Buspirone is sometimes prescribed for mild anxiety that does not respond to the first line of treatment medications. It has less side effects than other anxiety-reducing medications although it can take longer to work.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIS) are older-style antidepressants that are occasionally prescribed for the treatment of treatment-resistant anxiety. They carry risks and side effects which typically make then a last resort in treatment.
Adjustment disorder with depressed mood is a diagnosis to describe what many people would call situational depression — a temporary depression that comes about because of a particular stressor. What do you need to know about it?
Trying to support someone with depression can leave you feeling powerless and unsure what to do, but your role in their recovery can be crucial. Here's how you can help.
Beta blockers are a medication sometimes prescribed to alleviate some of the physical sensations of anxiety, especially social anxiety. Generally they are reported to be safe and have few associated side effects apart from lowered blood pressure.
SSRIs are widely prescribed for anxiety and depression and are reported to be beneficial. However research is inconsistent and the true extent of the risk of harm associated with these medications may not as yet be fully known and acknowledged.
Depression is a complex beast and having your doctor's help as you recover is ideal, but several proactive self-help steps have been proven to have the potential to alleviate the symptoms of depression. What do you need to know?
Benzodiazepines are a widely used medication for the treatment of generalized anxiety, primarily due to their fast action and tolerability, although they have serious side effects which make them undesirable for use long-term.
Alzheimer's Disease is typically a disease seen in patients over the age of 65 but a family history of the disease can lead to early-onset AD. Certain warning signs and diagnostic studies can help diagnose the disease quicker so treatment can be started.
Grief, in its early stages, can look a lot like clinical depression. How do you tell the difference? When is it time to seek help?