Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see “What You Can Do” sidebar). It often takes time and patience to overcome. And while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, a Massachusetts General Hospital expert points out that there are common-sense steps that
Research shows that even the way you deal with daily hassles like sitting in a traffic jam or fixing your leaking sink might have a huge impact on your health later in life.
Relax and take a deep breath. It’s a common recommendation from physicians and friends who seek to help you reach a state of calm when you’re feeling frazzled. Breathing is an essential and automatic function. But with a deliberate focus on breathing, it’s a proven tool for healing and wellbeing.
A tension headache can be short and episodic (lasting for about 30 minutes and occurring on 10 to 15 days every month) or chronic (a more severe version that lasts for a day or longer, and occurs more frequently). The onset of chronic tension headaches is usually preceded by the
People with social anxiety disorder (SAD)—also called social phobia—have an intense fear of social situations, especially if they believe they’ll be judged or scrutinized by others. So, while going to a party may produce what feels like anxiety, a party in which the person is the guest of honor might
New Theory for Parkinson’s Development.
For years it’s been thought that the toxic protein alpha-synuclein, associated with development of Parkinson’s disease, spread from nerve cell to nerve cell. New findings, however, propose that the protein spreads throughout the body at the same time, affecting different parts of the nervous system to
Learn how to follow a Meniere’s disease diet to help better control your symptoms naturally.
If you’ve heard the term “mindfulness” before, it may have conjured an image of peo-ple seated cross-legged on a mat with their hands in a particular position on their knees and their eyes closed as wisps of incense smoke drift by. If so, it’s time to update your image of
Most people experience an occasional headache that is relieved by an over-the-counter pain medication. However, if you have headaches that frequently affect your ability to function, don’t assume that there’s no solution. Work with your physician or a specialist to identify what type of headaches you have so you can
Need For More Sleep May Indicate Increase Dementia Risk
Older adults who suddenly require longer sleep times than they have in the past may be at greater risk for dementia in the future, according to a new study. The research did not find a direct causal relationship between recent increases in