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For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best

Children and teens with severe anxiety benefit most from both psychotherapy and medication, a study finds. But it can be hard for families to find and pay for high-quality therapy.(Image credit: John Holcroft/Getty Images)
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Within 24 hours of her second daughter’s birth, Dyane Harwood felt elated. From the moment she came home from the hospital, she started writing. Furiously. She wrote while nursing her daughter and going to the bathroom. She wrote on her hands, on the bathroom mirror, inside books and on tabletops. She yearned to write down every thought she was having. She wrote so much that her wrists ached—her carpal tunnel returning—and she was in constant pain. She also had endless energy and a newfound enthusiasm for life. She felt like she could run a long race. She couldn’t sit still, and her speech was fast ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Sleep Women's Issues Johns mood disorder Motherhood Parenting postpartum bipolar disorder postpartum depression Postpartum Disorder Source Type: blogs
Discussion Parental FoP is frequently perceived by experts in clinical practice. A standardized diagnostic procedure would increase comparability of diagnostic judgments and harmonize treatment indications. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Klinische Padiatrie - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Eminent Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann experienced the first ever LSD-induced 'acid trip.' Hoffman synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938 but was unaware of its powerful hallucinogenic properties until he accidentally absorbed a small amount of the drug, the effects of which he described as follows. '...affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uni...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs
I have previously written about the possible benefits of using virtual reality (VR) in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Now it seems that virtual-reality based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has more wide-reaching benefits and can help reduce momentary paranoia and anxiety, as well as improve social cognition in individuals with psychotic disorders. In a February 2018 study published in The Lancet (Psychiatry), researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of personalized virtual-reality based cognitive-behavioral therapy in 116 patients with a DSM IV-diagnosed psychotic disorder and paranoid...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antipsychotic Anxiety and Panic Psychology Psychotherapy Schizophrenia Technology Treatment CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Paranoia Psychosis Psychotic Disorder virtual reality Source Type: blogs
“With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.” – Zig Ziglar When faced with deciding on how to act, sometimes the toughest part is figuring out how to do the right thing. Of course, how you view the right thing, what you think of as the right thing, makes all the difference. And this is often not clear. You may experience conflicting emotions, feel ambivalent about potential choices, or strongly for or against certain action — whether you are convinced that it either is or isn’t the right ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Ethics & Morality Inspiration & Hope LifeHelper Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Compassion Core Values Decision Making Pay It Forward Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: These results elucidate the need for better information about psychotherapy and the development of intercultural consulting services for migrants in Germany. PMID: 29653459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
"Exchanging words is the essence of psychotherapy." Nor HallI met with someone new the other day.  When I meet with a new patient, I always have a slight anxiety before this new person arrives -- anxiety and also anticipation Will we "click"? What new doors will open through this person and our work -- because this process changes both of us, though not to the same degree. So there is that ting le of the new and unknown as I answer the door. And then, once in my office, whether in person or on the screen via Skype or FaceTime, we sit down and I ask, as I always do, &qu...
Source: Jung At Heart - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs
When adults suffering from depressive and anxiety disorders come to health services, they often present a problematic developmental history originating already in early childhood (Edwards et al., 2003; Felitti et al., 1998). Hence, an important question for the clinician is whether and how these early adversities influence patients ’ prognoses and should guide treatment choices.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn France, NUMT rates were the highest for AUDs and SUDs. Additionally, suffering from MDs or ADs increased the lifetime treatment utilization for people having any other mental disorder. This finding emphasizes the need to better screen AUDs and SUDs among people treated for MDs or ADs.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Childhood adversities – such as early separation from caregivers, emotional neglect, physical and sexual abuse, parental problems, and overall family unhappiness – are robustly associated with depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric problems in adulthood (Edwards et al., 2003; Gilbert et al., 2009). Mechanisms beh ind this consistent observation from both prospective and retrospective studies are still not well-known (Kaufman, 2012). The pathways to pathology may be influenced by numerous intra-individual and environmental factors and their interaction during development.
Source: Psychiatry Research - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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