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Mayo Clinic Minute: 5 signs your teenager is battling depression
It's no secret that teenagers can be moody, but research shows that ongoing moodiness often is far more serious. Dr. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says teen depression is much more common than most people realize. More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ Journalists: Clean and nat sound versions of this pkg available for download at https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ Register (free) at https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/request-account/
Pediatric Anxiety Epidemic: A New Approach to Treatment | Kathryn Boger | TEDxWalthamED
There’s an anxiety epidemic, and increasing numbers of kids are struggling to learn, connect, and thrive. These kids are falling off the developmental curve, and their anxiety is causing them to experiencing losses in relation to their academics, social life, and extracurriculars. While traditional interventions help some, many continue to suffer. We need to think outside the box about how to tackle this problem. One solution is to increase the “dose” of outpatient treatment by delivering it in an intensive format. The goal of this innovative approach is to increase treatment momentum in order to minimize losses and maximize re-engagement in life. Kathryn Boger is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist, specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders. She has had extensive training and experience in the delivery of empirically-supported treatments in both outpatient and residential levels of care. Kathryn helped to develop and is the program director for the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP). MAMP is an outpatient, group-based program that is recognized as a regional leader in providing empirically-supported intensive treatment for children and adolescents, aged 7-19, with anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive disorders. Kathryn conceptualized this program with a colleague in order to address the need for intensive, empirically-supported treatments for this age group and to help develop a continuum of care between weekly outpatient therapy and residential levels of care. Her goal is to provide an increased “dosage” of treatment to help kids who are struggling with debilitating anxiety learn to manage their symptoms and regain control of their lives more quickly. Kathryn will be talking about the treatment of pediatric anxiety in her TEDx talk. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
ALL ABOUT ANXIETY DISORDERS
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses, affecting 19 million children and adults in the U.S. reports the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA).ADAA also reports that the ailment consumes almost a third of the total $148 billion total mental health bill for the nation. That's not surprising, given people with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor, and six times more likely than non-sufferers to be hospitalized for psychiatric ailments. Although anxiety disorder describes a group of illnesses such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias, there are some symptoms that characterize the illness as a whole. According to the American Psychiatric Association, when people suffering from anxiety disorders talk about their condition, they often include these descriptions: Unrealistic or excessive worry Exaggerated startled reactions Sleep disturbances Jitteriness Fatigue Dry mouth Lump in throat Trembling Sweating Racing or pounding heart in the workplace, these symptoms could translate into difficulty working with colleagues and clients, trouble concentrating, preoccupation over the fear instead of focusing on work, and turning down assignments because of fear of failure, flying, going into the elevator, or public speaking. For people who think they might have an anxiety disorder, Jeffrey P. Kahn, MD, a clinical psychiatrist and author of Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace, recommends the following first steps of action: Talk about the problem with someone you feel comfortable with. Also, ask that person what he or she notices about you. Take a break from your worry by playing sports, listening to music, praying, or meditating. Join a self-help group. If talking about the problem or relaxation techniques don't work, seek professional consultation. Anxiety disorder is an umbrella term that covers several different forms of a type of common psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive rumination, worrying, uneasiness, apprehension, and fear about future uncertainties either based on real or imagined events, which may affect both physical and psychological health. There are numerous psychiatric and medical syndromes that may mimic the symptoms of an anxiety disorder such as hyperthyroidism which may be misdiagnosed as generalized anxiety disorder. Individuals diagnosed with an anxiety disorder may be classified in one of two categories; based on whether they experience continuous or episodic symptoms. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Recent surveys have found that as many as 18% of Americans and 14% of Europeans may be affected by... I'm Kati Morton, a licensed therapist making Mental Health videos! MY BOOK "Are u ok?" A Guide To Caring Your Mental Health http://bit.ly/2s0mULy ONLINE THERAPY I do not currently offer online therapy. BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimorton I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust. JOURNALING CLUB Every Tuesday & Friday I post a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself. Whether you add the prompts to your own journal at home or use the comment section under the prompt itself, this can be a great way to keep on track with journaling. https://www.youtube.com/katimorton/join MY AMAZON RECOMMENDATIONS https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimorton PATREON Do you want to help me support the creation of mental health videos? https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/ PODCASTS Opinions That Don't Matter! & Ask Kati Anything! video: youtube.com/c/OpinionsThatDontMatter audio: https://opinonsthatdontmatter.buzzsprout.com/ https://askkatianything.buzzsprout.com/ HELPING WITH OUR VIDEO CAPTIONS http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCzBYOHyEEzlkRdDOSobbpvw&tab=2 BUSINESS EMAIL email@example.com MAIL PO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 PLEASE READ If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.
Overcoming Anxiety | Jonas Kolker | TEDxTheMastersSchool
Jonas Kolker’s talk will explore the concept of “embracing the suck.” How does one turn a diagnosis into activism, empowerment and coaching? Jonas Kolker is a 15-year-old in the ninth grade. From grades three through eight, he dealt with severe anxiety attacks that were triggered by his school environment. Jonas had to learn techniques and strategies that would help him manage and control his ideas as he progressed through his school career. Through his experiences, Jonas has learned about the workings of the brain, as well as the common fears we all have to deal with every day. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Real Talk for Real Teachers #11 - Managing Anxiety: How to Help Children With Their Distress
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. Persistent worry has a lasting negative impact on both mind and body. In children, anxiety often looks like avoidance, clinging, aggression and other challenging behaviors. This can make it difficult for adults to recognize and support children in managing the anxiety that’s at the root of the behavior. In this episode, Jill Molli teaches us new skills as she shares her personal journey with her own anxiety and with helping her daughter manage similar feelings. Discover the powerful transformation that occurs as Jill and Meg shift from thinking about anxiety to naming the feeling, taming it and developing healthy strategies for managing it. Essential Takeaways • Anxiety in children presents itself through many different behaviors. • A child’s ability to self-regulate won’t develop without first experiencing co-regulation with a calm adult. • Naming the feeling, rather than asking a child to think about the feeling, is the first step in managing anxiety. Steps for Tomorrow • When you or a child feels anxious, name and acknowledge the feeling rather than questioning why it is there. • Practice active calming so you can become a co-regulator for children who feel anxious. Important Links: Video: Naming and Taming Anxiety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-jFv1Z5Qdg&index=17&list=PL3418E21B5FB5559C Products: Managing Emotional Mayhem Show Outline (time stamps) – :23 What is Conscious Discipline 1:21 Effects of anxiety and types of anxiety in children 5:23 Introduction of guest Jill Molli 6:24 Jill’s story of growing up anxious 8:55 Genetics and anxiety 9:32 Story of Jill recognizing anxiety in her daughter 13:42 The progression of anxiety as Jill’s daughter got older 15:30 Effect of new experiences on people who experience anxiety 16:56 Naming the feeling to tame it 19:51 Having a “person” to help download calm 21:49 The Safe Place and its purpose 24:02 Asking the child to think about anxiety through questioning won’t help 25:05 Jill’s story of where her anxiety came from 27:25 Story of Meg’s anxiety as a teen during soccer games 30:57 How Jill’s journey has helped her support teachers and other children 32:44 Meg’s essay about anxiety
Depression: A Student's Perspective
This video educates students about depression in order to minimize the stigma that is associated with the medical condition. It discusses how depression impacts lives and describes its symptoms, causes and treatment options. The video also provides information about resources available at McMaster University for students who are living with depression. This video was made by 4DM3 students Zunaira Tarique, Shatha Jaber, Semir Bulle and Haley Leroux Copyright McMaster University 2017 Please let us know how you liked this video and suggest additional topics for us to attempt to demystify below. References: Aan het Rot, M., Mathew, S. J., & Charney, D. S. (2009). Neurobiological mechanisms in major depressive disorder. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal, 180(3), 305–313. http://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.080697 Canadian Mental Health Association. (2016). Stigma and Discrimination. Retrieved http://ontario.cmha.ca/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/stigma-and-discrimination/ Kanter, J. W., Busch, A. M., Weeks, C. E., & Landes, S. J. (2008). The Nature of Clinical Depression: Symptoms, Syndromes, and Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 31(1), 1–21. MacGil, M. (2016). Depression: causes, symptoms, and treatments. Retrieved: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/kc/depression-causes-symptoms-treatments-8933#depression_symptoms Psych Guides. (2016). Depression Symptoms, Causes, and Effects. Retrieved: http://www.psychguides.com/guides/depression-symptoms-causes-and-effects/ Stengler-Wenzke, K., Angermeyer, M. C., & Matschinger, H. (2000). Depression and stigma. Psychiatrische Praxis, 27(7), 330-335.
Helping with Kids Suffering from Anxiety or Depression
Learning to cope with anxiety and depression on an individual level is a challenge, and learning to help a child cope can be even harder. How can parents distinguish nerves and sadness from anxiety and depression? Are there right and wrong ways for parents to react when they recognize those things in their children? Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, and Heather Nelson, a licensed clinical social worker, share personal stories and expert insights to help answer these questions in this episode of Gospel Solutions for Families. Gospel Solutions for Families is a show focused on offering practical, relevant tips for raising children in faith. You can subscribe to the podcast on MormonChannel.org, the Mormon Channel app, or iTunes. Subscribe to Mormon Channel for the latest videos: http://bit.ly/1M0iPwY Download the Mormon Channel App iOS: http://bit.ly/1yGRgRU Android: http://bit.ly/1ukxbeC Follow Mormon Channel Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mormonchannel Twitter: https://twitter.com/mormonchannel Instagram: https://instagram.com/mormonchannel Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mormonchannel The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
8 Signs You're Suffering from Depression Without Knowing It
How to understand you're suffering from depression? How to get rid of depression which is a serious health condition that can’t be ignored? Depression is a serious matter that, unfortunately, doesn’t get talked about enough. Simply feeling a little sad can make us think that we're depressed, but that's not always the case…or is it? Let's find out what signs are hinting that you might actually be suffering from “the plague of the 21st century”. How to recognize depression? 0:54 The most common signs of depression are the following: you constantly feel down and tired. Your self-esteem has hit rock bottom. You have concentration and memory problems and troubles sleeping. Your weight changes, it can go either way: you all of a sudden gain several pounds or your weight drops drastically. Nothing, including your favorite food, TV show, video game, or even meeing up with your besties, brings you pleasure. You experience mood swings, and you can suddenly become extremely short-tempered with a lack of basic tolerance. Your health deteriorates. It's really common for depressed people to suddenly start experiencing aches and pains, most frequently in the joints or back. If at least 3 to 4 signs hit home for you, it most likely means that you have some form of depression. Basically, the more signs you’re showing, the more depressed you are. How to make it better? 7:34 The first thing you have to do is go to the doctor. According to psychotherapist Sean Grover, there are steps you can take in three areas of your life to make your mental state better. The first thing to take care of is your body. Start doing 30-minute workouts at least 3 times a week, get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, and add more of your favorite foods to your diet, especially sugary ones. The second and equally important part is your mind. Try to explore the world around you as if you never have before. Finally, your spirit should also get a dose of treatment too. The best thing you can do here is meditation. Through it, you can learn to understand and listen to yourself on a deeper level. Music: High Tension by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ TIMESTAMPS You constantly feel down and tired 0:54 Your self-esteem has hit rock bottom 1:44 You have concentration and memory problems 2:44 You have troubles sleeping 3:33 Your weight changes 4:19 Nothing brings you pleasure 5:05 You experience mood swings 5:52 Your health deteriorates 6:47 Steps you can take to make it better 7:34 How to prevent depression 9:38 SUMMARY -When you start feeling hopeless and don't wanna get out of bed for days, that's where it gets into dangerous territory. -You’ll constantly dwell on your past failures, and your mind will be flooded with memories of every stupid mistake you’ve ever made. -You start forgetting about important things and have trouble remembering names or other details. -You have no energy and feel like you could spend the whole day in bed. -Your weight can go either way too: you all of a sudden gain several pounds or your weight drops drastically. -You’re constantly bored, tired, and have no desire to do your life-long hobby or meet up with your best friend. -When you're depressed, you constantly feel sad, anxious, or irritated and you probably can’t even explain why. -Emotional outbursts and a constant feeling of hopelessness throw not only your weight out of whack but your overall health too. -Take good care of your body and mind. Try to explore the world around you as if you never have before. Your spirit should also get a dose of treatment too with meditation. -“Seasonal depression” can be treated with natural substances. Experts also recommend to start seeing a doctor earlier and doing it regularly. Do you have any methods of your own on how to fight depression? Tell us in the comments below! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/