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  • B.C. Woman Sues Ex-Boyfriend To Pay For Failed Class After Breakup (Canada)

    09/03/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via ^ | 29AUG2014 | CP Staff Writer
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress over the breakup. Roopam Plawn, a marketing student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, says in her notice of claim that she is seeking $500 for the class, $600 for anxiety, depression, insomnia and loss of working time and performance and $250 for "severe distress." She also wants Jasmeet Ahluwalia to pay court costs. Plawn says in the court document that she met the international student in September 2013, they broke up in early 2014, got...
  • Psychologists Warn of Climate Change “Ecoanxiety”

    07/03/2014 5:00:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2014 | by PAULA BOLYARD
    A study sponsored by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica warns that climate change, including an expected increase in the global mean temperature, will cause increased “ecoanxiety” resulting in severe psychological and sociological consequences. The study, Beyond Storms and Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change, led by College of Wooster psychologist Susan Clayton, warns that “we can expect a likely increase in mental health-related symptoms and conditions as a result of climate change.” Communities at risk include those with high levels of poverty, lower education levels, large populations of older adults, children and infants, disabled people, recently arrived immigrants,...
  • Stop Worrying, Men

    06/05/2014 9:10:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/14 | Chuck Ness
    In America today, it’s almost impossible for men not to worry. After all, 102 million Americans are unemployed while another 10 million are just a paycheck away from being jobless. World events, like Russia invading the Ukraine to steal the Crimean peninsula (which many believe is a precursor to World War Three); news reports of natural disasters all across the planet; the deadly Ebola virus spreading throughout West Africa; the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner with 239 passengers on board; the constant intrusion into our private lives by an administration bent on reshaping the American dream as we once...
  • Stop Worrying, Men

    05/01/2014 2:20:59 PM PDT · by OneVike · 32 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    In America today, it’s almost impossible for men not to worry. After all, 102 million Americans are unemployed while another 10 million are just a paycheck away from being jobless. World events, like Russia invading the Ukraine to steal the Crimean peninsula (which many believe is a precursor to World War Three); news reports of natural disasters all across the planet; the deadly Ebola virus spreading throughout West Africa; the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner with 239 passengers on board; the constant intrusion into our private lives by an administration bent on reshaping the American dream as we once...
  • Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

    04/22/2014 8:56:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Texas Public Radio ^ | April 19, 2014 | Linda Poon
    What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, right? Well, not when it comes to bullying. Some may still consider bullying a harmless part of growing up, but mounting evidence suggests that the adverse effects of being bullied aren't something kids can just shake off. The psychological and physical tolls, like anxiety and depression, can follow a person into early adulthood. In fact, the damage doesn't stop there, a British study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests. It actually lasts well into the adults' 40s and 50s. "Midlife ... is an important stage in life because...
  • Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs?

    04/04/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Above Top ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | gladtobehere
    Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs? "Lopez was undergoing a variety of treatments for conditions including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, McHugh said. He was prescribed drugs that included Ambien, a sleep aid. Lopez was fully examined last month by a psychiatrist. There was no record of any sign he was likely to commit violence against himself or others, according to McHugh. "So the plan (going) forward was just to continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate," he said." They say that he was "prescribed drugs" but only named one, Ambien, which...
  • Advice from the Lord in overcoming anxiety. A sermon for the 8th Sunday of the Year

    03/02/2014 1:22:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    When we read today’s Gospel we must be careful not to misinterpret its basic vision.  Jesus is not telling us what to do, but offering us something to receive.  The wrong way to interpret this gospel is to simply hear Jesus say, “Stop worrying.”  We all get this advice from people every day and it isn’t very helpful.  This is not what Jesus is saying.  For, remember, in the Sermon of the Mount which we are reading, Jesus is describing what a transformed human person is like.  And what he is teaching us here is that, as He begins to...
  • US teens more stressed than adults

    02/11/2014 4:11:25 PM PST · by workerbee · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/11/14
    **SNIP** Many of the teenagers surveyed said they were suffering from irritability or angriness (40 percent), nervousness or anxiety (36 percent) or depression and sadness (33 percent) because of their stress. Sturgill told USA Today she sometimes skips meals because of high levels of stress. “Our study this year gives us a window in looking at how early these patterns might begin," clinical psychologist Norman Anderson, the APA’s CEO told USA Today. "The patterns of stress we see in adults seem to be occurring as early as the adolescent years — stress-related behaviors such as lack of sleep, lack of...
  • Why do kids need Ritalin? Sure, because they’re anxious. But WHY are they anxious???

    08/16/2013 11:40:14 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 45 replies
    Education vs. Business blogspot ^ | 8/19/2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Wall Street Journal misses implications of its own story. ---This is an important post if you teach in a school where Ritalin is often prescribed. Or if you have children who are taking Ritalin.---The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about whether Ritalin works. I believe they missed the main point. Ritalin works if by that you mean it calms children down. Ritalin does not work if by that you mean they will automatically become better students, or that their underlying problems will be solved. The tendency in the schools is to act as though anxiety is a primary...
  • ‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun

    07/22/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2013 | Heidi Yewman
    I knew going into my 30-day experiment of living with a gun that I was putting my family and myself at risk. Only two days into my experiment I went to breakfast with my two kids and some friends. After eating and shopping, my gun with me the entire time, I was anxious to get home to enjoy the warm weather. I put my purse on the counter and then spent the next hour out on the back deck. Walking into the kitchen to refresh our drinks, I noticed my purse with the 9mm Glock still inside it. I’d forgotten...
  • Americans 'snapping' by the millions ( record fear, stress, suicide)

    04/21/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 102 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows. But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends: Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans. Even more disturbing, in the world’s greatest military, more U.S. soldiers died last year by suicide than in combat; Fully one-third of the nation’s employees suffer chronic debilitating...
  • NY Gun Confiscation Underway – Citizens Told to Turn in Pistol Owner ID & Firearms

    04/10/2013 7:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 8, 2013 | Dan Roberts
    Remember all those who denied that firearms confiscation as a result of New York’s new gun laws was too “insane” to even consider? That it was strictly in the realm of paranoid conspiracy theorists and the “it cant happen here crowd”? Those were and remain some of the standard replies to anyone who even thought about the possibility, let alone gave voice to it, despite the fact that Gov Cuomo and numerous other officials made public comments about such a plan, as I discussed in my article “Feinstein & Cuomo Admit Planning Australian Style Government Gun Buy Back” . Elected...
  • Following the Truth: Are You Worried About The Future? Read This…

    03/03/2013 6:54:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies ^ | Feb 19th, 2013 | Gary Zimak
    Are You Worried About The Future? Read This… Feb 19th, 2013by Gary Zimak. One of the biggest fears that people have is the fear of the unknown. “What if’s” are a frequent source of anxiety in the world today. How will I survive if this, that or the other thing happens to me? In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explicitly warned against being anxious about “tomorrow” (Mt 6:34) and pointed out the uselessness of doing so. In spite of that, however, we still waste a lot of time worrying about the future.When I give my “Pray, Hope and Don’t...
  • Nail Biting: Mental Disorder Or Just A Bad Habit?

    10/01/2012 12:30:22 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | October 1, 2012 | Amy Standen
    Do you bite your nails? For 30 years, I did. We nail biters can be "pathological groomers" — people for whom normal grooming behaviors, like skin picking or hair pulling, have become virtually uncontrollable. But psychiatry is changing the way it thinks about pathological grooming, and these changes will be reflected in the American Psychiatric Association's DSM, short for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A new version is coming out early next year, and it puts pathological grooming in the same category as another disorder you've probably heard of: obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. This rethinking gives pathological...
  • Business Anxiety Rises; Does the White House Care?

    09/28/2012 4:44:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 09/28/2012 | By LIZ PEEK,
    The NFL is finally putting expert referees back on the job. If only American businesses could do the same. Unhappily, while the U.S. economy teeters on the edge of recession – again – the White House continues to spin out red tape and tax uncertainty that is casting a pall over employers. The results are in: Bad calls from the sidelines and rogue penalties are dampening growth and stifling hiring. America: We need a new coach! The U.S. economy grew far less than expected in the second quarter, with expansion of 1.3 percent falling far short of the 1.7 percent...
  • Restrictive laws push undocumented in shadows

    03/27/2012 1:21:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 3/26/2012 | Elizabeth Aguilera
    Restrictive policies aimed at undocumented immigrants have pushed them underground, fostered negative perceptions of law enforcement and created anxiety around mundane activities such as walking their children to school and driving, according to a report released Monday that focuses on North County. Supporters of those measures said they are intended to make life difficult for the undocumented, with the goal of spurring them to return to their native countries or at least leave this region. Escondido’s police chief also disputed the study’s findings, saying that public safety in his city has not been undermined. ((snip)) “Nothing justifies breaking the law,”...
  • Abortion increases risk of mental health problems, new research finds

    09/02/2011 5:45:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01 Sep 2011 | Daily Telegraph reporter
    Women who have abortions are at risk of severe mental health problems, new research has found. The study showed that those who undergo abortion face nearly double the risk of mental health difficulties compared with others and that one in ten of all mental health problems was a result of an abortion. The findings come as Tory MP Nadine Dorries, backed by Labour’s Frank Field, has put down an amendment to a Health Bill which requires women seeking abortion to see an independent counsellor first. Currently organisations which provide abortions offer counselling, but critics say the advice given can often...
  • Stepping Up to Trickle-Down Anxiety

    08/05/2011 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 5, 2011 | Bob Goldman
    Does your job make feel fretful? You're not alone. According to management consultant Robert W. Goldfarb, writing in The New York Times, feelings of fear and trembling are as common in the workplace as inane memos and idiot bosses. The result is a fear-based culture committed to avoiding great new ideas and making sure that bad ones never change. It's our overpaid overlords who are responsible. Scared silly that some new idea could bomb out and cost them their caviar breaks, the terror of the top managers is trickling down to their underlings. "Accustomed to hearing about budget cuts and...
  • That anxiety may be in your gut, not in your head (bacteria)

    05/17/2011 9:18:45 AM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    McMaster University ^ | May 17, 2011 | Unknown
    McMaster research finds link between gut bacteria and behaviorHamilton, ON (May 17, 2011) - For the first time, researchers at McMaster University have conclusive evidence that bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behaviour. The findings are important because several common types of gastrointestinal disease, including irritable bowel syndrome, are frequently associated with anxiety or depression. In addition there has been speculation that some psychiatric disorders, such as late onset autism, may be associated with an abnormal bacterial content in the gut. "The exciting results provide stimulus for further investigating a microbial component to the causation of behavioural...
  • The Cornucopia of the honey of the manifold wisdom of God

    04/24/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have done well to hide ( rest ) from the forces of darkness in My love .(Deut 33:12) Now I shall raise you up into the Majesty of My Fullness by placing you as a lampstand for others , for I have hammered you out of one talent and shaped and formed you into the Mennorah of My manifold witness , bathed in My Glory yet this oil shall not lack or perish for "I AM" The Oil Of Gladness in you that no longer drips but now pours ~ for you are My Honey Comb of Cornucopia (...
  • 'Legal weed ruined my life'

    04/11/2011 5:35:44 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 75 replies
    Bay of Plenty Times ^ | April 4, 2011 | Jamie Morton
    A young Tauranga man wants "legal weed" banned, claiming an addiction to it drove him to steal and left him riddled with anxiety. Student Robert Moore, 23, (pictured) says he smoked up to $80 of Kronic each day and claims the marijuana alternative has had damaging psychological and physical effects on him. But Kronic has rejected the claims, saying its products are not addictive and are harmless unless used irresponsibly. The R18 synthetic cannabinoid is made from a mixture of dried herbs and is available at about 20 outlets across the Western Bay. The product usually contains the 1,1-dimethyloctyl homologue...
  • Elevated levels of sodium blunt response to stress, study shows (autism?)

    04/05/2011 4:10:55 PM PDT · by decimon · 3 replies
    CINCINNATI—All those salty snacks available at the local tavern might be doing more than increasing your thirst: They could also play a role in suppressing social anxiety. New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that elevated levels of sodium blunt the body's natural responses to stress by inhibiting stress hormones that would otherwise be activated in stressful situations. These hormones are located along the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which controls reactions to stress. The research is reported in the April 6, 2011, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. "We're calling this...
  • Politics on the brain?

    01/02/2011 3:21:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 1, 2011 | Kyle Smith
    The data are in. The science has spoken. The proof is conclusive: Conservatives are cowards. No, really. We learned this fact from Prof. Geraint Rees of the University College London, who says that after studying the brain scans of two politicians and 90 students, he stands confident in declaring that in conservative minds the brain’s amygdala, which is associated with anxiety and emotion, tends to be larger, whereas the anterior cingulate, which is associated with courage and optimism, tends to be smaller. So conservatives are — bwock-bwock-bwock! — chicken. Wussies. Namby pambies and nervous Nellies, every one of us. Well...
  • Stress--Dealing With From a Christian Perspective

    11/19/2010 12:47:44 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 4 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 19, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Today, I want to discuss stress. We live in a time and age where stress is common, rampant, and so intense that it has become a tremendous challenge sometimes to simply maintain composure. Stress is a draining mechanism that can easily take our focus off of the Lord and dwell on our own troubles. Now, to us Christians, there are three major types of stress we should examine....... Work-Related Stress: Back in June, a friend of mine and I went to a restaurant we both like. When the waitress came to our table, she had a “brain freeze” for a...
  • FINAL WORDS: Christ's Farewell To Those He Loved (Part One)

    10/28/2010 4:56:09 PM PDT · by wmfights
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Part One Calming Troubled Hearts Don’t you wish you could turn anxiety on and off like a faucet? Wouldn’t it be great if you could worry from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and then shut it down so that you could get a good night’s rest? Unfortunately, we cannot control anxiety; anxiety arises from within and is not subject to reason or the dictates of the human will. Rather than playing the role of a humble servant, it comes to take charge over the whole person. Like most dictators, it refuses compromise. We need a power greater than ourselves to...
  • Imperial Adjustments

    06/02/2010 11:56:16 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies · 323+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: May 27, 2010 | By KUMIKO MAKIHARA
    TOKYO — The drizzly weather didn’t dampen the excitement at the annual spring imperial party last month as the royal family strolled along Tokyo’s Akasaka Palace grounds. Mao Asada, the Olympic figure skating silver medalist, was so overwhelmed when Emperor Akihito spoke to her that she managed only to repeatedly reply “yes,” and “thank you very much.” It was a typical reaction that shows the magnetic hold the emperor and empress have over the Japanese people. Missing as usual from the festivities was Crown Princess Masako who suffers from a stress-related disorder that causes anxiety and distress and only occasionally...
  • Study shows why it is so scary to lose money

    02/09/2010 5:55:20 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Rooters ^ | 8 Feb 10
    People are afraid to lose money and an unusual study released on Monday explains why -- the brain's fear center controls the response to a gamble. U.S. | Science | Health | Lifestyle The study of two women with brain lesions that made them unafraid to lose on a gamble showed the amygdala, the brain's fear center, activates at the very thought of losing money. [...]
  • This is the Day that the Lord Has Made ; Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad in It. Psalms 118:24

    12/11/2009 7:18:59 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 11, 09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    As the years have gone by and I have grown in my journey with coming to God, I have encountered many days that started off surprisingly depressing. I have fibromyalgia and part of that is coping with anxiety. Anxiety is an ugly monster if you let it get a hold on you.
  • Please Pray for Me-Just Lost My job [Good news update @ #132]

    09/29/2009 11:27:36 AM PDT · by Nodems2000 · 148 replies · 3,700+ views
    I ask that the community please remember me in your prayers over the next few days. I totally unexpectedly lost my job this morning. It was totally unforeseen, so I am in quite a state of shock and anxiety. I had thanked God many times during the day over the past two years for this job, I believed it was his gift to me for the many challenges I've had in life. I am alone, so I will appreciate your remembering me.
  • Psychological State of the Union

    06/06/2009 7:04:03 AM PDT · by Bowtie52 · 41 replies · 722+ views
    June 6 2009 | bowtie52
    Psychological State of the Union Many Americans don’t feel the thrill associated with President Obama’s “Change” as it has an adverse effect on their “Psychological State of the Union”. They liked their country the way it was before it lurched to the political Left. For those who mourn and grieve the loss of their Country there needs to be some consideration of their emotional, psychological and mental health. After all, these are the people who bought into the “American Dream”. They fought in wars and went to a job they may not have enjoyed to put sustenance on the table...
  • Economic Anxiety Leading Cause Of Stress Among Americans

    01/02/2009 5:04:22 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 463+ views
    All Headline News ^ | January 2, 2009 | AHN Staff
    New York, NY (AHN) - More Americans are seeing their psychotherapists with financial stress as the most common emotional issue brought out. Experts attributed the growing epidemic of anger, anxiety and emotional stress to the worsening economic climate gripping the U.S.As a result, according to the October American Psychological Association survey, 83 percent of U.S. women and 78 percent of men were going through increasing stress over job security, housing problems and the shrinkage of their retirement funds. For women, money issues had emerged as their top concern, eclipsing personal health worries. Within six months, worries about the economy among...
  • Studies Show: Jewish Religiosity Protects Against Anxiety

    12/08/2008 3:41:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 436+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 12-8-08 | Hillel Fendel
    ( A series of research studies – known as the JPSYCH program - at Bowling Green State University in Ohio reveals that traditional religious beliefs and practices are protective against anxiety and depression among Jews. Spearheaded by David H. Rosmarin and Kenneth Pargament in Bowling Green’s psychology department, the studies are amongst the first to examine the impact of Judaism on psychological health. "Most research in this area has been conducted with Christians," says Rosmarin, and some has been conducted with Muslims and Hindus as well, "but now we have strong evidence to suggest that religiousness is correlated with lower...
  • 10 Things to Scratch From Your Worry List

    07/29/2008 2:51:24 PM PDT · by Popman · 31 replies · 175+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2008 | JOHN TIERNEY
    For most of the year, it is the duty of the press to scour the known universe looking for ways to ruin your day. The more fear, guilt or angst a news story induces, the better. But with August upon us, perhaps you’re in the mood for a break, so I’ve rounded up a list of 10 things not to worry about on your vacation.1. Killer hot dogs2. Your car’s planet-destroying A/C3. Forbidden fruits from afar4. Carcinogenic cellphones5. Evil plastic bags6. Toxic plastic bottles7. Deadly sharks8. The Arctic’s missing ice9. The universe’s missing mass10. Unmarked wormholes
  • Shyness or social anxiety?

    06/11/2008 5:01:42 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 117+ views ( Boston Globe) ^ | 11 June 2008 | Christopher Lane
    THE SOCIETY of Nuclear Medicine has been touting a new study that suggests we're one step closer to solving the riddle of social anxiety disorder. Researchers believe the origins of the disorder are biological. This sounds like a breakthrough worth celebrating. "Social anxiety disorder affects approximately 15 million American adults," the press release declares, and is "the third most common mental disorder in the United States, after depression and alcohol dependence." But what are its symptoms? A "fear of being evaluated by others, with the expectation that such an assessment will be negative and embarrassing." Once you start calling fear...
  • Housework Helps Combat Anxiety And Depression

    04/19/2008 1:56:53 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 118+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-19-2008
    Housework helps combat anxiety and depression 19 April 2008 From New Scientist Print Edition. FEELING down? You might be able to dust away your distress. Just 20 minutes a week with the vacuum cleaner or mop is enough to help banish those blues, and sport works even better. That's the message from Mark Hamer and his colleagues at University College London, who wanted to find out what benefits arise from different types of physical activity. They examined data from questionnaires filled in by almost 20,000 Scottish people as part of the Scottish Health Surveys, carried out every few years. Some...
  • Reading diet articles could be unhealthy(what unrelenting propaganda does)

    01/02/2007 2:43:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 438+ views
    AP ^ | 01/02/06 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Reading diet articles could be unhealthy By CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Tue Jan 2, 12:42 AM ET Magazine headlines entice teenage girls with promises: "Get the body you want" and "Hit your dream weight now!" But a new study suggests reading articles about diet and weight loss could have unhealthy consequences later. Teenage girls who frequently read magazine articles about dieting were more likely five years later to practice extreme weight-loss measures such as vomiting than girls who never read such articles, the University of Minnesota study found. It didn't seem to matter whether the girls were overweight...
  • Mood makes food taste different

    12/10/2006 4:49:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 564+ views ^ | 6 December 2006 | Kerri Smith
    Taste test could be used to pinpoint chemical causes of depression. Feeling anxious? Your mood may actually change how your dinner tastes, making the bitter and salty flavours recede, according to new research. This link between the chemical balance in your brain and your sense of taste could one day help doctors to treat depression. There are currently no on-the-spot tests for deciding which medication will work best in individual patients with this condition. Researchers hope that a test based on flavour detection could help doctors to get more prescriptions right first time. It has long been known that people...
  • S. Korea: Motel Bookings, Condom Sales Surge Post Nuke Test(human survival at stake?)

    10/26/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 673+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/26/06
    Motel Bookings, Condom Sales Surge Post Nuke Test As tends to be the case in disasters and crises, sales of condoms and reservations at motels surged in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test on Oct. 9. One online hotel reservations site reports that everything is completely booked up through the end of the month in what it calls an “exceptional” flood of guests. If there is apathy about security among Koreans, there is also a silent terror seeking release in sex. On Oct. 9-15, the average daily sales of condoms across all Family Mart convenience stores was 1,930, a...
  • Devaluing the Race Card

    09/01/2006 10:12:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 519+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 31 August 2006 | Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
    The life of African-American middle-school students can be pretty stressful. From the moment they step into the classroom, some must contend with not only coursework but also the anxiety that performing badly might confirm negative stereotypes. That fear can itself lead to poor performance, researchers have known for a while; now they've come up with a simple antidote: getting students to reflect on their sense of self-worth by writing a personal essay about what they value. Geoffrey Cohen, a psychologist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his colleagues tested the strategy among 243 seventh graders at a northeastern U.S....
  • Paranoia 'a widespread problem'

    07/03/2006 4:34:09 PM PDT · by managusta · 59 replies · 1,123+ views
    BBC ^ | 3 July 2006 | BBC
    One in three people in the UK regularly suffers paranoid or suspicious fears, clinical psychologists have found. A team at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London interviewed 1,200 people about whether they had thoughts about others doing them harm. They found levels of paranoia were much higher than previously suspected - and almost as high as those for depression and anxiety. The researchers say paranoia can cause real distress. The study found that: * Over 40% of people regularly worry that negative comments are being made about them * 27% think that people deliberately try to irritate them...
  • Prayer Request for myself

    03/26/2006 3:32:19 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 95 replies · 1,129+ views
    3/26/06 | Self
    I humbly ask that all the prayer warriors out there pray for me. I have had a sinus infection for over two months and it has taken it's toll on me both spiritually and emotionally. I now realize now (finally) that this attack is not physical in nature but spiritual and from the evil one. It has kept me from sleeping naturally and sapped all my energy and joy. I am in a very good church and G_d placed the people before me that I needed and who prayed hard over me and helped me today. Pray that G_d sheilds...
  • Abortion increases stress: study

    01/02/2006 2:41:10 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 36 replies · 661+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 3 January 2006
    HAVING an abortion as a young woman raises the risk of developing mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, a new study shows. The findings come from the Christchurch Health and Development Study of 1265 children tracked since birth in the 1970s in New Zealand. Researchers found 41 per cent of the more than 500 women in the study had become pregnant by age 25 with 90 pregnancies terminated. At age 25, 42 per cent of those who had an abortion had experienced major depression at some stage during the previous four years - nearly double the rate of...
  • Why do so many drugs work on this tryptophan pathway? I need some comments/ideas.

    12/11/2005 2:40:15 PM PST · by oxcart · 21 replies · 1,028+ views
    by Self | 12/11/2005 | Tom (aka oxcart)
    In the 60's to 1989 research into tryptophan grew rapidly, millions used it for depression. In 1989, a contaminated batch forced the FDA to pull tryptophan off the US market, never to return. This destroyed all research into this critical amino acid and cleared the way for pharmaceutical drugs and billions of profits for them. I am asking the question, why do so many drugs work on the tryptophan oxygenase (pyrrolase) pathway? We have antidepressants (all classes). Related articles; And here; Then we have alcohol; Then we have asprin; Nicotine, morphine, phenobarbitone then we have...
  • 'Cannabis' acts as antidepressant

    10/13/2005 9:49:35 PM PDT · by traumer · 688 replies · 4,992+ views
    A chemical found in cannabis can act like an antidepressant, researchers have found. A team from Canada's University of Sasketchewan suggest the compound causes nerve cells to regenerate. The Journal of Clinical Investigation study showed rats given a cannabinoid were less anxious and less depressed. But UK experts warned other conflicting research had linked cannabis, and other cannabinoids, to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. They suggested this could be because different cannabinoids acting at different levels have contradictory effects. Cannabinoids have been shown to relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and pain relief in humans. They are naturally...
  • Scientist: MRIs Can Serve As Lie Detectors

    09/28/2005 5:47:52 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 637+ views
    AP ^ | Tue Sep 27, 2005 | Anon AP Stringer
    A scientist at the Medical University of South Carolina has found that magnetic resonance imaging machines also can serve as lie detectors. The study found MRI machines, which are used to take images of the brain, are more than 90 percent accurate at detecting deception, said Dr. Mark George, a distinguished professor of psychiatry, radiology and neurosciences. That compares with polygraphs that range from 80 percent to "no better than chance" at finding the truth, George said. His results are to be published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Software expected to be on the market next year could...
  • Military aims to remove stigma from seeking therapy for post-combat stress

    08/04/2005 10:51:04 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 9 replies · 458+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 4, 2005 | Nancy Montgomery
    When Capt. John Trylch of the 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment made it safely back from Iraq, he expected things would be different, that he would be different. “I kept waiting — where’s the change? Where’s the change?” he said. “But you find yourself falling into the same routines. I was surprised by that.” Trylch is among the more than 80 percent of U.S. soldiers who, new studies are finding, served in battle in Iraq and came back home apparently unchanged, without a psychological problem, despite the stress and tragedy of war. But he’s well aware of the other...
  • Return of the alien invaders

    06/28/2005 4:25:04 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 23 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Monday, June 27, 2005 | Stephen Humphries
    Tales of a nation under attack, which recur when public anxiety rises, multiply at theaters and on TV. Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" is acutely attuned to the zeitgeist of post-9/11 America. In this adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, Earth is still the most desirable piece of real estate in the Milky Way, the envy of the galactic neighborhood. But this retelling of the alien-invasion story, set in modern-day New Jersey rather than Wells' Edwardian London, tacitly acknowledges American fears of an attack on US cities. A principal aspect of the film is the way a nation unites...
  • How Abortion Hurts Women -- The Hard Proof

    06/11/2005 4:08:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 67 replies · 5,566+ views
    Crisis ^ | June 2005 | Erika Bachiochi
    Over the last three decades, the abortion debate has been characterized as the clashing of rights: the human rights of the unborn on the one hand and the reproductive rights of women on the other. This decades-long rhetorical deadlock has left a good number of Americans—the great majority of whom understand that an individual human life is taken in each abortion— personally opposed, yet unwilling to "impose their beliefs" on anyone else. The popularity of this so-called pro-choice position is due, in large measure, to the success abortion advocates have had in convincing Americans that abortion is a necessary precondition...
  • How Kids Are Suffering Home Alone

    02/27/2005 3:34:59 PM PST · by It's me · 125 replies · 2,710+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2005-02-27
    WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 27, 2005 ( Less time with Mom and Dad has contributed to more problems for more kids over the last few decades. So says Mary Eberstadt, a part-time research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and author of "Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes" (Penguin). Eberstadt shared with ZENIT how this separation of children and their parents is producing unforeseen negative consequences. Q: If children are better off materially than ever before, why are they beset by so many troubles such as psychiatric problems, obesity and sexually transmitted diseases?...
  • A Host of Anxiety Drugs, Begat by Valium

    02/24/2005 4:19:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 66 replies · 2,668+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2005 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Among famous inventors, Leo H. Sternbach may not immediately leap to mind. But this May in Akron, Ohio, Dr. Sternbach, who is 96, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He holds more than 240 patents, but perhaps his most famous invention, in collaboration with colleagues, is a chemical compound called diazepam, better known by its brand name, Valium. One of the earliest benzodiazepines, Valium was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1963 as a treatment for anxiety, and it would become not only the country's best-selling drug, but an American cultural icon. Referred to...