Rita Hitching

Rita Hitching
The University of Newcastle, Australia

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In Iraq and Afghanistan over 75% of the combat casualties suffered by U.S. troops have involved explosive devices. Improvements in body armor and advances in military medicine have significantly reduced the number of combat-related fatalities, but have greatly increased the number of U.S. active component personnel suffering painful trauma injuries...
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The scale and duration of the worldwide SARS-COVID-2 virus-related quarantine measures presented the global scientific community with a unique opportunity to study the accompanying psychological stress. Since March 2020, numerous publications have reported similar findings from diverse international studies on psychological stress, depression, and...
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Objective To be used in conjunction with ‘Psychological management of unipolar depression’ [Lampe et al. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2013;127(Suppl. 443):24–37] and ‘Lifestyle management of unipolar depression’ [Berk et al. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2013;127(Suppl. 443):38–54]. To provide clinically relevant recommendations for the use of pharmacological treat...
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Introduction The magnitude and exceptional opportunity to research the psychological distress of shelter in place resulted in a publication frenzy on a smorgasbord of research studies of variable scientific robustness. Confinement, fear of contagion, social isolation, financial hardship, etc. equated to stratospheric stress levels. The decline in p...
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The tooth is a complex organ containing enamel, dentine, cementum, and dental pulp, and it is supported by the periodontal ligament. A tooth exhibits a limited potential for self-repair after sustaining damage. Current clinical treatments of total tooth loss involve dentures and dental implants. With recent advances in stem cells, biomaterials, and...
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Background Depression rates have reached historic highs, with 49% of Americans reporting unabating symptoms and signs of depression, representing a 12% increase compared to the same time in 2019. With depression as a moderating factor for suicide, the need for efficacious treatments for depression has never been more pronounced. Although the armame...
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DSM-5 specifies major neurocognitive disorder (MNCD) as “with” or “without” behavioral disturbance. According to the Alzheimer’s Disease International: World Alzheimer Report 2014 (World Alzheimer Report 2014), 98% of people with MNCD will experience non-cognitive, or behavioral, symptoms at some point in their illness. These behavioral and psychol...
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Although the prevalence of suicide attempts among the geriatric population is lower than in other age groups, the proportion of attempts which result in suicide is greater. And when psychiatric hospitalization is deemed necessary, there is a presumption among referring providers and family members that the chosen inpatient setting has adequate reso...
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To explore the clinical reasoning processes underpinning diagnostic and management decision-making in treating patients presenting with psychological distress in general practice. Practising GPs were invited to attend small-group workshops in which two case histories were presented. Discussion was GP-facilitated and recorded for thematic analysis....

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