Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia: Symptoms, Self-Help, and Treatment What is social anxiety disorder / social phobia? Matthew’s story Matthew skipped class today. It’s the first day of the new semester, and he’s afraid that the professor will go around the class and have the students introduce themselves. He knows it shouldn’t be a big deal, but it really stresses him out. A Systematic Review of Comparative Efficacy of Treatments and Controls for Depression Abstract Background Although previous meta-analyses have examined effects of antidepressants, psychotherapy, and alternative therapies for depression, the efficacy of these treatments alone and in combination has not been systematically compared. America's Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity Why do some of us become dissident mental health professionals? The majority of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals “go along to get along” and maintain a status quo that includes drug company corruption, pseudoscientific research and a “standard of care” that is routinely damaging and occasionally kills young children. If that sounds hyperbolic, then you probably have not heard of Rebecca Riley, and how the highest levels of psychiatry described her treatment as “appropriate and within responsible professional standards.” When Rebecca Riley was 28 months old, based primarily on the complaints of her mother that she was “hyper” and had difficulty sleeping, psychiatrist Kayoko Kifuji, at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, diagnosed Rebecca with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
6 Signs You’re Not In Touch With Your Personal Wisdom (And How To Fix It) “Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha While this advice from “the enlightened one” may be easier said than done, it’s safe to say that we have all embarked on our own journeys toward personal wisdom in one way or another. It’s more a matter of how far we’ve come, where we hope to be, and the obstacles currently remaining in the way. Unfortunately, inner wisdom isn’t something that we can learn from a textbook, lecture or lesson. We simply (or not so simply) have to live it. In his 1922 pioneering piece on senescence, G.
Heal Your Organs With the Secret Powers of Fruits and Veggies. ~ David Kovacs You may not see what your organs are doing all day long, but you know they’re important. When one starts to have problems, there’s a very real risk that your entire body will be impacted. Do your organs a favor and drink fresh juice every day! Why fresh juice? Check out some of the amazing things your fresh juices can do:
Antidepressants in Bipolar Disorder PsychEducation.org (home) Antidepressants in Bipolar Disorder: The Controversies[Updated 2/2014 with ISBD review. Controversy 3 updated in September 2009; all else is older. Reviewed for accuracy in October 2012] Forget Dangerous Pharmaceuticals — Here’s How to Help Heal Autism, ADHD and More With Natural Therapies By Carolanne Wright, Wake Up World “It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” ~ Elaine Hall Veterans Make Up Shrinking Percentage of Suicides The report, based on the most extensive data the department has ever collected on suicide, found that the number of suicides among veterans reached 22 a day in 2010, the most recent year available. That was up by 22 percent from 2007, when the daily number was 18. But it is only 10 percent higher than in 1999, according to the report.
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Forget Prozac - Try Probiotics to Ease Anxiety, Curb Depression and Elevate Mood By Carolanne Wright Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Could eating yogurt be a replacement for antidepressants? Two Popular Foods May Turn Immune System Against Brain Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfoWaking Times A new study published in the open access journal Nutrients titled, “The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to Neuroimmune Reactivities,” implicates two of the Western world’s most popular foods in various forms of immune-mediated brain damage and dysfunction, including gluten ataxia and multiple sclerosis. A group of U.S. researchers set out to ascertain the presence of IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies against wheat and milk, in 400 blood samples, from 181 males and 219 female donors of mixed ancestry. Because wheat and milk antibodies have been found in elevated concentrations in various neuroimmune disorders, the researchers measured the co-occurrence of their antibodies against the following brain proteins: GAD-65 (Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase)Cerebellar peptidesMBP (myelin basic protein)MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein) The results were reported in the study abstract as follows:
5 Tips for Attending a Yoga or Fitness Class With PTSD I recently wrote a piece about my experience in a yoga training where my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was triggered. Along with the incredible support and feedback from the community, I was honored by many people sharing their own stories of anxiety and PTSD, and asking where and how they could find yoga classes that were safe for them. I answered as many as I could (and please feel welcome to reach out to me and I’ll connect you to my network), but I want to address how to find safe classes and create secure environments so that we can feel confident going into new yoga or fitness related situations.
Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Wrecks Suicide has surpassed car accidents as the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in the United States, according to new research. From 2000 to 2009, the death rate for suicide ticked up 15 percent while it decreased 25 percent for car wrecks, the study found. Improved traffic safety measures might be responsible for the decline in car-crash deaths. As such, the researchers said similar attention and resources are needed to prevent suicide and other injury-related mortality. Death by unintentional poisoning, which includes drug overdoses, came in third behind car wrecks and suicide after increasing 128 percent from 2000 to 2009.
Alice Walker on 30th Anniv. of "The Color Purple": Racism, Violence Against Women Are Global Issues This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We are on the road in Washington, D.C., on our 100-city Election 2012 Silenced Majority Tour. We are heading to Charlottesville, Virginia tonight.