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Association of severity of depressive symptoms with sleep quality, social support and stress among Pakistani medical and dental students: A cross-sectional study

medications, sleep disturbances, sleep efficiency and duration of sleep. Scores across all seven subscales can be summed to yield a maximum global score of 21, with higher scores correlating with poorer sleep quality. A cut-off value of five distinguishes poor sleepers from good sleepers ( Buysse et al., 1991 ). Ethical statement All procedures performed in the study were in accordance with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments. Ethical approval for this study was sought and obtained from the Ethical Review Board of CMH Lahore Medical College

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Executive functions and memory in patients at risk of vascular brain pathology


Hypertension is a common problem in the elderly population. It is one of the factors determining the pattern of cognitive functioning of the patients, however the nature and severity of neuropsychological deficits are unclear. The main aim of the study was to assess effectiveness of cognitive task performance and the strategies of verbal material organization in patients with varying levels of productivity and control. The outpatients treated for hypertension (n = 46) were tested with the following neuropsychological tests and the experimental task: Ruff Figural Fluency Test (RFFT), California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT), Semantic Verbal Fluency Task (VF). The level of productivity and control in older hypertensive patients appeared to be important variables differentiating the effectiveness of structured task performance involving the memory and learning of verbal material. Patients with weaker productivity and control show less efficiency in formulating and sustaining a learning plan expressed by the compatibility of responses in subsequent attempts. Weaker productivity and control are associated with high risk of memory problems, especially in situations characterized by a high degree of structure. It is advisable to include an evaluation of certain aspects of executive functions at the initial stage of assessment of patients at risk of brain dysfunction.

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Examinee Assessment of Distress Caused by Polygraph Examination

References Budaházi Á., 2012, Conditions and Requirements Polygraph Examinations, European Polygraph, 3 (21). Czupryna A., 2015, The Influence of Countermeasures Caused by Examined Person During the Concealed Information Test for Efficiency of Psychological Detection of Deception, supervised by M. Leśniak, University of Silesia, Faculty Law and Administration. Gołaszewski M., 2012, Validated Techniques and Scoring Models for PDD Test Data Analysis – Conclusions from the 2011 APA Report, European Polygraph, 4 (22). Kircher J.C., Raskin D

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Affective disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period – from statistics to treatment. A synchronic approach.

References 1. Langan R, Goodbred A. Identification and Management of Peripartum Depression. Am Fam Physician 2016; 93(10):852-858. 2. Cox J. Postnatal mental disorder: towards ICD-11. World Psychiatry 2004; 3(2):96-97. 3. Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). Pregnancy and birth: Depression after childbirth – What can help? PubMed Health 2006. 4. Chandran M, Tharyan P, Muliyil J, Abraham S. Post-partum depression in a cohort of women from a rural area of Tamil Nadu, India. Br J Psychiatry 2002; 181

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Silent angels the genetic and clinical aspects of Rett syndrome

. (2013) Systemic delivery of MeCP2 rescues behavioral and cellular deficits in female mouse models of Rett syndrome. J. Neurosci. 33, 13612–13620 42. Savic, N. and Schwank, G. (2015) Advances in therapeutic CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. Transl. Res. Published online September 26, 2015. 43. Deffit, S.N. and Hundley, H.A. (2015) To edit or not to edit: regulation of ADAR editing specificity and efficiency. RNA Pub-lished online November 26, 2015. 44. Ricceri, L. et al

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A systematic review of mindfulness based interventions for children and young people with ADHD and their parents

3 504 515 Kozasa, E., Sato, J.R., Lacerda, S.S., Barreiros, M., Radvany, J., Russell, T., Sanches, L.G., Mello, L., & Amaro, E. (2012). Meditation training increases brain efficiency in an attention task. NeuroImage, 59 (1), 745-749. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.06.088 Kozasa E. Sato J.R. Lacerda S.S. Barreiros M. Radvany J. Russell T. Sanches L.G. Mello L. Amaro E. 2012 Meditation training increases brain efficiency in an attention task NeuroImage 59 1 745 749 Kratter, J. (1983). The use of meditation in the

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