Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Fired Indian tech workers turn to chatbots for counseling

Mental Health - 8 hours 8 min ago

For months Lovkesh Joshi was quietly terrified of losing his job as a manager at a top Indian tech services company. Clients were cutting their budgets, prompting his bosses to fire dozens of colleagues.

Dubious WND Doc Does Armchair Exams of Politicians

Mental Health - 10 hours 35 min ago

Dubious WorldNetDaily doc Elizabeth Lee Vliet devoted a Nov. 6 column to concern-trolling over the health of politicians she doesn't like: As Democrats parade the opinions of various psychiatric and psychological TV "experts," claiming that President Trump is "mentally ill" and unfit for office, I was recently asked: "Should Congress and political candidates release medical records to run for or hold political office?" And "Is it even ethical for psychiatrists and psychologists to be on TV claiming the president is mentally ill, or has a personality disorder, if they have not examined the patient?" These questions became even more relevant with the recent revelation that Grubbs Pharmacy on Capitol Hill delivers prescriptions almost daily to members of Congress and their staff, some of which are medicines for serious illnesses like Alzheimer's dementia.

You Flooze, You Lose and Good Mourning

Mental Health - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:11

I'm a married lesbian in my 50s. I blew up my happy marriage by having an affair with somebody I didn't love and wasn't even that attracted to.

Lil Peep's Optimist Love Songs

Anxiety - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:21

Gustav was emo-rap's most visible representative and the genre's most mainstream success, but what set his music apart was not its despair but its deep sense of hope. ustav, better known by his stage name Lil Peep, had just turned 21 when he died last month of an overdose of Xanax, the prescription anti-anxiety medication, and fentanyl.

Home Improvement Expert: Hiring an Interior Designer

Anxiety - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:29

If you're looking for some sunshine today to help us warm up, don't count on much. Light snow we had this morning will come to an end before noon.

Study: Cannabis Component May Treat Psychosis

Mental Health - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:51

An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said Friday. In research involving 88 people with psychosis, a mental disorder characterized by anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations, the scientists found patients treated with CBD had lower levels of psychotic symptoms than those who received a placebo.

Students Open Up About Coping With Anxiety and Class

Anxiety - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:10

With more and more students being affected, it's more important than ever that we not only know what the symptoms of anxiety and depression are, but to know that we aren't the only ones coping with it. That's exactly the message a new video from the In the video, a handful of students who have anxiety or depression opened up about what their symptoms feel like, and what they wish their professors and friends knew about mental health.

Teach Kids to Nickname the Fears That Won't Go Away

Anxiety - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:33

When I hear from adults who live with anxiety , many say that the only thing that helps is not trying to get rid of the anxiety completely, but learning to accept that it's going to hang around, maybe forever. They begin to see it as just a thing, neither good nor bad.

Coyne: The state of Donald Trump's mental health is a valid - and open - question

Mental Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:00

We know he is a rampant narcissist, a compulsive liar, has zero impulse control, and so on. Who cares whether this is clinical, or just bad parenting? U.S. President Donald Trump has been acting more erratically than usual, writes Andrew Coyne, reminiscent to the behaviour of late Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Chinese and Studying in America

Anxiety - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:43

In the fall of 2015, as I began my last year of graduate school, I sensed something was wrong. I woke up in the mornings with a pounding heart.

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Anxiety - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:11

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:09

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder whose name suggests its symptoms. People with OCD experience obsessions or persistent thoughts that are uncontrollable and not based in reality.

The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children

Anxiety - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:45

What does the child who can't say goodbye to a parent without breaking down have in common with the child who is cripplingly terrified of dogs and the one who gets a bad stomach ache reliably on Monday morning? Anxieties and worries of all kinds are common in children, necessarily part of healthy development, but also, when they interfere with the child's functioning, the most common pediatric mental health problems. From separation anxiety to social anxiety to school avoidance to phobias to generalized anxiety disorder, many children's lives are at some point touched by anxiety that gets out of hand.

Personal Health: How Loneliness Affects Our Health

Mental Health - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:02

The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established. For example, in 2013 I reported on research finding that loneliness can impair health by raising levels of stress hormones and inflammation, which in turn can increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, dementia and even suicide attempts.

Most mental-health patients don't get timely psychiatric care in Ontario, study finds

Mental Health - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 02:08

The majority of people treated in an Ontario emergency room after a suicide attempt are not seen by a psychiatrist within six months, according to a new study. Even patients who are admitted to hospital for a serious mental-health issue - a high bar given bed shortages - rarely receive timely follow-up care.

Patients' 12-year wait for discharge from secure mental health...

Mental Health - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:43

A Christchurch secure mental health unit for adults with intellectual disabilities has patients ready for discharge but with nowhere to go. Patients ready for discharge are waiting up to 12 years to be released from a secure mental health facility for adults with intellectual disabilities in Christchurch.

How to Mentally Prepare for Surgery and Recover Faster

Anxiety - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 19:16

Within the next year, about 50 million people will undergo surgery in the United States. And with rare exceptions, all of these people-both adults and children-will suffer from anxiety beforehand.

Quick Test Can Tell Which Therapy May Be Best for Anxiety

Anxiety - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:48

Finding the right treatment for anxiety can be a struggle, with patients cycling through different therapies for months before finding the right one. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that a brief test that can be performed in the office can help determine whether an antidepressant or cognitive behavioral therapy would be better at relieving a patient's symptoms of anxiety.

There are five types of anxiety and depression

Anxiety - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 08:40

When you've got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all kinds of fun and exciting ways. Your thoughts don't just tell you that you're the worst person on earth, but also that something terrible is going to happen to you, always.

Dr. A.J.: Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness

Mental Health - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:06

The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." Corey Keyes is an American sociologist and psychologist who teaches at Emory University in Georgia and is known for his work on positive psychology.

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