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__ It’s a crazy time. Here in the California, we are sheltering-in-place, leaving the house only for essentials like groceries and medical care. And while we’re all (appropriately) focused on caring for the physical health of ourselves, our families, our communities, and society at large, our mental, emotional, and social health needs are quickly emerging as profoundly important, as well. I’m executive director of Open Source Wellness, which brings people together to learn and practice the behaviors that generate human health and well-being. Our core idea is that community is a form of medicine. And ...
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Souheil Hallit, Chadia Haddad, Rabih Hallit, Marwan Akel, Sahar Obeid, Georges Haddad, Michel Soufia, Wael Khansa, Rony Khoury, Nelly Kheir, Christiane Abi Elias Hallit, Pascale Salameh
Hi everyone, I just made this account but I've been active on this forum for over 8 years. I withdrew from med during 3rd semester due to anxiety (W's for that semester but ~B average for med school overall). While in med school I saw friends fail things like Step 1, Step 2 CS, or not match and have to SOAP. In med school I had trouble sleeping occasionally. Then during my 3rd semester the trouble sleeping became severe anxiety as I kept having unwanted thoughts of not matching. I think... Help a med school dropout
Involvement of caregivers (CGs) is crucial to successful outcomes of patients (PTs) awaiting heart transplantation (HT) and scheduled for durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS). Importantly, CG quality of life (QOL) may be impacted by providing care for older PTs with advanced heart failure (HF) awaiting these surgeries. We sought to identify both PT and CG factors related to QOL for CGs providing care to pts (60-80 years old (yo)) awaiting HT (with and without MCS) and destination therapy (DT) MCS.
ConclusionsAlthough there is general support for the use of a composite score representing the relative balance of self-compassion, limitations to representing self-compassion with a single score are highlighted. Key limitations are clarity of what a composite score captures, specific mechanisms underlying the construct, and targeted intervention implications.
ConclusionSuicidal behavior is prevalent among school-going adolescents in Bangladesh. This study underscores the importance of early screening and interventions targeted to adolescents at risk, which might reduce the suicide rate among this population in Bangladesh.
AbstractDeath anxiety, obsession, and depression constitute three dimensions of death distress which can be influenced by religious coping in religious individuals. The aim of this study was to compare death anxiety, depression, and obsession between Muslims with positive and negative religious coping. In a cross-sectional study, a sample of 339 participants were selected via stratified random sampling method. The participants were screened using the Brief Religious Coping Scale, in which 60 individuals were identified to have positive religious coping and 62 individuals were recognized as individuals with negative religio...
Severe lung disease may have significant effects on mental health, which may be exacerbated by the stress of awaiting lung transplantation (LTx). However, the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in LTx candidates and the effects of these disorders on health-related quality of life (HRQL) has not been well described. We sought to describe the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients on the LTx waiting list, and associations between depression or anxiety symptoms and HRQL.
The objective of this study was to analyze those risk factors of CINV through a systematic literature review.MethodsWe searched MEDLINE to identify articles that addressed patient-related risk factors of CINV through clinical studies.ResultsA total of 49 articles were selected for this study. A total of 28 patient-related risk-factors that significantly impact the risk of CINV were documented. Three factors are demographically related, 17 factors are intrinsic in nature and innate to patient's physiology or influenced by physiology, and eight factors are extrinsic in nature. At least five studies identified seven risk fact...
Reported outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant include mortality, hospital readmission and severe adverse events. We have less information about patients ’ perceptions of their quality of life (QOL) after hospital discharge. We conducted a prospective two-center international pilot study to assess anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following LVAD implant as bridge to transplant (BTT) or destination therapy (DT).