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Move For A Healthy Mind: A Program Of Peer-Led Physical Activity For Adolescents With Depression And Anxiety, Emily Edwards 2020 The University of San Francisco

Move For A Healthy Mind: A Program Of Peer-Led Physical Activity For Adolescents With Depression And Anxiety, Emily Edwards

Master's Projects and Capstones

The following discusses adolescent depression and anxiety and the utilization of physical activity as an intervention or coping mechanism. Adolescents have been experiencing increased rates of anxiety or depression diagnoses over the past roughly two decades. Adolescence is, physiologically, a formative period in the developmental stage from childhood to adulthood. Current barriers to achieving optimal mental health among the adolescent population include the stigmatization of mental health issues, lack of education, socioeconomic status and healthcare access. Further, physical activity has been studied and identified to be an effective treatment for individuals experiencing depression and anxiety. In an effort to treat ...


The Effects Of Moderate-Severe Plaque Psoriasis On Patient Well-Being And Prevention Of Flares, Glenn Devera 2020 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Moderate-Severe Plaque Psoriasis On Patient Well-Being And Prevention Of Flares, Glenn Devera

Nursing | Senior Theses

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that is indicated by red, patchy and scaly skin that can be painful when irritated. Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases. Despite the expansion of treatments for moderate-to-severe psoriasis over the last decade, patients may still find that treatment strategies are not as successful, leaving them dissatisfied with their treatments. A relationship built upon trust between the nurse and the patient diagnosed with psoriasis may serve to help ensure optimal care. A comprehensive literature review was performed and found that best practices for patient management need to ...


Little Is Known About Cannabidiol For Improving Severe Behavioral Symptoms Of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Keerteshwrya Mishra 2020 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Little Is Known About Cannabidiol For Improving Severe Behavioral Symptoms Of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Keerteshwrya Mishra

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A clinical decision report appraising Barchel D, Stolar O, De-Haan T, et al. Oral cannabidiol use in children with autism spectrum disorder to treat related symptoms and co-morbidities. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2019;9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.01521


Morita Therapy According To Morita: Dwelling In The Tension Between Hardy And Fragile Life, Peg LeVine 2020 University of Melbourne, Global and Population Health

Morita Therapy According To Morita: Dwelling In The Tension Between Hardy And Fragile Life, Peg Levine

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

At the turn of the last century, Shōma Morita, MD (1874-1938), observed the ways thriving habitats revitalize and sustain humans, other mammals, birds, insects, fish, trees, fungi, and other life. Compatibly, Morita progressed his theory of peripheral consciousness (mushojūshin), which informed his therapeutic ecological habitat and methods. In Morita’s era, scholars and clinicians mulled over diverse hypotheses on consciousness and how consciousness theories (or lack of a theory) influence therapy and places of delivery. Largely by the 1980s, phenomenological inquiry was displaced (if not discredited) by advocates and funders of cognitive science. Therein, consciousness was reframed as awareness in ...


Contents Ije-Volume 1 (1), October 2020, Cynthia Brunold-Conesa 2020 Humboldt State University

Contents Ije-Volume 1 (1), October 2020, Cynthia Brunold-Conesa

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

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Native American Perspectives: From The Red Road In Recovery, James Pete 2020 Humboldt State University

Native American Perspectives: From The Red Road In Recovery, James Pete

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

CULTURE AND TRADITIONS are a major part of my Red Road in Recovery. I've been involved in Native Art (used to call it Arts and Crafts) from the time I was 8 years old and going on 55 years! I am still learning, in many aspects. But, when I am creating Native Art....there is this place of peacefulness, serenity, a connection to the Higher Power (Gichi Manidoo), those who traveled to the Spirit World, and many others. This is from an Anishinaabe (Chippewa or Ojibwa) aspect.


More Than Microbes: Using Seemingly Gratuitous Data For More Effective Public Health Response, Dominic Antinozzi 2020 Allegheny College

More Than Microbes: Using Seemingly Gratuitous Data For More Effective Public Health Response, Dominic Antinozzi

The Macksey Journal

Communicable disease, specifically the Black Death outbreak of the fourteenth century, poses a great threat to mankind, forcing masses into early graves. Despite the horrible outcomes these events aren’t entirely negative. Through these events the world has learned how to better respond to future outbreaks. Amid another pandemic it is vital to continue this practice. COVID-19 responses have failed in that the overarching public health policy does not consider individual differences and how they impact people’s ability to adhere to said policy.[SJ1] This failing leads to the continuation of public health policy and actions that are simply ...


Mindfulness Therapy Is An Effective Adjunctive Treatment For Adolescents Living With Hiv, Samantha Rea 2020 Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Mindfulness Therapy Is An Effective Adjunctive Treatment For Adolescents Living With Hiv, Samantha Rea

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A clinical decision report appraising Webb L, Perry-Parrish C, Ellen J, Sibinga E. Mindfulness instruction for HIV-infected youth: a randomized controlled trial. AIDS Care. 2018;30(6):688–695. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1394434


The Effects Of A Yoga Intervention, Karen R. Arrant, Mary W. Stewart 2020 University of Louisiana Monroe

The Effects Of A Yoga Intervention, Karen R. Arrant, Mary W. Stewart

Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Sleep disturbance and stress in postmenopausal women pose physical, mental, and emotional health hazards. Researchers examined the effect of a yoga intervention on sleep, stress, anxiety, and depression in postmenopausal women. The study employed a randomized, controlled trial with: (1) a treatment group (yoga intervention) and (2) an attention-control group (health education). All participants completed three PROMIS® – Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System – tools and collected saliva samples before and after the eight-week intervention. The PROMIS® tools measured sleep, anxiety, and depression. Salivary alpha-amylase quantified sleep; salivary cortisol measured stress; and participants self-reported hours of sleep.

Thirty-one women completed the study ...


The International Journal Of Zero Balancing And Transformative Touch: A Welcome By Founder Dr. Fritz Smith, 2020 Eastern Illinois University

The International Journal Of Zero Balancing And Transformative Touch: A Welcome By Founder Dr. Fritz Smith

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

This journal holds the promise of allowing the benefits of transformative touch to be more widely shared by way of contributions from all of the touch modality communities that have so much to offer the world today.


Scientometric Analysis: Identification Of Research Trends In The Field Of Herb Drug Interactions., Gurjot Kaur, Ajay Kumar Sharma 2020 Shoolini University

Scientometric Analysis: Identification Of Research Trends In The Field Of Herb Drug Interactions., Gurjot Kaur, Ajay Kumar Sharma

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Due to the advent of allopathy and concomitant usage of the medicinal drugs with herbal medicines, many herb drug interactions are increasingly reported in the scientific literature. In this study, we have collected the scientific literature in the field of herb drug interactions published between 2011 to 2019 and analyzed it for the scientometric trends to understand the research direction in the last decade. We analyzed for the most prolific authors and their affiliations, top ten countries, funding agencies that sponsored the most publications and journals with most articles published in the field of herb drug interactions. We also identified ...


Cognitive Behavioral Therapies For The Management Of Chronic Pain, Kira Swensen, Maren Wright Voss, Alise Williams Condie, Ashley Yaugher 2020 Utah State University

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies For The Management Of Chronic Pain, Kira Swensen, Maren Wright Voss, Alise Williams Condie, Ashley Yaugher

All Current Publications

Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months and may continue even after illnesses or injuries have healed (Cleveland Clinic, 2017). Pain signals in the nervous system can remain active for several years if they are altered in the spinal cord, becoming stronger than they normally would or should be (Reichling & Levine, 2009). Chronic pain can also occur without illness or injury (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2019). Fortunately, many evidence-based strategies for managing chronic pain are available to ease the discomfort. This fact sheet reviews those strategies.


Four-Week Foundational Mindfulness Curriculum For Small Businesses, Madeleine Pizey 2020 Lesley University

Four-Week Foundational Mindfulness Curriculum For Small Businesses, Madeleine Pizey

Mindfulness Studies Theses

Abstract

This creative thesis is for trained mindfulness instructors and facilitators to offer small businesses a curriculum to reduce burnout among their employees and strengthen their inner-resilience through a four-week mindfulness training in the workplace or virtually. This thesis contains a rationale paper which includes a literature review. The focus of this thesis is on offering a four-week foundational mindfulness training for small businesses of twenty-five or fewer employees. It will include the purpose of having this type of training and how it will be of service, the benefits of this type of training, the current epidemic of burnout occurring ...


Rehabilitative Movement Approaches And Dance Interventions In Parkinson’S Disease, Cecilia Fontanesi 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Rehabilitative Movement Approaches And Dance Interventions In Parkinson’S Disease, Cecilia Fontanesi

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The scope of this work is to address the functional deficits and symptoms experienced by those living with Parkinson’s Disease through movement interventions.

Chapter 1 offers a brief overview of current pharmacotherapy and rehabilitation approaches in Parkinson’s, focusing on dance in particular as a movement intervention that may be particularly suited to this population.

Chapter 2 focuses on brain plasticity and motor learning in PD, reporting the effects of rTMS applied after the acquisition of a motor skill. In this study, adaptation tested in patients with PD was comparable in the sham and TMS sessions, while retention indices ...


Antagonistic Drug-Herb Interactions Between Clinacanthus Nutans And Cyclophosphamide On Wrl 68 Cell Line, Nurliana Abd Mutalib, Normala Abd Latip 2020 Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, 43200, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Antagonistic Drug-Herb Interactions Between Clinacanthus Nutans And Cyclophosphamide On Wrl 68 Cell Line, Nurliana Abd Mutalib, Normala Abd Latip

Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research

Clinacanthus nutans (Acanthaceae), locally known as Sabah snake grass, is popularly taken as prevention as well as treatment for cancer in Malaysia, despite lack of concrete clinical evidence. However, it is crucial to evaluate potential antagonistic, additive, or synergistic interactions that may result from the co-treatment of this plant in chemotherapy. In this study, we demonstrate the drug-herb interaction using combination treatment of C. nutans extracts and cyclophosphamide on the WRL 68 cell line. Materials and Methods: Aqueous and 70% ethanol extract of C. nutans leaves were prepared using decoction and maceration methods. MTT assay was used to test single ...


Predicting The Efficacy Of Psilocybin In Treating Mental Health And Addiction, Courtney Ledford 2020 Portland State University

Predicting The Efficacy Of Psilocybin In Treating Mental Health And Addiction, Courtney Ledford

altREU Projects

Machine Learning is used to predict the efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health and addiction by using a random forest algorithm. Psilocybin is a chemical compound found in fungi. Following ingestion, it is converted to psilocin which acts as a serotonin agonist, producing altered states of consciousness and hallucinations. Research suggests the use of psilocybin as a potential treatment for mental health disorders and addiction. An analysis of thirty-one experiments from the Altered States Database was inputted into the model. Past meta-analysis performed on this experimental data focuses on healthy participants rather than participants diagnosed with a mental illness ...


Exploring The Role Of Cannabidiol-Monoterpene Formulations In Modulating Anxiety Symptoms, Richard Leu 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Exploring The Role Of Cannabidiol-Monoterpene Formulations In Modulating Anxiety Symptoms, Richard Leu

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

While cannabidiol (CBD) has been documented to elicit anxiolytic effects, only recently have studies been conducted demonstrating the anxiolytic efficacy of the aromatic monoterpene, linalool. Pa

While cannabidiol (CBD) has been documented to elicit anxiolytic effects, only recently have studies demonstrated the anxiolytic efficacy of the aromatic monoterpene, linalool. Past research involving phytocannabinoid-phytocannabinoid formulations has shown that CBD may yield superior anxiolytic efficacy when administered alongside other cannabis compounds, with this phenomenon termed the “Entourage Effect” (EE); however, this EE has not been investigated in phytocannabinoid-terpene formulations. Furthermore, investigations involving intra-cranial CBD administration have shown the nucleus accumbens shell, known ...


Compassion Fatigue And The Emergency Department, Alexandra Myers 2020 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Compassion Fatigue And The Emergency Department, Alexandra Myers

Dissertations

Problem The emergency department (ED) is a high-stress environment. Nurses exposed to this stress for prolonged periods are subject to compassion fatigue (CF). The purpose of this quality improvement project was to identify and reduce the level of CF in ED nurses by implementing Real Time Transformative Response© (RTR). RTR© is a technique that uses combinations of neurofeedback response awareness, biofield therapy intervention, and clearing of unwanted energy.

Method A purposeful sample of ED nurses working at a moderately-sized, suburban, Midwestern hospital ED who were scheduled to work 24-hours or more per week completed a Professional Quality of Life Scale ...


Antibacterial Efficacy Of Novel Eastern Medicine-Inspired Toothpastes Compared To Commercial Formulations, Joshua S. Goldfaden 2020 University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Antibacterial Efficacy Of Novel Eastern Medicine-Inspired Toothpastes Compared To Commercial Formulations, Joshua S. Goldfaden

Pacific Journal of Health

Toothpaste is an oral health care agent that dates back to the 5th Century B.C. in East Asia. Following the conception of dentistry in the 7th Century B.C. and the field’s subsequent growth, the embodiment of toothpaste has evolved from containing natural substances such as tea leaves to abrasive chemicals, particularly: fluoride, triclosan, and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Regarding how each respective reagent functions, fluoride forms a complex with calcium ions in the teeth to prevent erosion of the protective enamel coating. This ion also disrupts metabolic activities of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans), which are ...


From "Hooah" To "Om": Mindfulness Practices For A Military Population, Kimberlee B. Bonura, Dawn M. Fountain 2020 Walden University

From "Hooah" To "Om": Mindfulness Practices For A Military Population, Kimberlee B. Bonura, Dawn M. Fountain

Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Mindfulness practices, in general, have a growing body of evidence of effectiveness for improving both physical health and mental health. Further, these practices are showing promise when implemented with military populations for mental health issues such as PTSD. Challenges arise for practitioners in understanding the military's cultural differences and the functional aspects of mindfulness that may be specifically useful to military members. We outline strategies for referring military members to quality services and instruction, as well as best practices for connecting with military clients. Recommendations are made for further research with female service members and using single case design.


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