In UCLA study, non-surgical approach helps people with paralysis voluntarily move their legs – a first
Edgerton Lab/UCLA A 42-year-old man who was paralyzed following a wrestling injury was able to voluntarily move his legs thanks to the new approach.   In a study conducted at UCLA, five men who had been completely paralyzed were able to move their legs in a rhythmic motion thanks to a new, noninvasive procedure that stimulates the spinal cord. It is believed to be the first time voluntary leg movements have ever been relearned in completely paralyzed patients without surgery. The results are reported in the Journal of Neurotrauma.  “These findings tell us we have to look at spinal cord injury in a new way,” said V. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 30, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medication and Anxiety
Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical companies, medication is far from a cure. In fact, when it comes to “cures” for most psychiatric conditions, the data tends to support psychotherapy. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responds very well to psychotherapy, whereas the positive effects of medication are somewhat limited. The same is true for panic disorder. Although certain types of medication are very good at relieving panic sympt...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Disorders General Medications Panic Disorder anti-anxiety medications Drug Dependency Fear Hyperarousal Sedatives Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor snri Ssri Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Shortage of Anxiety Drug Creates Alarm Among Patients, Doctors
Buspirone price has fallen so low that many manufacturers claim they cannot make a profit on it (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Treating GAD: Is Buspirone a Good Option?Treating GAD: Is Buspirone a Good Option?
When is buspirone a good choice for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Information about Some of the Newer 'Atypical'...
Information about some of the newer 'atypical' antidepressants - Buspar buspirone Desyrel trazodone Effexor venlafaxine Remeron mirtazapine Serzone nefazodone Wellbutrin bupropion. (Source: Mental Health)
Source: Mental Health - June 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Mental Health Medications for Anxiety
Medications for anxiety benzodiazepines clonazepam Klonopin alprazolam Xanax diazepam Valium lorazepam Ativan buspirone buspar propranolol Inderal Inderide (Source: Mental Health)
Source: Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Assorted Medications sometimes used to treat...
Assorted medications somtimes used to treat anxiety - Buspar (buspirone), Neurontin (gabapentin), beta blockers Inderal (propranolol) (Source: Mental Health)
Source: Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news