PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Radical Approach to Therapy for Anxiety Disorder

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Drugs are commonly used in conjunction with therapy to reduce the effects of Anxiety Disorders. One of the purposes of psychiatric medications is to relieve a person’s symptoms enough to allow therapy to be effective. This has been a standard approach for years. A radical new approach to drugs and therapy has been proposed by [...]

Anxiety and Depression: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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Modern psychiatry has long held that Anxiety Disorder and depression are two distinct conditions.  However, in the real world, many suffer from both. Surveys show that half of Anxiety Disorder sufferers also have symptoms of clinical depression. And 60-70 percent of people with major depression also have an Anxiety Disorder.  Evidence is growing that they [...]

Anxiety Disorders: Just What Are They? – Part 2

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Many readers of this blog have requested short descriptions of the various Anxiety Disorders. Detailed descriptions are available under the “Reference and Information” section of the right sidebar, but I realized that I had never provided a synopsis of each Anxiety Disorder. This is the second in a two-part series briefly describing the major Anxiety [...]

Stress and Its Impact on Your Life

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Stress seems to be just another component of the modern life. It is so common that it is treated as a joke by standup comedians, in tv sitcoms and in the print media. Here’s one for you, brought to you by one of the prominent stress reduction gurus: Picture yourself near a stream. Birds are [...]

Prone to Anxiety? New Gene Research Says “Yes”

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The evidence keeps building for physical causes for Anxiety Disorders. The Met158 gene variation has been found to cause an exaggerated “startle” response among people prone to develop Anxiety Disorders. Inborn differences may help explain why trauma gives some people bad memories and others the nightmare of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Scientists in Germany and [...]

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