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Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety Cognition Spirituality Stress atheist awareness consciousness dzogchen illusion meditation mindfulness rationality religion sam harris self Susan K. Perry tinnitus Zen Source Type: news

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Atypical facial neuralgias are a rare condition, that present predominantly in the female population, with an annual incidence of 3-4 cases every 100 000 people. The trigeminal nerve root is mostly affected, and not commonly combined with autonomic symptoms. We are presenting a 59 years old, female patient, with significant medical history for anxiety, depression and autoimmune liver disease, on long term steroid treatment. She suddenly started complaining of severe periodic right facial pain about 15 years ago, after an sneezing episode, described as stabbing in quality and triggered by minor stimulus; also accompanied wi...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Results provide strong support for use of Tele-PTM methodology for persons with bothersome tinnitus, regardless of whether the person also has TBI symptoms. The effect size for Tele-PTM was high for the primary outcome measure, the Tinnitus Functional Index, and all other outcome measures showed significant improvement. Combined with our previous pilot study, the Tele-PTM method is validated for potential nationwide provision of tinnitus services.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The ISR is a useful tool for measuring psychological comorbidities in patients with chronic tinnitus as well as for assessing short-term treatment response. Therapeutic approaches for chronic tinnitus should also consider stress-related tension, depressive symptomatology, and coping strategies such as maladaptive eating behaviors. PMID: 30806717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The mixed pure tones were more advantageous than BBN as the sound therapy for tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss. SIGNIFICANCE: This trial provides a special and effective sound therapy method. Tinnitus patients with normal to mild hearing loss will experience more positive effects. PMID: 30806130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
AbstractTinnitus is often in comorbidity with anxiety and depression, and several authors have proposed a reduced efficiency of the top-down executive control in its perception. This single-group study describes a novel application of the metacognitive therapy (MCT), which works on a top-down engagement of proactive attentional control mechanisms on a group of patients with tinnitus, to see its impact on the perception of tinnitus and its anxiety and depression correlates. Eight metacognitive therapy group-sessions were proposed to a group of nine patients, as part of a regional project conducted at the University General ...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Abstract Tinnitus may cause anxiety, depression, insomnia, which impair the quality of life of millions worldwide. However, the mechanism of tinnitus remains to be understood, it has been previously hypothesized that the activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is involved in the tinnitus processes and blockade of the NMDA receptor is regarded as a therapeutic strategy for tinnitus treatment even if the rescue treatment is still proved invalid in some cases. To demonstrate the therapeutic effect of the NMDA receptor blocker on tinnitus, we examined here the spontaneous firing rate (SFR) and the neurochem...
Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research
The objective is to evaluate whether the bimodal therapy TRT and EMDR can provide faster and/or more relief from the annoyance experienced in chronic tinnitus patients ’ daily lives compared to the bimodal therapy TRT and CBT.So far there has been no prospective, randomized controlled, clinical trial with blind evaluator that compares CBT and EMDR as a treatment for tinnitus.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov, ID:NCT03114878. April 14, 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In this study, we aimed to elucidate the clinical features, neuroimaging characteristics and pathogenesis of IJVS, and explore their possible correlations, in attempt to provide useful clues for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Forty-three eligible patients with unilateral or bilateral IJVS confirmed by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance venography of the brain and neck were enrolled in this study. Magnetic resonance imaging along with magnetic resonance angiography or computed tomography angiography was applied to identify the radiological pattern of parenchymal or arterial lesions. Cerebral perfusion and metabolism we...
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is no evidence to support the superiority of sound therapy for tinnitus over waiting list control, placebo or education/information with no device. There is insufficient evidence to support the superiority or inferiority of any of the sound therapy options (hearing aid, sound generator or combination hearing aid) over each other. The quality of evidence for the reported outcomes, assessed using GRADE, was low. Using a combination device, hearing aid or sound generator might result in little or no difference in tinnitus symptom severity.Future research into the effectiveness of sound therapy in patients w...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionsPrevalence of anxiety is higher among people with hearing impairment than the general population; our findings indicate that this excess morbidity may be related to the hearing impairment itself, as it was associated with the severity of impairment, and reduced after surgical treatment. Clinicians should be aware of the potential impact of hearing on mental health, and that where hearing ability can be improved, this may reduce anxiety.Prospero registration numberCRD42018088463.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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