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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078528/reducing-stress-among-mothers-in-drug-treatment-a-description-of-a-mindfulness-based-parenting-intervention
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Vanessa L Short, Meghan Gannon, Wendy Weingarten, Karol Kaltenbach, Marianna LaNoue, Diane J Abatemarco
Background Parenting women with substance use disorder could potentially benefit from interventions designed to decrease stress and improve overall psychosocial health. In this study we assessed whether a mindfulness based parenting (MBP) intervention could be successful in decreasing general and parenting stress in a population of women who are in treatment for substance use disorder and who have infants or young children. Methods MBP participants (N = 59) attended a two-hour session once a week for 12 weeks...
January 11, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068121/substance-use-and-treatment-outcomes-among-spanish-speaking-latino-as-from-four-acculturation-types
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Kelly Serafini, Dennis C Wendt, India J Ornelas, Suzanne R Doyle, Dennis M Donovan
The purpose of this study was to examine the association of acculturation with substance use treatment outcomes in a sample of treatment-seeking Latino/as (N = 405). The study used data from a multisite randomized controlled trial of a culturally adapted version of Motivational Enhancement Therapy delivered in Spanish. Berry, Kim, Minde, and Mok's (1987) acculturation model was used to divide the sample into 4 types (integrated, assimilated, separated, marginalized), based on Bicultural Involvement Questionnaire scores...
January 9, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028965/influence-of-essential-oils-on-infectious-agents
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REVIEW
Elżbieta Piątkowska, Jolanta Rusiecka-Ziółkowska
Essential oils are substances of plant origin used to produce cosmetics, to preserve and aromatize food. Recently, they have become more popular among scientists and doctors due to their germicidal, antifungal, antiviral and anti-parasitic properties. As a consequence, essential oils are regarded as the source of new therapeutic substances. Numerous publications have been written regarding their effect on microorganisms in vitro. There have also been reports regarding their use in therapy as an additive to the traditional medical treatment...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994492/the-national-acupuncture-detoxification-association-protocol-auricular-acupuncture-to-support-patients-with-substance-abuse-and-behavioral-health-disorders-current-perspectives
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Elizabeth B Stuyt, Claudia A Voyles
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)-standardized 3- to 5-point ear acupuncture protocol, born of a community-minded response to turbulent times not unlike today, has evolved into the most widely implemented acupuncture-assisted protocol, not only for substance abuse, but also for broad behavioral health applications. This evolution happened despite inconsistent research support. This review highlights the history of the protocol and the research that followed its development. Promising, early randomized-controlled trials were followed by a mixed field of positive and negative studies that may serve as a whole to prove that NADA, despite its apparent simplicity, is neither a reductive nor an independent treatment, and the need to refine the research approaches...
2016: Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990326/brain-mechanisms-of-change-in-addictions-treatment-models-methods-and-emerging-findings
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Tammy Chung, Antonio Noronha, Kathleen M Carroll, Marc N Potenza, Kent Hutchison, Vince D Calhoun, John D E Gabrieli, Jon Morgenstern, Sara Jo Nixon, Bruce E Wexler, Judson Brewer, Lara Ray, Francesca Filbey, Timothy J Strauman, Hedy Kober, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing
Increased understanding of "how" and "for whom" treatment works at the level of the brain has potential to transform addictions treatment through the development of innovative neuroscience-informed interventions. The 2015 Science of Change meeting bridged the fields of neuroscience and psychotherapy research to identify brain mechanisms of behavior change that are "common" across therapies, and "specific" to distinct behavioral interventions. Conceptual models of brain mechanisms underlying effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness interventions, and Motivational Interviewing were discussed...
September 2016: Current Addiction Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976434/cultural-competence-in-the-treatment-of-addictions-theory-practice-and-evidence
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Sally M Gainsbury
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations often have high rates of addictive disorders, but lower rates of treatment seeking and completion than the mainstream population. A significant barrier to treatment is the lack of culturally relevant and appropriate treatment. A literature review was conducted to identify relevant literature related to cultural competence in mental health services delivery and specifically treatment for addictive disorders. Several theoretical models of cultural competence in therapy have been developed, but the lack of rigorous research limits the empirical evidence available...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951567/evidence-for-targeting-low-molecular-weight-proteins-in-hemodialysis-and-hemodiafiltration
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Kenji Tsuchida, Kojiro Nagai, Narushi Yokota, Satoru Yamada, Hiroyuki Michiwaki, Jun Minakuchi
BACKGROUND: With the identification of β2-microglobulin (β2MG) as an active participant in dialysis-related amyloid fibril formation, low-molecular-weight proteins (LMWPs) are now recognized as a distinct class of uremic toxins, and numerous compounds in this category have been identified. The class of LMWPs, although not precisely defined, has a molecular weight range of approximately 1,000-50,000 Da. With this in mind, dialysis prescriptions have been modified to increase the efficiency of uremic solute removal...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922476/perceptions-of-an-adapted-mindfulness-program-for-persons-experiencing-substance-use-disorders-and-traumatic-brain-injury
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Gisli K Kristofersson, Tom Beckers, Rick Krueger
BACKGROUND: Of the 1.4 million Americans who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year up to half experience substance use disorders (SUDs). This often leads to various issues such as increased rates of mental health problems and delay or lack of return to full employment. AIMS: The purpose of this program evaluation was to describe Vinland National Center's (Vinland's) client and staff perceptions of a 4-week mindfulness-based intervention adapted from the original mindfulness-based stress reduction program for persons experiencing SUDs and TBIs...
October 2016: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909988/predicting-the-abuse-liability-of-entactogen-class-new-and-emerging-psychoactive-substances-via-preclinical-models-of-drug-self-administration
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Shawn M Aarde, Michael A Taffe
Animal models of drug self-administration are currently the gold standard for making predictions regarding the relative likelihood that a recreational drug substance will lead to continued use and addiction. Such models have been found to have high predictive accuracy and discriminative validity for a number of drug classes including ethanol, nicotine, opioids, and psychostimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine. Members of the entactogen class of psychostimulants (drugs that produce an "open mind state" including feelings of interpersonal closeness, intimacy and empathy) have been less frequently studied in self-administration models...
December 2, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858228/prenatal-diagnosis-of-abnormal-umbilical-cord-insertion-a-rare-case-of-furcate-insertion
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Yasuyuki Fujita, Yasuo Yumoto, Kiyoko Kato
Furcate insertion (FI) is an extremely rare abnormality of umbilical cord insertion. One of the complications associated with FI is hemorrhage from the umbilical vein at the site of FI of the umbilical cord, which can cause sudden intrauterine fetal death. Because of its rarity, no prenatal diagnosis of FI has been reported. A 31-year-old woman at 34 weeks' gestation was referred to us for suspected abnormal cord insertion. Ultrasonography showed normal fetal growth and amniotic fluid volume, with no fetal anomalies...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853437/the-use-of-virtual-reality-to-facilitate-mindfulness-skills-training-in-dialectical-behavioral-therapy-for-borderline-personality-disorder-a-case-study
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Maria V Nararro-Haro, Hunter G Hoffman, Azucena Garcia-Palacios, Mariana Sampaio, Wadee Alhalabi, Karyn Hall, Marsha Linehan
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental disorder characterized by a dysfunctional pattern of affective instability, impulsivity, and disturbed interpersonal relationships. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT®) is the most effective treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, but demand for DBT® far exceeds existing clinical resources. Most patients with BPD never receive DBT®. Incorporating computer technology into the DBT® could help increase dissemination. Immersive Virtual Reality technology (VR) is becoming widely available to mainstream consumers...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837572/clinical-and-cognitive-factors-affecting-psychosocial-functioning-in-remitted-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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G Konstantakopoulos, N Ioannidi, M Typaldou, D Sakkas, P Oulis
Impaired interpersonal, social, and occupational functioning is very often observed in patients with bipolar disorder, not only at the acute stages of the illness but in remission as well. This finding raises the question of multiple factors that might affect psychosocial functioning in bipolar patients, such as residual subsyndromal symptoms and neuropsychological deficits. Social cognition impairment, especially impaired Theory of Mind (ToM), might also play an important role in bipolar patients' every-day functioning, similarly to what was found in patients with schizophrenia...
July 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821069/ill-and-substance-abusing-parents-how-can-the-general-practitioner-help-their-children-a-qualitative-study
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Frøydis Gullbrå, Tone Smith-Sivertsen, Guri Rortveit, Norman Anderssen, Marit Hafting
BACKGROUND: Severe illness among parents may interfere with their parenting. Children having ill or substance-abusing parents are at risk of own health problems and psychosocial difficulties. The health care system should identify families in need of help and provide the help needed. For ill parents, it can be difficult to seek help and advices for their parenting. The aim of this study was to identify important factors for the general practitioner (GP) to bear in mind during encounters with ill and substance-abusing parents, to enable the GP to provide appropriate support for the children...
November 8, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761983/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-the-habit-group-programme-for-comorbid-bipolar-and-alcohol-and-substance-use-disorders
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Isabelle Biseul, Romain Icick, Perrine Seguin, Frank Bellivier, Jan Scott
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the feasibility and acceptability of an integrated group therapy (called HABIT) for comorbid bipolar disorder (BD) and alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD) (BD-ASUD), a disabling clinical presentation for which no specific treatment has been validated. The 14-session HABIT programme employs psychoeducation-oriented cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) followed by mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) therapy. METHOD: Potential group participants were recruited from adult clients with a DSM-IV diagnosis of BD and an ASUD who were referred by their treating clinician...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749965/metacognitive-abilities-in-adults-with-substance-abuse-treated-in-therapeutic-community
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Felix Inchausti, Javier Ortuño-Sierra, Nancy V García-Poveda, Alejandro Ballesteros-Prados
BACKGROUND: The term metacognition reflects a spectrum of psychological activities that allows people to form and integrate representations about their own mental states and those of others. The main goal of this study was to examine whether people with substance abuse disorders (SUDs), and treated in therapeutic community regime, displayed specific patterns of metacognitive deficits on Self-reflectivity, Understanding others’ mind, Decentration, and Mastery, comparing their scores with two clinical groups of patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) and anxiety disorders...
September 29, 2016: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716946/new-opportunities-and-challenges-in-the-assessment-of-drugs-for-atopic-diseases
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REVIEW
T Bieber, S Vieths, K Broich
Atopic conditions (atopic dermatitis, rhinitis, and asthma) belong to the most common noncommunicable diseases and are driven by chronic inflammatory reactions. They have a strong impact on the quality of life and represent a substantial and growing socio-economic burden. Interestingly, there is an increasing interest in the development of new therapeutic options with a number of biologics and small molecules targeting potential key mechanisms in atopic conditions. However, besides the safety issue, most of the new active substances are still evaluated according to the traditional efficacy paradigm focusing on the success in treating exacerbations and flares...
December 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684478/single-plant-derived-nanotechnology-for-synergistic-antibacterial-therapies
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Jhansi R Kalluri, Roberto Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Phil S Hartman, Armando Loni, Leigh T Canham, Jeffery L Coffer
Multiple new approaches to tackle multidrug resistant infections are urgently needed and under evaluation. One nanotechnology-based approach to delivering new relevant therapeutics involves silicon accumulator plants serving as a viable silicon source in green routes for the fabrication of the nanoscale drug delivery carrier porous silicon (pSi). If the selected plant leaf components contain medicinally-active species as well, then a single substance can provide not only the nanoscale high surface area drug delivery carrier, but the drug itself...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664564/the-role-of-mindfulness-as-approach-based-coping-in-the-ptsd-substance-abuse-cycle
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Sarah Bowen, Danielle De Boer, Aaron L Bergman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650399/the-effects-of-cigarette-smoking-behavior-and-psychosis-history-on-general-and-social-cognition-in-bipolar-disorder
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Luz H Ospina, Manuela Russo, George M Nitzburg, Armando Cuesta-Diaz, Megan Shanahan, Mercedes M Perez-Rodriguez, Meaghan Mcgrath, Hannah Levine, Sandra Mulaimovic, Katherine E Burdick
OBJECTIVES: Several studies have documented the prevalence and effects of cigarette smoking on cognition in psychotic disorders; fewer have focused on bipolar disorder (BD). Cognitive and social dysfunction are common in BD, and the severity of these deficits may be related both to illness features (e.g., current symptoms, psychosis history) and health-related behaviors (e.g., smoking, alcohol use). The current study assessed the influence of cigarette smoking on general and social cognition in a BD cohort, accounting for illness features with a focus on psychosis history...
September 21, 2016: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617349/theory-of-mind-in-substance-users-a-systematic-minireview
#20
Breno Sanvicente-Vieira, Aline Romani-Sponchiado, Bruno Kluwe-Schiavon, Elisa Brietzke, Renata Brasil Araujo, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Theory of mind concerns the sociocognitive ability to infer others' thoughts. It has been theorized to be impaired in substance use and abuse, as its alterations might explain negative social and interpersonal outcomes noted in the course of disorders. In addition, the brain structures involved in Theory of Mind (ToM) have been found to be disrupted in drug use conditions. OBJECTIVE: We undertook a systematic review of ToM functioning in drug use conditions...
September 12, 2016: Substance Use & Misuse
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