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2 Natural Antidepressants Found to Be as Effective as Prozac

Want to relieve your depression symptoms using safe, natural antidepressants? Want an herbal alternative that can improve your depression symptoms without antidepressant side effects? How about avoiding the weight gain and sexual dysfunction sometimes associated with antidepressant medications?

Two herbal extracts known for their brilliant, yellow-orange hues—curcumin and saffron—both … Read More

What Is Depression? Symptoms Tell the Story

Depression is a disorder that negatively affects mood, thoughts, and behavior. It is also known as “major depressive disorder” or “clinical depression,” and for a diagnosis to be made, symptoms must have been present for at least two weeks. It is a common but serious mood disorder, … Read More

3 Natural PMS Remedies For Women

Some women experience debilitating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that interfere with daily functioning every month. Common symptoms include headache, bloating, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. With such a wide range of effects, PMS can be hard to treat. No single treatment is universally effective and every woman is different. Many … Read More

OCD: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common form of anxiety disorder marked by uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and the urge to engage in repeated behaviors or rituals (compulsions). OCD will affect 2.3 percent of adults in their lifetime. Research by the National Comorbidity Survey Replication … Read More

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 … Read More

Fibromyalgia: Shedding Light on a Mysterious Condition

Fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease: It wasn't until 1981 that the first controlled study to identify symptoms of fibromyalgia was published. And it wasn't until 2005 that the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia.

So exactly what is fibromyalgia? It's "a generalized … Read More

What Does Serotonin Do?

It's an important question in trying to understand the chemicals that help define us: "What does serotonin do?" Serotonin is a neurotransmitter—a brain chemical that helps to activate communication between brain cells. Neurotransmitters work by binding to receptors (molecules of protein that receive external signals) on the surface of cells. … Read More

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain, affects millions of people in the U.S. About twice as many women as men experience symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts aren’t sure why the risk is so much higher in women than … Read More

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