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Natural Remedies for Depression: Bach Flower Remedies

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen discovered that plant compounds from the South African flower species Crinum and Cyrtanthus (related to daffodils) may be useful in treating diseases originating in the brain, including depression. The study findings show why these plant compounds are so effective—they can cross the brain’s protective … Read More

What Is a Panic Attack?

Is there anything more frightening and scary than suffering a panic attack? Even the thought of having one often can be enough to set off panic sufferers. But exactly what is a panic attack? And, more important, have you experienced the symptoms of a panic attack yourself? A panic attack … Read More

Vitamin B6: Why We Need It and Where We Get It

Vitamin B6 is an essential nutrient, a water-soluble vitamin present naturally in some foods or added to others. It's also available as a dietary supplement. There are several forms of vitamin B6. The ones that actively contribute to your body's metabolism are known as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P5P for short) and … Read More

Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown

Many of us have heard stories of the 1950s housewife who had a nervous breakdown and had to spend time in a medical facility. But "nervous breakdown" is not a medical diagnosis. That’s right: There is no official or medical definition for the phrase "nervous breakdown." So what was that … Read More

What Is a Nervous Breakdown?

We’ve all heard and used the phrase “nervous breakdown,” but it’s not an actual medical term, so there is no clinical definition. So what is a nervous breakdown? Generally, the phrase refers to some type of mental health crisis that renders a person incapable of normal, effective functioning. The person … Read More

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