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 … Read More
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
People who struggle with feelings of anxiety frequently turn to medications to help ease their symptoms. However, the large number of medications and their varying characteristics can sometimes make it challenging to find the one most likely to restore normal mood with a minimum of side effects. We asked … 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
Millions of American adults suffer from major depressive disorder (MDD), a condition that often interferes with a person’s ability to work, carry on successful interpersonal relationships, and engage in daily activities of living. However, many people get relief from their depression by taking antidepressant medications. Popular … Read More
What is serotonin deficiency, and could it possibly be one of the underlying causes of your depression symptoms? Research shows the two are intricately linked!
First, let's address the question "What does serotonin do?"
Serotonin is an important chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain … Read More
There is no one-size-fits-all depression medication, but there are certain types of medications that work well in many people. It may sound obvious to say that antidepressants are the first drugs prescribed for depression, but which antidepressant medication you take depends on a number of factors—among them the type … Read More
Millions of people learn how to deal with depression in effective ways. You can, too. Among the options: various depression medications that work to correct chemical imbalances.
Depression Medication Types
Many different types of medications can be used to treat depression. The prescription drugs that are most often … Read More
It’s a more common question than you may think: What to do when depressed? Take heart. You're not alone. Nearly 15 million Americans are depressed right now.
If you think you might be depressed, see your doctor. He or she can confirm your diagnosis and rule out any other … Read More