Unexpected Effect of Muscle Relaxation on Grief Severity

DENVER — A first-of-its-kind study evaluating a mindfulness intervention to ease unexpected grief showed that the control treatment, progressive muscle relaxation, was more effective. Dr Lindsey Knowles “Both progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness training were shown to improve severity, yearning, depression symptoms, and stress; [but] The results from this study suggest that progressive muscle relaxation … Read more

A Real, but Overlooked Syndrome

When an individual develops a terminal illness, those closest to them often start to grieve long before the person dies. Although a common syndrome, it often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. A new review proposes a way of defining this specific type of grief in the hope that better, more precise descriptive categories will inform therapeutic … Read more

Self-care Tips for Clinicians as COVID-19 Lingers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LAS VEGAS – While frontline health care workers may have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire workforce has experienced some level of anxiety, stress, loss, grief, and trauma, according to Jon A. Levenson, MD. Dr Jon Levenson “There … Read more

DSM-5 Update: What’s New?

Ahead of its official release on March 18, the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorderswhich is in the form of a textbook, is already drawing some criticism. The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), which is not a full revision, only includes one … Read more