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Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues

I Learned How to Let Go of Pain — You Can, Too

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell I am certainly not unique in my experience of pain. Like physical scars — of which I have plenty — pain of any kind tends to hang around doing its dirty work until the one suffering takes appropriate action to help dispel it. Granted, some physical pain can only be ameliorated, not eradicated. That’s good enough in some instances, although not ideal. Having gone through numerous instances where I’ve s...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Healing, Surgery, National Institutes of Health, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Emotional Pain, Harvard Medical School, Joseph Campbell, Peer Support

How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, acc...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Disorders, Substance Abuse, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Medications, Health-related, Webster, Deluca, Opioids

OCD and Physical Pain

I don’t think it comes as a surprise to many that physical pain and mental pain often seem to be connected. I often hear from people with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. And it’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms to subside or even disappear completely. Sometimes the pain those with OCD experience is directly related to compulsions they perform. For example, some people with OCD are compelled to perform ex...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Phobia, OCD, Obsessions, Avoidance, Rituals, Caregivers, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Anxiety And Panic, Compulsions, Stiff Joints

5 Ways a Chronic Illness Can Affect Your Relationship

And how to get them through it as a team. Can romantic relationships survive a chronic illness? If you or your loved one has recently been diagnosed, knowing how to handle possible changes can help you stay in love despite the emotional news of serious health problems or disease. What is a chronic illness or disease? The specific definition gets a bit tricky, as “[there] is not only tremendous variation in the diseases that are included under the umbrella term ‘chronic disease’ but also variat...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Chronic Illness, United States, Grant, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Yourtango, Chronic Disease, National Health Council, Chronic Health Condition

Surprising New Pain Relief Methods

If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain, sometimes knowing that you can only get temporary relief from medications sits at the back of your brain and sets up pain anticipation. Shouldn’t there be a better way, an approach or approaches that don’t rely on pharmaceutical drugs to combat pain? According to new research, there are some new pain relief methods that ...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Mindfulness, Treatment, Nintendo, National Institutes of Health, Zurich, Chronic Pain, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, University of Sydney, CBT, Wake Forest University, MBSR, Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory, University of Wuerzburg Amsterdam

Pain is real to patient and provider when empathy is present

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”― George Orwell, 1984n 2004, the World Health Organization in cooperation with the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) announced the first Global Day Against Pain. The culmination of over 30 years of effort to acknowledge the major role of pain in human experience and the need...
Tags: Doctor, Books, George Orwell, Health policy, World Health Organization, Pain, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, International Association, Science & Medicine, Physician, Policymakers, Patient Care, IASP, European Federation of IASP Chapters EFIC

Can “ultra-brief” mindfulness reduce alcohol consumption in heavy drinkers?

Scientific interest in mindfulness has grown exponentially since the 1980s. Clinical researchers have been asking whether these practices—which are based on ancient Eastern (Buddhist) contemplative traditions—can be used as psychotherapeutic techniques to ameliorate depression, chronic pain, and addictive behaviour.Mindfulness is commonly defined as a way of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to one’s current experience. Despite this apparently simple definition, psychological treatments based ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Journals, Alcohol Consumption, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Clinical Psychology, Drug Use, Alcohol Addiction, Oxford Journals, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Eastern Buddhist, MBRP, Ijnp, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

How much do you know about opioids? [quiz]

PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management, takes place this year from 4th September to 8th September. The conference focuses on several different aspects of pain management, and indeed many different methods of pain management exist. None is so ancient, widely-known, and controversial, however, than pain management using opioids. Since the time of the ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians, drugs associated with opium have been known as an...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, US, Public Health, Prescription Drugs, Multimedia, Social work, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Science & Medicine, Quizzes & Polls, US Health Care, Opioid Addiction, Opioid Epidemic, Amy Cluett

Art Therapy for Arthritis – Interview with Professional Artist Jennifer Walker

This week on MSW Interviews: Today I’d like to introduce you to a very special artist who has amazed me with her incredibly descriptive artwork and her ability to write. Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer suffers from a number of chronic illnesses, because as I’ve mentioned in the past, most patients who are chronically ill deal with several diseases and co-morbidities. In Jennifer’s case, she has Rheum...
Tags: Travel, Health, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Chronic Illness, Sensory Processing Disorder, Salvador Dalí, Cthulhu, Donald Duck, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Renoir, Jennifer, Frida Kahlo, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, Chatting – August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses It’s been a while since I’ve participated in A Chronic Voice’s Monthly Link Up Party. Her prompts this month are perfect for joining in the fun after several months of absence. Sheryl’s prompts for the month are: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, and Chatting, so here are the brief notes I’ve made for each header section for this article. Figuring out that I need to let more things go in my life in order to heal and have less str...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Stephen Hawking, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Me, Sheryl, North Bay Ontario, Daenerys

Otsuka Ramps Up Its Antibody Game with $430M Visterra Acquisition

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is expanding its pipeline and U.S. reach with an agreement to acquire Waltham, MA, clinical-stage drug developer Visterra for $430 million in cash.The deal, announced Wednesday, comes nine months after Visterra closed a $46.7 million Series C round to finance clinical development of its antibody drug programs. That financing followed Visterra’s attempt to raise the cash it needed through an IPO, which it withdrew.Visterra’s technology has its roots in the lab of MIT bioeng...
Tags: Deals, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Mit, M&a, Fda, Biotech, Influenza, Life Sciences, Chronic Pain, Polaris Partners, Clinical Trials, National blog main, New York blog main

Bio IPO Madness: Six Biotech Startups Raise $568M in 24 Hours

The window for biotech IPOs remains wide open and six more companies have charged through it, raising more than $568 million in the span of 24 hours. The first was Eidos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: EIDX), which raised $106 million in its stock market debut. The San Francisco company priced its IPO late Tuesday, selling 6.25 million shares at $17 each, which was on the high end of its projected $15 to $17 range. Eidos will use the cash to fund studies of AG10, a drug in mid-stage testing for tra...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Fda, National, Biotech, Life Sciences, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Diseases, Chronic Pain, Clinical Trials, Lupus, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, National blog main

We can predict rain but can’t yet predict chronic pain

Accurate weather forecasts allow us to prepare for rain, snow, and temperature changes. We can avoid driving on icy roads, pack an umbrella, or purchase sunblock, depending on what is predicted. Forecasting also generates information trustworthy enough to evacuate a city at risk from a category 4 hurricane. Meteorology has come a long way; today satellite data inform sophisticated computer weather models. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for forecasting chronic pain. In most cases, health c...
Tags: Books, Featured, Journals, Physical Therapy, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Oxford Journals, Linton, American Physical Therapy Association, Steven George, Chronic Pain Forecast, Chronic Pain Management, Physical Therapy Journal, Ptj

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work?

Every patient who has ever been diagnosed with an incurable disease can attest that we leave no stones unturned in our quest for better health. During the first few year of dealing with autoimmune illnesses like Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and CRPS, I turned to Western medicine and alternative methods to see if I could make my symptoms more manageable or possibly even cure myself. I can’t think of one person I know wit...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Belgium, Taipei, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Epsom, Wahl, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

How to Persevere PAST PAIN, No Drugs Involved!

B'SD Adar 3, 5778 You might have read any of my several articles and op-eds about America's opioid epidemic. I am convinced that the core of the problem is a need to know coping mechanisms, and to feel comfort with them. This news update reminded me of the necessity to be able to deal with physical and/or emotional pain without drugs: Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office Struggling To Keep Up With Deadly Overdoses I'm not in some ivory tower, folks, I speak from experience....
Tags: Health, America, Diabetes, Pain, Addictions, Chronic Pain, Drug Addiction, UA, Muscle Pain, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Opiate Addiction, Connecticut Medical Examiner, HA Laughing my Way, Better Healt

Why Swimming in Cold Water May Be Good for Pain Relief

One man's chronic nerve pain disappeared after he went for a frigid dip
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Research, Swimming, Pain, Chronic Pain, Onetime, Healthytime, Cold Water Swimming, Ice Swimming

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain

You're reading 5 Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As scientists prove the many benefits of daily mindfulness practice, more Westerners are getting interested in meditation. A recent study found that 8 percent of Americans meditate on a regular basis. Although meditation is one of the most popular mindfulness practices, any exer...
Tags: Featured, Happiness, Meditation, Mindfulness, UC Davis, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Chronic Pain, Pickthebrain, Buddhist, CBT CBT

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain therapy, so the DEA wants to class it with heroin

The World Health Organization's new report on cannabidiol (CBD) found that the compound (which does not produce any kind of high -- and may actually counteract the psychoactive properties of THC) is not addictive, has no potential for abuse, and shows promise in a number of medical trials. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Weed, War On Some Drugs, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Epilepsy, DEA, Trumpism, Cbd, Chronic Pain, Denialism, Evidence Based Policy

Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is a hard thing to understand. There are many things to consider when you are chronically ill and in pain all the time, but until you’ve experienced it, let me explain some of the things you’ll never think of until you’ve been through it.  Never did I ever think… That I would lose my health completely That I would be worried about traveling when traveling has been my life for years. Now I can barely muster the energy to fly from Taiwan to Canada That I would need flight assistan...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Invisible Illness

New Research Finally Solves the ‘Fibromyalgia Mystery’?

The research is real, but it is neither new nor did it substantively affect the debate about the disease’s cause.
Tags: News, Medical, Medical Research, Fact Check, Pain, Nervous System, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain

Continue Living Life, Even Life with a Chronic Illness

I know, it’s hard being sick.  It’s hard living life with a chronic illness, but life is precious still.  You just have to find that light. There will be people that come and go.  Some people will slowly back away as you continue to be sick.  They don’t understand and really, that is ok.  How […] The post Continue Living Life, Even Life with a Chronic Illness appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Deals, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Did You Know, Chronic Disease, Continue Living Life Even Life

Dying From an Opioid Overdose Is More Common Than You Think

Since 2000, the number of overdose deaths from drugs in the U.S. has risen more than 137%. Deaths from opioids—which include painkillers and heroin—make up a large portion of these deaths; 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Federal numbers like these reveal a dire situation. But a new study finds that many…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Addiction, Heroin, Chronic Pain, Opioids, Pain Killers, Prescription Pain Killers, Drug Overdose, Opioid Overdose, Overdose Deaths


Owning my pain. Once its owned it loses its power. Pain is a neutral sensation. It is impersonal and part of being in a body. Pain is not only a neutral sensation but when experienced as such, in clarity, it offers pure data. Wordless info that only the body can convey. ...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Recovery, Pain, Infertility, Chronic Pain, Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, Natural Pain Relief

Worried About Ibuprofen? Try These 7 Things Instead

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen are widely used to treat pain and don’t require a prescription. But recent studies suggest that when taken regularly, these medicines can have serious side effects. They’ve been linked to kidney, bone, hearing and cardiovascular problems—including, most recently, an increased risk of heart attack. For healthy people…
Tags: News, Medicine, Uncategorized, Meditation, Fish Oil, Turmeric, Anti-inflammatory, Chronic Pain, Omega-3, Acupuncture, Painkillers, Pain Relief, Ibuprofen, Nsaids, Pain Relievers, Acetaminophen

How does acupuncture work? The role of S1 remapping

Acupuncture is a medical therapy that originated in China several thousand years ago and is rooted in a complex practice ritual based on a philosophy that predates our current understanding of physiology. Despite its long history, though, the intervention itself, particularly when coupled with electrical stimulation, significantly overlaps with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory therapies. A large body of clinical research has explored acupuncture for chronic pain disorders, ...
Tags: Books, Featured, China, Neuroscience, Brain, Journals, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Acupuncture, CTS, S1, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kyle Hunter, Neuroimaging, Placebo Effect

Permission to Cry, Chronic Illness

I often get embarrassed by myself when I cry.  I think I have to be some bad-ass trooper that has it under control.  Sucking it up and dealing with it.  Wearing some goofy mask hiding. The truth is, most of the time I am just a really good faker.  I fake it.  I fake being […] The post Permission to Cry, Chronic Illness appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Health, Deals, Life, Love, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, CRPS, Self-care, RSD

Spiritual surgeries: a radical alternative medicine?

Why are so many people in the West, who have access to the best biomedicine, turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)? Naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, reiki, massage, yoga, all have experienced a surge in the twenty-first century. Overall, sociologists found that in the past decades more and more people are mistrusting institutions and losing faith in progress, science, and politics. They explained that the prominence of science and kno...
Tags: Books, Featured, Religion, Naturopathy, Brazil, John, Reiki, Homeopathy, Health & Medicine, Chronic Pain, Arts & Humanities, Ayurveda, Biomedicine, Healing Center

Leggings are Pants, Really…They Are!

I’ll be honest, if it was not for the existence of super soft leggings, I would never get dressed.  For me and many others, leggings are pants.   Leggings for chronic pain sufferers are heaven sent!  For real!  Clothing HURTS people like me.  Leggings that are buttery soft make my life easier and much more […] The post Leggings are Pants, Really…They Are! appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Deals, Clothing, Chronic Pain, Did You Know, Leggings, Service Dog