Category: Anxiety and Panic

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SAD Symptoms

anging from mild “winter blues” to more severe depression–like symptoms, Seasonal Affective Disorder may hit up to 10 million Americans annually, between September and April when daylight hours decrease. Research indicates SAD rates rise...

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Have No Fear

According to Robert Leahy, PhD, we live in the Age of Anxiety. About 18% of American adults (40 million people) suffer from related conditions, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Common phobias...

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Herb For Depression

For years Europeans have treated depression with a pill made from a wild plant called St. John’s Wort. In Germany, it’s as popular as Prozac. Now, for the first time, a major study is...

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Take a Deep Breath

Breathing is one of the body’s most basic functions, but it doubles as a powerful relaxation tool with real health benefits. In times of stress, your internal “fight or flight” response gets triggered. Your...

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From Panic To Power

If you’re expecting something earth-shattering, a magic bullet to transform the person held captive by anxiety into a self-confident world-conqueror, look elsewhere. Lucinda Bassett’s book, while promising in its painstakingly laid-out approach to overcoming...

Herb not Effective for Depression 0

Herb not Effective for Depression

The herb St. John’s wort is commonly used as an anti-depressant, but new research shows it is not as effective for moderately severe depression as once thought. Researchers from Duke University studied 340 patients...

MENTAL DISORDERS IN YOUNG PEOPLE 0

MENTAL DISORDERS IN YOUNG PEOPLE

According to the Center for Mental Health Services, “At least 1 in 10″ or as many as 6 million young people — may have a ‘serious emotional disturbance.’ This term refers to a mental...

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Trends in Treating Depression

Though the number of people using antidepressant medication is increasing, the number of those using psychotherapy to help battle depression is going down. In 1987, the federal government started a health campaign to teach...

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Voice Wellness

Hoarseness after talking all-day or cheering at a sporting event is a common sign of vocal chord fatigue. Most of the time it goes away, but if you continue to stress your voice, you...

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Anxiety

Anxiety can be a normal state of mind that allows you to react appropriately to uncomfortable or dangerous situations. However, several million Americans find themselves burdened by excessive apprehension, fear, and stress. When this...

When An Obsession Takes Over 0

When An Obsession Takes Over

Imagine being so obsessed with something, you spend much of your life trying to avoid it. It’s called obsessive compulsive disorder and nearly one million Americans live with it. People who suffer from obsessive...

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Overcoming Social Phobia

We are all a little shy sometimes and nervous if we have to speak in public, but most of us are able to overcome those insecurities. Millions of Americans never do. They suffer from...

Alcohol Relapse & Anxiety 0

Alcohol Relapse & Anxiety

Alcoholics suffering from anxiety disorders have a higher rate of relapse and may need customized treatment, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. They studied 82 alcoholics, noting their anxiety diagnosis...