Anxiety

Quarantine Mandate May Affect Mental Health

By uclahealth • March 23, 2020

Tips to Alleviate Stress During a Pandemic

By uclahealth • March 18, 2020

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 not make matters worse – but how?

Dr By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

Humans have a natural ability to live in the present. As children, we are curious and notice even small details (like the color of a bug or a pattern in the clouds). With aging, people tend to focus less on the present moment. Instead, they process things that happened in the past or anticipate [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need physical activity to promote healthy growth and development. Playing outdoors fosters higher levels of physical activity than indoor play, which is vital for kids since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes of unstructured [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 14, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • November 16, 2018
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. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 28, 2018
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? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 25, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 18, 2018