Items Tagged ‘Anxiety’

Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

March 14, 2019

Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The placebo effect occurs when people respond to treatments that have no medical reason to be effective. Although the placebo effect is generally accepted as being real, exactly why these treatments work remains a mystery. One common theory is that the mind acts on the body to bring on the physical response. New research suggests […]

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Tags: Anxiety, back pain, caregiver, depression, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, placebo effect, schizophrenia


November 16, 2018

Treating Total Patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Dr. Jason Lerner was one of the few doctors who believed me when I said Kourtney was having absence seizures,” says Kathy Daigle, mother to 14-year-old Kourtney Daigle. Also pictured is Kourtney’s father, Ken Daigle. Kathy continues, “He’s been treating Kourtney since she was 3. He’s an amazing doctor and he takes a really holistic […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Anxiety, Dr. Jason Lerner, ketogenic diet, nutritionist, psychiatrist, seizures, teen epilepsy


Ask the Doctors - Am I a hoarder?

September 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Am I a hoarder?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 77-year-old woman – and I’m a hoarder. Well, maybe I’m a hoarder. Maybe I’m just lazy or a procrastinator. Regardless, how can I get myself in gear? Hoarding behavior has only recently been recognized as a disorder. According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, behavioral therapy, depression, Dr. Robert Ashley, hoarding behavior


Ask the Doctors - How risky are 'magic mushrooms'?

September 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How risky are ‘magic mushrooms’?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I see that psilocybin mushrooms – what we used to call magic mushrooms – are being studied now as a possible treatment for PTSD and depression. I’ve struggled with severe depression my whole life. Would it be risky for me to give magic mushrooms a try? In a word – yes. Although emerging […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, Controlled Substances Act, depression, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, magic mushrooms, psilocybin, PTSD, Schedule 1 substance


Ask the Doctors - What are the risks and benefits of kava?

September 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are the risks and benefits of kava?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: What are the benefits and risks of taking kava? That’s a good question with a complex answer. The shrub kava originates from the South Pacific, where  Pacific Islanders used it to promote psychological and physical relaxation for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Within traditional cultures, the root of the plant is crushed, ground and […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, buspirone, Dr. Robert Ashley, glutathione, kava, liver toxicity


August 15, 2018

Glad I was referred to Dr. Livhits

By Lulu mlulubaby01

In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me but medications. In January 2016 I was told I had acute myloid leukemia. I […]

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Tags: acute myloid leukemia, Anxiety, bone marrow transplant, cancer, Dr. Ines Donangelo, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, goiter, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, patient stories


July 12, 2018

Ways to “be there” for someone with anxiety or depression

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

When a family member or friend is feeling sad or anxious, it can be awkward when you don’t know what to say. You want to help — and you definitely don’t want to make matters worse – but how? Lekeisha Sumner and Emanuel Maidenberg, both psychologists and clinical professors of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, friendship, psychotherapy, reassurance


New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

May 8, 2018

New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center will offer a holistic treatment approach for teenagers with epilepsy and their parents. “We frequently diagnose epilepsy during the teen years, and the condition can have a significant, often negative, impact on a child’s […]

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Tags: adhd, Adolescent Epilepsy Center, adult epilepsy care, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, dietary changes, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epileptologists, holistic treatment, learning disabilities


May 3, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Lihvits

By Eva hofberga

If I had to describe my experience having my parathyroid removed in 2 words, I would say it was positive and seamless. Patients only see one side of the process – they are informed how things are going to happen. But, when you go behind the scenes, you can tell that there’s a lot of […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bedside manners, doctors, nurses, parathyroid, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


April 29, 2018

I Won the Lottery

By Jennifer jessicapadilla99

I was having a routine check with my gynecologist when she found a thyroid nodule. For about a year before I had been feeling anxiety but another doctor had dismissed it and told me I was fine. I won the lottery when I saw someone who understood hormones. I met Dr. Masha Livhits for a […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Masha Livhits, gynecologist, hormones, lymph nodes, patient stories, routine check, thyroid, thyroid nodule