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Jury Still Out on CES for Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia Jury Still Out on CES for Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia

There is sparse evidence supporting the efficacy of cranial electric stimulation (CES) for the treatment of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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AimAdolescents with physical disabilities may have co‐occurring chronic pain, but the prevalence and specific associated factors are unknown. The aims of this study were to determine (1) the prevalence of chronic pain in adolescents with physical disabilities and (2) whether known correlates of chronic pain in the general population are also present in young people both with physical disability and with chronic pain relative to peers. MethodWe conducted a secondary analysis of cross‐sectional nationally representative data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Multivariate linear regressio...
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract BackgroundAmitriptyline has well‐established efficacy in several chronic pain conditions. While optimal treatment for chronic neck pain (CNP) remains controversial, amitriptyline was not tested for CNP. We evaluated the effect of bedtime amitriptyline in the management of CNP. Methods220 patients suffering from idiopathic CNP were randomized to receive either placebo pill (n = 108) or 5 mg of amitriptyline (n = 112) at bedtime for two months. Primary outcome measure was visual analog scale (VAS) for pain. Secondary outcome measures were Neck pain Disability Index (NPDI), Bergen Insomnia ...
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: Evidence is insufficient that CES has clinically important effects on fibromyalgia, headache, neuromusculoskeletal pain, degenerative joint pain, depression, or insomnia; low-strength evidence suggests modest benefit in patients with anxiety and depression. Primary Funding Source: Veterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative. (PROSPERO: CRD42016023951). PMID: 29435567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
Just in time for Valentine's Day, floats in a raft of misleading headlines:Scientists have found the cure for a broken heartPainkillers may also mend a broken heartTaking painkillers could ease heartaches - as well as headachesParacetamol and ibuprofen could ease heartaches - as well as headachesIf Tylenol and Advil were so effective in “mending broken hearts”, “easing heartaches”, and providing a “cure for a broken heart”, we would be a society of perpetually happy automatons, wiping away the suffering of breakup and divorce with a mere dose of acetaminophen. We'd have Tylenol epidemics...
Source: The Neurocritic - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs
Marijuana consists of a mixture of dried plant leaves, flowers, and/or stems of the Cannabis Sativa plant. In addition, there is a resin-based version of marijuana that is called hash. Most people either smoke marijuana or vape it (warming it, but not cooking it), but it can also be ingested in oil form. The most common way to ingest marijuana is to roll it up and smoke it like you would a cigarette or cigar, or use a smoking tool like a pipe. Some users, however, consume weed by infusing foods (i.e., butter and cooking oil) or teas. What happens to your body when you ingest marijuana? THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the mos...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain Blogger Publishers Research Sexuality Substance Abuse Cannabis Climax Dopamine effects of marijuana erection Orgasm Pot Premature Ejaculation Sexual Desire Sexual Dysfunction THC types of sexual dysfunctions Weed Source Type: blogs
Okay, everyone knows smoking is bad for you, the number one cause of preventable death in the US and the world, a direct cause of lung and heart disease and cancer… et cetera. So let’s get right down to the nitty-gritty: quitting smoking is tough. What can people do to quit? To answer this question, I spoke with my colleague Nancy Rigotti, MD. Dr. Rigotti is director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Tobacco Research and Treatment Center. She has extensively researched nicotine and tobacco, evaluated public policies on tobacco, contributed to US Surgeon General’s Reports, and authored clinical guidel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Heart Health Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: blogs
You're reading 7 Reasons To Meditate, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you always feel tired, stressed, and angry? Are you impulsive and can`t seem to stop snapping at people for the wrong reasons? If you say Yes, then you have to meditate more often. Why You Must Meditate Meditation is one of the best physical and spiritual activities you can gift yourself. For just 10 minutes each day, you can improve your mood, boost your energy and increase tranquility. But it`s not just about that. Researchers have ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self improvement alzheimer's health benefits of meditation meditate pickthebrain sleep aid Source Type: blogs
By Alex Fradera “In the dark, in the quiet, in the lonely stillness, the aggrieved struggle to rescue sleep from vigilance.” This arresting sentence introduces a new review of insomnia in Behaviour Research and Therapy that addresses a troubling fact observed in sleep labs across the world: poor sleep is not sufficient to make people consider themselves to have the condition… and poor sleep may not even be necessary. The paper, by Kenneth Lichstein at the University of Alabama, explores the implications of “Insomnia Identity”: how it contributes to health problems, and may be an obstacle...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mental health Sleep and dreaming Source Type: blogs
[Guardian] Can eating meals rich in lettuce provide relief from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleeplessness, indigestion, lack of appetite, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and thromboembolism? CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) writes.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Snap, snap, crackle, pop. That was the sound of my life changing in an instant during a summer stroll. I fell on slightly uneven pavement and broke three bones in my ankle and severely dislocated it, leading to a surgery and months of recovery. An orthopedic injury is typically a traumatic event. The recovery can elicit many emotions. As a psychotherapist, I was surprised not much has been written on coping with the psychological impact of such an injury and the following recovery. By allowing emotions to arise without judgment, we allow them to move through us. We can also take committed action to make positive changes as...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Chronic Pain Grief and Loss Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation Self-Esteem Trauma Treatment Blame Coping Skills Disappointment Healing Health injury Surgery surgical recovery Vulnerability Source Type: news
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