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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063397/clinical-and-treatment-related-determinants-of-subjective-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis
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Vivian Wing Yan Kwong, Wing Chung Chang, Gloria Hoi Kei Chan, Olivia Tsz Ting Jim, Emily Sin Kei Lau, Christy Lai Ming Hui, Sherry Kit Wa Chan, Edwin Ho Ming Lee, Eric Yu Hai Chen
Subjective quality of life (SQoL) has been increasingly studied in first-episode psychosis (FEP). Prior research primarily examined the impact of psychiatric symptoms on SQoL. Relationship between treatment-related factors and SQoL is under-studied. In this study, 159 Chinese patients who had completed 2-year treatment from early intervention service in Hong Kong were recruited. Assessments on premorbid adjustment, clinical profiles including social anxiety measure, functioning, antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side-effects and attitude toward medication treatment were conducted...
December 27, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040575/stigma-toward-psychosis-and-its-formulation-process-prejudice-and-discrimination-against-early-stages-of-schizophrenia
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Yoko Baba, Takahiro Nemoto, Naohisa Tsujino, Taiju Yamaguchi, Naoyuki Katagiri, Masafumi Mizuno
BACKGROUND: Stigma toward psychosis can prevent social attendance and help-seeking behavior. Early detection and intervention has been shown to improve patient outcome in schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to reveal the characteristics and formulation process of stigma toward each clinical stage of schizophrenia, taking people's backgrounds into consideration. METHODS: The participants consisted of three groups: general public, patients with mental illness, and psychiatric professionals...
November 17, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038921/community-treatment-order-identifying-the-need-for-more-evidence-based-justification-of-its-use-in-first-episode-psychosis-patients
#3
Stéphane Morandi, Philippe Golay, Martin Lambert, Benno G Schimmelmann, Patrick D McGorry, Sue M Cotton, Philippe Conus
OBJECTIVES: Community Treatment Order (CTO) is a legal regime that obliges patients suffering mental disorder to adhere to treatment in the community and allows for a swift admission to hospital if necessary. Study aims were to: (i) determine CTO frequency in a large representative sample of first episode psychosis (FEP) patients; (ii) compare the characteristics of patients with or without CTO before entry, during treatment and at discharge from an early psychosis program. METHODS: Information on 660 patients treated at the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) between 1998 and 2000 was collected from medical files...
December 27, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991417/the-economic-burden-of-chronic-psychotic-disorders-in-ontario
#4
Claire de Oliveira, Joyce Cheng, Juergen Rehm, Paul Kurdyak
BACKGROUND: Chronic psychotic disorders are severe and disabling mental disorders associated with poor psychiatric and medical outcomes. These disorders are considered one of the most costly mental disorders due young age at onset and the need for intensive health care over the life course. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to estimate the direct health care costs of chronic psychotic disorders in Ontario in 2012 from the perspective of the third-party payer (i...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979719/admission-to-acute-mental-health-services-after-contact-with-crisis-resolution-and-home-treatment-teams-an-investigation-in-two-large-mental-health-care-providers
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Nomi Werbeloff, Chin-Kuo Chang, Matthew Broadbent, Joseph F Hayes, Robert Stewart, David P J Osborn
BACKGROUND: Crisis resolution and home treatment teams (CRTs) offer an alternative to hospital admission for patients undergoing mental health crises in the UK. Few studies have been done to examine predictors of relapse and readmission after contact with CRTs. METHODS: We used the Clinical Record Interactive Search to identify all patients receiving care from CRTs in two National Health Service (NHS) mental health trusts in London: Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust...
January 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976370/droperidol-for-psychosis-induced-aggression-or-agitation
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REVIEW
Mariam A Khokhar, John Rathbone
BACKGROUND: People experiencing acute psychotic illnesses, especially those associated with agitated or violent behaviour, may require urgent pharmacological tranquillisation or sedation. Droperidol, a butyrophenone antipsychotic, has been used for this purpose in several countries. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the effects of droperidol, including its cost-effectiveness, when compared to placebo, other 'standard' or 'non-standard' treatments, or other forms of management of psychotic illness, in controlling acutely disturbed behaviour and reducing psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia-like illnesses...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951481/relatives-expressed-emotion-distress-and-attributions-in-clinical-high-risk-and-recent-onset-of-psychosis
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Tecelli Domínguez-Martínez, Cristina Medina-Pradas, Thomas R Kwapil, Neus Barrantes-Vidal
It has been well-demonstrated that Expressed Emotion (EE) in caregivers of schizophrenia patients is related to their illness attributions, but little is known about relatives' cognitive and emotional appraisals at early stages of psychosis. This study examined differences on the relationships of EE with distress and illness attributions in 78 relatives of At-Risk Mental States (ARMS) and First-Episode of Psychosis (FEP) patients, and which of those variables better predicted EE. Criticism and Emotional Over-Involvement (EOI) were associated with distress and with several illness attributions in both groups...
January 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913162/intranasal-delivery-of-antipsychotic-drugs
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REVIEW
Yogesh K Katare, Justin E Piazza, Jayant Bhandari, Ritesh P Daya, Kosalan Akilan, Madeline J Simpson, Todd Hoare, Ram K Mishra
Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat psychotic disorders that afflict millions globally and cause tremendous emotional, economic and healthcare burdens. However, the potential of intranasal delivery to improve brain-specific targeting remains unrealized. In this article, we review the mechanisms and methods used for brain targeting via the intranasal (IN) route as well as the potential advantages of improving this type of delivery. We extensively review experimental studies relevant to intranasal delivery of therapeutic agents for the treatment of psychosis and mental illnesses...
November 29, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889383/a-systematic-review-examining-factors-predicting-favourable-outcome-in-cognitive-behavioural-interventions-for-psychosis
#9
REVIEW
J O'Keeffe, R Conway, B McGuire
Psychosis is a debilitating mental health condition affecting approximately 4 persons per 1000. Cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis (CBTp) has been shown to be an effective treatment for psychosis and is recommended by several national guidelines. CBTp does not work equally well with everyone, however, with some 50% of clients receiving little benefit. This review sets out to systematically assess the literature and methodological quality of a number of studies, which examine factors predicting successful outcome in CBTp...
November 23, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881965/fundamental-role-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-677-c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-genotype-and-flavin-compounds-in-biochemical-phenotypes-for-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-psychosis
#10
Stephanie Fryar-Williams
The Mental Health Biomarker Project (2010-2016) explored variables for psychosis in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Blood samples from 67, highly characterized symptomatic cases and 67 gender and age matched control participants were analyzed for methyl tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C → T gene variants and for vitamin B6, B12 and D, folate, unbound copper, zinc cofactors for enzymes in the methylation cycle, and related catecholamine pathways. Urine samples were analyzed for indole-catecholamines, their metabolites, and oxidative-stress marker, hydroxylpyrolline-2-one (HPL)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878322/assessing-needs-for-psychiatric-treatment-in-prisoners-1-prevalence-of-disorder
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Paul Bebbington, Sharon Jakobowitz, Nigel McKenzie, Helen Killaspy, Rachel Iveson, Gary Duffield, Mark Kerr
BACKGROUND: High levels of psychiatric morbidity in prisoners have important implications for services. Assessing Needs for Psychiatric Treatment in Prisoners is an evaluation of representative samples of prisoners in a male and a female prison in London. This paper reports on the prevalence of mental disorders. In a companion paper, we describe how this translates into mental health treatment needs and the extent to which they have been met. METHODS: Prisoners were randomly sampled in a sequential procedure based on the Local Inmate Data System...
November 22, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876684/do-we-still-have-a-digital-divide-in-mental-health-a-five-year-survey-follow-up
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Dan Robotham, Safarina Satkunanathan, Lisa Doughty, Til Wykes
BACKGROUND: Nearly everyone in society uses the Internet in one form or another. The Internet is heralded as an efficient way of providing mental health treatments and services. However, some people are still excluded from using Internet-enabled technology through lack of resources, skills, and confidence. OBJECTIVE: Five years ago, we showed that people with severe mental illness were at risk of digital exclusion, especially middle-aged patients with psychosis and/or people from black or minority ethnic groups with psychosis...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809822/primary-psychosis-and-borna-disease-virus-infection-in-lithuania-a-case-control-study
#13
Violeta Zaliunaite, Vesta Steibliene, Liv Bode, Aurelija Podlipskyte, Robertas Bunevicius, Hanns Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The hypothesis that microbial infections may be linked to mental disorders has long been addressed for Borna disease virus (BDV), but clinical and epidemiological evidence remained inconsistent due to non-conformities in detection methods. BDV circulating immune complexes (CIC) were shown to exceed the prevalence of serum antibodies alone and to comparably screen for infection in Europe (DE, CZ, IT), the Middle East (IR) and Asia (CN), still seeking general acceptance. METHODS: We used CIC and antigen (Ag) tests to investigate BDV infection in Lithuania through a case-control study design comparing in-patients suffering of primary psychosis with blood donors...
November 3, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783129/the-association-between-continuity-of-care-and-readmission-to-hospital-in-patients-with-severe-psychosis
#14
Stephen Robert Puntis, Jorun Rugkåsa, Tom Burns
PURPOSE: Providing good continuity of care to patients is considered a vital component of community mental health services, but there is limited evidence that it is associated with good outcomes. We measured service use and a multidimensional concept of continuity of care in 323 patients who were to be discharged from hospital following compulsory treatment for psychosis to investigate the association between continuity and rehospitalisation. METHODS: We conducted a 36-month prospective cohort study of the patients recruited to the Oxford Community Treatment Order Trial (OCTET)...
December 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719778/assessment-and-care-of-childbearing-women-with-severe-and-persistent-mental-illness
#15
REVIEW
Amy McKeever, SueEllen Alderman, Stephanie Luff, Brian DeJesus
Severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) refers to complex mood disorders that include major depressive disorder with or without psychosis; severe anxiety disorders resistant to treatment; affective psychotic disorders including bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder; and other nonaffective subtypes of schizophrenia. SPMIs affect 1 in 17 people and are among the leading causes of disability and impaired health-related quality of life in the United States. Caring for childbearing women with preexisting SPMI can be challenging for maternal-child health clinicians...
October 2016: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703759/auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-phenomenological-investigation
#16
Rachel Upthegrove, Jonathan Ives, Matthew R Broome, Kimberly Caldwell, Stephen J Wood, Femi Oyebode
BACKGROUND: In dimensional understanding of psychosis, auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are unitary phenomena present on a continuum from non-clinical voice hearing to severe mental illness. There is mixed evidence for this approach and a relative absence of research into subjective experience of AVH in early psychosis. AIMS: To conduct primary research into the nature of subjective experience of AVH in first-episode psychosis. METHOD: A phenomenological study using diary and photo-elicitation qualitative techniques investigating the subjective experience of AVH in 25 young people with first-episode psychosis...
January 2016: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691375/utilization-and-cost-of-health-care-services-during-the-first-episode-of-psychosis
#17
Emily Liffick, Nicole F Mehdiyoun, Jenifer L Vohs, Michael M Francis, Alan Breier
OBJECTIVE: Because of the chronicity, severity, and marked psychosocial impairment that may characterize the illness, schizophrenia is an incredibly costly disease. Recent data indicate that intervention earlier in the course of schizophrenia produces cost savings. This study compared health service utilization and associated costs for patients receiving treatment for first-episode psychosis (FEP) delivered within the early-intervention (EI) model at the Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis (PARC) and for a matched sample of FEP patients receiving treatment as usual at a geographically similar mental health clinic...
October 3, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683283/duration-of-untreated-psychosis-in-an-egyptian-sample-sociodemographic-and-clinical-variables
#18
Tarek Okasha, Nivert Zaki, Marwa Abd El Meguid, Marwa El-Missiry, Walaa Sabry, Mostafa Kamel Ismaeil, Samar M Fouad
BACKGROUND: Duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) has been considered as a poor prognostic factor for psychotic disorder. Several studies have been investigating different predictors of DUP in Western countries, while in Egypt only a few studies have examined various predictors of DUP. AIMS: To study DUP in Egyptian patients with psychotic disorders and to investigate how certain illnesses, patient, socio-cultural risk factors and help-seeking behaviour are correlated with prolonged DUP...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636364/-treatment-at-home-in-lengerich-westfalia-a-model-of-community-based-mental-health-care
#19
E Sakellaridou, C Chrysanthou, A Nienaber
We examined the effectiveness of a new homebased integrated care intervention model for patients with multiple-episode psychosis in a rural area in Germany, which combines elements of 2 other well-defined interventions: Assertive Community Treatment and Home Treatment. The pilot evaluation was conducted in 2 steps, using a quantitative and a qualitative design. In a 24-month follow-up period, patients showed significant improvement in symptoms, illness severity, global functioning and quality of life, as well as larger reduction in the number of days of inpatient treatment needed...
September 16, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623121/-advocacy-for-the-establishment-of-a-comprehensive-strategy-to-reduce-the-burden-of-schizophrenic-disorders
#20
D Leguay
This article attempts to identify and put into perspective the different approaches that could globally prevent the suffering induced by schizophrenia, from the detection of early psychosis to the impact on individual and family functioning and emotional health. Schizophrenia causes, at the community level, a number of difficult consequences and associated costs, which likely could be reduced if specific strategies, already known and documented internationally, were applied. Two areas not explored in this article: the role of medication and the issue of suicide prevention...
October 2016: L'Encéphale
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