Sleep and sleep related

Weighted Blanks for Mental Health – The Psych Talk

A weighted blanket is a blanket filled with hypoallergenic, non-toxic polypropylene pellets. The pellets are sewn into self-contained small pockets that are evenly distributed throughout the blanket. These pellets give the blanket its weight, which should generally be around 10 percent of the user’s body weight, give or take a few pounds depending on the…
— Read on thepsychtalk.com/2019/03/17/weighted-blanks-for-mental-health/

Antidepressant Medications

What is Citalopram? – The Psych Talk

Citalopram, also known by the trade name Celexa, is an antidepressant of the SSRI class. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. Benefits may take one to four weeks to occur. It is taken by mouth. The recommended dose is: The usual dose of citalopram is…
— Read on thepsychtalk.com/2019/03/12/what-is-citalopram/

Psychology Of Fear And Panic

What is Agoraphobia? – The Psych Talk

Agoraphobia is a very complex phobia usually manifesting itself as a collection of inter-linked conditions. For example many agoraphobics also fear being left alone (monophobia), dislike being in any situation where they feel trapped (exhibiting claustrophobia type tendencies) and fear travelling away from their ‘safe’ place, usually the home. Signs and Symptoms: Typical agoraphobia symptoms…
— Read on thepsychtalk.com/2019/03/03/what-is-agoraphobia/

Sleep and sleep related

How to Fall Asleep – The Psych Talk

Wind Down Before Bed Try to create a relaxing bedtime routine. You could take a warm bath, do some reading or listen to some calming music before bed. One study finds that a predictable set of pre-sleep activities is associated with improved sleep onset latency and sleep consolidation in young children. Environment Keep your bedroom…
— Read on thepsychtalk.com/2019/02/05/how-to-fall-asleep/