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Hope for people who struggle after suffering brain trauma
Pharmacological therapy combined with a rehabilitation program that teaches how to compensate for memory and attention problems offers new hope for people who suffer the consequences of traumatic brain injury. Such a combined approach may even improve their brain functioning months and years after the initial trauma of a blow to the head or the accident they experienced, says Brenna McDonald of the Indiana School of Medicine in the US, lead author of a stu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
New study finds chronic wound patients who never receive opioids heal faster
WASHINGTON Nov. 21, 2016 -- Patients with chronic wounds who never receive opioids heal faster than those who do receive the drugs, according to a new study by George Washington University GW researcher Victoria Shanmugam, M.D. Published in Wound Repair and Regeneration , the data suggests that opioid exposure is associated with reduced likelihood of healing in patients with chronic wounds. While there is a strong correlation, whether this is a causal rela ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
Do stress and strain lead to deviant behavior?
Chances are good that youngsters growing up around family members who gamble will also start doing so to release the strains of daily living. This is not necessarily true for adolescents whose family members find their escape in alcohol or drugs. Given that gambling and substance abuse are both potentially addictive, and often go hand in hand, this is a significant finding and one of the many interesting results of a new study just published. Romy Greco an ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
When Sex and Gender Don’t Match
Seventeenth-century French philosopher Ren Descartes had a habit of lying in bed until noon, just thinking. According to legend, he came up with the idea of Cartesian coordinates one morning as he watched a fly walking on the ceiling above him. Perhaps it was also during his pre-lunch lounging that he came up with his most famous saying I think, therefore I am. Descartes wondered how he could know for sure that his perceptions accurately portrayed the phys ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 22
The Truth About Lying
L ying is the quintessential example of misbehaviour, but confabulatin g is a stress behaviour. The big challenge in helping a child develop truthfulness is recognizing which is which, and knowing how best to respond when we re dealing with confabulation.
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 22
In What Ways Do Socially Anxious Adults Suffer?
Hell is touching and being touched by other people. This is what we discovered in new research on how people suffering from social anxiety deal with seemingly positive emotional experiences. But before I dive into the details, let me offer insights into a silent epidemic. Social anxiety disorder is the fourth most common mental health disorder in the United States . Approximately 12 percent of Americans will suffer from this condition at some point during ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 22
Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study
Men who have playboy attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don t, a broad new research review suggests. The finding on sexism, and other so-called traditional views on masculinity, stems from an analysis of 74 studies conducted between 2003 and 2013. The studies included nearly 19,500 predominantly white male participants, the researchers said. The research looked at expectations about what ...
Healthday - Tue. Nov 22
Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Sick (Literally)
Heads up, hypochondriacs In case constant worry about your health wasn rsquo t bad enough, a recent study shows fretting may put you at a greater risk for illness.
Huffington Post - Tue. Nov 22
Prescribing Hope: Addressing Patient Fears About The Trump Administration
It has been just about a week after the presidential election and my psychiatric clients continue to present with anxiety about the future of their healthcare, and well-being, once Trump is inaugurated on January 20, 2017. On average, I see about 50 clients each week. Since the election, over half have discussed the potential consequences of the election results.
Huffington Post - Tue. Nov 22
The cost of feeling like a fraud
Have you ever felt that you are not good enough and that someday soon someone will see through your fa 231 ade of competence and expose you a fraud in your job If so, you are not alone. This sensation of being a fake in the workplace, somehow in a position beyond one s true capabilities is known as the impostor phenomenon . Some estimate that about 70 of people from all walks of life feel like impostors for at least some part of their careers. The sensatio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 21
'Minimal' shoes may reduce running injuries
Runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel put significantly less demand on their bodies, new research suggests. Researchers compared how quickly the force acts when runners feet hit the ground -- known as the loading rate -- which has been shown to influence running injury risk. The study of 29 runners found significantly lower loading rates for those who wore so-called minimal trainers and landed ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 21
Opioids, NSAIDs no different overall for persistent pain after vehicle crashes
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Persistent pain is common among the nearly 4 million Americans who arrive each year at hospital emergency departments EDs after car crashes. A new study in the journal Pain that compared the two most common pain-relief drugs -- NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and opioids such as oxycodone -- found that the risk of reporting persistent pain six weeks after a crash was not statistically different among patients prescribed eith ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 21
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