Interaction between working memory load and the ability to resist interference from negative distractors in dysphoria
24-01-2022Although the relationship between emotional working memory (WM) and depressive symptoms has been well established in clinical samples, research in the subclinical population has produced mixed results. The present study tested the effect of WM load on control of interference from emotional (positive, negative, neutral) distractors in dysphoria. Dysphoric (n = 32) and non-dysphoric (n = 35) university students were administered the emotional 2-back (lower WM load) and 3-back (higher WM load)...

Impact of COVID-19 social distancing measures on routine mental health care provision and treatment outcome for common mental disorders in the Netherlands
24-01-2022OBJECTIVE: The uptake of digital interventions in mental health care (MHC) has been slow, as many therapists and patients believe that in-person contact is essential for establishing a good working relationship and good outcomes in treatment. The public health policies regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic forced an abrupt transformation of MHC provisions for outpatients: Since mid-March 2020, nearly all in-person contact was replaced with videoconferencing. The COVID-19...

Transgender-based disparities in suicidality: A population-based study of key predictions from four theoretical models
24-01-2022CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that transgender people experience multiple psychosocial health threats and calls for interventions to reduce these threats.

A Rare Cause of Idiopathic Right Outflow Tract Premature Ventricular Contraction: Type-IV Renal Tubular Acidosis
24-01-2022The premature ventricular contractions (PVC) have usually good prognosis in patients without structural heart disease. In case of left ventricular ejection fraction depression or symptoms, antiarrhythmic drugs or cardiac ablations could be an option for management. We present a case of a patient with high burden of PVC admitted for cardiac ablation. Preoperative assessment revealed hyperkalemia and metabolic acidosis which ended up with type-4 renal tubular acidosis (RTA). Its' rare cause and...

Characteristics of the psychopathological status of oral lichen planus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
24-01-2022Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa having no clear aetiology or pathogenesis. The influence of psychological disturbances on OLP has been widely discussed but still bears the controversy. This study aimed at assessing scientific evidence between the OLP and psychological alterations of the patient. We searched seven important databases for studies on OLP and psychological factors (anxiety, depression, stress, sleep disorders, etc.) published between 1...

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Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes...
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