Disease burden of borderline personality disorder: cost of illness, somatic comorbidity and mortality
DISCUSSION: The burden of disease in BPD is clearly increased (cost of illness, somatic comorbidity and mortality). The increased mortality can mainly be explained by deaths as a consequence of poor physical health and associated BPD-related health behavior and only to a lesser degree by suicide. These results highlight the importance of classifying BPD as an SMI and the necessity to provide not only psychotherapeutic and psychiatric but also adequate somatic prevention and treatment. Individual improvement of everyday care as well as establishing new interdisciplinary and multiprofessional services could enhance health equality for people with BPD.PMID:34097089 | DOI:10.1007/s00115-021-01139-4
Adverse childhood experiences, including abuse and neglect, are tied to neurologic disorders in adulthood ― as well as to comorbidities, anxiety, and depression.Medscape Medical News
Although more Californians than ever had health insurance in 2020, disparities in access to health care among the state ’s racial and ethnic groups was magnified during a year of unprecedented challenges and changes.Those are among the key findings of the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The survey included responses from 22,661 California households, including 21,949 adults, 1,365 adolescents and 3,548 children.“This is one of the most important data releases in the survey’s 20-year history because it sheds light on how impactful t...
Conclusions This case study suggests that the new prosthesis provides removable and adaptable component; further, it delivers a comfortable sitting experience because of its new socket design and knee joint flexion. Clinical Relevance Patient satisfaction is better with TF prosthesis than with orthoprosthesis. TF prosthesis is more cosmetic than orthoprosthesis, provides a symmetrical gait pattern, decreases donning and doffing durations, and there is no uncomfortable protrusion when sitting (due to amputation of the foot and leg part).
Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic data suggested thatindividuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders are more likely to die from illnesses related to COVID-19 than those without schizophrenia. More than a year later, why this population appears to be at increased risk of death from COVID-19 continues to remain unclear. Aresearch letter appearing today inJAMA Psychiatry found no association between antipsychotic use and mortality in adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) who were diagnosed with COVID-19.“An association between antipsychotic medication and increased risk of COVID-19 mortality has been rep...
Some psychiatrists believe that how borderline personality disorder is characterized is all wrong.Medscape Medical News
Germany’s health minister has partly blamed “incitement” against the government’s pandemic rules on social media for the killing of a gas station clerk by a man who refused to wear a face mask
ConclusionPelvic floor dysfunction commonly deteriorates and negatively impacts on quality of life after minimally invasive radical hysterectomy, especially bowel function after TMMR. Pelvic floor symptoms should routinely be addressed pre- and postoperatively.
Ioannis Pantazopoulos, Georgios Mavrovounis, Maria Mermiri, Antonis Adamou, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis International Journal of Prisoner Health, Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print, pp.- Few case studies in the literature report on adult patients with intentional foreign body ingestion. Prisoners deliberately ingest foreign bodies, such as cylindrical alkaline batteries and razor blades, to achieve hospitalization or commit suicide. The purpose of this paper is to present a case of deliberate ingestion of batteries and razor blades by an inmate. The authors present a case of an incarcerated man in...
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