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How older adults express anxiety

How older adults express anxiety

While there are several factors that can cause anxiety in older adults, it can be difficult to identify because they express anxiety in unique ways, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. According to Dr. Melinda Stanley, professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor, common types of anxiety … Continue reading

Making a difference in our community

Making a difference in our community

Baylor College of Medicine builds partnerships around the world to share knowledge, skills and talents that lead to improved health, education and better lives for people from Honduras to Botswana, Romania to China, and across the United States. You don’t have to go far to see The College at work. In Houston, our faculty and … Continue reading

Understanding mood changes triggered by menopause

Understanding mood changes triggered by menopause

Because hormones influence mood, perimenopause, or the transition period prior to menopause, can be an emotional time for women, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Britta Ostermeyer, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM, said that perimenopause occurs at the same time as other life … Continue reading

Coping with tragedies: BCM expert offers advice

Coping with tragedies: BCM expert offers advice

Watching tragedies such as those at the Boston Marathon and at the plant explosion in West, Texas, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed, helpless and upset. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer a few tips and resources to cope with these difficult times. “Those who have already endured a painful event may be re-traumatized. … Continue reading

Battling with burnout and challenges in the medical field

Battling with burnout and challenges in the medical field

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine last October shows that nearly 46 percent of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout, and physicians are significantly likelier to have symptoms of burnout compared to other working U.S. adults. Why are these numbers so high? And what can physicians do about it?

Stress: Coping with it and leading a more balanced life

Stress: Coping with it and leading a more balanced life

Everyone copes with stress, but many cope with it in unhealthy ways, says Baylor College of Medicine psychiatrist Dr. Asim Shah. Aiming to avoid stress completely is unrealistic, he says, but there are ways to eliminate daily stresses and learn to manage stress in ways that are healthier and will ultimately make you happier.