Affective impairments in binge drinking: investigation through emotional facial expression decoding
Binge drinking, an excessive alcohol consumption pattern frequently observed in young people, is known to be associated with psychological and cerebral deficits. While cognitive dysfunctions have been widely investigated, emotional abilities have scarcely been explored. Such an exploration would however offer a more exhaustive understanding of the deficits associated with binge drinking, as well as of the possible transition towards alcohol-dependence. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: S éverine Lannoy, Valérie Dormal, Mélanie Brion, Baptiste Gaudelus, Joël Billieux, Pierre Maurage Source Type: research

The impact of emotional labor on the severity of PTSD symptoms in firefighters
In this study, we investigated whether and how emotional labor, one of the occupational stress factors, influences the severity of PTSD symptoms in firefighters. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Heyeon Park, Johanna Inhyang Kim, Sohee Oh, Jeong-Hyun Kim Source Type: research

The Impact of Emotional Labor on the Severity of PTSD Symptoms in Firefighters
In this study, we investigated whether and how emotional labor, one of the occupational stress factors, influences the severity of PTSD symptoms in firefighters. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Heyeon Park, Johanna Inhyang Kim, Sohee Oh, Jeong-Hyun Kim Source Type: research

Mind reading abilities in opiate-dependent patients: An exploratory study
This study aimed to investigate the Theory of Mind (ToM) ability of opiate-dependent (OD) patients and to explore whether TOM ability was correlated with length of substance abuse, age at onset of substance abuse and length of abstinence. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie-Charlotte Gandolphe, B érénice Lecluyse, Claire Triquet, Emmanuel Brunelle, Jean-Paul Duparcq, Jean-Louis Nandrino Source Type: research

Characterizing gender differences in nonsuicidal self-injury: Evidence from a large clinical sample of adolescents and adults
While nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is common in both men and women, research exploring the intersection of NSSI and gender has been limited by the use of small samples of males drawn primarily from non-clinical populations. To address these limitations, we analyzed data from a large sample of patients enrolled in an NSSI partial hospitalization program (PHP) to compare males and females across several variables, including NSSI characteristics, correlates, and pre-post treatment outcomes. Results indicated similar NSSI characteristics and treatment outcomes for males and females, with few exceptions. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarah E. Victor, Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp, Nicole A. Hayes, Gregory J. Lengel, Denise M. Styer, Jason J. Washburn Source Type: research

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Reduced specificity of autobiographical memories in young people with tic disorders
Depression is common in Tourette syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorders (TS/CTD) and contributes to significant impairment. The specificity of autobiographical memories is implicated in an individual's sense of self and their daily functioning but also in the onset and development of depression in the general population. Here, we examined whether memory specificity is reduced in young people with TS/CTD, relative to control participants, and whether memory specificity is associated with depression. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Victoria Pile, Sally Robinson, Elystan Roberts, Marta Topor, Tammy Hedderly, Jennifer Y.F. Lau Source Type: research

Reduced Specificity of Autobiographical Memories in Young People with Tic Disorders
Depression is common in Tourette syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorders (TS/CTD) and contributes to significant impairment. The specificity of autobiographical memories is implicated in an individual's sense of self and their daily functioning but also in the onset and development of depression in the general population. Here, we examined whether memory specificity is reduced in young people with TS/CTD, relative to control participants, and whether memory specificity is associated with depression. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Victoria Pile, Sally Robinson, Elystan Roberts, Marta Topor, Tammy Hedderly, Jennifer Y.F. Lau Source Type: research

Latent profiles of early trauma & Type D personality: sex differences in cardiovascular risk markers
Both adverse early life-events and distressed personality are associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. As there is an important link between these psychological factors, we investigated how these might cluster in sex-specific psychological profiles. We further examined the association of these profiles with cardiovascular risk markers. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - March 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eveline van Montfort, Paula Mommersteeg, Viola Spek, Nina Kupper Source Type: research

Relationship between social-cognitive and social-perceptual aspects of theory of mind and neurocognitive deficits, insight level and schizotypal traits in obsessive-compulsive disorder
The primary aim of the current study was to investigate different aspects of theory of mind (ToM), including social-cognitive (ToM-reasoning) and social-perceptual (ToM-decoding) in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We also aimed to investigate the relationship between ToM, neurocognition and a number of clinical variables including overvalued ideas, schizotypal personality traits, level of insight, and disease severity. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emre M ısır, Emre Bora, Berna Binnur Akdede Source Type: research

Relationship Between Social-Cognitive and Social-Perceptual Aspects of Theory of Mind and Neurocognitive Deficits, Insight Level and Schizotypal Traits in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The primary aim of the current study was to investigate different aspects of theory of mind (ToM), including social-cognitive (ToM-reasoning) and social-perceptual (ToM-decoding) in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We also aimed to investigate the relationship between ToM, neurocognition and a number of clinical variables including overvalued ideas, schizotypal personality traits, level of insight, and disease severity. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emre M ısır, Emre Bora, Berna Binnur Akdede Source Type: research

Comparison of functional dyspepsia with organic dyspepsia in terms of attachment patterns
Functional dyspepsia, originates from gastroduodenal region, is described as resistant and recurring dyspeptic symptoms with unknown etiology. Although there is some evidence in support of a relationship between functional dyspepsia and psychopathology, attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients have not been studied yet. In our study, we aimed to compare attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients with organic dyspepsia patients and healthy volunteers. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Halide E. Sahan, Ejder A. Yildirim, Aliye Soylu, Abdulkadir S. Tabakci, Serdal Cakmak, Sahap N. Erkoc Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Do prolonged grief disorder symptoms predict post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following bereavement? A cross-lagged analysis” [Compr Psychiatry 80 (2018) 65–71]
The authors regret that “β” in the abstract of the published article was written as “β−”. The corrected abstract is as follows. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: A.A.A. Manik J. Djelantik, Geert E. Smid, Rolf J. Kleber, Paul A. Boelen Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

The co-occurrence of autistic traits and borderline personality disorder traits is associated to increased suicidal ideation in nonclinical young adults
The co-occurrence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is not rare and has been linked to increased suicidality. Despite this significant comorbidity between ASD and BPD, no study had examined the co-occurrence of autistic traits and borderline personality disorder traits in the general population. The aim of the present study was to examine the co-occurrence of autistic and borderline traits in a non-clinical sample of young adults and its influence on the levels of suicidal ideation and depressive symptomatology. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Henri Chabrol, Patrick Raynal Source Type: research

Comparison of Functional Dyspepsia with Organic Dyspepsia In Terms Of Attachment Patterns
Functional dyspepsia, originates from gastroduodenal region, is described as resistant and recurring dyspeptic symptoms with unknown etiology. Although there is some evidence in support of a relationship between functional dyspepsia and psychopathology, attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients have not been studied yet. In our study, we aimed to compare attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients with organic dyspepsia patients and healthy volunteers. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Halide E. Sahan, Ejder A. Yildirim, Aliye Soylu, Abdulkadir S. Tabakc ı, Serdal Cakmak, Sahap N. Erkoc Source Type: research

Understanding the experience of “burnout” in first-episode psychosis carers
The first onset of psychosis can exert a significant negative impact on the functioning and positive wellbeing of family carers. Carer reports of “burnout” have recently been recorded in early psychosis carers, though the literature is scarce detailing our understanding of how burnout relates to the primary experience of caregiving. The current study investigated reports of burnout and its relationship with beliefs about caregiving and we llbeing in a large group of early psychosis carers who were routinely assessed within an early intervention team. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Juliana Onwumere, Sandra Sirykaite, Joerg Schulz, Emma Man, Gareth James, Roya Afsharzadegan, Sanna Khan, Raythe Harvey, Jonathan Souray, David Raune Source Type: research

Adult Autism Subthreshold Spectrum (AdAS Spectrum) in parents of pediatric patients with epilepsy: Correlations with post-traumatic stress symptoms
Increasing literature has shown the usefulness of a dimensional approach to mental disorders, particularly when exploring subjects exposed to traumatic experiences such as a severe illness in one's child. Recent evidence suggests an increased vulnerability in subjects with autism spectrum symptoms to develop post-traumatic stress symptoms. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of adult autism subthreshold spectrum in a sample of parents of children with epilepsy and its impact on post-traumatic stress spectrum symptoms in the same study sample. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: L. Dell'Osso, M. Corsi, C. Gesi, C.A. Bertelloni, G. Massimetti, D. Peroni, A. Bonuccelli, A. Orsini, C. Carmassi Source Type: research

The role of expressive suppression in hallucinatory-like and delusion-like experiences. Findings in a non-clinical sample
Previous works concerning emotion regulation in psychosis highlighted the relationship between expressive suppression and negative psychotic symptoms, as well as between expressive suppression and auditory hallucinations. However, a direct association between suppression and delusions has not been observed. In the study we examined whether expressive suppression is associated with psychotic-like experiences and whether it may influence delusion-like experiences by changing the impact of cognitive biases on delusional beliefs. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Katarzyna Prochwicz, Joanna K łosowska, Dominika Sznajder Source Type: research

Latent Toxoplasma Gondii infection is associated with decreased serum triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio in male patients with schizophrenia
Previous studies suggested a complex association between Toxoplasma Gondii (TG) infection and host lipid metabolism. Both TG infection and metabolic disturbances are very common in patients with schizophrenia, but this relationship is not clear. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marina Sagud, Suzana Vlatkovic, Dubravka Svob Strac, Mario Sviben, Maja Zivkovic, Maja Vilibic, Bjanka Vuksan-Cusa, Alma Mihaljevic-Peles, Nela Pivac Source Type: research

Understanding the experience of “burnout” in first-episode psychosis carers
The first onset of psychosis can exert a significant negative impact on the functioning and positive wellbeing of family carers. Carer reports of “burnout” have recently been recorded in early psychosis carers, though the literature is scarce detailing our understanding of how burnout relates to the primary experience of caregiving. The current study investigated reports of burnout and its relationship with beliefs about caregiving and we llbeing in a large group of early psychosis carers who were routinely assessed within an early intervention team. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Juliana Onwumere, Sandra Sirykaite, Joerg Schulz, Emma Man, Gareth James, Roya Afsharzadegan, Sanna Khan, Raythe Harvey, Jonathan Souray, David Raune Source Type: research

Adult Autism Subthreshold Spectrum (AdAS) in parents of pediatric patients with epilepsy: correlations with post-traumatic stress symptoms
Increasing literature has shown the usefulness of a dimensional approach to mental disorders, particularly when exploring subjects exposed to traumatic experiences such as a severe illness in one ’s child. Recent evidence suggests an increased vulnerability in subjects with autism spectrum symptoms to develop post-traumatic stress symptoms. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of adult autism subthreshold spectrum in a sample of parents of children with epilepsy and it s impact on post-traumatic stress spectrum symptoms in the same study sample. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: L. Dell ’Osso, M. Corsi, C. Gesi, C.A. Bertelloni, G. Massimetti, D. Peroni, A. Bonuccelli, A. Orsini, C. Carmassi Source Type: research

Restrictive eating and nonsuicidal self-injury in a nonclinical sample: Co-occurrence and associations with emotion dysregulation and interpersonal problems
This study examined cross-sectional associations between self-reported restrictive eating, NSSI, and putative mechanisms of emotion regulation and interpersonal problems in a non-clinical sample of undergraduate students (N  = 98, 80.6% female), using the Dietary Restriction Screener (Haynos& Fruzzetti, 2015), Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory (Gratz, 2001), Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (Gratz& Roemer, 2006), and Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Personality Disorders-25 (Kim& Pilkonis, 1999). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shirley B. Wang, Emily M. Pisetsky, Julie M. Skutch, Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ann F. Haynos Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Distress Tolerance Regulation, Counterfactual Rumination, and PTSD Symptom Clusters
Distress tolerance (DT) and rumination both influence the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, few studies have investigated these constructs simultaneously. We investigated whether the regulation dimension of DT was associated with PTSD symptom clusters (intrusions, avoidance, negative alternations in cognitions and mood, alterations in arousal and reactivity), and whether counterfactual rumination (CFT) mediated these relationships. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Meredith Claycomb Erwin, Melissa A. Mitchell, Ateka A. Contractor, Paula Dranger, Ruby Charak, Jon D. Elhai Source Type: research

Dysfunctional personality disorder beliefs and lifetime suicide attempts among psychiatrically hospitalized military personnel
This study evaluated whether endorsement of different PD dysfunctional beliefs was associated with lifetime suicide attempt status. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marjan Ghahramanlou-Holloway, Su Yeon Lee-Tauler, Jessica M. LaCroix, Rebecca Kauten, Kanchana Perera, Rusan Chen, Jennifer Weaver, Alyssa Soumoff Source Type: research

Pituitary gland shrinkage in bipolar disorder: The role of gender
Hyperactivity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (HPAA) has been consistently reported in mood disorders. However, only few studies investigated the Pituitary gland (PG) in Bipolar Disorder (BD) and the results are so far contrasting. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the integrity of the PG as well as the role of gender and the impact of clinical measurements on this structure in a sample of BD patients compared to healthy controls (HC). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Giuseppe Delvecchio, Gian Mario Mandolini, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Veronica Marinelli, Mirella Ruggeri, A. Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla Source Type: research

Self-reported Inhibition Predicts History of Suicide Attempts in Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression
Studies have reliably identified an association between suicide attempts and executive functions such as decision making (DM) and inhibitory control (IC) in patients with mood disorders. As such, the present study aimed to investigate the association between inhibition, DM, impulsivity and the history of suicide attempts in individuals with bipolar (BD) or major depressive disorder (MDD), identifying which assessment instruments may be most strongly associated with suicide in clinical samples. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andr é Ponsoni, Laura Damiani Branco, Charles Cotrena, Flávio Milman Shansis, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira, Rochele Paz Fonseca Source Type: research

2017: The Year of Psychopathology
Many Americans and other citizens of the world found 2017 an annus horribilis they will feel relieved to put behind them. Following shock and depression in the aftermath of the November 2016 presidential election, many Americans experienced 2017 as a psychopathological year, full of chaos, anxiety, and the erosion of stable institutions and supports. Patients in our offices and the populace at large seemed to suffer from higher levels of anxiety and agitation, common and understandable responses to uncertainty and threat; as well as a newly “traumatized” fear of disaster around the next corner in the next news ...
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John C. Markowitz Source Type: research

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Gender differences in the relationship of childhood trauma and the course of illness in schizophrenia
Different types of childhood trauma have been repeatedly shown to contribute to psychotic symptoms. Gender differences in schizophrenia are well known. Some studies argue that trauma history means a significantly higher risk of psychosis for women than men. However, there is evidence of early adverse life events to be associated with higher stress-sensitivity in men. Little is known about the connection of specific type of trauma and specific psychotic symptoms as well as the course of illness with explicit regard to gender differences. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Krisztina Kocsis-Bog ár, Veronika Mészáros, Dóra Perczel-Forintos Source Type: research

Association between body mass index and suicidal ideation among seniors in Shandong, China
Recently, an emerging group of studies has reported the association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and suicidal ideation in the Western countries. However, this relationship is still unclear with controversial results, and we have little knowledge about this relationship in China which is one of few countries reported higher suicide rates. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Long Sun, Chengchao Zhou Source Type: research

Measuring racing thoughts in healthy individuals: The racing and crowded thoughts questionnaire (RCTQ)
Racing thoughts refer to an acceleration and overproduction of thoughts, which have been associated with manic and mixed episodes. Phenomenology distinguishes ‘crowded’ from ‘racing’ thoughts, associated with mixed depression and mania, respectively. Recent data suggest racing thoughts might also be present in healthy individuals with sub-affective traits and symptoms. We investigated this assumption, with a 34-item self-rating scale, the Racing a nd Crowded Thoughts Questionnaire (RCTQ), and evaluated its reliability, factor structure, and concurrent validity. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Luisa Weiner, S ébastien Weibel, Wagner de Sousa Gurgel, Ineke Keizer, Marianne Gex-Fabry, Anne Giersch, Gilles Bertschy Source Type: research

Behavioural mimicry and loneliness in borderline personality disorder
Interpersonal problems together with feelings of intense loneliness constitute a core symptom domain in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Mimicry is one social behaviour that serves the forming of social affiliation and building a sense of belonging. In the present study, we investigated whether behavioural mimicry is altered in BPD and whether it is linked to the patient's feeling of loneliness. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sophie Hauschild, Dorina Winter, Janine Thome, Lisa Liebke, Christian Schmahl, Martin Bohus, Stefanie Lis Source Type: research

Behavioral mimicry and loneliness in borderline personality disorder
Interpersonal problems together with feelings of intense loneliness constitute a core symptom domain in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Mimicry is one social behaviour that serves the forming of social affiliation and building a sense of belonging. In the present study, we investigated whether behavioral mimicry is altered in BPD and whether it is linked to the patient's feeling of loneliness. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sophie Hauschild, Dorina Winter, Janine Thome, Lisa Liebke, Christian Schmahl, Martin Bohus, Stefanie Lis Source Type: research

Hippocampal shape alterations in healthy young women with familial risk for unipolar depression
Although reduced hippocampal volume (HCV) is a common finding in depression, it is unclear whether the structural alterations leading to reduction of HCV are pre-existing risk factors before the onset of clinical symptoms or a cumulative process that begins with the onset of clinical symptoms. The aim of the present study was to understand the anatomical status of the hippocampus prior to the clinical symptoms in subjects with high familial risk for depression. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ece Durmusoglu, Onur Ugurlu, Sebnem Akan, Fatma Simsek, Gozde Kizilates, Omer Kitis, Burcu Aksoy Ozkul, Cagdas Eker, Kerry L. Coburn, Ali Saffet Gonul Source Type: research

Correlates of autistic traits among patients with borderline personality disorder
The objective of this study is to investigate the clinical significance of autistic traits in subjects with BPD. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Liliana Dell'Osso, Ivan Mirko Cremone, Barbara Carpita, Andrea Fagiolini, Gabriele Massimetti, Letizia Bossini, Antonio Vita, Stefano Barlati, Claudia Carmassi, Camilla Gesi Source Type: research

Correlates of autistic traits among patients with borderline personality disorder
The objective of this study is to investigate the prevalence and clinical significance of autistic traits in subjects with BPD. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Liliana Dell'Osso, Ivan Mirko Cremone, Barbara Carpita, Andrea Fagiolini, Gabriele Massimetti, Letizia Bossini, Antonio Vita, Stefano Barlati, Claudia Carmassi, Camilla Gesi Source Type: research

Evaluation of childhood trauma with respect to criminal behavior, dissociative experiences, adverse family experiences and psychiatric backgrounds among prison inmates
To evaluate childhood trauma in relation to criminal behavior, dissociative experiences, adverse family experiences during childhood and psychiatric backgrounds among prison inmates. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Merih Altintas, Mustafa Bilici Source Type: research

Bereaved families are still embittered after the Sewol ferry accident in Korea: a follow-up study 18 and 30 months after the disaster
The Sewol ferry accident that occurred in April 2014 was one of the most tragic human-made disasters in Korean history. Due to the deaths of hundreds of children, bereaved families likely feel embittered; however, there is little extant research documenting embitterment among those who experienced the disaster. Consequently, we investigated bereaved family members ’ embitterment and other psychiatric symptoms 18 months and 30 months after the disaster. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - January 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ji-Ae Yun, Hyu-Jung Huh, Hye-sung Han, Seung Huh, Jeong-Ho Chae Source Type: research

Abnormal Perceptual Sensitivity in Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Several compulsive grooming habits such as hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting are collectively known as body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Although subclinical BFRBs are common and benign, more severe and damaging manifestations exist that are difficult to manage. Researchers have suggested that BFRBs are maintained by various cognitive, affective, and sensory contingencies. Although the involvement of cognitive and affective processes in BFRBs has been studied, there is a paucity of research on sensory processes. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - December 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: David C. Houghton, Jennifer R. Alexander, Christopher C. Bauer, Douglas W. Woods Source Type: research

Precuneus-related regional and network functional deficits in social anxiety disorder: a resting-state functional MRI study
This study was performed to investigate changes in neural activity and functional connectivity (FC) in ToM-related regions during the resting state in SAD patients and to determine how these alterations are correlated with the clinical symptoms of SAD. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cui Yuan, Hongru Zhu, Zhengjia Ren, Minlan Yuan, Meng Gao, Yan Zhang, Yuchen Li, Yajing Meng, Qiyong Gong, Su Lui, Changjian Qiu, Wei Zhang Source Type: research

Bipolar Disorder and Tobacco Smoking: Categorical and Dimensional Clinical Correlates in Subjects from the Brazilian Bipolar Research Network
The objective of the current study was to comprehensively investigate associations between BD and tobacco smoking in a large Brazilian sample. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - December 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gustavo C. Medeiros, Beny Lafer, Fl ávio Kapczinski, Ângela Miranda-Scippa, Karla M. Almeida Tags: Comprehensive psychiatry Source Type: research

Association analysis of SLC6A4 and HTR2A genes with obsessive-compulsive disorder: influence of the STin2 polymorphism
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex and chronic disorder characterized by recurrent thoughts and/or repetitive behaviors. Given the potent anti-obsessional effects of the so-called serotonin reuptake inhibitors, genes related to serotonergic system may be well implicated in the etiopathogenesis of OCD. The gene encoding the serotonin transporter (SLC6A4), which shows a variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism in intron 2 (STin2), have been previously associated with OCD. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - December 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chayenne Karine Ferreira Gomes, Tamiris Vieira-Fonseca, Fernanda Brito Melo-Felippe, Juliana Braga de Salles Andrade, Leonardo F. Fontenelle, Fabiana Barzotti Kohlrausch Source Type: research

Maternal Ratings of ODD Symptoms: Subtypes versus Severity in a General Community Sample of Children
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a common childhood disorder (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000; APA, 2013). The aim of the present study was to ascertain the optimal structure for the ODD symptoms by identifying whether ODD is a qualitatively distinct entity (categorical) or is a continuum, with high levels on this continuum reflecting ODD (quantitative or dimensional view). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - December 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rapson Gomez, Vasilis Stavropoulos Source Type: research

Prevalence and correlates of burnout in health professionals in Ecuador
This study assesses the prevalence of burnout syndrome among Ecuadorian healthcare professionals and examine the relationship with their personal and organizational characteristics. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - December 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marina R. Ram írez, Patricia Otero, Vanessa Blanco, Mercy P. Ontaneda, Olga Díaz, Fernando L. Vázquez Source Type: research

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