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Anti-anxiety

Medication and Sleep

Insomnia is one of the most common reasons people consult their health care providers. Most everyone struggles with an occasional sleepless night. And approximately one-third of us struggle with...
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My Experience with Therapy

My name is Nicole and I am a 37-year-old mother, blogger, mental health awareness advocate, and caregiver who also happens to live with bipolar disorder. I am very happy...
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Anti-anxiety

Medication and Anxiety

Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical...
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You Can Worry and Be Happy

Some time ago, there was a popular song by Bobby McFerrin that urged us “Don’t worry. Be happy.” The lyrics suggest that worrying and being happy are contradictory feelings....
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Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Social Anxiety Disorder — also known as social phobia — is commonly treated by either psychotherapy or certain types of psychiatric medications. Social phobia is characterized by a persistent...
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Treatment of Panic Disorder

Treatment can bring significant relief to 70 percent to 90 percent of people with panic disorder, and early treatment can help keep the disease from progressing to the later...
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Common Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications

Benzodiazepines Drowsiness, impaired coordination, memory impairment, dry mouth. Brand names include Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and Ativan. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Nausea, diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, fatigue. Brand names...
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