The Ketamine Papers: Science, Therapy & Transformation
BY SUNEEL RATAAN The Ketamine Papers serves as an essential window into the rapidly accelerating application of the anesthetic cum party drug ketamine to individuals with disorders such as treatment-resistant depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, the book’s release coincides with other psychedelics, MDMA (aka ‘Ecstasy’) and psilocybin, being cleared for late-phase clinical trials as therapeutic adjuncts for the treatment and – dare we say – cure of those and related disorders, a process that will still take some years. Given what seems to be an increasing explosio...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Ecstasy LSD MDMA Psilocybin PTSD Source Type: blogs

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For More Than Borderline Personality Disorder
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1980’s is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD).  It is now considered the treatment of choice for individuals with characteristics associated with symptoms of BPD such as impulsivity, interpersonal problems, emotion dysregulation, self-harm, and chronic suicidal behaviors. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a type of cognitive therapy that focuses on the balance between acceptance and change. DBT works w...
Source: World of Psychology - April 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lianna Tsangarides, LCSW Tags: Addiction Anxiety and Panic Borderline Personality Eating Disorders Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Borderline Personality Disorder Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy emotion d Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 1st 2017
In this study we demonstrate the use of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based epigenome editing to alter cell response to inflammatory environments by repressing inflammatory cytokine cell receptors, specifically TNFR1 and IL1R1. This has applications for many inflammatory-driven diseases. It could be applied for arthritis or to therapeutic cells that are being delivered to inflammatory environments that need to be protected from inflammation." In chronic back pain, for example, slipped or herniated discs are a result of damaged tissue when inflammation causes cells to create ...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 30, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Top 5 reasons why doctors lack self-confidence. And how to fix it.
In the podcast below I interview a dear friend and therapist, Sydney Ashland, who shares the top 10 fears that hold doctors back. What prevents us from being the doctors we always imagined? We enter medicine as inspired, intelligent and compassionate humanitarians. Soon, we’re cynical and exhausted. How did all these totally amazing and high-functioning people get screwed up so fast? Attention, medical students and doctors: It’s not your fault. Here’s why you are suffering and what you can do about it. With decades of experience helping people break trauma bonds, overcome destructive thinking patterns and...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/pamela-wible" rel="tag" > Pamela Wible, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs

More Evidence for Senescent Cells as a Significant Cause of Osteoarthritis
UNITY Biotechnology has obtained a large amount of venture funding in order to work on senolytic therapies, treatments capable of removing significant numbers of the senescent cells that accumulate with advancing age. Cellular senescence is one of the root cases of aging, as these cells cause inflammation and disruption of tissue structure and function. Enough of them can and will kill you, though the usual mechanism of producing ultimately fatal age-related diseases, assuming that none of the other causes of aging get there first. The UNITY Biotechnology principals initially aim to push senolytics through the regulatory p...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 26, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

What Has Digital Health Ever Done For Us? Well, At Least 60 Things!
I have 60 responses to the pressing question on every skeptic, healthcare-oriented person’s mind: what has digital health ever done for us? I’m sure you remember the scene from one of the most brilliant Monty Python movies ever made: Life of Brian. The insurgent commando plans the abduction of Pilate’s wife in return for all the horrors they had to endure from the Roman Empire. And then they ask the rhetorical question: what have they ever done for them. Apart from sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design 3d printing AI artificial intelligence augmented reality digital health GC1 genetics genomics Innovation nanotechnology robotics sensors social media virtual reality Source Type: blogs

24 April 2007 – 24 April 2017
I’m feeling some anticipatory trauma, if there is such a thing, as we approach the tenth anniversary of the mishap which would, soon thereafter, take the life of my brother Craig. Maybe it’s a heightened sense of awareness that this sad anniversary is upon us. It was April 24, 2007, his partner Claude’s birthday, when … Continue reading 24 April 2007 – 24 April 2017 (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - April 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography brain trauma Chaplin Memorial Fund (United Theological College) Craig Chaplin family grief post-traumatic stress Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: April 22, 2017
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers mindfulness vs. talk therapy, the physical and mental pros and cons of “frenemies,” the controversial “controlled drinking” treatment for problem drinking, and more. Mindfulness May Rival Talk Therapy For A Variety Of Mental Health Issues: While cognitive behavioral therapy (also known as “talk therapy”) generally is thought of as the gold standard for helping treat a multitude of mental health issues, a recent eight-week study involving group mindfulness reports mindfulness can be similarly effective. Am...
Source: World of Psychology - April 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens Friends Industrial and Workplace Military Mindfulness Policy and Advocacy Psychology Around the Net Psychotherapy PTSD Recovery Relationships Research Treatment Cogn Source Type: blogs

Do Most Breast Cancer Patients Develop PTSD?
I’m grateful to Traci Pedersen for her March 3, 2016 article “Study Finds Most Breast Cancer Patients Develop PTSD Symptoms,” and to Dr. Grohol for all his efforts to help people heal from trauma. I’d say 99% of breast cancer patients develop PTSD, even though symptoms may be repressed. It would require a remarkable childhood not to do so. First, breast cancer is an immediate life threat. At diagnosis, the brain sets off our fight-flight stress chemicals, then for a minimum of a year or more (the suspense often lasts much longer), it’s like having a gun held to your head 24 x 7. If someo...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathy Brous Tags: Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Research Trauma Women's Issues Attachment Breast Cancer Negativity Bias Oncology Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Psychological Trauma Traumatic Events Source Type: blogs

Finding More Help for Adults Who Self-Injure
Over time, self-injury itself can become a habitual, nearly addictive behavior, and 8.7 percent of self-injurers are also addicts. Erin Hardy, a Wisconsin-based therapist, found herself in a quandary when an uptick of people who self-injured came to her about five years ago. This was a new area to her practice, so Hardy sought consultation with her colleagues on resources, but they came up empty. An internet search left Hardy with unsatisfactory results. “All the sudden I had this flood of individuals that were engaging in self-harm,” says Hardy. “There is really nothing [online] about self-harm other th...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Publishers The Fix Addiction Adults burning Coping skill Cutting Emotional Pain Erin Hardy hitting Renée Fabian Self Harm self-injure self-injury recovery Stigma Support Group Therapy Source Type: blogs

7 Ways to Boost Your Well-Being That Go Beyond Sleep, Diet and Exercise
We know that getting enough sleep, eating nutrient-rich foods and participating in physical activities (that we actually enjoy) are all vital for our well-being. After all, these make up the foundation of our health, resulting in everything from raising our energy to lowering our blood pressure to alleviating our anxiety. But there are so many other ways we can contribute to our well-being. First, let’s explore what well-being actually means. According to therapist Casey Radle, LPC, well-being is “feeling at peace with oneself and tending to all the many facets of our lives that contribute to that fee...
Source: World of Psychology - April 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Habits Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress anxiety Blood Pressure Burnout Calm Carolyn Ferreira Casey Radle Contentment Emotion Exercise Feeling Fulfilling Life joy Lena Aburdene Derhally Pea Source Type: blogs

Integrative Health and U.S. Military Facebook Live Events
Join the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) for Facebook Live: Mind and Body Approaches and Military Personnel and Their Families on April 25, 2017 at 1pm ET. Experts from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences will “discuss mind and body approaches, such as meditation, yoga, and relaxation techniques for pain, PTSD, anxiety, and insomnia in the military population.” Visit the NCCIH Live Event page for more information and links to archives of past Facebook Live events in this series such as “Pain and Opioid Management in Veterans” and &ldqu...
Source: BHIC - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Annette Parde-Maass Tags: Veterans Resources Webinars complementary and integrative health facebook NCCIH social media Source Type: blogs

The Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death
Drugs prescribed for anxiety, OCD, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked to dementia. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - April 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Psychology Source Type: blogs

This Doctor Says #BoycottUnitedAirlines
NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Watching events unfold at United Airlines over the last few days have filled me with shock, awe, and horror. As a result of this public relations disaster, their motto “flying the friendly skies” has turned into “not enough seating, prepare for a beating.” America stands as a beacon of freedom from oppression. In my opinion, United Airlines was an iconic American company until last Sunday. That ended Sunday. Much of the backlash was initially a result of the lackluster attempt at an apology from the CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz. Despite three attempts, he still appears rath...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized David Dao Source Type: blogs

5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution
— Hundreds of companies around the globe, now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook,  are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier. What explains this flurry of activity? Where may it be headed? To help you understand what’s going on, let me highlight five key facts that emerged from the recent SharpBrains Virtual Summit, where 200+ participants in 16 countries shared and discussed the latest about neurotech­nolo­gy, brain health and digital health.   Fact 1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, a...
Source: SharpBrains - April 12, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Akili Baycrest Brain-health BrainHQ Claritas Mindsciences Click Therapeutics cogmed Cogniciti cognifit digital health Educational Testing Service Elon Musk Facebook Headsp Source Type: blogs

Marijuana, Sleep, and Dreams
The indica vs. sativa debate, continued. [First published July 13, 2015.]Anyone who has smoked marijuana more than a couple of times knows that cannabis can alter how you sleep. The effect of cannabis on sleep is even part of the never-ending debate over Cannabis indica vs. Cannabis sativa, the two major species of the marijuana plant. Indica smokers typically report a marijuana high that is body-intensive and often soporific, sometimes leading to the condition aptly known as “couch lock.” Whereas sativa smokers, according to marijuana lore, experience a more cerebral, energetic “head high,” wi...
Source: Addiction Inbox - April 10, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs

Bioterrorism: 10 facts about sarin gas
As the civil war in Syria shows no signs of de-escalating, worrisome evidence points towards the deployment of chemical warfare with banned agents recently, resulting in almost a hundred deaths with more than a quarter of them children. Chlorine and Sarin gas are primarily being implicated. Here are ten facts to know about Sarin gas and how it works. 1. Historically, Sarin was used for bioterrorism by members of Aum Shinrikyo, a radical religious cult group in Japan, in 1994 and 1995 that collectively poisoned 6500 people on the subway. In 1998, Saddam Hussein used it against Iranians and Kurdish people. The Syrian governm...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/tanu-s-pandey" rel="tag" > Tanu S. Pandey, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Emergency Source Type: blogs

Top Virtual Reality Companies in Healthcare
What is the common denominator of behavioral psychology, pain management, medical training, rehabilitation and meditation? The answer is virtual reality. I believe that within a few years, VR will be a game-changer in these areas. Thus, it is high time to enlist the most important VR companies in healthcare. VR is conquering new heigths in terms of healthcare and sales figures Medical VR is an area with fascinating possibilities. It has not just moved the imagination of science-fiction fans, but also clinical researchers and real life medical practitioners. As a doctor, you could assist in the OR without ever lifting a sca...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Virtual Reality in Medicine future GC1 Healthcare Innovation meditation pain management Personalized medicine psychology rehabilitation VR Source Type: blogs

You Ought to Have a Look: The Catastrophe of Climate Catastrophizing and Fun at the House Science Committee
You Ought to Have a Look is a regular feature from the Center for the Study of Science. While this section will feature all of the areas of interest that we are emphasizing, the prominence of the climate issue is driving a tremendous amount of web traffic. Here we post a few of the best in recent days, along with our color commentary.—This time around You Ought to Have a Look at abrilliant analysis of the profound illogic of “climate catastrophizing” appearing, in all places, in Foreign Affairs, arguably the most important international contributor to precisely just that.Written by the Manhattan Inst...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Patrick J. Michaels Source Type: blogs

To Overcome Addiction, You Must Address Underlying Trauma
One of the most widely known addiction treatment groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, famously lists twelve steps the addict must take to overcome their addiction. While these steps include everything from admitting you’re powerlessness over the substances you abuse to seeking out people you’ve wronged in the past to make amends, none of the steps mentions acknowledging or coming to terms with a traumatic experience. Some healthcare professionals take a different perspective on addiction recovery. According to a wide body of research over the past 20 years, experiencing a traumatic event as a child or young adult gre...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 3, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: sheilas Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: April 1, 2017
Happy April Fool’s, sweet readers! Oh, how I love this day. I love jokes, pranks, tricks — everything designed to make me laugh (as long as it doesn’t hurt others, of course). Not only does it amuse me, but it’s also good for my mental health. Yes, I know, many of you know the drill, but for those of you who don’t, check out the NCBI’s Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter in Mental Health: A Theoretical Review (the abstract is easy reading, I promise). Now, let’s get on with it, shall we? This week we have new about the royal’s latest mental health awareness work, the kinds of t...
Source: World of Psychology - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Addiction Bullying Celebrities Disorders Eating Disorders Ethics & Morality Happiness Inspiration & Hope Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychology Around the Net Research Self-Esteem Substance Abuse Albin Lee Meldau Bullies Source Type: blogs

Repealed and Misplaced
By KIP SULLIVAN Like Joe, Michael and others, I find myself wondering what, if anything, Trump learned from the demise of the AHCA last Friday. But I’m also wondering what Democrats and other Republicans are thinking. The question I would like to ask all Republicans is: Is it clear to you now that merely saying no to any Democratic proposal to lower the uninsured rate is bad for your party? The question I would like to ask all Democrats who supported the Affordable Care Act is: Is it clear to you now that that the managed care nostrums in the ACA cannot lower costs, and that attempting to lower the uninsured rate wi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized AHCA Freedom Caucus Trump William Kristol Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: March 25, 2017
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net is an interesting mix of information on capital punishment and the severely mentally ill, how we used to think architecture could cure mental illness, why you probably can’t blame stress for gray hair, and more. Off-Label Antidepressant Prescriptions Not Supported by Strong Scientific Evidence: Sometimes, doctors issue “off-label prescriptions” which means they prescribe medications for purposes other than those approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, researchers of a new study published in the BMJ have conclu...
Source: World of Psychology - March 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Antidepressant Disorders History of Psychology Industrial and Workplace Medications Narcissism Personality Policy and Advocacy Psychology Around the Net Relationships Research Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Antidepressants arch Source Type: blogs

MCDES – Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds
The Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES) is producing an all-day conference on May 5, 2017: "Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds." ObjectivesDescribe moral injury and related mental health traumas, e.g., PTSD. Describe how forms of oppression relate to moral injury. Identify and list resources, methods, and strategiesfor recovery through the arts, spiritual counseling, training, storytelling, and ritual processes. Describe public lamentation for processing certain aspects of moral injury such as feelings of sorrow, betrayal, isolation, regret, and shame....
Source: blog.bioethics.net - March 24, 2017 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

How an executive order can erase an entire childhood
Having recently returned from a medical mission to the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, I have become consumed with advocating for the rights of the children outside of our borders.  All the while the children I have spent the last five years caring for have been fighting for themselves in this changing political climate. As a pediatrician for an underserved immigrant population, I have seen first hand how a simple signature of an executive order can erase an entire childhood. When the patient histories changed from ear pain and fever to suicide attempts and PTSD I knew I could no longer stay silent.  How can I sl...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/henna-qureshi" rel="tag" > Henna Qureshi, DO < /a > Tags: Physician Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

When PTSD Strikes the Parents of Addicts
Autumn didn’t realize she had PTSD when she found her daughter near death on the floor. She realized it when she tried to kill her daughter’s dealer. “I think back to what I did and it’s so irrational. It sickens me.” Autumn (requested first name only) knows the exact moment she developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from her daughter’s drug addiction. It wasn’t heading upstairs to where her son and daughter shared a room, and seeing her daughter Sara* near death, lying on the carpet and making a rasping, gurgling noise. Autumn’s son had been lying in bed, trying to ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Addiction Disorders Family Parenting PTSD Publishers Substance Abuse The Fix Trauma addicts Drug Addiction Drug Users Drugs Maggie Ethridge Parents parents of addicts Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Rage Suffering Source Type: blogs

The 7 Best Blogs on Anxiety
This article breaks down what it means to feel stressed versus depressed. Stress will signal changes that need to be made that are specific, such as lack of sleep or unhappiness at your job, where as depression hangs around longer than little ‘spells’ like stress, and is usually triggered by something or feels like it just pops out of nowhere. http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/emotional-health/depression/depressed-or-just-stressed.aspx Feeling powerless in our current world is a commonality we all share. However, some people develop real anxieties and fears based on the unpredictability of our future...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Larissa Gomes Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self improvement anxiety best depression blogs pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Heart Month: Disruptive Woman Dr. Bernadette Melnyk Shares Her Story
This post was originally published by the Women’s Heart Alliance on February 10. When people ask how I became interested in health and wellness, I have to tell them about the tragedy that forever changed my life. My mom had a stroke right in front of me and died when I was home alone with her at age 15. She had a history of headaches and saw her family physician one week before she died. My mom was diagnosed with high blood pressure and given a prescription for a high blood pressure medication that my dad found in her purse after she died. As you can imagine, this traumatic event had a major impact and left me s...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Health Health Professions Health Reform Wellness Women Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 172
Welcome to the 172nd edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 5 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid,  Justin Morgenstern and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the R&R proj...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeremy Fried Tags: Airway Emergency Medicine Intensive Care R&R in the FASTLANE EBM Education recommendations research and reviews Source Type: blogs

11 New Jobs in the Future of Healthcare and Medicine – Part II.
The question is not whether disruptive technologies will transform the healthcare job market, but rather how and when will it happen. Healthcare navigators, augmented/virtual reality operation planners and nanomedicine engineers in the second part of my article series about future jobs in healthcare. As I am certain that the huge waves of technological change transform the medical professional palette; based on the current and prospective trends in digital health technologies I envisioned what potential new professions could appear in our lives. Don’t miss the first part of the list! If you have an idea about another...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine artificial intelligence augmented reality brain-computer interface cyborg gamification gc4 Health Innovation nanotechnology Personalized medicine psychology robotics virtual reality Source Type: blogs

Hit the Hay: Three Reasons Why Good Sleep is Crucial for Mental Health
One in three American adults don’t get enough sleep. Though Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that as many as ninety percent of North Americans respond to this chronic lack of sleep with a regular dose of caffeine, that little pick-me-up doesn’t cut it. Sleep deprivation is still having an impact on the individual’s body. Failing to get at least seven hours of sleep at night for adults can have dangerous effects on individuals’ mental health. Here are three reasons why you should prioritize quality sleep for the sake of your peace of mind. The brain needs regular cleaning. Throughout the day as the br...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 25, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

It ’ s Bell Let ’ s Talk Day – let ’ s review
It is a measure of self-compassion on this Bell Let’s Talk Day when I can slow down and remind myself of where I am and where I’ve come from. I have a long history of, and recovery from, substance abuse – chiefly, but not solely, alcohol – begun shortly after a period of sexual abuse … Continue reading It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day – let’s review (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - January 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV autobiography Bell Let's Talk Day bipolar II Childhood trauma mental health PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) sexual abuse sexual orientation stigma Source Type: blogs

The ever-present question: Now what?
I describe myself, rightly so I think, as a long-term survivor of AIDS and HIV.  I offer as evidence my being diagnosed with HIV in 1989 and my long, slow recovery from AIDS-related Cryptosporidiosis in the early 90s – the effects of which shadow me to this day. Over the years, due to a serious accident … Continue reading The ever-present question: Now what? (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - January 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography bipolar II mental health PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) stigma suicide Bell Let's Talk Day Source Type: blogs

Desensitized
Today atSupport for Special Needs:Excerpt: I recently read an article that posed a question that honestly hadn't occurred to me before. Can the perhaps inevitable hyper-vigilance that comes from parenting a child with a disability result in (or manifest as a symptom of) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? I'm mildly surprised that I'd never thought of it in those terms, since the obvious answer is yes, of course it can. And the question is more complicated because for parents of kids with disabilities, hyper-vigilance isn't necessarily an inappropriate response. Terms like " hyper-vigilance " and " helicopt...
Source: Schuyler's Monster: The Blog - January 4, 2017 Category: Disability Authors: Robert Rummel-Hudson Source Type: blogs

One Giant Step for Natkind
We just had an interesting, positive moment. Some of you know that Nat– still living at home since July –  has been exploding into rages almost daily when things go a little wrong/not his way. It passes, but it’s horrible: screaming, slapping his head hard, pleading loudly and sadly for what he wants. But he can’t always have what he wants — no one can. Things break. Too much chocolate makes you sick. Plans change. Ned and I have been working together on this problem for weeks. We’ve been focusing on getting his meds right. But I realized yesterday that all of my strategizing and ...
Source: Susan's Blog - January 2, 2017 Category: Child Development Authors: Susan Senator Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Am I Normal or Nuts?
Oh, it’s so easy for people to attach pejorative labels onto individual quirks. So, if you’ve been wondering (or been told), you’re nuts, weird or wacko, listen up! None of us is as “normal” as we seem. We all have mannerisms that are a bit quirky; traits that are a bit peculiar; idiosyncrasies that make us — us. So, are you normal or nuts? Oh wait a minute, I’ve goofed; “nuts” is not politically correct! Forgive me! Before I get a slew of hate e-mails, I’ll correct myself. Are you normal? Or, do you “suffer” from a “disorder” for which yo...
Source: World of Psychology - December 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Linda Sapadin, Ph.D Tags: Anxiety and Panic Habits Happiness Inspiration & Hope Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Trauma Labels Mental Disorder Normality Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Perfectionism Quirks Social Anxiety Stigma Worry Source Type: blogs

The Complete Anatomy Platform: An Interview with Niall Johnston, President of 3D4Medical
3D4Medical‘s (Dublin, Ireland) award-winning Complete Anatomy digital educational platform facilitates the exploration of human anatomical characteristics that are difficult to visualize via traditional methods or without hands-on training. The system, widely employed in medical education at the university level, offers students and educators a unique opportunity to investigate bodily systems, features, and conditions virtually with unprecedented precision and interactive control. Niall Johnston, the President of 3D4Medical, was kind enough to sit down with the Medgadget team recently to discuss h...
Source: Medgadget - December 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Zach Kaufman Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs

Hey Nurse; Got Resistance?
Have you ever found yourself resisting change? Has your nursing career stalled because you're afraid of taking a risk or doing something different? Change is indeed the only constant in the universe (aside from death and taxes), so it's something that we simply need to get comfortable with---over and over again!Magical ThinkingMany nurses and non-nurses alike can engage in magical thinking at various times throughout their careers. "Oh, I don't need a BSN; they'll never close the doors on associate degree nurses. " Or maybe something like this: "Start a business as a nurse entrepreneur? I'll just tell people...
Source: Digital Doorway - December 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: career career development career management careers healthcare careers nurse nurse career nurse careers nurses nursing Source Type: blogs

An Interview with Gene Saragnese, Chairman & CEO of MedyMatch Technology
MedyMatch Technology, a company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, leverages artificial intelligence, deep learning, and computer vision technologies to offer patient-specific clinical decision support. Their application helps radiologists and emergency room physicians to detect signs of intracranial hemorrhages, which are difficult to diagnose by standard analysis of imaging data alone. The Medgadget team recently had an opportunity to speak with Gene Saragnese, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MedyMatch, to discuss their technology and its significance in depth. Prior to joining MedyMatch in January of 2016, Gene&nbs...
Source: Medgadget - December 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Zach Kaufman Tags: Diagnostics Emergency Medicine Exclusive Neurology Source Type: blogs

Here ’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain, Driving Alcohol Consumption
Here’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain, Driving Alcohol Consumption Stress creates feelings that we sometimes deal with in maladaptive ways. A long wait at the post office might stress you so much that you choose to stay home with pizza and a movie instead of going to the gym. Caring for an ailing parent might start you on a path of drinking every night. Responses to stress vary, but fall within a set of norms. Skipping the gym or feeling compelled to go out for a drink are the kind of responses we accept without question. It’s natural to want to “indulge” after a bad day, conventional thinking g...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 6, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health Source Type: blogs

In the Company of Death; In Consortium Mortis
By Mark Ligorski#1. BeginningsJust like in superhero movies, there is always a back story. This is mine.After graduating medical school in 1981, I went to work at St. Vincent ’s Medical Center on Staten Island for the next two years, the first spent in rotating through the different areas of medicine and surgery and then a year of Internal Medicine. 100 hour work weeks were typical, with on call shifts every 3rd or 4th night.People stayed in hospital for weeks at a time; there were still wards with four to six patients. Intensive and cardiac care units were still pretty new. TheKaren Ann Quinlan c...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - December 3, 2016 Category: Palliative Care Tags: advanced directives code status CPR ligorski respirator Source Type: blogs

Caring for Trauma Survivors and Caring for Yourself in the Process: Everyday Tips for Non-Professionals
Elise just told me about her past. I knew she had been through a lot, but not all that. She said her mom hit her and left bruises when she was a kid, her neighbor touched her where she didn’t want to be touched, and I guess her brother was alcoholic. There was a lot of other stuff, too. It has gotten better in the last couple years so that is good. I have known their whole family for a long time and never knew any of that. What do I do now? I want to help somehow, but is there anything to do? I don’t know if I should tell someone. I feel sad. We hope abuse and trauma never happen to ourselves or someone we love...
Source: World of Psychology - November 27, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Grace Watt Tags: Family Friends Grief and Loss Inspiration & Hope PTSD Self-Help Trauma Healthy Boundaries Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Self Care self-compassion Sexual Abuse Sexual Assault Source Type: blogs

Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Today
It’s clear that people from every socio-economic status today have experienced one or more life events that have caused emotional trauma, thus creating PTSD. It’s not just the “veteran’s ailment” and is gaining growing and needed recognition in the psychotherapeutic healing community. PTSD is caused by childhood trauma, financial disasters, recession, loss of employment, loss of a relationally close family member, divorce, loss of home, sudden shift in life responsibilities as having to be a primary caretaker for an elderly family member, physical and chronic pain, loss of health and many othe...
Source: World of Psychology - November 26, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maria Bogdanos Tags: Bullying PTSD Trauma Child Abuse Domestic Abuse Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Psychological Trauma Self Care trauma recovery Traumatic Childhood Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer's Care 14 Holiday Communication Tips for Caregivers and Families
Alzheimer's and dementia care are difficult during the Holidays. The big question - Should you take your loved one living with dementia to Holiday celebrations outside the home? Our memory care expert Dr. Rita A. Jablonski-Jaudon says yes.By Rita A. Jablonski-JaudonAlzheimer's Reading RoomThis week marks the beginning of theholiday season— and the beginning of the onslaught of telephone messages from families, asking me the same question —Should Mom or Dad living with dementia attend celebrations during the Holidays?10 Commandments of Alzheimer's CaregivingMy answer is yes.The MINDSET study is an FDA Approved C...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - November 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer communication alzheimer's care alzheimer's caregiving care of dementia patients dementia care health help alzheimer's help with dementia care lifestyle memory care facility Source Type: blogs

Guest entry: Advocating for canine training programs that benefit veterans
A number of my students at Keuka College have been working on policy and advocacy projects that I wanted to share.  The students researched a topic of their interest, met with their legislators, and developed a broad action plan to increase awareness of their topics.  This information is provided courtesy of Nina Fusco, a graduate student who is interested in increasing awareness to HR 3016, particularly those sections that support canine training programs that would benefit veterans who have PTSD and other conditions." The Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act is a federal bill...
Source: ABC Therapeutics Occupational Therapy Weblog - November 20, 2016 Category: Occupational Health Tags: OT practice policy Source Type: blogs

An Open Letter to Steve Jobs Where Ever He May Be: My iPhone 7 Fiasco
Please note that while this is usually a psychiatry blog, today I am using it to vent for my own personal psychotherapy.  Please feel free to offer words of support, to make helpful interpretations to improve my insight, or if you know CBT techniques that may help me, I'm open to that.  Is there a 12 step group for iPhone users?  Medications to treat Post Traumatic iPhone Seven Disorder?  Maybe just a gin and tonic.  In addition, let me tell you that there are some other stressful things going on in my life: When you shower in my bathroom, it rains in the kitchen.  This has led to 6 weeks...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

An Open Letter to Steve Jobs Where Ever He May Be: My iPhone 7 Fiasco
Please note that while this is usually a psychiatry blog, today I am using it to vent for my own personal psychotherapy.  Please feel free to offer words of support, to make helpful interpretations to improve my insight, or if you know CBT techniques that may help me, I'm open to that.  Is there a 12 step group for iPhone users?  Medications to treat Post Traumatic iPhone Seven Disorder?  Maybe just a gin and tonic.  In addition, let me tell you that there are some other stressful things going on in my life: When you shower in my bathroom, it rains in the kitchen.  This has led to 6 weeks...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs