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Self-Stigma and Mental Health
I’ve been asked twice to talk about my personal experience dealing with depression, anxiety and the use of genetic testing for mental health treatment. I became aware of this new test during a medication management appointment. My practitioner, a psychiatric advanced practice nurse, is an expert with psychopharmacology, and very knowledgeable about the latest treatments for depression. After trial and error with many medications, we discussed pinpointing the best antidepressant for me, through genetic testing. My interviews were featured on “Innovations”, a TV series on the Discovery Channel (watch here),...
Source: Psych Central - September 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vince G. Sparks Tags: Anxiety Depression Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Self-Esteem Treatment Inheritance Mental Health self-compassion Stereotype Stigma Stigmatization Source Type: news

The First Time You Go to the ER with Suicidal Thoughts
You are 19 years old, on your computer at home, and you have been depressed for weeks, maybe even months. It has gotten really bad lately, and you are talking to your best friend online. You have been really laying it all down about how depressed you have been and how all you want to do is sleep, you wish you could stop existing, and you wish everything could just end. Suddenly, you hear a knock on the door of your apartment and it startles you. You have been isolating yourself for days, so this is a surprise. When you look out of the peep-hole, you are bewildered to see a male police officer standing outside the door. Sha...
Source: Psych Central - September 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Children and Teens Depression Personal Stories Suicide Antidepressant Hospitalization Mood Disorder Psychiatric Emergency Room suicidal gestures Suicidal Thoughts Source Type: news

Panic Disorder, GAD Not Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Benzodiazepines and serotonin reuptake inhibitors can slightly shorten the duration of gestation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Does Mother ’ s Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Depression, panic, general anxiety not a threat to pregnancy, study says
Depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder pose no serious threat to pregnant women or the health of their babies, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health, Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother ’s psychiatric diagnosis no threat to baby’s health
Depression, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder represent no threat to the health of pregnant women or their babies, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Three common mental health disorders -- depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder -- pose no serious threat to pregnant women or the health of their babies, a new study finds. " I think a major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Ruminating Becomes a Problem
Everyone ruminates. We especially ruminate when we’re stressed out. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming test—you have to score an A to keep your scholarship. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming presentation because you want to impress your boss. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming date and the many ways it could go. Maybe you’re ruminating about a bad performance review. Maybe you’re ruminating about an injury that’s really been bothering you. “We are evolutionarily wired to obsess,” according to psychiatrist Britton Arey, M.D. We are wired to se...
Source: Psych Central - September 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Depression Disorders Eating Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Psychology Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorders Distressing Thoughts Mindfulness Negative Thinki Source Type: news

Surprising Insights About Anxiety
Everyone struggles with anxiety from time to time. Some of us have a closer relationship with it than others. But even though anxiety is universal, there are still plenty of misconceptions about how it functions and what helps to treat it. Below anxiety experts reveal the truths about anxiety—many insights which might surprise you. The skills we use for everything else in life are utterly ineffective for anxiety. According to Debra Kissen, PhD., M.H.S.A, a psychologist and clinical director of Light On Anxiety Treatment Center in Chicago, Ill., let’s say you have a flat tire. Naturally, you would do whatever yo...
Source: Psych Central - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Healthy Living Psychotherapy Self-Help Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorders anxiety facts anxiety myths anxiety treatment Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exposure Therapy face y Source Type: news

Quality of life in anxious adolescents - Raknes S, Pallesen S, Himle JA, Bjaastad JF, Wergeland GJ, Hoffart A, Dyregrov K, H åland ÅT, Haugland BSM.
PURPOSE: To examine associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and anxiety symptoms across anxiety domains (obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, physical injury fears, generalised anxiety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Panic disorder symptoms may be tied to acid-sensing receptor
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) A pilot study at the University of Cincinnati -- the first to evaluate the TDAG8 expression in patients with panic disorder -- reveals significantly increased levels in patients with panic disorder, relative to their healthy control subjects. Researchers found an association with TDAG8 and symptom severity, and observed a relationship between TDAG8 and treatment response in patients who had been treated with antidepressants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Test to see if you have condition where you taste words
Annie Bird, 19, from Edinburgh revealed her senses can become overloaded causing her panic attacks. The University of Sussex has devised an online diagnostic test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries in Alzheimer's disease
Antidepressant use has previously been linked to a greater risk of falls and hip fractures Related items fromOnMedica Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism in children Intellectual disability in children not linked to maternal antidepressant use Surge in antidepressant prescriptions for fourth year running Antidepressant use in children rises 12% in a year Panic disorder increases reports of antidepressant side effects (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults 18 years of age and older, or 18% of the population (National Institute of Mental Health). Although highly treatable, only one-third of anxiety sufferers seek treatment (Association and Depression Association of America). In contrast to people who don’t suffer with anxiety, people with anxiety disorders are 3 to 5 times more likely to go see a physician and 6 times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders. Anxiety sufferers are more likely to also suffer with depression, and almost half of those diagnosed wit...
Source: Psych Central - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Irving Schattner, LCSW Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral General Psychotherapy anxious thoughts Fear Fight or Flight GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Attack worry Source Type: news

Book Review: On Edge
“Fear ambushes me… I feel fine… And then, a second later, I’m not,” writes Andrea Peterson. Her new book, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety, is an exploration of her life with anxiety, from her first panic attack, to realizing that she had an anxiety disorder, to sorting out the dizzying array of treatments and ultimately discovering for herself what anxiety is and how to live with it. While it is estimated that one in three Americans will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime, it took Peterson multiple trips to the emergency room, EKG tests...
Source: Psych Central - August 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anti-anxiety Book Reviews Healthy Living Mindfulness Personal Stories Women's Issues Source Type: news

How A Panic Attack On A Plane Forced Me To Finally Face My Anxiety
To overcome my anxiety, I needed to learn to become more aware of my triggers. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does prior traumatization affect the treatment outcome of CBT for panic disorder? The potential role of the MAOA gene and depression symptoms - Trautmann S, Richter J, Muehlhan M, Hofler M, Wittchen HU, Domschke K, Str öhle A, Hamm AO, Weber H, Kircher T, Arolt V, Gerlach AL, Alpers GW, Fydrich T, Lang T, Reif A.
This study investigates whether a history of traumatic event experience is negatively associated with outcomes of CBT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 61
In this issue: The UK ’s healthcare spending problem, PhRMA’s new R&D spending requirements, undermining supply chain security by importing foreign drugs, milestone cystic fibrosis trials, a personalised treatment approach for panic disorder, and more … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EMS Transport of Service Dogs & Support Animals
Engine 30 and Medic 6 respond to their local shopping mall and find, Nancy, a 38-year old female complaining of tightness in her chest. Nancy is sitting on a sidewalk bus bench with her dog. Bystanders tell you she seemed to get upset when she missed her bus and within minutes began complaining she wasn't feeling well. Nancy is visibly upset, but able to answer your questions appropriately. Her heart rate is 96, strong, regular and corresponds to sinus rhythm on your monitor, with a blood pressure of 156/88 and a respiratory rate of 28, non-labored. The rest of her vital signs and physical assessment are within...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Criss Brainard, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

EMS Transport of Service Dogs & Support Animals
Engine 30 and Medic 6 respond to their local shopping mall and find, Nancy, a 38-year old female complaining of tightness in her chest. Nancy is sitting on a sidewalk bus bench with her dog. Bystanders tell you she seemed to get upset when she missed her bus and within minutes began complaining she wasn't feeling well. Nancy is visibly upset, but able to answer your questions appropriately. Her heart rate is 96, strong, regular and corresponds to sinus rhythm on your monitor, with a blood pressure of 156/88 and a respiratory rate of 28, non-labored. The rest of her vital signs and physical assessment are within...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Criss Brainard, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Surge in antidepressant prescriptions for fourth year running
They accounted for largest numeric rise among all prescription items dispensed in 2016 Related items fromOnMedica Nearly six in ten CCGs missing talking therapies targets Diagnosis and evaluation of depression in adults Management of depression: pharmacological Management of depression: non-pharmacological Panic disorder increases reports of antidepressant side effects (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS prescribed record number of antidepressants last year
Data prompts debate about whether rise shows drugs are handed out too freely or whether more people are getting helpThe NHS prescribed a record number of antidepressants last year, fuelling an upward trend that has seen the number of pills given to patients more than double over the last decade.The figures raised questions over whether the rise shows doctors are handing out the drugs out too freely or whether it means more people are getting help to tackle their anxiety, depression and panic attacks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Mental health NHS Depression Anxiety Panic attacks Health policy Drugs Doctors Society UK news Science Source Type: news

Comorbidity and suicidality in patients diagnosed with panic disorder/agoraphobia and major depression - Batinic B, Opaci ć G, Ignjatov T, Baldwin DS.
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity of anxiety and depression (both current and lifetime) is associated with greater chronicity and an increased risk of suicidality. We wished to ascertain which symptom clusters had the strongest association with suicidality. Our aims... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Prince Harry Perfectly Explains What Panic Attacks Feel Like
Does this sound familiar? In a recent interview with Forces TV, a U.K. Army channel, Prince Harry opened up about his experience with panic attacks, giving an honest description of what it’s like to deal with this mental health issue. “In my case, every single time I was in any room with loads of people, which is quite often, I was just pouring with sweat, my heart beating ― boom, boom, boom, boom ― literally, just like a washing machine,” he said. Harry also said that his fight or flight stress responses would kick into gear, but he couldn’t act on them. “I was like, ‘Oh my God...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince Harry Perfectly Explains What Panic Attacks Feel Like
Too. Real. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 questions answered about anxiety in children and teens
Between school and social demands, lots of children feel stress, but at what point does anxiety cross the line and become a mental health concern? Thriving sat down with Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, PhD, a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s, to better understand what separates serious forms of anxiety from normal worrying, whether seeing a therapist is warranted and how to handle anxiety at home. My child is a “worrier.” What degree of anxiety is normal and what should cause me concern? Occasional worries, like worries about the start of the school year or fitting in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Ask the Expert Mental Health Parenting anxiety Department of Psychiatry Keneisha Sinclair-McBride worrying Source Type: news

Prince Harry describes panic attacks after Diana's death
In an interview to publicise the forthcoming Invictus Games, Prince Harry (pictured) said he would become ill 'every single time' he found himself in a room full of people after his (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Day I Tried to End My Life
It was a Monday. May 22, 2017 to be exact. I had been thinking of this day for years, precisely ever since I was 15 years old. I always thought about suicide. It always fascinated me as topic, as I had never truly grasped the idea of why people decided to end their lives, until depression hit me. When I turned 15, everything started to change. My mood started to change, my behavior started to change, as well as social life. Such problems may seem normal at that age, in fact, there had been multiple times where I used to try and find a solution to these problems, however, such answers are impossible to find on the internet....
Source: Psych Central - June 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anonymous Tags: Anxiety Bipolar Borderline Personality Depression Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Students Suicide Achievement Borderline Personality Disorder college stress Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Mood Disord Source Type: news

Will My Kid Develop Anxiety Because Of Me?
When I was a child, my mom explained how a neighbor of ours was afraid of buttons. She couldn't select clothing with buttons and found it hard to even say the word. I remember thinking this was a really weird complaint, and wondered what could’ve possibly led to this unusual fear of something so ordinary. My mom went on to describe an incident where a sewing box had fallen onto the floor while she was having tea with our neighbor. A collection of buttons scattered across the floor and the poor woman experienced a panic attack. A few years later, the neighbor’s daughter, a friend of mine, shared she was als...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Quick and Effective Ways to Nip Your Anxiety in the Bud
While we can all feel anxious from time to time, some people feel overwhelming anxiety daily that can be emotionally and physically taxing. For that, professional help could be needed to deal with the anxiety in a healthy manner, and to help mitigate symptoms. On the other hand, if you find that you experience anxiety from time to time, try to utilize the tips below to overcome your feelings of worry and get your emotions back in check by recalibrating and centering yourself. While a little bit of anxiety can be a good tool to help motivate a person, and it is a part of our natural flight or fight response, severe and unco...
Source: Psych Central - June 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Anxiety Healthy Living Mindfulness Self-Help Anxiety Disorder anxious thoughts Calm chronic worrier Depression Mental Health Panic Attack Present Moment Rumination Stress Management worry Source Type: news

Diagnosis: She Had Never Suffered From Anxiety. Was She Having Her First Panic Attack?
Her heart would race, and she would break out in a sweat and feel nauseated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Stress Tests (Medical) Thyroid Gland Adrenal Gland Source Type: news

In Partnership With MGH, Chelsea High Gets More Than A School Nurse
CHELSEA (CBS) — As a student at Chelsea High School, Christina Fernandez dealt with a lot of anxiety. But instead of having to leave school or make an appointment with her doctor, she would go see Jordan Hampton in the nurse’s office. “I would feel my panic attacks coming in so I’d come down here,” says Christina. “And I’d like sit down and be like, ‘Jordan, can I just stay here for a few minutes?’ And she’d be like, ‘Yeah.” Christina Fernandez meets with Hampton. (WBZ-TV) School nurses see a steady stream of bellyaches, bumps, and bruises, but Jo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Chelsea Chelsea High School Dr. Mallika Marshall Massachusetts General Hospital Source Type: news

How To Tell A New Partner You Have A Mental Illness
I cried in his arms our first night together. I’m not good, I kept repeating, tears falling into my ears as he caressed my face. I knew what love required, and I knew that, time and again, I’d failed at giving it because of the ways my anxiety distorted my thinking, and my panic disorder made me alternately dependent, selfish, and needy. I wanted to write him a guide for loving me, so he could understand that when I tried to break up with him when one thing went wrong, when I changed plans because I didn’t feel like I could leave my house, when I criticized him much too harshly, it was because of faulty t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress. Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than older Americans. The APA reports that 12 percent of millennials have a diagnosed anxiety disorder—almost twice the percentage of Boomers. On a non-clinical scale, a BD...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Menopause and anxiety: What is the link?
In this article, we look at the connection between menopause and anxiety, including panic attacks. What are the psychological effects of menopause? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

My Anxiety Is Not Your Damsel In Distress
Among the media’s attempts to open the discussion of mental health, there’s another, arguably more dangerous, movement growing in tandem. Love as a treatment for mental health goes way, way back, to Oscar winners like “Silence of the Lambs” and cult classics like “Wristcutters: A Love Story.” Diseases have been Hollywood’s “IT” girl of themes for a while now, but as someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), my mental health — and that of others — isn’t a plot line or object of interest. It can be an emotional experience, yes, but it’s als...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Women On What It's Really Like To Live With A Mental Illness
Opening up about struggles with mental illness can be a daunting task. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it ― even though such illnesses are quite common.  About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults will have a debilitating mental illness that can interfere with their daily lives. Although mental illness can affect anyone, women are at a higher risk for many conditions, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re also 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. In an effort to encourage more people to share...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn't Be Jealous I Spent All Day in Bed
Written by Jacqueline Michelle Here I am, lying in bed. I can’t get up. It’s literally taken all I have to roll over and grab my laptop. I’ve spent 18 of the last 24 hours in bed, staring at the wall. I’m in and out of sleep ― at war with my mind while trying to convince my body to get out of this bed. I also haven’t showered in four days. I have major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Sometimes this is how my days go. I have major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Sometimes this is how my days go. When having con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Mental Health Conversation We're Not Having Around Police Violence
On April 29, an unarmed black teenager named Jordan Edwards was shot to death by Texas police officer Roy Oliver. The Balch Springs police officer was responding to neighborhood reports citing “rowdy drinking teenagers,” however, no sign of alcohol or guns were found at the scene of his death. Edwards, only 15 years old and in high school, was leaving a house party when the officer shot him. He died at the hospital. Oliver was fired from the police department after his original report that a car of teenagers aggressively reversed in his direction proved to be false. In response to the public outcry for the offi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes School Absenteeism?
Discussion School within society is an institution designed to provide learning opportunities to students under the direction of teachers. The curriculum is usually designed to provide academic content in formal subjects necessary for the adult world (such as instruction in mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts, physical education) but also other knowledge and skills for the adult world (i.e. personal safety, communication skills, working in teams, etc.). Specific schools may or may not offer specific courses of instruction such as religious education, learning disability education, gifted/talented education...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! 2-year-old: *stares at a pregnant lady in church*Me: She has a baby in her tummy.2: *whispering* She ate it.— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) April 30, 2017 *checks kid's backpack**finds papers from September and a liquefied banana**zips backpack and walks away*— Tiffany Neal (@tiffanyaneal) May 3, 2017 Five Little Monkeys j...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photographer Creates Emotional Series To Show What Infertility Feels Like
A powerful photo series is highlighting the anguish of infertility. Las Vegas photographer Abbie Fox captured stunning images of local optician Victoria Hamilton to illustrate the painful journeys they’ve followed in their personal lives. Both women have struggled with infertility. Fox had a miscarriage last March after two healthy pregnancies and births and was eventually diagnosed with PCOS, which dashed her dream of having four children.  “We have two amazing children and after this last year I have sort of given up the idea of having another child,” Fox told HuffPost. “It just wasn&rsq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Perfect Tweets About Going To Therapy
Therapy is a magical, brilliant tool. Not only is there professional consensus that it works, it’s helped a lot of people. Don’t believe us? Just take a gander at #TherapyHelped on Twitter. The hashtag was created by actor Amir Talai last year during Mental Health Awareness Month, who said he wanted to normalize the experience of therapy, and was recently revived because praising therapy is evergreen (as it should be). Testimonies from celebrities like “How To Get Away With Murder” stars Matt McGorry and Jack Falahee as well as others who have given the practice a go are proof th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

31 'Habits' Of People With Anxiety
Written by Sarah Schuster There are the quirky, small things that make you, you. Then, there are the things you do because of anxiety. While personality traits and anxious habits can blend together, to an outsider it’s not always clear which of these “habits” are driven by anxiety. Whether it makes you look “rude” (avoiding phone calls, canceling plans) or “odd” (leaving a social setting quickly, bouncing your leg) — it can be hard when others judge you based on these actions without knowing what’s going on inside your head. To find out some habits of people who have a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalized pharmacotherapy may improve panic disorder treatment
Researchers studied the potential of personalized pharmacotherapy to help doctors choose the best drug for individual patients who experience panic attacks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring personalized pharmacotherapy to treat panic attacks
Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, the panic attack (PA). Researchers carefully reviewed scientific data to establish whether a personalized treatment approach could help physicians prescribe the drug that will work most effectively for a specific patient. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers explore personalized pharmacotherapy to treat panic attacks
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, the panic attack (PA). In a comprehensive new analysis published in Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry, researchers carefully reviewed scientific data to establish whether a personalized treatment approach could help physicians prescribe the drug that will work most effectively for a specific patient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists May Have Finally Figured Out Why This Man Is Screaming
Between the late 1800s and early 1900s, artist Edvard Munch created four versions of his magnum opus “The Scream,” which depicts a man enduring extreme psychological anguish while alone on a bridge beneath a raging blood-red sky. One “Scream” artwork broke auction records in 2012 when it sold for nearly $120 million.  For centuries art historians and enthusiasts have understood the tempestuous weather conditions depicted in the work as a symbolic representation of existential dread, as experienced by one very pale, very bald man.  But during a talk held Tuesday at the European Geoscie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news