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Anxiety

Zolpidem for Insomnia | COVID-Related Anxiety

Has the coronavirus been causing you anxiety, depression or insomnia? You would not be alone. Prescriptions for drugs like zolpidem for insomnia are way up!

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Anxiety

COVID-19 Is Making People Anxious and Depressed

New prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants and sleepings pills have increased recently. Americans are anxious and depressed.

Alan Greene, MD, expert at keeping kids healthy
Allergies

Show 1208: Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus

How are parents and grandparents keeping kids healthy when they can't go to school or the playground? Dr. Alan Greene has suggestions for families, 4/18/20.

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Anxiety

Is There a Downside to Ashwagandha?

You could use herbal medicine to reduce anxiety and treat insomnia. Will you experience a downside to ashwagandha? Sometimes people have digestive upset.

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Anxiety

Can you Deal with Depression and Manage Anxiety?

Are you anxious, confused and worried about COVID-19? Who wouldn't be! Headlines have been scary. Are there ways to manage anxiety and deal with depression?

portrait of Daniel Amen MD, advocate of brain function analysis
Anxiety

Show 1204: How Brain Function Affects Mental Illness

Dr. Daniel Amen argues that a healthy mind needs a healthy brain. How can you help your brain function more effectively for good mental health?

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Anxiety

How Can You Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking?

Medications may help you overcome fear of public speaking, but cognitive behavioral therapy and practicing the skill could help even more.

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Anxiety

Do Psychological Benefits from Psilocybin Last?

Nearly five years after a psychedelic experience designed to be therapeutic, most participants report they still are getting benefits from psilocybin.

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Anxiety

Can You Fight Depression by Eating the Mediterranean Way?

When depressed college kids tried eating the Mediterranean way, they began feeling better. Less junk food meant lower scores on a depression scale.

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Anxiety

Clonazepam Withdrawal | Safe Sedative or Poison?

Benzodiazepines like alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam and lorazepam remain popular to ease anxiety. If stopped too quickly, benzos can cause withdrawal!

Dr. Drew Ramsey holding greens tells how to eat to nourish your brain
Podcasts

Show 1180: How to Eat to Nourish Your Brain

Do you know what foods you should eat to nourish your brain? You can improve your outlook and cognitive function by getting the 21 essential nutrients.

food sources of resveratrol
Anxiety

Can Resveratrol Help Ease Stress, Anxiety and Depression?

Research in mice shows how resveratrol could help reverse the effects of stress and the consequent anxiety and depression that result.

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Anxiety

Benzodiazepine Dependence | A Hard Habit to Kick

Getting off benzos can be tough. Benzodiazepine dependence is more common than many people realize. Symptoms can be davastating. A SLOW taper is essential!.

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Alternative Health

Will Lavender Oil Ease Your Anxiety and Insomnia?

The scent of lavender oil can help reduce anxiety and overcome sleeplessness in people undergoing surgery. Might it help you too?

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Can Clonazepam Increase the Risk for Dementia?

People taking benzodiazepines like clonazepam for insomnia are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Could benzos increase the risk for dementia?

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Alternative Health

Will a Whiff of Lavender Ease Your Anxiety?

Mice given a whiff of lavender rich in the compound linalool act less anxious without becoming uncoordinated.

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Anxiety

Will Fish Oil Supplements Ease Your Anxiety?

A systematic review of research shows that high-dose omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help ease your anxiety.

an older woman taking pills
Anxiety

Should You Stop Taking Your Sleeping Pills?

As you grow older, your sleeping pills may put you at risk for falls and confusion. Benzodiazepines should only be used for a short time, but too many seniors take them long term.

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Anxiety

Why Is Antidepressant Withdrawal So Hard?

Antidepressant withdrawal symptoms were not recognized for decades. Now the FDA requires a warning about "discontinuation syndrome." Are patients warned about this devastating condition?

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Alternative Health

How to Lift Worry Along with Weights

In randomized controlled trials, people who lifted weights or did other resistance training were also able to lift worry and anxiety.