Tag Archives: stress

Burn Bright II: Reflections on Solutions to Burnout (Part Two of a Two-Part Series)

  There have been many published studies describing the current epidemic of burnout among physicians, but there are far fewer with solutions to the problem. Different approaches have been tried, but few have shown a significant impact on burnout or improved wellness among physicians. Nevertheless, the few published studies of solutions present some promising strategies […]

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A Roadmap for Research on Resident Well-Being

Although well-being lacks a universally agreed-upon definition, it is generally understood to include both the presence of positive elements (eg, engagement, happiness, quality of life, meaning and fulfillment, and physical health) and the absence of negative elements (eg, physical illness, depression, anxiety, and burnout).1 In recognition of the challenges to well-being faced by residents during the […]

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction to Improve Care For Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Symptoms of Gulf War illness were improved significantly when mindfulness-based stress reduction was added to treatment as usual. Each mindfulness-based stress reduction class series met once per week (2.5 hours per session) for 8 weeks, plus a 7-hour session on a Saturday between weeks 6 and 7. Participants received instruction on mindfulness meditation practices, including body […]

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Post Modern Stress Disorder: Violence & Health

With mass shootings and terrorist attacks erupting randomly around the globe– from Oregon to Paris to Beirut to Colorado Springs to San Bernadino— life at the close of 2015 is violent and stressful. Hours after a husband-wife team shot up a holiday party for public health workers in San Bernadino, the Boston Globe released a story stating that […]

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Major Depressive Disorder: CME Supplement

The holidays can be a stressful time for your patients, and some may become depressed. Learn the latest treatment options for major depressive order with this continuing medical education (CME) supplement.  Major Depressive Disorder: Understanding the Significance of Residual Symptoms and Balancing Efficacy with Tolerability Statement of Needs and Purpose Effective treatment with antidepressants is […]

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