Communication skills in psychiatry training.

CONCLUSIONS: The report reveals significant gaps exist and highlights the need for advanced communication skills training for mental health clinicians, particularly about communicating a diagnosis and/or prognosis of schizophrenia. A new communication skills training framework for psychiatry is described, based on that used in oncology as a model. This model promotes applied skills and processes that are easily adapted for use in psychiatry, providing an effective platform for the development of similar training programs for psychiatric clinical practice. PMID: 26104774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Medications Psychiatry psychiatric meds psychiatric prescriptions Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Altered activity in the right TPJ supports a disturbance in self/other differentiation in schizophrenia, which could be linked with psychotic symptoms and affect social functioning in patients. Hyperactivity of the lateral frontal cortex for self- and other-reflection suggests the presence of greater cognitive demand to perform the task in the patient group.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions and RelevanceResults cannot be explained by group differences in DLPFC GABA or glutamate concentrations but, instead, indicate that schizophrenia disrupts the GABAergic facilitation of WM seen in healthy individuals. Results appear to parallel post mortem findings in suggesting that schizophrenia alters the distribution of different classes of GABAergic interneurons rather than producing a general deficit across the total population of neurons.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCortical volume and cortical thickness deficits are shared between patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, suggesting that both pathologies may be affected by similar environmental and neurodegenerative factors. However, the exclusive alteration in schizophrenia of metrics related to the geometry and curvature of the brain cortical surface (SA, GI) suggests that this group is influenced by additional neurodevelopmental and genetic factors.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Julia Kim, Eric Plitman, Yusuke Iwata, Shinichiro Nakajima, Wanna Mar, Raihaan Patel, Sofia Chavez, Jun Ku Chung, Fernando Caravaggio, M. Mallar Chakravarty, Gary Remington, Philip Gerretsen, Ariel Graff-GuerreroAbstractMounting evidence suggests neuroanatomical compromise in subcortical brain regions in patients with schizophrenia. However, only a few existing studies have examined the structural profiles of patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to compare...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Bianca Besteher, Paolo Brambilla, Igor NenadićAbstractTwin studies in schizophrenia have been crucial in establishing estimates for the heritability and thus providing evidence for a genetic component in this disorder. Recent years have seen the application of the twin study paradigm to both putative intermediate phenotypes and biomarkers of disease as well as a diversification of its use in schizophrenia research. This review addressed studies of brain structure (T1 morphometry) and cognition in schizophrenia usin...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): Juan Francisco Bada Juarez, Juan C. Muñoz-García, Rosana Inácio dos Reis, Alistair Henry, David McMillan, Marco Kriek, Martyn Wood, Catherine Vandenplas, Zara Sands, Luis Castro, Richard Taylor, Anthony WattsAbstractDopamine receptors (DRs) are class A G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) prevalent in the central nervous system (CNS). These receptors mediate physiological functions ranging from voluntary movement and reward recognition to hormonal regulation and hypertension. Drugs tar...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Biomembranes - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Authors: von Kodolitsch Y, Demolder A, Girdauskas E, Kaemmerer H, Kornhuber K, Muino Mosquera L, Morris S, Neptune E, Pyeritz R, Rand-Hendriksen S, Rahman A, Riise N, Robert L, Staufenbiel I, Szöcs K, Vanem TT, Linke SJ, Vogler M, Yetman A, De Backer J Abstract Introduction: The revised Ghent nosology presents classical features of Marfan syndrome. However, behind its familiar face, Marfan syndrome hides less well-known features.Areas covered: The German Marfan Organization listed unusual symptoms and clinical experts reviewed the literature on clinical features of Marfan syndrome not listed in the Ghent nosol...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
The aims of the present study were to 1) evaluate clinical differences between patients suffering from schizophrenia (SZ) with mild versus moderate/severe formal thought disorder (FTD); 2) explore relationships between dimensions of FTD, neuropsychological domains, and global functioning; and 3) compare clinical dimensions of FTD in early and late SZ. One hundred thirty-six individuals with schizophrenia were recruited and evaluated during a nonacute phase of illness. FTD was assessed with the Thought, Language, and Communication Scale. Partial correlations, t-tests, and stepwise regression were undertaken to address the s...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are considered as hallmark symptoms of psychosis, more specifically of schizophrenia. A substantial body of evidence indicates that AVHs can be attributed to a disorganization of overall speech capacity in psychotic subjects. AVHs are associated with activation of cortical areas of the brain that are related to speech production and perception; “voices” in deaf patients seem to be about the message rather than the sound of it; the content of AVHs is often related to that of delusional ideas; the internal or external location of AVHs makes little diagnostic difference; AVHs ...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
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