Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Is Trump Mentally Ill? Or Is America? Psychiatrists Weigh in

Mental Health - 7 hours 41 min ago

THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President By Bandy X. Lee . Thomas Dunne Books.

Baltimore psychologist heads effort to 'warn' about Trump's mental health

Mental Health - 12 hours 7 min ago

Put psychologist John Gartner on a couch and ask him about his childhood and one of the first stories he will recall is about his mom, Diana, and a touchstone moment in the fight for women's rights. In 1969, Diana Gartner and other leaders of the relatively new National Organization for Women made a reservation at the Oak Room Bar in New York under the name "Dr. Gartner."

Hamilton Center selected as 1 of 5 new Indiana opioid treatment programs

Mental Health - 20 hours 40 min ago

Tribune-Star file/Austen LeakeWorking together: Sen. Joe Donnelly, left, spoke to the media with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, right, and Hamilton Center CEO Mel Burks, center, in June about the national opioid epidemic after touring Hamilton Center corporate office and in-patient facility to learn about its efforts Tribune-Star file/Austen LeakeWorking together: Sen. Joe Donnelly, left, spoke to the media with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, right, and Hamilton Center CEO Mel Burks, center, in June about the national opioid epidemic after touring Hamilton Center corporate office and in-patient facility to learn about its efforts For the past 45 years, Hamilton Center has been changing lives for thousands of adults, children and families in the Wabash Valley and beyond.

Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Mental Health - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:29

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.

Dem to join mental health group advocating Trump's removal

Mental Health - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:41

A House Democrat is slated to appear next month at a gathering of mental health professionals who are questioning President Trump's fitness for office, adding to a line of lawmakers openly suggesting he is not psychologically able to serve. A spokeswoman confirmed that Rep. Jamie Raskin is scheduled to speak at a town hall organized by Duty to Warn, a group of mental health professionals calling for Trump's removal from office under the Constitution's 25th Amendment because they think he is not psychologically fit.

SHS unveils new online therapy treatment program

Anxiety - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:36

Student Health Services launched a new web-based treatment this fall called Therapist Assisted Online that aims to help alleviate any anxiety, depression or stress that students may feel. Therapist Assisted Online integrates educational videos, assessments, practice tools and exercises, daily journals and video conferences into an interactive program designed to be completed over seven to nine weeks.

A Dedicated Epilepsy Unit Opens at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

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

Newswise - NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn recently opened a new unit specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, the fourth most common neurological illness and one that is newly diagnosed in more than 2 million individuals annually in the U.S. "The need for epilepsy care in the community is immense. To facilitate access at NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn we have opened a dedicated epilepsy monitoring unit," says Blanca Vazquez, MD , director of clinical trials in the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Health and head of the epilepsy program in Brooklyn.

Tips and Books To Help Kids Recover From The Hurricanes

Anxiety - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:38

Helping kids psychologically recover from the impact of the natural disasters that have hit the United States and its territories, along with the Caribbean islands is complicated. This article provides tips and books to help kids psychologically recover from the disastrous hurricanes.

Teen Dies from 'Rapunzel Syndrome': Why Do People Eat Their Hair?

Mental Health - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:13

A 16-year-old girl in England died from an extremely rare condition called Rapunzel syndrome, according to news reports. The teen lost consciousness on Sept.

Can pregnant women safely take anxiety medication?

Anxiety - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:51

WATCH: According to a new medical study, there isn't a risk to the fetus if you take anxiety medication or anti-depressants, but here are the mild to modest risks that could take place. "It's kind of a tricky balance," Dr. Kimberly Yonkers, a psychiatrist, and professor at Yale University said to NPR .

One in four girls is depressed at age 14, new study reveals

Anxiety - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:25

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College London analysed information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study. At ages 3, 5, 7, 11 and 14, parents reported on their children's mental health .

Moms-to-Be Probably Don't Need to Stop Taking Zoloft or Xanax During Pregnancy

Anxiety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:59

It is an agonizing spot to be in: You're having panic attacks but you worry that taking anxiety medications during pregnancy will harm your baby. Research on the topic has been spotty, but according to a new study, while there are some risks associated with both benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants , women probably don't need to stop taking the medications.

Brazil judge rules homosexuality a disease, approves - conversion therapy'

Mental Health - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:21

The Gazette is Colorado Springs's most trusted source for breaking news, sports, weather, obituaries, politics, business, art, entertainment, blogs, video, photos. What to watch on TV for the week of September 17 - A new Seinfeld special, 'Gotham' and 'The Good Place' return, and much more A federal judge in Brazil ruled last week that psychologists could consider homosexuality a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies, raising concerns from LGBTQ and mental health advocates.

Anxiety Affecting NZ Women's Health

Anxiety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:18

Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety and it is affecting women's health more severely than heart disease and kidney failure, new guidelines developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists reveal. One in five New Zealand adults suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year with international research showing it causes more days off work than diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular, respiratory and substance disorders.

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

Anxiety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:18

The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution.

Signs that prove you're addicted to your phone

Anxiety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:18

They say the only way to overcome an addiction is to first admit you have one. If you look around, a majority of Americans have an addiction to their smartphone.

Supporting Veterans, Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine Harnesses Acupuncture to Treat PTSD

Anxiety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:57

The trauma of warfare can never be underestimated. Soldiers return from war, more lucid, more sensitive, having endured the physical, mental, and spiritual conditioning of a military life.

Science says there could be a psychological downside to being popular in high school later in life

Anxiety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:05

When you were at school, were you one of the cool kids, or did you stick to just a couple of friends? According to some new research, having a select few pals who you were very close to at school could be better for your mental health in the long run. A new study, published in the journal Child Development in August, looked at data from 169 adolescents, to see whether the size of their friendship groups had an effect on depressive symptoms, self-worth, and social anxiety symptoms from ages 15 to 25. It found that close friendships in adolescence were associated with an increase in self worth, and a decrease in anxiety and depressive symptoms in early adulthood.

McGill University scales back its eating disorder program, fails to tell students

Mental Health - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:24

McGill administrator Martine Gauthier said she wants to reassure students they will still receive treatment for eating disorders despite changes made to the university's eating disorder program. McGill University is slashing resources for its eating disorder program, which has been a recruiting tool and a support network for students struggling with all forms of eating disorders since 2009.

Assisted dying: Lethal dose set to be cocktail of legal drugs washed down with OJ

Anxiety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:16

Victoria's future euthanasia drugs could be created using a cocktail of legal medication, to be taken in powder form mixed with a drink such as orange juice, if the state's proposed "assisted dying" legislation passes through parliament. As lawful euthanasia inches closer to reality , there's been uncertainty about exactly what lethal concoction could be used by terminally-ill patients.

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