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Abstract Recovery from BP complicated by co‐occurring anxiety in youth New study finds wide geographic variation in ADHD treatment Brain injuries linked to depression in children Family engagement key to justice‐involved youth with MI Irritability and DSM 5 Teenagers in child welfare at greater risk of substance abuse E‐cigarette use more than doubles among teens according to CDC Swedish study shows heritability for drug abuse, especially in males Risperdal manufacturer fined for off‐label marketing (Source: The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update)
Source: The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update - November 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The developmental trajectory of bipolar disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings underscore the importance of a developmental approach in conjunction with an appreciation of familial risk to facilitate earlier accurate diagnosis in symptomatic youth. PMID: 24262817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science)
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - November 23, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Age as a Predictor of Cognitive Decline in Bipolar Disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: Older age was associated with poorer performance on Trails A in patients with BD but not healthy adults. These results are suggestive of greater dysfunction in processing speed with older age in patients with BD compared with a healthy comparison group. Because cognitive functioning is associated with community outcomes, these findings suggest a need for treatments targeting cognitive symptoms across the life span. Future research exploring neurobiologic evidence for neurodegenerative processes in BD will pave the way for potential therapeutic interventions. PMID: 24262287 [PubMed - as supplied by publishe...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - November 23, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Early cognitive improvements realized in bipolar disorder
Patients with bipolar disorder can expect to experience improvements in select cognitive domains in the first year after an initial manic episode, longitudinal study findings suggest. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - November 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
[Autism spectrum disorders and substance use disorders].
CONCLUSION: <span class="abbreviation">sud</span> occur less frequently with <span class="abbreviation">asd</span> than with <span class="abbreviation">adhd</span>, but when they occur, they are just as severe. These results have implications for treatment. PMID: 24242147 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie)
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sizoo BB, van Wijngaarden-Cremers PJ, van der Gaag RJ Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
Recognition of facially expressed emotions in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
Abstract The study investigated the ability to identify facially expressed emotions in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and its association with clinical parameters. Thirty-five FMS patients and 35 healthy controls accomplished a face recognition task. Additionally, pain severity, alexithymia, depression, anxiety, psychiatric co-morbidity and medication use were assessed. The patients displayed reduced task performance in terms of more misclassifications of emotional expressions than controls. Pain severity, alexithymia, depression and anxiety were inversely related to recognition performance, with pain severity account...
Source: Behavioral Medicine - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Weiß S, Winkelmann A, Duschek S Tags: Behav Med Source Type: research
In Memoriam: Asperger's.
PMID: 24235161 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Parkinson J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research
Cholesterol in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in a birth cohort over 14 years.
Authors: Toro P, Degen C, Pierer M, Gustafson D, Schröder J, Schönknecht P Abstract Animal epidemiological and clinical studies suggest that cholesterol is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Nevertheless, the relation of cholesterol to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), influence of APOE genotype and its changes in lifespan is controversial. We investigated the potential impact of plasma total cholesterol (TC) on development of MCI and AD in the interdisciplinary longitudinal study on adult development and aging, a representative birth cohort (born 1930-1932), examined in 1993/1994 (VT1), 1997/1998 (VT2), ...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
The Ugly Butterflies: Managing Anxiety Better
If you have an anxiety disorder, you know the anguish, shame, and turmoil that it can create. For those of you that do not have an anxiety disorder or do not recognize the insidiousness of it, I want you to momentarily imagine and understand. The fight-or-flight response goes haywire in someone with anxiety. Adrenaline kicks in when it shouldn’t, and causes the body and mind to tense up and feel alert, scared, uncertain, and disorganized. Physiologically, breathing and heart rate increase. Therefore, less oxygen will make it to the brain or extremities, causing brain fog and cold and clammy hands. Anxiety makes you feel ...
Source: Psych Central - November 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kristi DeName Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Psychology Self-Help Anxiety Attacks Anxiety Disorder Caffeine Car Accident Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Fear Fight-or-flight response Heart Rate managing anxiety Nervous System Panic Attack Panic Source Type: news
Bipolar disorder treatment nonadherence ‘needs more attention’
More than half of patients with bipolar disorder fail to take their medication as prescribed, a study of Finnish inpatients and outpatients has found. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Factors Affecting Disruption in Families of Adults With Mental Illness
This study examined relationships between vulnerability/risk and protective factors, and family functioning in women family members of adults with serious mental illness. Design and MethodsUsing a descriptive, correlational design, this secondary analysis examined characteristics of the family member with mental illness (e.g., diagnosis, level of care) and measures of caregiver stigma and strain, client dependence, family disruption, sense of coherence, and resourcefulness. FindingsFamily disruption was greatest in women who provided direct care and whose family member had major depression, followed by bipolar disorder, sc...
Source: Perspectives In Psychiatric Care - November 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: M. Jane Suresky, Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, Abir K. Bekhet Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
OCD & the Holiday Season
With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are firmly entrenched in the excitement, anticipation, and busyness of this time of year. Maybe we will visit friends or relatives. Perhaps a small army of loved ones will descend upon us in our own homes, or maybe we will be part of smaller, more intimate gatherings. Whatever our holiday plans involve, there are bound to be changes in our routines. While this can be unsettling for many people, those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder might have a particularly tough time, especially when dealing with vacationing and traveling. It’s not hard to see why these s...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Disorders Family General Holiday Coping Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychotherapy Stress Anxiety Anxiety Disorders Erp Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder Ocd Panic Attack Scrupulosity Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inh Source Type: news
Effectiveness of a web-based treatment program using intensive therapeutic support for female patients with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial
This study protocol presents the design of a RCT for evaluating the effectiveness of a web-based treatment program using intensive therapeutic support for female patients with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified.Trial registration: The protocol for this study is registered with the Netherlands Trial Registry NTR2415. (Source: BMC Psychiatry - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Latest articles - November 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Elke ter HuurneMarloes PostelHein de HaanCor DeJong Source Type: research
Economic Recessions Tax the BrainEconomic Recessions Tax the Brain
Economic recessions experienced in early and mid adulthood are linked to lower cognitive function in later life. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news
Evaluation of reproductive function in women treated for bipolar disorder compared to healthy controls
ConclusionsRates of MA and biochemical levels did not significantly differ between women with BD and controls. Current atypical antipsychotic agent use was associated with a higher rate of current or past MA and should be further investigated. The incidence of stress‐induced amenorrhea should be further investigated in this population, as should the comorbid incidence of eating disorders. (Source: Bipolar Disorders)
Source: Bipolar Disorders - November 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margaret F Reynolds‐May, Heather A Kenna, Wendy Marsh, Pascale G Stemmle, Po Wang, Terence A Ketter, Natalie L Rasgon Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
[Substance use disorders and ADHD: an overview of recent Dutch research].
CONCLUSION: These studies confirm the high prevalence of <span class="abbreviation">adhd</span> in <span class="abbreviation">sud</span> patients, and provide a possible explanation for the reduced efficacy of methylphenidate in this patient population. PMID: 24242145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie)
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen K, Crunelle CL, Carpentier PJ Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
DSM-5 mania duration criterion questioned
Researchers believe that the DSM 4-day duration criterion for diagnosing bipolar II disorder is no longer valid and its continued use could exclude a large number of patients with true bipolar II disorder. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - December 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Prevalence of depression and associated risk factors among persons with type-2 diabetes mellitus without a prior psychiatric history: a cross-sectional study in clinical settings in urban Nepal
Conclusions: Depression is associated with indicators of more severe diabetes disease status in Nepal. The association of depression with diabetes severity and sequelae provide initial support for a causal pathway from diabetes to depression. Integration of mental health services in primary care will be important to combat development of depression among persons living with diabetes. (Source: BMC Psychiatry - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Latest articles - November 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kiran NiraulaBrandon KohrtMeerjady FloraNarbada ThapaShirin MumuRahul PathakBabill Stray-PedersenPukar GhimireBhawana RegmiElizabeth MacFarlaneRoshni Shrestha Source Type: research
[Developments in pharmacotherapy: personalised pharmacotherapy?].
CONCLUSION: The era of truly personalised medication for addiction has not yet arrived, but there are some very promising developments. In the short term, the prospects for pharmacogenetics seem to be the most favourable. A model of staging and profiling can provide a valuable framework for new developments in pharmacotherapy. PMID: 24242151 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie)
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dom G, van den Brink W Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
Add grace to psychiatric practice.
CONCLUSION: The need of psycho education to self and others from time to time never ceases simply to make the practice more objective, justified, and graceful. PMID: 23825861 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - July 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research