Growing through Discomfort

Those of us with anxiety disorders tend to steer away from situations that (we think) will induce high anxiety or panic. Here is why you should not avoid discomfort and what you can do to grow stronger. I have lived with anxiety for most of my life and it grew worse with age. I avoided … Continue reading Growing through Discomfort

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Close Relative of Club Drug Offers New Hope for Depression Treatment

New fast-acting anti-depressant drug administered as nasal spray is first released in decades, offers new hope for depressive disorder treatment Depression and anxiety often afflict people simultaneously, and there is new hope to the 16.1 million adults suffering from treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder. The new drug, Spravato┬«, offers hope to those that have treatment-resistant depression … Continue reading Close Relative of Club Drug Offers New Hope for Depression Treatment

Bad Medicine: Alcohol, Depression and Anxiety

The link between alcohol, depressive and anxiety disorders It is widely known, and speaking from personal experience, that those with anxiety and depressive disorders are more likely to drink alcohol since it is readily-available and can bring (short-term) relief to anyone feeling nervous, anxious or stressed in a self-medicating fashion. Alcohol and Anxiety Anxiety and … Continue reading Bad Medicine: Alcohol, Depression and Anxiety