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Published On: January 26, 2018

Post-Stroke Depression and Anxiety: The Role in the Rehabilitation Outcome

Lenzo V*
Patients follow a stroke face off with negative emotional reactions. Depression and anxiety are very common psychiatric symptoms after stroke. A recent meta-analysis has found a prevalence of depression in post-stroke patients of 17.7% [1]. Many studies have focus on depression because post-stroke patients with depression had a worse functional recovery and impairment than patients...

Research Article
Published On: January 26, 2018

Religious Commitment and Quality of Life among a Sample of Iranian Undergraduate Students

Maasomeh Behboodi1, Fatemeh Zeinali1, Maryam Salmanian2* and Mortaza Shamohammadi2
Objective: In the present study we evaluated the relationship between religious commitment and quality of life among undergraduate students. Methods: Two questionnaires including the Religious Commitment Scale, to assess four dimensions of belief, ritual, experience and consequence and the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) to evaluate, vitality, physical functioning, bodily pain...

Review Article
Published On: February 9, 2018

Anxiety and Fear from the Perspective of Cingulate Cortex

Brent A. Vogt1,2*
Anxiety and fear share similarities such as a feeling of unease and apprehension but the former is related to unpredictable threats with a distant time frame, while the latter is associated with short duration threats. This review considers these two entities from the perspective of cingulate cortex and shows that they activate different subregions; subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sACC)...

Published On: March 21, 2018

Anhedonia: Could it be a Predictive Sign of Frontal Lobe Brain Tumors?

Domenico Chirchiglia*
Anhedonia is defined as the total loss of pleasure. It is a condition present in psychiatric disorders, such as depression, psychosis, psychic alterations related to alcoholism [1]. In these pathologies it is one of many symptoms. Anhedonia is often erroneously considered synonymous with depression....

Review Article
Published On: April 30, 2018

Stressful Life Events and Depression: The Role of Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphism (5-HTTLPR)

Amidfar M*
A developing body of evidence shows that stressful life events have a significant causal association with the beginning of major depression episodes. Genetic factors impact on the experience of stressful life events, and these factors are connected...

Research Article
Published On: April 30, 2018

Predictive Capacity of Anxiety on Neuroticism in Spanish Children

Inglés CJ*, Fernández-Sogorb A, Sanmartín R, Aparicio-Flores P and García-Fernández JM
Objective: To analyze the influence of anxiety on high levels of neuroticism in children. Methods: The Visual Analogue Scale for Anxiety-Revised (VAA-R) and the Big Five Questionnaire–Children version (BFQ-C) ...

Research Article
Published On: May 28, 2018

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Does Pre-treatment Symptom Severity Relate to Clinical Outcomes?

Holly Hazlett-Stevens*
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based meditation training intervention that significantly reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress for patients suffering from a wide range of medical conditions....

Published On: November 5, 2018

Gut Microbiota and Depression: Just a Fashionable Topic?

Maria Luca*
In recent years, we have been witnessing a rapid growth of researches about gut microbiota and its role in health and disease. The gastrointestinal tract is inhabited by more than 100 trillion of microorganisms, among which at least 1000 different species of bacteria...