Gratitude and optimism may be a key to managing depression, a new review of relevant research finds.
Called positive activity interventions (PAIs), the treatment involves intentional positive behaviors and thoughts, such as performing acts of kindness, expressing gratitude, meditating on positive feelings toward others and using one’s signature strengths.
Evidence is growing, based on carefully controlled studies, that certain non-pharmacological complementary interventions may be useful adjuncts to conventional care. For example, the pain of osteoarthritis can be lessened by acupuncture; tai chi may be helpful in reducing the pain of fibromyalgia; and massage and manipulative therapies may contribute to the relief of chronic . . . → Read More: Don’t Dismiss These Treatments as Placebos
Many people diagnosed with incurable brain tumors turn to complementary therapies to slow the growth of their cancer or relieve side effects like fatigue and depression, new research shows. The study, published in the Dec. 14 issue of the journal Neurology, included completed questionnaires from 621 patients with glioma brain tumors who had received . . . → Read More: Many Patients with Incurable Brain Tumors Seek Complementary Therapies
“This smack of winter weather will be with us for the next several months and for some it may affect their mood and overall outlook.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that follows the seasons. The most common type of SAD is called winter depression. It usually begins in late fall . . . → Read More: Welcome to the winter ‘blues’ (SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder)
The largest obesity study ever conducted in Australia has been launched on-line.
The survey is open to anyone in Broken Hill, where hospital admissions due to obesity are significantly higher than the state average.
Dr Mark Donohoe, founder of the Centre for Evidence-based Complementary Medicine, says the survey will give people a comprehensive report . . . → Read More: Largest obesity study