School Closure and Children in the Outbreak of COVID-19.
Authors: Petretto DR, Masala I, Masala C Abstract School closure and home confinement are two of the measures of lockdown chosen by governments and policymakers all over the world to prevent and limit the spread of the infection of COVID-19. There is still an open debate about the real effect of school closure on the reduction of risk of infection on children and the risk of infection on with other age groups (parents, grandparents and others). There is an agreement on the effect of school closure in reducing and delaying the peak of the outbreak. In this Editorial, starting from the ongoing Italian experience, we ...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Implementing WHO-Quality Rights Project in Tunisia: Results of an Intervention at Razi Hospital.
Conclusion: The scarcity of resources due to the economic crisis that Tunisia is going through, cannot be considered the only cause of the delays highlighted. However, it is likely that in a context of uncertainty for the future, scarcity of resources and a decrease in staff (i.e., professionals dedicated to psychosocial intervention) may have demotivated the team towards recovery. The improvement in knowledge and attitudes of many staff members after the training may open future positive scenarios. PMID: 32874190 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

PTSD and Burnout are Related to Lifetime Mood Spectrum in Emergency Healthcare Operator.
Conclusion: A significant association emerged among PTSD, burnout and lifetime MOOD Spectrum, particularly the depressive component, in emergency health care operators, suggesting this population should be considered at-risk and undergo regular screenings for depression and PTSD. PMID: 32874191 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Health Related Quality of Life in Patients with Onco-hematological Diseases.
Authors: La Nasa G, Caocci G, Morelli E, Massa E, Farci A, Deiana L, Pintus E, Scartozzi M, Sancassiani F Abstract Background: HRQoL is generally conceptualized as a broad multidimensional construct that refers to patients' perceptions of the impact of disease and its treatment on their physical, psychological, and social functioning and well-being. Little is known in patients with onco-hematological cancer in comparison with the general population and other chronic diseases. Objective: We assessed HRQoL in patients diagnosed with haematological cancers in comparison with the general population and other chroni...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Arabic Version of the Personality Inventory for the DSM-5 (PID-5) in a Community Sample of United Arab Emirates Nationals.
Conclusion: The findings of this study provided initial support for the use of the Arabic version of the PID-5 to assess maladaptive personality traits in the Emirati population of the United Arab Emirates. PMID: 32874193 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Anxiety and Depression Among Women Living with HIV: Prevalence and Correlations.
Conclusion: The study outcomes show that the prevalence of depression in women with HIV was 32.5%, but they were more likely to be depressed if they were illiterate, divorced, unemployed or had a financial burden. In addition, HIV positive women with less CD4 cell count and in the final clinical stage or suffered from a co-infection were also associated with depressive symptoms. This signifies the public health implications of psychological and cognitive morbidities of the illness among these women with chronic illnesses. Hence, future mental health interventions and HIV care should be integrated with substantial emphasis ...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

New Model for Couple Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain and their Caregivers: An Attempt to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Pain.
Conclusion: Couple-based intervention through increasing social support, improving the quality of sex, decentralizing of pain, and paying attention to the neglected needs of caregivers and patients with chronic pain can improve quality of life and reduce pain in patients. PMID: 32655678 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Exergames for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview.
Authors: Lima JL, Axt G, Teixeira DS, Monteiro D, Cid L, Yamamoto T, Murillo-Rodriguez E, Machado S Abstract Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder associated with various etiologies and characterized by deficits in social interaction, emotional reciprocity, communication, motor skills and cognitive functions. Studies have proposed that limited levels of physical activity and late motor skills and fitness, particularly in children and adolescents with ASD, may accentuate social and emotional deficits. In view of this, exergames, which are active video-games, can be considered a lo...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Early Detection of Behavioral and Emotional Problems in School-Aged Children and Adolescents: The Parent Questionnaires.
Conclusion: The comparison of the characteristics of the aforementioned questionnaires can guide the psychiatrist and the epidemiologist in choosing the most suitable tool for what is proposed to be assessed, in relation to practicability, extension of the areas explored and costs. PMID: 32508965 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and Correlates of Mental Health Status Among Pre-Hospital Healthcare Staff.
This study was aimed to examine the mental health status of pre-hospital EMS workers and its correlation with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Work Environment Scale (WES). Methods: This cross-sectional study incorporated 224 emergency EMS members from urban and road EMS bases in eastern Iran in 2018. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist-Civilian version (PTSD-C), and Work Environment Scale (WES) were used as research instruments. Data were analyzed via SPSS Statistics software (version 21); while p
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Online Romance Scams: Relational Dynamics and Psychological Characteristics of the Victims and Scammers. A Scoping Review.
Conclusion: Since this emerging phenomenon is still largely unrecognized, understanding the psychological characteristics of victims and scammers will allow at-risk personality profiles to be identified and prevention/intervention strategies to be developed. PMID: 32508967 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Prisoners' Offspring: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Authors: Gualtieri G, Ferretti F, Masti A, Pozza A, Coluccia A Abstract Background: Parental incarceration can produce serious effects on the offspring's mental health. The presence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in prisoners' offspring is understudied and the few literature data showed heterogeneous evidence, with some studies suggesting that about 25% of prisoners' offspring have PTSD and other reporting much lower prevalence rates around 2-3%. There is no systematic review and meta-analysis about PTSD in prisoners' offspring. Objectives: The present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to prov...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Expulsion from the Motherland: Association between Depression & Health-Related Quality of Life for Ethnic Rohingya Living with Refugee Status in Bangladesh.
Expulsion from the Motherland: Association between Depression & Health-Related Quality of Life for Ethnic Rohingya Living with Refugee Status in Bangladesh. Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2020;16:46-52 Authors: Hossain KMA, Walton LM, Arafat SMY, Maybee N, Sarker RH, Ahmed S, Kabir F Abstract Background: The Rohingyas are an ethnic minority group from Myanmar who have experienced severe forms of violence such as murder, rape, humanitarian defilement and forcible expellation from their motherland. Exposure to trauma has a long-lasting impact on psychological well-being and Health-related Quality ...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Typology of Social Network Structures and Late-Life Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Conclusion: Recommendations are made for the design of new measures of social network structures in LMICs that captures the key dimensions identified. Epidemiological studies using such tools will provide more precise information for planning and prioritization of scarce resources for the prevention of late-life depression in LMICs. PMID: 32174995 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Attachment in Patients with Bipolar and Unipolar Depression: A Comparison with Clinical and Non-clinical Controls.
Conclusion: Despite some study limitations, our results are consistent with some previous studies and provide support to Bowlby's seminal hypothesis that attachment insecurity may predispose to depression. Attachment theory may provide a valuable theoretical framework for future research and for guiding treatment. PMID: 32174996 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Depression and HIV Disease Progression: A Mini-Review.
Conclusion: Considerably, more research is needed to better understand the effect of mental disorder, especially depression, on HIV disease progression to AIDS and future interventions should, therefore, concentrate on the integration of mental health screening in HIV clinical setup. PMID: 32174997 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Clinical and Neuropsychological Predictors of Methylphenidate Response in Children and Adolescents with ADHD: A Naturalistic Follow-up Study in a Spanish Sample.
Conclusion: Oppositional-defiant symptoms, depressive symptoms, and a higher number of impaired neuropsychological tests are associated with worse clinical response to methylphenidate. Other stimulants or non-stimulants treatment may be considered when these clinical and neuropsychological variables converged in the first clinical interview. PMID: 32174998 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Virtual Reality-Based Exercise with Exergames as Medicine in Different Contexts: A Short Review.
Authors: Costa MTS, Vieira LP, Barbosa EO, Mendes Oliveira L, Maillot P, Otero Vaghetti CA, Giovani Carta M, Machado S, Gatica-Rojas V, Monteiro-Junior RS PMID: 31929825 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

The Perception of Physical Health Status in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusion: Perceived Physical Health should be evaluated and addressed by clinicians during treatment, particularly with older, female and less severe patients. Lifestyle interventions might be implemented. PMID: 31819755 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Autistic Traits and Illness Trajectories.
Authors: Dell'Osso L, Lorenzi P, Carpita B Abstract In the framework of increasing attention towards autism-related conditions, a growing number of studies have recently investigated the prevalence and features of sub-threshold Autistic Traits (ATs) among adults. ATs span across the general population, being more pronounced in several clinical groups of patients affected by psychiatric disorders. Moreover, ATs seem to be associated with specific personality features in non-clinical population, implying both a higher vulnerability towards psychopathology and extraordinary talents in specific fields. In this framewor...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Takotsubo Syndrome and Electroconvulsive Therapy: Time for Rigorous Assessment.
Authors: Zgueb Y, Ouali U, Fornaro M PMID: 31819757 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Depression and Anxiety in Pathways of Medically Assisted Reproduction: The Role of Infertility Stress Dimensions.
Conclusion: Individuals in homologous MAR are a more distressed subgroup which requires a tailored supportive psychological intervention specifically on sexual and social concerns. PMID: 31819758 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Sex Differences in the Relationship between PTSD Spectrum Symptoms and Autistic Traits in a Sample of University Students.
Conclusion: Our results confirm a significant relationship between AT and trauma-/stress-related symptoms, which seems to prevail on sex differences among high-risk subjects. PMID: 31819759 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Panic Disorder and Chronic Caffeine Use: A Case-control Study.
Authors: Santos VA, Hoirisch-Clapauch S, Nardi AE, Freire RC Abstract Background: Acute administration of caffeine produces panic attacks in most Panic Disorder (PD) patients, but little is known about chronic caffeine use in these patients. Objective: To assess caffeine use in patients with PD and to ascertain if caffeine consumption is associated with sociodemographic or clinical features. Methods: 65 adults with PD and 66 healthy controls were included in the current study. Their caffeine intake within the previous week was quantified with a questionnaire and compared. Harmful caffeine use was defined as...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Propensity to Sexual Response among Adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Conclusion: Specific OCD symptom subtypes may be associated with some psychological processes involved in sexual response. Sexual well-being should be carefully evaluated by practitioners and should be regarded as a treatment target. Future studies should investigate more comprehensively the processes involved in sexuality. PMID: 31819761 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Could an Innovative Training Program Including Contact Sports and Counseling Help Young People With Traits of Psychopathy and A History of School Dropout?
Conclusion: The experimental training program was effective in improving QoL and countering school dropout in young citizens with psychopathic traits. Further studies are needed to clarify if such results are due to a relationship between the practical tasks approach including contact sports and an improvement in mentalization processes. PMID: 31043997 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Sex-Related Differences in Plasma Oxytocin Levels in Humans.
Conclusions: The present finding demonstrates sex-related differences in plasma OT levels in humans. It is tempting to hypothesize that such differences might be related to behaviours, attitudes, as well as susceptibility to stress response, resilience and social emotions specific of women and men. PMID: 31015856 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Prevention Actions of Burnout Syndrome in Nurses: An Integrating Literature Review.
Conclusion: The actions used to cope with burnout were, for the most part, effective, with some demonstrating greater success than others. From the 30 reviewed studies, the results did not obtain satisfactory improvement in burnout in only three interventions: 1) Systematic nursing supervision; 2) Basic nursing care; and 3) Psycho-oncological training program. PMID: 31015857 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Psychotropic Medication of Acute Episodes of Mood Disorders: Current Prescription Attitude in Two Psychiatric Wards in Cagliari, Italy.
Conclusion: Although the treatment was in line with randomized clinical trials, the choice of individual psychotropic agents differed significantly between the two wards. Different prescription attitudes can have consequences on the long-term outcome of patients discharged from the hospital after an acute mood episode. PMID: 30972122 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Wearable Biomonitoring Platform for the Assessment of Stress and its Impact on Cognitive Performance of Firefighters: An Experimental Study.
Conclusion: Current findings suggested that stress compromised cognitive performance and caused a measurable change in autonomic balance. Our wearable biomonitoring platform proved to be a useful tool for stress assessment and quantification. Future studies will implement this biomonitoring platform for the analysis of stress in ecological settings. PMID: 30972123 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Personality Traits in Fibromyalgia (FM): Does FM Personality Exists? A Systematic Review.
Authors: Conversano C, Marchi L, Ciacchini R, Carmassi C, Contena B, Bazzichi LM, Gemignani A PMID: 30972124 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Tinnitus: The Sound of Stress?
Conclusion: The presence of stress symptoms, measured by ISSL was observed in most of our patients with chronic subjective tinnitus, specially in the resistance and exhaustion phases and it is directly associated with tinnitus annoyance. PMID: 30972125 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Impact of Cognitive Dysfunction in the Middle East Depressed Patients: The ICMED Study.
Conclusion: Depression affects work productivity and work environment with negative consequences to countries' economy. Awareness of depression in the workplace in KSA and UAE is still suboptimal. The personal and societal burden of this issue cannot be neglected when we become aware of the proportion of affected people. PMID: 30972126 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Trends and Spatial Patterns of Suicide Among Adolescent in Ecuador, 1997-2016.
Conclusion: Suicide rates in adolescents significantly increased over the 20-year study period; the spatial analysis indicates the presence of high occurrence clusters in the Amazon and Southern Highlands regions of the country. This growing phenomenon may be a reflection of the lack of policies and strategies focused on the adolescent's mental health at a national level, added to factors such as family dysfunction, school failure, vulnerable ethnic groups, and immigration patterns. PMID: 30972127 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Exploring Physical and Psychosocial Well-Being and Self-Awareness as a New Frontier in Active Aging.
Authors: Sancassiani F, Petretto DR, Romano F, Preti A PMID: 30972128 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Grandparents - Grandchildren Relationship in Iran, 2017.
This study was conducted to identify the status and associated factors of grandparents-grandchildren relationship in a sample of Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 377 community dwelling older adults 60 years and over living in Kashan, Iran. A multistage proportional random sampling technique was applied to obtain the sample. The grandparent -grandchildren relationship was measured by a researcher-developed 16-item scale. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 23 and AMOS 23. Results: The mean age of the respondents was 70.42(SD = 8.20) years. About 62% of the respondents were female and ...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

The Cognitive Profile of Persons with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Conclusion: The conclusion is that OCD in people with ASD is not as "genuine" as in people with only OCD, according to cognitive behavioral theory of OCD. PMID: 30972130 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Immigrants Psychopathology: Emerging Phenomena and Adaptation of Mental Health Care Setting by Native Language.
Authors: Giammusso I, Casadei F, Catania N, Foddai E, Monti MC, Savoja G, Tosto C Abstract Mental health of immigrants is an important social and clinical issue. Immigrants may report higher rates of mental disorders and lower levels of use of mental health service with respect to natives. The aim of the present work is to review recent findings of the psychopathology of immigrants and analyze how to adapt the mental care settings through the use of mother tongues. We searched the literature to individuate and review the most recent scientific articles focused on the psychopathology of immigrants realized in Europe...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

The Impact of Pediatric Epilepsy on Children and Families: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study.
Conclusions: Pediatric epilepsy may have a greater impact on the lives of the child and the family when it is not comorbid with cerebral palsy. Quality of life tends to be lower for non-Saudi children, and children with more frequent seizures. Therefore, these groups may need more support in managing the impact that epilepsy has on their daily functioning and quality of life. PMID: 30972132 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

How Do Depressive Mood or Antidepressants Acutely Increase Serum Catecholamines?
Authors: Finsterer J, Stollberger C PMID: 30972133 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Tako Tsubo and Treatment of Comorbid Depression: A Reflection is Needed - Author's reply.
Authors: Preti A, Sancassiani F PMID: 30972134 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

The Aim was About the Association with Psychiatric Disorders not on the Pathogenesis of Takotsubo - Author's Reply.
Authors: Sancassiani F, Giovanni Carta M, Montisci R, Machado S, Marchetti MF, Meloni L PMID: 30972135 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

The Relevance of the Research on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Aging Is Really the Same in Europe and USA?
Authors: Sancassiani F, Romano F, Preti A PMID: 30972136 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of US National Institute of Health and European Union FP7 Projects on Active Ageing and Elderly Quality of Life-Author's reply.
Conclusion: Our study shows lower cost-effectiveness of FP7-European projects than the American-NIH on active aging. The results of this research, albeit with the limits already outlined, will have to be taken into consideration in the evaluative research of the future. PMID: 30972137 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Virtual Reality-Based Exercise with Exergames as Medicine in Different Contexts: A Short Review.
Authors: Costa MTS, Vieira LP, Barbosa EO, Mendes Oliveira L, Maillot P, Ottero Vaghetti CA, Giovani Carta M, Machado S, Gatica-Rojas V, Monteiro-Junior RS Abstract There is enough evidence that, nowadays, the sedentary lifestyle is one of the major health problems worldwide, linked to many chronic diseases, including mental comorbidities, systemic hypertension, metabolic dysregulation, and cancer. Although health societies recommend engagement to physical activities, there is an overwhelming number of people remaining sedentary, even knowing the health benefits of regular exercises. One of the main factors that ju...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Assessing Learning Needs and Career Attitudes of Italian Psychiatry Residents: Results from a National Survey Conducted by the Italian Society of Psychopathology Young Psychiatrists Section (SOPSI-GG).
Authors: Barlati S, Buoli M, Di Giorgio A, Di Lorenzo G, Gramaglia C, Gattoni E, Aguglia A, Monteleone AM, Dell'Osso B Abstract Objective: No data are available about learning needs and career attitudes of Italian Psychiatry Residents (IPRs). Authors aimed to assess such needs through a survey to generate insight for implementing educational programs close to IPRs' perceived learning needs. Methods: A 54-item questionnaire was developed in order to investigate career information, educational preference and learning needs of IPRs. A sample of 298 IPRs participated to the survey and was divided into four subgroup...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

The Prevalence of Specific Phobia by Age in an Italian Nationwide Survey: How Much Does it Affect the Quality of Life?
Authors: Sancassiani F, Romano F, Balestrieri M, Caraci F, Di Sciascio G, Drago F, Hardoy MC, Moro MF, Roncone R, Piras M, Preti A, Dell'Osso L, Faravelli C, Carta MG Abstract Introduction: The study aimed to see if a community survey conducted by clinical interviewers with semi-structured psychiatric interviews shows lifetime prevalence rates of Specific Phobia (SP) similar to those found by surveys carried out by lay interviewers and if the high level of impairment found in SP may be confirmed. Methods: This is a community survey on an Italian nationwide sample randomly selected from registers of municipaliti...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Impairment of Quality of Life Associated With Lifetime Diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Women - A National Survey in Italy.
Conclusion: The attributable burden in worsening women' perceived QoL due to a lifetime diagnosis of PTSD was found comparable to those caused by MDD, Eating Disorders or by neurological condition such as Wilson's Disease. The comorbidity of PTSD with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders was remarkable, even further studies are needed to clarify the direction of causality. PMID: 30972141 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Child and Adolescent Behavior Inventory (CABI): A New Instrument for Epidemiological Studies and Pre-Clinical Evaluation.
Authors: Cianchetti C, Pittau A, Carta V, Campus G, Littarru R, Ledda MG, Zuddas A, Fancello GS PMID: 30972142 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research

Towards an Evolutionary View of Bipolar Disorders.
Authors: Nardi AE PMID: 30369959 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health)
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research