If you've been stressed out and searching for over-the-counter anxiety medication, you might consider taking a detour in search of natural solutions. Specifically, check out the alternative and natural remedy section of any pharmacy or health food store and you’re bound to find a pile of options … Read More
Legend has it that tea was first discovered by Shan Nong, Emperor of China, in 2737 B.C. The Emperor believed that drinking boiled water contributed to good health. One summer day while visiting a distant region, he and his servants stopped to rest. As the Emperor sipped his hot water, a few … Read More
It might not surprise some, but there’s actually considerable evidence that men are physically less vulnerable to stress and anxiety than women. Research suggests, for instance, that the body’s stress response is less readily activated in men than women and less long-lasting.
In addition, fluctuations in female hormones … Read More
Depression is miserable and debilitating. It can rob you of your motivation, energy, and zest for life. The goal of treating depression is simple—to feel better! With more than 10 percent of the population taking antidepressants, it seems prudent to ask, “Do antidepressants really work?”
Antidepressants are the second most commonly … Read More
Anxiety is a big problem in today’s world—one that’s been made worse by our increasing reliance upon technology and addiction to social media. In fact, about 40 million of us suffer from the disorder, says the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Don’t worry! There’s good news, … Read More
Because there are multiple types of depression, anyone feeling as if he or she is battling the condition might understandably wonder, “What kind of depression do I have?”
The most severe form is major depressive disorder, or MDD. People with MDD feel down most or all of the time … Read More
If you toss and turn at night and then feel lethargic during the day, using natural remedies for insomnia can help. The No. 1 reason people experience daytime fatigue is due to an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. As many as … Read More
It’s important to realize that anxiety isn’t "all in your head." That is, people who suffer from anxiety aren’t simply choosing to avoid certain situations or activities because they have convinced themselves they'll be unpleasant. So... what does anxiety mean and what does anxiety feel like?
How does anxiety … Read More
Occasional anxiety is normal—in fact it can be helpful when it alerts you to pay attention (when you're about to take a test, for example) or take action (if you're about to step on a snake, for example). Anxiety disorders, however, involve a more chronic fear or worry that interferes … Read More
The body’s stress response, the one that prepares us to "fight or flight" in the face of an imminent danger—encountering a wild animal or a mugger, for example—is activated more readily in women than men and lasts longer. This may help explain why anxiety symptoms in women are … Read More