How Should the Healthcare System Work To Help Treat Substance Abuse and Deal with the Opioid Epidemic

 

#alcoholabusestudy

Check out Bloomberg.com for a breakdown statistics on alcohol abuse.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-09/america-s-drinking-problem-is-much-worse-this-century

 

 

How to Make the Right Moves With Online Dating Sites

Online daters are good people. Many seek long-term relationships. However, I often hear that there are “So many ‘bad apples'” on many online dating sites. Why?

Well, It is not that the online dating sites are bad, but how people are using them. Unresolved emotional issues from previous relationships make it hard to trust and be vulnerable again in another potential romantic relationship.

By using Personal Revolution Therapy mental tools, It will help letting  go of painful memories and of distrusting of others.

 

 

 

Back-to-School Anxiety No More

It is normal to have, now and then, depression or anxiety throughout our lives. These are positive signs that tells us that something in our inner self needs improvement. Personal Revolution Therapy encourages us  to stop finding ways to get rid off depression or anxiety, an unrealistic approach to mental wellness. Instead, let us find permanent mental tools to help us cope with depression or anxiety that, inevitably, is part of our ongoing human nature to help us deal with  diversities in life.

Back-to-school anxiety is an example of normalcy in our kids. Not giving our kids the proper mental tools to cope with anxiety may lead them to develop chronic and diagnosable anxiety disorders later in their lives, like 60-80% of school age kids now, that triggers poor school performance, poor social skills, and be at risk for substance abuse, thus, requiring psychiatric treatment.

Personal Revolution Therapy addresses three simple parenting techniques that can prevent kids from developing back-to-school chronic anxiety .

  1. Ask how they are feeling about going back to school
  2. Allow for open communication
  3. Help them find their own solutions to their anxiety with encouragement and guidance

End Unhappy Relationships When You Hear…

There are three phrases you must pay attention to that will  help you decide to end a chronic unsatisfying, unfulfilling, and unloving relationship.

We struggle to end a long term unhappy relationship because we feel we have invested our time and emotional energy to that relationship. Many times we stay in a bad relationship for particle reasons such as financial and/or keeping the family together. By the way, staying in a unhappy marriage because of the children is a bad idea. Children learn about relationships by watching their parents’ own relationship with each other.  You are showing your children, especially, your daughters, that their happiness does not matter.

 

Anti-Memory Loss Prevention For Our Kids’ Future

Many patients in their early 50’s and with memory problems tell me that they have suffered some type of head trauma while playing sports as kids. There is a higher probability that you will suffer memory problems if you have had head trauma from playing youth sports, especially, in high school/college football and cheering. The statistics on head trauma among youth sports is staggering.

However, I like to be more optimistic to think that we are doing a better job in informing parents about concussions, as well as, developing better sport equipments to protect our kids from suffering head traumas.

Youth football and cheerleading season is around the corner. Please, please, continue to monitor your kids that they use proper sport gear and, especially with cheerleading, that all possible precautions are taken to protect our kids from injuries.  By taking these steps, we parents, are helping prevent our kids from having memory problems as adults.

 

https://web.usafootball.com/health-safety/concussion-awarenesshttp://www.cbsnews.com/videos/dr-agus-on-new-football-brain-study-this-is-a-major-issue/

Thinking That a little Memory Loss is O.K., is not O.K.

After living many winters, most of us feel that our memory is not as sharp as it once used to be.  Therefore, we believe that it is normal to have a little memory loss. Working in Alzheimer’s research and collaborating with world renowned medical researchers on the topic, I concluded that losing a little memory later in life is NOT normal.

Those who show a slight degree of memory loss after being screened, could benefit from participating in prodromal memory loss research programs. Early intervention and prevention may extend the quality of life of someone who may develop Alzheimer’s later in life. Many of us take our daily independence for granted, such as bathing, enjoying our past time hobbies, or just having normal conversations with our love ones. The degree of decline of daily activities due to memory loss varies from “Has difficulties but does it on his/her own”, “Requires assistance,” or “Is totally dependent.”  You have to power the decide the degree to which you want to live your life in the future. If you are having memory problems, I believe that early detection of memory loss can make a difference to the quality of life that you will have in the future.

The National Memory Screening Program, an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, constantly is offers national free memory screening. Our two locations in Sunrise and Hollywood offer free screening. Here at Infinity we are now participating with pharmaceutical companies that are positive and optimistic that early intervention with effective medications may slow down or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s.

For additional information about the clinical trials currently enrolling at one of our Infinity Clinical Research sites, please call our Study Team at 954-366-0277.

Opiate Induced Constipation, Epitome Example of Medical Practice In America

The opioid crisis in America should focus on both intervention and prevention therapies. Not only do we need better treatments to help those suffering from opioid abuse, but we also need better medical and psycho-educational programs to prevent patients from getting addicted to those addictive medications.

Constipation is a side-effect of opioid usage. Some drug companies advertise heavily on drugs that supposed to treat constipation. This is the epitome of putting too much attention in alleviating side-effects of prescribed drugs. Equal attention should also be given in developing better preventive programs to avoid getting addicted to those drugs. Those who abuse opiates, for example, tend to have comorbidity with other psychological disorders. Chronic depression and anxiety are such comorbidity that need to be incorporated  into preventive programs, more overtly.

 

http:/https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/23/15680096/trump-budget-opioid-epidemic

Megyn Kelly, Helping Initiate Real Conversations to Empower Women

Carol Gilligan’s book: In a Different Voice: “Psychological Theory and Women’s Development” was a mandatory book during my graduate school years in psychology. Her psychological theories about thinking helped me develop Personal Revolution Therapy’s , mental tool, technique number 2, ReThinking and ReExamining.

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Ms. Gilligan said, “I’ve found that if I say what I’m really thinking and feeling, people are more likely to say what they really think and feel. The conversation becomes a real conversation.”

I think that having effective conversations is the key for positive change. However, how to establish effective conversations is a learning skill. We talk about the need to have good conversations, but we, sometimes, don’t take the time to learn that skill or admit that we may have deficiencies in the way we communicate, thus, leading to no change, personally and/or at the workplace.

Dr. James Triana

http://www.nbcnews.com/megyn-kelly/video/women-of-silicon-valley-part-1-women-share-stories-of-alleged-sexual-harassment-1001303107992

 

 

Change in behavior are new signs of memory problems, not cognition

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I believe, change in behavior are the first signs of memory loss not in cognition. We are now studying those who are not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s to help fight this disease. Those who were not grumpy before and now they are, maybe the start signs of memory loss.

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False Hope Prevents Families from Seeking help for Alzheimer’s

Throughout my twelve years of doing Alzheimer’s research, I always thought that doing research on those individuals  who are not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and are starting to have memory problems would be the ideal population to study in order to find effective ways to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s. It seems that is what Alzheimer’s researchers is doing now.

At this time, There is no treatment to cure or prevent someone from developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Bob DeMarco writes. “When Alzheimer’s strikes the first thing that happens is we enter a period of what could best be described as ‘deep sadness.'” When we discover that pills or apps/games that supposed to improve memory, propagandize by non-pharmaceutical companies, that is, companies that do not follow FDA guidelines, do not work, our “deep sadness” turns into despair, a complete loss of hope. That false hope prevents families from seeking real help.

We do have medications that help manage those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, as well as, social services for these patients and their families. Helping families cope with Alzheimer’s is a positive way that offers real information about this disease and helps caregivers learn more on how to manage the patient at home.

Alzheimer’s Researchers are seeking people in their early 50s and up with slight memory problems and NO diagnose of Alzheimer’s. These courageous individuals will help Alzheimer’s researchers find better medications that could prevent or slow down memory problems. Then, hopefully, opening the doors, for someday ,discovering the cure for Alzheimer’s, once and for all.

Get a free screening today at your local Alzheimer’s research center. 

60 Minutes tells the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-alzheimers-laboratory-3/