PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second-largest federal credit union, recently screened its documentary short film “The Shot” at the NYC Mental Health Film Festival. This completes the film’s competitive run after numerous awards and screening for film festival audiences from Maui, Hawaii to Liverpool, England. Produced by PenFed Digital, the digital media division of PenFed Credit Union, the film follows three patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their experience before and the year after receiving the promising Stellate Ganglion Block treatment. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Psychiatry
Artemis Aerospace: how to cure a fear of flying – six tips for stress free travel
As a former commercial pilot, it wasn’t unusual to hear of passengers experiencing anxiety or panic attacks during a flight. While cabin crew are trained to calm and reassure passengers, it can be a distressing experience for the sufferer, and unsettling for fellow travellers. Continue reading
Daydreaming’s dark side: the compulsive, complex fantasy disorder that dominates some people’s daily lives
Giulia Poerio, University of Sussex
Despite what we’re often taught to believe, daydreaming can be immensely useful. Not only can it be a source of pleasure and a way to relieve boredom, research shows that our ability to mentally escape the present can also boost creativity, problem-solving and planning, and provide an antidote to loneliness.
Elon Musk: how being autistic may make him think differently
Punit Shah, University of Bath; Luca Hargitai, University of Bath, and Lucy Anne Livingston, King’s College London
The business magnate and new owner of Twitter Elon Musk revealed a while ago that he is autistic. Musk, the wealthiest person in the world, is autistic. Musk, a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society and Time’s 2021 Person of the Year, is autistic. One of the most famous people on Earth is autistic. Perhaps it is worth letting that sink in?