John Preston, PsyD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most American servicewomen who are sexually assaulted don't seek health care right away, a new study suggests.

    Of more than 200 women who said they had been sexually assaulted while in the armed forces, fewer than one-third sought medical care after...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With food, seeing it is eating it, a new study suggests.

    People who keep food in plain sight around the house are more likely to be obese, researchers report, while low self-esteem is another risk factor.

    "Self-esteem is important becau...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.

    And having a history of money problems might double the heart attack ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic women tend to exercise less and fret less about their weight than white women, and their heart disease risks are also lower, a new study suggests.

    Examining data from female employees of a Miami-based health system, researchers theori...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found.

    Doctors diagnosed girls with Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being bullied as a child may take a larger toll on a young adult's mental health than being abused or neglected at home, a new study suggests.

    Kids who are the victims of bullies are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and to try to hu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have an increased risk for psychosomatic symptoms -- physical problems caused by mental distress -- if their parents separate or divorce, a new study suggests.

    Those who lived mostly with one parent due to a family breakup had the most ...Full Article

  • John Preston, PsyD - Sacramento, CA - Psychology
    John Preston, PsyD answered:
    Coping with stress has to do with our response to our environments. The degree of stress we have in response to environmental stressors is partly genetic but can be controlled when we learn behaviors that minimize its impact on our psyches, relationships, and bodies. Having bipolar disorder can be...Read More
  • John Preston, PsyD - Sacramento, CA - Psychology
    John Preston, PsyD answered:
    Most people can recognize the symptoms of stress: tension, feeling overwhelmed, anxiety, anger, frustration, and weight fluctuations due to increase or decrease in appetite. We also have physical reactions to stress: for some, it's neck tension and stomach distress; for others it's headaches, back...Read More
  • John Preston, PsyD - Sacramento, CA - Psychology
    John Preston, PsyD answered:
    How does the body generally respond to stress?

    All biological processes are fundamentally adaptive. They have developed over hundreds of thousands of years in the direction of greater ability to adapt and survive. The following information is about normal stress reactions (not anxiety disorders). &...Read More
  • John Preston, PsyD - Sacramento, CA - Psychology
    John Preston, PsyD answered:
    A support system is a network of friends, family, and professionals who are willing and able to provide you with the help you need when you need it. This support could vary from accompanying you on medical visits to supporting you in your maintenance plan to sharing in your exercise program. Your friends...Read More
  • John Preston, PsyD - Sacramento, CA - Psychology
    John Preston, PsyD answered:
    In a food log, record the feelings you experienced before and after your meals or snacks. Do you notice a pattern of eating when you're tired, bored, or stressed? Remember to observe how you feel after drinking coffee or alcohol. If you find that you're using food or beverages to deal with stress...Read More
  • John Preston, PsyD - Sacramento, CA - Psychology
    John Preston, PsyD answered:
    Mixed bipolar disorder is a condition in which there are severe episodes of major depression and what are referred to as mixed (or also dysphoric) manic episodes. In bipolar disorder, more common are “classic” manic episodes that have an elated, euphoric mood, grandiosity, and very unrealistic feelings...Read More
  • John Preston, PsyD - Sacramento, CA - Psychology
    John Preston, PsyD answered:
    First, an important issue. Severe depression can occur in the context of unipolar disorder or bipolar disorder. These disorders are very different. Treatments that are effective with unipolar depression often do not work with bipolar disorder, and vice versa. In fact, any treatment that may reduce...Read More