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Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal—Worse Than Headaches

Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal—Worse Than Headaches

As little as 100 milligrams of caffeine a day—the amount in about 12 ounces of coffee—can lead to symptoms of caffeine withdrawal like headaches and marked fatigue when caffeine consumption is discontinued. Higher daily doses of caffeine (the average adult caffeine consumer in the U.S. ingests about 280 milligrams a

4 Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

4 Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

Research shows that when you’re consistently sad, pessimistic, or moody you may have a serotonin deficiency that you can treat yourself by using serotonin supplements. The 4 natural supplements presented here have all been shown to help treat serotonin deficiency symptoms such as depression, insomnia, and more by increasing serotonin

6. Can Supplements Really “Boost” Brainpower

One of the fastest-growing segments of the dietary supplement industry is the market for products claiming to protect your memory or “boost” your brainpower. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need (though not necessarily in such quantity) to novel concoctions such as Asian herbal remedies or

Treatment for Depression Often Misses Mark

Of the number of American adults who screen positive for depression, only 29 percent, or about one-third, receive treatment; conversely, many who are treated do not screen positive, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine online, Aug. 29, 2016. Nevertheless, there has been a substantial increase in the

5. Treatments for Depression

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

4. Diagnosing Depression

Once you’ve made that important first step to go see your doctor or a mental health professional for your depression symptoms, these experts will give you a comprehensive assessment to determine whether you are indeed suffering from the condition. This section describes some of the things that might happen during

Depression in Older Adults: Meeting the Challenge

Getting treatment for major depression is essential at any age, but it may be especially important for older individuals. Depressed older adults experience faster brain aging and cognitive decline and face a significantly greater risk of developing dementia than adults of a similar age who do not have depression, research

Do “Natural” Remedies Work for Depression?

An estimated one out of four Americans turns to alternative treatments for health problems, and many of them are looking for help with major depression. But an MGH expert urges caution when you consider using a natural remedy to chase your blues away.

“It’s important to remember that just because something

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