PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
I’m not a psychiatrist, but if a friend came to me and said she was feeling so hopeless that she couldn’t function at work; that she was going through a box of tissues every few days because of her unexplained crying spells; and that she... Read more
I recently transferred to a college that has an on-site fitness and recreation center. When we went on the campus tour last semester, I fell in love with it. It has equipment, workout space, a pool....pretty much everything you could ever possibly wa... Read more
Hello, my name is Brittany. I am a 21 year old Canadian who has been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was 14 years old. I have always been insecure with my body image and use to cope with my anxiety and depression in unhealthy ways. For... Read more
A brief background first: about 5 years ago I was diagnosed with GAD. It was so bad for a while that I literally had panic attacks and I even ended up in the ER assuming I was dying. My doctor put me on Celexa, which I took for about 3 years before w... Read more
Have any of you had to take prednisone? And if so have you had to taper off it and did you have any ill effects in doing so? I have autoimmune disorders and was up to 20mg per day and have been following a tapering off schedule. I am now down to 5... Read more
Could be symptoms of magnesium deficiency. One very common symptom of magnesium deficiency is chocolate cravings. Other symptoms include migraine attacks, panic attacks, stress, anxiety and depression. Ask your doc to test you as many Americans are l... Read more
Last week, I said that, since it seems to be occupying just about all of my attention anyway, I would try to blog about my efforts to come to terms with the depression and anxiety that seem to be dominating my life right now. Here’s installment No. 1... Read more
Most of us have heard of hypochondria--you know the obsessive belief that you have some dreaded illness due to symptoms that you are experiencing or have developed related to that illness. But now that we have the world at our finger tips via the wo... Read more
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