Meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and anxiety or depression.

CONCLUSION: The identified psychosocial interventions are effective at reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety in PWD experiencing these symptoms. This review is limited by the quality of studies, small sample sizes and the heterogeneity of the interventions, therefore high quality studies with larger sample sizes are required to test the efficacy of specific interventions such as CBT. PMID: 30328711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The major limitation was the use of the same medical conditions to measure multimorbidity and disease severity. Other studies and analysis models should explore the complexity of the multimorbidity phenomenon. PMID: 30753802 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
“To die, to sleep — perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Everyone requires sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is known to aid in healing, in memory formation, reducing stress, eliminating toxins – literally wiping the slate clean of the day’s experiences to begin anew. The subject of decades of research, sleep science continues to amass evidence of new health benefits from sleep. A Single Gene Ties Sleep to Immunity A newly discovered single gene, called nemuri, increase...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Agitation Anger Memory and Perception Psychology Research Sleep Anger Management Circadian Rhythm Immune Function Insomnia nemuri nightmare disorder Nightmares Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorder sleep quality Source Type: blogs
Alex Berenson ’s recent attempt to generate panic at the prospect that marijuana use may become legalized and normalized, with his book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,  even borrows its title from the camp 1930s propaganda film  Reefer Madness.  While not nearly as over-the-top as the film, Berenson certainly exaggerates suggestions that marijuana can cause psychosis.Drawing on the 2017 report of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on “Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommenda...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Of all my symptoms of depression, stuck thoughts are by far the most painful and debilitating for me. The harder I try to move the needle from the broken record in my brain, the louder the song becomes. Ruminations are like a gaggle of politicians campaigning in your head. Try as you might to detach from their agenda, their slogans are forefront in your mind, ready to thrust you down the rabbit hole of depression. Logic tells you they are full of bull, but that doesn’t keep you from believing what they have to say. Ever since the fourth grade, I have been fighting obsessive thoughts. So for four decades, I have been ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Personal Psychology Self-Help Stress anxiety Ruminating Self-Esteem self-worth Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: These results indicate that eLORETA-ICA can detect EEG-RSN activity alterations in DLB related to symptoms. Therefore, eLORETA-ICA with EEG data can be a useful noninvasive tool for sensitive detection of EEG-RSN activity changes characteristic of DLB and for understanding the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying this disease.Neuropsychobiology
Source: Neuropsychobiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
About 30% of men and 40% of women diagnosed with depression before age 20 will be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder within five years, and 40% of men and 50% of women will be diagnosed within 15 years, reports astudy published today in JAMA Psychiatry. This strong association between depression and later anxiety was just one of many comorbidities identified in this study —one of the largest and most detailed examinations of comorbidity of mental disorders to date.“To our knowledge, this is the first study to provide a comprehensive set of age- and sex-specific estimates of absolute risks associated with comorb...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: absolute risk anxiety Danish registers depression diagnosis health registry psychiatric comorbidity risk factors Source Type: research
Poor sleep is bad for your heart AND your brain! An article about poor sleep and the build-up of plaque in the body caught my eye. The study is remarkable in that it is the first study: “to show that objectively measured sleep is independently associated with atherosclerosis throughout the body,” according to José Ordovás, director of nutrition and genomics at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. More about that in a moment. What really caught my attention was further down in the article: A lab-based research study tied the lack of sleep with severe cog...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Heart Disease Risk Factors Heart Health Stress Management Sleep and heart health Source Type: blogs
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. Previous research has shown poor sleep to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease, but “This is the first study to show that objectively measured sleep is independently associated with atherosclerosis throughout the body,” José Ordovás, director of nutrition and genomics at the Jean Mayer USDA H...
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Most of patients with dementia are cared for by family members. Caring for people with dementia is challenging; approximately 30 –55% of caregivers suffered from anxiety or depressive symptoms. A range of studi...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We found that SCD complaints may be a valid indicator of frailty in cognitively unimpaired older people. We believe that SCD may provide a crucial proactive assessment to detect frailty and to implement programs that will help maintain good health and quality of life during aging. PMID: 30621435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
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