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Antidepressant Prescriptions For Children On the Rise

The number of antidepressants prescribed to children in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland has risen over the past three years, figures obtained by BBC's File on 4 reveal. In England, there was a 15% rise. Scotland saw a 10% increase. And in Northern Ireland the number rose by 6%. In total, there were 950,000 prescriptions [...]

By |2018-07-30T14:36:42+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Less Than a Quarter of Youth Treated for Anxiety Stay in Remission Long Term

Further study of pediatric anxiety disorders is needed to better understand the increased risk for various adult mental health disorders For the majority of affected youth, anxiety disorders are chronic, even after a successful course of evidence-based treatments, reports a study published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). [...]

By |2018-07-02T11:00:39+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reduce Anxiety With These 7 Simple Changes to Your Home

If you’ve ever had anxiety, you will know that it’s a complex illness that can have a debilitating effect on every day life. According to the Black Dog Institute, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. It’s important to seek help to manage anxiety. While there are many effective psychological and medical [...]

By |2018-06-07T20:13:52+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Seven Ways to Manage Anxiety

CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) includes a variety of techniques ranging from exposure therapies – where the person either vividly imagines the feared situation or gradually confronts it in real life with the support of a therapist, in order to modify the irrational fear response – to learning cognitive techniques to change the patterns of [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:20:28+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Resistance Training Could Be Powerful Weapon Against Depression

Resistance training's benefits go way beyond building big muscles: A new scientific paper demonstrates it might also be a great treatment for depression. The mental health condition has far-reaching impacts: it's estimated 1 million Australians have depression in any one year, and around one in six will experience it at some point in their lives. [...]

Tools To Help Overcome PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying or life-threatening event or series of events. We usually associate the disorder with war, or acts of terror and extreme violence, but a difficult childbirth, a car accident, the death of a loved one, chronic illness, [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:07:18+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Skills for People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A new study has revealed that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers need to adopt adaptive coping skills. The new research led by Steffen Moritz of the University Hospital Hamburg in Germany showed that coping skills were proven to be more helpful than the maladaptive strategies often used such as repetitive, compulsive actions or creating emotional distance from a situation, in order to effectively manage [...]

Why Nutritional Psychiatry is the Future of Mental Health Treatment

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative [...]

1 in 10 Five Year Old’s Show Signs of Mental Illness

Being exposed to abuse or neglect before age five is the strongest predictor of whether a child will be at risk for future mental illness, a study from UNSW Sydney finds. Primary school teachers could detect children at high risk of developing mental disorders soon after they start school, new research at UNSW Sydney suggests. The study [...]

By |2017-11-30T09:57:30+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Science & Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Spot Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Kids & Teens

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and two other anxiety disorders - separation anxiety and social anxiety - are among the most commonly experienced psychiatric problems in youngsters. Similar to adult estimates, girls are about twice as likely as boys to have GAD. GAD symptoms are distressing and can be impairing not just for the child or teen; the family [...]

By |2017-11-22T12:56:21+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments