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Open Access Concept Paper

Applied Pragmatic Functional Contextualism: A New Epistemological and Theoretical Framework for Applied Mental Health Research

Received: 22 January 2024;  Published: 10 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2403041


Concept PaperApplied Pragmatic Functional Contextualism: A New Epistemological and Theoretical Framework for Applied Mental Health ResearchEli Cwinn 1, *, Kayla Hamel 2* Correspondence: Eli Cwinn; E-Mail: ecwinn2@uwo.caAcademic Editor: Marianna MazzaOBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine2024, volume 9, issue 3 doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2403041Received: January 22, 2024Accepted: June 22, 2024Published: July 10, 2024AbstractThis paper argues that psychology, as a discipline, requires research to be situated in the c [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Eryngium carlinae Extract and Exercise Improve Blood Lipid Profile and Skeletal Muscle Function in Obese Rats

Received: 08 January 2024;  Published: 10 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2403040


An excess of adipose tissue characterizes obesity; it is associated with complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases due to an alteration in the lipid profile; this condition affects all tissues; even skeletal muscle is the most affected, causing its malfunction and bringing more significant consequences. Exercise has been described as one of the best treatments to combat obesity. At the same time, E. carlinae is a plant proven to have lipid-lowering and hypoglycemic effects, improving the function o [...]

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Open Access Review

Scoping Review of Nutraceuticals Use in Mediterranean Diet

Received: 25 September 2023;  Published: 05 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2403039


Mediterranean diet, considered key to varied diets, raises whether it is necessary to supplement it with compounds like nutraceuticals to obtain more benefits. A scoping review was conducted. Nine articles were selected that compared the effects of nutraceuticals on biochemical markers (such as total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc)), weight, and blood pressure in various studies to the results observed in groups only exposed to the Mediterranean diet. The aim was to assess the impact of [...]

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Open Access Review

The Interplay of Nutrition, Exercise, and Dietary Intervention for Enhanced Performance of Athletes and General Well-Being of Non-Athletes: A Review

Received: 28 December 2023;  Published: 28 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2402038


The optimal enhancement of athletic performance, recovery from exhaustion after exercise, and injury prevention are products of appropriate nutrition. Nutritional supplements that contain proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals are frequently utilized in various sports to complement the recommended daily amounts. Several of these supplements have been identified to have physiological effects and, thus, are known to help enhance athletic performance and prevent injuries. Our review intends to show the interp [...]

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Open Access Original Research

North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center: 2020-2023: Outcomes, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations for the Future

Received: 26 April 2024;  Published: 28 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2402037


Agricultural producers (i.e., farmers, ranchers) and agricultural workers (i.e., hired labor, farmworkers) have worse mental health than the general population and often lack access to mental healthcare. In response, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded four regional Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Networks in 2019. In the north central region, the North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center (NCFRSAC) was created in 2020 to develop, deliver, and [...]

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Open Access Perspective

Organisational and Emotional Psychology Views on Yozan Uesugi’s Leadership

Received: 09 January 2024;  Published: 27 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2402036


Yozan Uesugi was a Daimyo (feudal lord) who governed an area called Yonezawa in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan from 1767 to 1823. Yonezawa was originally an impoverished provincial government which under his leadership regained a healthy financial status. His leadership style was unique among Daimyos, yet respected and regarded as an ideal by many including President John F. Kennedy. One of the characteristics of Yozan’s leadership was he demonstrated what he expected his people to do, instead of just telling them what [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Art of Telesupport of Caregiver during Myasthenia Gravis Crisis by COVID-19 Infection-Related Followed by Rescue in Late-Onset Patient

Received: 06 February 2024;  Published: 21 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2402035


An 83-year-old man with myasthenia gravis was hospitalized in the ICU; support for caregivers of elderly myasthenic patients in the ICU can be a crucial aspect of their care. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that can cause varying levels of muscle weakness, which can significantly impact the patient's day-to-day activities and overall quality of life. This intervention was followed for over one month with success. The critical phases are presented and analyzed as a medical support art [...]

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Open Access Short Communication

Therapeutic Termination of Pregnancy and Paternal Mental Outcomes

Received: 26 December 2023;  Published: 13 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2402034


Therapeutic termination of pregnancy (TToP) is performed for maternal health risks or severe fetal malformations. Research focuses on women's psychopathological outcomes after TToP, noting that 10-22% of women experience psychiatric disorders, especially depressive symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, little is known about paternal mental outcomes. This study analyzed biological fathers' mental health at a 1-year follow-up after TToP. Results indicate biological fathers show no alarming psyc [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Developing a Compassion Focused Supervision Model for Senior Leaders in Education

Received: 22 March 2024;  Published: 11 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2402033


This article describes the development and delivery of a novel model of supervision for senior teachers in schools, informed by Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). It explores whether this model can be considered acceptable and valuable to senior teachers, and is able to be delivered by multiple supervisors using a manual. Surveys, interviews, and focus groups were used to gather feedback about the value and impact of the supervision. Data were gathered from 39 senior teachers across three phases to assess feedback o [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Prescribed Medicinal Cannabis for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Comorbid with Depression: Real World Evidence from Project Twenty21

Received: 01 March 2024;  Published: 05 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2402032


Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions for which people seek treatment with cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) and there is mounting real world evidence that CBMPs are safe and effective in treating pain. Many people with chronic pain also experience major depression and it is unknown whether pain patients with major depression derive equal benefit from CBMPs as those who are not depressed since comorbidities are usually an exclusion factor in RCTs. This study aimed to investigate whether patients [...]

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