When we think about depression, lack of motivation, or difficulty focusing and concentrating, the well-known brain chemical serotonin often comes to mind. While it’s true that serotonin deficiency is a problem for many people with depression and other mental health issues, … Read More
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We all get antsy from time to time and feel the need to get up and move around. But for people who suffer from restless leg syndrome, these feelings aren’t just an occasional bother. The urge to move and the uncomfortable, even painful, sensations in the legs and other parts … Read More
It’s a tradition when it comes to any New Year’s Resolution: Ideas center on self-improvement—and often in the area of health. And why not? For some, buying a new car or traveling to an exotic locale might come first. But without our health, those fancy material possessions and adventurous trips … Read More
If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps for a while, and especially if you have thoughts of suicide, it’s time to visit your doctor or a mental health care professional. (If you’re feeling really hopeless, don’t hesitate to visit your nearest emergency room or urgent care center.) Most of … Read More
Wondering how to stop depression, and how to prevent yourself from falling into feelings of hopelessness? One solution proven in studies to help: exercise. Research reveals that what’s good for the body is also good for the mind. When you go for a run or a swim, your brain releases … Read More
Norepinephrine Deficiency: Surprising Research Challenges Our Understanding of Natural Depression Remedies
If you’ve ever screeched to a halt to avoid an accident and felt your heart race and your breathing quicken, you’ve felt some of the effects of norepinephrine, a key player in the fight-or-flight response. But that’s not all norepinephrine does. This neurotransmitter (in the nervous system) and … Read More
From time to time, we hear stories in the news of formerly good mothers "snapping" and injuring or even killing their children. These are extreme examples of people suffering from psychotic depression experiences. Obviously, this is a severe condition that requires prompt medical intervention.
The first step, as always, is to … Read More
Everyone feels down in the dumps sometimes. Maybe you’ve had a bad day, bad week, or a bad month. Maybe your spouse left you, you hate your job, and your best friend is moving away. These are all good reasons to feel bad. But is it possible your … Read More
Anyone who is suffering from depression can now easily get a prescription from their family doctor. But first, it's important to ask a crucial question: do antidepressants work?
More and more research is generally saying no; you would … Read More