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,
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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
If you suffer from severe migraine symptoms several times a month, and your migraines last for 12 hours or more, your doctor may prescribe a daily medication to help to reduce the frequency of your headaches.
Many migraine sufferers opt for pharmacological migraine medication. Other effective migraine medications include non-pharmacological
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
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
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
Studies find this two-in-one treatment for depression and joint paint is as effective as prescription antidepressants and pain killers (NSAIDs)! Learn how to use SAM-e as a natural remedy for both depression and joint pain…
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
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
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