Anxiety & Panic Disorders

MfD: Number of autistic babies doubles in CR in ten years

Mental Health - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 04:41

The number of children suffering from autism has doubled in the Czech Republic in the past decade, daily Mlada fronta Dnes writes yesterday, adding that one in 68 newborn babies were autistic last year, compared with one in 150 in 2007. A sharp increase has been confirmed by child psychiatrists as well as experts from the National Institute for Autism that provides help, including early intervention, to autistic children and their families.

Checkup Medical Column for Feb 24

Anxiety - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 01:07

The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight. While the study only included 16 patients, it suggests that the intervention is safe and could help improve some symptoms of anorexia, but "more research" is needed.

Drug overuse

Mental Health - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:35

With many communities still struggling to manage the opioid epidemic, the last thing the nation needs is a new drug-related problem -- the overprescribing of psychiatric and other medications to senior citizens. A new report in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine raises a red flag about the trend, saying it appears to be particularly common in rural areas where patients with symptoms of mental illnesses may have less access to talk therapy and other non-drug treatments.

Trump expected to return to Palm Beach next weekend

Mental Health - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:13

Donald Trump has owned Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach estate built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, since the 1980s. Trump turned it into a private club and is using it as his Weekend White House.

Meditation benefits patients with ALS

Anxiety - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:20

An eight-week mindfulness-based meditation program led to improved quality of life and psychological well-being in clinical trial of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis . In the randomised, open-label and controlled clinical trial that included 100 patients, participants who underwent meditation training scored higher on a questionnaire specifically developed to assess quality of life in people with ALS.

Karl Theodor Jaspers

Mental Health - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 03:02

Karl Theodor Jaspers was a German psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology , psychiatry and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system.

Kentuckty Dem lawmaker questions Trump's mental health

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 22:50

Trump is "totally unfit for the office he serves in," Yarmuth said in remarks to a local NAACP chapter that were posted on YouTube this week. "He is, in my opinion, a dangerous president.

Acute Psychiatric services at University Hospital Waterford under threat - David Cullinane TD

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:27

Sinn FA©in TD for Waterford David Cullinane TD has expressed alarm at the threat to psychiatric services at University Hospital Waterford. He said the threat by the Mental Health Commission to close 8 of the 14 acute mental health beds is a direct result of bad policy and underinvestment.

Avoiding questions about Trump's mental health is a betrayal of public trust

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:49

Just about every week , the media invites a psychiatrist or psychologist to admonish other psychiatrists or psychologists for calling Donald Trump mentally ill. This has become the default recourse when it comes to the question of Trump's mental health for a media relentlessly accused of being partisan, "fake," and deliberately dishonest.

What Are Personality Disorders?

Mental Health - Scientific American - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00
Have you ever wondered if your coworker or estranged family member could possibly be suffering from a clinical personality disorder? Why are they so difficult to deal with? 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Winchester talk puts ethics and morals in spotlight

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:09

ONE of the great questions of all faiths is ethics and this month an expert on psychiatry will attempt to give an answer to the question 'How do we make moral choices?' Dr Gwen Adshead, a leading consultant forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has worked with some of the country's most dangerous and violent criminals, will be giving a talk as part of the University of Winchester Foundation Lectures. She is currently a consultant forensic psychiatrist at Ravenswood House in Fareham, which provides treatment for adults with serious mental illnesses.

Foundations Recovery Network Launches Recovery Unscripted Podcast

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 02:23

Foundations Recovery Network , a recognized leader in the field of integrated treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, is proud to announce the launch of its newest platform: Recovery Unscripted. FRN saw a growing need for additional tools and resources within the behavioral healthcare industry and decided to take advantage of this innovative approach to sharing insights and new information.

Appstem to Develop Innovative Telemedicine Platform with university partner

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 21:56

The university is a pioneer in the use of telemedicine, which is reshaping how patients interact with health care providers. Telemedicine platforms are improving health outcomes while driving down costs and wait times.

3 Surprising Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:12

Creativity tops the heap. It's the apex of " 21st-century skills ," or those skills considered essential for children to thrive today.

Cheyenne Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Neglect Case

Anxiety - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:05

A Cheyenne woman accused of snorting her dad's anxiety medication has pleaded not guilty to a single count of intentional neglect of a vulnerable adult.

Review: 'The Inkblots' documents history of Rorschach test

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:55

This cover image released by Crown shows "The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing," by Damion Searls. This cover image released by Crown shows "The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing," by Damion Searls.

View Press Release

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:26

Partnership expands into new counties after successful launch in Pittsburgh, which saw thousands of physicians, behavioral health specialists, and patients engage with Quartet services in first seven months )--Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Quartet, a mission-driven technology company integrating mental health into primary care, announced today the expansion of their programs into Pennsylvania's Butler and Westmoreland Counties. Their partnership to make mental healthcare more accessible first launched last summer in Pittsburgh.

Maths and maps make you nervous? It could be in your genes

Anxiety - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:23

Our genes play a significant role in how anxious we feel when faced with spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London. Spatial skills are important in everyday life, from navigation to assembling flat-pack furniture, and have also been linked to success in the STEM professions.

A Deeply Unprofessional Psychoanalysis of Our President

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:14

There's been a long-standing tradition in political journalism to not try to psychoanalyze politicians from a distance. It goes back to the 1964 presidential election, when a magazine ran a poll asking psychiatrists to analyze Barry Goldwater; over 1,000 of them said that he was unstable and unfit for office.

Donald Trump Is Mentally Ill According to Petition From Health Professionals

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:57

Some mental health professionals deemed that President Donald Trump is mentally ill. John Gartner Ph.D practices psychology in Maryland.

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