Predictors of quality of life among community psychiatric patients in a peri-urban district of Gauteng Province, South Africa.

CONCLUSION: This study highlights the negative impact of residual psychiatric symptoms on subjective QoL and the importance of social support in enhancing QoL. PMID: 31035835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research

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We are reporting on a 69 year old white female with a history of complex partial seizures, resistant depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The patient reported a 30 year history of Temporal Lobe Seizures and had three Generalized Seizures in the past too. She also had a history of two head injuries occurring in 2011 and 2017. She was on Felbatol 600 mg 1 ½ pills per day to control her seizures. She was referred to our clinic by her primary psychiatrist due to the refractory nature of her depression.
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: A history of psychiatric disorders is more common among patients who have had burns than in the general population. To try and find out the scale of the problem we have assessed self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression after a burn. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Burn injuries are a commonly occurring injury in youth6,34 and often require extensive medical intervention surrounding wound healing and pain management.14 Burn injuries can also be significantly traumatic for many youth,7,40,41 with symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTSS), anxiety, and/or depression commonly reported after the initial incident.7,38 Although rates of physical recovery are high following burn injury, youth may require continued treatment, including surgeries to address skin contractures, nerve regrowth, etc., which can be significantly painful and prolonged up to several years after their initial burn injury.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Parental PTSS appears to be an important but under-recognized factor that may influence their child's burn re-epithelialization. Further investigation is required to understand the mechanisms contributing to this association. Statement of contribution What is already known on this subject? Psychological stress delays wound healing, and this relationship has been found in paediatric burn populations with procedural pain. Parental psychological stress is often present after a child's burn and is related to the child's procedural coping and distress. What does this study add? Parental post-traumatic stress is rel...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research
ConclusionSeen as a group, people who have had burns report anxiety and depression the same range as a reference group. Some patients, however, express more anxiety and depression, and concomitantly poorer HRQoL. These patients should be identified, and offered additional support.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
 Since time was invented, people have fallen into three main categories: Chronically early, on-time, or late. You don’t need mental illness to put things off until the last minute and it doesn’t take anxiety to get things done well ahead of schedule. But, there’s also no denying that living with mental illness can – and does – impact our ability to be punctual and to accomplish goals. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the difference between putting things off because we are making bad choices and putting things off because of mental health issues. Listen now! SUBSCRIBE &REVI...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Personal Schizophrenia Self-Help Source Type: blogs
From leisure activities to politics to relationships, people tend to be influenced by their religious beliefs. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the pros and cons of religious influence when it comes to treating mental illness and explore whether it is helpful when trying to reach recovery. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW “They are dead (by suicide) and we are still stigmatizing their behavior.” – Gabe Highlights from ‘Religion and Mental Illness’ Episode [2:00] The intersection of religion and mental illness. [4:30] How the Jewish faith views mental illness. [10:00] How Christianity view...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Ethics & Morality Schizophrenia Spirituality & Health Source Type: blogs
   One of the most dangerous misconceptions about suicide is that asking a loved one if they are suicidal will increase the odds that they will attempt suicide.  Today Dr. Nate Ivers of Wake Forest University discusses the importance of making “the covert overt” by asking blunt, straightforward questions of those you suspect may be thinking about suicide.  What words should you use, and if the answer is yes, what should you do next?  And why are we so uncomfortable about asking these potentially lifesaving questions? Find out on this episode. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest inform...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Grief and Loss Suicide The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
  In today’s episode, we speak with Haesue Jo, Clinical Support Lead for a large online therapy website, about their new offering for teens and adolescents.  On-line therapy is a novel idea for many — and prompts a lot of questions.  How does on-line counseling work for adolescents?  Are there a lot of differences between the experiences of teens and adults?  How are parents involved?  What are the safeguards in place?  How does payment work?  Listen in to see what online therapy for teenagers is all about.  ( is a long-term sponsor of The Psych Cent...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThe majority of patients experienced some problems with HRQL 5–7 years post burn. This emphasizes that burns can have a negative impact on an individual’s HRQL, particularly in more severely burned patients, that persists for years. The HRQL dimensions most frequently affected include pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. Patients with a prolonged hospital stay, females and older patients are at higher risk of poor HRQL in the long-term.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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