What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Then children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. Here are pointers for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety. 1. The […]

Fears of Losing Mental Control in Psychosis Linked to Suicide

Psychiatrists should emphasize a recovery-focused approach and an optimistic outlook when working with people with psychosis. Negative thoughts about psychotic experiences and fears of losing mental control may heighten the risk of suicide in patients with psychosis who were not taking antipsychotics, suggests a report posted November 2 in Schizophrenia Bulletin. “Overall, our findings emphasize […]

‘Pansexual’ became one of the most looked up words of 2018 after Janelle Monáe came out

One of the runners up in the 2018 Merriam-Webster’s word of the year data analysis is “pansexual”. The term is defined as “characterized by sexual desire or attraction that is not limited to people of a particular gender identity or sexual orientation,” Pansexual, as a term, gained a lot of popularity that can be attributed […]

Anti-Anxiety Drugs Could be a Hidden Epidemic in the Making

As someone who struggles with anxiety, I can understand the desire to find something that can help protect yourself from haunting feelings of dread that cripple your peace of mind. Anxiety is a complicated condition that can creep in from the most unexpected places, and people experience it in many different ways. While some may […]