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SPORTS
January 5, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
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.
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HEALTH
October 27, 2008 | Jill U. Adams, Adams is a freelance writer.
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?
BUSINESS
January 29, 2012 | By Martin Eichner
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.
SPORTS
June 17, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
NEWS
February 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
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.
NATIONAL
February 19, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren? That's how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney -- ostensibly in an effort to reduce child abuse, not encourage it in the classroom. “Kansas bill would allow spanking that leaves marks,” screamed one headline. “Teachers could spank harder under bill pending in KS legislature,” warned another.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2000
An anxiety clinic has opened at Cal State Northridge to serve the community and provide hands-on training for psychology students. The clinic is staffed by six to eight graduate students in the Psychology Department's master's program in clinical health. It plans to serve up to 50 clients a semester. The students will be under the supervision of professor Ronald Doctor, a clinical psychologist who has worked in the area of anxiety disorders for 30 years.
OPINION
September 13, 2007
Re "A secret life of madness," Column One, Sept. 10 My deepest respect goes out to Elyn Saks for finding the courage to share her private life. Many who suffer from mental illness are reluctant to face their problems or to seek help because of the social stigma attached to being labeled as such. What a shame that we are so frightened by the idea of mental illness that we ostracize those in need, when the truth is that we are all susceptible.
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