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Mental Health – Anxiety

Marijuana Reduces Anxiety But There’s a Catch

Posted March 10, 2014

The link between use of marijuana and anxiety has been a controversial one, with some experts saying the drug is associated with anxiety as well as depression and bipolar disorder while users often claim it relieves anxiety. Now scientists have made a new find showing how marijuana reduces anxiety, but there’s a catch.

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Effective treatment for youth anxiety disorders has lasting benefit

Posted March 3, 2014

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that the majority of youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders responded well to acute treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), medication (sertraline), or a combination of both. They maintained positive treatment response over a 6 month follow-up period with the help of monthly booster sessions.

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Music as therapeutic intervention can relieve anxiety and depression in older people

Posted February 27, 2014

Using music and singing in health care can improve quality of life for older people by easing pain, anxiety and depression. According to an article published in Mental Health Practice, the practices can be easily and effectively used as therapeutic nursing interventions.

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Natural cures for depression and anxiety disorders

Posted February 20, 2014

Bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety steal the life away from millions of people – every day. Conventional psychiatry offers no hope with their toxic drug protocols that pollute the liver; increase the risk of depression and premature death. Mental dis-ease should be be treated with a holistic approach understanding that the mind and body are one – it’s time to expect more.

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In vitro metabolism studies of erythraline, the major spiroalkaloid from Erythrina verna

Posted February 19, 2014

Erythrina verna, popularly known as “mulungu”, is a Brazilian medicinal plant used to treat anxiety. Erythrina alkaloids have been described in several species of Erythrina, which have biological and therapeutic properties well known that include anxiolytic and sedative effects.

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Studies Show Qigong Can Help Fight Stress and Anxiety for Adults

Posted January 15, 2014

In case you would like to escape anxiety and stress, one of the best ways to achieve this is by practicing qigong. This will also increase your balance and flexibility. Originally qigong has been a form of self-defense, but it turned into a form of exercise that is used to treat different kinds of health conditions and stress.

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Meditation has ‘some benefit against anxiety, depression and pain’

Posted January 7, 2014

A review of the published scientific evidence has found that relaxation programs involving meditation offer a small benefit to people with a medical condition, including effects against depression similar in size to those achieved with antidepressant drugs.

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Health Trends: Natural therapeutics for anxiety, depression

Posted January 7, 2014

Stress can lead to all kinds of neurochemical changes in the central nervous system, contributing to more anxiety and depression. And the holiday season — with all of its commitments — probably brought all kinds of excess stress to the surface. And now we are faced with the pressures and opportunities of a new year.

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Vitamin D And SAD

Posted December 3, 2013

Winter is here; and as the days get shorter, our bodies’ natural ability to produce vitamin D decreases. Winter is also the time when seasonal affective disorder (SAD) cases are the greatest.

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Teas that fight anxiety and help you relax

Posted November 26, 2013

Even if you do yoga, meditate and perform other stress-reducing activities, calm may allude you. Instead of getting a prescription for Xanax, try a natural supplement to relax. There are several herbs you can take in a nice cup of tea that could give you the sedative effect you need during times of hardship. Generally, one teaspoon of dried herbs or three tablespoons of fresh herb to one cup of water is a beneficial amount. Most herbs should steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

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