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Organizing principles: Classifying pain for healthcare, research | Pain Research Forum
Where does it hurt? How bad does it hurt? Why does it hurt? The many inconsistent and inadequate ways of sorting chronic pain by anatomy, severity, and associated medical conditions are impeding the health and well-being of patients, optimal medical care, and treatment advances, say pain experts who are calling for a change. This spring, two major efforts are taking shape to fill a widely perceived need for standardized worldwide diagnostic criteria to classify all chronic pain conditions (Finnerup et al., 2013; IOM, 2011; Rief et al., 2012; Rief et al., 2010; von Hehn et al., 2012)....
Source: Psychology of Pain - May 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: May 17, 2013
You might be surprise to know what colors your world isn’t just the things that happen to you, your genes, the family that you have or your upbringing. Those factors have a big role in shaping you. An illness can slow you down. A difficult environment can change the way you see the world. And your genetics can put you at risk for disease and illness that’s not an issue for your friend or neighbor. While those things are a real downer, you can think of it like the weather. They force you to bring a raincoat, a sweater or an umbrella to prepare. They temporarily direct your path. But it doesn’t have to ruin...
Source: World of Psychology - May 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Addiction Recovery Amp Attitude bloggers Character Strengths Critical Voice Depression Domino Domino Effect Downer Flood Genes Genetics Happiness Happy Life Inner Critic Kindness Legitimate Reason Li Source Type: blogs
How To Find A Good Psychotherapist
It's a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. More difficult than the decision to go to therapy is the decision of who to choose as a therapist.So, how does someone find a good psychotherapist?Types of TherapistsFirst, it is important to think about the type of therapist you think is best for your presenting symptoms and issues. There are many kinds of mental health therapists, but sometimes understanding "who does what" can be confusing. Here is a list to help identify the specialties and degrees therapists can hold.PsychologistsIn the United States, Doc...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - May 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Tasty snippets from Italy
When Julia picked me up at Bologna airport she asked, “Do you want to get straight to work, or would you like a surprise?” Umm… We hit the autostrade and she whisked us away for… an afternoon in Venice. Venice! I know it’s been ten years and I should be over the novelty of countries with famous places crammed close together, but when you grow up with endless boring roads of dirt dirt dirt sheep dirt dirt dirt small town kangaroo dirt dirt it’s endlessly exciting to just zap into an iconic place for a wander. Even if your damn TOES get sunburned to little pink stumps, despite being marin...
Source: The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl - May 15, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Authors: shauna Tags: Travel Up & Running Source Type: blogs
How to Move Away from the Victim Mentality
“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.” John W. Gardner How do you react if your day doesn’t go as you wish? Well, at first you’ll probably feel pain. But what then? What do you do after the initial pain? Do you think of yourself as a victim, as someone with little or no control or power? Do you slip back into a familiar headspace where you feel sorry for yourself and where you feel like someone – or the whole world – is against you? I used to get stuck in that mentality quite of...
Source: The Positivity Blog | Increase Your Happiness and Awesomeness - May 15, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Happiness Personal Development Success Source Type: blogs
Hard Cases: The Traps of Treating Pain - NYTimes.com
I hadn't seen Larry in a dozen years when he reappeared in my office a few months ago, grinning. We were both grinning. I always liked Larry, even though he was a bit of a hustler, a little erratic in his appointments, a persistent dabbler in a variety of illegal substances. But he was always careful to avoid the hard stuff; he said he had a bad problem as a teenager and was going to stay out of trouble.It was to stay out of trouble that he left town all those years ago, and now he was back, grayer and thinner but still smiling. Then he pulled out a list of the medications he needed, and we both stopped smiling.According t...
Source: Psychology of Pain - May 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
The Georgia Straight Covers My Campaign To Get BC Politicians To Re Open The BC Adult ADHD Clinic
Post from: Adult ADD Strengths Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith did an great article about the 6 year campaign ( we adders can be very tenacious if we really want something) I and others have been waging to try to reopen the BC adult ADHD clinic by getting BC politicians to stop neglecting ADHD. He also talks about then BC NDP Health critic and likely premier tonight Adrian Dix and the clinic. During the may provincial election I asked BC political party leaders if they’d support reopening the BC adult ADHD clinic. The BC Conservative Party leader John Cummins supports reopening the BC Adult ADHD clinic. ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Advocacy Politics ADHD related Source Type: blogs
To Many Anti-Smoking Advocates, Nicotine is the Problem, Rather than Disease and Death
According to an article in the Toledo Blade, electronic cigarettes have helped many smokers to quit, producing profound health benefits among patients with COPD and cancer who were unable to quit using traditional methods.While this seems like something to applaud, the article notes that health officials are frowning upon, rather than praising, the tremendous health benefits that smokers have achieved from quitting or cutting down on tobacco cigarettes.According to the article:"Health officials argue the long-term effects of the unregulated products are unknown and require more research. “There are fewer chemicals in e-c...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - May 14, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: May 14, 2013
When things are going well, the rocks and pebbles that traverse your path seem like temporary and tolerable roadblocks. But throw in a sleepless night, conflict with a loved one and an illness, and any minor issue as tiny as a grain of sand can feel as painful as a shard of glass. On days like these, it’s best not to exacerbate the situation. If possible, finding ways to baby yourself the way you would a sick child will soothe the parts of you that feels wounded. Rest, support, compassion can all help to heal what ails you in this moment. Make it a priority to take care of yourself and you’ll be better able to ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Ails Amp Challenges Commercials Compassion Conflict Grain Of Sand Greeting Card June 14 Living With Chronic Pain Managing Chronic Pain Pain Management Doctor Pebbles Priority Randy Cox Relationships Road Source Type: blogs
Green Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk Supports Re Opening The BC Adult ADHD Clinic
Post from: Adult ADD Strengths UPDATE: Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith did an article about the reopening of the BC adult ADHD clinic me and the BC politicians. The leader of the Green Party of BC Jane Sterk Supports Re Opening The BC Adult ADHD Clinic. Great! That makes 3 of the 4 BC political party leaders that support it. As I mentioned in my previous post 6 Years ago in 2007, the BC Liberal government under then health minister George Abbott shut down the only provincial adult ADHD clinic in BC at Children’s Hospital in Vancouver after a 12-14 month long wait list for an entire year. Possibly politically emba...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Advocacy Politics ADHD related Source Type: blogs
Six Arguments For the Elimination of Cigarettes
Prohibition and the “tobacco control endgame.” Despite all our efforts in recent years to reduce the percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes—currently about one in five—the idea of full-blown cigarette prohibition has not gained much traction. That may be changing, as prominent nicotine researchers and public police officials start thinking about what is widely referred to as the “tobacco control endgame.” Considering the new regulatory powers given the FDA under the terms of the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, as a commentary in Tobacco Control framed it, “will the government be a facilitator or barrie...
Source: Addiction Inbox - May 14, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. We envision a world where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable and accessible home. We are committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. We take as our first principle ...
Source: PsychSplash - May 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Psych Central Resource Editor Tags: Addiction Advertising Behaviour Management Books Clinical Psychology Collaborative News Combat Stress Common Factors Conferences Consumers Depression DVDs and Videos Emotional Health Features For Foundation Website General Source Type: blogs
Q/A – Are there Alcoholic Anonymous treatment facilities that will let you work to pay for your treatment?
You guys might also have this question so I’m posting it here with a good answer too. It comes from ‘Mizzy Hunt’ who asks: A friend of mine is an Alcoholic and has just about reached her rock bottom. The disease has cost her 3 jobs in the last 6 months. Her family is not interested in learning how to help her with her disease but they are falling apart dealing with her problems. I think she needs to find a facility away from her family so she can focus on her recovery, very similar to the show Intervention. Are there Recovery facilities in the US that have programs where the person can work to pay for the...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - May 13, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Heroin Treatment Source Type: blogs
Pulmonologist Unsure that Smoking is Any More Hazardous than Quitting Smoking via Electronic Cigarettes
It doesn't take a rocket toxicologist to understand that smoking burning tobacco, which contains more than 10,000 chemicals including 60 known human carcinogens - and which has already been demonstrated to cause more than 400,000 deaths each year in the U.S. - is much more harmful than vaping from a non-tobacco solution containing little more than nicotine and glycerin or propylene glycol.If any tobacco company even hinted that smoking is as benign as inhaling vapor from a solution of propylene glycol with nicotine, that company would find itself in a courtroom the next day, defending itself against charges of fraud.Appare...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - May 13, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Bacon along with other fatty foods are addictive, stimulating the brain like cocaine and making us want more.Contributor: Paula KiskadenPublished: May 13, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - May 13, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
"It's not our job."
Some people were criticizing me the other day when I suggested that CMS was wasting its time by publishing hospital chargemaster data while neglecting its real responsibilities. "Why are you so hard on them?" was the typical comment.Why? Because the agency is neglecting important duties, tasks that could actually improve the quality and safety of patient care.Well, just a few days later, Pro Publica makes the case so strongly that I will just quote excerpts from their report:An analysis of four years of Medicare prescription records shows that some doctors and other health professionals across the country presc...
Source: Running a hospital - May 12, 2013 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
Taking Time to Reboot Yourself
A favorite caption I saw a couple years ago with regard to workforce restlessness was “Distracted? Hit the Reset Button.” We all know the familiar frustration with computers and other devices that decide they just can’t work anymore in the moment. We’re probably all familiar too with the required routine to update their operating systems in order to bring them back to even keel, starting point, place of rest. It is the same with people. We find ourselves with “restlessness syndrome,” the inability to write another word or figure another computation in our workplaces. That’s not t...
Source: World of Psychology - May 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Lisa A. Miles Tags: Addiction Brain and Behavior General Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Borders Communi Deep Focus Distinction Distraction Distractions Drudgery Few Minutes Frustration Lack Of Motivation Mail M Source Type: blogs
It’s Getting Harder
The forces of nature appear intent on reversing mankind’s progress toward better health. An example is the ever-increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. A timeline of the existence of humans and bacteria shows that bacteria have been around for a very long time— much longer than mammals, and much, much longer than humans. In fact by the dawn mankind, bacteria [...] (Source: Suboxone Talk Zone)
Source: Suboxone Talk Zone - May 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: J T Junig Tags: Addiction Buprenorphine disease of addiction drug resistance heroin addiction resistance to treatment Suboxone treatment Source Type: blogs
Prescribing antibiotics: It’s time to draw a hard line
This is a call to arms to my fellow providers to protect our patients from themselves and our willingness to comply with their requests. We live and practice in a society filled with fear of medications and their side effects. People will not take blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetic medication because of the side effects they have heard or read about. However, these same patients will take antibiotics every day of the week for a sniffle or a scratchy throat that started this morning. Are we facing an epidemic of patients actually addicted to the use of antibiotics? Where does this laxity in taking antibiotics ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 11, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Meds Infectious disease Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
The Pot President
Hendrik Hertzberg on the hypocrisy of the hip. In a blog post at the New Yorker last week, Hendrik Hertzberg spotlighted a recent joke made by the President of the United States at the White House Correspondents dinner. In reference to the rapidly changing media landscape, Obama said: “You can’t keep up with it. I mean, I remember when BuzzFeed was just something I did in college around two A.M. (Laughter.) It’s true! (Laughter.)” The days of expressing a cringing contrition for your “youthful experimentation,” or claiming that you didn’t inhale, or clearly over. But of course, the president’s joke wa...
Source: Addiction Inbox - May 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
Spirituality is a word used in an abundance of contexts that means different things for different people at different times in different cultures. Although expressed through religions, art, nature and the built environment for centuries, recent expressions of spirituality have become more varied and diffuse. This is reflected in the range of language used to describe spirituality. Some of the more common themes describe it using one or more of the following elements: a sense of purpose a sense of ‘connectedness’ – to self, others, nature, ‘God’ or Other a quest for wholeness a search for hope or harmony a bel...
Source: Recovery Is Sexy.com - May 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: 12 Step Fellowships Addictions Codependency Faith Healthy Spirituality art Christian church connectedness god Higher Power Hindus Jews Meditation Muslims nature prayer religion transcendence Source Type: blogs
An Answer to the Question: California’s 3 Strikes Law, Amend It NOW!!!?
I thought I’d post this question from Rachel B since a lot of people seem to be asking it lately: California really took voters for a ride with this one. They promised that sex offenders, rapists, murderers, child molesters would fall under this category, but instead, they have small time robbers and drug users encarcerated when they should really be in rehab while Megan’s Law gets longer and longer. Tell me my fellow Americans, what are your views on this? Answer: Wow. I expected to see a lot more in support of your proposition here, and it’s surprising (though gratifying) to see that’s not the ca...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - May 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Heroin Treatment Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: May 10, 2013
We all want to feel better. We all want and need to feel loved. What gets in the way of true happiness isn’t desire. Most often we don’t know the path to take us there. I know people who relentlessly sabotage their happiness. Maybe it’s because they’ve grown accustomed to being disappointed. Maybe it’s because they believe they don’t deserve it. Maybe it’s because what they know, no matter how bad, seems better than what they don’t know. But mostly it’s because of fear. Maybe the bridge to take you where you want to go is filled with challenges and you’re scared t...
Source: World of Psychology - May 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Amp bridge Caregiver Challenges Delusions Desire Fear Hallucinations Insurmountable Problems Obstacles Psychotic Disorders Relationship Issues Reminder Right Tools Roots Ryan Schultz Sex Addiction Sex Source Type: blogs
The 7 Bad Habits of Highly Unhealthy People
There are a number of reasons why many of us fail to take control of our health. Everything from time, lack of quality information, and motivation play a roll in our success or failure. But there’s another set of lesser-known reasons why you aren’t as healthy as you’d like: the thoughts in your head. Below I’ve profiled the top seven bad mental habits I see over and over, and how you can fix them. #1 The belief that success is left to a special few Some people seem to have this concept that people who end up really successful, healthy, and happy, are just the lucky few. When you ask them how Mozart, Tiger w...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 10, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Alexander Heyne Tags: health and fitness self improvement bad habits unhealthy Source Type: blogs
Drowning Sorrows in a… Melody? The Neuroaesthetics of Music
Sex, drugs & rock n’ roll. Ever wondered why those three things go together in this famous expression? Neuroaesthetics is the relatively recent study of questions such as “Why do we like the things we like?” and “Why do some people find one thing pleasing while others find it appalling?” It has focused on issues such as creativity, visual and motor processing in visual artists and the varying factors involved in creative domains. Many of these studies have examined music and the neural activity that occurs when we listen to and evaluate what we hear. Salimpoor and Zatorre (2013) reviewed ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Olga Gonithellis, LMHC, MA, EdM Tags: Brain and Behavior Creativity General Happiness Memory and Perception Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Research Addictive Behaviors Anticipation Brain Activity Chills Creative Domains Drowning So Source Type: blogs
Answering the Question ‘I think i have a world war 2 token?’
Here a good question I found in the comments section of a previous post. ‘dejabooalex’ asks us the question: my grandmother gave me a bank and it had a token in it and on the front it says;”To Thine Own Be True” on the outside circle and on the inside it says ” Unity Service Recovery” and in the very middle it has a “II”(thats why i think its a world war 2 token )on the back it has this prayer (its a little hard to read);” God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference”i think t...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - May 9, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Alcoholic Recovery Source Type: blogs
7 Damaging Myths About Self-Care
In our society self-care is largely misunderstood. Its narrow and inaccurate perception explains why many of us — women in particular — feel guilty about attending to our needs. It explains why many of us stumble around drained and depleted. However, self-care offers a slew of benefits. And it feels good to nourish our needs. Below, experts dispel seven of the most common myths surrounding self-care. 1. Myth: Self-care is all or nothing. Fact: Many people believe that self-care means spending an entire day of pampering or “it’s not worth it,” said Anna Guest-Jelley, a body empowerment educator,...
Source: World of Psychology - May 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress Ashley Boulder Colo Common Myths Compulsive Behaviors Deep Breath Educator Elbow Epsom Salt Epsom Salt Bath Marter Meditation Mind And Body ov Source Type: blogs
Big Inside Joke About Doctor Surveys: 90% of Physicians Believe They Graduated in the Top Half of Their Class
Richard Meyer, author of World of DTC Marketing Blog, is a big believer in physician surveys, including the survey that the FDA intends to do regarding how physicians feel about direct-to-cinsumer (DTC) advertising.Rich was interviewed on HuffPost Live recently along with a health reporter and former Zyprexa Drug Rep, Shahram Ahari, who now is a consultant for Pharmedout. The 30-minute interview -- see embedded video at the end of this post -- was titled "Big Pharma's Pill Pushing." The description reads: "Big Pharma spends almost twice as much on promotion as it does on research and development. Drug company revenues clim...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - May 8, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Tags: Survey Physician Marketing DTC Advertising Sales and Sales Reps Source Type: blogs
Question/Answer: Can I find a drug treatment facility in San Jose, California?
‘carrie’ asks a great question so I thought I’d post it here with an answer – enjoy: My friend Tamara asked me about drug treatment facilities in San Jose. She said that her brother George is ready to face his fears and receive treatment. He was addicted to crystal meth for almost two years and now he decided to get some help. I posted this question to get some answers from you guys. Please help us. Thank you. Answer: Sure, I’ll help you out. Check the links I posted below and you’ll find some answers. Good luck to George! I hope he makes it to full recovery! Tagged:Other – Health...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - May 8, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Meth Recovery Source Type: blogs
National Study of Adults Can Find Only Six Nonsmokers Who Have Ever Tried Electronic Cigarettes
Anti-smoking groups continue to oppose electronic cigarettes, in part because they claim these products will increase smoking by inducing nonsmokers to become addicted to nicotine. A number of anti-smoking advocates expressed these concerns at an FDA-sponsored press conference in July 2009. At that press conference, anti-smoking advocates warned that "these products could encourage smoking" and alarmed the public about "the risk that electronic cigarettes may increase nicotine addiction among young people." The American Lung Association went so far as to "urge[s] the FDA to act immediately to halt the sale and distribution...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - May 8, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
How Loss and Love Can Lead to Creative Persistence
Life has not been easy for me. I was the child victim of a religious cult, my family was poor, and as an adult, I lost my firstborn daughter to Turner's Syndrome at birth. More recently, I suffered through a divorce due to my former spouse's extreme difficulties with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. You could say I've been through the ringer. Yet, if not for these mishaps and hardships, I wouldn't be the person I am today. I wouldn't have the same stories to tell: stories that can help to heal others who have been through similar circumstances. I wouldn't have the same heartfelt desire to keep pushing to get those...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 7, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Dan Erickson Tags: Community Posts creativity loss love persistence redemption self improvement writing tips Source Type: blogs
In Ultimate Irony, Duke is Recognized for Smoking Cessation Programs
In an irony of epic proportions, Duke has been recognized by the North Carolina Prevention Partners for its model smoking cessation efforts.According to an article in Duke Today: "Duke's tobacco cessation programs for employees have been recognized by the NC Prevention Partners with the designation as a Gold Star Standard Hospital. The Gold Star Standard recognizes Duke's efforts to refers employees to effective quit programs, provide comprehensive benefits such as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medications and offer attractive incentives to encourage employees to quit tobacco use. ... 'Duke University Medic...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - May 7, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: May 7, 2013
It’s easy to cross over from stressed to overwhelmed especially if you’ve been recently diagnosed with an illness. What once may have caused you worry, now seems superficial. Welcome to the club! While it can seem like a scary process to navigate where you were to where you are now, you are not alone. It’s what many of our bloggers deal with every day. Although it’s difficult to deal with the unknown and grasp the idea of being different or not “normal,” there is a silver lining. Many people who have been diagnosed with mental illness have happy lives. Also, they are often more compassio...
Source: World of Psychology - May 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Antidepressants Creative Mind Creativity Dani Doles Dr Linda Dsm Hatch Health Awareness Month Individuals Families Institute Of Mental Health Mental Health Awareness Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Illnes Source Type: blogs
Orexin and Insomnia
If Valium makes you groggy, and Ambien makes you sleepwalk… A compound that blocks a brain receptor you probably have never heard of may hold the key to the next generation of sleeping pills—and there is always a next generation of sleeping pills. A new class of hypnotic compounds that serve as antagonists for the neurotransmitter orexin may combat insomnia without the “confusional arousals” that have come to plague some users of zolpidem, otherwise known as Ambien. Sleepwalking, sleep driving, and sleep sex are common among the reports. Orexin is involved in central nervous system arousal. So-called DORAs, or...
Source: Addiction Inbox - May 7, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
How to Clean you AC Ducts at Home
Frequent AC duct washing is suggested in any family with air-conditioning techniques. This should be done especially in hot locations like Dubai where citizens invest 90% of the day in the house. The dirt and dirt may acquire in the channels extra time. This accumulation motivates pattern and microbe development which presents health hazards. Only a certified Dubai A/C duct cleaners is capable of doing thorough A/C washing. This is because only an experienced can do duct washing more than two legs into the duct. A certified Dubai AC cleaners also has technology to sterilize the tubes. However, you can still fresh the air c...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - May 6, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Addiction Recovery Tips Source Type: blogs
Do ‘Real Housewives’ Make Real Friendships?
It seems like there is a growing segment of the population who makes a weekly date (or, in some cases, multiple weekly dates, depending on how many versions they follow) with their DVR or with groups of friends to watch the “Real Housewives” television show phenomenon. I have seen enough episodes to ask the question, “Why?” What draws people to watch faithfully every week or watch every series every week? What satisfaction is had by watching women backstab each other, trash-talk each other behind each other’s backs, steal each other’s men, lie and manipulate others for attention, and flaunt the...
Source: World of Psychology - May 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Merrily Sadlovsky, MSW, LCSW Tags: Addiction Anger Celebrities Friends General Personality Psychology Relationships Self-Esteem Women's Issues Antics Dvr Female Friendships Horrible Accident Life Friendships Lifestyles Loyal Fans Mini Quiz Phenomenon P Source Type: blogs
Clock Ticking On Colorado’s Marijuana Repeal Bill
Proposal to revote on pot legalization is losing steam. While the rest of the nation argues over Colorado’s recent decision to legalize limited amounts of marijuana, a small but determined group of legislators in that state have been promoting a bill that would allow a “conditional repeal” of the pot amendment. The proposal to resubmit the question of retail marijuana sales to Colorado voters is supported by Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs). The proposed ballot measure would first ask voters to approve previously promised higher tax rat...
Source: Addiction Inbox - May 6, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
More on Weight, Disease and Longevity
The controversy over whether higher weight leads to increased disease and mortality is as confusing as the one over whether sugar is addictive or not. First we hear that obesity leads to poor health and premature death, then we hear that it doesn’t. All we can do is stay informed and pay attention to the results of reputable research studies. I offer the following information not to take sides in the debate, but in the hopes that you’ll take it in with self-compassion and use it to motivate yourself to become healthier. According to an article in the 3/13 Nutrition Action Health Letter, “Weighing the o...
Source: Normal Eating - May 6, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: eatnormalnow Source Type: blogs
2-Midnight Rule: Medicare's New 2013 Inpatient Hospital Payment Policy Explained (CMS 1599-P).
Hospitalists have risen to the challenge of only providing medically reasonable and necessary inpatient hospital care under the rules of three-midnight medicine. They have refused to delay patient discharges just so patients could enjoy high quality care in the nursing home of their choice that is paid for by our Medicare National Bank. They are willing to accept discharge to home and face the music of bad patient satisfaction survey scores filled out by angry family members who are upset their hospitalist wouldn't commit Medicare fraud to get grandma to a Medicare paid nursing home for the next...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - May 6, 2013 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs
These days I am reading and reflecting on several books, among them Barbara Stevens Sullivan's The Mystery of Analytical Work: Weavings from Jung and Bion and Natalie Boero's Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American "Obesity Epidemic". This week these thoughts from them came together for me: most of the people to whom I spoke talked about a desire to lose weight to be normal, to be able to wear a smaller size, to blend in, and to avoid the stigma and discrimination faced by fat people. This pattern held not only for people like Tina, who had undergone surgery in order to lose wei...
Source: Jung At Heart - May 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
My Answer To The Question – Does drinking coffee replace or lessen the addiction of drinking alcohol in alcoholics?
Many of you like the questions and answers on this blog. I just found another one from ‘andy a’ who asks Does drinking coffee help reduce the addiction or daily cravings of alcohol. Can one develops an addiction to coffee? (from the caffeine)Will the coffee addiction ever have a chance of switching over from alcohol to coffee?This is for a research paper on an experimental analysis of behavior treatment. Answer: The act of drinking coffee will not replace the craving for alcohol and it will not lessen it. Addiction is the unrelenting physical and mental need for a mind altering substance or high. An alcoholic ...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - May 5, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Meth Recovery Source Type: blogs
Replacing Resentment with Self-Love in Your Relationship
When will we become lovable? When will we feel safe? When will we get all the protection, nurturing, and love we so richly deserve? We will get it when we begin giving it to ourselves. ~ Melody Beattie, Beyond Codependency As a psychotherapist, I can’t count how many times I have seen individuals and couples struggle with building healthy connections in their relationships. The most common complaint has been that they feel unfulfilled, devalued or unappreciated in relationships with others. It is my professional experience that when we get caught up in what others can do to make us feel good about ourselve...
Source: World of Psychology - May 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Lisa Knudson, LCSW Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships Self-Esteem Self-Help Treatment Women's Issues Choose One Cinderella Codependency Couples Disappointments Fairy Tale Endings Fantasies friendships Source Type: blogs
FDA to Titan: ‘NO’ on Probuphine
A few weeks ago I described Reckitt Benckiser as a ship returning to port, after the FDA ‘bitch-slapped’ the company for a bit of trickery that was intended to block generics from making Suboxone. As an aside… I wondered if ‘bitch-slap’ would be an offensive, misogynist term, or whether it was a fair way to describe what happened [...] (Source: Suboxone Talk Zone)
Source: Suboxone Talk Zone - May 4, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: J T Junig Tags: Addiction Buprenorphine Legal Pharma pharmacology Public policy Suboxone treatment new treatments for addiction opioid dependence probuphine suboxone alternatives zubsolv Source Type: blogs
“We Should Reopen It.” BC Conservative Party Leader John Cummins on the Closed BC Adult ADHD Clinic
“We Should Reopen It.” BC Conservative Party Leader John Cummins on the Closed BC Adult ADHD ClinicPost from: Adult ADD Strengths 6 Years ago in 2007, the BC Liberal government under then health minister George Abbott shut down the only provincial adult ADHD clinic in BC at Children’s Hospital in Vancouver after a 12-14 month long wait list for an entire year. In May 2011 I asked Christy Clark during her by election campaign at her town hall meeting if she would re open the BC adult ADHD clinic. She said “I don’t have enough information about the specifics of the program that you’re talking about, ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Advocacy Politics ADHD related newtag Source Type: blogs
The Allure of Bad Boys
You have a good head on your shoulders. You’re attractive. You’re personable. You’re smart. And yet, for some inexplicable reason, you’re drawn to bad boys. What is it with this attraction? You can’t explain it. You just know you find a certain kind of guy alluring — even when you know (from experience) that the relationship will end badly. Friends tell you that your new “great guy” is cocky, brash, foolhardy. But you have a different take on it. You view him as sooo masculine, exciting, unconventional — in a good way. He’s such a turn-on. No comparison to other guys. Yes, those other guys are ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Linda Sapadin, Ph.D Tags: General Habits Men's Issues Personality Relationships Women's Issues Adrenaline Allure Bad Boy Bad Boys Blah Everyday Life Exciting Life Experiences Half Baked Inexplicable Reason Shoulders Sweet Talker Unconventionalit Source Type: blogs
Sex Drive: How Do Men and Women Compare?
This article may help answer some questions about libido. Birds do it, bees do it, and men do it any old time. But women will only do it if the candles are scented just right — and their partner has done the dishes first. A stereotype, sure, but is it true? Do men really have stronger sex drives than women? Well, yes, they do. Study after study illustrates that men’s sex drives are not only stronger than women’s, but much more straightforward. The sources of women’s libidos, by contrast, are much more difficult to pin down. It’s common wisdom that women place more value on emotional connectio...
Source: Recovery Is Sexy.com - May 3, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Codependency Gambling Men Recovery Sexuality Women libido women's sex drive Source Type: blogs
Which Prescription Drugs Do Americans Abuse Most?
By: Laura Sciuto According to a 2010 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 7 million people in the United States -- or 2.7 percent of the population -- annually abuse prescription drugs. This abuse primarily occurs when people take medication not prescribed to them or take their own prescription drugs at a higher dosage than recommended by their doctor. The most commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three categories: Opioids (pain relievers), depressants and stimulants. Below is a breakdown of each category, compiled using the latest statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse: O...
Source: PharmaGossip - May 3, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Snack Time: Healthy Chips and Dip
Chips and dip are so addictive, right? It's not like you can have one and stop. It usually turns into a major munch fest. But, fear not: If you choose the right chips and dip, you can enjoy this perfect snacktime pairing guilt-free. A satisfying combo that I discovered recently is Tribe's brand-new, limited-edition Everything Hummus and Pepperidge Farm's Gluten-Free Baked Naturals Tortilla Chips. Here's the low-down on each of these snacktime staples that seriously satisfy. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 2, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Nutrition diet food snacks Source Type: blogs
Accidental Overdose in the Elderly
There are many possible causes of an accidental overdose in a senior citizen. It can be from having multiple prescriptions, general forgetfulness and in some cases addiction. Knowing the possibility exists helps to prevent serious complications.Contributor: Mary Bodel MHPublished: May 02, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - May 2, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Anonymous Recovery Group Links
This list below comes to you from Faces and Voices of Recovery (http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/resources/support_home.php) Individual Addiction Recovery Resources Addictions VictoriousAdvocates For the Integration of Recovery and Methadone, Inc. (AFIRM)Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)Alcoholics for Christ Alcoholics Victorious (AV)Celebrate Recovery Chemically Dependent Anonymous Online Resource Center (CDA)Cocaine Anonymous (CA)Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)Harm Reduction Network (HAMS) Heroin Anonymous (HA)J.A.C.S. (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others)LifeRing: Secular RecoveryMarijuana...
Source: Recovery Is Sexy.com - May 2, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: 12 Step Fellowships Adult Children of Alcoholics Al-anon Alateen Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Victorious Cocaine Anonymous Debtors Anonymous Emotions Anonymous Gam-anon Gamblers Anonymous Gamers Anonymous HIV Anonymous Marijua Source Type: blogs