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ADHD & Mindfulness: An Interview with Lidia Zylowska MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00June 19th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lidia Zylowska, M.D. is the author of The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. She is a UCSC-affiliated psychiatrist who specializes in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health and adult ADHD. She practices in northern California. Dr. Zylowska is a cofounder of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, where she conducted the first study of mindfulness-training for adults and [...]

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Fibromyalgia: Self-awareness Exercises Decrease Pain

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44-05:00December 19th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , |

A recent study has found that a self-awareness intervention significantly reduced levels of fibromyalgia-related pain. The study by Hsu et al. (2010) studied 45 women who had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder whose symptoms include chronic full-body pain, excessive tenderness in at least 11 out of 18 "tender points", headaches and fatigue. The study subjects [...]

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Spirituality: Its Impact on Adjusting to Breast Cancer

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44-05:00September 12th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Does spirituality make a difference in how a patient adjusts to breast cancer? According to the following studies, the answer is yes. It does depend, however, on whether spirituality was already part of a patient's life prior to diagnosis. Two studies by Yanez, et al. (2009) examined the relationship between spiritual wellbeing and psychological adjustment. In [...]

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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49-04:00April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here's an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/ Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother's depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother's untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant [...]

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1 in 5 young adults has a personality disorder? What??

By |2016-11-20T07:53:50-05:00December 1st, 2008|Categories: College, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry, it was found that substance abuse was the most common mental disorder amongst college-age adults, with personality disorders coming in second. It was found that the most common personality disorder was obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Take into account the fact that many college students have some type of [...]

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Article on Secretin clinical trial for Autism

By |2016-10-05T06:46:13-04:00June 27th, 2008|Categories: Autism, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In 2003, we were a site that participated in conducting a clinical trial for Secretin. The purpose of the study was to determine safety and efficacy of Secretin versus placebo in the treatment of Autism symptoms.  Unfortunately, the study results found that there was no difference in symptom change between children on Secretin and those on placebo.   Here's an article on [...]

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Pycnogenol for the treatment of ADHD

By |2016-10-05T06:46:15-04:00August 10th, 2006|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , |

A study has been published which demonstrates some efficacy in the use of Pycnogenol (a deriviative of the bark from the French Maritime Pine) to treat inattention and hyperactivity. Subjects were either given Pycnogenol or a placebo for four weeks. Parents and teachers completed ADHD rating scales. After one month, teacher rating scales for subjects taking [...]

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