All Mental Healthcare Articles
  • 5 tips to prevent burnout in ministry

    Deborah Ike

    Do you sometimes feel like you live at the church? Do you feel guilty leaving each day knowing there's still more work to be done? If so, you’re not alone. I've worked in ministry and felt the struggle between the work I was dedicated to do for God and my own physical, emotional and spiritual health.

  • Is Parkinson’s disease in the future for Jesse Pinkman of ‘Breaking…

    Dr. Denise A. Valenti

    ​AMC's television series "Breaking Bad" depicted diverse characters on both sides of the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. The popular series, which ended its six-year run with a series finale Sept. 29, was known for its raw, graphic and violent depiction of the culture and science behind the making and distribution of illicit drugs.

  • New study sheds light on presentation of CTE symptoms

    Dorothy L. Tengler

    ​Scientists have long been aware of the devastation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is marked by widespread accumulation of an abnormal protein called hyperphosphorylated tau. The disease usually presents with mood and behavioral changes at a young age. However, a new study suggests that clinical presentation could include cognitive symptoms at a later age.

  • Anonymity often leads to physician bullying online

    Pamela Lewis Dolan

    Discussions that used to take place around water coolers and in doctor’s lounges have moved to online message boards, blogs and social media sites. But the Internet has also given some physicians an outlet to unleash vitriolic commentary many would never consider unleashing on a colleague in person.

  • Feng shui: Creating the right environment for your medical office

    Jessica Taylor

    Take a minute to look around your office. Is it appealing to your patients? Does it promote well-being? Believe it or not, your office layout affects your work life as well as your patients; feng shui can also affect you, your patients and staff. How a space feels affects how people respond at a conscious and unconscious level, says feng shui consultant and lecturer Linda Varone, RN, MA, CFS .

  • Brainstorming: How to help maintain progress and achieve

    Colleen Butler

    Colleen Butler, author of "Concussion Recovery: Rebuilding the Injured Brain," is offering practical advice to help with the recovery from brain injury. In the third edition of Brainstorming, readers have asked about "how to help maintain progress after slipping a bit" and "to explain brain fatigue and the importance of sleep and nutrition."

  • Helping employees manage workplace stress

    Joy Burgess

    ​​According to OutofStress.com, workplace stress costs nearly $300 billion annually, due to rehabilitation, absenteeism from work and health care. Although some workplace stress is normal, when employees face excessive stress in the workplace, their physical, emotional and mental health may be negatively impacted.

  • Self-care for the caregiver

    Karen Childress

    ​Your middle-aged patient is slightly overweight with blood pressure and lipid levels that are both borderline and a lifestyle that’s contributing to all three concerns. He works long hours in a stressful job, doesn't exercise enough, and rarely gets what most people would consider a full night’s sleep.

  • The role of aquaporin-4 in cerebral edema and neuroinflammation

    Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani

    Aquaporin-4 plays a significant role in potassium homeostasis and facilitates the water diffusion through potassium gradient for brain activity. AQP4 might also be involved in cell adhesion, migration and neuroinflammation. The neuroinflammation is an acute phase after brain injury, along with edema, and brain diseases like multiple sclerosis.

  • Brew on this: Latest research on coffee’s connection to Alzheimer’s

    Dr. Denise A. Valenti Medical & Allied Healthcare

    As I stared into my morning cup of black coffee, trying to percolate into alertness, I received an email from a colleague alerting me to a recently published article about acetylcholinesterase inhibition. Some of the most commonly prescribed medications for Alzheimer's disease act upon the cholinergic system, inhibiting acetylcholinesterase.