The Big Number: 22 percent of people in conflict-affected areas have mental disorders

The health conditions included depression and anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders, and the percentage far exceeds the general population.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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? Rethinking and Retooling Brain Health and Mental Health from SharpBrains Hoping you enjoy this slidedeck supporting a great discussion held during the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full recordings are available for purchase here. 9–10.30am. How to detect problems early: Examples in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, anxiety and PTSD Dr. Srijan Sen, Professor of Depression and Neurosciences at University of Michigan Jan Samzelius, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of NeuraMetrix Dr. Tony Chang, Associate at Merck V...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Alzheimer’s Disease anxiety brain health early detection Parkinsons PTSD Source Type: blogs
This study answers this call by developing and evaluating the benefits of a peer-led compassionate meditation program to help students of color heal from race-related stress. To date, no studies have examined whether compassionate meditation (a specific type of meditation) can be used as a therapeutic tool to address racial stress. This article discusses the formative process for developing and pilot-testing the effects of this culturally responsive 8-session compassionate meditation program with Asian American college students. Despite a small sample size, results were promising. and participants evidenced decreases in ge...
Source: The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Orthopsychiatry Source Type: research
This randomized clinical trial compared the effects of a diary filled out by clinicians and family members during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay to ground their memory of events after discharge vs usual care on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression in patients and family members after discharge.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
For most patients and their families, admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) is an unanticipated event that causes substantial psychological distress. For patients, short- and long-term consequences include delirium, anxiety, depression, and acute and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychological consequences may be exacerbated by delusions experienced during delirium, which is common among critically ill patients and has adverse effects on physical and cognitive function and leads to increased health care use and costs. For families, anxiety and acute stress arise from concern and uncertainty regarding the progn...
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
from SharpBrains We hope you enjoy this slidedeck supporting two sessions held during the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full recordings are available for purchase here. 8–8.45am. Rethinking and Retooling Brain Health and Mental Health   Dr. Tom Insel, Co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health and former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 9–10.30am. How to detect problems early: Examples in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, anxiety and PTSD Dr. Srijan Sen, Professor of Depressi...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain health digital mental health Dolby Family Ventures Merck Ventures Mindstrong Health NeuraMetrix Rethinking retooling University-of-Michigan Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: HBO2 may influence balance function after mild TBI, particularly in those with affective symptoms. PMID: 31282447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research
   One of the most dangerous misconceptions about suicide is that asking a loved one if they are suicidal will increase the odds that they will attempt suicide.  Today Dr. Nate Ivers of Wake Forest University discusses the importance of making “the covert overt” by asking blunt, straightforward questions of those you suspect may be thinking about suicide.  What words should you use, and if the answer is yes, what should you do next?  And why are we so uncomfortable about asking these potentially lifesaving questions? Find out on this episode. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest inform...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Grief and Loss Suicide The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
Work-related stress is an important issue in any industry, particularly in construction, in which stressful environments are frequently encountered. "What are the primary stressors in the construction workplace?" and "What are the relationships between the...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Codependency robs us of a self and self-love. We’ve learned to conceal who we really are because we grew up pleasing, rebelling against, or withdrawing from dysfunctional parents. That sets us up for trauma. As adults, even if we’re successful in some areas, our emotional life isn’t easy. Looking for security and love, most of us struggle to get into or out of relationships. We may remain in unhappy or abusive relationships or try to make painful ones work. Many of us would be content just to find a reprieve from ongoing anxiety or depression. After the Breakup However, ending a relationship isn’t t...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Abuse Codependence Domestic Violence PTSD Trauma Violence & Aggression Abusive Relationship Estrangement Guilt no contact Traumatic Experience Source Type: news
DiscussionThe EMPOWER study is unique in its application of evidence-based psychotherapy targeting peritraumatic stress to improve patient and caregiver outcomes in the setting of critical illness. The experimental intervention will be strengthened through the input of a variety of ICU stakeholders, including behavioral health clinicians, physicians, bereaved informal caregivers, and open trial participants. Results of the RCT will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and serve as preliminary data for a larger, multisite RCT grant application.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03276559. Retrospectiv...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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