Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Teenagers primed for risks

Mental Health - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:39

Fun with friends should be - well - just fun. But, fun has become almost synonymous with fatal in Jharkhand, especially when it means making a splash at the state's many picturesque waterfalls, rivers and reservoirs.

Oxytocin Nasal Spray May Boost Social Skills in Children with Autism

Mental Health - Scientific American - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:00
Study suggests a biomarker for treatment with the “love hormone”

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When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Mental Health - Scientific American - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:15
Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?

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Jury decides man, who was once 'anaemic from cutting himself so much', should be made ward of court

Mental Health - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:51

A jury has found a man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia should be placed under the protection of the High Court despite his request that he not be made a ward of court. "I want to do my own thing, like", he told the jury which had earlier heard from three psychiatrists that he would be a danger to himself and others if granted his wish.

Some psychiatrists think cannabis can be considered a psychedelic drug like shrooms - here's why

Mental Health - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:19

Marijuana isn't typically thought of as a psychedelic - a drug that produces hallucinations or an apparent expansion of consciousness. But according to Julie Holland , a psychiatrist with a private practice in New York, some of cannabis' effects are psychedelic in nature.

Magazines as purveyors of poor parenting advice

Mental Health - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 05:14

First, they reinforce the impression that child-rearing is a very complicated affair, requiring consulting with "experts" on a regular basis . Second, with every issue, said publications raise the Good Mommy Bar by giving women more things to think about and more things to do.

Keep your pet safe on the the Fourth of July

Anxiety - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:55

Your Facebook page is likely filled with people wondering if there's anything they can do knowing how loud it's going to be tonight. The boarding suite at Clint Moore Animal Hospital is crowded with canines.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Treatment-Resistant Depression

Anxiety - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:58

A landmark study has found that adjunctive vagus nerve stimulation significantly improves treatment-resistant depression outcomes over a 5-year period. These findings were published July 1 in the American Journal of Psychiatry .

More than 800 women with depression during pregnancy received help since 2007

Mental Health - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 05:41

SINGAPORE: Since 2007, programmes under the National University Hospital and KK Women's and Children's Hospital , which help to provide screening and early intervention for postnatal depression, have screened around 80,050 women. Among them, 818 women have been referred to and seen by psychiatrists for further follow up, said Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health, in Parliament on Tuesday .

KZN mental health crisis

Mental Health - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 01:25

The state mental health facilities in KwaZulu-Natal were in a critical situation and, if not attended to, could be disastrous, the South African Society for Psychiatrists said on Sunday. Professor Bernard Janse van Rensburg, SASOP president, said a massive specialist staffing crisis existed in the province where only 20 of the 45 specialist posts were filled.

July fireworks bring more business to vets treating pets' anxieties

Anxiety - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 00:24

"The whole summer can be like that, but building up to the Fourth is where we see the most," Shaw said. Since dogs have more sensitive hearing than humans, fireworks season often provokes anxiety in dogs, who cannot differentiate between what sound is safe and unsafe.

Anxious People Are Actually Highly Intuitive

Anxiety - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 20:05

According to Jessica Hunter, Psy.D., " Intuition is a sense, feeling or physiological signal in the body that may or may not be connected to something that we understand consciously." Hunter refers to anxiety as "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome."

Pets 2 hour ago 11:49 a.m.5 ways to keep your pets happy on July 4

Anxiety - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 15:51

This time of year puts pets at risk for a lot of problems -- from loud fireworks to dangerous leftovers, your furry friends might not be as happy as you are. Here are five tips to keep your pets happy during the summer holidays, according to the experts at Ask.Vet: Loud noises like fireworks can be frightening to pets, who may take off running to seek shelter.

The Next Phase in Qualitya s Evolution

Anxiety - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 09:00

Description: Much has been written about mindfulness training and meditation as they pertain to stress and weight reduction, treating anxiety and depression, lowering blood pressure, enhancing cardiovascular health, elevating mood and ameliorating other problems.

Philly official seeks to help others after son's suicide

Mental Health - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 08:01

Jason Nark has been an enterprise reporter with the Daily News since 2008. He's covered just about everything and that's the way he likes it.

Calls to review antipsychotic use in kids

Mental Health - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 05:50

There are concerns antipsychotic drugs are being overprescribed to children purely as a way of managing problem behaviour, leading to calls for a review of prescription rates in Australia. Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry David Coghill, an honorary fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute MCRI and academic at the University of Melbourne says the data would suggest the inappropriate prescription of these drugs.

Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

Anxiety - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 04:31

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety.

Congress can remove Trump from office without impeaching him

Mental Health - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 21:52

Recently, Senator Al Franken said that he and several of his GOP colleagues shared the opinion that President Donald Trump is "not right mentally." Shortly thereafter, 35 mental health professionals - psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers - took to the pages of the New York Times to register their own concerns that the President was demonstrating "grave emotional instability."

Over 16,000 Australian children prescribed antipsychotics, PBS data shows

Mental Health - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 17:34

In hindsight, it is easy to see the warning signs. At the time, Kalei's mum Kim* thought it was just teenage angst.

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