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Treatments for anxiety

Treatments for anxiety

Treating a person with anxiety depends on the nature of the anxiety disorder and individual preferences. Often, treatment will combine different types of therapy and medication. Alcohol dependence, depression, and other conditions can sometimes have such a strong link to anxiety in some people that treating an anxiety disorder must wait until an individual manages […]

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How does a doctor diagnose addiction?

How does a doctor diagnose addiction?

Addiction is a chronic condition that is difficult to diagnose and treat. While the signs can be clear, diagnosis first relies on the person with an addiction or people close to them acknowledging and wanting to address the problem. The diagnosis of addiction caused controversy in previous editions of the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual for […]

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What are the treatments for addiction?

What are the treatments for addiction?

Addictive disorders are a group of disorders that can cause physical and psychological damage. Receiving treatment is essential for breaking the cycle of addiction. However, as a chronic disease, addiction is difficult to treat and requires on-going care. In the United States, around 8.1 percent of the population, or 21.7 million people, either need or […]

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Anti-Seizure Drug May Be New Weapon Against Depression

Anti-Seizure Drug May Be New Weapon Against Depression

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to control seizures may be a potent weapon against depression in patients who don’t find relief with antidepressants, a small pilot study suggests. Some of the 18 patients taking ezogabine (Potiga) experienced a 45 percent reduction in depression […]

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Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

Infertility can be distressing, and many people experience bouts of stress, sadness, or feelings of hopelessness. Some people with infertility become depressed. Research from 2015 found a high prevalence of major depressive disorder in people who were receiving treatment for infertility. In this article, learn more about infertility and depression, as well as the symptoms […]

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Everything you need to know about penile cancer

Everything you need to know about penile cancer

Penile cancer is a type of cancer that affects the penis and other male genitalia. It is rare and often easy to treat with an early diagnosis. Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of penile cancer. What is penile cancer? For men, penile cancer accounts for less than 1 percent […]

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Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment

Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment

Computerized therapy for phobia involves exposing the person to triggers of their specific fear, such as showing images of spiders to someone with arachnophobia. Now, for the first time, a recent study reveals that timing the exposure with heartbeats can improve the treatment. Syncing exposure to fear triggers with a person’s heartbeat improves phobia treatment, […]

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Scientists find brain area that inhibits fear

Scientists find brain area that inhibits fear

A recent study, published in the journal Nature Communications, has identified a new brain area that controls the expression and inhibition of fear. The study findings have important implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. A new study takes a close look at the brain region that suppresses our fear. According to recent estimates, […]