Anxiety & Panic Disorders

2017 'The Struggle is Real' Summit -- Mental Health and the...

Mental Health - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:34

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#MSU Experts Can Discuss Mental Health Issues, From Depression to Drug Abuse

Mental Health - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:28

EAST LANSING, Mich. As Mental Health Month begins Monday, Michigan State University has a wealth of experts who can discuss related issues from childhood bullying to depression among men, and from Americans' mental-health literacy to the potential ramifications of a popular TV show on teen suicide.

DoctorsNS says we need 100 new doctors a year for 10 years

Mental Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:53

A group representing physicians in Nova Scotia says the province is dealing with a doctor shortage that is more acute than it has been in years and will only get worse as the population ages. Nancy MacCready-Williams of Doctors Nova Scotia says there are 118 doctor vacancies throughout the province and that 1,300 of the 2,400 physicians currently practising are over the age of 50. MacCready-Williams, speaking today before the legislature's public accounts committee, says the key will be a steady and consistent recruitment of doctors to replace physicians due to retire.

Saskatchewan children's advocate wants more mental health services in schools

Mental Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:27

In his first report since becoming the advocate last fall, Corey O'Soup says it's time to shift resources that exist in the health-care system to schools. "This isn't about creating new resources.

Possible anxiety drug use at DC-area school investigated

Anxiety - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:21

Authorities are investigating after students at a Loudoun County school shared drinks possibly laced with a drug used to treat anxiety last week. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell says they're investigating a report that multiple students at River Bend Middle School shared drinks containing Alprazolam on Friday.

Possible Anxiety Drug Use at DC-Area School Investigated

Anxiety - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:21

Authorities are investigating after students at a Loudoun County school shared drinks possibly laced with a drug used to treat anxiety last week. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell says they're investigating a report that multiple students at River Bend Middle School shared drinks containing Alprazolam on Friday.

Engemann prepares to respond to student stress

Mental Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:22

With final exams fast approaching, the Engemann Student Health Center is ready for a surge in the demand for mental health services. Kelly Greco, a staff psychologist and the assistant director of outreach and prevention services, said many students become overwhelmed toward the end of the school year.

For Parents, 'Empty Nest' Is Emotional Challenge

Mental Health - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 02:38

This spring, more than 17,000 high school seniors , were offered admission to UCLA for the fall of 2017. For these young men and women who beat those odds, along with their college-admitted cohorts around the country, it was no doubt a giddy moment, the first time leaving home, the first step toward independence and their future.

P.E.I. goes online to address child psychiatrist shortage

Mental Health - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:59

Kerry Campbell is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC P.E.I., covering politics and the provincial legislature. kerry.campbell@cbc.ca P.E.I.'s Official Opposition raised concerns in the legislature Tuesday about a new program linking Island children electronically with psychiatrists on the mainland.

What Is the Best Way to Treat Depression?

Mental Health - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:51

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. National Institutes of Health statistics from 2015 show that an estimated 16.1 million American adults ages 18 or older - that's almost 7 percent of all U.S. adults - had at least one major depressive episode in the previous year.

$3M award in suit against drug company over mana s suicide

Anxiety - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:48

A suburban Chicago woman has been awarded $3 million in a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company she blamed for her husband's suicide. Wendy Dolin's husband, Stewart, stepped in front of a Chicago Transit Authority train on July 15, 2010.

The War Between Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Mental Health - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:45

It challenges our intuition to think that brain neurons like these are responsible for all of our thoughts, emotions and mental disorders - but they are. Credit: Nephron Wikimedia Earlier this month , JAMA Psychiatry published a land-breaking editorial.

Prestigious Churchill Fellowships awarded to people working in mental health

Mental Health - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:04

This is the second year of a partnership with the Mental Health Foundation , during which time 39 Fellowships have been awarded - an investment of over A 255,000. Past projects have included research into psychological support for military families, support for persons bereaved by suicide and best practice in helping young people with eating disorders.

Anti-depressant and anxiolytic potential of Acacia hydaspica R....

Anxiety - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:04

Oxidative stress may link to psychiatric disorders, and is being regarded as a plausible mechanism that can affect the regulation of these illnesses. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antidepressant and anxiolytic potential of A. hydaspica R. parkers.

Psychiatrist Compares Trump to Hitler at Yale Mental Health Conference

Mental Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:54

Dr. James F. Gilligan , a senior clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU Medical School, spoke at the town hall meeting of Trump's erratic and vindictive behavior as evidence that his presidency poses a serious danger to the American people. "When you add all these elements," he said, "this is a class of people of whom Hitler is a member."

Is Donald Trump crazy -- or crazy like a fox? Unnerved psychiatrists weigh in, again

Mental Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:26

"If we could construct a psychiatric Frankenstein monster, we could not create a leader more dangerously mentally ill than Donald Trump." So said Baltimore psychotherapist John Gartner.

Kenny G. makes dreams and nightmares come true with mid-air concert

Anxiety - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:56

Scene: You are on a plane from Tampa to Los Angeles. You have successfully tamped down your air travel-induced anxiety with a Diet Coke and a two-pack of Biscoffs.

Elsevier announces the launch of Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry

Mental Health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:53

Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry , a new journal dedicated to advancing basic, clinical and therapeutic knowledge of personalized medicine in psychiatry. The application of personalized medicine in psychiatry is a new paradigm that strives to permit identification of at risk populations and match individual patients with their most optimal treatment.

Democrats seek Trump's removal due to 'mental health' issues

Mental Health - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:02

Moscow [Russia], Apr. 24 : Representatives of the Democratic Party have sought the removal of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, saying the he has mental health problems. In an interview with Radio Sputnik, Americanist Dmitry Mikheyev pointed out that this issue has previously been raised.

Skinny women are more likely to be depressed

Mental Health - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:39

London [UK], April 22 : Skinny jeans or small sized clothes may fit the thin women well, but when it comes to mental health, things may not be the same for them. A study reveals, skinny women are more likely be depressed, linking to low moods.

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