Psychology Around the Net: November 2, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net focuses on how turning your to-do list into an action plan can help you become more productive, why nightmares can be beneficial to your mental health, how your brain type affects who you are, and more. How Nightmares Could Be Good for Your Mental Health: Typically, we don’t view nightmares as pleasant experiences, but they might be positive ones. Well, have positive benefits, that is. Research shows that nightmares can help relieve stress, offer insight into our suppressed emotions, and prepare us for real-life threats. According to Harvard University’s Dr. Deirdre Barrett, interpreting our dreams and nightmares can help us understand thoughts and feelings we haven’t been conscious of: “So if you just have garden variety nightmares occasionally, that’s a really good opportunity to understand a little bit more about unconscious fears and anxieties that may be cropping up.” Of course, not all nightmares — or dreamers — are created equal and these benefits probably don’t extend to people who suffer from night terrors or post-traumatic stress disorder. Turn Your To-Do List Into an Action Plan and Get Things Done: For many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), planning doesn’t come naturally. People with ADHD often have weak executive function skills — those skills that handle the ability to plan, organize, and manage time effectively. Because of ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Around the Net Abusive Relationships Adhd brain types Mothers Nightmares Romantic Relationships Self Destruction Self Sabotage Teens Source Type: blogs

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CONCLUSIONS.: Venezuelan migrants who participated in the study reported problems in their QoL; more than two-thirds reported anxiety/depression, and one in six experienced pain/discomfort. The frequency of anxiety/depression was higher in those with university-level education. PMID: 31800929 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
This study aimed to develop policy-relevant indicators, to detect within- and between-city inequities in the implementation of Australian state government policy targets related to urban liveability. Seventy-three government policies were reviewed across Australia's four largest cities to identify measurable spatial policies that contribute to creating healthy, liveable neighbourhoods. Spatial indicators based on these policies were developed to assess and map levels of policy implementation at the metropolitan and sub-metropolitan level. Measurable spatial policies were identified for only three out of seven policy domain...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions Our findings can contribute to the development of breast cancer survivorship care plans by emphasizing posttreatment SM. Implications for Practice Future SM support intervention for BCSs after treatment should focus on training SM skills, enhancing the survivor-provider relationship, and building survivor self-confidence.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Background Chemotherapy leads to various symptoms and psychological distress, which contribute to a significant decrease in the quality of life of the patients. Objectives The aim of this study was to identify changes and interrelationships in the fatigue-depression-anxiety symptom cluster and quality of life during the cancer care trajectory in women with breast cancer. Methods Fifty women participated in the study and completed questionnaires at 3 different times: prechemotherapy, postchemotherapy, and 6 months after the completion of chemotherapy. The assessment tools were the Functional Assessment of Cancer The...
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research
Background Women are at risk of mood disturbance during treatment for breast cancer. Objective The aims of this study were to identify classes of women experiencing similar trajectories of depressed mood and anxiety while receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer and to determine associated antecedents and outcomes. The specific aims were to (1) determine the distinct trajectory classes associated with severity of depressed mood and anxiety reported by women undergoing cycles 2 and 3 of chemotherapy for breast cancer, (2) determine if class membership is associated with various antecedent variables, and (3) determine i...
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusions The intervention was successful in increasing physical activity postintervention; however, changes were not maintained at follow-up. There were no region-specific predictors of engagement in the intervention. Implications for Practice Nurses are seamlessly positioned to promote health interventions like walking. Nurses should reframe physical activity with patients so that relapse is seen as common and possibly inevitable when adopting a regular physical activity habit.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Timothy J Whelan, Jim A Julian, Tanya S Berrang, Do-Hoon Kim, Isabelle Germain, Alan M Nichol, Mohamed Akra, Sophie Lavertu, Francois Germain, Anthony Fyles, Theresa Trotter, Francisco E Perera, Susan Balkwill, Susan Chafe, Thomas McGowan, Thierry Muanza, Wayne A Beckham, Boon H Chua, Chu Shu Gu, Mark N LevineSummaryBackgroundWhole breast irradiation delivered once per day over 3–5 weeks after breast conserving surgery reduces local recurrence with good cosmetic results. Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) delivered over 1 week t...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Biswajit M, Sandip G, Viral T, Rakesh S, Sudeep KN PMID: 31801337 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Petala E, Mironidou-Tzouveleki M, Nanassis K, Pagkalidou E, Kyriakou C, Kapoukranidou D Abstract BACKGROUND: Cervical pain is very common among population and several methods have been used until now in order to evaluate it. The main aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of non-specific neck pain and the special features of it through its relation to demographic agents, habits and physiology parameters. Additionally, this study aims to select the most valid and objective methods for neck pain evaluation, which could also be useful in Primary Health Care and could give new prospectives. METHOD...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
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