How many different ways do patients meet the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder?
There are 227 possible ways to meet the symptom criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD). However, symptom occurrence is not random, and some symptoms co-occur significantly beyond chance. This raises the questions of whether all of the theoretically possible different ways of meeting the MDD criteria actually occur in patients, and whether some combinations of criteria are much more common than others. More than 1500 patients who met DSM-IV criteria for MDD at the time of the evaluation were interviewed with semi-structured interviews. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - September 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mark Zimmerman, William Ellison, Diane Young, Iwona Chelminski, Kristy Dalrymple Source Type: research

e-HCL-32: a useful, valid and user friendly tool in the screening of bipolar II disorder
Bipolar type II (BDII) is a frequent disorder with high morbidity and mortality, characterized by depressive and hypomanic episodes. Early diagnosis can be effective in improving long-term prognosis. However, diagnosing BDII is challenging due to the difficulty in detecting past hypomanic episodes. The HCL-32 is a widely used and reliable screening instrument for the detection of past hypomanic episodes. Making this tool available to more patients could help diagnose and treat undetected cases of BDII earlier. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - September 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, Ainoa Mateu, Juan Undurraga, Adriane R. Rosa, Isabella Pacchiarotti, Caterina del Mar Bonnin, José Sánchez-Moreno, Francesc Colom, Eduard Vieta Source Type: research

The Impact of Cognitive Impairment on Perceived Workforce Performance: Results from the International Mood Disorders Collaborative Project
Cognitive dysfunction and depression severity are key mediators of workplace adjustment in adults. Herein, we sought to determine the extent to which measures of depression severity and cognitive dysfunction were associated with perceived workplace disability and performance and quality of life. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Roger S. McIntyre Source Type: research

Correlates of psychiatric hospitalization in a clinical sample of Canadian adolescents with bipolar disorder
To identify factors associated with psychiatric hospitalization among adolescents with bipolar disorder (BD). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Shapiro, Vanessa Timmins, Brenda Swampillai, Antonette Scavone, Katelyn Collinger, Carolyn Boulos, Jessica Hatch, Benjamin I. Goldstein Source Type: research

The relationship between adulthood traumatic experiences and psychotic symptoms in female patients with schizophrenia
In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of adulthood trauma in a sample of patients with schizophrenia who did not report childhood trauma. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Munevver Hacioglu Yildirim, Ejder Akgun Yildirim, Muzaffer Kaser, Mehmet Guduk, Nurhan Fistikci, Ozgul Cinar, Sahika Yuksel Source Type: research

Relationship of clinical course of illness variables to medical comorbidities in 900 adult outpatients with bipolar disorder
Medical illnesses are highly comorbid with bipolar disorder, but their relationship to illness characteristics has not been previously delineated. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robert M. Post, Lori Altshuler, Gabriele S. Leverich, Mark A. Frye, Trish Suppes, Susan L. McElroy, Paul E. Keck, Willem A. Nolen, Ralph W. Kupka, Heinz Grunze, Mike Rowe Source Type: research

Trauma-related psychiatric comorbidity of somatization disorder among women in eastern Turkey
This study sought to determine the trauma-related psychiatric comorbidity of somatization disorder among women who applied to an outpatient psychiatric unit of a general hospital in eastern Turkey. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Okan Taycan, Vedat Sar, Cihat Celik, Serap Erdogan-Taycan Source Type: research

Auditory tasks for assessment of sensory function and affective prosody in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia patients exhibit impairments in auditory-based social cognition, indicated by deficits in detection of prosody, such as affective prosody and basic pitch perception. However, little is known about the psychometric properties of behavioral tests used to assess these functions. The goal of this paper is to characterize the properties of prosody and pitch perception tasks and to investigate whether they can be shortened. The pitch perception test evaluated is a tone-matching task developed by Javitt and colleagues (J-TMT). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eva Petkova, Feihan Lu, Joshua Kantrowitz, Jamie L. Sanchez, Jonathan Lehrfeld, Nayla Scaramello, Gail Silipo, Joanna DiCostanza, Marina Ross, Zhe Su, Daniel C. Javitt, Pamela D. Butler Source Type: research

Explicit and implicit heroin-related cognitions and heroin use among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment
Craving is an important issue in substance use disorder. To achieve a better understanding of the cognitive processing systems of craving, the cognitive processes of craving have been considered as two distinct processes. One system, based on rule-based inferences and named explicit cognition, is more conscious and effortful. The other system, based on prior learned association and named implicit cognition, is unconscious and effortless. How explicit and implicit cognitions are associated with heroin use in patients with methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is not clear. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Peng-Wei Wang, Huang-Chi Lin, Hung-Chi Wu, Chih-Yao Hsu, Kuan-Sheng Chung, Chih-Hung Ko, Cheng-Fang Yen Source Type: research

Direct and indirect predictors of social anxiety: The role of anxiety sensitivity, behavioral inhibition, experiential avoidance and self-consciousness
Using mediated and moderated regression, this study examined the hypothesis that anxiety sensitivity, the tendency to be concerned about anxiety symptoms, and behavioral inhibition, the tendency to withdraw from novel and potentially dangerous stimuli, predict social anxiety indirectly through experiential avoidance as measured by the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II and self-consciousness, as measured by the Self-Consciousness Scale. Behavioral inhibition and anxiety sensitivity are operationalized as temperamental traits, while experiential avoidance and self-consciousness are seen as learned emotion regulation str...
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Georgia Panayiotou, Maria Karekla, Margarita Panayiotou Source Type: research

Validity of the Greek version of the PHQ 15-item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale in patients with chronic medical conditions and correlations with emergency department use and illness perceptions
The PHQ-15 is a brief measure assessing the severity of somatic symptoms and is widely used in different health care settings. We aimed to assess the psychometric properties of its Greek version in patients with chronic physical illnesses seeking urgent or unscheduled care in the Accident and Emergency Department (AED). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomas Hyphantis, Kurt Kroenke, Eugenia Papatheodorou, Vassiliki Paika, Nicholaos Theocharopoulos, Aggeliki Ninou, Barbara Tomenson, Andre F. Carvalho, Elspeth Guthrie, ARISTEIA-ABREVIATE Study Group members Source Type: research

Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on self-reported suicidal ideation: results from a randomised controlled trial in patients with residual depressive symptoms
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on suicidal ideation in an open-label randomised controlled trial of patients with residual depressive symptoms. Furthermore, this study aimed at examining whether an effect of MBCT on suicidal ideation was dependent on a reduction in depression severity, worry and rumination, or an increase in mindfulness. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomas Forkmann, Marieke Wichers, Nicole Geschwind, Frenk Peeters, Jim van Os, Verena Mainz, Dina Collip Source Type: research

Psychometric evidence of the Brazilian version of Driving Cognitions Questionnaire (DCQ)
This paper examined the psychometric data obtained by the Brazilian version DCQ (Driving Cognitions Questionnaire) and its convergence with DBS (Driving Behavior Survey). The research included 187 participants of both genders, aged between 19 and 79years (mean 34years), with driving license in category ‘B’ (cars). The internal consistency obtained by research (Cronbach's alpha) was α=0.96 for full DCQ; α=0.89 for the subscale panic in the direction, α=0.91 for the subscale of concern in causing accidents and α=0.92 for the subscale of social concern. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: George Oliveira Santos OliSan, Jessye Almeida Cantini, Marcele Regine de Carvalho, Adriana Cardoso Source Type: research

Psychometric evidences of the Brazilian version of Driving Cognitions Questionnaire (DCQ)
This paper examined the psychometric data obtained by the Brazilian version DCQ (Driving Cognitions Questionnaire) and its convergence with DBS (Driving Behavior Survey). The research included 187 participants of both genders, aged between 19 and 79years (mean 34years), with driving license in category 'B' (cars). The internal consistency obtained by research (Cronbach's alpha) was α=0.96 for (full DCQ); α=0.89 for the subscale panic in the direction α=0.91 for the subscale of concern in causing accidents and α=0.92 for the subscale of social concern. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: George Oliveira Santos OliSan, Jessye de Almeida Cantini, Marcele Regine de Carvalho, Adriana Cardoso Source Type: research

Is there an all-embracing construct of emotion reactivity? Adaptation and validation of the emotion reactivity scale among a French-speaking community sample
Emotion reactivity is defined as the extent to which an individual experiences emotions in response to a wide array of stimuli, intensely, and for a prolonged period. This construct is a key psychological factor in the development and maintenance of psychopathological disorders. The aim of the current study was to develop and validate a French version of the Emotion Reactivity Scale (ERS), which gauges three aspects of emotion reactivity: (1) emotional sensitivity, (2) emotional intensity, and (3) emotional persistence. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Séverine Lannoy, Alexandre Heeren, Lucien Rochat, Mandy Rossignol, Martial Van der Linden, Joël Billieux Source Type: research

Is There an All-Embracing Construct of Emotion Reactivity? Adaptation and Validation of the Emotion Reactivity Scale Among a French-Speaking Community Sample
Emotion reactivity is defined as the extent to which an individual experiences emotions in response to a wide array of stimuli, intensely, and for a prolonged period. This construct is a key psychological factor in the development and maintenance of psychopathological disorders. The aim of the current study was to develop and validate a French version of the Emotion Reactivity Scale (ERS), which gauges three aspects of emotion reactivity: (1) emotional sensitivity, (2) emotional intensity, and (3) emotional persistence. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Séverine Lannoy, Alexandre Heeren, Lucien Rochat, Mandy Rossignol, Martial Van der Linden, & Joël Billieux Source Type: research

Seasonal variation of depressive symptoms in unipolar major depressive disorder
We examined seasonal variation of mood symptoms in a long-term prospective cohort – the Collaborative Depression Study (CDS). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bryan S. Cobb, William H. Coryell, Joseph Cavanaugh, Martin Keller, David A. Solomon, Jean Endicott, James B. Potash, Jess G. Fiedorowicz Source Type: research

Resilience moderates the risk of depression and anxiety symptoms on suicidal ideation in patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders
Few studies have investigated the role of protective factors for suicidal ideation, which include resilience and social support among psychiatric patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders who are at increased risk of suicide. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jung-Ah Min, Chang-Uk Lee, Jeong-Ho Chae Source Type: research

Seasonal Variation of Depressive Symptoms in Unipolar Major Depressive Disorder
We examined seasonal variation of mood symptoms in a long-term prospective cohort – the Collaborative Depression Study (CDS). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bryan S. Cobb, William H. Coryell, Joseph Cavanaugh, Martin Keller, David A. Solomon, Jean Endicott, James B. Potash, Jess G. Fiedorowicz Source Type: research

Resilience moderates the risk of depression and anxiety symptoms on suicidal ideation in patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders
Few studies have investigated the role of protective factors for suicidal ideation, which include resilience and social support among psychiatric patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders who are at increased risk of suicide. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jung-Ah Min, Chang-Uk Lee, Jeong-Ho Chae Source Type: research

Comparison of personality beliefs between depressed patients and healthy controls
According to the cognitive model, the common mechanism underlying all psychological disorders is distorted or dysfunctional thoughts that affect mood and behaviors. Dysfunctional thoughts predispose an individual to depression and are among the processes that form the basis of personality traits. Elucidating the personality beliefs associated with depression and dysfunctional thoughts is important to understanding and treating depression. The aim of the present study is to determine whether depressed patients exhibited pathological personality beliefs compared with healthy controls. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bengu Yucens, Erkan Kuru, Yasir Safak, Mehmet Emrah Karadere, Mehmet Hakan Turkcapar Source Type: research

Comparison of Personality Beliefs between Depressed Patients and Healthy Controls
According to the cognitive model, the common mechanism underlying all psychological disorders is distorted or dysfunctional thoughts that affect mood and behaviors. Dysfunctional thoughts predispose an individual to depression and are among the processes that form the basis of personality traits. Elucidating the personality beliefs associated with depression and dysfunctional thoughts is important to understanding and treating depression. The aim of the present study is to determine whether depressed patients exhibited pathological personality beliefs compared with healthy controls. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bengu Yucens, Erkan Kuru, Yasir Safak, Mehmet Emrah Karadere, Mehmet Hakan Turkcapar Source Type: research

Association of symptom severity, insight and increased pharmacologic side effects in acutely hospitalized patients with schizophrenia
Many studies have shown that more severe symptoms and poorer insight are associated with poor treatment compliance in schizophrenia while severe symptoms may result in higher medication dosages. Since pharmacologic side effects may accompany greater medication compliance and higher medication dosage, the relationship between symptoms, insight and side effects deserves study. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jie Zhang, Robert Rosenheck, Somaia Mohamed, Yanling Zhou, Qing Chang, Yuping Ning, Hongbo He Source Type: research

Association of symptom severity, insight and increased pharmacologic side effects in acutely hospitalized patients with schizophrenia
Many studies have shown that more severe symptoms and poorer insight are associated with poor treatment compliance in schizophrenia while severe symptoms may result in higher medication dosages. Since pharmacologic side effects that may accompany greater medication compliance and higher medication dosage, the relationship between symptoms, insight and side effects deserves study. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jie Zhang, Robert Rosenheck, Somaia Mohamed, Yanling Zhou, Qing Chang, Yuping Ning, Hongbo He Source Type: research

Clinical predictors of diagnostic status in individuals with social anxiety disorder
This study aimed to examine the frequency of SAD as: (1) the only diagnosis, (2) a principal diagnosis with comorbid conditions, or (3) a comorbid condition when another diagnosis is principal in a treatment-seeking population. The study also sought to identify clinical features that distinguish people in these diagnostic groups. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Antonina S. Farmer, Daniel F. Gros, Randi E. McCabe, Martin M. Antony Source Type: research

Clinical Predictors of Diagnostic Status in Individuals with Social Anxiety Disorder
This study aimed to examine the frequency of SAD as: (1) the only diagnosis, (2) a principal diagnosis with comorbid conditions, or (3) a comorbid condition when another diagnosis is principal in a treatment-seeking population. The study also sought to identify clinical features that distinguish people in these diagnostic groups. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Antonina S. Farmer, Daniel F. Gros, Randi E. McCabe, Martin M. Antony Source Type: research

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Association analysis of genes in serotonin pathway with attention and executive function in patients with bipolar affective disorder
The reason why it is difficult to identify susceptibility genes attributed to bipolar disorder (BPD) is the phenotypic heterogeneity. The use of endophenotypes has been advocated as one possible strategy to discovery cause variants of BPD. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zhenxing Yang, Yin Lin, Lijie Guan, Xuan Li, Wei Deng, Zeyu Jiang, Guohui Lao, Qiang Wang, Xiaoyu Hao, Xiang Liu, Yingcheng Wang, Lianshen Zhao, Xiaohong Ma, Liping Cao, Tao Li Tags: Review Source Type: research

A preliminary investigation of the long-term outcome of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders
The aim of this study is to conduct a preliminary examination of long-term outcomes on a broad range of affective disorder symptoms treated with a newly developed intervention: The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jacqueline R. Bullis, Meghan R. Fortune, Todd J. Farchione, David H. Barlow Source Type: research

Re-examining premature mortality in anorexia nervosa: A meta-analysis redux
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is reported to have the highest premature mortality of any psychiatric disorder, but recent meta-analyses may have inflated estimates. We sought to re-estimate mortality after methodological corrections and to identify predictors of mortality. We included 41 cohorts from 40 peer-reviewed studies published between 1966 and 2010. Methods included double data extraction, log-linear regression with an over-dispersed Poisson model, and all-cause and suicide-specific standardized mortality ratios (SMRs), with 95% Poisson confidence intervals. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Aparna Keshaviah, Katherine Edkins, Elizabeth R. Hastings, Meera Krishna, Debra L. Franko, David B. Herzog, Jennifer J. Thomas, Helen B. Murray, Kamryn T. Eddy Source Type: research

Analysis of Genes in Serotonin Pathway with Attention and Executive Function in Patients with Bipolar Affective Disorder
The reason why it is difficult to identify susceptibility genes attributed to bipolar disorder (BPD) is the phenotypic heterogeneity. The use of endophenotypes has been advocated as one possible strategy to discovery cause variants of BPD. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zhenxing Yang, Yin Lin, Lijie Guan, Xuan Li, Wei Deng, Zeyu Jiang, Guohui Lao, Qiang Wang, Xiaoyu Hao, Xiang Liu, Yingcheng Wang, Lianshen Zhao, Xiaohong Ma, Liping Cao, Tao Li Source Type: research

A Preliminary Investigation of the Long-Term Outcome of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders
To conduct a preliminary examination of long-term outcomes on a broad range of affective disorder symptoms treated with a newly developed intervention: The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jacqueline R. Bullis, Meghan R. Fortune, Todd J. Farchione, David H. Barlow Source Type: research

Re-Examining Premature Mortality in Anorexia Nervosa: A Meta-Analysis Redux
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is reported to have the highest premature mortality of any psychiatric disorder, but recent meta-analyses may have inflated estimates. We sought to re-estimate mortality after methodological corrections and identify predictors of mortality. We included 41 cohorts from 40 peer-reviewed studies published between 1966-2010. Methods included double data extraction, log-linear regression with over-dispersed Poisson model, and all-cause and suicide-specific standardized mortality ratios (SMRs), with 95% Poisson confidence intervals. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Aparna Keshaviah, Katherine Edkins, Elizabeth R. Hastings, Meera Krishna, Debra L. Franko, David B. Herzog, Jennifer J. Thomas, Helen B. Murray, Kamryn T. Eddy Source Type: research

Adverse childhood experiences worsen cognitive distortion during adult bipolar depression
Cognitive distortion is a central feature of depression, encompassing negative thinking, dysfunctional personality styles and dysfunctional attitudes. It has been hypothesized that ACEs could increase the vulnerability to depression by contributing to the development of a stable negative cognitive style. Nevertheless, little research has been carried out on possible associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and cognitive distortion, and whether any gender differences exist. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sara Poletti, Cristina Colombo, Francesco Benedetti Source Type: research

Impact of environmental and personality factors upon adolescents before and after psychotherapeutic intervention
This study focuses on life events and social support from an external–environmental aspect. The focus from an internal–personality aspect is on self-criticism and self-disclosure.In this study, 155 adolescents, ages 12–18 years, were divided into two groups. The experimental group included 70 adolescents requesting psychotherapy for emotional disorders. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shlomit Mittler, Netta Horesh, Hilla Rubin Maytal, Paz Toren Source Type: research

Adverse childhood experiences worsen cognitive distortion during adult bipolar depression
Cognitive distortion is a central feature of depression, encompassing negative thinking, dysfunctional personality styles and dysfunctional attitudes. It has been hypothesised that ACE could increase the vulnerability to depression by contributing to the development of a stable negative cognitive style. Nevertheless, little research has been carried out on possible associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and cognitive distortion, and whether any gender differences exist.AimThe aim of this study was to examine the association between ACEs and cognitive distortions and possible differences between genders i...
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sara Poletti, Cristina Colombo, Francesco Benedetti Source Type: research

Impact of Environmental and Personality Factors upon Adolescents Before and After Psychotherapeutic Intervention
This study focuses on life events and social support from an external-environmental aspect. The focus from an internal-personality aspect is on self-criticism and self-disclosure.In this study, 155 adolescents, ages 12-18 years, were divided into two groups. The experimental group included 70 adolescents requesting psychotherapy for emotional disorders. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shlomit Mittler, Netta Horesh, Hilla Maytal, Paz Toren Source Type: research

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The German version of the Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale (BABS): Development and evaluation of its psychometric properties
Lack of insight and delusional thinking are hallmarks of a series of psychological disorders such as psychotic disorders and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the German version of the clinician-administered Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale (BABS; Am J Psychiatry 1998;155:e102-e108), which consists of 7 items assessing the degree of delusionality in the individual's disorder-related belief (e.g., “The person behind me is staring at me”, “My nose looks disgusting”). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ulrike Buhlmann Source Type: research

Losing control: Assaultive behavior as a predictor of impulse control disorders in young adults
This study sought to determine the predictive ability of single assaultive incidents for impulse control disorders, an association that has yet to be examined, especially in young adults. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eric Leppink, Brian L. Odlaug, Katherine Lust, Gary Christenson, Katherine Derbyshire, Jon E. Grant Source Type: research

The German version of the Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale (BABS): Development and evaluation of its psychometric properties
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Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ulrike Buhlmann Source Type: research

Losing control: Assaultive behavior as a predictor of impulse control disorders in young adults
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Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eric Leppink, Brian L. Odlaug, Katherine Lust, Gary Christenson, Katherine Derbyshire, Jon E. Grant Source Type: research

The pursuit of death versus escape from negative affect: An examination of the nature of the relationship between emotion dysregulation and both suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury
Across three studies, we tested a model in which the relationship between emotion dysregulation and suicidal behavior is accounted for by non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Whereas some models posit that suicide attempts serve as an escape from acute aversive states, our model proposes that NSSI accounts for the relationship between emotion dysregulation and suicide attempts. To test our model, we recruited two large nonclinical samples of adults and a clinical sample of adults seeking inpatient treatment for substance use disorders. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michael D. Anestis, Evan M. Kleiman, Jason M. Lavender, Matthew T. Tull, Kim L. Gratz Source Type: research

Dimensions underlying psychotic and manic symptomatology: Extending normal-range personality traits to schizophrenia and bipolar spectra
Covariance among psychiatric disorders can be accounted for by higher-order internalizing, externalizing, and psychosis dimensions, but placement of bipolar disorder within this framework has been inconsistent. Moreover, whether deviations in normal-range personality can explain psychosis and vulnerability to severe mood lability, as seen in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, remains unclear. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sylia Wilson, Scott R. Sponheim Source Type: research

Nonsuicidal self-injury as a prospective predictor of suicide attempts in a clinical sample of military personnel
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a risk factor for suicide attempts, but it has received little attention in military populations, for whom suicide rates have doubled over the past decade. In the current study, the relationship of NSSI with future suicide attempts was prospectively examined in a sample of active duty Soldiers receiving outpatient psychiatric treatment for suicide ideation and/or a recent suicide attempt. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Craig J. Bryan, M. David Rudd, Evelyn Wertenberger, Stacey Young-McCaughon, Alan Peterson Source Type: research

Predictive validity of the HCR-20 for inpatient self-harm
Few instruments have been developed to assess the risk of self-harm by psychiatric patients and the evidence for their predictive validity is limited. Given that individuals who self-harm may also engage in other-directed aggression, and that the behaviour can be a precursor to violence, we tested whether, and for which groups, the commonly used violence risk assessment HCR-20 demonstrated predictive validity for self-harm. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laura E. O'Shea, Marco M. Picchioni, Fiona L. Mason, Philip A. Sugarman, Geoffrey L. Dickens Source Type: research