Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Psychiatrists and counselors host a dozen town halls citing 'a duty ...

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

The question of President Donald Trump's fitness to "discharge the powers and duties of his office" will be a topic for public discussion during town hall meetings on the 25th Amendment in ten states Saturday, Vice's Tonic reports . The dozen town hall meetings are being organized by the group A Duty to Warn, which is lead by clinical psychologist John Gartner, PhD and launched by Dr. Brandy X. Lee, a Yale psychiatry professor.

'Psychotic nympho' Halloween outfit criticised by psychiatrists

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

Escapade's "psychotic nympho" dress has straitjacket sleeves, a lace-up collar and optional face paint for the "seductive goth" look. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it was one of the worst examples of such an outfit it had seen.

Potent drug disguised as ecstasy causes mass overdose in Newcastle

Anxiety - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:28

The distinctive triangle-shaped 'blue superman' pills caused a mass overdose of 11 people last weekend and "several" more people have been hospitalised after taking the pills in Newcastle this week. But what they don't know is that the drug they are getting is the potent central nervous system depressant alprazolam, or Xanax, not MDMA.

Why We All Have Clutter and How to Get Rid of It

Mental Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:56

I feel like a massive hypocrite writing this piece, because substantial messes are found in virtually every square foot of my home. In fact, the last time I broached the topic of clutter in a blog, I posted a photo of my book piles and nut collection and was immediately contacted by a hoarding show to be "fixed" by an expert.

NYU Professors at Horizons Conference Share Psychedelic Research

Mental Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:59

Should psychedelic therapists be required to try their own medicine? NYU professor Elizabeth Nielson brought up the issue in her talk at the annual Horizons Conference held at Cooper Union on Oct. 6-8. Should psychedelic therapists be required to try their own medicine? NYU professor Elizabeth Nielson brought up the issue in her talk at the annual Horizons Conference held at Cooper Union on Oct. 6-8.

Amendment to Allow Healthcare Professionals in Corporate Park...

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:42

A doctor is in the house. More specifically, a group of psychiatrists could soon occupy a portion of the Corporate Park District in the Post Road West Corporate Parks District , thanks to a new Planning and Zoning Commission Amendment.

Psychiatry prize given to Cambodian

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:08

Sotheara Chhim, a psychiatrist and executive director of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization , was awarded the 2017 Dr Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" award on Tuesday. The $50,000 prize honours Sotheara's efforts to develop mental health services in Cambodia and his Operation Unchain initiative, which treats patients with mental illness who have been chained or caged by their caretakers.

Whatever Harvey Weinstein Is, He Is No Sex Addict, Experts Say

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:51

It's happened again - a powerful, famous man is accused of improper sexual behavior and he says he's seeking therapy to deal with the situation. "Guys, I'm not doing OK," Weinstein said in a video licensed to NBC News.

Getting high to get happy?

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:30

When it comes to the treatment of mental health conditions, new treatment options are continuously being developed, researched and tested. New applications are being developed for old treatment methods, while at the same time researchers are seeing interesting results with novel forms of treatments.

Top 25 Psychiatric Medications for 2016

Anxiety - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:53

Most people understand that the role of psychiatric medications is to help alleviate the symptoms associated with different types of mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety, and more. Psychiatric medications are an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan for effectively treating people who have a mental health concern or mental illness.

EDITORIAL: Desperate situation

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:46

Last week's update on P.E.I.'s mental health and addictions strategy did little to ease the concerns of Islanders. What came out of the standing committee hearing caused additional alarm.

Testing laptops and phones as stress-reducing aids through SHS's new program

Anxiety - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:45

Whether you're stressed over midterms, medical school applications, managing your daily routine or just life in general, I recommend you take a minute to sign up for Student Health Service's new Therapy Assisted Online program and download the Therapy Assisted Online Mobile App. Journaling, making schedules and meeting therapists can be time-consuming, so in this age of technology, you may benefit from tools designed to seamlessly integrate into your busy life that revolves around a screen.

Whither Indian institutionalised education

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:11

A recent survey carried out by the Teacher Foundation in association with Wipro Applying Thought In Schools which was also reported in some dailies including Times of India, found that 42 per cent of elementary school students and 36 per cent of senior school students were being subjected to harassment by peers on school campuses. The study seems to implicate and suggest schools to focus on improving and strengthening relationship management and life skill of self-awareness.

Mindfulness and Meditation Need More Rigorous Study, Less Hype

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:53

Dependable scientific evidence has lagged worrisomely behind the rapid and widespread adoption of mindfulness and meditation for pursuing an array of mental and physical wellness goals, wrote a group of 15 experts in a new article in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The article offers a "critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda" to help the burgeoning mindfulness industry replace ambiguous hype with rigor in its research and clinical implementations.

Should Other Doctors Have Access to Your Psychiatry Note?

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:29

At Weill Cornell Medicine where I work, regular doctors were not able to access psychiatry notes in the electronic health record . This meant that Primary Care Practitioners could read cardiology and oncology notes but not psychiatry notes.

Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:07

The concept of mindfulness involves focusing on your present situation and state of mind. This can mean awareness of your surroundings, emotions and breathing - or, more simply, enjoying each bite of a really good sandwich.

Hostile workplace can trigger mental illness - Psychiatrist

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:26

Abdulmalik, who works at the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, spoke at a sensitisation workshop on mental illness. Newsmen report that the workshop was organised by the an NGO, Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme, in collaboration with the Oyo State Ministry of Health.

Lies, Self-Deception, and Malignant Narcissism

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:38

Now we have a best-selling book about President Trump's presumed psychiatric condition, comprised of twenty-seven essays from prominent and distinguished psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals. Contributors include luminaries like psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton and Stanford psychologist and PT blogger Philip Zimbardo.

Mental health detentions in Scotland hit 15-year high

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:38

THE number of detentions for mental health treatment in Scotland are at a 15-year high amid concern over pressures on mental health services. The sharpest year-on-year rise was in the use of emergency detention certificates, which are considered a last resort for patients whose mental illness has reached crisis point.

I've been on antidepressants for a decade - here's the...

Anxiety - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 22:25

I was in the eighth grade, sitting at my assigned seat with a pencil and a green sheet of paper in front of me - it was the class final. Suddenly, my mind went blank.

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