Comment Offline: Welcome to the new Age of Romanticism
Renaissance. Realism. Modernism. What age do we live in? It's too early to tell. And what does it matter to science anyway? Science is a product of Enlightenment. It is independent of ideology. Science is a set of principles that privileges observation and experiment. That is its great strength. We may say that we live in a certain geological period (the Anthropocene). Or an economic age of austerity. Or a psychological age of anxiety. But these epithets say little about how we do, report, or think about science.
This study aimed to examine the prevalen...
The relative importance of nature and nurture has been debated for centuries, and has had strong — and sometimes misguided — influences on public policy.
Exposure therapy is an effective approach for pain-related anxiety, fear and avoidance, but exposure therapy is used less often than other evidence-based treatments, there is a great deal of confusion about graded exposure, and when it is used, it is not always well-conducted. It’s not a treatment to be used by every therapist – some of us need to challenge our own beliefs about pain, and whether it’s OK to go “into” the pain a little, or even slightly increase pain temporarily! Below are some common misconceptions and suggestions for how to overcome them: Misconception: Exposure therapy cause...
In conclusion, the present meta-analysis indicated that treatment with peg IFN + ribavirin or interferon only is associated with a wide range of neuropsychiatric side effects, including fatigue, mood disorders, anxiety, irritability, emotional ability and agitation. PMID: 30116347 [PubMed]
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Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
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This article will discuss various strategies that may be utilized to reduce radiation dose and mitigate any increase in image noise that may occur. PMID: 30119769 [PubMed - in process]
Researchers hope to open more minds about the potential of psychedelic drugs to combat anxiety, depression and other maladies
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a nurse-led, telemedicine-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) in rural breast cancer survivors (BCSs). SAMPLE & SETTING: 18 BCSs diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer in the rural western United States. METHODS & VARIABLES: In this prospective, pre-/post-test, quasiexperimental feasibility pilot trial, BCSs attended six weekly sessions of CBTI via Internet videoconference. Feasibility was assessed using recruitment and acceptability of the intervention. Primary outcomes were diary-based sleep efficiency (SE), sleep latency (SL), total sle...