Causes[ edit ] A number of theories have been proposed to explain increased rates of smoking among people with schizophrenia. Psychological and social theories[ edit ] Several psychological and social explanations have been proposed. The earliest explanations were based on psychoanalytic theory.
Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter My mom began meditating decades ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the wider public consciousness. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, has become more popular in recent years.
But when researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD sifted through nearly 19, meditation studies, they found 47 trials that addressed those issues and met their criteria for well-designed studies.
Elizabeth Hoge, a psychiatrist at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, says that mindfulness meditation makes perfect sense for treating anxiety.
Hoge, you can train yourself to experience those thoughts completely differently.
One of her recent studies which was included in the JAMA Internal Medicine review found that a mindfulness-based stress reduction program helped quell anxiety symptoms in people with generalized anxiety disorder, a condition marked by hard-to-control worries, poor sleep, and irritability. People in the control group—who also improved, but not as much as those in the meditation group—were taught general stress management techniques.
All the participants received similar amounts of time, attention, and group interaction. To get a sense of mindfulness meditation, you can try one of the guided recordings by Dr. Ronald Siegel, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School.
They are available for free at www. Some people find that learning mindfulness techniques and practicing them with a group is especially helpful, says Dr.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction training, developed by Dr. My mom would point you to Thich Nhat Hahn, who offers this short mindful meditation in his book Being Peace: Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment."This book by Heinrichs is one of the most scholarly treatises by a single author that I have read in the past decade.
What makes it unique is that it is written by a research neuropsychologist and that it attempts to integrate a vast array of clinical and research findings regarding the etiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia.
Recent Schizophrenia Research Articles Recently published articles from Schizophrenia Research. Family functioning moderates the impact of psychosis-risk symptoms on social and role functioning.
Case study. Tina is a year-old woman who has been hearing voices for 45 years. She has been hospitalized 4 times over the years, often in connection with life events, such as her mother's death and her brother's alcoholism and violence towards her.
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Yet research has consistently failed to directly link parenting to the onset of schizophrenia, although numerous investigations suggest that intense familial criticism may . Personal Introduction by Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.
(Not included in the Noblitt’s work) I am very excited to be able to be able to post this chapter by Randall Noblitt and Pamela Noblitt to my website, courtesy of Praeger, the publisher, and the Noblitts. The term ‘synchromysticism’ sounds like the kind faux-intellectual, New Agey nonsense one might expect to find peddled by psychedelic-fuelled hippie-wannabes lurking in the ‘dark corners’ of the internet.