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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 391)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Psychotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 163)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 203)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
At-Tajdid : Jurnal Ilmu Tarbiyah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Autism's Own     Open Access  
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 115)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 125)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access  
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access  
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
E-Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Emotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enseñanza e Investigacion en Psicologia     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover Asia-Pacific Psychiatry
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1758-5864 - ISSN (Online) 1758-5872
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1583 journals]
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    • Abstract: No abstract is available for this article.
      PubDate: 2017-04-26T22:01:03.558571-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12257
       
  • Barriers and facilitators for psychiatrists in managing mental health
           patients in Hong Kong—Impact of Chinese culture and health system
    • Authors: Kai Sing Sun; Tai Pong Lam, Kwok Fai Lam, Tak Lam Lo
      Abstract: IntroductionThis study investigated the barriers and facilitators for psychiatrists in managing mental health patients under a Chinese context and a mixed private-public health system.MethodsTwo focus group interviews were conducted to explore the in-depth opinions of psychiatrists in Hong Kong. The themes identified from the focus groups were investigated in a questionnaire survey with data from 83 psychiatrists working in public and private sectors.ResultsNo insurance coverage of mental health problems, patients' poor compliance of medication, and stigma of seeing psychiatrists were rated as the top barriers in the survey. Some psychiatrists mentioned in focus groups that they might write down the associated physical symptoms of the patients rather than the mental disorder diagnoses on the medical certificate. They observed some patients suspecting that psychiatric drugs were prescribed to control their behavior and make them more muddleheaded. The survey also found that consultation time constraint, long patient waiting list, and difficulty in discharging patients to primary care mostly affected public psychiatrists rather than private ones. However, they perceived similar facilitators, including public campaign to promote positive results of help-seeking, adequate explanation by other health professionals to the patients before referrals, handling severe cases by casework approach, and having a regular primary care physician.DiscussionThe top barriers are related to insufficient public awareness and negative attitudes towards mental illness and its treatment. Major solutions include promoting positive results of help seeking, enhancing collaboration with primary care physicians, and follow-up of severe cases by a casework approach.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28T08:55:22.672254-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12279
       
  • Validation of an informant-based cognitive screening tool for Parkinson
           disease
    • Authors: Kok-Yoon Chee; Kheng-Yee Ong, Chin-Yeat Mak, Sapini Yacob, Shen-Cheng Yeo, Nathisha Thrichelam, Deepa Darshini Amarnath, Kai-Shin Thong, Chee-Hoong Moey, Thanam Ponusamy, Shanthi Viswanathan, Santhi Puvanarajah
      Abstract: IntroductionThe objective of this study was to establish the psychometric properties of the AD8 Dementia Screening Interview in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) with or without cognitive impairment using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Tool (MoCA) for comparison.MethodsThe AD8 was translated into Malay for Malay-speaking participants. A correlation analysis and a receiver operator characteristic curve were generated to establish the psychometric properties of the AD8 in relation to the MoCA.ResultsOne hundred fifty patients and their caretakers completed the AD8 and MoCA. Using a cutoff score of 1/8, the AD8 had 81% sensitivity and 59% specificity for the detection of cognitive impairment in PD. With a cutoff score of 2/8, the AD8 had 83% specificity and 64% sensitivity. The area under the receiver operator characteristic curve was 80%, indicating good-to-excellent discriminative ability.DiscussionThese findings suggest that the AD8 can reliably differentiate between cognitively impaired and cognitively normal patients with PD and is a useful caregiver screening tool for PD.
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T22:01:39.900171-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12278
       
  • Comparison of treatment patterns in schizophrenia between China and Japan
           (2001-2009)
    • Authors: Yu-Tao Xiang; Takahiro A. Kato, Taishiro Kishimoto, Gabor S. Ungvari, Helen F.K. Chiu, Tian-Mei Si, Shu-Yu Yang, Senta Fujii, Chee H. Ng, Naotaka Shinfuku
      Abstract: IntroductionTo date no study has compared the treatment patterns for schizophrenia specifically between China and Japan. This study examined the cross-national differences in the use of psychotropic drugs and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in schizophrenia.MethodData on 3248 schizophrenia inpatients (n = 1524 in China and n = 1724 in Japan) were collected by either chart review or interviews during the designated 3 study periods between 2001 and 2009. Patients' socio-demographic and clinical characteristics, prescriptions of psychotropic drugs, and ECT use were recorded using a standardized protocol and data collection procedure.ResultsMultivariate analyses revealed that compared to their Japanese counterparts, Chinese inpatients had a shorter length of current hospitalization, were significantly less frequently prescribed second-generation antipsychotics (except clozapine), antipsychotic polypharmacy, benzodiazepines, and mood stabilizers, and more likely to receive clozapine, antidepressants, and ECT.DiscussionSubstantial variations in inpatient treatment patterns for schizophrenia were found between China and Japan. The common use of ECT and clozapine in Chinese inpatients and the frequent use of antipsychotic polypharmacy and high antipsychotic doses in Japanese inpatients need to be addressed.
      PubDate: 2017-02-20T22:30:26.664466-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12277
       
  • Early menarche and risk-taking behavior in Korean adolescent students
    • Authors: Hyun Soo Kim; Byeong Moo Choe, Jae Hong Park, Seong Hwan Kim
      Abstract: IntroductionThe aim of this study is to assess the correlation between early menarche and risk-taking behavior in a representative sample of Korean adolescent students.MethodsData were drawn from a cross-sectional, nationally representative sample of 33 829 female adolescents (grades 7-12) from the 2014 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to test the association between early menarche and risk-taking behavior.ResultsFemale adolescents who experienced menarche at an earlier age tended to have an earlier initiation of sexual intercourse (odds ratio [OR] 4.61, 95% CI, 3.05-6.98, P = .001), smoking (OR 4.29, 95% CI, 3.75-4.9, P 
      PubDate: 2017-01-27T04:23:14.039652-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12273
       
  • Gender differences in exposure and vulnerability to psychosocial and
           behavioral factors of suicide attempt among Korean adolescents
    • Authors: Gyeong-Suk Jeon; Kyungwon Choi, Sung-il Cho
      Abstract: IntroductionThis study examined gender differences in suicide attempts and their association with exposure and vulnerability to psychosocial, behavioral, and structural factors among Korean adolescents.MethodsData of 74 854 adolescents, taken from the 2010 Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey, were used. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the contribution of differential exposure to psychosocial, behavioral, and structural factors for gender differences of suicidal attempt.ResultsGender differences were observed in the degree of exposure to the various factors. Females were more likely to report psychosocial problems, whereas males were more likely to report experience of smoking and drinking alcohol and to engage in vigorous physical activity. Stress and unhappiness were significantly associated with suicide attempts in both males and females, and gender differences in these variables were nonsignificant. Depressive symptoms were associated with a higher risk of suicide attempts, and this relationship was significantly stronger for males. The effects of cigarette smoking and risky drinking were significantly stronger in females.DiscussionGreater exposure to perceived stress, feelings of unhappiness, depression, and higher vulnerability of smoking and heavy drinking accounted for higher suicide attempts of female adolescents. Higher exposure to health-related behaviors and greater vulnerability to depressive symptoms in male were also noted. In conclusion, differences in exposure and vulnerability to psychosocial and behavioral factors may partly explain gender differences in suicide attempts among Korean adolescents.
      PubDate: 2017-01-27T04:17:03.073194-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12272
       
  • Applicability of the Chinese version of the Personal and Social
           Performance scale in patients with severe mental disorders
    • Authors: Ying Qiao; Shen He, Liang Su, Jian-Zheng Zhu, Jian-Hua Sheng, Hua-Fang Li
      Abstract: IntroductionThis study was designed to determine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Personal and Social Performance scale (PSP-CHN) and assess the applicability of using the PSP-CHN in patients with severe mental disorders.MethodsA total of 285 outpatients with severe mental disorders, 220 with schizophrenia and 65 with major depressive disorder, were enrolled into the study. Both diagnoses were made using the DSM-IV. All the patients were assessed with the PSP-CHN, the GAF, and the CGI-S. In addition, the PANSS and the MADRS were used to assess the patients with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder, respectively.ResultsThe PSP-CHN showed good internal consistency (Cronbach α = 0.839, n = 285), high interrater reliability for total scores (intraclass correlation coefficient, ICC = 0.865, n = 48), and good test-retest reliability (ICC = 0.892, n = 130). The PSP-CHN total score showed a statistically significant positive correlation with the GAF score (r = 0.927, P 
      PubDate: 2017-01-16T23:50:29.809851-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12271
       
  • Effectiveness of the repeated administration of scopolamine ointment on
           clozapine-induced hypersalivation in patients with treatment-resistant
           schizophrenia: A preliminary study
    • Authors: Ippei Takeuchi; Manako Hanya, Junji Uno, Kiyoshi Fujita, Hiroyuki Kamei
      Abstract: IntroductionThis study investigated the efficacy of scopolamine (an anticholinergic agent) ointment against clozapine-induced hypersalivation.MethodsThe patients enrolled in this study consisted of 10 clozapine-treated schizophrenia patients and 10 healthy adult men. A prospective, randomized, double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled clinical trial was designed.ResultsA total of 10 patients and 10 healthy adult men completed the study. No significant reduction in the saliva production of the clozapine-treated patients was observed; however, that of the healthy adult men decreased significantly.DiscussionScopolamine ointment was not effective against clozapine-induced hypersalivation. A further study is necessary for confirming its effect.
      PubDate: 2016-12-19T14:50:23.32993-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12269
       
  • Early improvement predicts 8-week treatment outcome in patients with
           generalized anxiety disorder treated with escitalopram or venlafaxine
    • Authors: Mincai Qian; Zhongxia Shen, Min Lin, Tiefeng Guan, Jianhong Yang, Liang Li, Xinhua Shen, Yonggui Yuan
      Abstract: IntroductionTo investigate whether early improvement can predict 8-week treatment outcome in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients.MethodsFor 8 weeks, 226 GAD patients were randomly treated with escitalopram or venlafaxine. Early improvement was defined as a ≧20% reduction from baseline in Hamilton anxiety rating scale at week 1 or 2. The positive and negative predictive values were calculated.ResultsThe positive and negative predictive values of early improvement in escitalopram or venlafaxine group at week 1 were (85.19%, 67.53%) vs (84.62%, 65.33%)DiscussionThe early improvement achieved within the first week treatment can predict a good 8-week treatment outcome in GAD patients.
      PubDate: 2016-12-19T14:50:21.39738-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12270
       
  • Preliminary study of personality traits in Chinese lung cancer patients:
           Modification by neurotensin receptor 1 polymorphisms
    • Authors: Hui Ma; Zhengtu Cong, Hongyu Zhang, Jiangang Tao, Chao Yang, Zhijie Song
      Abstract: This study recruited 148 lung cancer patients and 157 healthy Chinese individuals to evaluate the personality traits of Chinese lung cancer patients using the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire and to investigate the associations between these traits and the rs6090453C/G and rs6011914C/G polymorphisms of the neurotensin receptor 1 gene. The results demonstrated significant differences in the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire total and subscale scores between the 2 groups. Significant differences were found in the reward dependence 2 (RD2) score between the rs6090453C/G genotypes and in the total harm avoidance (HA), HA1, HA2, HA4, and RD2 scores between the rs6011914C/G genotypes. Thus, patients with lung cancer have specific personality traits, and variations in the neurotensin receptor 1 gene may be involved in the biological mechanisms of the HA and RD personality traits.
      PubDate: 2016-11-28T03:30:22.4244-05:00
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12268
       
  • Validity study of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 items for Internet
           screening in depression among Chinese university students
    • Authors: Na Du; Kexin Yu, Yan Ye, Shulin Chen
      Abstract: BackgroundInternet intervention in Chinese university students would be a possible approach to overcome the gap between high rate of depression and high rates of underdiagnosis and undertreatment. As a popular measure of screening, the feasibility and user satisfaction of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 items for online program were tested.MethodsThe subjects were enrolled based on an email list from the students' office of a Chinese university, and 300 undergraduate students were randomly invited of which 230 (76.7%) students were willing to participate in the study and completed the first test. After 2 weeks, a subsample of 150 (65.2%) subjects were randomly chosen to retake the test for the test-retest reliability. And 81 (35.2%) among the 230 subjects were randomly selected to undergo the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview within 48 hours. Among 150 subjects, 120 (52.2%) completed client satisfaction questionnaire about this online screening program.Results(1) The Cronbach alpha was 0.80 and the test-retest reliability was 0.78. (2) The optimal cutoff score of 10 revealed a sensitivity of 0.74 and specificity of 0.85, with an area under the curve of 0.897 (95% confidence interval, 0.823-0.970). (3) The mean duration of administration was 3.5 minutes. (4) Satisfaction with the online screening program was highly appreciated.ConclusionsThe results indicated potential value of the online screening program for further Internet-administrated programs of depression among Chinese university students.
      PubDate: 2016-11-07T03:55:49.022232-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12266
       
  • Perceptions of stigma and its correlates among patients with major
           depressive disorder: A multicenter survey from China
    • Authors: Feng Shi-Jie; Gao Hong-Mei, Wang Li, Wang Bin-Hong, Fang Yi-Ru, Wang Gang, Si Tian-Mei
      Abstract: BackgroundThe stigma of major depressive disorder (MDD) is an important public health problem. This study evaluated stigma in MDD patients in China using explanatory model interview catalogue (EMIC) questionnaire and the demographic and clinical symptom factors associated with the stigma of these patients.MethodsA total of 158 MDD patients from domestic 3 mental health centers were surveyed. We used the EMIC questionnaire to assess stigma of these patients, Montgomery and Asberg depression rating scale (MADRS) to assess depressive severity, self-reporting inventory (SCL-90) to assess mental health level, Sheehan disability scale (SDS) to assess social function, and fatigue severity scale (FSS) to assess degree of fatigue.ResultsThe stigma scores were significantly higher in the 18- to 30-year-old (z = 2.875, P = .024) and 31- to 40-year-old (z = 3.204, P = .008) groups than the 51- to 65-year-old group; in the full-time employment group than the retired group (z = 3.163, P = .016). The stigma scores exhibited significant negative correlation with age (r = −0.169, P = .034) but positive correlations with the scores of MADRS (r = .212, P = .007), total scores (r = .273, P = .001) and subscales of interpersonal sensitivity (r = .233, P = .003), depression (r = .336, P 
      PubDate: 2016-11-02T23:36:46.158134-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12260
       
  • Prevalence of probable posttraumatic stress disorder and determination of
           its relationship with everyday functioning in children and adolescents by
           using generalized estimating equations
    • Authors: Ye Zhang; Jun Zhang, Shenyue Zhu, Changhui Du, Wei Zhang
      Abstract: IntroductionWe investigated the prevalence rates for probable PTSD and used generalized estimating equations to identify risk factors for probable PTSD in children and adolescents exposed to the Lushan earthquake.MethodsA total of 1623 participants completed 3 assessments, including the Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale, at 2 weeks, 3, and 6 months after experiencing the Lushan earthquake. Additionally, demographic variables and variables related to everyday functioning were evaluated at 2 weeks after the earthquake via a self-constructed questionnaire.ResultsThe percentages of children and adolescents who changed from having no PTSD to probable PTSD and probable PTSD to no PTSD at each time point were approximately 8% and 20% of the sample, respectively. The percentage of participants without PTSD increased from 41.1% at the 2-week to 3-month time point to 54.3% at the 3-month to 6-month time point, and the percentage with persistent probable PTSD decreased from 29.6% to 16.4% at the 2 time points, respectively. Female gender, a sedentary lifestyle, and actively helping others were significant risk factors for probable PTSD, whereas initiating communications with others, actively playing with classmates and friends, and the ability to concentrate on academic studies after resuming class were factors that helped protect against probable PTSD.DiscussionResistance to PTSD and persistent PTSD symptoms were both common occurrences in child and adolescent survivors. Specific variables related to everyday functioning may be risk factors for probable PTSD. These findings have implications for agencies that provide mental health services after an earthquake.
      PubDate: 2016-10-10T03:30:56.306555-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12262
       
  • Lost in transition: A review of the unmet need of patients with attention
           deficit/hyperactivity disorder transitioning to adulthood
    • Authors: Tamás Treuer; Kwok Ling Phyllis Chan, Bung Nyun Kim, Ganesh Kunjithapatham, Dora Wynchank, Bengi Semerci, William Montgomery, Diego Novick, Héctor Dueñas
      Abstract: This review discusses the unmet needs of patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are transitioning into adulthood. Although awareness and recognition of ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults have improved in recent years, there is often an interruption in management of the disorder when adolescent patients transition to adult health care services. This review has the following objectives: (1) to identify key issues patients with ADHD (with or without an early diagnosis) face during transition into adulthood; (2) to review the current clinical practice and country-specific approaches to the management of the transition into adulthood for patients with ADHD; (3) to discuss challenges facing clinicians and their patients when drug treatment for ADHD is initiated; (4) to review current ADHD guidelines on transition management in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, and Africa; and (5) to examine economic consequences associated with ADHD. The review suggests that the transition period to adult ADHD may be an underresearched and underserved area. The transition period plays an important role regarding how ADHD symptoms may be perceived and acted upon by adult psychiatrists. Further studies are needed to explore the characteristics of the transition period. If only a fraction of adolescents go on to have mental disorders during adulthood, especially ADHD, it is crucial to identify their characteristics to target appropriate interventions at the beginning of the course of illness. There continues to be low recognition of adult ADHD and a severe lack of medical services equipped to diagnose and care for patients with ADHD transitioning from child to adult services.
      PubDate: 2016-08-23T13:35:27.140895-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12254
       
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders in patients with neurocysticercosis
    • Authors: Jesus Ramirez-Bermudez; Jesus Higuera-Calleja, Mariana Espinola-Nadurille, Teresa Corona
      Abstract: Introduction:The purpose of this study was to explore the presence of neuropsychiatric disorders in patients with neurocysticercosis (NCC).Method:Patients with untreated NCC (n = 45) and healthy controls (n = 45) underwent psychiatric and neuropsychological assessments.Results:The majority of patients in the NCC group (64.4%) had at least 1 psychiatric diagnosis, compared with a minority in the control group (31.1%). The frequency of neurocognitive disorders, and particularly dementia (major neurocognitive disorder), was significantly higher in the group of patients with NCC.Discussion:This study confirms the relationship between NCC and cognitive disorders.
      PubDate: 2016-08-05T09:48:22.561424-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12250
       
  • Mental health status following severe sulfur mustard exposure: a long-term
           study of Iranian war survivors
    • Authors: Shahriar Khateri; Mohammadreza Soroush, Naghmeh Mokhber, Mohammadreza Sedighimoghaddam, Ehsan Modirian, Batool Mousavi, Seyed Javad Mousavi, Maryam Hosseini
      Abstract: IntroductionThis study aimed to describe the mental health status of sulfur mustard–exposed survivors suffering from severe respiratory and ophthalmological problems.MethodsOut of 450 invited Iran-Iraq War survivors of sulfur mustard exposure with severe symptoms, 350 participated in this cross-sectional study. Mental health status was assessed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, criteria. Fisher exact test, Pearson chi-square test, and chi-square test were used to assess any relationship, and the independent-sample t test was employed to compare differences between the veterans with ocular and pulmonary injuries.ResultsThere were 60.9% (n = 213) survivors who suffered from mental disorders. Among them, 39.7% (n = 139) were previously untreated and required the initiation of psychiatric treatment. The prevalence of anxiety and mood disorders among all survivors was 40.6% (n = 142) and 32.0% (n = 112), respectively. The most common anxiety and mood disorders were posttraumatic stress disorder (32.9%, n = 115) and major depressive disorder (22.3%, n = 78), respectively. Psychiatric disorders were more prevalent in cases with severe pulmonary chemical injury than in subjects with severe ophthalmologic chemical injury. Significant relationships were found between the types of psychiatric disorders and age, education, and occupation (P 
      PubDate: 2016-08-05T08:25:24.044311-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12252
       
  • The relationships between symptoms and quality of life over the course of
           cognitive-behavioral therapy for panic disorder in Japan
    • Authors: Sei Ogawa; Masaki Kondo, Jynya Okazaki, Risa Imai, Keiko Ino, Toshi A Furukawa, Tatsuo Akechi
      Abstract: IntroductionThis study examined the relationships between changes in symptoms and changes in quality of life (QOL) during cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for panic disorder (PD).MethodsWe treated 198 PD patients with group CBT in Japan. Using multiple regression analysis, we examined the associations between changes in QOL and changes in PD symptoms or comorbid psychological symptoms during CBT.ResultsChanges in anticipatory anxiety, agoraphobic fear/avoidance, and somatization were significant predictors of changes in some aspects of QOL.DiscussionIt might be useful to decrease somatization, anticipatory anxiety, and agoraphobic fear to improve QOL in CBT for PD.
      PubDate: 2016-08-01T22:05:31.972536-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12249
       
  • Rail-suicide prevention: Systematic literature review of evidence-based
           activities
    • Authors: Emma Barker; Kairi Kolves, Diego De Leo
      Abstract: BackgroundRail-related suicide is a relatively rare but extremely lethal method of suicide that can have far-reaching consequences.ObjectiveThe aim of the systematic literature review was to analyze the existing literature on the effectiveness of rail-suicide prevention activities.Data sourcesDatabases used were Scopus, Medline, and ProQuest.Search termsThe search terms used were “suicid*,” “prevent*,” “rail*,” or “train.”Eligibility criteriaEnglish-language studies published in peer-reviewed journals between 1 January 1990 and 30 April 2015 that presented an overview of rail-related suicide prevention activities and included an analysis of effectiveness were used.ResultsWe retrieved 1,229 results in the original search with nine papers presenting empirical evidence. Three studies in the review analyzed the effectiveness of platform screen doors and another three analyzed the installation of blue lights, two papers analyzed the effectiveness of suicide pits, and one included the influence of media reporting guidelines.ConclusionPlatform screen doors, suicide pits, blue lights, and improved media guidelines all have the potential to reduce rail-related suicide events and deaths.LimitationsThe review was restricted to English-language peer-reviewed papers published within the chosen time period.
      PubDate: 2016-07-14T07:06:01.880788-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12246
       
  • Assessment of anxiety levels of patients awaiting surgery for suspected
           thyroid cancer: A case-control study in a Chinese-Han population
    • Authors: Yu Yang; Hui Ma, Man Wang, Aiping Wang
      Abstract: IntroductionThe objective of this study was to evaluate levels and prevalence of anxiety in thyroid tumor patients awaiting surgery and diagnosis and to investigate whether significant differences existed in preoperative anxiety levels between patients with postoperative pathological diagnosis of benign thyroid tumors (BTT) or thyroid cancer (TC) in a Chinese-Han population.MethodsFive hundred and twenty-nine patients awaiting surgery and diagnosis were chosen as the patient group, and 419 healthy Chinese were chosen as the control group. Anxiety levels were assessed by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory.ResultsThe cytological and histopathologic examinations showed BTT in 390 patients and TC in 139 patients. Moderate and high state-anxiety prevalence were 63.3%, 66.9%, and 38.9%, and moderate and high trait-anxiety prevalence were 53.6%, 56.1%, and 20.5% for BTT, TC, and healthy groups, respectively. There were significant differences in sample distributions between low and moderate/high anxiety levels among the three groups (state-anxiety, χ2 = 60.95, P 
      PubDate: 2016-05-26T23:45:26.680132-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12245
       
  • Is the Val66Met polymorphism of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene
           associated with panic disorder? A meta-analysis
    • Authors: Kaiyuan Chen; Na Wang, Jie Zhang, Xiaohong Hong, Haiyun Xu, Xiaofeng Zhao, Qingjun Huang
      Abstract: Although emerging evidence has suggested an association between the Val66Met (rs6265) polymorphisms in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene and the panic disorder, the conclusion is inclusive given the mixed results. This meta-analysis reviewed and analyzed the recent studies addressing the potential association between the Val66Met polymorphisms and panic disorder susceptibility. Related case–control studies were retrieved by database searching and selected according to established inclusion criteria. Six articles were identified, which explored the association between the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and panic disorder. Statistical analyses revealed no association for the allele contrast and the dominant model. However, the recessive model showed a significant association between the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and panic disorder (odds ratio = 1.26, 95% confidence interval = 1.04–1.52, z = 2.39, P = 0.02). Despite of some limitations, this meta-analysis suggests that the Val66Met polymorphism of BDNF gene is a susceptibility factor for panic disorder.
      PubDate: 2015-12-21T01:40:56.112751-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12228
       
  • Can interpersonal hypersensitivity under subconscious condition explain
           paranoid symptom in schizophrenia?
    • Authors: Yikang Zhu; Zhi Yang, Jinping Zhao, Ting Li, Meijuan Wang, Jie Qian, Yi Jiang, Jijun Wang, Xuchu Weng, Dehua Yu, Chunbo Li
      Abstract: IntroductionInterpersonal hypersensitivity is often observed in schizophrenia and has been associated with psychopathological deficits in schizophrenia. Here, we investigated dysfunctions of interpersonal information processing in schizophrenia at both conscious and subconscious levels.MethodsThe experiment included 143 schizophrenia patients and 59 healthy controls. A continuous flashing suppression approach based on binocular rivalry was employed, which included two modes: invisible (subconscious) and visible (conscious). The accuracy and reaction time of a Gabor patch direction–detection task were assessed under three types of stimuli in both modes: images with no person (type 1), images with two to three noncommunicating persons (type 2), and images with more than three communicating individuals (type 3).ResultsIn the visible mode, the accuracy of the Gabor patch direction–detection task in the case group was significantly lower than in the control group for the third type of stimuli (P = 0.015). In the invisible mode, however, the accuracy was higher in the case group than in the control group (P = 0.037). The response time difference of the Gabor patch direction–detection task for the third type of images in the invisible mode was negatively correlated with the duration of the illness (P = 0.008).DiscussionThese findings suggest that schizophrenia patients exhibit attentional bias to interpersonal interaction behaviors at both conscious and subliminal levels but toward opposite directions. Our findings shed light on the subconscious deficits under the paranoid symptom in schizophrenia.
      PubDate: 2015-11-23T06:56:19.260697-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12221
       
  • Association between the polymorphism of C861G (rs6296) in the serotonin 1B
           receptor gene and Tourette syndrome in Han Chinese people
    • Authors: Mingji Yi; Ying Zhang, Yujie Wang, Nailun Su, Shiguo Liu
      Abstract: IntroductionClinical, neuroimaging and other studies provided evidence that the dysfunction of the serotonin neurotransmitter system were found in Tourette syndrome (TS). This study is to explore the association between the polymorphism of C861G (rs6296) in HTR1B and TS in Han Chinese people.MethodsTwo hundred ninety-nine TS patients (260 TS trios and 39 TS patients) and 388 healthy controls were collected. The genotype of HTR1B C861G was detected using Taqman probes. The case-control study and family-based study was used separately to study association between HTR1B C861G and TS in Han Chinese people.ResultsIn case-control study, no statistically significant difference was found in the distribution of HTR1B C861G polymorphism between TS patients and controls (for genotype: χ2 = 3.408, P = 0.182; for allele: χ2 = 0.395, P = 0.530, OR = 0.934, 95%CI: 0.754–1.156). In family-based study, we observed nonsignificant over-transmission of the G861 allele in HTR1B to TS offspring using the transmission disequilibrium test (TDT), haplotype relative risk (HRR) and haplotype-based HRR (HHRR) (TDT χ2 = 0.410, P = 0.560; HRR = 1.151, χ2 = 0.421, P = 0.517, 95% CI: 0.753–1.759; HHRR = 0.919, χ2 = 0.467, P = 0.495, 95%CI: 0.720–1.172).DiscussionOur study suggested that the polymorphism of HTR1B C861G is not a risk factor for TS in Han Chinese population. However, the result should be replicated in larger sample and different population.
      PubDate: 2015-06-29T20:08:28.023269-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12196
       
  • Education and evaluation for the development of a qualified psychiatrist:
           Report of the Teachers of Psychiatry meeting – Shanghai
    • Authors: Qian Guo; Jingjing Han, Qihuang Ren, Lan Zhang, Jijun Wang
      PubDate: 2015-04-02T02:27:48.258197-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/appy.12181
       
 
 
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