Doctors: Treating a Patient With a Nightmarish Condition

She had lost all of her skin and I feared I had helped make her last weeks an unrelenting horror show, until our chance reunion.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Burns Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Skin Pain-Relieving Drugs Bipolar Disorder Source Type: news

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 While searching for a way past her own childhood sexual abuse, Rachel Grant learned that many people don’t understand what, exactly, sexual abuse is and how to recover. Using her counseling background, Rachel was able to research and learn valuable coping skills to improve her own life. Join us as Gabe and Rachel discuss the many factors involved in recovering from sexual trauma, steps society could take to reduce sexual abuse, and what the first step could be for others trying to get beyond surviving. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Sexual Abuse Recovery’ Podcast Episode Rachel...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Podcast Recovery The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that treatment with antipsychotics and metformin had effects on the gut microbiota and the brain. Although the mechanism of the effects of metformin on AIMD remains unclear, there are some clues in the regulation of the gut-brain axis (Figure 1). The most important connections between metformin and AIMD in the gut microbiota were the mucin-degrading bacteria A. muciniphila and several SCFA-producing bacteria, such as the phyla Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes. The gut microbiota were was influenced during AIMD, and these changes included a decrease in A. muciniphil...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
A 36- year old male with a past history significant for bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD presented to UW Pain Clinic for management of ongoing pain related to an electrical burn injury (4.5%) to the left hand and flank sustained in August 2016. He underwent a skin graft for the burn six months later and has experienced difficulties with his pain since. During the consult, the patient described his pain as a burning, tingling sensation over the left flank and hand. He also experiences sharp muscle cramps in that area which are made significantly worse in cold temperatures.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
 Back in February, MD+DI got the low down from an obstetrics and gynecologist specialist in Lubbock, TX on a new vaginal rejuvenation device that her patients have been raving about.  Now it seems the manufacturer of that particular device, along with other companies selling laser- or energy-based devices for vaginal rejuvenation failed to get FDA's blessing. "We've recently become aware of a growing number of manufacturers marketing 'vaginal rejuvenation' devices to women and claiming these procedures will treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or...
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We present the case of an 80-year-old woman, single with no children, who lived alone, and, up until presentation, was able to perform activities of daily living self-sufficiently. She reported to have the support of friends and neighbors, and she lived in the small community of São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. She had completed two years of college before dropping out during her third year, and her last job was as an elder care-worker. She had no personal or family psychiatric antecedents and no history of alcohol or illicit drug addictions. The patient was diagnosed with DM2 two years previously and was treate...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Case Report Current Issue acute confusional state delirium diabetes hyperglycemia psychosis Source Type: research
This is the 1000th presentation to my bioethics blog since starting on Google Blogspot.com in 2004.There has been many topics covered. Though comments by the visitors has always been encouraged and, since as a " discussion blog " , comments leading to discussions I have felt was the definitive function here. Virtually none of the thread topics have gone unread and most have had some commentary, some with mainly particularly strong and emphatic opinions http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/2013/01/should-pathologists-be-physicians.html, some with extensive up to 12 years long continued discussion http://bioethi...
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A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently discovered why the drug ketamine may act as a rapid antidepressant. Ketamine is best known as an illicit, psychedelic club drug. Often referred to as “Special K” or a “horse tranquilizer” by the media, it has been around since the 1960s and is a staple anesthetic in emergency rooms and burn centers. In the last 10 years, studies have shown that it can reverse — sometimes within hours or even minutes — the kind of severe, suicidal depression that traditional antidepressants can’...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Medications Research addictive Bipolar Disorder dissociative anesthetic Drug Abuse Ketamine Major Depressive Disorder Mood Disorder Mood Stabilizer Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Substance Abuse Source Type: blogs
Depression is different from other illnesses in that, in addition to the physiological symptoms (loss of appetite, nervousness, sleeplessness, fatigue), there are the accompanying thoughts that can be so incredibly painful. For example, when my Raynaud’s flares up, the numbness in my fingers can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t tell me that I am worthless, pathetic, and that things will never ever get better. During severe depressive episodes, however, these thoughts can be life-threatening: They insist that the only way out of the pain is to leave this world. Being able to manage our thought stream will d...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Books Depression Health-related Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Help Bipolar Disorder Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depressive Episode Jon Kabat Zinn Major Depressive Disorder Source Type: blogs
Whenever I hit a depression rut, where I feel disabled by the illness and therefore pathetic for being brought to my knees by a bunch of thoughts, it helps me to review celebrities — esteemed politicians, actors, musicians, comedians, astronauts, writers, and athletes — that I admire from both the past and present who have also wrestled the demons of depression and bipolar disorder. I feel less alone knowing that this infuriating condition doesn’t discriminate, and that I’m fighting alongside some of the world’s most talented and accomplished people. Here are a few of the luminaries that ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Celebrities Depression Inspiration & Hope Ashley Judd Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Ii Disorder Brooke Shields Depressive Episode famous Jared Padalecki Manic Episode Matt Lauer Mood Disorder Winston Churchill Wynonna Judd Source Type: blogs
For highly-sensitive folks and people predisposed to sadness, the holidays create a perfect storm for depression. There’s the added stress of holiday shopping, decorating, and parties — not to mention dealing with strained family relations; snowball and gingerbread cookies seem to stalk you; and a sense of forced merriment has a way of making you feel like a total loser if you change the radio station when “Jingle Bells” comes on. According to research posted by the American Psychological Association, two-thirds of people said they felt stressed and fatigued during the holidays. Half said they felt ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression Family Holiday Coping Mindfulness Self-Help Stress Bipolar Holiday Stress Mood Disorder Panic Attacks Relaxation Rumination Self Care stress reduction winter blue Worry Source Type: blogs
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