Effectiveness of LISTEN on Loneliness, Neuroimmunological Stress Response, Psychosocial Functioning, Quality of Life, and Physical Health Measures of Chronic Illness

Conclusions LISTEN can effectively diminish loneliness and decrease the systolic blood pressure in community-dwelling, chronically ill, older adults. Results indicate that this population, if left with untreated loneliness, may experience functional impairment over a period as short as 4 months. Further studies on LISTEN are needed with larger samples, in varied populations, and over longer periods of time to assess the long-term effects of diminishing loneliness in multiple chronic conditions.
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - Category: Nursing Source Type: research

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Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Kitty Kioskli, Kirsty Winkley, Lance M. McCrackenAbstractPainful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a distressing and disabling condition. There is, surprisingly, relatively little research into the role of psychological variables related to PDN. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between psychological flexibility, daily functioning, and distress in people with PDN. This cross-sectional study included 225 participants who were recruited from hospital services and online. In correlation analyses, accepta...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Brain StimulationAuthor(s): Jonathan H. Hsu, Jonathan Downar, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Zafiris J. Daskalakis, Daniel M. BlumbergerAbstractBackgroundMultiple prior treatment failures are associated with reduced rates of remission to subsequent antidepressant treatment, including rTMS. The degree of treatment resistance that is especially predictive of inferior outcome is uncertain. Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) is a newer form of rTMS where less is known regarding clinical predictors of remission. The THREE-D study demonstrated that iTBS is non-inferior to 10...
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Blood Research - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Res Source Type: research
Conditions:   Chronic Low-back Pain;   Depression Intervention:   Other: PNE edcuation Sponsor:   St. Ambrose University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Depression Interventions:   Behavioral: Treatment as Usual with Security Prime;   Behavioral: Treatment as Usual (Behavioural Activation) Sponsor:   University of Sheffield Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
A new study refutes claims that antidepressants are ineffective in non-severe depression and suggests reconsidering how depression rating scales are used to define severity and assess drug response,Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Yoshifumi Ueta, Ryo Yamamoto, Nobuo KatoAbstractDysregulation of cortical excitability crucially involves in behavioral and cognitive deficits of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. Electroconvulsive shock (ECS) changes neuronal excitability and has been used in the therapy of major depressive disorder and mood disorders. However, the action and the targets of the ECS in the cortical circuits are still poorly understood. Here we show that the ECS differently changes intrinsic properties of pyramidal cells (PCs) among superfic...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- Primary care doctors can detect and treat most cases of depression, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Manish K. Jha, M.D., from UT Southwestern Medical Center in...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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