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Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic

B. Gavin, J. Lyne, F. McNicholas, Blanaid Gavin, John Lyne, Fiona McNicholas,

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the greatest global challenge in a generation. The full extent of the mental health impact is, as yet, unknown, but is anticipated to be severe and enduring. In this Special Issue dedicated to mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic, we ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[0, 37(3):156-158]

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How deep brain stimulation and levodopa affect gait variability in Parkinson’s disease

Zi Su, Salil Patel, Bronwyn Gavin, Tim Buchanan, Marko Bogdanovic, Nagaraja Sarangmat, Alexander Green, Tipu Aziz, James FitzGerald, Chrystalina Antoniades,

Abstract Background Disorders of gait are a very common feature of Parkinson’s Disease. We examined how deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN DBS) and dopaminergic medication affect gait and more specifically its rhythmicity. Objectives We accurately quantified multiple gait parameters in Parkinson’s patients during on and off stages ... Read more >>

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Impact and Mechanism of Covid-19 on Mental Health and Wellbeing.

D Lynch, M O'Brien, L O'Byrne, B Gavin, F McNicholas,

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented pressure to healthcare systems worldwide, resulting in significant and precipitous changes in demand, burden and method of delivery. The psychosocial impact of this crisis is likely to increase over the course of the pandemic, peak later than medical cases and endure for longer thereby ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 113(6):100]

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Chest CT versus RT-PCR for the Detection of COVID-19: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies

Mohammad Karam, Sulaiman Althuwaikh, Mohammad Alazemi, Ahmad Abul, Amrit Hayre, Abdulmalik Alsaif, Barlow Gavin,

Objectives To compare the performance of chest computed tomography (CT) scan versus reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in the initial diagnostic assessment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Methods A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed as per the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. ... Read more >>

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Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic.

B Gavin, J Lyne, F McNicholas,

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the greatest global challenge in a generation. The full extent of the mental health impact is, as yet, unknown, but is anticipated to be severe and enduring. In this Special Issue dedicated to mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic, we ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2020, 37(3):156-158]

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Opportunities for international collaboration in COVID-19 mental health research.

Blánaid Gavin, John C Hayden, Etain Quigley, Dimitrios Adamis, Fiona McNicholas,

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (European child & adolescent psychiatry)
[2020, :]

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COVID-19, mental health and psychological first aid.

E Minihan, B Gavin, B D Kelly, F McNicholas,

Crises such as the global pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus) elicit a range of responses from individuals and societies adversely affecting physical and emotional well-being. This article provides an overview of factors elicited in response to COVID-19 and their impact on immunity, physical health, mental health and well-being. Certain groups, such ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2020, :1-5]

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Medical students and COVID-19: the need for pandemic preparedness.

Lorcan O'Byrne, Blánaid Gavin, Fiona McNicholas,

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted unprecedented global disruption. For medical schools, this has manifested as examination and curricular restructuring as well as significant changes to clinical attachments. With the available evidence suggesting that medical students' mental health status is already poorer than that of the general population, with academic stress ... Read more >>

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, 46(9):623-626]

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Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic.

B Gavin, J Lyne, F McNicholas,

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the greatest global challenge in a generation. The full extent of the mental health impact is, as yet, unknown, but is anticipated to be severe and enduring. In this Special Issue dedicated to mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic, we ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2020, 37(3):156-158]

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Caring for the Psychological Well-Being of Healthcare Professionals in the Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis.

B Gavin, J Hayden, D Adamis, F McNicholas,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 113(4):51]

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Patterned functional network disruption in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Stefan Dukic, Roisin McMackin, Teresa Buxo, Antonio Fasano, Rangariroyashe Chipika, Marta Pinto-Grau, Emmet Costello, Christina Schuster, Michaela Hammond, Mark Heverin, Amina Coffey, Michael Broderick, Parameswaran M Iyer, Kieran Mohr, Brighid Gavin, Niall Pender, Peter Bede, Muthuraman Muthuraman, Edmund C Lalor, Orla Hardiman, Bahman Nasseroleslami,

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease primarily affecting motor function, with additional evidence of extensive nonmotor involvement. Despite increasing recognition of the disease as a multisystem network disorder characterised by impaired connectivity, the precise neuroelectric characteristics of impaired cortical communication remain to be fully elucidated. Here, we ... Read more >>

Hum Brain Mapp (Human brain mapping)
[2019, 40(16):4827-4842]

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Dysfunction of attention switching networks in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Roisin McMackin, Stefan Dukic, Michael Broderick, Parameswaran M Iyer, Marta Pinto-Grau, Kieran Mohr, Rangariroyashe Chipika, Amina Coffey, Teresa Buxo, Christina Schuster, Brighid Gavin, Mark Heverin, Peter Bede, Niall Pender, Edmund C Lalor, Muthuraman Muthuraman, Orla Hardiman, Bahman Nasseroleslami,

OBJECTIVE:To localise and characterise changes in cognitive networks in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using source analysis of mismatch negativity (MMN) waveforms. RATIONALE:The MMN waveform has an increased average delay in ALS. MMN has been attributed to change detection and involuntary attention switching. This therefore indicates pathological impairment of the neural ... Read more >>

Neuroimage Clin (NeuroImage. Clinical)
[2019, 22:101707]

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A qualitative study exploring the decision of parents to use medication in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Michelle Flood, John C Hayden, Blánaid Gavin, Fiona McNicholas,

BACKGROUND:Reported prevalence of ADHD in children varies greatly from country to country. There is a similar disparity between rates of medication prescriptions for ADHD, with significant variation existing between rates in USA and Europe. North American studies report that parents have concerns about starting and continuing ADHD medication in children, ... Read more >>

Res Social Adm Pharm (Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP)
[2019, 15(9):1095-1101]

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Characteristic Increases in EEG Connectivity Correlate With Changes of Structural MRI in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Bahman Nasseroleslami, Stefan Dukic, Michael Broderick, Kieran Mohr, Christina Schuster, Brighid Gavin, Russell McLaughlin, Mark Heverin, Alice Vajda, Parameswaran M Iyer, Niall Pender, Peter Bede, Edmund C Lalor, Orla Hardiman,

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal progressive adult-onset neurodegeneration of the motor system. Although originally considered a pure motor degeneration, there is increasing evidence of disease heterogeneity with varying degrees of extra-motor involvement. How the combined motor and nonmotor degeneration occurs in the context of broader disruption in neural ... Read more >>

Cereb. Cortex (Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991))
[2019, 29(1):27-41]

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Attitudes and reported practice of paediatricians and child psychiatrists regarding the assessment and treatment of ADHD in Ireland.

F Honorio Neto, M Tatlow-Golden, A Mulligan, B Gavin, F McNicholas,

OBJECTIVES:This mixed-method national survey has obtained original data on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) attitudes, assessment and treatment regimes reported by paediatricians and child psychiatrists; and has compared their clinics. It has examined the extent of involvement of Irish paediatricians in the management of ADHD. METHODS:A questionnaire was designed, based ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2018, 35(3):181-191]

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Screening for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomatology in adult mental health clinics.

D Adamis, I Graffeo, R Kumar, D Meagher, D O'Neill, O Mulligan, S Murthy, E O'Mahony, G McCarthy, B Gavin, F McNicholas,

OBJECTIVES:This study estimates the symptomatology of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adult mental health services (AMHS) outpatient clinics. METHODS:All consecutive patients attending any of the outpatients' clinics in Sligo/Leitrim AMHS were invited to participate. Participants completed the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) and the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS) self-report. ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2018, 35(3):193-201]

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ADHD: science, stigma and service implications.

B Gavin, F McNicholas,

We are delighted to dedicate an edition of the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine to the topic of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD accounts for the majority of clinical presentations to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, both in terms of new assessments and ongoing attendances. Papers presented in this ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2018, 35(3):169-172]

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The impact of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood: a qualitative study.

C Watters, D Adamis, F McNicholas, B Gavin,

OBJECTIVES:There is limited evidence of the unmet needs and experiences of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Previous research in this area is predominantly quantitative by nature, few studies employing qualitative approaches. This study seeks to provide a deeper insight into the lived experiences of adults with ADHD within ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2018, 35(3):173-179]

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Medication accessibility after diagnosis of ADHD in Croatia - Authors' reply.

John C Hayden, Michelle Flood, Blanaid Gavin, Vlatka Boričević Maršanić, Fiona McNicholas,

Lancet Psychiatry (The lancet. Psychiatry)
[2018, 5(7):542-543]

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Chronic features of allergic asthma are enhanced in the absence of resistin-like molecule-beta.

Kim S LeMessurier, Maneesha Palipane, Meenakshi Tiwary, Brian Gavin, Amali E Samarasinghe,

Asthma is characterized by inflammation and architectural changes in the lungs. A number of immune cells and mediators are recognized as initiators of asthma, although therapeutics based on these are not always effective. The multifaceted nature of this syndrome necessitate continued exploration of immunomodulators that may play a role in ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2018, 8(1):7061]

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General practitioners' (GP) attitudes and knowledge about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Ireland.

Dimitrios Adamis, Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Blánaid Gavin, Fiona McNicholas,

BACKGROUND:ADHD is the most frequent reason for attendance at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in recognising symptoms, referring for assessment and supporting ongoing treatment. However, there is an ambiguous understanding of ADHD among GPs, and different attitudes regarding the validity of ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2019, 188(1):231-239]

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Barriers to medication entitlements after diagnosis of ADHD.

John C Hayden, Michelle Flood, Blánaid Gavin, Vlatka Boričević Maršanić, Fiona McNicholas,

Lancet Psychiatry (The lancet. Psychiatry)
[2018, 5(1):18-19]

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Mismatch Negativity as an Indicator of Cognitive Sub-Domain Dysfunction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Parameswaran Mahadeva Iyer, Kieran Mohr, Michael Broderick, Brighid Gavin, Tom Burke, Peter Bede, Marta Pinto-Grau, Niall P Pender, Russell McLaughlin, Alice Vajda, Mark Heverin, Edmund C Lalor, Orla Hardiman, Bahman Nasseroleslami,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the utility of mismatch negativity (MMN), a neurophysiologic marker of non-motor cognitive processing, in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS:89 patients, stratified into 4 different phenotypic presentations of ALS (67 spinal-onset, 15 bulbar-onset, 7 ALS-FTD, 7 C9ORF72 gene careers), and 19 matched controls underwent 128-channel EEG data recording. Subjects ... Read more >>

Front Neurol (Frontiers in neurology)
[2017, 8:395]

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General Practitioners' experience of child and adolescent suicidal ideation and behaviour - a survey.

E M Kolshus, E H Kolshus, B Gavin, W Cullen, F McNicholas,

OBJECTIVES:A major cause of death in Irish men aged 15-24 is suicide and the rates for those aged 15-19 are amongst the highest in Europe. Despite concerns over suicidal ideation or behaviour, little research has been done in the Irish primary care context. We therefore aimed to carry out a ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2017, 34(2):89-97]

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A prospective longitudinal investigation of the (dis)continuity of mental health difficulties between mid- to late-childhood and the predictive role of familial factors.

Cliodhna O'Connor, Udo Reulbach, Blanaid Gavin, Fiona McNicholas,

Understanding individual variation in the continuity of youth mental health difficulties is critical for identifying the factors that promote recovery or chronicity. This study establishes the proportion of children showing psychopathology at 9 years, whose pathology had either remitted or persisted at 13. It describes the socio-demographic and clinical profiles of ... Read more >>

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (European child & adolescent psychiatry)
[2018, 27(3):289-300]

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