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Unique characteristics of high-cost users of medical care with comorbid mental illness or addiction in a population-based cohort
To understand if high-cost users of medical care with and without comorbid mental illness or addiction differ in terms of their sociodemographic and health characteristics. Unique characteristics would warrant different considerations for interventions and service design aimed at reducing unnecessary health care utilization and associated costs. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jennifer M. Hensel, Valerie H. Taylor, Kinwah Fung, Claire de Oliveira, Simone N. Vigod Source Type: research

Targeted Electroconvulsive Therapy for Super Refractory Status Epilepticus: A Case Report and Literature Review
Consultation psychiatrists may be asked by neurological services to identify treatment options for status epilepticus (SE), particularly electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The successful use of ECT in the treatment of refractory SE has been reported in numerous case studies but remains sparsely utilized despite its apparent efficacy. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - October 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dana M. Pinchotti, Christopher Abbott, Davin K. Quinn Source Type: research

Lithium Toxicity after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is Not Just Limited to Peri-operative Period
To the Editor (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brian Wasserman Source Type: research

Psychosis in a 22-Year-Old Woman with Narcolepsy after Restarting Sodium Oxybate
Sodium oxybate, the sodium salt of γ-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), is a safe and effective treatment for excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. Other case reports have described acute psychosis in narcoleptic patients shortly after starting or increasing the dose of sodium oxybate. Here we report the case o f a 22-year-old woman with narcolepsy who developed acute psychosis after restarting sodium oxybate at a previously well-tolerated dose. This case highlights the importance of titrating sodium oxybate to therapeutic doses, even after short-term discontinuation, in order to avoid psychiatr...
Source: Psychosomatics - October 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Patrick J. Buckley, Chelsea T. Wolf Source Type: research

Challenges faced when caring for foreign nationals with co-morbid medical and psychiatric problems in the general hospital
We present a case of a 40-year-old woman whose multidisciplinary care also involved social services and legal consultants to highlight dilemmas faced by patients, clinicians and systems of care when the laws of the land impact the care of foreign national s. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - October 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rubiahna L. Vaughn, Theodore A. Stern Source Type: research

Gestational Weight Gain and Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index Associated with Second-Generation Antipsychotic Use During Pregnancy
The objective of this study was to assess pre-pregnancy weights and gestational weight gain in women who were exposed to second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) during pregnancy compared to controls. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marlene P. Freeman, Alexandra Z. Sosinsky, Lina Goez-Mogollon, Gina M. Savella, Danna Moustafa, Adele C. Viguera, Lee S. Cohen Source Type: research

The Medical Incapacity Hold: a policy on the involuntary medical hospitalization of patients who lack decisional capacity
Medically hospitalized patients who lack decisional capacity may request, demand, or attempt to leave the hospital despite grave risk to themselves. The treating physician in this scenario must determine how to safeguard such patients, including whether to attempt to keep them in the hospital. However, in many jurisdictions there are no laws that address this matter directly. In this absence, psychiatrists are often called upon to issue an involuntary psychiatric hold (civil commitment) to keep the patient from leaving. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erick H. Cheung, Jonathan Heldt, Thomas Strouse, Paul Schneider Source Type: research

Post-Surgical Disfigurement Influences Disgust Recognition: A Case-Control Study
Little is known about how emotion recognition may be modified in individuals prone to elicit disgust. We hypothesized that subjects with total laryngectomy would present a modified recognition of facial expressions of disgust. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Q. Lisan, N. George, S. Hans, O. Laccourreye, C. Lemogne Source Type: research

Collaborative care and related interventions in patients with heart disease: an update and new directions
Psychiatric disorders, such as depression, are very common in cardiac patients and are independently linked to adverse cardiac outcomes, including mortality. Collaborative care and other integrated care models have been used successfully to manage psychiatric conditions in patients with heart disease, with beneficial effects on function and other outcomes. Novel programs utilizing remote delivery of mental health interventions and promotion of psychological well-being may play an increasingly large role in supporting cardiovascular health. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeff C. Huffman, Caitlin N. Adams, Christopher M. Celano Source Type: research

Onset of psychosis following strokes to the cerebellum and thalamus
Clinical studies have suggested that the cerebello –thalamo–cortical circuit could be one of the neural networks contributing to the pathogenesis of psychosis.1–5 However, current reports still remain limited regarding the onset of psychosis in association with structural lesions over both cerebellum and thalamus. Hereon we present the case wh o developed a new-onset psychosis after strokes to the left cerebellum and bilateral thalamus. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - September 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Po-Chiao Liao, Chun-Jen Wei, Pao-Huan Chen Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Psychosomatics - September 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Psychosomatics - September 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Clozapine-associated Aspiration Pneumonia: Case Series and Review of the Literature
While risk of medication-induced movement disorders is lower for most atypical antipsychotics compared to typical antipsychotics, atypical antipsychotics are more commonly associated with weight gain and metabolic abnormalities. They are also associated with more serious and life-threatening conditions; in particular, clozapine has been linked to agranulocytosis, myocarditis, and gut dysmotility. Increasingly, an association has been established between clozapine and lower respiratory infection. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jonathan Kaplan, Ann C. Schwartz, Martha C. Ward Source Type: research

Mental Health Screening of Medically-Admitted Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
Multi-national studies have identified an increased risk for depression and anxiety among the cystic fibrosis population. People with cystic fibrosis and depression have decreased lung function, adherence, and quality of life, and increased health care utilization. This is a pilot study of mental health screening and referral of patients with cystic fibrosis in a large tertiary medical center. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Georgina Garcia, Carolyn Snell, Gregory Sawicki, Laura E. Simons Tags: Original Research Report Source Type: research

Pilot Mental Health Screening of Medically Admitted Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Multinational studies have identified an increased risk for depression and anxiety among the cystic fibrosis (CF) population. People with cystic fibrosis (CF) and depression have decreased lung function, adherence and quality of life, and increased healthcare utilization. This is a pilot study of a mental health screening and referral of patients with CF in a large tertiary medical center. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Georgina Garcia, Carolyn Snell, Gregory Sawicki, Laura Simons Source Type: research

Avery D. Weisman, M.D.
Avery Danto Weisman, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (HMS), founder and former Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service (that now bears his name) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), died in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 2, 2017 at the age of 103 years. His ground-breaking clinical research and teaching in the fields of psychosomatic medicine and psycho-oncology forged a path for scores of clinicians and investigators. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julia C. Cromwell, John B. Herman, Theodore A. Stern Tags: Memorial Minute Source Type: research

Memorial Minute: Avery D. Weisman, M.D
Avery Danto Weisman, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (HMS), founder and former Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service (that now bears his name) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), died in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 2, 2017 at the age of 103 years. His ground-breaking clinical research and teaching in the fields of psychosomatic medicine and psycho-oncology forged a path for scores of clinicians and investigators. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julia C. Cromwell, John B. Herman, Theodore A. Stern Source Type: research

Telepsychiatry Consultation for Medical and Surgical Inpatient Units
Telepsychiatry is becoming more commonplace in the provision of psychiatric care. Most commonly used in the outpatient setting, there is little available in the literature as to the use of telepsychiatry for inpatient medical/surgical consultation. We review the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ′s telepsychiatry consultation program which provides consultation to an outlying community based rural hospital. This paper examines the 69 telepsychiatry consultations which were performed from November 2014 through February 2016, looking at the patients served, common consultation questions, an d patterns of diagnose...
Source: Psychosomatics - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julie A. Graziane, Priya Gopalan, Jack Cahalane Source Type: research

Delirium Following Topical Application of Compounded Creams Containing Multiple Analgesic Medications in Geriatric Patients: Two New Cases
Compounded topical formulations containing multiple classes of analgesic medications are becoming increasingly common; however, the current literature is sparse regarding complications such as delirium and inadvertent overdose in the elderly. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alyssa A. Soumoff, David L. Cook, Caroline C. Clark Source Type: research

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This book reviews the foundations, evolution, and current status of Psychosomatic Medicine (nee Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry). Its author has been a major figure in the modern development of the specialty. Dr Lipsitt established and edited two important journals that have shaped our field. Both the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine and General Hospital Psychiatry provided an essential forum for clinical data and broad ranging perspectives that have led to the designation of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry as a recognized subspecialty within Psychiatry. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Thomas N. Wise Tags: Book review Source Type: research

Characteristics of Patients with Constant Observers
The use of constant observers ( “sitters”) has been common practice in many medical centers to maintain patient safety. A retrospective chart review of patients who required sitters from October 1, 2007 to September 31, 2013 at a large, private hospital serving a multiethnic community showed that the top reasons for sitters in clude suicide risk, agitation, fall risk, interfering with medical devices, and confusion/disorientation. Sitters were used for a mean of 3.4 days ranging from 1 to 287 days, with a mean hospital length of stay of 18.9 days. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Deborah Goebert, Susan Solimine, Junji Takeshita, June Lee, Brian Schultz, Maria Guerrero, Michael Tanael, Mark Pilar, Loraine Fleming, Stacy Kracher, Leah Lawyer Source Type: research

Non-Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Preliminary Classification
Few publications deal with non-neurogenic language disorders (NNLDs), distinct from psychogenic speech disorders such as psychogenic dysphonia or stuttering. NNLDs are alterations in language due to psychosomatic preoccupations, conversion disorder, psychiatric disorders, or other psychological reasons. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mario F. Mendez Source Type: research

The Association Between Leukotriene-Modifying Agents and Suicidality: A Review of Literature
In 2008 Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding a possible association between leukotriene-modifying agents and suicidality. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Faiza Khalid, Awais Aftab, Sumita Khatri Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The Association Between Leukotriene Modifying Agents and Suicidality: A Review of Literature
In 2008 FDA issued a warning regarding possible association between leukotriene modifying agents (LTMAs) and suicidality. The warning remains controversial to this date and this review of literature is an attempt to examine the evidence on the matter. The data supporting a relationship between LTMAs and suicidality comes primarily from reviews of individual case safety reports in adverse event databases; is subject to considerable reporting bias and does not control for confounding factors. Case-control and cohort studies as well as data from clinical trials do not support an association between LTMAs and suicidality. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Faiza Khalid, Awais Aftab, Sumita Khatri Source Type: research

A comparison of the Severe Cognitive Impairment Rating Scale with the Mini-Mental State Examination and Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 for delirium: A cross-sectional study
Cognitive impairment including attention deficits, disorientation, memory impairment, language disturbance, and impaired visuospatial ability, are core symptoms of delirium. The Severe Cognitive Impairment Rating Scale (SCIRS) was developed to assess cognition in patients with severe dementia, but may also be useful in elderly people with delirium. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeong Lan Kim, Jin-Hoon Choi, Chae-Sung Im, Tae-Sung Kim, So-Hyun Ahn Source Type: research

Dermatologic Conditions and Risk of Suicide: A Case-Control Study
Patients diagnosed with skin conditions have a higher risk of comorbid psychiatric conditions and suicide-related outcomes such as suicidal ideations and behaviors. There is paucity of evidence in the US general population about the risk of suicide death in patients with dermatologic conditions. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Deepak Prabhakar, Edward L. Peterson, Yong Hu, Rebecca C. Rossom, Frances L. Lynch, Christine Y. Lu, Beth E. Waitzfelder, Ashli A. Owen-Smith, L. Keoki Williams, Arne Beck, Gregory E. Simon, Brian K. Ahmedani Tags: Original Research Reports Source Type: research

Dermatologic Conditions and Risk of Suicide: A Case Control Study
Patients diagnosed with skin conditions have a higher risk of comorbid psychiatric conditions and suicide related outcomes such as suicidal ideations and behaviors. There is paucity of evidence in the US general population about the risk of suicide death in patients with dermatologic conditions. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Deepak Prabhakar, Edward L. Peterson, Yong Hu, Rebecca C. Rossom, Frances L Lynch, Christine Y. Lu, Beth E. Waitzfelder, Ashli A. Owen-Smith, L. Keoki Williams, Arne Beck, Gregory E. Simon, Brian K. Ahmedani Source Type: research

Medical Student Experiences on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Rotations: A Nationwide Survey
This study aimed to characterize students′ experiences on C-L rotations. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - August 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fremonta Meyer, Omair Abbasi, David Kasick, Kewchang Lee, Christine Pelic, Jennifer Zinser, Thomas Harris, Margo Funk, The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine ′s Medical Student Education Subcommittee Source Type: research

Psychiatric Manifestations of Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is considered to be the optimal surgical treatment in the morbidly obese patient and the most common weight loss procedure in the United States. In this case report we describe the life threatening complication of hyperammonemic encephalopathy and its psychiatric presentation in a gastric bypass patient.Hyperammonemic encephalopathy is an extremely uncommon syndrome but also a severe complication of RYGB with only a small number of case reports and high reports of mortality. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kristin L. Borreggine, Daniel K. Hosker, Teresa A. Rummans, Dennis M. Manning Source Type: research

Risk Factors for New-Onset Depression After First-Time Traumatic Brain Injury
Major depression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) has devastating consequences as it increases the risk of suicide, impairs overall quality of life, and affects interpersonal, occupational, and social functioning. Although the literature has reported factors associated with depression after TBI, very few studies have examined the prevalence and correlates focused on the development of new-onset depression (NOD) after first-time TBI. Our study aimed to identify TBI- and non –TBI-related factors associated with the development of NOD in the first year after TBI. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Durga Roy, Vassilis Koliatsos, Sandeep Vaishnavi, Dingfen Han, Vani Rao Tags: Original Research Report Source Type: research

Risk Factors for New Onset Depression After First-Time Traumatic Brain Injury
Major depression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) has devastating consequences as it increases the risk of suicide, impairs overall quality of life, and impacts interpersonal, occupational, and social functioning. While the literature has reported factors associated with depression after TBI, very few studies have examined the prevalence and correlates focused on the development of new onset depression (NOD) after first-time TBI. Our study aimed to identify TBI- and non-TBI related factors associated with the development of NOD in the first year after TBI. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Durga Roy, Vassilis Koliatsos, Sandeep Vaishnavi, Dingfen Han, Vani Rao Source Type: research

Increasing the Safety of Clozapine Management in Hospitalized Patients With or Without Infection: Still Much to Learn …and Teach
To the editor (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jonathan G. Leung Source Type: research

The Effect of Psychosocial Factors on Success Rates of Hepatitis C Treatment
Our study was to determine which psychosocial factors interfere with patients reaching sustained virologic response (SVR), a marker for hepatitis C virus eradication. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maria Janda, Kari A. Mergenhagen Tags: Original Research Report Source Type: research

Downwards Vertical Attention Bias in Conversion Disorder vs Controls: A Pilot Study
Conversion disorder (CD) is a largely enigmatic disorder, one that requires a thorough ruling-out process. Prior research suggests that metaphors and conceptualization are rooted in physical experience, and that we interpret our affective world through metaphors. Spatial metaphors (interaction of affect and vertical space) are a prominent example of the grounding of metaphors. This is a relatively unpaved direction of research of CD. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sivan Gazit, Odelia Elkana, Liraz Dawidowicz, Liel Yeshayahu, Iftah Biran Tags: Original Research Report Source Type: research

Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus After Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Review of Literature
The clinical presentation and risk factors of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in the context of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are poorly understood, and guidance regarding diagnosis and management remains scarce. In this article, we identify case reports of ECT-induced NCSE from literature, and discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and management of these cases in the context of what is known about NCSE from the neurology literature. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Awais Aftab, Ashley VanDercar, Ayham Alkhachroum, Christine LaGrotta, Keming Gao Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Severe Noncardiac Chest Pain Responds to Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
Campbell et al1 recently reviewed the causes, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) in a comprehensive and eloquent manner. The review is excellent in capturing the various psychiatric disorders implicated in NCCP as well as treatments ranging from cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnosis, pharmacotherapy, care management, and multidisciplinary approaches. One other important level of care that should be mentioned is that of interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program (iCPRP) care. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Xavier F. Jimenez Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

The Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Success Rates of Hepatitis C Treatment
Our study was to determine which psychosocial factors interfere with patients reaching sustained virologic response (SVR), a marker for HCV eradication. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maria Janda, Kari A. Mergenhagen Source Type: research

Downwards Vertical Attention Bias in Conversion Disorder vs Controls; A Pilot Study
Conversion disorder (CD) is a largely enigmatic disorder, one that requires a thorough ruling-out process. Prior research suggests that metaphors and conceptualization are rooted in physical experience, and that we interpret our affective world through metaphors. Spatial metaphors (interaction of affect and vertical space) are a prominent example of the grounding of metaphors. This is a relatively unpaved direction of research of CD. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sivan Gazit, Odelia Elkana, Liraz Dawidowicz, Liel Yeshayahu, Iftah Biran Source Type: research

Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus after Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Review of Literature
The clinical presentation and risk factors of Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) in the context of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) are poorly understood, and guidance regarding diagnosis and management remains scarce. In this review we identify case reports of ECT-induced NCSE from literature, and discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and management of these cases in the context of what is known about NCSE from the neurology literature. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Awais Aftab, Ashley VanDercar, Ayham Alkhachroum, Christine LaGrotta, Keming Gao Source Type: research

Severe Non-Cardiac Chest Pain Responds to Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
Cambell et al1 recently reviewed the causes, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) in a comprehensive manner, citing evidence for behavioral, psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and other approaches to the condition. In addition to these approaches, the most severe of cases may benefit from interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program (iCPRP) care. A case vignette is offered of an adult male suffering from persistent and recurrent NCCP after extensive medical evaluations and repeated acute care utilization. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Xavier F. Jimenez Source Type: research

Psychiatric Disease Among Patients With Takotsubo Syndrome
The article by Nayeri et al published in Psychosotmatics1 about the impact of preexisting psychiatric illness in Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) patients and on the prognosis of TTS presented very interesting data. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Psychiatric disease among Takotsubo Syndrome patients
The article by Nayeri et al. published in Psychosotmatics 1 determining the impact of pre-existing psychiatric illness in takotsubo syndrome (TTS) patients on the prognosis of Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) presented very interesting data. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - July 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin Source Type: research

A Model of Collaborative Spiritual and Psychiatric Care of Oncology Patients
In this study we present one model of chaplaincy-psychiatry collaboration, hypothesizing that both specialties would find the intervention helpful.   Methods: From April through December 2015, the C/L psychiatry service at Brigham& Women ′s Hospital piloted thirteen sessions of interdisciplinary rounds, where chaplains and C/L psychiatrists discussed common oncology patients. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - June 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Larkin Elderon Kao, Hermioni N. Lokko, Kathleen Gallivan, Vera O ′Brien, John R. Peteet Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Psychosomatics - June 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Psychosomatics - June 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Intentional Self-inflicted Burn Injuries: Review of the Literature
Intentional self-inflicted burn injuries are a rare occurrence in the United States, but represent a considerable portion of all burn injuries in the developing world. Compared to non-intentional burns, patients with intentional self-inflicted burns have increased rates of higher total body surface area (TBSA) involvement and associated complications, including overall mortality. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - June 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mladen Nisavic, Shamim Nejad, Scott Beach Source Type: research

Psychosis Due to Disseminated Cryptococcal Infection and Delirium in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Infectious diseases affecting the central nervous system can manifest as a psychiatric illness. When psychiatric symptoms predominate, all too often clinicians are quick to give a psychiatric diagnosis. A rare but possible cause of psychosis is cryptococcal meningitis, which is an opportunistic neuroinfection that can lead to fatality if left untreated. Literature reports of patients with cryptococcal meningitis (CM) presenting with psychosis in the absence of constitutional symptoms is sparse, especially in immunocompetent hosts. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - June 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jungjin Kim, Georgina Hartzell, Neguine Rezaii, Lauren Gensler, Wendy Baer, Raymond Young, Ann C. Schwartz Source Type: research

Feeding Systems and the Gut Microbiome: Gut-Brain Interactions with Relevance to Psychiatric Conditions
Physical and mental health is dependent on the environment and feeding is a prime example of this environmental exchange. Feeding is a common behavior but the underlying biology of feeding behavior is regulated is a complicated story which has implications for clinical treatment. The hypothalamus controls both feeding behavior and the stress response. Integration of the neural control centers and the peripheral gut provides ample coordination between these systems but also allows for disruption in the gastrointestinal (GI) systems to transmit dysfunctional communication to the brain. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brittany L. Mason Source Type: research

Validation of a Nurse-Based Delirium-Screening Tool for Hospitalized Patients
Guidelines recommend daily delirium monitoring of hospitalized patients. Available delirium-screening tools have not been validated for use by nurses among diverse inpatients. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - June 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Anita Hargrave, Jesse Bastiaens, James A. Bourgeois, John Neuhaus, S. Andrew Josephson, Julia Chinn, Melissa Lee, Jacqueline Leung, Vanja Douglas Tags: Original Research Report Source Type: research

Validation of a Nurse-Based Delirium Screening Tool for Hospitalized Patients
Guidelines recommend daily delirium monitoring of hospitalized patients. Available delirium-screening tools have not been validated for use by nurses among diverse inpatients. We sought to validate the Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC) under these circumstances. (Source: Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychosomatics - June 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Anita Hargrave, Jesse Bastiaens, James A. Bourgeois, John Neuhaus, S Andrew Josephson, Julia Chinn, Melissa Lee, Jacqueline Leung, Vanja Douglas Source Type: research