Daria Smirnova

Daria Smirnova
Samara State Medical University

MD, PhD

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March 2021 - present
Samara State Medical University
Position
  • Director
November 2020 - present
Samara State Medical University
Position
  • Associate Professor
March 2015 - present
University of Western Australia
Position
  • Visiting Research Fellow
Description
  • Project: Language and Communication Disorder in Schizophrenia Chief investigator: Professor Assen Jablensky
Education
September 2013 - December 2013
Samara State Medical University
Field of study
  • Substance use disorders
April 2010 - April 2010
September 2006 - April 2010
Samara State Medical University
Field of study
  • Psychiatry

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Publications (85)
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Rare (orphan) diseases have a prevalence ranging one patient per 10,000 population in the Russian Federation to one per 2000 individuals in Australia and the USA. Many orphan diseases lead to a severe decrease in quality of life and high mortality. In this article, we discuss the problem of the problem of early diagnosis in orphan diseases in the R...
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BACKGROUND: Suicidality is a complex clinical phenomenon reflecting vulnerability to suicidal behavior which can be explained via the biopsychosocial paradigm and in relationship with a variety of country-specific factors. Data on suicides within the Russian population are inconsistent (from 11.7 up to 25.1 per 100.000), whereas the population’s su...
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Aims We aimed to identify the prevalence of anxiety, depression, and suicidality and identify relevant risk and protecting factors among university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia. Materials and methods We conducted an anonymous online survey ( n = 984, convenience sample by approaching all universities in Georgia and some student...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictive public health measures have seriously affected mental health of society. Social, psychological, and health-related factors have been linked to anxiety in the general population. Aim We investigate the association of various sociopsychological and health-related determinants of anxiety and identi...
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Objectives The study aims to investigate the rate of clinical depression in the adult population during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the changes in anxiety, distress, suicidal ideation, and their relations with several personal and interpersonal/social variables.Methods This is an epidemiological, non-interventional study. It is part of an int...
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Background Suicidality is a serious public health concern at a global scale. Suicide itself is considered to be preventable death; worldwide, suicide rates and their trends are under constant scrutiny. As part of the international COMET-G cross-sectional study, we conducted a national level investigation to examine the individual disturbances (such...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic brought about great uncertainty and significant changes in our people's everyday lives. In times of such crises, it is natural to seek explanations to overcome our fears and uncertainties, contributing to an increase to believe in conspiracy theories which, by yielding explanations, decrease uncertainty and ambigui...
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Introduction: There are few published empirical data on the effects of COVID‐19 on mental health, and until now, there is no large international study. Material and Methods: During the COVID-19 pandemic, an online questionnaire gathered data from 55,589 participants from 40 countries (64.85% females aged 35.80 ±13.61; 34.05% males aged 34.90±13.29...
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Dementia syndromes can include language impairments (LIs) of severity extending from lexical access difficulties within anomic aphasia to non-fluent effortful speech and semantic aphasia, depending on the stage and etiology of the underlying disease. Relevant etiologies include neurodegenerative Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and non-AD dementias, such a...
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Background: Antidepressants (AD) are widely used in the treatment of mood disorders and administered for mental disorders coded across other diagnostic categories. However, inaccuracy in AD prescription may lead to unresponsive cases, decreased compliance, and treatment discontinuation. Following a one-way cross-sectional study design, we aimed to...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially contributed to increased anxiety rates among the general population worldwide. Pandemic-related health anxiety and worries about getting COVID-19 can lead to generalized anxiety and anxiety somatization, which, together with insalubrious daily life habits, are risk factors of worsening somatic he...
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Background The aim of the current study was to explore the effect of gender, age at onset, and duration on the long-term course of schizophrenia. Methods Twenty-nine centers from 25 countries representing all continents participated in the study that included 2358 patients aged 37.21 ± 11.87 years with a DSM-IV or DSM-5 diagnosis of schizophrenia;...
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Background: While COVID-19 has rapidly spread around the world, and vaccines are not widely available to the general population, the World Health Organization outlines preventive behavior as the most effective way to limit the rapid spread of the virus. Preventive behavior is associated with a number of factors that both encourage and discourage pr...
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Catatonia is a rare neuropsychiatric syndrome that can accompany various medical conditions, including schizophrenia, autoimmune encephalitis, and infectious diseases. We present two cases of catatonia in males aged 12 and 17 years from Central Asia who tested positive for SARS-Cov-2 antibodies. Detailed medical assessments declined other potential...
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Purpose Evidence suggests that the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic might have deleterious effects on the population’s mental health and psychiatric outcomes. We examined the prevalence of depression, distress, and suicidal thoughts and their association with social and economic factors during the state of emergency in a nationwide representative sample of t...
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Introduction The WHO warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could have psychiatric consequences such as elevated levels depression, increased alcohol and drug use, and other behaviours that exert a strong influence on health. In Latvia a state of emergency was announced on March 12 th , was extended twice and lifted on June 10th. Objectives To estimate...
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The COVID-2019 pandemic has presented a new situation affecting not only the somatic but the mental health of people worldwide and exposing the world including healthcare professionals to a challenge never experienced before. Therefore its effects on mental health, although can be estimated, but cannot be predicted, thus we are only halfways prepar...
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Background: The present study reports preliminary results from the multicentre project on the approbation of the Russian language version of the "The Communication Checklist-Self Report" (RL-CC-SR) and its first use in schizophrenia (SZ), aiming to evaluate the contribution of language disturbances in the pathogenesis of this heterogeneous disorde...
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The European Psychiatric Association (EPA), the main association in the field of mental health in Europe, has long been supporting the development of early career psychiatrists. The EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee (ECPC) and its core task forces promote research activities among young psychiatrists, contribute to their professional develop...
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Background The aim of the current study was to explore the changing interrelationships among clinical variables through the stages of schizophrenia in order to assemble a comprehensive and meaningful disease model. Methods Twenty-nine centers from 25 countries participated and included 2358 patients aged 37.21 ± 11.87 years with schizophrenia. Mul...
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Childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), also known as very-early-onset schizophrenia, is a progressive and devastating developmental disorder, which manifests before the age of 12 years. COS is characterized by chronic course and poor clinical and social outcome in most patients. Early detection and treatment are important to improve the outcome in th...
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The conceptualization of negative symptoms has evolved in recent years; it is largely recognized that negative symptoms may be primary (related to the disease process) or secondary to other factors (i.e. positive symptoms, depression, side effects of drug treatment) and cluster in two dimensions: avolition (including amotivation, anhedonia and as...
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Introduction: A specific clinically relevant staging model for schizophrenia has not yet been developed. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the factor structure of the PANSS and to develop such a staging method. Materials and methods: Twenty-nine centers from 25 countries contributed 2358 patients aged 37.21±11.87 years with schizophre...
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Background: Our previous research demonstrated that mild depression (MD) is characterized by patterns of atypical language use such as inverted word order, greater repetition, increased use of reflexive/personal (e.g. myself) or negative/ indefinite (e.g. nobody) pronouns, verbs in past tense, and other lexico-grammatical, stylistic and syntactic...
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Linguistic impairments in schizophrenia (SZ) cover the range of domains from phonology to pragmatics and discourse and across all domains of psychotic symptoms. This chapter reviews studies on neurobiological underpinnings of SZ and bilingualism (BL) in order to provide a neurological basis for the comparison. It provides a detailed description of...
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Objectives Deviations from typical word use have been previously reported in clinical depression, but language patterns of mild depression (MD), as distinct from normal sadness (NS) and euthymic state, are unknown. In this study, we aimed to apply the linguistic approach as an additional diagnostic key for understanding clinical variability along t...
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Objectives: The Diagnostic Interview for Psychoses (DIP) was developed to enhance the quality of diagnostic assessment of psychotic disorders. The aim of the study was the adaptation of the Russian language version and evaluation of its validity and reliability. Material and methods: Ninety-eight patients with psychotic disorders (89 video recor...
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Purpose: There is disregard in the scientific literature for the evaluation of psychiatric in-patient care as rated directly by patients. In this context, we aimed to explore satisfaction of people treated in mental health in-patient facilities. The project was a part of the Young Psychiatrist Program by the Association for the Improvement of Ment...
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Just over 25 years have passed since the major sociopolitical changes in central and eastern Europe; our aim was to map and analyse the development of mental health-care practice for people with severe mental illnesses in this region since then. A scoping review was complemented by an expert survey in 24 countries. Mental health-care practice in th...
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Deficits in action (verb) fluency have previously been reported in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The degree to which this reflects difficulties generating verbs in different semantic categories is unknown. Here, action fluency responses of 46 patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and 76 healthy controls were classified as action or men...
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The European Psychiatric Association (EPA), the main association in the field of mental health in Europe, has long been supporting the development of early career psychiatrists. The EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee (ECPC) and its core task forces promote research activities among young psychiatrists, contribute to their professional develop...
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The article reviews the problem of thought, language and communication disorder in schizophrenia. Recent data on lexis, syntax, semantics and pragmatics impairments in language use and its role in pathogenesis of schizophrenia are presented. The potential language targets for schizophrenia treatment are discussed in a focus of future research. We s...
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Background and objectives. Due to the large migrations over the past three decades, large numbers of individuals with schizophrenia are learning a second language and being seen in clinics in that second language. We conducted within-subject comparisons to clarify the contribution of clinical, linguistic and bilingual features in the first and seco...
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Due to the large migrations over the past three decades large numbers of individuals with schizophrenia are learning a second language and being seen in clinics in that second language. We conducted within-subject comparisons to clarify the contribution of clinical, linguistic and bilingual features in the first and second languages of bilinguals w...
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Objectives Language disturbances are the core symptoms of schizophrenia [Crow,2000]. Considering the influence of migration on the symptoms of schizophrenia [Bhugra, Gupta,2011] and few studies on the interaction of schizophrenia and bilingualism [Bersudsky, et al.,2005], we hope to clarify the linguistic profile of disorder and emphasize the role...
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This publication provides an overview of plenary symposia of the XVI World Psychiatry Congress (14–18 September, 2014, Madrid, Spain) and the 27th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (18–21 October, Berlin, Germany) concerning some important issues of bipolar affective disorder and includes: 1) personalized medicine (Sophia Frangou, Eduard...
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The article presents a linguistic analysis of the scientific edition «Clinic of psychopathies, their statics, dynamics, systematic» authored byP.B.Gannushkin (1933). The aim of the study was to compare the author’s writing style in the texts «Statics of psychopathies» and «Dynamics of psychopathies». The variables of lexical, stylistic, morphologic...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the large migrations over the past three decades, large numbers of individuals with schizophrenia are learning a second language and being seen in clinics in that second language. We conducted within-subject comparisons to clarify the contribution of clinical, linguistic and bilingual features in the first and sec...
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Objective: This study surveyed medical teaching faculty to determine their attitudes toward psychiatry and psychiatrists. Method: We conducted a multisite survey of a probability sample of 1057 teaching medical faculty members from 15 academic teaching centers in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia stratified by early, middle, and late career stag...
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This analysis is based on a survey questionnaire designed to describe medical educators’ views of psychiatry and psychiatrists. Our goals in this paper were to assess the psychometric properties of the survey questions by (a) using exploratory factor analysis to identify the basic factor structure underlying 37 survey items; (b) testing the resulti...
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The article describes an overview of the problem of mental disorders in migrant population. Epidemiology of psychoses (in particular, schizophrenia) in migrants, the stages of migration, risk factors and protective factors of migration, as well as the main hypotheses of increased incidence rates of psychoses in migrants, the evidences for and again...
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Background and objectives. Due to the large migrations over the past three decades, large numbers of individuals with schizophrenia are learning a second language and being seen in clinics in that second language. We conducted within-subject comparisons to clarify the contribution of clinical, linguistic and bilingual features in the first and seco...
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th -20 th 2014 Susesi Hotel -ANTALYA / TURKEY 2 nd International Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology International Congress on PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY th Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology From Neuroscience to Clinical Practice: Tailoring Treatments
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The article describes the modern aspects of the concept of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Review includes the recent information on the pathophysiology, genetic determinants, neurobiology of deficitary symptoms and related impairment in psychosocial functioning in patients. The issues of development of tools for evaluation of negative symptoms...
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Smirnova. D., et al. Language phenomenon in the diagnostic criteria of mild depression, European Neuropsychopharmacology 2013; Vol.23 (Suppl. 2): S. 354-355.