Complementary Therapies for Mental Health Disorders.

This article presents current evidence-based recommendations for complementary therapies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. PMID: 28802467 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research

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Conclusion: This study provides evidence that ego-dystonicity partially affects the association between alexithymia and obsessive-compulsions. Alexithymia and ego-dystonicity have a synergistic effect on the symptoms of OCD. Alexithymia in healthy participants associates to the OC symptoms only through ego-dystonicity. Targeting ego-dystonicity dimensions in psychotherapy would help improve the symptoms of OCD.Psychopathology
Source: Psychopathology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: NeuropsychologiaAuthor(s): Cristina Ottaviani, Francesco Mancini, Samantha Provenzano, Alberto Collazzoni, Francesca D’OlimpioAbstractPrevious studies empirically support the existence of a distinctive association between deontological (but not altruistic) guilt and both disgust and obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms. Given that the neural substrate underlying deontological guilt comprises brain regions strictly implicated in the emotion of disgust (i.e. the insula), the present study aimed to test the hypothesis that indirect stimulation of the insula via t...
Source: Neuropsychologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results suggested that a family-centered intervention program reduced the stress, anxiety, and depression of caregivers because of feasibility, simplicity, and utility of intervention. This program was focused on psychological issues of caregivers, and an emphasis on their empowerment helped them in managing their problems in the caregiving situation and achieved greater psychological potency in the caring process.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of fish oil omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on mental health parameters and metabolic status of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 women with PCOS, aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either 2 × 1000 mg/day fish oil omega-3 fatty acid (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) after lunch for 12 weeks. Metabolic profiles were quantified at baseline and after the 12-week int...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
By Emma Young Immediately after consensual and satisfactory sex, most people report feeling positive, content and psychologically close to their partner. But for some, it has the opposite effect, leaving them tearful and irritable for anything from a few minutes to a few hours. Commonly known as the “post-sex blues”, psychologists call it “post-coital dysphoria” (PCD) and until recently they had only studied it in women. For example, in 2015, Robert D Schweitzer at the Queensland University of Technology led a study of 230 Australian female students, in which 46 per cent reported experiencing PCD at...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Emotion Sex Source Type: blogs
 Most of us spend a large portion of our days at work, where we’re exposed to all sorts of different stressors that take a cumulative toll. And many of us are already dealing with some sort of mental health issue unrelated to our jobs. Put together, it can be a recipe for a breakdown, which is why it’s so important to address mental health in the workplace. Host Gabe Howard shares his insights on the subject, including his story of being fired from a job due to his mental illness, and the ensuing years of exploring the nature of mental health at our places of employment. Subscribe to Our Show! An...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news
Depression and Anxiety, EarlyView.
Source: Depression and Anxiety - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe presence of a correlation between the mentalization and stigma perception in our study demonstrates that these two concepts are connected and that this connection needs further study. In particular, mentalization-based therapy can have an effect on the reduction of the stigma perceptions and in this way can improve the course of the disease, potentially improving the patients' quality of life.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Although it is a normal human emotion and an adaptive response to threatening situations, anxiety can feel overwhelming, often trapping us in a loop of automatic thoughts that lead to physiological responses that convince us something is wrong. The result is a host of behaviors that help us avoid anything that triggers our anxiety, but which, over time, only causes it to increase. Moreover, should we reach for something to help us calm down — such as alcohol, a cigarette, or marijuana — it can make our anxiety even worse. Overcoming anxiety, says Renee Mill, takes more than a little practice. In her new book, T...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Healthy Living Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Psychology Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Treatment anxiety management book anxiety management workbook anxiety work Source Type: news
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