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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449247/informant-discrepancy-defines-discrete-clinically-useful-autism-spectrum-disorder-subgroups
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Matthew D Lerner, Andres De Los Reyes, Deborah A G Drabick, Alan H Gerber, Kenneth D Gadow
BACKGROUND: Discrepancy between informants (parents and teachers) in severity ratings of core symptoms commonly arise when assessing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Whether such discrepancy yields unique information about the ASD phenotype and its clinical correlates has not been examined. We examined whether degree of discrepancy between parent and teacher ASD symptom ratings defines discrete, clinically meaningful subgroups of youth with ASD using an efficient, cost-effective procedure...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448697/national-trends-in-antidepressant-benzodiazepine-and-other-sedative-hypnotic-treatment-of-older-adults-in-psychiatric-and-primary-care
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Donovan T Maust, Frederic C Blow, Ilse R Wiechers, Helen C Kales, Steven C Marcus
OBJECTIVE: To describe how use of antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and other anxiolytic/sedative-hypnotics among older adults (age ≥ 65 years) has changed over time among visits to primary care providers and psychiatrists. METHODS: Data were from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (years 2003-2005 and 2010-2012), a nationally representative cross-section of outpatient physician visits. Analysis focused on visits to primary care providers (n = 14,282) and psychiatrists (n = 1,095) at which an antidepressant, benzodiazepine, or other anxiolytic/sedative-hypnotic was prescribed, which were stratified by demographic and clinical characteristic (including ICD-9-CM diagnosis) and compared across study intervals...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447217/swallowing-disorders-in-schizophrenia
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Deepika P Kulkarni, Vandan D Kamath, Jonathan T Stewart
Disorders of swallowing are poorly characterized but quite common in schizophrenia. They are a source of considerable morbidity and mortality in this population, generally as a result of either acute asphyxia from airway obstruction or more insidious aspiration and pneumonia. The death rate from acute asphyxia may be as high as one hundred times that of the general population. Most swallowing disorders in schizophrenia seem to fall into one of two categories, changes in eating and swallowing due to the illness itself and changes related to psychotropic medications...
April 26, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447101/development-and-use-of-a-clinical-decision-support-tool-for-behavioral-health-screening-in-primary-care-clinics
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Timothy E Burdick, Rodger S Kessler
OBJECTIVE: Screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment (SBIRT) for behavioral health (BH) is a key clinical process. SBIRT tools in electronic health records (EHR) are infrequent and rarely studied. Our goals were 1) to design and implement SBIRT using clinical decision support (CDS) in a commercial EHR; and 2) to conduct a pragmatic evaluation of the impact of the tools on clinical outcomes. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team designed SBIRT workflows and CDS tools...
April 26, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441106/jwh-122-consumption-adverse-effects-a-case-of-hallucinogen-persisting-perception-disorder-five-year-follow-up
#5
Maurizio Coppola, Raffaella Mondola
Synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists are a heterogeneous group of psychotropic drugs functionally related to Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol. These substances, marketed as cannabis substitutes, have been associated with numerous cases of severe intoxication and death across the world. In our article, we describe a case of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder developing in a natural cannabis user after consumption of JWH-122, a naphthoylindole largely used since 2010. Clinical symptomatology persisted for about four years and was alleviated through treatment with clonazepam...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440103/british-association-for-psychopharmacology-consensus-guidance-on-the-use-of-psychotropic-medication-preconception-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-2017
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R Hamish McAllister-Williams, David S Baldwin, Roch Cantwell, Abby Easter, Eilish Gilvarry, Vivette Glover, Lucian Green, Alain Gregoire, Louise M Howard, Ian Jones, Hind Khalifeh, Anne Lingford-Hughes, Elizabeth McDonald, Nadia Micali, Carmine M Pariante, Lesley Peters, Ann Roberts, Natalie C Smith, David Taylor, Angelika Wieck, Laura M Yates, Allan H Young
Decisions about the use of psychotropic medication in pregnancy are an ongoing challenge for clinicians and women with mental health problems, owing to the uncertainties around risks of the illness itself to mother and fetus/infant, effectiveness of medications in pregnancy and risks to the fetus/infant from in utero exposure or via breast milk. These consensus guidelines aim to provide pragmatic advice regarding these issues. They are divided into sections on risks of untreated illness in pregnancy; general principles of using drugs in the perinatal period; benefits and harms associated with individual drugs; and recommendations for the management of specific disorders...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438241/alcohol-and-psychotropic-substance-use-in-female-spanish-victims-of-intimate-partner-violence
#7
María Crespo, Carmen Soberón, Violeta Fernández-Lansac, M M Gómez-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Studies show high use of alcohol among American women who are victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), but not in Spanish victims. This study examines hazardous drinking, use of psychotropic substances, and the relationship with psychopathological symptoms in Spanish women who are victims of IPV. METHOD: 50 battered women and 50 control women from general population were assessed. RESULTS: Hazardous drinking in women victims of IPV (18...
May 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436185/predictive-factors-for-dementia-and-cognitive-impairment-among-residents-living-in-the-veterans-retirement-communities-in-taiwan-implications-for-cognitive-health-promotion-activities
#8
Liang-Yu Chen, Yi-Hui Wu, Chung-Yu Huang, Li-Kuo Liu, An-Chun Hwang, Li-Ning Peng, Ming-Hsieh Lin, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: To identify potentially modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline among veterans' home residents in Taiwan METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study was part of the Veteran Affairs-Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment study that retrieved data of the comprehensive geriatric assessment for 946 residents living at four veterans' homes in Taiwan. The study participants were interviewed every 3-6 months from January 2012 and December 2014. Demographic characteristics,multimorbidity by Charlson's Comorbidities Index, physical function by the Barthel Index, cognition by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), depression by the five-item Geriatric Depression Scale and nutritional status by the Mini-Nutrition Assessment-Short Form were collected for analysis...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433989/oral-contraceptives-after-bariatric-surgery
#9
Joël Schlatter
OBJECTIVE: Bariatric surgery offers a highly effective mode of treatment for obese patients. Some procedures such as bypass cause an alteration in normal gastrointestinal tract with possible consequences for the uptake of orally administered drugs. METHODS: We assessed the literature to ascertain whether the use of oral drugs and especially oral contraceptives is effective and adequate after bariatric surgery. RESULTS: The bioavailability of drugs could be affected by the solubility and pH of the modified medium after bariatric surgery and by the loss of gastrointestinal transporters...
April 22, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433550/evaluation-of-a-telephone-delivered-community-based-collaborative-care-management-program-for-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-dementia
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Shahrzad Mavandadi, Laura O Wray, Suzanne DiFilippo, Joel Streim, David Oslin
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a community-based, telephone-delivered, brief patient/caregiver-centered collaborative dementia care management intervention is associated with improved caregiver and care recipient (CR) outcomes. DESIGN: Longitudinal program evaluation of a clinical intervention; assessments at baseline and 3- and 6-month follow-up. SETTING: General community. PARTICIPANTS: Caregivers (N = 440) of older, community-dwelling, low-income CRs prescribed a psychotropic medication by a primary care provider who met criteria for dementia and were enrolled in the SUpporting Seniors Receiving Treatment And INtervention (SUSTAIN) program for older adults...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430672/lamotrigine-uses-in-psychiatric-practice-beyond-bipolar-prophylaxis-a-hope-or-hype
#11
Ahmed Naguy, Najah Al-Enezi
BACKGROUND: Lamotrigine (LAM), an antiepileptic, with panoply of indications and uses in neurology, is FDA approved, in psychiatry, for bipolar prophylaxis. Apart from this indication, trend of its use in psychiatry is on the rise addressing a multitude of disorders. STUDY QUESTION: LAM remains one of only few psychotropic drugs with antiglutamate activity. This might render LAM a potential therapeutic option in treatment-resistant major psychiatric disorders. We reviewed LAM pharmacology and its diverse indications while examining the extant evidence...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429844/a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-of-older-adults-treated-with-antidepressants-in-general-and-psychiatric-hospitals-in-asia
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Yuan-Yuan Wang, Yu-Tao Xiang, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Helen F K Chiu, Larina C L Yim, Tian-Mei Si, Kok-Yoon Chee, Ajit Avasthi, Sandeep Grover, Mian-Yoon Chong, Kang Sim, Shigenobu Kanba, Yan-Ling He, Min-Soo Lee, Shu-Yu Yang, Pichet Udomratn, Roy A Kallivayalil, Andi J Tanra, Margarita M Maramis, Winston W Shen, Norman Sartorius, Rathi Mahendran, Jia-Ying Teng, Chay-Hoon Tan, Naotaka Shinfuku
AIM: This study compared the demographics, clinical characteristics, and antidepressant prescription patterns between Asian patients aged 50 years and older attending psychiatric hospitals and those attending general hospitals. METHODS: In total, 955 patients (604 in general hospitals, 351 in psychiatric hospitals) aged 50 years or older treated with antidepressants in 10 Asian countries and territories were examined. Patients' demographics, clinical features, and prescriptions of psychotropic drugs were recorded using a standardized protocol and data collection procedure...
April 21, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429067/neuronal-oscillations-and-synchronicity-associated-with-gamma-hydroxybutyrate-during-resting-state-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Robin von Rotz, Michael Kometer, Dario Dornbierer, Jürg Gertsch, M Salomé Gachet, Franz X Vollenweider, Erich Seifritz, Oliver G Bosch, Boris B Quednow
RATIONALE: Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a putative neurotransmitter, a drug of abuse, an anesthetic agent, and a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders. In previous electroencephalography (EEG) studies, GHB was shown to induce an electrophysiological pattern of "paradoxical EEG-behavioral dissociation" characterized by increased delta and theta oscillations usually associated with sleep during awake states. However, no detailed source localization of these alterations and no connectivity analyses have been performed yet...
April 20, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427893/study-of-acetylcholinesterase-activity-and-apoptosis-in-sh-sy5y-cells-and-mice-exposed-to-ethanol
#14
Wenjun Sun, Liangjing Chen, Wei Zheng, Xiaoan Wei, Wenqi Wu, Ellen G Duysen, Wei Jiang
Ethanol is one of the most commonly abused psychotropic substances with deleterious effects on the central nervous system. Ethanol exposure during development results in the loss of neurons in brain regions and when exposed to ethanol cultured cells undergo apoptosis. To date no information is available on whether abnormally high AChE activity is characteristic of apoptosis in animals exposed to ethanol. The aims of the present study were to determine whether induction of AChE activity is associated with ethanol-induced apoptosis and to explore the mechanism of enhanced AChE activity induced by ethanol...
April 17, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423154/association-of-mental-disorders-and-related-medication-use-with-risk-for-major-osteoporotic-fractures
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James M Bolton, Suzanne N Morin, Sumit R Majumdar, Jitender Sareen, Lisa M Lix, Helena Johansson, Anders Odén, Eugene V McCloskey, John A Kanis, William D Leslie
Importance: Osteoporotic fractures are a leading cause of disability, costs, and mortality. FRAX is a tool used to assess fracture risk in the general population. Mental disorders and medications to treat them have been reported to adversely affect bone health, but, to date, they have not been systematically studied in relation to osteoporotic fractures. Objective: To examine the association of mental disorders and psychotropic medication use with osteoporotic fracture risk in routine clinical practice...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422528/effect-of-psychopharmacotherapy-on-body-mass-index-among-children-and-adolescents-with-bipolar-disorders
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Ayush Patel, Wenyaw Chan, Rajender R Aparasu, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Jeff T Sherer, Rohan Medhekar, Hua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term effect of all treatment options for pediatric bipolar disorders on body mass index (BMI) and to explore individual characteristics associated with less BMI increase during psychotropic medication exposures. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted by using the 1995 to 2010 General Electric Electronic Medical Record database. Individuals aged 18 years or younger who had a new bipolar disorder episode were identified. Treatment exposure was defined based on the medication regimens patients received, which include atypical antipsychotic (AT) monotherapy, mood stabilizer (MS) monotherapy, antidepressant (AD) monotherapy, AT+MS polytherapy, AT+AD polytherapy, MS+AD polytherapy, and no treatment...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421980/guidelines-for-the-recognition-and-management-of-mixed-depression
#17
Stephen M Stahl, Debbi A Morrissette, Gianni Faedda, Maurizio Fava, Joseph F Goldberg, Paul E Keck, Yena Lee, Gin Malhi, Ciro Marangoni, Susan L McElroy, Michael Ostacher, Joshua D Rosenblat, Eva Solé, Trisha Suppes, Minoru Takeshima, Michael E Thase, Eduard Vieta, Allan Young, Mark Zimmerman, Roger S McIntyre
A significant minority of people presenting with a major depressive episode (MDE) experience co-occurring subsyndromal hypo/manic symptoms. As this presentation may have important prognostic and treatment implications, the DSM-5 codified a new nosological entity, the "mixed features specifier," referring to individuals meeting threshold criteria for an MDE and subthreshold symptoms of (hypo)mania or to individuals with syndromal mania and subthreshold depressive symptoms. The mixed features specifier adds to a growing list of monikers that have been put forward to describe phenotypes characterized by the admixture of depressive and hypomanic symptoms (e...
February 28, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421575/-prescribing-psychotropic-medication-by-the-nurse-practitioner-in-mental-health-care-an-explorative-study
#18
E D Rookhuizen, B Stringer, M S Huising, E de Ruijter, B van Meijel
BACKGROUND: Since January 1, 2012, nurse practitioners (NP) working in mental health care are allowed to prescribe psychotropic medication. So far, there has been very little research on the results of this decision that now let NPS share with doctors prescribing psychotropic drugs. AIM: To provide insight into how patients and psychiatrists experience the prescribing behaviours of NPS and how NPS themselves regard their extended role. METHOD: We performed an explorative study in which we used the data given in prescriptions written by NPS, questionnaires exploring patients' experiences and semi-structured interviews with psychiatrists and NPS...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418449/association-of-a-communication-training-program-with-use-of-antipsychotics-in-nursing-homes
#19
Jennifer Tjia, Jacob N Hunnicutt, Laurie Herndon, Carolyn R Blanks, Kate L Lapane, Susan Wehry
Importance: Off-label antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes (NHs) is common and is associated with increased risk of mortality in older adults. Prior large-scale, controlled trials in the NH setting failed to show meaningful reductions in antipsychotic use. Objective: To quantify the influence of a large-scale communication training program on NH antipsychotic use called OASIS. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a quasi-experimental longitudinal study of NHs in Massachusetts enrolled in the OASIS intervention...
April 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412916/cannabis-epidemiological-neurobiological-and-psychopathological-issues-an-update
#20
Maria Antonietta De Luca, Gaetano Di Chiara, Cristina Cadoni, Daniele Lecca, Laura Orsolini, Duccio Papanti, John Corkery, Fabrizio Schifano
Cannabis is the illicit drug with both the largest current levels of consumption and the highest lifetime prevalence in the world. Across different countries, the prevalence of cannabis use varies according to the individual income, with the highest use reported in North America, Australia and Europe. Despite its 'soft drug' reputation, cannabis misuse may be associated with several acute and chronic adverse effects. The present article aims at reviewing several papers on epidemiological, neurobiological and psychopathological aspects of the use of cannabis...
April 13, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
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