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Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of depression later in life. A cross sectional study in East Attica, Greece

) to screen for depressive symptoms and to estimate the prevalence of depression in this particular population group. Patients with scores of 0–5 are considered normal; a score of 6–10 indicates moderate depression; and 11–15 indicates severe depression ( Fountoulakis et al., 1999 , Yesavage et al., 1982 ). In order to quantify the presence of sleep disturbances, the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS-8 items) was administered to all the participants. Each item of the scale is rated 0–3 (0: no problem and 3: serious problem). Scores ≥ 6 indicate diagnosis of insomnia

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Psychometric properties of the Bangla version of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6)

depressive symptoms ( Andresen et al., 2013 ; Radloff, 1977 ). Participants with a total score of ≥ 10 on CES-D-10 were classified as showing depressive symptoms, and those with scores < 10 were classified as non-depressive ( Radloff, 1977 ). The area under the curve (AUC) was calculated as a measure of the extent to which the Bangla K6 scores predicted depressive symptoms using the dichotomized CES-D-10. The AUC is used as a measure of test accuracy, and it shows how well a test can distinguish between two diagnostic groups (positive/negative). An AUC of 0.50 suggests

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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

ensue ( Dyrbye et al., 2011 , 2008). In their longitudinal investigation ( Rosal et al., 1997 ), Rosal and Ockene revealed that the rise in depression scores among American medical students persists over time and is chronic and persistent rather than episodic. These future healthcare providers may succumb to increased psychological distress, which can lead to a decline in empathy and resilience and poor doctor-patient relationships ( Hojat et al., 2002 ; Howe et al., 2012 ; Thomas et al., 2007 ). Moreover, continuous exposure to human suffering and tragic events

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The effects of Guarana (Paullinia cupana) supplementation on the cognitive performance of young healthy adults – a Systematic Review

results they provide. The 4 studies using guarana interventions with multivitamins were also thought to have a potential risk of bias, but in a lesser degree. Regarding multivitamin supplements and cognitive performance ( Grima NA et al., 2012 ) reported at their systematic review and meta-analysis, that multivitamin supplements were found to enhance immediate free recall memory but no other cognitive domains. The application of the Cochrane tool revealed that only 4 out of the 7 randomized controlled trials had a ‘low risk of bias’ score for at least 4 out of the 7

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Depression Literacy among First-Year University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in Bangladesh

were assessed and found satisfactory at the time of validation of the instrument ( Arafat et al. 2017 ). The instrument contains 20 questions about depression with three response options (yes, no, don’t know) for each item. Single response from the three options of each item was indicated and recorded. Score ‘1’ was given for each correct answer. Wrong and don’t know answers were scored as ‘0’. Total scores were calculated by summing up the scores of 20 items. Thus, the scores of D-Lit Bangla ranged from 0–20. Design and Processes: This descriptive cross

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Impact of River Bank Erosion on Mental Health and Coping Capacity in Bangladesh

) as a measure of the current mental health status that has been widely used in different cultures and different settings ( Montazeri et al., 2003 ) . It was translated and adapted in Bengali ( Ilyas, 2002 ). A high General Health Questionnaire-12 score indicated reporting of more symptoms, that is, lower mental health. The COPE scale (originally developed by Carver, Scherier and Weintrauh, 1989 ) adapted by Rahman and Islam (2011) . The COPE scale is theoretically based 60 items on self-report measures. Here participants are instructed to report what they

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Facial emotion recognition performance influences executive control impairment in Anorexia Nervosa: an exploratory study

literature, we selected clinically relevant variables that provide a broad picture of impairments related to psychological problems and emotional experience in EDs and that may influence specific domains we studied, that is, executive control and FER. The Italian versions of the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE-17.0) ( Calugi et al., 2017 ) and of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q 6.0) ( Calugi et al., 2017 ), were used to generate DSM-5 ED diagnoses and to rule out (mean global score > 2.0) any possible EDs from HCs, respectively. Information on

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The Effectiveness of fMRI Data when Combined with Polygraph Data

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The Integrated Zone Comparison Technique (IZCT) was utilized with computerized polygraph instrumentation and the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training’s Horizontal Scoring System ASIT PolySuite algorithm, as part of a blind study in the detection of deception. This paper represents a synergy analysis of combining fMRI only deception data with each of the three individual physiological parameters that are used in polygraph. They include the electro-dermal response (EDR), pneumo, and cardio measurements. In addition, we compared the detection accuracy analysis using each single parameter by itself. The fMRI score and each individual polygraph parameter score on individual subjects were averaged to establish an overall score.

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