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Patients with endometriosis using positive coping strategies have less depression, stress and pelvic pain

Lilian Donatti, Denise Gimenez Ramos, Marina de Paula Andres, Leigh Jonathan Passman, Sérgio Podgaec

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3911

ABSTRACT Objective To determine the correlations between coping strategies, depression, stress levels and pain perception in patients with endometriosis. Methods This prospective and exploratory study included 171 women undergoing treatment for endometriosis between April and August 2014. The questionnaires used were Brief COPE, Beck Depression Inventory, Lipp’s Stress Symptom Inventory for Adults and Visual Analogue Scale. Clinical data were collected from electronic medical records. Results Patients with endometriosis who used positive coping strategies had better adaptation to stress (p

Depression and anxiety in a case series of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: frequency and association with clinical features

Laura de Godoy Rousseff Prado, Isabella Carolina Santos Bicalho, Mauro Vidigal-Lopes, Vitor de Godoy Rousseff Prado, Rodrigo Santiago Gomez, Leonardo Cruz de Souza, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3870

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate the frequency of anxiety and depression and their association with clinical features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Methods This is a cross-sectional and descriptive study including a consecutive series of patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis according to Awaji’s criteria. Patients underwent clinical and psychiatric assessment (anxiety and depression symptoms). Results We included 76 patients. The men/women ratio was 1.6:1. Participants’ mean age at disease onset was 55 years (SD±12.1). Sixty-six patients (86.8%) were able to complete […]

Psychological distress in survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake

Melissa Simon Guimaro, Milton Steinman, Ana Merzel Kernkraut, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, Shirley Silva Lacerda

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100004

Objective:To investigate the presence of depression and anxiety symptoms in survivors of the Haiti earthquake who were assisted by a healthcare team from the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, and to evaluate the impact that losing a family member during this catastrophe could have on the development of these symptoms.METHODS:Forty survivors of the Haiti earthquake who were assisted by the healthcare team between February and March of 2010 were included in this study. All subjects underwent a semi-structured interview. The group […]

Comparative study of the effects of two programs of physical exercises in flexibility and balance of healthy elderly individuals with and without major depression

Fernanda Varkala Lanuez, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Mariana Varkala Lanuez, Ana Cláudia Becattini de Oliveira

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1780

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess flexibility and balance in healthy elderly subjects with or without major depression, by means of two different programs: aerobic exercises and flexibility and balance exercises.Methods:A randomized, double-blind controlled study in which each sample was the control of itself. Research subjects were 19 healthy elderly individuals, aged between 60 and 90 years, of both genders, referred to the Department of Geriatrics of the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, with or without the […]

Depressive symptoms in patients with acute coronary syndrome

Aline Pardo de Mello, Antonio Carlos de Camargo Carvalho, Elisa Mieko Suemitsu Higa

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1721

ABSTRACTObjective:To trace an epidemiological profile, to verify presence of depressive symptoms in patients with previous diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and to identify factors that contribute to maintenance of depressive symptoms in the sample. Methods:A cross-section study carried out at the Cardiology Outpatients Clinics of Universidade Federal de São Paulo. An instrument prepared by the authors was used, which was based on similar studies with patient identification data, questions related to the psychological follow-up, relationship with family members and friends, […]

Mother/child bond in mothers of overweight and eutrophic children: depression and socioeconomic factors

Patricia Vieira Spada, Maria Arlete Meil Escrivão, Fernando José de Nóbrega, Yára Juliano

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1790

ABSTRACT Objective: To verify the presence of depression, age, level of schooling, occupation, marital status, number of children and nutritional status (maternal and of the child) in mothers of overweight and eutrophic children and relate the data to mother/child bonding. Methods: A total of 120 mothers of children aged up to 10 years participated; 30 of them were overweight and 30 were eutrophic (low-income bracket); 30 were overweight and 30 eutrophic (high-income bracket). The control group was composed of eutrophic […]