Yale Nursing School Ph.D. student prepares to tackle stigmatization

Uzoji Nwanaji-Enwerem discusses her nursing journey, why she chose Yale, and how she hopes to affect positive change in health, sleep, and addiction.
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Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Aggarwal A, Lindegaard V Abstract ~ Nightmares are psychologically distressing events that may cause significant effects on mental health, physical well-being and overall quality of life, in addition to their negative impact on quality and duration of sleep. Drug dreams are a variant of nightmares and a known phenomenon in addiction medicine, and have been studied as a potential causative factor in relapse of substance use. Recent studies have noted that addictive behaviors and drug dreams share a similar neurobiological pathway, and that certain neurotransmitters, most notably those of the noradrenergic s...
Source: Psychopharmacology Bulletin - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychopharmacol Bull Source Type: research
Increases in depressive and suicide-related symptoms among United States adolescents have been recently linked to increased use of smartphones. Understanding of the brain mechanisms that underlie the potential smartphone dependence may help develop interventions to address this important problem. In this exploratory study, we investigated the neural mechanisms underlying potential smartphone dependence in a sample of 19 adolescent volunteers who completed self-assessments of their smartphone dependence, depressive symptoms, and sleep problems. All 19 adolescents underwent diffusion MRI that allowed for assessment of white ...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: Mitigation of these effects by identifying subjects at risk and promoting dopaminergic homeostasis to help regulate stress-relative hypodopaminergia, attenuate fears, and prevent subsequent unwanted drug and non-drug RDS type addictive behaviors seems prudent. PMID: 32957797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The smart phone contains various mobile applications specifically targeting their contents, such as information, messages, e-mail, education and entertainment towards youths. Problematic and excessive smart phone usage can cause many health problems including anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. AIMS: The aim of this study is to analyse the relationship between smart phone usage, sleep quality and depression. METHODS: Eight hundred and four students who owned smart phones were given the Information Form, Smart Phone Addiction Scale-Short Version, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (P...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research
I picked upTIME Mental Health: A New Understanding a year ago in the grocery store and slowly worked my way through it. I assumed I would race through the magazine and produce a shining review for my readers to enjoy. Then ADHD happened, which is like saying,“And then I breathed”. When I say“slowly”, I refer to the speed at which glaciers raced across the North American continent. Ultimately, I finished, which is the lesson I take away from my tortoise and hare situation. I wasn’t in competition with anybody, except, perhaps, Father Time, but I must admit that I had an assist from COVID–...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Goodreads Suicide Source Type: blogs
Can people with schizophrenia fall in love? Can they date or even get married? In today’s episode, host Rachel Star Withers (a woman who lives with schizophrenia) and co-host Gabe Howard review their own past romantic experiences. They also interview Andrew and Stephanie Downing, authors of Marriage and Schizophrenia: Eyes on the Prize. Listen to learn about their incredible journey of overcoming schizophrenia and building a healthy, rewarding, and happy marriage. Computer Generated Transcript of “Love, Dating, Marriage with Schizophrenia” Episode Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this trans...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Marriage and Divorce Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Relationships Sexuality Source Type: blogs
We describe our efforts leading to the identification of a promising set of dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs) which subsequently went through physiology-based pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modelling 1 and finally led to the selection of daridorexant ( 93 ) currently in phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of insomnia disorders. PMID: 32937014 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: ChemMedChem - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: ChemMedChem Source Type: research
This week is Te Wiki o te Maori – and the theme is Kia Kaha te Reo Maori. For those readers not familiar with te reo, kia kaha translates to “be strong.” It’s a word people from Otautahi (Christchurch) have used a lot since 2010 and the first of the many events that have shaken (literally) our world since then. Te Wiki o te Maori is a week dedicated to celebrating and strengthening the use of Maori language in New Zealand. While the week celebrates the language of Aotearoa, it also helps us tangata tiriti, or people of the Treaty of Waitangi, remember that we have a place in this whenua (land). ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Pain conditions Professional topics Research Resilience/Health Science in practice respect values Source Type: blogs
E-cigarette use, also known as vaping, may be associated with an increased risk of sleep deprivation in young adults aged 18 to 24 years even after they quit, astudy inAddictive Behaviors has found. The study also suggests that e-cigarette use is rising in this age group.Sina Kianersi, D.V.M., of the Indiana University School of Public Health and colleagues analyzed data from 18,945 young adults who participated in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 2017 and 2018. The BRFSS is an annual telephone survey of adults living in the United States and its territories in which participants report on their he...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Addictive Behaviors Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance BRFSS E-cigarette nicotine sleep vaping youth Source Type: research
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