Dimensions of schizophrenia and their time course of response to a second generation antipsychotic olanzapine-A clinical study.

CONCLUSIONS: Olanzapine produced reduction in all dimensions, but the pace of responding of individual dimensions differed. Longer-term studies comparing SGAs with first generation antipsychotics are needed. PMID: 27931900 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

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This study is a prospective, exploratory, qualitative analysis. Twenty midwives from Grenoble Alpes University Hospital who took care of one of the selected patients participated in this study. Two women had schizophrenia and one bipolar disorder. Interviews realized with a semi-structured guide were fully transcribed, anonymized and thematically analyzed. Topics have been structured according to the number of occurrences to build a thematic tree. RESULTS: Midwives felt insecure and resourceless when the postpartum care was unclear, insufficiently anticipated and in case of a danger for the women or the children. They ...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A psychotic experience could be traumatic for patients and lead to complete PTSD. Although it appears as a non-consensual clinical entity, from a likely epistemological slip of the definition of "psychotrauma", the consideration of potential PTSD-PP presents an undoubted clinical relevance. Indeed, it could help practioners to precise the semiological analysis of patients recovering from an acute psychotic episode; to impact the prognosis of psychosis, thinking about impairment on the quality of life and the affective and suicidal comorbidities; and to modify the therapeutic approach in the recovery o...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is an asymmetry between the increase in the use of antipsychotics in BD and the lack of data regarding the SRA. Phenomenologically, SRA in BD is similar to that found in schizophrenic subjects. Some of these symptoms may be misdiagnosed as depressive symptoms. The existing data show that SRA has a strong correlation with treatment compliance as well as a promising way to develop theoretical paradigms for these disorders. PMID: 31525582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Gaebel W, Zäske H, Hesse K, Klingberg S, Ohmann C, Grebe J, Kolbe H, Icks A, Schneider F, Backes V, Wolff-Menzler C, Guse B, Gallinat J, Bock T, Jockers-Scherübl MC, Krüger T, Jessen F, Bechdolf A, Kircher T, Konrad C, Falkai P, Schaub A, Rudolph M, Köllner V, Schmid-Ott G, Linden M, Lieberei B, Stuhlinger M, Sommerfeld S, Schumacher A, Krenge S, Gereke S, Mönter N, Navarro-Urena A, Frosch G, Kuhlbusch FJ, Cleveland H, Riesbeck M Abstract There is a need for interventions supporting patients with mental health conditions in coping with stigma and discrimination. A psycho-educationa...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: At least one-quarter of individuals with FES will experience, and therefore require treatment for, a full-threshold depressive disorder. Nearly half will experience levels of depressive symptoms that are severe enough to warrant diagnostic investigation and therefore clinical intervention - regardless of whether they actually fulfil diagnostic criteria for a depressive disorder. Depressive psychopathology is prominent in FES, manifesting not only as superimposed comorbidity, but also as an inextricable symptom domain. PMID: 31524121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
Depression, schizophrenia and some other mental health conditions have a variety of symptoms but they all seem to be connected by similar differences in the brain
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is an asymmetry between the increase in the use of antipsychotics in BD and the lack of data regarding the SRA. Phenomenologically, SRA in BD is similar to that found in schizophrenic subjects. Some of these symptoms may be misdiagnosed as depressive symptoms. The existing data show that SRA has a strong correlation with treatment compliance as well as a promising way to develop theoretical paradigms for these disorders.
Source: European Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractThere is a need for interventions supporting patients with mental health conditions in coping with stigma and discrimination. A psycho-educational group therapy module to promote stigma coping and empowerment (STEM) was developed and tested for efficacy in patients with schizophrenia or depression. 30 clinical centers participated in a cluster-randomized clinical trial, representing a broad spectrum of mental health care settings: in-patient (acute treatment, rehabilitation), out-patient, and day-hospitals. As randomized, patients in the intervention group clusters/centers received an illness-specific eight session...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We present two cases of schizophrenia, treated with lurasidone developing anemia after variable period of treatment and reverting after stopping lurasidone. These cases emphasize the timely monitoring of blood parameters for prevention or early detection of anemia in patients treated with lurasidone.
Source: Indian Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
 It seems like every day there is another mass shooting in the news: Newtown, Parkland, Odessa, Dayton. And most of these news reports allude to the shooter having mental illness. But is this true? Common wisdom holds that someone must be mentally ill to do such a thing. But is it really that simple? Join us for a nuanced discussion with Dr. John Grohol, the founder of PsychCentral.com, as he explains how media bias and slanted reporting have contributed to the myths and misunderstandings of who is violent in America. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW Guest information for ‘Mass Shootings and Mental Illness’ Podca...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology The Psych Central Show Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs
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