Therapists Spill: What I Learned from My Toughest Client
We often learn our most important lessons from our toughest trials. These are the lessons that’ll likely stay with us years after we’ve learned them. When it comes to lessons, therapy tends to be a two-way street: Clients learn from their clinicians — everything from coping with painful emotions to building healthy relationships. Therapists, too, learn from their clients — everything from how to conduct therapy to how to approach their own lives. We asked six clinicians to share the eye-opening insights they’ve taken away from their most challenging clients. Below, they reveal their lessons, which include...
Source: Psych Central - September 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Phobias Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Social Phobia Therapists Spill Agoraphobia Anxiety difficult clients lessons Low Self Esteem therapy challenges tough clients Trauma Source Type: news

Art Therapy + CBT Treats Panic Disorder--Maybe
Does art-based therapy plus cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduce symptoms in panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? The answer is a very tentative "maybe" according to a recent study's findings. Despite the limited participant size and other limitations, it's a study worth considering for many reasons.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - August 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT Tags: Anxiety Creativity Stress Therapy agoraphobia art art therapy Carl Jung case study CBT cognition cognitive behavior therapy cognitive-behavioral GAD generalized anxiety disorder mindfulness panic panic disorder PDA re Source Type: news

Invoking the At-Least Clause
I'm not all Annie about this–the sun will come out tomorrow and burn my retinas–but I am reaching for the idea that being depressed and hopeless maybe doesn't mean there's no hope. read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - July 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Frances Kuffel Tags: Depression Eating Disorders 12 steps agoraphobia anger cell phone texting Dogs fear food addiction income self-blame Source Type: news

Thursday consumer health tips
Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risks Pericarditis Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment Agoraphobia Positron emission tomography (PET) scan (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 22, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Finding your voice
Each day during Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be posting a story from someone with personal experience of anxiety. Meet Dan who has experience of agoraphobia. My next-door neighbour told me once: ‘You should never judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.’ It wasn’t the first time I’d heard that phrase, [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - May 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Anxiety UK urges Government to adopt more balanced approach after news of agoraphobic suicide
Recent news of an agoraphobic blind man who hung himself after he was ruled ‘fit to work’ and his benefits cut has highlighted the need for the Government to balance their efforts to change the benefits system with the very real need of those who rely on benefits to survive, says Anxiety UK, the nation’s [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - January 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Ashwaganda for Anxiety
Can the 'smell of a horse' make you less anxious?read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc Tags: Anxiety Integrative Medicine Psychiatry adaptogen adrenal gland agoraphobia alopecia ashwaganda cortisol fertility herb hormone natural medicine naturopathic medicine smell of a horse sperm Source Type: news

Three Core Anxieties and How to Calm Them
If you had nine tested ways to overcome your most persistent anxieties, would you use them?read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Bill Knaus, Ed.D. Tags: Anxiety Procrastination Self-Help Therapy acceptance agoraphobia Albert Ellis anxiety about anxiety awfulizing behavior therapy catastrophizing cognitions and philosophy cognitive behavior therapy cognitive techniques contingen Source Type: news

An Overview of Agoraphobia and its Treatment
An overview of the development and treatment of agoraphobia, including a personal account.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Psychiatry Self-Help Therapy agitated depression and phobias cognitive-behavioral treatment of phobias exposure therapy of agoraphobia hypoglycemia and phobias overview of agoraphobia Source Type: news

Agoraphobia and Automobiles
A personal history of agoraphobia and cars. Automobile accidents are rarely the cause of a car phobia.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - November 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Child Development Personality Psychiatry accidents and car phobias agoraphobia and automobiles agoraphobia and losing control health anxiety overprotective parents the course of agoraphobia Source Type: news

Chris Hadfield: in space 'you recognise the unanimity of our existence'
He captured our imagination with a zero gravity cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity, but Chris Hadfield's time in space was a multi-facted, 'enriching' experience. The astronaut and Twitter phenomenon talks about the wonder of spacewalking and why he'll never look as good as Sandra Bullock in a spacesuitIt is a disorienting business, being in space, and most astronauts in the first days of orbit scan the Earth for reminders of home. The Russians look for their great lakes; the Americans for mountain ranges. For Chris Hadfield, the former commander of the International Space Station, it was Plank Road, a 19th-century thorou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Emma Brockes Tags: The Guardian Nasa Astronomy Social media Books Technology Extracts Features Twitter YouTube The space shuttle Interviews Science Source Type: news

Flying Phobias: Two Fears
A description of the two main fears that underlie a flying phobia and a report of treatment.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - October 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Cognition Psychiatry Therapy agoraphobia Anxiety and Phobia Center of White Plains cognitive-behavioral therapy of phobias fear of being dead fear of dying fear of flying Flying phobia health anxiety social phobia Source Type: news

Hidden Disabilities
Dare to be yourself has a particular resonance for those of us with a hidden disability. Mine happens to be hearing loss, but other hidden disabilities include depression and anxiety, phobias, food allergies, agoraphobia, fear of heights. You name it. And someone is reluctant to admit it. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - June 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katherine Bouton Tags: Personality Relationships 22 years aid users ambitious man dinner party egos faintest idea Fear of Heights food allergies hearing aid hearing aids hearing loss hidden disabilities hidden disability lucky ones New York Times Source Type: news

A Strategy for Dealing with Animal Phobias
Here is an account of the differences between agoraphobia and animal phobias, including differences in treatment. Different steps in treatment are described. Examples are given.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - May 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Anxiety Self-Help Therapy agoraphobia airplanes animal phobias arenas avoidance bird phobia bridges dsm iv elevators Fear of Heights fear of thunder feelings insects movie theater natural environment o Source Type: news

A Cure For Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
A number of misconceptions underlie all of the anxiety disorders. Panic disorder and Agoraphobia are based on two of these false ideas. Treatment involves discovering that they are false.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - May 23, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Cognition Psychiatry Therapy agoraphobia anxiety disorder anxiety disorders cognitive-behavioral therapy different reasons doctors emotional disorder emotional disorders exaggeration exposure therapy. Fears future tim Source Type: news