Monthly Archives: October 2008

Anxiety Treatment Effectiveness

Just a brief post to link you to an article about treating anxious children and teens. The New York Times reports on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.  They found that a combination of psychotherapy and psychiatric medication led to 80 percent of the children either improving very much or recovering […]

Get out of the house and have some fun

This week’s post will take a break from the technical aspects of stress, anxiety and panic.  Instead, we’ll look at ways to have fun, distract from repetitive worries, socialize, and expand your range of interests. I can’t count the number of times people have told me that they did “nothing” since the last session.  As […]

You Don’t Have To Be A Brain Surgeon: But It Even Helps Them

This is the fifth post in the series on anxiety. This post covers the relationship between the 3rd and 4th posts. That is, the relationship between some of the stress reduction techniques and the biology of the stress model. Once more, I need to repeat that this is a tremendous simplification of a highly complex […]

Biological Aspects of Stress and Anxiety

This is the fourth installment on the topic of anxiety. By necessity, this discussion of the biological aspects of anxiety will be limited to a simplified overview. If you would like a thorough discussion, allow me to direct you to “Neuroendocrine pharmacology of stress,” or “The Neuroendocrinology of Stress” or “The Neuropsychology of Anxiety: Reprise.” […]

Anxiety Reduction: The Basics

This is the third installment on anxiety. My apologies for the delay in between posts. My previous web host ran into all sorts of difficulties and I had to move the blog and the web site to a new host. Before going further, let me again say that this site does not substitute in any […]