Articles related toBehavioral Health

The psychological burden associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes: a systematic review

Matthew Kennedy, BS; Katherine Loomba, BS; Hira Ghani, BA; and Bernadette Riley, DO
Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are disorders of connective tissue that lead to a wide range of clinical presentations. While we are beginning to understand the association between EDS and psychological manifestations, it is critical that we further elucidate the relationship between the two. Understanding the correlation between EDS and mental health will better ensure swift diagnosis and effective treatment for patients. This study aims to systematically examine and report the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the EDS population.
J Osteopath Med; 122(8): 381-392

Overcoming reward deficiency syndrome by the induction of “dopamine homeostasis” instead of opioids for addiction: illusion or reality?

Kenneth Blum, PhD, DHL; Diwanshu Soni, BSc; Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD; and David Baron, DO
Many individuals in the United States are plagued by addiction, and the rate at which it is affecting people in the United States only seems to be increasing. The authors aim to convey that the proper treatment should help restore dopamine balance so the quality of life can be improved in the recovering community, and this article discusses various potential therapeutic modalities that can provide dopamine homeostasis via activation of dopaminergic pathways.
J Osteopath Med; 122(7): 333-337

Significant cognitive impairment likely associated with COVID-19 infection with relatively nonsevere symptoms

Roy R. Reeves, DO, PhD; and Scott G. Willoughby, PhD
COVID-19 infection may involve the nervous system and has been associated with a number of neuropsychiatric complications, including impairment of cognition and dementia. Such complications are more likely to occur in (but are not limited to) patients with severe COVID-19 infections and those with concomitant risk factors. In this case report, the authors describe a normally functioning 51-year-old woman who developed cognitive impairment of a degree that rendered her unable to care for herself most likely related to a relatively nonsevere infection with COVID-19 about 2 months earlier.
J Osteopath Med; 122(3): 119-123

The use of person-first language in scientific literature focused on drug-seeking behavior: a cross-sectional analysis

Patrick Sharp, DO; Jaclyn Slattery, DO; Austin Johnson, BS; Trevor Torgerson, BS; Ryan Ottwell, DO; Matt Vassar, PhD; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
Person first language (PFL) – a way of referring to individuals with medical conditions or disability that emphasizes the person over their condition or disability – is important in reducing the stigma surrounding individuals who exhibit drug-seeking behavior. Drug-seeking behavior is generally associated with a negative connotation by healthcare professionals, which may create poor provider perceptions of these individuals and potentially impact patient care. Therefore, to reduce stigmatization surrounding drug-seeking behavior and to improve patient care in these individuals, the use of PFL should be promoted. The primary objective of this study is to investigate how frequently research articles focused on drug-seeking behavior adhere to PFL.
J Osteopath Med; 121(11): 827-833

Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression: A Retrospective Investigation at 4-Weeks Postnatal and a Review of the Literature

Sarah J. Breese McCoy, PhD; J. Martin Beal, DO; Stacia B. Miller Shipman, OMS IV; Mark E. Payton, PhD; and Gary H. Watson, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 106(4): 193-198

Self-Reported Health Behaviors of Osteopathic Physicians

Joseph P. McNerney, DO; Steven Andes, PhD, CPA; and Deborah L. Blackwell, DO
J Osteopath Med; 107(12): 537-546

Diagnosis and Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Returning Veterans

Roy R. Reeves, DO, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 107(5): 181-189

A survey of Midwest physicians’ experiences with patients in psychiatric distress in the emergency department

Jack Brodeur, BS, OMS III; Alyse Folino Ley, DO; and Michelle Bonnet, MD, MBA
Emergency medicine physicians commonly stabilize patients with acute psychiatric distress, such as suicidal ideation. Research has shown that suicidal ideation is difficult to manage in emergency department (ED) settings and that patients in psychiatric distress are often “boarded” in the ED while awaiting more definitive care. The authors examine the attitudes and experiences of emergency physicians regarding the care of patients in psychiatric distress. Special attention is given to suicidal ideation due to its prevalence in the United States.
J Osteopath Med; 121(10): 773-778

Postpartum Thyroid Measures and Depressive Symptomology: A Pilot Study

Sarah J. Breese McCoy, PhD; J. Martin Beal, DO; Mark E. Payton, PhD; Audra L. Stewart, DO; Ariana M. DeMers, DO; and Gary H. Watson, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 108(9): 503-507

Toward an Osteopathic Psychiatry: The Biocognitive Model of Mind

Niall McLaren, MBBS, FRANZCP
J Osteopath Med; 110(12): 725-732