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Anxiety

Most of us are familiar with anxiety and stress. Who wouldn't feel nervous after getting a letter from the Internal Revenue Service requesting an audit of last year's tax return? Or imagine yourself driving on a lonely road late at... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about:  Americans take a lot of medication that is aimed at managing symptoms.  Drugs... (Read More)
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When hard times hit the family, parents may brace themselves, but how do they help their children cope? In the past several years, more and more children have been prescribed psychiatric drugs like Paxil, Prozac, or even Abilify. While these... (Read More)
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The connections between the mind and the body have long seemed the province of fringe practices. But there is increasing scientific evidence that psychological and mental factors have a profound impact on physiological functions. We discuss this research with one... (Read More)
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Exercise is essential for keeping the heart and circulatory system healthy. It helps, too, to moderate blood sugar and control metabolism. Now, animal research suggests that physical fitness also benefits the brain.Guest: John Ratey, MD, is an associate clinical professor... (Read More)
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Q. The story about the person who became depressed on Chantix caught my eye. My husband and I were both on Chantix to quit smoking back in June. Neither of us has a history of depression, but after he was... (Read More)
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Q. I was put on Cymbalta to stop hot flashes from menopause. When I switched doctors, my new physician was angry that I had been put on an antidepressant for hot flashes and put me on hormones instead. I am... (Read More)
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Q. I have had anxiety attacks several times in the past 15 years. Always before I have been given Xanax and in several days I would be okay. Then I would take the pills as needed occasionally. Last week when... (Read More)
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Q. The generic form of Xanax, alprazolam, does not work for me. It is at best 50 percent effective. A few years ago I was given alprazolam in place of Xanax. My panic attacks came back with a vengeance. I... (Read More)
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Q. I am an anxious person and find that I don't handle stressful situations very well. My doctor prescribed Lexapro but it made me very nauseated. I woke up in a deep sweat with my heart racing. I know there... (Read More)
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Q. I'm writing to ask your advice about my condition and perhaps get a second perspective on the situation. I'm 28 yrs old and ever since I was 18 I've been on anti-depressants, mainly for anxiety and panic attacks. I've... (Read More)

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Cymbalta is an antidepressant used for treating major depressive disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is also prescribed to manage pain resulting from fibromyalgia, as well as for diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8728Check out Wikipedia... (Read More)

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Lexapro is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9104Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexapro ... (Read More)
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Anyone who has ever had to give a talk in front of a large audience knows that anxiety can be paralyzing. One woman had to give up a career as a musician because her stage fright was incapacitating. Even after... (Read More)