Anxiety & Panic Disorders

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.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHD in adults

Mental Health - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 04:47

Cognitive-behavioural therapy group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder . Both methods led to a comparable decrease in symptoms.

What to do when the president is, er, off his rocker

Mental Health - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 15:36

The New Yorker has a piece by Jeannie Suk Gersen, a Harvard law professor, asking the question "Will Trump be the death of the Goldwater rule?" has largely abstained from speaking publicly about the President's mental health. The principle known as the "Goldwater rule" prohibits psychiatrists from giving professional opinions about public figures without personally conducting an examination, as Jane Mayer wrote in this magazine in May. After losing the 1964 Presidential election, Senator Barry Goldwater successfully sued Fact magazine for defamation after it published a special issue in which psychiatrists declared him "severely paranoid" and "unfit" for the Presidency.

Psychiatrists debate Presidenta

Mental Health - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:55

U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement on the violence this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia at the White House on August 14, 2017. When Republican Sen. Bob Corker said last week that President Trump hasn't "been able to demonstrate the stability" needed for success and recommended he "move way beyond himself," it was news mostly because Corker has been one of Trump's key supporters in Congress.

YouTube Stars Stress Out, Just Like The Rest Of Us

Anxiety - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:55

Some YouTube stars seek counseling and take breaks from online life to deal with symptoms of anxiety. Eva Bee/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption Think today's kids want to be doctors or lawyers? Nope.

Back-to-school impacts your child's mental health

Mental Health - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:25

Who will I sit with? What should I wear? Will the teacher like me? Will I understand the lessons? What about homework and the cafeteria and the school bus ride and the class bully Child mental health experts say the middle of August marks the start of their busy season. After a summer's hiatus, mental stress starts to build as the school year looms.

Advice Goddess | Aug. 24, 2017

Mental Health - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 01:47

My husband has a great body, but since we got married two years ago, he has completely stopped working out. One reason I was initially so attracted to him was that he was in great shape.

Health care: Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 23:35

Kids who need mental health services in London face a dire shortage of psychiatrists, a bottleneck critics warn could make already months-long wait times even worse. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said this week youth mental health should be a priority for doctors, a huge hurdle since the governing body for Ontario doctors lists fewer than 100 child and youth psychiatrists in the entire province.

Stress, along with poor eating and sleeping habits, can challenge Trump

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 19:10

Stress doesn't affect President Trump in what may be surprising ways, but his poor sleeping and eating habits likely don't help. Stress, along with poor eating and sleeping habits, can challenge Trump Stress doesn't affect President Trump in what may be surprising ways, but his poor sleeping and eating habits likely don't help.

Is Your Teen Depressed?

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:57

Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems.

Antipsychotics common for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:13

Antipsychotic medication is frequently being prescribed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities , often without a psychiatric diagnosis, a new study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences has found. The study, published today in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry , has made significant strides in filling the gap in research about prescribing practices of antipsychotic medication to adults with IDD.

Linking mental health and the gut microbiome

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:13

Better understanding the gastrointestinal microbiome may help psychiatrists treat mental health disorders such as depression, highlights a review in Frontiers in Psychiatry . From a psychiatric standpoint, the underlying causes of depression are still not fully understood and depression remains difficult to treat in some cases.

Study findings may help develop marker to identify anxiety in fragile X syndrome patients

Anxiety - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:29

Anxiety occurs at high rates in children with fragile X syndrome , the most common form of inherited intellectual disability. Children with co-occurring anxiety tend to fare worse, but it can be hard to identify in infants.

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

Anxiety - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 08:19

Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco.

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

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 07:38

Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco.

Using Denial Effectively

Anxiety - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:17

A number of years ago, a patient of mine was diagnosed with lung cancer. A metastatic work up revealed a small mass in his liver that had the radiographic appearance of a benign liver cyst.

Meditation's Soothing Effects

Anxiety - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:28

According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there's evidence that practicing meditation may have a positive effect on certain medical conditions, like helping to lower blood pressure and easing symptoms of anxiety and depression, irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia. You don't need a dedicated space or a lot of time to try meditation.

A spiritual uplift that heals without drugs

Anxiety - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:39

A Christian Science perspective: Receptivity to God's infinite love inspires calm; turns us toward healthier, holier pursuits; and brings healing. While I was chatting with my college-aged children recently, they expressed concern about the frequency of drug use on campus.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHS in adults

Mental Health - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:12

Cognitive-behavioural therapy group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder . Both methods led to a comparable decrease in symptoms.

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Mental Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:27

Psychology of Youth Muscat initiative targets the youth in the hope to empower them and educate them on mental health awareness. Psychology of Youth Muscat initiative targets the youth in the hope to empower them and educate them on mental health awareness.

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