Background: Depressive disorder is often chronic and recurrent, and results in a heavy psychosocial burden on the families of patients with this disorder. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of brief multifamily psychoeducation designed to alleviate their psychosocial burden. Methods: Thirty-two relatives of patients with major depressive disorder participated in an open study testing the effectiveness of brief multifamily psychoeducation. The intervention consisted of four sessions over the...
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Psychosocial functioning in patients with treatment-resistant depression after group cognitive behavioral therapy
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: The importance of measuring psychosocial functioning in schizophrenia...
Medical And Psychosocial Aspects Of Chronic Illness And Diseases, Fourth Edition Covers The Medical Aspects Of Those Conditions Commonly Encountered By Rehabilitation And Other Health Professionals And Discusses Symptoms, Diagnoses, Treatments, And Prognoses. This Fourth Edition Has Been Completely Revised And Updated And Reflects An Approach Consistent With The Philosophical Underpinnings Of The International Classification Of Functioning, Disability And Health (ICF). New Chapter
But this is just one measure of the failure of efforts to prevent vertical
transmission. Following the global commitment at UNGASS in 2001,
UN agencies designed a comprehensive program to prevent vertical
transmission. This program was based on promoting a woman’s right to
a continuum of care starting with sexual and reproductive health and
treatment through to psychosocial and nutritional support.
The four-prong strategy is stirring in focus and words, but actual progress
and achievements have been far more limited.
Trends in needing help with such activities as housework or shopping may be
due to changes in the physical abilities of the older population, but they may also be
related to the availability of help in the house, either familial or paid, the availability
of appliances, and the accessibility of transportation (1, 12). However, causes of
trends in IADL functioning have not been apportioned to reasons residing in the
person and reasons outside the person.
The trends in what is termed ADL disability have not been nearly as consistent
as those in IADL disability (31).
Not Otherwise Specified [NOS]). We also review functional brain
imaging studies of patients with various forms of conversion disorder (e.g. psychogenic
motor or sensory changes, psychogenic blindness, pseudoseizures) as well as
depersonalization disorder. As hypnotizability traits have been postulated to be associated
with a higher tendency for developing dissociative symptoms, we briefly refer to functional
imaging studies of hypnosis.
The general picture is that older people of today are healthier than older people
of two decades ago. There have been improvements in most dimensions of health.
People live longer and have fewer disabilities, have less functioning loss, and
report themselves to be in better health. Over time there has been some reduction
in risk from smoking and a lowering of cholesterol and average triglyceride levels.
However, weight increase has been notable during this period.
The initial idea that exogenous opiates can affect immune function was first floated in 1898
when Cantacuze described the effect of opium on leukocyte phagocytosis in guinea pig
model. Recently findings from several investigators (Quaglio et al., 2002; Nath et al., 2002;
Georges et al., 1999; Vallejo et al., 2004; Roy et al., 2006; Somaini et al., 2008) support the role
of opiates in suppressing a variety of immunological end points in opiate abusers.
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Mood disorders are a crucial group of mental disorders that last for a life time, cause psychosocial dysfunction, disrupts interpersonal relationships and are overall highly restrictive. The facts that mood disorders are seen as high as 3-5% of the society and 70% of the patients' first psychiatric application puts forward that they are not well known show that these are a serious type of mental illness. The average time to make the right diagnose is reported as 10 years.
Imbalanced feeding leads to excess feeding of some nutrients whilst others remain
deficient (Photo 1). This not only reduces milk production and increases costs per kg
milk, but also affects various physiological functions including long term animal health,
fertility and productivity. To ensure improved productivity it is necessary to augment and
secure feed resources through short and long term planning. It is also essential that milk
producers feed their animals the nutrients in amounts that match the physiological needs
and objective of keeping the animal.
Spiegel et al. (1989) conducted a prospective intervention study of patients with
metastatic breast cancer. Findings demonstrated that a weekly support group meeting for
one year enhanced patients’ psychosocial functioning and reduced pain as compared to a
standard care treatment control group. Further, in a ten-year follow-up, the data reported
that survival was significantly different, with a mean of 36.3 months in the intervention
group compared with 18.9 months in the control group.
Another study, conducted by Fawzy and colleagues (1993) supported these findings.
EACH YEAR IN the United States, more than three million
people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this
population, the psychosocial and psychological deficits are
the major source of disability to the patient and of stress to
the family. Patients may have difficulties in many vital areas
of functioning, including family, interpersonal, work, school,
and recreational activities. Many have extreme personality
The literature has pointed out to the relationship between obesity in youth and premature
death due to endogenous causes of cardiac/metabolic origin. It is therefore fundamental to
know how and when the risk factors for CMD begin to affect vascular function and
structure, and particularly, how to detect them early in order to enable the development of
truly primary preventive strategies.
This book is the end result of many influences, all of
which have contributed to its final shape. We would
like to thank all those people who have contributed to
the development and formation of the ideas behind
this book. This is a long list. In recent years it
includes our students and colleagues at the University
of Glamorgan. Prior to this our many colleagues in
our own clinical practices who we have worked with
and our past teachers and mentors who moulded our
ideas about working with people.