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How can I help a loved one with post-traumatic stress? In brief: You can take steps to help a loved one cope with stress brought on by a traumatic event, whether it's a result of an accident, violence of any kind — such as an assault; verbal, physical, domestic or sexual abuse; or military combat — or another type of tSTRESS
A person with acute stress disorder (ASD) has severe stress symptoms during the first month after the traumatic event.
Can someone have a panic attack while sleeping? In brief: Nighttime (nocturnal) panic attacks can occur with no obvious trigger and awaken you from sleepPANIC ATTACK SLEEP
As with a daytime panic attack, you may experience sweating, rapid heart rate, trembling, shortness of breath, heavy breathing (hyperventilation), flushing or chills, and a sense of impending doom. These signs and symptoms are quite alarming and can mimic those of a heart attack or another serious medical condition.
What is passive-aggressive behavior? What are some of the signs? In brief: Passive-aggressive behavior is a pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings instead of openly addressing themAGGRESSION AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR
There's a disconnect between what a passive-aggressive person says and what he or she does.
Is drinking lighter colored alcoholic drinks an effective hangover prevention strategy? In brief: Drinking lighter colored drinks isn't a good method of hangover prevention — but it may help a littleALCOHOL HANGOVER
A hangover is caused by several things, including chemicals in alcoholic drinks other than alcohol.
Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety? In brief: Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefitsANXIETY FEELING ANXIOUS PHYTOTHERAPY
Here's what we know — and don't know: Kava.
Is it true that certain foods worsen anxiety and others have a calming effect? In brief: Coping with anxiety can be a challenge and often requires making lifestyle changesANXIETY FEELING ANXIOUS
There aren't any diet changes that can cure anxiety, but watching what you eat may help.
I just started taking an MAOI for depression. Do I really need to follow a low-tyramine diet? In brief: Tyramine (TIE-ruh-meen) is an amino acid that helps regulate blood pressureDEPRESSION DIET MAOI MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITOR TYRAMINE YOUNG HEALTH OLD HEALTHSee 1 more answer
It occurs naturally in the body and it's found in certain foods.
I've heard antidepressants don't work for mild depression. Is that true? In brief: Antidepressants don't work for everyoneANTIDEPRESSANTS DEPRESSION DEALING WITH DEPRESSION LIVING WITH MAJOR DEPRESSION CLINICAL DEPRESSION OVERCOMING MILD DEPRESSION MILD CHRONIC DEPRESSION SLEEP BETTER EXERCISE MORE HEALTHY EATING
For some people with mild depression, antidepressants seem to have little effect.
I'm taking Lexapro, and my breasts seem unusually tender to the touch. Do Lexapro side effects include breast tenderness? In brief: Escitalopram (Lexapro) is a prescription drug commonly used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorderBREAST TENDERNESS FEMALE HEALTH LEXAPRO TACTILE
Breast tenderness isn't among the published Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects, but some studies and unofficial reports have linked Lexapro (escitalopram) and breast tenderness.