Monthly Archives: October 2009

A comparison of chronic pain patients and controls on traumatic events in childhood.

Disabil Rehabil. 2000 Nov 20;22(17):756-63.Links A comparison of chronic pain patients and controls on traumatic events in childhood. Goldberg RT, Goldstein R. Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, USA. THAYER9378@aol.com PURPOSE: The purpose was to examine the incidence of traumatic events in childhood, such as sexual and physical abuse, in a chronic pain group and a control group of hospital employees without chronic pain. METHOD: Ninety two patients with chronic pain, age range 20-62, were consecutively recruited from … Continue reading

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Work stress precipitates depression and anxiety in young, working women and men.

Psychol Med. 2007 Aug;37(8):1119-29. Epub 2007 Apr 4. Links Comment in: Psychol Med. 2007 Aug;37(8):1073-4. Work stress precipitates depression and anxiety in young, working women and men. Melchior M, Caspi A, Milne BJ, Danese A, Poulton R, Moffitt TE. MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK. BACKGROUND: Rates of depression have been rising, as have rates of work stress. We tested the influence of work stress on diagnosed depression and anxiety in young working adults. METHOD: Participants were … Continue reading

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Relationship between traumatic events in childhood and chronic pain.

Disabil Rehabil. 1999 Jan;21(1):23-30.Cited in PMC, LinkOut Relationship between traumatic events in childhood and chronic pain. Goldberg RT, Pachas WN, Keith D. Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA. PURPOSE: The purpose was to examine the relationships between traumatic events in childhood, such as sexual and physical abuse, alcoholism, and drug addiction, and three types of chronic pain: facial pain, myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia. A fourth group, a heterogeneous group of other pain, was used as a comparison group. METHOD: Ninety one patients … Continue reading

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Tension-type headache as the unique pain experience of a patient with congenital insensitivity to pain.

Pain. 2005 Oct;117(3):478-83. Links Tension-type headache as the unique pain experience of a patient with congenital insensitivity to pain. Danziger N, Willer JC. Département de Neurophysiologie Clinique, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire, Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France. ndanziger@hotmail.com Congenital insensitivity to pain (CIP) is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by dramatic impairment of pain perception since birth and is generally caused by a hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) with loss of the small-calibre, nociceptive nerve fibres. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman with CIP and a presumptive … Continue reading

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Socially isolated children 20 years later: risk of cardiovascular disease.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Aug;160(8):805-11. Cited in PMC, LinkOut Socially isolated children 20 years later: risk of cardiovascular disease. Caspi A, Harrington H, Moffitt TE, Milne BJ, Poulton R. Author Affiliations: Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. a.caspi@iop.kcl.ac.uk OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that children who occupy peripheral or isolated roles in their peer groups (isolated children) are at risk of poor adult health. DESIGN: Longitudinal study of an entire birth cohort. SETTING: Dunedin, New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1037 children who were followed up from birth to age … Continue reading

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Family conflict in childhood: a predictor of later insomnia

 Sleep. 2006 Aug 1;29(8):1063-7.Cited in PMC, LinkOut Family conflict in childhood: a predictor of later insomnia. Gregory AM, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Poulton R. Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, United Kingdom. a.gregory@iop.kcl.ac.uk STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between childhood exposure to family conflict and insomnia at 18 years of age. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective data on an entire birth cohort were obtained. Parents completed the Conflict subscale of the Moos Family Environment Scale when the study members were 7, 9, 13, and 15 years of age. Insomnia was examined in … Continue reading

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Increased prevalence of white matter hyperintensities in patients with panic disorder.

J Psychopharmacol. 2008 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print] Links Increased prevalence of white matter hyperintensities in patients with panic disorder. Bae S, Kim J, Hwang J, Lee Y, Lee H, Lee J, Lyoo I, Renshaw P, Yoon S. Interdisciplinary Program in Brain Science and Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University and Hospital, Seoul, South Korea. AbstractThe aim of the current study is to compare the prevalence, severity and location of cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) between patients with panic disorder (PD) and healthy control … Continue reading

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Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction for patients with panic disorder: a nationwide population-based study.

Psychosom Med. 2009 Sep;71(7):798-804. Epub 2009 Jul 10. Links Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction for patients with panic disorder: a nationwide population-based study. Chen YH, Tsai SY, Lee HC, Lin HC. School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. OBJECTIVE: To examine prospectively the relationship between a diagnosis of panic disorder and the risk of acute myocardial infarction within 1 year of follow-up. Panic disorder is associated prospectively with coronary artery disease, but the risk of acute myocardial infarction associated with panic disorder … Continue reading

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Primary focal dystonia: evidence for distinct neuropsychiatric and personality profiles.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Oct;80(10):1176-9. Epub 2009 May 21. Links Comment in: J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Oct;80(10):1059. Primary focal dystonia: evidence for distinct neuropsychiatric and personality profiles. Lencer R, Steinlechner S, Stahlberg J, Rehling H, Orth M, Baeumer T, Rumpf HJ, Meyer C, Klein C, Muenchau A, Hagenah J. Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany. rebekka.lencer@psychiatrie.uk-sh.de BACKGROUND: Primary focal dystonia (PFD) is characterised by motor symptoms. Frequent co-occurrence of abnormal mental conditions has been mentioned for decades but is … Continue reading

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Prevalence of anxiety disorders and anxiety subtypes in patients with

Mov Disord. 2009 Jul 15;24(9):1333-8. Links Prevalence of anxiety disorders and anxiety subtypes in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Pontone GM, Williams JR, Anderson KE, Chase G, Goldstein SA, Grill S, Hirsch ES, Lehmann S, Little JT, Margolis RL, Rabins PV, Weiss HD, Marsh L. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA. Anxiety disorders are common in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but are not well characterized. This study determined the prevalence and clinical correlates of all DSM-IV-TR anxiety … Continue reading

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Dizziness: anxiety, health care utilization and health behavior–results from a representative German community survey.

J Psychosom Res. 2009 May;66(5):417-24. Epub 2008 Dec 16. Links Dizziness: anxiety, health care utilization and health behavior–results from a representative German community survey. Wiltink J, Tschan R, Michal M, Subic-Wrana C, Eckhardt-Henn A, Dieterich M, Beutel ME. Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. BACKGROUND: Due to the lack of epidemiological data on the relation of dizziness and anxiety, we investigated the prevalence of dizziness and anxiety in a representative sample of the German population. We explored the consequences of comorbid … Continue reading

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Non-fearful panic disorder in gastroenterology.

Psychosomatics. 2008 Nov-Dec;49(6):543-5. Links Non-fearful panic disorder in gastroenterology. Porcelli P, De Carne M. Unità di Psicosomatica, IRCCS Ospedale De Bellis, Via della Resistenza, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Bari, Italy. porcellip@media.it BACKGROUND: Nonfearful panic disorder (NFPD) is a panic condition masked under the appearance of somatic symptoms only, without the component of fear, and it represents a challenging diagnostic task. METHOD: This is the first case report of NFPD in a male patient with acute gastric pain and gastrointestinal disease (atrophic gastritis and H. pylori infection). … Continue reading

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