How surf lifesaving saved my life

Student Sophie Bennett developed anxiety and depression but then she discovered surf lifesaving.
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Neurological insights into how the brain processes stress, and how it can develop into depression, have led to new interventionsIt ’s a damp, midweek afternoon. Even so, Cardiff’s walk-in stress management course has pulled in more than 50 people. There are teenagers, white-haired older people with walking aids, people from Caucasian, Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. There is at least one pair who look like a parent an d child – I’m unsure who is there to support whom.The course instructor makes it clear that she is not going to ask people to speak out about their own stress levels in this firs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Neuroscience Depression Anxiety Mental health Society Psychology Cities Source Type: news
Authors: Horta-Baas G, Peláez-Ballestas I, Queipo G, Montero Hernández U, Romero-Figueroa MDS Abstract OBJECTIVES: Alexithymia is a personality trait related to the quality of life of women with fibromyalgia (FM). It is still unknown whether alexithymia is associated with the clinical manifestations of FM. The present study describes the relationship between alexithymia and the domains included in the core set recommended by the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) for FM evaluation. METHODS: One hundred two women with FM were enrolled in the cross-sectional study. The domains evaluated were...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is thin evidence that diaries and exercise programs have a positive effective on mental outcomes. Despite outcomes favoring the intervention group, other commonly used nonpharmacologic interventions in daily ICU practice are not supported by conclusive evidence from this meta-analysis. To improve recovery programs for ICU survivors, more evidence is needed from robust intervention studies using standardized outcomes.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Lara-Ruiz J, Kauzor K, Nakhala M, Banuelos D, Woo E, Apostolova LG, Razani J Abstract Sixty patients and their caregivers participated in this study. Patients completed activities of daily living tasks and several neuropsychological tests assessing memory, abstract reasoning, and language. Caregivers completed self-report measures assessing caregiver burden and psychological distress. Results revealed that the mAD caregivers endorsed greater physical burden and feelings of missing out on life compared to MCI caregivers. The mAD caregivers indicated greater depression and anxiety relative to MCI caregivers....
Source: GeroPsych - Category: Geriatrics Tags: GeroPsych (Bern) Source Type: research
Intelligence levels are linked to risk of suicide, study finds. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Suicide subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes an interesting look at how our shadow selves affect relationships, why death anxiety is keeping men awake, strategies to help boost focus and motivation, and more. New Psychology Research Has Linked Death Anxiety to Bedtime Procrastination: A new study published in The Journal of General Psychology suggests “death anxiety” is a predictor of bedtime procrastination in males. After surveying 229 Turkish participants about their attitudes about death, sleeping behaviors, and self-control, researchers found that men who are bothered by their own mortality are more ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Around the Net Adhd Brain Scans Children death death anxiety Focus Language Skills Mortality Motivation Relationships shadow self Sleep Spiritual Health Suicidal Behavior Suicide Risk Source Type: blogs
[Nyasa Times] Students at Cherub Private School in Lilongwe were on Thursday, 10th October encouraged and informed on ways to deal with depression, anxiety as well as understand the effects of drug and substance abuse through an event dubbed "The Youth Movement for Mental Health Awareness" (TYMMHA).
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Melissa A. McCoy, Laurie A. TheekeAbstractType 2 diabetes mellitus contributes to poor health outcomes including mortality, yet there is a gap in the literature when seeking to understand the influence of psychosocial factors on coping in this population. The paper presents a systematic review of quantitative studies that examined relationships among psychosocial determinants and coping in adults with type 2 diabetes. This review is the second layer of knowledge discovery for the concept, “Taking on a life-a...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 147Author(s): Rebecca K. West, Laian Z. Najjar, J. Leigh LeasureAbstractThere are vast literatures on the neural effects of alcohol and the neural effects of exercise. Simply put, exercise is associated with brain health, alcohol is not, and the mechanisms by which exercise benefits the brain directly counteract the mechanisms by which alcohol damages it. Although a degree of brain recovery naturally occurs upon cessation of alcohol consumption, effective treatments for alcohol-induced brain damage are badly needed, and exercise is an excellent cand...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 147Author(s): Jessie S.M. Chan, Siu-Man Ng, Lai-Ping Yuen, Cecilia L.W. ChanAbstractChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is often overlooked, has unclear etiology and no effective cure except some symptomatic treatments. Additionally, most people with CFS do not seek medical attention. Qigong exercise, an ancient Eastern body-mind-spirit practice, has been long practiced in Chinese communities and may powerfully trigger the self-healing process. Using full baseline data (n = 1409), the average Hong Kong CFS respondent was found to be female, mar...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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