Anxiety & Panic Disorders

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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Mental Health - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:15

Five startups take on the challenges that remain unaddressed by both the public and private sectors in mental health, geographical constraints, and accuracy among other concerns. The newest wave of tech startups in Thailand are health tech entrepreneurs -- working on innovative services designed to change the face of healthcare and solve problems traditional caregivers avoid.

Drinking for pleasure: Sobriety is just too boring for us baby boomers

Anxiety - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 18:42

OPINION: I'd like to say I fell off the wagon in some stupendous fashion, as one is expected to. In fact my decision to resume drinking after six months of abstinence came one night at a dinner party when I couldn't think of a single reason why I shouldn't enjoy a glass of wine.

Thomas S. Szasz: One Hundred Years Ahead of His Time

Mental Health - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 21:27

Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., was an iconic figure in American psychiatry, perhaps the most famous and influential psychiatrist of the 20th century, and a personal and professional mentor. This September marks the fifth anniversary of Dr. Szasz's passing at the age of 92. Best known for his 1961 book The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct, Szasz is frequently, but incorrectly, grouped with the "antipsychiatry" movement alongside R.D. Laing and others.

New Yorker: Psychiatrists Should Be Allowed to Call Trump Crazy

Mental Health - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 17:03

New Yorker magazine seems to have this deep psychological need for President Donald Trump to be officially called crazy by psychiatrists. That need is so urgent that their August 23 article by Jeannie Suk Gersen on this subject almost exactly echoes their May 22 story by Jane Mayer on the same topic.

Postpartum Depression Can Affect Dads

Mental Health - Scientific American - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 07:00
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When anxiety or depression masks a medical problem

Anxiety - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 04:38

Depression can be an early sign of an underlying medical condition not yet recognised such as thyroid disease, heart attack, cancers of the lung and pancreas. Mind and body are a single construct with two-way communication, and what happens in the body below the head can - and often does - affect the brain and vice versa.

When anxiety or depression masks a medical problem

Mental Health - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 03:29

Depression can be an early sign of an underlying medical condition not yet recognised such as thyroid disease, heart attack, cancers of the lung and pancreas. Mind and body are a single construct with two-way communication, and what happens in the body below the head can - and often does - affect the brain and vice versa.

Some jobs have thrived more than others under Donald Trump

Anxiety - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 17:24

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Defying the Trans Movement: Enablers Are 'Fundamentally Cooperating with a Mental Illness'

Mental Health - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:04

The Fall 2010 Schmitt lecture was given by Dr. Paul McHugh, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. John Stonestreet: Two months ago, I introduced you to a leading psychiatrist who opposes the transgender movement.

After A Suicide, Sibling Survivors Are Often Overlooked

Mental Health - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 07:02

When Taylor Porco's brother, Jordan, died by suicide during his freshman year at college in February 2011, people told her to be strong for her parents who were incapacitated by their grief. Hardly anyone seemed to notice that Porco, only 14 at the time, was suffering and suicidal.

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

Anxiety - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:39

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes hold. Interestingly, a new study suggests that when it comes to anxiety, the gut could play a key role.

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