Mindfulness: A new promise of salvation in psychiatry?!

„A new frontier in treatment for mental illnesses and other chronic conditions may not come from pharmaceutical companies, but from within, as mindfulness practices gain traction.“ This is the introduction to an overview in the issue of October 6th, 2015, of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), written by Laura Buchholz, a JAMA staff writer.

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Cough Syrup against Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Restlessness and aggression are a particular burden not only for those affected, but especially for the caregivers of people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. These symptoms, which include anxiety, irritability, depression, apathy, disinhibition, delusions and hallucinations, and disturbances of sleep and appetite, are summarized as Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).
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