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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417648/danish-translation-and-validation-of-kessler-s-10-item-psychological-distress-scale-k10
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Camilla Thelin, Benjamin Mikkelsen, Gunnar Laier, Louise Turgut, Bente Henriksen, Lis Raabaek Olsen, Jens Knud Larsen, Sidse Arnfred
BACKGROUND: Psychological distress is a trans-diagnostic feature of mental suffering closely associated with mental disorders. Kessler's 10-item Psychological Distress Scale (K10), a scale with sound psychometric properties, is widely used in epidemiological studies. AIM: To translate and investigate whether K10 is a reliable and valid rating scale for the measurement of psychological distress in a Danish population. METHODS: The translation was carried out according to official WHO translation guidelines...
April 18, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413938/psychiatric-service-users-experiences-of-emergency-departments-a-cerqual-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Kathrine Carstensen, Stina Lou, Lotte Groth Jensen, Nina Konstantin Nissen, Lisbeth Ortenblad, Margarete Pfau, Pia Vedel Ankersen
BACKGROUND: There is increased clinical and political attention towards integrating general and psychiatric emergency departments (ED). However, research into psychiatric service users' experiences regarding general EDs is limited. AIM: To identify and summarize current, qualitative evidence regarding service users' experiences attending EDs. A secondary aim is to apply and test the newly developed CERQual approach to summarizing qualitative review findings. METHODS: A systematic literature review of five databases based on PRISMA guidelines yielded 3334 unique entries...
May 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372713/psychiatric-emergencies-assessing-and-managing-suicidal-ideation
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Andrea N Weber, Maria Michail, Alex Thompson, Jess G Fiedorowicz
The assessment of suicide risk is a daunting, but increasingly frequent task for outpatient practitioners. Guidelines for depression screening identify more individuals at risk for treatment and mental health resources are not always easily accessible. For those patients identified as in need of a formal suicide risk assessment, this article reviews established risk and protective factors for suicide and provides a framework for the assessment and management of individuals at risk of suicide. The assessment should be explicitly documented with a summary of the most relevant risk/protective factors for that individual with a focus on interventions that may mitigate risk...
May 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212362/the-management-of-psychological-issues-in-oncology
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Daniel C McFarland, Jimmie C Holland
Psychological issues in the cancer setting are highly prevalent and well documented, and can lead to adverse outcomes. Several series of guidelines have been put forth to ensure that both psychological and psychiatric issues are addressed. The management of psychological issues in cancer is relevant for clinicians whose patients are identified clinically or via screening mechanisms with psychological or psychiatric sequelae from cancer. This review describes the psychological impact of cancer, distress screening as a triage mechanism, and the presentation and management of several specific comorbid psychological/psychiatric diagnoses in the oncology setting...
December 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210358/american-association-for-emergency-psychiatry-task-force-on-medical-clearance-of-adults-part-i-introduction-review-and-evidence-based-guidelines
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Eric L Anderson, Kimberly Nordstrom, Michael P Wilson, Jennifer M Peltzer-Jones, Leslie Zun, Anthony Ng, Michael H Allen
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, the number of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for a mental health concern is significant and expected to grow. The breadth of the medical evaluation of these patients is controversial. Attempts have been made to establish a standard evaluation for these patients, but to date no nationally accepted standards exist. A task force of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, consisting of physicians from emergency medicine and psychiatry, and a psychologist was convened to form consensus recommendations on the medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to EDs...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197003/celebrity-suicide-and-its-effect-on-further-media-reporting-and-portrayal-of-suicide-an-exploratory-study
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Devavrat Harshe, Sagar Karia, Sneha Harshe, Nilesh Shah, Gurudas Harshe, Avinash De Sousa
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a grave mental health problem in India, and suicide rates in India have risen over the past decades. Suicide reporting by the media is a common cause for spurts of suicides that may occur from time to time. The aim of the present study was to assess the change in trends in media reporting of suicide after a celebrity suicide. METHODOLOGY: Suicide by the renowned actor Robin Williams was selected as the reference case. The top three Indian daily newspapers published in English having the highest circulation as per the Registrar of Newspapers, Government of India report were selected to be scanned in the study...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173785/hcv-screening-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-homeless-and-marginally-housed-women-in-san-francisco-california
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Kimberly Page, Michelle Yu, Jennifer Cohen, Jennifer Evans, Martha Shumway, Elise D Riley
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening has taken on new importance as a result of updated guidelines and new curative therapies. Relatively few studies have assessed HCV infection in homeless populations, and a minority include women. We assessed prevalence and correlates of HCV exposure in a cohort of homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco, and estimated the proportion undiagnosed. METHODS: A probability sample of 246 women were recruited at free meal programs, homeless shelters, and low-cost single room occupancy hotels in San Francisco; women with HIV were oversampled...
February 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156468/assessment-tools-for-palliative-care
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Rebecca Aslakson, Sydney Morss Dy, Renee Wilson, Julie Waldfogel, Allen Zhang, Alex B Blair, Karen Robinson
66 Background: Recent reviews have not comprehensively addressed palliative care (PC) assessment tools. This project summarizes the extent of evidence about PC assessment tools for patients and families, and how tools have been used for clinical care, quality indicators, and evaluation of interventions. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for systematic reviews of assessment tools for PC, from January 2007 to March 2016. We searched the grey literature for domains without systematic reviews, and for domains with systematic reviews > three years old...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135593/maintenance-pharmacotherapy-for-recurrent-major-depressive-disorder-in-primary-care-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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K Riihimäki, M Vuorilehto, E Isometsä
BACKGROUND: Most practice guidelines recommend maintenance antidepressant treatment for recurrent major depressive disorder. However, the degree to which such guidance is actually followed in primary health care has remained obscure. We investigated the provision of maintenance antidepressant treatment within a representative primary care five-year cohort study. METHODS: In the Vantaa Primary Care Depression Study, a stratified random sample of 1119 adult patients was screened for depression using the Prime-MD...
March 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125370/a-systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-cancer-treatment-on-work-productivity-of-patients-and-caregivers
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Khalid M Kamal, Jordan R Covvey, Ankur Dashputre, Somraj Ghosh, Surbhi Shah, Monali Bhosle, Christopher Zacker
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a leading cause of death with substantial financial costs. While significant data exist on the economic burden of care, less is known about the indirect costs of treatment and, specifically, the effect on work productivity of patients and their caregivers. To examine the full effect of cancer and the potential value of new therapies, all aspects of care, including indirect costs and patient-reported outcomes, should be evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the literature examining the effect of cancer treatment on work productivity in patients and their caregivers...
February 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044944/a-pragmatic-approach-to-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mixed-features-in-adults-with-mood-disorders
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Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Rodrigo B Mansur
Mixed features specifier (MFS) is a new nosological entity defined and operationalized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), 5th Edition. The impetus to introduce the MFS and supplant mixed states was protean, including the lack of ecological validity, high rates of misdiagnosis, and guideline discordant treatment for mixed states. Mixed features specifier identifies a phenotype in psychiatry with greater illness burden, as evidenced by earlier age at onset, higher episode frequency and chronicity, psychiatric and medical comorbidity, suicidality, and suboptimal response to conventional antidepressants...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002457/terrorism-radicalisation-extremism-authoritarianism-and-fundamentalism-a-systematic-review-of-the-quality-and-psychometric-properties-of-assessments
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Akimi Scarcella, Ruairi Page, Vivek Furtado
BACKGROUND: Currently, terrorism and suicide bombing are global psychosocial processes that attracts a growing number of psychological and psychiatric contributions to enhance practical counter-terrorism measures. The present study is a systematic review that explores the methodological quality reporting and the psychometric soundness of the instruments developed to identify risk factors of terrorism, extremism, radicalisation, authoritarianism and fundamentalism. METHOD: A systematic search strategy was established to identify instruments and studies developed to screen individuals at risk of committing extremist or terrorist offences using 20 different databases across the fields of law, medicine, psychology, sociology and politics...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925499/non-adherence-to-psychotropic-medication-among-adolescents-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alexander Häge, Lisa Weymann, Lucia Bliznak, Viktoria Märker, Konstantin Mechler, Ralf W Dittmann
INTRODUCTION: Whether patients take their medication as prescribed is of increasing importance in adolescent psychiatry since both the number of efficacious pharmaceutical treatments and the rate of prescriptions of psychotropic compounds are on the rise. Previous research showed high rates of medication nonadherence among both adolescents with medical disorders and adult patients with psychiatric disorders. METHODS: The present review was performed according to PRISMA guidelines and evaluates existing scientific literature concerning adherence to psychotropic medication among adolescents...
December 7, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902542/impact-of-mental-health-comorbidities-on-the-community-based-pediatric-treatment-and-outcomes-of-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Nour Al Ghriwati, Joshua M Langberg, William Gardner, James Peugh, Kelly J Kelleher, Rebecca Baum, William B Brinkman, Phil Lichtenstein, Jeffery N Epstein
OBJECTIVE: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often exhibit psychiatric comorbidities, which may impact illness presentation, diagnosis, and treatment outcomes. Guidelines exist for dealing with these complex cases but little is known about how comorbidities are being handled in community pediatric settings. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how mental health comorbidities affect community physicians' ADHD care practices and patients' symptom trajectories...
January 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822049/prevalence-and-related-factors-of-psychological-distress-among-cancer-inpatients-using-routine-distress-thermometer-and-chinese-health-questionnaire-screening
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Yu-Jie Chiou, Nien-Mu Chiu, Liang-Jen Wang, Shau-Hsuan Li, Chun-Yi Lee, Ming-Kung Wu, Chien-Chih Chen, Yi-Shan Wu, Yu Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines suggest routine screening for distress among cancer patients for immediate early psychiatric care. However, previous studies focusing on routine screening for psychological distress among cancer inpatients in Taiwan are scant. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and related factors of psychological distress and mental illness among cancer inpatients in Taiwan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was conducted as a retrospective chart review in a general hospital in southern Taiwan...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566975/screening-for-untreated-depression-in-cancer-patients-a-japanese-experience
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Hironobu Inoguchi, Ken Shimizu, Haruki Shimoda, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Tatsuo Akechi, Megumi Uchida, Asao Ogawa, Daisuke Fujisawa, Shinichiro Inoue, Yosuke Uchitomi
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines for supportive care in cancer patients have recommended routine psychological screening in clinical practice, and a Japanese national project has recommended screening for depression using the Distress and Impact Thermometer. However, a previous study advocating the validity of the Distress and Impact Thermometer may have overestimated its effectiveness, as the study included already-treated patients who were not screening targets. This study re-evaluated the performance and usefulness of the Distress and Impact Thermometer using an adequate sample size and appropriate study design...
August 27, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561138/a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-for-medical-marijuana-in-psychiatric-indications
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Samuel T Wilkinson, Rajiv Radhakrishnan, Deepak Cyril D'Souza
OBJECTIVE: Marijuana has been approved for a number of psychiatric conditions in many states in the US including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), agitation in Alzheimer's disease, and Tourette's disorder. In this systematic review, we examine the strength of evidence for the efficacy of marijuana and other cannabinoids for these psychiatric indications. DATA SOURCES: The literature (MEDLINE) was searched for studies published between January 1980 and March 2015 using search terms related to marijuana and other cannabinoids and the specific diagnosis...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474093/opioid-treatment-of-migraine-risk-factors-and-behavioral-issues
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REVIEW
Melissa T Stone, Valerie Weed, Ronald J Kulich
Migraine can impact every aspect of a person's functioning. Psychological comorbidities, cognitive constructs, and behavioral responses to pain greatly impact the perception of migraine pain, treatment efficacy and outcome, and overall quality of life and functioning. Current considerations for migraine treatment emphasize the utility of the biopsychosocial model in understanding and treating migraine, noting both the importance of addressing psychological factors such as cognitive beliefs as well as psychiatric comorbidities...
September 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383853/missed-opportunities-for-health-promotion-intervention-in-the-management-of-alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome
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Jessica Johnson, David E Wilson, Bennett P deBoisblanc
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize utilization of evidence-based health promotion practices not included in Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS) guidelines, such as vaccinations and counseling services, hypothesizing that missed opportunities for health promotion intervention would abound. METHODS: Retrospective medical record review of 99 patients presenting to a safety-net academic medical center with AWS between August 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. RESULTS: Thiamine replacement (70%), tobacco cessation counseling (28%), influenza or pneumonia vaccination (25% and 28% respectively), psychiatric counseling (70%), referral to alcohol support group or treatment center(40%), and screening for viral hepatitis and HIV (39% and 44%, respectively) were documented by healthcare providers at lower than optimal frequency...
March 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342215/community-based-rehabilitation-intervention-for-people-with-schizophrenia-in-ethiopia-rise-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Laura Asher, Mary De Silva, Charlotte Hanlon, Helen A Weiss, Rahel Birhane, Dawit A Ejigu, Girmay Medhin, Vikram Patel, Abebaw Fekadu
BACKGROUND: Care for most people with schizophrenia is best delivered in the community and evidence-based guidelines recommend combining both medication and a psychosocial intervention, such as community-based rehabilitation. There is emerging evidence that community-based rehabilitation for schizophrenia is effective at reducing disability in middle-income country settings, yet there is no published evidence on the effectiveness in settings with fewer mental health resources. This paper describes the protocol of a study that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based rehabilitation as an adjunct to health facility-based care in rural Ethiopia...
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