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European public-private project to advance precision psychiatry by introducing biology into clinical routine

PARIS AND MONTPELLIER, 30-Mar-2022 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — ALCEDIAG announces the launch of the EDIT-B Consortium, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for Health (EIT Health). This newly formed European public-private partnership aims at advancing precision psychiatry by introducing biology into clinical routine.

Around 300M people in the world are affected by depression. Studies show that up to 40% of them may be misdiagnosed and potentially bipolar. As a result, diagnosis is often delayed by an average of 7.5 years, worsening patients’ mental and physical conditions as well as their loved ones’ quality of life.

The EDIT-B Consortium aims to solve this diagnostic challenge by using specific RNA editing based biomarkers and artificial intelligence to validate and commercialize an accurate, reliable, and quick blood test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

The Consortium brings together prominent members from across Europe who will be working over the next three years to achieve this goal: Alcediag, Alcen, Capital Region of Denmark, Fundació Clinic per la Recerca Biomèdica, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, GHU Paris Psychiatrie & Neurosciences, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, ProductLife Group and Synlab. With a total budget of € 5.2 million, EDIT-B is co-funded by the EIT Health (€ 2.5M) and the partners.

“This project will accurately separate bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder. This distinction is extremely important clinically, because the treatments are different. EDIT-B Consortium gathers all relevant expertise and as the principal investigator in the clinical trial, I hope we will be able to validate a test that will improve the lives of many people living with bipolar disorder”, says Prof. Eduard Vieta from the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

SYNLAB is the first diagnostic service provider in Europe, present in 36 countries in 4 continents and committed to developing high value solutions for patients  focusing on medical excellence and customer centricity.

Maurizio Ferrari, SYNLAB Italy Chief Medical Officer says: “innovation in healthcare is a key pillar for the customer centricity and  we are very proud to be part of this European research project that really may help patients with psychiatric disorders”.

“I am proud to see that the EDIT-B consortium led by our partner Alcediag – a subsidiary of Alcen – will tackle the challenge of improving the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. In doing so, they support EIT Health main mission which is to help citizens live healthier and longer lives and at the same time put the spotlight on mental health which is key to the proper care management and wellbeing of our communities”, adds Jean Marc Bourez, interim CEO of EIT Health.

“On this World Bipolar Day, Alcediag team is happy to announce its contribution to solving the bipolar disorder diagnostic issue.  We are proud and grateful to our partners and the EIT Health for this opportunity to advance science while having a positive impact on people’s lives”, said Alexandra Prieux, CEO of Alcediag.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Professional Tennis Player Overcomes Debilitating Anxiety & Panic Disorder Unconventionally

The tennis world has seen many comebacks in the past but none as unlikely as this one. After 6 years Dennis Simsek a professional tennis player and teaching pro on the ATP tour has naturally been able to overcome Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder, after being moments from taking his own life. Emergency visits before and after important tennis matches, intense physical sensations that resembled serious illnesses during matches, and overwhelming fearful thoughts were just a few of the personal mental and physical battles.

The ‘Me vs Myself On & Off The Court’ eBook outlines natural and unconventional ways Dennis overcame his mental illnesses. The coping strategies such as anti anxiety pills were only a short term fix that didn’t lead to long term recovery, and this is causing a major roadblock for people suffering from intense panic and anxiety these days. The ups and downs of this inspirational story will give readers a glimpse into the life of a professional athlete that feared everything from crowded areas to up tempo music. Readers will be able to relate to these stories, gain strength to stay motivated to face their fears, and reach their dreams through my online blogs and 30 day fear eliminator challenge set to launch on Jan 1st.

This eBook as well as the many interactive tools were launched through The Anxious Athlete website on Dec 15th, and can be purchased through the website below. I am hoping you will be able to see the enourmous benefits that athletes and non athletes who suffer with mental illnesses will gain from reading this book.

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Switch Off Social Networking Regularly To Avoid Compounding Loneliness, Says Health Insurance Comparison Site Quoteboffin.co.uk

As increases in technology see the UK becoming ever more switched on to personal computers, online communication and social networking, a new report has appeared claiming that Britain is suffering from an epidemic of loneliness.

The report, from the Mental Health Foundation, found that more than one in ten British people often feel lonely and that many work long hours, live alone and socialise online rather than seeing friends and family in the flesh.

More than 2,200 adults were questioned for the study and it was found that while adults of all ages seemed to be being affected by loneliness, women tended to suffer from the feeling more than men.

Some have blamed the growth of social networking sites as a potential cause for this epidemic of loneliness and health insurance comparison site Quoteboffin.co.uk says that, like most pleasures, social networking sites are best enjoyed in moderation. A spokesperson for the company explained:

“While this is distressing news, we think that it’s important for people to take a long look at all aspects of their life and not just the amount of time they spend on social networks, if they are suffering from loneliness.

“Socialising online can be a positive experience for many people, so it’s important to identify all of the areas which could be a problem – including working long or unsociable hours – and addressing these. The most crucial thing to remember about social networking, is that it should be being enjoyed in moderation.”

It was found that more women than men claimed to be suffering from loneliness (47 per cent), but the number of men suffering was also significant (36 per cent) and almost one in five respondents said that they spend too much time communicating with friends and family online rather than in person.

However, the report suggested that it is too early to be able to determine whether technology is changing the way that people interact with each other in real life. It did find that online interaction is no substitute for the real thing though.

While loneliness is sometimes perceived as a mild form of mental discomfort, chronic loneliness can have a number of other effects on health – from unhealthy lifestyles to mental health problems like depression, alcohol or drug abuse and eating disorders.

Quoteboffin.co.uk added: “Loneliness is certainly a natural emotion, however it is when loneliness becomes excessive that it becomes a real problem – and this is when the threats to well-being start to multiply.

“From serious mental health issues to lifestyle changes that can damage physical health and push up health insurance premiums, loneliness could be at the root of many other problems – so people should make sure they heed warning signs and ensure they have a strong networks of support offline as well as online.”

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When Depression Treatment Is Administered In The Right Way Healing Becomes Easier

Depression is a jointly physical and psychological disease. Depression recovery, in turn, must entail both physical and psychological healing. As obvious as that sounds, the unfortunate truth is that many of the most high-priced depression treatment facilities in Los Angeles target one dimension of the disease while ignoring the other. In the end, such a strategy is and can only be a recipe for failure.

The good news is that Malibu’s most successful depression treatment center does things differently. The center was founded on the principle that depression recovery must be a holistic process, one that helps clients get better in body as well as in mind. That’s why the center’s exclusive treatment programs are explicitly designed to promote broad-based healing. It’s also why so many of the center’s clients really do get better for good.

Depression is an awful disease. Depression treatment can fix the problem, but only if it’s administered in exactly the right way, by people who know exactly what they’re doing. The clinical experts at Malibu’s best treatment facility will help you rediscover yourself as you used to be, before depression turned you into the person you are today. Under the circumstances, it’s hard to imagine that anyone could ever ask for anything more than that.

Depression treatment must always begin with an evaluation of a patient’s personal needs and case history. That sounds obvious, of course-but the fact is that too many “exclusive” depression treatment facilities administer generic and impersonal treatment programs. In the end, that is and can only be a recipe for failure.

There is no “universal” depression victim. By the same token, there can be no “universal” path to depression recovery. Healing, when it comes, will have to occur on your own terms, in a way that’s meaningful to you and no one else. A treatment program that can’t deliver that to you won’t ever help you get where you need to go.

The good news in all this is that at least one Malibu treatment facility understands the importance of personal attention in the healing process. That’s why the facility is recognized all around the world for its sterling success rate. More importantly, that’s why the facility is the place you’ve been looking for. Successful depression treatment will change your life. Don’t wait any longer to finally find that out for yourself.

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4th Annual Parental Alienation Awareness Day

Nearly everyone knows a couple who has divorced and used a child against the other parent. But not many people know there’s a name for such behavior–and fewer still know it is a particularly damaging form of child abuse.

The 4th Annual Parental Alienation Awareness Day on April 25, 2009 is set as a day for families around the Globe to help raise awareness about this rampant global issue. Many countries, states, provinces, and cities have already proclaimed April 25 to be Parental Alienation Awareness Day, and many educational and family events are set to take place in cities in North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Parental Alienation is defined as a set of behaviors exhibited by a parent or an adult the child trusts, that puts the child in a very damaging loyalty bind between the people they love. These behaviors can be as mild as the occasional badmouthing of a parent, but in extreme cases may lead to parental Abductions and even Parental Homicide.

Research shows that children exposed to Parental Alienation may suffer a lifetime of low self esteem, and depression as well as substance abuse, anxiety, and difficulty trusting anyone or forming lasting relationships.

“A pattern of alienation usually begins without any malicious or conscious intent to harm the relationship between the other parent and the children,” explained Sarvy Emo, Founder of Parental Alienation Awareness Day. “Parents are often unaware of how subtle behaviors and comments can put children in a loyalty bind that is not only harmful to their emotional and mental health, but may affect their relationship with the targeted parent.”

“… the hurt, the anger, the shame and the pain would never go away. I could numb it and put it in the back of my mind but it never went away. It comes out in how I am as a mother, a spouse, a friend. In the decisions I’ve made, in almost everything I do.” Says an adult who experienced Parental Alienation as a child.

Parental Alienation Awareness Organization urges family members, and the people that surround a child’s life to watch for the children perceiving one parent as causing the other parent’s financial problems, showing a sudden negative change in attitude around one parent or being uncharacteristically belligerent around a parent or other authority figure.

To learn more about PA and Parental Alienation Awareness Day, visit paawarenessday.com

To learn more about Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting, visit www.paawareness.org

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Allalternativemedicine.Com – One Of The Popular On-Line Stores For Natural Herbal Remedy

Alternative Medicine. Natural Remedies is online about a year. Since then the website becomes more and more popular. Natural herbal remedies are gaining more popularity in the United States today. More then 80 million of Americans acknowledge alternative medicine remedies for a variety health conditions versus traditional medicine.

All products presented on the website are made in precise therapeutic dosage from natural herbal ingredients. Comprehensive information on diagnosis, symptoms, and natural remedies are also presented on the website.

The natural herbal remedies for diabetes, insomnia, body cleansing and detoxification, weight loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, natural body and hair products, pain relief, immune system strengthening, cold/flu, and many others can be purchased on Allalternativemedicine.com. All products are made in Israel and kosher, carefully picked and based on positive impact and customers reviews.

The number of visitors in Allalternativemedicine.com has been growing steadily since its start in 2008. Allalternativemedicine.com uses effective, convenient and simple way to present useful information and products to visitors.

Visitors can easily find the products or the information they are looking for. It is just one click away form the main page. Visitors can feel confident using the All Alternative Medicine products and natural remedies.

You can visit the shopping site at the following web address: http://www.allalternativemedicine.com.

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Stan Popovich Discusses How Fear And Anxiety Can Devastate A Person’s Life

What can a person do when their fears and anxiety have the best of them? It can be tough to deal with fear, anxiety and depression on an every day basis. Many people who deal with these issues feel helpless and do not know how to manage their fears.

Stanley Popovich, author of ‘A Layman’s Guide To Managing Fear’ understands that fear and anxiety is very common in today’s world. Fear and anxiety can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Persistent fear and anxiety ruins lives and can devastate families. Fear and anxiety can also lead to additional health problems that can have long-term effects on one’s life.

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that approximately 1 in every 5 adults suffer with the anguish of a fear-related disorder. Here are some quick facts:

· 18.8 million American adults will suffer from depression this year 
· 2.3 million American adults will struggle with Bipolar disorder this year 
· 9.1 million American adults have an anxiety disorder 
· 2.4 million American adults will experience a panic disorder this year 
· 3.3 million American adults will be treated for OCD this year 
· 5.2 million American adults will experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder this year

Fear exacts untold costs upon American society. Even more sobering is that many people do not know where to turn for help. Mr. Popovich knows what it is like to deal with fear and anxiety. Mr. Popovich wrote a book that focuses on those strategies that will manage fear, anxiety, and depression. A person who reads Mr. Popovich’ can get many ideas on how to deal with fear, anxiety, OCD, depression and other mental health issues

The book is easy to read and provides instant help. Half the book focuses on cognitive and behavior therapy and the other half of the book is Christian based. The book is geared for both the religious and non-religious person who struggles with fear, anxiety, OCD, depression, panic disorder, suicide, and bipolar disorder. Stan’s book is not a substitute for the guidance of a professional.” Remember that when dealing with fear and anxiety, the key is to be smart in how you manage it.

Copies of ‘A Layman’s Guide To Managing Fear’ can be obtained at http://www.managingfear.com. Stanley Popovich is available for interviews and can be reached by email at spopovich@managingfear.com.

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