Jacobs Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science

Psychiatry and Behavioral Science 1

Durga K.K
Department Of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences, Osmania University, India

Published on: 2018-03-24

Abstract

Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is committed to publish leading articles and cutting edged knowledge on related disciplines of psychiatry like branches of psychiatrics, Psychotherapy, Addiction psychiatry, Biological psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry, Stress, Psycotrauma, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,

Keywords

Psychiatry; Behavioral Science

Copyright: © 2018 K.K. Durga

Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is committed to publish leading articles and cutting edged knowledge on related disciplines of psychiatry like branches of psychiatrics, Psychotherapy, Addiction psychiatry, Biological psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry, Stress, Psycotrauma, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, etc.

The Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science published articles on contributing towards the understanding the prevalence and cross-cultural variations of grandparenting between Zambia and the Netherlands [1], investigation of iron status of Turkish female patients with depression and iron deficiency (ID) as a risk factor in depression and possible relationship between reduced iron capacity and intensity of the disease [2], and a case report of a 49-year-old woman with diffuse LR of the feet, migraine-type headache, left hemiplegia, and mental deterioration with indications towards Sneddon’s syndrome [3].

This study by Francis Sichimba. [1]., contribute towards the understanding of the prevalence and cross-cultural variations of grandparenting between Zambia and the Netherlands. This addresses a number of limitations in previous studies in the area of grandparenting by focusing on complementarity and bridges the gap by bringing out caregiving tasks performed by grandparents. Overall these findings add to the theoretical conceptualization of grandparenting in a novel way by adding to literature data on Zambia. However, future research on grandparenting needs to differentiate complementary from replacement care in grandparent-headed households, and it needs to use other informants than the recipients of grandparental care as well as other methods such as observational approaches, assessment of grandparental involvement in more detail. Further, the author suggests future research to explore cultural factors understanding the differences in grand-parental involvement between the two countries.

Iron is a major player in numerous processes and needed for the function of various enzymes and coenzymes including cytochrome C, catalase, and aromatic amino acid hydroxylases. It is also known that many factors including medical comorbidity can influence the development of depression in women. There is no evidence, however, that specific medical diagnoses are independent markers for severity of depression. This study by Vahdet Gul et al. [2]., aims to inspect the iron status of Turkish female patients with depression, whether iron deficiency (ID) is a risk factor in depression and examined the relationship between reduced iron capacity and intensity of the disease. A retrospective comparison study to investigate the iron status of Turkish women aged between 18 to 43 years old living in Germany with a diagnosis of depression is carried out. On this account, iron parameters in the blood of 180 and 102 Turkish women with depression, and without depression were measured. Also, the RBC count, free iron and ferritin of the participants in the community outpatient clinic and the data is statistically analyzed. It is found a significant negative correlation between ID and the severity of depression. From analysis, the decrease in the levels of hemoglobin, along with iron and ferritin in peripheral blood is observed in numerous patients suffering from severe depression. Hence, these findings have been presented with consideration of clinical consequences of iron deficiency and depression with a view for leading further research.

Sneddon’s syndrome (SS) is a rare clinical entity characterized by livedo reticularis (LR) and cerebrovascular disease. This disease is thought to link with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but the prognosis of SS is more serious than that of APS due to a recurrence of cerebral infarction, migraine, and progressive cognitive impairment. Takashi Kasahara et al. [3]., presented the case of a 49-year-old woman with diffuse LR of the feet, migraine-type headache, left hemiplegia, and mental deterioration. Although, no effective treatments have yet been identified for Sneddon’s syndrome, yet anticoagulation is indicated for Sneddon’s syndrome associated with antiphospholipid syndrome. Whereas, antiplatelet therapy is the accepted treatment for Sneddon’s syndrome not related to antiphospholipid syndrome. However, evidence for these treatments is lacking.

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Reference

1.Francis Sichimba. The Act of Grandparenting: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Zambia and The Netherlands.

2. Vahdet Gul, Cihat Sen, Abdülkadir Coban. Is there a Relationship between Poor Iron Status and The Severity of Depression? A Study carried out on Turkish Women Living in Germany.

3. Takashi Kasahara, MD, Ph.D.*, Kayako Nitta, MD, Hidenori Kanke, MD, Yuji Koyama, MD, Ph.D., Minoru Toyokura MD, Ph.D. A Case of Sneddon’s Syndrome Attempted the Suicide Due To Progressive Mental Deterioration.