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Finding the Best Antidepressants for Anxiety

Finding the Best Antidepressants for Anxiety

People who struggle with feelings of anxiety frequently turn to medications to help ease their symptoms. However, the large number of medications and their varying characteristics can sometimes make it challenging to find the medication most likely to restore normal mood with a minimum of side effects. We asked an

Finding the Best Anti-Anxiety Medication

People who struggle with feelings of anxiety frequently turn to medications to help ease their symptoms. However, the large number of medications and their varying characteristics can sometimes make it challenging to find the medication most likely to restore normal mood with a minimum of side effects. We asked an

Social Phobia: Crippling, but Treatable

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is an extremely common condition that affects about seven percent of all Americans. The condition imposes an enormous burden on people who suffer from it, impacting their everyday social and occupational lives, to the extent that the mere anticipation of an event—such as eating or drinking

Ask the Doctor: Dementia Drugs for MCI; Intracranial Arterial Stenosis; Anxiety & Heart Disesase

Q: My mother has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. Would she benefit from taking a medication for dementia?

A: Research involving nearly 4,500 older adults suggests that taking one of the four commonly prescribed medications for Alzheimer’s disease—rivastigmine (Exelon), donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne) or memantine (Namenda)—does not improve the cognition of people

Your Resting Heart Rate Speaks Volumes

Measuring your resting heart rate (RHR)—the number of times your heart beats per minute while you are at rest—can give you information about your current heart health, as well as potential problems you may be facing.
RHR By the Numbers
A RHR between 60 and 100 beats per minute is considered

Chamomile’s Calming Properties May Be Real

There’s nothing quite like a cup of hot chamomile tea to soothe frayed nerves. In fact, dried chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita) were used as far back as Roman times for their calming effects. Today, an increasing number of studies indicate there may be some true relaxing benefits in a fragrant

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease

When you hear the phrase “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD), you may first think of men—military veterans struggling with the consequences of combat experience. But PTSD can have a profound effect on the physical health and mental well-being of women, too. In fact, research suggests that about twice as many women

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