Am I doing the right thing ?

Hello. I am a junior biomedical sciences and I'm considering withdrawing this semester. Growing up, I've always dealt with anxiety and have managed to push through it most of my collegiate career but it has still affect my ability to do well in school. However this semester my mental health became worse and it became harder to do several things such as getting myself out of bed, studying etc and I finally managed to got myself to begin therapy about a week ago and I was diagnosed with... Am I doing the right thing ?
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Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): I Chun Ma, Wei Hung Chang, Chen-Long Wu, Chih-Hao LinBackgroundFew studies have explored the field experiences and risk factors related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among disaster rescue workers.MethodsA 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan on February 6, 2016. A standardized, paper-based, self-administered survey questionnaire including demographic information, field experiences and the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL) was conducted among emergency medical technicians (EMTs)...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results support that EO ‘aromatherapy’ can promote dose-dependent regulation of anxiety, depression and OSI and that efficacy requires optimization of dose.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study surveyed 9,052 U.S. Soldiers in 2018 via a self-administered online questionnaire. Using multivariable logistic regression, we examined the association between social media use (
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Nur Givon-Benjio, Hadas Okon-SingerAbstractPrevious studies have indicated that socially-anxious individuals prefer to maintain a greater interpersonal distance from others, specifically from strangers. Notwithstanding, it has yet to be examined whether this preference for distance is associated with estimating the physical interpersonal distance in a distorted manner. In the current study, 100 participants performed a computerized task that measured estimated distance (Study 1). An additional sample of 75 participants perform...
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis work paves the way for future studies showing how behavioral tests / procedures may be improved by using ethologically relevant changes, in order to question laboratory animals more adequately. Refining behavioral tests may considerably increase predictivity of preclinical tests and, ultimately, help reinforcing translational research.
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Two new studies suggest older adults are more lonely than they used to be. The American Psychological Association found on average that reported loneliness began to increase after age 75. But loneliness is an issue for all generations. Psychiatrist Dr. Sue Varma, who consults on depression, anxiety disorders, and work-life balance issues, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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Source: Express Scripts _____ Express Scripts Launches First Digital Health Formulary for Apps &Devices (HIT Consultant): “Starting in January 2020, Express Scripts Digital Health Formulary will initially include 15 solutions for remote monitoring services and digital therapeutics that aid in the management of eight of the country’s most common chronic conditions: diabetes, prediabetes, hypertension, asthma, pulmonary disease, depression, anxiety, and insomnia … Participating health plans and employers can increase patients’ access to emerging products and technologies simply and affordably and...
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ConclusionsBy sexes we observed significant frequencies of frailty and pre-frailty in males with DM ” and in women with HTN. In the Katz scale, women with DM2 have high percentages of disability in basic activities of daily living. Associating DM2 and HTN with frailty, dysfunction and depression reveals a lack of prevention.
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: In contrast to traditional early-phase trials that use symptom severity to track treatment efficacy, this study tracks engagement of the study drug on expression of behavioral sensitization, a functional mechanism likely to cut across disorders. This experimental therapeutics design is consistent with recent NIMH-industry collaborative studies, and could serve as a template for testing novel pharmacological agents in psychiatry.Clinical Trial, identifier NCT03166501.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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