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A cross-sectional study of depression with comorbid substance use dependency in pregnant adolescents from an informal settlement of Nairobi: drawing implications for treatment and prevention work.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 20;17:53. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

4Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 47074-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Introduction: Adolescent pregnancy is a highly prevalent and significant public health problem in Kenya, and mental health needs of pregnant adolescent girls have been overlooked. Nearly, 50% of the world's population comprises children and adolescents and 85% live in lower and middle-income countries.

Objective: Pregnant adolescents were interviewed to ascertain certain social determinants of mental health such as social support, partner or parent support, and demographic profile and assessed for depression using EPDS and for severity of depression using BDI, and their alcohol abuse assessed using AUDIT. Read More

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December 2018
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Life satisfaction and happiness associated with depressive symptoms among university students: a cross-sectional study in Korea.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 18;17:52. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

2Department of Psychiatry, Chosun University Hospital, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Background: This cross-sectional study investigated the impact of life satisfaction and happiness, as well as the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in a large sample of university students.

Methods: We included 2338 students at 6 universities in 1 metropolitan city and 2 provinces of Korea. Depressive symptoms were assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory, and scores of 16 or higher were categorized as the presence of depression. Read More

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December 2018
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Shifting parental roles, caregiving practices and the face of child development in low resource informal settlements of Nairobi: experiences of community health workers and school teachers.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 26;17:50. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

5School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, 00200 Kenya.

Approximately, 42% of the Kenyan population live below the poverty line. Rapid growth and urbanization of Kenya's population have resulted in a changing poverty and food security environment in high-density urban areas. Lack of basic food needs in Kenya affects approximately 34. Read More

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November 2018
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Effect of fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on reduction of depressive symptoms among HIV-seropositive pregnant women: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 26;17:49. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

6Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, 00100 Kenya.

Background: Globally, it is known that HIV-infected pregnant women are prone to depressive symptoms. Research evidences also suggest that nutrient deficiencies may enhance the depressive illness, and that fish oil omega-3 fatty acids may alleviate the depressive symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of fish oil omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid-rich supplements on depressive symptoms among HIV-seropositive pregnant women. Read More

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November 2018
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The experience and impact of stigma in Saudi people with a mood disorder.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 27;17:51. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

3Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University, Kingston, ON Canada.

Background: Stigma plays a powerful role in an individual's attitude towards mental illness and in their seeking psychiatric and psychological services. Assessing stigma from the perspective of people with mood disorders is important as these disorders have been ranked as major causes of disability.

Objectives: To determine the extent and impact of stigma experiences in Saudi patients with depression and bipolar disorder, and to examine stigma experiences across cultures. Read More

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November 2018
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Resting-state brain activity in Chinese boys with low functioning autism spectrum disorder.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 14;17:47. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

3Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, No 600 Wanping Nan Road, Xuhui, Shanghai, 200030 China.

Background: This study aimed to explore the resting-state fMRI changes in Chinese boys with low functioning autism spectrum disorder (LFASD) and the correlation with clinical symptoms.

Methods: The current study acquired resting-state fMRI data from 15 Chinese boys with LFASD and 15 typically developing (TD) boys to examine the local brain activity using the regional homogeneity (ReHo) and amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) indexes; the researchers also examined these measures and their possible relationships with clinical symptoms using the autism behavior checklist.

Results: Results indicated that boys with LFASD exhibited increased ReHo in the right precuneus and inferior parietal gyrus (IPG), increased ALFF in right middle temporal gyrus, angular gyrus and IPG. Read More

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November 2018
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The effect of training interventions of stigma associated with mental illness on family caregivers: a quasi-experimental study.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 15;17:48. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

3Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Background: Stigma is one of the most destructive features of mental illnesses that may affect the family caregivers. This study aimed to analyze the effect of training interventions of stigma on family caregivers of the mental illness patients.

Materials And Methods: This quasi-experimental pre- and post-test study was performed on a single group of 43 family caregivers of mental illness patients in Hamadan Psychiatric Hospital, Iran, in 2015. Read More

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November 2018
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Fruits and vegetables intake and its subgroups are related to depression: a cross-sectional study from a developing country.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 1;17:46. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

1Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Hojatdost Street, Naderi Street, KeshavarzBlv., Tehran, Iran.

Background: The association of fruits and vegetables (FV) specific subgroups consumption and depression has not been investigated in healthy adult populations. Therefore, the aim of our study was to determine the relationship between intake of FV as well as their subgroups and depression.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 women attending healthcare centers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6211514PMC
November 2018
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Perceptions of the causes of schizophrenia and associated factors by the Holy Trinity Theological College students in Ethiopia.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 8;17:43. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Research and Training Department, Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Introduction: There is a cultural variability around the perception of what causes the syndrome of schizophrenia. As far as the cause of schizophrenia by the general public concerned, people living in western countries focus mainly on biological and social risk factors such as genetic vulnerability, disease of the brain, infection or stressful social conditions or personal weakness, but the predominant views held by people living in non-western countries focus mainly on supernatural and religious factors. Awareness and beliefs about the causes of mental illnesses influence the preferred treatments. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6174556PMC
October 2018
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Perceived stigma among non-professional caregivers of people with severe mental illness, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 8;17:42. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Po box 79, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Background: The stigmatization of mental illness is currently considered to be one of the most important issues facing caregivers of severely mentally ill individuals. There is a dearth of information about the prevalence and associated factors of perceived stigma among caregivers of people with severe mental illness in the study area.

Objective: To assess the prevalence and associated factors of perceived stigma among non-professional caregivers of people with severe mental illness, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia. Read More

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October 2018
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Correction to: Depression during pregnancy and preterm delivery: a prospective cohort study among women attending antenatal clinic at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 5;17:41. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

1Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

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October 2018
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A comparison of three-factor structure models using WISC-III in Greek children with learning disabilities.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 3;17:40. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

2School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: Children with learning disabilities are a heterogeneous group of children with a common characteristic discrepancy on the progress and development of their individual learning abilities. A few statistical analyses have been published regarding the factor analysis of the Greek Edition of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-III. The aim of the research is the emergence of a new factorial model which describes the General Intelligence (g) of children and adolescents with learning disabilities, and that differs from the already existing intelligence models. Read More

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October 2018
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Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the empathy quotient among Chinese minority college students.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 19;17:38. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

5School of Journalism and Communication, Chongqing University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China.

Background: When the minority college students from the ethnic minority communities come to study in Chinese Han region, they encounter adapting difficulties of culture and socio-psychology, in which empathy plays a crucial role. Current instruments used to measure empathy have many limited effectiveness. The empathy quotient (EQ) scale which has been validated in many countries was explicitly designed for clinical applications and was intended to be sensitive to a lack of empathy. Read More

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September 2018
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Association of Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality disorder with violent crimes and homicides in Greek prisons.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 10;17:35. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

12nd Psychiatric Department of the University of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Background: Personality disorders (PDs) have been associated with both violent crimes and homicides in many studies. The proportion of PDs among prisoners reaches up to 80%. For male prisoners, the most common PD in the literature is antisocial PD. Read More

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August 2018
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Health care seeking behavior for depression in Northeast Ethiopia: depression is not considered as illness by more than half of the participants.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 7;17:34. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

1Psychiatry Department, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Background: Depression is one of the most disabling and chronic mental illnesses. Despite its high burden, many people suffering from depression did not perceive that they had a treatable illness and consequently most of them did not seek professional help. The aim of this study was to assess the level of professional help-seeking behavior and associated factors among individuals with depression. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6080351PMC
August 2018
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Validity of the PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 to screen for depression in nationwide primary care population in Latvia.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 2;17:33. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

1Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, Riga Stradins University, Tvaika Street 2, Riga, 1005 Latvia.

Background: Depression is highly underdiagnosed in primary care settings in Latvia. Screening for depression in primary care is potentially an efficient way to find undetected case s and improve diagnostics. We aimed to validate both a nine-item and two-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9 and PHQ-2) in the Latvian and Russian languages in primary care settings using a representative sample in Latvia. Read More

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August 2018
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The relation between immunologic variables and symptom factors in patients with major depressive disorder.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 26;17:32. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, 56 Dongsu-ro, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, 21431 South Korea.

Background: The associations between depression and immunity were investigated by measuring the scores of Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) and peripheral lymphocyte parameters in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).

Methods: Forty-nine patients with MDD were recruited and their clinical symptoms are evaluated with 17-item HRSD which was factorized using the confirmatory factor analysis (i.e. Read More

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July 2018
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Depression during pregnancy and preterm delivery: a prospective cohort study among women attending antenatal clinic at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 25;17:31. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

1Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: Preterm birth occurs among 9.6% of births worldwide and is the leading cause of long-term neurodevelopmental disabilities among children and also responsible for 28% of neonatal deaths. No single etiological factor is responsible for preterm birth, but various risk factors have been identified. Read More

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July 2018
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Variation in admission rates between psychiatrists on call in a university teaching hospital.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 10;17:30. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

1Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Background: Hospital-based physicians must routinely decide whether patients receiving care in the emergency room require admission to an acute care bed. We endeavoured to understand clinician-related factors that influence the decision to admit.

Methods: We retrospectively examined data collected between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2015 for patients triaged as mental health assessments in the emergency department of a university teaching hospital. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6040071PMC
July 2018
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Understanding mental health difficulties and associated psychosocial outcomes in adolescents in the HIV clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 10;17:29. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

1Department of Paediatrics, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: Globally adolescents continue to have an upward trend in HIV incidence and AIDS-related mortality. The interplay between the rapid physical growth, sexual maturation, and enormous albeit slow-evolving cognitive and psychological changes in adolescence may partly explain this trend. Our main purpose was to highlight key psychosocial characteristics of HIV-infected adolescents and explore if these characteristics are associated with depression symptoms. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6038280PMC
July 2018
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Relationship of Internet gaming disorder with dissociative experience in Italian university students.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 15;17:28. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

1Department of Education Science, University of Catania, Via Teatro Greco, 84, Catania, Italy.

The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to investigate the prevalence of Internet gaming disorder (IGD) among Italian university students and (b) to explore the associations between the former and dissociative phenomena. The sample included 221 college students, 93 males and 128 females, aged between 18 and 25 ( = 21.56; SD = 1. Read More

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June 2018
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Determinants of depression among people with epilepsy in Central Ethiopia.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 13;17:27. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

4College of Medicine and Health Science, Haramaya University, Harer, Ethiopia.

Background: Depression is the most frequently and highly occurring mental disorders in epilepsy patients. When depression is comorbid with epilepsy, it leads to low employment and poor quality of life. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of depression among people living with epilepsy in Central Ethiopia. Read More

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June 2018
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Chewing khat and risky sexual behavior among residents of Bahir Dar City administration, Northwest Ethiopia.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 12;17:26. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

College of Medicine and Health Science, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Introduction: Khat is a well-known natural stimulant and is widely used in Ethiopia, particularly in Bahir Dar city. Khat chewing is linked with risky sexual behaviors.

Objective: The study was aimed to determine the prevalence of chewing khat and its relation with risky sexual behaviors among residents of Bahir Dar City administration, Northwest Ethiopia. Read More

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June 2018
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Personality traits and health-related quality of life: the mediator role of coping strategies and psychological distress.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 6;17:25. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

1Laboratory of Neuropsychiatric Genetics, Biomedical Sciences Research Group, School of Medicine, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Bogotá, 110231 Colombia.

Background: The study of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important topic in mental health around the globe. However, there is the need for more evidence about the cumulative influence of psychological variables on HRQOL. The main aim of the study was to evaluate how specific personality traits might explain scores in HRQOL and to explore how this relationship might be mediated by coping styles and psychological distress. Read More

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June 2018
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Psychotic mania as the solitary manifestation of neurosyphilis.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 6;17:24. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Psychiatry, Chosun University Hospital, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Background: Neurosyphilis remains a diagnostic challenge in current psychiatric practice because of its pleomorphic psychiatric manifestations. Although neurosyphilis can present with a wide range of psychiatric symptoms, psychotic mania as its solitary manifestation is an unusual phenomenon.

Case Presentation: A 46-year-old man, with no history of any psychiatric disorder, exhibited abruptly developed symptoms of psychotic mania. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5989352PMC
June 2018
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The frequency of rs1076560 and rs1799971 in substance use disorder patients from the United Arab Emirates.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 1;17:22. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

2School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA Australia.

Background: Dopaminergic and opioid systems are involved in mediating drug reward and reinforcement of various types of substances including psychoactive compounds. Genes of both systems have been candidate for investigation for associations with substance use disorder (SUD) in various populations. This study is the first study to determine the allele frequency and the genetic association of the rs1076560 SNP and rs1799971 SNP variants in clinically diagnosed patients with SUD from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5984335PMC
June 2018
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Healthcare professionals' perceptions on the emotional impact of having an inadequate response to antidepressant medications: survey and prospective patient audit.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 11;17:20. Epub 2018 May 11.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc, Princeton, NJ USA.

Background: Despite the availability of effective antidepressants, about half of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) display an inadequate response to their initial treatment. A large patient survey recently reported that 29.8% of MDD patients experiencing an inadequate treatment response felt frustrated about their medication and 19. Read More

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May 2018
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An open-label, flexible dose adaptive study evaluating the efficacy of vortioxetine in subjects with panic disorder.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 11;17:19. Epub 2018 May 11.

Northcutt Consulting, LLC, Orlando, USA.

Background: Despite the current treatments available for panic disorder (PD), as many as one-third of patients have persistent and treatment-resistant panic attacks. Vortioxetine is an approved medicine for major depressive disorder and has been shown to have anxiolytic properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate its efficacy and safety in an adult population with a diagnosis of PD. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5946398PMC
May 2018
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Prevalence of postpartum depression and interventions utilized for its management.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 9;17:18. Epub 2018 May 9.

1Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Department of Community Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Introduction: Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that affects approximately 10-15% of adult mothers yearly. This study sought to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression and interventions utilized for its management in a Health facility in Ghana.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study design using a quantitative approach was used for the study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5941764PMC
May 2018
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Exploring PTSD in emergency operators of a major University Hospital in Italy: a preliminary report on the role of gender, age, and education.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 4;17:17. Epub 2018 May 4.

1Section of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy.

Background: Emergency services personnel face frequent exposure to potentially traumatic events, with the potential for chronic symptomatic distress. The DSM-5 recently recognized a particular risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among first responders (criterion A4) but data are still scarce on prevalence rates and correlates.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to explore the possible role of age, gender, and education training in a sample of emergency personnel diagnosed with DSM-5 PTSD. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5935923PMC
May 2018
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of gender difference in epidemiology of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infections in people with severe mental illness.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 4;17:16. Epub 2018 May 4.

Research and Training Department, Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: People with severe mental disorders (SMDs) are associated with increased risk of infectious disease including human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and hepatitis viruses, such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and other types of hepatitis viruses because of high-risk behaviors compared to the general population. The prevalence of HIV in people with SMDs is higher in females than in males. Unlike HIV, the prevalence of HBV and HCV is higher in males than in females. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5935990PMC
May 2018
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The association between parental depression and adolescent's Internet addiction in South Korea.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 4;17:15. Epub 2018 May 4.

2Institute of Health Services Research, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: A number of risk factors for Internet addiction among adolescents have been identified to be associated with their behavior, familial, and parental factors. However, few studies have focused on the relationship between parental mental health and Internet addiction among adolescents. Therefore, we investigated the association between parental mental health and children's Internet addiction by controlling for several risk factors. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5936028PMC
May 2018
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The long-term outcome of patients with heroin use disorder/dual disorder (chronic psychosis) after admission to enhanced methadone maintenance.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 18;17:14. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

AU-CNS, Association for the Application of Neuroscientific Knowledge to Social Aims, Pietrasanta, Lucca, Italy.

Background: Over-standard methadone doses are generally needed in the treatment of heroin use disorder (HUD) patients that display concomitant high-severity psychopathological symptomatology. A flexible dosing regimen may lead to higher retention rates in dual disorder (DD), as we demonstrated in bipolar 1 HUD patients, leading to outcomes that are as satisfactory as those of HUD patients without high-severity psychopathological symptomatology.

Objective: This study aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of treatment-resistant chronic psychosis HUD patients (PSY-HUD) with those of peers without dual disorder (HUD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5905164PMC
April 2018
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Compassion fatigue and substance use among nurses.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 13;17:13. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Jordan Ministry of Health-Fuheis Psychiatric Hospital, Amman, Jordan.

Aim: This study aimed to detect if there were differences in compassion fatigue (CF) among nurses based on substance use and demographic variables of gender, marital status, type of health institution and income.

Background: Compassion fatigue is considered an outcome of poorly handled stressful situations in which nurses may respond with self-harming behaviours like substance use. Evidence in this area is critically lacking. Read More

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March 2018
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Undetected psychiatric morbidity among HIV/AIDS patients attending Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) in Nairobi Kenya: towards an integrated mental health care.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 2;17:11. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

1Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P O Box 19676, Nairobi, 00202 Kenya.

Background: Psychiatric morbidity is commonly associated with HIV disease and may have adverse effects. This aspect may be overlooked at comprehensive HIV care centers in Low and Middle-Income Countries.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of undetected psychiatric morbidity among HIV/AIDS adult patients attending Comprehensive Care Centre in a semi-urban clinic, in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5833144PMC
March 2018
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A survey of caregiver burden in those providing informal care for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder with agitation: results from a European study.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 10;17. Epub 2018 Feb 10.

3Scientific Department, Ferrer, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Agitation is a common feature of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Previous research indicates that specific symptoms impact caregiver burden in these conditions, but the impact of agitation on caregiver experience is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to characterise caregiver burden in providers of informal care for patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia who experience agitation. Read More

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February 2018
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Off-label prescription of psychiatric drugs by non-psychiatrist physicians in three general hospitals in Germany.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 8;17. Epub 2018 Feb 8.

Medical Campus University of Oldenburg, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy-University Hospital, Karl-Jaspers-Klinik, Hermann-Ehlers-Straße 7, 26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany.

Background: Off-label prescribing of psychoactive drugs is a common practice in psychiatry. Here, we sought to investigate the frequency of off-label prescribing in a population of hospitalized patients with a somatic illness who were also suffering from a psychiatric pathology.

Methods: Using a prospective, observational design, we collected data from 982 hospitalized patients with a somatic illness for whom a psychiatric consultation was requested because of the presence of additional psychiatric symptoms. Read More

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February 2018
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Correction to: Psychological and somatic distress in Chinese outpatients at general hospitals: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 5;17. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

8Department of Psychosomatics, Medical Division, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12991-017-0158-y.]. Read More

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February 2018
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Strength-based assessment for future violence risk: a retrospective validation study of the Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors for violence risk (SAPROF) Japanese version in forensic psychiatric inpatients.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2018 30;17. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Department of Forensic Psychiatry, National Center Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry, 4-1-1, Ogawahigashicho, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-8553 Japan.

Background: The Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors for violence risk (SAPROF) was recently developed as a strength-based addition to the risk assessment of future violent behavior. We examined the interrater reliability and predictive accuracy of the SAPROF for violence in forensic mental health inpatient units in Japan.

Methods: This retrospective record study provides an initial validation of the SAPROF in a Japanese sample of 95 forensic psychiatric inpatients from a complete 2008-2013 cohort. Read More

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January 2018
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The efficacy, acceptability, and safety of five atypical antipsychotics in patients with first-episode drug-naïve schizophrenia: a randomized comparative trial.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2017 22;16:47. Epub 2017 Dec 22.

Department of Psychiatry, Huaian No. 3 People's Hospital, and Teaching Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, No. 272 West Huaihai Road, Huai'an, Zip code: 223001 Jiangsu China.

Background: Differences in effectiveness and tolerability between different atypical antipsychotics may affect schizophrenic patients' treatment adherence or prognosis. However, which kind of antipsychotic was more effective and safe in the treatment of schizophrenia is still being debated. This study attempted to understand whether there are any differences in efficacy, acceptability, and safety between the five atypical antipsychotics in patients with first-episode schizophrenia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5740943PMC
December 2017
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Continuation with clozapine after eosinophilia: a case report.

Ann Gen Psychiatry 2017 14;16:46. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Department of Psychiatry, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkuo, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Background: Clozapine-induced eosinophilia had been reported in several studies about blood dyscrasias in clozapine-treated patient. The largest study with 2404 patients in Italy found the incidence of 2.2% by criteria of more than 0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5731207PMC
December 2017
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