Remembering Ana, 15, who died of cancer. ‘She’s always with me. I still say good night to her.’

Nearly 1,800 children die of the disease. Twenty percent of mothers and 35 percent of fathers reported PTSD symptoms five years later.
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CONCLUSION: Interventions that promote resilience should be made available to inter- ested and motivated cancer patients. These interventions should be provided, in as soon as the diagnosis is made and should ex- tend over more than 12 sessions whenever possible. PMID: 31941574 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeWe aimed to compare total orchiectomy, subcapsular orchiectomy, and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogue treatment in patients with hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer in terms of efficacy of androgen deprivation treatment (ADT), patient satisfaction, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), development of phantom testis syndrome (PTS), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).MethodAmong 272 patients treated between July 2015 and January 2019, 189 patients were enrolled in this prospective, cohort study and the patients were divided into three groups: group I, bilateral total orchi...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings demonstrated the effectiveness of expressive writing intervention in reducing PTSD for this minority population, and that the moderating role of survivors ’ social network varies among different PTSD symptom clusters.ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02946619.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This study included 1456 men and 1411 women who were trauma-exposed and underwent routine health examinations in a community epidemiological investigation. The participants completed the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Check List-Civilian Version (PCL-C) for PTSD and medical examinations to detect metabolic syndrome. Adjustments for age, marriage, exercise, education, cigarette smoking, cancer, stroke, angina, and thyroid disease were performed. The relationship between PTSD and metabolic syndrome and each of its components was analyzed by multiple logistic regression. In women, PTSD was associated with metabolic syn...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
This article lists 8 simple things we can do to help minimize anxiety during the holidays. Grounding Techniques for Holiday Gatherings: During the holiday season, even the most healthy individuals can become destabilized — when your internal sense of calm and confidence is unexpectedly thwarted. And if you struggle with mental health issues, your chances for destabilization increase even more. In this article, the author shares four simple ways we can ground ourselves when we’re feeling unhinged. Lonely, Burned-Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s: The mental heal...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression Disorders General Holiday Coping Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Around the Net Research Stress Body Dysmorphic Disorder grounding techniques Holiday Stress Holidays Millennials Pollution Se Source Type: blogs
Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide.The group of international experts, which also includes scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Columbia University Medical Center and University College London, point to inflammation-related diseases as the cause of 50 percent of all deaths worldwide.Inflammation is a naturally occurring response by the body ’s immune system that helps fight illness and infection. Whe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
In this paper, we present the case of a 48-year-old woman diagnosed with early breast cancer. As candidate for mastectomy, she refused immediate reconstruction. She was referred to a psycho-oncologist for further evaluation and support. Psychological sessi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Conclusion: Meditation has shown positive effects in reducing physical and emotional symptoms such as psychological stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fear of recurrence and rumination, representing an efficient strategy for coping with the disease and improving quality of life.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conclusion: Meditation has shown positive effects in reducing physical and emotional symptoms such as psychological stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fear of recurrence and rumination, representing an efficient strategy for coping with the disease and improving quality of life.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conclusion: Meditation has shown positive effects in reducing physical and emotional symptoms such as psychological stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fear of recurrence and rumination, representing an efficient strategy for coping with the disease and improving quality of life.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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