It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive from time to time. Let’s face it—life can be stressful. All of us worry about things like financial problems, work, family struggles, or health. But sometimes anxiety can become so severe that completing simple, everyday tasks is difficult. When this occurs, it may
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
Plenty of other factors can disrupt sleep. Traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, the effects of illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even taking it easy in your retirement are some of them. In many cases, simple steps can help restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
Despite reports of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, there is still no cure. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of the
Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even
Doctors can’t yet cure Alzheimer’s disease—although that is the ultimate goal of AD research. Treatments have advanced to the point where they can help manage some of the most troubling cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and make life easier for both those with the condition, and their caregivers. New treatments on
Q: Why is consuming flaxseed so beneficial for the brain?
A: Flaxseed, also called linseed, provides the brain with powerful antioxidants, along with the essential polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fats, which help build cell membranes throughout the body and must be derived from the diet. These fats comprise a high proportion
More than half of adults surveyed by the National Sleep Foundation report spending several nights each week struggling with at least one symptom of insomnia—difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, waking too early in the morning, or a lack of restorative sleep that causes distress or dysfunction. Sleeping pills are
Brown Fat vs. White Fat.
Brown fat cells burn energy at a much higher rate than white fat. A new study at the Technical University of Munich shows that humans have three times more brown body fat (adipose tissue) than originally thought. As a result, there is great interest in drugs
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