A person may wake up with anxiety due to an underlying psychological condition, a chronic health issue, or a more temporary cause. Counseling and coping strategies can often help improve symptoms. Learn more about waking up with anxiety here.
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.
Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here.
New research examines the fluctuations in levels of the stress hormone cortisol both before and after interacting with dogs and cats.
Some signs of emotional abuse include controlling, shaming, blaming, and purposely humiliating another person. Emotional abuse can occur in many situations. Learn more about the signs, as well as what to do, here.
A new paper asks whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that antidepressants work better than a placebo. They conclude that there is not.
Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them.
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates.
Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco.
Kratom is a plant that many people use for depression. It is unregulated and may carry some risks. Learn more about the potential use of kratom for depression here.
New research describes the case study of two people with psychotic conditions who benefited from an innovative treatment for psychosis.
Historically, doctors have got things wrong and, occasionally, very much so. In this Spotlight feature, we look at three no longer recognized 'conditions.'
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective here.
After finding many inconsistencies and contradictions in the DSM-5 diagnostic handbook, a study questions the scientific value of psychiatric diagnoses.
Many psychological issues can cause a person to feel as though they cannot get out of bed. Strategies to alleviate this include spending time outside, planning to see friends, and reducing stress. Learn more here.
Some people feel like others hate them, even when they do not. There are many potential causes of this feeling. Solutions include resolving the underlying conditions causing the symptoms and adopting coping strategies. Learn more here.
What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out.
Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together.
Adderall is a psychostimulant. While it helps treat some conditions, it also has side effects and risks, including the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms of an Adderall overdose and what to do here.
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