Monthly Archives: July 2007

Group psychotherapy also significantly improved ED compared to sildenafil citrate alone.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD004825. Related Articles, Links Psychosocial interventions for erectile dysfunction. Melnik T, Soares B, Nasselo A. BACKGROUND: Normal sexual function is a biopsychosocial process and relies on the coordination of psychological, endocrine, vascular, and neurological factors. Recent data show that psychological factors are involved in a substantial number of cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) alone or in combination with organic causes. However, in contrast to the advances in somatic research of erectile dysfunction, scientific literature shows contradictory reports on the … Continue reading

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Adenosine as a non-opioid analgesic in the perioperative setting.

Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug;105(2):487-94. Related Articles Adenosine as a non-opioid analgesic in the perioperative setting. Gan TJ, Habib AS. Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. GAN00001@mc.duke.edu Adenosine, a ubiquitous metabolic intermediate in the body, is involved in nearly every aspect of cell function, including neuromodulation and neurotransmission. Adenosine A(1) and A(2) receptors are widely distributed in the brain and spinal cord, and are a novel, non-opiate target for pain management. The potential of adenosine as a non-narcotic analgesic in anesthetized … Continue reading

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Abdominal Adiposity Has Adverse Effects, Regardless of BMI

Abdominal Adiposity Has Adverse Effects, Regardless of BMI With fat distribution, it’s location, location, location. In general, evidence implicates body-fat distribution as a risk factor for morbidity and mortality. To evaluate the link between abdominal adiposity and premature death in lean populations, trained interviewers measured baseline weight, height, and waist and hip circumferences (according to a standard protocol) for more than 72,000 nonsmoking participants in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study, a population-based, prospective cohort study (age range, 40–70). Mortality data were verified via registries and … Continue reading

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US veterans with migraine returning from combat in Iraq are more than twice as likely to have comorbid psychiatric conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, than their counterparts without migraine, a new study h

  May 9, 2007 — US veterans with migraine returning from combat in Iraq are more than twice as likely to have comorbid psychiatric conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, than their counterparts without migraine, a new study has shown. Furthermore, based on the age and sex of the study cohort, which was predominantly male, investigators found there was a 2-fold increased prevalence of migraine among these veterans compared with the general population. “These findings indicate soldiers with migraine are more likely … Continue reading

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Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders preceding Parkinson’s disease: a case-control study.

  Mov Disord. 2000 Jul;15(4):669-77. Related Articles, Links  Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders preceding Parkinson’s disease: a case-control study. Shiba M, Bower JH, Maraganore DM, McDonnell SK, Peterson BJ, Ahlskog JE, Schaid DJ, Rocca WA. Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA. We studied the association between preceding psychiatric disorders and Parkinson’s disease (PD) using a case-control design. We used the medical records-linkage system of the Rochester Epidemiology Project to identify 196 subjects who developed PD in Olmsted … Continue reading

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Migraine Strong Indicator of Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions in US Iraq Veterans.

Migraine Strong Indicator of Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions in US Iraq Veterans   May 9, 2007 — US veterans with migraine returning from combat in Iraq are more than twice as likely to have comorbid psychiatric conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, than their counterparts without migraine, a new study has shown. Furthermore, based on the age and sex of the study cohort, which was predominantly male, investigators found there was a 2-fold increased prevalence of migraine among these veterans compared with the … Continue reading

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Childhood sibling relationships as a predictor of major depression in adulthood: a 30-year prospective study.

Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Jun;164(6):949-54. Related Articles, Links   Childhood sibling relationships as a predictor of major depression in adulthood: a 30-year prospective study. Waldinger RJ, Vaillant GE, Orav EJ. Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1249 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, USA. rwaldinger@partners.org OBJECTIVE: The authors examined the quality of sibling relationships in childhood as a predictor of major depression in adulthood. METHOD: Study subjects were 229 men selected for mental and physical health and followed from ages 20 … Continue reading

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裴莫许教授发表于中国日报(英文版)的特约稿

裴莫许教授发表于中国日报(英文版)的特约稿 同时发布于如下两处 http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2010-07/05/content_10056660.htm http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2010-07/05/c_13383780.htm 迫切需求的高质量心理保健服务 裴莫许 (中国日报) 近期频繁发生的幼儿园儿童遭袭与深圳富士康员工跳楼事件再一次凸显出中国应对高速发展过程中产生的诸多问题的力不从心,且平衡落后地区与发达地区的经济不平衡性问题则显得尤为急迫。 众所周知,可持续发展是政府政策公开发表的既定目标。而从医学-心理学角度而言,建立方便且质优的心理保健服务是一个着眼未来、具备生态意识、和平稳定发展的社会进程中不可或缺的基本组成部分。 然而一个不争的事实是:中国医学界混乱的管理和良莠不齐的医师水平导致其很难有助于解决中国更大的社会问题,且中国医生大多超负荷工作,他们常常每天要看几十个甚至一百个左右的患者,这其中也包括社会急需的心理健康专家。 [点击这里阅读全文] [PDF版本]  

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Role of yoga in diabetes.

  J Assoc Physicians India. 2007 Feb;55:121-6. Related Articles, Links Role of yoga in diabetes. Sahay BK. Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. The science of yoga is an ancient one. It is a rich heritage of our culture. Several older books make a mention of the usefulness of yoga in the treatment of certain diseases and preservation of health in normal individuals. The effect of yogic practices on the management of diabetes has not been investigated well. We carried out well designed studies in normal individuals … Continue reading

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A foreign speech accent in a case of conversion disorder.

Behav Neurol. 2005;16(4):225-32. Related Articles, Links   A foreign speech accent in a case of conversion disorder. Verhoeven J, Mariën P, Engelborghs S, D’Haenen H, De Deyn P. Department of Linguistics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. jo.verhoeven@ua.ac.be OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to report the psychiatric, neuroradiological and linguistic characteristics in a native speaker of Dutch who developed speech symptoms which strongly resemble Foreign Accent Syndrome. BACKGROUND: Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare speech production disorder in which the speech of a patient … Continue reading

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Unexplained neurologic symptoms: an fMRI study of sensory conversion disorder.

Neurology. 2006 Dec 12;67(11):2036-8. Related Articles, Links   Comment in: Neurology. 2006 Dec 12;67(11):1914-5. Unexplained neurologic symptoms: an fMRI study of sensory conversion disorder. Ghaffar O, Staines WR, Feinstein A. Neuropsychiatry Division, Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, FG08-2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada. We investigated three subjects with unexplained sensory loss meeting criteria for conversion disorder using brain fMRI during unilateral and bilateral vibrotactile stimulation. In each subject, stimulation of the affected limb did not produce activation of the contralateral primary … Continue reading

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