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How to look past the chatter and manage your inner voice

Posted: March 3 2021

By Emma Nobel and Gail Boserio That little critic in your head can help you wade through some of life’s biggest challenges — but it can also be a cruel tormentor living rent-free in your mind. Professor Ethan Kross, a psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Michigan, has spent the last 20 years researching how we […]

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Why don’t we take mental pain as seriously as we take physical pain?

Posted: December 14 2020

By Mark D Rego One of the first patients I saw in medical school was an elderly man dying of metastatic colon cancer, which had spread to his bones and was excruciatingly painful. I was shocked and heartbroken when I saw him beg the doctor for more pain medicine than the modest doses he was […]

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Things to do when you’re feeling defeated by inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: December 7 2020

Finding your perfect treatment and lifestyle combination is like putting together a puzzle. Finding a piece that fits is exciting, but sometimes it feels like you try piece after piece that does not fit. A few of these “puzzle pieces” are: finding a treatment plan that works long term figuring out the best diet for […]

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A large proportion of IBD patients may experience a form of PTSD

Inflammatory bowel disease patients were surveyed about their remission or flare-up status, as well as their expectations for a flare-up over the next 2 months.

About a third of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients surveyed were found to meet the clinical threshold to warrant a further diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Alexandra F. Vanderwerff, PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis, conducted a study examining the prevalence of PTSD symptoms among IBD patients. She explained to HCPLive® that her initial hypothesis centered […]

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