Treating GAD: Is Buspirone a Good Option?Treating GAD: Is Buspirone a Good Option?
When is buspirone a good choice for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder? Medscape Pharmacists
AbstractFatigue is a disabling yet poorly understood symptom in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Many variables influence fatigue including physical function, pain, fibromyalgia and psychiatric comorbidity. Literature is conflicted on its association with disease activity. To assess fatigue and its correlates among patients with SLE. Existent data from validation of Hindi LupusPRO study were utilized for this study. SLE patients were enrolled and underwent assessments of disease activity and damage (SELENA-SLEDAI and SLICC/ACR Damage Index (SDI)). Depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)), anxiet...
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrated potentially promising efficacy of a smartphone-based CBT and sound therapy platform for treating tinnitus and encourages future randomized controlled trials on this treatment modality. PMID: 33030042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The addition of standardised screening tools to an electronic health history resulted in the identification of potential mental health, sleep and allergy problems in both Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Strong associations between mental health and sleep disorders suggest these problems should be considered together in health screening programmes. PMID: 33020138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractIndecisiveness is trait-like difficulty making decisions across time and situations. Past investigations indicate that indecisiveness is associated with Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive –Compulsive Disorder as well as with neuroticism, Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU), and avoidance. The most used measure of indecisive is Frost and Shows’ (Behav Res Therapy, 1993. http://doi.org/10.1016/0005-7967(93)90121-a) Indecisiveness Scale (IS), which has been revised to remove situation-s pecific indecision items. Research evaluating the original and revised IS (RIS) has found...
CONCLUSIONS: Coprescription of benzodiazepines was associated with increased dropout in older patients with GAD and more medication-related adverse effects in older patients with MDD. However, with the systematic clinical attention offered in a clinical trial, they do not impede treatment response. Clinicians should be aware that a coprescribed benzodiazepine may be a marker of a more challenging treatment course. PMID: 32991792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Psychosocial health of older patients with multimorbidity markedly deteriorated and missed medical appointments substantially increased after the COVID-19 outbreak. PMID: 32988955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractEating disorders (EDs), particularly anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), are characterized by emotional and behavioral disturbances in eating patterns and body image that result in significant distress and functional impairment (as reported by APA, (APA dictionary of psychology, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, 2015)). Ben-Porath and colleagues (Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 40:115-123, 2010) have researched the effectiveness of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) day treatment program in reducing negative mood regulation and anxiety among women diagnosed with AN, BN, and eat...
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2020Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Jens Plag, Paul Schmidt-Hellinger, Theresa Klippstein, Jennifer L.M. Mumm, Bernd Wolfarth, Moritz B. Petzold, Andreas Ströhle
CONCLUSIONS Chinese scholars visiting the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced severe psychological distress. Surveys that include larger numbers of visiting scholars are warranted. PMID: 32966271 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: A high number of SF soldiers self-reported an SCI diagnosis. Airborne operations landings were the leading cause of SCI, which coincided with warfare tactics employed during the Persian Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and other conflicts. A majority of SCIs occurred while wearing headgear and no body armor, suggesting the need for improvements in protective equipment use and design. The low rate of medevac rescue for these injuries may suggest that medical rescue was not attainable at the time or that certain SCIs were deemed minor at the time of injury. PMID: 32977307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]