Insomnia and obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions: The mediating role of anxiety and depression

ConclusionsOverall, our findings suggest that co-occurring symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression) may be worthwhile targets to examine in future research aimed to extend our understanding of the mechanisms through which chronic sleep deprivation exerts deleterious effects on OCS. Extending findings to clinical populations and treatment contexts may have important implications for our understanding of the links between insomnia and OCS.
Source: Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: IJC Heart &VasculatureAuthor(s): Dominik Linz, Mathias Baumert, Lien Desteghe, Kadhim Kadhim, Kevin Vernooy, Jonathan M. Kalman, Dobromir Dobrev, Michael Arzt, Manu Sastry, Harry J.G.M. Crijns, Ulrich Schotten, Martin R. Cowie, R. Doug McEvoy, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Prashanthan Sanders, Dennis H. LauAbstractIn patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the prevalence of moderate-to-severe sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) ranges between 21% and 72% and observational studies have demonstrated that SDB reduces the efficacy of rhythm control strategies, whil...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this study, LC/NE neurons were pre-lesioned by N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-ethyl-2-bromobenzylamine (DSP-4) in paraquat and maneb-induced mouse PD model. We found that DSP-4 significantly impaired learning and memory performance in paraquat and maneb-treated mice, although it failed to interfere with constipation and depression-like behaviors. Consistently, DSP-4 treatment increased hippocampal neurodegeneration, synaptic loss, α-synuclein expression and Ser129-phosphorylation in mice treated with these two pesticides. Mechanistically, DSP-4 increased iron content in hippocampus by disrupting the balance of iron release p...
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   Today we are joined by Dr. Russell Morfitt, co-founder of LearntoLive.com.  Dr. Morfitt explains the differences between stress, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, and panic, and tell us how using the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be life changing.  The Learn to Live program is designed to teach CBT skills online to anxiety sufferers, those who suffer from depression, and even insomniacs!  Listen in to learn how you can begin to free yourself from the burdens of anxiety.  SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Anxiety, Stress, and Worry’ Podcas...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, this review highlights the importance for clinicians to investigate for the presence of chronic nightmares along with other sleep difficulties (most commonly, insomnia and sleep apnea), to consider the potential influence of nightmares on the course of the primary mental disorder, and to be prepared to grant access to treatments targeting nightmares. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
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Addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as drugs to an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. However, most people are addicted to so many things other than drugs, like television, new gadgets, gambling, caffeine, sugar and a host of them. Another form of addiction is smartphone addiction — nomophobia. It was made to serve us humans, not the other way around. We are social beings made to interact with each other both physically and mentally. Let’s answer these questions and see how you fare, ok? Do you frequen...
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There's been a lot of concern over the "skyrocketing" use of antidepressants over the last 20 years. Many experts believe that these rising numbers indicate either higher depression rates or an over-diagnosis of mental illness. But there is at least one more factor, courtesy of a new study published in the journal JAMA: An increasing number of people are taking antidepressant medications for completely separate conditions, according to an analysis of nine years of prescription data in Quebec, Canada. Only about 55 percent of antidepressant prescriptions were written to alleviate depression symptoms, whi...
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Conclusion Healthcare providers in general, and specifically those in the mental health and substance abuse fields, should keep in mind that nootropic use is an under recognized and evolving problem. Nootropic use should be considered in cases where there are sudden or unexplained exacerbations of psychiatric symptoms in patients who have been stable and medication adherent. It is also important to remember that most nootropics are not detected on standard drug toxicology screening tests. We have very little clinical information on how nootropics may interact with psychotropics (or other medications) and potentially cause ...
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