Study: Depressed, elderly people can benefit from aromatherapy massage

(Natural News) Mental health is a major concern for the young and the old alike. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, geriatric depression occurs in 15 percent of the elderly population. Researchers from Chengdu Medical College revealed that aromatherapy massage and inhaling essential oils can be used as alternative remedies for geriatric depression. More than 90 percent...
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Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Dalinda Isabel Sánchez-Vidaña, Kevin Kai-Ting Po, Timothy Kai-Hang Fung, Jason Ka-Wing Chow, Way Kwok-Wai Lau, Pui-Kin So, Benson Wui-Man Lau, Hector Wing-Hong TsangAbstractDepression is a major health issue that causes severe societal economic and health burden. Aromatherapy, a practice that uses essential oils for preventive and therapeutic purposes, represents a promising therapeutic alternative for the alleviation of depressive symptoms. Lavender essential oil (LEO) has been the focus of clinical studies due to its p...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Christmas, the biggest gift-giving holiday of them all, will be here in less than a month — which means that gift buying season is currently in full force. Unless you are my sister — who is already done shopping and wrapping — you are probably just now starting to think about what gifts you want give your loved ones. Many people have no idea what to give certain people. Even my wildly efficient sister has issues finding the perfect gift for me, her picky big brother. I’ve been gifted socks and Welshcakes from relatives over the years, and I always hear my mother’s voice in my head when I...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Peer Support Self-Help christmas shopping Gift Giving Stigma Source Type: blogs
Authors: Dimitriou TD, Verykouki E, Papatriantafyllou J, Konsta A, Kazis D, Tsolaki M Abstract Agitation/aggressive behaviour is a common behavioural and psychological symptom in people with dementia (PwD), occurring with a frequency of between 13-50.4% according to recent studies, and the rate increases as the severity of cognitive decline increases. The burden on caregivers is considerable. This trial is a randomized controlled crossover trial conducted in Greece. The following measures were used: the Mini-Mental State Examination, Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination Revised, Geriatric Depression Scale, Functiona...
Source: Functional Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research
Eating disorders are biologically based brain illnesses influenced by environmental and psychological factors. Environmental risk factors for developing an eating disorder include weight and appearance pressures, media messaging, and weight bullying. Biological factors include dieting/food exposure, genetics, neurochemistry, neurobiology, and hormones (notably estrogen). Psychological factors include stress, life transitions, identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use. While risk factors predispose certain individuals to eating disorders, precipitating factors such as significantly altering how one eats or s...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Bullying Children and Teens Eating Disorders Neuroscience Psychology Women's Issues Body Dysmorphia Body Image bulimia. food addiction Source Type: news
Background:Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) characterized by clonal cell proliferation, splenomegaly, and significant symptom burden. Integrative medicine interventions may offer unique symptom management strategies. (Gowin, et al., EHA 2017). Here we describe integrative interventions utilized and association with symptom burden, quality of life, depression, and fatigue adjusted for lifestyle confounders.Methods:Patients were recruited via social media. Consent and online self-report surveys were completed capturing patient demogr...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 634. Myeloproliferative Syndromes: Clinical: Poster II Source Type: research
This engaging documentary explores controversial research into the treatment of depression with magic mushroomsAn intriguing, inconclusive film about an intriguing, inconclusive drug trial. Monty Yates ’s documentary shows the work ofDr Robin Carhart-Harris at Imperial College London: after years of bureaucratic wrangling, he got permission to conduct research into the possibility thatpsilocybin– the psycho-active ingredient of magic mushrooms – could be used to treat depression. Could it be that society’s taboo disapproval is needlessly holding back our understanding of this issue?We see three long...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Documentary films Culture Drugs Science Depression Medical research Source Type: news
Depression is different for different people. Writer and author Therese Borchard once told me it feels like “being encased in a glass table in the middle of your living room, able to see what is going on, but claustrophobic and suffocating, wanting so desperately to get out, but being locked inside.” Author Graeme Cowan described depression as “terminal numbness.” For some people, depression is draining and exhausting. They feel their sadness on a cellular level. For others, like Cowan, they feel nothing, not a neutral nothing, but a lack of feeling that terrifies them. For still others, it’s ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Disorders General Self-Help Major Depressive Disorder Suicide Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Considering the complications and heavy costs of managing complications in patients undergoing hemodialysis, it appears that aromatherapy can be used as an inexpensive, fast-acting and effective treatment to reduce complications in hemodialysis patients. PMID: 30057040 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Yesilbalkan Ö Abstract BACKGROUND: A cancer diagnosis is a serious stressor that is associated with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and inability to fulfill daily routines. Many pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options are available to help patients with cancer manage anxiety. OBJECTIVES: This randomized, controlled trial examined the effects of lavender oil aromatherapy on anxiety and sleep quality in patients undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: 70 patients were randomly assigned to a lavender oil group, a tea tree oil group, and a control group with no oil. A patient identification form, th...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
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