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Military Families Find Themselves Dealing With PTSD

Soldiers returning home from war at high risk of PTSD More than 10 years of war has led to a major health problem for the soldier returning home. PTSD is very real and families are left coping with their loved ones suffering from PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder. This is going to [...]

Research Shows the Ability to Remove Emotional Memories from our Brain

A recent study by Thomas Ågren, a doctoral candidate at the Department of Psychology, under the observation of Professors Mats Fredrikson and Tomas Furmark, has indicated that it is possible to erase newly formed emotional memories from the brain. Without going into the details of the study, what the researchers found was that we form [...]

Exercise May Keep You Emotionally Healthy

Just 30 minutes a day will keep you physically and emotionally healthy. According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Public Health [1], that was published in the journal of Medicine and Science, moderate exercise could help people to cope with stress and anxiety, and that it could work [...]

Psychological Aspects of Asthma

Psychological stress has been suspected as being an asthma trigger for a long time, but recently there is compelling scientific evidence to validate this theory. Asthma can be affected by stress, anxiety, loneliness, as well as by environmental irritants or allergens, exercise, and infection. It is also linked to high prevalence of anxiety [...]

The Top 25 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety

As one person puts it, the feeling of anxiety can be like having worms crawling through your brain. Overcoming anxiety is not easy, but here are 25 of the top tips to do so that we've seen. 1) The first question is, what is causing the anxiety? It sounds like a simple enough question but [...]

Xanax vs Ativan for Anxiety

Xanax and Ativan are both members of the benzodiazepine family and are used for the treatment of anxiety related disorders.  They can also be used for muscle relaxant and anti-convulsive effect. For a list of ways to fight anxiety in general, see The Top 25 Anxiety Tips. How does Xanax vs Ativan compare? [...]

Lyrica Medication Uses, Side Effects

Lyrica, generic pregabalin, is a new medication that has anti anxiety, anti-pain and anti-convulsive activity.  Those effects means it has many uses. In the United States, Lyrica is approved for partial epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia and fibromyalgia.  In Europe, it is approved for treating generalized anxiety disorder. How can it do all [...]

Wellbutrin – Anxiety Treatment Concerns

Wellbutrin and anxiety You are either taking or considering taking Wellbutrin - or just curious - and want to know if it is an effective treatment for anxiety.  Or you might be concerned about its potential to cause anxiety as a side effect. Let's go through the details. If you're interested in ideas [...]

Xanax: Side Effects, Withdrawal

Xanax: an anxiety medication Xanax is one of the stronger benzodiazpines (BZD), a class of drugs that slows down the nervous system, inducing calm and relaxation. And it works quickly, and seems to have limited side effects. No wonder that it's extremely popular, used even by those who appear to be the most [...]

3 Models of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), a disorder characterized by chronic anxiety and worry, is on the surface a bit meaningless. Everyone feels anxious and worries a lot. What makes GAD abnormal is both the frequency of anxiety, more days than not, its length – over 6 months – and that the [...]