Drug & Alcohol
Drug dependence and homeostasis | Processing the Environment | MCAT | Khan Academy
Created by Carole Yue. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/processing-the-environment/drug-dependence/v/routes-of-drug-entry?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=mcat Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/processing-the-environment/drug-dependence/v/psychoactive-drugs-hallucinogens?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=mcat MCAT on Khan Academy: Go ahead and practice some passage-based questions! About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s MCAT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkK5wqSuwDlJ3_nl3rgdiQ?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
Substance Abuse, Intoxication & Withdrawal, Uppers Downers & Hallucinogens MDMA LSD PCP
SKIP AHEAD: 0:32 – Substance Abuse vs. Substance Dependence 2:51 – Miosis vs. Mydriasis 3:21 – Uppers/Stimulants (Cocaine, Meth & MDMA/Ecstacy) 5:57 – Downers/Depressants Intoxication & Overdose (Alcohol, Opioids, Heroin) 10:58 - Downer Withdrawal 12:18 – Hallucinogen (PCP, LSD & Mushrooms) 14:15 – Marijuana/Cannabis Alcohol Link - http://www.stomponstep1.com/alcohol-metabolism-methanol-poisoning-fatty-change/ Psychosis Link - http://www.stomponstep1.com/psychosis-schizophrenia-schizoaffective-disorder-delusional-disorder-hallucinations/ Donate Link - http://www.stomponstep1.com/donate/ Substance dependence is an adaption to a pattern of substance use. It is primarily characterized by withdrawal (or symptoms that occur when use of the drug is discontinued), tolerance (or needing more to obtain the same desired effect), and spending a significant portion of their time engaged in drug related activities. Substance abuse is an overindulgence in an addictive substance as a result of a lack of control. It can be thought of as a more extreme version of substance dependence in which individuals have significant negative life effects with work relationships or school), poor health, or legal problems as a result of their substance use. In the general public this pattern of substance abuse would more generally be referred to as an addiction. There is very specific DSM criteria for each of these terms, but that isn’t important for the exam. For simplicity sake we will break the drugs down into 3 different categories. The 3 categories are Uppers, Downers and Hallucinogens. There are slight differences between drugs within individual categories, but for the most part you can get questions right by just knowing the general characteristics of the entire group. For example, you won’t see both cocaine and MDMA listed as answers on the same question. Also remember to not confuse intoxication and withdrawal. Most questions are on drug intoxication, but they may specifically ask you about withdrawal which usually has symptoms that are just the opposite of intoxication. So make sure you read the question carefully. For example, the question stem may fit stimulant withdrawal and depressant intoxication, but the last sentence of the question specifically asks about withdrawal. Keep in mind the most important things for Step 1 questions are the changes to the vitals and pupils. These should be the buzzwords you are looking for. You will almost always be given this information in these types of questions and if you just have that info you can usually narrow it down to at least 2 options. Also make sure you don’t get mydriasis vs. miosis confused. Mydriasis is the bigger word and has the bigger pupils. Miosis is the smaller word and has the smaller pupils. And obviously the best way to confirm a diagnosis of drug use is a urine drug screen and mental health services are important in the treatment of addiction. However, that is too easy so you won’t see either of those as an answer on the exam so I’m not going to spend much time on that. That brings us to Uppers or stimulants…. Now I’ll try my hardest to not make 20 references to Breaking Bad during this section, but I can’t make any promises. Most of the questions related to this category will be about cocaine, which is usually smoked in the form of crack cocaine or snorted. However, other street drugs such as Methamphetamines (Meth) & MDMA (Ecstasy & Molly) are also in this group. Prescription drugs used for ADHD, narcolepsy and weight loss are also stimulants, but are less likely to show up in this type of Step 1 question. The text for this video is too long and exceeds Youtubes Max. For the rest please go to http://www.stomponstep1.com/substance-abuse-intoxication-withdrawal-uppers-downers-hallucinogens-mdma-lsd-pcp/ Pictures Used: Derivative of “Occhi222” by Ladysiria17 available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Occhi222.jpg via Public Domain Derivative of “Anizokoria” by Radomil available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anizokoria.JPG via Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Share Alike “Crystal Meth” by Radspunk available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crystal_Meth.jpg via Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-Share Alike “Man sniffing” available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Man_sniffing.jpg “Alcohol desgracia” by RayNata available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alcohol_desgracia.jpg via Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike Derivative of “Amanita muscaria crop” by Onderwijsgek available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2006-10-25_Amanita_muscaria_crop.jpg via Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Share Alike Derivative of “kaleidoscope explosion colors” available at https://pixabay.com/en/kaleidoscope-explosion-colors-577317/ via Public Domain
What Causes Addiction
This is the pilot episode in our new series on public health. In this video we present a summary of the Rat Park experiments that took place in the 1970's and the cause of addiction. This video was produced by http://minutevideos.com with these lovely people: Script: Solongo Jargalsaikhan Storyboard: Pascal Gaggelli Art: Tappy Nolipping Voice: Matt Abbott Editing: Ake Sompol It was produced with the consent of Johann Hari, the author of the book "Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs". Please checkout the book's website here: http://chasingthescream.com Also Checkout Stuart McMillen's comic strip here: http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/rat-park/ If you are interested in sponsoring this series or if you'd like to make a video like this for yourself, please visit us at www.minutevideos.com or email us to firstname.lastname@example.org Have a lovely day and please let us know your thoughts in the comments :)
Tolerance and withdrawal | Processing the Environment | MCAT | Khan Academy
Created by Carole Yue. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/processing-the-environment/drug-dependence/v/substance-use-disorders?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=mcat Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/processing-the-environment/drug-dependence/v/reward-pathway-in-the-brain?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=mcat MCAT on Khan Academy: Go ahead and practice some passage-based questions! About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s MCAT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkK5wqSuwDlJ3_nl3rgdiQ?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
New Psychoactive Substances (AKA Legal Highs) WCADA Awareness Video
Following rising concerns about the availability and misuse of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as 'Legal Highs'; WCADA's Young Persons service (SWITCH) have worked with young people to develop an animation to raise awareness around these substances.
Auditory Hallucinations - An Audio Representation
This is designed to provide the listener with some understanding of what it might be like to experience auditory hallucinations. Content in this presentation is based on things our clients tell us they hear through my experience as a mental health outreach worker.
Trauma and Addiction: Crash Course Psychology #31
Want more videos about psychology every Monday and Thursday? Check out our sister channel SciShow Psych at https://www.youtube.com/scishowpsych! *** So, what do Batman and J.R.R. Tolkien have in common? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It used to be called "Shellshock" and it can be really really really destructive. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank lays out the low down on PTSD and how trauma can affect the brain. Plus, a look at how addiction can play into trauma and the different types of treatments used to help those afflicted. -- Table of Contents: PTSD: Causes and Symptoms 01:57:18 How Trauma Can Affect the Brain 05:12:09 Addiction 07:08:18 Trauma and Addiction 07:41:17 Dual Treatment Model 08:24:07 Post-Traumatic Growth 06:31:00 The Wise Frodo Baggins 00:00 -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
What is the Difference Between Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?
This video discusses the differences between Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Both disorders require a qualifying stressor (trauma) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This traumatic event must be directly experienced, witnessed, occur to a close friend or family member, or involve repeated exposure to aversive details of a trauma. PTSD is characterized by the developing of specific symptoms after a qualifying stressor. The general symptom categories include intrusion, avoidance, negative mood, and arousal. Specific symptoms include recurrent memories, recurrent dreams, dissociative reactions, avoiding thoughts, avoiding feelings, avoiding memories, avoiding external reminders, negative beliefs, memory difficulties, negative emotions, cognitive distortions, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, sleep disturbance, difficulty concentrating, recklessness, and anger outbursts. The criteria must be met for at least one month. ASD has a similar set of symptom criteria, however, the symptoms must be present for at least three days but no more than one month. After a traumatic event, individuals who are assessed for ASD may go on to develop PTSD. About 80% of individuals who are diagnosed with the full criteria of ASD will develop PTSD. About 60% of individuals who have subclinical ASD will develop PTSD. About 4% of individuals who do not qualify for ASD will develop PTSD.
Introduction to RDoC
Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., director, NIMH Division of Translational Research and Treatment Development, discusses the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative, which he coordinates. This long-term project is incorporating genetics, imaging, cognitive science, and other levels of information to lay the foundation for a new mental disorders classification system. For more information, see: "Transforming Diagnosis" (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml)
NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Initiative
This webinar presented an introduction to NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative and provided an opportunity to discuss the use of RDoC principles in global mental health research. RDoC reorients research on mental disorders by incorporating a focus on dimensional characterizations of psychopathology and encouraging the use novel, valid methods for grouping patients and developing personalized treatments.
Psychology Lessons : History of Integrated Treatment for Dual Diagnosis
Dual diagnosis is a syndrome wherein somebody has a severe mental illness in addition to a substance abuse problem. Discover how a clinician and treatment team are needed to treat dual diagnosis with information from a licensed mental health counselor in this free video on psychology. Expert: John Bosworth Bio: John Bosworth is a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain and stress management. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Supporting Recovery: Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
This documentary tells the story of the successful implementation of integrated treatment through the experiences of consumers, policymakers and practitioners in two former COSIG States, Connecticut and Louisiana. Visit http://beta.samhsa.gov/co-occurring to learn more about how SAMHSA supports integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders.
The human element of recovery from mental illness and addiction | Apryl Pooley | TEDxMSU
Apryl Pooley shares her story through mental illness and how she rediscovered her passion for learning, teaching, and sharing. Apryl Pooley is a PhD candidate in Michigan State University's Dept. of Neuroscience, as well as a novelist, artist, and impassioned activist. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
An Introduction to Leon Festinger's A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance - A Macat Psychology Analysis
People often hold contradictory ideas and beliefs, but this makes them feel uncomfortable. When this happens, people will attempt to resolve the conflict either by changing their thinking or their behavior. Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Leon Festinger’s A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, one of the most important psychology books ever written. Macat’s videos give you an overview of the ideas you should know, explained in a way that helps you think smarter. Through exploration of the humanities, we learn how to think critically and creatively, to reason, and to ask the right questions. Critical thinking is about to become one of the most in-demand set of skills in the global jobs market.* Are you ready? Learn to plan more efficiently, tackle risks or problems more effectively, and make quicker, more informed and more creative decisions with Macat’s suite of resources designed to develop this essential set of skills. Our experts have already compiled the 180 books you feel you should know—but will never have time to read—and explained them in a way that helps you think smarter. Dip in and learn in 3 minutes or 10 minutes a day, or dive in for 3 hours, wherever you are on whatever device you have. Get your journey started into the great books for free: www.macat.com Get a report on your critical thinking skills at no cost: www.macat.com/ct-study Find out more about critical thinking: www.macat.com/blog/what-is-critical-thinking *Source: WEF report Jan 2016 – “The Future of Jobs report”
The surprising science of happiness | Dan Gilbert
http://www.ted.com Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com
Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.
TEDxTucson George Land The Failure Of Success
The theme of the TEDxTucson December 2011 event was "Innovating Our Green Economy. In his talk "The Failure Of Success", Dr. George Land gives us a brief history of human innovation and talks about the importance of creativity. George Land is an author, speaker, consultant, and general systems scientist with a broad and varied background in communications, business, education, and government. In 1958, when he was serving as chief executive of an international television network, he began investigations into stimulating and directing creativity. The encouraging results of those efforts led to his founding, in Cambridge and New York, Innotek Corporation, a research and consulting institute to further the knowledge about the enhancement of creative performance. This research ultimately led to the formulation of his Transformation Theory, a theory of transformation that integrates principles of creativity, growth, and change. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTucson, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTucson event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combined to spark deep discussion and connection about sustainability. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Motivational Interviewing: Enhancing Intrinsic Motivation for Change
Phase 1, Parts 1 & 2 Chapters: 0:00:00 Introduction 0:01:22 "Traps" to Watch Out For 0:10:27 Opening Strategies 0:10:56 Ask Open Questions 0:12:04 Listen Reflectively 0:24:16 Summarizing 0:30:03 Affirming 0:32:13 Elicit Self-Motivational Statements 0:42:40 Exploring Pros and Cons 0:50:18 Asking for Elaboration 0:51:49 Imagining Extremes 0:53:15 Looking Forward 0:57:58 Looking Back 0:59:58 Case Example: Opening Session 1:27:35 Conclusion
How To Stop An Addiction ► Through Relapse Prevention
Do you want to know how to stop an addiction?click here for free video: http://truthofaddiction.com/special/ There is a common treatment for addiction that is to use "acute" rehabilitation. Yet it densest provide you with evidence backed ways of how to stop an addiction ore even how to help addicts in recovery. This video should help. Relapse is often treated as a sign of defeat instead of a stepping stone through recovery. There probably couldn't be a more harmful doctrine to an addict than to think that all the days, weeks, months or even years of sobriety didn't mean a thing because he slipped. Website: http://truthofaddiction.com/special/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TruthOfAddiction1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialTruthOfAddiction At many therapy groups and 12 step programs, they may tell you that if you relapse you have to start all over again. They may tell you that no progress was made. But science tells us that huge strides are made both physically and psychologically. Research has shown that most relapses are caused by emotional states, not physical cravings as once thought. To tell an addict that all the days, weeks months or even years of abstinence didn't mean a thing because he slipped, feeds discouragement, depression and despair, the very emotions that lead to using! Even cell regeneration, has shown to occur only after a couple weeks of sober living. There is tremendous progress an addict makes during the moments of abstinence and sobriety. You shouldn't get too discouraged if you slip. Some failure is expected on the road to success. Abstinence, even attempted abstinence, brings power. If you relapse, don't give up, but continue to cultivate your capacity to get there. Furthermore, research shows that those who obtain long-term sobriety, actually relapsed at least 2-3 times. Think of recovery and treatment like climbing a hill. If you slip and fall, you don’t fall all the way down to the bottom, you just fall back a few feet, get up, and continue climbing. Once an addict is free from the drug of choice, they often experience increased feelings of depression and anxiety. Because relapse has been shown to be caused most by emotional states, successful addiction recovery needs to help an addict manage thoughts, emotions and moods. Negative moods and depression are common among recovering addicts because they are either related to the actual depressant effects of alcohol or drugs or to the losses experienced in one’s life (e.g., family, job, finances) as a result of using. Some people, however, continue to experience problems with depression even after they have been sober for some time. This is because the reward system in the brain has developed a defense mechanism after the long-term over-stimulation caused by drugs. When an addict quits, it is hard to immediately bounce back because the reward system is now under-stimulated. The reward system becomes under-stimulated following drug taking behavior because the brain decreases its natural production of neurotransmitters, making the reward center less-efficient. In such cases, it is vitally important to use methods that feed the brain through proper nutrients to keep neurotransmitter activity up. Website: http://truthofaddiction.com/special/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TruthOfAddiction1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialTruthOfAddiction There are over 100 studies at MIT and Harvard that have confirmed that just using amino acids to increase neurotransmitters in subjects led to eliminating depression, cravings, anxiety and stress. The very states and emotions that have shown to trigger relapse. Nutrition combined with evidence-based techniques that change the brain is most beneficial. How to stop an addiction though evidence-based techniques. Treatment for addiction is changing and properly using methods that reveal how to stop an addiction before it gets out of control and how to help addicts in recovery is crucial. Click the link in the description for more information. link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onn2bPmi9oU
How to Tame Your Nightmares
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Helping Populations Progress Through Stages of Change
A scientific revolution is occurring in the field of behavior change. This revolution involves a shift from an action paradigm to a stage paradigm in which changing troubled behavior involves progressing through six stages of change: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance and termination. Previously almost all research and treatment programs were action-oriented but less than 20% of people with such behaviors are prepared to take action. Action-oriented programs resulted in relatively low participation rates, high dropout rates and small impacts on populations with unhealthy behaviors. Dr. James O. Prochaska's research from a stage paradigm is demonstrating psychological principles for progressing through the stages of change. Stage-matched treatment programs are demonstrating much higher participation rates, retention rates and impacts on entire populations with unhealthy behaviors. Dr. Prochaska's discussion about the Transtheoretical Model for behavior change was broadcast live from our website on January 10, 2001, at 1:00 PM eastern standard time. An archive is currently available. Related Articles Prochaska, J.O., & DiClemente, C. C. (1984). The transtheoretical approach: Crossing the traditional boundaries of therapy. Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company. Prochaska, J. O. (1997) A revolution in health promotion: smoking cessation as a case study. In R. J. Resnick and R. H. Rozensky (Eds.) Health psychology through the lifespan: Practice and research opportunities. Washington, DC: American Psychologist Association Press. Prochaska, J. O., DiClemente, C. C., & Norcross, J. C. (1992). In search of how people change; Applications to addictive behaviors. American Psychologist, 47, 1102-1114. Vlicer, W.F., Prochaska, J. O., Fava, J. L., Norman, G. J., & Redding, C. A. (1998). Smoking cessation and stress management: Applications of the transtheoretical model of behavior change. Homeostasis, 38, 216-233.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Psychotherapy: Practice Based Evidence to the Rescue
This video provides an overview of the status of the psychotherapy field (overall effectivness as well as the problems of drop outs and therapist variability in outcomes) and presents a solution to address the noted problems: practice based evidence or the collection of data with clients to monitor both the benefit and fit of psychotherapy services.
An Evening with Robert Kegan and Immunity to Change
Prof. Robert Kegan sets up the environment for an inquiry on how come there is a gap between a person's real intention to change and what the person actually does. He recalls an illustration in which heart doctors advise their patients to take their medications as prescribed or literally die. Yet the follow up research shows that only 1 out 7 actually take their medications. The other 6 have just as great a desire to stay alive and yet risk death by not following their doctor. He proposes a deep need for some ways of thinking about what is in the way between a person's genuine intention and what the person is actually able to bring about. What is this gap -- 'Immunity to Change' -- and how can it be addressed? Follow the conversation thread on this video at: http://conversation.bcodn.org/conversations-on-od/2012/07/an-evening-with-robert-kegan-and-immunity-to-change.html
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence. Check out more TED talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
A Different Approach To Pain Management: Mindfulness Meditation | Fadel Zeidan | TEDxEmory
Learn about the psychological and neural processes that mediate the relationship between self-regulatory practices and health! Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy and the Center of Integrative Medicine’s Associate Director of Neuroscience at Wake Forest School of Medicine. His program of research is focused on understanding and identifying the psychological and neural processes that mediate the relationship between self-regulatory practices and health. Specifically, Dr. Zeidan’s research has uncovered the specific brain mechanisms involved in mindfulness meditation-based pain relief. He is currently developing meditation-based interventions to best target chronic pain. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx