A new study shows morning sessions are best for people who need help with worry, fear or anxiety. Other research finds that depression can be helped by using a light-therapy box each morning. If worry, fear and anxiety have a hold on you, work with a therapist early in the day to see the greatest improvement...
Remember hanging out after school with friends? Your pals were always close by for chatting, laughing and acting silly, but as we get older, friends can be harder to find. Over time, our circle of buddies can be chipped away by moves to new towns, deaths, busy schedules, kids becoming adults, job changes, disagreements or divorce...
As the days get colder and holiday decorations pop up, anxiety levels rise like a growing storm. Clients in my counseling practice are overwhelmed. And they’re not alone.
Women, in particular, feel compelled to hide their pain, out of pressure to perfectly fill multiple roles, according to Rachel Noble, a counselor specializing in chronic pain.
Anxiety can be passed genetically from one generation to the next, just like hair color and height, a new University of Wisconsin, Madison study shows. "Our genes shape our brains to help make us who we are," says senior study author Ned Kalin.
Mortgages, kids, job pressures: It's no secret that the older we get - and the more responsibilities we take on - the more we worry. Now you can blame it on your brain: A 2009 review in the international journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta shows that as we age, neurological shifts can increase cautiousness, anxiety and negative thinking while boosting levels of stress hormones.
Effectively treating chronic pain requires a multidisciplinary team. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors represent a critical component of this group, along with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers.
Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. The Institute of Medicine estimates there are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States, costing the nation as much as $635 billion a year in medical treatment and lost productivity.