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Why Am I Having Hypnagogic Hallucinations?

Why Am I Having Hypnagogic Hallucinations?

Do you ever have wild visions or dreams that are extremely vivid and seem like real life just as you’re falling asleep? You may be experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations, a condition often associated with narcolepsy. In fact, hypnagogic hallucinations are among the four most common narcolepsy symptoms, along with sleep paralysis,

Don’t Let Depression Sideline You

Almost twice as many women as men suffer from depression, and about one in five women develop depression at some point in their lifetimes. However, many women do not seek help.

“Often, people don’t recognize that they may be suffering from depression,” says Susan Evans, PhD, Professor of Psychology in Clinical

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia pain in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Do you feel as if you’ve been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory.

Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned and

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease; the first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread or

Factors Other Than Dementia May Affect Your Memory

Feeling forgetful? Having trouble remembering the name of the movie you saw last week? Relax; it’s probably not dementia, just the normal course of aging.

“When people visit a doctor with memory complaints, they often think they have Alzheimer’s disease,” says Lisa D. Ravdin, PhD, a neuropsychologist at the Weill Cornell

Newsbriefs: Dementia Risk; Chronic Pain; Naps

O-T-C Sleep, Allergy Aids linked to Greater Risk for Dementia.
People who routinely take a class of drugs called anticholinergics over the course of many years may be at higher risk for dementia than people who don’t take these drugs. Anticholinergics are used to treat such conditions as asthma, incontinence, intestinal

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