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The Difference Between Social Anxiety And Introversion, In 4 Comics
Loving alone time is different from a mental health condition. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - why you should never ignore shortness of breath
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, nausea, and an overwhelming sense of anxiety. But, you should also never ignore shortness of breath, as it could be a sign of myocardial infarction. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for a nervous stomach
This article looks at what causes it, and how to stop it from happening. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Meditation Can Soothe the Soul in Just One Session
Anxiety can raise the risk for heart disease: Previous studies have shown that arterial stiffness may be worsened by traumatic life events, job strain, depression and either short-term or chronic anxiety, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation Can Soothe the Anxious Soul in Just One Session
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds. " Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the meditation session, and our preliminary results suggest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Do Marijuana Strains And Doses Affect Depression And Anxiety? A New Study Looks For Answers
How marijuana use affects depression, anxiety and stress symptoms is a topic of debate, with advocates and detractors seeking data to support their positions. A new study takes a shot at finding some answers -- the results are worth a look, but carry a few caveats. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Music lessens pain and anxiety in patients undergoing surgery
(Wiley) Music can reduce the anxiety and pain of invasive surgery, according to an analysis of all relevant randomized controlled trials published since 1980. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More than 1 in 20 US children and teens have anxiety or depression
(Wolters Kluwer Health) About 2.6 million American children and adolescents had diagnosed anxiety and/or depression in 2011-12, reports an analysis of nationwide data in the Journal of Developmental& Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism
(York University) New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. study shows CBT can lead to significant improvements in children's emotional regulation. It also shows -- for the first time -- that CBT can improve more than just anxiety. This is the first transdiagnostic CBT trial for children with autism, employing a randomized controlled trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors prescribe opioids at high rates to those at increased overdose risk, but trends improving, study finds
The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.People with chronic pain are often prescribed a class of medications called “benzodiazepines” to treat anxiety, panic attacks and other mental conditions that can be brought on by the stress of coping with their pain. But these people also are likelier to receive new op...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hour of meditation is enough to reduce anxiety and stress on the heart
A new study presented today by the American Physiological Society shows that the practice does indeed make an impact - and just one hour will start the process. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression and risk consumption of alcohol in a sample of university students - Santangelo OE, Provenzano S, Firenze A.
AIM: The university student is vulnerable to the adverse effects of many stress factors that can lead to depressive symptoms, anxiety and alcohol abuse, causing an increase in the burden of illness in young people. The aim of the study was to measure depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Influences of mental illness, current psychological state, and concussion history on baseline concussion assessment performance - Weber ML, Dean JL, Hoffman NL, Broglio SP, McCrea M, McAllister TW, Schmidt JD, Hoy AR, Hazzard JB, Kelly LA, Ortega JD, Port N, Putukian M, Langford TD, Tierney R, Campbell DE, McGinty G, O'Donnell P, Svoboda SJ, Difiori JP, Giza CC, Benjamin HJ, Buckley T, Kaminski TW, Clugston JR, Feigenbaum LA, Eckner JT, Guskiewicz K, Mihalik JP, Miles JD, Anderson S, Master CL, Collins M, Kontos AP, Bazarian JJ, Chrisman SPD, Brooks A, Duma S, Bullers CT, Miles CM, Dykhuizen BH.
BACKGROUND: A student-athlete's mental state, including history of trait anxiety and depression, or current psychological state may affect baseline concussion assessment performance. PURPOSE: (1) To determine if mental illness (anxiety, depression,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Positive alcohol use expectancies moderate the association between anxiety sensitivity and alcohol use across adolescence - Borges AM, Lejuez CW, Felton JW.
Anxiety sensitivity (AS), or the fear of anxious symptoms and the belief that these symptoms may have negative physical, social, and cognitive consequences, is one personality trait that emerges in early adolescence and may be linked to alcohol use. Howeve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of mental health screening tools for detecting antenatal depression and anxiety disorders in South African women - van Heyningen T, Honikman S, Tomlinson M, Field S, Myer L.
BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in low and middle-income countries. Screening of pregnant women in primary care antenatal settings provides an opportunity for entry to care, but data are needed on the performance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Initial severity and antidepressant efficacy for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder: an individual patient data meta-analysis - de Vries YA, Roest AM, Burgerhof JGM, de Jonge P.
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that antidepressant benefits are smaller for mild than severe depression. Because antidepressants are also used for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trait attentional control modulates neurofunctional response to threat distractors in anxiety and depression - Klumpp H, Kinney KL, Kennedy AE, Shankman SA, Langenecker SA, Kumar A, Phan KL.
Accumulating data suggest attentional control capability varies across psychiatric diagnostic boundaries. The Attentional Control Scale (ACS) assesses self-reported trait attentional control (TAC) and tracks the anterior attention system. Greater TAC is as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What can happen when postpartum anxiety progresses to psychosis? A case study - Pirec V.
This case report describes a primipara without documented psychiatric history prior to complicated delivery. Onset of severe insomnia and anxiety was right after childbirth but not treated. Obsessive thinking pattern became more prominent. The patient beca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Marijuana And Meditation May Both Reduce Anxiety. Which Is Better?
Marijuana and meditation both seem to help reduce anxiety. But only one may help treat depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Biofeedback relaxation app for young patients feasible during medical procedures
The mere mention of doctors and needles frequently can leave children in terror, and oftentimes the promise of a lollipop won ’t be enough to calm their fears. Newly published research, however, suggests that providers may have more luck managing their younger patients’ anxiety and pain with the help of a biofeedback-assisted relaxation app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Want better sleep? Leave your work at the office
Your work-related stress is mental baggage that you must learn not to drag home with you. If you hold on to it, both your sleep and health will suffer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Chrissy Metz perseveres, shows that she's one of us.
Actor Chrissy Metz, star of the wildly popular NBC television series This Is Us, talks about overcoming childhood difficulties, anxiety, and other setbacks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Sense of control and meaning helps protect women from anxiety
(University of Cambridge) People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less likely to have anxiety disorders even when going through the toughest times, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: How to Be Yourself
At its worst, social anxiety can make ordering a cup of coffee a daunting task, and can make a party feel like a house of horrors. From what direction will humiliation spring? Is it any wonder people with social anxiety learn to cower at home, safe from threats? Full-on social anxiety can be greatly life limiting, but even those of us who don’t suffer from the worst of it will find useful strategies for those moments of “do I belong?” and “can I handle this?” in psychologist Ellen Hendriksen’s new book, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety. In a warm ...
Source: Psych Central - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sophia Dembling Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Happiness Mindfulness Neuroscience Psychology Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

Fight, flight, or freeze
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) There's increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with the brain regions that control mood and emotion. Now researchers have added neurons associated with the olfactory system to the connection between behavior and breathing. Connecting patterns in these interactions may help explain why practices such as meditation and yoga that rely on rhythmic breathing can help people overcome anxiety-based illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meditation could help anxiety and cardiovascular health
(Michigan Technological University) In a student-led study, one hour of mindfulness meditation shown to reduce anxiety and some cardiovascular risk markers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grieving parents face isolation, anxiety after unexplained deaths of children
A U.S. foundation started nearly 20 years ago to collect information about sudden, unexplained deaths among children is still looking for answers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

6 Ways to Navigate Anxiety
Anxiety is frustrating. You feel like a stranger inside your own body. You feel like there are mini explosions inside your head, inside your heart. Sometimes, you shake. Sometimes, you sweat. Sometimes, the sensations are hard to describe: You simply feel off or downright terrible. Your thoughts race each other around a very large track for hours. Sometimes, these thoughts speak of inevitable, impending doom. Sometimes, they’re more subtle, whispering and strengthening your self-doubt. And, naturally, you let these anxious thoughts and sensations dictate your life. You let your anxiety determine whether you go to the...
Source: Psych Central - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Habits Self-Help anxiety tips anxious thoughts managing anxiety navigating anxiety struggling with anxiety Source Type: news

Bedside art therapy decreases pain and anxiety in patients with cancer
(Wiley) A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study of inpatients with hematological cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biofeedback relaxation app may help kids during medical procedures
(Wiley) A new Pain Practice study indicates that biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help manage pain and anxiety in children undergoing medical procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression during and after pregnancy may affect children's development
(Wiley) Maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy, in the first year postpartum, and in early childhood were linked with poorer child neurodevelopment in a recent Depression& Anxiety study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientific guidelines for using cannabis to treat stress, anxiety and depression
(Washington State University) In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples' self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: From Anxiety to Love
“My anxiety journey was one of the worst, most terrifying experiences of my life. Yet once I allowed it to become my greatest teacher, it also became one of the best,” writes Corinne Zupko. In her new book, From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach For Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace, Zupko shows readers how anxiety can become an awakening, directing us on a new pathway toward love and inner peace. “Every experience you have can serve one of two purposes – and you get to choose which. It can help you awaken to the peace that is already in you, or it can help you stay unaware of this ...
Source: Psych Central - April 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Happiness Mindfulness Self-Help Spirituality Source Type: news

The NHS continues to be ‘ alarmingly under-funded ’ , says health conference
Health members condemned the chronic under funding of the NHS under successive Tory governments, when they debated the issue on the last day of conference in Brighton today. They agreed that the consequences were dire for both patients and NHS staff, who were unable to deliver the level of care they wanted to. Adopting a motion on The funding crisis and its impact on the workforce, conference noted that successive Westminster governments have “failed miserably” to produce a funding settlement that works for the NHS – either directly for England or via the Barnett formula in the devolved nations. Introduci...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care health fund Health Funding Crisis health staff NHS funding NHS funding cuts social care Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Herbal treatment for anxiety
Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits. Here's what we know ? and don't know: Kava. Kava appeared to be a promising treatment for anxiety, but reports of serious liver damage ? even with short-term use ? caused the Food [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

25'Weird' Things People Do Because Of Anxiety
“25 ‘Weird’ Things People Do Because of Anxiety” was written by Juliette Virzi for The Mighty. When you’ve lived with anxiety (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can I stabilize my blood pressure?
A wide range of factors influences blood pressure, including anxiety, stress, and medications. High blood pressure can have severe complications, such as a heart attack or stroke. A person can address fluctuating blood pressure with home remedies and lifestyle changes. Learn more about normalizing blood pressure here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

' Fear of Fear' May Influence OCD, PTSD Outcomes'Fear of Fear' May Influence OCD, PTSD Outcomes
Anxiety sensitivity, commonly referred to as the'fear of fear,'may affect treatment outcomes in patients with OCD; treatment preference may influence anxiety sensitivity outcomes in patients with PTSD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

To fill or not to fill: a qualitative cross-country study on dentists ’ decisions in managing non-cavitated proximal caries lesions
ConclusionsDecisions on managing non-cavitated proximal lesions were influenced by numerous factors, some of which could be targeted by interventions for implementing evidence-based management strategies in practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mind: Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here ’ s what we learned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Antidepressants Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Brain Advertising and Marketing Prozac (Drug) New York Times Source Type: news

New study finds that workplace anxiety isn't always a bad thing
(University of Toronto) Researchers have developed a new comprehensive model of workplace anxiety. It includes triggers for anxiety in the workplace and its effect on employee performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Face Higher Mental Health Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Depression, anxiety more common than in cisgender peers (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you stop a panic attack?
A panic attack can feel like a sudden onslaught of rapid breathing, nausea, and fear. Luckily, many treatment methods can help to relieve symptoms. These may include breathing techniques, home remedies, medications, and lifestyle changes. Here, learn 13 ways to prevent or stop a panic attack and when to seek help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Government must cease its threats to the Windrush generation
Commenting on the news today (Monday) that the Prime Minister is to meet Commonwealth leaders later this week to discuss the immigration problems of individuals who came to Britain as part of the Windrush generation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Windrush generation served us all and made our country a better place. But now we have to repay that service, by supporting so many of them in their hour of need. “It’s inconceivable that people who have lived, worked and contributed to society for decades and decades should be threatened with deportation, when their children and grandchildren ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work
Escalating violence and aggression towards NHS staff is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on their physical and mental health, UNISON health delegates heard today. A motion on protecting NHS staff against violence and aggression noted that in England more than 70,000 NHS staff were assaulted in 2015/16, up 4% from the previous year. New figures to be revealed by UNISON and HSJ on Tuesday, for 2016/17, will give even more dramatic results. Similar levels of violence are reported in the devolved nations. These assaults can have a “catastrophic effect”, the motion states, not only due to the physical impa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health staff NHS violence at work Source Type: news

Cool Digs: For a business that involves needles, Mend Acupuncture has a calming decor
Woven fabrics, soft lighting, calming colors and plenty of greenery make up the offices of Mend Acupuncture. The clinic opened in the Remington Row mixed-use development opened in 2016. A second location in Lutherville opened last year. Acupuncture is often used to manage health difficulties such as digestive problems, anxiety and depression, autoimmune disease and discomforts such as headaches and bac k pain. Many women also use acupuncture treatments for help with fertility and premenstrual syndrome.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carley Milligan Source Type: news

Pre-injury depression and anxiety in patients with orthopedic trauma and their treatment - Haupt E, Vincent HK, Harris A, Vasilopoulos T, Guenther R, Sharififar S, Hagen JE.
This study determined the pre-injury prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses of depression and anxiety, medication lapses and psychiatric consult services a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Serotonin-specific lesions of the dorsal raphe disrupt maternal aggression and caregiving in postpartum rats - Holschbach MA, Vitale EV, Lonstein JS.
The behavioral modifications associated with early motherhood, including high aggression, caring for young, and low anxiety are all affected by acute pharmacological manipulation of serotonin signaling. However, the effects on these behaviors of permanentl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news