Items Tagged ‘Anxiety’

Why is your child avoiding school?

August 30th, 2017

Why is your child avoiding school?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 35 percent of school-age children display school-resistant behaviors, which can range from temporary/short-term reluctance to continual avoidance and refusal to go to school. School avoidance and refusal If your child continually begs to stay home or be home schooled, visits the school nurse with vague complaints or asks to be picked up early […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bullying, health tips, isolation, school stress, school-related anxiety, social anxiety, why is your child avoiding school?


Phrenic nerve damaged from stroke

June 15th, 2017

Phrenic nerve damaged from stroke

By stratforddrive454 stratforddrive454

I had a bicycle accident in the late 1980s (No helmet) and my head hit the concrete very hard. 12 years after I had a full stroke. I was OK for several years then I almost passed out and my heart went into A-fibrillation. Fast and hard. my breathing mechanism seemed to be damaged and […]

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Tags: Afib, Anxiety, atrial fibrillation, breathing, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, exercise, nerve damage, patient stories, phrenic nerve, phrenic nerve damage, phrenic nerve injury, stroke


What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

May 4th, 2017

What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

By uclahealth uclahealth

Developing an understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help ensure you recognize any signs and symptoms early on in your child. The sooner intervention starts, the more likely it is that your child can live a healthier life. What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism. autism awareness. autism sprectrum disorder, behavioral interventions, depression, diagnosing autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatrics, social skills


Brain imaging could offer clues to anxiety, anorexia nervosa's tangled web

April 10th, 2017

Brain imaging could offer clues to anxiety, anorexia nervosa’s tangled web

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

Anorexia nervosa or anxiety. Anxiety or anorexia nervosa. When it comes to treating people who struggle with both anxiety and anorexia nervosa, or the obsessive desire to lose weight, too many doctors focus on one condition or the other. That’s a mistake, say UCLA experts in the treatment of eating disorders. “People with eating disorders […]

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Tags: Anorexia, anorexia nervosa, Anxiety, brain imaging study, Dr. Jamie Feusner, eating disorders, Michael Strober, obsessive-compulsive disoder, UCLA Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program


What do I need to know about autism?

March 29th, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr. Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


In a comparison of yoga vs. memory training, the clear winner is yoga

January 20th, 2017

In a comparison of yoga vs. memory training, the clear winner is yoga

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

Crossword puzzles and other mentally demanding activities are well-known as memory boosters for older adults. But what if word games aren’t your thing? What if you’d rather learn to relax, doing something like yoga? UCLA researchers found that yoga is better for both memory and mood. In a head-to-head comparison of yoga versus a type […]

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Tags: aging, Anxiety, brain metabolites, brain structure, chemistry, depression, Dr. Helen Lavretsky, Kirtan Kriya, Kundalini yoga, memory booster, memory training, mild cognitive impairment


Taking the stigma out of mental health

October 4th, 2016

Taking the stigma out of mental health

By uclahealth uclahealth

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing it in secret. Some are even too ashamed to seek out the treatment that could help them. “Stigma [around mental illness] is shrinking, but we have a long way to go,” […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, discrimination, Dr. Thomas B. Strouse, mental health, mental illness awareness week, psychiatric illnesses, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, schizophrenia, stigma


Mindful awareness offers a dose of stress relief

August 9th, 2016

Mindful awareness offers a dose of stress relief

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most of the time, our thoughts are focused on the past and the future rather than on the present. And while technology may seem to make life easier, it also increases the demands on our time and attention. As a result, we are more stressed than ever before. While there is no simple fix for […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, meditation, mindful awareness, mindfulness, reducing stress, technology, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


How to help your child manage school anxiety

August 3rd, 2016

How to help your child manage school anxiety

By uclahealth uclahealth

While many parents look forward to the end of summer and the start of school with some relief, their children may be experiencing feelings of anxiety and apprehension. In some children, nervousness about the coming year can even manifest as physical symptoms, such as stomachaches, headaches and restlessness. “Normal” vs. “serious” anxiety It’s normal for […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program, child stress, childrens health, homework, school anxiety, schoolwork, sleeplessness, smartphone, stress in children, UCLA Childhood OCD


Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

July 22nd, 2016

Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

By uclahealth uclahealth

In June, autopsy results were released for music icon Prince, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area home. The results confirmed Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller that’s part of the opioid family. Sadly, Prince was just the latest victim in the growing opioid epidemic. In 2014, almost […]

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Tags: acute pain, addiction, addiction medicine, Anxiety, arthritis, chronic back pain, dependence, depression, Dr. Keith Heinzerling, fentanyl, fibromyalgia, medication