Patterns in Psychiatrists ’ Prescription of Valproate for Female Patients of Childbearing Age With Bipolar Disorder in Japan: A Questionnaire Survey
We examined patterns of prescription for childbearing-aged women (late adolescence/young adulthood aged 18–24 years, childbearing-age, older adults aged 25–49 years) and pregnant women.ResultsIn total, 571 psychiatrists (427 males, 123 females, and 21 unknowns) responded appropriately to the questionnaire, including 320 who examined at least one or more late adolescence/young adulthood bipolar women. Approximately 70% of psychiatrists answered that they frequently or sometimes prescribed valproate for bipolar women of childbearing age [late adolescence/young adulthood: not at all, n = 23 (7.5%); rarely, n = 69 (22.5%); sometimes, n =116 (37.8%); and frequently, n = 99 (32.2%); childbearing-age, older adults: not at all, n = 13 (2.7%); rarely, n = 67 (13.8%); sometimes, n = 185 (38.1%); and frequently, n = 220 (45.4%)]. The proportion of general hospital psychiatrists who answered “not at all” or “rarely” to the frequency of their valproate prescriptions was higher than that of psychiatrists working in other medical facilities (χ2(3) = 18.2, p
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Publication date: October 2020Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 73Author(s): Jinpeng Wang, Shuang Xu, Xiaohui Chen, Long Wang, Jiayu Li, Guangjian Li, Beilin Zhang
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Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: Asian Nursing ResearchAuthor(s): Youngji Kim, Jung Lim Lee, In Sun Jang, Seungmi Park
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Authors: Wehmeyer M, Schweitzer J, Nagy E, Gaese F, Nicolai E Abstract A large interview study, evolved from the clinical research project SYMPA-ID (Systemic Methods in Acute Psychiatry for People with Intellectual Disability), focused on adults with cognitive impairment and mental disorder who lived in a residential home and were in need of intensive psychiatric treatment. With the objective of analysing the interactions between the patients and their carers as well as the cooperations within the multi-carer system, both patients with mild to severe ID and their carers (relatives, legal guardians, professional car...
CONCLUSION: To conclude, the PDD-MRS is a screening instrument for diagnosing autism in adults with mild to moderate ID. Knowledge of the PDD-MRS results within the consensus conference may have led to an overestimation of its diagnostic validity. PMID: 32659791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A federal judge permanently struck down Georgia’s controversial law banning most abortions after six weeks on Monday, ruling that it violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The controversial law, which was passed in 2019, would have banned most abortions after a doctor detected fetal cardiac activity, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, sometimes before a woman realizes she is pregnant. The law included some exceptions for victims of rape and incest but only if they had filed official police reports. On Monday, District Judge Steve C. Jones ruled that the law infringed upon ...