Medicine RSS Search Engine

Addiction Addiction RSS feedThis is an RSS file. You can use it to subscribe to this data in your favourite RSS reader or to display this data on your own website or blog.

This page shows you the most recent publications within this specialty of the MedWorm directory. This is page number 5.

Cake Rings True
It often really concerns me that many people get their medical information from watching movies and television. That's because most shows are wildly medically inaccurate and truly misinform, especially in the arena of mental health. So I was particularly intrigued to watch Cake with Jennifer Aniston, which would be dealing with the subject of addiction. Besides being touchingly absorbing, Cake spells out that in reality ANYONE can develop a drug addiction, which is a painfully horrible way to live, often deadly and that it most often goes untreated. When we think of a drug addict, we tend not to think about young mothers,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

What is Toxic Shame?
When shame becomes toxic, it can ruin our lives. Everyone experiences shame at one time another. It’s an emotion with physical symptoms like any other that come and go, but when it’s severe, it can be extremely painful. Strong feelings of shame stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, causing a fight/flight/freeze reaction. We feel exposed and want to hide or react with rage, while feeling profoundly alienated from others and good parts of ourselves. We may not be able to think or talk clearly and be consumed with self-loathing, which is made worse because we’re unable to be rid of ourselves. We all have our own...
Source: Psych Central - January 15, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Children and Teens Disorders Family General Parenting Psychology Self-Esteem Self-Help Guilt Healing Rumination Self Loathing self-compassion Shame Toxic Emotions Source Type: news

How Online Romance Causes Divorce
Online relationships can be like Astroturf: it may look greener than your real-life relationship, but it’s not truly alive. read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - January 15, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Media Relationships Sex Social Life cheating divorce divorce causes Dr. Jantz online cheating online dating online relationships Technology Addiction the center Source Type: news

How The Internet Is Causing Divorce
Online relationships can be like Astroturf: it may look greener than your real-life relationship, but it’s not truly alive. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 15, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Media Relationships Sex Social Life cheating divorce divorce causes Dr. Jantz online cheating online dating online relationships Technology Addiction the center Source Type: news

Report highlights the dangers of opioid painkillers
Whenever I read or write about the overuse of so-called opioid painkillers it is with mixed feelings. As a lifelong back-pain patient who once depended on them for pain relief, I appreciate the challenge posed by opioids to people in pain and their doctors. People in agonizing pain want it to stop, but opioids are often a poor long-term solution. Doctors want to help their patients, so they may prescribe opioids for extended periods despite well-founded reservations. At the same time, the epidemic of abuse of these painkillers has led to numerous deaths. Like many Americans, I know people whose lives were destroyed—who e...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Daniel Pendick Tags: Addiction Drugs and Supplements Pain Management hydrocodone opioids oxycodone Source Type: news

Day 13: Feeling Better Sooner Rather Than Later
What helps us make a needed change more easily? This one simple tactic!read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 15, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help emotional health mental health Source Type: news

Treatment for cocaine addiction 'could work in way methadone is used for heroin'
Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have a identified a specific protein that they believe will help in the development of future treatments for cocaine addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis addicts 'let down'
A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on class A substances. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis addicts are 'let down'
A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on class A substances. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD drug could help treat binge eating
A medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder could also help keep compulsive food addiction under control (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leanne Johnson from Bolton died after battle with heroin drug addiction aged 26
Leanne Johnson, a trainee hairdresser from Bolton who resorted to prostitution to fund her drug addiction, had spent time in rehab after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle Show in a bid to kick the habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Neurological Differences in Men and Women Smokers
Talk to your physician for information on alternative smoking cessation programs. Individual plans can offer long-term success and a healthier lifestyle. It is never too late to benefit from quitting the habit of smoking and reduce the associated health risks. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 14, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Social Life smoking Source Type: news

Alcohol and Cigarettes Use in Teens Declines
read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 14, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Education Health drug drug use smoking substance abuse Source Type: news

Day 12: Reducing Meaninglessness With One Single Question
Life not feeling too meaningful? Here's one simple thing to try!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 14, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help existentialism life purpose meaning mental health Source Type: news

Cone snail venom holds promise for medical treatments for cancer and addiction
(Florida Atlantic University) While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

5 Ways to Silence Shame
Shame is among the most corrosive of human emotions, with the power to convince us that that little voice in our head is right after all – you know, the one that says “I knew you’d fail,” “You’ll never really belong” and “Who would love you?”read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 13, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Resilience Self-Help Source Type: news

Day 11: Turning Your Meaning Needs Into Action Steps
What should you do when a meaning crisis strikes? Create a plan of action!read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 13, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help emotional health existential meaning mental health Source Type: news

Painkillers and the NFL: Why the Players Sued
The legalities of the claim that the NFL got their players addicted to painkillers will likely be argued for a long time. But the questions remain: why are prescription opioids used so often for pain relief, and why are they so addictive?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 13, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Jordan Gaines Lewis Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Neuroscience Sport and Competition Football lawsuit national football league NFL opiate addiction opiates painkillers Source Type: news

Bump Start
One of the more interesting and somewhat controversial male psychological conditions that have been reported relatively frequently in the psychological research literature is Couvade syndrome (sometimes called sympathetic pregnancy) but is not generally recognized as a bone fide medical condition. But what does the psychological literature tell us about this disorder?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 13, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Couvade Syndrome False pregnancy syndrome Phantom pregnancy Pregnancy delusions Pseudo-pregnancy. Source Type: news

Irrelationship's Patient Zero Couple
Irrelationship is what happens when two people co-create/maintain a way of relating that protects them from love's dangers—from the anxiety and insecurities that go along with being vulnerable to the risks of being in love. We are going to follow a couple as they explore the ways that irrelationship protects them from empathy, intimacy emotional risk and investment.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 13, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Anxiety Relationships Self-Help Social Life abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment development divorce emotional investment empa Source Type: news

Cocaine antidote closer than ever
New insight has been gained into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine addiction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Danish Researchers 1-step closer towards a cocaine antidote
(University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

No Smoke, but Haze Around E-Joint
Addiction specialists worry that a new high may be far too convenient, especially for teenagers (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By KIRA PEIKOFF Tags: Medical Marijuana E-Cigarettes Source Type: news

Disconnect From Your Smartphone and Rest Your Mind
As the new year ushers in a time for us to reflect on our past, it also allows us to think about ways to refresh our minds with new, creative ideas. Have you ever thought about temporarily disconnecting yourself from all forms of Internet, social media, apps, text, social and email? Whew, that's a lot I know. Well, have you? No, I am not crazy. I am totally serious. Think of disconnecting as a way to release some stress and anxiety that are not helpful. You just may improve your health and your business. By disconnecting, it allows new, creative ideas to enter into your mind that renew, refresh and invigorate your brain ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Day 10: Tackling the Boredom Behind Our Frantic Busyness
Effectively dealing with the boredom that masks meaning problems and causes us to keep ourselves over-busyread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 12, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help boredom emotional health mental health Source Type: news

The Teenage Brain Blog
How new research is turning the tables on myths about the teenage brain: Revealing hidden strengths and weaknessesread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 12, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Frances E. Jensen, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Neuroscience Parenting adolescent brain cyberbullying risk taking Source Type: news

Blood test may tell you the 'best' way to quit smoking
Conclusion This is a well-conducted randomised controlled trial, which found that use of the nicotine-metabolite ratio (NMR) may be helpful in indicating which stop smoking treatment may be best for different people. For those with a normal NMR, varenicline was more effective than a nicotine patch. For slower metabolisers, there was no significant difference in the effectiveness of the two treatments, but they tended to get more side effects with varenicline. The study benefits from its large size, double-blind design and high follow-up rates. However, there are still questions to be answered. For example, the difference ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Medical practice Cancer Source Type: news

Kenya: Rehab Centre to Be Put Up in Nyandarua
[The Star]Ndemi Health Centre in Kipipiri will be expanded to accommodate a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

TSRI scientists design nicotine vaccine that provokes robust immune response
(Scripps Research Institute) When a promising nicotine vaccine failed in clinical trials a few years ago, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute were determined to keep trying to help smokers overcome their addiction. Now the team has designed a more effective nicotine vaccine and proven that the structures of molecules used in vaccines is critical. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Patch or pills? How quickly smokers break down nicotine may point to best ways to quit
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and collaborators have shown the benefits of a personalized approach to smoking treatment, based on how quickly smokers break down nicotine in their bodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nicotine metabolism rates may impact success of smoking cessation treatments
A randomized clinical trial of smokers trying to quit found that the effectiveness of particular smoking cessation therapies might relate to how quickly their body metabolizes nicotine. The study compared success rates of the nicotine patch versus the prescription medication varenicline. Among... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 12, 2015 Category: Addiction Tags: Health and Medical Professionals, Researchers, Tobacco, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Scrupulosity: When OCD Targets Your Religious and Moral Values
Whenever Marian was exposed to religious issues, she felt overwhelmed by doubt, guilt and anxiety. She had been steadfast in her devotion since childhood. Lately, though, she’d try to avoid anything or anyone that triggered her spiritual obsessions. Her loved ones were puzzled because her commitment had been extraordinary. Conflicting worries consumed her mind and she was becoming depressed. Marian’s example of scrupulosity is one of many variations a sufferer may have with this type of OCD. Sometimes individuals with scrupulosity aren’t religious but feel hyper-responsible to their moral standards. The fact is that ...
Source: Psych Central - January 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Addictions Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy Spirituality Anxiety Crisis of Faith Morality Negativity Religion Scrupulosity Source Type: news

The Lust Murderer: Asocial vs. Nonsocial
In 1980, 35 years ago, the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit proposed the distinction between organized and disorganized killers, which is still used for behavioral interpretation at crime scenes.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 11, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Personality Sex BAU disorganized offender fbi John Douglas Lust murder profiling Roy Hazelwood sex murder Source Type: news

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Relationships
Are you dealing with someone who’s passive-aggressive in your life? Relating to a passive-aggressive person can be a difficult experience, with many moments of frustration, anger, and despair. How can you stay on top of the situation and maintain your equanimity? Here are keys to successfully handle passive-aggressive personal relationships...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 11, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Law and Crime Media Parenting Personality Source Type: news

Day 9: Reducing Your Anxiety Using One Simple Visualization
Learn how to use a simple visualization technique to help manage your anxietyread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 10, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help anxiety management emotional health mental health Source Type: news

National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Deal Would Restore Doctor’s License
An obstetrician/gynecologist in Hobbs has been ordered to undergo evaluation for sex addiction as a condition of returning to work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By RICK ROJAS Tags: Doctors Driskill, Christopher S New Mexico Source Type: news

To Fight Disease, Protect the Ocean
Co-authored by Carl Safina, Author and host, 'Saving the Ocean' on PBS Why should we curb ocean pollution, stop overfishing, prevent invasive species and save coral reefs? Because the next wonder drug in the battle against some of our most insidious diseases, such as cancer or Alzheimer's, may be lurking just beneath the waves! The ocean covers nearly three-quarters of our planet and provides billions of people with a critical source of protein along with hundreds of millions of jobs and billions of dollars in economic revenue. The ocean is part of the Earth's life support system, producing oxygen while absorbing carb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Celibacy Period
When couples are struggling with a partner's sex addiction, taking sex off the table may be difficult for some spouses who fear the addict will go back to his/her old ways. Therapeutically clinicians in this field will ask for a 90 day celibacy period. This may seem surprising but this is critical in the early stages of recovery for both the addict and the partner.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 9, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Sex Source Type: news

Study Shows Middle-Aged Men As Biggest Group Of Binge Drinkers
For most, the term "binge drinking" usually conjures up images of red Solo cups, kegs filled with cheap beer and college freshmen slurring words. A recent study, however, shows that college kids do not make up the demographic that binge drinks the most. That demographic would be middle-aged white males, specifically men aged 45 to 54. In light of the results, HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri hosted a roundtable discussion on the subject with an addiction expert and three middle-aged men that became sober later in life. Watch the rest of the HuffPost Live conversation here. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

How I Conquered Binge Eating Disorder
I developed binge eating disorder when I was 26 years old, after spending countless hours and mental energy on dieting, eating perfectly, and obsessing about my body and weight. Of course, I didn’t actually realize I had BED right away. Instead, after a while I realized it wasn’t normal that I was consuming huge portions of food whenever I was alone. I crammed so much in, and with such intensity, that I scared myself. I turned to the Internet to figure out what, exactly, I was dealing with. After realizing I had a problem, I tried to remedy it. How? By dieting even more, of course! I thought if I could just perfect my ...
Source: Psych Central - January 9, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jen Picicci Tags: Addictions Disorders Eating Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Weight Loss Binge Eating Disorder Body Image dieting Food Intake Healthy Nutrition Source Type: news

Day 8. Offering One Small Gift With Love
our mental health hinges on many large matters -- but also on the smallest gestures read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 9, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help creativity emotional health love mental health Source Type: news