Understanding mental health and its determinants from the perspective of adolescents: A qualitative study across diverse social settings in Indonesia.
This study aimed to explore how adolescents in Indonesia (a populous and rapidly developing country) conceptualise mental health and what they identify as important determinants. Eight focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted with 86 Indonesian adolescents (aged 16-18 years), sampled from schools and community settings from Jakarta and South Sulawesi. FGDs were recorded, transcribed, translated and thematically analysed. Mental health was recognised as a significant concern by adolescents in Indonesia. Good mental health was conceptualised as emotional wellbeing and happiness. By contrast, poor mental health was predo...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health and COVID-19 in Nepal: A case of a satellite clinic.
Authors: Sharma P, Joshi D, Shrestha K PMID: 32450492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Interactions of recommended COVID-19 drugs with commonly used psychotropics.
Authors: Chatterjee SS, Malathesh BC, Das S, Singh OP PMID: 32446195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Morita therapy for schizophrenia: An updated meta-analysis.
Authors: Feng X, Jia Y, Cao X, Ji T, Zhao Y, Tian H, Li N, Cheng Z, Chen L Abstract Morita therapy was developed for common mental problems, and our aim was to evaluate the clinical effect of Morita therapy on schizophrenia. The literature was searched in 10 databases, namely, PubMed, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Sinomed, Wanfang, Cochrane Library, UpToDate, Web of Science, Medline, PsycINFO and Embase, from inception to September 4, 2019. Random-effects models were used. For continuous results, the standardized mean differences (SMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to synth...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Serum insulin-like growth factor-1 and relaxin-3 are linked with major depressive disorder.
Authors: Ali S, Nahar Z, Rahman MR, Islam SMA, Bhuiyan MA, Islam MR PMID: 32446216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The effect of adverse childhood experiences on depression, psychological distress and suicidal thought in Vietnamese adolescents: Findings from multiple cross-sectional studies.
In conclusion, ACEs are common in Vietnamese adolescents and are strongly associated with depression, psychological distress and suicidal thought. Our finding indicates urgent needs for interventions targeting both ACEs and depression, psychological distress in Vietnamese adolescents. PMID: 32447255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The efficacy of scopolamine for patients with Parkinson's disease and depression: Two case reports.
Authors: Wang S, Guo P, Feng M, Qian M, Shen X, Wang G PMID: 32447268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Association of adenylate cyclase-2 gene polymorphism with bipolar disorder.
This study aims to investigate the association between ADCY-2 gene polymorphism and BPD in Chinese Han population. PMID: 32447269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychological resilience, self-acceptance, perceived social support and their associations with mental health of incarcerated offenders in China.
Authors: Huang Y, Wu R, Wu J, Yang Q, Zheng S, Wu K Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aimed to analyze the mental health status of incarcerated offenders in the detention centers and related factors; and introduce psychological resilience, self-acceptance and perceived social support for further analyses, to explore the relationships between them and mental health in these special populations. METHODS: Incarcerated offenders in two detention centers of Guangdong province were recruited. General demographic questionnaire, Self-acceptance Questionnaire (SAQ), Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS), Connor and Davidson Resil...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Common elements of parent management training programs for preschool children with autism spectrum disorder.
The objective is to present elements, needed to develop parent management training program to reduce behavioral problems in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. At first, all parent management training programs for reducing behavioral problems of preschool children were collected. Subsequently, all programs were reviewed from the perspective of having a systematic review or meta-analysis, confirming the effectiveness of this program at preschool age. After that, interviews with experts and parents were conducted to identify effective elements on development of this program. In the next step, a set of component...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Pandemics and psychiatry: Repositioning research in context of COVID-19.
Authors: Keshavan MS Abstract The current Covid-19 pandemic is posing an unprecedented threat to global well-being and its mental health consequences are just becoming understood. While the crisis has led to a temporary halt in a lot of ongoing or planned psychiatric research, this pandemic is a natural experiment that can help the field to repurpose research to better understand the causes, presentations and outcome trajectories as well as treatments in psychiatry. Inter-disciplinary collaborations between researchers are needed to rapidly develop and share the emerging new knowledge of the mental health implicati...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The healthcare professionals amidst COVID-19 pandemic: A perspective of resilience and posttraumatic growth.
Authors: Kalaitzaki AE, Tamiolaki A, Rovithis M PMID: 32426063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Handling the COVID-19 pandemic: Proposing a community based toolkit for psycho-social management and preparedness.
Authors: Banerjee D, Nair VS PMID: 32416531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Working in the emergency and inpatient COVID-19 special wards: A different experience for Iranian psychiatric trainees amid the outbreak.
Authors: Shariati B, Eftekhar Ardebili M, Shalbafan M PMID: 32416532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Diminished self-monitoring in hallucinations - Aberrant anterior insula connectivity differentiates auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia from subjective tinnitus.
Authors: Yang H, Wang M, Wu F, Li Q, Zheng Y, Qin P Abstract Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia (SCZ-AH) and subjective tinnitus (TN) are two conditions that share a superficial resemblance, namely the presence of phantom sounds produced by the brain. A crucial difference between them lies in the self-processing of the phantom signals, which is intact in TN patients but lost in SCZ-AH. Our study sets out to investigate the potential neural mechanisms for this crucial psychotic symptom of SCZ-AH under the framework of self. We gathered resting-state fMRI data from three participant groups: SCZ-AH, TN and healt...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The Griffiths Development Scales-Chinese (GDS-C): A reliable and valid neurodevelopmental assessment tool in children with ASD aged 3-8 years old in Tianjin, China.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that the GDS-C may be a valid and reliable tool for assessing the neurodevelopment of autistic children. PMID: 32417746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental Health Interventions during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conceptual Framework by Early Career Psychiatrists.
Authors: Ransing R, Adiukwu F, Pereira-Sanchez V, Ramalho R, Orsolini L, Teixeira ALS, Gonzalez-Diaz JM, da Costa MP, Soler-Vidal J, Bytyçi DG, El Hayek S, Larnaout A, Shalbafan M, Syarif Z, Nofal M, Kundadak GK Abstract The emergence of mental health (MH) problems during a pandemic is extremely common, though difficult to address due to the complexities of pandemics and the scarcity of evidence about the epidemiology of pandemic-related MH problems and the potential interventions to tackle them. Little attention has been devoted so far to this topic from policymakers, stakeholders and researchers, resulting...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Addressing psychosocial problems associated with the COVID-19 lockdown.
Authors: Mackolil J, Mackolil J Abstract The lockdown imposed by the governments of various countries to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is associated with various psychosocial problems. The complications within the family and time management issues that can occur during this time period are explored. The stigma and anxiety associated with the coronavirus disease are also addressed. It is noted that the problems faced by vulnerable communities including individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) tend to be ignored. These crucial areas that psychologists and mental health professionals sh...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Importance of long-term involvement for older people living in severe squalor: A case report.
Authors: Matsuoka T, Kato Y, Shibata K, Nakamura K, Nishimura Y, Narumoto J Abstract Domestic squalor sometimes appears for older people with various diseases. Diogenes syndrome is characterized by unique behavior, including domestic squalor. Here, we report a case of this syndrome that was successfully treated with a multidisciplinary approach over a long period of time. In this case, the patient hoarded many things, which resulted in severe domestic squalor. It was difficult to intervene because she refused help and lost motivation. Fortunately, the patient was attending our hospital, and she gradually received t...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

'Age and ageism in COVID-19': Elderly mental health-care vulnerabilities and needs.
Authors: Banerjee D PMID: 32403024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Online mental health services in Indonesia during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Authors: Ifdil I, Fadli RP, Suranata K, Zola N, Ardi Z PMID: 32403025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Association of Maternal depression with diet: A systematic review.
Authors: Khan R, Waqas A, Bilal A, Mustehsan ZH, Omar J, Rahman A Abstract This review was conducted to explore the bi-directional association of maternal depression with diet. This link is hypothesized because the mental health of pregnant women may adversely affect their nutritional intake; or inversely, that poor nutritional intake during pregnancy may cause mental health issues. Seven electronic databases were searched to retrieve relevant peer-reviewed articles published during 2000-2018. Primary research studies published in English that evaluated the relationship between maternal antenatal and postnatal depr...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

How did "Flatten the Curve" become "Flatten the Economy?" A perspective from the United States of America.
How did "Flatten the Curve" become "Flatten the Economy?" A perspective from the United States of America. Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 May 13;:102165 Authors: Jenson HB PMID: 32405330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Asian International Students and Suicide in the United States.
Authors: Choi J, Zarkar S, Tatum J, Rice TR PMID: 32408083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic: New challenge to securing mental well-being in conflict settings.
Authors: Seidi PAM, Ardebil MD, Jaff D PMID: 32408247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Unusually high serum levels of clozapine associated with genetic polymorphism of CYP3A enzymes.
Authors: John AP, Kecanovic A PMID: 32386926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The Beck Depression Inventory-II as a screening tool of depression in the Chinese adolescent population in Hong Kong: A validation study using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview as the gold standard.
Authors: Yang X, Stewart SM PMID: 32388053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Acute alcohol use in suicides in Shanghai, China (2004-2017).
Authors: Li F, Ye W, Liu J, Lu X, Yip PSF PMID: 32388445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A pilot, open-label investigation of the efficacy of glucosamine for the treatment of major depression.
Authors: Kumar PNS, Sharma A, Andrade C Abstract INTRODUCTION: Glucosamine hydrochloride normalizes GABA antagonist- and social defeat-induced behavioral alterations and upregulation of immune response genes in Drosophila and mice, respectively, increases hippocampal neurogenesis in mice, and demonstrates efficacy in murine behavioral models of depression. This suggests that it may have antidepressant potential in humans. METHODS: In an open label, 4-week pilot study, patients (n = 20) diagnosed with mild to moderate, nonpsychotic (unipolar) major depressive episode (DSM-IV) were treated with gluc...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Cyber violence: Case report evidence of an emerging public health concern.
Authors: Sharma MK, Anand N, Thakur PC, N S, Biswas A, R A, Sahu M, John N, Vishwakarma A, Tadpatrikar A, Singh P, Sj A, Murthy KD PMID: 32389510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Ethical dilemmas faced by health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic: Issues, implications and suggestions.
Authors: Menon V, Padhy SK PMID: 32371227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Predicting factors for non-suicidal self-injury in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and the role of substance use.
In this study, we aimed to investigate predictors of NSSI in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) and the role of lifetime substance use disorder (SUD). A sample of 165 patients with a diagnosis of SSD who were in remission participated in the study. Lifetime NSSI was assessed using the Inventory of Statements About Self-injury (ISAS). Lifetime SUD were evaluated. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to predict NSSI. SUD was found to be related to NSSI in patients with SSD, and it was associated with an approximately fourfold increase in the risk of NSSI. The rates of lifetime SUD in our sample and in...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

CTLA4 mRNA expression in blood is lower in schizophrenia, but not in affective disorders.
We examined the expression of CTLA4 mRNA in blood from patients with SCZ, bipolar disorder (BD), and major depressive disorder (MDD). We compared 50 SCZ subjects, 46 BD subjects, and 63 MDD subjects with age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs). Quantitative real-time PCR was performed to examine CTLA4 mRNA expression in peripheral blood using TaqMan probes. Levels of CTLA4 mRNA expression were significantly lower in patients with SCZ compared with HCs (p 
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prevalence and clinical correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) in women with severe mental illness (SMI).
Authors: Nair S, A Satyanarayana V, Desai G Abstract Women with severe mental illness (SMI) are a vulnerable population in whom varying rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) have been reported with impact on their illness. The current study aimed to assess the prevalence and clinical correlates of IPV among women with SMI admitted to a tertiary care psychiatric hospital. The study was a cross sectional assessment of IPV among women with severe mental illness receiving inpatient care. The assessments included Indian Family Violence and Control Scale (IFVCS) for IPV, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS version 4)...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychological interventions during COVID-19: Challenges for low and middle income countries.
Authors: De Sousa A, Mohandas E, Javed A Abstract At the start of 2020, the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), originating from China has spread to the world. There have been increasing numbers of confirmed cases and deaths around the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic has paved the way for considerable psychological and psychosocial morbidity among the general public and health care providers. An array of guidelines has been put forward by multiple agencies for combating mental health challenges. This paper addresses some of the mental health challenges faced by low and middle income countries (LMIC). It is worthwhile...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "A study on binge eating behavior in urban adolescents" [Asian J. Psychiatry 50 (2020) (April) 1-4/101998].
Corrigendum to "A study on binge eating behavior in urban adolescents" [Asian J. Psychiatry 50 (2020) (April) 1-4/101998]. Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Apr 28;:102087 Authors: Dikshit R, Karia S, Shah N, Sonavane S, DeSousa A PMID: 32360017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Erratum to "The effectiveness of a cognitive training program in people with mild cognitive impairment: A study in urban community" [AJP (2018) 61-66].
Erratum to "The effectiveness of a cognitive training program in people with mild cognitive impairment: A study in urban community" [AJP (2018) 61-66]. Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Apr 29;:102000 Authors: Sukontapol C, Kemsen S, Chansirikarn S, Nakawiro D, Kuha O, Taemeeyapradit U PMID: 32360148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Suicide announced on Facebook followed by uploading of a handwritten suicide note.
Authors: Behera C, Kishore S, Kaushik R, Sikary AK, Satapathy S PMID: 32361057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Adolescent psychiatry inpatient services in Sri Lanka: Present status and future directions.
Authors: Rohanachandra YM PMID: 32361058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychotic symptoms in frontotemporal dementia with right frontotemporal atrophy.
We report a case of FTD presenting as late-onset psychosis with right frontotemporal atrophy. PMID: 32361059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Obsessive compulsive-disorder and reproductive life events.
Authors: Paul I, Saraf G, Chandra PS, Reddy YCJ Abstract We explored the association between reproductive life events and the onset or exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among women in comparison with men with OCD. We chose men because there is some evidence of increased occurrence of OCD in expectant fathers as well. We recruited 150 eligible outpatients (58 men and 92 women) with OCD, who attended a specialty OCD Clinic over a period of one year. Occurrence of any life event including reproductive life events in the year before the onset of OCD was assessed using the Interview of Recent Life Even...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The current status of psychiatric education in Bangladesh.
Authors: Arafat SMY PMID: 32361208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychological impact of coronavirus outbreak on borderline personality disorder from the perspective of mentalizing model: A case report.
Authors: Chong SC PMID: 32361209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Diploma in primary care psychiatry: An innovative digitally driven course for primary care doctors to integrate psychiatry in their general practice.
Authors: Pahuja E, Santosh KT, Harshitha N, Fareeduzaffer, Manjunatha N, Gupta R, Kumar CN, Math SB, Chandra PS PMID: 32361210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Sleep habits of children diagnosed with attention/ deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and effects of treatment on sleep related parameters.
This study aimed to evaluate the baseline sleep habits of children with ADHD and the effects of treatment with methylphenidate (MPH) and atomoxetine (ATX) on sleep parameters. Treatment naive children with clinically normal intelligence diagnosed with ADHD were enrolled in the study. Children were treated naturalistically with MPH and ATX. Treatments were started at 0.5 mg/ kg/ day and titrated weekly to a maximum of 1.2 mg/ kg/ day. The daily equivalent dose was calculated according to clinician toolkits of Utah Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. DSM-IV Based Screening and Assessment Scale for Disruptive Behavior...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Can #PlayOurpartTogether help prevent miscommunication?
Authors: Balhara YPS, Chandiok K PMID: 32361212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak provides a unique platform to review behavioral changes in Iran.
Authors: Naeim M PMID: 32361386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Chinese mental health burden during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Huang Y, Zhao N Abstract We aimed to assess the Chinese mental health burden during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected from 7,236 participants assessed with anxiety disorders, depressive symptoms, and poor sleep . The overall prevalence of anxiety disorders, depressive symptoms, sleep quality were 35.1%, 20.1%, 18.2%, respectively. Younger people reported a higher prevalence of anxiety disorders and depressive symptoms than older people (P
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study on mental health among health care workers during the outbreak of Corona Virus Disease 2019.
This study is to investigate the psychological abnormality in health care workers battling the COVID-19 epidemic and to explore the associations among social support, resilience and mental health. A total of 1521 health care workers, of whom 147 had public health emergency experience while 1374 showed no experience, completed the Symptom Check-List-90 (SCL-90), Chinese version of Connor-Davidson resilience scale (CD-RISC) and Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS). χ2 test, t test and multiple regression analyses were used in statistical analysis. The results showed that people without public health emergency treatment exp...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Title of the article: Sex hormones and psychopathology in drug na ïve Schizophrenia.
Title of the article: Sex hormones and psychopathology in drug naïve Schizophrenia. Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Apr 18;52:102042 Authors: Tharoor H, Mohan G, Gopal S Abstract Association of Prolactin levels & symptoms in first episode drug naïve Schizophrenia have been equivocal. This cross-sectional comparative study in a tertiary setting was conceived to examine the role of Sex hormones and symptoms in first episode untreated schizophrenia. To measure & compare the circulating estradiol, testosterone & prolactin levels in drug naïve first episode patients with Schizophrenia &am...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research