A Systematic Review of the Use of Telepsychiatry in Acute Settings. Concurrent Review Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment. Educational Technology Systematic identification, development, organization, or utilization of educational resources and the management of these processes.
Scientists Discover "Reset Button" For The Body's Biological Clock Jetting half way across the world, shift work and those crazy all-nighters are all things that can upset our body’s daily cycle, or circadian rhythm. Over the years, scientists have slowly been piecing together the components of our “biological clocks” that drive these rhythms, and we now have a pretty good understanding of how they are coordinated. Now, scientists have discovered what is effectively a “reset button” in mice, which could eventually help researchers develop novel treatments that correct mismatches between the environment and our internal body clocks. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes that follow an approximately 24-hour cycle, which are primarily dictated by changes in light in the environment.
Can Neuro-Music Boost Your Productivity? Work environments today are noisy and distracting. As Maria Konnikova writes in a recent New Yorker article, open office plans are a big culprit. One study describes the effects of open environments as “damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction.” One effect of open environments is that now many office workers sport headphones and use music to reduce distraction levels. Psychoneuroimmunology The word "biofeedback" was coined in the late 1960s to describe laboratory procedures then being used to train experimental research subjects to alter brain activity, blood pressure, heart rate, and other bodily functions that are not normally controlled voluntarily. The most common forms of biofeedback today are the electromyographic (EMG) and the electrodermal (EDR). These sensors allow the person to monitor their own muscle relaxation, heart rate, breathing patterns and perspiration and concentrate on changing it through either the visual or auditory information provided by the equipment. In initial studies, some scientists believed that a day might come when biofeedback would provide a major degree of control over our bodies. With people exerting their "will" they thought it might be possible to change the patterns of our brainwaves to create healing without drugs which produce often unpleasant side affects for patients with high blood pressure. Conclusion:
UTas ePrints - How we talk to our children : an evaluation of parent effectiveness training for the development of emotional competence Wood, CD (2003) How we talk to our children : an evaluation of parent effectiveness training for the development of emotional competence. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania. Converging studies in empathic listening (Ickes, 1997), emotional intelligence (Bar-On 2000,2001) and conflict resolution (Sanson & Bretherton, 2001; Alvy, 1994) point to the importance of parent training for bringing up socially competent children in a world so changed in western countries that traditional parenting practices are less than effective. Efficacy of an Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Intervention for Child Anxiety Disorders Skip to Main Content Sign In Register Advanced Search Online ISSN 1465-735X Print ISSN 0146-8693 Copyright © 2017 Society of Pediatric Psychology
Having dinner at 2 p.m. might help lose weight Having a very early dinner might help with weight loss. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), more than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese. One in 20 adults have extreme obesity, the NIDDK report, and one third of adolescents are either overweight or obese. The Subconscious Mind of the Consumer (And How To Reach It) Editor's Note— Harvard Business School professor Gerald Zaltman's latest book, How Customers Think: Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market, delves into the subconscious mind of the consumer—the place where most purchasing decisions are made. The question: How can marketers understand unconscious consumer thinking? HBS Working Knowledge staffer Manda Mahoney questioned Zaltman about the new book, published by Harvard Business School Publishing. Mahoney: You state that 95 percent of all cognition occurs in the subconscious mind. How can marketers begin to understand behaviors and attitudes of which customers themselves are not aware? Zaltman: There are several helpful approaches.
Forget the hype: how close are we to a ‘forgetting pill’? I've been a little disconcerted by the recent appearance in the popular science press of a number of articles seeming to claim that we're just around the corner from being able to erase painful or traumatic memories. For example: The articles are beautifully written, full of interesting and thought-provoking questions, and obviously the product of a great deal of work. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Internet-based treatment for PTSD reduces distress and facilitates the development of a strong therapeutic alliance: a randomized controlled clinical trial The research questions we investigated in this study were twofold. Our first hypothesis addressed the overall impact of an Internet based cognitive behavioural intervention (Interapy) on a sample of patients with PTSD or subsyndromal PTSD. We found significant statistical and clinical effects that indicated symptom reduction of PTSD in the treatment group.