The potential pathophysiological role of aldosterone and the mineralocorticoid receptor in anxiety and depression – lessons from primary aldosteronism

Publication date: Available online 1 August 2020Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Harald Murck, Lena Schlageter, Anna Schneider, Christian Adolf, Daniel Heinrich, Marcus Quinkler, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke, Heike Künzel
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The caregivers of patients with cancer or chronic severe illnesses experience high levels of fatigue: the longer the disease duration, the greater the degrees of depression, anxiety, and physical fatigue experienced by the caregivers. Such caregivers need strategies to manage their fatigue and depression. PMID: 32963657 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
Authors: Hahm HC, Liu CH, Tompson MC Abstract Despite common perceptions of Asian Americans as a "model minority," Asian American women have high rates of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. However, they show low utilization of mental health services and may require culturally sensitive treatment approaches. Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) is an eight-session, culturally grounded intervention designed for use on college campuses to address this unmet mental health need. Utilizing a group format, cognitive-beh...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
Bipolar Disorder as Comorbidity with Sjögren's Syndrome: What Can We Do? Case Rep Psychiatry. 2020;2020:8899615 Authors: Chebli S, Zgueb Y, Ouali U, Taleb S, Nacef F Abstract Neuropsychiatric manifestations in Sjögren's syndrome are common and can occur not only during its course, but also at the onset of the disease. Depression and anxiety were the most frequently described symptoms. However, the association with bipolar disorder seems to be rare and not well documented. This case report presents a patient with bipolar disorder as comorbidity with Sjögren's syndrome, suggesting that bip...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: Neuropsychiatric symptoms are a rare but notable symptom before the presentation of CNSL. There is an increasing awareness of neurological illness presenting as pure psychiatric disturbance, prompting the need to exclude organic and treatable diseases, particularly in elderly patients. Acknowledgment and diagnosis are important for an appropriate management as there is a significant impact on patient and caregiver quality of life.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Central Nervous System Source Type: research
ConclusionMental and physical health in older people are negatively affected during the social distancing for COVID-19. Therefore, a multi component program with exercise and psychological strategies are highly recommended for this population during the confinement. Future investigations are necessary in this field.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Authors: Lam PH, Hon KL, Leung K, Leong KF, Li CK, Leung TF Abstract BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is a common relapsing inflammatory skin disease in children which is often associated with chronicity and poor quality of life. Unlike atopic asthma, control of AE is seldom assessed in therapeutics. AIM: To investigate the utility of a Traffic Light Control (TLC) system as a measurement/assessment of self-perceived eczema control. METHODS: This is a prospectively study of all Chinese children (aged 6 to 18 years old) with eczema attending the paediatric dermatology clinic of a tertiary hospital from Jan to J...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Conclusion: Mitigation of these effects by identifying subjects at risk and promoting dopaminergic homeostasis to help regulate stress-relative hypodopaminergia, attenuate fears, and prevent subsequent unwanted drug and non-drug RDS type addictive behaviors seems prudent. PMID: 32957797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
After significant APA advocacy, the House Veterans ’ Affairs Committee removed a proposal to implement a pilot program allowing clinical psychologists to prescribe and manage medications for veterans who seek care in the Veterans Health Administration.After learning about the proposal, APA issued an advocacy alert that resulted in over 1,000 members sending more than 3,000 letters to their elected officials on Capitol Hill, opposing the proposal and urging lawmakers to ensure veterans receive the highest quality mental health care possible. Similarly, APA leadership, as well as government relations and policy staff m...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: advocacy APA lobbying psychologists prescribing Saul Levin VA veterans Source Type: research
I might get myself in a bit of trouble with my daughters with this post, but I recently sat in on the Brownie’s session with her therapist (she’s learning disabled). We were discussing ways to regulate moods. She used to have anger issues, and although those days are behind us, she still doesn’t know what to do with strong, negative feelings like disappointment, irritation, and frustration. I can’t recall exactly how the topic came up, but I used my“Heartbroken” playlist as an example to make a point.This playlist used to be a point of contention for my older daughters. After the divorce...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Family Goodreads Suicide Source Type: blogs
This UCL study focuses on psychological responses to the first twenty-six weeks since just before the UK lockdown was first announced (21/03 to 20/09). They present simple descriptive results on the experiences of adults in the UK. Measures include:1. Reported compliance with government guidelines and confidence in the government 2. Mental health including depression, anxiety and stress 3. Harm including thoughts of death or self-harm, self-harm and both psychological&physical abuse 4. Psychological and social wellbeing including life satisfaction, loneliness and happiness 5. ***New in this report*** Vaccine attitudes...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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