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Effects of orally administered lavender essential oil on responses to anxiety‐provoking film clips
Lavender odour is commonly used to alleviate mild anxiety. Double blind studies are difficult to conduct with odours, and there are few reliable investigations of lavender's efficacy.
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Anxiolytic effects of Lavandula angustifolia odour on the Mongolian gerbil elevated plus maze.
Lavender is a popular treatment for stress and mild anxiety in Europe and the USA. The present study investigated the effects of (Lavandula angustifolia Mill. (Lamiaceae)) lavender odour inhalationExpand
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The effects of prolonged rose odor inhalation in two animal models of anxiety
AIM To investigate the anxiolytic effects of prolonged rose odor exposure, mature gerbils were exposed to acute (24 h), chronic (2 week) rose odor, or a no odor condition. Anxiolytic effects wereExpand
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The relationships of ‘ecstasy’ (MDMA) and cannabis use to impaired executive inhibition and access to semantic long‐term memory
This study aimed to examine the relationship between the consumption of ecstasy (3,4‐methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)) and cannabis, and performance on the random letter generation task whichExpand
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Anxiolytic and anxiogenic drug effects on male and female gerbils in the black-white box
Neurokinin-1, (NK1) receptor antagonists offer strong potential as anxiolytic drugs with few side effects. The use of the Mongolian gerbil for anxiety research offers advantages because gerbil NK1Expand
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Choosing the place of death: Empowering motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients in end-of-life care decision making
Motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (MND/ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that requires special attention at the end-of-life, particularly because disability is relentlesslyExpand
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Motor neurone disease in Lancashire and South Cumbria in North West England and an 8year experience with enteral nutrition
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease of unknown aetiology. Malnutrition is a common occurrence and an independent risk factor for worse prognosis. However, it remainsExpand
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The effects of lavandula angustifolia on animal and human laboratory models of anxiety
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a popular treatment for stress and mild anxiety. Currently, there are few reliable investigations of its efficacy because cognitive and associative effects ofExpand
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Loneliness, HPA stress reactivity and social threat sensitivity: Analyzing naturalistic social challenges.
Loneliness has been linked to poor health through an increased activation of threat surveillance mechanisms, such as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA). The socio-cognitive model (CacioppoExpand
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