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Uwe Altmann, Désirée Thielemann, Bernhard Strauß
There is a growing body of literature recognizing the importance of outpatient psychotherapy. Several studies investigated the efficacy of outpatient psychotherapy and aspects of the health care system under natural conditions. This paper gives an overview of studies from German speaking countries (TRANS-OP-, TK-, PAP-S- and QS-PSY-BAY-study).The results of the different studies indicate both, positive outcome of the therapies (e. g., reduction of symptoms with an average ES of 1,03; improvement of symptoms despite premature termination) as well as an economic benefit (end of treatment depending on treatment outcome and not limited by therapy sessions; extensions of psychotherapy only if patient is highly impaired and therapeutic alliance is positive; high reduction of supply costs and sick leave)...
October 2016: Psychiatrische Praxis
Daniel Álvarez, Björn Voss, Dirk Maass, Florian Wüst, Patrick Schaub, Peter Beyer, Ralf Welsch
Phytoene synthase (PSY) catalyzes the highly regulated, frequently rate-limiting synthesis of the first biosynthetically formed carotene. While PSY constitutes a small gene family in most plant taxa, the Brassicaceae, including Arabidopsis, predominantly possess a single PSY gene. This monogenic situation is compensated by the differential expression of two alternative splice variants (ASV) which differ in length and in the exon/intron retention of their 5'UTRs. ASV1 contains a long 5'UTR and is involved in developmentally-regulated carotenoid formation, such as during deetiolation...
October 11, 2016: Plant Physiology
Flowerika, Anshu Alok, Jitesh Kumar, Neha Thakur, Ashutosh Pandey, Ajay Kumar Pandey, Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Siddharth Tiwari
Phytoene synthase (PSY) regulates the first committed step of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway in plants. The present work reports identification and characterization of the three PSY genes (TaPSY1, TaPSY2 and TaPSY3) in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The TaPSY1, TaPSY2, and TaPSY3 genes consisted of three homoeologs on the long arm of group 7 chromosome (7L), short arm of group 5 chromosome (5S), and long arm of group 5 chromosome (5L), respectively in each subgenomes (A, B, and D) with a similarity range from 89% to 97%...
2016: PloS One
Ambra Del Grosso, Sara Antonini, Lucia Angella, Ilaria Tonazzini, Giovanni Signore, Marco Cecchini
Globoid cell leukodystrophy (GLD) is a rare, rapidly progressing childhood leukodystrophy triggered by deficit of the lysosomal enzyme galactosylceramidase (GALC) and characterized by the accumulation of galactosylsphingosine (psychosine; PSY) in the nervous system. PSY is a cytotoxic sphingolipid, which leads to widespread degeneration of oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells, causing demyelination. Here we report on autophagy in the human oligodendrocyte cell line MO3.13 treated with PSY and exploitation of Li as an autophagy modulator to rescue cell viability...
November 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Randy L Carter, Lawrence Wrabetz, Kabir Jalal, Joseph J Orsini, Amy L Barczykowski, Dietrich Matern, Thomas J Langan
Krabbe's disease (KD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, with the early-infantile form (EIKD) defined by onset of symptoms before age 6 months. Early and highly accurate identification of EIKD is required to maximize benefits of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation treatment. This study investigates the potential for accurate prediction of EIKD based on a novel newborn screening (NBS) tool developed from two biomarkers, galactocerebrosidase (GALC) enzyme activity and galactosylsphingosine concentration (psychosine [PSY])...
November 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Je-Seong Won, Avtar K Singh, Inderjit Singh
Krabbe's disease (KD; also called globoid cell leukodystrophy) is a genetic disorder involving demyelination of the central (CNS) and peripheral (PNS) nervous systems. The disease may be subdivided into three types, an infantile form, which is the most common and severe; a juvenile form; and a rare adult form. KD is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of galactocerebrosidase activity in lysosomes, leading to accumulation of galactoceramide and neurotoxic galactosylsphingosine (psychosine [PSY]) in macrophages (globoid cells) as well as neural cells, especially in oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells...
November 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Seyeon Park, Ho Soo Kim, Young Jun Jung, Sun Ha Kim, Chang Yoon Ji, Zhi Wang, Jae Cheol Jeong, Haeng-Soon Lee, Sang Yeol Lee, Sang-Soo Kwak
Carotenoids have essential roles in light-harvesting processes and protecting the photosynthetic machinery from photo-oxidative damage. Phytoene synthase (PSY) and Orange (Or) are key plant proteins for carotenoid biosynthesis and accumulation. We previously isolated the sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) Or gene (IbOr), which is involved in carotenoid accumulation and salt stress tolerance. The molecular mechanism underlying IbOr regulation of carotenoid accumulation was unknown. Here, we show that IbOr has an essential role in regulating IbPSY stability via its holdase chaperone activity both in vitro and in vivo...
2016: Scientific Reports
Vivian W M Mak, Samuel M Y Ho, Regina W Y Kwong, W L Li
With increasing evidence suggesting a disparity in female and male offenders in terms of rehabilitative needs, growing concern has been placed on the development of gender-specific services for female offenders. As such, a prison-based psychological gymnasium (PSY GYM), with distinctive features in integrating cognitive-behavioral and positive-psychology concepts to address female offenders' needs, was set up in 2011. The present study aims to introduce the concept as well as present findings to evaluate the overall effectiveness of PSY GYM...
September 7, 2016: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Qiusheng Kong, Jingxian Yuan, Lingyun Gao, Peng Liu, Lei Cao, Yuan Huang, Liqiang Zhao, Huifang Lv, Zhilong Bie
Rootstocks have comprehensive effects on lycopene accumulation in grafted watermelon fruits. However, little is known about lycopene metabolic regulation in grafted watermelon. To address this problem, parallel changes in lycopene contents and the expression of its metabolic genes were analyzed during the fruit ripening of nongrafted watermelon and watermelon grafted onto bottle gourd, pumpkin, and wild watermelon. Results showed that rootstocks mediated the transcriptional regulations of lycopene accumulation in different ways...
January 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Marie-Pier Normand, Patrick St-Hilaire, Célyne H Bastien
Cortical hyperarousal is higher in insomnia sufferers (INS) than in good sleepers (GS) and could be related to an alteration in sleep protection mechanisms, like reduced density or altered characteristics in sleep spindles. The deficient sleep protection mechanisms might in turn enhance underestimation of sleep. This study's objective was to document sleep spindles characteristics in INS compared with GS and to investigate their potential role in sleep consolidation and misperception. Seventeen individuals with paradoxical insomnia (PARA-I), 24 individuals with psychophysiological insomnia (PSY-I), and 29 GS completed four consecutive polysomnographic nights in laboratory...
2016: Neural Plasticity
Uwe Altmann, Anna Zimmermann, Helmut A Kirchmann, Dietmar Kramer, Andrea Fembacher, Ellen Bruckmayer, Irmgard Pfaffinger, Fritz von Heymann, Emma Auch, Rolf Steyer, Bernhard M Strauss
BACKGROUND: The project "Quality Assurance in Ambulatory Psychotherapy in Bavaria" (QS-PSY-BAY) focuses on the quality assurance of outpatient psychotherapy (OPT) in Germany in terms of symptom reduction and cost reduction under naturalistic conditions. In this study, we examined the effectiveness of psychotherapy in terms of pre-post cost reduction. METHOD: The health-care costs of N = 22,294 insurants over a 5-year period were examined in a naturalistic longitudinal design...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Camilla Gesi, Claudia Carmassi, Mario Miniati, Antonella Benvenuti, Gabriele Massimetti, Liliana Dell'Osso
BACKGROUND: Conflicting evidence exists about the relationship between psychotic symptoms and suicidality in mood disorders. We aimed to investigate the lifetime suicidality and its relationship with dimensions of the psychotic spectrum over the lifespan among subjects with bipolar I (BD I) or major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: 147 Consecutive out- and inpatients with BD I or MDD presenting for treatment at 11 Italian Departments of Psychiatry were administered the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders, the Structured Clinical Interview for the Psychotic Spectrum (SCI-PSY, lifetime version) and the Mood Spectrum Self-Report (MOODS-SR, lifetime version)...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
José Ignacio Allevi
This article presents the findings of a research study on the construction of a psy scientific field in Argentina during the inter-war period, with a focus on subnational spaces. After 1920, the mental hygiene movement, in its different disciplinary manifestations, became notable in the public sphere, in university education and - belatedly - in healthcare policies, in an expansion that led to the creation of an autonomous field with its own logic. I argue that the creation of this "psy field" - while it was as yet inexistent - was largely due to the strength of sociability networks that facilitated the management of resources and institutional spaces of power, making it possible for the field to become independent and established...
April 2016: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
Shilpa Pandurangaiah, Kundapura V Ravishankar, Kodthalu S Shivashankar, Avverahally T Sadashiva, Kavitha Pillakenchappa, Sunil Kumar Narayanan
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is one of the model plant to study carotenoid biosynthesis. In the present study, the fruit carotenoid content were quantified at different developmental stages for two contrasting genotypes, viz. IIHR-249-1 and IIHR-2866 by UPLC. Lycopene content was high in IIHR-249-1 (19.45 mg/100 g fresh weight) compared to IIHR-2866 (1.88 mg/100 g fresh weight) at the ripe stage. qPCR was performed for genes that are involved in the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway to study the difference in lycopene content in fruits of both the genotypes...
June 2016: Journal of Biosciences
L Michel, C Lions, M Winnock, J-P Lang, M-A Loko, E Rosenthal, B Marchou, M-A Valantin, P Morlat, P Roux, P Sogni, B Spire, I Poizot-Martin, K Lacombe, C Lascoux-Combe, C Duvivier, D Neau, F Dabis, D Salmon-Ceron, M P Carrieri
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this nested study was to assess the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in a sample of HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfected patients according to their HCV status. METHODS: The nested cross-sectional study, untitled HEPAVIH-Psy survey, was performed in a subset of HIV/HCV-coinfected patients enrolled in the French Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le SIDA et les Hépatites Virales (ANRS) CO13 HEPAVIH cohort. Psychiatric disorders were screened for using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI 5...
May 17, 2016: HIV Medicine
Yaara Zisman-Ilani, David Roe, Isabelle Scholl, Martin Härter, Orit Karnieli-Miller
Encouraging patients to be involved in their care and enhancing shared decision making (SDM) have been advocated over the past two decades as means to enhance patient-centered care. However, one of the barriers to implementing SDM in medical consultations is the need to adapt this approach to various populations and medical settings, including mental health, and developing reliable and practical methods for measuring and assessing SDM. This article presents the psychometric properties and validity of a revised scale, SDM-Q-9-Psy, that assesses SDM in routine care among psychiatric inpatients...
May 11, 2016: Health Communication
Hua Yang, Jian Gao, Tianhao Wang, Lihong Yang, Yao Liu, Yao Shen, Jian Gong, Wei Dai, Jing Zhou, Jie Gu, Zhigang Pan, Shanzhu Zhu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The association between adverse mental health and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors in migrant workers remains poorly defined in Chinese rural-to-urban migrants. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted regarding health-related behaviors in 5484 migrants (51.3% males) employed in Shanghai for at least 6 months. The Chinese version of the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) was used to assess migrant mental health status. Logistic regression was applied to determine the contribution of adverse mental health to lifestyle behaviors...
May 6, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Chris Clarke, Vivian Hill, Tony Charman
Children with a diagnosis of autism are more likely to experience anxiety than their typically developing peers. Research suggests that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) could offer a way to help children with autism manage their anxiety but most evidence is based on clinical trials. This study investigated a school-based CBT programme using a quasi-experimental design incorporating the child and parent versions of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (Spence, J Abnorm Psy 106(2):280-297, 1997) and the Coping Scale for Children and Youth (Brodzinsky et al...
April 30, 2016: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Katja Karppinen, Laura Zoratti, Marian Sarala, Elisabete Carvalho, Jenni Hirsimäki, Helmi Mentula, Stefan Martens, Hely Häggman, Laura Jaakola
BACKGROUND: Carotenoids are important pigments and precursors for central signaling molecules associated in fruit development and ripening. Carotenoid metabolism has been studied especially in the climacteric tomato fruit but the content of carotenoids and the regulation of their metabolism have been shown to be highly variable between fruit species. Non-climacteric berries of the genus Vaccinium are among the best natural sources of health-beneficial flavonoids but not studied previously for carotenoid biosynthesis...
2016: BMC Plant Biology
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SAGE Publications would like to apologize for the error which appeared in Postsocialism, the psy-ences and mental health, Transcultural Psychiatry 2016, Vol. 53(2) 151-175, DOI: 10.1177/1363461516635534On page 160 of this article, there is a quote from one of the other articles which appears in the same issue. Unfortunately the page number was not updated before publication. It should have read (Friedman, 2016, p. 176) on the two occasions the reference was cited on this page.The publisher would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused...
June 2016: Transcultural Psychiatry
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