Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Gold Star Families Now Receive Free Mental Health Services and Extended Benefits

Mental Health - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:31

A "Gold Star" family member is defined as a spouse, domestic partner, partner in a civil union, parent, brother, sister, child, legal guardian or other legal custodian of a loved one lost in military service. Recently, a legislative package providing mental health services and other resources to Gold Star families has been signed into law.

Dating Someone With Anxiety: Everything You Need To Know

Anxiety - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:47

Dating someone with anxiety issues or an anxiety disorder can be horribly stressful. Sometimes it can feel like the anxiety is a third person in the relationship, someone who wriggles in between you and your partner.

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Mental Health - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:01

Posted in Education If you realize that you often go into episodes of overwhelming emotions, maybe it is time that you consider the assistance of a therapist. Having a mental disorder does not necessarily mean that you would hear non-existing voices in your head.

How a hormone could boost men's sexual appetite

Anxiety - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:27

Anxiety can be a driving force for sexual dysfunction in men. A new study reveals that there may be an effective treatment for both, in the form of a hormone called kisspeptin.

All you need to know about illness anxiety disorder

Anxiety - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:10

Illness anxiety disorder is a mental health condition where a person feels constant worry that they have or may develop a serious illness. A person experiencing illness anxiety disorder may have no somatic symptoms at all, or if they do, they are only mild in intensity.

Mental Health Problems Rife in the Music Industry

Anxiety - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 02:57

William Doyle, formerly known as East India Youth, spoke of the prevalent mental health problems in the music industry in a conference talk held as part of Iceland Airwaves 2017. William has battled with mental health issues throughout his career as touring, album promotions, and social media have taken its toll.

Psychiatrist vacancies 'double in four years' in England

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 20:38

One in 10 consultant psychiatrist roles is currently unfilled in NHS organisations in England, says a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Wales is also struggling to fill posts, with vacancies of 9%, while Scotland and Northern Ireland have vacancy rates of 6% and 2% respectively.

The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:26

From the earliest attempts by psychiatrists to diagnose longstanding deficits in adaptive functioning known as personality disorders, to the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013, there remains confusion and controversy. How many of these disorders are there, how distinct are they from one another, do they show stability over time, and- importantly- can people who have them be cured? Some of the personality disorders seem to provide sources of endless fascination to professionals and laypersons alike, such as narcissistic , antisocial , and borderline personality disorders.

Great article, but it was in the wrong place

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 04:42

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette printed an excellent article about the Razorback men's and women's cross country SEC championship won on Oct. 27. It was the fifth consecutive sweep of titles by our storied programs. Too bad it was printed on Page 8, the last page of the sports section! What covered the front page were stories on the World Series and the upcoming football game.

Loudoun parents to discuss assistance for children with mental health challenges

Mental Health - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:18

The Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents is meeting Nov. 8 to discuss ideas to help children who have missed school due to mental health difficulties.

How to Help Kids "Keep Calm and Carry On" in Uncertain Times

Anxiety - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:09

Terrorism. Bombings. Fires . Hurricanes . Mass shootings. These are jittery times, and parents share their concerns about their children's well-being with me everywhere I speak.

Scientists find key to unwanted thoughts

Anxiety - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:36

Scientists could have the secret. They have identified a chemical in the brain's "memory" region that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.

Behavioral Health: Next Frontier in Pediatric Care

Mental Health - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:09

"Age 3 is middle age when it comes to brain development." That quotation kicked off a Thursday afternoon panel at U.S. News and World Report's annual Healthcare of Tomorrow in conference in Washington.

Xanax found in kid's Halloween candy, North Kildonan mom says

Anxiety - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:50

When she went through her kids' candy bags, she noticed a small zipped bag holding pills in one of the bags. Xanax is a depressant that slows down brain activity.

Brooklyn Supreme Court hosts lecture on mental illness

Mental Health - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:30

A University of Southern California professor who has struggled with schizophrenia throughout her life captivated dozens in the Brooklyn Supreme Court Justices' Board Room with her tales battling the illness and ideas for treatment going forward. Professor Elyn Saks was brought to the civil courthouse by Supreme Court Justice Steven Mostofsky, who read her memoir "The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness" as training for his new role in the court's mental hygiene part.

More time on social media is not linked to poor mental health

Anxiety - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:17

There has so far been no evidence supporting the view that the amount of time spent on social media affects mental health in young people, says Chloe Berryman of the University of Central Florida in the US. She is the lead author of a study in Springer's journal Psychiatric Quarterly that found very few links between different aspects of social media use among young adults and possible mental health problems such as loneliness, decreased empathy and social anxiety.

The AWEsome connection between our brain chemistry and human behavior

Mental Health - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:41

In any given year, about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime. These statistics are staggering ! Yet, when it comes to brain health and behavioral disorders, Western medicine is clearly missing the point - in terms of an effective solution.

The AWEsome connection between our brain chemistry and human behavior

Anxiety - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:34

In any given year, about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime. These statistics are staggering ! Yet, when it comes to brain health and behavioral disorders, Western medicine is clearly missing the point - in terms of an effective solution.

Reading the Mind at Risk

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:00

It can sometimes be difficult to recognize suicidal thoughts, even in those we know best. Many of the most familiar warning signs - feeling trapped, reckless behavior, depression - can be indicators of other mental states, from the relatively benign to the clinically severe.

Somatic Psychiatry in the Spotlight

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:18

Somatic psychiatry has taken over psychiatry, and replaced an in-depth understanding of human nature . The fundamental and incorrect premise of somatic psychiatry is that the source of psychiatric problems come from defects in the brain .

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