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Dog Bites More Common for Anxious People

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 – Maybe there's some truth in the long-standing belief that dogs can sense fear in a human. According to a new British study, anxious people may be at increased risk for dog bites. The finding came from a survey of nearly 700 people in northern England, done by researchers from the University of Liverpool. As part of the study, participants were asked if they were ever ...

VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 – Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren't getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts says. Female vets may be at special risk of missing out on services, the report found. The survey found that about half of all veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan ...

Can Just 5 Therapy Sessions Work for Those With PTSD?

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – A mere five sessions of specialized therapy could help people struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The findings could help address time constraints that sometimes prevent people from getting the treatment they need, the researchers noted. Exposure to physical or psychological trauma can cause PTSD. People with the condition may ...

Mom's Childhood Trauma May Affect Daughter, Too

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – Mental illness caused by traumatic experiences in early childhood may be passed from mothers to their daughters, new research suggests. The study involved adults whose parents had been evacuated from Finland during World War II, when they were children. Many of the approximately 49,000 children evacuated from Finland from 1941 to 1945 were preschoolers. They were ...

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 – People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as happening to war veterans or assault victims. But new research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with the condition. Many may not want to admit how they feel, the study's lead author said. "Many cancer patients believe they need to adopt a 'warrior mentality,' and remain positive and ...

Helping Children Cope When a Mass Tragedy Strikes

Posted 7 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 – Mass slayings, like the church shooting in Texas Sunday that left at least 26 dead, are hard enough for adults to comprehend. For children, these tragedies can make the world seem like a terrifying place. In the wake of such bloodshed, a New Jersey family physician offers guidance to parents trying to help children manage their fears. Start by shielding your kids from the ...

Managing Anxiety

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – A little bit of stress can motivate you, but too much might cause an anxiety disorder that can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you feel anxious on a daily basis, try making changes to your lifestyle to manage anxiety on your own. Exercise regularly to release the body's endorphins, natural feel-good chemicals. Set a goal of 30 minutes at least five ...

Sesame Street's Muppets to Help Kids Cope With Trauma

Posted 7 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 – Nearly half of all children in the United States face traumatic experiences that can radically alter the course of their lives, research shows. But Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster are now joining the effort to help these kids. A new program launched by Sesame Workshop aims to help youngsters cope with natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and mass shootings ...

Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers

Posted 3 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 – Americans may be more willing to talk about mental health issues these days, but misperceptions and stigmas persist, a new survey finds. The survey, of more than 3,000 U.S. adults, found that 70 percent said they feel people are more open to discussing mental health compared with a decade ago. Most respondents also said they'd want to help a family member or friend ...

U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs

Posted 2 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 – Nearly 705,000 people were treated for gunshot wounds in U.S. emergency departments between 2006 and 2014, at a cost of $2.8 billion a year, a new study says. The report's release comes one day after a lone gunman unleashed automatic rifle fire upon a crowd of country music concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and injuring 500 more, making it one of the ...

Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids

Posted 12 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 – Children may have a more difficult time coping with the devastating hurricanes that have recently hit the United States, an expert says. "Compared to adults, children suffer more from exposure to disasters, including psychological, behavioral, and physical problems, as well as difficulties learning in school," Jessica Dym Bartlett, a senior research scientist at Child ...

Land Mines Being Replaced by More Deadly Explosive Devices: Study

Posted 24 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 – Land mines have maimed thousands and been condemned in 162 countries, but new research shows they have been supplanted by a far more dangerous explosive device. Scientists compared the injuries from both land mines and what are known as improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They found these newer devices, which are often perceived as crude or primitive, are actually ...

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds

Posted 14 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 – Marijuana may be slightly effective at reducing chronic nerve pain known as neuropathy. But there's little evidence on whether or not pot helps treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a pair of new studies suggests. The findings on neuropathy "fit generally well with what we know," said Dr. Sachin Patel of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital in ...

Health Tip: Mental Disorders Are Common

Posted 9 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

-- More than 43 million American adults, 18 percent of the U.S. population, had a mental disorder in the past year, the most recent surveys cited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) show. These disorders – characterized by significant changes in mood, thoughts or behavior – often make carrying out daily activities more difficult and impair relationships ...

Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

Posted 26 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 – Troubling new study findings suggest that U.S. Army soldiers are more likely to try to kill themselves if another member of their unit has attempted suicide in the previous year. In fact, the researchers linked almost 20 percent of such suicide attempts to recent attempts by others in their units. It's not clear if the findings reflect a contagion-like effect, high ...

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