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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810998/delayed-diagnosis-of-acromegaly-in-the-context-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-due-to-symptoms-mimicking-known-psychotropic-medication-side-effects
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Ray-Bernard Portier, Afshin Afarin, Sara Pope
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly is caused by elevated secretion of human growth hormone, which is frequently because of intracranial tumors. This diagnosis is fairly uncommon with an incidence of 3 to 4 cases per million patients per year. We are presenting a case of acromegaly diagnosed in an active duty Chief Petty Officer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 38-year-old male Chief Petty Officer with no previous mental health diagnosis experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-like symptoms in early 2012 after deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810815/social-selection-in-cohort-studies-and-later-representation-of-childhood-psychiatric-diagnoses-the-danish-national-birth-cohort
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Kathrine Bang Madsen, Lena Hohwü, Jin Liang Zhu, Jørn Olsen, Carsten Obel
AIM: This study aimed to estimate the relative representation of childhood psychiatric diagnoses and use of psychotropic medication in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) compared to the general population. METHODS: The general population was identified as all childbirths in Denmark during 1998-2002 ( N=344,160). Linking the DNBC ( N=91,442) and the general population to the Danish national health registries, all children were followed until they received an ICD-10 psychiatric diagnosis, had a prescription of psychotropic medication or to the end of follow-up in 2013...
August 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809861/high-frequency-measurement-of-depressive-severity-in-a-patient-treated-for-severe-treatment-resistant-depression-with-deep-brain-stimulation
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S Sani, J Busnello, R Kochanski, Y Cohen, R D Gibbons
Although there have been previous studies of deep-brain stimulation (DBS), we present, to our knowledge, the first example of high-frequency depressive severity measurement-based DBS treatment in particular and psychiatric treatment in general. Daily post-surgical e-mail prompts for a period of 6 months resulted in 93 administrations of a computerized adaptive test (CAT) of depression severity (CAT-Depression Inventory or CAT-DI) via the internet. There was an average of 3.37 weekly measurements with an average separation of 2...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807508/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-venous-thromboembolism-peculiarities-in-psychiatric-institutions
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S Gaertner, A Piémont, A Faller, G Bertschy, N Hallouche, C Mirea, I Le Ray, E-M Cordeanu, D Stephan
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this study were to assess the incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in a population of patients hospitalized in a psychiatric setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Episodes of VTE occurring in patients hospitalized at the Erstein Hospital (France), specialized in psychiatry, were retrospectively identified from a computerized database. The clinical, somatic, psychiatric and therapeutic characteristics of each patient were analyzed in comparison with a control population composed of patients of similar age and sex, hospitalized during the same period in a psychiatric setting but who did not suffer from VTE...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807062/neuropsychiatric-characteristics-of-antiterrorist-operation-combatants-in-the-donbass-ukraine
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Konstantin N Loganovsky, Natalia A Zdanevich, Marina V Gresko, Donatella Marazziti, Tatiana K Loganovskaja
OBJECTIVE: The present paper aimed to explore the neuropsychiatric characteristics of the antiterrorism (ATO) combatants in the Donets Basin (Donbass) and to propose therapeutic strategies for managing their mental healthcare. METHODS: A total of 54 ATO combatants were included in our study and compared with four groups of subjects exposed to other emergencies, including the Chernobyl disaster and the war in Afghanistan. The neuropsychiatric features were assessed through psychopathological assessments, neurological examinations, and quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG)...
August 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806363/clinical-epidemiology-of-single-versus-multiple-substance-use-disorders-polysubstance-use-disorder
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Ish P Bhalla, Elina A Stefanovics, Robert A Rosenheck
OBJECTIVE: While research on substance abuse has largely focused on people who have a single substance use disorder (SUD), many people abuse multiple substances. Studies have yet to examine the distinctive characteristics of patients diagnosed with more than 1 SUD and how those with polysubstance use disorder (PSUD) differ from those with a single SUD. METHODS: National Veterans Health Administration data from fiscal year 2012 were used to compare veterans diagnosed 1 SUD to veterans diagnosed with 2-3, and >3 SUDs on demographic characteristics, psychiatric and medical diagnoses, medical and psychiatric service utilization, and psychotropic medication fills...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805423/patterns-of-psychiatric-emergency-department-utilization-among-community-dwelling-medicare-beneficiaries-under-65
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Jingjing Qian, Saranrat Wittayanukorn, Richard A Hansen
This study estimated patterns and trends in all-cause (any reason, including psychiatry related) and psychiatric emergency department (ED) utilization among Medicare beneficiaries under 65 who were residing in community settings (i.e., noninstitutionalized or in their own homes). Medicare beneficiaries under the age of 65 enrolled in Medicare for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) due to permanent physical or mental disabilities are a population with poor health conditions and high utilization of health services; however, this vulnerable population has received limited attention from researchers and policymakers compared to the Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older...
August 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804399/care-service-use-in-2-years-preceding-suicide-among-older-adults-comparison-with-those-who-died-a-natural-death-and-those-who-lived-longer
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Leena Forma, Mari Aaltonen, Jutta Pulkki, Jani Raitanen, Pekka Rissanen, Marja Jylhä
The aim of the study is (1) to describe and analyse health and social service use and medicine purchases in the last 2 years of life among older adults who died by suicide and (2) to compare use and purchases between three groups: those who died by suicide, died a natural death or who lived longer. Nation-wide Finnish register data were used. The data consist of 316,639 decedents who died at the age of 70 years or older in 1998-2008 and 222,967 people who lived longer. Use of hospital, long-term care and home care, and the purchase of prescribed psychotropic medications were studied for the 2-year period...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803880/vitamin-d-and-symptoms-of-depression-in-overweight-or-obese-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-and-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Maximilian P J de Courten, Barbora de Courten
Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to increased risk of depression. However, previous studies are limited by variability in participant characteristics including vitamin D deficiency status and presence of existing diseases, use of low doses of vitamin D supplementation for short durations, and use of co-interventions or psychotropic drugs. We examined whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations were associated with symptoms of depression, as well as whether vitamin D supplementation reduced symptoms of depression in overweight or obese and vitamin D-deficient, but otherwise healthy adults...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800806/toxicologic-emergencies-in-patients-with-mental-illness-when-medications-are-no-longer-your-friends
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Spencer Greene, Erin AufderHeide, Lindsay French-Rosas
Patients with psychiatric disorders are at risk for toxicologic emergencies. Psychotropic medications have numerous effects on the neurologic, cardiac, and other organ systems and interact with other medications, potentially leading to further side effects. It is important to become familiar with accepted psychiatric practice guidelines, common toxidromes, medical sequelae associated with prescribed medications, and the specific workup and treatment of overdoses of frequently prescribed psychotropics.
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799787/increased-risk-of-diabetes-among-6-24-year-olds-using-second-generation-antipsychotics
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Shan Xing, Todd A Lee
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to estimate the association between use of second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) among commercially insured children and young adults 6-24 years compared to users of non-SGA psychotropic medications. METHODS: Using the Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database, new users of SGA and non-SGA psychotropic medications (anxiolytics, antidepressants, hypnotics, and mood stabilizers) between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013 who were 6-24 years of age and had continuous coverage ≥180 days before their index date (i...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799514/potentially-clinically-relevant-pharmacodynamic-interactions-between-antiepileptic-drugs-and-psychotropic-drugs-an-update
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Edoardo Spina, Jose de Leon
BACKGROUND: Prior articles paid little attention to pharmacodynamic drug interactions (DIs) between antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and the most important psychotropic medications (antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and lithium) which have potential to be clinically relevant. OBJECTIVE: This article aims to provide an updated review of the potentially clinically relevant pharmacodynamic DIs between AEDs and psychotropic medications. Pharmacodynamic DIs take place directly at the site of action of a drug or indirectly by interfering with another physiological mechanism...
August 9, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797618/risk-factors-for-falls-in-community-stroke-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tianma Xu, Lindy Clemson, Kate O'Loughlin, Natasha A Lannin, Catherine Dean, Gerald Koh
OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for falls in community stroke survivors. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search for articles indexed on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsychINFO, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases was conducted. STUDY SELECTION: Prospective studies investigating fall risk factors in community stroke survivors were included. Reviewers in pair independently screened the articles and determined inclusion through consensus...
August 7, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796557/revisiting-the-concept-of-severe-mental-illness-severity-indicators-and-healthcare-spending-in-psychotic-depressive-and-dissociative-disorders
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Ana Isabel Gonzalez Vazquez, Natalia Seijo Ameneiros, Juan Carlos Díaz Del Valle, Ester Lopez Fernandez, Miguel Angel Santed Germán
BACKGROUND: The concept of severe mental illness (SMI) has been related to bipolar or psychotic diagnosis, or to some cases of depressive disorders. Other mental health problems such as personality disorders or posttraumatic dissociative conditions, which can sometimes lead to relevant functional impairments, remain separate from the SMI construct. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical severity as well as healthcare spending on dissociative disorders (DDs)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796021/psychotropics-environmental-temperature-and-hospital-outcomes-in-older-medical-patients
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Arduino A Mangoni, Feruza Kholmurodova, Lidia Mayner, Paul Hakendorf, Richard J Woodman
PURPOSE: The authors investigated whether the use of psychotropics and environmental temperature on admission influence hospital length of stay (LOS) and mortality in older medical patients. METHODS: Clinical and demographic characteristics, Charlson Comorbidity Index, use of psychotropic and nonpsychotropic drugs, hospital LOS, and mortality were retrospectively collected in medical patients 65 years and older (n = 382) admitted to a metropolitan teaching hospital during 5 consecutive heat waves (HWs) between 2007 and 2009...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792562/-a-typology-of-mental-health-comorbidity-in-workplaces-results-from-the-salveo-study
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Véronique Dansereau, Nancy Beauregard, Alain Marchand, Pierre Durand
Objectives The aim of this study consists in describing the nature of mental health comorbidity among workers. Precisely, we seek to examine the presence of concomitant associations between burnout (cynicism, emotional exhaustion, professionnal inefficacy) and psychoactive substance use (heavy episodic drinking, above low-risk drinking guidelines, and psychotropic drug use).Methods The SALVEO study is based on a cross-sectional sample of 1966 workers from the province of Québec, Canada. Latent class analyses were performed in order to identify typical patterns corresponding to distinct forms of mental health comorbidity in the data...
2017: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792521/association-of-psychotropic-drug-use-with-falls-among-older-adults-in-germany-results-of-the-german-health-interview-and-examination-survey-for-adults-2008-2011-degs1
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Yong Du, Ingrid-Katharina Wolf, Hildtraud Knopf
PURPOSE: To investigate the association of psychotropic drug use with falls among older adults in Germany based on data from the National Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults 2008-2011 (DEGS1). METHODS: DEGS1 collected data on drug use in the past 7 days and on falls occurred in the last 12 months. Study participants were older adults aged 65-79 years with complete data on drug use and falls (N = 1,833). Odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were derived from logistic regression models adjusting for potential confounders including socio-demographic characteristics, health-related behaviors (alcohol drinking), body mass index and health conditions (frailty, vision impairment, disability, polypharmacy, blood pressure) as well as use of potential falls-risk-increasing drugs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792289/a-guide-to-psychopharmacological-treatment-of-patients-with-intellectual-disability-in-psychiatry
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Rosa M Molina-Ruiz, Julia Martín-Carballeda, Inmaculada Asensio-Moreno, Francisco Montañés-Rada
Background Subjects with intellectual disability are at increased risk of having comorbid psychiatric disorders and worse response to psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment interventions. On the other hand, available data on best treatment approach in this population are scarce and lack scientific evidence due to methodological limitations. The present study aims to perform a systematic review of the literature to facilitate the use of psychotropic drugs in clinical practice and better establish future research targets in this field...
March 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789776/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-their-treatment-with-psychotropic-medications-in-a-nationally-representative-outpatient-sample-1994-2009
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Kelly Kamimura-Nishimura, Tanya Froehlich, Vilawan Chirdkiatgumchai, Ryan Adams, Bridget Fredstrom, Patty Manning
PURPOSE: No prior studies have assessed change in health care provider-coded rates of Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses over time, and few have investigated sociodemographic factors associated with having an ASD diagnosis, having behavioral conditions comorbid with ASD, or using psychotropic medications for this group. METHODS: We used data from the 1994-2009 National (Hospital) Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys for children aged 2-18 years (n = 158,488)...
July 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783939/galactorrhea-probably-related-with-switching-from-osmotic-release-oral-system-methylphenidate-mph-to-modified-release-mph-an-adolescent-case
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Ozalp Ekinci, Serkan Gunes, Nuran Ekinci
Galactorrhea, as an adverse effect of psychotropic medications, usually develops due to high dose of antipsychotics. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have also been reported to be related to galactorrhea. To the best of our knowledge, no previous study reported galactorrhea with methylphenidate (MPH) use. Hereby, we report a case of an adolescent girl who developed galactorrhea after increasing his modifed-release oral MPH to 50 mg/day while under treatment of sertraline and very low dose haloperidol...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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