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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470472/ethnic-and-sex-related-differences-in-pain-characteristics-psychological-distress-and-pain-related-disability-in-patients-attending-a-new-zealand-teaching-hospital-pain-service
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Andrea Burri, David Rice, Nicola Kluger, Michal Kluger
AIM: The aim of the present observational study was to provide a description of the demographic, psychological and pain characteristics of patients attending the Waitemata Pain Services (WPS), Auckland, New Zealand. METHOD: Data were collected via a comprehensive paper-pencil questionnaire handed out to 798 consecutive new patients seen at the WPS over a four-year period. RESULTS: 32.3% attending the WPS were men and 67.7% women, with a mean age of 52...
February 23, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470277/does-duration-of-pain-at-baseline-influence-clinical-outcomes-of-low-back-pain-patients-managed-on-an-evidence-based-pathway
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Mary-Anne Jess, Ryan Cormac, Sharon Hamilton, Shaun Wellburn, Greg Atkinson, Charles Greenough, Andrew Coxon, Diarmaid Ferguson, Francis Fatoye, John Dickson, Andrea Jones, Denis Martin
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text STUDY DESIGN.: Longitudinal observational study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the duration of pain at baseline and the clinical outcomes of patients with low back pain (LBP) enrolled on the North East of England Regional Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway (NERBPP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The NERBPP is a clinical pathway based upon NICE guidelines (2009) for LBP of <1-year duration...
February 21, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453749/lifelong-robbery-victimisation-and-mental-disorders-at-age-18-years-brazilian-population-based-study
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Joseph Murray, Natália Peixoto Lima, Ana Carolina Oliveira Ruivo, Andrea Ramírez Varela, Caroline Cardozo Bortolotto, Elma Izze da Silva Magalhães, Franciéle Marabotti Costa Leite, Mariana Otero Xavier, Jean-Baptiste Pingault, Seena Fazel, Gregore Iven Mielke, Luciana Anselmi, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Helen Gonçalves, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes
PURPOSE: Urban violence is a major problem in Brazil and may contribute to mental disorders among victims. The aim of this study was to assess the association between robbery victimisation and mental health disorders in late adolescence. METHODS: At age 18 years, 4106 participants in the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study were assessed. A questionnaire about history of robbery victimisation was administered, the Self-Report Questionnaire was used to screen for common mental disorders, and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview was used to assess major depressive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder...
February 17, 2018: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426323/assessment-of-grief-related-rumination-validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-utrecht-grief-rumination-scale-ugrs
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Bettina K Doering, Antonia Barke, Thilo Friehs, Maarten C Eisma
BACKGROUND: Bereavement can result in severe mental health problems, including persistent, severe and disabling grief symptoms, termed complicated grief. Grief rumination (i.e., repetitive thought about the causes and consequences of the loss) is a malleable cognitive risk-factor in adjustment to bereavement. The Utrecht Grief Rumination Scale (UGRS) was recently developed to assess grief rumination. The present study aimed to develop and validate a German version of the UGRS. METHODS: An online survey including measures of demographic and loss-related variables, grief rumination (UGRS), depressive rumination (brooding and reflection), and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and complicated grief, was administered online among 159 persons (87% women) who had lost a first-degree relative in the past three years...
February 9, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422409/computer-therapy-for-the-anxiety-and-depression-disorders-is-effective-acceptable-and-practical-health-care-an-updated-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
G Andrews, A Basu, P Cuijpers, M G Craske, P McEvoy, C L English, J M Newby
BACKGROUND: A 2010 meta-analysis of internet-delivered CBT (iCBT) RCTs argued 'computer therapy for the anxiety and depressive disorders was effective, acceptable and practical health care' without data on effectiveness or practicality in routine practice. METHODS: Databases, reviews and meta-analyses were searched for randomised controlled trials of cCBT or iCBT versus a control group (care as usual, waitlist, information control, psychological placebo, pill placebo, etc...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420239/depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-17-teams-of-female-football-players-including-10-german-first-league-teams
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Astrid Junge, Birgit Prinz
BACKGROUND: Information on the prevalence of mental health problems of elite athletes is inconclusive, most probably due to methodological limitations, such as low response rates, heterogeneous samples. AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of depression and anxiety symptoms in high-level female football players. METHODS: Female football players of 10 German first league (Bundesliga) and 7 lower league teams were asked to answer a questionnaire on players' characteristics, the Center of Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and the Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) scale...
February 2, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414380/gene-therapy-mediated-seizure-suppression-in-genetic-generalised-epilepsy-neuropeptide-y-overexpression-in-a-rat-model
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Kim L Powell, Xavier Fitzgerald, Claire Shallue, Valentina Jovanovska, Matthias Klugmann, Georg Von Jonquieres, Terence J O'Brien, Margaret J Morris
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is an important 36 amino acid peptide that is abundantly expressed in the mammalian CNS and is known to be an endogenous modulator of seizure activity, including in rat models of Genetic Generalised Epilepsy (GGE) with absence seizures. Studies have shown that viral-mediated "gene therapy" with overexpression of NPY in the hippocampus can suppress seizures in acquired epilepsy animal models. This study investigated whether NPY gene delivery to the thalamus or somatosensory cortex, using recombinant adeno-associated viral vector (rAAV), could produce sustained seizure suppression in the GAERS model of GGE with absence seizures...
January 29, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368666/tryptophan-supplementation-and-serotonin-function-genetic-variations-in-behavioural-effects
#8
E L Gibson
The neurotransmitter serotonin has a role in affective disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as sleep, cognitive function and appetite. This review examines the evidence that serotonin-related genotypes may moderate the behavioural effects of supplementation with the serotonin precursor amino acid l-tryptophan (TRP), on which synthesis of serotonin (or 5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) depends. However, 95 % of serotonin is synthesised and used in the periphery, and TRP is also metabolised via non-5-HT routes such as the kynurenine pathway...
January 25, 2018: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357918/internet-based-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-icbt-for-perinatal-anxiety-and-depression-versus-treatment-as-usual-study-protocol-for-two-randomised-controlled-trials
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Siobhan A Loughnan, Jill M Newby, Hila Haskelberg, Alison Mahoney, Natalie Kladnitski, Jessica Smith, Emma Black, Christopher Holt, Jeannette Milgrom, Marie-Paule Austin, Gavin Andrews
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the acceptability and efficacy of two brief, Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy interventions-MUMentum Pregnancy (study 1) and MUMentum Postnatal (study 2)-in reducing maternal symptoms of anxiety, depression and overall psychological distress compared to usual care in the perinatal period. METHODS/DESIGN: Women who are pregnant (study 1) or < 12 months postpartum (study 2) with current clinically elevated symptoms of anxiety and/or depression according to validated self-report measures, will be recruited via the research arm of a not-for-profit clinical and research unit in Australia and randomised to the intervention group or treatment as usual control group...
January 22, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353234/psychiatric-symptoms-in-preclinical-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-in-mapt-mutation-carriers
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Gayathri Cheran, Hannah Silverman, Masood Manoochehri, Jill Goldman, Seonjoo Lee, Liwen Wu, Sarah Cines, Emer Fallon, Brendan Desmond Kelly, Diana Angelika Olszewska, Judith Heidebrink, Sarah Shair, Stephen Campbell, Henry Paulson, Timothy Lynch, Stephanie Cosentino, Edward D Huey
OBJECTIVE: To characterise psychiatric symptoms in preclinical and early behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), a neurodegenerative disorder whose symptoms overlap with and are often mistaken for psychiatric illness. METHODS: The present study reports findings from a systematic, global, prospective evaluation of psychiatric symptoms in 12 preclinical carriers of pathogenic MAPT mutations, not yet meeting bvFTD diagnostic criteria, and 46 familial non-carrier controls...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347991/the-benefits-and-tolerance-of-exercise-in-myasthenia-gravis-mgex-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Simone Birnbaum, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Raphael Porcher, Pierre Portero, Bernard Clair, Bruno Eymard, Sophie Demeret, Guillaume Bassez, Marcela Gargiulo, Estelle Louët, Sonia Berrih-Aknin, Asmaa Jobic, Philippe Aegerter, Philippe Thoumie, Tarek Sharshar
BACKGROUND: Research exploring the effects of physical exercise in auto-immune myasthenia gravis (MG) is scarce. The few existing studies present methodological shortcomings limiting the conclusions and generalisability of results. It is hypothesised that exercise could have positive physical, psychological as well as immunomodulatory effects and may be a beneficial addition to current pharmacological management of this chronic disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the benefits on perceived quality of life (QOL) and physical fitness of a home-based physical exercise program compared to usual care, for patients with stabilised, generalised auto-immune MG...
January 18, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343229/the-colombo-twin-and-singleton-follow-up-study-a-population-based-twin-study-of-psychiatric-disorders-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-sri-lanka
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Kaushalya Jayaweera, Lisa Aschan, Gayani Pannala, Anushka Adikari, Nicholas Glozier, Khalida Ismail, Carmine M Pariante, Fruhling Rijsdijk, Sisira Siribaddana, Helena M S Zavos, Patricia A Zunszain, Athula Sumathipala, Matthew Hotopf
BACKGROUND: The disease burden related to mental disorders and metabolic syndrome is growing in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). The Colombo Twin and Singleton Study (COTASS) is a population-based sample of twins and singletons in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Here we present prevalence estimates for metabolic syndrome (metS) and mental disorders from a follow-up (COTASS-2) of the original study (COTASS-1), which was a mental health survey. METHODS: In COTASS-2, participants completed structured interviews, anthropometric measures and provided fasting blood and urine samples...
January 17, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331971/a-study-protocol-for-a-non-randomised-comparison-trial-evaluating-the-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-cognitive-behavioural-programme-with-integrated-coaching-for-anxious-adults-in-primary-care
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Eva Szigethy, Francis Solano, Meredith Wallace, Dina L Perry, Lauren Morrell, Kathryn Scott, Megan Jones Bell, Megan Oser
INTRODUCTION: Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and subclinical GAD are highly prevalent in primary care. Unmanaged anxiety worsens quality of life in patients seen in primary care practices and leads to increased medical utilisation and costs. Programmes that teach patients cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques have been shown to improve anxiety and to prevent the evolution of anxiety symptoms to disorders, but access and engagement have hampered integration of CBT into medical settings...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330217/a-systematic-review-of-network-meta-analyses-for-pharmacological-treatment-of-common-mental-disorders
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REVIEW
Taryn Williams, Dan J Stein, Jonathan Ipser
QUESTION: Network meta-analyses (NMAs) of treatment efficacy across different pharmacological treatments help inform clinical decision-making, but their methodological quality may vary a lot depending also on the quality of the included primary studies. We therefore conducted a systematic review of NMAs of pharmacological treatment for common mental disorders in order to assess the methodological quality of these NMAs, and to relate study characteristics to the rankings of efficacy and tolerability...
February 2018: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320917/hypoesthesia-in-generalised-anxiety-disorder-and-major-depression-disorder
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Ana García-Blanco, Pablo González-Valls, Carmen Iranzo-Tatay, Luis Rojo-Moreno, Pilar Sierra, Lorenzo Livianos
OBJECTIVE: The determination of soft signs can be a conducive practice to understand the differential etiology between depression and anxiety. This study aims at examining malleolar hypoesthesia role in distinguishing between patients with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depression disorder (MDD). METHODS: This study examines the presence of malleolar hypoesthesia in patients with GAD (n = 47) compared to patients with MDD (n = 48) and healthy individuals (controls; n = 99)...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290217/variation-in-symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-midlife-women-by-menopausal-status
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Stephanie Mulhall, Ross Andel, Kaarin J Anstey
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between menopausal status and the risk of symptoms of depression and anxiety in a community-based sample of Australian midlife women. STUDY DESIGN: Female participants (mean age 50.6±1.5) who were premenopausal (n=237), perimenopausal (n=249) or naturally postmenopausal (n=225) were drawn from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project, a longitudinal study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Symptoms of depression and anxiety were measured using the Goldberg Depression Scale and Goldberg Anxiety Scale...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171379/collaborative-care-for-screen-positive-elders-with-major-depression-casper-plus-a-multicentred-randomised-controlled-trial-of-clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness
#17
Katharine Bosanquet, Joy Adamson, Katie Atherton, Della Bailey, Catherine Baxter, Jules Beresford-Dent, Jacqueline Birtwistle, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Emily Clare, Jaime Delgadillo, David Ekers, Deborah Foster, Rhian Gabe, Samantha Gascoyne, Lesley Haley, Jahnese Hamilton, Rebecca Hargate, Catherine Hewitt, John Holmes, Ada Keding, Helen Lewis, Dean McMillan, Shaista Meer, Natasha Mitchell, Sarah Nutbrown, Karen Overend, Steve Parrott, Jodi Pervin, David A Richards, Karen Spilsbury, David Torgerson, Gemma Traviss-Turner, Dominic Trépel, Rebecca Woodhouse, Simon Gilbody
BACKGROUND: Depression in older adults is common and is associated with poor quality of life, increased morbidity and early mortality, and increased health and social care use. Collaborative care, a low-intensity intervention for depression that is shown to be effective in working-age adults, has not yet been evaluated in older people with depression who are managed in UK primary care. The CollAborative care for Screen-Positive EldeRs (CASPER) plus trial fills the evidence gap identified by the most recent guidelines on depression management...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162574/doctors-perception-of-support-and-the-processes-involved-in-complaints-investigations-and-how-these-relate-to-welfare-and-defensive-practice-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-uk-physicians
#18
Tom Bourne, Bavo De Cock, Laure Wynants, Mike Peters, Chantal Van Audenhove, Dirk Timmerman, Ben Van Calster, Maria Jalmbrant
OBJECTIVE: How adverse outcomes and complaints are managed may significantly impact on physician well-being and practice. We aimed to investigate how depression, anxiety and defensive medical practice are associated with doctors actual and perceived support, behaviour of colleagues and process issues regarding how complaints investigations are carried out. DESIGN: A survey study. Respondents were classified into three groups: no complaint, recent/current complaint (within 6 months) or past complaint...
November 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150713/efficacy-of-silexan-in-subthreshold-anxiety-meta-analysis-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials
#19
Hans-Jürgen Möller, Hans-Peter Volz, Angelika Dienel, Sandra Schläfke, Siegfried Kasper
Subthreshold psychiatric disorders do not fully meet the diagnostic criteria of syndromal disorders but may be associated with comparable disability. To investigate the anxiolytic effect of Silexan, an active substance from lavender oil for oral administration, in patients with subthreshold anxiety, a meta-analysis that included all published trials with Silexan in this indication was performed. Three randomised, placebo-controlled trials in subthreshold anxiety disorders (anxiety disorder not otherwise specified, restlessness and agitation, mixed anxiety and depressive disorder) were included...
November 17, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129183/targeting-mental-health-care-attributes-by-diagnosis-and-clinical-stage-the-views-of-youth-mental-health-clinicians
#20
Matthew P Hamilton, Sarah E Hetrick, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, David Baker, Vivienne Browne, Andrew M Chanen, Kerryn Pennell, Rosemary Purcell, Heather Stavely, Patrick D McGorry
OBJECTIVES: To explore the potential utility of clinical stage and mental disorder categories as a basis for determining which attributes of youth mental health care should be offered to which groups of young people. METHODS: In June 2017, we conducted an online survey of youth mental health clinicians that collected information on the participants' background and areas of expertise, then presented vignettes describing young people with different stages of six mental disorders (disorder-based vignettes were matched to participants' area of expertise)...
November 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
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