BrainsWay ’s New Indication Is Aimed at OCD Patients
About 3% of the US population suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published on HealthyPlace.com Statistics also show that one in every 200 children suffers from the disorder. BrainsWay is looking to use its technology to help treat the illness, which is described as a disorder of the brain that adversely affects behavior and causes intense anxiety in those with the condition. The Jerusalem, Israel-based company recently received De Novo clearance from FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for the treatment of OCD in adults. BrainsWay said this clearance r...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Kevin Love Encourages More Men To Speak Up About Anxiety
"Having the courage to be upfront with this kind of thing has been unlike anything I’ve ever experienced," the NBA star said. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Handle Anxiety At Work So It Doesn't Destroy Your Whole Day
Take care of yourself so you can take care of your to-do list. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in the levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety in Ansan city after the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster - Yang HJ, Kim G, Lee K, Lee J, Cheong HK, Choi BY, Lee SY.
This study aimed to examine the prevalen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Personal Health: What Twins Can Teach Us About Nature vs. Nurture
The relative importance of nature and nurture has been debated for centuries, and has had strong — and sometimes misguided — influences on public policy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Genetics and Heredity Families and Family Life DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Pregnancy and Childbirth Anxiety and Stress Parenting Source Type: news

In teen friendships, misery does love company
(Florida Atlantic University) A longitudinal study examined anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness to predict the end of teen friendships. Do friendships end because of one child's mental health problems or do they end because of differences between friends on the degree to which each friend suffers from these problems? Findings show that children's personal struggles need not adversely impact their social relationships, and mental health issues do not necessarily ruin their chances of making and maintaining worthwhile friendships. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover intricacies of serotonin receptor crucial for better therapeutics
(University of North Carolina Health Care) For the first time, scientists have figured out why drugs that aim to treat Parkinson's disease, migraines, pituitary tumors, and obesity activate the serotonin receptor 5-HT2B to cause life-threatening heart problems. Published in Nature Structure& Molecular Biology, this research provides drug developers with much needed insights into serotonin receptors -- insights that should help scientists create safer more effective drugs, not just for the aforementioned conditions, but also depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is LSD a wonder drug for mental health?
Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.) (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can LSD help solve mental health issues?
Researchers hope to open more minds about the potential of psychedelic drugs to combat anxiety, depression and other maladies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal trauma exposure and childhood anxiety outcomes: examining psychosocial mechanisms of risk - Robinson BA, Hendrix CL, Sloan Krakovsky H, Smith AK, Brennan PA.
The current study aimed to explore the relationship between maternal exposure to various types of trauma and child anxiety outcomes, and to investigate maternal depression and parenting quality as potential mediators of these relationships. Aims were exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining posttraumatic growth and mental health difficulties in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - Schneider S, Rasul R, Liu B, Corry D, Lieberman-Cribbin W, Watson A, Kerath SM, Taioli E, Schwartz RM.
This study examined associations between Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) and mental health difficulties (MHD) including symptoms of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain
Children with abdominal pain commonly had clinically significant anxiety, moderate disability, pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Hypnosis Fails to Alleviate Pain After Breast Ca Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- But perceived hypnosis tied to improved post-op fatigue, anxiety, and well-being (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 17, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Systematic screening for anxiety, disability, and pain can increase psychological referral rates among pediatric patients with abdominal pain, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Natoshia R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dementia patients may benefit from music therapy
(Reuters Health) - Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Depressive and socially anxious symptoms, psychosocial maturity, and risk perception: associations with risk-taking behaviour - Pailing AN, Reniers RLEP.
This study evaluated the interconnectedness of the domains of risk-taking behaviour, mental health (symptoms of depression and social anxiety), psychosocial maturity... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy may increase risk of mood disorders in children
High maternal levels of cortisol during pregnancy increase the incidence of anxiety and depressive-like behaviours in female children, according to a study published inBiological Psychiatry.  Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Five Symptoms in Young Girls Tied to Early Adult Anxiety
(MedPage Today) -- " Not liked " in kindergarten linked to negative mental health effects (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

‘It Reopened Some Old Wounds.’ For Some Survivors, Retelling Church Sex Abuse Brings Back PTSD, Anxiety—and Closure
For decades, Tim Lennon repressed memories of the childhood abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a priest. It wasn’t until 1995, when Lennon was in his late 40s and living in San Francisco, that he stumbled across information about clergy sexual abuse and felt decades-old memories come flooding back. “I said, ‘Oh my god, that happened to me,'” Lennon remembers. But even that moment, he says, didn’t prepare him for the memories that resurfaced in 2010 — an avalanche that he believes was triggered by his twin daughters turning 12, the age around which he says he was raped by a priest....
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry
Occupying our hands - through work, chores or art - can engage our brains and alleviate anxiety (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Panic attack vs. heart attack: How to tell the difference
The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, heart attacks require immediate medical attention. Learn how to tell the difference here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Object Constancy:  Understanding the Fear of Abandonment and Borderline Personality Disorder
This article focuses on the fear of abandonment, which, to its excess, could show up as a lingering feeling of insecurity, intrusive thoughts, emptiness, unstable sense of self, clinginess, neediness, extreme mood fluctuations and frequent relationship conflicts. On the flip side, one might also cope by cutting off completely, and become emotionally numb. Neuroscientists have found that our parents’ response to our attachment-seeking behaviors, especially during the first two years of our lives, encode our model of the world. If as infants, we have healthy attachment interactions with an attuned, available, and nurt...
Source: Psych Central - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Imi Lo Tags: Borderline Personality Codependence DBT Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Trauma Treatment Source Type: news

Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water
When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former obese vegan now ONLY eats raw liver, mince and bone marrow
Andrew Graf, 26, from Texas, was overweight and battling anxiety before he ditched his plant-based eating regimen for a raw meat diet in an attempt to make his body run on fat rather than carbohydrates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interplay between RGS2 and childhood adversities in predicting anxiety and depressive disorders: Findings from a general population sample - Asselmann E, Hertel J, Schmidt CO, Homuth G, Nauck M, Pan é-Farré CA, Katja BB, Grabe HJ.
BACKGROUND: It remains unresolved whether childhood adversities interact with genetic variation in regulator of G-protein signaling 2 (RGS2) rs4606 in predicting various anxiety and depressive disorders and whether diagnostic specificity exists in these in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of the first step to success intervention on preschoolers with disruptive behavior and comorbid anxiety problems - Seeley JR, Small JW, Feil EG, Frey AJ, Walker HM, Golly A, Forness SR.
Preschoolers with elevated anxiety symptoms are at high risk not only of developing more severe mental health disorders in later life but are also apt to respond more poorly to intervention if they present with comorbid disruptive behavior. Because early s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Partner violence and postnatal mental health: cross-sectional analysis of factors associated with depression and anxiety in new mothers - Mandal SK, Hooker L, Vally H, Taft A.
Intimate-partner violence and poor mental health are common, harmful issues for women of childbearing age. Although the prevalence and correlates of postpartum depression are well established, far less is known about postpartum anxiety. We aimed to investi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Does CBT for anxiety-related disorders alter suicidal ideation? Findings from a naturalistic sample - Brown LA, Gallagher T, Petersen J, Benhamou K, Foa EB, Asnaani A.
BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders commonly co-occur with suicidal ideation (SI). To our knowledge, no studies have reported on the baseline prevalence of SI and the reduction in SI in a naturalistic sample receiving cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

'What did we do?' Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water
When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can service dogs help with anxiety?
Service dogs not only provide emotional support for people with anxiety disorders, but they can also be trained to perform essential tasks. They can detect and reduce anxiety attacks, fetch medication, and get help for people in distress. We discuss how to get a service dog for anxiety, how they can help, and breeds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Hologic will distribute analgesic system to aesthetic providers
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) has inked an agreement between its Cynosure division and Porter Instrument to distribute Porter’s nitrous oxide and oxygen system, Nitronox, in the United States and Canada. Nitronox is a self-administered nitrous oxide and oxygen delivery system that provides a fast-acting inhaled analgesic to help patients manage discomfort and anxiety while remaining alert and conscious during their aesthetic procedures. Nitrous oxide and oxygen have been used safely and effectively for more than 100 years for pain management. More recently, Nitronox devices’ non-invasive delivery system has been cat...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima - Iwasaki K, Sawada Y, Aldrich DP.
The March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan resulted in an increased risk of psychological distress among affected residents. We conducted original surveys of Futaba residents, a town in Fukushima where all of the residents were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

How to navigate through the difficult process of choosing a skilled nursing facility
When a loved one can no longer live safely at home due to age or declining health, the process of choosing a long-term care facility can be a tremendous source of stress and anxiety. With so much to consider – location, quality of care, affordability – it’s difficult to know where to begin. A great starting point is to talk to friends, neighbors, and coworkers to hear about their experiences and recommendations. Anecdotal recommendations are helpful, but shouldn’t be your only source for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Wheeler Source Type: news

How to navigate through the difficult process of choosing a skilled nursing facility
When a loved one can no longer live safely at home due to age or declining health, the process of choosing a long-term care facility can be a tremendous source of stress and anxiety. With so much to consider – location, quality of care, affordability – it’s difficult to know where to begin. A great starting point is to talk to friends, neighbors, and coworkers to hear about their experiences and recommendations. Anecdotal recommendations are helpful, but shouldn’t be your only source for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Wheeler Source Type: news

Constructing drug using victims: race and class in policy debates on ecstasy use in the U.S - Laguna S.
Sociologists and political scientists examining the social construction of public anxiety surrounding drug use in the United States have argued that racial minorities are the targets of the harshest drug laws while middle-class whites are shielded. In this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Early risk factors for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic distress after hospital admission for unintentional injury: multicentre cohort study - Kendrick D, Baker R, Hill T, Beckett K, Coupland C, Kellezi B, Joseph S, Barnes J, Sleney J, Christie N, Morriss R.
OBJECTIVE: To quantify psychological morbidity and identify baseline factors associated with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic distress symptoms up to 12  months post-injury. METHODS: Multicentre cohort study of 668 adults, aged 16 to 70, adm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pioneering partnership working to provide talking therapies from sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) - Love L.
Sexual violence may have a negative psychological impact on the victim. Some survivors will in time recover whilst others will go on to develop PTSD or suffer long term psychological sequelae, such as depression and anxiety. The Kent SARC, in conjunction w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Efficacy of the Unified Protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of comorbid psychopathology accompanying emotional disorders compared to treatments targeting single disorders - Steele SJ, Farchione TJ, Cassiello-Robbins C, Ametaj A, Sbi S, Sauer-Zavala S, Barlow DH.
This study aimed to examine whether the Unified Protocol (UP), a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral therapy for emotional disorders (i.e., anxiety, mood, and related disorders), is efficacious in the treatment of co-occurring emotional disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Mental health ‘first aid’ added to nursing course curriculum
Student nurses of all disciplines at the University of Northampton will be taught skills in mental health “first aid” to help them spot crucial warning signs of problems like depression and anxiety in both themselves and their patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Black boys more fearful in whiter neighborhoods, study finds
Research shows young black men experience more anxiety in whiter neighborhoods. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

With Short, Intense Sessions, Some Patients Finish Therapy in Just Weeks
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREA PETERSEN Tags: Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Veterans Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Phobias Source Type: news

A&E closures failing to boost patient care, study finds
Death rates unchanged but anxiety and disruption of shake-up not worthwhile (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Discovering Your Core Values Could Prevent Discontent
In conclusion, I would like to add a value quote that I came across during my research. I feel this is something that we all could reflect on. Consider the following food for thought: “When the way you think, speak and behave match your values, life feels very good. You feel whole, content, in control. But when these do not align with your personal values, then things feel… wrong. Life feels uneasy. You feel out of sorts, disconnected, restless, and unhappy.” – Melli O’Brien (Source: Psych Central)
Source: Psych Central - August 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cerena Reid-Maynard, LICSW Tags: Depression Essays Ethics & Morality General Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories core values discontent Happiness Resentment Source Type: news

Personal Health: An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep
Many college-bound kids start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of college courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Sleep Colleges and Universities Tests and Examinations Anxiety and Stress Biorhythms Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Ideas for addressing electronic harassment among adolescents attending a video blogging convention - Selkie E, Evans Y, Ton A, Midamba N, Moreno MA.
BACKGROUND: Electronic harassment affects 20-40% of adolescents and has been associated with significant negative outcomes including physical (ex. headache, abdominal pain), psychological (ex. depression, anxiety), and psychosocial (ex. school avoidance) p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The life-affirming legacy of my near-death experience
Before I nearly died I suffered from acute anxiety – but there’s been no sign of it sinceA few weeks ago, the TV and radio presenterRichard Bacon was in the news for having spent seven days in an induced coma in Lewisham Hospital in south London after becoming ill with a lung infection on a flight from Los Angeles. Doctors told him afterwards that he had nearly died. My first reaction to this was: how dreadful for him and his family. My second reaction, more or less on top of the first, was: seven days? That ’s nothing.In 2012, I spent three weeks in an induced coma at King ’s College Hospital, a fe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tom Lee Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and overtreatment, say experts
(University of Sydney) Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over treatment.The appeal in today's BMJ follows mounting evidence that patients who are told they have 'cancer' for low risk conditions more often choose surgery than those whose condition is described with terms such as 'lesions' or 'abnormal cells'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Work Emails May Be Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health — And Your Relationship
Responding to a late-night email might win you points with your boss, but it won’t do you any favors at home, a new study suggests. Being expected to monitor work emails 24/7 may take a toll on the mental health and well-being of both employees and their partners, according to research published recently in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Researchers surveyed 142 people who were employed full-time, as well as their significant others, about their organizations’ expectations around electronic communications. The couples also answered questions about their health, well-being and relationship satisfa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

You don't have to give birth to experience postpartum depression, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New dads can show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news