Category: Psychiatric disorders

Digital cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia in individuals with self-reported insomnia and chronic fatigue: A secondary analysis of a large scale randomized controlled trial by Lina Stålesen Ramfjord

Insomnia is associated with fatigue, but it is unclear whether response to cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia is altered in individuals with co-occurring symptoms of insomnia and chronic fatigue. This is a secondary analysis using data from 1717 participants with self-reported insomnia in a community-based randomized controlled trial of digital cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia…

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Clinical features of autoimmune encephalitis secondary to epidemic encephalitis B in 5 children by Li-Fang Song

CONCLUSIONS: EEB can induce AE, with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis as the most common disease. The symptoms in the AE stage are similar to those of classical anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis. Immunotherapy is effective for children with AE secondary to EEB, and the prognosis might be related to neurological dysfunction in the acute phase of EEB.

Comorbidity of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptomatology and Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction in a Tertiary Children’s Hospital: A Case Series by Lillian C Hayes

CONCLUSIONS: Access to a behavioral health provider can enhance the identification of comorbid psychological disorders and can reduce duration of symptoms through appropriate psychological treatment. Authors provide recommendations for screening measures and reinforce importance of including basic education on psychiatric diagnoses and impact on urological symptoms in urology and pediatric fellowship training programs. Future research…

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ADVANCE-TBI study protocol: traumatic brain injury outcomes in UK military personnel serving in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014 – a longitudinal cohort study by Neil S N Graham

INTRODUCTION: Outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are highly variable, with cognitive and psychiatric problems often present in survivors, including an increased dementia risk in the long term. Military personnel are at an increased occupational risk of TBI, with high rates of complex polytrauma including TBI characterising the UK campaign in Afghanistan. The ArmeD SerVices…

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Ketogenic diet for mood disorders from animal models to clinical application by Ilya V Smolensky

Mood disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD) are often resistant to current pharmacological treatment. Therefore, various alternative therapeutic approaches including diets are, therefore, under investigation. Ketogenic diet (KD) is effective for treatment-resistant epilepsy and metabolic diseases, however, only a few clinical studies suggest its beneficial effect also for mental disorders.…

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COVID19-associated new-onset movement disorders: a follow-up study by Susanne A Schneider

CONCLUSIONS: The prognosis of new-onset COVID-19-associated movement disorder appears to be generally good. The majority recovered without residual symptoms within several weeks or months. Permanent cases may be due to unmasking of a previous subclinical movement disorder or due to vascular/demyelinating damage. Given the relatively low response rate of one third only and the heterogeneity…

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