Monthly Archives: August 2007

Panic, Suffocation False Alarms, Separation Anxiety and Endogenous Opioids

Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Article in Press, Accepted Manuscript – Note to users PDF (127 K) doi:10.1016/j.pnpbp.2007.07.029 Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Panic, Suffocation False Alarms, Separation Anxiety and Endogenous Opioids Maurice Pretera, , and Donald F. Kleinb, 1, aNew York State Psychiatric Institute Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1160 Fifth Avenue, Suite 112 New York, NY 10029, USAbNew York State Psychiatric Institute Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USAReceived … Continue reading

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Headache as a sole manifestation in nonconvulsive status epilepticus.

J Child Neurol. 2007 May;22(5):660-2. Related Articles, Links Headache as a sole manifestation in nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Ghofrani M, Mahvelati F, Tonekaboni H. Child Neurology Department, Mofid Children’s Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. fmshamsa@yahoo.com. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus may present with several manifestations, and many of them may not be obvious. The most important for the diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus is the electroencephalogram pattern. This is a case report of a 9-year-old boy with severe and continuous headache. He received chemotherapy … Continue reading

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Intensity and duration threshold for aerobic exercise-induced analgesia to pressure pain.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Jul;85(7):1183-7. Related Articles, Links Intensity and duration threshold for aerobic exercise-induced analgesia to pressure pain. Hoffman MD, Shepanski MA, Ruble SB, Valic Z, Buckwalter JB, Clifford PS. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, USA. martin.hoffman@med.va.gov OBJECTIVE: To examine how exercise-induced analgesia is affected by the duration and intensity of aerobic exercise. DESIGN: Repeated-measures design. SETTING: Exercise science laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 12 healthy male and female volunteers (mean age … Continue reading

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A pilot study of a yoga and meditation intervention for dementia caregiver stress.

J Clin Psychol. 2004 Jun;60(6):677-87. Related Articles, Links A pilot study of a yoga and meditation intervention for dementia caregiver stress. Waelde LC, Thompson L, Gallagher-Thompson D. Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA. lwaelde@pgsp.edu Twelve older female dementia patient family caregivers (eight Latinas and four Caucasians) participated in a six-session manualized yoga-meditation program (called Inner Resources) designed to help caregivers cope with stress. Pre/post comparisons revealed statistically significant reductions in depression and anxiety and improvements in perceived self-efficacy. Average minutes of … Continue reading

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Yoga Asana sessions increase brain GABA levels: a pilot study.

J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):419-26. Related Articles, Links Yoga Asana sessions increase brain GABA levels: a pilot study. Streeter CC, Jensen JE, Perlmutter RM, Cabral HJ, Tian H, Terhune DB, Ciraulo DA, Renshaw PF. Division of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA. streeter@bu.edu OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare changes in brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels associated with an acute yoga session versus a reading session. It was hypothesized that an individual yoga session would be associated with … Continue reading

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Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic pelvic pain: A singular or two different clinical syndrome?

World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jul 7;13(25):3446-55. Related Articles, Links Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic pelvic pain: A singular or two different clinical syndrome? Matheis A, Martens U, Kruse J, Enck P. Department of Sychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy University Hospitals Tubingen, Frondsbergstr 23, Tubingen 72076, Germany. paul.enck@uni-tuebingen.de. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic pelvic pain (CPP) are both somatoform disorders with a high prevalence within the population in general. The objective was to compare both entities, to find the differences and the similarities related to epidemiology … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy: A Population-Based Analysis.

Epilepsia. 2007 Jul 28; [Epub ahead of print] Related Articles, Links Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy: A Population-Based Analysis. Tellez-Zenteno JF, Patten SB, Jetté N, Williams J, Wiebe S. Division of Neurology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Purpose: The estimated prevalence of mental health disorders in those with epilepsy in the general population varies owing to differences in study methods and heterogeneity of epilepsy syndromes. We assessed the population-based prevalence of various psychiatric conditions associated with epilepsy using a large Canadian national population health survey. … Continue reading

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