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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
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it ’s huge on the continent and it’s on its way hereMindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it ’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are little more than totems of uselessness. But you wouldn’t have this problem if you lived in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland o r Portugal, because you’d be doing sophrology instead. It&rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We aimed to empirically derive psychosocial and pain sensitivity subgroups using cluster analysis within a sample of individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) and to investigate derived subgroups for differences in pain and disability outcomes. METHODS: Eighty female participants with CMP answered psychosocial and disability scales and were assessed for pressure pain sensitivity. A cluster analysis was used to derive subgroups, and analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to investigate differences between subgroups. RESULTS: Psychosocial factors (kinesiophobia, pain catastroph...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Pain is a complex and subjective reality and can be magnified by nonorganic or nonanatomic sources. Multiple studies have demonstrated a correlation between psychological factors and patients' perceptions of musculoskeletal pain and disability. In addition, nonorganic findings as part of the physical examination are well and long recognized. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between a shoulder examination test, palpation of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ), and psychosocial conditions including chronic pain, depression, and anxiety.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
In this study, the effect of the consumption of Annona muricata L. (Annonaceae) leaves (AM) was investigated on a model for intermittent cold stress (ICS)-induced fibromyalgia in mice. An aqueous extract of AM was investigated in experiments involving 60 five-week-old female mice C57BL/6J. The animals were allocated into six groups (n = 10). Groups (I) Healthy control, (II) ICS control, and (III) ICS + acetaminophen (0.5%), were all fed a standard diet, while groups (IV) and (V) received standard diets supplemented with 15% (AM15) and 30% (AM30) aqueous extract of AM leaves, respectively. Group (VI) received a stan...
Source: PharmaNutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of moderate quality evidence, this review found that some non-pharmacological interventions such as acupuncture and extracorporeal shockwave therapy are likely to result in a decrease in prostatitis symptoms and may not be associated with a greater incidence of adverse event. The QoE for most other comparisons was predominantly low. Future clinical trials should include a full report of their methods including adequate masking, consistent assessment of all patient-important outcomes including potential treatment-related adverse events and appropriate sample sizes. PMID: 29757454 [Pub...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
In conclusion, we found that chronic social stress alters the neurobiological response to surgical injury, resulting in slowed recovery. This model maybe useful for future interventional studies examining the mechanistic interactions between depression and risk of CPSP.
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) influences patients' lives in many ways. The most troublesome symptom of HS is chronic pain, of mild-to-moderate intensity, which is reported by almost all patients. With reference to psychosocial evaluation, HS appears to be a highly debilitating disease. The major factors influencing patients' well-being are disease severity, the number of flares or affected skin areas, and the lesion location. The mean Dermatology Life Quality Index scores of 8·3-12·7 points obtained among patients with HS are typical for severe dermatoses, which have a large impact on patien...
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
In this study, a clinically relevant, induced-LBP paradigm was used to study sensory processing as a risk factor and predictor for LBP development in healthy people. Our aim was to examine sensory processing in those who do develop LBP and those who do not develop LBP with the paradigm, and to examine the relationships between scores on psychosocial questionnaires and sensory processing measures in these healthy people. Methods: A total of 71 participants completed the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and then took part in quantitative sensory testing. An induced-LBP para...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study constitutes the first randomized controlled trial evaluating exposure therapy for FM. Methods: A total of 140 participants with diagnosed FM were randomized to a 10-week Internet-delivered exposure treatment (iExp; n=70) or a waitlist control condition (WLC; n=70). Primary outcome measure were FM symptoms and impact, and secondary outcome measures were fatigue, disability, quality of life, pain-related distress and avoidance behaviors, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Results: Data retention was high (100% data completion at posttreatment for primary outcome, 96% at 6-month follow-up and 94% at 12-month ...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. They have complex circumstances that medicine can't always remedy. Pain can be amplified, by depression and anxiety, genetics and quality of life. Genetics can also play a role in how people experience pain. Physicians are less prone to prescribe opioid medication to patients with long-term pain - but they need more treatment options.
Source: World Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news
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