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This study evaluated the efficacy of a newly developed, home-based depression intervention for people with epilepsy. Based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), the eight-session, weekly intervention was designed for group delivery via the Internet or telephone. Forty participants were randomly assigned to intervention or waitlist. Depressive(More)
To determine whether the Hering-Breuer inflation reflex could be demonstrated in the presence and absence of behavioral influences on breathing, lung inflation was performed via the tracheal stoma in eleven laryngectomized subjects: seven seated at rest with their eyes closed and six recumbent during their deepest non-rapid eye movement sleep.(More)
A battery bank stores electricity produced by a solar electric system. If your house is not connected to the utility grid, or if you anticipate long power outages from the grid, you will need a battery bank. This fact sheet provides an overview of battery basics, including information to help you select and maintain your battery bank. There are many types(More)
Patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) characteristically exhibit an increased ventilation and breathing frequency when awake. We wanted to see if these increases persisted during deep non-REM sleep. Using noninvasive techniques, we have quantified the pattern of breathing, arterial oxygen saturation, and transcutaneous PCO2 (PtcCO2) during(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been linked to myocardial infarction and stroke in women, with biological and behavioral mechanisms implicated in underlying risk. The third most common cardiovascular illness, venous thromboembolism (VTE), is a specific health risk for women. Given previous associations with other(More)
BACKGROUND Prior studies suggest that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, but effects of duration and remission of PTSD symptoms have rarely been evaluated. METHOD We examined the association of time-updated PTSD symptom severity, remission and duration with incident CVD risk (552 confirmed(More)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been declared 'a life sentence' based on evidence that the disorder leads to a host of physical health problems. Some of the strongest empirical research - in terms of methodology and findings - has shown that PTSD predicts higher risk of cardiometabolic diseases, specifically cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2(More)
Older adults report higher psychological well-being than younger adults. Those highest in well-being also have the lowest risk of mortality. If those with lower well-being die earlier, it could affect the appearance of developmental change in well-being. In adults aged 50 and older (N = 4,458), we estimated effects of differential mortality on life(More)
OBJECTIVES Prior research on the relationship between early adversity and adult chronic disease has often relied on retrospective reports of a limited range of exposures and has not considered childhood psychological distress as a mediator. We investigate whether distress in childhood is one pathway by which early social disadvantage leads to greater(More)