Illness Uncertainty and Posttraumatic Stress in Young Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.

CONCLUSIONS: Young adults with CHD may be at risk for the development of long-term psychological stress and PTSD in the setting of chronic uncertainty. Regular monitoring to identify PTSS/PTSD may be a means to promote treatment adherence and participation in healthcare. PMID: 29601372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Our results suggest two different pathways for the long-term psychological well-being of parents of children with HD: on the one hand, more complex HD is associated with poorer long-term psychosocial outcomes; in contrast, there are also grounds for optimism, particularly for parents of children with less complex conditions, with better psychological outcomes noted for some groups of parents compared to previously reported early psychosocial outcomes. Future work needs to identify factors other than disease severity which might explain poorer (or better) functioning in some parents of children with more complex...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Epigenetics refers to the study of a natural phenomenon and to the phenomenon itself. Epigenetics is the study of the mechanisms that turn on and off the expression of our genes without altering the DNA sequence. Epigenetics is also used to refer to the changes in expression of our genes. Factors such as age, nutritional habits, psychological stress, physical activity, working habits and substance abuse can trigger changes in gene expression (Alegría-Torres, 2011). These changes in gene expression, epigenetics, happen all the time in the natural world. For example, two identical twins, born with the exact same DNA s...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Abuse Children and Teens Genetics Neuroscience PTSD Trauma Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma epigenetics gene expression Transgenerational trauma Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: Blood stasis is an important pathophysiologic concept in Traditional East Asian Medicine. It has been considered to be a pathogenic factor in chronic and incurable conditions such as pain, infertility, cancer, coronary heart disease, and others...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Previous research has shown that those who sustained an injury in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) towers on September 11, 2001 (9/11) have an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and new onset heart disease. We conducted a two phase in-depth study of persons injured on 9/11 who are enrollees in the WTC Health Registry (WTCHR). The goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of the long-term mental and physical health effects and to assess the social and economic impact of being injured on 9/11.
Source: Annals of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: There are some psychosocial factors that have similar importance to biological factors in the genesis of coronary diseases. However, reasons for high rates of coronary heart disease in individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are yet to be fully elucidated. Using a meta-analysis, we investigated the longitudinal relationship between PTSD and coronary heart disease (CHD) as an independent factor in the aetiology of CHD. METHODS: The databases of Medline, EBSCOhost and Psychoinfo were electronically searched for relevant articles. RESULTS: The pooled hazard ratio (HR) for...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research
Astronauts and cosmonauts have been reported to be at substantially lower age-specific risk of death from chronic disease (primarily heart disease and cancers) in comparison to the general populations of the United States and Russia, respectively. Yet, bot...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being, Page 157-186. Abstract Acute and chronic pain affects more Americans than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Conservative estimates suggest the total economic cost of pain in the United States is $600 billion, and more than half of this cost is due to lost productivity, such as absenteeism, presenteeism, and turnover. In addition, an escalating opioid epidemic in the United States and abroad spurred by a lack of safe and effective pain management has magnified challenges to address pain in the workforce, particularly the military. Thus, it is imperative to investig...
Source: Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we provide an updated estimate of the prevalence of obesity in U.S. military veterans, and evaluate a broad range of sociodemographic, military, physical and mental health, and lifestyle characteristics associated with obesity in this population. Data were analyzed from a nationally representative sample of 3122 U.S. veterans who participated in the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study (NHRVS). Associations between obesity status, and physical and mental health, and lifestyle variables were evaluated using multivariate logistic regression and linear regression analyses. Results revealed that 32.7...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: De Hert M, Detraux J, Vancampfort D Abstract Coronary heart disease (CHD) and mental illness are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Decades of research has revealed several, and sometimes surprising, links between CHD and mental illness, and has even suggested that both may actually cause one another. However, the precise nature of these links has not yet been clearly established. The goal of this paper, therefore, is to comprehensively review and discuss the state-of-the-art nature of the epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects of the bidirectional links between mental i...
Source: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Dialogues Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
We, the pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners of Pediatric Health Associates, take seriously our mission to care for children ’s health. We deeply value the relationships that we form over time with our patients and their families. We are honored to serve as primary care pediatricians for our communities by offering families guidance about normal growth and development of childhood and adolescence, emphasizing preventive care and health maintenance, and supporting and caring for children and their families through periods of acute or chronic illness, disability, or injury.We are dedicated to supporting, pro...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
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