Anxiety - Treatments

Are Eating Disorders Genetic?

Genetics play a significant role in mental health disorders. Individuals who have one or more family members with a mental health disease are more likely to develop a brain disorder than those without a family history. This link holds true for eating disorders as well.

An Expert Overview on Personality Disorders

Personality is a combination of thoughts and behaviors that are unique to each individual. It is the way everyone views the world and yourself. In general, individuals with personality disorders have different perceptions of life and thought processes.

How to Help a Loved One Through a Traumatic Time

If a friend or relative has gone through a tough situation recently, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Can anything you say or do really make a difference? Yes, if you take the time to understand the different ways in which people react to trauma.

Separation Anxiety or Something More?

Learning what's behind school anxiety is the first step toward correcting the problem.

Psychodynamic Therapy for Depression

Psychodynamic therapy is one of the oldest forms of psychological treatment, and one that some psychologists and social workers still use

4 Surprising Facts about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps patients understand their illnesses and gives them strategies and tools to deal with stress.

Could Neurofeedback Retrain Your Brain?

Although the procedure may sound complex, the intended results are not. NFT seeks to teach a brain with a particular abnormality how to behave normally.

How Anxiety Affects Your Pain Symptoms

Many patients report pain several months or more after having surgery and scientists are developing clues as to why. Several studies have focused on understanding the interlinking roles of genetics, anxiety and pain.

Could Magnet Treatment Cure Depression?

There's a potential new treatment for depression that is showing promising results in studies and clinical trials, especially for patients who don't respond to traditional therapy.

How to Overcome Social Phobias

Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder, is a debilitating mental health condition that affects about 15 million Americans each year and is the third largest psychological illness in the world.

5 Reasons Antidepressants are Not the Best Choice

Antidepressants are one of the first lines of treatment for depression. While antidepressants are invaluable for many depression sufferers, they’re not always the best choice for some people.

Tips for Choosing the Right Therapist

Choosing the right psychotherapist is an important decision for people with mental health disorders; however, it can be a bit daunting.

Are You Paranoid or Just Cautious?

Do you—or does someone you know—feel distrustful of others, suspecting their motives and finding hidden meanings in their comments? This persistent and unfounded mistrust is the cornerstone of paranoia disorders.

Could Phone Therapy Work for Depression?

There is good news for these patients: a new study shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) by phone seems to provide the same therapeutic benefits.

Music and Massage for Anxiety

A recent study found that massage reduces anxiety to the same degree that listening to music does.

How to Get Over Your Phobias

They typically begin in childhood. There are three basic types of phobias: social phobia, agoraphobia (fear of places or situations where escape might be difficult, such as an elevator), and specific phobias.

What to Do When Anxiety Keeps You Awake

People with anxiety have a significantly higher incidence of insomnia, and insomniacs are at much greater risk of developing an anxiety disorder.

Are Your Antidepressants Working?

Antidepressants don’t work the same way for everyone. The effectiveness can vary over time and from person to person. Here are a few tips to help you determine if your antidepressant is working.

Medical Uses for LSD

LSD, the symbol of the counterculture movement of the ‘60s, is back in the labs.

The Expert's Take: Hoarding Part 1

Popularized by cable TV, hoarding has become a well-known occurrence. Here, forensic psychologist Debra Warner examines this phenomenon in part 1 of her weekly series.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, teaches patients strategies, and provides tools, for dealing with stress and unhealthy thoughts. Unlike traditional therapy, which can last for years, CBT is generally a short-term treatment.

Kava for Anxiety

Many people suffering from depression or anxiety seek alternative treatments such as herbal remedies. The root of the Kava plant is an example of an herb used to treat anxiety disorders.

The Dangers of Self-Medicating

Sometimes you know what you need to feel better and other times you think you know. Find out when you need to rethink you treatment habits.

Are You Anxious All the Time? 10 Tips for Relief

While it's normal to feel anxious from time to time, if you have ongoing anxiety that's interfering with your work, relationships, and daily activities, it's time to do something about it. Try out 10 tips to get relief.

Aromatherapy: Help or Hype?

Learn what to expect from aromatherapy treatment.

Heart Disease: Common Misdiagnosis

These conditions often have the same symptoms of heart attacks.

Easy Steps to Reduce Stress

Next time you feel stressed, try one or two of these tips to find a healthier and happier you.

Stress and Heartburn: What's the Link?

Learn more about this undeniable connection.

Can Exercise Banish Your Bad Mood?

Learn how fitness can have a positive effect on your mind.

Panic Disorder and Heart Health

See how this disorder that affects 6 million Americans can be a burden to your heart.
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