Book Review: Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed.
There is no such thing as a life free of distress. And yet in the distress — by learning to move through it, find strengths that help us cope, and most importantly, not avoid it — we often find the path to growth. This path, from finding escape from the distress of life to finding growth in it, is also the journey that underlies the recovery from an eating disorder. “People with eating disorders, like all people, flourish when they feel a sense of agency,” write authors Laura J. Goodman and Mona Villapiano. In their new book, Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed., Laura J. Goodman and Mona Villapiano, both experts in the field of eating disorders, provide not just a newfound depth of understanding of eating disorders — and the complications that often confound them — but the very practices, skills and exercises that highlight the path to recovery. Since a characteristic feature of recovery from an eating disorder is the increased incidence of relapse, the authors explain how the stages of change affect recovery. “In attempting to understand the high relapse rate for our clients, we saw that they were able to do well in a highly structured and supportive environment, but on discharge, if they were not in what Prochaska coined the “stage of action” they were increasingly vulnerable to relapse, which, in turn, brought increased feelings of frustration, disappointment, depression, and anxiety, for both th...
CONCLUSIONS: No significant association was obtained between the four-factor structures of depression in MADRS and serotonin transporter and receptor SNPs in a study with a small sample size. This study evaluates whether depression symptom-clusters have distinct genotypic determinants and necessitates more comprehensive studies for unravelling the genetic determinants of depression. PMID: 31228794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Not even sure why I'm writing this as there's nothing I could "do", but you know what they say about talking out your problems. I'm having extreme anxiety and sadness about my upcoming move for residency. Not nightmares, but I've been having bad dreams about the move all week. I'm a Southern California native. Went to a southern california UC for undergrad and went to that same UC for medical school. Had the great fortune of commuting from home for all 8 years. I'm moving out of state this... Advice needed (Anxiety and Sadness about moving)
Conclusion GX showed promising efficacy in patients with SRCC. GX could be considered as a treatment option for patients with SRCC and should be confirmed in larger clinical trials.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----A much busier week with all sorts of announcements and so on. It was especially rich on the security and NBN fronts.-----https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-16/digital-health-record-to-change-care-in-canberra/11212790Digital Health Record to change the lives of those with a chronic illness in CanberraBy Elise Scott Posted Sun at 8...
Hi Everyone, I'm an incoming M1 with IBS-D and was wondering if there are any others with this issue in med school. I've become progressively sicker over the past year, with significant weight loss (BMI of 16) and pain, chronic weakness, fatigue, and dizziness, as well as recurring fevers, in addition to my diarrhea and constipation. I often find it difficult to get through each day, and can no longer do certain things. For example, I can no longer drive due to my chronic dizziness. Given... IBS in med school
Authors: Long JD PMID: 31225773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In this study, we will use a mixed methods multi-center study design. In phase one, we will investigate the mental health literacy of PHC practitioners to identify areas in need of development. Based on the needs identified, we will develop and test a mobile health application to screen for common youth mental health problems in phase two. In phase three, we will implement and evaluate a tiered education and training program in the use of the m-health application. In the final phase, we will evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of the m-health application in PHC centres across South Africa and Zambia. Evidence sugges...
Kids these days are the “cautious generation,” the evidence shows.
Conclusions: In the acute phase of mild TBI a majority of patients has impaired olfactory function. Further patients with olfactory dysfunction are more likely to exhibit post-concussion and anxious symptoms at follow-up. Olfactory testing in the acute phase may therefore serve as a screening tool for long-term outcome. PMID: 31223039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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