Anxiety & Panic Disorders

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.

Donald Trump and the Success of the Narcissistic Sociopath

Mental Health - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 00:30

While the rest of the country was either recovering from a tryptophan-induced coma and/or raiding department stores at odd hours to score deals in the time-honored American post-Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday, President Donald Trump was-as usual-tweeting. Trump's tweet sparked mockery, derision, and outcry, along with a clarifying tweet from TIME that suggested no such conversation took place.

Feeling overwhelmed with anxiety? Five ways to help you cope

Anxiety - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 19:27

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Psychiatrist shortage could mean Cape Breton children in crisis sent to IWK: document

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:54

An internal document states that mental health services in Cape Breton are at a "tipping point" and proposes that anyone under age 19 in crisis requiring psychiatric help would not be seen in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital's emergency department or admitted locally. If the recommendation outlined in the document is accepted, when the needs of a child or adolescent cannot be met on an outpatient basis, they would have to be cared for at the IWK in Halifax.

Two Novel Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Based Mobile Apps for...

Anxiety - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:52

Despite the large body of literature demonstrating the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatments for agoraphobia, many patients remain untreated because of various barriers to treatment. Web-based and mobile-based interventions targeting agoraphobia may provide a solution to this problem, but there is a lack of research investigating the efficacy of such interventions.

Five common causes of early morning headache

Anxiety - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:21

Early morning headache is an everyday reality for many people upon awakening. There are several different types of headache, each associated with its own risk factors and causes.

Jonathan Chick: People need to admit they have an alcohol problem

Anxiety - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:39

People who come to depend on alcohol, whether for their social life or as self-medication for emotional or relationship difficulties, are often reluctant to accept that their drinking is now contributing to more problems than it is solving - when you feel you 'need' something, you tend to protect it. There comes a point when people weigh up the pros and cons of their lifestyle - 'motivational interviewing' is the first stage in contact with the treatment community.

Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:22

When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. Doctors are now allowed to prescribe addiction medicine virtually, without ever seeing the patient in person.

10 Psychological Concepts that People Don't Get

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 02:05

Here's an interesting thing about Psychology. For the most part, everyone, regardless of educational background, feels like an expert in the field.

LETTER: Why was Sydney doctor let go?

Mental Health - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:13

In the Nov. 16 edition of the Cape Breton Post, I read with concern the article under the headline "Shortage of psychiatrists being felt in Cape Breton." You can image my surprise, therefore, upon learning the following day that one of our most professional, caring and talented psychiatrists, Dr. Zaki Shullaih, has been let go by the Cape Breton Regional Hospital .

Warnings against #LifeEsidimeni transfers ignored, hearing told

Mental Health - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:59

Despite numerous letters warning against the plan to move mentally-ill patients from Life Esidimeni, the department went ahead with the project which saw at least 141 patients die during the botched transfer. Manamela was implicated after the Health Ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba released a report on over 140 patients who died as a result of the botched transfer.

Boosting Executive Functions May Harness Unbridled Anxiety

Anxiety - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:42

Individuals whose brains exhibit a high response to threat in the amygdala and a low response to reward in the ventral striatum are more at risk of developing symptoms of anxiety and depression over time. This new Duke University study shows that these at-risk individuals were less likely to develop anxiety if they also had high activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex .

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

Anxiety - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:25

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.

Health service complaints system risking patients' and doctors' health

Anxiety - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:43

The General Medical Council regulates doctors in the UK and can stop or limit their rights to practice. Around 9000 doctors a year are reported to the GMC, and around 160 are suspended or erased from the medical register.

How To Feel Calm When Your Family Makes You Socially Anxious

Anxiety - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:45

But if you're someone with social anxiety, then the marathon of family parties and holiday obligations can feel like one long, terrible performance.It sounds counterintuitive that your family could be capable of contributing to your social anxiety, because they're supposed to love you unconditionally and all that. However, for certain people, family triggers an especially uncomfortable blend of stress and anxiety.

How I lived my own version of the Israeli TV drama 'Yellow Peppers'

Mental Health - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:59

Autism is really complicated and everyone with autism is different, and my fear is that one big mistake in this television show could do more harm than good. The second season of the BBC-commissioned TV drama The A Word , set in the beautiful region of Cumbria in Northeast England and filmed in Manchester, premiered on November 7. For Israeli audiences the show's plot is familiar, as the BBC show is an adaptation of the Israeli TV drama Yellow Peppers , which aired in Israel from 2010 to 2014.

App Helps Detect Anxiety Through Nervous System

Anxiety - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:53

It does all this by tracking your nervous system via a bracelet you wear, meaning you're getting a personalized look at exactly how your body reacts to your stress and anxiety triggers. reports the app alerts you via a silent buzz when it detects signs of stress in your body.

10,000 people died waiting for a disability decision in the past year. Will he be next?

Anxiety - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:02

On the 597th day, the day he hoped everything would change, Joe Stewart woke early. He took 15 pills in a single swallow.

Relieving Severe Anxiety in Children

Anxiety - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:28

Both therapy and anti- anxiety medications can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents. According to new findings reported October 2 in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology , however, children who have severe anxiety symptoms likely need both.

Bilateral tinnitus in men may be hereditary

Mental Health - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:19

European researchers have discovered that genetic factors play a role in some cases of tinnitus, particularly in men who have the condition in both ears. "This result is surprising and unexpected as it shows that, unlike the conventional view of tinnitus being driven by environmental factors , there is a genetic influence for bilateral tinnitus which is more pronounced in men," says Dr Christopher R Cederroth at Karolinska Institutet's Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

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