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What is Insomnia? Jan 23rd, 2023

What is insomnia? Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia can sap...

What is Epilepsy? Jan 20th, 2023

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recruiting, unprovoked seizures. Not all seizures are the result of epilepsy. Seizures may relate to a brain injury or family trait, but the cause is often unknown.    What is a seizure?  A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance...

What is ADHD? Jan 18th, 2023

What is ADHD ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or...

Different Types of Anxiety Jan 15th, 2023

Different Types of Anxiety Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental health condition that causes fear, worry, and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. It’s characterized by excessive, frequent, and unrealistic worry about everyday things, such as job responsibilities, health, or chores. It can affect children...

What is anxiety? Jan 13th, 2023

What is anxiety Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling,...

What is the difference between sadness and depression? Jan 10th, 2023

What is the difference between sadness and depression?  Depression is a common mental illness that affects 1 in 10 adults in the united states. However, many people can't differentiate depression from sadness. Many people may believe they are experiencing feelings of sadness rather than depression. Unlike depression, sadness is a...

About Esketamine Dec 23rd, 2022

About Esketamine   What is Esketamine?  Esketamine is a type of ketamine approved by the FDA as an alternative for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Esketamine is derived from part of the ketamine molecule and is a nasal spray used to treat depression in adults. Due to its potency, you can use...

How to improve sleep with exercise. Dec 8th, 2022

Sleep and exercise  Approximately one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep on a daily basis. Exercise during the day has been shown to improve sleep efficiency for adults. Sleep deficiency has been linked to many clinical health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, depression, and more. ...

What are the mental health benefits of exercise? Dec 4th, 2022

What are the mental health benefits of exercise?  Exercise and depression Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication. For example, a study done at Harvard found that running for 15 minutes a day or walking for an hour reduced the risk of...

What is Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) Nov 6th, 2022

What is Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)? TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain (the frontal lobe) to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is used when other depression treatments haven't been effective or when someone does not like the side effects of...

What is treatment-resistant depression (TRD)? Nov 3rd, 2022

What is treatment-resistant depression (TRD)?    Unfortunately, depression treatments don't always work. As many as two-thirds of people with depression aren't helped by the first antidepressant they try. Up to a third don't respond to several attempts at treatment. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) typically refers to an inadequate response to antidepressants. ...

Solutions for Reducing Symptoms of Depression Oct 25th, 2022

Solutions for Reducing Symptoms of Depression   Avoid Drugs and Alcohol  Drugs and alcohol may sometimes appear to be an easy solution to their problems. These substances can temporarily subside any emotional pain and bring about a sense of happiness. However, these substances can become addictive. The more you consume,...

How to recognize depression?  Oct 11th, 2022

How to recognize depression?  Appetite and weight changes Eating too much or too little. Some people turn to food for comfort, while others lose their appetite or eat less due to low mood. These changes in food intake can cause a person to gain or lose weight. They can also...

Common Causes of Depression Oct 8th, 2022

Common Causes of Depression Genetics Depression can run in families. Having a close relative with the condition can raise a person’s risk of developing it themselves. Biological and chemical differences  Physical changes or chemical imbalances in the brain may contribute to the development of depression. Hormones  Hormonal changes or imbalances...

Different types of depression Sep 28th, 2022

Different types of depression Major depression Major depression includes symptoms of depression most of the time for at least 2 weeks that typically interfere with one’s ability to work, sleep, study, and eat.   Persistent depressive disorder Persistent depressive disorder (also called dysthymia) is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of...