Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Show 095 Generalized Anxiety Disorder

In today's show a look at Generalized Anxiety Disorder and some of the on-line resources that can help you make decisions about your treatment options.




If life is looking grim and you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 

Michigan State University study on how writing cools brain on stressful tasks.

From Anxiety BC What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Massachusetts General Hospital web page on GAD with good questions to ask your provider at the bottom of the page.

Actor Wil Wheaton has generalized anxiety disorder and in a five minute video he talks about his experiences with GAD.

Therapist Kati Morton has an eight minute video on what GAD is and emphases the point about getting evaluated to know what you really have and appropriate treatment.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Show 094 Hospitals Buying Doctors and CURES Database

In this episode. a quick mention of how some hospitals are buying individual doctors practices and what that might mean for access of treatment and an overview of the CURES Database.




If you are planning on taking medicine or your are already on medication you need to know about it.


If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


Kaiser Health News article on hospitals purchasing medical practices; will it reduce selection and treatment options?

Minnesota Public Radio on Blue Cross/Blue Shield investing in on-line cognitive behavioral therapy treatment as they reduce rates for human mental health staff.

California Office of the Attorney General page on CURES Database; this FAQ page is primarily for providers but there are some consumer questions and answers.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Show 093 Woebot App

There are a lot of good articles from creatives worried about how humans do not necessarily want to be around other humans. But the humans still want, still need and still crave attention. This is a problem.

There are now apps that are providing support to people who are stressed or have anxiety. Woebot is one of those apps. It uses a foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy to assist the human in dealing with the problem by tracking moods and providing suggestions.

It does not yet provide a human to cuddle.




Feeling shaky? If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources:


Webpage for Woebot App for Facebook Messenger

Healthguide.org page on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Anxiety and Depression Association of America aka ADAA

Disclaimer:


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blood Stripe 2017 Trailer - Independent Movie About PTSD

Want to give a head's up about a new movie that is going into the pipeline. I don't know if it will get national release or attention.

It is a story about a woman returning from her third tour of duty and has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. There are scars; outside and on the inside.




Word is that the film will have a limited release in September and October 2017 but I suspect it will hit the streaming services a few months after that.

If you're having suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Resources For PTSD:



Disclaimer:


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Show 092 What Is the Deal about Magnesium?

In this episode taking at look at magnesium because you need it. You need it for sleep, you need it for brain and body functions and if you are a stressed or anxious person you really need it.

Still on the summer scheduled with infrequent episodes until the fall.




If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Resources Mentioned:



Disclaimer:


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Lisa Jakob on Anxiety and Acceptance

Yea, verily it does come down to acceptance. This is what you have and how are you gonna deal with it?

Lisa Jakob is a writer and speaker that knows about anxiety and depression because she has it. On her website she also mentions that she has Social Anxiety as well.




In this clip, Lisa talks about acceptance as recognition that you have a problem. You cannot cure, fix, treat or deal with anything that you are in denial about or refuse to say out loud.

Lisa has a new book out called Not Just Me, anxiety, depression and learning to embrace your weird.

You can find it at most of the major book sellers. If you are interested traipse over to her web site for more info.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Show 091 A Look At Symptom Management and Other Resources

Well it is a day that ends in y so it must be time to crank out a podcast. So much going on but we are focused on the doable around here so in this episode a look at three symptoms and what you can do about them.





If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Resources Mentioned:


  • Robert Consulmagno sets world record in standing abs roll out as he deals with PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. There is another blog post from the VA about using Ju-Jitsu to tap into his energies. 
  • For active duty and vets you can check out the Real Warriors page on anxiety conditions and resources. 
  • National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) page on substance addiction and mental health issues. 
  • NAMI also has a page specifically on mental health issues for active duty and veterans mental health concerns.
  • New Hampshire Public Radio's Rewind has an 2010 encore episode on the changes in mental health treatment; the switch from talking and working out treatment plans to medication. 
  • American Sleep Association page on Hallucinations and Sleep Paralysis, then there is a separate page on Sleep Paralysis and the auditory version.
  • Tips to Manage Your Stress and Anxiety from ADAA.org
  • 10 Minute Walking Mindful Walking Practice from Mindful.org
  • Harvard Health Publications has a $20 guide on Coping with Anxiety and Stress Disorders. It is from the Harvard Medical School and before purchasing you can check out the table of contents and read from a passage in the book.


Disclaimer:


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.