Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the…

Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness

Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus — an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus — experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. But so far, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying lupus’ effects on the brain has remained murky. Surprising new link between inflammation and mental…

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program, new research has demonstrated. Cognitive behavior therapy significantly…