Psychology & Psychiatry

How meditation can help sufferers of schizophrenia

"I felt a sense of dissolving, disappearing completely." "My body and mind melted and merged with the universe." "I ceased to exist." These are excerpts of what I occasionally hear from the students who come to my yoga and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief

A leading UK study has found that a new mindfulness based approach to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness—a new treatment for tinnitus

A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as a treatment for chronic tinnitus. Tinnitus is experienced ...

Medications

Experts question push for 'abuse-deterrent' Rx opioids

In response to the rise in opioid overdose deaths nationwide, pharmaceutical companies have developed formulations of prescription opioids designed to prevent tampering or abuse. These "abuse-deterrent" forms, however, are ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness takes practice (Update)

Students practice mindfulness meditation for at 45 minutes a day, six days a week, at home, as well as weekly group sessions with a teacher. These are the guidelines for standard mindfulness-based cognitive therapy or mindfulness-based ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mindfulness-based Tx doesn't cut distress in prostate cancer

(HealthDay)—For men with advanced prostate cancer (PC), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) does not reduce distress more than minimally enhanced usual care, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the Journal ...

Diabetes

Can 'mindfulness' help people manage their diabetes?

A study to explore whether a technique similar to meditation can be used to help adults struggling to manage their Type 1 diabetes improve their diabetes control and their emotional wellbeing is under way at the University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Long-term benefits of mindfulness psychotherapy in diabetes

In the last issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic, a group of Dutch investigators headed by professor Paul Emmelkamp reports on the long-term outcome of a psychotherapy study in diabetes. Depressive symptoms are very common ...

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