Anxiety & Panic Disorders

New Assessment Model Links Emotions to Mental Health

Mental Health - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:59

Psychologists often turn to a variety of methods to analyze how people express and manage their emotions. Now in a new study, researchers at The City College of New York have developed a novel assessment model, called the Mentalized Affectivity Scale , which allows clinicians to approach mental health disorders in a new way.

Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Pursue Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:16

A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina woman seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression. "In my previous research, I found that Latina participants were hard-working and dedicated to their families," said MarySue Heilemann, an associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, the study's lead author.

East German-born psychiatrist's ordeal to gain British citizenship after Brexit vote

Mental Health - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:30

East German-born psychiatrist Claudia Grimmer, pictured with husband Angus Mackay, went through a red-tape nightmare to gain British citizenship after the Brexit vote. Married to a Scot, a mother of three with 25 years spent living and working in Scotland, consultant psychiatrist Claudia Grimmer would seem to be precisely the kind of EU national Britain would be desperate to keep.

Tom Golisano gives $5 million for new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:51

Tom Golisano, philanthropist and namesake of UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital , has pledged $5 million to support construction of a new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center, providing the greater Rochester community a new, critically-needed home base for child and adolescent behavioral health services. The new building will be the primary outpatient location for the children's hospital's Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness program - which treats children with depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse, PTSD, and other behavioral and emotional conditions - and will be staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, nurses, and more.

CCNY psychologists develop new model that links emotions and mental health

Mental Health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:24

For decades psychologists have studied how people regulate emotions using a multitude of ways to conceptualize and assess emotion regulation. Now a recent study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE by Elliot Jurist and David M. Greenberg of The City College of New York, shows how a new assessment model can give clinicians an exciting new way to think about clinical diagnoses including anxiety, mood, and developmental disorders.

Personality disorder expert explains why Trump's 'downward mental ...

Mental Health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:42

A personality disorders expert warns that President Donald Trump's mental stability could have dire consequences for both the United States and the entire world. In an editorial co-written with former Bush White House ethics attorney Richard Painter, clinical psychologist Leanne Watt draws on her experience in treating adults with personality disorders to map out what could happen if Trump's mental health continues to deteriorate.

#9: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Mental Health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:07

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New Stanford study takes steps toward integrating brain imaging into psychiatric care

Mental Health - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:01

Leanne Williams , PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford, envisions a time when a clinician can order a brain scan to help with the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, much like a orthopedic surgeon now orders X-rays or MRIs for a broken bone. In a study that appears in Translational Psychiatry , Williams and other colleagues at Stanford say they have taken an important first step toward achieving that goal by developing a standard metric for healthy brain network functioning that can be compared against individual patients' scan results.

Ghana has only 18 psychiatrists; experts beg government for more funds

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:50

The Department of Psychiatry of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has appealed to government to support the training of more psychiatrists. The Acting Head of Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Ruth Owusu Antwi bemoaned the small number of psychiatric doctors in the country and called for more funds from government to increase the number.

UK psychiatrists issue a oemilestone apologya for doing harm to gay people by aversion therapy

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:21

Last month, BuzzFeed ran an interview with a British gay man who was sent to NHS psychiatrists in the 1970s as teenager to be "cured" of his homosexuality. Jeremy Gavins recalled how shock treatment - which saw him strapped to a chair while electrical currents ran through his body - destroyed his life.

While we're ditching norms and rules, how about the Goldwater Rule?

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:11

I don't know about you, but among all the ways the White House staff has to work overtime to deal with the unfit imbecile they work for, this is the most disturbing: One defining feature of managing Trump is frequent praise, which can leave his team in what seems to be a state of perpetual compliments. The White House pushes out news releases overflowing with top officials heaping flattery on Trump; in one particularly memorable Cabinet meeting this year, each member went around the room lavishing the president with accolades.

Jennifer Rankin has supported a GP recruitment campaign. Picture: Patrick Olner

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:58

Jennifer Rankin, 34, has said she supports the Welsh Government initiative to promote Wales as a place for doctors to train, work and live and new incentives for psychiatrists. The trainee, who specialises in psychiatry and mental health at St Cadoc's Hospital, relocated from London because of the more affordable cost of living and better work life balance it offered.

Childhood ADHD and Poor Self-Esteem

Anxiety - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:35

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder isn't just about symptoms you can see. Sure, a child with ADHD can be fidgety, or overly talkative, or unable to focus.

Shrinks toss aside medical ethics to protest Trump

Mental Health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:20

Critics complain that America's 45th president has debased the White House. They say he has brought an attitude and spirit with him that is far below the nobility of the office of the president.

Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

Anxiety - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

When I mentioned to a friend that my baseline neurosis has evolved from daily stress into anxiety, her response was - "Go for a float!" Yes - spend an hour in a dark, soundproof room floating in a body-temperature warm pool. "The heavy salt concentration does the work for you," my friend told me.

Early start times put students at risk of developing anxiety, depression: study

Anxiety - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

Research shows that teenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression symptoms. That sleepy morning-time refrain from many high school students may have more wisdom than we once thought.

If animals could talk, they'd express high anxiety levels

Anxiety - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

Do animals also have to deal with horrible traffic, a boss that hates them, and finding time to just...breathe? Yep, pretty much. Introducing our new series 'Talk Like The Animals'! Subscribe for new episodes weekly: Ever wonder what it'd sound like if animals could talk? We were so curious we made it happen with sarcastic, silly and even sassy personalities.

Second time around for Wales trainee GP scheme

Mental Health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:36

THE campaign to attract trainee family doctors to Wales - This is Wales: Train. Work.

Psychologists march through New York to call for Trump's removal from the presidency

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:38

A group of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals marched through New York City on Saturday to call for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, said The New York Post . More than 120 mental health professionals marched along Lower Broadway to publicly advocate for the presidential Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and end Trump's presidency.

'Definitely needed': P.E.I. mental health advocates applaud more clinics

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:29

Daniel Boudreau is happy to hear about more mental health resources, but also believes more supports should be available. Krystalle Ramlakhan is a multi-platform journalist with CBC P.E.I. She has also worked for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit.

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