Mild shock therapy may ease anxiety and depression, but not chronic pain

(Reuters Health) - People with anxiety and depression might feel a little better after they get mild electric shock therapy, but it ’s unclear how much it will help or whether this treatment might ease other conditions, researchers say.
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DiscussionThe results will investigate the influence of celecoxib treatment on cerebral activity of patients with KOA and the possible relationship between the cerebral activity changes and improvement of clinical variables so as to explore the central mechanism of celecoxib in treating knee pain.Trial registrationChiCTR-IOR-17012365. Registered on August 14, 2017.
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This study is a randomized, patient-assessor blind, two-arm, parallel, non-penetrating, sham-controlled clinical trial. Eligible participants will include adults (aged 19 –70 years old) with a clinical diagnosis of chronic sciatica (40 mm or more of a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS) for bothersomeness) blinded to the treatment received. Patients will be randomly allocated into the acupuncture treatment group (manual acupuncture plus electroacupuncture (EA),n = 34) or the sham acupuncture control group (sham acupuncture plus placebo EA without electrical stimulation,n = 34). Grou...
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By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. Previous research has shown poor sleep to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease, but “This is the first study to show that objectively measured sleep is independently associated with atherosclerosis throughout the body,” José Ordovás, director of nutrition and genomics at the Jean Mayer USDA H...
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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.
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“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell I am certainly not unique in my experience of pain. Like physical scars — of which I have plenty — pain of any kind tends to hang around doing its dirty work until the one suffering takes appropriate action to help dispel it. Granted, some physical pain can only be ameliorated, not eradicated. That’s good enough in some instances, although not ideal. Having gone through numerous instances where I’ve suffered intense physical pain, some of it chronic, as well as emotional pain c...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Health-related Mindfulness Peer Support Personal Self-Help Chronic Pain Emotional Pain healing surgery Source Type: blogs
Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard once wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to look back over the lessons learned from the mistakes and experiences of previous months. In 2018, I wrote two letters of resignation, grieved the ending of two significant relationships, and spent several weeks on a hospital waiting list for severe depression and weight loss. I fumbled, got lost, and confronted demons that I had been running from my entire life. The result is that I came away with a set of invaluable ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Communication Depression Health-related Industrial and Workplace Inspiration & Hope Marriage and Divorce Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration New Year's Perfectionism Personal Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Self-Help Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThe results of this study indicate that there is a need for an increased awareness of the symptoms reported in BMS, particularly in peri and postmenopausal women. This should aid prompt diagnosis and may alleviate some of the anxiety that patients may experience.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, we examined 251 breast cancer survivors with surgeon-verified intercostobrachial nerve resection to identify factors that associate with CPSNP. The patients were recruited from a previous study of 1000 women treated for breast cancer in 2006 to 2010. This enabled us to analyze preoperative factors that associate with future CPSNP. The patients were re-examined in 2014 to 2016 to diagnose CPSNP using the revised NP diagnostic criteria. Preoperative assessments were pain in the area to be operated on, any chronic pain condition, depressive symptoms, anxiety, sleep, and experimental cold pain sensitivity using ...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper 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
ConclusionSelf-reporting and clinical scrutiny are complementary. Structured questionnaires increase the range of predictive variables and should be utilized routinely to facilitate clinicians' quest for the correct diagnosis.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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