Anxiety & Panic Disorders

'You don't know it's not normal': Less than half of us recognise anxiety symptoms

Anxiety - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:50

I'm just a bit messed up and highly strung. This was the view I took of myself before I knew that anxiety was not just a normal part of who I am.

Donald Trump mental illness diagnosed by untrained public

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:24

Witch doctors are not necessarily more skilled than psychiatrists and psychologists, but they're sometimes harder on the pocketbook. A group of "mental-health professionals" have offered to resolve the Donald Trump "problem" for free.

My anxiety was misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:38

It took me years to figure it out. All my life I thought I had some kind of mystery stomach problem.

No Sweat: Small Doses of Exercise May Ward Off Depression

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:06

Anyone who has experienced the euphoric "runner's high" that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical activity and mental health. Studies have long borne this theory out: Endorphins, the opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain after intense or sustained exercise, appear to act as a buffer against depressive thoughts and feelings.

MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:37

The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series this month with Urs Meyer, pharmacology professor at the University of Zurich. Meyer's presentation, "Maternal Infection and Immunity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders," will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

2. INSIGHT?Vegas Shooter Described $1M Bets, Valium Use in...

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:25

Mandalay Bay gunman Stephen Paddock described himself as someone who gambled all night and slept all day during a 2013 deposition, CNN reported Monday. The testimony was part of a civil lawsuit against Cosmopolitan Hotel, where Paddock claimed he slipped and fell in 2011.

My child's depression swallowed her whole. I took the steps to get her help. Then the bills came.

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:01

Eighteen months ago, our pre-teen daughter's depression and anxiety swallowed her whole. We watched her sink deeper and deeper each passing week, powerless to pull her back.

Let them fidget: Children with ADHD seem to learn better when they're moving

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:23

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget, tap and swivel around in a chair much more than normally developing children because it helps them to learn complex material, psychologists have found. ADHD is often perceived as a behavioural problem because it can result in symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that can affect social interaction and learning.

Doggone determined

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:35

For Oakmont Regional High School junior Amanda Porter, that inspiration came last school year when a fellow classmate struggling with severe anxiety was running out of treatment options. "There was a girl who went to our school and she tried to start a GoFundMe account online to raise money to get a therapy pet," she said.

'The True Story' of Wonder Woman's Marston Menage a Trois

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:05

How much does anyone really know about the psychologist who created Wonder Woman or the women who shared his household and inspired him? Not nearly as much as a lot of people seem to think. There Dr. William Moulton Marston was both a psychologist and a lawyer, often called the inventor of the lie detector.

Two-day workshops on psychodrama therapy to be held in Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:05

Two-day psychodrama workshops "Golden Repair: Psychodrama Workshop on Inner Healing and Catharsis" are going to be held in October-November in Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai which would be open to teachers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, HR professionals, therapists and others interested in the use of psychodrama in the well-being and healing processes, informs the World Storytelling Institute, Chennai. In Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai, the workshops are going to be held on 11th & 12th October; 21st & 22nd October; and 11th & 12th November respectively.

After daughter dies in drug overdose, family becomes advocates

Anxiety - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:14

Donna Zimmerman of Emmaus knew her daughter was headed down a wrong path, but couldn't figure out if the emotions were stemming from basic adolescence or something deeper. The mother of three got her answer when her middle daughter, Jami Talianek, in 2002 was diagnosed with bioplar disorder and social anxiety disorder as a sophomore at Southern Lehigh High School.

8 fun facts learned about Whitney at ACL Fest

Anxiety - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:48

Whitney performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Easy-breezy, high-pitched-singing Chicago indie-folk act Whitney brought the mellow to ACL Fest during their Sunday afternoon set.

Hurricane Matthew One Year Later: Storm anxiety has residents asking - Is it all worth it?'

Anxiety - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 16:26

Frannie Galloway has been a resident of Tybee Island for almost nine years. After suffering property damage from hurricanes Matthew and Irma within year, she says she's unsure if the beachtown is the place for her.

L-theanine for generalized anxiety

Anxiety - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:13

The amino acid l-theanine found in green tea is widely used in China, Japan, and other Asian countries to treat anxiety and depressed mood. Animal studies confirm that l-theanine increases brain levels of serotonin, dopamine , and gamma-amino-butyric acid and may have general neuroprotective effects.

We asked an expert on tackling anxiety for his advice on how to improve your mental well-being

Anxiety - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:01

Work, family and other life pressures affect all of us at times, leading to troubling feelings of stress and anxiety. Ahead of World Mental Health Day 2017 on Tuesday The News spoke to Dan Regan, an Ely-based hypnotherapist who specialises in stress and anxiety management, for his advice on how people can look after their mental well-being.

The Great Paradox of Psychiatry

Mental Health - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 09:43

"To the man who wants to use a hammer badly, a lot of things look like nails that need hammering." - Mark Twain We are living in an era of supposed rapid progression in the development of newer, better, and more effective treatments for the human problems called mental disorders.

The enduring challenge of tackling mental health

Mental Health - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 09:43

It is brave that Jess Hodak, a young woman who has Dissociative Identity Disorder , a complex mental illness formerly known as multiple personality disorder, allows us to tell her remarkable story. Jess has three personalities described as her "alters".

Broadband spreads to remote First Nations

Mental Health - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 07:25

Neskantaga First Nation Chief Wayne Moonias addresses the crowd during the announcement that his community is one of five that will receive broadband Internet. Neskantaga First Nation Chief Wayne Moonias addresses the crowd during the announcement that his community is one of five that will receive broadband Internet.

Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

Mental Health - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 07:25

From pundits to US Senators and former officials, many have expressed concern that US President Donald Trump is mentally unfit for office. But the profession most capable of making this judgement - psychiatric and mental health experts and practitioners - have remained largely silent.

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