How to Find Small Moments of Joy in Dark Times
Sometimes the smallest moments of joy are the only ones that feel possible. That’s what Nora McInerny learned in 2014, when she lost her 35-year-old husband and her father to cancer and her second baby to miscarriage—all within the span of eight weeks. Her husband, Aaron, was a “naturally buoyant person,” says McInerny, who’s the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking and author of the upcoming book Bad Vibes Only. “He just had this otherworldly ability to find the fun and the joy in anything,” she says. “I learned from him the importance of staying as present as pos...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

What Are Treatments for Panic Disorder?
Discussion Panic disorder is “…one of the anxiety disorders and is characterized by repeated, unexpected panic attacks, involving physical symptoms such as racing heart, dizziness and chest pains, along with a fear of recurring attacks and changing behaviors to avoid further attacks.” It has both physical manifestations and mental ones including extreme fear such as mortal fear, loss of control and fear of alienation. It is most common in teenagers aged 15-19 and is very common with about 1% of teens experiencing attacks. A study of college students in multiple countries found a lifetime prevalence of 5%....
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 26, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

When is Bruxism Bad?
Discussion Bruxism “is a masticatory muscle activity that may occur during sleep ([sleep bruxism, SB] characterized as rhythmic or non-rhythmic) and/or wakefulness ([awake bruxism, AB] characterized as repetitive or sustained tooth contact and/or by bracing or thrusting the mandible.)” Bruxism was first described in 1907. Bruxism studies are quite variable in their results given the lack of standardized diagnostic methods. Patients or family members will often report tooth grinding noises, and on physical examination there will be abnormal tooth wear, tooth mobility, hypertrophy of the masseter muscles and othe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 19, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Increases in suicide deaths among adolescents and young adults following US Food and Drug Administration antidepressant boxed warnings and declines in depression care - Lu CY, Penfold RB, Wallace J, Lupton C, Libby AM, Soumerai SB.
OBJECTIVE: Studies show decreased depression diagnosis, psychotherapy, and medications and increased suicide attempts following US Food and Drug Administration antidepressant warnings regarding suicidality risk among youth. Effects on care spilled over to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psilocybin + Psychotherapy Cuts Heavy Drinking Days in Alcoholism
THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2022 -- For adults with alcohol use disorder, psilocybin combined with psychotherapy yields a decrease in the percentage of heavy drinking days compared with active placebo and psychotherapy, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Psychedelic Drug Therapy a Breakthrough for Alcohol Dependence? Psychedelic Drug Therapy a Breakthrough for Alcohol Dependence?
Psilocybin plus psychotherapy is associated with a robust and lasting decrease in drinking, according to one of the first controlled trials of the use of psychedelic for alcohol dependence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psilocybin May Help Treat Alcohol Addiction, Study Shows
By the time Jon Kostas was 25, he was desperate to beat his alcohol addiction. He had started drinking at age 13 and had cycled through different treatments—going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, taking pharmaceutical medications, and trying in-patient rehab—but nothing worked. Ever since 2015, however, when he took part in a clinical trial that combined talk therapy and psilocybin—the psychedelic active ingredient in magic mushrooms—Kostas has quit drinking. “I’m forever grateful and indebted,” he says. “This saved my life.” A randomized clinical trial, published Aug....
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Addiction healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Psilocybin, Psychedelic Compound in Magic Mushrooms, Shown Effective for Alcohol Addiction
Psilocybin, given in combination with psychotherapy, helped people with alcohol use disorder cut back on their drinking, a new study showed. #magicmushrooms #psychedeliccompound (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms plus psychotherapy can quell heavy drinking, study shows
Giving psilocybin -- the psychedelic substance found in magic mushrooms -- to patients with alcohol use disorder, along with psychotherapy, helped reduce heavy drinking more than psychotherapy alone, new research suggest (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying Patients Are Fighting for Access to Psychedelics
Erinn Baldeschwiler, a 48-year-old with metastatic breast cancer, is struggling with anxiety and depression as she nears the untimely end of her life. “The last thing I want is to be terrified and scared and anxious, especially when I pass,” she says. She knows that no treatment can change the outcome of her disease. But she’s fighting for access to a different kind of therapeutic: psilocybin-assisted therapy, which past research has found can ease anxiety for depression in advanced cancer patients. Psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) and other potentially life-changing psychedelic drug...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Gets a Win for Alcohol Addiction
(MedPage Today) -- Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy cut heavy drinking days in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a small randomized trial. In combination with motivational enhancement therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 24, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Psychotherapeutic change mechanisms and causal psychotherapy: applications to child abuse and trauma - Young G.
The study of change mechanisms in psychotherapy needs to be integrated with the causality of behavior, which leads to the concept of causal psychotherapy. Causal psychotherapy is posited as a useful adjunct to standard, evidence based psychotherapies for c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Using functional analytic psychotherapy strategies for supporting Latinas victims of interpersonal partner violence - Mu ñoz-Martínez AM, Aguilar-Cacho R, Muñoz-Martínez AM, Aguilar-Cacho R.
Interpersonal partner violence (IPV) is a worldwide public health problem. As a result of IPV, victims report high rates of physical and behavioral disabilities. Help-seeking behaviors are key to obtaining support on facing and managing IPV. Cultural pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Case report: Psychotherapy of a 10-year-old Afghani refugee with post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative absences - Junod N, Sidiropoulou O, Schechter DS.
Violence-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the context of war and terrorism has become an increasingly pressing public health issue relevant to refugee children and families. PTSD and related psychopathology in children can adversely affect ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Skin-Picking, Hair-Pulling Disorders: Treatment Options Limited Skin-Picking, Hair-Pulling Disorders: Treatment Options Limited
It is difficult to find a professional trained in providing the treatment of choice ― a specific type of psychotherapy ― for skin-picking disorder and trichotillomania, according to Jon E. Grant, MD.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news