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  • Autonomic stress reactivity and craving in individuals with problematic Internet use

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/art...l.pone.0190951

    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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    • Disability due to knee pain and somatising tendency in Japanese adults

      https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biome...891-018-1940-y
      Jo Bowyer
      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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      • Twin Studies Lend New Insights into Link between Depression and Back Pain

        https://bodyinmind.org/depression-ba...ody+in+Mind%29

        Since genetic factors have been found to be associated with the development of both low back pain and depression, our research group has recently published a co-twin study in Clinical Journal of Pain (Pinheiro et al., 2017) investigating whether symptoms of depression increase the risk of developing low back pain when genetic and environmental factors are taken into account, variables not previously controlled in studies included in the systematic review published in Arthritis Care and Research.
        Jo Bowyer
        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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        • What you need to know about compulsive shopping — the modern addiction no one’s talking about

          https://theconversation.com/what-you...alking%20about
          Jo Bowyer
          Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
          "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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          • British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

            https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0129223939.htm
            Jo Bowyer
            Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
            "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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            • ‘Anxiety Cells’ Identified in the Hippocampus

              http://neurosciencenews.com/hippocam...ty-cells-8408/
              Jo Bowyer
              Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
              "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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              • Two psychologists followed 1000 New Zealanders for decades. Here’s what they found about how childhood shapes later life

                http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/...et_cid=1827845
                Jo Bowyer
                Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                • Our discovery of how humans experience the smell of death may one day help save lives

                  https://theconversation.com/our-disc...20save%20lives
                  Jo Bowyer
                  Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                  "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                  • It’s poverty, not individual choice, that is driving extraordinary obesity levels

                    https://theconversation.com/its-pove...esity%20levels
                    Jo Bowyer
                    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                    • There’s nothing wrong with being a little weird.

                      http://neurosciencenews.com/brain-normal-8527/



                      “I would argue that there is no fixed normal,” says clinical psychologist and senior author Avram Holmes of Yale University. “There’s a level of variability in every one of our behaviors.” Healthy variation is the raw material that natural selection feeds on, but there are plenty of reasons why evolution might not arrive at one isolated perfect version of a trait or behavior. “Any behavior is neither solely negative or solely positive. There are potential benefits for both, depending on the context you’re placed in,” he says.

                      For instance, impulsive sensation seeking, a willingness to take risks in order to have new and exciting experiences that has its roots in our evolutionary history as foragers, is often thought of negatively. Increased sensation seeking is associated with things like substance abuse, criminality, risky sexual behavior, and physical injury. “But if you flip it on its head and look at potential positive outcomes, those same individuals may also thrive in complex and bustling environments where it’s appropriate for them to take risks and seek thrills,” he says. They often have more social support, are more outgoing, and exercise more.

                      The same is true for anxiety. “You might be more inhibited in social situations and you may find it harder to build friendships,” Holmes says. “However, that same anxiety, if you think of it in a workplace setting, is what motivates you to prepare for a big presentation. If you’re in school, that’s the same anxiety that motivates you to study for an exam.” He also notes that we have more control over the contexts we’re in than we tend to think we do, which means that it’s very possible to end up in an environment that favors the way our brains work.

                      But if variation in any given trait is normal, that does raise questions about what makes for disordered behavior, which he stresses is very much a real phenomenon. “It may be the case that if you focus on a single phenotype, there isn’t a specific line that separates health from disease, and that we must consider multiple phenotypes simultaneously,” he says.

                      This makes it much more complicated to try to find biomarkers for psychological illness, something that Holmes has worked on throughout his career. The usual approach is to break down a disorder into its component pieces, find a specific associated genetic marker or biological process for a certain piece, and then look for that marker or process in the general population to see if it can predict the disorder. The problem, he says, is that “one single phenotype in isolation is never going to be necessary nor sufficient to cause an illness.”
                      Jo Bowyer
                      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                      • Anxiety Can Help Your Memory

                        http://neurosciencenews.com/anxiety-memory-8561/
                        Jo Bowyer
                        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                        • Over Years, Depression Changes the Brain

                          http://neurosciencenews.com/depressi...-changes-8581/

                          The research showed that people with longer periods of untreated depression, lasting more than a decade, had significantly more brain inflammation compared to those who had less than 10 years of untreated depression. In an earlier study, Dr. Meyer’s team discovered the first definitive evidence of inflammation in the brain in clinical depression.

                          This study provides the first biological evidence for large brain changes in long-lasting depression, suggesting that it is a different stage of illness that needs different therapeutics – the same perspective taken for early and later stages of Alzheimer’s disease, he says.

                          “Greater inflammation in the brain is a common response with degenerative brain diseases as they progress, such as with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson´s disease,” says Dr. Meyer, who also holds a Canada Research Chair in the Neurochemistry of Major Depression. While depression is not considered a degenerative brain disease, the change in inflammation shows that, for those in whom depression persists, it may be progressive and not a static condition.

                          Yet currently, says Dr. Meyer, regardless of how long a person has been ill, major depressive disorder is mainly treated with the same approach. Some people may have a couple of episodes of depression over a few years. Others may have persistent episodes over a decade with worsening symptoms, and increasing difficulty going to work or carrying out routine activities.

                          Treatment options for this later stage of illness, such as medications targeting inflammation, are being investigated by Dr. Meyer and others. This includes repurposing current medications designed for inflammation in other illnesses to be used in major depressive disorder.
                          Jo Bowyer
                          Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                          "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                          • Perceived stress and high fat intake: A study in a sample of undergraduate students

                            http://journals.plos.org/plosone/art...l.pone.0192827
                            Jo Bowyer
                            Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                            "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                            • Depression among new mothers is finally getting some attention

                              https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...-newsletter-v2
                              Jo Bowyer
                              Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                              "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                              • Catastrophic misinterpretation of bodily sensations and external events in panic disorder, other anxiety disorders, and healthy subjects: A systematic review and meta-analysis

                                http://journals.plos.org/plosone/art...l.pone.0194493
                                Jo Bowyer
                                Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                                "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                                  I had one of these in yesterday, a long term pain patient. She can go from agitated panicky description of the exact course of nerve pathways, to feeling no pain......and back again within minutes. She also catastrophizes any and all symptoms experienced by her family.
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