Have you ever felt panic attack symptoms brought on simply by being in an enclosed space—an airplane, a train heading into a tunnel, even the back seat of a car? If so, then you may already know that claustrophobia is a specific type of anxiety disorder. For some people, it’s
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Xanax and other anti-anxiety medications are among the most-prescribed drugs in the country, but a vitamin has gained attention as a natural remedy for anxiety.
Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 (not to be confused with niacin), has been used since the 1950’s as a popular anti-diabetes nutrient. It has even
We’ve all heard and used the phrase “nervous breakdown,” but it’s not an actual medical term, so there is no clinical definition. So what is a nervous breakdown? Generally, the phrase refers to some type of mental health crisis that renders a person incapable of normal, effective functioning. The person
“To sleep, perchance to dream,” was the desire of Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama. It’s also the desire of thousands of insomnia suffers, who can’t get a normal night’s sleep for a variety of reasons.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:
Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights
Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even
It’s good to be in tune with your body and alert to changes that might indicate illness, but constant fretting over physical symptoms can be an illness in itself. Chronic fear about your health is a form of anxiety, which in its most severe form may be diagnosed as hypochondria.
Q: I am a healthy male, 63. My friend says I should take ginkgo biloba because it improves memory and prevents dementia. Should I consider taking the supplement?
A: Some studies have suggested that ginkgo biloba might improve memory and cognitive problems somewhat in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or vascular dementia, possibly
The term “nervous breakdown” is commonly used to refer to an inability to function normally; it’s often described as a feeling of being unable to cope with life’s demands. Some healthcare professionals refer to it as a mental health crisis.
“While the term ‘nervous breakdown’ is not an actual clinical condition