When we say we’re going to the mall for a little retail therapy, most of us are being humorous. But does shopping really help us to feel better?
Some anxiety is normal. But when constant worries disrupt your child’s day-to-day life, that’s cause for concern. Find out when to talk to a pediatrician.
Despite what people may believe, anxiety and depression are not a natural part of aging — and no one has to accept them. Experts say mental health issues are often tied to medical problems.
Could treating depression lower your risk of heart attack or stroke? The results of one study — comparing antidepressants and statins — surprised researchers.
As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.
Having a baby is a time of joy and excitement for many women. But, for some, giving birth can prompt deep feelings of anxiety and sadness.
A miscarriage can feel so discouraging, and some couples might be afraid to try again. The good news is that most women who have miscarriages – even multiple miscarriages – go on to have successful pregnancies.
Menopause can wreak havoc on your psyche. Initially, you may have trouble sleeping and find yourself feeling unusually tired, moody or irritable. You may also have difficulty concentrating and suffer from memory lapses. “Perimenopausal women who have never had mental health issues, may experience symptoms of anxiety and depression during those months or even years … Read More
It’s a wonder anything gets done during the day. Nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults suffer from some form of insomnia, says the most recent statistics from the National Institutes of Health. Everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in their lives. Work, family and constant access to technology often prevent people from getting … Read More
If you suffer from depression, inflammation in your brain may contribute to your condition. A handful of studies suggest that researchers are closing in on a causal relationship between “neuroinflammation” and depression. The idea of inflammatory causes of depression has existed for a long time — perhaps decades, says behavioral health researcher Amit Anand, MD. … Read More