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Study Links CSF and Brain Imaging for Identifying Dementia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Measuring amyloid-beta (Abeta) protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and using positron emission tomography (PET) to image amyloid in the brain might become the best diagnostic test for presymptomatic Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online in December 2005 and appearing in the March issue of Annals of Neurology. Colleagues from the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and the University of Pittsburgh recruited 24 patients from the… Continue

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Treating Aggression in Patients With Dementia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Educational Objectives:



After reading this article, you will be familiar with:



* Behavioral distrubances associated with dementia and a conceptual model to categorize them;

* Nonpharmacological modalities used to reduce negative behaviors;

* Pharmacological interventions and their place in treatment.



Who will benefit from reading this article?



Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, neurologists, nurse practitioners,… Continue

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Sexual Health Issues in Men With Cancer

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Medical, surgical, and technologic advances have significantly decreased morbidity and improved survival and quality of life in men with cancer. However, sexual dysfunction after oncologic treatment is common and sadly underevaluated and undertreated despite the availability of effective, safe, and simple treatment options. The true prevalence of sexual problems after cancer treatment is unknown due to methodologic problems such as the use of patient self-reports,… Continue

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Sexual Health Issues in Men With Cancer

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Cancer is a major health concern with a profound impact on quality of life and sexual function. It is estimated that in the year 2005 a total of 710,040 new cancer cases will be diagnosed among American men, 312,660 new cancer cases will involve the male genitourinary system, and prostate cancer, being the most prevalent, will affect 232,090 men (33% of all estimated new cancer cases among males).[1] Sexual dysfunction in cancer patients is multifactorial and involves many… Continue

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Sexual Health Issues in Men With Cancer

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - As physicians, we occasionally treat both life-threatening and quality-of-life-threatening conditions. Many times there is overlap between these two categories, and this is aptly illustrated with the overlap between cancer and subsequent changes in sexual function. The excellent review of this subject by Drs. Tal and Mulhall addresses issues in which cancer in men affects sexual health, but, conversely, sexual health probably also affects patient psychological adjustment… Continue

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Treating Late-Life Anxiety

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Despite high prevalence and negative consequences of anxiety disorders in later life, this area has received little research attention. A relatively small number of outcome investigations on late-life anxiety have focused on the impact of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments.



Community prevalence rates for anxiety disorders in older adults range from 3.5% to 10.2%, suggesting a higher prevalence than for late-life depression (Beekman et al., 1998;… Continue

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Understanding Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Brief Overview and Update

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Anxiety disorders are the most common mental conditions in the general population, including in children and adolescents. Young people can present with a pattern of anxiety symptoms somewhat different from that typically seen in adults. One of the most common aspects of this difference is that children (especially younger ones) may not report overt worries or fears, but instead manifest pronounced physical symptoms.

Separation Anxiety Disorder



Separation… Continue

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Special Report: Anxiety Disorders Across the Life Span

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The focus of this Special Report on anxiety disorders is not accidental. Anxiety disorders are, probably next to substance abuse, the most common mental disorders in the general population, and definitely the most common mental disorders among children and adolescents. Over the last several decades, we have seen tremendous developments in conceptualization, classification and treatment of these disorders. The time when benzodiazepines occupied the central stage in the… Continue

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Tools for Assessing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a chronic, impairing and highly comorbid psychiatric condition afflicting an estimated 2.1% to 3.1% of the U.S. population during any given 12-month period (Grant et al., 2005; Kessler et al., 2005). Although historically neglected relative to other anxiety disorders, recent years have witnessed increasing attention and interest in the nature and treatment of GAD. A number of factors have contributed to these developments including… Continue

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Anxiety and depression in asthma and COPD: Results of recent studies

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - A number of studies have found an increased prevalence of anxiety and depression in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the relationship is not completely understood, it is clear that psychological disorders can adversely affect the course of both diseases.



This Clinical Update sums up some of the findings recently reported in the literature.



Asthma and panic disorder



There is growing recognition… Continue

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Panic Disorder and Pregnancy: Challenges of Caring for Mother and Child

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Panic disorder (PD) is a common psychiatric illness that can have a chronic, relapsing course. Epidemiological data has documented a lifetime prevalence of 0.4% to 3.5%, and the illness usually begins during early to middle adulthood with a female to male preponderance (Weissman et al., 1997). Other data have shown that after remission of panic symptoms, women may be more likely than men to experience recurrence of panic attacks (Yonkers et al., 1998).



The… Continue

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Researchers Gain Insight Into Link Between Weight and Dementia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Obesity has long been recognized as increasing the risk of associated conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Now another disorder has been added to this chilling list: Alzheimer disease (AD). Increasingly, research indicates that obesity and its relatives-the metabolic syndrome and associated inflammatory processes-may play a significant role in cognitive decline and dementia, including AD. A 27-year longitudinal study published in the… Continue

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Study taps cerebrospinal fluid to identify dementia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Measuring beta amyloid protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid in conjunction with brain amyloid imaging using PET might become the best diagnostic test for presymptomatic dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the March issue of Annals of Neurology.



Previous animal research showed an inverse relationship between amyloid-containing plaques in the brain and a specific protein fragment, beta amyloid 42 (Ab42), in CSF. The new study is… Continue

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