Post-traumatic stress among evacuees from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires: exploration of psychological and sleep symptoms three months after the evacuation - Belleville G, Ouellet MC, Morin CM.

This study documents post-traumatic stress symptoms after the May 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray (Alberta, Canada). A sample of 379 evacuees completed an online questionnaire from July to September 2016, and a subsample of 55 completed a psychiatric/psych...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

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The human brain is a marvelous, yet complicated system. Researchers spend entire careers studying what makes the brain act or react to certain experiences. A mental health issue stemming from life’s experiences has culturally been seen as a sign of weakness, but actually is part of a very complex architecture that’s unique from person to person. In order to gain an understanding of how stress plays a role in the lives of first responders, we need to start answering some hard questions: What leads to burn-out? What’s associated with PTSD? How is lack of sleep affecting the mental health states of first res...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Exclusive Articles Resiliency Operations Source Type: news
Abstract We aim to investigate the relation between depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and inflammatory factors in patients with severe burn injury. Psychological assessment was carried out using PTSD checklist (PCL) involving a 17-item self-report questionnaire (PCL-17) and the Hamilton Rating Scale for depression (HAMD-24). The serum IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Correlation analysis was performed to analyze the correlation between the factors and scores of PTSD and depression. Compared with the PCL-...
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
We know that getting enough sleep, eating nutrient-rich foods and participating in physical activities (that we actually enjoy) are all vital for our well-being. After all, these make up the foundation of our health, resulting in everything from raising our energy to lowering our blood pressure to alleviating our anxiety. But there are so many other ways we can contribute to our well-being. First, let’s explore what well-being actually means. According to therapist Casey Radle, LPC, well-being is “feeling at peace with oneself and tending to all the many facets of our lives that contribute to that fee...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Habits Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress anxiety Blood Pressure Burnout Calm Carolyn Ferreira Casey Radle Contentment Emotion Exercise Feeling Fulfilling Life joy Lena Aburdene Derhally Pea Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance is a common complaint of patients with cancer and is well established in both pain conditions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). An estimated one-third of patients with cancer develop symptoms of PTSD at some point in their treatment. However, few studies have evaluated the contributions of PTSD and sleep disturbance to pain processes in cancer populations. The current study used mediation models to test the hypothesis that sleep disturbance would mediate the relationships between PTSD symptoms and pain intensity and PTSD symptoms and pain interference in a sample of ...
Source: The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Am J Hosp Palliat Care Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Participants at risk of developing episodes of PTSD or depression could be identified within the first week of paramedic training. Cognitive predictors of episodes of PTSD and MD are promising targets for resilience interventions. PMID: 27348599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
Psychological and social difficulties following a burn are common [1]. In fact, some survivors find that emotional and social adjustment to burn scarring is one of the most challenging aspects of their recovery [2,3]. Frequently experienced psychological and social problems include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, substance abuse, sleep disturbance, low body image, social anxiety, stigmatization and discrimination [4–9].
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2015 Source:Journal of Anxiety Disorders Author(s): Nicole A. Short, Chelsea R. Ennis, Mary E. Oglesby, Joseph W. Boffa, Thomas E. Joiner, Norman B. Schmidt Although posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with self-injurious behavior, it is currently unclear what mechanisms may account for this relationship. Sleep disturbances may be relevant as they are common among those with PTSD and are associated with emotion regulation difficulties, which may increase vulnerability to self-injurious behavior. As such, we investigated the relationship between PTSD and...
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion Parents need to be able to choose what goes into their child’s body, especially when their babies are not born full-term or have any underlying health problems at birth. When a product such as a vaccine is injected into a child, known to be associated with severe risks, including death, there should be a standard protocol in place for these families to get needed support when the risks outweigh the benefits. No one can predict how a vaccine will negatively affect a person. Lindsey and other families going through this, suffering the loss of a child likely caused by the vaccine(s) given to them, when no oth...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Augustina Ursino Human Top Stories National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) vaccine court Vaccine Death VAERS Source Type: blogs
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