Anxiety during magnetic resonance imaging of the spine in relation to scanner design and size

Magnetic resonance imaging in closed-bore scanners sometimes provokes anxiety but closed-bore designs have gradually become wider and shorter. Open scanners may be easier to tolerate. The aim was to compare patient anxiety during MRI between bore diameters of 60 cm and 70 cm, and to determine the current level of patient anxiety and experience in open scanners in a clinical setrting.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research

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In conclusion, the world of psychiatry is a possible hidden reservoir of HCV and, as such, a part of the challenge for eliminating the virus. Patients, families, and caregivers will have to be correctly sensitized and trained to play their role in the process. Specific investigations will be required to better understand why such an increased prevalence of HCV is observed in this population. Specific adaptations of the cascade of care within psychiatric settings, including access to treatment, will need to be designed, implemented, and evaluated for reaching micro-elimination of HCV in psychiatry. PMID: 32473777 [PubMe...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Dermatological and psychiatric conditions are frequent and underestimated among medical students in Morocco. Dermatologic and psychiatric comorbidity is associated with a higher prevalence of psychoactive substance use and suicide attempts. PMID: 32473776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Conclusions The FSAS-Br showed consistent validity and reliability evidence. Therefore, it can be used in ICD patients in Brazil. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2020; 114(5):764-772)
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The FSAS-Br showed consistent validity and reliability evidence. Therefore, it can be used in ICD patients in Brazil. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2020; 114(5):764-772)
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
to: “Longitudinal Association Between Depression and Inflammatory Markers: Results From the Netherlands Study on Depression and Anxiety,” by Lamers et al. (Biol Psychiatry 2019; 85:829–837); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.12.020.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Erratum Source Type: research
Tourette syndrome (TS), also known as Tourette ’s disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder with onset in early childhood characterized by multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic that have been present for longer than 1 year. TS is a model neuropsychiatric disorder, in that the vast majority of affected individuals, whether ascertained in clinical or community settings, experience at least one co-occurring psychiatric disorder, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and/or mood, anxiety, and specific learning disorders (1).
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 1 2020 (IPS) As the COVID-19 virus spread rapidly around the globe, so did various theories about what caused the pandemic. According to the standard scientific theory, the virus probably originated in bats and then crossed over to humans, probably via another intermediate host. It then spread rapidly across the globe, piggybacking on the international travel network. While the mainstream scientific theory sufficed for some, a large number of people saw the pandemic as the work of cold-hearted military or industrial strategists. An equally large number of people saw it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news
This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rTMS targeting the dmPFC in the treatment of treatment-resistant OCD patients. Twelve patients received 20 sessions of low-frequency (LF) rTMS (1 Hz, 1200 pulses) in a twice daily protocol during 10 weekdays. Y-BOCS and IDS scores modestly but significantly decreased after treatment and at follow-up and HADS anxiety improved at follow-up. LF rTMS may improve OCD, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in treatment-resistant OCD and was a safe and well-tolerated treatment. PMID: 32472148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Authors: Podlogar T, Poštuvan V, De Leo D, Žvelc G Abstract Working with suicidal clients is frequently referred to as one of the most demanding and anxiety-provoking aspects of therapeutic work. The aim of this study was to obtain an in-depth understanding of therapists' experience in treating suicidal individuals and develop a theoretical model of it. Eleven psychotherapists (4 men and 7 women) participated in individual semi-structured interviews. The interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and analyzed by the principles of grounded theory. We developed a model of dynamic balance in therapists' experienc...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
This study is the first of its kind to use a novel longitudinal qualitative methodology to directly compare family/carers earlier experiences supporting ARMS individuals to 12-months later. This provides a more ecologically valid insight into how perceptions change over time and how family/carers adapt. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten family/carers at two points within a 12-month period. This study was embedded within a randomised control trial, the Individual and Family Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IFCBT) trial. Interview transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis, with a focus on how experienc...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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