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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474661/models-of-schizotypy-the-importance-of-conceptual-clarity
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Phillip Grant, Melissa J Green, Oliver J Mason
The observation of psychosis-like traits that resemble symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, both among healthy relatives of psychotic patients and among the general population, can be traced to the early 20th century.1,2 These traits have since been described within various models of illness and health (ie, normal/abnormal personality, abnormal psychotic continua), each giving rise to concepts such as "schizotypy," "psychoticism," and "psychosis-proneness" that are not necessarily interchangeable, although their subtle distinctions are often overlooked...
February 21, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474547/suicidal-ideation-and-suicide-attempts-among-women-seeking-treatment-for-substance-use-and-trauma-symptoms
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Stella M Resko, Sarah Kruman Mountain, Suzanne Browne, David C Kondrat, Michael Kral
Substance use disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder have been associated with suicide. Through secondary analysis of the screening data from the Women and Trauma Study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network, the present study examined rates and correlates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among women who sought treatment for substance use and trauma at seven outpatient substance use programs. The sample included women between the ages of 18 and 65 years (M = 39...
February 21, 2018: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473781/prediction-of-depression-and-anxiety-via-patient-assessed-tremor-severity-not-physician-reported-motor-symptom-severity-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-or-essential-tremor-who-have-undergone-deep-brain-stimulation
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Rebecca L Achey, Erin Yamamoto, Daniel Sexton, Christine Hammer, Bryan S Lee, Robert S Butler, Nicolas R Thompson, Sean J Nagel, Andre G Machado, Darlene A Lobel
OBJECTIVE Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective therapy for movement disorders such as idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET). However, some patients who demonstrate benefit on objective motor function tests do not experience postoperative improvement in depression or anxiety, 2 important components of quality of life (QOL). Thus, to examine other possible explanations for the lack of a post-DBS correlation between improved objective motor function and decreased depression or anxiety, the authors investigated whether patient perceptions of motor symptom severity might contribute to disease-associated depression and anxiety...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473698/a-proof-of-concept-pilot-randomized-comparative-trial-of-brief-internet-based-compassionate-mind-training-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-perinatal-and-intending-to-become-pregnant-women
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Alex R Kelman, Benjamin S Evare, Alinne Z Barrera, Ricardo F Muñoz, Paul Gilbert
OBJECTIVE: Depression is a prevalent and costly mental health problem that affects women as well as their larger communities, with substantial impacts on mother and infant during childbearing years. Face-to-face care has not adequately addressed this global concern due to difficulties in scaling these resources. Internet interventions, which can provide psychological tools to those lacking adequate access, show promise in filling this void. METHOD: We conducted a 2-condition proof-of-concept pilot randomized trial comparing brief Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and brief Internet-based compassionate mind training (CMT) for women who are currently pregnant, became pregnant within the last year, and intend to become pregnant in the future...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473192/thinness-and-muscularity-internalization-associations-with-disordered-eating-and-muscle-dysmorphia-in-men
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Patrycja Klimek, Stuart B Murray, Tiffany Brown, Manuel Gonzales Iv, Aaron J Blashill
OBJECTIVE: The tripartite influence model of body image identifies internalization of societal body ideals as a risk factor for developing body dissatisfaction, and subsequent disordered eating behavior. In men, internalization of two dimensions of body image ideals, thinness and muscularity, is associated with body dissatisfaction and eating concerns. However, it is unknown how thinness and muscularity internalization interact in predicting muscle dysmorphia and disordered eating in men...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473161/depressive-symptoms-criticism-and-counter-criticism-in-marital-interactions
#6
Joseph M Trombello, Kristina M Post, David A Smith
Although people with depressive symptoms face criticism, hostility, and rejection in their close relationships, we do not know how they respond. Following interpersonal theories of depression, it might be expected that depressive symptoms would be associated with a tendency to receive and also to express criticism toward one's spouse, and that at least some of this criticism would be a contingent response to criticism received (i.e., "counter-criticism"). However, other research has determined that depressive symptoms/behaviors suppress partner criticism, suggesting that depressed people might respond to partner criticism similarly, by subsequently expressing less criticism...
February 23, 2018: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473031/-find-cancer-early-evaluation-of-a-community-education-campaign-to-increase-awareness-of-cancer-signs-and-symptoms-in-people-in-regional-western-australians
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Emma Jane Croager, Victoria Gray, Iain Stephen Pratt, Terry Slevin, Simone Pettigrew, C D'arcy Holman, Max Bulsara, Jon Emery
Introduction: Cancer outcomes for people living in rural and remote areas are worse than for those living in urban areas. Although access to and quality of cancer treatment are important determinants of outcomes, delayed presentation has been observed in rural patients. Methods: Formative research with people from rural Western Australia (WA) led to the Find Cancer Early campaign. Find Cancer Early was delivered in three regions of WA, with two other regions acting as controls...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472955/improving-depression-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-using-group-cognitive-behavior-therapy
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Zahra Noroozi, Sajedeh Hamidian, Niloofar Khajeddin, Mahnaz Mehrabi Zadeh Honarmand, Yadollah Zargar, Homeira Rashidi, Behrooz Dolatshahi
Objective: Depression is a chronic condition comorbid with diabetes type 2 that often remains untreated. Dealing with diabetes is a challenging task for patients and can lead to depression in long term. These two conditions have a negative influence on each other and on the individual's quality of life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of group cognitive behavior therapy on depression, quality of life in women with diabetes type 2. Method : We conducted a clinical trial among 30 women with diabetes type 2 comorbid with depression...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472954/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-friends-for-life-program-on-children-s-anxiety-and-depression
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Fatemeh Moharreri, Aazam-Sadat Heydari Yazdi
Objective: Anxiety disorders and depression during childhood and adolescence are among highly prevalent serious mental health problems, which lead to reduced performance in children and can also negatively affect children's emotional and social long-term development. This study, which was conducted in Mashhad in 2015, aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the Friends for Life cognitive-behavioral program in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression in children. Method: In this controlled clinical trial, 248 male students aged 10 were screened for mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression using the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety (RCMA) and the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI)...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471702/children-with-adhd-symptoms-who-can-do-without-specialized-mental-health-care
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Birgit Levelink, Frans J M Feron, Edward Dompeling, Dorothea M C B van Zeben-van de Aa
OBJECTIVE: A new Dutch Child and Youth Act should reduce specialized mental health care for children with symptoms of ADHD. Characteristics of children referred to a specialized ADHD clinic are explored to give direction to this intention. METHOD: Data of 261 children who underwent a multidisciplinary best practice evaluation (including rating scales, and demographic, psychological, and somatic findings) were analyzed. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression models were used to find predictive variables for the need of specialized mental health care...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471682/the-role-of-spousal-relationships-in-fibromyalgia-patients-quality-of-life
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Ellen R Huang, Kim D Jones, Rob M Bennett, Gordon C Nagayama Hall, Karen S Lyons
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome that includes debilitating symptoms such as widespread pain and tenderness, fatigue, and poor physical functioning. Research has shown FM patients' choice of coping style and relationship quality with their spouse can impact their mental quality of life (QoL), but no known study has examined the protective nature of relationship quality and coping behaviors on both patient physical and mental QoL in the context of chronic pain. We examined 204 patients with FM on the (a) roles of coping styles and relationship quality on patient quality of life, and (b) moderating effect of relationship quality on the association between negative coping style and patient QoL...
February 23, 2018: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471549/glutamate-dehydrogenase-deficient-mice-display-schizophrenia-like-behavioral-abnormalities-and-ca1-specific-hippocampal-dysfunction
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Sharon S Lander, Usman Khan, Nicole Lewandowski, Darpan Chakraborty, Frank A Provenzano, Susana Mingote, Sergiy Chornyy, Francesca Frigerio, Pierre Maechler, Hanoch Kaphzan, Scott A Small, Stephen Rayport, Inna Gaisler-Salomon
Brain imaging has revealed that the CA1 subregion of the hippocampus is hyperactive in prodromal and diagnosed patients with schizophrenia (SCZ), and that glutamate is a driver of this hyperactivity. Strikingly, mice deficient in the glutamate synthetic enzyme glutaminase have CA1 hypoactivity and a SCZ-resilience profile, implicating glutamate-metabolizing enzymes. To address this further, we examined mice with a brain-wide deficit in the glutamate-metabolizing enzyme glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), encoded by Glud1, which should lead to glutamate excess due to reduced glutamate metabolism in astrocytes...
February 20, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471260/stress-underestimation-and-mental-health-literacy-of-depression-in-japanese-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nanako Nakamura-Taira, Shuhei Izawa, Kosuke Chris Yamada
Appropriately estimating stress levels in daily life is important for motivating people to undertake stress-management behaviors or seek out information on stress management and mental health. People who exhibit high stress underestimation might not be interested in information on mental health, and would therefore have less knowledge of it. We investigated the association between stress underestimation tendency and mental health literacy of depression (i.e., knowledge of the recognition, prognosis, and usefulness of resources of depression) in Japanese workers...
January 2, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471053/morphological-and-functional-evidence-of-increased-excitatory-signaling-in-the-prelimbic-cortex-during-ethanol-withdrawal
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Florence P Varodayan, Harpreet Sidhu, Max Kreifeldt, Marisa Roberto, Candice Contet
Excessive alcohol consumption in humans induces deficits in decision making and emotional processing, which indicates a dysfunction of the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The present study aimed to determine the impact of chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) inhalation on mouse medial PFC pyramidal neurons. Data were collected 6-8 days into withdrawal from 7 weeks of CIE exposure, a time point when mice exhibit behavioral symptoms of withdrawal. We found that spine maturity in prelimbic (PL) layer 2/3 neurons was increased, while dendritic spines in PL layer 5 neurons or infralimbic (IL) neurons were not affected...
February 19, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471032/results-of-an-asthma-education-program-delivered-via-telemedicine-in-rural-schools
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Tamara T Perry, Jill S Halterman, Rita H Brown, Chunqiao Luo, Shemeka M Randle, Cassandra R Hunter, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti
BACKGROUND: Asthma morbidity is high among low-income children living in rural U.S. regions, yet few interventions have been designed to reduce asthma burden among rural populations. OBJECTIVE: Examine the impact of a school-based asthma education program delivered via telemedicine among children living in an impoverished, rural region. METHODS: We conducted a cluster randomized trial with rural children, ages 7-14 years, comparing a school-based telemedicine asthma education intervention to usual care...
February 19, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471017/moderate-effects-of-noninvasive-brain-stimulation-of-the-frontal-cortex-for-improving-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-meta-analysis-of-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
André Aleman, Stefanie Enriquez-Geppert, Henderikus Knegtering, Jozarni J Dlabac-de Lange
BACKGROUND: Negative symptoms in schizophrenia concern a clinically relevant reduction of goal-directed behavior that strongly and negatively impacts daily functioning. Existing treatments are of marginal effect and novel approaches are needed. Noninvasive neurostimulation by means of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) are novel approaches that may hold promise. OBJECTIVES: To provide a quantitative integration of the published evidence regarding effects of rTMS and tDCS over the frontal cortex on negative symptoms, including an analysis of effects of sham stimulation...
February 19, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469933/implicit-attitudes-toward-eating-stimuli-differentiate-eating-disorder-and-non-eating-disorder-groups-and-predict-eating-disorder-behaviors
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April R Smith, Lauren N Forrest, Elizabeth A Velkoff, Jessica D Ribeiro, Joseph Franklin
OBJECTIVE: The current study tested whether people with and without eating disorders (EDs) varied in their implicit attitudes toward ED-relevant stimuli. Additionally, the study tested whether implicit evaluations of ED-relevant stimuli predicted ED symptoms and behaviors over a 4-week interval. METHOD: Participants were people without EDs (N = 85) and people seeking treatment for EDs (N = 92). All participants completed self-report questionnaires and a version of the affect misattribution procedure (AMP) at baseline...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469673/forgiveness-depression-and-suicidal-behavior-in-adolescents-gender-differences-in-this-relationship
#18
Cirenia Quintana-Orts, Lourdes Rey
With the development of positive psychology, protective factors have received increased attention as buffers against suicidal ideation and attempts and against the risk factors for suicide (e.g., depressive symptoms). Empirical evidence suggests that one of the protective factors associated with depression and suicide is forgiveness. Although previous studies have demonstrated a negative association between forgiveness and risk of suicide, studies on gender differences in adolescents are still scarce. Thus, the authors assessed the moderating role of gender in a sample of adolescents...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Genetic Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469667/10-year-outcome-of-suicidal-behavior-in-borderline-personality-disorder
#19
Paul H Soloff, Laurel Chiappetta
Prospective predictors of suicide attempts were assessed in 118 subjects with borderline personality disorder (BPD) after 10 or more years of follow-up. Mean (SD) time to follow-up was 14.4 (4.7) years. Subjects were predominately female (78.8%), Caucasian (81.4%), and of lower socioeconomic status. Initial recruitment was evenly balanced between inpatient, outpatient, and non-patient (community) sources. In the 10-year interval, 55 subjects (46.6%) attempted suicide. Compared to baseline, suicidal ideation, number of attempts, and non-suicidal self-injury diminished markedly...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469663/a-neuroscience-oriented-research-approach-to-borderline-personality-disorder
#20
Barbara Stanley, M Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, Christa Labouliere, Steven Roose
Traditionally, the study of personality disorders had been based on psychoanalytic or behavioral models. Over the past two decades, there has been an emerging neuroscience model of borderline personality disorder (BPD) grounded in the concept of BPD as a condition in which dysfunctional neural circuits underlie its pathological dimensions, some of which include emotion dysregulation (broadly encompassing affective instability, negative affectivity, and hyperarousal), abnormal interpersonal functioning, and impulsive aggression...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Personality Disorders
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