Tag Archives: Acticin

What is performance anxiety?

We all commonly experience performance anxiety when taking a test, speaking in public, or acting on stage. Patients report all kinds of medical, physical, and psychological symptoms, which range from sweating, nausea, and palpitations to an overwhelming sense of doom to a heightened sense of tension about the potential outcome of their project. This might… Read More »

Treatment for PTSD

In the management of stress-induced disorders one has to consider symptoms, severity, duration and social ramification of the trauma. It is particularly important for treatment planning to include co-occurring disorders. Psychological interventions are always required. Pharmacological treatments may be administered as adjuvants to psychological therapy or with the primary aim of suppressing stress-induced symptoms. Pharmacological… Read More »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea () syndrome is a complex disorder of neural respiratory control and upper airway dysfunction resulting in repeated complete and partial occlusion of the upper airway during sleep. In itself, this medical phenomenon would not be of particular interest to psychologists. However, there are several aspects of this disorder that bring it quite… Read More »

Single Provider Compared With Collaborative Approaches

Integrative treatment can be delivered by a single clinician or collaboratively When the same clinician has expertise in both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, a single provider approach may be most practical. Under some circumstances (e.g., a skilled cognitive-behavioral therapy therapist is unavailable, or the patient is unwilling to engage in a second treatment relationship), a single… Read More »

Management of Rhythmic Movement Disorder

Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder is characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, and rhythmic motor behaviors (such as body rocking, head banging, head rolling, etc.) that occur predominantly during drowsiness and sleep and that involve large muscle groups. rhythmic movement disorder also occur in developmentally abnormal patients, especially children with mental retardation and autism, but in such cases… Read More »