The effect of psychotherapy on functional medical disorders

Functional somatic disorders are common and costly, thereby driving the need for the development of effective brief treatment options. Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy is one candidate treatment method. This study aimed to review and meta-analyze, where possible, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of psychodynamic psychotherapy for functional somatic disorders. Following a systematic search of the literature, a […]

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Shoppers fuming at bizarre turkey substitutes say Christmas dinner ‘ruined’

Online shopping substitutes are a headache every Christmas. But with coronavirus forcing many families to isolate or want to avoid rammed shops, it has left some shoppers in a right pickle. Furious customers expecting their big Christmas deliveries have been left stumped after receiving bizarre substitutes for their Christmas dinner. Beef steaks, ‘gold-plated’ turkeys costing […]

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Short periods of intubation during surgery may damage the larynx just like longer ones

It’s widely known that patients who are intubated for five to six hours during lengthy surgeries are at greater risk for follow-up complications to the larynx (voice box) such as sore throat, difficulty swallowing and hoarseness. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that similar problems also may occur in patients intubated for a much […]

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