Serotonin is the “feel-good” brain chemical. Too little of this vital neurotransmitter will have you suffering from depression, but newer research shows it also influences whether or not you develop dementia.
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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
If you have periodic limb movement disorder, your legs and arms may move around from a few times to close to 1,000 times while you’re asleep. These movement episodes can be as brief as a fraction of a second or last as long as five seconds. And they frequently recur
Some people don’t like to take drugs. While it’s definitely not advisable to self-treat for depression without the guidance of your doctor, and you should never, ever stop taking medication for depression against medical advice, there are instances when so-called natural depression remedies may be in order.
St. John’s wort, possibly
Sleep disorders can be caused by internal factors, such as medical problems, or by external factors, such as stressful situations. Some sleep disorders affect your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep, while others disrupt the structure of your sleep.
The most common sleep disorders by far are insomnia and
Researchers involved in the battle against major depressive disorder (MDD) are focusing increasingly on identifying metabolic markers that could one day help confirm the diagnosis of the mood disorder, indicate appropriate treatments, track treatment outcomes, and perhaps even prevent its development in the first place. The effort aims at improving
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
By the late ’80s, the story of depression being caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain brought on by a serotonin deficiency was very popular. But now, scientists agree that the real story is much more complicated than that.
Learn how to protect mother and baby from antidepressant side effects. You can start by asking your doctor these 20 crucial questions.