Depression Treatment: Dengue Myocarditis in Singapore: Two Case Reports.

Dengue myocarditis in Singapore: two case reports.

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Infection. 2013 Jan 1;
Marques N, Gan VC, Leo YS

The authors report two cases of complicated dengue viral infection with acute myocarditis involving young male adults, of which one was fatal. The first case presented with typical signs of myocardial disease: chest pain and diaphoresis with myocardial depression in the electrocardiograph. The second case deteriorated rapidly and demised within the first day of admission. Histology of the heart muscles showed multiple small foci of myocyte necrosis surrounded by lymphocytes, in keeping with viral myocarditis. Both cases fulfilled the World Health Organization (WHO) diagnosis of probable dengue: the first case had positive dengue serology, both IgM and IgG at day six of illness, and the second case was polymerase chain reaction (PCR) positive for dengue and identified as serotype 2. Despite the severe outcome, both cases did not completely fulfil the criteria for dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). Although severe cardiac impairment is not commonly reported in dengue infection, it can be life threatening.
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Associations between psychological well-being, mental health, and hormone therapy in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: results of two population-based studies.

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Menopause. 2012 Dec 30;
Toffol E, Heikinheimo O, Partonen T

OBJECTIVE: A proportion of women experience depressive and anxiety symptoms and/or disorders in connection with the menopausal transition. Estrogen-only therapy has been reported to have beneficial effects on mental health, but the effects of combined hormone therapy (HT) on mental health are less clear. We studied the associations between HT use and psychopathology in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Data on women who participated in the Health 2000 Survey and the National FINRISK Surveys in Finland were analyzed. RESULTS: An association between current HT use and psychiatric diagnosis in the previous 12 months was found. In addition, HT use was associated with recent self-reported diagnosis of depression and with depressed mood (FINRISK), as well as with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder (Health 2000). Associations with the following symptoms were found: nervousness, frightening thoughts, nightmares, and headache (FINRISK), feelings of depression (FINRISK and Health 2000), and unhappiness (Health 2000). No differences between different routes of administration or types of HT emerged. CONCLUSIONS: Current use of HT in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women is associated with worse psychological well-being and mental health than in women not using HT. It is important to identify women in need of psychiatric support at the time of the menopausal transition.
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Atomoxetine Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Young Adults With Assessment of Functional Outcomes: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

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J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012 Dec 28;
Durell TM, Adler LA, Williams DW, Deldar A, McGough JJ, Glaser PE, Rubin RL, Pigott TA, Sarkis EH, Fox BK

BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with significant impairment in multiple functional domains. This trial evaluated efficacy in ADHD symptoms and functional outcomes in young adults treated with atomoxetine. METHODS: Young adults (18-30 years old) with ADHD were randomized to 12 weeks of double-blind treatment with atomoxetine (n = 220) or placebo (n = 225). The primary efficacy measure of ADHD symptom change was Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS): Investigator-Rated: Screening Version Total ADHD Symptoms score with adult prompts. Secondary outcomes scales included the Adult ADHD Quality of Life-29, Clinical Global Impression-ADHD-Severity, Patient Global Impression-Improvement, CAARS Self-Report, Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult Version Self-Report, and assessments of depression, anxiety, sleepiness, driving behaviors, social adaptation, and substance use. RESULTS: Atomoxetine was superior to placebo on CAARS: Investigator-Rated: Screening Version (atomoxetine [least-squares mean ± SE, -13.6 ± 0.8] vs placebo [-9.3 ± 0.8], 95% confidence interval [-6.35 to -2.37], P < 0.001), Clinical Global Impression-ADHD-Severity (atomoxetine [-1.1 ± 0.1] vs placebo [-0.7 ± 0.1], 95% confidence interval [-0.63 to -0.24], P < 0.001), and CAARS Self-Report (atomoxetine [-11.9 ± 0.8] vs placebo [-7.8 ± 0.7], 95% confidence interval [-5.94 to -2.15], P < 0.001) but not on Patient Global Impression-Improvement. In addition, atomoxetine was superior to placebo on Adult ADHD Quality of Life-29 and Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult Version Self-Report. Additional assessments failed to detect significant differences (P ? 0.05) between atomoxetine and placebo. The adverse event profile was similar to that observed in other atomoxetine studies. Nausea, decreased appetite, insomnia, dry mouth, irritability, dizziness, and dyspepsia were reported significantly more often with atomoxetine than with placebo. CONCLUSIONS: Atomoxetine reduced ADHD symptoms and improved quality of life and executive functioning deficits in young adults compared with placebo. Atomoxetine was also generally well tolerated. HubMed – depression


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