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Monthly Archives: November 2012
Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract elicits antinociceptive activity, potentiates morphine analgesia and suppresses morphine hyperalgesia in rats
J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Oct 28;132(1):200-5. Epub 2010 Aug 14. Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract elicits antinociceptive activity, potentiates morphine analgesia and suppresses morphine hyperalgesia in rats. Esmaeili-Mahani S, Rezaeezadeh-Roukerd M, Esmaeilpour K, Abbasnejad M, Rasoulian B, Sheibani V, Kaeidi A, Hajializadeh Z. Source Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran. email@example.com Abstract AIM OF THE STUDY: Olive (Olea europaea) leaves are used as anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antipyretic, vasodilatory, hypotensive, antidiuretic and hypoglycemic agents in traditional medicine. Recently, it … Continue reading
Daily social interactions that are negative and competitive are associated prospectively with heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 7;109(6):1878-82. Epub 2012 Jan 23. Negative and competitive social interactions are related to heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity. Chiang JJ, Eisenberger NI, Seeman TE, Taylor SE. Source Department of Psychology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. Abstract Research has consistently documented that social relationships influence physical health, a link that may implicate systemic inflammation. We examined whether daily social interactions predict levels of proinflammatory cytokines IL-6 and the soluble receptor … Continue reading
Social pain–the painful feelings associated with social disconnection–rely on some of the same neurobiological substrates that underlie experiences of physical pain
Nat Rev Neurosci. 2012 May 3;13(6):421-34. doi: 10.1038/nrn3231. The pain of social disconnection: examining the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain. Eisenberger NI. Source University of California, Department of Psychology, 4444 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Experiences of social rejection, exclusion or loss are generally considered to be some of the most ‘painful’ experiences that we endure. Indeed, many of us go to great lengths to avoid situations that may engender these experiences (such as public speaking). Why is … Continue reading
These are the slides from my talk at the First International Symposium on Translational Models of Panic Disorder. Vitoria, ES, Brazil, November 16-18, 2012.
Recalibrating Therapy for Our Wired World
Googling Your Therapist Posted: 07/25/2012 5:13 pm You’re starting therapy. Maybe this is your first time. Maybe you are a veteran. Either way, you’re probably curious about this person you’re going to meet. Let’s imagine a she. Where did she go to school? Is she married? Does she have children? This is just the surface. Depending on your history, you have other questions that matter to you: Is she rich, gay, successful? Has she had personal experience with divorce, sexual abuse, depression? You start Googling. … Continue reading
David J. Hellerstein, M.D.: Goodbye Blank Screen. This is the print preview: Back to normal view » Goodbye Blank Screen Posted: 09/28/2012 4:50 pm “So I checked you out on the Web,” says M., a patient I was seeing for a psychiatric consultation. “That’s why I decided to see you.” A few moments on Google had shown M. my research clinic, my literary writing, and “other stuff.” Other stuff? I could only imagine what she might have seen. I was relieved when M. … Continue reading