Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Meditative Therapies for Reducing Anxiety: a Systematic Review and...

Anxiety - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:01

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Background Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders and meditative therapies are frequently sought by patients with anxiety as a complementary therapy.

Halloween and the science behind why we love being scared

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 21:25

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Lecture on Mental Illness at MIND Institute

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:32

The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Joshua Gordon on Wednesday, Nov. 8 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. Gordon, director, National Institute of Mental Health, will present "A neural circuit approach to mental illness" at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

Kid Fears in Adults: Separation Anxiety

Mental Health - Scientific American - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:00
The term “separation anxiety” usually conjures the image of a tearful toddler, or worse, a whimpering dog, but millions of grown-ups live with separation anxiety, too

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To Solve My Social Anxiety, I Had to Confront Why I Became a Writer In the First Place

Anxiety - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:58

Surprisingly, a lot of reporters have social anxiety. Although it's actually not all that surprising when you consider how nerdy and awkward all the kids were at your high school newspaper.

Swamp-Shrink Rising at the Crack of Don

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 05:00

There are two kinds of ethical offenses a psychologists might commit: objective and subjective. An objective transgression happens when a psychologist is knowingly dishonest to other people, and a subjective error occurs when a psychologist succumbs to being dishonest with himself.

Penn students and faculty share the process, challenges and costs of taking psychiatric medication

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:35

When Wharton and Nursing junior Sydney Liu first started seeing a therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services, she was pushed not to take medication for what she felt was a worsening condition of anxiety. Her therapist was not authorized to prescribe medication, but Liu pushed for a referral to a psychiatrist within CAPS and was prescribed Zoloft, an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication, about a year ago.

Disabled students suffer in silence

Anxiety - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 16:12

Living with a disability while at university is an experience that is seldom shared with others. Frequently, the person with a disability may feel isolated, vulnerable and voiceless in terms of the stresses and dynamics of having a disability while being a student.

The problem with Harvey Weinstein's sex addiction claim

Mental Health - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:58

It's an all-too-common narrative. A wealthy man in a position of power is accused of sexual behavior that's at best inappropriate and at worst criminal and announces he's seeking therapy for treatment.

A Start-Up Wants to Calm You Down with a Cardiac Drug You Pop Like a Mint

Mental Health - Scientific American - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:15
A company called Kick wants to market to the masses a heart medication that would be used for reversing stage fright. Some medical professionals are getting agitated

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A startup wants to create a platform for nervous people and 'imposter ...

Anxiety - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

A startup wants to create a platform for nervous people and 'imposter syndrome' sufferers to quickly get prescriptions for a cardiac drug that can calm anxiety A San Francisco startup called Kick is planning to bring the beta blocker propranolol to a mass market to help people who need a confidence boost. Using Kick, people will be able to obtain a prescription for propranolol by filling out an online and video chatting with a doctor.

A startup wants to create a platform for nervous people and 'imposter ...

Mental Health - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:23

A startup wants to create a platform for nervous people and 'imposter syndrome' sufferers to quickly get prescriptions for a cardiac drug that can calm anxiety A San Francisco startup called Kick is planning to bring the beta blocker propranolol to a mass market to help people who need a confidence boost. Using Kick, people will be able to obtain a prescription for propranolol by filling out an online and video chatting with a doctor.

Dr. Greg Skipper is Pleased to Announce the Professionals Treatment...

Mental Health - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 08:53

Dr. Greg Skipper is Pleased to Announce the Professionals Treatment Program is Continuing its Commitment to Excellence in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Greg Skipper is Pleased to Announce the Professionals Treatment Program is Continuing its Commitment to Excellence in Santa Monica, CA.

Feeling anxious? Maybe don't reach for your phone

Anxiety - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 04:47

We can get reassurance for every doubt just by texting our friends. We can feel approval by getting "likes" on our Instagram post or Facebook status.

Gulf Bend adds 3 child psychiatrists an hour ago Gulf Bend Center has ...

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 23:55

The clinic will soon accept the following insurance companies: Aetna, Amerigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cenpatico, Christus Health Plan, Compsych and RightCare Scott & White. Gulf Bend Center has hired three new psychiatrists to address the growing need for mental health care among children and adolescents.

Island students have to wait more than 3 years to be assessed by psychologist

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:17

Kerry Campbell is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC P.E.I., covering politics and the provincial legislature. kerry.campbell@cbc.ca Nicole MacDonald-Jay says her son began to struggle in the classroom in Grade 2. By Grade 3, his teacher had determined something was wrong, and suggested the boy undergo a psychological assessment to diagnose a possible learning disability.

The woman who sweats blood from her palms and her face

Anxiety - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 17:10

Sweating blood from her face and the palms of her hands, a 21-year-old woman was admitted to an Italian hospital. Drs. Roberto Maglie and Marzia Caproni, both dermatologists at the University of Florence, reported the case Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Brain Wellness Takes a Quantum Leap

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:30

As consciousness hacking gains a greater footing in our culture, it's not just hackers, but psychiatrists, psychologists, and wellness experts, who are moving us from a mindset of fixing what's broken to a drive toward health , optimization, and enhancement. The work of Dr. Hasan Asif - a pioneer in the area of neuroenhancement -demonstrates this new mindset.

Woman who 'sweats blood' a medical mystery for doctors

Anxiety - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:39

A woman was hospitalized for spontaneously "sweating blood" from her face and palms of her hands, a case report revealed. Italian doctors were left bewildered when a woman was admitted to the hospital for "sweating blood" from her face and hands, a new case published in a medical journal on Monday revealed.

California Dem Is Still Trying To Figure Out If Trump Is Mentally Insane

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:14

A California Democratic congresswoman is reaching out to various psychologists to figure out whether President Donald Trump is mentally insane. Rep. Jackie Speier, member of the House Intelligence Committee, contacted two mental health professionals to ask them for their opinions on Trump's mental health, BuzzFeed reported Monday .

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