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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208013/sex-differences-in-autism-like-behavioral-phenotypes-and-postsynaptic-receptors-expression-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-tert-transgenic-mice
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Ki Chan Kim, Kyu Suk Cho, Sung Min Yang, Edson Luck Gonzales, Schley Valencia, Pyeong Hwa Eun, Chang Soon Choi, Darine Froy Mabunga, Ji-Woon Kim, Judy Kyoungju Noh, Hee Jin Kim, Se Jin Jeon, Seol-Heui Han, Geon Ho Bahn, Chan Young Shin
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remains unexplained and untreated despite the high attention of research in recent years. Aside from its various characteristics is the baffling male preponderance over the female population. Using a validated animal model of ASD which is the telomerase reverse transcriptase overexpressing mice (TERT-tg), we conducted ASD-related behavioral assessments and protein expression experiments to mark the difference between male and females of this animal model. After statistically analyzing the results, we found significant effects of TERT overexpression in sociability, social novelty preference, anxiety, nest building, and electroseizure threshold in the males but not their female littermates...
February 17, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203083/sexual-dimorphism-in-parkinson-s-disease-differences-in-clinical-manifestations-quality-of-life-and-psychosocial-functioning-between-males-and-females
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Farzaneh Farhadi, Kia Vosoughi, Gholam Ali Shahidi, Ahmad Delbari, Johan Lökk, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad
INTRODUCTION: Sex-related differences in clinical manifestations and consequences of Parkinson's disease (PD) have been poorly explored. Better understanding of sexual dimorphism in neurologic diseases such as PD has been announced as a research priority. The aim of our study was to determine independent sex differences in clinical manifestations and subtypes, psychosocial functioning, quality of life (QoL) and its domains between male and female individuals with PD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A comprehensive list of demographics, motor symptoms and subtypes, nonmotor features, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), psychosocial functioning and general aspects of daily life was assessed in 157 individuals (108 males and 49 females) with idiopathic PD...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203017/-analysis-of-type-c-behavior-in-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus
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Y S Guo, S Li, M Y Lyu, D Yang, H Hua
OBJECTIVE: To assess type C behavior in patients with oral lichen planus (OLP) in order to provide basis for clinical prevention, treatment and psychological intervention of OLP. METHODS: Type C behavior scale was used on 85 OLP patients and 85 control patients, who were in accordance with the inclusion criteria, in order to investigate their type C behavior. The scale included 9 items: anxiety, depression, anger, anger toward inside (anger-in), anger toward outside (anger-out), reasoning, domination, optimism, and social support...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202705/moderators-and-predictors-of-response-to-behavior-therapy-for-tics-in-tourette-syndrome
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Denis G Sukhodolsky, Douglas W Woods, John Piacentini, Sabine Wilhelm, Alan L Peterson, Lily Katsovich, James Dziura, John T Walkup, Lawrence Scahill
OBJECTIVE: To examine moderators and predictors of response to behavior therapy for tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders. METHODS: Data from 2 10-week, multisite studies (1 in children and 1 in adults; total n = 248) comparing comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT) to psychoeducation and supportive therapy (PST) were combined for moderator analyses. Participants (177 male, 71 female) had a mean age of 21.5 ± 13...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202321/anxiety-and-depression-among-sexual-minority-women-and-men-in-sweden-is-the-risk-equally-spread-within-the-sexual-minority-population
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Charlotte Björkenstam, Emma Björkenstam, Gunnar Andersson, Susan Cochran, Kyriaki Kosidou
INTRODUCTION: Sexual minority individuals have a higher risk of anxiety and depression compared with heterosexuals. However, whether the higher risk is spread equally across the sexual minority population is not clear. AIM: To investigate the association between sexual orientation and self-reported current anxiety and a history of diagnosis of depression, paying particular attention to possible subgroup differences in risks within the sexual minority population, stratified by sex and to examine participants' history of medical care for anxiety disorders and depression...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199359/high-impact-of-sleeping-problems-on-quality-of-life-in-transgender-individuals-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-study
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Matthias K Auer, Anita Liedl, Johannes Fuss, Timo Nieder, Peer Briken, Günter K Stalla, Thomas Hildebrandt, Sarah V Biedermann, Caroline Sievers
INTRODUCTION: Studies in the general population suggest that determinants of QoL are often sex-dependent. Sex-dependent analyses of QoL in transgender populations have not been performed so far. AIM: To identify sex-specific and potentially modifiable determinants of QoL in transgender patients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional multicentre study including 82 transwomen (TW) and 72 transmen (TM) at different treatment stages, we investigated potential determinants for QoL focusing on the impact of mood (BDI, STAI-X), sleep quality (PSQI), chronic pain (GPQ), body image (FBeK) and social support (SSS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197550/sexually-dimorphic-risk-mitigation-strategies-in-rats
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Blake A Pellman, Bryan P Schuessler, Mohini Tellakat, Jeansok J Kim
The scientific understanding of fear and anxiety-in both normal and pathological forms-is presently limited by a predominance of studies that use male animals and Pavlovian fear conditioning-centered paradigms that restrict and assess specific behaviors (e.g., freezing) over brief sampling periods and overlook the broader contributions of the spatiotemporal context to an animal's behavioral responses to threats. Here, we use a risky "closed economy" system, in which the need to acquire food and water and the need to avoid threats are simultaneously integrated into the lives of rats, to examine sex differences in mitigating threat risk while foraging...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184191/behavior-of-male-and-female-c57bl-6j-mice-is-more-consistent-with-repeated-trials-in-the-elevated-zero-maze-than-in-the-elevated-plus-maze
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Laura B Tucker, Joseph T McCabe
The elevated plus maze (EPM) and elevated zero maze (EZM) are behavioral tests that are widely employed to assess anxiety-like behaviors in rats and mice following experimental manipulations, or to test the effects of pharmacological agents. Both tests are based on approach/avoidance conflict, with rodents perceived as "less anxious" being more willing to explore the brighter, open and elevated regions of the apparatus as opposed to remaining in the darkened and enclosed regions. The goal of this research was to compare, under identical laboratory conditions, the behavior of male and female C57BL/6J mice in EZM and EPM during repeated trials...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183396/denheart-differences-in-physical-and-mental-health-across-cardiac-diagnoses-at-hospital-discharge
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Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Lars Thrysoee, Astrid Lauberg, Britt Borregaard, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Ola Ekholm, Knud Juel, Jette Rolf Svanholm
OBJECTIVE: To describe: (i) differences in patient reported physical and mental health outcomes at hospital discharge between a) cardiac diagnostic groups and b) cardiac patients and a national representative reference population and to describe (ii) in-hospital predicting factors for patient reported outcomes. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey combined with national register data. From April 2013 to April 2014 all patients (n=34,564) discharged or transferred from one of five Danish Heart Centres were invited to participate...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178272/psychobiological-factors-affecting-cortisol-variability-in-human-dog-dyads
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Iris Schöberl, Manuela Wedl, Andrea Beetz, Kurt Kotrschal
Stress responses within dyads are modulated by interactions such as mutual emotional support and conflict. We investigated dyadic psychobiological factors influencing intra-individual cortisol variability in response to different challenging situations by testing 132 owners and their dogs in a laboratory setting. Salivary cortisol was measured and questionnaires were used to assess owner and dog personality as well as owners' social attitudes towards the dog and towards other humans. We calculated the individual coefficient of variance of cortisol (iCV = sd/mean*100) over the different test situations as a parameter representing individual variability of cortisol concentration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170305/impact-of-depression-and-anxiety-on-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-with-newly-diagnosed-hiv-infections-in-china
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Jun Tao, Sten H Vermund, Hongyan Lu, Yuhua Ruan, Bryan E Shepherd, Aaron M Kipp, K Rivet Amico, Xiangjun Zhang, Yiming Shao, Han-Zhu Qian
Depression and anxiety are common among persons recently diagnosed with HIV infection. We examined whether depression or anxiety was associated with delayed initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among a prospective cohort of Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) who were newly diagnosed with HIV. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used for measuring depression and anxiety, with scores of 0-7, 8-10, and 11-21 representing normal, borderline, and likely, respectively. ART initiation information was extracted from the National ART Database...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167437/health-status-health-related-behaviours-and-chronic-health-indicators-in-people-with-tourette-syndrome-a-canadian-population-based-study
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Jaeun Yang, Lauren Hirsch, Sydney Osland, Davide Martino, Nathalie Jette, Jodie I Roberts, Tamara Pringsheim
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorder. The objective of this study was to compare self-perceived health status, health-related behaviours, and chronic health conditions in individuals with and without TS using population-based data. Data were derived from Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2010 and 2011 cycles. The CCHS is a national population-based cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status for Canadians. We evaluated the association between TS and self-perceived health, health related behaviours and chronic health conditions...
February 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166486/drinking-motives-of-adult-patients-seeking-treatment-for-problematic-alcohol-use
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Anders Hammarberg, Caisa Öster, Christina Nehlin
INTRODUCTION: The Drinking Motives Questionnaire (DMQ) measures motives for alcohol consumption on four subscales. Coping with negative affect and enhancement of positive affect have been shown to be associated with high levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems. Few studies exist concerning drinking motives among treatment-seeking patients. The aims of the study were to investigate the factor structure of the shortened form of the revised DMQ (DMQ-R SF), map main drinking, explore group differences in motives due to sex, age, level of drinking problems and symptoms of depression/anxiety and to investigate whether different drinking motives predict alcohol-related problems in this group...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161474/the-impact-of-parental-modeling-on-child-pain-responses-the-role-of-parent-and-child-sex
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Katelynn E Boerner, Christine T Chambers, Patrick J McGrath, Vincent LoLordo, Rudolf Uher
: Social modeling is a process by which pain behaviours are learned, and research has found parents act as models for their children's behaviour. Despite social learning theory predicting that same-sex models have greater impact, no experimental investigation to date has examined the role of sex of the model or observer in social learning of pediatric pain. The present study recruited 168 parent-child dyads (equal father-son, father-daughter, mother-son, and mother-daughter dyads) where children were generally healthy 6- to 8-year-olds...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152001/does-non-adherence-to-dmards-influence-hospital-related-healthcare-costs-for-early-arthritis-in-the-first-year-of-treatment
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Annelieke Pasma, Charlotte Schenk, Reinier Timman, Adriaan van 't Spijker, Cathelijne Appels, Willemijn H van der Laan, Bart van den Bemt, Robert Goekoop, Johanna M W Hazes, Jan J V Busschbach
INTRODUCTION: Non-adherence to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) is suspected to relate to health care costs. In this study we investigated this relation in the first year of treatment. METHODS: In a multi-center cohort study with a one year follow up, non-adherence was continuously measured using electronic monitored medication jars. Non-adherence was defined as the number of days with a negative difference between expected and observed opening of the container...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132748/plasma-testosterone-and-the-course-of-major-depressive-disorder-in-older-men-and-women
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Erik J Giltay, Roos C van der Mast, Esther Lauwen, Annemieke C Heijboer, Margot W M de Waal, Hannie C Comijs
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between testosterone levels and major depressive disorder (MDD) in older men and women. METHODS: In a cross-sectional, 2-year prospective analyses within the Netherlands Study on Depression in Older persons cohort study, 469 participants comprised 350 patients with MDD and 119 nondepressed participants in the comparison group (mean age 70.5 ± 7.3 years; 166 [35.4%] men). MDD was assessed by the Composite International Diagnostic Interview...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127989/psychiatric-symptom-burden-in-older-people-living-with-hiv-with-and-without-cognitive-impairment-the-ucsf-hiv-over-60-cohort-study
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Benedetta Milanini, Stephanie Catella, Brandon Perkovich, Pardis Esmaeili-Firidouni, Lauren Wendelken, Robert Paul, Meredith Greene, Robin Ketelle, Victor Valcour
Psychiatric comorbidities are common in people living with HIV (PLWH) and adversely affect life satisfaction, treatment adherence and disease progression. There are few data to inform the burden of psychiatric symptoms in older PLWH, a rapidly growing demographic in the U.S. We performed a cross-sectional analysis to understand the degree to which symptom burden was associated with cognitive disorders in PLWH over age 60. Participants completed a standardized neuropsychological battery and were assigned cognitive diagnoses using Frascati criteria...
January 27, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111254/neonatal-blockade-of-gaba-a-receptors-alters-behavioral-and-physiological-phenotypes-in-adult-mice
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Ali-Akbar Salari, Mohammad Amani
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) plays an inhibitory role in the mature brain, and has a complex and bidirectional effect in different parts of the immature brain which affects proliferation, migration and differentiation of neurons during development. There is also increasing evidence suggesting that activation or blockade of the GABA-A receptors during early life can induce brain and behavioral abnormalities in adulthood. We investigated whether neonatal blockade of the GABA-A receptors by bicuculline can alter anxiety- and depression-like behaviors, body weight, food intake, corticosterone and testosterone levels in adult mice (postnatal days 80-95)...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093793/the-sex-dependent-effects-of-letrozole-on-anxiety-in-middle-aged-rats
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Veronika Borbélyová, Emese Domonkos, Melinda Csongová, Mária Kačmárová, Daniela Ostatníková, Peter Celec, Július Hodosy
Aromatase catalyzes the conversion of testosterone to estradiol and is involved in physiological effects of sex hormones on brain functions. Animal experiments have shown that the aromatase inhibitor, letrozole, can induce anxiety in young ovariectomized females that are used as a model of aging. Whether or not these effects would be similar in intact middle-aged animals is unknown. The aim of our study was to analyze the effects of letrozole on anxiety in middle-aged rats of both sexes. Fifteen months old male and female rats were treated daily with either letrozole or vehicle for 2 weeks...
January 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088551/individual-and-sex-differences-in-high-and-low-responder-phenotypes
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María B Carreira, Ricardo Cossio, Gabrielle B Britton
Individual differences in responses to a novel environment are an important tool to predict predisposition to neuropsychiatric disorders. One way to examine individual differences involves classifying animals based on locomotion in a novel context. In this study we focused on individual and sex differences by categorizing female and male mice as high (HR) or low responders (LR) on the basis of open field locomotion. We then assessed whether groups differed on behavioral measures of spontaneous alternations, anxiety, depression and contextual fear conditioning...
January 11, 2017: Behavioural Processes
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