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Gender differences in geriatric syndromes as mental illness and nervous system diseases in hospitalized Thai older patients.

Psychogeriatrics 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Lecturer of Department of Food and Beverage Management, Jin-Wen University of Science and Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Background: Older persons are affected by mental and neurological disorders differently, and gender plays a significant role influencing geriatric disorder differentiation. Accordingly this study characterized gender differences in geriatric syndromes among hospitalized elderly Thai patients.

Methods: Probabilities of disease occurrence reflecting gender differences were calculated using historical data obtained from the Ministry of Public Health website, Thailand. Read More

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Demographic and clinical characteristics of foreign nationals accessing psychiatric services in Japan: a multicentre study in a metropolitan area.

BMC Psychiatry 2020 12 3;20(1):569. Epub 2020 Dec 3.

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Toho University Faculty of Medicine, 6-11-1 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 143-8541, Japan.

Background: International immigration to Japan, where homogeneous ethnicity is a population characteristic, has been growing. Although immigration is recognised as a risk factor for multiple mental-health related issues, there are few regional reports on foreign nationals accessing the psychiatric services in Japan. We aimed to reveal their current status and provide information to develop an optimal service system. Read More

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December 2020

Research output on mental health problems in North Korea between 2006 and 2017: A bibliographic analysis of North Korean medical journal articles.

Asian J Psychiatr 2020 Oct 15;53:102228. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Medical Education, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Despite the continuing interests in political, economic, and public health issues of North Korea, little is known about mental health problems in North Korea. To gain a glimpse into this area of interest, we aimed to explore the characteristics of mental health research in North Korea and to identify the emphasis therein. In this context, four North Korean medical journals were selected from the Information Center on North Korea, with publication dates 2006-2017 (inclusive). Read More

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October 2020

A psychoanalytic view of reactions to the coronavirus pandemic in China.

Am J Psychoanal 2020 Jun;80(2):119-132

, Suite 204, Lynnhaven Station Bldg., 101 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452, USA.

The coronavirus pandemic, which apparently began in Wuhan in December 2019, and has persisted to the present day, has had several psychological effects in China. The real danger has produced prolonged stress. Large-group phenomena have been stimulated. Read More

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From dysthymia to treatment-resistant depression: evolution of a psychopathological construct.

Int Rev Psychiatry 2020 Aug - Sep;32(5-6):471-476. Epub 2020 May 21.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.

Dysthymia is a psychopathological construct historically described and often reconsidered through the centuries. Its first description is dated back to 400 b.C. Read More

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Foreign National Patients in German Prison Psychiatry.

Front Psychiatry 2019 14;10:988. Epub 2020 Feb 14.

Institute of Forensic Psychiatry, Charité University of Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Introduction: Over the past few years, the share of foreign national prisoners in the European and American justice systems has increased at a disproportionately high rate, yet studies on mental health issues among this diverse group are rare. Recent research suggests a range of factors leading to mental health vulnerability in foreign national prisoners, including language barriers, isolation, cultural misunderstanding, and legal standing. Relevant findings of topic-related studies indicate that under-referral to mental health services due to missed or misinterpreted symptoms is a major risk for foreign national prisoners. Read More

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February 2020

[The energy metaphor for the human body and its effect on the rise of neurasthenia, neurosis and depression].

Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2019 Sep 16;26(3):879-897. Epub 2019 Sep 16.

Profesor y director de Magíster en Psicologia, Facultad de Psicología/Universidad Diego Portales. Santiago - Chile.

This article aims to provide a historical critique of the rise of three diagnostic categories: neurasthenia (late nineteenth century), neurosis (first half of the twentieth century) and depression (mid-twentieth century to the present). The hypothesis is that their broad dissemination can be explained through their link to the energy metaphor for the human body. From the mid-nineteenth century on, the concept of energy spread through western culture, encouraging certain fictions about what we are - the ontological dimension - and what we could be - the ethical dimension. Read More

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September 2019

The utility of modified version of sentence completion test for children and adolescents.

Ind Psychiatry J 2018 Jul-Dec;27(2):231-234

Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Introduction: Sentence completion test (SCT) is a projective test used widely by clinicians and psychologists to explore the needs, inner conflicts, fantasies, attitudes, aspirations, adjustment difficulties, and sexual abuse in the children and adolescents.

Aim: The aim of the study is to modify the existing SCT (Form S) for children and adolescents and to corroborate with clinical history.

Methodology: A pilot testing was done on 35 children and adolescents who were referred to the Department of Clinical Psychology section for evaluation of conflicts after a detailed evaluation by psychiatrist(s). Read More

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Prevalence and Psychological Effects of Hateful Speech in Online College Communities.

Proc ACM Web Sci Conf 2019 Jun;2019:255-264

Georgia Tech.

Background: Hateful speech bears negative repercussions and is particularly damaging in college communities. The efforts to regulate hateful speech on college campuses pose vexing socio-political problems, and the interventions to mitigate the effects require evaluating the pervasiveness of the phenomenon on campuses as well the impacts on students' psychological state.

Data And Methods: Given the growing use of social media among college students, we target the above issues by studying the online aspect of hateful speech in a dataset of 6 million Reddit comments shared in 174 college communities. Read More

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[Lost objects: The territory of study and action of Psychiatry].

Marcos Zurita

Vertex 2018 Sep;XXIX(141):374-378

Capítulo de Interconsulta y Psiquiatría de Enlace. Revista Atlas.

The aim of this paper is to discuss about some key issues concerning psychiatry. What really does a psychiatrist nowadays? What kind of disorder does he treat? Why psychiatry keeps itself apart from other specialties and within its own autonomous field? Having in mind the differences between the mental disorders, can we consider that the same semiological elements are appropriate for all of them or do we need to resume an individual analysis from each of those disorders? Can we go through the sparse spectrum of neurotic disorders ignoring the market forces or the dualistic interpretation? In this context, there is still room for questioning: is there an undiscovered explanation regarding the psychiatry disorders or are we trying to find a whole rationale explanation to study non-agroupable objects, lacking of that aforementioned common nuclear logic? And finally, could it be that the constant variables which we assume as the constitutive elements of psychiatric objects are barely the shifting boundaries that change as the time and the culture does? Read More

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September 2018

Prevalence and pattern of mental illnesses in Uttar Pradesh, India: Findings from the National Mental Health Survey 2015-16.

Asian J Psychiatr 2018 Dec 30;38:45-52. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Community Medicine, King George'S Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India. Electronic address:

Aim: To estimate the prevalence and distribution of psychiatric morbidity, and study pattern of help-seeking in a community representative sample from the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India.

Method: A multi-stage, stratified, random cluster sampling was used. The survey was conducted on 3508 adults during 2015-16 using M. Read More

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December 2018

A Study of Professional Awareness Using Immersive Virtual Reality: The Responses of General Practitioners to Child Safeguarding Concerns.

Front Robot AI 2018 12;5:80. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The art of picking up signs that a child may be suffering from abuse at home is one of those skills that cannot easily be taught, given its dependence on a range of non-cognitive abilities. It is also difficult to study, given the number of factors that may interfere with this skill in a real-life, professional setting. An immersive virtual reality environment provides a way round these difficulties. Read More

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Large animals as potential models of human mental and behavioral disorders.

Psychiatr Pol 2017 Dec 30;51(6):1009-1027. Epub 2017 Dec 30.

I Klinika Psychiatrii w Bydgoszczy, Collegium Medicum w Bydgoszczy, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu.

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. Read More

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December 2017

Individuals with currently untreated mental illness: causal beliefs and readiness to seek help.

Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 2019 Aug 16;28(4):446-457. Epub 2018 Jan 16.

Department of Psychiatry,University Medicine Greifswald,Ellernholzstraße 2, Greifswald,Germany.

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. Read More

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Modeling prior information of common genetic variants improves gene discovery for neuroticism.

Hum Mol Genet 2017 11;26(22):4530-4539

Department of Radiology, Center for Multimodal Imaging and Genetics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

Neuroticism reflects emotional instability, and is related to various mental and physical health issues. However, the majority of genetic variants associated with neuroticism remain unclear. Inconsistent genetic variants identified by different genome-wide association studies (GWAS) may be attributable to low statistical power. Read More

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November 2017

Neuroticism-related personality traits are associated with posttraumatic stress after abortion: findings from a Swedish multi-center cohort study.

BMC Womens Health 2017 Oct 2;17(1):96. Epub 2017 Oct 2.

Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, -751 85, Uppsala, SE, Sweden.

Background: Most women who choose to terminate a pregnancy cope well following an abortion, although some women experience severe psychological distress. The general interpretation in the field is that the most consistent predictor of mental disorders after induced abortion is the mental health issues that women present with prior to the abortion. We have previously demonstrated that few women develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) after induced abortion. Read More

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October 2017

[Consultation liaison during the peripartum: Network care between liaison and mobile unit].

Encephale 2018 Jun 26;44(3):239-246. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

RePPEr (unité de recherche en psychiatrie et psychopathologie de l'EPS erasme), 143, avenue Armand-Guillebaud, 92160 Antony, France.

Objectives: The pregnancy periods of peripartum and immediate postpartum represent moments of opportunity to access care. Both prevention and therapeutic management can be offered with a better chance of success during these periods. Our specific Consultation Liaison (CL) team PPUMMA was created in order to respond to the need for early detection of psychopathology and rapid implementation of therapeutic management and preventive measure for mother and child. Read More

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Post-War Research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Part I. Research before 1989.

Psychiatr Pol 2016 Oct;50(5):935-944

Katedra Psychoterapii UJ, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum.

The paper presents the post-war history of post-traumatic research conducted at the Department of Psychiatry of the Jagiellonian University and the analysis of the main research approaches and selected publications. The time after World War II passed in Poland in two directions: coping with the finished war trauma and simultaneously the experience of communist persecution trauma. First scientific publications appeared in the fifties and were focused on the research of former concentration camps prisoners (KZ-Syndrome). Read More

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October 2016

Impact of dissociation on treatment of depressive and anxiety spectrum disorders with and without personality disorders.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2016 17;12:2659-2676. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

Department of Psychology Sciences, Faculty of Social Science and Health Care, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Nitra, Slovak Republic.

Objective: The central goal of the study was to analyze the impact of dissociation on the treatment effectiveness in patients with anxiety/neurotic spectrum and depressive disorders with or without comorbid personality disorders.

Methods: The research sample consisted of inpatients who were hospitalized in the psychiatric department and met the ICD-10 criteria for diagnosis of depressive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, mixed anxiety-depressive disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, dissociative/conversion disorders, somatoform disorder, or other anxiety/neurotic spectrum disorder. The participants completed these measures at the start and end of the therapeutic program - Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, a subjective version of Clinical Global Impression-Severity, Sheehan Patient-Related Anxiety Scale, and Dissociative Experience Scale. Read More

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October 2016

Termination: A Case Study.

Psychodyn Psychiatry 2015 Dec;43(4):623-50

Associate Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

In this article I posit and examine certain criteria and qualities for ending an analysis. The case study describes the end phase of a four-year psychoanalysis in which the patient's decision to move to another area forced the end of his analysis. We continued to explore and work through his core neurotic conflicts that included issues of competitive rivalry, dominance and submission, control, and anxiety about birth and death. Read More

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December 2015

Skin changes in primary psychiatric disorders.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2015 ;23(2):87-95

Professor Aleksandra Basta-Juzbašić, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Primary psychiatric disorders where skin changes appear most frequently include: delusions of parasitosis, body dysmorphic disorder, neurotic excoriations, dermatitis artefacta, and trichotillomania. In all these diseases the primary pathologic condition is of psychiatric nature, and the skin changes are secondary and self-induced. In this review we wanted to present the epidemiology, clinical pictures, and treatment options for these disorders. Read More

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January 2017

The Relationship between Theoretical Orientation and Countertransference Expectations: Implications for Ethical Dilemmas and Risk Management.

Clin Psychol Psychother 2016 May 27;23(3):236-45. Epub 2015 Mar 27.

Department of Psychology and Counseling, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, USA.

Unlabelled: Countertransference (CT) awareness is widely considered valuable for differential diagnosis and the proactive management of ethical dilemmas. We predicted that the more practitioners' theoretical orientation (TO) emphasizes insight into the dynamics of subjective mental life, the better they will be at using their CT expectations in differential diagnosis with high-risk patients. To test this hypothesis, we compared psychodynamic therapy (PDT) practitioners who emphasize insight into subjective mental life with practitioners who do not emphasize this epistemology. Read More

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[Development of sexuality and motivational aspects of sexual behavior in men with obsessive-compulsive disorders].


Georgian Med News 2014 Sep(234):85-8

Sexual behavior and formation of sexuality in men with obsessive-compulsive disorder is one of the pressing issues in contemporary medicine. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by the development of intrusive thoughts, memories, movements and actions, as well as a variety of pathological fears (phobias). Increase in the number of patients with this pathology in modern clinical practice of neurotic disorders, the young age of the patients and as a result violation of interpersonal, communicational and sexual nature is quite apparent. Read More

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September 2014

Psychological factors and personality traits associated with patients in chronic foot and ankle pain.

Foot Ankle Int 2014 Nov 9;35(11):1103-7. Epub 2014 Oct 9.

Wirral University Hospitals NHS Trust, Wirral, UK.

Background: The impact of psychosocial factors and personality traits in chronic pain is well established. However, there has been limited literature analyzing the influence of psychological issues in chronic foot and ankle pain. The aim of our study was to identify the association of certain psychosocial factors and personality traits in individuals with chronic painful foot and ankle disorders. Read More

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November 2014

Re-conceptualizing Neurosis as a Degree of Egocentricity: Ethical Issues in Psychological Theory.

J Relig Health 2015 Oct;54(5):1788-99

Psychology Department, Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, C/Bellesguard 30, 08022, Barcelona, Spain,

Psychology's historical rejection of ethics has led to an oversimplification of the origins and treatments of mental disorders. In this article, we present an analysis of how classical neurosis can be reformulated from an ethical and psychological interaction. We focus on the crucial role that egocentricity plays and argue that this term can help to clarify how ego defensive ethical decisions can undermine psychological capacities and contribute to a progressive depersonalization that can result in typical clinical disorders. Read More

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October 2015

Edith Wharton's threshold phobia and two worlds.

J Am Psychoanal Assoc 2014 Aug 24;62(4):573-601. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

The American novelist Edith Wharton suffered an unusual childhood neurotic symptom, a fear of crossing thresholds, a condition that might be called a "threshold phobia." This symptom is identified and examined in autobiographical material, letters, diaries, and selected literary fiction and nonfiction left by Wharton to arrive at a formulation not previously drawn together. A fascinating theme-living or being trapped between "two worlds"-runs through much of the writer's life and work. Read More

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Gender differences in recurrent mental health contact after a hospitalization for interpersonal violence: Western Australia, 1997 to 2008.

J Interpers Violence 2015 Jan 28;30(2):333-47. Epub 2014 May 28.

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Interpersonal violence and mental illness are significant public health issues. This study aimed to determine gender differences in risk factors for recurrent mental health contacts after a hospitalization for interpersonal violence in Western Australia between 1997 and 2008. This population-based retrospective cohort study used linked hospital morbidity data and mental health records to identify individuals who were hospitalized due to interpersonal violence and had recurrent mental health contacts following hospitalization. Read More

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January 2015

Drop-out from a psychodynamic group psychotherapy outpatient unit.

Nord J Psychiatry 2014 Nov 22;68(8):594-604. Epub 2014 Apr 22.

Hans Henrik Jensen, Mag. Art., Associate professor, Department of Environmental Health, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen , Denmark.

BACKGROUND. Drop-out from psychotherapy is common and represents a considerable problem in clinical practice and research. Aim. Read More

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November 2014

Could spirituality and religion promote stress resilience in survivors of childhood trauma?

Issues Ment Health Nurs 2014 Apr;35(4):251-6

University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, Newark, Delaware, USA.

Trauma is a precursor to many mental health conditions that greatly impact victims, their loved ones, and society. Studies indicate that neurobiological associations with adverse childhood experiences are mediated by interpersonal relationships and play a role in adult behavior, often leading to cycles of intergenerational trauma. There is a critical need to identify cost effective community resources that optimize stress resilience. Read More

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