Podcast: Meet the Schizophrenic Stunt Girl and YouTuber

 Rachel Star Withers is a speaker, YouTuber, and lives with schizophrenia. She is also a professional stunt woman and tends to describe herself as a “schizo stunt girl.”     In this episode, Rachel tells us a little of her history with the disease and details how she first started in mental illness activism.  Originally meant to just help other people with schizophrenia know that they were not alone, her YouTube channel, RachelStarLive, has become the longest existing chronicle of a personal experience with schizophrenia.  Listen Now! SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Schizophrenic Stunt Girl’ Podcast Episode Rachel Star Withers has appeared on TV shows including MTV’s “Ridiculousness,” “TruTV,” “America’s Got Talent,” and is the host of “Insanity with Rachel Star” on Amazon Prime. She grew up seeing monsters, hearing people in the walls, and intense urges to hurt herself. Rachel creates videos that document her schizophrenia, share ways to manage mental illness, and let others like her know they are not alone and can still live an amazing life. She has written the book, Lil Broken Star: Understanding Schizophrenia for Kids, and developed a tool for schizophrenics, To See in the Dark: Hallucination and Delusion Journal.   Computer Generated Transcript for ‘Schizophrenic Stunt Girl’ Episode Editor’...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Peer Support Podcast Schizophrenia The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

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This study used Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)-self-comparison and showed that acupuncture treatments for lumber disc herniation and sciatica demonstrated significant improvement in long term clinical outcomes. A total of 112 lumbar disc herniation and sciatica cases were treated with electric acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement from July 1998 to December 2006.ResultsAll the 112 cases filled out the ODI forms prior to receiving treatment. Among the 112 patients, 23 of them did not finish the 6-week treatments. 89 cases were evaluated with ODI after 6-week acupuncture treatments. Of those 89 cases, 67 case...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion by soothing liver and regulating mind can obviously improve the quality of life of depression elders.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionRV Dysfunction according to our definition in first Anterior MI occurred in (55%) of the study population. Independent predictors for Abnormal RV function were; LCX mid or proximal affection, eventful procedure, occurrence of no reflow, Glucose level, LVESD, LVEDD and LV EF.
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Experiences of being sexually harassed correlate among adolescents with high social anxiety but also with high self-esteem. Sexual harassment among adolescents may partly be explained as inept ways of showing interest, but it may nevertheless have detrimental effects on the well-being of the those subjected to it. PMID: 31311376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Alan David Kaye, Mark W. Motejunas, Lauren A. Bonneval, Ken P. Ehrhardt, Dustin R. Latimer, Andrea Trescot, Kyle E. Wilson, Ibraham N. Ibrahim, Elyse M. Cornett, Richard D. Urman, Kenneth D. CandidoAbstractChronic pain management techniques have evolved in recent years. In this regard, ultrasound technology has become a standard for most acute pain procedures and essential for postsurgical pain relief and enhanced recovery after surgery protocols. This manuscript summarizes clinical studies evaluating ultra...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Henry Liu, Patrick I. Emelife, Amit Prabhakar, Vanessa Moll, Julia B. Kendrick, Allan T. Parr, Farees Hyatali, Thakur Pankaj, Jinlei Li, Elyse M. Cornett, Richard D. Urman, Charles J. Fox, Alan D. KayeAbstractPain is a significant consequence of cardiac surgery and newer techniques in cardiac anesthesia have provided an impetus for the development of multimodal techniques to manage acute pain in this setting. In this regard, regional anesthesia techniques have been increasingly used in many cardiac surgical...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsProechimys represents a promising animal model for studying the mechanisms underlying the susceptibility of dopaminergic neurons to degeneration induced by 6-OHDA.
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the possible association between the two polymorphisms and PD. Literature searches were conducted on PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, CNKI and the Wanfang database on studies published until March 2019. Authentic data were calculated utilizing STATA 12.0 statistics software on the data provided in each study. The genetic association between SNCA polymorphisms and the risk of PD was evaluated using the pooled odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI). The results indicate that there is a significant association between rs356219 polymorphism and PD susceptibility...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the change of glial cells and dopaminergic (DA) neuron in midbrain with age. Two-, 6-, 18- and 28- months old rat brains were collected. The DA neurons were detected using anti-TH and anti-DAT antibodies. The expressions of astroglia markers (glial fibrillary acidic protein, GFAP), microglia markers (ionized calcium binding adaptor molecule 1, Iba-1), M1 markers (tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β), M2 markers (arginase 1 (Arg1) and IL-10), A1 markers (lipocalin-2 (Lcn2) and complement C3 (C3), A2 markers (brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) ...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In conclusion, our results suggested that embryonic ketamine treatment induced anxiety-like behavior and the downregulation of NMDAR function in PFC in the adulthood period of offspring, which might result from the enhanced function of NMDARs in the hippocampus at the 4-week juvenile timepoint.
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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