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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118523/three-cases-of-hair-loss-analyzed-by-the-point-of-view-of-the-analytical-psychology
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Ademir Carvalho Leite Júnior, Tatiele Katzer, Denise Gimenez Ramos
Psychotrichology is the science, which covers the psychosomatics applied to hair problems, i.e., body-psyche phenomena involving scalp and hair disorders. The approaches involving psychotricology are varied and may include psychiatric,[1] psychoanalytical,[23] and those involving knowledge related to analytical psychology.[4] An analysis from the analytical psychology point of view, a theory developed by the physician Carl Gustav Jung, favors a symbolic view to the disease, providing it attributions and meanings that go beyond those related to physical body signs and symptoms only...
October 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042883/feasibility-of-the-korean-version-of-the-bipolar-depression-rating-scale-in-adolescents-with-early-onset-bipolar-disorder
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Da-Young Lee, Eun-Kyung Won, Jung-Won Choi, Hye Ji Min, Jayoun Kim, Kyooseob Ha, Yunglyul Lee, Jae Seung Chang, Yeni Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study explores the feasibility and psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Bipolar Depression Rating Scale (BDRS) in adolescents with Early-onset bipolar disorders. METHODS: Fifty-three participants (aged 13-18) with early-onset bipolar disorders (40 depressed and 18 euthymic, 5 patients were assessed at depressed state and reassessed after remission) were recruited. All participants were assessed using the BDRS, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D), the Montgomery-Asperg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), and the Modified Overt Aggression scale (MOAS)...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042763/quality-of-life-and-physical-activity-in-an-older-working-age-population
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Daniel Puciato, Zbigniew Borysiuk, Michał Rozpara
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity can be an effective means of prevention and therapy of many psychosomatic disorders. It can also have a significant impact on the quality of life of older working-age people. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationships between quality of life and physical activity in older working-age people from Wrocław, Poland. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 1,013 people, including 565 women and 448 men, aged 55-64 years (59...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042526/-differential-diagnosis-of-immune-mediated-encephalopathies-neurological-symptoms-of-diffuse-brain-damage-a-new-concept
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Yoshimitsu Maki, Hiroshi Takashima
In recent years, incidence of autoimmune encephalopathies has increased. The diagnosis of the severe form of autoimmune encephalopathy is not difficult; however, milder forms can be misdiagnosed as general encephalopathies. We often treat Hashimoto's encephalopathy, which has diverse clinical symptoms and is often misdiagnosed as a psychosomatic disease. We have found that the neurological findings and symptoms of patients with Hashimoto's encephalopathy are similar to those of psychogenic diseases, such as giveway weakness and atypical sensory disorder...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036950/-to-attach-great-importance-to-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-psychosomatic-disorders-in-internal-medicine
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W Z Wang
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October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987290/medical-student-experiences-on-consultation-liaison-psychiatry-rotations-a-nationwide-survey
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Fremonta Meyer, Omair Abbasi, David Kasick, Kewchang Lee, Christine Pelic, Jennifer Zinser, Thomas Harris, Margo Funk
BACKGROUND: Consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatry clerkship rotations may improve medical students' understanding of psychiatric principles relevant to the settings in which they will ultimately practice. This study aimed to characterize students' experiences on C-L rotations. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey study, sponsored by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Subcommittee on Medical Student Education, was conducted at 5 US medical schools between 2012 and 2016...
August 2, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983266/the-psychoanalytic-concept-of-jouissance-and-the-kindling-hypothesis
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Yorgos Dimitriadis
This article aims to define the conceptual field of jouissance in Lacanian theory, and put forth the hypothesis of a relationship between certain neurophysiological mechanisms and specific clinical phenomena where jouissance is "kindled" and outside the control of the symbolic process. First, the author briefly introduces Lacan's notion of jouissance and the way it draws on Freud's theorization, and describes the preliminary stages of this conceptual field in Lacan's work. Then, the jouissance related to two other concepts: repetition, with its Freudian and Lacanian nuances, as well as the-exclusively-Lacanian concept of the object petit a...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976454/the-gut-and-its-microbiome-as-related-to-central-nervous-system-functioning-and-psychological-well-being-introduction-to-the-special-issue-of-psychosomatic-medicine
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Emeran A Mayer, Elaine Y Hsiao
Accumulating evidence indicates bidirectional associations between the brain and the gut microbiome with both top-down and bottom-up processes. This article describes new developments in brain-gut interactions as an introduction to a special issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, based on a joint symposium of the American Psychosomatic Society and the American Gastroenterological Association. Literature review articles indicate that several psychiatric disorders are associated with altered gut microbiota, whereas evidence linking functional gastrointestinal disorders and dysbiosis has not been firmly established...
October 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976443/research-on-somatization-and-somatic-symptom-disorders-ars-longa-vita-brevis
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Joel E Dimsdale
The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition defines somatic symptom and related disorders as long-standing somatic symptoms that are associated with disproportionate thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, irrespective of whether or not a medical cause for these symptoms can be determined. In this Special Section of Psychosomatic Medicine, several articles address diagnostic issues and the central nervous system correlates of somatic symptom and related disorder and document new developments in its treatment...
November 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972293/evaluating-burning-mouth-syndrome-as-a-comorbidity-of-atypical-odontalgia-the-impact-on-pain-experiences
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Trang T H Tu, Anna Miura, Yukiko Shinohara, Lou Mikuzuki, Kaoru Kawasaki, Shiori Sugawara, Takayuki Suga, Takeshi Watanabe, Motoko Watanabe, Yojiro Umezaki, Tatsuya Yoshikawa, Haruhiko Motomura, Miho Takenoshita, Akira Toyofuku
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to: (1) investigate the differences in clinical characteristics of patients between two groups: with Atypical Odontalgia (AO) only and with Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) (2) assess psychiatric comorbidity factor's influence on patients' experience. METHOD: Medical records, psychiatric referral forms of patients visiting the Psychosomatic Dentistry Clinic of Tokyo Medical and Dental University between 2013-2016 were reviewed. The final sample included two groups of 355 patients: AO-only (n=272) and AO-BMS patients (n=83)...
October 3, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953777/depression-and-immunity-a-psychosomatic-unit
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Nicolas Zdanowicz, Christine Reynaert, Denis Jacques, Thomas Dubois
BACKGROUND: The effects of depression on the immune system are well known. Recently, depression as a consequence of an immune disorder has received increased research attention. Here, we test the hypothesis that the depression-immunity association is a buffer zone between external stimuli, defence mechanisms, and intrinsic determinants. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Five hundred and forty-nine patients presenting with a major depressive episode completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Lazarus and Folkman's coping inventory, and the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale (FACES III)...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953774/returning-to-work-after-a-common-mental-health-disorder-a-new-preoccupation-for-mental-health-professionals
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Brice Lepièce, Christine Reynaert, Denis Jacques, Nicolas Zdanowicz
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, the Belgian mental healthcare system has been involved in a structural reform: the main objective of this reorganisation is to foster the reintegration in the community of patients suffering from a mental health disorder. In parallel, the role of mental health professionals has evolved these last years: from a strictly clinical role, to the preoccupation with the rehabilitation of social competencies such as enhancing patients' abilities to return to work. The aim of this paper is to explore, specifically for patients hospitalized for a common mental health disorder, the predictive variables of returning to work within 6 months after hospitalization (RTW6)...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953772/the-psycho-immunological-model-as-a-psychosomatic-entity-a-literature-review-of-interactions-between-depression-and-immunity
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Thomas Dubois, Christine Reynaert, Denis Jacques, Nicolas Zdanowicz
BACKGROUND: A large amount of evidence has already shown associations between depression and immunity, a bi-directional relationship seems to be increasingly evident. We showed in several precedent studies that family dynamics (Dubois et al. 2016, Zdanowicz et al. 2015), some coping skills (Manceaux et al. 2016) or gender (Fagniart et al. 2016) are correlated with depression and/or immunity and change the way depression and immunity interact together. METHOD: The objective of this review is to study the literature in search of older and recent evidence about how immunity and depression interact and which determinants influence this relationship...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950713/literature-review-herbal-medicine-treatment-after-large-scale-disasters
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Shin Takayama, Soichiro Kaneko, Takehiro Numata, Tetsuharu Kamiya, Ryutaro Arita, Natsumi Saito, Akiko Kikuchi, Minoru Ohsawa, Yoshitaka Kohayagawa, Tadashi Ishii
Large-scale natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and typhoons, occur worldwide. After the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, our medical support operation's experiences suggested that traditional medicine might be useful for treating the various symptoms of the survivors. However, little information is available regarding herbal medicine treatment in such situations. Considering that further disasters will occur, we performed a literature review and summarized the traditional medicine approaches for treatment after large-scale disasters...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947913/somatization-disorder-among-adolescents-in-southeast-nigeria-a-neglected-issue
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A R C Nwokocha, J M Chinawa, V Onukwuli, A Ubesie, Appolos Ndukuba, A T Chinawa, Elias Aniwada, Samuel Uwaezuoke
BACKGROUND: Adolescents do present with somatization disorder which is often neglected by pediatricians. This could have serious consequences if not curbed early. OBJECTIVES: This study is aimed at determining the pattern and types of Somatization disorder among adolescents attending secondary schools in south east Nigeria. METHODS: Somatization disorder was investigated among 485 adolescents from mixed schools using a stratified random sampling of adolescents from four secondary schools in southeast Nigeria...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937468/psychogenic-low-back-pain-and-hysterical-paralysis-in-adolescence
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Tsukasa Kanchiku, Hidenori Suzuki, Yasuaki Imajo, Yuichiro Yoshida, Norihiro Nishida, Toshihiko Taguchi
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes in adolescents diagnosed with psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis and to evaluate the efficacy of differential diagnosis methods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of low-back pain in adolescence is similar to that in adults, but the causes of low-back pain are difficult to determine in most cases. For these patients, a definitive diagnosis of psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis as well as adequate treatment are clinically important to avoid unnecessary surgical treatment...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937377/levels-of-interleukins-2-6-8-and-10-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Shaileshkumar R Patel, Anshul Singh, Vatsala Misra, Sri Prakash Misra, Manisha Dwivedi, Pawan Trivedi
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was previously considered as a psychosomatic disorder. But recent studies indicate that inflammation plays a significant role. The present study was undertaken to evaluate role of pro-inflammatory (IL 2, IL 6 and IL 8) and anti-inflammatory (IL 10) cytokines in clinically diagnosed patients of IBS. 51 patients and 29 controls were included in this study. On the basis of history of gastrointestinal infection, patients were divided into Post Infectious (PIIBS) and Non Post Infectious (NPIIBS) groups...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933101/-discussion-on-relevant-theories-of-qi-blood-shen-and-formula-implication-of-guan-xin-jing-capsule
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Rui-Ping Li, Guo-Hua Yu, Jun-Fang Li, Shi-Huan Tang
In the field of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM),the definition of "Shen" contains a broad concept and a narrow concept. Broad "Shen" is the dominator and administrator of human vital movement,while narrow "Shen" means spirit, consciousness, thinking and emotions of human. "Shen" originates from innate essence of parents, and survives on acquired essence of water and food as well as the nutrition of its metaplastic Qi-Blood-Body fluid. Qi-Blood,the most precious asset of human body, is a quite important section of one person and the central material basis of "Shen-Zhi"...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918418/new-aspects-in-the-pathomechanism-of-diseases-of-civilization-particularly-psychosomatic-disorders-part-1-theoretical-background-of-a-hypothesis
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Andras Sikter, Zoltan Rihmer, Roberto de Guevara
The stress defence-cascade is mostly not biphasic as Cannon thought, the sympathicotonic stress response is preceded by a vagotonic phase called freeze response. Alteration of the carbon dioxide level plays an important role during defence-cascade as its changes interfere with stress hormones, e.g. with catecholamines, thus affecting the degree of arousal. In case of humans, learned behaviour dominates instead of instinctive, so the fight-or-flight often lags; the consequence can be persistent hypocapnia or hypercapnia...
June 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917376/ayurvedic-versus-conventional-dietary-and-lifestyle-counseling-for-mothers-with-burnout-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-including-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Christian S Kessler, Clemens Eisenmann, Frank Oberzaucher, Martin Forster, Nico Steckhan, Larissa Meier, Elmar Stapelfeldt, Andreas Michalsen, Michael Jeitler
OBJECTIVES: Ayurveda claims to be effective in the treatment of psychosomatic disorders by means of lifestyle and nutritional counseling. DESIGN: In a randomized controlled study mothers with burnout were randomized into two groups: Ayurvedic nutritional counseling (according to tradition), and conventional nutritional counseling (following the recommendations of a family doctor). Patients received five counseling sessions over twelve weeks. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcomes included levels of burnout, quality of life, sleep, stress, depression/anxiety, and spirituality at three and six months...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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