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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464454/never-been-kissed-correlates-of-lifetime-kissing-status-in-u-s-university-students
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Eva S Lefkowitz, Rose Wesche, Chelom E Leavitt
Kissing a partner occurs relatively early during adolescence. Thus, young adults who have never kissed are off-time from their peers. Substantial exploration in the areas of identity and intimacy occur during this period, and kissing may fulfill both of these functions, addressing autonomy and relatedness motives for sexual behaviors. We examined the prevalence and personal, contextual, and adjustment/health predictors of delayed onset of kissing. An ethnically and racially diverse sample of traditionally aged first year university students (N = 738; 50...
February 20, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461270/the-role-of-personality-in-a-regular-cognitive-monitoring-program
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Nasreen A Sadeq, Elise G Valdes, Aryn L Harrison Bush, Ross Andel
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the role of personality in cognitive performance, adherence, and satisfaction with regular cognitive self-monitoring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty-seven cognitively healthy older adults, age 55+, completed the 44-item Big-Five Inventory and were subsequently engaged in online monthly cognitive monitoring using the Cogstate Brief Battery for up to 35 months (M=14 mo, SD=7 mo). The test measures speed and accuracy in reaction time, visual learning, and working memory tasks...
February 20, 2018: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461230/-clinical-and-psychological-correlations-in-fibromyalgia-patients
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G Suleymanova, R Grekhov, I Zborovskaya
The features of clinical symptoms, neurotic disorders and the level of subjective control were studied in patients with fibromyalgia. The analysis of relationship between the level of subjective control and neurotic symptoms (asthenia, depression, anxiety, hypochondria) depending the severity of main clinical manifestations of the disease was carried out. It was found that high intensity of fatigue, muscle pain, stiffness, insomnia, and an increase in the number of diagnostic tender points contribute to the formation of inverse correlation between the level of subjective control and neurotic disturbances...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461228/a-study-of-adaptive-reactions-of-the-cardiorespiratory-system-in-psychoemotional-stress-conditions
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L Chernobay, O Vasylieva, I Isaeva, N Derevianchenko, A Oliynyk
The article presents modern data on the physiological mechanisms study of the stress resistance development, which occurs in medical students in the dynamics of studying in higher educational institution in junior courses (1-3 courses). The adaptive reactions of the cardiorespiratory system in conditions of psychoemotional load were studied. Results showed that development of adaptation syndrome in those conditions greatly depends on speed of formation and intensity level of intersystem integration in cardiorespiratory system...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453686/antipsychotic-prescribing-and-safety-monitoring-practices-in-children-and-youth-a-population-based-study-in-alberta-canada
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Wenxin Chen, Monica Cepoiu-Martin, Antonia Stang, Diane Duncan, Chris Symonds, Lara Cooke, Tamara Pringsheim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Antipsychotic medication use has steadily increased in Canada, with an expansion in the profile of users and the diagnoses for which they are used. The use of antipsychotics is associated with a number of adverse effects for which routine monitoring is recommended. The objectives of this study were to determine the most common diagnoses associated with antipsychotic use in children in Alberta, Canada and the proportion who receive recommended laboratory tests for adverse effects...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432511/trait-and-state-anxiety-in-patients-treated-with-intensive-short-term-group-psychotherapy-for-neurotic-and-personality-disorders
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Michał Mielimąka, Krzysztof Rutkowski, Katarzyna Cyranka, Jerzy A Sobański, Edyta Dembińska, Łukasz Müldner-Nieckowski
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to determine the severity of trait and state anxiety in patients treated for neurotic and personality disorders with intensive, short-term group psychotherapy and to analyse the change of anxiety intensity in the course of treatment. METHODS: 116 patients (81 females and 35 males) participated in the study. The measurement of anxiety intensity was conducted with the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) at the beginning and at the end of treatment...
December 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432500/large-animals-as-potential-models-of-human-mental-and-behavioral-disorders
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Michał Danek, Janusz Danek, Aleksander Araszkiewicz
Many animal models in different species have been developed for mental and behavioral disorders. This review presents large animals (dog, ovine, swine, horse) as potential models of this disorders. The article was based on the researches that were published in the peer-reviewed journals. Aliterature research was carried out using the PubMed database. The above issues were discussed in the several problem groups in accordance with the WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10thRevision (ICD-10), in particular regarding: organic, including symptomatic, disorders; mental disorders (Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease, pernicious anemia and hepatic encephalopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease); behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (alcoholic intoxication, abuse of morphine); schizophrenia and other schizotypal disorders (puerperal psychosis); mood (affective) disorders (depressive episode); neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder); behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors (anxiety disorders, anorexia nervosa, narcolepsy); mental retardation (Cohen syndrome, Down syndrome, Hunter syndrome); behavioral and emotional disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)...
December 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426435/sural-nerve-graft-for-neurotrophic-keratitis-early-results
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Ezekiel Weis, Avi Rubinov, Ahmed Rustom Al-Ghoul, Farrah Meng-Kay Yau
OBJECTIVE: To report our center's experience in treating neurotrophic keratitis (NK) through corneal neurotization using nerve transfers and sural nerve grafts in the adult population. DESIGN: Prospective observational case series, single center study. METHODS: Six consecutive patients (5 males and 1 female) with severe NK were evaluated. All patients had complete corneal anaesthesia in the neurotrophic eye. Three patients had unstable epithelial disease with recurrent breakdowns despite maximal medical and standard surgical management; three presented with dense scarring of their cornea...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403129/psychological-dissection-of-patients-having-dissociative-disorder-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lohit Somashekar Reddy, N M Patil, Raghavendra B Nayak, Sameeran S Chate, Saba Ansari
Background: Patients present with dissociative disorders as a decompensation to underlying stressful situation. It is clinically important to evaluate the presence, type, and temporal relation of the stressors resulting in dissociation. Further knowing the sociodemographic and psychological profile of the dissociative patient helps in better management. Materials and Methods: The study included 55 dissociative patients aged between 5 to 45 years. Psychiatric diagnosis was made using ICD-10 DCR...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393722/neurotic-personality-traits-and-risk-for-adverse-alcohol-outcomes-chained-mediation-through-emotional-disorder-symptoms-and-drinking-to-cope
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A Chinneck, K Thompson, K S Dobson, H Stuart, M Teehan, S H Stewart
BACKGROUND: Rates of alcohol abuse are high on Canadian postsecondary campuses. Individual trait differences have been linked to indices of alcohol use/misuse, including neurotic traits like anxiety sensitivity (AS) and hopelessness (HOP). We know little, though, about how these traits confer vulnerability. AS and HOP are related to anxiety and depression, respectively, and to drinking to cope with symptoms of those disorders. Neurotic personality may therefore increase risk of alcohol use/abuse via (1) emotional disorder symptoms and/or (2) coping drinking motives...
February 2, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373338/corneal-neurotization-for-neurotrophic-keratopathy-clinical-outcomes-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-and-histopathological-findings
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Darren S J Ting, Gustavo S Figueiredo, Christin Henein, Eric Barnes, Omar Ahmed, Hardeep S Mudhar, Francisco C Figueiredo
PURPOSE: To describe the long-term outcomes and in vivo confocal microscopic (IVCM) and histopathological findings after corneal neurotization surgery. METHODS: We included 2 patients who underwent corneal neurotization surgery for severe unilateral neurotrophic keratopathy secondary to cerebellopontine angle meningioma. Corneal sensation was measured using the Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer (CBE) (0-60 mm). IVCM was performed using the Heidelberg HRT3 Rostock Corneal Module...
January 24, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367901/axillary-nerve-neurotization-by-a-triceps-motor-branch-comparison-between-axillary-and-posterior-arm-approaches
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Daniel Tôrres Jácome, Fernando Henrique Uchôa de Alencar, Marcos Vinícius Vieira de Lemos, Rudolf Nunes Kobig, João Francisco Recalde Rocha
Objectives: This study is aimed at comparing the functional outcome of axillary nerve neurotization by a triceps motor branch through the axillary approach and posterior arm approach. Methods: The study included 27 patients with post-traumatic brachial plexus injury treated with axillary nerve neurotization by a triceps motor branch for functional recovery of shoulder abduction and external rotation. The patients were retrospectively evaluated and two groups were identified, one with 13 patients undergoing axillary nerve neurotization by an axillary approach and the second with 14 patients using the posterior arm approach...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351679/landmarks-for-identifying-the-suprascapular-foramen-anteriorly-application-to-anterior-neurotization-and-decompressive-procedures
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Olga V Manouvakhova, Veronica Macchi, Fabian N Fries, Marios Loukas, Raffaele De Caro, Rod J Oskouian, Robert J Spinner, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND: Additional landmarks for identifying the suprascapular nerve at its entrance into the suprascapular foramen from an anterior approach would be useful to the surgeon. OBJECTIVE: To identify landmarks for the identification of this hidden site within an anterior approach. METHODS: In 8 adult cadavers (16 sides), lines were used to connect the superior angle of the scapula, the acromion, and the coracoid process tip thus creating an anatomic triangle...
February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335036/individuals-with-currently-untreated-mental-illness-causal-beliefs-and-readiness-to-seek-help
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S Stolzenburg, S Freitag, S Evans-Lacko, S Speerforck, S Schmidt, G Schomerus
AIMS: Many people with mental illness do not seek professional help. Beliefs about the causes of their current health problem seem relevant for initiating treatment. Our aim was to find out to what extent the perceived causes of current untreated mental health problems determine whether a person considers herself/himself as having a mental illness, perceives need for professional help and plans to seek help in the near future. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we examined 207 untreated persons with a depressive syndrome, all fulfilling criteria for a current mental illness as confirmed with a structured diagnostic interview (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview)...
January 16, 2018: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327630/the-specter-of-the-primitive
#15
Gregory S Rizzolo
Traditional psychoanalytic theories of development hold that the adult neurotic can regress, or has already regressed, to the childhood arrests and/or fixations in which his pathology originated. More recent critiques have called this possibility into question. It is unlikely that anyone can roll back the additions and modifications of lifespan development in a full-fledged return to the needs, wishes, and anxieties of childhood. By regression, though, some analysts mean not a full-fledged return to an earlier developmental phase, but a non-phase-specific slip into primitive fantasies and defenses...
December 2017: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314499/motivation-but-not-valence-modulates-neuroticism-dependent-cingulate-cortex-and-insula-activity
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Yaling Deng, Shijia Li, Renlai Zhou, Martin Walter
Neuroticism has been found to specifically modulate amygdala activations during differential processing of valence and motivation while other brain networks yet are unexplored for associated effects. The main purpose of this study was to investigate whether neural mechanisms processing valence or motivation are prone to neuroticism in the salience network (SN), a network that is anchored in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and the anterior insula. This study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and an approach/avoid emotional pictures task to investigate brain activations modulated by pictures' valence or motivational status between high and low neurotic individuals...
January 4, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311017/reanimation-of-the-paralyzed-lids-by-cross-face-nerve-graft-and-platysma-transfer
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Federico Biglioli, Matteo Zago, Fabiana Allevi, Daniela Ciprandi, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Valentina Pucciarelli, Dimitri Rabbiosi, Ilaria Pacifici, Filippo Tarabbia, Chiarella Sforza
Alterations of facial muscles may critically humper patients' quality of life. One of the worst conditions is the reduction or abolition of eye blinking. To prevent these adverse effects, surgical rehabilitation of eyelid function is the current treatment choice. In the present paper, we present a modification of the technique devised by Nassif to recover lids from long-standing paralysis. In our modification, the upper lid is rehabilitated by a platisma graft innervated by the contralateral facial nerve branches using a cross-face sural nerve graft...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298284/adherence-self-stigma-and-discontinuation-of-pharmacotherapy-in-patients-with-anxiety-disorders-cross-sectional-study
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Andrea Cinculova, Jan Prasko, Dana Kamaradova, Marie Ociskova, Klara Latalova, Kristyna Vrbova, Radim Kubinek, Barbora Mainerova, Ales Grambal, Anezka Tichackova
INTRODUCTION: Treatment adherence is one of the main factors affecting the success of treatment and, secondarily, the quality of life and social adaptation of the patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between self-stigmatization, treatment adherence and history of discontinuation of drug treatment. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted on 120 (98 completed all the questionnaires) neurotic outpatients treated in the University Hospital Olomouc...
December 4, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289968/screening-for-maternal-postpartum-depression-and-associationswith-personality-traits-and-social-support-a-polish-follow-upstudy-4-weeks-and-3-months-after-delivery
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Karolina Maliszewska, Małgorzata Świątkowska-Freund, Mariola Bidzan, Preis Krzysztof
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the likelihood of postpartum depression and to explore maternal characteristics in terms of personality, social support and other medical and psychological data. METHODS: A sample of 548 patients was investigated 4 weeks and 3 months after delivery. They responded to questionnaires containing sociodemographic questions: the EPDS (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale), the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9), theNEO-FFI (Personality Inventory), and the BSSS (Berlin Social Support Scales)...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285896/increase-in-the-number-of-admissions-to-psychiatric-hospitals-immediately-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Atsushi Sakuma, Ikki Ueda, Shigehito Rengi, Toshiyasu Shingai, Hiroo Matsuoka, Kazunori Matsumoto
INTRODUCTION: Major natural disasters have a significant impact on the mental health of survivors in affected communities. Although it has been speculated that the number of survivors requiring admission to psychiatric hospital increases immediately after a major disaster, few studies have examined the issue. METHODS: On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the relatively isolated city of Kesennuma. We therefore compared the weekly number of patients admitted to 2 psychiatric hospitals in Kesennuma in the 4 weeks immediately after the earthquake with those in the 4 weeks immediately preceding the earthquake...
December 28, 2017: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
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