Too often, dread-full, sickening sensations drive clients to the instant relief of medication. What they should be told is that the right psychotherapy, which teaches them to control their own anxiety, will offer relief from anxiety in a matter of weeks—about the same amount of time it takes for an SSRI to become effective.
While anxiety is a normal emotion, anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder can cause enough distress to interfere with functionality and one’s ability to lead a normal life. For people with an anxiety disorder, feelings of fear and worry can be overwhelming, even disabling. With proper treatment, most sufferers can learn to manage these feelings and get back to a fulfilling life.
The actor/writer/comedian opens up about his battles with anxiety, OCD, taking on other people’s emotions, people pleasing, wanting attention, shame, fear of letting people down and the role vulnerability and therapy have played in him finding emotional stability and peace.
Host Brian McDonough speaks with Dr. John Huber, Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, about the reasons why millennials are struggling with depression and anxiety, and tips for helping these patients handle the unique stressors in life they are facing.
Employers like to bloviate on sand about how much they value their employees, giving them names like “partners” or “associates” or “team members.” Fine. But think about showing genuine concern.
“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”
Hurricanes and flooding generate additional anxiety, depression and stress. The storms can exacerbate existing mental health problems or lead to new ones.
Research showing popular kids become more socially anxious adults may illuminate the condition’s origins. But what sufferers actually need is help.
The ads focus on this stark but little known fact: Roughly 40 percent of cigarettes sold in the U.S. are smoked by people with mental health issues, including depression, anxiety or substance-abuse problems.
I was so terrified of both living and dying that my anxiety became a kind of living death. It was an existence, but nothing more than that. I was on something terrible that I couldn’t get off. I felt like I was always hurtling towards disaster.
It was long speculated that your gut health is somehow tied to your mental health. Now research also says that social anxiety can be reduced by eating right.
Depression and anxiety are more common in women, especially in the years between childbirth and menopause. In addition, daily struggles like finances, lack of time, relationship problems and parenting demands can produce stress. When left unchecked, they can cause serious health problems.
The heart of this episode is to open up a discussion about mental health and take listeners into a deeper understanding of what one faces when wrestling and coping with a mental illness. Joseph will graciously share his own story of what it was like to live with anxiety depressive disorder throughout his formative years Read more
If you need help relieving anxiety or depression, you should talk to your doctor about the severity of your issue. But if you have mild worry or are looking to supplement your current routine with some helpful technologies, here are 10 apps you can try.
Chicken or egg: Depression and anxiety can sometimes lead a person to pursue writing, but the act of writing itself—and the life of a writer—can also be the impetus for depression or anxiety. A writer’s work is mostly solitary, after all, with much time spent living in one’s head.
Pediatricians and family doctors have a vital role to play in the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety in children and teenagers, a national gathering of health-care providers at the Convention Center was told Wednesday.
Research suggests that phone-induced anxiety operates on a positive feedback loop, saying that phones keep us in a persistent state of anxiety and the only relief from this anxiety is to look at our phones.
This study is the first investigation of anxiety and mood disorders in childhood and adulthood using clinical diagnoses in a large whole-population study of very preterm and very-low-birth-weight individuals as compared to individuals born at term.
Science of Us recently talked to Andrea Petersen on the question: “Are women born anxious, or are we raised to be that way?,” and the differences, both learned and innate, that contribute to the gender discrepancy in anxiety.
The most pervasive—and often damaging—misconception is that wealthy or successful people don’t (or shouldn’t) struggle with depression and anxiety. Like cancer, depression is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of status or wealth.
Researchers argue that adolescents who experience this sort of family trauma — as well as those who see it happening all around them, and fear it will also affect their household — are at higher risk for mental-health problems such as depression and anxiety.
peer counselors – In Harare and other cities in Zimbabwe, lay health workers known as “community grandmothers” meet with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. Their meetings take place on wooden park benches outside health clinics.
Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, president of Texas Health and Science University, says acupuncture can treat issues such as chronic pain, PTSD, depression and anxiety—many of which, deputies experience on the job.
The life changes that occur after college can be overwhelming, especially for those whose transition into a new life doesn’t go smoothly. Some graduates report “post-college depression” while others have different types of mental health crises in the months after graduation.
“Aging itself is not inevitably associated with a decline in mood and quality of life,” said professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, commenting on the results. “It is rather the case that psychosocial factors such as depression or anxiety impair subjective well-being,” he explained.
According to Richard C. Shelton, M.D., a psychiatry professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, there’s a name for what I was experiencing: rage attacks. They most likely result from decreased production of serotonin—the neurotransmitter that SSRIs increase in the brain—which can lead to aggression, says psychiatrist Steven P. Levine, M.D.
People with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression and other stress-related disorders could be adjusting chemical tags on their DNA as a result of high cortisol exposure, which may even persist throughout the course of their lives or be passed on to their children.
Those sorts of Twitter sprees have become a regular tactic Trump employs against those he feels have wronged him. But they’re also the kind of cyberbullying that can wreak havoc on mental health, especially among young Americans—ironic considering that First Lady Melania Trump has expressed a desire to combat cyberbullying while still defending her husband, Read more