Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Childhood ADHD and Poor Self-Esteem

Anxiety - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:35

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder isn't just about symptoms you can see. Sure, a child with ADHD can be fidgety, or overly talkative, or unable to focus.

Shrinks toss aside medical ethics to protest Trump

Mental Health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:20

Critics complain that America's 45th president has debased the White House. They say he has brought an attitude and spirit with him that is far below the nobility of the office of the president.

Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

Anxiety - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

When I mentioned to a friend that my baseline neurosis has evolved from daily stress into anxiety, her response was - "Go for a float!" Yes - spend an hour in a dark, soundproof room floating in a body-temperature warm pool. "The heavy salt concentration does the work for you," my friend told me.

Early start times put students at risk of developing anxiety, depression: study

Anxiety - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

Research shows that teenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression symptoms. That sleepy morning-time refrain from many high school students may have more wisdom than we once thought.

If animals could talk, they'd express high anxiety levels

Anxiety - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

Do animals also have to deal with horrible traffic, a boss that hates them, and finding time to just...breathe? Yep, pretty much. Introducing our new series 'Talk Like The Animals'! Subscribe for new episodes weekly: Ever wonder what it'd sound like if animals could talk? We were so curious we made it happen with sarcastic, silly and even sassy personalities.

Second time around for Wales trainee GP scheme

Mental Health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:36

THE campaign to attract trainee family doctors to Wales - This is Wales: Train. Work.

Psychologists march through New York to call for Trump's removal from the presidency

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:38

A group of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals marched through New York City on Saturday to call for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, said The New York Post . More than 120 mental health professionals marched along Lower Broadway to publicly advocate for the presidential Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and end Trump's presidency.

'Definitely needed': P.E.I. mental health advocates applaud more clinics

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:29

Daniel Boudreau is happy to hear about more mental health resources, but also believes more supports should be available. Krystalle Ramlakhan is a multi-platform journalist with CBC P.E.I. She has also worked for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit.

Is Donald Trump a sociopath? A psychiatrist speaks out

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:27

As president of the United States, Donald Trump is one of the most observed and commented upon people in the world. Unfortunately, his time in public life has been replete with racism, bigotry, sexism, pathological lying, misogyny, violence and other problematic behavior.

Electroconvulsive Therapy: Dartmouth clinic 'bursting at seams'

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:46

Nurses Marilyn Bright, standing, and Pearl Green prepare syringes and tape in the electroconvulsive therapy treatment room. Despite the lingering stigma from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the demand for electroconvulsive therapy treatments has been steadily growing.

P.E.I. adds weekend mental health walk-in clinics in Charlottetown

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:30

Islanders who attend the clinic will be able to meet with a registered community mental health therapist for up to an hour. Health PEI is adding additional mental health walk-in clinics on weekends, which it says will help Islanders get the services they need despite an ongoing shortage of psychiatrists in the province.

Why acceptance is key to helping manage social anxiety

Anxiety - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:37

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Why Friday the 13th Is a Real Nightmare for Some People

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

Millions of people in the world, including prolific horror writer Stephen King, have an irrational fear of the number 13. The phenomenon is so widely reported, it even has its own hard-to-pronounce name: triskaidekaphobia. Those who suffer from triskaidekaphobia associate the number 13 with bad luck or danger due to superstitions.

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.

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