Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy in adolescents with panic disorder: a twelve-week follow-up study - Inci Izmir SB, Korkmazlar, Ercan ES.
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment in adolescents with panic disorder (PD). This follow-up study consists of 30 adolescents with PD without agoraphobia, aged 14-17 (15... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sight Extended review – unsettling tale is an eye-opener in our age of AI anxiety
An agoraphobic downloads an app that promises to turn his life around – but things begin to get sinister when it takes over his social interactionsThis disturbingly real-looking artificial intelligence sci-fi was made a couple of years ago on what looks like a budget of small change tipped out of the film-makers ’ coin jars. It’s getting a release now presumably on account of AI anxiety creeping up the league table of things that keep people awake at night. Like the Nosedive episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, the premise here is that in an apparently-near future people wear contact lenses that feed them inf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Cath Clarke Tags: Film Science fiction and fantasy films Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Culture Consciousness Computing Human biology Neuroscience Psychology Source Type: news

Wake Forest University study finds fear of public places is common in adults with epilepsy
About 5.1 million people in the U.S. have a history of epilepsy, which causes repeated seizures. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder. While current research has shown an increase in anxiety and depression among people with epilepsy, little is known about this population and agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that involves the fear of being in a public place or in a situation that might cause panic or embarrassment. However, a recent study … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Whatever Happened To Karen Jackson From Shameless?
Learn More Whatever Happened To Karen Jackson From Shameless? For the first few seasons of the Showtime hit "Shameless," Karen Jackson is Lip Gallagher's (Jeremy Allen White) promiscuous and extremely on-again, off-again girlfriend. Karen tries to take care of her agoraphobic mother Sheila (Joan…#karenjackson #showtime #shameless #lipgallagher #jeremyallenwhite #joancusack #williamhmacy #sheila #zachmcgowan #hymie (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear of Public Places Common in Adults With Epilepsy
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 -- Phobic/agoraphobic symptoms are independently associated with poor quality of life in people with epilepsy, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Epilepsy Research. Heidi M. Munger Clary, M.D., M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fear of Public Spaces Is Common in People With Epilepsy
MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2023 -- Many adults with epilepsy have agoraphobia, or a fear of public places, new research suggests. That impacts quality of life and is something doctors should include in other screening that looks for anxiety or depression, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Episode 2: COVID-19 and MS Patients: Where Do We Go From Here? Episode 2: COVID-19 and MS Patients: Where Do We Go From Here?
Agoraphobia, online yoga, pregnancy, and vaccines are all on the table as Drs Anne Cross and Scott Newsome discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects their patients with multiple sclerosis.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery InDiscussion Source Type: news

How to recognise the symptoms of anxiety and get help
From OCD to agoraphobia and PTSD, there are almost as many types of anxiety disorder as things to worry about. Here ’s how to spot the signs and find the relevant supportMany people will be familiar with the dry mouth, intrusive thoughts, and fluttering heart and stomach that are the hallmarks of anxiety. Often a temporary, and completely natural reaction to threat, these responses can be helpful in certain situations, sharpening the mind and sending blood to where it is needed faster.But whereas stress usually resolves once a concern has passed, anxiety persists and is often disproportionate to the challenge faced. If i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Mental health Anxiety Obsessive-compulsive disorder Panic attacks Post-traumatic stress disorder & wellbeing Psychology Society Life and style Counselling and therapy Source Type: news

Some people with agoraphobia struggle as pandemic wanes
Months of limited exposure to the rigors of daily commutes, crowded malls and other activities might have worsened symptoms, mental health experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Huff Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Therapy Promising for Agoraphobia Virtual Reality Therapy Promising for Agoraphobia
The intervention reduced symptoms in patients with psychosis who experienced intense fears facing real-world situations, but it may be widely applicable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

VR therapy could help reduce agoraphobic avoidance and distress in people with psychosis
A new study published in the Lancet found that patients using VR therapy had a significant reduction in agoraphobic avoidance and distress compared to participants receiving  usual care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

VR role-play therapy helps people with agoraphobia, finds study
Sessions with virtual-reality headset helped people overcome anxiety and complete everyday tasksIt ’s a sunny day on a city street as a green bus pulls up by the kerb. Onboard, a handful of passengers sit stony-faced as you step up to present your pass. But you cannot see your body – only a floating pair of blue hands.It might sound like a bizarre dream, but the scenario is part of a virtual reality (VR) system designed to help people with agoraphobia – those for whom certain environments, situations and interactions can cause intense fear and distress.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Virtual reality Mental health UK news Science Technology Society Source Type: news

Texas man, 35, has missed weddings, birthdays and funerals due to a severe case of agoraphobia
Cecil Jackson, 35, of Houston, Texas, has not left a one-mile radius around his house for years due to his struggles with agoraphobia. He describes his life as a 'prison. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zo ë Kravitz in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Kimi’: Film Review
An agoraphobic tech worker stumbles onto evidence of a major felony on a virtual-assistant data stream but hits a wall of obstruction when she tries alerting her company. #kimifilmreview #zoëkravitz #stevensoderbergh #techworker (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treasury minister praised for divulging his agoraphobia
Simon Clarke explained his absence from pre-budget photo op was due to condition that affects thousands in UKA minister has been praised for “leading by example” after he spoke openly abouthis experience of agoraphobia, a condition that leads to thousands of hospital admissions every year.Simon Clarke, the chief secretary to the Treasury, said on Wednesday he would not take part in the traditional pre-budget photo with the chancellor as he is agoraphobic. He said the condition “prevents me from being comfortable in some open spaces”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Mental health Anxiety Psychology Society Source Type: news