Premature psychotherapy termination in an outpatient treatment program for personality disorders: a survival analysis
Psychological treatment for patients with personality disorders (PD) is plagued with a high proportion of early dropouts, and attempts to identify risk factors for attrition have generated very few conclusive results. The purpose of the present study is to identify significant predictors of early treatment termination in a long-term psychotherapy program for PD. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dominick Gamache, Claudia Savard, Sophie Lemelin, Alexandre C ôté, Évens Villeneuve Source Type: research

Family Accommodation of Anxiety Symptoms in Youth Undergoing Intensive Multimodal Treatment for Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Nature, Clinical Correlates, and Treatment Response
Family accommodation is associated with a range of clinical features including symptom severity, functional impairment, and treatment response. However, most previous studies in children and adolescents investigated family accommodation in samples of youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxiety disorders receiving non-intensive outpatient services. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - August 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Val érie La Buissonnière-Ariza, Sophie C. Schneider, Davíð Højgaard, Brian C. Kay, Bradley C. Riemann, Stephanie C. Eken, Peter Lake, Joshua M. Nadeau, Eric A. Storch Source Type: research

The Role of Anxiety Sensitivity in Reactivity to Trauma Cues in Treatment-Seeking Adults with Substance Use Disorders
Exposure to traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). Although the presence of trauma exposure and/or PTSD among those with SUDs is associated with a range of negative outcomes, much remains to be understood about the factors contributing to these outcomes. Anxiety sensitivity (the tendency to respond fearfully to the signs and symptoms of anxiety) has been linked to greater PTSD symptoms and the use of substances to cope with PTSD symptoms, and is a promising factor for understanding the negative outcomes associated with co-occurring PTSD an...
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: R. Kathryn McHugh, Kim L. Gratz, Matthew T. Tull Source Type: research

Substance Use Disorders in Adolescent and Young Adult Relatives of Probands with Bipolar Disorder: What Drives the Increased Risk?
Adults with bipolar disorder (BD) have higher rates of substance use disorders (SUDs) compared to the general population. SUD rates in young offspring/relatives of BD probands, as well as factors which drive those rates, are not as well-characterized. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Leslie A. Hulvershorn, Jennifer King, Patrick O. Monahan, Holly C. Wilcox, Philip B. Mitchell, Janice M. Fullerton, Howard J. Edenberg, Gloria M.P. Roberts, Masoud Kamali, Anne L. Glowinski, Neera Ghaziuddin, Melvin McInnis, Priya A. Iyer-Eimerbrink, John Source Type: research

Sleep disturbances in young and middle-aged adults - Empirical patterns and related factors from an epidemiological survey
Previous research suggests that sleep disorders are highly associated with other mental health problems. However, sleep problems even below the diagnostic threshold of sleep disorders are very common in the general population, which highly affects wellbeing and functioning. In order to broaden the focus beyond those severe cases we explored empirical patterns across the whole spectrum of sleep problems as well as associated clinical and other factors. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wulf R össler, Vladeta AjdacicGross, Nick Glozier, Stephanie Rodgers, Helene Haker, Mario Müller Source Type: research

Who Are Likely to Attempt Suicide again? A Comparative Study between the First and Multiple Timers
Various explanations account for suicide incidents, and some patients continue to attempt afterwards and others never again. The suicide mortality rate increases with the number of serious attempts. The prevention of secondary attempt of suicide should be an important approach to reduce suicide mortality. However, the characteristics of the targeted population of repeated suicide attempters are understudied. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yanzhang Liu, Jie Zhang, Long Sun Source Type: research

Prospective Assessment of Social Network Quality among Depressed Mothers Treated with Brief Psychotherapy: The Social Network Quality (SNQ) Scales
Social relationships play important roles in emotional health, and are common targets of psychotherapeutic interventions. To better evaluate social relationship structure and function in the context of psychotherapy trials, this study introduces and psychometrically evaluates the Social Network Quality (SNQ) scales, which supplement the Social Network Index (SNI). The original SNI evaluates social network structure (i.e., extent of participation in diverse social roles and number of social relationships). (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Luis E. Flores, Jill M. Cyranowski, Marlissa Amole, Holly A. Swartz Source Type: research

Suicidal Behaviors and Their Relationship with Psychotic-Like Symptoms in Children and Adolescents at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
This study investigated rates and severity of suicidal behavior in youth with and at clinical high risk for psychosis, and examined the positive, negative, and disorganized symptoms associated with suicidal behaviors among the clinical high risk group. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eugene J. D ’Angelo, Sarah Hope Lincoln, Nicholas Morelli, Kelsey Graber, Sahil Tembulkar, Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich Source Type: research

Sleep disturbances in young and middle-aged adults Empirical patterns and related factors from an epidemiological survey
Previous research suggests that sleep disorders are highly associated with other mental health problems. However, sleep problems even below the diagnostic threshold of sleep disorders are very common in the general population, which highly affects wellbeing and functioning. In order to broaden the focus beyond those severe cases we explored empirical patterns across the whole spectrum of sleep problems as well as associated clinical and other factors. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wulf R össler, Vladeta AjdacicGross, Nick Glozier, Stephanie Rodgers, Helene Haker, Mario Müller Source Type: research

Dissociation in patients with borderline personality disorder in acute inpatient care – a latent profile analysis
Dissociation is a common symptom in Borderline Personality disorder (BPD) and its consideration is important for the therapeutic outcome. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to scrutinize the co-occurrence of BPD symptoms and dissociative experiences. In particular, we were interested in the occurrence of specific symptom clusters characterizing qualitatively different patient groups in a clinical sample of BPD patients. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Susanne Jaeger, Tilman Steinert, Carmen Uhlmann, Erich Flammer, Dana Bichescu-Burian, Stefan Tsch öke Source Type: research

Differential effects of childhood trauma subtypes on fatigue and physical functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome
There is wide consensus that childhood trauma plays an important role in the aetiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The current study examines the differential effects of childhood trauma subtypes on fatigue and physical functioning in individuals suffering from CFS. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maud De Venter, Jela Illegems, Rita Van Royen, Greta Moorkens, Bernard G.C. Sabbe, Filip Van Den Eede Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Risk factors of transition from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease and death: A cohort study
Knowledge of risk factors is essential for developing strategies that prevent or minimise transitions from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and death. The aim of this study was to assess risk factors for progression to AD and death among Chinese individuals with cognitive impairment. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Haihong Xue, Qianqian Sun, Long Liu, Liye Zhou, Ruifeng Liang, Runlian He, Hongmei Yu Source Type: research

The Influence of Traumatic Brain Injury on Treatment Outcomes of Concurrent Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) in Veterans
The co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders (SUD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in veterans of Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn has received much attention in the literature. Although hypotheses have been presented and disseminated that TBI history will negatively influence treatment response, little data exist to support these claims. The present study investigates the influence of TBI history on response to COPE (Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and SUD Using Prolonged Exposure), a 12-session, integrated psychotherapy designed to address co-occurring PTSD and SUD. (Sou...
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Daniel F. Gros, Cynthia L. Lancaster, Michael David Horner, Derek D. Szafranski, Sudie E. Back Source Type: research

Risk factors of transition from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer ’s disease and death: A cohort study
Knowledge of risk factors is essential for developing strategies that prevent or minimise transitions from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) and death. The aim of this study was to assess risk factors for progression to AD and death among Chinese individuals with cognitive impairment. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Haihong Xue, Qianqian Sun, Long Liu, Liye Zhou, Ruifeng Liang, Runlian He, Hongmei Yu Source Type: research

Attachment and Thought Problems in an Adolescent Inpatient Sample: The Mediational Role of Theory of Mind
Previous research has documented increased incidence of insecure attachment and theory of mind (ToM) deficits in individuals experiencing psychotic disorders. ToM has been theorized as a possible mediator of the relation between attachment and psychosis (Korver-Nieberg et al., 2014). The current study sought to extend this area of research to adolescents for the first time by examining adolescent-parent attachment and ToM in inpatient adolescents. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessica R. Hart, Amanda Venta, Carla Sharp Source Type: research

Clinical Correlates of Symptom Severity in Skin Picking Disorder
Skin picking disorder (SPD) remains poorly understood with limited data regarding its underlying pathophysiology and appropriate treatment choices. One approach to refining our treatment of SPD might be to better understand the range of illness severity and the clinical associations with severity. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jon E. Grant, Samuel R. Chamberlain Source Type: research

Transdiagnostic psychiatric disorder risk associated with early age of menarche: a latent modeling approach
Earlier age of pubertal maturation in females is associated with increased risk for mental health problems in adolescence, compared with on-time or later maturation. However, most investigations of pubertal timing and mental health consider risk for individual disorders and fail to account for comorbidity. A latent-modeling approach using a large, nationally representative sample could better explain the transdiagnostic nature of the consequences of early-onset puberty. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jonathan Platt, Natalie L. Colich, Katie A. McLaughlin, Dahsan Gary, Katherine M. Keyes Source Type: research

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Do complaints of everyday cognitive failures in high schizotypy relate to emotional working memory deficits in the lab?
This study sought to explore whether an affective n-back working memory task would elicit impaired performance in schizotypy, echoing complaints concerning real world cognition. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nicole Carrigan, Emma Barkus, Adriel Ong, Maryann Wei Source Type: research

Examination of humiliation and past maladaptive family context in persecutory ideation: an exploratory study
Previous studies have demonstrated that early interpersonal trauma is involved in the development of persecutory ideation. However, the specific influence of past and current social and familial variables has never been previously explored. Thus, the aim of the present study was to examine the potential role of current and past interpersonal humiliation events (e.g. to be cruelly criticized, submitted, bullied, insulted, scorned, etc.) and a negative family context on the development of persecutory ideation. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alberto Collazzoni, Julien Laloyaux, Frank Lar øi Source Type: research

Interpersonal Problems across Levels of the Psychopathology Hierarchy
We examined the relationship between psychopathology and interpersonal problems in a sample of 825 clinical and community participants. Sixteen psychiatric diagnoses and five transdiagnostic dimensions were examined in relation to self-reported interpersonal problems. The structural summary method was used with the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems Circumplex Scales to examine interpersonal problem profiles for each diagnosis and dimension. We built a structural model of mental disorders including factors corresponding to detachment (avoidant personality, social phobia, major depression), internalizing (dependent persona...
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeffrey M. Girard, Aidan G.C. Wright, Joseph E. Beeney, Sophie A. Lazarus, Lori N. Scott, Stephanie D. Stepp, Paul A. Pilkonis Source Type: research

Imbalance between abstract and concrete repetitive thinking modes in schizophrenia
This study explored the two repetitive thinking modes, beyond ruminations, to determine their imbalance in schizophrenia. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pierre Maurage, Pierre Philippot, Delphine Grynberg, Dominique Leleux, Beno ît Delatte, Camille Mangelinckx, Jan-Baptist Belge, Eric Constant Source Type: research

Mapping emotional disorders at the finest level: Convergent validity and joint structure based on alternative measures
Traditional categorization of emotional disorders suffers from within-disorder heterogeneity and excessive comorbidity. Quantitative nosology instead proposes grouping homogenous components of these disorders within a higher order internalizing dimension. However, the precise number, composition, and hierarchical structure of these components remains unclear and varies based on assessment tools. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Allison Dornbach-Bender, Camilo Ruggero, Monika A. Waszczuk, Wakiza Gamez, David Watson, Roman Kotov Source Type: research

Understanding Eating Disorders within Internalizing Psychopathology: A Novel Transdiagnostic, Hierarchical-Dimensional Model
Several problems with the classification and diagnosis of eating disorders (EDs) have been identified, including proliferation of ‘other specified’ diagnoses, within-disorder heterogeneity, and frequent diagnostic migration over time. Beyond problems within EDs, past research suggested that EDs fit better in a spectrum of internalizing psychopathology (characterized by mood and anxiety disorders) than in a separate diagnos tic class. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kelsie T. Forbush, Kelsey E. Hagan, Benjamin A. Kite, Danielle A.N. Chapa, Brittany K. Bohrer, Sara R. Gould Source Type: research

Predictors of comorbid eating disorders and association with other obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in trichotillomania
Trichotillomania (TTM) and eating disorders (ED) share many phenomenological similarities, including ritualized compulsive behaviors. Given this, and that comorbid EDs may represent additional functional burden to hair pullers, we sought to identify factors that predict diagnosis of an ED in a TTM population. Subjects included 555 adult females (age range 18 –65) with DSM-IV-TR TTM or chronic hair pullers recruited from multiple sites. 7.2% (N=40) of our TTM subjects met criteria for an ED in their lifetime. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Erica Greenberg, Jon E. Grant, Erin E. Curley, Christine Lochner, Douglas W. Woods, Esther S. Tung, Dan J. Stein, Sarah A. Redden, Jeremiah M. Scharf, Nancy J. Keuthen Source Type: research

Predictors of Comorbid Eating Disorders and Association with other Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders in Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania (TTM) and eating disorders (ED) share many phenomenological similarities, including ritualized compulsive behaviors. Given this, and that comorbid EDs may represent additional functional burden to hair pullers, we sought to identify factors that predict diagnosis of an ED in a TTM population. Subjects included 555 adult females (age range 18-65) with DSM-IV-TR TTM or chronic hair pulling recruited from multiple sites. 7.2% (N=40) of our TTM subjects met criteria for an ED in their lifetime. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Erica Greenberg, Jon E. Grant, Erin E. Curley, Christine Lochner, Douglas W. Woods, Esther S. Tung, Dan J. Stein, Sarah A. Redden, Jeremiah M. Scharf, Nancy J. Keuthen Source Type: research

Validating a two-dimensional bipolar spectrum model integrating DSM-5's mixed features specifier for Major Depressive Disorder
This study investigated MDD-MF's potential inclusion into a bipolar spectrum. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Panagiotis Ferentinos, Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, Cathryn M. Lewis, Evgenia Porichi, Dimitris Dikeos, Charalambos Papageorgiou, Athanassios Douzenis Source Type: research

Validating a two-dimensional bipolar spectrum model integrating DSM-5 ’s mixed features specifier for Major Depressive Disorder
This study investigated MDD-MF’s potential inclusion into a bipolar spectrum. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Panagiotis Ferentinos, Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, Cathryn M. Lewis, Evgenia Porichi, Dimitris Dikeos, Charalambos Papageorgiou, Athanassios Douzenis Source Type: research

The relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and alexithymia in borderline personality disorder: “Actions instead of words”
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that centers on the inability to effectively regulate emotions. A large amount of BPD patients engage in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Given the NSSI contributes to serious health risks, it is important to know why some BPD patients engage in NSSI and others do not. A possible associated factor of NSSI in BPD may be alexithymia, which reflects difficulties in identifying and communicating feelings. Therefore the aim of the present study was to investigate whether NSSI was associated with alexithymia and whether this association still stood when controllin...
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ellen Sleuwaegen, Marlies Houben, Laurence Claes, Ann Berens, Bernard Sabbe Source Type: research

Resilience and Spirituality in Patients with Depression and Their Family Members: A Cross-Sectional Study
The degree and quality of resilience in patients with depression have never been investigated in the context of remission status, spirituality/religiosity, and family members ’ resilience levels, which was addressed in this study. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chisa Ozawa, Takefumi Suzuki, Yuya Mizuno, Ryosuke Tarumi, Kazunari Yoshida, Kazuhito Fujii, Jinichi Hirano, Hideaki Tani, Ellen B. Rubinstein, Masaru Mimura, Hiroyuki Uchida Source Type: research

The association between specific combat experiences and aspects of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide
Studies examining the relationship between combat exposure and suicide risk typically focus on combat exposure overall, combining numerous different combat experiences. Our study expands upon prior research by examining the association between specific combat experiences and components of both suicidal desire and the capability for suicide. We hypothesized that most combat experiences would be associated with capability for suicide. Furthermore, we hypothesized that experiences that involved direct exposure to death and injury (e.g. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarah E. Butterworth, Bradley A. Green, Michael D. Anestis Source Type: research

Insight in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Relative to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Psychotic Disorders: Revisiting this Issue in Light of DSM-5
This study aimed to compare level of insight in BDD and consider related implications for DSM-5 classification. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wei Lin Toh, David J Castle, Rachel L Mountjoy, Ben Buchanan, John Farhall, Susan L Rossell Source Type: research

Neurocognitive Characteristics of Youth with Noncomorbid and Comorbid Forms of Conduct Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Studies investigating neurocognitive deficits in youth with Conduct Disorder (CD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often confounded by the high rates of comorbidity between the two. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andrea L. Glenn, Rheanna J. Remmel, Min Yee Ong, Nikki S.J. Lim, Rebecca P. Ang, A. Hunter Threadgill, Nicole Ryerson, Adrian Raine, Daniel Fung, Yoon Phaik Ooi Source Type: research

Association between altered physical activity and neurocognitive function among people with schizophrenia: A minimum 6-months ’ follow-up study
The long-term benefits of physical activity on neurocognitive function among patients with schizophrenia, specifically among inpatients, remain unclear. This preliminary study, with a minimum of 6-months ’ follow-up, examined alterations in physical activity and neurocognitive function in both inpatients and outpatients with schizophrenia. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yusuke Kurebayashi, Junichi Otaki Source Type: research

Early maladaptive schemas of emotional deprivation, social isolation, shame and abandonment are related to a history of suicide attempts among patients with major depressive disorders
Patients with psychiatric disorders have an exceptionally high risk of completed or attempted suicide. This holds particularly true for patients with major depressive disorders. The aim of the present study was to explore whether patients with major depressive disorders (MDD) and a history of suicide attempts differed in their early maladaptive schemas from patients with MDD but without such a history or from healthy controls. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mohammad Ahmadpanah, Somayyeh Astin Sadam, Amineh Akhondi, Mohammad Haghighi, Dena Sadeghi Bahmani, Marzieh Nazari Badei, Leila Jahangard, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand Source Type: research

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Factors associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among community volunteers during the Sewol ferry disaster in Korea
The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics associated with volunteerism and identify the factors that contributed to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among community volunteers following the Sewol ferry disaster in Korea. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - June 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ju-Yeon Lee, Sung-Wan Kim, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Jae-Min Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Jin-Sang Yoon Source Type: research

The persistent shadow of suicide ideation and attempts in a high-risk group of psychiatric patients: A focus for intervention
Public health approaches to reducing the suicide rate include using demographic and psychiatric risk factor data to classify groups at elevated risk for suicide and to identify proximal warning signs of increased danger. Treatment for individuals in an acute suicide crisis generally consists of providing access to crisis intervention and stabilization, and perhaps short-term hospitalization followed by a referral to outpatient psychiatric follow-up. Once the crisis passes, those who have made a suicide attempt are at elevated risk for repeated attempts or completed suicide [1 –3]. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane G. Tillman, A. Jill Clemence, Robyn Cree, Katie C. Lewis, Jennifer L. Stevens, David Reiss Source Type: research

Exposure to suicide is associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors among National Guard military personnel
Research suggests that individuals who know someone who died by suicide are at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and recent suicidal thoughts. Studies have not yet investigated the association of suicide exposure with suicide attempts, however, especially among high-risk subgroups of military personnel such as the National Guard. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Craig J. Bryan, Julie Cerel, AnnaBelle O. Bryan Source Type: research

Relations among adults' remembrances of parental acceptance –rejection in childhood, self-reported psychological adjustment, and adult psychopathology
The aim of the study was to examine relationships among recollections of maternal and paternal acceptance –rejection in childhood and the level of psychological adjustment among adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, social anxiety, and nonclinical control. The study focused primarily on adults with schizophrenia and social anxiety in comparison to nonclinical adults. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - May 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ebru Ak ün Source Type: research

Relations Among Adults' Remembrances of Parental Acceptance-Rejection in Childhood, Self-Reported Psychological Adjustment, and Adult Psychopathology
The aim of the study was to examine relationships among recollections of maternal and paternal acceptance-rejection in childhood and the level of psychological adjustment among adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, social anxiety, and nonclinical control. The study focused primarily on adults with schizophrenia and social anxiety in comparison to nonclinical adults. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - May 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ebru Ak ün Source Type: research

Course and Predictors of DSM-5 Somatic Symptom Disorder in Patients with Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms – a Longitudinal Study
Background: Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is a diagnosis that was newly included in DSM-5. Currently, data on the course of SSD is largely lacking. The present study aimed to evaluate the natural course of SSD in a one-year follow-up study in patients with vertigo and dizziness (VD) symptoms.Methods: We investigated n=239 outpatients presenting in a tertiary care neurological setting over a one-year period. Patients had a medical examination at baseline and completed self-report questionnaires, which were re-assessed after 12months. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - May 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karina Limburg, Heribert Sattel, Andreas Dinkel, Katharina Radziej, Sandra Becker-Bense, Claas Lahmann Source Type: research

Neurocognitive dysfunction in problem gamblers with co-occurring antisocial personality disorder
Problem gamblers with symptoms of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may represent a distinct problem gambling subtype, but the neurocognitive profile of individuals affected by both disorders is poorly characterized. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - May 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Austin W. Blum, Eric W. Leppink, Jon E. Grant Source Type: research

Trauma Type as a Conditional Risk Factor for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Referred Clinic Sample of Adolescents
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), by definition, can only be diagnosed in individuals who have been exposed to a qualifying trauma according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition [1,2]. Trauma type is an overarching category for a wide range of individual traumatic events that are precipitants of the syndrome [3]. Epidemiological data, predominantly from the USA, indicate that adolescence is the developmental period that carries the highest risk of exposure to potentially traumatic events [4,5], with traumatic occurrences peaking between 16 and 20years of age [4]. (Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry)
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - May 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jani N öthling, Candice Simmons, Sharain Suliman, Soraya Seedat Source Type: research