Tag Archives: anxiety

Study Shows Sleep Therapy as an Aid for Depression

A new study shows that curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery. The study shows that using Cognitive Behavioral Insomnia sleep therapy rather than drugs is very effective in treating depression. Depression affects 18 million Americans each year and more than half of these people are reported to [...]

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A New Study Shows That Teens’ Mental Disorders are Often Left Untreated in U.S.

According to an article in HealthDay News, less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment.  Those that do get help rarely see a mental health specialists. The findings demonstrate a need for better health services for teens, said study author E. Jane Costello who is an associate director at the Duke [...]

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The Healing Power of Yoga

Today’s guest blogger makes further suggestions about having a healthy mind, body and life through yoga and exercise as important elements in recovery from co-occurring mental health and substance and alcohol abuse.  More and more data proves that it really does make a difference!  Enjoy!   In the absence of violent criminal behavior, effective treatment for addiction [...]

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Happy “May is Mental Health Month” Everyone!

We have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in medicine, science, entertainment, therapy and simply inspirational stories over the last 3 years of doing our Radio Show. The candid and emotional stories of our guests continue to inspire us! Some of them from top actors, [...]

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Anatomy Of A Panic Attack

GUEST POST – A Psych Student Has A Panic Attack By Justin Matheson Just last year, I finally got around to taking a full course in abnormal psychology. I’m working towards an academic career in psychiatry, so it seems like a good idea, right? I remember when we covered panic disorder thinking, “Huh, that sounds [...]

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Our Newest Guest Blogger on Anxiety, Social Phobias and Panic Disorders: Justin Matheson

Please welcome our newest guest blogger Justin Matheson.  His honest stories about his struggles with anxiety, social phobia and panic disorder and the ways he has overcome them caught our attention.  He is now studying to be a professor of psychiatry in college.  We have a complete Bio at the end of this post. We warmly [...]

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Susan lets her guard down and receives educational support

Susan started receiving services from Community Connection’s College Connection program at Cabrillo College in Spring 2011. She was initially guarded, and didn’t want anything to do with “counseling”. She slowly began to open up and receive the educational support services offered. College Connection staff has seen her on a regular basis to support her with anxiety, [...]

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Beth gains confidence after treatment

BEFORE:  “Beth” was a 10 year old who was living with her aunt after her mother was deported. She had focus issues at school, did not follow directions at home, her grades were poor as was her nutrition. “Beth” was withdrawn, had upsetting memories, was avoidant when discussing the past, and had shame about past [...]

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Tony’s success story: TAY therapists help Tony gain trust

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Tony”—When it comes to success stories, there are several clients that I can think of who have had major and minor successes; their being in treatment may have planted seeds that will hopefully grow in years to come.  One such TAY client is Tony, who continues to remain a [...]

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Sara overcomes social anxiety as a TAY client

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63   Sara has been a TAY (transitional age youth) client since 2009.  Sara has made good progress over the past year. She is now attending school and enjoys taking classes. She has her own apartment with her boyfriend and seems to be able to handle the responsibility that comes [...]

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