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Minnesota House Unanimously Passes First Responder PTSD Bill
  ST. PAUL, Minn. (KARE11) - Many kids say they want to be a firefighter. Brian Cristofono happened to follow through. His dream turned profession, eventually becoming a firefighter in St Paul. "That's where I started having issues," he said. But soon, the service took its toll. "There was a six-month-old, I remember going to, at 8 in the morning and the baby had been beaten to death and we just knew it was not breathing. We got to the hospital and I remember looking into the room and just kept doing chest compressions. I went into the bathroom and I just locked myself in there and just balled because m...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Hrapsky, KARE11 Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you know if you're having a panic or anxiety attack?
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks share some symptoms, but they differ in intensity, duration, and whether or not there is a trigger. Some treatments are similar and include therapy, stress management, and breathing exercises. Learn more about the differences between a panic attack and an anxiety attack here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Panic Attacks
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan: Here's What They Revealed About Mental Health
This is what Love said about suffering a panic attack and DeRozan said about anxiety and depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What Causes Flushing?
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized 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

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

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

Is panic disorder a disorder of physical fitness? A heuristic proposal - Perna G, Caldirola D.
Currently, panic disorder (PD) is considered a mental disorder based on the assumptions that panic attacks (PAs) are "false alarms" that arise from abnormally sensitive defense systems in the central nervous system and that PD is treated with therapies spe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bullying and Mental Health Consequences
According to the American Psychological Association, bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Even though bullying commonly happens in childhood, the impact can last well into adulthood. Duke University recently conducted research that shows the rates for agoraphobia and panic disorders greatly increases with bullying. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and low esteem haunt many adults who were once bullied in childhood. In previous generations, many children were supposed to handle their own issues. “Let th...
Source: Psych Central - April 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Abuse Anger Anxiety Bullying Children and Teens Parenting School Issues Students Adolescence Coping Skills cyberbullying Envy Insecurity Jealousy online harassment relational bullying sexual bullying Source Type: news

What You Should Know If You Love Someone Who Has Panic Attacks
Learn how it feels to get one and how you can help. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing the conversation around men and mental health
NBA All-Star Kevin Love penned an essay detailing a panic attack that he suffered earlier in the season. Love's article focuses on changing the perception of mental health – not only for athletes, but for everyone. Psychiatrist and author Dr. Gail Saltz joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the importance of talking to young boys about mental health. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Out Of The Madhouse
Michael Maitland suffered from clinical depression, anxiety, and anorexia so severe that it landed him in the emergency room with a collapsed lung. In his new book, Out Of The Madhouse: An Insider’s Guide To Managing Depression and Anxiety, which he co-wrote with his father, Michael takes us inside his journey – through journal entries – from suicidal to recovery. “I can’t really believe how I managed to get this bad. At university (2007-2010), I slowly started to notice I didn’t feel right. I began staying in more, not seeing people, and struggling with how I felt about myself. As my se...
Source: Psych Central - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Book Reviews Depression Treatment managing anxiety Managing Depression out of the madhouse Source Type: news

NBA star Kevin Love opens up about panic attacks
"It's hard to describe, but everything was spinning, like my brain was trying to climb out of my head," the Cleveland Cavaliers forward writes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kevin Love Opens Up About His First Panic Attack: ‘We’re All Carrying Around Things That Hurt’
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is speaking out about mental health and his first panic attack, after years of silence dictated by what he calls the “playbook” of manhood. In an essay for the Players’ Tribune, the 29-year-old NBA All-Star details what it felt like to have his first panic attack — and what it felt like to seek help and address his mental health. “It came out of nowhere,” Love writes of his panic attack, which he suffered during a November game against the Atlanta Hawks. “I’d never had one before. I didn’t even know if they were real. But it was re...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

This Woman Woke Up With a British Accent. Here ’s What to Know About Foreign Accent Syndrome
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Suburban mom takes down drug ring she says killed her son
Her son suffered hallucinations and a panic attack after taking a form of synthetic marijuana and drove 100 mph into a house (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain
Scientists who identified specific brain cells in mice that control anxiety say the discovery could provide insights that might eventually help people with panic disorder and social phobia.(Image credit: SPL/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Is THIS the key to unlocking happiness?
EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Heaton, 34, from Wigan, suffered from panic attacks, sleepless nights and a pounding heartbeat. Her life changed when she began keeping a private 'gratitude' journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Expert-Backed Ways To Stop A Panic Attack
You're more in control than you think. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbs for anxiety: Experts share the science behind some that are most effective
(Natural News) As the most common mental illness in America, almost a fifth of the population suffers from anxiety disorders each year. This feeling of fear, unease or worry can range from mild to severe and can also signify conditions such as phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Anti-anxiety meds only... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reading to teach and heal: More books for 8-12 year olds
The holiday season is a time to reflect, find gratitude and show kindness, especially to those who may be struggling. It’s also a great time to escape the chaos and hunker down with a good book. Why not do both? Today, there are more and more books about children and teens coping with physical and mental health issues that help young readers empathize with these characters but also relate, especially if they’re faced with a similar condition. We’ve selected five books that will not only make great gifts for the kids on your list, but also will stay with them long after those holiday decorations are put aw...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Patty Lenz Bovie Tags: Parenting autism clubfoot dyslexia eating disorder OCD Source Type: news

Newcastle woman hasn't left her house in two years
Abby Lewis, 22, from Newcastle, has not left her home since suffering a panic attack and collapsing on a bus in 2015. She is now preparing to spend her third Christmas indoors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman reveals she hasn't left her house in TWO YEARS
Abby Lewis, 22, from Newcastle, has not left her home since suffering a panic attack and collapsing on a bus in 2015. She is now preparing to spend her third Christmas indoors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

'You know that you ’re gradually lessening': life with Huntington's
Huntington ’s patient Peter Allen and his siblings – who also carry the gene – watched their mother and grandmother slowly die from the disease. Buta new trial has given the family a glimmer of hopeHuntington ’s has blighted Peter Allen’s family for generations. He watched his mother, Stephanie, slowly die from the disease and before that his grandmother, Olive, fell victim to the same illness. At 51 years old, Peter is the first of his generation to show signs of the illness, but his sister, Sandy, and brother, Frank, know they are also carrying the gene.The onset of Huntington ’s is in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Tags: Huntington's disease Science Medical research Genetics Health Society Neuroscience Source Type: news

32 Gifts People With Anxiety Really Want For The Holidays
“I would love to have a peaceful, calm, stress-free time (and mind), with my husband, without a panic attack, feelings of fear or tears.” (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) as a Military Spouse with Anxiety
This article will help you wrangle this beast and start to tame it. 1. Make connections early. Try to find friends in the area. This can be in person with people in your spouse’s unit or in the Family-Readiness Group (FRG) as well as online. There are many online groups that are for spouses all over the world and specific to certain bases. Join a few and see who you meet. I’ve seen a lot of posts that basically say, “Hey I just moved to Fort such-and-such and I’m looking to find some new friends. Here’s a little about me…” After being a spouse for a while, the concept of having to...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stephanie L. Taylor Tags: Anxiety Family Self-Help Stress Women's Issues Military Families moving often new in town Perfectionism Source Type: news

Bell's 'Let's Talk' campaign rings hollow for employees suffering panic attacks, vomiting and anxiety
Current and former Bell employees have written CBC's Go Public to describe the toll that aggressive sales targets have had on their health at a company well known for its "Let's Talk" campaign — a massive initiative to improve mental health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The Worst Advice for Alleviating Anxiety —And What Actually Helps
Anxiety is a common emotion. Everyone experiences it. Which is why everyone assumes they know how to deal with it. Which means that when someone is struggling with anxiety—excessive anxiety or worries that won’t go away—they may get an assortment of advice. But this advice may not be helpful. In fact, it might even amplify their anxiety. We asked clinicians who specialize in anxiety to share the worst kinds of advice for anxiety—which you’ll find below, along with what actually does help. Look on the bright side. When you’re anxious and riddled with worries, well-meaning friends and fami...
Source: Psych Central - November 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders Family General Relationships & Love Self-Help anxiety advice Anxiety Disorder anxiety issues anxiety struggles anxiety-provoking situations Excessive Anxiety Fears Worries Source Type: news

New York teen finds panic attacks caused by brain tumor
Chasin Mizrahi thought he was having panic attacks for six years before he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The 19-year-old from Buffalo, New York is now free of the tumor, attacks, and therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Expert-Backed Tips For Dealing With A Panic Attack At Work
There are ways to keep it from derailing your day. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Love Island's Chris Hughes' breaks down in tears
The 24-year-old, from Cheltenham, has overcome a crippling battle with anxiety and panic attacks in the past. He broke down in tears at an event to mark World Mental Health Day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coping with panic disorder
Do you regularly experience anxiety, stress, and panic attacks? We have put together some effective ways to cope with panic disorder and regain control. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Please don ’t judge: Supporting a friend whose child has a mental health condition
Shannon Larson and her family (photo courtesy of Jennifer Shore Photography) When my children were younger, I was always able to help them maneuver the difficulties of growing up. If it was their fear of going to school, attending playdates or being hesitant of trying a new activity, I was there to cheer them on, nudge when needed and assure them that everything would be okay. But as both of my children entered their teenage years, their anxiety and fears became more pronounced and debilitating, manifesting in panic attacks and depression. As a parent, I understood that my children would need more than just my reassuring w...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Shannon Larson Tags: Mental Health Parenting Department of Psychiatry Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: How can I bulk up my wasting muscles?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, how to counter the effects of muscle wastage and overcoming panic attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short-term efficacy of psychological and psychopharmacological interventions for panic disorder appears not to be different
Psychological therapies versus pharmacological interventions for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016;10:CD011170.The efficacy of psychological treatments for panic disorder G Ç ö without or with agoraphobia G Ç ö in comparison with waitlist, psychological placebo or pharmacological placebo controls is well established.1 Also pharmacotherapy has proved to be efficacious compared with placebo.2 However, meta-analyses directly comparing psychological and pharmacological treatments tend to be outdated.3 The aim of this paper was therefore to assess the r...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen.’ Time Is Running Out In the Search for Survivors of Mexico Quake
(MEXICO CITY) — Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City’s nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98% of the capital’s public and private schools nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 182 people in the city and 138 in nearby states was a stark indicator of just how long the path back to normalcy will be. Federal Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said Sunday that it could take a couple more weeks to inspect all ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

How high level of anxiety in panic disorder can interfere in working memory? A computer simulation and electrophysiological investigation - Di Giorgio Silva LW, Aprigio D, Di Giacomo J, Gongora M, Budde H, Bittencourt J, Cagy M, Teixeira S, Ribeiro P, de Carvalho MR, Freire R, Nardi AE, Basile LF, Velasques B.
Panic disorder (PD) is characterized by repeated and unexpected attacks of intense anxiety, which are not restricted to a determined situation or circumstance. The coherence function has been used to investigate the communication among brain structures thr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emma Stone Had a Heart to Heart With Stephen Colbert About Her Lifelong Struggle with Anxiety
Emma Stone has been vocal about the challenges she’s experienced because of her anxiety in the past and she’s continuing to bolster the conversation about mental health by opening up about how it affected her during her childhood. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Battle of the Sexes star shared that therapy helped her handle her anxiety as a child. “I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks,” Stone said. “I benefitted in a big way from therapy.” Stone even shared a drawing that she made while she was in therapy as a kid that d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Emma Stone Late Night Television mental health viral Source Type: news

Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder 'monster'
The Bake Off winner talks candidly about how her "life revolves around not falling apart". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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