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BMC Therapist Christine Muska Discusses PTSD and Breast Cancer on TV20

Therapist Christine Muska appeared on TV20 to discuss how cancer survivors can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and addressed the ways in which those impacted can support the survivor. She also talked about the symptoms of PTSD. To see the interview in its entirety, click here.    

Negative Reactions to Daily Stress May Impact Long-Term Psychological Health

A new study led by researchers at UC Irvine has found evidence suggesting that being emotionally balanced in your everyday life may be helpful when it comes to taking steps to minimizing or preventing mental health problems down the road.  The study, led by psychologist Susan Charles, used data from two national surveys to answer … Read more

A Few Simple Steps to Taking Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

The holidays are full of both good and bad forms of stress, which, over time, can lead to a variety of mental and physical symptoms.  Headaches, anxiety and even depression can develop during the holiday for a variety of reasons, including an overloaded scheduled, travel, and for some, anxiety about spending time with family.  Taking … Read more

Planning Early for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, we’ll soon find ourselves thrown into the busy holiday season, perhaps sooner than expected for some.  For those who are prone to increased anxiety and stress during the holidays, there are some tips that mental health experts at Psych Central recommend, in order to make planned time with family and friends … Read more

Combination Treatment for Anxiety Disorders Shows Promise

The Anxiety Disorder Clinic at the University of Houston recently reported that treatment for anxiety disorders which combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a “transdiagnostic” approach (one that lets psychologists apply one set of principles across many anxiety disorders in order to devise an effective treatment plan), was more effective than those that combine CBT with … Read more

Birmingham Maple Clinic Reports That Overuse of Social Media May Contribute to Anxiety

The Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of professional mental health services in Michigan, recently reported on an article by Kathryn Gregory of the West Virginia Gazette that suggests there is a link for many between social media and the fear of “missing out”. As reported by the mental health treatment clinic in Michigan, Gregory’s article discusses … Read more

Birmingham Maple Clinic Reports on Studies Linking Oxytocin, Reduced Social Anxiety

Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of professional mental health services in Michigan for over 30 years, recently reported on the results of a study linking Oxytocin use with reduced social anxiety.  According to the Clinic’s blog, psychcentral.com recently published findings on a new study carried out by Concordia University which found that Oxytocin (a naturally occurring … Read more

How Oxytocin May Help Reduce Social Anxiety

While social anxiety can become a troublesome issue for many individuals at different points throughout their lives, many who suffer from chronic social anxiety can easily become overwhelmed during this time of year as they find themselves inundated with holiday party invitations and invitations to New Year’s celebrations.  The holiday season is particularly difficult for … Read more

Anxiety / Panic

Common Questions About Anxiety & Panic I often feel nervous or anxious. Is this normal? I can’t stop myself from worrying, no matter how hard I try.  Am I nuts? I think I’m having panic attacks.  Does that mean I’m going crazy? What the experts say: Anxiety and Panic An anxiety disorder is a condition … Read more