121. Virtual Reality Mindfulness Therapy for Anxiety and Pain Management in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients with Eating Disorders

The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate what effect a guided mindfulness meditation delivered via Virtual Reality (VR) might have on postprandial symptoms of anxiety and abdominal discomfort in adolescent/young adult inpatients with eating disorders undergoing renourishment.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research

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What are you going through? Do you have health issues that are invisible to other people? Have you wished for a way to communicate how friends and family members can help you? Wish granted. In this article, you will read about two ways you can let people know what you need and when you need it. Choose the one that suits you best, or use both at different times. It may be that these ideas prompt new courses of action that can heal misunderstandings between you and those you care about most. Understanding Cards Use card stock to print what you want to say. Make several cards on one page and as many pages as you need. Then cu...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Chronic Pain Depression Grief and Loss Stigma Communication Source Type: blogs
e-las-Peñas Alonso-Blanco The complexity of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer means that it is often associated with anxiety symptoms. The aim of our study was to further our understanding of the oncological process and the presence of anxiety symptoms, from a gender perspective. A cross-sectional study was performed, examining 402 medical records obtained by simple random sampling of oncology patients at a hospital in northern Spain from July 2012 to July 2014. Data collection took place between February and May 2015. Psychiatric and sociodemographic variables were gathered, as well as pain variables and...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: pain in palliative patients is mainly experienced by cancer patients and the elderly. Psychological factors affect the condition of pain, so the management that includes biopsychosocial aspect will be able to reduce pain significantly. PMID: 32041912 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
Discordance in prognostic understanding between caregivers of adults with advanced cancer and the oncologist may shape caregivers ’ views of the oncologist and bereavement outcomes.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsHistory of mental health conditions and duration of the initial opioid prescription were associated with an increased risk of chronic opioid therapy among patients with RA.Key Points•Approximately a third of patients with RA are exposed to opioid analgesics.•Patients with RA and history of mental health disease, especially substance use disorders, who initiate opioid use have an increased risk of chronic opioid therapy.•This study provides insight in an underrepresented population of mainly male patients with RA.
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Abstract Suboptimal analgesia significantly increases postoperative stress and anxiety contributing to an overall adverse patients' experience. Effective pain control is particularly relevant to gynaecological surgery with more procedures performed in outpatient settings under local anaesthesia daily. PMID: 32034970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Adequate pediatric pain management is difficult to achieve for a variety of reasons. Pain assessment is more difficult in the pediatric population. There are a variety of different tools that may be used to accurately assess pain. There are many modalities to achieve pain control, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic means. These different modalities should be used in unison to achieve pain control. Compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency, and pediatric patients present differently from adult patients. The 3 As (anxiety, agitation, increase in analgesia requirement) should be monitored in all pediatric patients.
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
by Mateo Prochazka, Joseph Timothy, Rachel Pullan, Karsor Kollie, Emerson Rogers, Abednego Wright, Jennifer Palmer BackgroundSkin neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as Buruli ulcer (BU) and leprosy produce significant stigma and disability. Shared clinical presentations and needs for care present opportunities for integrated case management in co-endemic areas. As global policies are translated into local integrated services, there remains a need to monitor what new configurations of care emerge and how individuals experience them. MethodsTo explore patient experiences of integrated case management for skin NTDs, in 2...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
I have blogged extensively about pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the past (see, for example:Pharmaceutical Companies and PBMs Helped to Create Our Opioid Crisis;CVS's Caremark Expands Its Diabetes Care Program with Analytics and Coaching;Amazon-PillPack Pushes Against CVS with Prescription Deliveries; Also Seeking PBM Status). Now comes news thatExpress Scripts is taking some measures to assist selected digital start-ups with apps and devices that can be used to optimize the use of prescription drugs (see:Express Scripts throws a lifeline to digital health start-ups). Below is an excerpt from the article:...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Healthcare Innovations Healthcare Insurance Medical Consumerism Pharmaceutical Industry Quality of Care Source Type: blogs
CASE: Thomas is a 13-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder who presented for a follow-up to his developmental and behavioral pediatrician (DBP). His mother describes an increase in symptoms of anxiety and depression for the last 6 weeks, accompanied by suicidal ideation and thoughts of self-mutilation. Before this increase in symptoms, he had been doing well for the last several months with the exception of increasing weight gain, and Abilify was decreased from 5 mg to 2.5 mg at...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Challenging Case Source Type: research
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