What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Book Review: The Worry Trick
Okay, so we all worry. Many of us may feel we worry too much while others may feel that excessive worry isn’t a problem. And some in both groups are likely correct. Some people legitimately have a lot to worry about because of, for example, perilous jobs, dangerous living conditions, serious health conditions and more, but for many, our worry is excessive. We may allow worries and anxiety to have more control over us than we should. Worry can get in the way of sleep, make it difficult to concentrate at work, or keep us from enjoying the company of family or friends. But it doesn’t have to be this way, according...
Source: Psych Central - July 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews General Habits Happiness Memory and Perception Psychology Self-Help Stress anxiety treatment help with worry treating worry worry trick Source Type: news

Time course of panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder onsets - Berenz EC, York TP, Bing-Canar H, Amstadter AB, Mezuk B, Gardner CO, Roberson-Nay R.
PURPOSE: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often co-occurs with panic disorder (PD), with some etiological models positing a causal role of panic reactivity in PTSD onset; however, data addressing the temporal ordering of these conditions are lacking. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a bounding pulse?
A bounding pulse is when a person can feel their heart beating strongly. They may feel the pulse in their chest, neck, or wrists. This is often caused by anxiety or panic attacks, though in some cases it can signal another medical condition. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a bounding pulse here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety
Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Syncope on the Dance Floor
A 21-year-old woman is transported to the emergency department from a night club by ambulance for a possible panic attack. Medics state that she had been drinking and had just finished dancing and was walking off the floor when she suddenly experienced a rapid heartbeat and panic followed by a syncopal episode. A boy she had met that night caught her so there was no injury. The patient denies any chest pain, drug abuse or other complaints. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Why Some People Have a Crippling Fear of Flying — and How They Can Overcome It
At one point or another, as many as 12.5% of Americans will struggle with a phobia — “an intense, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger” — according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Of these, a fear of flying, or aviophobia, is one of the most common, with estimated prevalence ranging from 2.5% to 6.5% of the population. Far more people have a fear of flying that doesn’t reach phobia levels, despite the fact that people are flying more than ever before and plenty of data shows it’s a reliably safe way to travel. So what is it about flying that stir...
Source: TIME: Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Incidence and clinical features of panic related posttraumatic stress - Shasha T, Dolgin MJ, Tzur Bitan D, Somer E.
The current study assessed the incidence and associated features of posttraumatic stress after the experience of panic. One hundred seventy-eight participants meeting diagnostic criteria for panic attacks (PAs) were assessed using standardized measures of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes chest pain and vomiting?
There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another cardiac event in adults. Learn more about chest pain and vomiting in adults and children, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Andrea McLean: I hid my panic attacks for 20 years
EARLY one morning television presenter Andrea McLean was on the London Underground when she suddenly felt an urge to throw up. Struggling for breath and sweating profusely she raced to the door of the carriage and stumbled off at the next stop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'MDMA gave me anxiety, depression and panic attacks'
A student's mental health deteriorated after regularly using MDMA pills. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids
Many parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and not informed by contemporary evidence-based practices. I am happy to say that Anxiety Relief for Kids is not one of those books. Rather, it is an exceptionally well written and practical resource that actually does what its title says. Author Bridget Flynn Walker is a psychologist...
Source: Psych Central - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Parenting Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

Managing Dental Anxiety
Fear of going to the dentist is a common health-care related anxiety. Patients often express a broad range of triggers, such as the fear of pain, claustrophobia, needles, sounds, or sensations. Unfortunately, long term avoidance of oral healthcare can lead to deeply debilitating problems that can be physically, psychologically and socially impactful. Our mouth represents a center point for our survival, by impacting our ability to eat comfortably and communicate. So, caring for this immensely important part of our bodies is crucial for both our general health and psychological wellbeing.  Often minor dental problems c...
Source: Psych Central - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dr. Samuel Rosehill Tags: Anxiety General Habits Healthy Living Panic Disorder Phobias anxious thoughts Coping Skills dental anxiety dentist anxiety overwhelm Personal Hygiene worry Source Type: news

Boy, 12, helps father fight anxiety and depression
Stuart Gumm often suffers panic attacks, no longer drives, and rarely leaves the house. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the fear of death
Thanatophobia is an intense fear of one's own death or the process of dying. Also known as death anxiety, this fear can badly impact on a person's life. Thanatophobia can also be linked to other anxiety or panic disorders. Find out here how to tackle and even overcome death anxiety with behavioral and talking therapies (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

28 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of A Panic Attack
Not everyone who experiences panic attacks show noticeable symptoms. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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