8.4 empowering lgbtq adolescents with depression: development and outcomes of a  portable resilience skills group

The objectives of this presentation are: 1) to develop a new portable CBT-based skills group for depressed LGBTQ youth in community settings; and 2) to examine the intervention ’s impact on depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Clinical Perspectives 8 Source Type: research

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This study investigated worry content and frequency in a sample of perinatal women (n=20) and age-matched non-perinatal women (n=20) diagnosed with GAD. Participants completed the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) to assess worry severity, in addition to providing their current top worries. Mean scores on the PSWQ in both samples exceeded a clinical cut-off score of 65 and thematic analyses revealed that perinatal women experienced significantly greater parental themed worries compared to the non-perinatal GAD sample (p
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Awareness of poorer mental health outcomes, particularly for bisexual individuals, can help guide specific interventions aimed at improving the mental health and well-being of sexual minority populations. PMID: 31747043 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Rep Source Type: research
The opioid crisis is known as the health crisis surrounding prescription, and nonprescription, opioid drugs. The overdose and death rates of opioids are climbing exponentially and the use of the drug is more rampant now than ever. How Did the Opioid Crisis Begin? In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. Before long, this lead to the medications becoming misused and it became apparent that these medications were indeed highly addictive. However,...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Heroin Addiction Recovery opioid opioid crisis opioids pharmaceutical addiction pharmaceutical drug abuse treatment pharmacists Source Type: blogs
Under the bright white lights of a central London exhibition space, a few dozen people are sorting themselves into groups. An instructor tells those that feel extremely worried about climate change to go to the far end of the room. Those that are less worried should stay closer to her. Moments later, she is mostly alone. Thirty feet away, strangers awkwardly cram together, signaling that they suffer “eco-anxiety.” This workshop, organized by King’s College London, is one of several events organized in the British capital this fall to help people work through the feelings of anxiety, depression and grief ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo summarise empirical research on the adverse and beneficial public health impacts of cannabis legalisation in states in the USA.Recent FindingsThe most consistent finding from surveys of drug use is that the legalisation of medical cannabis has so far not had an effect on rates of use or cannabis use disorders among youth, but it has increased the frequency of use among adult cannabis users. There are conflicting findings on the impact of legalisation of medical and recreational cannabis use on the following: cannabis use disorders in adults, rates of motor vehicle accidents in which the driver w...
Source: Current Addiction Reports - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
The largest risks that come with using opioids are addiction and overdose. An overdose occurs when the body has received too much of a substance or a combination of substances. An opioid overdose can be fatal, which makes it important for all individuals to know the signs of one and what to do if it happens. What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? Opioid overdose can occur at any time, even if the opioids are being used as directed and as prescribed. Doctors can accidentally over-prescribe medications or the body can have a reaction that wasn’t expected. Opioids are a depressant, meaning they slow down the central n...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Heroin Painkiller Substance Abuse drug overdose heroin addiction heroin users opiates opioid opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription medication Source Type: blogs
This study examined the impact of psychiatric comorbidity on QOL in patients admitted to two level 4 epilepsy monitoring units (EMUs).MethodsIn this prospective observational study, 200 patients admitted to two level 4 EMUs completed standardized surveys including the Quality of Life in Epilepsy (QOLIE-31-P), Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), and Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II). Hierarchal multiple regression was performed to assess impact on QOL.ResultsOf the 200 participants, 113 had a diagnosis of epilepsy, 36 had a diagnosis of PNES, and 51 were excluded for nondia...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study evaluated the anxiolytic and antidepressant activities of the hydroethanol leaf extract of N. laevis in mice.Materials and methodsThe hole-board (HBT), elevated plus maze (EPMT), light/dark exploration (LDET), open field (OFT), social interaction (SIT) (anxiolytic activity), forced swim (FST) and tail suspension (TST) (antidepressant property) tests were employed in this investigation. Mice randomly allotted to different groups were treated orally with distilled water (10 ml/kg), diazepam (1 and 3 mg/kg), imipramine (20 mg/kg) and N. laevis (25–200 mg/kg). The mice were subjected to the various tes...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We examined (a) moderation effects of anxiety, depression, psychological inflexibility, and interpretation of intrusions and (b) the role of psychological inflexibility and interpretation of intrusions respectively as processes of change. Participants with less dysfunctional appraisals at pretreatment performed consistently better in ERP relative to ACT + ERP. In process analyses, psychological inflexibility and interpretation of intrusions positively influenced OCD severity over time in both conditions but OCD symptom severity also positively influenced psychological inflexibility and interpretation of intrusion...
Source: Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
I picked up the book The Grief Club by Melody Beattie a few days after my dad died. I had a plan for my grief.  This book would be my solution for navigating the immense heartache and anxiety that I felt. I am an expert at navigating my way through trauma and hard times and have coached many in my years as a Crisis Counsellor, so this would be a piece of cake, right? I thought that being solution-focused and pushing myself right in the middle of my grief would help me get through it faster and get back to that place of feeling like life was manageable again. I was going to dive right into the pain, allow the healing t...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Family Grief and Loss Personal Bereavement Source Type: blogs
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