Development of a Brief Caregiver-Centric Screening Tool to Identify Risk of Depression Among Caregivers of Hospitalized Older Adults

Conclusions/ImplicationsThe caregiver-centric tool is a novel, practical, self-administered, relatively brief caregiver-centric instrument that can be used for rapid screening and stratification of caregivers at risk of depression. Uniquely, the tool comprised of assessment of protective factor (mastery) in addition to risk factors to provide a holistic assessment of the caregiver. It can be incorporated as part of older adults ’ admission evaluation so that prompt intervention can be rendered to their at-risk caregivers.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

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Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of individualized piano instruction (IPI) for improving cognition among breast cancer survivors. PARTICIPANTS & SETTING: Six participants were included in an eight-week piano program with three data collection time points at baseline, midpoint, and postintervention. Participants were recruited from the breast cancer clinic of a university cancer center in South Florida. METHODOLOGIC APPROACH: Neurocognitive, psychosocial, and self-report assessments were conducted to determine potential benefits and program feasibility, including the NIH Toolbox® Cognition Ba...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
In this study, we applied parallel independent component analysis (pICA) to structural neuroimaging measures and the positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS) in 110 patients (mean age 34.9 ± 11.65) with bipolar disorder, to examine networks of brain regions that relate to symptom profiles. The pICA revealed two distinct symptom profiles and associated GM concentration alteration circuits. The first PANSS pICA profile mainly involved anxiety, depression and guilty feelings, reflecting mood symptoms. Reduced GM concentration in right temporal regions predicted worse mood symptoms in this profile. The second PA...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Aggression and Violent BehaviorAuthor(s): Laura A. Andrews, Shannon L. Brothers, Jennifer S. Sauvé, Douglas W. Nangle, Cynthia A. Erdley, Melissa K. HordAbstractSomewhat surprisingly, social anxiety has been linked with aggressive behavior in adults. Among youth, this connection has been demonstrated with anxiety symptoms more broadly. This review extends previous work by evaluating this association specifically with social anxiety in the child and adolescent literature. Given the complexities of aggressive behavior, the review is organized by its various form...
Source: Aggression and Violent Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The current study presents important findings for the development and implementation of an online mental health service that screens students’ mental health and allocates care accordingly, all within the school setting. While the findings provide some support for feasibility, acceptability, and safety, service improvements are needed. The modifications outlined are likely to improve the quality of the service and its effectiveness.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2019Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Joshua D. Clapp, Denise M. Sloan, William Unger, Daniel J. Lee, Janie J. Jun, Scott D. Litwack, J. Gayle BeckAbstractDespite high levels of traffic-related mortality, injury, and impairment among former service members, measures validated to assess problematic driving in this population remain limited. The current study examined characteristics of the Driving Behavior Survey (DBS) in male veterans (76.3% White; age: M = 56.4, SD = 12.3) meeting criteria for PTSD. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated...
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms;   Depression, Anxiety;   Generalized Anxiety Disorder;   Emotional Dysfunction Interventions:   Behavioral: Emotion Regulation Therapy: 8-session version;   Behavioral: Emotion Regulation Therapy: 16-session version Sponsors:   Douglas Mennin;   Kent State University;   Weill Medical College of Cornell University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
Austin school district’s clinics quickly help youths struggling with depression, anxiety, other trauma-related issues.
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