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Managing Caregiver Stress

For many people, the stress of caregiving can be exhausting, especially when a loved one has a progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s. Decisions must be made around living arrangements, financial and legal matters, and home health care. For many caregivers, these demands can lead to feelings of frustration, helplessness, depression,

Lavender Reduces Signs of Anxiety in Women

Lavender Reduces Signs of Anxiety in Women

It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive from time to time. Let’s face it—life can be stressful. All of us worry about things like financial problems, work, family struggles, or health. But sometimes anxiety can become so severe that completing simple, everyday tasks is difficult. When this occurs, it may

What Causes Headaches?

What Causes Headaches?

The first thing that might surprise you is that what causes headaches isn’t related to anything going on in your brain—in fact, your brain doesn’t feel pain, because it doesn’t have any pain receptors (the nerve endings that are found throughout the body, and that transmit pain signals). But your

6 Home Remedies for Headaches

6 Home Remedies for Headaches

When a painful headache threatens to disrupt our day, our first instinct often is to take some Tylenol or Advil for relief. But if you suffer from chronic headaches, or if you’re prone to negative reactions to the main ingredients in some of these OTC pain relievers, you might want

What Is Anxiety?

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety comes in different forms and produces different reactions. So to answer the question “What is anxiety?” we’ll take a look at various anxiety definitions, discussing causes and characteristics.
What Is Anxiety Disorder?
Someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feels excessive anxiety or worry about a wide array of activities or events

7. Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Strategies

What is Sleep Hygiene?
Sleep hygiene is the term specialists use for good habits that promote sleep. These include keeping regular hours, even on weekends and vacations, and going to bed at the same time and waking at the same time every day to keep your sleep schedule consistent. A nighttime

Anxiety Symptoms in Women

Anxiety Symptoms in Women

The body’s stress response, the one that prepares us to “fight or flight” in the face of an imminent danger (such as a wild animal or mugger), is activated more readily in women than men and lasts longer. This may help explain why anxiety symptoms in women are twice as

How to Identify and Handle a “Nervous Breakdown”

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

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