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Han-Yun Tseng, Shu-Han Yu, Chun-Yi Lee, Wen-Hao Huang, Seng-Loong Huang, Chi-Shin Wu, Yen-Feng Chiu, Chao A Hsiung
BACKGROUND: Sedative-hypnotic medication use has been related to severe adverse events and risks. This study investigated the prevalence of and characteristics associated with the use of sedatives and hypnotics among community-dwelling elderly persons aged 65 years and over in Taiwan. METHODS: A representative sample of community-dwelling adults was recruited. Clinical and sociodemographic data were collected for assessing physical, mental, and cognitive functioning and disorders...
March 21, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
Patricia Sobradillo Ecenarro, Marta Inchausti Iguiñiz, Sandra Pedrero Tejada, Nuria Marina Malanda, María Alfonso Imizcoz, Laura Ansola Marlasca, Bernardino Alcázar Navarrete
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is progressive and in its advanced stage is associated with major disability. Previous studies suggest that patients with this disease receive little palliative care, even in very advanced stages. Given this, our objectives were to describe the clinical practice of Spanish pulmonologists in the care of patients with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to identify potential barriers to implementing palliative care in these patients and to correlate these responses with doctor's years of experience...
March 20, 2018: COPD
Andrew Leung Luk, Adrian Fai To Yau
Background: Overseas studies suggest that 10-20% of doctors are depressed, 30-45% have burnout, and many report dissatisfaction with work-life balance. A local study on public doctors showed that 31.4% of the respondents satisfied the criteria for high burnout. Young, but moderately experienced doctors who need to work shifts appeared most vulnerable. This study aims to explore the experiences of those public doctors who have managed their work difficulties and maintained professional enthusiasm for references in medical education and continuing professional training...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
Janet A Lydecker, Carlos M Grilo
OBJECTIVE: This study examined differences in clinical presentation of men and women with binge-eating disorder (BED) who participated in treatment research at a medical-school based program. METHOD: Participants were 682 adults (n = 182 men, n = 500 women) with DSM-IV-defined BED. Doctoral-level research clinicians assessed eating-disorder psychopathology, including BED diagnosis, using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Disorders (SCID) and Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) interview...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
Nena Kopčavar Guček, Polona Selič
This multi-centre cross-sectional study explored associations between prevalence of depression and exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) at any time in patients' adult life in 471 participants of a previous IPV study. In 2016, 174 interviews were performed, using the Short Form Domestic Violence Exposure Questionnaire, the Zung Scale and questions about behavioural patterns of exposure to IPV. Family doctors reviewed patients' medical charts for period from 2012 to 2016, using the Domestic Violence Exposure Medical Chart Check List, for conditions which persisted for at least three years...
January 26, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Mireia Gascon, Gonzalo Sánchez-Benavides, Payam Dadvand, David Martínez, Nina Gramunt, Xavier Gotsens, Marta Cirach, Cristina Vert, José Luis Molinuevo, Marta Crous-Bou, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen
BACKGROUND: Although exposure to natural outdoor environments has been consistently associated with improved perceived general health, available evidence on a protective association between this exposure and specific mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety is still limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure to residential green and blue spaces on anxiety and depression and intake of related medication...
January 19, 2018: Environmental Research
Katherine L Nelson, Jonathan Purtle
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to: (1) determine if and how perceptions towards healthcare providers differ between older adults with and without clinically signifcant depressive symptoms (CSDS), and (2) assess whether perceptions towards providers are associated with receipt of mental health treatment among older adults with CSDS. METHODS: Data from the 2013 and 2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were used to examine CSDS prevalence, receipt of mental health treatment, and perceptions of provider communication among community-dwelling adults ≥ age 65 (N = 6,936) using four of the 'How Well Doctors Communicate' composite items from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems(CAHPS)...
January 17, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
Paul McCrone, Felicitas Rost, Leonardo Koeser, Iakovina Koutoufa, Stephanie Stephanou, Martin Knapp, David Goldberg, David Taylor, Peter Fonagy
BACKGROUND: Patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) suffer very significant morbidity and are at a disadvantage concerning optimal clinical management. There are high associated societal costs. AIMS: A detailed analysis of health economic costs in the United Kingdom in a group manifesting a severe form of TRD in the 12 months before their participation in a major randomized controlled treatment trial. METHODS: The sample consisted of 118 participants from the Tavistock Adult Depression Study...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
Elisabet Londos
This article describes the practical considerations in the clinical medical treatment in dementia with Lewy body (DLB) patients. It is illustrated with the voice of a DLB sufferer and his wife. According to our experience, emanating from a 15 year collaboration between a doctor and a nurse at a memory clinic, there are several possible therapeutical entrances. However, the order in which the medication is introduced is of great importance to avoid aggravation of other DLB symptoms. We start the treatment with cholinesterase inhibitor and memantine, and; thereafter, we treat the most disturbing symptom...
December 19, 2017: Neurology and Therapy
Abha Tewari, Sudha Kallakuri, Siddhardha Devarapalli, Vivekanand Jha, Anushka Patel, Pallab K Maulik
BACKGROUND: Availability of basic mental health services is limited in rural areas of India. Health system and individual level factors such as lack of mental health professionals and infrastructure, poor awareness about mental health, stigma related to help seeking, are responsible for poor awareness and use of mental health services. We implemented a mental health services delivery model that leveraged technology and task sharing to facilitate identification and treatment of common mental disorders (CMDs) such as stress, depression, anxiety and suicide risk in rural areas of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India...
December 4, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
Dipeshkumar D Zalavadiya, Anupam Banerjee, Ankit M Sheth, Matib Rangoonwala, Aarohi Mitra, Amiruddin M Kadri
Background: The prevalence of depression among elderly people varies across different setups such as old age homes (OAHs), community, and medical clinics. Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the epidemiological factors pertaining to depression among elderly residents of OAHs and community, using a new Gujarati version of the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form (GDS-G). Settings and Design: A cross-sectional, epidemiological study conducted in an urban setup of Western India...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
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
Layla Parast, Naomi S Bardach, Q Burkhart, Laura P Richardson, J Michael Murphy, Courtney A Gidengil, Maria T Britto, Marc N Elliott, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVES: To develop, validate, and test the feasibility of implementation of 4 new quality measures assessing emergency department (ED) and inpatient care for suicidal youth. METHODS: Four quality measures were developed to assess hospital-based care for suicidal youth. These measures, focused on counseling caregivers about restricting access to lethal means of self-harm and benefits and risks of antidepressant medications, were operationalized into 2 caregiver surveys that assessed ED and inpatient quality, respectively...
October 31, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
John H Porcerelli, John R Jones, Rachel Klamo, Rebecca Heeney
In the healthcare setting, adult patients with histories of childhood abuse are of significant concern and are frequently encountered in the primary care setting. However, there is a dearth of studies investigating the relationships between psychopathology, overall health, healthcare utilization, physician ratings of patient difficulty, and childhood abuse. The present study examines these relationships in primary care patients with (N = 45) and without (N = 129) histories of childhood abuse (physical, sexual, and both)...
May 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Assiya El Kettani, Zineb Serhier, Mohammed Bennani Othmani, Mohamed Agoub, Omar Battas
METHODS: We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study of a sample of 300 physicians using self-administered questionnaire over the period 2013- 2014. Burnout has been operationally defined through a French translation of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). RESULTS: A total of 191 physicians participated in the study (response rate 63.7%) with a female predominance at 79.1% and an average age of 26.7 years (N = 3). The average scores of sub-dimensions of the MBI: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal fulfilment were (33...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Simone M Ormsby, Hannah G Dahlen, Carolyn C Ee, Hazel Keedle, Caroline A Smith
BACKGROUND: Treatment strategies for the management of antenatal depression are limited by varied and often modest response rates, unpleasant medication side effects and uncertainty regarding foetal safety. Consequently, many pregnant women experiencing depression seek alternative non-pharmaceutical options. Acupuncture may provide a safe and potentially effective additional treatment, however further investigation is required. In this qualitative study, we explored the views of health professionals regarding the possible incorporation of acupuncture into mainstream care...
September 28, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Alexander J Steiner, Nathalie Boulos, Stephanie M Wright, James Mirocha, Kimberly Smith, Enrique López, Sherif H Gohar, Waguih W Ishak
OBJECTIVE: This study examined patients with medical or doctoral degrees diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) by analyzing patient-reported depressive symptom severity, functioning, and quality of life (QOL) before and after treatment of MDD. METHODS: Analyses were conducted in a sample of 2280 adult outpatient participants with MDD from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study with complete entry and exit scores for the level 1 (citalopram monotherapy) trial...
September 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Zivile Ries, Fabian Frank, Isaac Bermejo, Chariklia Kalaitsidou, Jördis Zill, Jörg Dirmaier, Martin Härter, Jürgen Bengel, Lars Hölzel
Aim This study was part of a double-blind randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate the effects of culture-sensitive patient information materials (PIM) compared with standard translated material. The study aimed to obtain the data for the development of culture sensitive PIM about unipolar depression for the 4 largest migrant groups in Germany (Turkish, Polish, Russian and Italian migration background). Method A qualitative study using 4 manual-based focus groups (FG), one for each migrant group, with 29 participants (9 with a Turkish (TüG), 8 with a Polish (PoG), 5 with a Russian (RuG) and 7 with an Italian (ItG) migration background) was conducted...
September 28, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
Kate Womersley, Katherine Ripullone, Mark Agius
A literature review was conducted to elucidate the respective reproductive safety profiles of different SSRIs to inform the prescribing practices of doctors treating pregnant women with anxiety and depression. BACKGROUND: Women are most likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety between the ages of 25 and 44 years, which are also the years of childbearing potential (Burke et al., 1991). Therefore a substantial number of women face a decision about whether or not to take an antidepressant or anxiolytic during pregnancy...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
Mohamud A Verjee
Every patient has a story to tell, and every experienced physician has a bank of stories to recall. A patient's visit is not chance but a search for a cure, amelioration of state, advice, guidance, a prescription, or for seeking reassurance, comfort, and in some circumstances, permission to "be well". From the simplest tale to the most complex, narratives abound. Sometimes, the most intimate information shared with the physician confidante, go dark and deep, with a yearning to "tell all" after a period of suppression...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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