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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Conclusion: individuals presented with TMD show lower levels of pain threshold, sleep quality and anxiety, as compared to healthy subjects. These results do not depend on the type of disorder presented.RESUMO Objetivo: avaliar o limiar de dor, qualidade do sono e n íveis de ansiedade em iindivíduos com diferentes tipos de disfunções temporomandibulares. Métodos: estudo controlado, observacional transversal. Foi utilizado o Research Diagnostic Criteria e os voluntários foram divididos em três grupos: Grupo A-disfunção muscular (n=15), Grupo B-disfunç &atil...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology 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
CONCLUSIONS: At present, the field of e-health interventions for the treatment of anxiety or depression in children and adolescents with long-term physical conditions is limited to five low quality trials. The very low-quality of the evidence means the effects of e-health interventions are uncertain at this time, especially in children aged under 10 years.Although it is too early to recommend e-health interventions for this clinical population, given their growing number, and the global improvement in access to technology, there appears to be room for the development and evaluation of acceptable and effective technological...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conditions:   Low Back Pain;   Depression;   Anxiety;   Osteoarthritis Intervention:   Sponsor:   University of Washington Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Chronic pain is associated with psychological distress, most commonly manifested as anxiety and/or depression.
Source: The Knee - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Bipolar disorder is highly treatable, and yet so many people don’t seek treatment. Or if they do seek help, they later stop taking their meds or stop attending their therapy sessions. Or both. And then their bipolar blows up. Their mania spikes. Their depression sinks even deeper. Sticking to treatment is not easy. Medication has side effects. Therapy takes work. The illness itself can be stubborn, exhausting, confusing. It can all feel so frustrating. We wanted to know what led some individuals to stick to their initial treatment — and why they’ve stayed dedicated ever since. Of course, life is not linea...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Treatment Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, I would like to add a value quote that I came across during my research. I feel this is something that we all could reflect on. Consider the following food for thought: “When the way you think, speak and behave match your values, life feels very good. You feel whole, content, in control. But when these do not align with your personal values, then things feel… wrong. Life feels uneasy. You feel out of sorts, disconnected, restless, and unhappy.” – Melli O’Brien
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Depression Essays Ethics & Morality General Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories core values discontent Happiness Resentment Source Type: news
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disabling chronic pain disorder, with a prevalence ranging between 2 and 4% 25,53,57, often presenting with a range of other somatic and psychiatric symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression. Furthermore, FM is a costly disorder for both healthcare providers and society. One study 7 showed that FM patients on average utilize four times as many physician visits, twice as many other outpatient visits, and four times more emergency room visits compared with other primary care patients.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
When your spouse has depression, you might be very worried, and feel utterly helpless. After all, depression is a stubborn, difficult illness. Your partner might seem detached or deeply sad. They might seem hopeless and have a hard time getting out of bed. They might be irritable with a swiftly shrinking fuse. They might be tired all the time and say really negative things about everything. You also might be confused. “[M]any symptoms of depression can be poorly understood, particularly irritability or apathy, which partners can mistakenly label as ‘being crabby’ or ‘lazy,’” said Melissa...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Depression Disorders General Relationships & Love Self-Help Clinical Depression depression and relationships depression support Marriage Mood Disorder Source Type: news
NEW YORK (New York)—Patients with anxiety and depression may be less satisfied than other patients with their chronic low back pain (CLBP) treatments, new research suggests. “Patients with anxiety/depression symptoms experienced more pain severity and more pain-related functional, social, and emotional disability, and they were less satisfied with care, compared with the other groups,” the... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions anxiety Back pain Chronic pain Depression low back pain Pain Management Source Type: research
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