Now that you know the causes and effects of stress and anxiety, it’s time to learn how to deal with them. Don’t despair: Both are highly treatable. Many of the ill effects caused by anxiety and stress can be reversed (or at least improved) by treating the causes of your
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What Is Stress?
Stress is a highly subjective term, which makes defining it a challenge (or, as some would say, stressful). In short, stress is a mostly physical response to a perceived threat or pressure. Vaile Wright, director of research and special projects at the American Psy-chological Association, puts it like
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
When you hear the phrase “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD), you may think of military veterans struggling with memories of combat in Vietnam, Afghanistan, or other foreign countries. However, you don’t have to travel abroad to develop PTSD: Events that can cause PTSD may occur in your own home. The key
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 a
One popular method for handling stress, panic attacks, and anxiety attacks is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). In CBT, a therapist helps you identify and change negative thoughts (i.e., cognitions) and behaviors that are contributing to your anxiety.
For instance, imagine that every time you go to work, you experience stress symptoms
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 medication most likely to restore normal mood with a minimum of side effects. We asked an
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is an extremely common condition that affects about seven percent of all Americans. The condition imposes an enormous burden on people who suffer from it, impacting their everyday social and occupational lives, to the extent that the mere anticipation of an event—such as eating or drinking
Q: My mother has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. Would she benefit from taking a medication for dementia?
A: Research involving nearly 4,500 older adults suggests that taking one of the four commonly prescribed medications for Alzheimer’s disease—rivastigmine (Exelon), donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne) or memantine (Namenda)—does not improve the cognition of people
Measuring your resting heart rate (RHR)—the number of times your heart beats per minute while you are at rest—can give you information about your current heart health, as well as potential problems you may be facing.
RHR By the Numbers
A RHR between 60 and 100 beats per minute is considered