Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Psychotherapist: Trump Is Not 'Crazy'

Mental Health - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:46

There has been a wave of resistance among medical practitioners who have been questioning the president's mental stability, however Snyder said that, in his expert capacity, he disagreed with these allegations. "This is not a professional diagnosis," he wrote.

Holidays are a difficult time for some in Las Vegas

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:56

Las Vegas teens participate in a yoga class at Destinations for Teens, http://destinationsforteens.com/, in Henderson fall of 2017. Psychologists note that there is no clinical diagnosis for the holiday blues, though they are a very real thing.

Xanax: the anti-anxiety drug that's putting Victoria teens in the emergency room

Anxiety - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:54

Alprazolam , is a tranquilizer used in the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic disorder, . That's the warning from Christine Hall, the chief of staff of Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital amid a spike in the number of teens who are ending up in the emergency room after taking Xanax.

Why do men expose themselves? It's about power, attention and control, psychologists say

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:03

An exclusive Variety article reports the allegations against Matt Lauer include he dropped his pants and exposed himself to a female employee. This Nov. 16, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer during a broadcast of the "Today," show in New York.

Psychoactive substance use in specialized psychiatric care patients.

Anxiety - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:06

Objective Life expectancy of psychiatric patients is markedly shorter compared to the general population, likely partly due to smoking or misuse of other substances. We investigated prevalence and correlates of substance use among psychiatric patients.

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Anxiety

Anxiety - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:54

Ironically, people with anxiety can look perfectly calm. I had someone in my office once tell me they were in the middle of a panic attack .

How my dad helped me through my anxiety and depression

Anxiety - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 06:40

'It's so important to have parents in your corner': How my dad helped me through my anxiety and depression I started to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression from around the age of 12 but it wasn't until I reached the age of 17 that my mental health took a steep decline. I had set my sights on a career in politics and was putting a huge amount of pressure on myself to get the grades I needed to get into university.

Psychiatric shortages in Cape breton is also a public relations problem

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:30

Authors of a memo outlining shortages in psychiatric health resources in Cape Breton indicated it was held back from being sent out for a year, as they awaited a letter from provincial public relations personnel that never came. The Cape Breton Post previously reported on the Oct. 30, 2017 memo written by Nova Scotia Health Authority department of psychiatry site lead Dr. Scott Milligan and department chief Dr. Faisal Rahman which outlined the changes in psychiatric services that were required due to the shortage of staff.

Trump's 'base,' numbering millions, favors policies

Mental Health - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 05:05

OMG! Sixty-thousand mental health professionals have decided President Donald Trump is, IN FACT "suffering from delusions and is emotionally unfit for his office." Letter writer Don Switzer says this proves Trump is not simply "an orange haired buffoon" or "carnival barker" or "mere fool" or "horribly deranged" but is "mentally unstable."

What help do Hongkongers facing the - silver tsunami' need?

Mental Health - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:59

Chang King-ho has been racing against time since her elderly mother was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. She shops for groceries in haste, occasionally checking the home security camera feed on her mobile phone, and does not spend any time more than she needs in the bathroom.

Scientists explore drug's value in treating both alcoholism and PTSD

Anxiety - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:43

The link between addiction and mental health disorders may be firmly established in scientific circles, but treatments designed to address them together are uncommon. Some University of Maryland researchers may be taking a promising step to tackle two such intractable, but often related conditions: alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder .

What Should Psychology Be?

Mental Health - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:26

The most recent issue of American Psychologist offers a retrospective on the APA's 125-year history . It is a story of a field with an uncertain identity , and a meandering history.

Study of Opioid Deaths Discovers Who Is at Most Risk

Anxiety - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:25

A study from Columbia University Medical Center discovered that being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition is the biggest risk of dying from an opioid overdose. The study, which reviewed more than 13,000 overdose deaths, found that more than 60 percent of those who died from an opioid overdose had been diagnosed with a condition that caused chronic pain, and many had been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.

Error-Related Brain Activity as a Treatment Moderator and Index of...

Anxiety - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:01

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Lawsuit: Iowa school for juvenile offenders misusing drugs

Mental Health - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:11

Officials at an Iowa school for juvenile offenders are failing to provide adequate mental health care to youth and are instead administering powerful drugs without proper oversight or consent, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by two advocacy groups. Disability Rights Iowa and Children's Rights, a national watchdog group, accuse administrators at the state-run Boys State Training School of giving juveniles "dangerous" psychotropic medications.

Lawsuit: Iowa school for juvenile offenders misusing drugs

Mental Health - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:11

Officials at an Iowa school for juvenile offenders are failing to provide adequate mental health care to youth and are instead administering powerful drugs without proper oversight or consent, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by two advocacy groups. Disability Rights Iowa and Children's Rights, a national watchdog group, accuse administrators at the state-run Boys State Training School of giving juveniles "dangerous" psychotropic medications.

November 27 in Twilight Zone History: Celebrating the 1959 premiere of 'Perchance to Dream'

Mental Health - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 20:15

In this surreal first season episode, top Hollywood dramatic actor Richard Conte stars as exhausted draftsman Edward Hall, a man with a serious heart condition who dreams every night that he meets a devastatingly beautiful circus performer known as Maya the Cat Girl . Actor Richard Conte always commanded the screen.

C.B. psychiatrist shortage could force youth in crises to Halifax for care

Mental Health - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 20:20

Emma Smith is a web writer and radio producer from B.C. who fell in love with the East Coast. She's interested in reporting on rural communities and Indigenous issues.

Addictions services program staying in Pictou

Mental Health - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 18:04

There are currently no plans to remove an inpatient addictions services program from Pictou County, says the head of psychiatry, Northern Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Theresa Vienneau said Friday the inpatient withdrawal management unit in Pictou is not moving to the Colchester Hospital, despite concerns expressed by Pictou town council.

Study focus: 1 drug treating 2 maladies

Anxiety - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 08:42

The link between addiction and mental health disorders may be firmly established in scientific circles, but treatments designed to address them together are uncommon. Some University of Maryland researchers may be taking a promising step to tackle two such intractable, but often related conditions: alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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