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By offering full tuition, medical schools hope to relieve financial anxiety and reshape the physician workforce. Although it's early, some impacts of this change are already being seen.Medscape Med Students
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): I Chun Ma, Wei Hung Chang, Chen-Long Wu, Chih-Hao LinBackgroundFew studies have explored the field experiences and risk factors related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among disaster rescue workers.MethodsA 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan on February 6, 2016. A standardized, paper-based, self-administered survey questionnaire including demographic information, field experiences and the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL) was conducted among emergency medical technicians (EMTs)...
ConclusionThe results support that EO ‘aromatherapy’ can promote dose-dependent regulation of anxiety, depression and OSI and that efficacy requires optimization of dose.Graphical abstract
This study surveyed 9,052 U.S. Soldiers in 2018 via a self-administered online questionnaire. Using multivariable logistic regression, we examined the association between social media use (
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Nur Givon-Benjio, Hadas Okon-SingerAbstractPrevious studies have indicated that socially-anxious individuals prefer to maintain a greater interpersonal distance from others, specifically from strangers. Notwithstanding, it has yet to be examined whether this preference for distance is associated with estimating the physical interpersonal distance in a distorted manner. In the current study, 100 participants performed a computerized task that measured estimated distance (Study 1). An additional sample of 75 participants perform...
ConclusionsThis work paves the way for future studies showing how behavioral tests / procedures may be improved by using ethologically relevant changes, in order to question laboratory animals more adequately. Refining behavioral tests may considerably increase predictivity of preclinical tests and, ultimately, help reinforcing translational research.
Two new studies suggest older adults are more lonely than they used to be. The American Psychological Association found on average that reported loneliness began to increase after age 75. But loneliness is an issue for all generations. Psychiatrist Dr. Sue Varma, who consults on depression, anxiety disorders, and work-life balance issues, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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ConclusionsBy sexes we observed significant frequencies of frailty and pre-frailty in males with DM ” and in women with HTN. In the Katz scale, women with DM2 have high percentages of disability in basic activities of daily living. Associating DM2 and HTN with frailty, dysfunction and depression reveals a lack of prevention.
Conclusion: In contrast to traditional early-phase trials that use symptom severity to track treatment efficacy, this study tracks engagement of the study drug on expression of behavioral sensitization, a functional mechanism likely to cut across disorders. This experimental therapeutics design is consistent with recent NIMH-industry collaborative studies, and could serve as a template for testing novel pharmacological agents in psychiatry.Clinical Trial Registration:www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT03166501.