Lavender really is relaxing: The fragrant flower may be a safer alternative to anti-anxiety drugs
Researchers from Kagoshima University, Japan, found that mice show less signs of anxiety when they smell the fragrant flower, which could be used instead of Xanax and Valium.
Authors: Mason TM, Tofthagen CS, Buck HG Abstract Complicated grief (CG) poses significant physical, psychological, and economic risks to bereaved family caregivers. An integrative review of the literature published 2009-2018 on CG associated with caregiving was performed using PubMed, PsychINFO, and Web of Science. The search returned 1428 articles, of which 32 were included in the review. Sixteen studies described risk and protective factors and 16 described interventions for CG. Caregiver-related risk factors included fewer years of education, depression, anxiety, poor physical health, and maladaptive dependency...
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty. Taking steps to care for your mental health can help you manage stress.
CONCLUSION: New care models need to be developed to integrate mental health care into the current perioperative care practice. PMID: 32234274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Photo credit Irina Murza When my elderly neighbor, Joe, was widowed, I did what most neighbors would do. I didn’t know him or his wife well, but I knew he was completely deaf and that he was probably lonely. I started to visit, thinking I could help him if he needed groceries or something. What began as a neighborly check-in continued into a kind of adoption of Joe, by myself and my two sons, ages six and eight. For five years, the kids and I were Joe’s family. Continue reading on Agingcare to learn more about how you can slowly become part of the sandwich generation - without knowing it: Support a caregiver or...
In his first COVID-19 diary entry, oncologist Don Dizon discusses the persistent anxiety that healthcare workers face as the coronavirus outbreak makes its way toward their centers.Medscape Oncology
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Dr Jeffrey Lieberman on how 'the worried well' and those with established mental illness can navigate this unprecedented moment.
There are hundreds of groups around the world making face masks as fast as they can to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While face masks can help to block particulates from entering the nose and mouth, they also make it impossible to see the mouth m...
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CONCLUSIONS: Relaxation techniques as an adjunct to medical treatment are a useful tool for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. PMID: 32239448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]