Increased prolidase activity in Alzheimer's dementia: A case-control study.
In this study, it was found that the prolidase activity was significantly higher (p = 0.0016) in AD subjects (5.62 ± 2.05 U/ mL) than control group (4.45 ± 0.92 U/ mL). The increase was significant beginning at mild AD (p = 0.006) with an inverse correlation with HMSE scores (p = 0.0344), thus implying that prolidase mediated alterations in ECM may be associated with the cognitive deficits seen in AD. PMID: 32590139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Yoga for infirmity in geriatric population amidst COVID-19 pandemic: Comment on "Age and Ageism in COVID-19: Elderly mental health-care vulnerabilities and needs".
Yoga for infirmity in geriatric population amidst COVID-19 pandemic: Comment on "Age and Ageism in COVID-19: Elderly mental health-care vulnerabilities and needs". Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Jun 13;53:102199 Authors: Mohanty S, Sharma P, Sharma G PMID: 32590140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Delirium after abrupt discontinuation of clozapnie.
Authors: Harshe D, Nagda P, Gore S PMID: 32590141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Effects of mindfulness and meaning in life on psychological distress in Chinese university students during the COVID-19 epidemic: A chained mediation model.
Authors: Yu Y, Yu Y, Li B PMID: 32590142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID-19 and stigma: Social discrimination towards frontline healthcare providers and COVID-19 recovered patients in Nepal.
Authors: Singh R, Subedi M PMID: 32570096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Medication adherence and its correlates among patients affected by schizophrenia with an episodic course: A large-scale multi-center cross-sectional study in China.
Authors: Wang D, Ross B, Xi C, Pan Y, Zhou L, Yang X, Wu G, Ouyang X, Si T, Liu Z, Hu X Abstract The Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS) is a fast, non-intrusive way of measuring adherence to medication in order to improve the management of patients with schizophrenia. The current cross-sectional study evaluated the reliability of the Chinese (Mandarin) version of the MARS and explored clinical and demographic correlates to medication adherence in a large sample of patients affected by schizophrenia with an episodic course in China. 1198 patients were recruited from 37 different hospitals in 17 provinces/munic...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Bangladeshi medical students' suicide: A response to Arafat (2020).
Authors: Griffiths MD, Misti JM, Mamun MA PMID: 32570098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Pandemic, panic, and psychiatrists - What should be done before, during, and after COVID-19?
Authors: Das N, Narnoli S, Kaur A, Sarkar S PMID: 32570099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health and psychological impact of COVID-19: Potential high-risk factors among different groups.
Authors: Mi L, Jiang Y, Xuan H, Zhou Y PMID: 32570100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Theoretical orientation of a range of psychological approaches to address mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Joseph SJ, Gonçalves AP, Paul A, Bhandari SS PMID: 32570101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Exploring digital psychiatry through a pilot study: Pencil-and-paper versus digital neuropsychological testing.
Authors: Ray A, Sharma S, Sadasivam B PMID: 32574938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

First case of student suicide in India due to the COVID-19 education crisis: A brief report and preventive measures.
Authors: Lathabhavan R, Griffiths M PMID: 32574939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health among COVID-19 survivors: Are we overlooking the biological links?
Authors: Menon V, Padhy SK PMID: 32574940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Factors associated with COVID-19 outbreak-related suicides in India.
Authors: Shoib S, Nagendrappa S, Grigo O, Rehman S, Ransing R PMID: 32574941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID-19 and domestic violence against women.
Authors: Vora M, Malathesh BC, Das S, Chatterjee SS PMID: 32574942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Genetic and environmental contributions to psychopathological symptoms in adulthood: Clarifying the role of individual and parental risk factors.
We examined the genetic and environmental contributions to internalizing, externalizing, and general psychopathological distress to clarify the role of individual/parental risk factors for suicide in young adults. Data from 1206 young adults were obtained from a publicly available dataset from the Human Connectome Project. Heritability estimates were analyzed by twin modelling using OpenMx and data from a subsample of 402 monozygotic and dizygotic twins. The estimated prevalence of psychopathological symptoms ranged from 9 to 16%. The heritability of internalizing, externalizing, and general psychopathological distress rea...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Clinical utility of repeated intravenous ketamine treatment for resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder.
We report our experience of treating SRI- resistant OCD with multiple ketamine infusions. We reviewed the clinical charts of 14 adult inpatients with a diagnosis of SRI-resistant OCD and treated them with repeated ketamine infusions [mean (SD) = 5.4 (2.5)]. There was a significant reduction in the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (YBOCS) total score following intravenous ketamine infusions. One patient showed a dramatic response (a drop in the YBOCS to '0') and two patients showed a partial response (25-35 % reduction in the YBOCS). Eleven patients showed no clinical improvement. Ketamine may, therefore, be somewhat e...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Recovery and its correlates in patients with schizophrenia.
Authors: Singla N, Avasthi A, Grover S Abstract Little information is available from India, on psychological recovery in patients with schizophrenia. Accordingly, this study aimed to evaluate the correlates and stages of the psychological recovery of patients with schizophrenia. 100 patients, in clinical remission, were evaluated on Stages of Recovery Instrument (STORI), Functional Social Support Questionnaire, WHO Quality of life-BREF, Ways of Coping Checklist, Internalised Stigma of Mental Illness Scale, Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder and Knowledge of mental illness scale. Majority of the patients...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Ethical standards for telemental health must be maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Liem A, Sit HF, Arjadi R, Patel AR, Elhai JD, Hall BJ PMID: 32563105 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Identification of risk factors and metabolic monitoring practices in patients on antipsychotic drugs in South India.
The objectives of this study were to identify the risk factors for metabolic syndrome in patients on antipsychotics and to compare the frequency of metabolic monitoring with evidence-based guidelines. We conducted a retrospective cohort study in a tertiary care health institution of South India. The study included patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorders prescribed with antipsychotic drugs. Data was collected from the medical records department. American Diabetic Association/American Psychiatric Association (ADA/APA) guidelines were used as a reference standard to assess the monitoring f...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Trends in the prevalence and treatment of bipolar affective disorder in South Korea.
This study aimed to assess trends in the prevalence of bipolar disorder (BP). We also analyzed patterns of medical use by Korean patients with BP, defined as those diagnosed with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) F31 code who used at least one inpatient or outpatient medical service in a year. We analyzed yearly BP prevalence and inpatient hospitalization periods per year from 2008 to 2017 using National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) claims data for 52.43 million people. Overall, the BP prevalence was 0.2 %, as of 2017, with consistently higher rates in women. The BP prevalence was highest among those ag...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

China's experience on mental health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Yan B, Nie G, Huang Y PMID: 32563108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID 19 draws attention to the adaptive evolutionary perspective of certain personality traits.
Authors: Sarkar S, Majumder P PMID: 32563109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID-19, a pandemic that affects more than just physical health: Two case reports.
Authors: Lim LJH, Fong LM, Hariram J, Lee YW, Tor PC PMID: 32540751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Association of mild cognitive impairment and metabolic syndrome in patients with hypertension.
CONCLUSION: Presence of MetS among persons with hypertension is associated with cognitive decline. Hence, there is a need to monitor and manage other parameters of MetS among patients with hypertension, to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and future dementia. PMID: 32540752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

'Silencing the self' and women's mental health problems: A narrative review.
Authors: Emran A, Iqbal N, Dar IA Abstract In the context of women's mental health several propositions have been made to account for their increased susceptibility to certain psychiatric illnesses. However, given the topic's multifacetedness, no single explanation is found sufficient in itself. 'Silencing the Self' theory sheds new light on this issue because it acknowledges the importance of social and cultural processes. Besides with its relational perspective, it centers on the primacy of core relationships and its influence on a woman's mental health. Even though, since its inception three decades ago, the the...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Designing a psychological preparedness toolkit for healthcare workers in the wake of COVID-19: A Singapore perspective.
Authors: Lim WP, Seet XY, Rahman H PMID: 32544820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Negative symptoms in schizophrenia: Modeling the role of experience factor and expression factor.
This study aimed to clarify the relative role of experience and expression in real world functioning, and their associations with positive symptoms and neurocognitive function. In total 107 patients with schizophrenia were enrolled. The Social Function and the Brief Negative Symptom Scales were used to evaluate the real world functioning and negative symptoms, respectively. The analysis showed that the expression factor influenced real world functioning through the experience factor. In addition, neurocognitive function affected real world functioning independent of expression and experience. These results suggested that i...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Predictors of family accommodation in obsessive compulsive disorder.
Authors: Shrinivasa B, Cherian AV, Arumugham SS, Philip BV, Pandian DR, Math SB, Reddy YCJ Abstract Family accommodation (FA) has been consistently recognized as a predictor of treatment outcome in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, the factors determining FA are not clearly understood, especially in adult patients with OCD. We recruited a consecutive sample of predominantly adult subjects (n=100), who presented to the specialty OCD Clinic with a primary diagnosis of OCD along with a suitable caregiver. Patient and family members completed measurements assessing FA along with other clinical variables of ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Suicides related to the COVID-19 outbreak in India: A pilot study of media reports.
Authors: Rajkumar RP PMID: 32534434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Folie a deux in monozygotic twins with childhood trauma: A case report.
We report a rare case of monozygotic twins with induced delusional disorder in one of the twins. The twins had experienced childhood trauma in the form of emotional neglect and physical abuse by the father. The primary case (Twin A) was diagnosed with delusional disorder and was treated with oral antipsychotic. The secondary case (Twin B) showed resolution of symptoms after separation from twin A. The case highlights the unique presentation of induced delusional symptoms in monozygotic twins and the close association between childhood trauma and psychosis. PMID: 32534435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asi...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A response to "Suicide of Bangladeshi medical students: Risk factor trends based on Bangladeshi press reports".
A response to "Suicide of Bangladeshi medical students: Risk factor trends based on Bangladeshi press reports". Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Jun 02;53:102180 Authors: Arafat SMY PMID: 32526692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Neurocognitive functions in patients on buprenorphine maintenance for opioid dependence: A comparative study with three matched control groups.
CONCLUSION: Patients on medication-assisted treatment had significant cognitive impairment limited to fewer cognitive domains, however, the extent and severity were highest in the group with active opioid dependence. PMID: 32526693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Status psychopathology: Social media use mediated expression of unpleasant emotions.
Authors: Sharma MK, Anand N, Ahuja S, Thakur PC, Mondal I, Singh P, K V, Sahu M, John N, N S, R A, Vishwakarma A PMID: 32526694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Pharmacological prevention of mood episodes in women with bipolar disorder during the perinatal period: A systematic review of current literature.
CONCLUSIONS: This review suggests that lithium, lamotrigine and olanzapine seem to be effective in preventing new mood episodes in patients with bipolar disorder during the perinatal period. PMID: 32516746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Yoga as monotherapy for the treatment of major depression - A case series.
Authors: Devi NA, Varambally S, Karmani S, Christopher R, Gangadhar BN PMID: 32505983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Diagnosing catatonia and its dimensions: Cluster analysis and factor solution using the Bush Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS).
This study aimed to determine the number of signs required to accurately diagnose catatonia using BFCRS and delineate its dimensions in an acute inpatient unit in the Indian setting. A random sample of 300 patients were evaluated for catatonia within 24 h of admission. Cluster Analysis followed by discriminant analysis and receiver operating curve analysis (ROC) provided cut-off values for diagnosing catatonia syndrome. Principle Component Analysis (PCA) with varimax rotation was used to identify factors in those with catatonia. Findings revealed that a cut off of two signs from both Bush-Francis Catatonia Screening Instru...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prevalence, comorbidity and predictors of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents.
Authors: Mohammadi MR, Ahmadi N, Yazdi FR, Khaleghi A, Mostafavi SA, Hooshyari Z, Molavi P, Sarraf N, Hojjat SK, Mohammadzadeh S, Amiri S, Arman S, Ghanizadeh A, Ahmadipour A, Ostovar R, Nazari H, Hosseini SH, Golbon A, Derakhshanpour F, Delpisheh A, Talepasand S, Mojahed A, Motlagh NH, Yazdi ASH, Ahmadpanah M, Dastjerdi R, Amirian H, Kian AA, Safavi P, Kousha M, Alaghmand A, Shahrbabaki ME, Mehrparvar AH Abstract Childhood anxiety may lead to serious health consequences in later life. The present study provides the prevalence, comorbidity, and predictors of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents. This wa...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Neuropsychiatric aspects of COVID-19 pandemic: A selective review.
Authors: Dinakaran D, Manjunatha N, Naveen Kumar C, Suresh BM Abstract Corona virus disease (COVID-19) has been declared as a controllable pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). COVID-19 though is a predominantly respiratory illness; it can also affect brain and other organs like kidneys, heart and liver. Neuropsychiatric manifestations are common during viral pandemics but are not effectively addressed. Fever and cough are common symptoms only in infected individuals but headache and sleep disturbances are common even in uninfected general public. In this selective review, the authors report the availabl...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "An epidemiological survey of psychiatric disorders in Iran: Kermanshah" [Asian J. Psychiatry, 43 (2019) 67-69].
Corrigendum to "An epidemiological survey of psychiatric disorders in Iran: Kermanshah" [Asian J. Psychiatry, 43 (2019) 67-69]. Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Jun 05;53:102158 Authors: Shirzadi M, Jozanifard Y, Eskandari S, Farhang S, Khazaie H PMID: 32512531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Lived experiences of the corona survivors (patients admitted in COVID wards): A narrative real-life documented summaries of internalized guilt, shame, stigma, anger.
In this report, we discuss the experience of 3 persons diagnosed with COVId-19 infection and admitted to the COVID ward. PMID: 32512532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Media use as a modality to cope with expressed emotion: Insight from a case with psychosis.
Authors: Kumar Sharma M, Anand N, Vishwakarma A, Sahu M, Thakur PC, Mondal I, Singh P, S J A, N S, John N, Biswas A, R A, Tapatrikar A, Murthy KD PMID: 32502766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Examining memory performance in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD): A comparison study with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Authors: Yousefi A, Rossell SL, Fakour Y, Ashayeri H, Naimijoo P, Fathi H, Toh WL, Asgharnejad-Farid A Abstract The aim of this study is comparing directly the BDD and OCD disorders in terms of similarities and differences in memory function for the first time. 19 BDD patients, 15 OCD patients and 26 individuals in a healthy control group were recruited from three hospitals in Tehran. They were administered the following subtests of the Wechsler Memory Scale: logical memory (immediate and delayed), verbal paired association (immediate and delayed), digit span and spatial span as well as the Rey-Osterrieth complex f...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Surviving in place: The coronavirus domestic violence syndemic.
Authors: Hall BJ, Tucker JD PMID: 32480357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Why all COVID-19 hospitals should have mental health professionals: The importance of mental health in a worldwide crisis!
Authors: Grover S, Dua D, Sahoo S, Mehra A, Nehra R, Chakrabarti S Abstract COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide crisis. At present, everyone is focusing on the prevention of COVID-19 infection, preparing and discussing issues related to physical health consequences. However, it is important to understand that the life-threatening negative physical health consequences are going to be faced by a few, but everyone is going to face the negative mental health consequences of the pandemic. At various places COVID-19 hospitals are being established, to address the physical health consequences of the pandemic. However...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Assessing antenatal depression in primary care with the PHQ-2 and PHQ-9: Can It Be carried Out by auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM)?
In this study, we aimed to estimate the inter-rater reliability of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and PHQ-2, administered by ANMs, with mental health professionals, that is, Clinical Psychologists(CP). The prospective, blind, observational study was conducted in an antenatal clinic of tertiary care rural hospital of India. PHQ-2 and PHQ-9(Marathi) valid and translated versions were administered to consecutive antenatal women (n = 108) aged 18-45 years by two raters (CP, ANM) independently. Raters and data analyst were blinded to each other's scores. Kappa Coefficient, weighted kappa, Intra-class cor...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health issues mediate social media use in rumors: Implication for media based mental health literacy.
Authors: Sharma MK, Anand N, Vishwakarma A, Sahu M, Thakur PC, Mondal I, Singh P, Sj A, N S, Biswas A, R A, John N, Tapatrikar A, Murthy KD PMID: 32474344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Altered empathy-related resting-state functional connectivity in adolescents with early-onset schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders.
Authors: Shi LJ, Zhou HY, Wang Y, Shen YM, Fang YM, He YQ, Ou JJ, Li HB, Luo XR, Cheung EFC, Pantelis C, Chan RCK Abstract Empathy refers to the ability to understand other people's feelings and reacting emotionally to others. Impaired empathy has been reported in both individuals with schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Despite overlaps, few studies have directly examined the neural mechanisms of impaired empathy in these two clinical groups. We used resting-state fMRI to investigate the neural correlates of empathic functioning in adolescents with ASD (N = 11), early-onset schizophrenia (EOS) (N = ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A comparison of patients with somatic symptom disorder attending psychiatric services and those unwilling to attend psychiatric services.
Authors: Naskar C, Grover S, Sharma A, Padhy SK Abstract The present study aimed to compare the symptom profile, psychological correlates, public stigma, quality of life and disability of patients with somatic symptom disorder attending the psychiatric outpatient services and those who refuse to attend the psychiatry outpatient services. For this, patients were recruited from both Psychiatry outpatient services (N = 62) and Rheumatology outpatient services (N = 41). Participants were assessed on Screening for Somatoform Disorders Instrument, Beck's Depression Inventory, Somatosensory Amp...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

5-HT3 receptor antagonists in major depressive disorder: The untold tales of the underdogs.
Authors: Rahimian R, Fakhfouri G, Zirak MR PMID: 32470874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research