Psychology Around the Net: June 1, 2019
Happy June, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net is packed with information about exercise and anxiety (and it’s probably not what you’re expecting), the unhealthy relationship between self-worth and professional achievements, the new official definition of work-related burnout, and more. Can Working Out Make Your Anxiety Worse? Experts Weigh In: You probably associate exercise with anxiety in the way that exercise is a great way to manage anxiety, and that’s true — just not true for everyone. Holistic psychiatrist Ellen Vora, M.D. and gynecologist and obstetrician Anna Cabeca,...
Source: World of Psychology - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net achievements Anthony Rostain anxiety campus mental health Children chronic workplace stress college Emily Esfahani Smith Exercise Janet Hibbs kids military school counseling services self-worth Seth Source Type: blogs

The Top Five Things I Learned About Loving Again After Abuse
You're reading The Top Five Things I Learned About Loving Again After Abuse, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I was in an abusive relationship for many years. And once I left my abusive ex, I never ever ever wanted to look back. Like ever. I wanted to look away from the muck that was the past and forwards towards the buckets of sunlight that I envisioned for the future. First, I took some time to take back my power. To heal some of the most noticeable wounds. To work through my day to day anxiety that he wo...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Davis Tags: featured psychology relationships abuse self improvement Source Type: blogs

The Coroner Gives The WA Government A Serve On Delays In Implementation Of Prescription Monitoring.
This appeared last week:Coroner questions chief pharmacist ’s real-time monitoring optimism He says former soldier would not have sourced drugs if a system was in place22nd May 2019By Heather SaxenaA coroner has expressed frustration at ongoing delays in the provision of real-time monitoring and suggested that a young former soldier might not have died if WA had such a system.During an inquest into the oxycodone toxicity death of the 24-year-old Afghanistan veteran, Coroner Barry King also scoffed at a suggestion by the state’s chief pharmacist that the state would soon have a system.The inquest heard that the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Ethics of Stress, Resilience, and Moral Injury Among Police and Military Personnel
In a fascinating presentation hosted in March by the Oxford Uehiro Centre in Practical Ethics, Professor Seumas Miller spoke about what is now known as ‘moral injury’ and its relation to PTSD, especially in the context of war fighting and police work. Miller began by explaining the standard view of moral injury, as used in the […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - May 29, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Roger Crisp Tags: Health Care medical ethics moral injury policing ptsd Roger Crisp's Posts Seumas Miller syndicated war Source Type: blogs

NightWare Gets FDA Breakthrough Status for App to Stop Nightmares of PTSD Sufferers
Nightmares are a regular part of life for many people that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They can be very hard to control, since dreams seem to have a life of their own and arise in our sleep whether we want them to or not. NightWare, a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just won FDA Breakthrough Designation for its Apple Watch app that can detect signs of nightmares. The app can make the smartwatch bring the user out of sleep, using slight vibrations, if there is excess signs of a nightmare, as gathered from the watch’s internal sensors, including a heart rate monitor, gyroscope, and accel...
Source: Medgadget - May 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Medicine Net News Psychiatry Rehab Source Type: blogs

The Future of Psychiatry: Telehealth, Chatbots, and Artificial Intelligence
Could a chatbot, an online community, or a telepsychiatry solution offer meaningful help for people who are fighting mental health issues? Could virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or genetics appear as elements of assistance in the toolkit of medical professionals in the fields dealing with the human psyche? While we agree that medical fields requiring the most empathy and human touch will most probably not be swept away by new innovations, we looked thoroughly at how technology will appear in the future of psychiatry. Perhaps even help heal the cursed prince from Beauty and the Beast? The human touch is indispen...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Virtual Reality in Medicine AI apps AR artificial intelligence digital health digital health technologies health apps Innovation mental health psychiatry psychology technology VR Source Type: blogs

How PTSD is hurting nursing
Every time I hear that there is a nursing shortage in America, I feel myself cringe. There is not a shortage of nurses in America. There is a shortage of nurses who choose to work at the bedside. There is a reason, and it is called post-traumatic stress disorder. Medically, we have learned that PTSD […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anne-naulty" rel="tag" > Anne Naulty, RN < /a > < /span > Tags: Policy Nursing Public Health & Source Type: blogs

What I Learned About Loving Again After an Abusive Relationship
Once you’re out of an abusive relationship you want nothing more than to enjoy being free. You want to leave your ex in the dust and live again. Breathe again, adventure again, go to the damn grocery store without being accused of cheating again. And most people savor this time. That was me. I left my four year-long, tire fire of a life choice and enjoyed being single and free. I enjoyed being me again. I did see a therapist for a while at first. Which helped. He was kind and listened but, to be honest, I didn’t want to talk or think about my ex anymore — he had stolen enough of my life. I didn’t wa...
Source: World of Psychology - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Davis Tags: Inspiration & Hope Personal PTSD Self-Esteem Self-Help Trauma Violence and Aggression Women's Issues Dating Domestic Violence Emotional Abuse Fear Panic Attacks Posttraumatic growth Posttraumatic Stress self-worth traumatic Source Type: blogs

When Your Anxiety Doesn ’ t Have a Trigger
It’s very common for Kristin Bianchi’s clients to tell her that they’re feeling anxious, but they’re not sure why. They say they recently haven’t experienced anything particularly stressful or anxiety provoking, so it doesn’t make much sense. Consequently, “they frequently become worried about the meaning behind these seemingly random feelings of anxiety,” said Bianchi, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating OCD, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and depression at the Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change in Rockville, M.d. In other words, she noted, “...
Source: World of Psychology - May 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress Source Type: blogs

Healthiest Ways to Relax Your Mind, Body and Soul
“Once you learn the art of relaxation, everything happens spontaneously and effortlessly.” – Amma During hectic times, it’s tough to remember that relaxation is more than a luxury. In fact, humans need to relax to maintain balance in their lives. Work stress, family strife, and mounting responsibilities can exact a tremendous toll. Relaxing should be at the top of the list as a healthy coping measure and as a rewarding self-gift. Why do we so often neglect this healing self-care? Do you know the healthiest ways to relax your mind, body and soul? Perhaps the biggest obstacle to relaxing is that some ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Small Things I Do Every Day to Manage My Depression
Some days you feel well, and other days, darkness envelopes you. You feel achingly sad, or you feel absolutely nothing. You’re exhausted, and every task feels too big to start. You feel weighed down, as though there are sandbags attached to your shoulders. Managing the symptoms of depression can be hard. But even the smallest steps taken every day (or on most days) can make a significant difference. Below, you’ll learn how five different women live with depression on a daily basis, and the small, yet pivotal actions they take. Having a daily routine. “Having a daily routine helps me push through the days ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Habits Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Self Care self-compassion Source Type: blogs

I Believe It ’ s Possible to Fully Recover from an Eating Disorder
When I first started struggling with food and body image at eight years old, I was convinced it would be a lifelong struggle. My days were spent getting on and off a scale more times than anyone could imagine and counting out my cornflakes before I’d even think of eating them. I felt that I was destined to be bound by my eating disorder forever. However, at 22 years old, I am fully recovered from anorexia. There is some controversy in the mental health world about whether full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and I wholeheartedly believe it is (in fact, I’m living proof). Eating disorder expert Car...
Source: World of Psychology - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Mental Health America Publishers Body Image recover from eating disorder Source Type: blogs

What I Want Someone Who ’s Overwhelmed with Their Mood Disorder to Know
You have depression, or bipolar disorder. And on some days, you feel like you’re treading water—at best. You’re tired of struggling. You’re tired of regularly feeling tired. You’re angry that your to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. You’re angry that you have to deal with so much darkness day in and day out. Some days are just hard. Some days you feel so overwhelmed. It is on these days that you probably feel like the only person on the planet who’s struggling with persistent symptoms. Thankfully, you’re not. And thankfully, it will get better. We asked individua...
Source: World of Psychology - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Depression Disorders General Inspiration & Hope Self-Help Mood Disorder overwhelm peer support Source Type: blogs

Overcoming Trauma Is Possible – with Help
When you see news accounts of people experiencing traumatic events, shootings, violent or sexual assaults, kidnappings, accidents, fires, drowning and more, it may seem both commonplace and far removed at the same time. The fact that the news tends to sensationalize such terrible events might numb you to the magnitude of the trauma these victims endured. But when it happens to you, you’re stunned, frozen with fear, totally unprepared. The aftermath leaves you deeply scarred, physically, psychologically and emotionally shattered. I know exactly how this feels. I was a victim of such trauma. Yet, I did overcome this l...
Source: World of Psychology - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Inspiration & Hope Personal PTSD Trauma support Trauma Therapy traumatic experience Source Type: blogs

Small Things I Do Every Day to Manage My Bipolar Disorder
Living with bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re tired of the ups and downs of different episodes—the soaring energy, the debilitating fatigue, the racing I-need-to-do-everything-and-I-need-to-do-it-now thoughts, and the dark, decelerated, bleak thoughts. Maybe you’re exhausted from struggling with an especially stubborn and deep depression, which makes it tough to concentrate on anything, and feels like you’re walking through a river of waist-high molasses in a fog. Managing bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming, too. What can make it much easier is getting effective treatment...
Source: World of Psychology - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode Hypomania Manic Episode Mood Disorder Self Care self-compassion Source Type: blogs

Another factor contributing to PTSD onset; the NUMBER of traumatic events
A scientific friend and colleague, Professor Thomas Elbert from Konstanz University in Germany, has had a long interest in applying “simple” treatments to individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs). With his wife Maggie and others, he has developed and applied such treatments to war victims, primarily in Africa and Sri Lanka. There, literally millions of individuals have endured great personal losses and multiple horrifying experiences. If and when these individuals are resettled back to their homes in Uganda or Liberia or Sierra Leone or Rwanda or Sudan or the Congo Republic or wherever...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - May 1, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Brain Fitness Brain Trauma, Injury Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, et alia Source Type: blogs

Bipolar Professor
It’s hard working as a college professor with bipolar disorder. I suppose it’s hard working anywhere with bipolar disorder, but my particular vocation is teaching 18-year-olds how to write at a local university. I’ve had bipolar illness for almost 30 years now; I was diagnosed in 1991. I’m 56. I’ve been at my university for about as long as I’ve been bipolar. Why is it so hard to be a bipolar teacher in the higher education system?  The main reason is the stigma of the disease. As you probably know, even in 2019, there is horrible stigma about bipolar illness. There is sympathy for ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura Yeager Tags: Bipolar College Personal Stigma Bipolar Disorder Depression Depressive Episode Manic Episode Teaching Source Type: blogs

Trauma-Informed Primary Care
Samyukta Mullangi By SAMYUKTA MULLANGI MD, MBA, DANIEL W. BERLAND MD, and SUSAN DORR GOOLD MD, MHSA, MA Jenny, a woman in her twenties with morbid obesity (not her real name), had already been through multiple visits with specialists, primary care physicians (PCPs), and the emergency department (ED) for unexplained abdominal pain. A plethora of tests could not explain her suffering. Monthly visits with a consistent primary care physician also had little impact on her ED visits or her pain. Some clinicians had broached the diagnosis of functional abdominal pain related to her central adiposity, and recommended weight...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Patients Physicians Adverse Childhood Experience primary care Social Determinants of Health Trauma Source Type: blogs

First Drug-Free Option for ADHD Cleared in America
For the first time, children in the United States will have a non-drug option for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The FDA just cleared the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System from NeuroSigma, a Los Angeles, California company, to treat ADHD in kids between 7 and 12 years old. The system has already been used to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), epilepsy, and depression. The Monarch delivers low-energy electrical current through an electronic patch attached to the forehead. It creates a tingling sensation, but otherwise there doesn’t seem to be any pain or di...
Source: Medgadget - April 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Neurology Pediatrics Psychiatry Rehab Source Type: blogs

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed in April in the United States, and is dedicated to making a concerted effort to raise awareness about and prevent sexual violence. In the time it takes to read this paragraph, 3 individuals somewhere in the United States will have become a victim of sexual violence. The first observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month occurred in 2001, where theNational Sexual Violence Resource Center provided resources to advocates nationwide to help get the word out about sexual assault. This awareness day has gained momentum over the years, especially at high school and colleg...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - April 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: assault awareness campaigns crime victims PTSD sexuality trauma. Source Type: blogs

Podcast: There ’s More to Trauma than PTSD
 Most of us are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD (deservedly) gets a lot of attention, largely focused on soldiers returning from service. But trauma comes in many forms, and most people have experienced it in one form or another. In this episode, learn about the differences between PTSD and other forms of trauma, how to identify it, and what can be done about it.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., is the author of the psychotherapy book, “Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up:  From Avoidance to Recovery &...
Source: World of Psychology - April 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General PTSD The Psych Central Show Trauma Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Break Free of Your Anxiety and Phobias in 4 Simple Steps
Anxiety that causes serious discomfort shouldn’t have to go on forever. Yet long-term talk therapy and treatment with medications don’t always free a person who’s suffering. Millions of Americans are dealing with some form of anxiety disorder: according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), each year, 40 million American adults grapple with an anxiety disorder in some form.  One approach that can help you break free of anxiety and phobias is a simple series of steps. Unlike open-ended talk therapy, it’s not expensive or time-consuming, and unlike ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert London, MD Tags: Anxiety and Panic Source Type: blogs

Jurors in capital trials suffer PTSD and other mental health problems
Prophetic women and men is a regular feature of the UU A Way Of Life ministries blog which appears on Sundays.On 06/24/1994 Lindy Lou Isonhood. as a member of a jury in Mississippi, voted to put a man to death. She has regretted her decision and now become a death penalty abolitionist. Her story is disturbing and inspiring. For a brief commentary about this articleclick here. (Source: Markham's Behavioral Health)
Source: Markham's Behavioral Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David G. Markham Source Type: blogs

Getting Advocacy Right
by Christian Sinclair (@ctsinclair)Anarticle about end-of-life care has been making the rounds this week by Haider Warraich, MD from the online magazine Vox. Titled, " The way we die will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now " , it is part of a series asking 15 experts to think about how the actions we take now will look like errors in 2070. I have seen people on Facebook and Twitter share it with quotes pulled or superlatives attached. Yet when I read it, I didn't feel the same enthusiasm; I felt frustrated.When you read the article, key points seem to be very supportive of palliative care and hospice eff...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - April 7, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: physician sinclair The profession warraich Source Type: blogs

When Gun Violence Leads to Suicide in Those Left Behind
Last week, two survivors of the 2018 Marjory-Stoneman Douglass High School, Calvin Desir, 16, and Sydney Aiello, 19, died by suicide, along with Jeremy Richmann, the parent of a victim in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting. In a statement to the Daily Beast, Jeremy’s wife Jennifer Hensel said he “succumbed to the grief that he The post When Gun Violence Leads to Suicide in Those Left Behind appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine. (Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University)
Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University - April 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Editor Tags: On the Pulse gun violence PTSD suicide trauma Source Type: blogs

To Others Who Have Experienced Trauma as Children
Most of us have real anger and suffering living inside us. Perhaps in the past we were oppressed or mistreated, and all that pain is still right there, buried in our store consciousness. We haven’t processed and transformed our relationship with what happened to us and we sit there alone with all that anger, hatred, despair and suffering. If we were abused when were young, every time our thinking mind goes back over that event, it’s like we’re experiencing the abuse all over again.– Thich Nhat Hahn The #MeToo movement, including Dr. Ford’s testimony on the Senate floor in 2018, was an eye-open...
Source: World of Psychology - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dawn Obeidallah Davis, Ph.D. Tags: Children and Teens Personal PTSD Trauma Women's Issues Source Type: blogs

Doctors Wearing VR Headsets Might Soon Set Up Diagnoses Sitting In Caf és
The evolution of VR hardware and software What’s the best VR will do VR, AR, MR or spatial computing? The potential of interactive immersive reality Challenges and obstacles in adoption How will immersive reality transform everyday life? What was the last time you met sci-fi? The dark side of technology Imagine that a doctor sits down in Starbucks, places some glasses on his head, instantly invokes five screens and starts doing his diagnostic work. Robert Scoble, virtual reality expert, and tech evangelist believes that will be possible in the coming years – sooner than we might think. He told us why his wi...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers AR augmented reality future HoloLens Innovation MR Oculus technology virtual virtual reality VR XR Source Type: blogs

In Later Life, We Become Less Aware Of Other People ’s Anger And Fear, But Remain Sensitive To Their Happiness
By Emma Young Most people find it easy to infer the emotional state underlying a scowl or beaming smile. But not all facial emotional signals are so obvious. Sensitivity to these less obvious emotional signals varies from one person to another and is a useful skill, improving relations with other people and benefiting psychological wellbeing. As well as varying between individuals, are there also shifts in this ability during a typical person’s life? And, if so, might these age-related changes be relevant to known high-risk periods for psychological problems and the onset of mental illness? A new study, published in ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Emotion Source Type: blogs

The Fantastical World of Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler
Meet Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler aka Dr. Damian Jacob Sendler aka Damian Dariusz Markiewicz. According to him, he’s “an award-winning Polish-American clinician sexologist, the scholar of forensic and legal medicine, the scientist trained in digital epidemiology, and the media health expert personality.” He’s been quoted by more than a dozen online publications internationally about his unique research examining human sexual behavior. However, according to Gizmodo journalist Jennings Brown, much of his professional résumé and background is a lie. Is Brown right or is Sendler a bona ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Ethics & Morality General Minding the Media Psychology Special Report Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler Damian Markiewicz Damian Sendler Dr. Sendler Taublum Media Source Type: blogs

Is the ketogenic diet dangerous?
  Answer: No—unless you do it for more than a few months. After a few months, the upfront metabolic and weight benefits will begin to reverse and new health problems arise. We know this with confidence. I raise this question once again because more and more people are coming to me reporting problems. It may take months, even years, but the long-term consequences can be quite serious. Achieving ketosis by engaging in a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat lifestyle is—without a doubt—an effective means of losing weight, breaking insulin and leptin resistance, reversing type 2 diabetes and fatty liver, redu...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: ketones bowel flora ketogenic ketotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Reducing Burnout and Increasing Efficiency with Telepsychiatry
SPONSORED POST By PETER YELLOWLEES MD  Telepsychiatry is now an established form of mental health care. Many studies demonstrate that it meets all appropriate standards of psychiatric care and may be better than in-person consultations for certain groups of patients, such as children, adults with PTSD or anxiety disorders, or those who find it hard to leave their homes. At UC Davis all patients are now offered the option of either seeing their psychiatrist in person, online at home, or in any private setting. Many patients now choose to receive their care in a hybrid manner that can be significantly better than being ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Technology Physicians American Telemedicine Association Peter Yellowlees physician burnout telepsychiatry Source Type: blogs

7 Ways to Help a Child Deal with Traumatic Stress
Life is stressful. That’s a fact. To grow and learn we must try new things. Struggling, prevailing, and tolerating failures along the way builds confidence and the deep feeling in a child that “I can do it.” But the positive aspects of struggle and stress are lost when the amount of stress becomes too great and/or sustained. Persistent and long-lasting stress on the mind and body caused by overwhelming emotions leads to traumatic stress, a condition characterized by a nervous system in overdrive. The brain’s emotional centers lock into a state of DANGER and the body operates in fight, flight, and f...
Source: World of Psychology - March 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW Tags: Children and Teens PTSD Students Trauma Attachment Theory Child Sex Abuse Childhood Trauma Emotional Expression hypervigilant Immigration Play Therapy Polyvagal theory Posttraumatic Stress Source Type: blogs

What is the role of unwanted emotional memories in PTSD?
From Science Daily on 03/04/19"People exposed to trauma are less able to suppress unwanted emotional memories due to neural and behavioral disruptions in their brain that may contribute to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).PTSD is characterized by intense reliving of the trauma that is repetitive, intrusive and incapacitating. The intrusive nature of these hallmark symptoms suggests that the inability to suppress unwanted memories may be a strong contributor to the behavioral manifestation of PTSD.Previous work has shown that healthy individuals can actively suppress emotional memories while ind...
Source: Markham's Behavioral Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David G. Markham Source Type: blogs

What Are The Main Therapies Used to Help Get Me to Lasting Recovery?
Evidence Based Approach As understandings of addiction and addiction recovery change, we constantly work to bring best practices into our treatment protocol. We recognize that not every treatment works for every person, so we use our resources carefully to gain access to all the latest therapies available. No two addictions are the same, no two circumstances are the same and no two people are the same. This means that no two addiction treatment should be the same, and everyone has an individualized plan using different main therapies that are available. With all treatment plans that are developed, evidence-based practices ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 26, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Acupuncture Addiction Addiction Recovery Complementary Therapies Comprehensive behavioral treatment Meditation PTSD behavioral therapy cbt dbt Equine Assisted Psychotherapy equine therapy holistic therapy massage therapy Source Type: blogs

BioethicsTV: #OneDayAtATime and Our Aging Family Members
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D. “One Day at a Time” is the best show on Netflix you aren’t watching. It focuses on an intergenerational Cuban family living in Los Angeles, California. The mom, Penelope, a military vet and now a nurse, struggles with PTSD, anxiety, and depression while raising her two children in a small apartment with her mom, Lydia, played by legendary Rita Moreno. As a single mom, Penelope struggles to balance dating, becoming a nurse practitioner, her military support group, her ex-alcoholic ex-husband, the needs of Alex—her too-cool for school teenage son—Elena—her feminist tee...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 26, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Keisha Ray Tags: BioethicsTV Featured Posts #OneDayAtATime aging Source Type: blogs

Is Addiction a Disease or a Failure?
Disease vs Choice When someone is suffering from addiction, it can be very easy for those around them to wonder how it happened. How could this person choose to drink so much, despite the consequences? How can he/she possibly choose to pick up heroin for the first time? Why do they act the way that they do or say the things they say while they are high? Are they a failure? In addition, when someone is in the throes of addiction, it can be very confusing to realize how they got to where they are. How did I let it get this far? Am I a bad person? Why have I made these choices? Why can’t I stop, even though I am hurting...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 25, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Anxiety Depression Drug Treatment Mental Health Substance Abuse addiction treatment disease disease of addiction family disease Source Type: blogs

Thinking About Dumping Your Psychiatrist? Keys to Resolving Conflict
It’s too easy to bail on a therapeutic relationship rather than resolve the conflict. There are all sorts of conflicts that come up between psychiatrists and patients. There are disagreements about diagnoses, medication choices, side effects, listening style, or just basic misunderstandings that occur in the course of human conversation. Too many of us patients get into the pattern of doctor hopping rather than conflict resolution. A good relationship with our psychiatrists happens not because we have Dr. Perfect but because we resolve conflicts. Therapeutic relationships are the perfect places to practice learning ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tova Feinman Tags: Communication Personal Psychotherapy Conflict Resolution Psychiatrist Therapeutic Alliance Therapeutic Relationship Source Type: blogs

Depth Electrodes or Digital Biomarkers? The future of mood monitoring
Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) vs.Mindstrong HealthMood Monitoring via Invasive Brain Recordings or Smartphone SwipesWhich Would You Choose?That's not really a fair question. The ultimate goal of invasive recordings is one of direct intervention, by delivering targeted brain stimulation as a treatment. But first you have to establish a firm relationship between neural activity and mood. Well, um, smartphone swipes (the way you interact with your phone) aim to establish a firm relationship between your “digital phenotype” and your mood. And then refer you to an app for a precision intervention. Or to your t...
Source: The Neurocritic - February 19, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

Does Anxiety Cause PTSD or Does PTSD Cause Anxiety?
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt This question came up in conversation when I was speaking with someone who has experienced severe panic attacks to the point of calling them “debilitating”, requiring inpatient care.  As they were sharing about the ordeal, they told me that when they contemplate the time spent seeking treatment and the aftermath, it ramped up both the anxiety and PTSD symptoms. Even as a career therapist with decades of experience treating people with stand-alone anxiety, ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety and Panic Personal Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Aromatherapy Breathing Exercise PTSD trigger Relaxation Self Care Source Type: blogs

Suicide and Addiction
Are Suicide and Addiction Linked? When someone is suffering from an issue with addiction, there are many complications that can come along with that. These can include legal issues, family problems, declining health and even suicide. Suicide and addiction are absolutely linked. Addiction not only exponentially increases the likelihood that someone will commit suicide, but substances are often used as a means to commit suicide via overdose. According to the CDC, one in three people who die from suicide are under the influence of drugs. They are typically opiates such as oxycodone or heroin, or alcohol. When someone is suffe...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 14, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Stories Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Depression Depression Treatment Mental Health anxiety Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD suicide suicide and add Source Type: blogs

Dispositional Mindfulness: Noticing What You Notice
“Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Many forms therapy and spiritual practice speak of mindfulness. Dispositional mindfulness (sometimes known as trait mindfulness) is a type of consciousness that has only recently been given serious research considerations. It is defined as a keen awareness and attention to our thoughts and feelings in the present moment, and the research shows that the ability to engage in this prime intention has many physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits. Mindfulness meditation is different. It has taken the Buddhist practice of mindfulness and introduced it t...
Source: World of Psychology - February 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. Tags: Mindfulness Proof Positive Dispositional Mindfulness nonjudgment Present Moment Relaxation Source Type: blogs

Research Finds New Health Benefits from Sleep
“To die, to sleep — perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Everyone requires sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is known to aid in healing, in memory formation, reducing stress, eliminating toxins – literally wiping the slate clean of the day’s experiences to begin anew. The subject of decades of research, sleep science continues to amass evidence of new health benefits from sleep. A Single Gene Ties Sleep to Immunity A newly discovered single gene, called nemuri, increase...
Source: World of Psychology - February 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Agitation Anger Memory and Perception Psychology Research Sleep Anger Management Circadian Rhythm Immune Function Insomnia nemuri nightmare disorder Nightmares Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorder sleep quality Source Type: blogs

CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More
In conclusion, the studies presented in the current review demonstrate that CBD has the potential to limit delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairment and improve cognitive function in various pathological conditions. Human studies suggest that CBD may have a protective role in delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairments; however, there is limited human evidence for CBD treatment effects in pathological states (e.g. schizophrenia). In short, they found that CBD may help alleviate the negative impact of a person with schizophrenia from taking cannabis, both in the psychotic and cognitive symptoms associated with schizophrenia. T...
Source: World of Psychology - February 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Disorders General Research Treatment cannabidiol Cannabis cbd cbd oil Marijuana THC Source Type: blogs

Underlying Causes of Addiction
What Causes Addiction? When someone is suffering from addiction, it is a very dark and lonely time. Not only because of the addiction they are suffering, but because of the pain of the underlying causes. All addiction stems from a root cause, making the addiction impossible to overcome unless that cause is treated as well. There can be many different root causes that the addiction is a symptom of, and all need to be treated with compassion and care. Co-Occuring Mental Health Disorders One of the major underlying causes of addiction is a co-occuring mental health disorder. Some of the mental health disorders that addiction ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 7, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Depression Treatment Mental Health PTSD Substance Abuse addiction treatment family root cause trauma underlying causes Source Type: blogs

Participants In This Study Successfully Down-regulated Their Amygdala Activity With The Help Of Neurofeedback
This study supports existing research showing promise for the application of rt-fMRI neurofeedback in the treatment of problems like PTSD, addiction and depression that are associated with heightened amygdala activation. The clinical potential of this technique, bridging the worlds of neurobiology and psychotherapy, is clear. That said, fMRI scanning is an expensive business, so it may be a while before a new world of personalised mental health interventions reveals itself. —Training emotion regulation through real-time fMRI neurofeedback of amygdala activity Post written by Eleanor Morgan (@eleanormorgan) for B...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Brain guest blogger Mental health Source Type: blogs

CBD Oil — What are Potential Effects on the Brain?
According to this study, CBD causes hormonal changes that can lessen the intensity of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, and social anxiety. Regulates Behaviour & Cognition CBD interacts with a broad range of receptors, and through complicated processes, it works as a therapeutic agent. While behavioral patterns tend to be complicated for many people, there are ways that CBD can reduce destructive behavior and facilitate positive change. For instance, addiction is one of the areas that lead to unproductive behavioral patterns, and CBD has been used successfully to treat different forms of a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Areyo.Dadar Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement brain cbd oil pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Panic Disorders and Addiction
Panic Disorders Panic Disorders are a form of anxiety. They are sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes or longer. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack, and they are often confused with having a heart attack since symptoms are very similar. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorders worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack. Symptoms of a panic attack...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 1, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Anxiety PTSD anxiety and addiction anxiety medication benzodiazepines general anxiety disorder managing anxiety Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How to Change Your Psychological Identity
 We all know that addiction, severe depression, and other conditions change our personality. What few know, however, is just how deeply ingrained that change can be, and how difficult (and scary) it can be to try to become “ourselves” again. In this episode, we examine such changes through the experiences of our guest, who overcame depression and addiction, and now helps others do the same. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest David Essel, MS, OM, is a number one best-selling author (10), counselor, master life coach, international speaker and ministe...
Source: World of Psychology - January 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: Depression General Recovery The Psych Central Show Addiction David Essel Gabe Howard Personality Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs