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Anthropology of Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 5)
Anthropology of Work Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.256, h-index: 5)
Anthropology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92, SJR: 0.545, h-index: 15)
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Anz J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.432, h-index: 59)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.855, h-index: 73)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.754, h-index: 69)
Applied Organometallic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 58)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128, SJR: 1.023, h-index: 64)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 13)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 24)
Aquaculture Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.025, h-index: 55)
Aquaculture Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.807, h-index: 60)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.047, h-index: 57)
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.453, h-index: 11)
Archaeological Prospection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.922, h-index: 21)
Archaeology in Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.745, h-index: 18)
Archaeometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.809, h-index: 48)
Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 2)
Architectural Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 9)
Archiv der Pharmazie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 43)
Archives of Drug Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.768, h-index: 54)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.938, h-index: 57)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 203, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 13)
Arthritis & Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.984, h-index: 20)
Arthritis Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 2.256, h-index: 114)
Artificial Organs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.872, h-index: 60)
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Asia Pacific J. of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 321, SJR: 0.494, h-index: 19)
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.616, h-index: 26)
Asia-Pacific J. of Chemical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Asia-pacific J. of Clinical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 14)
Asia-Pacific J. of Financial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.241, h-index: 7)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 7)
Asian Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 21)
Asian Economic Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 12)
Asian J. of Control     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.862, h-index: 34)
Asian J. of Endoscopic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.394, h-index: 7)
Asian J. of Organic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.443, h-index: 19)
Asian J. of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 37)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 7)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.318, h-index: 5)
Asian-pacific Economic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.168, h-index: 15)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Astronomische Nachrichten     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.701, h-index: 40)
Atmospheric Science Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.332, h-index: 27)
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.095, h-index: 66)
Austral Entomology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 28)
Australasian J. of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.714, h-index: 40)
Australasian J. On Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 22)
Australian & New Zealand J. of Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.275, h-index: 28)
Australian Accounting Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.709, h-index: 14)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Family Therapy (ANZJFT)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.382, h-index: 12)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 49)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.82, h-index: 62)
Australian Dental J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.482, h-index: 46)
Australian Economic History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 12)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.23, h-index: 9)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.357, h-index: 21)
Australian Endodontic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.513, h-index: 24)
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Australian J. of Grape and Wine Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.879, h-index: 56)
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Australian J. of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.43, h-index: 34)
Australian Occupational Therapy J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 29)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 31)
Australian Veterinary J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.459, h-index: 45)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 2.126, h-index: 39)
Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.371, h-index: 29)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 70)
Basic and Applied Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 4)
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.54, h-index: 60)
Bauphysik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 5)
Bauregelliste A, Bauregelliste B Und Liste C     Hybrid Journal  
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.321, h-index: 11)
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Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.736, h-index: 57)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.11, h-index: 5)
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.493, h-index: 14)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 26)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.568, h-index: 64)
Bioengineering & Translational Medicine     Open Access  
BioEssays     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.104, h-index: 155)
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 39)
Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.725, h-index: 56)
Biological J. of the Linnean Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 90)
Biological Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 6.469, h-index: 114)
Biologie in Unserer Zeit (Biuz)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.12, h-index: 1)
Biology of the Cell     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.812, h-index: 69)
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  • The association between psychotic experiences and disability: results from
           the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
    • Authors: F. Navarro-Mateu; J. Alonso, C. C. W. Lim, S. Saha, S. Aguilar-Gaxiola, A. Al-Hamzawi, L. H. Andrade, E. J. Bromet, R. Bruffaerts, S. Chatterji, L. Degenhardt, G. Girolamo, P. Jonge, J. Fayyad, S. Florescu, O. Gureje, J. M. Haro, C. Hu, E. G. Karam, V. Kovess-Masfety, S. Lee, M. E. Medina-Mora, A. Ojagbemi, B.-E. Pennell, M. Piazza, J. Posada-Villa, K. M. Scott, J. C. Stagnaro, M. Xavier, K. S. Kendler, R. C. Kessler, J. J. McGrath,
      Abstract: ObjectiveWhile psychotic experiences (PEs) are known to be associated with a range of mental and general medical disorders, little is known about the association between PEs and measures of disability. We aimed to investigate this question using the World Mental Health surveys.MethodLifetime occurrences of six types of PEs were assessed along with 21 mental disorders and 14 general medical conditions. Disability was assessed with a modified version of the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models were used to investigate the association between PEs and high disability scores (top quartile) with various adjustments.ResultsRespondents with PEs were more likely to have top quartile scores on global disability than respondents without PEs (19.1% vs. 7.5%; χ2 = 190.1, P 
      PubDate: 2017-05-25T01:30:23.621414-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12749
  • Comment on Anticonvulsants and suicide attempts in bipolar type I
    • Authors: B. Toffol
      PubDate: 2017-05-25T00:15:33.194161-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12751
  • Baseline dimensional psychopathology and future mood disorder onset:
           findings from the Dutch Bipolar Offspring Study
    • Authors: E. Mesman; W. A. Nolen, L. Keijsers, M. H. J. Hillegers
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo identify the early signs of mood disorder development, specifically bipolar disorder (BD), in a population at familial risk for BD.MethodThe sample included 107 Dutch adolescent bipolar offspring (age 12–21) followed into adulthood (age 22–32). Lifetime DSM-IV axis I diagnoses were examined at baseline, 1-, 5-, and 12- year follow-up. Symptoms were assessed at baseline on a 3-point Likert scale at baseline with the K-SADS-PL and were analyzed using symptom and sum scores. As observed in previous studies, BD typically starts with other mood disorders. Therefore, the sample was stratified in offspring with a mood diagnosis (n = 29) and without (n = 78) at baseline.ResultsSubthreshold manic experiences proved the strongest predictor of BD conversion (n = 10; HR2.16, CI95% 1.23–3.78). At symptom level, elated mood, decreased need of sleep, racing thoughts, suicidal ideation, and middle insomnia were significantly associated with BD conversion. Depressive symptoms proved the strongest predictor for first mood episode onset (n = 28; HR1.27, CI95% 1.02–1.58).ConclusionThis study extends our knowledge of prodromal manifestations of BD in a high-risk population. Although preliminary, findings of this study provide potential targets for early identification and underscore the importance of detailed assessment of manic symptomatology in bipolar offspring.
      PubDate: 2017-05-20T12:35:26.405515-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12739
  • Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations
    • Authors: L. Mustelin; A. M. Hedman, L. M. Thornton, R. Kuja-Halkola, A. Keski-Rahkonen, E. Cantor-Graae, C. Almqvist, A. Birgegård, P. Lichtenstein, P. B. Mortensen, C. B. Pedersen, C. M. Bulik
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe risk of certain psychiatric disorders is elevated among immigrants. To date, no population studies on immigrant health have addressed eating disorders. We examined whether risk of eating disorders in first- and second-generation immigrants differs from native-born Danes and Swedes.MethodAll individuals born 1984–2002 (Danish cohort) and 1989–1999 (Swedish cohort) and residing in the respective country on their 10th birthday were included. They were followed up for the development of eating disorders based on out-patient and in-patient data.ResultsThe risks of all eating disorder types were lower among first-generation immigrants compared to the native populations: Incidence-rate ratio (95% confidence interval) was 0.39 (0.29, 0.51) for anorexia nervosa, 0.60 (0.42, 0.83) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.62 (0.47, 0.79) for other eating disorders in Denmark and 0.27 (0.21, 0.34) for anorexia nervosa, 0.30 (0.18, 0.51) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.39 (0.32, 0.47) for other eating disorders in Sweden. Likewise, second-generation immigrants by both parents were at lower risk, whereas those with only one foreign-born parent were not.ConclusionThe decreased risk of eating disorders among immigrants is opposite to what has been observed for other psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia. Possible explanations include buffering sociocultural factors and underdetection in health care.
      PubDate: 2017-05-19T23:30:41.253877-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12750
  • Duration of major and minor depressive episodes and associated risk
           indicators in a psychiatric epidemiological cohort study of the general
    • Authors: M. Have; B. W. J. H. Penninx, M. Tuithof, S. Dorsselaer, M. Kleinjan, J. Spijker, R. Graaf
      Abstract: ObjectiveHardly any studies exist on the duration of major depressive disorder (MDD) and factors that explain variations in episode duration that lack biases. This limits clinical decision-making and leaves patients wondering when they will recover.MethodData were used from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study-2, a psychiatric epidemiological cohort study among a nationally representative adult population. Respondents with a newly originated depressive episode were selected: 286 MDD and 107 minor depressive disorder (MinDD) cases. DSM-IV diagnoses were assessed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview 3.0 and episode duration with the Life Chart Interview.ResultsAmong MDD cases, median episode duration was 6 months, mean duration was 10.7 months, and 12% had not recovered at 36 months. Longer duration was associated with comorbid dysthymia, anxiety disorder, psychotropic medication use (i.e. antidepressants or benzodiazepines prescribed by a mental health professional), mental health care use and suicidal behaviour. Better physical and mental functioning before depression onset predicted shorter duration. Among MinDD cases, shorter median duration (3 months) but similar mean duration (8.7 months), risk of chronicity (10% not recovered at 36 months) and risk indicators for episode duration were found.ConclusionAs the risk of chronicity was similar for MDD and MinDD, MinDD cannot be dismissed as a merely brief mood state.
      PubDate: 2017-05-16T21:50:24.934403-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12753
  • Deriving ICD-11 personality disorder domains from dsm-5 traits: initial
           attempt to harmonize two diagnostic systems
    • Authors: B. Bach; M. Sellbom, M. Kongerslev, E. Simonsen, R. F. Krueger, R. Mulder
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe personality disorder domains proposed for the ICD-11 comprise Negative Affectivity, Detachment, Dissociality, Disinhibition, and Anankastia, which are reasonably concordant with the higher-order trait domains in the Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders.MethodWe examined (i) whether designated DSM-5 trait facets can be used to describe the proposed ICD-11 trait domains, and (ii) how these ICD-11 trait features are hierarchically organized. A mixed Danish derivation sample (N = 1541) of 615 psychiatric out-patients and 925 community participants along with a US replication sample (N = 637) completed the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5). Sixteen PID-5 traits were designated to cover features of the ICD-11 trait domains.ResultsExploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) analyzes showed that the designated traits were meaningfully organized in the proposed ICD-11 five-domain structure as well as other recognizable higher-order models of personality and psychopathology. Model fits revealed that the five proposed ICD-11 personality disorder domains were satisfactorily resembled, and replicated in the independent US sample.ConclusionThe proposed ICD-11 personality disorder domains can be accurately described using designated traits from the DSM-5 personality trait system. A scoring algorithm for the ICD-11 personality disorder domains is provided in appendix.
      PubDate: 2017-05-15T10:41:20.14531-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12748
  • Clinical utility of a short resting-state MRI scan in differentiating
           bipolar from unipolar depression
    • Authors: M. Li; T. Das, W. Deng, Q. Wang, Y. Li, L. Zhao, X. Ma, Y. Wang, H. Yu, X. Li, Y. Meng, L. Palaniyappan, T. Li
      Abstract: ObjectiveDepression in bipolar disorder (BipD) requires a therapeutic approach that is from treating unipolar major depressive disorder (UniD), but to date, no reliable methods could separate these two disorders. The aim of this study was to establish the clinical validity and utility of a non-invasive functional MRI-based method to classify BipD from UniD.MethodThe degree of connectivity (degree centrality or DC) of every small unit (voxel) with every other unit of the brain was estimated in 22 patients with BipD and 22 age, gender, and depressive severity-matched patients with UniD and 22 healthy controls. Pattern classification analysis was carried out using a support-vector machine (SVM) approach.ResultsDegree centrality pattern from 8-min resting fMRI discriminated BipD from UniD with an accuracy of 86% and diagnostic odds ratio of 9.6. DC was reduced in the left insula and increased in bilateral precuneus in BipD when compared to UniD. In this sample with a high degree of uncertainty (50% prior probability), positive predictive value of the DC test was 79%.ConclusionDegree centrality maps are potential candidate measures to separate bipolar depression from unipolar depression. Test performance reported here requires further pragmatic evaluation in regular clinical practice.
      PubDate: 2017-05-15T10:40:50.395222-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12752
  • International trends in clozapine use: a study in 17 countries
    • Authors: C. J. Bachmann; L. Aagaard, M. Bernardo, L. Brandt, M. Cartabia, A. Clavenna, A. Coma Fusté, K. Furu, K. Garuoliené, F. Hoffmann, S. Hollingworth, K. F. Huybrechts, L. J. Kalverdijk, K. Kawakami, H. Kieler, T. Kinoshita, S. C. López, J. E. Machado-Alba, M. E. Machado-Duque, M. Mahesri, P. S. Nishtala, D. Piovani, J. Reutfors, L. K. Saastamoinen, I. Sato, C. C. M. Schuiling-Veninga, Y.-C. Shyu, D. Siskind, S. Skurtveit, H. Verdoux, L.-J. Wang, C. Zara Yahni, H. Zoëga, D. Taylor
      Abstract: ObjectiveThere is some evidence that clozapine is significantly underutilised. Also, clozapine use is thought to vary by country, but so far no international study has assessed trends in clozapine prescribing. Therefore, this study aimed to assess clozapine use trends on an international scale, using standardised criteria for data analysis.MethodA repeated cross-sectional design was applied to data extracts (2005–2014) from 17 countries worldwide.ResultsIn 2014, overall clozapine use prevalence was greatest in Finland (189.2/100 000 persons) and in New Zealand (116.3/100 000), and lowest in the Japanese cohort (0.6/100 000), and in the privately insured US cohort (14.0/100 000). From 2005 to 2014, clozapine use increased in almost all studied countries (relative increase: 7.8–197.2%). In most countries, clozapine use was highest in 40–59-year-olds (range: 0.6/100 000 (Japan) to 344.8/100 000 (Finland)). In youths (10–19 years), clozapine use was highest in Finland (24.7/100 000) and in the publicly insured US cohort (15.5/100 000).ConclusionWhile clozapine use has increased in most studied countries over recent years, clozapine is still underutilised in many countries, with clozapine utilisation patterns differing significantly between countries. Future research should address the implementation of interventions designed to facilitate increased clozapine utilisation.
      PubDate: 2017-05-14T02:52:33.161524-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12742
  • Markers of the innate immune system in the cerebrospinal fluid in patients
           with severe depression
    • Authors: L. Kranaster; C. Hoyer, S. S. Aksay, J. M. Bumb, N. Müller, P. Zill, M. J. Schwarz, A. Sartorius
      PubDate: 2017-05-13T02:34:31.97802-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12746
  • A randomized clinical trial comparing two two-phase treatment strategies
           for in-patients with severe depression
    • Authors: M. Vermeiden; A. M. Kamperman, W. J. G. Hoogendijk, W. W. Broek, T. K. Birkenhäger
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo compare the efficacy of two antidepressant treatment strategies in severely depressed in-patients, that is, imipramine vs. venlafaxine, both with subsequent lithium addition in non-responders.MethodIn-patients (n = 88) with major depressive disorder were randomized to 7-week treatment with imipramine or venlafaxine (phase I). All non-responders (n = 44) received 4-week plasma level-targeted dose lithium addition (phase II). Efficacy was evaluated after 11 weeks of treatment.ResultsAnalyzing phases I and II combined, non-inferiority was established and the difference in the proportion of responders (HAM-D score reduction ≥50%) by the end of phase II demonstrated the venlafaxine-lithium treatment strategy to be significantly superior to the imipramine-lithium treatment strategy (77% vs. 52%) (χ2(1) = 6.03; P = 0.01). Regarding remission (HAM-D score ≤ 7), 15 of 44 (34%) patients in the imipramine-lithium treatment group were remitters compared to 22 of 44 (50%) patients in the venlafaxine-lithium treatment group, a non-significant difference. Patients in the venlafaxine-lithium treatment group had a non-significant larger mean HAM-D score reduction compared with patients in the imipramine-lithium treatment group (16.1 vs. 13.5 points, respectively; Cohen's d = 0.30).ConclusionThe venlafaxine-lithium treatment strategy can be considered a valuable alternative for the imipramine-lithium treatment strategy in the treatment of severely depressed in-patients.
      PubDate: 2017-05-06T20:09:05.342952-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12743
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the encoding of emotional
    • Authors: K. Runions; P. Rao, J. W. Y. Wong, F. D. Zepf
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T22:55:26.3425-05:00
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12744
  • Comparing post-deployment mental health services utilization in soldiers
           deployed to Balkan, Iraq and Afghanistan
    • Authors: T. Madsen; M. Sadowa Vedtofte, M. Nordentoft, L. Ravnborg Nissen, S. Bo Andersen
      Abstract: ObjectiveInsight on how different missions have impacted rates of mental health service (MHS) utilization is unexplored. We compared postdeployment MHS utilization in a national cohort of first-time deployed to missions in Balkan, Iraq, and Afghanistan respectively.MethodsA prospective national cohort study of 13 246 first-time deployed in the period 1996 through 2012 to missions in Balkan area, Iraq, or Afghanistan respectively. Soldiers ‘MHS utilization was also compared with a 5:1 sex-, age-, and calendar year-matched never-deployed background population. Postdeployment utilization of MHS was retrieved from national coverage registers. Using Cox survival analyses, participants were followed and compared with regard to receiving three different types of psychiatric services: (i) admission to psychiatric hospital, (ii) psychiatric outpatient contact, and (iii) prescriptions of psychotropics.ResultsUtilizing of psychiatric outpatient services and psychotropics was significantly higher in first-time deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan compared with deployed to Balkan. However, the rate of postdeployment admission to psychiatric hospital did not differ between missions. Postdeployment rates of psychiatric admission and psychiatric outpatient treatment were significantly higher in Afghanistan-deployed personnel compared with the background population.ConclusionsUtilization of MHS differed significantly between mission areas and was highest after the latest mission to Afghanistan.
      PubDate: 2017-05-03T05:50:37.479867-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12736
  • Brain gyrification and neuroprogression in bipolar disorder
    • Authors: B. Cao; I. C. Passos, M.-J. Wu, G. B. Zunta-Soares, B. Mwangi, J. C. Soares
      PubDate: 2017-04-21T08:18:46.643527-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12738
  • Wake and light therapy for moderate-to-severe depression – a
           randomized controlled trial
    • Authors: M. Kragh; K. Martiny, P. Videbech, D. N. Møller, C. S. Wihlborg, T. Lindhardt, E. R. Larsen
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine the efficacy of using wake and light therapy as a supplement to standard treatment of hospitalized patients with depression.MethodIn this randomized, controlled study, 64 patients with moderate-to-severe depression were allocated to standard treatment or to the intervention, which additionally consisted of three wake therapy sessions in one week, 30-min daily light treatment and sleep time stabilization over the entire nine-week study period.ResultsPatients in the wake therapy group had a significant decrease in depressive symptoms in week one as measured by HAM-D17, 17.39 (CI 15.6–19.2) vs. 20.19 (CI 18.3–22.09) (P = 0.04), whereas no statistically significant differences were found between the groups in weeks two to nine. At week nine, the wake therapy group had a significantly larger increase in general self-efficacy (P = 0.001), and waking up during nights was a significantly less frequent problem (1.9 times vs. 3.2) (P = 0.0008). In most weeks, significantly fewer patients in the wake therapy group slept during the daytime, and if they slept, their naps were shorter (week three: 66 min vs. 117 min P = 0.02).ConclusionThe antidepressant effect initially achieved could not be maintained during the nine-week study period. However, sleep and general self-efficacy improved.
      PubDate: 2017-04-19T03:20:53.314283-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12741
  • A systematic review of left unilateral electroconvulsive therapy
    • Authors: C. H. Kellner; K. G. Farber, X. R. Chen, A. Mehrotra, G. D. N. Zipursky
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo systematically review the published clinical trials, case series, and case reports on left unilateral (LUL) electrode placement for clinical electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).MethodPubMed, Ovid Medline, and the Cochrane Library were searched for articles concerning LUL ECT. Number of patients, efficacy, and cognitive outcomes were extracted from the papers that met our inclusion criteria.ResultsA total of 52 articles were included in this review, consisting of 33 clinical trials, seven case series, and 12 case reports.ConclusionOverall, the efficacy of LUL electrode placement for the treatment of depression and psychosis is similar to that of right unilateral (RUL) and bilateral (BL) electrode placements. Patients receiving LUL ECT tend to experience more verbal memory impairment than patients receiving RUL ECT, but less verbal impairment than patients receiving BL ECT. In contrast, patients receiving LUL ECT tended to experience the least visual and nonverbal memory impairment, compared to patients receiving RUL or BL ECT.
      PubDate: 2017-04-19T03:20:50.574677-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12740
  • How abnormal is binge eating? 18-Year time trends in population
           prevalence and burden
    • Authors: D. Mitchison; S. Touyz, D. A. González-Chica, N. Stocks, P. Hay
      Abstract: ObjectiveAlthough findings suggest that binge eating is becoming increasingly normative, the ‘clinical significance’ of this behaviour at a population level remains uncertain. We aimed to assess the time trends in binge-eating prevalence and burden over 18 years.MethodSix cross-sectional face-to-face surveys of the Australian adult population were conducted in 1998, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015 (Ntotal = 15 126). Data were collected on demographics, 3-month prevalence of objective binge eating (OBE), health-related quality of life, days out of role, and distress related to OBE.ResultsThe prevalence of OBE increased six-fold from 1998 (2.7%) to 2015 (13.0%). Health-related quality of life associated with OBE improved from 1998 to 2015, where it more closely approximated population norms. Days out of role remained higher among participants who reported OBE, although decreased over time. Half of participants who reported weekly (56.6%) and twice-weekly (47.1%) OBE reported that they were not distressed by this behaviour. However, the presence of distress related to OBE in 2015 was associated with greater health-related quality-of-life impairment.ConclusionAs the prevalence of binge eating increases over time, associated disability has been decreasing. Implications for the diagnosis of disorders associated with binge eating are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-04-16T12:45:26.751111-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12735
  • Weight gain with add-on second-generation antipsychotics in bipolar
           disorder: a naturalistic study
    • Authors: H. Najar; E. Joas, M. Kardell, E. Pålsson, M. Landén
      Abstract: ObjectiveOur aim was to investigate the prevalence and magnitude of weight gain in-patients with bipolar disorder when treated with a second-generation antipsychotic as an add-on treatment to a mood stabilizer in routine clinical practice.MethodsData were derived from the quality register for bipolar disorder in Sweden (BipoläR). Patients with bipolar disorder who started add-on treatment with a SGA (n = 575) were compared at next yearly follow-up with age and sex matched patients who were only treated with a mood stabilizer (n = 566). The primary outcome measure was change in body weight and body mass index (BMI). We also assessed the prevalence of clinically significant weight gain defined as ≥7% gain in body weight.ResultsThe group that received add-on treatment with antipsychotics neither gained more weight nor were at higher risk for a clinically significant weight gain than the reference group. Instead, factors associated with clinically significant weight gain were female sex, young age, low-baseline BMI, and occurrence of manic/hypomanic episodes.ConclusionWe found no evidence of an overall increased risk of weight gain for patients with bipolar disorder after receiving add-on SGA to a mood stabilizer in a routine clinical setting.
      PubDate: 2017-04-13T11:52:10.110353-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12737
  • Altered white matter integrity in adults with autism spectrum disorder and
           an IQ >100: a diffusion tensor imaging study
    • Authors: K. Nickel; L. Tebartz van Elst, E. Perlov, D. Endres, G. T. Müller, A. Riedel, T. Fangmeier, S. Maier
      Abstract: ObjectiveWhite matter (WM) alterations have been reported in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In particular, impaired connectivity of limbic structures may be related to social deficits. Heterogeneous findings could be explained in terms of differences in sample characteristics and methodology. In this context, non-syndromic forms might differ substantially in WM structure from secondary ASD forms.MethodIn an attempt to recruit a homogeneous study sample, we included adults with high-functioning ASD and an IQ > 100 to decrease the influence of syndromic forms being often associated with cognitive deficits. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was performed in 30 participants with ASD and 30 pairwise-matched controls. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) as surrogate imaging markers for WM integrity were calculated.ResultsWe found a significant FA decrease in the ASD group in the genu and body of the corpus callosum (CC). Increased MD was detected in the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sACC).ConclusionThe finding of decreased WM integrity in the genu of the CC is in line with earlier studies reporting a decreased number of interhemispheric fibers in the frontal lobe of ASD. Alterations in the sACC might be associated with ‘Theory of mind’ deficits.
      PubDate: 2017-04-13T11:45:21.455983-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12731
  • The ‘cognitive footprint’ of psychiatric and neurological conditions:
           cross-sectional study in the UK Biobank cohort
    • Authors: B. Cullen; D. J. Smith, I. J. Deary, J. J. Evans, J. P. Pell
      Abstract: ObjectiveWe aimed to quantify the prevalence of cognitive impairment in adults with a history of mood disorder, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease, within a large general population cohort.MethodCross-sectional study using UK Biobank data (n = 502 642). Psychiatric and neurological exposure status was ascertained via self-reported diagnoses, hospital records and questionnaires. Impairment on reasoning, reaction time and memory tests was defined with reference to a single unexposed comparison group. Results were standardised for age and gender. Sensitivity analyses examined the influence of comorbidity, education, information sources and missing data.ResultsRelative to the unexposed group, cognitive impairment was least common in major depression (standardised prevalence ratios across tests = 1.00 [95% CI 0.98, 1.02] to 1.49 [95% CI 1.24, 1.79]) and most common in schizophrenia (1.89 [95% CI 1.47, 2.42] to 3.92 [95% CI 2.34, 6.57]). Prevalence in mania/bipolar was similar to that in multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Estimated population attributable prevalence of cognitive impairment was higher for major depression (256 per 100 000 [95% CI 130, 381]) than for all other disorders.ConclusionAlthough the relative prevalence of cognitive impairment was lowest in major depression, the population attributable prevalence was highest overall for this group.
      PubDate: 2017-04-07T05:46:42.665737-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12733
  • Suicide among immigrant population in Norway: a national register-based
    • Authors: Q. Puzo; L. Mehlum, P. Qin
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo investigate differences in suicide risk among immigrant population in Norway compared with native Norwegians, with respect to associated country group of origin.MethodsBased on the entire national population, a nested case-control design was adopted using Norwegian national longitudinal registers to obtain 23 073 suicide cases having occurred in 1969–2012 and 373 178 controls. Odds ratios (ORs) for suicide were estimated using conditional logistic regression analysis adjusting for socio-economic factors.ResultsCompared with native Norwegians, suicide risk was significantly lower in first- and second-generation immigrants but higher in Norwegian-born with one foreign-born parent and foreign-born individuals with at least one Norwegian-born parent. When stratifying data by country group of origin, first-generation immigrants had lower ORs in most of the strata. Subjects born in Asia and in Central and South America with at least one Norwegian-born parent had a significantly higher risk of suicide. The observed results remained mostly unchanged in the analyses controlled for socio-economic status.ConclusionsSuicide risk is lower in first- and second-generation immigrants but higher in subjects born in Norway with one foreign-born parent and those born abroad with at least one Norwegian-born parent, with notable differences by country group of origin.
      PubDate: 2017-04-07T05:46:30.393009-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12732
  • Prenatal and adult androgen activities in alcohol dependence
    • Authors: B. Lenz; C. Mühle, B. Braun, C. Weinland, P. Bouna-Pyrrou, J. Behrens, S. Kubis, K. Mikolaiczik, M.-R. Muschler, S. Saigali, M. Sibach, P. Tanovska, S. E. Huber, U. Hoppe, A. Eichler, H. Heinrich, G. H. Moll, A. Engel, T. W. Goecke, M. W. Beckmann, P. A. Fasching, C. P. Müller, J. Kornhuber
      Abstract: ObjectiveAlcohol dependence is more prevalent in men than in women. The evidence for how prenatal and adult androgens influence alcohol dependence is limited. We investigated the effects of prenatal and adult androgen activity on alcohol dependence. Moreover, we studied how the behaviours of pregnant women affect their children's prenatal androgen load.MethodWe quantified prenatal androgen markers (e.g., second-to-fourth finger length ratio [2D : 4D]) and blood androgens in 200 early-abstinent alcohol-dependent in-patients and 240 controls (2013–2015, including a 12-month follow-up). We also surveyed 134 women during pregnancy (2005–2007) and measured the 2D : 4D of their children (2013–2016).ResultsThe prenatal androgen loads were higher in the male alcohol-dependent patients compared to the controls (lower 2D : 4D, P = 0.004) and correlated positively with the patients’ liver transaminase activities (P 
      PubDate: 2017-04-06T07:55:59.239849-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12725
  • Insula and amygdala resting-state functional connectivity differentiate
           bipolar from unipolar depression
    • Authors: E. Ambrosi; D. B. Arciniegas, A. Madan, K. N. Curtis, M. A. Patriquin, R. E. Jorge, G. Spalletta, J. C. Fowler, B. C. Frueh, R. Salas
      Abstract: ObjectiveDistinguishing depressive episodes due to bipolar disorder (BD) or major depressive disorder (MDD) solely on clinical grounds is challenging. We aimed at comparing resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) of regions subserving emotional regulation in similarly depressed BD and MDD.MethodWe enrolled 76 in-patients (BD, n = 36; MDD, n = 40) and 40 healthy controls (HC). A seed-based approach was used to identify regions showing different rsFC with the insula and the amygdala. Insular and amygdalar parcellations were then performed along with diagnostic accuracy of the main findings.ResultsLower rsFC between the left insula and the left mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and between bilateral insula and right frontopolar prefrontal cortex (FPPFC) was observed in BD compared to MDD and HC. These results were driven by the dorsal anterior and posterior insula (PI). Lower rsFC between the right amygdala and the left anterior hippocampus was observed in MDD compared to BD and HC. These results were driven by the centromedial and laterobasal amygdala. Left PI/right FPPC rsFC showed 78% accuracy differentiating BD and MDD.ConclusionrsFC of amygdala and insula distinguished between depressed BD and MDD. The observed differences suggest the possibility of differential pathophysiological mechanisms of emotional dysfunction in bipolar and unipolar depression.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28T21:40:27.816258-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12724
  • Impact of childhood trauma on course of panic disorder: contribution of
           clinical and personality characteristics
    • Authors: Maud De Venter; Filip Van Den Eede, Thomas Pattyn, Kristien Wouters, Dick J. Veltman, Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, Bernard G. Sabbe
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo investigate the impact of childhood trauma on the clinical course of panic disorder and possible contributing factors.MethodLongitudinal data of 539 participants with a current panic disorder were collected from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA). Childhood trauma was assessed with a structured interview and clinical course after 2 years with a DSM-IV-based diagnostic interview and the Life Chart Interview.ResultsAt baseline, 54.5% reported childhood trauma, but this was not predictive of persistence of panic disorder. Emotional neglect and psychological abuse were associated with higher occurrence of anxiety disorders other than panic disorder (social phobia) and with higher chronicity of general anxiety symptoms (anxiety attacks or episodes and avoidance). Baseline clinical features (duration and severity of anxiety and depressive symptoms) and personality traits (neuroticism and extraversion) accounted for roughly 30–60% of the total effect of childhood trauma on chronicity of anxiety symptoms and on occurrence of other anxiety disorders.ConclusionAfter two years, childhood trauma is associated with chronicity of anxiety symptoms and occurrence of social phobia, rather than persistence of panic disorder. These relationships are partially accounted for by duration and severity of anxiety and depressive symptoms, and neuroticism and extraversion.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28T21:40:24.961295-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12726
  • Toward a very brief self-report to assess the core symptoms of depression
    • Authors: N. De La Garza; A. John Rush, B. D. Grannemann, M. H. Trivedi
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo develop a short, 5-item measure of the core symptoms of depression based on the 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Self-Report (QIDS-SR16) and to evaluate psychometric properties of this new measure (Very Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Self-Report: VQIDS-SR5).MethodUsing data from a convenience sample of the Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcomes (CO-MED) trial, we evaluated the psychometric properties of the VQIDS-SR5, its sensitivity to change, and its comparability to the QIDS-SR16 and clinician-rated scales (QIDS-C16 and VQIDS-C5).ResultsThe VQIDS-SR5 has a single-factor structure with an acceptable internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha: 0.67–0.81). The VQIDS-SR5 was as sensitive to change as its parent scale, then QIDS-SR16 and, detected change at an earlier time frame. Additionally, the VQIDS-SR5 was comparable to the QIDS-SR16, QIDS-C16, and VQIDS-C5.ConclusionThe VQIDS-SR5 can effectively evaluate the core symptoms of depression during the course of treatment.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17T20:55:25.796515-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12720
  • Hypomania Checklist-32 – cross-validation of shorter versions screening
           for bipolar disorders in an epidemiological study
    • Authors: T. D. Meyer; E. Castelao, M. Gholamrezaee, J. Angst, M. Preisig
      Abstract: ObjectiveSelf-reports such as Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32) can be used to enhance recognition of bipolar disorders, but they are often too long and only validated in clinical samples. The objectives of this study are therefore to test whether (i) the HCL-32 can be used for screening in the community and (ii) whether two previously suggested shorter versions would do as well.MethodData stemmed from the CoLaus PsyColaus, a prospective cohort study which included randomly selected residents aged 35–66 years from an urban area. Participants underwent semistructured interviews to assess DSM-IV disorders and 1712 of them completed the HCL-32.ResultsForty individuals (2.3%) were diagnosed as having BD. Compared to others, participants with BD scored significantly higher on the HCL-32. The HCL-32 had a sensitivity of 0.78 and specificity of 0.68. Very similar figures were found for two previously proposed shorter versions with 16 and 20 items. The results of confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory (IRT) models supported the postulated two-factor structure for the three HCL versions.ConclusionDespite the low base rate of BD in this sample, the screening properties of the HCL-32 remained almost as good. Importantly, two previously proposed shorter versions performed as well, suggesting that those could be used without losing essential information.
      PubDate: 2017-03-09T20:36:43.929568-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12715
  • Perception of emotional prosody in adults with attention deficit
           hyperactivity disorder
    • Authors: B. Kis; N. Guberina, M. Kraemer, F. Niklewski, I. Dziobek, J. Wiltfang, M. Abdel-Hamid
      Abstract: ObjectiveAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with social conflicts. The purpose of this study was to explore domains of social cognition in adult patients with ADHD.MethodsThe assessment of social cognition was based on established neuropsychological tests: the Tübinger Affect Battery (TAB) for prosody and the Cambridge Behaviour Scale (CBS) for empathy. The performance of adults with ADHD (N = 28) was compared with the performance of a control group (N = 29) matched according to basic demographic variables.ResultsTreatment-naïve adults with ADHD showed deficits in emotional prosody (P = 0.02) and in the ability to empathize (P < 0.02) independent of executive functioning. In particular, their ability to perceive angry feelings was found to be compromised (P = 0.04). When emotional prosody was considered in relation to facial expressions, patients and controls showed no impairments (P> 0.2). No gender differences concerning social cognitive skills were detected.ConclusionsADHD is associated with social cognition impairments involving both emotional prosody and empathy.
      PubDate: 2017-03-09T04:15:33.065694-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12719
  • Clinical high risk for psychosis: the association between momentary
           stress, affective and psychotic symptoms
    • Authors: Y. Steen; J. Gimpel-Drees, T. Lataster, W. Viechtbauer, C. J. P. Simons, M. Lardinois, T. Michel, B. Janssen, A. Bechdolf, M. Wagner, I. Myin-Germeys
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to assess associations between momentary stress and both affective and psychotic symptoms in everyday life of individuals at clinical high risk (CHR), compared to chronic psychotic patients and healthy controls, in search for evidence of early stress sensitization. It also assessed whether psychotic experiences were experienced as stressful.MethodThe experience sampling method was used to measure affective and psychotic reactivity to everyday stressful activities, events and social situations in 22 CHR patients, 24 patients with a psychotic disorder and 26 healthy controls.ResultsMultilevel models showed significantly larger associations between negative affect (NA) and activity-related stress for CHR patients than for psychotic patients (P = 0.008) and for CHR compared to controls (P < 0.001). Similarly, the association between activity-related stress and psychotic symptoms was larger in CHR than in patients (P = 0.02). Finally, the association between NA and symptoms (P < 0.001) was larger in CHR than in patients.ConclusionStress sensitization seems to play a role particularly in the early phase of psychosis development as results suggest that CHR patients are more sensitive to daily life stressors than psychotic patients. In this early phase, psychotic experiences also contributed to the experience of stress.
      PubDate: 2017-03-05T07:55:32.287083-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12714
  • Is there consensus across international evidence-based guidelines for the
           management of bipolar disorder'
    • Authors: G. B. Parker; R. K. Graham, G. Tavella
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine the level of agreement across professionally auspiced evidence-based guidelines for managing the bipolar disorders.MethodsA literature search in PubMed, the National Guideline Clearinghouse, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and PsycInfo was undertaken using the search terms ‘bipolar disorder’ and ‘guidelines’, generating 11 evidence-based guidelines published by professional organisations over the 2002–2015 period. Each guideline was reviewed by two independent reviewers and key themes extracted via qualitative analyses.ResultsThere was agreement on issues such as the first-line treatment of mania where mood-stabilising and/or an antipsychotic medication together with tapering or ceasing antidepressant medications was most commonly recommended. Differences included the extent to which (i) the different bipolar disorders were defined or not, (ii) there were separate recommendations for bipolar I and bipolar II disorders vs. non-differentiating general bipolar management strategies, (iii) ‘general’ vs. severity-based recommendations were made, and (iv) narrow vs. broad sets of candidate medications were nominated, while there was variable consideration of treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).ConclusionsWhile there was some consistency across guidelines on key recommendations, there was also substantial inconsistencies, limiting the generation of any ‘meta-consensus’ model for managing the bipolar disorders.
      PubDate: 2017-03-05T07:55:28.701636-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12717
  • No cognitive-enhancing effect of GLP-1 receptor agonism in
           antipsychotic-treated, obese patients with schizophrenia
    • Authors: P. L. Ishøy; B. Fagerlund, B. V. Broberg, N. Bak, F. K. Knop, B. Y. Glenthøj, B. H. Ebdrup
      Abstract: ObjectiveSchizophrenia is associated with profound cognitive and psychosocial impairments. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) are used for diabetes and obesity treatment, and animal studies have indicated cognitive-enhancing effects. In this investigator-initiated, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, we tested non-metabolic effects of exenatide once-weekly (Bydureon™) in obese, antipsychotic-treated patients with schizohrenia spectrum disorder.MethodBefore and after 3 months of exenatide (N = 20) or placebo (N = 20) treatment, patients were assessed with the following: Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS), Rey–Osterreith complex figure test (REY), Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP) and the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). We used BACS composite score as the main outcome measure.ResultsRepeated measures analysis of variance on BACS composite score showed significant effect of ‘Time’ (P < 0.001), no effect of ‘Group’ (P = 0.64) and no ‘Time*Group’ interaction (P = 0.77). For REY, SF-36, PSP and PANSS, only significant ‘Time’ effects were found.ConclusionThe non-significant results of this first clinical trial exploring non-metabolic effects of a long-acting GLP-1RA in patients with schizophrenia could reflect a general problem of translating cognitive-enhancing effects of GLP-1RAs from animals to humans or be explained by factors specifically related to schizophrenia spectrum patients with obesity such as antipsychotic treatment.
      PubDate: 2017-03-05T07:55:27.031637-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12711
  • Dopaminergic agents in the treatment of bipolar depression: a systematic
           review and meta-analysis
    • Authors: A. G. Szmulewicz; F. Angriman, C. Samamé, A. Ferraris, D. Vigo, S. A. Strejilevich
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo systematically examine the effects of dopaminergic agents (modafinil, armodafinil, pramipexole, methylphenidate, and amphetamines) on bipolar depression outcomes.MethodsMeta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of treatment with dopaminergic agents in bipolar depression. In a secondary analysis, findings from both randomized controlled trials and high-quality observational studies were pooled by means of meta-analytic procedures to explore dopaminergic treatment-related new mania.ResultsNine studies (1716 patients) were included in our meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Treatment with dopaminergic agents for bipolar depression was associated with an increase in both response (1671 individuals, RR 1.25, 95% CI 1.05 to 1.50) and remission rates (1671 individuals, RR 1.40, 95% CI 1.14, 1.71). There was no evidence of an increased risk of mood switch associated with this treatment (1646 individuals, RR 0.96, 95% CI 0.49, 1.89). Our secondary analysis (1231 individuals) yielded a cumulative incidence of mood switch of 3% (95% CI 1.0, 5.0) during a mean follow-up period of 7.5 months.ConclusionsPreliminary findings suggest that dopaminergic agents may represent a useful alternative for the treatment of bipolar depression, with no evidence for a related increase in the risk of mood destabilization during short-term follow-up.
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T08:10:28.513416-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12712
  • Does psychotherapy work' An umbrella review of meta-analyses of
           randomized controlled trials
    • Authors: E. Dragioti; V. Karathanos, B. Gerdle, E. Evangelou
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo map and evaluate the evidence across meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of psychotherapies for various outcomes.MethodsWe identified 173 eligible studies, including 247 meta-analyses that synthesized data from 5157 RCTs via a systematic search from inception to December 2016 in the PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We calculated summary effects using random-effects models, and we assessed between-study heterogeneity. We estimated whether large studies had significantly more conservative results compared to smaller studies (small-study effects) and whether the observed positive studies were more than expected by chance. Finally, we assessed the credibility of the evidence using several criteria.ResultsOne hundred and ninety-nine meta-analyses were significant at P-value ≤ 0.05, and almost all (n = 196) favoured psychotherapy. Large and very large heterogeneity was observed in 130 meta-analyses. Evidence for small-study effects was found in 72 meta-analyses, while 95 had evidence of excess of significant findings. Only 16 (7%) provided convincing evidence that psychotherapy is effective. These pertained to cognitive behavioural therapy (n = 6), meditation therapy (n = 1), cognitive remediation (n = 1), counselling (n = 1) and mixed types of psychotherapies (n = 7).ConclusionsAlthough almost 80% meta-analyses reported a nominally statistically significant finding favouring psychotherapy, only a few meta-analyses provided convincing evidence without biases.
      PubDate: 2017-02-27T09:10:24.037884-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12713
  • A systematic review of visual processing and associated treatments in body
           dysmorphic disorder
    • Authors: F. Beilharz; D. J. Castle, S. Grace, S. L. Rossell
      Abstract: ObjectiveRecent advances in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have explored abnormal visual processing, yet it is unclear how this relates to treatment. The aim of this study was to summarize our current understanding of visual processing in BDD and review associated treatments.MethodThe literature was collected through PsycInfo and PubMed. Visual processing articles were included if written in English after 1970, had a specific BDD group compared to healthy controls and were not case studies. Due to the lack of research regarding treatments associated with visual processing, case studies were included.ResultsA number of visual processing abnormalities are present in BDD, including face recognition, emotion identification, aesthetics, object recognition and gestalt processing. Differences to healthy controls include a dominance of detailed local processing over global processing and associated changes in brain activation in visual regions. Perceptual mirror retraining and some forms of self-exposure have demonstrated improved treatment outcomes, but have not been examined in isolation from broader treatments.ConclusionDespite these abnormalities in perception, particularly concerning face and emotion recognition, few BDD treatments attempt to specifically remediate this. The development of a novel visual training programme which addresses these widespread abnormalities may provide an effective treatment modality.
      PubDate: 2017-02-12T02:45:37.003461-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12705
  • Cannabis use and symptom severity in individuals at ultra high risk for
           psychosis: a meta-analysis
    • Authors: R. Carney; J. Cotter, J. Firth, T. Bradshaw, A. R. Yung
      Abstract: ObjectiveWe aimed to assess whether individuals at ultra high risk (UHR) for psychosis have higher rates of cannabis use and cannabis use disorders (CUDs) than non-UHR individuals and determine whether UHR cannabis users have more severe psychotic experiences than non-users.MethodWe conducted a meta-analysis of studies reporting cannabis use in the UHR group and/or positive or negative symptoms among UHR cannabis users and non-users. Logit event rates were calculated for cannabis use, in addition to odds ratios to assess the difference between UHR and controls. Severity of clinical symptoms in UHR cannabis users and non-users was compared using Hedges’ g.ResultsThirty unique studies were included (UHR n = 4205, controls n = 667) containing data from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, and randomised control trials. UHR individuals have high rates of current (26.7%) and lifetime (52.8%) cannabis use, and CUDs (12.8%). Lifetime use and CUDs were significantly higher than controls (lifetime OR: 2.09; CUD OR: 5.49). UHR cannabis users had higher rates of unusual thought content and suspiciousness than non-users.ConclusionUltra high risk individuals have high rates of cannabis use and CUDs, and cannabis users had more severe positive symptoms. Targeting substance use during the UHR phase may have significant benefits to an individual's long-term outcome.
      PubDate: 2017-02-07T04:20:59.926942-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12699
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 501 - 501
      PubDate: 2017-05-09T03:57:33.898202-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/acps.12703
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