The effect of Mind Body Medicine course on medical student empathy: a pilot study.

Conclusion Our study demonstrated that the inverse relationship increased stress and decreased empathy among first-year medical students and participation in the MBM course did not attenuate the changes. However, a statistically significant rise in the depression score in the non-MBM group was not observed in the MBM group. PMID: 28165936 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Education Online - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

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Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Ludwikowska-Świeboda K, Lachowska B Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the following study was to verify the psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Inventory of Complicated Grief. METHODS: 278 people who experienced loss of a close relative or a friend participated in the research on adaptation of the tool. The following research methods were applied: ICG (Inventory of Complicated Grief), BDI (Beck Depression Inventory), STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory), IES-R (Impact of Events Scale-Revised), AHS (Adult Hope Scale), LOT-R (Life Orientation Test-Revised), GSES (General Self-Efficacy...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of WBC as an add-on treatment for depressive episode. METHODS: 30 adults diagnosed with depressive episode were recruited to an observational, prospective study. 21 participants (17 women, 81%), mean age 46.1 (±16.7), completed the whole study procedure. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory were used to assess the severity of depressive symptoms. Additionally, quality of life and anhedonia were assessed with the WHOQoL-BREF and the SHAPS. Participants undertook 10, 2-minute (from - 110 C to - 135 degrees C) WBC...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractNeuroinflammation appears to be associated with the neurobiology of depression, and treatments targeting inflammation have shown promising results in depression. This meta-analysis examined the efficacy and safety of minocycline, an anti-inflammatory drug, for the treatment of depressive symptoms. A systematic electronic literature search was independently conducted by two investigators. Standardized mean differences (SMDs) and risk ratio (RR) with their 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated using a random-effect model. Four RCTs (n = 211) were identified for meta-analysis. Minocycline showed a s...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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