Curb your anxiety by drinking a cup of matcha green tea

(Natural News) Matcha can reduce anxiety by activating dopamine and serotonin receptors that are linked to anxious behavior, according to researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan. Matcha, which literally means “powdered tea,” refers to the powder made from finely ground leaves of shade-grown tea tree (Camellia sinensis). Matcha has been used medicinally since ancient times. In Japan, in particular, it is used to...
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Publication date: October 2020Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 129Author(s): Yunus Hacimusalar, Aybeniz Civan Kahve, Alisan Burak Yasar, Mehmet Sinan Aydin
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Fokas KF Abstract Women with alcohol use disorder (AUD) experience more barriers to AUD treatment and are less likely to access treatment than men with AUD. A literature review identified several barriers to women seeking help: low perception of a need for treatment; guilt and shame; co-occurring disorders; employment, economic, and health insurance disparities; childcare responsibilities; and fear of child protective services. Women entering treatment present with more severe AUD and more complex psychological, social, and service needs than men. Treatment program elements that may...
Source: Alcohol Research - Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol Res Source Type: research
Authors: Allataifeh E, Khalil H, AlMhdawi K, Al-Shorman A, Hawamdeh Z, El-Salem K, Bumin G Abstract BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a huge impact on patients and affects their ability to participate in meaningful activities. OBJECTIVE: To identify motor and non-motor factors that are associated with the participation level in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), leisure, social and religious activities in people with MS. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 110 individuals with MS. The used outcome measures are: Arabic version of the Activity Card Sort, Berg Balance Scale,...
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Conclusion: The study outcomes show that the prevalence of depression in women with HIV was 32.5%, but they were more likely to be depressed if they were illiterate, divorced, unemployed or had a financial burden. In addition, HIV positive women with less CD4 cell count and in the final clinical stage or suffered from a co-infection were also associated with depressive symptoms. This signifies the public health implications of psychological and cognitive morbidities of the illness among these women with chronic illnesses. Hence, future mental health interventions and HIV care should be integrated with substantial emphasis ...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research
AbstractThe role of platelets in hemostasis and thrombosis has long been recognized, recently their contribution to immunological and inflammatory processes is emerging. Platelets could be the missing link between cardiovascular disease, chronic stress and depressive symptoms. Both physical and mental stressors cause platelet activation reflected by changes in platelet bioactivity and aggregation. Here we evaluate the proinflammatory platelet response to acute and chronic mental stress. In a prospective study design an acute mental stress test was administered to 55 healthy male participants once without and once in the pr...
Source: Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 August 2020Source: International Journal of PsychophysiologyAuthor(s): Jayne Morriss, Nico Biagi, Helen Dodd
Source: International Journal of Psychophysiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
While the capability to diagnose cancer and heart problems has advanced by giant steps in recent years, methods to detect depression have stubbornly stayed the same for more than a century: Observe patients, and ask them how they are doing.UCLA has launched a major new study, sponsored by and in collaboration with Apple, designed to help revolutionize detection and treatment of depression.The three-year study, which begins this week, was co-designed by researchers at UCLA and Apple to obtain objective measures of factors such as sleep, physical activity, heart rate and daily routines to illuminate the relationship between ...
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Conditions:   Anxiety;   Depression;   Stress, Psychological;   Loneliness;   Social Isolation Intervention:   Sponsors:   Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile;   Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile Recruiting
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Conditions:   Stress;   Anxiety;   Depression;   Mindfulness Intervention:   Behavioral: Mindfulness Sponsor:   University of Alberta Not yet recruiting
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