January 5, 2013 |
The Houston Rockets are among the NBA teams that lean heavily on advanced metrics such as win shares and true shooting percentage, but there is no ready-made formula that can help them determine what to do about Royce White . The rookie forward who suffers from an anxiety disorder remained in limbo after refusing an assignment to the Rockets' Development League affiliate. White said the Rockets had failed to heed the advice of the doctors who have been treating him for an intense fear of flying, among other issues.
October 27, 2008 |
A 45-year-old man in Porter Ranch killed himself and his family earlier this month after losing his job and money he had invested in the stock market. One week later, a 53-year-old Pasadena woman was found dead in her burning home, an apparent suicide, after facing eviction from the house where she grew up. The house was foreclosed earlier this year. Stories like these raise sober questions: Will economic hard times trigger more suicides?
January 29, 2012 |
Question: For several years I have been undergoing psychotherapy for a nervous illness, which has now been diagnosed as a general anxiety disorder. I live at an apartment complex that does not allow pets, but my psychiatrist has recently urged me to get a companion animal, which she thinks would give me a positive relationship that would alleviate my anxiety. A friend helped me find a very nice cocker spaniel puppy that was up for adoption. I asked my community manager to allow me to adopt this dog and bring him to live with me. The manager refused, telling me that he was only obligated to allow a service animal such as a guide dog. He said he did not have to accommodate a pet that merely kept me company.
June 17, 2011 |
Hong-Chih Kuo , who has spent the last five weeks on the disabled list dealing with an anxiety disorder, said he's ready to pitch in the major leagues again. Back at Dodger Stadium from a minor league rehabilitation assignment, Kuo said Friday that his mental health has improved. Of how he used to be overcome by nervousness when taking the mound, the reliever said, "It's better, so we'll see. " He said one way he could tell is by how he feels about his impending return.
May 21, 2013 |
For years, physicians have been inching their way to a better understanding of how -- and how well -- the drug ketamine, a "twilight drug" used to sedate some patients before a painful procedure, can lift someone with severe depression almost immediately from the abyss. A new study, presented in San Francisco this week at the American Psychiatric Association's yearly meeting , shows that ketamine's rapid antidepressant effect is no incidental effect of sedation: it's real, and it lasts -- albeit with diminishing effects -- for at least a week.
November 5, 2007 |
Katie's middle child "has always had a lot going on in her head," says her mother. And much of it has been a mystery to Katie, who has coped with her daughter's escalating tantrums, combative behavior, bouts of fearfulness and just-plain-oddity since the 11-year-old was a toddler. A month ago, Katie, a 38-year-old L.A.-area mother of three, brought the child to a psychiatrist.
December 20, 2011 |
There may be a lot of sleepy police officers out there, a study finds, with about 40% of them having at least one sleep disorder. A study released today in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. looked at sleep disorders and how they affected the health and safety of 4,957 police officers in the U.S. and Canada. Among the officers 40.4% were found to have at least one sleep disorder, and 33.6% had obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which a blocked or narrowed airway causes breathing to stop and start during sleep.
February 25, 2011 |
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a lingering psychological response to a major traumatic event. And researchers studying the condition now have a clue about its development. Hint: Women and men are different. Their study, conducted in part at Emory University in Atlanta, was published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Researchers tested 64 people who had experienced significant trauma in noncombat settings. In women but not men, they found a link between PTSD and high levels of a hormone called pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide produced in response to stress.