Psychosomatic Medicine and General Practice Psychosomatic Medicine and General Practice (PMGP) is electronic open-access medical journal. It covers such medical disciplines as psychosomatics, psychiatry, medical psychology, psychotherapy, neurology, therapy and general practice en-US (Olena Khaustova (Олена Олександрівна Хаустова)) (Vitaliy Bezsheiko) Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:13:22 +0000 OJS 60 A brief overview of the evidence base for most popular medications in Ukraine <p>Most drugs in the top-12 of sales in Ukraine have no proven efficacy.</p> Vitaliy Bezsheiko ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:50:31 +0000 Are influenza vaccines effective? <p>Vaccines for a long time have been used to prevent influenza. They are often recommended for healthy adults before an influenza season, despite the low risk of complications due to this infection in them. The article reviews the rationale for such recommendations.</p> Vitaliy Bezsheiko ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:06:19 +0000 Schizoid personality disorder <p>The schizoid personality disorder is characterized by a lack of interest in close relationships, both in the family and in other interpersonal relationships, including intimate/sexual interactions, a superiority of introverted activities, emotional coldness, estrangement and flattened affect (DSM-5). This video lecture is devoted to the review of the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder. In addition, the lecture examines clinical cases and an example of managing such patients.</p> Gerhard Dammann ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 05 Nov 2017 15:06:11 +0000 Gender-associated analysis of high-risk groups for mental health problems in law-enforcement officers <p><strong>Background.&nbsp;</strong>Mental disorders prevention in specific professional groups is impossible without scientifically substantiated allocation of groups with increased neuropsychiatric and psychosomatic disorders risk. This fact indicates the need to study the gender, age and professional characteristics in law enforcement workers who already have problems with psychological adaptation.</p> <p><strong>Methods and materials.&nbsp;</strong>The study involved 1630 law enforcement officers (1,301 men and 329 women) who were evaluated with the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R). As the statistical methods were used the partial regression calculation coefficient η2, cohort calculation risk measures, φ*-total Fischer transformation method, and single-factor dispersion Fisher's analysis.</p> <p><strong>Results.&nbsp;</strong>According to gender characteristics, the problems with psychological adaptation in men were significantly less pronounced than in women (φ*=1.79; p=0.37). These data were confirmed by the cohort calculation and risk measures results: men – 0.261, women – 0.349 (the psychological disadaptation risk in women was 1.3 times higher than men). There weren’t any statistically significant age differences between the representatives of both gender groups with psychological adaptation disturbances and healthy ones (φ* ≤1.19; p≥0.1). Among patients who suffered from psychosomatic diseases, were men over the age of 35 (φ* ≥2.28; p≤0.0001) and women over 26 years old (φ*= 2.16; p=0.014) prevailed. There were significantly fewer people among men with psychosomatic illnesses with 4-9 years of professional working experience than in a healthy group. On the contrary, there were significantly more patients in a law enforcement workers group with 10-15 years working experience than in the healthy one (φ*&gt;1.73; p&lt;0.0001).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion.&nbsp;</strong>The risk of mental health problems in female police officers is much higher than in men. Disadaptation development is not related to the age and length of working experience in the police. Men with working experience greater than 10 years should be included in the risk group for psychosomatic diseases.</p> Vitaliy Omelyanovich ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:16:05 +0000 A rapidly evolving society as a stress <p>How does social development affect the individual’s brain and psyche? What is the role of progress in a development of psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders? What new mental health problems are emerging now and what can be expected in the future? &nbsp;This video is an educational material that proposes a point of view on this issues. Available only in Ukrainian.</p> Oleg Chaban ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:27:53 +0000