Effect of 1-month Cyclic Meditation on Perceived Stress, General Health Status, and Cardiovascular Parameters in School Teachers.
Authors: Dahal PP, Pradhan B Abstract Background: Teaching, known as a novel profession, is very stressful occupation. Background: Methods and Materials • The sample was composed of 62 male and female Nepalese high school teachers with an age range between 25 to 55 y (M ± SD, 37.42 ± 8.59) . Only interested teachers were included, and those with physical disabilities and long-term meditation practitioners were excluded. Twenty daily sessions, lasting 30 min each, of cyclic meditation (CM) intervention were held for 1 mo. Assessment such as stress, using measures such as the perceived stress s...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Qigong: An Effective Intervention on Positive Affect Traits for Forensic Mental Health Consumers.
Conclusions: Consumers in a forensic hospital responded positively to participating in Qigong groups. Strategies such as Qigong are interventions that mental health clinicians can use to promote positive feelings of personal relaxation, peacefulness, and safety. Qigong can promote positive affective traits for consumers in forensic hospitals. These positive affective traits can act as protective factors to inpatient aggression and violence. Forensic consumers report that Qigong is easy to learn and helpful for them in managing their frustrations. The findings from this study may add to the paucity of data discussing the us...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Stress Coping Via Musical Neurofeedback.
Conclusion: After further elaboration, a proposed and tested approach may be used in a wide range of rehabilitation procedures and for stress coping. PMID: 31370040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Conceptualizations of Qigong in Chinese and English Research Literature: The Overlooked Cultural Knowledge of "State of Unity" and "Heart".
Conceptualizations of Qigong in Chinese and English Research Literature: The Overlooked Cultural Knowledge of "State of Unity" and "Heart". Adv Mind Body Med. 2018 Spring;32(2):21-29 Authors: Li J, Jouper J Abstract Qigong belongs to the tradition of self-healing and traditional Chinese ethnic sport. In a scientific context, how Qigong is conceptualized influences the quality and comparability of research. Unfortunately, the concept of Qigong is vague. The aim of this paper is to explore the conception of Qigong by comparing the similarities and differences in the notions of Qigong ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Long-term Tai Chi Training Is Associated With Better Dual-task Postural Control and Cognition in Aging Adults.
Conclusions: These observations suggest cognitive-motor benefits from TC and the need for future controlled trials. PMID: 31370032 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of Integrated Yoga Intervention on Psychopathologies and Sleep Quality Among Professional Caregivers of Older Adults With Alzheimer's Disease: A Controlled Pilot Study.
Conclusions: The present study showed the potential use of IY intervention in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. The study also suggests that IY improves sleep quality among professional caregivers. However, further studies using a randomized controlled trial method with a larger sample size and for a longer duration should be conducted to confirm the present findings. PMID: 31370033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

How Does Yoga Work on Pain Dimensions? An Integrated Perspective in 2 Individuals With Fibromyalgia.
Conclusions: Monitoring the affective dimension of pain should be included in an integrated approach to pain, and Hatha yoga may be beneficial in the pain management of FM participants. PMID: 31370034 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based Group Intervention for an Adolescent Girl at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Report.
Conclusions: The current case results suggest that teaching mindfulness skills to adolescent girls at risk for T2D with depressive symptoms may offer distinctive advantages for treating depression and T2D risk. Clinical implications for increasing the success of implementing mindfulness-based programs in this population include a focus on promotion of social connectedness within the group, implementation of strategies to increase adherence to home practice activities, and the use of facilitation techniques to promote concrete understanding of abstract mindfulness concepts. Future, adequately powered clinical trial data are...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Treatment Emergent Violence To Self And Others; A Literature Review of Neuropsychiatric Adverse Reactions For Antidepressant And Neuroleptic Psychiatric Drugs And General Medications.
Conclusion: This paper is the first review that implicates certain drugs as a cause of violence due to pharmacogentic polymorphisms and neurotransmitter disruption. PMID: 31370036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Mindful Breathing Offers Relief for Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report.
This report offers the possibility of a simple, non-pharmacological treatment of MG-related ptosis and potentially MG symptoms as a whole, with potential application toward other autoimmune disorders. PMID: 31370037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Antioxidants and Autism: Teachers' Perceptions of Behavioral Changes.
CONCLUSION- Results from this study support the potential therapeutic benefit of antioxidants in improving social communication, unusual behaviors, and self-regulation behaviors of children with ASD. Further robust randomized controlled trials are now necessary to elaborate the validity of these findings. PMID: 29870399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The History of Mind (Psyche)-Body (Soma) Medicine: Practical Examples.
This article discusses the relationship between health and disease, considering the mind/body dichotomy that has occurred in the history of medicine, both in Western and Eastern cultures. The author begins by referring to the magical concept of disease, passing through the classical Greek period, and the medieval and Renaissance vision, to the evolution of modern concepts proposed by psychoanalysis. The author references some practical examples about the importance of the mind-body relationship, such as the psychological steps experienced by the oncological patient, as well as the psychiatric disorder. PMID: 29406301 [...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Brief Report: Knowledge of, Interest in, and Willingness to Try Behavioral Interventions in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease.
Conclusions/Implications • The participants of the current sample were interested and willing to participate in behavioral interventions but had limited knowledge of the potential for these techniques to manage their symptoms. The reported high level of willingness to participate in behavioral interventions suggests that it is feasible to provide behavioral interventions in this population. PMID: 29406302 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Yoga Intervention for an Adolescent With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Case Study.
Authors: Feinstein AB, Cohen LL, Masuda A, Griffin AT, Gamwell KL, Stiles MT, Angeles-Han ST, Prahalad S Abstract Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic rheumatic disease associated with pain, stiffness, and psychosocial difficulties. The purpose of this case study was to investigate the impact of a yoga intervention on pain and morning stiffness in an adolescent female with JIA. A secondary aim was to assess the impact of this intervention on self-efficacy, mindfulness, health-related quality of life, and disease activity. A 17-y-old female with JIA participated in 3 yoga groups and home yoga practice wi...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Remote Healing of Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Through Lifestyle Change.
Authors: Brogan K Abstract This case report illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary change, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling psychiatric symptoms. In this case, a single Caucasian female resolved her symptoms of bipolar disorder (BD) including psychotic features and suicidality, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms from childhood torture, disordered eating, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome through lifestyle interventions. This patient survived a severe trauma history only to develop alcohol dependence, disordered ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Stress and Meditation on the Immune System, Human Microbiota, and Epigenetics.
Conclusions • The current research team recommends the integration of meditation into conventional health care and wellness models. Concurrently, studies to explore the effects of meditation on human microbiota are warranted. PMID: 29306937 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Overview of Systematic Reviews of Mindfulness Meditation-based Interventions for People With Long-term Conditions.
Conclusions • MMIs are potentially beneficial to people with depression and a range of long-term physical conditions, particularly in improving psychological well-being. PMID: 29306938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Psychoneuroimmunological Role of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
Conclusions • The research team concluded that omega-3 fatty acids have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of both MDD and bipolar disorder and are effective as a monotherapy and, particularly, as an adjunct therapy. The efficacy of omega-3 supplementation is clearly useful in promoting better health overall and supplementation should be encouraged in the primary care setting. A meta-analysis exploring an adjunct treatment of supplemental eicosapentaenoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid is likely to yield the greatest benefits to psychiatric conditions and provide an answer to proper dosing regimens. The team also cre...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Prayer Healing: A Case Study Research Protocol.
Conclusion • A case-based, research study protocol that compares medical and experiential findings and that interprets and structures those findings with reference to Ian Barbour's conceptual model is an innovative way of gaining deeper insight into the nature of remarkable and/or unexplained cures. PMID: 28987036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Hypnosis and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Visual Disorders During Pregnancy: A Case Report.
Conclusions • Hypnosis and osteopathy produced a significant improvement in visual acuity and the result was maintained in the medium term. Further studies are needed to verify the efficacy of the 2 treatments. PMID: 28987037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Psychiatric Presentations During All 4 Phases of the Lunar Cycle.
Conclusions • Although many traditional and nontraditional providers believe in effects caused by the full moon based on casual observation or anecdotal evidence, this perception was not supported in the current study. Furthermore, no evidence demonstrated increased psychiatric presentations during the other 3 phases of the lunar cycle. The study found that the lunar cycle did not have an effect on the incidence of psychiatric presentations or on the DSM-5 categories. If lunar effects exist, they are probably small or infrequent, making them difficult to validate statistically. The current study's results, in concert ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Resolution of Refractory Bipolar Disorder With Psychotic Features and Suicidality Through Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report.
Conclusion • This case exemplifies dramatic clinical remission after cessation of medication treatment and engagement of lifestyle interventions, which include dietary change, meditation, and detoxification. When medication demonstrates limited results, tapering combined with dietary interventions as the first-line therapy should be considered. PMID: 28659508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Impact of Self-directed Voice of Love Messages on Anger: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Tzvieli A, Zaig T, Ayal I, Thieberger G, Rothschild S, Barak Y Abstract Context • Buddhist texts direct practitioners to generate a feeling of love to stop the affliction of anger. Modern self-help practices and clinical psychology have demonstrated that generating emotions of love can reduce anger. More studies are needed, however, to identify the active components of interventions and their applicability in clinical populations. Objective • The study investigated the hypothesis that enhancing self-love through frequent listening to recorded self-loving messages can reduce anger. Design • T...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Swedish Massage: A Systematic Review of its Physical and Psychological Benefits.
Conclusions • Swedish massage has shown beneficial effects for multiple populations and can be used as a therapy. Its use in disease prevention is highly recommended. PMID: 28659510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Ronald Epstein, MD: Bringing Mindfulness Into the Examination Room.
Authors: Epstein R Abstract Advances in Mind-Body Medicine (Advances): You have come out with a book recently, titled Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity. What was the motive for writing this book? Dr Epstein: I knew that it was time to expand beyond writing for medical audiences and peer-reviewed journals when 2 realizations struck me. One is that important change in medicine often comes from the outside in as opposed to from the inside out. The degree to which the public is educated and energized about an issue can produce a change in medicine. The second is that the issue of being present, attentive, ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of Mind Sound Resonance Technique (Yogic Relaxation) on Psychological States, Sleep Quality, and Cognitive Functions in Female Teachers: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Authors: Rao M, Metri KG, Raghuram N, Hongasandra NR Abstract Context • Several studies have revealed a high rate of physical and psychological problems from stress among schoolteachers. Yoga is one of the mind-body interventions known to alleviate stress and effects. The mind sound resonance technique (MSRT), a yoga-based, mindfulness relaxation is recognized as having a positive influence on physical and psychological health. Objectives • The study intended to examine the effects of an MSRT intervention for 1 mo on perceived stress, quality of sleep, cognitive function, state and trait anxiety, psycholo...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Alternative Therapies for Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder: A Brief Update.
Conclusions • The review indicates that yoga, aerobic exercise, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, and inositol and N-acetylcysteine all show promise in the treatment of excoriation disorder and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as trichotillomania. In the current research team's experience, mainly yoga and aerobic exercise have been shown useful in combination with psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Obtaining solid evidence about the long-term beneficial effects of these alternative therapies for the treatment of excoriation disorder requires more investigation. PMID: 28183072 [PubMed - in process] (...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: A Case Report With a Psychosomatic Perspective.
Conclusions • The current case study offers the first report that describes how significant affective phenomena can act as triggers in the MRS. It also opens the possibility of providing psychiatric and psychological therapeutic interventions to help prevent relapses and exacerbations of that syndrome. PMID: 28183073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Increasing Awareness and Acceptance Through Mindfulness and Somatic Education Movements.
Conclusions • The results point to the MMI program as a potentially acceptable and useful MBI by increasing awareness and acceptance through mindfulness and SE movements. PMID: 27925606 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Therapeutic Touch in the Management of Responsive Behavior in Patients With Dementia.
Authors: Kumarappah A, Senderovich H Abstract Patients with dementia experience various behavioral symptoms in the course of their illnesses, which greatly affect their quality of life. Current treatment modalities are not always effective, and, thus, nonpharmacological approaches are the preferred first-line therapy for managing such symptoms. They generally address the basic needs of the person with dementia and provide humane care, often producing noticeable improvements in symptoms. Thus, such therapies should precede pharmacological interventions. The following literature review of 5 publications from 2010 to ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Active Music Therapy and Physical Improvements From Rehabilitation for Neurological Conditions.
Conclusions • The findings of the review suggested that active MT can improve motor skills and should be considered as a potential adjunctive treatment. PMID: 27925608 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Spiritist Passe (Spiritual Healing) on the Psychophysiological Parameters in Hospitalized Patients.
This study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study took place at the medical clinic of the clinical hospital of the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (HC/UFTM) in Uberaba, Brazil. Participants • The participants were patients aged ≥18 y who had been hospitalized in the clinic between August 2014 and June 2015. Intervention • Participants in the no-SP and SP groups were instructed to direct their thoughts to Jesus with wishes to heal during the intervention. In the SP group, the patients underwent application of the SP, and in the no-SP group, workers, students, or volunteers at...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - November 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of Isha Hatha Yoga on Core Stability and Standing Balance.
This study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study took place at the medical clinic of the clinical hospital of the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (HC/UFTM) in Uberaba, Brazil. Participants • The participants were patients aged ≥18 y who had been hospitalized in the clinic between August 2014 and June 2015. Intervention • Participants in the no-SP and SP groups were instructed to direct their thoughts to Jesus with wishes to heal during the intervention. In the SP group, the patients underwent application of the SP, and in the no-SP group, workers, students, or volunteers at...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Using Animal-assisted Therapy to Enrich Psychotherapy.
Authors: Amerine JL, Hubbard GB Abstract Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many psychological disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). AAT can be used as an adjunct to other forms of psychotherapy. With AAT, the animal becomes a part of the treatment plan. Outcomes for clients that are associated with the use of AAT include (1) increased sense of comfort and safety, (2) increased motivation, (3) enhanced self-esteem, (4) increased prosocial behaviors, and (5) decreased behavioral problems. AAT provid...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Attitudes Toward Combining Psychological, Mind-Body Therapies and Nutritional Approaches for the Enhancement of Mood.
Conclusions • Interest exists for an intervention for mood that incorporates both psychological and nutritional approaches. Further research into the development of targeted treatment programs for mood is warranted. PMID: 27541054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

James S. Gordon, MD: A Transformative Approach to Depression.
Authors: Gordon JS Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 27541055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of Isha Hatha Yoga on Core Stability and Standing Balance.
Authors: Kumar S, Prasad S, Balakrishnan B, Muthukumaraswamy K, Ganesan M Abstract Context • Isha Hatha yoga is a form of yoga practice that practitioners claim can improve health. Gaining a scientific understanding of its effects on health is a crucial step in claiming health benefits. Objective • The study intended to investigate the effects of Isha Hatha yoga on core stability and standing balance in healthy volunteers. Design • The research team designed a quasiexperimental study. Setting • The setting was at Isha Yoga Center at Isha Foundation in Coimbatore, India. Participants • Parti...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - June 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Salutogenesis and the Monks of Athos, Greece: A Spiritual Health Promotion?
Conclusions • The monks seemed to have a strong SOC and, therefore, adequate stress management skills. Religious spirituality may help individuals in coping with daily life. More evidence-based studies need to be implemented to highlight the correlation between Orthodox Christian monasticism and SOC. PMID: 27250212 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - June 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Case Report: Outcomes of Feldenkrais Movements on Self-reported Cognitive Decline in Older Adults.
Conclusion • The beneficial results warrant further research into the efficacy of Feldenkrais as complementary, alternative therapy for preserving cognitive function on a larger scale and in populations with diagnosed cognitive impairments. PMID: 27250213 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - June 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of a Supplement Containing Apoaequorin on Verbal Learning in Older Adults in the Community.
Conclusions • The results indicated a strong relationship between apoaequorin and improvements on a quantitative measure of cognitive function, specifically verbal learning. The study found that apoaequorin is a well-tolerated supplement that improved cognitive function in aging adults. The results suggest potential utility for apoaequorin in addressing the declines in cognitive function associated with aging. PMID: 26878676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effect of Laughter Yoga on Psychological Well-being and Physiological Measures.
Authors: Miles C, Tait E, Schure MB, Hollis M Abstract Context • In 2014, laughter yoga (LY) achieved the intermediate level, tier 2, under the Title III-D Evidence-based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program through the Administration on Aging (AOA). Further research is needed to qualify LY under the criteria for the highest tier, tier 3, to assure continued funding for LY classes at senior centers. Objectives • The study intended to demonstrate further the benefits of LY and to qualify LY as tier 3 under Title III-D. Design • Using a quasi-experimental design, the research team conducted ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Commentary on "Effect of Laughter Yoga on Psychological Well-being and Physiological Measures".
Commentary on "Effect of Laughter Yoga on Psychological Well-being and Physiological Measures". Adv Mind Body Med. 2016 Winter;30(1):21-22 Authors: Paulson DS Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 26878678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Can Joan of Arc Serve as an Enduring Model of Empowerment for Women With a Cancer Diagnosis?
Conclusions • The current study, conducted with a small group of women who were cancer survivors, has shown that the use of arts-based medicine can be effective and, most particularly, that the use of Joan of Arc as a model for empowerment can be particularly effective. PMID: 26878679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Evolution of the Perception of the Relationship Between Doctor and Breast Cancer Patient.
Authors: Wendling CA Abstract The current article discusses the author's study of the evolution of the subjective perception of the relationship between physicians and breast cancer patients during recent decades. The article is based on 18 testimonials, mainly autobiographies dating from 1975-2008, which provide relevant information about the psychological experience of breast cancer care. The pathographies show that many patients nowadays still have an intensely negative perception of their therapeutic interactions with health care professionals, which may have a detrimental effect on their affective states, immu...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Should Psychiatrists Resurrect the Body?
Authors: Benning TB Abstract The current article interrogates the mind-body dualism that characterizes modern psychiatry and contends that the dualism is manifested by the relative neglect by psychiatrists of the body, or soma. The article argues that the state of affairs has several consequences, including psychiatrists' underappreciation of the somatic manifestations of mental disorders and of the therapeutic potential of somatic or body-based therapies. Empirical data attest to the association of a range of mental illnesses with somatic pathologies, as does the fact that a range of somatic therapies, including y...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

How Does the Body Affect the Mind? Role of Cardiorespiratory Coherence in the Spectrum of Emotions.
Authors: Jerath R, Crawford MW Abstract The brain is considered to be the primary generator and regulator of emotions; however, afferent signals originating throughout the body are detected by the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and brainstem, and, in turn, can modulate emotional processes. During stress and negative emotional states, levels of cardiorespiratory coherence (CRC) decrease, and a shift occurs toward sympathetic dominance. In contrast, CRC levels increase during more positive emotional states, and a shift occurs toward parasympathetic dominance. The dynamic changes in CRC that accompany different emotio...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - November 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

School-based Yoga Programs in the United States: A Survey.
Conclusions • The fact that the present study was able to find a relatively large number of formal, school-based yoga programs currently being implemented in the United States suggests that the programs may be acceptable and feasible to implement. The results also suggest that the popularity of school-based yoga programs may continue to grow. PMID: 26535474 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - November 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

SPECT Perfusion Imaging Demonstrates Improvement of Traumatic Brain Injury With Transcranial Near-infrared Laser Phototherapy.
Authors: Henderson TA, Morries LD Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a growing health concern affecting civilians and military personnel. Near-infrared (NIR) light has shown benefits in animal models and human trials for stroke and in animal models for TBI. Diodes emitting low-level NIR often have lacked therapeutic efficacy, perhaps failing to deliver sufficient radiant energy to the necessary depth. In this case report, a patient with moderate TBI documented in anatomical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) received 20 NIR treatments in the cours...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - November 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Autism: Environmental Triggers.
Authors: Campbell AW Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 26026150 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - June 2, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Improving access to yoga: barriers to and motivators for practice among health professions students.
Conclusions • The findings have implications for strategies that may help motivate health professionals toward a yoga practice, because having done yoga personally may be related to a willingness to perceive the benefits of and to refer patients to yoga as a viable integrative treatment for patients. Improved access can be developed in 3 ways: (1) integration of yoga research into health curricula to acquaint care providers with yoga's benefits to patients and care givers; (2) have yoga available as close to the workplace as possible to obviate some of the larger access barriers; and (3) societally, project yoga as a ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - June 2, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research