Anxiety & Panic Disorders

I've been on antidepressants for a decade - here's the...

Anxiety - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 22:25

I was in the eighth grade, sitting at my assigned seat with a pencil and a green sheet of paper in front of me - it was the class final. Suddenly, my mind went blank.

The Black Woman's Guide to Getting Help for PPD

Anxiety - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:04

Tonight on the hit comedy series Black-ish , Bow, the no-nonsense mom of five will learn that she is experiencing postpartum depression in the wake of the traumatic birth of her son DeVante. And her husband Dre will help her get help.

knowledge devouring itself

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:51

How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World - ""We have been so clever at learning to play with atoms and molecules without ever thinking about what they do once they are out," she told me. "Put a complex molecule into the environment," said Costner, "and it is going to undergo any number of transitions in hard-to-predict ways."

How Helping Others Can Relieve Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:21

When we're depressed, it's hard to feel good about ourselves. We're quick to see our own limitations and slow to remember our strengths.

Mental health: A promise left unfulfilled

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:13

STATISTICS culled from the Philippine Statistical Authority hold that 88 cases of psychiatric disorders have been recorded for every 100,000 population in the country. On the other hand, the Department of Health has identified schizophrenia as the top mental health problem in the country based on the recent cohort study, which likewise claims that males were mostly afflicted compared to females.

Five words to help reduce stress

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:13

Stress is a regular part of our lives but in excess it can have severe detrimental effects. Stress has been shown to be a factor in the progression and severity of disease.

Ci Therapeutics Announces Positive Preclinical Data On Ican.Sleep...

Anxiety - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:01

NEW YORK & JERUSALEM-- --Ci Therapeutics , a CannRx/iCAN:Israel-Cannabis joint venture, is proud to announce positive breakthrough pre-clinical data on its ican.sleep program utilizing the patented CannTrap cannabis reactor platform developed by CannRx. ican.sleep is the first Cannaceutical planned to be available to the tens of millions suffering from sleep disorders, a widespread ailment that affects 30% of the adult population.

Becky Galloway: The interminable race against depression

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:46

Running on the treadmill at a 9-minute pace, and I am not a runner, I begin to hyperventilate as tears start to stream down my face yet again. I am running for those that are so crippled by depression that they can't even get up off of the couch.

More money, better access needed for mental health in P.E.I.: association

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:05

'Lack of access to care has a major impact,' says Dr. Nachiketa Sinha, president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. It's time P.E.I. started treating mental health the same as physical health, says the president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

'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.

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