Validation of the Bangla Mindful Attention Awareness Scale.
This study tested the reliability, validity and factor structure of the Bangla translated Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS). Three scales - the Bangla MAAS, the short form of health 36 (SF-36) and the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) - were applied to 519 university students (51.4% female). Ninety-two participants were retested over a two weeks period to examine test-retest reliability. Consistent with previous studies, the results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses showed a single factor solution for the Bangla MAAS (χ2/df=222.243/90=2.47, CFI=0.93, NFI=0.87, and RMSEA=0.053). The temporal stability a...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Inpatients with major depressive disorder: Psychometric properties of the new Multidimensional Depression Scale.
This study aimed to evaluate the factor structure and psychometric properties of the NMDS in a group of Iranian inpatients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). At first, the scale was translated into Persian and used as part of a battery consisting of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Oxford Happiness Inventory (OHI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). The battery was administered to 271 inpatients with MDD (90 men and 181 women) aged from 18 to 60 who had been referred to psychiatric hospitals in Tehran, Iran. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Persian version of the NMDS upheld...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A systematic review of anxiety prevalence in adults within primary care and community settings in Malaysia.
CONCLUSION: This study provides a broad overview of the prevalence of anxiety disorders in Malaysia. More research is required to develop diagnostic instruments that are validated for local use and comparable with international standards. Reliable prevalence estimates are lacking within certain groups, e.g. those in rural, indigenous, migrant population groups and those exposed to natural disasters. PMID: 27931891 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Computerised psychotherapy for children and adolescents: Opportunities and challenges.
Authors: Gnanavel S PMID: 27931892 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Decline in the severity or the incidence of schizophrenia in Japan: A survey of university students.
Authors: Fuse-Nagase Y, Miura J, Namura I, Sato T, Yasumi K, Marutani T, Sugita Y Abstract Clinical manifestations of schizophrenia are believed to be becoming less severe in Japan, but little evidence supports this theory. We investigated the percentages of undergraduate students attending national universities in Japan who required temporary leave and who dropped out because of schizophrenia in the academic years 1986-1987, 1994-1995, and 2013-2014. The percentages of students who required temporary leave and those who dropped out because of schizophrenia significantly decreased over time. The severity of clinica...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Off-label drug use in psychiatry: A retrospective audit in a tertiary care hospital.
Authors: Sridharan K, Arora K, Chaudhary S PMID: 27931894 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Self-stigma in depressive patients: Association of cognitive schemata, depression, and self-esteem.
This study examined the relationship of self-stigma with cognitive schemata, depression, and self-esteem in depressive patients. Furthermore, structural equation modeling (SEM) was conducted to evaluate three hypothetical models. Study participants were 110 patients with depression (54 men, 56 women; mean age=45.65years, SD=12.68; 83 diagnosed with mood disorders; 22 with neurotic, stress-related, or somatoform disorders; and 5 with other disorders) attending a psychiatric service. Outcomes were measured using the Japanese versions of the Devaluation-Discrimination Scale, Dysfunctional Attitude Scale, Center for Epidemiolo...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Relationship between coping flexibility and the risk of depression in Indian adults.
Authors: Kato T Abstract According to the dual-process theory of coping flexibility, coping flexibility is the ability to discontinue an ineffective coping strategy and produce and implement an alternative coping strategy. In order to test the coping flexibility hypothesis, which posits that flexible coping produces adaptive outcomes, the relationship between coping flexibility and the risk of depression was examined in the context of Indian adults. Participants (150 men and 150 women) answered questionnaires measuring coping flexibility and depressive symptoms. The risk of depression was assessed using a Patient H...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Is suicide reporting in Indian newspapers responsible? A study from Rajasthan.
CONCLUSION: Suicide reporting in India is largely irresponsible and efforts should be made to sensitise media personnel in this regard. PMID: 27931897 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Cross-cultural differences on Gunas and other well-being dimensions.
Authors: Singh K, Jain A, Kaur J, Junnarkar M, Slezackova A Abstract Indian perspective of human nature and personality are often viewed through a trigunas perspective-Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. The current study investigated the triadic gunas and well-being dimensions across 3 nations India (n=493; 194 males and 299 females; mean age=21.73 years, SD=3.23), USA (n=302; 80 males and 222 females; mean age=22.90years, SD=2.78) and Czech Republic (n=353; 67 males and 286 females; mean age=22.29years, SD=2.29) with a total of 1148 participants. Triguna Personality (Vedic Personality inventory) and well- being dimensions m...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Happiness among HIV-positive indian adults: Examining stress-related growth and coping as predictors of positive psychological adjustment.
Authors: Chang EC, Yu T, Jilani Z, Chang OD, Du Y, Hirsch JK, Kamble SV PMID: 27931899 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Dimensions of schizophrenia and their time course of response to a second generation antipsychotic olanzapine-A clinical study.
CONCLUSIONS: Olanzapine produced reduction in all dimensions, but the pace of responding of individual dimensions differed. Longer-term studies comparing SGAs with first generation antipsychotics are needed. PMID: 27931900 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Auditory false perception in schizophrenia: Development and validation of auditory signal detection task.
In this study, we describe the development of an auditory signal detection task using a carefully chosen set of English words that could be tested successfully in schizophrenia patients coming from varying linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds. Schizophrenia patients with significant auditory hallucinations (N=15) and healthy controls (N=15) performed the auditory signal detection task wherein they were instructed to differentiate between a 5-s burst of plain white noise and voiced-noise. The analysis showed that false alarms (p=0.02), discriminability index (p=0.001) and decision bias (p=0.004) were significantly di...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Effectiveness of blonanserin for patients with drug treatment-resistant schizophrenia and dopamine supersensitivity: A retrospective analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Blonanserin may be a promising antipsychotic for the treatment of TRS and DSP. PMID: 27931902 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Spatial compatibility and affordance compatibility in patients with chronic schizophrenia.
Authors: Kume Y, Sato F, Hiraoka Y, Suzuki S, Niyama Y Abstract A deterioration in information-processing performance is commonly recognized in patients with chronic schizophrenia. Although the enhancement of cognitive skills in patients with schizophrenia is important, the types of external stimuli that influence performance have not received much attention. The aim of present study was to clarify the effects of spatial and affordance compatibility in patients with schizophrenia, compared with those in healthy people. The subjects (25 patients with schizophrenia and 25 healthy controls) participated in two experim...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Effect of lithium on thyroid function in adolescents with mood disorder.
CONCLUSION: Adolescent mood disorder patients on long term lithium therapy have increased thyroid volume and isolated increases in serum TSH levels compared to those on other mood stabilizers. PMID: 27931904 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Ethnic differences in the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy combined with medication: Comparing Asian American and white psychiatric patients.
In conclusion, the findings from this study provide preliminary cross-cultural support for CBT combined with medication as a treatment in partial hospital settings and suggest that the effectiveness of such treatments is similar across cultural groups. PMID: 27931905 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Burnout in Japanese residents and its associations with temperament and character.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that the TCI can predict not only the risk for future depressive state but also the risk for future burnout. We feel it is important for the resident education system to identify residents with these temperament and character traits and to help high-risk residents avoid burnout and depressive state. PMID: 27931906 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Return of the psychedelics: Psilocybin for treatment resistant depression.
Authors: Patra S Abstract Psilocybin, the clinically most researched classic psychedelic has recently been tested for its safety and efficacy in a clinical population of treatment resistant depression. The efficacy of psilocybin in clinical depression previously demonstrated in the elecrophysiologic and neuroimaging findings as also in neuropsychological assessments is further validated by the findings of this rigorously conducted randomized trial. Mechanism of action of psilocybin and efficacy in treatment resistant depression are discussed in this paper. Ethical issues of conducting clinical trials with psychedel...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The efficacy of atomoxetine in treating adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A meta-analysis of controlled trials.
Authors: Ravishankar V, Chowdappa SV, Benegal V, Muralidharan K Abstract Atomoxetine, a non-stimulant, is FDA approved drug used in the management of adult ADHD. Since the presentation of adult ADHD is different from the childhood onset condition, there is an urgent need to study the efficacy of atomoxetine on the different symptom domains of adult ADHD. To study the efficacy of atomoxetine in treating adult ADHD compared to placebo, we performed a Medline search for English language publications of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) comparing atomoxetine to placebo for adult ADHD using the keywords "adult AD...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The Big Five personality dimensions and mental health: The mediating role of alexithymia.
Authors: Atari M, Yaghoubirad M Abstract The role of personality constructs on mental health has attracted research attention in the last few decades. The Big Five personality traits have been introduced as parsimonious dimensions of non-pathological traits. The five-factor model of personality includes neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and openness to experience. The present study aimed to examine the relationship between the Big Five dimensions and mental health considering the mediating role of alexithymia as an important emotional-processing construct. A total of 257 participants were...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Reply to: Research by psychiatry residents in Indian scenario: Challenges and opportunities.
Authors: Sönmez E, Ryland H, De Picker L, Pinto Da Costa M, Gargot T, Azvee Z PMID: 27931910 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Parametric tests for Likert scale: For and against.
Authors: Wadgave U, Khairnar MR PMID: 27931911 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Reply to: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome or systemic exercise intolerance disease: What's in a name?
Authors: Singh Sen M, Sahoo S, Aggarwal S, Singh SM PMID: 27931912 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Black hairy tongue (Lingua villosa nigra) in a young male precipitated by Lithium.
Authors: Selvakumar N, Selvapandian Thamizh J, Menon V, Rajkumar RP PMID: 27931913 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Schizophrenia and depression: The relation between sleep quality and working memory.
Authors: Noort MV, Struys E, Perriard B, Staudte H, Yeo S, Lim S, Bosch P Abstract Sleep is known to be markedly disturbed in patients with depression, but in patients with schizophrenia these problems are underestimated. This research aimed to determine if a relationship existed between sleep problems in patients with schizophrenia and with depression and their reduced working memory (WM) performance. Thirty outpatients with schizophrenia, 30 outpatients with depression, and 30 healthy control participants were enrolled in this study. All participants completed a sleep questionnaire (i.e., Pittsburgh Sleep Quality...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Stratifying empiric risk of schizophrenia among first degree relatives using multiple predictors in two independent Indian samples.
CONCLUSIONS: Familial risk can be combined with demographic factors to estimate risk for SZ in India. If replicated, the proposed stratification of risk may be easier and more realistic for family members. PMID: 27931915 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The reliability and factor structure of Thai Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form 3.
In conclusion, the Thai version of YSQ-S3 is psychometrically sound questionnaire that can be utilized for assessing EMS, both for research and practice purposes. The current study further provides evidence supporting the existence of 18 EMSs in the non-Western context. PMID: 27931916 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Co-occurrence of Marfan syndrome and bipolar disorder: A fifteen year follow up.
CONCLUSION: Studies and research are needed in this regard to look for any possible potential association between the two illnesses. PMID: 27931917 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Sexual dysfunction among women with Schizophrenia-A cross sectional study from India.
This study aimed to assess the frequency and nature of sexual dysfunction in women with schizophrenia and study its association with marital quality, illness, treatment, and socio-demographic factors. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross sectional, hospital-based study conducted among 63 women with schizophrenia attending the outpatient services of a tertiary care psychiatric hospital. Sexual dysfunction was assessed using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Side effects of medications, psychopathology, and marital quality were assessed using standard scales. RESULTS: Among the 63 women assessed, 44 (70%) reported se...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Elevated copper, hs C-reactive protein and dyslipidemia in drug free schizophrenia: Relation with psychopathology score.
Authors: Devanarayanan S, Nandeesha H, Kattimani S, Sarkar S, Jose J Abstract Inflammation, dyslipidemia and altered copper levels have been reported in several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. However, their association with the severity of psychopathology in schizophrenia is yet to be established. The present study was designed to assess the serum levels of copper, highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and lipid profile and to explore their association with psychopathology scores in schizophrenia. 40 cases and 40 controls were included in the study. Serum copper, hs-CRP and lipid profile wer...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

DSM-5 dimensions of Schizophrenia enable measurement-based care to individualize pharmacological treatment.
Authors: Tandon R PMID: 27931920 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - December 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A pilot training program for people in recovery of mental illness as vocational peer support workers in Hong Kong - Job Buddies Training Program (JBTP): A preliminary finding.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: This pilot study provides an example of incorporating peer support and manualized training into existing work rehabilitation service for our JB trainees. Further studies on the effectiveness of service provided by peer support workers and for development on the potential use of peer support workers in other clinical and rehabilitation settings with larger subjects will be fruitful. PMID: 27884479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 26, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Social cognitive interventions for people with schizophrenia: A systematic review.
Authors: Tan BL, Lee SA, Lee J Abstract Social cognition is the mental process which underpins social interactions. Increasingly, it has been recognized to be impaired in people with schizophrenia, resulting in functional problems. Correspondingly, the past ten years have seen huge developments in the study of interventions to ameliorate social cognitive deficits among people with schizophrenia. In the present review, we systematically reviewed published studies on social cognitive interventions from 2005 to 2015. Of the 61 studies included in this review, 20 were on broad-based social cognitive interventions, whic...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Disaster psychiatry in Asia: The potential of smartphones, mobile, and connected technologies.
This article explores the role of mobile technologies to improve mental health before, during, and after disasters in Asia. PMID: 27520886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Sources of mu activity and their functional connectivity in perceiving complexities in reciprocal social interactive motion: An exploratory study using the 'Namaste' task.
This study investigated the mu activity, localization of its sources and functional connectivity, which was induced while watching reciprocal social interactive motion across various degrees of complexity. Eighteen healthy participants underwent high-resolution EEG recording using 256-channels while they watched a specifically designed, culture specific, video task that showed two persons interacting socially using body gestures. Task complexity was determined by (1) whether there was an identical gestural response or a non-identical one; (2) whether the participant watched two persons interacting or was virtually involved...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Response to "Tandon et al. Psychiatry is a clinical neuroscience, but how do we move the field".
Response to "Tandon et al. Psychiatry is a clinical neuroscience, but how do we move the field". Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Aug;22:15-6 Authors: Perez DL, Torous J, Stern AP, Padmanabhan JL, Keshavan MS PMID: 27520888 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Maternal and birth risk factors for children screening positive for autism spectrum disorders on M-CHAT-R.
This study was carried out to screen children aged 16-30 months, attending pediatric outpatient department of JIPMER, Puducherry, during June to August 2014, for ASD using modified checklist for autism in toddlers-revised (MCHAT-R) and to find association between maternal, birth and postnatal risk factors with risk of ASD. A total of 350 mother-child pairs with children aged between 16 and 30 months were recruited. M-CHAT-R was administered to all mothers to screen for ASD along with risk checklist. Based on screen result children were classified as ASD (high risk) and no ASD (low and medium risk) group. The association be...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Predominant mania course in Indian patients with bipolar I disorder.
We examined the clinical course of 285 BD I subjects with at least 5 years of illness using standard life charting method. These subjects were hospitalized between October 2010 and October 2012. The predominant polarity (having at least two-thirds of their lifetime episodes at one polarity) was mania (79%). Unipolar mania (≥ 3 mania episodes and no episodes of depression) was observed in 48% of the subjects. The frequency of rapid cycling course was noted in 2.5% of the subjects. Predominant manic polarity group had the illness onset mostly with a manic episode (88.9%) and the predominant depressive polarity group with ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

"I take up more responsibilities for my family's wellbeing" - A qualitative approach to the cultural aspects of resilience seen among young adults in Bengaluru, India.
"I take up more responsibilities for my family's wellbeing" - A qualitative approach to the cultural aspects of resilience seen among young adults in Bengaluru, India. Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Aug;22:28-33 Authors: Hebbani S, Srinivasan K Abstract Resilience refers to the pursuit of positive in the face of adversity. The present study using qualitative methods aimed to identify culture-specific factors linked to resilience. Participants, (N=31, aged 16-24 years) whose parents were being treated for chronic medical conditions or psychiatric disorders at St John's Medical College Hospital, Benga...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Clinical correlates and predictors of perceived coercion among psychiatric inpatients: A prospective pilot study.
Authors: Gowda GS, Noorthoorn EO, Kumar CN, Nanjegowda RB, Math SB Abstract BACKGROUND: The current Mental Health Care Bill (MHCB) -2013 in India advocates least restrictive alternatives (LRA) in psychiatric treatment. However, we have little evidence on patient's perspectives of coercion and LRA. METHODOLOGY: This was a hospital-based prospective pilot study. 170 subjects chosen by computer-generated random number sampling were screened. In 83 eligible subjects, all assessments including coercion assessment were completed within 3 days of admission and in 75 subjects reassessment was done within 3 days of disc...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Adult obsessive-compulsive disorder and quality of life outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Coluccia A, Fagiolini A, Ferretti F, Pozza A, Costoloni G, Bolognesi S, Goracci A Abstract In the current literature, there are no meta-analyses assessing quality of life (QOL) in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Knowledge of QOL domains mainly impaired in OCD could provide specific areas for intervention. The current meta-analysis assessed differences in global, work and social, family, and emotional QOL outcomes between patients with OCD and heathy controls. Age, gender and OCD severity were examined as moderators. Case-control studies were included if patients with primary OCD were com...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Neurological soft signs and cognitive functions: Amongst euthymic bipolar I disorder cases, non-affected first degree relatives and healthy controls.
This study compared NSS and cognitive functions in euthymic Bipolar I Disorder (BPI) cases to their non-affected first degree relatives and healthy controls. We also investigated the association between NSS and cognitive functions in these three groups. NSS were assessed in three groups using Neurological Evaluation Scale-revised (NES-r). Eight cognitive domains were assessed in 31 euthymic BPI cases, their 30 non-affected first degree relatives and 30 healthy controls using Computerized Neurocognitive Battery (CNB). Euthymic BPI patients had significantly more NSS than non-affected first degree relatives on 5/7 tests (p-v...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the Cardiac Depression Scale to Arabic.
CONCLUSIONS: The A-CDS appears to be a valid and reliable instrument to measure depressive symptoms in a representative sample of Arab in-patients with heart disease. PMID: 27520895 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Safety of clozapine in a woman with triplet pregnancy: A case report.
Authors: Sreeraj VS, Venkatasubramanian G PMID: 27520896 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A study of phenomenology, psychiatric co-morbidities, social and adaptive functioning in children and adolescents with OCD.
CONCLUSIONS: The study shows that, most frequent obsessions and compulsions may be different from most distressing ones and this finding might have clinical implication. Most of the children and adolescent with OCD have co-morbidities. Children also had problems in adaptive functioning. PMID: 27520897 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Effectiveness of add-on l-methylfolate therapy in a complex psychiatric illness with MTHFR C677 T genetic polymorphism.
Authors: Jha S, Kumar P, Kumar R, Das A Abstract The 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene plays a central role in folate metabolism. Many studies have demonstrated an association between MTHFR C677 T variant with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as one of them being comorbid to other. This has justified the use of folate supplement in psychiatric disorders mainly depression but still not in various other comorbid complex psychiatric disorders. Here we have tried to show how the l-methylfolate in conjunction with the conventional psychotropic drugs can be useful in a state of such comp...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychiatry and Tamil history.
Authors: Ottilingam S PMID: 27520899 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Impulsivity in bipolar disorders in a Tunisian sample.
The objectives of our work are to evaluate the level of impulsivity among patients with bipolar disorder and to study its relation with mood state, alcohol misuse, suicide attempts and other socio-demographic and clinical factors. We measured impulsivity in 60 subjects with bipolar disorder in relationship to socio-demographic and clinical variables. The subjects completed Data included socio-demographic details and clinical variables, the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) in an Arabic version to assess impulsivity, The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview "MINI" version 05 to screen for alcohol abuse...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Organic mania secondary to left arteriovenous malformation.
Authors: Dhandapani VR PMID: 27520901 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research