Attitudes to Medication—Treatment Among Patients and Caregivers: A Longitudinal Comparison of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia From India

Conclusions Patients' attitudes to medication treatment are associated with adherence over time. They are relatively enduring and mainly associated with insight, knowledge of illness, and treatment satisfaction among patients and their caregivers. These findings could inform psychosocial interventions aiming to improve treatment attitudes and adherence in BD and schizophrenia.
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Contributions Source Type: research

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Treatment Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Studies on metacognition in BD are scarce, but the existing literature indicates potential clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with poorer metacognition in the disorder, also suggesting that metacognitive therapeutic interventions may be clinically relevant for the management of BD.
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713756The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of mental health conditions among patients undergoing (1) primary total knee arthroplasty (pTKA), (2) septic revision total knee arthroplasty (rTKA), and (3) aseptic revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The State Inpatient Databases were queried for all TKAs from 2005 to 2014 yielding 563,144 patients. Patients were separated into the following cohorts: primary, septic revision, and aseptic revision. Diagnoses of any mental health condition and the following specific conditions were compared between the three cohorts: schizoph...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Children, adolescents, and young adults with at least one first-degree relative [familial high-risk (FHR)] with either schizophrenia (SZ) or bipolar disorder (BD) have a one-in-two risk of developing a psychiatric disorder. Here, we review functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies which examined task-related brain activity in young individuals with FHR-SZ and FHR-BD. A systematic search identified all published task-related fMRI studies in children, adolescents, and young adults below an age of 27 years with a first-degree relative with SZ or BD, but without manifest psychotic or affective spectrum disorder them...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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(Kumamoto University) Researchers in Japan have revealed that DNA methylation occurs in the serotonin transporter gene that regulates neurotransmitter transmission in schizophrenia and bipolar patients. Particularly prominent in males and patients with certain genetic polymorphisms, this methylation is inversely correlated to amygdala volume. This work is expected to lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It may also help to develop therapeutic agents and diagnostic/therapeutic markers that target epigenetic conditions.
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CONCLUSIONS: Augmentation of care with a texting mobile interventionist proved to be feasible, acceptable, safe, and clinically promising. The findings are encouraging given the relative ease of training practitioners to serve as mobile interventionists, the low burden placed on patients and practitioners, and the simplicity of the technology. The technical resources are widely accessible to patients and practitioners, boding well for potential intervention scalability. When pandemics such as COVID-19 block the possibility of in-person patient-provider contact, evidence-based texting interventions can serve a crucial role ...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
People with serious mental illness (SMI) may benefit from receiving text messages from a member of their assertive community treatment (ACT) team, suggests areport inPsychiatric Services in Advance. ACT is a widely accepted model of team-based care for people with SMI.“Augmentation of care with [mobile texting] proved to be feasible, acceptable, safe, and clinically promising,” wrote Dror Ben-Zeev, Ph.D., of the University of Washington and colleagues. “When pandemics such as COVID-19 block the possibility of in-person patient-provider contact, evidence-bas ed texting interventions can serve a crucial rol...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Assertive community treatment bipolar disorder depression Dror Ben-Zeev mobile texting Psychiatric Services in Advance schizophrenia serious mental illness SMI team-based care Source Type: research
This article is an overview of the literature on retinal abnormalities observed in patients with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and discusses how they could be pathophysiologic markers. PMID: 32631695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
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