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April 17, 2017

The Psychology of Air Travel

With United Airline’s passenger debacle flooding the news, one has to wonder, how did we get to this point? A near 70 year-old man refusing to get off the plane after United overbooked their flight was forcibly dragged off the plane. He was left with a concussion, a broken nose, and two missing teeth, along with the promise of reconstructive surgery to right this severe lapse in judgment on the part of the airline staff.  Flying, once a luxurious…

January 14, 2016

Social Network Reviews of Psychological Services

In regards to social network online reviews, PCH Treatment Center believes that each consumer has the right to post a review of a service or product that they purchase. There are many online resources for persons to publish reviews. However, consumers, when researching a business, need to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of these reviews, realizing that there are specific problems and inherent limitations related to online reviews of psychological treatment services such as PCH Treatment Center.

PCH Treatment Center encourages each of our…

February 19, 2013

Hopelessness Over Insomnia Raises Suicide Risk

Insomnia is a known risk factor for suicide, but the reason why sleeplessness can drive suicidal behavior in certain individuals is still somewhat of an unknown. Does lack of sleep worsen existing mental health issues, such as depression? Could insomnia itself create an altered mental state that begins to contemplate suicide? Or — for some people — is it something else altogether?

According to a new study from Georgia Regent University published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine,…

February 12, 2013

Pro-Golfer Bubba Watson Admits to Having Panic Attacks

As the 2013 PGA season begins, pro-golfer Bubba Watson, winner of the 2012 Master’s Tournament, reveals that he has been sidelined in the past by panic attacks, both off and on the green.

In a press conference before this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, Watson was asked to comment on fellow golfer Charlie Beljan, who experienced a panic attack during competition at a tournament in November.

Watson, 34, said he knows how Beljan felt because he, too, experienced…

December 18, 2012

Borderline Personality, Bipolar Disorders Often Disrupt Employment

A clear warning sign that someone is experiencing mental health issues often comes in the form of symptoms that begin to disrupt everyday life, including job performance. Some disorders tend to be more disruptive than others, but which ones? A new study from Rhode Island Hospital confirms that people diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder may have more difficulty hanging on to a job compared to…

November 26, 2012

For Parents, New Reasons to Get Help for Social Anxiety Disorder


Though anxiety disorders affect one in five U.S. children, they often go unrecognized. It’s an unfortunate fact that undiagnosed anxiety in kids can be linked to depression, substance abuse and poor academic performance throughout childhood and well into adulthood.

How can we do a better job at spotting children at risk for anxiety? The answer may lie in parents’ own mental health, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Children Center that says parents with social anxiety disorder are…

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