Resistance Exercise Cuts Depressive Symptoms AND more on Best 5 Saturday Reads

1) Resistance Exercise Cuts Depressive Symptoms

“The available empirical evidence supports m that “Resistance Exercise Training”RET may be an effective alternative or adjuvant therapy for depressive symptoms,” lead author Brett Gordon.

What is Resistance Exercise Training?

Resistance exercise is any form of exercise that forces your skeletal muscles (not the involuntary muscles of your heart, lungs, etc.) to contract. An external resistance (such as heavy weights) is used to cause the contractions, and those contractions lead to increases in muscular mass, strength, endurance and tone.

2) Circadian Rhythm Disruptions Associated With Mood Disorders, Adverse Quality of Life

Disruption to normal daily circadian rhythms was associated with higher rates of mood disorders such as severe depression and bipolar disorder, according to findings from the largest observational study of circadian rhythms to date.

3) California Could Be Landmark for Physician Assisted Death (PAD) In a Diverse Population

California—by virtue of its size and demographic and socioeconomic diversity—will be a landmark for how PAD is applied in a diverse population.

Experience to date with PAD laws and the evolution of research around determinations of competence in patients with various forms of terminal illness suggest a clinical reality more complex than traditional medical/psychiatric ethics has accounted for.

What are the states where PAD laws have been adopted?

Oregon was the first state to adopt PAD in 1997. Later it was joined by Washington in 2009. It was later followed by Montana, Colorado, Vermont, District of Columbia and California. The latest state to adopt PAD is Hawaii which goes into effect in 2019.

4) U Mass Opens Mindfulness Division As Other Institutions Embrace Practice

Mindfulness can be challenging as it brings to light thoughts and emotions previously avoided. “Many of us have not just a judgmental autopilot but also a self-critical autopilot.

What is the definition of mindfulness?

Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.

5) Restrictive Family Leave Policies Found At Top U.S. Medical Schools

Family leave policies at some top-tier medical schools make it difficult for women faculty members to maintain careers while starting families.

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