Information on Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/Circadian-Rhythm-Sleep-Disorders.aspx Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are a type of sleep disorder that involve abnormalities in the timing of sleep. The circadian rhythm, also sometimes referred to as the body clock, is the natural pattern of sleep in the body, including feelings of sleepiness and wakefulness during the day. It naturally affects the…

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Increase in diagnosed sleep disorders among US veterans

Originally found on https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715112939.htm A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among U.S. veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other mental disorders, or combat experience. Results also show that the prevalence of PTSD tripled during the…

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12 Types of Depression, and What You Need to Know About Each

Originally found on http://www.health.com/depression/types-of-depression   Under the big tent of depression, there are many shades of gray. Depression can be mild or severe. It can be short-lived or chronic. Special circumstances, like the birth of a baby or the changing of the seasons, can trigger depressive symptoms. Understanding the type of depression a person is experiencing helps…

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Missing Sleep Type May Increase Anxiety and Depression

Originally found on http://www.health.com/depression/poor-rem-sleep-may-be-linked-to-higher-risk-for-anxiety-depression REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia. But new research is building on that association, suggesting that the bad and “restless” REM sleep experienced by insomnia patients may, in turn, undermine their ability…

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Understanding Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/8872.php Signs and symptoms A panic attack often stems from a direct trigger or incident, but they can also begin suddenly and randomly with no obvious cause. They are believed to come from an evolutionary response to danger. Having a panic attack is said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting…

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Everything you need to know about phobias

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/249347.php A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes an individual to experience extreme, irrational fear about a situation, living creature, place, or object. When a person has a phobia, they will often shape their lives to avoid what they consider to be dangerous. The imagined threat is greater than…

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Anxiety disorders More Common Among Women and Young Adults

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/310736.php A new review of research into anxiety disorders has reported that women and adults under the age of 35 are more likely to experience anxiety than other groups. The researchers found that women, young adults, and people with other medical conditions were most at risk for anxiety disorders. In particular, the researchers…

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Insomnia and Sleep Apnea Linked To Stroke Risk, Longer Recovery

Originally found on http://www.medicaldaily.com/poor-sleep-and-apnea-linked-stroke-risk-longer-recovery-393752 A good night’s sleep may help keep stroke away, suggests recent research published in the journal Neurology. German researchers reviewed dozens of earlier studies that examined the connection between stroke risk and recovery and various types of sleep disorders, from insomnia to obstructive sleep apnea. They found that two-thirds of stroke patients reported problems with…

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Keeping emotions under control with Neurofeedback

Originally found on https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151202084459.htm Childhood and adolescence are ages of constant change and crucial experiences. At times the emotional weight can be difficult to manage and may lead to psychological issues in adulthood. Neurofeedback is a method that helps individuals to keep their brain activity (for example a response to an emotional event ) under control….

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What Is Depression?

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/guide/ Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Depression is a serious mental illness in which feelings of sadness and loss of interest last for weeks and interfere with daily life. All people experience moments when they feel sad or blue, but these feelings usually pass within…

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