Psychology and Psychiatry

March 20, 2013

This Is Your Body On Stress

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

What’s more, the brain isn’t always particularly good at evaluating how serious a particular stressor is. Think of lighting a sparkler (or a candle or a match) inside a house, explains Amit Sood, M.D., associate director of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and chair of Mayo Mind Body Initiative at Mayo Clinic. Now imagine you can’t […]

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Tags: Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Dr. Amit Sood, Huffington Post, Mind Body Initiative, stress, stressor


March 15, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    March 15, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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March 13, 2013

Mayo: Children who avoid risk tend to develop anxiety later

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Children who avoid or flee from worrisome situations are more likely to develop anxiety, according to an analysis of parent and child surveys conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers. The underlying theory isn’t that new, that an absence of risk and challenge in childhood leads to nervousness and anxiety later on. But researchers were nonetheless surprised at […]

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Tags: anxiety, avoidance, childhood, risk, Star Tribune


March 8, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    March 8, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: A.D.H.D., ABC News, ACC, ADHD, Affordable care act, alzheimers, American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session, AP, Ardell Brede, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Bill George, Bloomberg


March 5, 2013

Why ADHD is Not Just a Problem for Kids

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

In the largest study of its kind, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic found that close to a third of children with ADHD — 29.3% — still have the disorder as adults, along with an increased rate of other psychiatric problems. “We have trivialized this condition,” says lead author Dr. William Barbaresi. “We need to […]

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Tags: ADHD, adulthood, Boston Children's Hospital, chronic health problem, Dr. William Barbaresi, TIME


March 4, 2013

The pre-Alzheimer’s brain

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Using several effective methods to find early signs of Alzheimer’s disease is important, says Glen Smith, PhD, a clinical neuropsychologist working on early detection of Alzheimer’s at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and a member of APA’s Committee on Aging. “The more ways you measure something, the more accurately it’s measured,” he says.   APA […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, APA Monitor, Committee on Aging, Dr. Glen Smith, early signs


February 22, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    February 22, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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February 18, 2013

Lena Dunham and 9 More Stars with OCD

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

For parents with OCD, having children can actually make symptoms worse. “OCD symptoms tend to latch on to things that are most important to us, so parents with OCD may have doubts about their abilities or intrusive thoughts about their child’s safety or hurting their child,” Stephen Whiteside, a psychologist at the Mayo Clinic in […]

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Tags: ABC News, anxiety disorder, Dr. Stephen Whiteside, Lena Dunham, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD


February 8, 2013

Peter Hauri, Psychologist Who Focused on Insomnia, Dies at 79

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Peter Hauri, a psychologist who was among the first researchers to study the mysterious mechanics of a good night’s sleep, and who established widely used guidelines for avoiding insomnia without drugs, died on Jan. 31 in Rochester, Minn., where he had been director of the Mayo Sleep Disorders Center until he retired in 2000. He was 79…In the 2010 […]

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Tags: good night's sleep, insomnia, Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, New York Times, Peter Hauri


February 8, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

      February 8, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise […]

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Tags: AAN, AASM, ABSM, American Academy of Neurology, American Sleep Disorders Association, ASDC, Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Cardiology, cholesterol, Dr. Charles Adler, Dr. Steven Kopecky


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