When a loved one has an addiction If someone you love has a problem with addiction, your top priority is to take care of yourself before you can take care of anybody else. Think about the instructions you get on an airplane: “If the cabin pressure drops, secure your own oxygen mask first, then help […]
I was talking with a young reporter the other day about dating. She asked how people could quell their anxiety before a first date. As a cognitive behavior therapist, I understand that anxiety is influenced by one’s thinking. For example, you will probably feel incredible pressure if you think, “I have to look/sound/behave perfectly […]
By RONI CARYN RABIN When a malnourished teenager with anorexia nervosa is admitted to the hospital, weight gain is a top priority — and food is medicine. But doctors mete out meals with caution, providing fewer calories than needed at first because the patients may be so frail that major swings in diet can be […]
Remember to Care for the Caregivers This Holiday Season STRATFORD, NJ – More five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and over 70 percent of those individuals are cared for in their homes by a spouse or other family member. Stress, anxiety and burnout are never far from the doorsteps […]
Broken Sleep May Be Natural Sleep Dr Brown is clinical professor of psychiatry at Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, and a practicing psychiatrist. Once again your patient, an accountant and tax specialist, is complaining about his sleep. More nights than not he awakens at about 2 am. […]
Imaging Technique IDs Plaques, Tangles in Brains of Severely Depressed Older Adults Study provides more evidence linking depression to possible dementia later in life Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the elderly, but little is known about the underlying biology of its development in older adults.
Health Tip: Sleep Soundly During Pregnancy Suggestions to help you stay comfortable (HealthDay News) — Getting plenty of sleep is important during pregnancy, but those inevitable physical changes while you’re pregnant can make sleep uncomfortable.
A Step in Unraveling Alzheimers Described TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Scientists outline new methods for better understanding links between specific proteins and the risks associated with Alzheimer’s disease in an article co-authored by University of Alabama researchers and publishing today in Science Express.
The effects of obesity — both on our bodies and on the health budget — are well known, and now, scientists are getting closer to understanding how the disease progresses, providing clues for future treatments. In a study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers at Monash University in collaboration with colleagues in the […]