Having a panic attack while not having an underlying panic disorder isn’t uncommon, with nearly thirty-five percent of Americans experiencing a panic attack at least once in their lives. Often persistent stressors trigger panic attacks, such as divorce or chronic illness. Culturally we tend to suppress the immense amount of grief associated with difficult events […]
Many treatments are available for anxiety, depression, substance abuse problems and chronic pain disorders. But not all of them are equally effective. Over the past two decades, ketamine therapy has emerged as one of the most consistently effective treatments for individuals who have had little to no success with other treatment options.
It’s not rare for a new mother to experience a wide array of emotions aside from the typically depicted unbridled joy and relief. Informally, these ups and downs are known as the “baby blues.” However, a more severe version of these mood swings or even persistent lows may develop.
You were severely dehydrated once as a child and had to go to the hospital, where nurses and other staff hooked you up to an IV drip to replenish vital fluids in your body. The process took about an hour, and you felt much better afterward. But what exactly was pumped into your body, and […]
When a panic attack hits, it can feel like the world is crashing down around you. Your heart races, your breathing quickens, and you might feel like you’re going to die or pass out. It’s a scary feeling that can be hard to overcome. However, there are things you can do to help you calm […]
If you’re emotionally stressed, you’re at greater risk of getting a substance abuse disorder in your lifetime – but that doesn’t mean that you’re helpless. On the contrary, emotional stress and various disorders are inherently linked, and some people are more predisposed to either compared to others. Fortunately, you can treat symptoms of both. What […]
Suicide is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, according to a 2019 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, suicide kills over 40,000 people, with approximately 121 Americans dying by suicide every day. One of the most common precursors to suicide is suicidal ideation. […]
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the terms “addiction” and “dependence.” What’s the difference between them? Do they mean the same thing?