Kimberly Tyler

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Kimberly wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Anxiety Disorders.

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Social Anxiety Disorder Survey Reveals Severity of Impact of Widespread Disorder

A recently published on-line survey commissioned by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) provides up-close and personal insight into the severe effects of social anxiety disorder. The survey conducted by Harris Interactive focuses on r...

Understanding and Overcoming Resentment

As I continue in my recovery with anxiety, Post-Traumatic, and depression, there are a few triggers that I now recognize very clearly. Resentment is one of them, perhaps the strongest. Resentment is my “red flag” that something is seriously amiss. Th...

"Law & Order: SVU" Addresses the Stigma of Mental Illness

A recent episode of NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” addressed the stigma of mental illness. Additionally, there were some excellent moments during this show that reflected the national debate about whether mentally ill criminals should be sent to prison ...

PTSD Treatment: More Complicated than Just "Letting Go"

For many of us with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we may be questioned why we just can’t “let go” of the past and move forward and live in the present. Such a concept to “let go” and be free of the past would be wonderful… if only it were th...

Chantix, Psychiatric Risks and the FDA

In a recently released Public Health Advisory, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a second alert to the public about severe psychiatric side-effects linked to the smoking-cessation drug, Chantix.[1] Back in November 2006 when the FDA ...

Chantix, Psychiatric Risks and the FDA

In a recently released Public Health Advisory, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a second alert to the public about severe psychiatric side-effects linked to the smoking-cessation drug, Chantix.[1] Back in November 2006 when the FDA ...

A Slip On The Road of Recovery

I know the road of recovery is not a straight shot road. I do consider myself in recovery–not recovered–as the process of recovery requires conscious awareness, medication and therapy compliance, and taking the time to practice self-care. Set-backs w...

Study Uncovers Link Between Plastic Surgery and Mental Illness

A recently published study in the Annals of Plastic Surgery reports that women who undergo cosmetic breast augmentation are three times as likely (compared to the same age women who did not choose this procedure) to either commit suicide or suffer de...

Mental Health and High School: The Good, the Bad and the Pitfalls

I share these two entries about mental health issues in school settings - this one about high school and the next about college - as an opportunity to open up the dialogue for teens and young adults that will soon be either returning to high school o...

Explaining Depression to Friends and Family

Very often, folks who experience clinical depression are told that they simply need to have a more positive outlook, count their blessings, or to just take a look and see how good they have it (a home, children, husband, career, money in the bank, go...