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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441403/chronic-pain-and-sex-differences-women-accept-and-move-while-men-feel-blue
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Graciela S Rovner, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Ann Björkdahl, Björn Gerdle, Björn Börsbo, Fredrik Johansson, David Gillanders
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to explore differences between male and female patients entering a rehabilitation program at a pain clinic in order to gain a greater understanding of different approaches to be used in rehabilitation. METHOD: 1371 patients referred to a specialty pain rehabilitation clinic, completed sociodemographic and pain related questionnaires. They rated their pain acceptance (CPAQ-8), their kinesiophobia (TSK), the impact of pain in their life (MPI), anxiety and depression levels (HAD) and quality of life scales: the SF-36, LiSat-11, and the EQ-5D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439762/sex-differences-in-obesity-and-mental-health
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REVIEW
Jena Shaw Tronieri, Courtney McCuen Wurst, Rebecca L Pearl, Kelly C Allison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purposes of this study were to examine the relationships between obesity and a wide range of mental health issues and to identify where sex differences exist and may vary across disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Research on sex differences in the relationship between obesity and psychiatric disorders is more abundant in some areas, such as depression and eating disorders, than others, such as anxiety, trauma, and substance use. However, for most of the disorders, their relationships with obesity and sex are complex and are usually moderated by additional variables...
June 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438242/depression-and-aggressive-behaviour-in-adolescents-offenders-and-non-offenders
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Anna Llorca Mestre, Elisabeth Malonda, Paula Samper-García
BACKGROUND: Adolescent behaviour is strongly linked to emotions. The aim of this study is 1) analyse the differences between young offenders and non-offenders in emotional instability, anger, aggressive behaviour, anxiety and depression, and also the differences according to sex; and 2) compare the relation between emotional instability and anxiety, depression and aggressive behaviour mediated or modulated by anger in both groups. METHOD: participants are 440 adolescents, both male and female (15-18 years old)...
May 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438147/leukocyte-telomere-length-and-depression-anxiety-and-stress-and-adjustment-disorders-in-primary-health-care-patients
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Xiao Wang, Kristina Sundquist, Anna Hedelius, Karolina Palmér, Ashfaque A Memon, Jan Sundquist
BACKGROUND: The primary aim was to examine possible differences in telomere length between primary health care patients, with depression, anxiety or stress and adjustment disorders, and healthy controls. The second aim was to examine the association between telomere length and baseline characteristics in the patients. The third aim was to examine the potential effects of the 8-week treatments (mindfulness-based group therapy or treatment as usual, i.e. mostly cognitive-based therapy) on telomere length, and to examine whether there was a difference in the potential effect on telomere length between the two groups...
April 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436695/the-impact-of-childhood-parental-quality-on-mental-health-outcomes-in-older-adults
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R A Burns, V Loh, J E Byles, H L Kendig
OBJECTIVE: Parental bonding is cited as a determinant of mental health outcomes in childhood, adolescence and early-mid adulthood. Examination of the long-term impact for older adults is limited. We therefore examine the long-term risk of perceived poor parental bonding on mental health across the lifespan and into early-old age. METHODS: Participants (N = 1255) were aged 60-64 years of age and drawn from the Australian Life Histories and Health study. Quality of parental bonding was assessed with the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI)...
April 24, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435319/sex-differences-in-fear-of-pain-item-level-analysis-of-the-fear-of-pain-questionnaire-iii
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Sara M Vambheim, Roald A Øien
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate sex differences in fear of pain (FOP) measured by the Fear of Pain Questionnaire III (FPQ-III) in a nonclinical sample. The FPQ-III is a self-report inventory measuring FOP, with 30 items, divided into three subscales: Severe, Minor and Medical Pain. METHODS: A total of 185 subjects participated (49.7% females) in this study. Sex differences on overall FOP, the subscales, and at item level were examined. One-way analysis of variance tested the association between sex and FOP, measured by overall FOP and the subscales...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427707/incidence-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-republic-of-ireland-a-prospective-population-based-study
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K O'Connell, N Tubridy, M Hutchinson, C McGuigan
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) incidence and prevalence is increasing worldwide, with a disproportionally higher rate in women. Recent studies have questioned the presence of a latitudinal gradient in Europe. Ireland is a high prevalence country for MS with a previously reported North-South gradient making it ideal to further explore this concept. OBJECTIVES: In this study we prospectively determined the incidence rate of newly diagnosed MS in Ireland over a 12-month period and demonstrated the presence of a North-South gradient...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424317/the-williams-syndrome-prosociality-gene-gtf2i-mediates-oxytocin-reactivity-and-social-anxiety-in-a-healthy-population
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Tanya L Procyshyn, Jason Spence, Silven Read, Neil V Watson, Bernard J Crespi
The neurohormone oxytocin plays a central role in human social behaviour and cognition, and oxytocin dysregulation may contribute to psychiatric disorders. However, genetic factors influencing individual variation in the oxytocinergic system remain poorly understood. We genotyped 169 healthy adults for a functional polymorphism in GTF2I (general transcription factor II-I), a gene associated with high prosociality and reduced social anxiety in Williams syndrome, a condition reported to involve high oxytocin levels and reactivity...
April 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416813/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-val-66-met-genotype-and-ovarian-steroids-interactively-modulate-working-memory-related-hippocampal-function-in-women-a-multimodal-neuroimaging-study
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S-M Wei, E B Baller, P D Kohn, J S Kippenhan, B Kolachana, S J Soldin, D R Rubinow, P J Schmidt, K F Berman
Preclinical evidence suggests that the actions of ovarian steroid hormones and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are highly convergent on brain function. Studies in humanized mice document an interaction between estrus cycle-related changes in estradiol secretion and BDNF Val(66)Met genotype on measures of hippocampal function and anxiety-like behavior. We believe our multimodal imaging data provide the first demonstration in women that the effects of the BDNF Val/Met polymorphism on hippocampal function are selectively modulated by estradiol...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412873/%C3%AE-3-adrenergic-receptors-adipokines-and-neuroendocrine-activation-during-stress-induced-by-repeated-immune-challenge-in-male-and-female-rats
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Agnesa Csanova, Natasa Hlavacova, Malgorzata Hasiec, Michal Pokusa, Barbora Prokopova, Daniela Jezova
The main hypothesis of the study is that stress associated with repeated immune challenge has an impact on β3-adrenergic receptor gene expression in the brain. Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally injected with increasing doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for 5 consecutive days. LPS treatment was associated with body weight loss and increased anxiety-like behavior. In LPS-treated animals of both sexes, β3-receptor gene expression was increased in the prefrontal cortex but not the hippocampus. LPS treatment decreased β3-receptor gene expression in white adipose tissue with higher values in males compared to females...
April 16, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409490/risk-of-suicidality-in-people-with-psoriasis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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REVIEW
Ching-Chi Chi, Ting-Hao Chen, Shu-Hui Wang, Tao-Hsin Tung
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis has been associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety, but its relationship with suicidality (including suicide, suicide attempt, and suicidal ideation) is unclear. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the risk of suicide, suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, and suicidality in people with psoriasis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies examining the risk of suicide, suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, and suicidality in people with psoriasis...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408928/salivary-alpha-amylase-enzyme-psychological-disorders-and-life-quality-in-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
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Juliana Andrade Cardoso, André Avelino Dos Santos Junior, Maria Lucia Tiellet Nunes, Maria Antonia Zancanaro de Figueiredo, Karen Cherubini, Fernanda Gonçalves Salum
Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate stress, anxiety, and salivary alpha-amylase (SAA) activity in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). The impact of this disease on the life quality was also evaluated. Design. Twenty-two patients with RAS and controls, matched by sex and age, were selected. Stress and anxiety were assessed using Lipp's Inventory of Stress Symptoms and Beck Anxiety Inventory. Life quality was assessed through the World Health Organization Quality of Life-bref (WHOQOL-BREF) and the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14)...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406523/exposure-to-extrinsic-stressors-social-defeat-or-bisphenol-a-eliminates-sex-differences-in-dna-methyltransferase-expression-in-the-amygdala
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Emily C Wright, Sarah A Johnson, Rebecca Hao, Alex S Kowalczyk, Gian D Greenberg, Evelyn Ordoñes Sanchez, Abigail Laman-Maharg, Brian C Trainor, Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Chemical and psychological stressors can exert long lasting changes in brain function and behavior. Changes in DNA methylation have been shown to be an important mechanism mediating long lasting changes in neural function and behavior, especially for anxiety-like or stress responses. Here we examined the effects of either a social or chemical stressor on DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) gene expression in the amygdala, an important brain region modulating stress responses and anxiety. In adult California mice (Peromyscus californicus) that were naïve to social defeat, females had higher levels of Dnmt1 expression in punch samples of the central amygdala (CeA) than males...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405174/predicting-the-occurrence-of-headache-and-back-pain-in-young-adults-by-biopsychological-characteristics-assessed-at-childhood-or-adolescence
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Birgit Kröner-Herwig, Anastasia Gorbunova, Jennifer Maas
The aim of the current study was to identify predictors of recurrent headache and back pain in young adults (aged 18-27 years) from data assessed in childhood or adolescence, i.e., 9 years before the final survey. Our interest was whether psychological characteristics contribute to the risk of pain prevalence in adult age when controlling for already empirically supported risk factors such as parental pain, pediatric pain and sex. The study was part of a five-wave epidemiological investigation of >5000 families with children aged between 7 and 14 years when addressed first...
2017: Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404200/symptoms-and-patient-factors-associated-with-diagnostic-intervals-for-pancreatic-cancer-symptom-pancreatic-study-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Fiona M Walter, Katie Mills, Silvia C Mendonça, Gary A Abel, Bristi Basu, Nick Carroll, Sue Ballard, John Lancaster, William Hamilton, Greg P Rubin, Jon D Emery
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most common cancer in the UK; however, outcomes are poor, in part due to late diagnosis. We aimed to identify symptoms and other clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with pancreatic cancer diagnosis and diagnostic intervals. METHODS: We did this prospective cohort study at seven hospitals in two regions in England. We recruited participants aged 40 years or older who were referred for suspicion of pancreatic cancer...
December 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395247/drinking-motives-and-alcohol-consumption-behaviors-among-young-french-people
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Tianna Loose, Didier Acier
INTRODUCTION: Numerous studies suggest that social, enhancement, conformity and coping drinking motives each lead to unique behavioral patterns related to alcohol consumption. Recently it has been suggested to study specific coping motives that distinguish feelings of anxiety and depression. This study aims primarily to 1) psychometrically validate the recent five factor questionnaire of drinking motives among young French people, 2) explore differences in mean endorsements of motives across age and sex and 3) explore the concurrent validity of drinking motives by studying their associations with alcohol consumption behaviors...
April 5, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394721/hiv-related-syndemic-pathways-and-risk-subjectivities-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-a-qualitative-investigation
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Barry D Adam, Trevor A Hart, Jack Mohr, Todd Coleman, Julia Vernon
Life history interviews were conducted with 40 gay and bisexual men to identify modes of syndemic experience and risk practice. Out of the interview narratives emerged one major and two minor modes of developmental pathway whereby syndemic conditions are navigated and expressed: (1) a combination of adverse childhood events with later episodes of depression and/or substantial substance use; (2) personal disruption that led to periods of depression and anxiety associated with the stresses of migration; and (3) a disorientation and an unravelling of life trajectory in the transition from family of origin to college or work...
April 10, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394249/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-and-short-term-psychoanalytic-psychotherapy-versus-brief-psychosocial-intervention-in-adolescents-with-unipolar-major-depression-impact-a-multicentre-pragmatic-observer-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ian M Goodyer, Shirley Reynolds, Barbara Barrett, Sarah Byford, Bernadka Dubicka, Jonathan Hill, Fiona Holland, Raphael Kelvin, Nick Midgley, Chris Roberts, Rob Senior, Mary Target, Barry Widmer, Paul Wilkinson, Peter Fonagy
BACKGROUND: Although there are effective psychological treatments for unipolar major depression in adolescents, whether or not one or more of the available therapies maintain reduced depressive symptoms 1 year after the end of treatment is not known. This is a non-trivial issue because maintaining lowered depressive symptoms below a clinical threshold level reduces the risk for diagnostic relapse into the adult years. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether or not either of two specialist psychological treatments, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP), is more effective than a reference brief psychosocial intervention (BPI) in maintaining reduction of depression symptoms in the year after treatment...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385515/progesterone-modifies-the-responsivity-of-the-amygdala-mpfc-connection-in-male-but-not-female-wistar-rats
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Carlos M Contreras, Ana G Gutiérrez-García
Amygdala-medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) connections partially regulate fear, anxiety, and the acquisition of conditioned fear. Progesterone exerts some effects on anxiety and fear. Currently unknown, however, are the actions of progesterone on the responsivity of amygdala-mPFC connections and possible sex differences. We performed single-unit extracellular recordings from the prelimbic (PL) and infralimbic (IL) cortices of the mPFC during stimulation of the basal amygdala (BA) in anesthetized male and diestrus female rats...
April 4, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384010/placebo-response-in-pediatric-anxiety-disorders-results-from-the-child-adolescent-anxiety-multimodal-study
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Jeffrey R Strawn, Eric T Dobson, Jeffrey A Mills, Gary J Cornwall, Dara Sakolsky, Boris Birmaher, Scott N Compton, John Piacentini, James T McCracken, Golda S Ginsburg, Phillip C Kendall, John T Walkup, Anne Marie Albano, Moira A Rynn
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to identify predictors of pill placebo response and to characterize the temporal course of pill placebo response in anxious youth. METHODS: Data from placebo-treated patients (N = 76) in the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS), a multisite, randomized controlled trial that examined the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy, sertraline, their combination, and placebo for the treatment of separation, generalized, and social anxiety disorders, were evaluated...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
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