Cumulative effect of depressed mood and obesity on type II diabetes incidence: Findings from the MONICA/KORA cohort study
Obesity and depression both individually contribute to the risk of Type II Diabetes (T2DM). The extent to which obesity can be set-off by depression is unknown. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: S. Atasoy, H. Johar, X.Y. Fang, J. Kruse, K.H. Ladwig Source Type: research

Type D personality affects health-related quality of life in patients with lone atrial fibrillation by increasing symptoms related to sympathetic activation
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is impaired in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and even more so in patients with a Distressed personality type (Type D). It is unknown whether this extends to patients with ‘lone AF’. Since chronic stress is associated with increased arousal, it might affect recurrences and thus HRQoL. The current study examined the influence of Type D on the trajectory of disease-specific and generic HRQoL, compared it with HRQoL in the general population, and assessed the mediati ng role of arousal symptoms (e.g., tachycardia, sweating). (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nina Kupper, Krista van den Broek, Emy Haagh, Pepijn van der Voort, Jos Widdershoven, Johan Denollet Source Type: research

Prospective study of provided smoking cessation care in an inpatient psychiatric setting
This study aimed to evaluate current levels of cessation care provided, and 3-month quit-rates, in one such setting in Ireland. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Annette Burns, James V. Lucey, Judith D. Strawbridge, Luke Clancy, Frank Doyle Source Type: research

Clusters of premenstrual symptoms in women with PMDD: Appearance, stability and association with impairment
In this study, we investigate symptom clusters in women prospectively diagnosed with severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or PMDD using factor analysis; analyze the stability of the structures of different symptom patterns and their association with impairment at work, in recreation, and in relationships. A total of 174 prospective symptom diaries were analyzed with principal axis factoring revealing six clusters named affective dysphoria, somatic dysphoria, irritability, breast/body sensitivity, pain, and eating behavior. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gudrun Kaiser, Carolyn Janda, Maria Kleinst äuber, Cornelia Weise Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Predicting physical and mental health symptoms: Additive and interactive effects of difficulty identifying feelings, neuroticism and extraversion
Alexithymia, neuroticism, and extraversion have been described as relevant predictors of mental and physical health conditions, but their putative interactive effects remain poorly understood and their prospective effects are not well studied. The present study has investigated the differential contributions of distinct personality traits in predicting mental and somatic health symptoms in cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Johanna Klinger-K önig, Johannes Hertel, Jan Terock, Henry Völzke, Sandra Van der Auwera, Hans J. Grabe Source Type: research

Death anxiety and its association with hypochondriasis and medically unexplained symptoms: A systematic review
To systematically review of the available literature to (1) examine the association between death anxiety and hypochondriasis and (2) examine the association between death anxiety and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Birgit M. aan de Stegge, Lineke M. Tak, Judith G.M. Rosmalen, Richard C. Oude Voshaar Tags: Review article Source Type: research

The impact of non-motor symptoms on the health-related quality of life in patients with functional movement disorders
Pain, fatigue, cognitive complaints and psychiatric comorbidities are common in patients with functional movement disorder and may significantly affect their quality of life. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of motor and non-motor symptoms on health-related quality of life in patients with functional movement disorder. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabriela V ěchetová, Matěj Slovák, David Kemlink, Zuzana Hanzlíková, Pavel Dušek, Tomáš Nikolai, Evžen Růžička, Mark J. Edwards, Tereza Serranová Source Type: research

Patterns of chronic physical multimorbidity in psychiatric and general population
A growing body of evidence has demonstrated the high prevalence and complexity of chronic physical multimorbidity defined as ≥2 chronic physical illness in people with psychiatric disorders. The present study aimed to assess differences in the prevalence and patterns of self-reported chronic physical illness and multimorbidity in the general and psychiatric populations. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Igor Filip čić, Ivona Šimunović Filipčić, Vladimir Grošić, Ivana Bakija, Daniela Šago, Tomislav Benjak, Boran Uglešić, Žarko Bajić, Norman Sartorius Source Type: research

Identifying and predicting distinct distress trajectories following a breast cancer diagnosis - from treatment into early survival
Most longitudinal studies on distress in breast cancer (BC) patients reported a continuous decrease after diagnosis, however masking individual variations in patterns of adjustment. We sought to identify distinct trajectories of distress during primary treatment into survivorship and to identify variables that are determinants of which patient follows which type of adjustment trajectory. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janina Kant, Agnieszka Czisch, Sarah Schott, Daniela Siewerdt-Werner, Frauke Birkenfeld, Monika Keller Source Type: research

Do workplace-based mindfulness meditation programs improve physiological indices of stress? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) have been related with improved job satisfaction, wellbeing, health, and reduced workplace stress with employees. However, until now, synthesis of the evidence of the effect of MBIs on physiological indices associated with stress and ill-health has been lacking. Therefore the current systematic review aimed to synthesise the literature from employee samples to provide guidance for future investigations in terms of which physiological indicators and biological systems may be most impacted by MBIs. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachael A. Heckenberg, Pennie Eddy, Stephen Kent, Bradley J. Wright Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Elevation of tumor necrosis factor alpha levels is associated with restless legs symptoms in clinically depressed patients
Restless legs syndrome is a sensorimotor disorder associated with several mental illnesses particularly depression. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Piritta Auvinen, Pekka M äntyselkä, Hannu Koponen, Hannu Kautiainen, Katariina Korniloff, Tiina Ahonen, Mauno Vanhala Source Type: research

Predicting patient reassurance after colonoscopy: The role of illness beliefs
This study investigates demographic and psychological predictors of patient reassurance after receiving normal test results following a colonoscopy. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chiara Gasteiger, Rebekah Sherriff, Alan Fraser, Meike C. Shedden-Mora, Keith J. Petrie, Anna S. Serlachius Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale: Construct validation in Spanish breast cancer patients
The Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale (MiniMAC) is widely used to evaluate cancer patients' psychological responses to diagnosis and treatment. Validation studies of the scale have shown inconsistency in the obtained factor structures. The aim of this study was to explore the factor structure, using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), and other psychometric properties of the MiniMAC in Spanish breast cancer patients. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Yolanda Andreu Vaillo, Sergio Murgui P érez, Paula Martínez López, Rocío Romero Retes Source Type: research

Posttraumatic growth among people living with HIV: A systematic review
The aim of this systematic review was to analyse, synthesise and review existing results on posttraumatic growth (PTG) among PLWH. In particular, we investigated the relationship of PTG with sociodemographic, HIV-related clinical variables, positive and negative psychological correlates as well as HIV-related social issues among PLWH. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marcin Rzeszutek, Ewa Gruszczy ńska Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Retrospectively reported childhood adversity is associated with asthma and chronic bronchitis, independent of mental health
Several researchers have raised the concern that the cross-sectional association of retrospectively reported childhood adversity with self-reported onset of asthma and chronic bronchitis in adulthood may be confounded, as well as mediated by an individual's mental health. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of retrospectively-reported childhood adversity on self-reported onset of asthma and chronic bronchitis in adulthood, independent of potential confounding and mediating variables (including respondent's mental health). (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mashhood Ahmed Sheikh Source Type: research

Self-esteem is related to anxiety in psoriasis patients: A case control study
In this study, the importance of coping strategies and self-esteem as potential targets were tested. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Anna S łomian, Patryk Łakuta, Beata Bergler-Czop, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło Source Type: research

The target for intervention in psoriasis patients: Self-esteem
In this study, the importance of coping strategies and self-esteem as potential targets were tested. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A. S łomian, P. Łakuta, B. Bergler-Czop, L. Brzezińska-Wcisło Source Type: research

Vital exhaustion and risk of alcohol use disorders: A prospective cohort study
We examined the prospective association between vital exhaustion and risk of alcohol use disorders (AUD). Furthermore, we investigated whether cohabitation status modifies the effect of this potential association. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emilie Just- Østergaard, Erik L. Mortensen, Janne S. Tolstrup, Trine Flensborg-Madsen Source Type: research

Factors associated with fear of progression in chinese cancer patients: sociodemographic, clinical and psychological variables
Fear of progression (FoP) is a widespread problem among cancer patients and is considered to be one of the most distressing psychological consequences of cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological variables to FoP in Chinese cancer patients. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Yuan Yang, Hengwen Sun, Ting Liu, Jingying Zhang, Hongmei Wang, Weijiang Liang, Yu Chen, Bin Zhang Source Type: research

Quality of life in drug-resistant epilepsy: relationships with negative affectivity, memory, somatic symptoms and social support
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Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Irene Cano-L ópez, Kevin G. Hampel, Mercedes Garcés, Vicente Villanueva, Esperanza González-Bono Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Validation of the Stanford Proxy Test for Delirium (S-PTD) among critical and noncritical patients
The objective of our study was to validate the S-PTD among a mixed sample of patients in both the intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU settings. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fahad D. Alosaimi, Ayedh Alghamdi, Raya Alsuhaibani, Ghadah Alhammad, Amjad Albatili, Latifah Albatly, Bandar Althomali, Fadi Aljamaan, Jos é R. Maldonado Source Type: research

Cognitive and emotional processes influencing patient presentation or non-presentation of oral Cancer symptoms to healthcare professionals
Greater time that patients take to present symptoms to health care providers (HCPs) increases the likelihood of later stage cancer, which increases mortality and morbidity in symptomatic cancers. The common-sense model (CSM) is used to understand time to first consultation with a healthcare provider, but inconsistencies exisy between its current use and important empirical findings. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephen L. Brown, Juliet Bell, Richard J. Shaw Source Type: research

An experimental litmus test of the emerging hypothesis that persistent physical symptoms can be explained as perceptual dysregulation
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Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: N. Lehnen, P. Henningsen, C. Ramaioli, S. Glasauer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Investigating post-stroke fatigue: An individual participant data meta-analysis
The prevalence of post-stroke fatigue differs widely across studies, and reasons for such divergence are unclear. We aimed to collate individual data on post-stroke fatigue from multiple studies to facilitate high-powered meta-analysis, thus increasing our understanding of this complex phenomenon. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Toby B. Cumming, Ai Beng Yeo, Jodie Marquez, Leonid Churilov, Jean-Marie Annoni, Umaru Badaru, Nastaran Ghotbi, Joe Harbison, Gert Kwakkel, Anners Lerdal, Roger Mills, Halvor Naess, Harald Nyland, Arlene Schmid, Wai Kwong Tang, Benjamin Tseng, Ingrid van Source Type: research

Gender differences in psychosocial outcomes of psychotherapy trial in patients with depression and coronary artery disease
The biological and psychosocial risk profile differs between women and men with coronary artery disease (CAD). Depressive symptoms and Vital Exhaustion (VE) predict an unfavourable course of CAD. The secondary analysis of the SPIRR-CAD trial offered the possibility to examine gender as exposure variable of the clinical and psychological situation at baseline and in a variety of psychosocial measures as outcomes. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hans-Christian Deter, Cora Weber, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Christian Albus, Jana Juenger, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Wolfgang Soellner, Martina de Zwaan, Martin Hellmich, Anna-Sophia Gr ün, Joram Ronel, Kristina Orth-Gomér, for the SPIRR-CAD- Study Group Source Type: research

Sleep quality and daytime sleepiness are not associated with cognition in heart failure
In this study, we examined associations between sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and cognitive function in HF. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fawn A. Walter, David Ede, Misty A.W. Hawkins, Mary A. Dolansky, John Gunstad, Richard Josephson, Shirley M. Moore, Joel W. Hughes Source Type: research

Living with Pernicious Anaemia: exploring the link between anticipated stigma and wellbeing
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Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Heidi Seage Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Raphael M. Herr: 2018 EAPM Elsevier Young Investigator Award Recipient
European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM) President Wolfgang S öllner and I had the honor of presenting Raphael M. Herr, Ph.D. with the 2018 EAPM Elsevier Young Investigator Award on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the 6th Annual Scientific Conference of the EAPM in Verona, Italy. Dr. Herr then gave the closing scientific presentation for the conference with a high ly engaging, “Longitudinal effects and mediators of psychosocial work characteristics on somatic symptoms,” which highlighted his award winning paper [1]. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jess G. Fiedorowicz Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Attending away from the body predicts increased physical symptom reports at six months in primary care patients
High symptom reporting (HSR) and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are associated with considerable distress, disability, healthcare utilization and costs, but are poorly understood, and current treatments are of limited benefit. Most models of HSR and MUS implicate cognitive-perceptual factors, such as increased body-focused attention, reduced perceptual thresholds and a tendency to experience somatic misperception, but little is known about the causal role of these variables. We investigated this issue by studying whether there is a longitudinal relationship between perceptual-attentional variables and later clinical ...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Anna Chapman, Ellen Poliakoff, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Richard J. Brown Source Type: research

Comparing the diagnostic concepts of ICD-10 somatoform disorders and DSM-5 somatic symptom disorders in patients from a psychosomatic outpatient clinic
The reconceptualization of somatic symptom and related disorders in DSM-5 led to numerous consequences in terms of prevalence and affected patient populations. The present study aimed to investigate frequencies of ICD-10 somatoform disorders and DSM-5 somatic symptom disorders, and how the respective diagnostic groups differ in terms of sociodemographic and psychopathological characteristics. It discusses the usefulness and reliability of the new diagnostic criteria. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - August 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Paul H üsing, Bernd Löwe, Anne Toussaint Source Type: research

Chronic pain in refugees with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A systematic review on patients' characteristics and specific interventions
Chronic pain in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a frequent symptom and a complicating factor in the treatment of patients. The study ’ purpose is to systematically review the scientific literature on patients' characteristics and the effects of specific interventions implemented for the treatment of chronic pain in traumatized refugees. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: C. Rometsch-Ogioun El Sount, P. Windthorst, J. Denkinger, K. Ziser, C. Nikendei, D. Kindermann, J. Ringwald, V. Renner, S. Zipfel, F. Junne Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Blood pressure recovery to social stress in parentally bereaved and non-bereaved youths
To examine differences in blood pressure response and recovery in a sample of bereaved and non-bereaved youths during an acute stress task conducted 5  years after time of parental death. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura J. Dietz, Steven Viet Pham, Nadine Melhem, Giovanna Porta, David A. Brent Source Type: research

Perceived stress and inappropriate coping behaviors associated with poorer quality of life and prognosis in patients with ulcerative colitis
To explore the effect of perceived stress and coping behaviors on quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hanqing Luo, Yuanyuan Sun, Yue Li, Hong Lyu, Li Sheng, Li Wang, Jiaming Qian Source Type: research

The effect of brief self-management intervention for hemodialysis patients (HED-SMART) on trajectories of depressive and anxious symptoms
This study sought to describe the long-term trajectories of anxiety and depression in hemodialysis patients, to identify predictors of these trajectories over 12  months and to evaluate the effectiveness of the HEmoDialysis Self-Management Randomized Trial (HED SMART) against usual care on symptoms of anxiety and depression. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Konstadina Griva, Kevin F.Y. Lam, Mooppil Nandakumar, Jo-an H. Ng, Hayley McBain, Stanton P. Newman Source Type: research

Fecal incontinence in people with self-reported irritable bowel syndrome: Prevalence and quality of life
This study evaluated the prevalence of FI in people with self-reported IBS and the relationship between FI and HRQL. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Melissa G. Hunt, Connie Wong, Syed Aajmain, Ifeoluwa Dawodu Source Type: research

Differential psychological effects of cognitive-behavioral stress management among breast cancer patients with high and low initial cancer-specific distress
Cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) improves adaptation to primary treatment for breast cancer (BCa), evidenced as reductions in distress and increases in positive affect. Because not all BCa patients may need psychosocial intervention, identifying those most likely to benefit is important. A secondary analysis of a previous randomized trial tested whether baseline level of cancer-specific distress moderated CBSM effects on adaptation over 12  months. We hypothesized that patients experiencing the greatest cancer-specific distress in the weeks after surgery would show the greatest CBSM-related effects on distre...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ashley W. Wang, Laura C. Bouchard, Lisa M. Gudenkauf, Devika R. Jutagir, Hannah M. Fisher, Jamie M. Jacobs, Bonnie B. Blomberg, Suzanne Lechner, Charles S. Carver, Michael H. Antoni Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms predict incident chronic disease burden 10  years later: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)
To assess the association between depressive symptoms and incident chronic illness burden in prospective longitudinal analyses. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lydia Poole, Andrew Steptoe Source Type: research

Psychological distress in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and their partners
We examined whether perceived social support and clinical patient characteristics are associated with change in couples' symptoms of anxiety and depression in the first year after ICD implantation, and explored whether the associations differ between patients and partners. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nina Rottmann, Ole Skov, Christina Maar Andersen, Dominic A.M.J. Theuns, Susanne S. Pedersen Source Type: research

An epidemiologic study of self-reported sleep problems in a large sample of adolescent earthquake survivors: The effects of age, gender, exposure, and psychopathology
This study investigated the prevalence of sleep problems and their associated risk factors in child and adolescent survivors three years after the 2013 Ya'an earthquake. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Wanjie Tang, Yi Lu, Yanchun Yang, Jiuping Xu Source Type: research

Longitudinal associations between risk appraisal of base stations for mobile phones, radio or television and non-specific symptoms
Introduction: Studies found that higher risk appraisal of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields is associated with reporting more non-specific symptoms such as headache and back pain. There is limited data available on the longitudinal nature of such associations and what aspects of risk appraisal and characteristics of subjects are relevant.Objective: To examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between risk appraisal measures and non-specific symptoms, and assess the role of subject characteristics (sex, age, education, trait negative affect) in a general population cohort. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Astrid L. Martens, Pauline Slottje, Tjabe Smid, Hans Kromhout, Roel C.H. Vermeulen, Danielle R.M. Timmermans Source Type: research

Daytime sleepiness and its relationships to fatigue and autonomic dysfunction in adults with spinal cord injury
To determine the extent of daytime sleepiness in adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and investigate the contribution of fatigue and autonomic function to sleepiness status. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A. Craig, D. Rodrigues, Y. Tran, R. Guest, J. Middleton Source Type: research

The sleep and sex survey: Relationships between sexual function and sleep
Distress and dysfunction in sleep and sex are both very common, and have been found to be separately related to anxiety, depression, and stress. Even so, and despite evidence linking obstructive sleep apnea and erectile disfunction, the connections between sleep and sex are largely understudied. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martin Seehuus, Wilfred Pigeon Source Type: research

A randomized clinical trial of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic treatment of emotional and gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: evaluating efficacy and mechanism of change
The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the efficacy of Unified Protocol (UP) for transdiagnostic treatment of psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, and stress, and treating the intensity of gastrointestinal symptoms in individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Another aim of the study was to test whether emotion regulation mediates the effect of UP. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hamid Mohsenabadi, Zahra Zanjani, Mohammad Javad Shabani, Abbas Arj Source Type: research

A randomized clinical trial of the unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment on emotional symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome: Mediation analysis of emotion regulation
The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the efficacy of Unified Protocol (UP) for transdiagnostic treatment of psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, and stress, and treating the intensity of gastrointestinal symptoms in individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Another aim of the study was to test whether emotion regulation mediates the effect of UP. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hamid Mohsenabadi, Zahra Zanjani, Mohammad Javad Shabani, Abbas Arj Source Type: research

Quality of life in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a highly prevalent medical condition, which may lead to severe complications including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Its chronic course and its association with obesity and diabetes mellitus augment the long-term impact of NAFLD on patients' health and quality of life (QoL) and put great strain on healthcare systems worldwide. Research is growingly focusing on NAFLD patients' QoL in an attempt to describe the full spectrum of disease burden and tackle its future consequences. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Konstantinos Assimakopoulos, Katerina Karaivazoglou, Evangelia-Eirini Tsermpini, Georgia Diamantopoulou, Christos Triantos Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Mental health is a risk factor for poor outcomes in cardiac patients: Findings from the national DenHeart survey
To explore (i) the prevalence of cardiac risk factors (obesity, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and medication non-adherence) among cardiac patients with depression and anxiety, (ii) associations between depression and anxiety scores and cardiac risk factors and (iii) the association of depression and anxiety and cardiac risk factors with mortality, and their population attributable risk. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Lars Thrysoee, Charlotte Brun Thorup, Britt Borregaard, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Rikke Elmose Mols, Knud Juel, Ola Ekholm Source Type: research

Anxiety, depression and probability of live birth in a cohort of women with self-reported infertility in the HUNT 2 Study and Medical Birth Registry of Norway
The ‘psychogenic’ hypothesis has a long history in the field of infertility. The present study investigated whether anxiety or depressive symptoms are associated with probability of subsequent live birth in a cohort of infertile women from the general population. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eva Biringer, Ute Kessler, Louise M. Howard, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Arnstein Mykletun Source Type: research