Sweaty palms, fast heartbeat, a pit in your stomach…. we’ve all been there. Feeling anxious is a normal response to the many stressful situations in life. But some people tend toward these physical reactions and catastrophic thinking more frequently than others, making negativity their go-to emotional reaction to any challenging
The Benefits of Activity
We’ve seen how smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline. But the truth is that the most important lifestyle changes you make for your brain happen between meals: To maximize your chances of maintaining peak brain power as you age, increase your level
Up to 14 percent of American seniors are thought to suffer from anxiety according to the National Council on Aging. Many more have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. “Older adults are at risk for anxiety because they face many challenges, including poor health, loss, and decreasing social support,” says Judith Neugroschl,
One popular method for handling stress, panic attacks, and anxiety attacks is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). In CBT, a therapist helps you identify and change negative thoughts (i.e., cognitions) and behaviors that are contributing to your anxiety.
For instance, imagine that every time you go to work, you experience stress symptoms
We typically hear about stress causing such conditions as a nervous breakdown or anxiety attack. But panic disorder symptoms can reflect a number of related conditions. Here are three to consider.
What Is Agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is the fear of being exposed to any situation that produces significant anxiety or panic. Such situations
Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. In order to help tease apart the different ways depression can manifest and help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. The two main types are known as major depressive disorder (also called clinical
In the last few years, my health has changed dramatically, and I have finally found some significant relief from the chronic pain and fatigue that has been plaguing me for almost a decade. I credit this to many lifestyle changes I have been committed to making, including exercising regularly and
Brain Scan May Spot Early Signs of Cognitive Decline
Although not yet clinically available, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to measure blood flow in the brain could one day detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) long before the disease process has caused serious brain damage. According to a report published online
Feeling stressed and anxious all too often? You may have an underlying medical condition that’s producing anxiety or, more specifically, generalized anxiety disorder.
The good news: It’s treatable. Together, you and your physician can get to the bottom of what’s troubling you, sometimes with the help of diagnostic questionnaires and
Anxiety can feel like different things to different people. Some simply feel ill, like they have the flu. Others may experience symptoms similar to an asthma attack or even a heart attack. Still others may be irritable or worry all the time. How can you tell what your anxiety symptoms