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Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci ; 30: e4, 2021 Jan 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33413716

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AIMS: There is currently no universally accepted measure for population-based surveillance of mood and anxiety disorders. As such, the use of multiple linked measures could provide a more accurate estimate of population prevalence. Our primary objective was to apply Bayesian methods to two commonly employed population measures of mood and anxiety disorders to make inferences regarding the population prevalence and measurement properties of a combined measure. METHODS: We used data from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health linked to health administrative databases in Ontario, Canada. Structured interview diagnoses were obtained from the survey, and health administrative diagnoses were identified using a standardised algorithm. These two prevalence estimates, in addition to data on the concordance between these measures and prior estimates of their psychometric properties, were used to inform our combined estimate. The marginal posterior densities of all parameters were estimated using Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (HMC), a Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique. Summaries of posterior distributions, including the means and 95% equally tailed posterior credible intervals, were used for interpretation of the results. RESULTS: The combined prevalence mean was 8.6%, with a credible interval of 6.8-10.6%. This combined estimate sits between Bayesian-derived prevalence estimates from administrative data-derived diagnoses (mean = 7.4%) and the survey-derived diagnoses (mean = 13.9%). The results of our sensitivity analysis suggest that varying the specificity of the survey-derived measure has an appreciable impact on the combined posterior prevalence estimate. Our combined posterior prevalence estimate remained stable when varying other prior information. We detected no problematic HMC behaviour, and our posterior predictive checks suggest that our model can reliably recreate our data. CONCLUSIONS: Accurate population-based estimates of disease are the cornerstone of health service planning and resource allocation. As a greater number of linked population data sources become available, so too does the opportunity for researchers to fully capitalise on the data. The true population prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders may reside between estimates obtained from survey data and health administrative data. We have demonstrated how the use of Bayesian approaches may provide a more informed and accurate estimate of mood and anxiety disorders in the population. This work provides a blueprint for future population-based estimates of disease using linked health data.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtornos do Humor/epidemiologia , Vigilância da População/métodos , Adolescente , Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , Teorema de Bayes , Canadá/epidemiologia , Feminino , Inquéritos Epidemiológicos , Humanos , Transtornos do Humor/psicologia , Prevalência
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J Affect Disord ; 278: 365-371, 2021 01 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33007626

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INTRODUCTION: As the Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) was declared by the world health organization a pandemic in March 2020, thousands of healthcare workers (HCWs) worldwide were on the frontlines fighting against the pandemic. Herein, we selected two Middle East countries; Egypt and Saudi Arabia to investigate the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their HCWs. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a Google survey was used to access HCWs in many hospitals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia between the 14th and 24th of April 2020. The survey assessed HCWs regarding their sociodemographic and occupational features, sleeping hours, and psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21). RESULTS: This study included 426 HCWs (48.4% physicians, 24.2% nurses, and 27.4% other HCWs). Of them, 69% had depression, 58.9% had anxiety, 55.9% had stress, and 37.3% had inadequate sleeping (<6 h/day). Female sex, age ≤30 years, working in Egypt, attending emergency and night shifts, watching/reading COVID-19 news ≥2 h/day, and not getting emotional support from family, society, and hospital were associated with a high likelihood of depression, anxiety, stress, and inadequate sleeping. LIMITATIONS: the cross-sectional design restricted our ability to distinguish between preexisting and emerging psychological symptoms. CONCLUSION: HCWs on the frontlines in Egypt and Saudi Arabia experienced depression, anxiety, stress, and inadequate sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtorno Depressivo/epidemiologia , Pessoal de Saúde/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , Estudos Transversais , Transtorno Depressivo/psicologia , Egito/epidemiologia , Feminino , Pessoal de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Arábia Saudita/epidemiologia , Fatores Sexuais , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Adulto Jovem
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J Affect Disord ; 278: 144-148, 2021 01 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32961409

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BACKGROUND: It is well known that unexpected pandemic has led to an increase in mental health problems among a variety of populations. METHODS: In this study, an online non-probability sample survey was used to anonymously investigate the anxiety and depression symptoms among medical staff under the COVID-19 outbreak. The questionnaire included Perceived Stress Scale-10 (PSS-10), Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale (GAD-7) and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). Factors associated with anxiety and depression symptoms were estimated by logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: A total of 1090 medical staff were investigated in this study. The estimated self-reported rates of anxiety symptoms, depression symptoms and both of the two were 13.3%, 18.4% and 23.9% respectively. Factors associated with self-reported anxiety symptoms include married status (OR=2.3, 95%CI: 1.2, 4.4), not living alone (OR=0.4, 95%CI: 0.2, 0.7), never confiding their troubles to others (OR=2.2, 95%CI: 1.4, 3.5) and higher stress (OR=14.4, 95%CI: 7.8, 26.4). Factors associated with self-reported depression symptoms include not living alone (OR=0.4, 95%CI: 0.3, 0.7), sometimes/often getting care from neighbours (OR=0.6, 95%CI: 0.4, 0.9), never confiding their troubles to others (OR=2.0, 95%CI: 1.3, 3.0) and higher stress (OR=9.7, 95%CI: 6.2, 15.2). LIMITATIONS: The study was a non-probability sample survey. Besides, scales used in this study can only identify mental health states. CONCLUSIONS: Under outbreak of COVID-19, self-reported rates of anxiety symptoms and depression symptoms were high in investigated medical staff. Psychological interventions for those at high risk with common mental problems should be integrated into the work plan to fight against the epidemic.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , Transtorno Depressivo/epidemiologia , Transtorno Depressivo/psicologia , Corpo Clínico/psicologia , Adulto , China/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Corpo Clínico/estatística & dados numéricos , Pandemias , Questionário de Saúde do Paciente , Prevalência
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Clin Obes ; 11(1): e12422, 2021 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33128335

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BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with adverse child mental health outcomes and reduced physical activity. Moreover, prenatal exposure to gestational diabetes (GDM) is associated with increased risk for adverse psychological outcomes in children. OBJECTIVES: Assess prenatal exposure to GDM on anxiety levels and physical activity in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: Sixty-five children age 9 to 15 reported their physical activity and anxiety levels using the 24-hours physical activity recall and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children via phone or video meetings. Prenatal exposure to GDM was obtained from maternal electronic medical records. RESULTS: The 38 GDM-exposed children reported significantly higher anxiety levels and were less likely to engage in any vigorous physical activity (VPA) (5% vs 30%) compared to the 27 GDM-unexposed children. Lower levels of physical activity were significantly associated with higher levels of anxiety. Less engagement in VPA explained 75% of the association between GDM exposure and anxiety levels. CONCLUSIONS: Engaging in physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic may be beneficial for reducing anxiety, particularly amongst GDM-exposed children.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/complicações , Diabetes Gestacional/etiologia , Exercício Físico/fisiologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/epidemiologia , Adulto , Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Índice de Massa Corporal , Criança , Diabetes Gestacional/epidemiologia , Diabetes Gestacional/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Gravidez , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Comportamento Sedentário
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Psychol Health Med ; 26(1): 131-144, 2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33151748

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global, virulent pandemic disease that emerged in December 2019, with both short- and long-term psychological repercussions being inevitable. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and predictors of psychological distress, defined by the presence of either depression or anxiety, among the public in Oman during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a web-based, cross-sectional study conducted using governmental and private institutional e-mail systems and social media platforms. Anxiety and depression were assessed using both the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 Scale and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the independent predictors. There were a total of 1538 participants in this study (75% female). The prevalence of psychological distress was 30%. Being female, having financial instability, being treated for mental illness and self-medication for coping with stress were independent predictors of psychological distress among the study sample (Odds ratio [OR] = 1.69, confidence interval [CI] = 1.24-2.29; OR = 2.05, CI = 1.54-2.74; OR = 5.35, CI = 3.50-8.18; OR = 7.23, CI = 3.06-17.09, respectively). The results from this study will help public health officials in Oman to plan for and mitigate psychological repercussions of the current and future pandemics.


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Adaptação Psicológica , Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Angústia Psicológica , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Omã/epidemiologia , Prevalência
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Psychiatry Res ; 295: 113552, 2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33229122

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BACKGROUND: Pregnant women and women who recently gave birth are vulnerable to COVID-19-related psychosocial stresses. METHODS: We assessed COVID-19-related health worries and grief, and current mental health symptoms (depression, generalized anxiety, and PTSD) in 1,123 U.S. women during the COVID-19 pandemic (May 21 to August 17, 2020) through a cross-sectional study design. RESULTS: Among our respondents, 36.4% reported clinically significant levels of depression, 22.7% for generalized anxiety, and 10.3% for PTSD. Women with pre-existing mental health diagnoses based on their self-reported history were 1.6-to-3.7 more likely to score at clinically significant levels of depression, generalized anxiety, and PTSD. Approximately 18% reported high levels of COVID-19-related health worries and were 2.6-to-4.2 times more likely to score above the clinical threshold for mental health symptoms. Approximately 9% reported high levels of grief and were 4.8-to-5.5 times more likely to score above the clinical threshold for mental health symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Perinatal women with pre-existing mental health diagnoses show elevated symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although causation cannot be inferred, COVID-19-related health worries and grief experiences may increase the likelihood of mental health symptoms among those without pre-existing mental health concerns. Providers should develop strategies for addressing health-related worry and grief within their practice.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtorno Depressivo/epidemiologia , Complicações na Gravidez/epidemiologia , Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos/epidemiologia , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez , Fatores de Risco , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Arch Psychiatr Nurs ; 34(6): 537-544, 2020 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33280678

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A multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted to assess perceived risk and fear of contagion, as well as mental health outcomes among 650 Italian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. A relevant proportion of the sample reported symptoms of anxiety, depression, and distress. Female sex, nursing profession, fear of being infected, as well as the time of exposure to the COVID-19 spread and the fact of directly attending infected patients were the main risk factors for developing mental health disturbances. Tailored interventions need to be implemented to reduce psychological burden in healthcare workers, with a particular attention to nurses.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Surtos de Doenças , Pessoal de Saúde/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Fatores de Risco
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Ann Acad Med Singap ; 49(10): 723-730, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33283835

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INTRODUCTION: The worldwide emergence of COVID-19 has been associated with diverse consequences, including anxiety. Hope is believed to act as a motivation to enable one to cope with the anxiety. This study was conducted to identify the role of hope in alleviating anxiety due to the COVID-19 outbreak during the primary phase among community dwellers in Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited 3,565 subjects with the convenience sampling method. Data collection tools used included the COVID-19 knowledge checklist, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) questionnaires and Snyder Hope Scale. Participants were asked to fill in the questionnaires online. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics (multivariate linear regression analysis). RESULTS: Participants' mean scores of anxiety and hope were 6.06±4.52 and 31.27±4.52, respectively. The results indicated that 27.1% of the changes in the anxiety scores were predictable with some of the variables examined in this study. A high score of hope was directly associated with a lower level of anxiety. In addition, the number of hours spent following news and information on COVID-19 was significantly related to anxiety level. Moreover, female gender, urban residence, and having relatives suffering from COVID-19 were significantly related to a higher level of anxiety (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The morbidity and mortality associated with the COVID-19 outbreak had brought a lot of anxiety among community dwellers. Hope, potentially, can contribute to overcoming anxiety. Therefore, health policymakers can introduce appropriate social interventions to enable the community to cope with stress and anxiety.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Esperança , Adulto , Ansiedade/psicologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , Estudos Transversais , Família , Feminino , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Humanos , Vida Independente , Irã (Geográfico)/epidemiologia , Modelos Lineares , Masculino , Meios de Comunicação de Massa , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Questionário de Saúde do Paciente , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Inquéritos e Questionários , População Urbana/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(12): e0243883, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33332386

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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of disability and anxiety in Covid-19 survivors at discharge from hospital and analyze relative risk by exposures. DESIGN: Multi-center retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Twenty-eight hospitals located in eight provinces of China. METHODS: A total of 432 survivors with laboratory-confirmed SARS CoV-2 infection participated in this study. At discharge, we assessed instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) with Lawton's IADL scale, dependence in activities of daily living (ADL) with the Barthel Index, and anxiety with Zung's self-reported anxiety scale. Exposures included comorbidity, smoking, setting (Hubei vs. others), disease severity, symptoms, and length of hospital stay. Other risk factors considered were age, gender, and ethnicity (Han vs. Tibetan). RESULTS: Prevalence of at least one IADL problem was 36.81% (95% CI: 32.39-41.46). ADL dependence was present in 16.44% (95% CI: 13.23-20.23) and 28.70% (95% CI: 24.63-33.15) were screened positive for clinical anxiety. Adjusted risk ratio (RR) of IADL limitations (RR 2.48, 95% CI: 1.80-3.40), ADL dependence (RR 2.07, 95% CI 1.15-3.76), and probable clinical anxiety (RR 2.53, 95% CI 1.69-3.79) were consistently elevated in survivors with severe Covid-19. Age was an additional independent risk factor for IADL limitations and ADL dependence; and setting (Hubei) for IADL limitations and anxiety. Tibetan ethnicity was a protective factor for anxiety but a risk factor for IADL limitations. CONCLUSION: A significant proportion of Covid-19 survivors had disability and anxiety at discharge from hospital. Health systems need to be prepared for an additional burden resulting from rehabilitation needs of Covid-19 survivors.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade , Pessoas com Deficiência , Sobreviventes , Atividades Cotidianas , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , /psicologia , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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PLoS One ; 15(12): e0243704, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33332400

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The global epidemic of (mis)information, spreading rapidly via social media platforms and other outlets, can be a risk factor for the development of anxiety disorders among vulnerable individuals. Cyberchondria can be a vulnerability factor for developing anxiety in a pandemic situation, particularly when the Internet is flooded with (mis)information. The aim of our study was to examine how cyberchondria is related to changes in levels of COVID-19 concern and safety behaviours among persons living in Croatia during the period in which the first COVID-19 case was identified and when the country recorded its first fatality. Repeated cross-sectional data collection was conducted during two waves over a period of three weeks (N1 = 888; N2 = 966). The first began on the day of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Croatia (February 24th, 2020) and the second wave began three weeks later, on the day the first COVID-19 fatality was recorded in Croatia (March 19th, 2020). Participants completed an online questionnaire regarding various COVID-19 concerns and safety behaviours aimed at disease prevention (information seeking, avoidance and hygiene) and a measure of cyberchondria (Short Cyberchondria Scale, SCS). We analysed whether changes to the epidemiological situation during the period between the two waves of data collection led to an increase in COVID-19 related behaviour directly and indirectly via an increase in COVID-19 concerns. The results indicated that, between the two waves of research, there was a pronounced increase in concerns regarding COVID-19 (b = 1.11, p < .001) as well as significant behavioural changes (b = 1.18-2.34, p < .001). Also, results demonstrated that cyberchondria plays a moderating role in these changes. In the first wave, persons with severe cyberchondria were already intensely concerned with safety behaviours. High cyberchondria and high levels of concern about the COVID-19 are associated with intense avoidance behaviours, R2 = .63, p < .001. A moderated partial mediation model was confirmed, in which the effect of the epidemiological situation was weaker for those with higher results on the SCS (as indicated by index of moderated mediation between -.10 and -.15, p < .05). As such, cyberchondria is a contributing factor to long-term anxiety and its impact during pandemic on the general mental health burden should therefore be further investigated.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade , Hipocondríase , Comportamento de Busca de Informação , Internet , Mídias Sociais , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , /psicologia , Croácia/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Hipocondríase/epidemiologia , Hipocondríase/psicologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Psychiatr Danub ; 32(3-4): 549-556, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33370765

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BACKGROUND: Mental health of medical workers treating patients with COVID-19 is an issue of increasing concern worldwide. The available data on stress and anxiety symptoms among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 are relatively limited and have not been evaluated in Russia yet. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional anonymous survey included 1,090 healthcare workers. Stress and anxiety symptoms were assessed using Stress and Anxiety to Viral Epidemics - 9 (SAVE-9) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder - 7 (GAD-7) scales. Logistic regression, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin two component factor model, Cronbach's alpha and ROC-analysis were performed to determine the influence of different variables, internal structure and consistency, sensitivity and specificity of SAVE-9 compared with GAD-7. RESULTS: The median scores on the GAD-7 and SAVE-9 were 5 and 14, respectively. 535 (49.1%) respondents had moderate and 239 (21.9%) had severe anxiety according to SAVE-9. 134 participants (12.3%) had severe anxiety, 144 (13.2%) had moderate according to GAD-7. The component model revealed two-factor structure of SAVE-9: "anxiety and somatic concern" and "social stress". Female gender (OR - 0.98, p=0.04) and younger age (OR - 0.65, p=0.04) were associated with higher level of anxiety according to regression model. The total score of SAVE-9 with a high degree of confidence predicted the GAD-7 value in comparative ROC analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare workers in Russia reported high rates of stress and anxiety. The Russian version of the SAVE-9 displayed a good ratio of sensitivity to specificity compared with GAD-7 and can be recommended as a screening instrument for detection of stress and anxiety in healthcare workers.


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Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Pessoal de Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Federação Russa/epidemiologia
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Georgian Med News ; (307): 127-132, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33270590

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The need to study the psychological picture of patients with chronic disease, is determined by the fact that the patient's attitude to their disease affects the course of the disease and success in treatment. A modern feature of the course of chronic diseases is polymorbidity (i.e., the multiplicity of diseases in one patient), therefore, the presence of concomitant diseases, especially the chronic form, lead to the syndrome of mutual aggravation. THE PURPOSE: study the types of attitudes and internal picture of the disease of patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The study involved 100 people aged 21 to 80 years, 47 men and 53 women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. To determine the types of attitude to the disease and study the internal picture of the disease, we used a personal questionnaire from the Bekhterev Institute (LOBI). Among the patients we surveyed, 8.5% of men and 9.4% of women were diagnosed with the hypochondriac type. The sensitive type was observed in 8.5% of men and 7.5% of women surveyed. The main feature alopaticos the type of care from illness to work. In our case, this is 10.6% of male patients and 5.7% of women. 13.2% of women and 2.1% of men surveyed are paranoid. In 15% of cases, we noted the melancholic type in men. 5.7% of women surveyed are euphoric. Of all the respondents, only 6.4% of the men surveyed are of the harmonic type. 6.4% of men and 9.4% of women were identified as having an anxiety type. CONCLUSION: It is well known that any disease is accompanied by more or less serious changes in the patient's psyche. And it is during this period that patients urgently need the support of their relatives and friends. Therefore, in the process of treating the disease, an important aspect is not only drug therapy, but also the emotional mood of the patient.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2 , Doença , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Transtornos de Ansiedade , Depressão , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pacientes , Adulto Jovem
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J Med Internet Res ; 22(12): e24487, 2020 12 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33296867

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BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the mental health of university students. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the psychological responses toward COVID-19 among university students from 3 countries-Indonesia, Taiwan, and Thailand. METHODS: We used a web-based, cross-sectional survey to recruit 1985 university students from 5 public universities (2 in Indonesia, 1 in Thailand, and 1 in Taiwan) via popular social media platforms such as Facebook, LINE, WhatsApp, and broadcast. All students (n=938 in Indonesia, n=734 in Thailand, and n=313 in Taiwan) answered questions concerning their anxiety, suicidal thoughts (or sadness), confidence in pandemic control, risk perception of susceptibility to infection, perceived support, resources for fighting infection, and sources of information in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. RESULTS: Among the 3 student groups, Thai students had the highest levels of anxiety but the lowest levels of confidence in pandemic control and available resources for fighting COVID-19. Factors associated with higher anxiety differed across countries. Less perceived satisfactory support was associated with more suicidal thoughts among Indonesian students. On the other hand, Taiwanese students were more negatively affected by information gathered from the internet and from medical staff than were Indonesian or Thai students. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that health care providers in Thailand may need to pay special attention to Thai university students given that high levels of anxiety were observed in this study population. In addition, health care providers should establish a good support system for university students, as the results of this study indicate a negative association between support and suicidal thoughts.


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Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade , Biometria , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Pessoal de Saúde/psicologia , Humanos , Indonésia , Masculino , Pandemias , Mídias Sociais , Estudantes/psicologia , Ideação Suicida , Taiwan , Tailândia , Universidades , Adulto Jovem
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Mult Scler Relat Disord ; 46: 102580, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33296977

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BACKGROUND: The novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19), a pandemic of the kind not seen for a century, has caused global apprehension and distress. OBJECTIVES: to evaluate whether the psychological state and behaviours of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and their caregivers were different from the non-MS population or not during the pandemic. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 115 MS patients, 33 MS caregivers and 129 healthy controls. Depression anxiety stress score-21 (DASS-21) was used for evaluation of their psychological state. RESULTS: MS patients had significantly higher DASS-21 scores (51.48±29.62) than their caregivers (29.79±27.19) and non-MS population (32.91±23.39) (p = 0.005). Younger patients (r=-0.252, p<0.0001), those with high EDSS scores (r = 0.023, p = 0.013) and those who believed that MS patients are at high risk for COVID-19 infection (p = 0.009) had the highest anxiety scores. There was no difference between the three groups in the level of commitment to staying at home (p = 0.747), wearing facemask (p = 0.164), wearing gloves (0.225), avoiding crowd (p = 0.225) and frequent hand washing (p = 0.570). Anxious patients had more relapses (p = 0.002) and pseudorelapses (p = 0.008). CONCLUSION: In this cohort, MS patients were more anxious, stressed and depressed during the COVID-19 pandemic than their caregivers and the non-MS population, but they were not more motivated to follow the basic preventive measures against infection.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , Cuidadores/psicologia , Esclerose Múltipla/epidemiologia , /patogenicidade , Adulto , Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Ansiedade/psicologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Saúde Mental , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Esclerose Múltipla/virologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia
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BMJ Case Rep ; 13(12)2020 Dec 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33328211

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A 30-year-old man with no significant previous or family psychiatric history became severely anxious about his health after a positive COVID-19 test. Physical symptoms of COVID-19 were mild, with no evidence of hypoxia or pneumonia, throughout his illness. He was admitted to a quarantine facility. He remained highly anxious, and 1 week later, he developed paranoid delusions and auditory hallucinations (his first psychotic episode). He was treated with lorazepam 1 mg four times a day, mirtazapine 30 mg nocte and risperidone 1 mg two times a day. His psychotic symptoms lasted 1 week. He stopped psychiatric medication after 4 weeks and had remained well when reviewed 3 months later. A Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition diagnosis of brief psychotic disorder with marked stressor (brief reactive psychosis) was made. Anxiety about his health and social isolation appeared the main aetiological factors but an inflammatory component cannot be excluded. The case highlights that first episode psychosis can be associated with mild COVID-19.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/psicologia , Transtornos Psicóticos/psicologia , Adulto , Ansiolíticos/administração & dosagem , Antipsicóticos/administração & dosagem , Transtornos de Ansiedade/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Lorazepam/administração & dosagem , Masculino , Mirtazapina/administração & dosagem , Pandemias , Transtornos Psicóticos/tratamento farmacológico , Catar , Quarentena/psicologia , Risperidona/administração & dosagem
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J Addict Med ; 14(6): e293-e296, 2020 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33156267

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: The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to exacerbate existing anxiety and substance use disorders (SUDs) and increase vulnerability among individuals previously free of these conditions. Numerous pandemic-related stressors-coronavirus infection fears, social distancing and isolation, activity restrictions, financial insecurity and unemployment, caregiving or childcare responsibilities-place a substantial burden both on the general population and on many health care providers. Anxiety symptoms such as worry, tension, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and sleep disruption are increasingly prevalent. For individuals in SUD treatment, anxiety can complicate efforts to achieve treatment goals. In this commentary, we outline the potential impact of anxiety on substance use problems during the COVID-19 crisis and describe key behavioral, pharmacological, and digital health treatment considerations. We highlight populations of special concern due to heightened vulnerability and challenges accessing services, strategies to support health care providers, and directions for future research.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Substâncias/terapia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/etiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde , Humanos , Controle de Infecções , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Substâncias/etiologia , Populações Vulneráveis
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