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Julianna Sheppard
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Your phone may be your best #workout buddy. Check out #GoRed's list of apps to help spur your workout to new heights! What’s your favorite fitness app? http://bit.ly/18NOP3n
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I could definitely prioritize this over those "Stop Bullying" courses we hear about (which probably just give the bullies ideas on new things to do and better ways to get away with it, and really should have been covered by parents, but that's another soapbox).

The author speaks as someone who personally educates, and that is probably the best path to take, rather than a course, at least to begin with.
 
How come our schools don't educate our children about mental illness, something that could save their lives? "Breaking Bipolar" blog author, Natasha Tracy, says mental illness education for youth matters.

#mentalillness #education #bipolarblog #mentalhealthawareness
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Neurotransmitter serotonin shown to link sleep–wake cycles with the body's natural 24-hour cycle

The findings may also help in understanding similar brain rhythms in humans and how they may contribute to disorders. "Similar mechanisms may also work in human brains," says Miyamoto. "Dysfunction of the serotonin system has been implicated in depression and patients frequently complain of insomnia. Thus, our study may provide insights into the relationships between serotonin, sleep, circadian rhythms and depression."

article: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-02-neurotransmitter-serotonin-shown-link-sleepwake.html

More information: Miyamoto, H., Nakamaru-Ogiso, E., Hamada, K. & Hensch, T.K. Serotonergic integration of circadian clock and ultradian sleep-wake cycles. Journal of Neuroscience 32, 14794–14803 (2012). www.jneurosci.org/… 794.abstract

#science   #sciencesunday  
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It is so important for healthcare providers to communicate effectively with their patients, particularly on subjective measures like pain. Yes, it can take more time, but to properly care for our patients we need to take that time, develop that trust and listen, so they will tell us what is bothering them and we can move together towards improving their quality of life.

Every patient is somebody's loved one, and deserving of our respect and care.


BMC Geriatrics | Abstract | "I feel so stupid because I can't give a proper answer" How older adults describe chronic pain: a qualitative study
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/12/78/abstract?fmt_view=classic
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
 - Albert Einstein
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Excellent article from +Psychiatric Times about deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Alzheimer's Disease. As a pharmacist it's always good to know about some of these other emerging options for patients.

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Here's the article title, as Google+ seems intent on not displaying it, at least for me:
Deep Brain Stimulation: New Promise in Alzheimer Disease and Depression?

#alzheimersdisease   #depression   #deepbrainstimulation  
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Go +University of Florida, both for citrus research, so more people can enjoy grapefruit, and for the excellent people who make up the College of Pharmacy (Dr. Derendorf).


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Another excellent article from +Psychiatric Times.

Migraine and Psychiatric Comorbidity - Psychiatric Times
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/2122210
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It is unfortunate, the limits we place on those recovering from traumas. Grief and mourning have become almost taboo; if you lose a loved one, you are required to "be strong" and told that your loved one is "in a better place" or "not suffering anymore".

People don't seem to have time anymore to take a moment with those who are grieving, to just give them space to mourn: to mourn the hole in their world, to mourn the dramatic change the loss has on every aspect of their day, to allow the happy times to bring light into the grief, and to eventually work through the grief so that they can accept this new normal, while never forgetting the lost loved one.

Grief is normal, mourning should be considered normal as well.
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This sort of research will hopefully help those patients who are having complex pain conditions that require both treatment of the pain, and treatment of the underlying or accompanying mental health issue. These two conditions feed into each other, creating a downward spiral. More doctors need to realize the complexity of treating pain, especially as we explore the impact that antidepressants can have on certain types of pain.
 
Why Does Feeling Low Hurt? Depressed Mood Increases the Perception of Pain

When it comes to pain, the two competing schools of thought are that it's either "all in your head" or "all in your body." A new study led by University of Oxford researchers indicates that, instead, pain is an amalgam of the two.

Depression and pain often co-occur, but the underlying mechanistic reasons for this have largely been unknown. To examine the interaction between depression and pain, Dr. Chantal Berna and colleagues used brain imaging to see how healthy volunteers responded to pain while feeling low.
For the entire article http://goo.gl/T5EYg

Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) is a constellation of symptoms which usually do not respond well to the medical model of care, and is quite a challenge to people in the health care professions. CPS is a poorly defined illness. Some researchers believe that consistent pain lasting longer than 6 months and others have used 3 months as the minimum standard for diagnosis. Other researchers suggest that any pain which persists longer than the average healing time should be considered chronic pain.

In general, chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts more than six months versus acute pain, which is pain that last less than thirty days. Once again, any pain that lasts between a month and half a year is classified as sub-acute pain, and is not considered to be a chronic condition. All about Chronic pain, including a few tips on how to manage http://goo.gl/m4kPj
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I am (what I have termed) a "tooth and nail" sort of pharmacist; I will do everything within my power to help every one of my patients to the best of my abilities.
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I am seeking a clinical pharmacist career that will allow me to expand my skills while contributing to comprehensive and personalized patient care. I hope to achieve board certification within the next three to five years.

My education so far has given me practical experience with, and a great passion for, the fields of nutritional support, and geriatric and psychiatric pharmacy. My work experience allowed me to apply my skills in the high-stress, high-volume situation inherent to the ICU, where patient care is paramount, as well as in a community pharmacy setting, where distractions abound.

I became a pharmacist out of a genuine desire to help people, a sentiment which has unfortunately become cliché. Throughout my time in pharmacy the most rewarding part has always been the look of thanks and appreciation on a patient's face in response to my assistance.
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PharmD, published research article
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    2011
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