Anxiety & Panic Disorders

How to Tell and What to Do If You Have a Panic Attack

Anxiety - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:31

Panic attacks can be absolutely terrifying. The first time I experienced one, I thought I was going to die - my heart rate elevated, I began to sweat, and I couldn't find the words to tell my partner what was happening.

The Gay Revolution

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:16

First published in 1968, DSM-II listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. In this, the DSM followed in a long tradition in medicine and psychiatry, which in the 19th century appropriated homosexuality from the Church and, in an elan of enlightenment, transformed it from sin to mental disorder.

For Harvey survivors, mental health impact could linger

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:16

"I'm looking for anyone who is tearful, who is having panic attacks, who is looking anxious, nervous," Dr. Sophia Banu, a psychiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine, told CBS News' Meg Oliver. Research shows most people who live through a disaster will recover, but some can suffer psychological disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder , anxiety, and depression.

The Medical Minute: Dealing with the 'Back to School' Butterflies

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:38

For most kids, there's nothing like the phrase "back to school" to throw cold pool water on an otherwise glorious summer vacation. At the first mention of back- to-school preparation, many children experience a passing wave of apprehension.

Treatments for anxiety disorders likely to prove efficacious in ASD

Anxiety - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:25

A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports that anxiety occurring in autism spectrum disorder shares similar brain mechanisms as anxiety alone. Led by Drs.

Cross-country mental health data should be standardized, researchers say

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:45

Healthcare is administered by the provinces and territories, making national oversight difficult, said Kurdyak, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. A new report is providing a rare opportunity for health care providers and policy makers to directly compare statistics on mental illness and treatment in different parts of Canada.

30th ECNP Congress for Applied and Translational Neuroscience -- Paris

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 19:49

Europe's largest meeting in applied and translational neuroscience, the 30th ECNP Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology will take place at the Paris Conference Centre, Paris from 2nd to 5th September 2017. Between 4,000 and 6,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists are expected to attend the Paris congress.

Mental Illness on Martha's Vineyard: My anxiety disorder

Anxiety - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:27

Anxiety, according to the National Alliance for Mental Illness , is a disorder that causes one to be overwhelmed with feelings of intense fear and worry in situations that are not threatening to people without anxiety. For many people, according to Dr. Charles Silberstein, head psychiatrist for Martha's Vineyard Hospital, anxiety prevents their ability "to work, to play, to live, to have relationships."

Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems, study shows

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:20

Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown. Research by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Psychological Medicine found that a new onset mental disorder may be a consequence of exclusion from school.

Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:53

Here are four facts about depression. Here are four facts about depression. Named Eliza, it was able to trick some people into believing it was human.

What is Seroquel and should you take it for insomnia?

Anxiety - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:47

The evidence so far suggests off-label prescribing for insomnia places users at unnecessary risk of harm. Credit: Flavio Ronco/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel, is a short-acting antipsychotic drug.

Op-Ed Contributors: Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern?

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:34

The mental health of Donald Trump has been under scrutiny since he began running for president. Now 28 Democratic Congress members have signed on to a bill , introduced in April, that could lead to a formal evaluation of his fitness.

In Solitary contestant begins seeing things after 72 hours

Anxiety - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:24

'I'm slipping away': Woman challenged to spend FIVE DAYS in solitary confinement in terrifying experiment starts seeing things and talking to herself after 72 hours alone Sarah Doherty, 36, a single mum, was locked in Portakabin that allowed no contact with the outside world, after choosing to take part in the experiment so she could have some 'alone time'. Less than three days into the challenge Sarah started displaying the physical symptoms of anxiety and vomited in the sink, which she said helped her feel much better.

Why the Sarahah app is an instant hit with distressed Mumbaikars

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 02:16

Sarahah is the new go-to 'sahara', especially for those facing mental and sexual distress. The anonymous messaging app, developed earlier this year in Saudi Arabia, and targeted for the vicious comments it was attracting from users thanks to the anonymity feature, has turned into a handy tool for Mumbai's psychiatrists.

Panic Attack Treatment Market Research Report by Geographical Analysis and Forecast to 2023

Anxiety - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:02

Panic attacks are associated with sudden episodes, of emotions of fear and anxiety. It is a type of anxiety disorder, and other anxiety disorder includes generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder , Posttraumatic stress disorder , social anxiety disorder, and special phobias.Generally, panic attacks are not life threatening but they can be frightening and significantly affect the quality of life.

Anti-anxiety drugs like Valium 'used in half of non-fatal overdoses'

Anxiety - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:28

Anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax and Valium were used in half of all non-fatal drug overdoses in Queensland, a new study has found. The study, published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, found drug users are injecting the benzodiazepines in their search for a high.

Depressed but can't see a therapist? It's an electronic alternative

Anxiety - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:19

Pamela Fox, chief technology officer with Woebot, hangs a picture frame that contains the logo for the start-up in the company's offices. Woebot primarily consists of psychologists and academics that have created a chatbot that offers users cognitive behavioral therapy.

What is erotomania? Symptoms and treatment

Mental Health - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:42

A person with erotomania has a delusional belief that another person is in love with him or her despite clear evidence against it. The object of the person's delusions is often a celebrity or a person of a higher social status.

Mental Health Center doctors and staff using community-based approach

Mental Health - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:04

A half-dozen patients sat on plastic folding chairs in the grass, smoking and chatting in the courtyard of Pristina's Mental Health Center. It was mid-morning, birds chirping in the trees overhead.

Stress can increase fear due to old memories

Anxiety - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 01:32

Fear caused by a past trauma or bad memory can be increased by stress, a study by UT researchers found. Joseph Dunsmoor, a UT psychology professor and Dell Medical School psychiatry professor, led the study, published earlier this month in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in which subjects were given an electrical shock after hearing a tone at a particular frequency in order to create an association between the tone and the shock.

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