Could animal-assisted therapy help to reduce coercive treatment in psychiatry? - Widmayer S, Borgwardt S, Lang UE, Huber CG.

For psychiatric patients, compulsory admission and coercive measures can constitute distressing and sometimes traumatizing experiences. As a consequence, clinicians aim at minimizing such procedures. At the same time, they need to ensure high levels of saf...
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Source: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation - Category: Criminology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 January 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3266Author(s): Jessica Hamzelou
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation - Category: Criminology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Madison W. Silverstein, Jessica M. Petri, Lindsay B. Kramer, Frank W. WeathersAbstractThe PTSD Checklist (PCL) is a widely used, extensively validated questionnaire for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The PCL was revised for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5; Friedman, 2013), and the updated version, the PCL-5, has continued the strong psychometric performance of the original version. To further explore the PCL-5’s psychometric properties, we used item response theory (IRT) to...
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Hansen Deng, Ava M. Puccio, David O. OkonkwoAbstractBackgroundIn severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients undergoing decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC), the rate of post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is high at 12–36%. Early diagnosis and shunt placement can improve outcomes. Herein, we examined the incidence of and predictors of PTH after craniectomy.MethodsA retrospective analysis of prospectively collected database of severe TBI patients at a single U.S. Level 1 trauma center from May 200...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The goal of palliative care is to provide optimal quality of life for persons with serious illnesses. Nearing end of life, refractory physical symptoms are devastating. These are associated with complicated grieving, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and staff compassion fatigue. In some cases, PS is appropriate but no such PS policy existed for our palliative care team and local VHA facility.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
A 50-year-old man driving a motorcycle at 100 kph crashed at a curve on a racing course. On arrival, he had clear consciousness, and his vital signs showed mild hypertension and tachycardia.  His chief complaint was general pain. The only physiological fin...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
We examined 130 children aged 6 to 13 years in a cross-sectional study divided into two groups: 65 children discharged from PICU and another 65 from general wards. The PICU group scored worse on all measured scales of psychiatric morbidities. The child-specific assessment methods included the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) scale as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, and Impact of Event Scale Revised for PTSD; Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale for anxiety; and Birleson Depression Scale for depression. The PICU group had significantly higher frequencies of PTSD compare...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study interviewed women with OUD receiving medication assisted treatment and addiction treatment providers to explore (a) experiences of barriers to receiving trauma treatment, and (b) both the perceptions and desired design of a prospective technology-delivered, trauma-informed treatment for women with OUD.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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