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New paper alert! My final PhD paper exploring factors associated with anxiety disorder comorbidity has been published at the Journal of Affective Disorders. Thanks to @GLADStudy and @NIHRBioResource participants for making this possible. Here's a 🧵 of our main takeaways 1/9
Comorbidity between anxiety disorders has received less attention than that between depression and anxiety. Our findings replicated a #NESDA paper to show that anxiety-anxiety comorbidity has similarly severe/complex symptom presentation as anxiety-MDD but distinct features 2/9
Anxiety-anxiety was associated with lower rates of self-reported clinician-provided diagnoses, which may indicate less recognition or treatment seeking/receipt than anxiety-MDD 3/9
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"Retirement" from work as a risk factor for #Dementia: experience of 5 recent patients

1. I saw 5 new cases of dementia last month, which apparently started within 6 to 18 months after retirement from work. All were cognitively normal until retirement.

#MedTwitter #Alzheimer
2. Memory impairment was the most prominent symptom. Over a period of time, other symptoms such as impaired calculation, speech impairment, losing sense of direction, poor judgement and inability to do daily activities without assistance, also started. Symptoms were progressive.
3. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease was made on the basis of detailed neuro-psychological assessment, brain scans and other appropriate investigations.
Two patients had comorbid #depression. Three patients had #sleep disorders- two had #insomnia and one had excessive sleep.
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Ein bedrückender Bericht von @totalreporter: durch die Corona-Maßnahmen erlitt er - wie viele, gerade junge Menschen - eine #Depression &, zudem, so vermutet seine Ärztin, erlitt er einen #Impfschaden.
An niemanden ging die Krise mE spurlos vorbei.
👇🏽 1/4
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„Ich dachte viel über diesen Freiheitsentzug nach. Nicht mehr reisen können. Keine Gesichter mehr sehen können. Das „Menschen sind jetzt eine Gefahr“. Ende 20 merkte ich, dass es nicht mehr geht. Ich begab mich in psychotherapeutische Behandlung.“ 2/4
„Wir leben immer noch unter einem Infektionsschutzgesetz, das theoretisch harte Einschnitte ermöglicht. Noch immer gibt es in Zügen Maskenpflicht, noch immer können wir unser Leben nicht so frei leben wie vorher.“ 3/4
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Info utile du jour en #psychiatrie: la mémoire, notre meilleure alliée ou notre pire ennemie? Une fonction qui peut nous jouer bien des tours! On continue aujourd'hui l'exploration de la métacognition ⬇️
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Qu'est ce que la mémoire? Elle correspond à la faculté d'intégrer, de conserver et de restituer une information. Elle est composée des mémoires épisodique, sémantique, autobiographique et à court terme (mémoire de travail)
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La mémoire est utile pour:
- se souvenir (d'un film, d'un livre, des vacances...)
- acquérir des connaissances (un événement, une date...)
- se connaître (auto-biographie)
- retenir et manipuler 1 info mentalement rapidement (situation de conversation, calcul mental par ex)
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F*ck
Wenn der Tag mit "neuen" Schmerzen und einer #Interkostalneuralgie Diagnose beginnt, ist es ja eigentlich schon sch... genug.
Aber spätestens den Teil danach würde ich dann bitte gerne streichen.😭 #Logopädie Befund sagt #Dysphagie, inkl dringender #Logopädie Empfehlung
(Wann bitte?). Naturlich spricht auch das für #neurogen beding. Ich wäre dann bereit den Tag von vorne zu starten...
Somit hab ich dann eine #neurogene Blasen, Speiseröhren und Darmmobilitätsstörungsdiagnose , was natürlich auch eine Magenbeteiligung relativ wahrscheinlich macht,
Meinte die Ärztin, da die Scheiß #Neuropathie langfristig wohl kaum ein Organ zwischendrin auslässt... tolle Prognose.
Und bestimmt total förderlich für die #anrorexie/#Magersucht, die ich aktuell zwar gut im Griff hab, aber das letzte Jahr hat mir und auch meinem Hilfesystem
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#Depression is associated with alterations in corticostriatal reward circuitry. One pathophysiological pathway that may drive these changes is #inflammation... Image
...This study examined whether increased inflammation in depression affects corticostriatal reward circuitry to lead to deficits goal-directed motor behavior. Resting-state fMRI maging was conducted on 48 medically stable, unmedicated outpatients with major depression...
...Increased CRP was associated with decreased connectivity between ventral striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) (corrected P<0.05), which in turn correlated with increased anhedonia (R=−0.47, P=0.001)...
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I'm absolutely delighted to share my newest review on how the #GutMicrobiota influences adult hippocampal #Neurogenesis! @jfcryan @oliviafoleary @Pharmabiotic @BPL_Journal

Our figure👇 shows key pathways by which #GutMicrobiota is known to influence AHN.

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@jfcryan @oliviafoleary @Pharmabiotic @BPL_Journal 2/5 #Neurogenesis (the birth, development, integration, and survival of neurons) in the #hippocampus regulates learning, memory, and mood, but is disrupted by lifestyle factors & diseases, including unhealthy diet, #aging, #stress, #AlzheimerDisease & in 🐭models of #Depression
3/5 (It is hard to measure hippocampal neurogenesis in human tissue, so most of our evidence relies on preclinical studies, along with mixed evidence in post-mortem tissue.

Below's figure outlines some common techniques for measuring neurogenesis)
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Less Than 6 Hours of #sleep a Night Linked to Serious, Chronic Illness
1. Beginning at age 50, those who slept 5 hours or less a night had a 30% higher risk of developing multiple chronic diseases over time than those who slept at least 7 hours a night.
#MedTwitter #MedEd
2. By the time the participants were aged 70 years, that risk had increased to 40%.
3. Higher risk was seen for #diabetes, #Cancer, heart disease, #stroke, COPD, chronic kidney disease, #liver disease, #depression, #dementia, #Parkinsonsdisease, and #arthritis.
Conclusion: It is important to get 7-9 hours of good quality sleep to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.
(Ref: Less Than 6 Hours of Sleep a Night Linked to Serious, Chronic Illness - Medscape - Oct 21, 2022).
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1/Thinking of #trees #peat #carbon and #nature and #fires. When are Victorians (without hysterics @theage ) to be made fully aware of the State #auslaws over fines in State Parks for picking up a rock, walking off track and so on. @DanielAndrewsMP/2
2/As it is now there are hundreds of shooting licensed people walking off track. Hundreds of thousands of feral deer, xrabbits,x pigs (latter two a food, anti #poverty source that cannot be culled by shooters) already damaging #native wildlife.Protecting #Indigenous locations/3
3/ @DanielAndrewsMP is key but to lock up (by fines) large areas is #segregation and discrimination. To lock up but then ok if you pay — is a cynical misuse of power. It would be good to hear from #Indigenous Victoria as we already know the value of the birthing trees was/4
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Women’s & children’s health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the #COVID19 pandemic & #ClimateChange converge with devastating effects on prospects for children, young people & women.

🆕 report by WHO, @UNICEF, @UNFPA & @PMNCH:
📌 bit.ly/3TqfbSR A young girl looks directly at the camera. She has a serious
Since the last Every Woman Every Child Progress Report published in 2020:

↗️ food insecurity
↗️ hunger
↗️ child marriage
↗️ risks from intimate partner violence
↗️ adolescent #depression and anxiety

have all increased.

📌 bit.ly/3TqfbSR

📷 © @UNICEF /UN0635253/Shahan A young girl wearing a red coat and holding a backpack is wa
An estimated 2⃣5⃣ million children were un- or under-vaccinated in 2021 – 6 million more than in 2019 - increasing their risk of contracting deadly and debilitating diseases.

📌 bit.ly/3TqfbSR Blue graphic that reads "Protect the Promise".
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Read the THREAD: Inverse Biden!

💥The Red background is the reality of stock markets in 2023 - year of everything bubble blowing up!

Stocks, Bonds, Derivatives,..
Expect opposite of what he says.

#Recession #Inflation #Depression #CurrencyCrisis #BankingCrisis #housingcrash
19th July, 2021 Biden - There's nobody suggesting there's unchecked inflation on the way, no serious economist

13th January, 2021 My Prediction 7 days before his oath.

Inverse Biden!
March, 2022 Biden - Russia's Ruble will be reduced to rubble

June, 2022 Reality - Russia's ruble hit its strongest level in 7 years despite massive sanctions
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Before you put your adolescents on antidepressants, let's have you make sure they are getting all the basic micronutrients they need for their brains to work. You can absolutely initiate nutritional therapies and feel good about that decision. 🧵
There is an extensive evidence base to support its use. "In the study of 478 young adults, it was found that 100 mg of vitamin B6 per day over just one month significantly reduced anxiety with trends towards reducing depression."
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The #Fed is watching closely the employment reports to get a better understanding where #inflation is and where it is heading.

Why they do it and what exactly are they looking for in the labor mkt to know for sure the #inflation has peaked?

Let's delve deeper.

A thread.

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The #Fed is led by theoretical concepts like the Phillips Curve.

It was first introduced in 1958 and since then updated in several versions.

All of these versions involve #inflation or wages and UR.

So let's explain it in more detail.

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wage growth = LT wage growth - f(UR) + inflation expectations

f(UR) - function of unemployment rate

High #inflation leads to higher #inflation expectations.

With higher expected #inflation workers demand higher wages.

Hence companies are forced to raise consumer prices.

3/17
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Today October 10th is World Mental Health day.
(yep it's still broken)
Here is my reminder to you that it's ok to talk about your mental health issues, anyone who would judge you for being open about struggles doesn't deserve a spot in your life.
#WorldMentalHealthDay #depression
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SEAM AGENDA ENDORSED BY THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION UNITED KINGDOM.
My foremost appreciation goes to the International Human Right Commission @DrJoeAbah @AbdulAbmJ @officialABAT @PeterObi @YeleSowore @femigbaja @fkeyamo @renoomokri @FMHDSD
#Seamagenda #NigeriaDecide Image
and the Special Monitoring Mission, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for recognizing and endorsing the SEAM AGENDA 2023 as the Pathway to Youth Inclusion in Governance for effective and People Oriented representation in Nigeria and Africa at large. Image
The independence of Nigeria from colonial overlords after 62years is yet to reflect in the lives of the young generation, as many of them see Nigeria as a failed British experiment which is ripe for division.
#NigeriaDecides2023 #Election #Politics #Nigeria #Ondostate #Owo Image
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Der #Nobelpreis für Wirtschaftswissenschaften an Ben Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond und Philip H. Dybvig ist eine verdiente Auszeichnung an der Schnittstelle der #Makroökonomie zu den Finanzmärkten. Alle drei haben in ihrer Forschung die Bedeutung von …

spiegel.de/wirtschaft/ben…
…Finanzmärkten, #Schulden und Psychologie für Banken- und #Finanzkrisen herausgearbeitet. Diese Forschung ist höchst politikrelevant und heute die Grundlage für Entscheidungen der Zentralbanken weltweit, allen voran der US-Notenbank Fed und der Europäischen Zentralbank (#EZB).
Ben #Bernanke hat als Chef der US-Notenbank während der globalen Finanzkrise 2008 und 2009 eine zentrale Rolle gespielt. Ihm ist es gelungen, global eine noch viel tiefere Krise zu verhindern, und er konnte sich dabei auf seine Forschung, vor allem der globalen #Depression
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay.

Close to 1️⃣ billion people have a #MentalHealth disorder. Despite the magnitude of mental ill health, relatively few people around the 🌍 have access to quality mental health services.

Let's make mental health & well-being for all a global priority!
The serious gaps in #MentalHealth care are a result of chronic under-investment. This #WorldMentalHealthDay we call on more investment for mental health care for all!

📌 bit.ly/3yhgpqF Give mental health and phys...
#COVID19 has created a 🌐 crisis for mental health, fueling short & long-term stresses & undermining the #MentalHealth of millions.

#Depression & anxiety went ⬆️ by more than 25% in the first year of the pandemic alone

Photo: Getty Images A person wearing a mask is ...
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1/n A fascinating article came out this summer that argues for a plant-forward omni diet, and it contains a very inflammatory headline:

"Debunking the #vegan myth: The case for a plant-forward omnivorous whole-foods diet"

Note author Loren Cordain, a paleo proponent Image
2/n

The abstract:

"Veganism is without evolutionary precedent in Homo sapiens species. Strict adherence to a #vegan diet causes predictable deficiencies in nutrients including vitamins B12, B2, D, niacin, iron, iodine, zinc, high-quality proteins, omega-3, and calcium."
3/n

Let's review the images quickly because they show some of these dangers.

Fig. 1. Hazard ratios for all-cause mortality as calculated by Cox proportional hazards multi-variable regression analysis16. P = 0.082.

All cause mortality for #vegans and vegetarians is higher! Image
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CN: Depression

Ich weiss nicht wer das gerade heute lesen muss:

Wenn Du gerade von einer #Depression ganz unten im tiefsten Tal festgehalten wirst und sie Dir sagt, das wird jetzt immer so sein-> NEIN! Sie lügt Dich an! Depressionen sind Meister der Lügen!
Sie wollen auch, dass Du Dich wertlos, nutzlos und überflüssig fühlst.
Sie reden Dir ein, Du wärst schwach, würdest viel weniger leisten als andere und überhaupt wäre die Welt besser dran ohne Dich.

Aber: SIE LÜGEN!

Du wirst aus diesem Tal wieder heraus kommen!
Du wirst wieder lachen, weinen und fühlen können!

Du bist NICHT überflüssig- im Gegenteil! Die Welt ist ein besserer Ort, gerade weil es DICH gibt!

Auch wenn Du es gerade nicht fühlen kannst: Du bist unglaublich stark! Denn Du kämpfst jeden Tag gegen das fieseste Monster an!
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Work affects #MentalHealth & well-being.

1 in 6 working-age adults are estimated to have a mental disorder.

Globally, 12 billion working days are lost every year on account of #depression and anxiety.

🆕 WHO recommended guidelines to protect #MentalHealthAtWork ⬇️
Risks to #MentalHealthAtWork incl.:
🔸under-use of skills
🔸excessive workloads
🔸unsafe working conditions
🔸limited support from colleagues
🔸harassment/bullying
🔸discrimination/exclusion
🔸unclear job role
🔸job insecurity
🔸inadequate pay
& more

📌 bit.ly/3fpWgsb Illustration of a sad looki...
Being out of work is also a threat to #MentalHealth.

Unemployment, job and financial insecurity and recent job loss are risk factors.

📌 bit.ly/3fpWgsb A young man is looking at a...
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Info utile du jour en #psychiatrie: les biais cognitifs dans les troubles psychiques, un sujet essentiel!
Aujourd'hui, ce sera les biais d'attribution des évènements et comment ils sont abordés en thérapie
C'est parti ⬇️ 1/13
Les biais cognitifs sont liés à la metacognition ou "pensées sur la pensée", qui correspond à notre capacité à connaître et utiliser nos propres processus de pensées. Elle nous permet de prendre du recul sur la façon d'analyser le monde qui nous entoure 2/13
Exemples de processus de pensées:
- stratégie de calcul mental
- le mot sur le bout de la langue (Feeling of knowing) ou "je sais que je sais"
- nos stratégies propres de lecture ou d'apprentissage (indispensables à connaître et maîtriser en études de médecine par ex)
... 3/13
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Robert Bransfield, MD: Thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles demonstrate the causal association between infections and #mentalillness 400+ peer reviewed scientific articles demonstrate the causal association between tick-borne disease and mental illness. #ILADS2022 #Lyme
2/Bransfield: Up to 40% of patients w/ #Lyme develop peripheral or central nervous system involvement. Psychiatric reactions include: #paranoia #dementia #schizophrenia #bipolar #panicattacks #depression #anorexianervosa, and #ODC #ILADS2022
3/Bransfield: Lyme is over represented in psychiatric patients. #ILADS2022
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Dempsey: Bartonella is a stealth multi-systemic infection transmitted by fleas, biting flies, body louse, mosquitoes and possibly ticks #ILADS2022 ImageImage
2/Dempsey: Objective findings of #Bartonella include fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, uveitis #ILADS2022 Image
3/Dempsey: #Bartonella is multisystemic and can involve every organ. #ILADS2022 Image
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CN: #Trauer

Die Dunkelheit wirkt so viel dunkler,
Wenn man weiß, dass man nun ohne seinen besten Freund 🐶🐾 gegen sie kämpfen muss.
Ich fühle mich so orientierungslos und verloren. Und ich habe keine Ahnung, wie ich das schaffen soll.
Wie ich den Kampf diesmal -ohne ihn-
!B
Gewinnen soll.

Er war mein Halt, in den aller dunkelsten Momenten.
Bei ihm brauchte ich keine Worte, die mir gerade so fehlen. Er war einfach da, hat mir halt gegeben. Und hat diese Momente mit mir ausgehalten, ohne dass ich etwas sagen, tun oder funktionieren musste.
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