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Do Antidepressants Really Work?

Do Antidepressants Really Work?

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

Picking Scabs: Why We Do It and How to Stop

Picking Scabs: Why We Do It and How to Stop

Ever enjoyed popping a pimple? How about poking a blister? It can feel gratifying to watch the grossness ooze out, right? Almost 90 percent of us are guilty of picking scabs and between 20 to 35 percent of us eat them afterwards. Um, yuck! (More on that in the sidebar

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety: The Latest Tool to Relieve Worry

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety: The Latest Tool to Relieve Worry

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, too. Anxiety is

6. Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 90 percent of people with low back pain will recover within a month even without any treatment. Thus, acute and subacute pain is best managed conservatively.
The latest guidelines by the American College of Physicians (Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2017) strongly

Adult ADHD Diagnosis—and How Treatment Can Help

Adult ADHD Diagnosis—and How Treatment Can Help

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychological disorder marked by attentional issues, hyperactivity, and impulsivity behavior. It’s not confined to young people either; it can become a lifelong issue. So what’s the best way to pursue adult ADHD diagnosis and treatment?

First, a brief history of ADHD. In 1902, pediatrician George

Mindfulness Exercises: 3 Ways to Find Peace

Mindfulness Exercises: 3 Ways to Find Peace

The practice of mindfulness—an essential part of Buddhist meditation—has become increasingly popular in Western society in recent years. Essentially, mindfulness is the ability to stay present in the moment without the intrusion of unwanted thoughts while being able to construct thoughts that are non-judgmental. Mindfulness and mindfulness exercises have been

Social Phobia: How to Overcome a Fear of Social Situations

Social Phobia: How to Overcome a Fear of Social Situations

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 15 million Americans have social phobia (which is also referred to as social anxiety disorder). Their symptoms range from just-about-manageable anxiety and stress in social situations (which may mean they feel like they’re being judged by other people) to physical

Alcohol Abuse: When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Alcohol Abuse: When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Full-blown alcohol addiction, commonly known as alcoholism, doesn’t happen all at once. Typically, alcohol abuse—a pattern of harmful drinking—begins the process. Abuse then progresses to dependency and addiction. The danger signs are well understood: They can provide a chance at early intervention, although problem drinkers face many challenges in overcoming

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