
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Kerstin Thirlwall, Peter Cooper, Cathy Creswell
BACKGROUND: Guided Parent-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (GPD-CBT) is a brief, effective treatment for childhood anxiety disorders, however not all children respond favourably. AIMS: To examine predictors of response to GPD-CBT. METHODS: Parents of 125 children (7-12 years) with an anxiety disorder received GPD-CBT over 2.6 or 5.3h. Recovery was measured post treatment and six months later. RESULTS: Younger children and those with primary Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) improved more post treatment, but older children and those without primary GAD had better outcomes at six month follow up...
January 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922722/topiramate-versus-carbamazepine-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-an-individual-participant-data-review
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nolan, Maria Sudell, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition in which abnormal electrical discharges from the brain cause recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is believed that with effective drug treatment, up to 70% of individuals with active epilepsy have the potential to become seizure-free and go into long-term remission shortly after starting drug therapy, the majority of which may be able to achieve remission with a single antiepileptic drug (AED).The correct choice of first-line antiepileptic therapy for individuals with newly diagnosed seizures is of great importance...
6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899087/paradoxical-physiological-responses-to-propranolol-in-a-rett-syndrome-patient-a-case-report
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P J Santosh, L Bell, K Lievesley, J Singh, F Fiori
BACKGROUND: Rett Syndrome (RTT), caused by a loss-of-function in the epigenetic modulator: X-linked methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2), is a pervasive neurological disorder characterized by compromised brain functions, anxiety, severe mental retardation, language and learning disabilities, repetitive stereotyped hand movements and developmental regression. An imbalance in the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system (dysautonomia) and the resulting autonomic storms is a frequent occurrence in patients with RTT...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856421/impact-of-long-term-medical-conditions-on-the-outcomes-of-psychological-therapy-for-depression-and-anxiety
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Jaime Delgadillo, Alexander Dawson, Simon Gilbody, Jan R Böhnke
BACKGROUND: Long-term conditions often coexist with depression and anxiety. AIMS: To assess the effectiveness of stepped-care psychological therapies for patients with long-term conditions. METHOD: Data from 28 498 patients were analysed using regression to model depression (Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)) and anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7)) outcomes. Post-treatment symptoms and effect sizes (d) were estimated for individuals with and without long-term conditions, controlling for covariates...
November 17, 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
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