Mild Shock Therapy May Ease Anxiety and Depression, but Not Chronic Pain Mild Shock Therapy May Ease Anxiety and Depression, but Not Chronic Pain

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.Reuters Health Information
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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
Publication date: Available online 31 July 2018Source: PM&RAuthor(s): Gadi Revivo, Diane K. Amstutz, Christine M. Gagnon, Zachary L. McCormickAbstractBackgroundThe relation between chronic musculoskeletal pain and joint hypermobility in a small percentage of the pediatric population is well described. However, literature discussing the treatment of chronic pain associated with joint hypermobility in pediatrics is limited. The present study examines the impact of interdisciplinary treatment on chronic pain in pediatrics with joint hypermobility syndrome.ObjectiveTo determine if pediatric patients with chronic pain related t...
Source: PMandR - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This result means that regulation of pain by CMT can alter functioning of brain regions in an extensive network including non-nociceptive regions. CMT reduced the affective experience of pain, while reductions of pain intensity ratings were less consistent. Brain changes have been demonstrated as a result of the application of psychological measures and may represent the clinical implications of changes in brain activity or morphology. PMID: 30012384 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study revealed that stabilization exercise is very useful in the management of sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression, and anxiety in NSCLBP patients. PMID: 30013734 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
This study is especially thought-provoking, given that more and more people are taking medications with depression or suicidal thoughts as possible side effects. The CDC just released updated data showing a troubling recent rise in suicide rates, and that 54% of those who die from suicide do not have a known mental health disorder, so this is an important public health issue. That said, it is important to note: in this study, people who used these medications were more likely to be widowed and have chronic health problems, both of which are associated with a higher risk of depression. And many (but not all) of these medica...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Drugs and Supplements Health Source Type: blogs
By DONNA SHIELDS   I’ve been a proponent of marijuana legalization since I heard about it in high school.  I lived in the UK in the 1970s when it was not easily available! So I was a legalization proponent before I’d ever touched the stuff. Nearly four decades later, it’s legal in many states, Canada and Uruguay and most — but by no means all — of the drug war hysteria is recognized for the idiocy it is. But while anyone who’s got stone and had the munchies knows that pot is a good appetite enhancer and antiemetic, there are now a bunch of claims being made about can...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Patients Physicians Cannabidiol Cannabis Endocannabinoid Marijuana marijuana legalization Source Type: blogs
This study tests VQ´s measurement invariance in a sample of women with Chronic Pain (CP) (N = 231) and from the general population (N = 268), its temporal stability in CP (6-months) (N = 117) and its incremental validity in a sample of men and women from the general population (N = 169). Results confirmed the VQ´s two-factor structure, as well as its measurement invariance. Also, the VQ was temporally stable (6-months) in CP. Both factors (Progress and Obstruction) were significantly correlated in the expected directions with cognitive fusion, mindful awareness, self-compassion, depressive, anxi...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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