Efficacy of aripiprazole in severe, persistent, socially- and occupationally-impairing developmental stuttering.
Authors: Bharadwaj A, Andrade C PMID: 31812095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Thought visualization occurring in a patient of dementia with Lewy bodies.
Authors: Kobayashi R, Morioka D, Hayashi H, Suzuki A, Otani K PMID: 31790859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Depression and deliberate self-harm among Chinese left-behind adolescents: A dual role of resilience.
Authors: Xiao Y, He L, Chen Y, Wang Y, Chang W, Yu Z Abstract Existing literature supports the association between depression and deliberate self-harm (DSH), a prominent risk factor of suicide. Our major aim was to evaluate the possible moderation and mediation of resilience in depression-DSH association, an issue which has never been extensively discussed among Chinese left-behind children (LBC). We implemented a population-based cross-sectional study of 2,619 LBC aged from 10 to 17. Multivariate logistic regression model which incorporated the cross-product term of resilience and depression was used to determine ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Microbiota and gut-brain axis dysfunction in autism spectrum disorder: Evidence for functional gastrointestinal disorders.
Authors: Lasheras I, Seral P, Latorre E, Barroso E, Gracia-García P, Santabárbara J Abstract INTRODUCTION: The high frequency of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has drawn attention to the composition of gut microbiota as a possible factor in ASD pathogenesis. However, characterization of a distinctive ASD microbial pattern is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a narrative review on ASD microbial profile and diversity changes relative to NT children and FGID comorbidity and ASD pathogenesis. METHODOLOGY: First, we searched the PubMed database i...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

When you hear hoofbeats, think horses and zebras: The importance of a wide differential when it comes to frontotemporal lobar degeneration.
Authors: Nathani M, Jaleel V, Turner A, Dirvonas C, Suryadevara U, Tandon R Abstract Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (Frontotemporal dementia in DSM 4/FTD) is a progressive brain disease which frequently presents with neuropsychiatric symptoms. Prevalence of FTD is low, however the prognosis is poor. Early identification of FTD may improve quality of life, minimize behavioral disturbances and help with end of life planning. Diagnosis of FTD is often a diagnostic challenge as it has wide differentials. Authors discuss three clinical cases with their initial clinical presentation, diagnostic complexity and subseque...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Interventions to reduce stigma towards people with schizophrenia spectrum related disorder: Randomised controlled trial.
Authors: Hasan AA PMID: 31775109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences) Maternal Behaviour Scale (NIMBUS): Development and validation of a scale for assessment of maternal behaviour among mothers with postpartum severe mental illness in low resource settings.
CONCLUSION: The NIMBUS appears to be a useful tool to assess maternal behaviour among mothers with SMI in the postpartum especially in LAMIC situations where observations are often made by family members and health assistants rather than trained perinatal nurses. PMID: 31760369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Benzodiazepines use in Morocco: A nation wide consumption database study between 2004 and 2017.
Authors: Qriouet Z, Belaiche A, Qmichou Z, Cherrah Y, Sefrioui H Abstract Although information exists regarding the rate of benzodiazepines (BZDs) use in different countries, little information is available concerning the BZDs consumption in Morocco. To describe prescription rate in Morocco, a retrospective descriptive analysis of BZDs and their agonists use with the instituteIQIVIA database was performed during the period 2004-2017. The obtained data provide a dynamic approach to total BZDs consumption using an annual collection of sales data in Morocco and were expressed in terms of daily defined doses/ 1000 inha...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Development of vocational potential assessment tool and counseling module for persons with severe mental disorders.
CONCLUSION: The tool is easy to use and comprehensive, takes approximately 45 min to 1 h for assessment. The module provides a framework for vocational counselling. The scoring key provides a guideline for professionals during assessment. PMID: 31759284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Role of transcranial direct current stimulation in bipolar depression: A case report.
Authors: Baliga S, Sreeraj VS, Parlikar R, Rai D, Chhabra H, Kumar V, Venkatasubramanian G PMID: 31759285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a group intervention led by lay health workers in reducing the incidence of postpartum depression in South India.
CONCLUSION: There were trends for the possible effectiveness for this low intensity intervention and conclusions regarding its effectiveness can't be made as the sample size was small. There is a need to explore and develop locally relevant, innovative and feasible strategies for prevention of postnatal depression in resource constrained enviroments. PMID: 31759286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Clinical remission of a treatment-refractory individual with severe repetitive rituals and rumination.
CONCLUSIONS: The remission of the patient suggested that CCT could be an alternative intervention for treatment-refractory OCD and those with severe OCD could be cured in short-term. PMID: 31756555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Change in prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggests that over a mean period of about 5 years, there is increase in the prevalence of MetS among patients with BD. Accordingly, there is a need to periodically monitor the metabolic parameter of patients with BD and interventions must be started for the same at the earliest. PMID: 31756556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Functional Remission of General Schizophrenia (FROGS) scale and the four-item version (mini-FROGS) among people with schizophrenia.
CONCLUSION: The results of our study showed that the Chinese version of FROGS and mini-FROGS had good psychometric properties for assessing the social function of people with schizophrenia in China. In particular, the mini-FROGS version was better used in the clinical setting because of its convenience and efficiency. PMID: 31739130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Unmedicated patients with schizophrenia in economically underdeveloped areas of China.
This study aimed to examine the pattern of unmedicated schizophrenia patients in economically underdeveloped rural and urban areas of China. METHOD: A total of 4240 schizophrenia patients in Lanzhou (1720 rural and 2520 urban patients) registered in the community mental-health service system in Lanzhou, Gansu province were included. Their socio-demographic and clinical characteristics including medication treatment status were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: The proportion of unmedicated schizophrenia patients was 22.5% (n = 953) in the whole sample, with 32.3% (556/1720) in rural and 15.8% (397/2520...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depression in Sri Lanka: A population-based study.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of PPD in Sri Lanka was 15.5% at 10 days and 7.8% at 4 weeks postpartum. Future studies on the effect of time since delivery on postpartum depression screening outcomes are warranted. PMID: 31733601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Development of psychiatric services in Bangladesh.
Authors: Arafat SMY, Mullick MSI, Islam H PMID: 31733602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Transformation of attitude through brief psychoeducation program for the husbands of women with postpartum psychiatric disorders.
Authors: Anchan V, Janardhana N Abstract According to existing literature on Perinatal Psychiatric Services, husbands have not often been involved in the treatment of their spouses with Perinatal Psychiatric disorders, especially in India, despite the advantages as an adjunctive form of therapy. The current study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of brief psychoeducation on the attitude of husbands of women with postpartum psychiatric disorder through a biopsychosocial based informative and supportive model of intervention. A 3 session based Brief Psychoeducation Program (BPP) was developed for the targeted pop...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Higher number of minor physical anomalies correlates with frequency of prodromal symptoms in youth at elevated clinical risk for psychosis.
Authors: Tikka DL, Singh AR, Tikka SK PMID: 31734494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Early-onset bipolar disorder and suicide.
Authors: Sher L PMID: 31726423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine for Tourette's syndrome: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Authors: Qi H, Liu R, Zheng W, Zhang L, Ungvari GS, Ng CH, Wang G, Xiang YT Abstract BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely used in the treatment of Tourette's Syndrome (TS). However, the efficacy and safety of TCM in treating TS are mixed across studies. This is a meta-analysis of studies on the efficacy and safety of TCM compared to placebo and Western medicine (WM). METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, SinoMed, and WanFang databases were systematically searched from inception date to October 16, 2018. Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Does early and late life depression differ in residual symptoms, functioning and quality of life among the first-episode major depressive patients.
Authors: Xiao L, Zhou JJ, Feng Y, Zhu XQ, Wu WY, Hu YD, Niu YJ, Hu J, Wang XY, Gao CG, Zhang N, Fang YR, Liu TB, Jia FJ, Feng L, Wang G Abstract AIMS & OBJECTIVES: Age differences exist in many aspects in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). The present study aims to examine the effect of age on treatment outcomes in first-episode MDD. METHODOLOGY: A total of 982 first-episode major depressive patients, who were above 18 years old and admitted in both psychiatric hospitals and units of general hospitals were recruited for the present study. These patients were newly treated and responded to 8-12 w...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychoanalysis in the era of precision psychiatry.
Authors: Hossain MM, Sultana A, Shaik AF, Fan Q, Faizah F PMID: 31731144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The link between bipolarity and substance use: A controlled clinic based study.
DISCUSSION: The results showed a potential association between substance dependence and bipolarity. Mood dysregulation appears to be the link between the two. The gradient of bipolarity detected by BSDS screener suggests a continuum model between substance use and bipolar disorder. However, this is a clinic based study and only male patients have been taken for study. PMID: 31731145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Improving multicultural parenting program for children with emotional and behavioral problems: An integrated review.
Authors: Masiran R, Ibrahim N, Awang H, Lim PY Abstract Children with emotional and behavioral problems are often managed using medications or behavioral therapy, but in some countries, there is no structured parenting intervention to equip parents from different cultural backgrounds with adequate parenting skills to help these children. This paper aims to synthesize key findings from previous research on multicultural parenting programs and produce a comprehensive integrated view by looking into three separate themes: effective multicultural parenting programs, ethnocultural groups and cultural adaptation process....
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prevalence of aggression in patients with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
Authors: Li W, Yang Y, Hong L, An FR, Ungvari GS, Ng CH, Xiang YT Abstract OBJECTIVE: Aggression is common in patients with schizophrenia and is clinically significant, but its prevalence is inconsistent across studies. This is a meta-analysis of the prevalence of aggression and its associated factors in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library, Medline and Web of Science databases were systematically searched. Studies that reported the prevalence of aggression in patients with schizophrenia using the Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS) were included and analyzed u...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Parent perceptions of mental illness in Chinese American youth.
This study examined mental health perceptions held by Chinese immigrant parents of youth. METHODS: Eighteen parents (13 female, 5 male), who identified as having children between the ages of 13 and 21 years, participated in audio-recorded interviews using five vignettes depicting depression with and without a somatic emphasis, schizophrenia with paranoid features, attenuated psychosis syndrome, and social anxiety in youth. Questions about potential causes, likely diagnosis, and health-seeking behaviors in relation to these vignettes were asked. Interviews were analyzed for themes using a deductive-inductive hybrid appr...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A study on the correlation between Hamilton's depression scale and Zung's depression anxiety scale of patients with first episode depression.
Authors: Fan X, Sun X, Wang L, Chen Y, Wang L PMID: 31715470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A Report on a Series of workshops on "Mental Health Leadership" for Maharashtra State.
A Report on a Series of workshops on "Mental Health Leadership" for Maharashtra State. Asian J Psychiatr. 2019 Oct 31;47:101859 Authors: Chander R, Basavaraju V, Rahul P, Sadh K, Harihara S, Manjunatha N, Kumar CN, Math SB Abstract The article is a report on a series of workshops conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra for the local leaders responsible for leading, organizing and delivering public mental health services throughout the state of Maharashtra. The overarching aim of thes...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Perinatal depression-knowledge gap among service providers and service utilizers in India.
CONCLUSIONS: Low PD literacy among the PWs, misconception about aetiology and management among the NPs could be major barrier for delivery and utilisation of PD services. Thus, there is an urgent need to improve PD literacy among PWs and NPs. PMID: 31710947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Blood and hair zinc levels in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A meta-analysis.
In conclusion, our meta-analysis showed that there was no statistically significant difference in blood zinc and hair zinc levels between ADHD children and adolescents compared with healthy children and adolescents. PMID: 31704595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Relationship of elevated neural cell adhesion molecule 1 with interleukin-10 and disease severity in bipolar disorder.
The objective of the study was to assess the levels of neural cell adhesion molecule 1 (NCAM 1) and interleukin-10 and their association with disease severity in bipolar disorder. 40 bipolar disorder I patients with acute manic symptoms and 40 age matched controls were enrolled in the study. Neural cell adhesion molecule 1 and interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels were assessed in both the groups. NCAM 1 and interleukin-10 levels were significantly increased in bipolar disorder when compared with controls. There was significant positive correlation of Young Mania Rating score with NCAM 1 (r = 0.538, p =
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Validation and psychometric properties of Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R) in Iran.
Authors: Amini-Tehrani M, Nasiri M, Jalali T, Sadeghi R, Ghotbi A, Zamanian H Abstract BACKGROUND: Suicide is increasing in young Iranian population, which necessitates the employing of valid, yet abridged instruments assessing the constellation of suicide-related behaviors. The study aimed at validating Suicide Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R) among Iranian undergraduates. METHODS: A total of 487 undergraduates were surveyed in 2018. Construct validity of SBQ-R was examined via confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and Spearman's correlation with two single-item indices of suicide acceptability (SA) and li...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Rebuttal of Sudhir et al. (2019) critique of the Selvapandiyan (2019) systematic review of the status of CBT in India.
Authors: Selvapandiyan J PMID: 31706226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Cerebellar arachnoid cyst masquerading initially as schizophrenia and later as obsessive compulsive disorder.
Authors: Varshney P, Ganjekar S PMID: 31706227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Elevated mirror neuron system activity is associated with impaired theory of mind in mania.
Authors: Basavaraju R, Mehta UM, Thirthalli J PMID: 31707102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Adolescence: Contemporary issues in the clinic and beyond.
This article reports on a Continuing Medical Education Programme (CME), organized by the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, in March 2019. The theme, Adolescence: contemporary issues in the clinic and beyond, aimed to cover 'lesser understood and challenging' areas in adolescent mental health. The CME was attended by over 200 professionals from various fields - clinicians, post-graduate students in psychiatry, psychology and psychiatric social work, school counsellors, and members of non-governmental organisations working in the areas of childcar...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A pilot study of family-based management of behavioral excesses in young Iranian children with autism spectrum disorder.
CONCLUSION: FMBEAP is shown to be a feasible, acceptable and effective intervention to improve autistic behavioral. The parents should also benefit from the program in terms of self-efficacy and parenting stress. FMBEAP is highly recommended for overcoming behavioral excesses along with those interventions focus on behavioral deficits in ASD. PMID: 31683193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health of gatekeepers may influence their own attitudes toward suicide: A questionnaire survey from a suicide-prevention gatekeeper training program.
CONCLUSION: There was a difference in attitudes toward suicide between the good mental health and the poor mental health groups, indicating that attention should be paid to participants' mental health when conducting suicide-prevention gatekeeper training. PMID: 31683194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Subclinical motor involvement in patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia: A case control study.
Authors: Selva Ganapathy V, Chandra SR, Bharath S, Gs R PMID: 31677396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Japanese young adults' attitudes toward suicide and its influencing factors.
This study investigated young Japanese adults' attitudes toward suicide and factors affecting them. Results revealed that 28.78% of respondents had serious suicidal ideation history; 18.53% knew suicidal others; and 15.29% took suicide-prevention training. A t-test showed that respondents' "Right to suicide" and "Common occurrence" scores were higher with suicidal ideation history, but "Unjustified behavior" was lower than in those without history. Results indicated that certain young adults were unsupportive by being permissive of suicide due to their suicidal ideation or becoming bystanders ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Treatment-resistant schizophrenia successfully maintained with brexpiprazole following abrupt withdrawal of clozapine due to neutropenia.
Authors: Okada T, Kumakura J, Yasuda M, Suda S PMID: 31677398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

From catatonic stupor to serotonergic overdrive: A case-series illustration.
Authors: Vyjayanthi NV, Basavaraju R, Mehta UM PMID: 31678668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Association between C4A rs201016130 and schizophrenia in a Han Chinese population.
Authors: Bai W, Fu Y, Yu X, Zhu B, Duan R, Yu Y, Kou C PMID: 31668568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Has "Iron" Felix Dzerzhinsky been affected by post-traumatic embitterment disorders?
Has "Iron" Felix Dzerzhinsky been affected by post-traumatic embitterment disorders? Asian J Psychiatr. 2019 Oct 12;46:118-121 Authors: Bou Khalil R, Jayatunge R, Stal M Abstract Retrospective psycho-historical personality analysis of "Iron" Felix Dzerzhinsky presents an opportunity to evaluate development and progression of events and behaviors associated with the killing of hundreds of thousands during the "Red Terror". A biopsychosocial assessment provides evidence suggestive of the presence of post-traumatic embitterment disorder (PTED) as an underlying pathological ca...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Enchantment in psychiatric medicine.
Authors: Redinger M Abstract Max Weber's 1918 essay "Science as a Vocation" posits that increasing scientific knowledge has contributed to a disenchantment of the natural world. His argument has implications for medicine, an applied science aimed at the improvement of health, including psychiatric medicine. Using Weber's argument, this paper discusses the ambivalent relationship psychiatry has with technology. On one hand, based on the historical roots of the specialty and the influence of psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychiatrists believe themselves to be masters of the invisible space between physicians...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Preliminary study of the role of general hospital psychiatric ward for patients with dementia in Japan.
Authors: Matsuoka T, Taniguchi S, Imai A, Fujimoto H, Narumoto J Abstract A psychiatric ward in a general hospital might be suitable for people with dementia because of the comprehensive medical care available. The aim was to investigate the characteristics of 86 patients with dementia admitted to psychiatric ward in a general hospital. About 40% of the patients were admitted due to a diagnosis of dementia and the need for treatment of a physical disease. The expected roles of psychiatric ward in a general hospital for patients with dementia include the acute care of physical and psychological problems and a differ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Self-Stigmatization in children receiving mental health treatment in Lahore, Pakistan.
Authors: Khalil A, Gondal F, Imran N, Azeem MW Abstract INTRODUCTION: Self-stigma has a negative impact on the lives of children with mental health illnesses. It is a massive obstacle in the way of seeking professional help and poses a challenge to clinician's efforts to timely intervene and provide treatment. AIM: The aim of our study was to measure the stigma associated with mental illness in children with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses. METHODS: Following Institutional Review Board approval, an interviewer-based questionnaire was administered to children (aged 8-12 years), receiving treatment in Ch...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A comprehensive analysis of GSK3B variation for schizophrenia in Han Chinese individuals.
In this study, we carried out a comprehensive analysis of the association of the rs3755557 polymorphism within GSK3B and schizophrenia in Han Chinese individuals. We recruited 782 patients with schizophrenia and 807 healthy controls from eastern China. In total, 143 drug-naïve patients with first-episode schizophrenia were enrolled for the evaluation of clinical features. We did not observe significant differences in genotype or allele distribution of the rs3755557 polymorphism between the schizophrenia and control groups in eastern Chinese individuals. After pooling these data of 2188 subjects with schizophrenia and ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Developing clinical cut-off scores for the university of California San Diego performance-based skills assessment in patients with schizophrenia.
This study aimed to obtain University of California San Diego Performance-based Skill Assessment (UPSA) cut-off scores for the purpose of severity classification and to expand the clinical utility of the UPSA for the evaluation of cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia. In total, 191 patients with schizophrenia were recruited. The UPSA, Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS), Clinical Global Impression-Schizophrenia Scale (CGI-SCH), and Global Assessment Functioning Scale (GAF) were used for the evaluation. The cognitive symptoms item of the CGI-SCH was used as a reference and the subjects were divided into...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research