Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Psychiatrist, gay rights trailblazer honored in Philadelphia

Mental Health - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:50

A psychiatrist considered a trailblazer in the gay rights movement for appearing in a mask before his colleagues at a 1972 convention to announce his homosexuality is being honored in Philadelphia. Dr. John E. Fryer's actions are credited with paving the way for the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders a year after his speech.

What a Woman's Age Has to Do With How Her Depression & Anxiety Are Treated

Anxiety - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:14

HelloFlo is a womens health company committed to normalizing the conversations we have about womens bodies so that we can all live healthier lives. Every six months, I go to the psychiatrist.

NDA grad interns at UMass Medical

Mental Health - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 08:43

Even after graduation, the young women of the Academy of Notre Dame remain a strong part of the school's family. Just like any family, their successes and achievements are celebrated.

Why you get 'hangxiety' after a night of drinking - and how to get through it

Anxiety - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 20:51

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Can Anxiety and Panic Disorder Cause Depression if Left Untreated?

Anxiety - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 17:02

Mental health problems are infamously complicated. Although psychologists have a successful guidebook to identify and diagnose mental illness, those manuals are merely suggestions for treatment - and can't predict exactly how you experience your psychological and emotional well-being.

'Art of the Deal' Ghostwriter: Trump is - Deeply Disturbed' and - Utterly Untrustworthy'

Mental Health - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:24

The ghostwriter of President Donald Trump's bestselling book The Art of the Deal has suggested that the president may suffer from a personality disorder and said he is "deeply disturbed and utterly untrustworthy." Tony Schwartz , who spent 18 months shadowing the businessman in the 1980s, offered his opinion on Trump's fitness for office ahead of the publication of a collection of essays by 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts assessing the president's psychological condition.

Briefcase for Sept. 30, 2017

Mental Health - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:14

Riverside Healthcare announced recently that Dr. Khalid Arshad , child and adolescent psychiatrist, is seeing patients at Riverside Medical Group Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Specialists in Kankakee. Arshad received both his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan.

Doctora s license suspended after he texted female patient a You need a sugar daddya

Anxiety - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:20

The text messages from the psychiatrist to his new patient began with offers to help her find another job, after she had come to him for help with work-related anxiety and depression. The patient would owe Dr. Ely Pelta a favor, though, and his text messages made clear how he wanted to be repaid.

Medical Marijuana for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety & Mental Illness: Can It Help?

Anxiety - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:45

The usefulness of medical marijuana for the treatment of mental illness and disorders such as depression , bipolar disorder, anxiety , and schizophrenia is an open question today. There have been only a few really good studies on this issue, and their findings are decidedly mixed.

Are 'Hearing Voices Groups' a Help or Harm?

Mental Health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:01

The Audio Files Podcast recently reached out to Psych Unseen for an interview about Voice Hearing Networks. Stay tuned for their forthcoming episode.

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

Mental Health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:45

This summer, I was fortunate to participate in the groundbreaking International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research conference held in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was truly inspiring and exciting to those of us who believe that nutritional approaches are the way forward in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Mental health services

Mental Health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:31

IT IS okay to ask for help. We all experience happy and sad moments. Life can be difficult.

Want To Be A Therapist? 5 Signs You'd Be Great At It

Mental Health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:27

For nearly twenty-five years, people in my office have shared their secrets, their fears, and their hopes. They've confessed wrongs, explored love and relationships, worked through childhood traumas , explored dreams and nightmares ; some lasted a few sessions, others stayed for years.

Staff shortage stunts psychiatry services

Mental Health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:18

IN DEMAND: Bendigo Health psychiatric services executive director Phil Tune, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards and Bendigo Health chairman Bob Cameron tour the parent-infant unit at the new hospital. Picture: DARREN HOWE MENTAL health staff recruitment difficulties are affecting Bendigo Health's capacity to open beds at the new hospital, the head of psychiatry said.

Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Mental Health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:18

If you've got a plan offered on the federal health law's insurance marketplace and you're looking for a therapist, you may have to look really hard: The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a recent study. An average marketplace plan's network, the study added, includes just under a quarter of all psychiatrists and 10 percent of all non-physician mental health care providers.

Half of P.E.I. psychiatrist positions filled by actively working doctors says province

Mental Health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:09

Only half of P.E.I.'s psychiatrist positions are filled by actively working doctors - leaving 7.5 psychiatrists working, while the provincial complement is 15 full-time positions, according to Health PEI. "It's greatly concerning to us to discover that our acting psychiatrists in the province have reached such a low level of numbers."

How to Find Help When the Person You Love has Mental Illness

Mental Health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:57

Mental illness, particularly severe forms, bring with it devastating symptoms. But individuals and their families are also faced with the monstrosity that is the mental health system.

Education is key to avoid being traumatized by natural disasters

Anxiety - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:57

David and Dee Thorne hug near their home on Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys, their home was damaged during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 20. They are living in an RV on the lot as they begin to repair the house.

Protagenic's Neuropeptide Shows Strong Efficacy in Treating...

Anxiety - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:13

Protagenic Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that experiments conducted at independent contract research organizations have demonstrated that PT00114, its novel drug candidate for the treatment of stress-related mental disorders, has rapid and long-lasting activity. These studies were conducted in established rodent models of anxiety and depression which have been predictive of responses in humans.

On the Myth of the Chemical Imbalance

Mental Health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 02:53

"I don't believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [that patients have a chemical imbalance], except perhaps to mock it.... In truth, the 'chemical imbalance' notion was always a kind of urban legend-never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists." - Ronald W. Pies, M.D, Professor of Psychiatry, the State University of New York and Tufts University School of Medicine Having practiced psychotherapy now for nearly a decade, I continue to be amazed by the number of patients who come in and claim to have a chemical imbalance in their brain .

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