Quality of life and subjective sleep-related measures in bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder

ConclusionQoL is related to sleep differently in BD and MDD. The results suggest that insomnia and sleepiness are particularly high in BD even when patients are euthymic. These findings suggest that focusing on insomnia and sleepiness during different mood states of BD could increase QoL.
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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).
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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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ConclusionsThese three cases lend support to the hypothesis that chronic insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea share a pathophysiology of chronic stress. Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, the stress response is directed at inspiratory airflow limitation during sleep (hypopnea, snoring, and inaudible fluttering of the throat). Therefore, when chronic insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea occur in one individual, aggressive treatment of obstructive sleep apnea may lead to a reduction in chronic stress that causes the patient ’s chronic insomnia to remit.
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Authors: Ferini-Strambi L, Sforza M, Poletti M, Giarrusso F, Galbiati A Abstract Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) is a common condition with a significant impact on quality of life and general health. A mild form of sleepiness can be associated with reduced reactivity and modest distractibility symptoms, but more severe symptomatic forms are characterized by an overwhelming and uncontrollable need to sleep, causing sudden sleep attacks, amnesia and automatic behaviors. The prevalence in the general population is between 10 and 25%. Furthermore, EDS has been considered a core symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OS...
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CONCLUSIONS: BD are defined by several sleep and circadian rhythm abnormalities during all phases of the disorder. These abnormalities and disorders, especially during remitted phases, should be characterized and diagnosed to reduce mood relapses, treatment resistance and improve BD outcomes. PMID: 27669996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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