Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Schizophrenia - an anxiety disorder? [EDITORIALS]

Anxiety - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 05:19

Anxiety and affective symptoms are prominent features of schizophrenia which are often present in the prodromal phase of the illness and preceding psychotic relapses. A number of studies suggest that genetic risk for the disorder may be associated with increased anxiety long before the onset of psychotic symptoms.

My Turn: Duty to warn NEW

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:27

During the presidential campaign of 1964, hawkish senator Barry Goldwater emerged as the Republican candidate for the presidency. His threat to unleash low-yield thermonuclear weapons on North Vietnamese supply lines was a source of great concern among the electorate.

Hobart mental health unit on hold after concerns raised over design, staffing, safety

Mental Health - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 20:45

A new Hobart mental health unit has been delayed after serious concerns were raised about privacy, its lack of outdoor space, natural light, and its likelihood to increase aggression among admitted patients. The Mental Health Observation Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital was due to open at the start of this week, but the Government has confirmed it is on hold pending further consultation with stakeholders, some who have expressed outrage at being given less than a month's notice of the new facility.

Long wait times for child psychiatrists hurt kids, says Saskatoon mom

Mental Health - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:54

Danny Kerslake is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio stations across Western Canada. In his career with CBC Saskatchewan, Danny has reported from every corner of the province and has lived and worked in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.

Doctor eats scraps after 'wrongful dismissal'

Mental Health - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:33

A medical doctor who was "wrongfully dismissed" from the Ghana Health Service and his salary arrears withheld since 2012 has told Starr News he now lives as a single-room squatter who begs for table scraps to survive. Described by many as Ghana's Ben Carson for his rare pair of 'healing hands', Dr. Francis Ibrahim Betonsi was reportedly handed indefinite suspension half a decade ago on grounds of possible mental disorder.

Next Avenue: Avoid these common drugs if you're over 65

Anxiety - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 05:44

You fill a prescription, a medication you've relied on before. A few days later, you experience a troubling side effect.

Six Horror Films that Will Intrigue Psychiatrists

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 23:51

There is certainly peril for those who like horror films and simultaneously practice psychiatry. There is even greater peril for those who like horror films and who are also staunch advocates for decreasing the still pervasive prejudice towards psychiatry and psychiatric illness.

National organizations honor UB professor's innovative psychiatric program for children

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:33

"The CAP PC program represents a lifetime of working toward the integration of physical and mental health, which has been in my heart from the beginning of medical school." A program directed by UB psychiatrist David L. Kaye is receiving national recognition this month from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry .

Funds help colleges teach about screening for drug abuse

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:59

Local students in the health professions will receive training in drug abuse screening and intervention through a three-year, $850,000 National Institutes of Health grant to Albany Medical College, The Sage Colleges and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program will be presented to students working to become physician assistants, psychologists, physicians, family medicine practitioners, and psychiatrists at Albany Med, as well as The Sage College's nurse practitioners through Sage and pharmacists through the Albany College of Pharmacy.

These Psychiatrists Say Trump Poses an Imminent Threat to Humanity

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:18

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Things every psychiatrist wants their patient to know

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:59

As a psychiatric outpatient, I've found that accessing support for a mental illness can feel like an uphill struggle. Time with a psychiatrist is like gold, but what do they really want us to know that may help us during a crisis ? Professor of psychiatry, Professor Kamaldeep Bhui , a psychiatrist at Queen Mary University says 'I want my patients to know that mental illnesses are common.

The Checkup: Managing the Storm of a Toddler's Tantrum

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:37

Pity the poor parent whose child is throwing a public tantrum. No, don't come up with a list of excellent parenting strategies that you're quite sure would have averted this unhappy scene.

How to prepare for your first therapy session

Anxiety - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 06:37

I searched for a therapist that's fairly affordable , works near where I work, and would be up for treating anxiety, depression, and obsessive thoughts. Then I booked an appointment with the only one of the six I emailed who was available, and now, I'm preparing myself to meet her for the first time.

Mental healthcare finds wider reach in Karnataka

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 01:07

WHEN SHIVASHARANAIAH first started showing signs of a mental breakdown a few years ago, the 43-year-old commerce graduate's employers at a chartered accountancy firm in Bengaluru sent him back to his village in Karnataka's Davangere district. At Kalledevarapura village, which he had once escaped in search of a better life, Shivasharanaiah turned dishevelled and unkempt, roaming the streets, speaking English to himself or writing on the walls.

Managing mental health in Tararua

Mental Health - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:24

Tararua Mental Health is a part of the MidCentral District Health Board area, and covers the Tararua District from Norsewood to Eketahuna providing services for Ormondville, Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua, Alfredton, Pongaroa, Akitio and Weber. Clinical manager Jillian McElwee says the service caters for adult mental health for people over 18. One team works from two sites based in Dannevirke and Pahiatua.

Shortage of psychiatrists in Canberra 'reaching crisis point'

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:50

Sarah Huxtable had just started high school when her life began to unravel, but due to a critical shortage of psychiatrists in Canberra, she spent months in Melbourne for treatment, costing her family tens of thousands of dollars. According to figures from ACT Health, both the private and public psychiatry sectors are facing shortages with fewer than nine psychiatrists for every 100,000 Canberra residents.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

Anxiety - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 17:53

Mental illness is a serious issue, so much so that it's easy to feel sombre yourself reading about it. This article is not here to bog you down, it's here to inform you, about what many may not know.

How I Treated My Anxiety With Marijuana

Anxiety - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:22

Every day millions of people battle with social and daily anxiety. It's something more and more people are speaking up about, which is a strong and beautiful thing.

Psychotherapist vs. psychologist vs. psychiatrist: which one should you choose?

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 07:48

Psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists may overlap in the areas they cover, but there are differences among each profession and what they can offer. While Canada has a range of professionals available through private practices, community programs or institutes like hospitals and schools, finding the right expert for you means understanding exactly what you need.

Behaviourceutical is here to cure you of your bad habits and behaviours

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 05:36

Behavioural problems in families, schools, workplaces and public places are on the rise. In turn, it has given rise to new market in the form of 'behaviourceutical' being practiced by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, family therapists and social psychologists.

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