Inspiring Instructions for a Bad Day

      “Instructions for a Bad Day” is a spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan, in a video produced by the Pink Shirt Day Student Collaboration, a high school anti-bullying initiative.  This inspiring and creative project combines Koyczan’s powerful reading with a visual narrative set in a high school. Using simple special effects, the students’ story complements the eloquent and moving poem. Shane Koyczan is a poet from Vancouver, Canada best known for performing in the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies and for creating the viral To This Day Project video (with over 20 million views). Watch more of his videos on his YouTube channel.
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal observational study examined BMI changes between successive pregnancies. METHODS: The computerized medical records of women who attended a large maternity hospital between 2009 and 2017 for their first and second singleton deliveries were analyzed. Women who had their weight first measured after 15 weeks of gestation in either pregnancy were excluded. RESULTS: Of the 9,724 women, the incidence of obesity increased from 11.6% in the first pregnancy to 16.0% in the second. The mean interpregnancy interval was 32.5 ± 15.7 months, and median BMI...
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
It is intuitive to expect youth with IBD will have higher rates of depression and anxiety than their otherwise healthy peers, and most research bears this notion. However, existing literature of emotional distress has not consistently addressed the differentiation between general depression and anxiety and normative emotional experiences of IBD. Assessment measures often used for youth with IBD align with the DSM criteria; based on symptoms, without considering etiology or context (e.g., chronic disease).
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Quality of Life/Psychosocial Care Source Type: research
While restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the preferred surgical approach in patients with medically refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) or UC-related dysplasia, a significant proportion of patients develop pouchitis and/or report decreased health related quality of life (HRQOL) at some point after IPAA. We designed this study to 1) evaluate the association between recently reported pouchitis and specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) domains (anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain interference, sleep disturbance, and social role satisfaction) and HRQOL as a...
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Quality of Life/Psychosocial Care Source Type: research
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves invasive symptoms and embarrassing treatment side effects (e.g., weight gain/loss). Elevated levels of depressive symptoms are also observed in youth with IBD, and have been linked to perceived illness stigma and feelings of social isolation. One potential variable related to stigma that has received only minimal attention in the pediatric IBD literature is body image dissatisfaction, which is associated with poor social identity development and increased depressive symptoms in healthy youth.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Quality of Life/Psychosocial Care Source Type: research
Depression is a common pediatric problem affecting approximately 25% of U.S. adolescents and up to 35% of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Suicide is associated with mood disorders and is a leading cause of death for youth ages 10-25. Despite known risks of depression, up to 75% of depressed youth go unrecognized. Recently published guidelines recommend annual screening for youth 12 and older diagnosed with IBD (Mackner et  al., 2019). We sought to implement these guidelines in a large outpatient pediatric gastroenterology practice.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Quality of Life/Psychosocial Care Source Type: research
Both depression and anxiety are comorbidities of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Though previous studies have proposed a relationship between depression, anxiety and IBD, causality and directionality are unknown. We used a novel computerized adaptive testing technology to screen IBD patients for depression and anxiety and  compared the screening results to disease activity.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Quality of Life/Psychosocial Care Source Type: research
This study evaluated the rate at which gastroenterology providers discussed or documented depression and /or anxiety in IBD patients.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Practice Management/Quality of Care/Quality Assurance Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Nano EnergyAuthor(s): Zhengqing Ye, Ying Jiang, Tao Feng, Ziheng Wang, Li Li, Feng Wu, Renjie ChenAbstractThe shuttle effect in lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries mainly originates from the diffusion of soluble polysulfides (LiPSs) and their depressed redox kinetics. Herein, we report a synergistic engineering layer composed of acorn shell porous carbon/Sn4P3 nanodots electrocatalyst (AS PC-Sn4P3). The synergistic engineering layer can not only serve as a conductive interface but also provide a dual-adsorption barrier to retain active material and inhibit the LiPSs mig...
Source: Nano Energy - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Olivia J Kirtley, Karen Rodham, Catherine CraneSummaryIndividuals with chronic pain are at an elevated risk of suicide, yet psychosocial factors that might be involved in increasing or decreasing vulnerability for suicidal ideation and behaviour have received little attention. Extant literature on the topic of suicide in individuals with chronic pain incorporates only a few of the wide array of known vulnerability and protective factors. This Review focuses on transdiagnostic psychological processes, (ie, those of relevance for both c...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study investigated the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in a cohort of 101 Italian inpatients affected by mood or schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and compared clinical features between seronegative and seropositive subjects. Patients diagnosed according to DSM-5 criteria underwent clinical assessments and blood collection to test parasite-specific IgG/IgM serum levels. Twenty-eight patients (27.7%) had IgG anti–T. gondii, and none had IgM antibodies. We found higher prevalence rate in patients aged 40 years or older, as compared with younger. No significant association was detected between T. gondii and a sp...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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