The exact type of medication for anxiety and stress depends largely on how it is to be used in your recovery. Some anxiety medications work by making your body relax so that your mind will follow. These are useful for providing rapid relief during a period of intense anxiety but
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If you become ill, usually you can pinpoint a reason. A stiff, swollen joint, for example, might be due to injury or to a chronic disease like arthritis, while an upset stomach might be due to food poisoning. The causes of depression are harder to pin down. And unfortunately, they
What is a panic attack, and how do panic attack symptoms affect us? It’s an important question, because so many of us experience them: “Each year, about one in 10 people experiences a panic attack,” according to data published by the Department of Psychology at Northern Illinois University.
Close your eyes and sit up straight. Take a deep breath while you count to five, then count to five again as you exhale. Go ahead and try it right now for six breaths.
It feels good, doesn’t it? Here’s what just happened. First, you began to calm your sympathetic nervous
Plenty of other factors can disrupt sleep. Traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, the effects of illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even taking it easy in your retirement are some of them. In many cases, simple steps can help restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is no simple answer to the question, what causes depression? Is it your brain? Your genes? Your thought patterns? Your life experiences? Likely, it’s all of the above and more.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression, it helps to have a
Are the demands of everyday activities draining you of your get-up-and-go? Take heart—a number of recent studies point the way to simple measures that can help counter a lack of energy and eliminate many of its underlying causes.
“Don’t assume that your loss of vigor is an unavoidable aspect of growing
Surprising Research Challenges Our Understanding of Norepinephrine Deficiency and Natural Remedies for Depression
Could you have a norepinephrine imbalance? Problems with attention, focus, depression, anxiety, and sleep have long been attributed to norepinephrine deficiency. But research shows that the relationship is more complex than it seems.
By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Every woman has experienced stress at some point in her life. Regardless of whether stress is caused by work, family matters, or illness, the symptoms tend to be similar. Some people experience chest tightness, abdominal pain or cramps, or headaches or back pain. Others have
If you’re concerned about losing your mental edge with age, consider engaging in 20 minutes a day of meditation to maximize your brain health.
Meditation—a term describing a variety of techniques, including yoga, transcendental meditation, and more—involves setting aside time to reach a state of physical relaxation, mental tranquility, and focused