Why Bother Claiming to Be Spiritual?

I read well-known atheist Sam Harris’s latest book with some skepticism. What’s he doing now, I wondered, jumping on the “spirituality” bandwagon? read more
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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ConclusionThe high incidence of misophonia in this particular familial distribution suggests that it might be more common than expected and raises the possibility of having a hereditary etiology.ResumoIntroduçãoA misofonia é uma condição recentemente descrita, mal compreendida e negligenciada. É caracterizada por fortes reações negativas de ódio, raiva ou medo quando os indivíduos precisam enfrentar alguns sons repetitivos seletivos e de baixa intensidade. Os mais comuns que desencadeiam tais reações aversivas são aqueles provocados ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusions: These initial results demonstrated sound statistical properties of the IHS and usefulness as a hyperacusis measurement tool in research and clinical practice. Factor structure and scale dimensions allow for differentiation between subtypes of loudness, annoyance, fear, and pain based on responses to clusters of specific items within the dimensional factor structure of the scale, and may thus prove useful in clinical practice and research.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Brief CBT treatment for tinnitus can be delivered in an IPC setting, consistent with a population-health approach. Such treatment may result in improved quality of life for patients, and the brief approach has the potential to reduce overall cost of care. This case encourages increased identification and treatment of tinnitus within IPC settings, in order to increase access of care for patients with this burdensome condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
Source: Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation treatment that involves the induction of electrical currents in a targeted region of the brain with the ability to impact various functional processes (Chervyakov  et al., 2015). rTMS has shown to provide clinical improvement among a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders and has been FDA-approved for treatment resistant depression (TRD). rTMS continues to undergo trials for other treatment indications including post-traumatic stress disorder (PT SD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), bipolar depression, schizophren...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
To the Editor In a report on 21 US diplomatic staff who became unwell in Cuba, the authors rejected the possibility of a functional neurological disorder as the etiology. We disagree. The accompanying Editorial pointed out that functional neurological disorders are genuine and not malingering. Patients with functional disorders typically pass cognitive tests of effort, and there is no epidemiological evidence to suggest that they seek time away from the workplace. Functional disorders are typically persistent and commonly coexist with, or are triggered by, minor pathophysiological or psychophysiological processes. In many ...
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Tinnitus, the hearing of sound when no external sound is present, may cause severe distress and impair quality of life in 0.5-3% of the adult population [1]. Chronic severe tinnitus is often accompanied by severe insomnia, anxiety and depression, eventually resulting in suicide and requests for euthanasia [2]. For these patients, few treatment options are currently available and 20% remains affected despite treatment [1].
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAnalyzing the articles found, caffeine has no effect on vestibular evoked myogenic potential in normal individuals.ResumoIntroduçãoA cafeína pode ser considerada a droga mais consumida por adultos em nível mundial, podendo ser encontrada em inúmeros alimentos, como no chocolate, café, chá, refrigerante e outros. Em geral, a cafeína em doses moderadas, produz ótimos rendimentos físico e intelectual, aumenta a capacidade de concentração e diminui o tempo de reação aos estímulos sensoriais. Por outro lado, doses ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Results indicate that musicians working in Turkish state symphony orchestras encounter numerous health problems (tinnitus, hearing loss, musculoskeletal symptoms, etc.) due to their profession. No specific health support is provided, especially education and health service provision. PMID: 29868686 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
Conclusion EGb 761® and pentoxifylline were similarly effective in reducing the loudness and annoyance of tinnitus as well as overall suffering of the patients. The incidence of adverse events was lower in the EGb 761® group.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Guided (using audiological support) iCBT for tinnitus resulted in statistically significant reductions in tinnitus distress and comorbidities (insomnia, depression, hyperacusis, cognitive failures) and a significant increase in quality of life. These effects remained stable at 2-months postintervention. Further trials to determine the longer term efficacy of iCBT to investigate predictors of outcome and to compare iCBT with standard clinical care in the United Kingdom are required. Registered at clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02370810 on 5/03/2015.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Randomized Control Trial Source Type: research
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