Anxiety

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
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 [...]
By Lulu • August 15, 2018
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 [...]
By Leigh Hopper • July 12, 2018
The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center [...]
By uclahealth • May 8, 2018
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 [...]
By Eva • May 3, 2018
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 [...]
By Jennifer • April 29, 2018
When I was 24, I was temping at the office of an endocrinologist. I was talking to him about a patient and leaning over when he asked me if I had ever had my thyroid checked as he noticed something when looking at me. It turned out my thyroid was [...]
By Monica • April 26, 2018