Panic Disorders Video VideoMD In this video, Dr. Paul Salkovskis, a clinical psychologist from the Kings College Hospital, discusses panic disorder. He discusses how it differs from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), what a panic attack is, how it is diagnosed, and what can be done to treat it.
Phobias Video VideoMD In this video, Dr. Paul Salkovskis of the Kings College Hospital discusses phobias. He begins with a discussion of the difference between a fear and a phobia, the different categories of phobias, and how different phobias can be treated.
How to Stay Calm When You Know You'll Be Stressed TED You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. "We all are going to fail now and then," he says. "The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be."