Learn About Oxazepam, an Often-Prescribed Anti-Anxiety Drug

The medication oxazepam (brand name Serax, among others) is used for short-term relief of anxiety, tension, agitation, and irritability. It’s also used to treat anxiety associated with depression and alcohol withdrawal and cocaine withdrawal. Oxazepam is an older medication, having first been marketed in 1965. Since it’s been around so long, it’s available almost exclusively … Đọc tiếp

The Fear of Snow and Other Winter-Related Phobias

Chionophobia, or intense fear of snow, is a type of phobia categorized as an environmental phobia. Environmental phobias include other weather-related phobias like the fear of thunderstorms (astraphobia) and the fear of wind (ancraophobia). According to the American Meteorological Society, environmental phobias like chionophobia are the second most prevalent phobia subtype. Overview Chionophobia is not just a … Đọc tiếp

How Your Decisions Are Biased by the First Thing You Hear

When people are trying to make a decision, they often use an anchor or focal point as a reference or starting point. Psychologists have found that people have a tendency to rely too heavily on the very first piece of information they learn, which can have a serious impact on the decision they end up … Đọc tiếp

How Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy for BPD Help You?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., at the University of Washington, is a type of psychotherapy, sometimes called “talk therapy,” used to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), meaning it’s a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition, which refers to thoughts and beliefs, and … Đọc tiếp

Everything You Need to Know About Antidepressant Withdrawal

Also called discontinuation syndrome, antidepressant withdrawal is pretty common. Roughly 20% of people who suddenly stop or drastically reduce their dose after regularly taking antidepressants for at least a month experience withdrawal symptoms. Some drugs have higher rates of withdrawal than others, but it can happen to anyone and with any type of antidepressant. Overview … Đọc tiếp

Do You Have ADHD, Depression, or Both?

ADHD and depression are separate disorders but tend to have much overlap. If you’ve been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression, you might wonder what this means for you in terms of prognosis, treatment, and lifestyle changes you can make to improve your situation. What Is ADHD? Before we start to disentangle … Đọc tiếp

The Surprising Similarities Between Shyness and Social Anxiety

Shyness and social anxiety disorder share many characteristics. If you have spent your whole life feeling as though you are just a shy person, how do you know if it is something more serious? As a parent of a shy child, you might also wonder if the behavior is normal or may be signs of … Đọc tiếp

How to Accentuate Positive Aspects and Minimize the Negative

To live a happier, healthier life, it’s important to learn how to accentuate the positive. Commit to following the simple steps outlined below for one week and you’re sure to bring more positivity and happiness into your life. Consider it a one-week experiment. How to Become More Positive What You’ll Do: You can boost your … Đọc tiếp

3 Coping Strategies That Actually Make Social Anxiety Worse

Avoidance behaviors, in the context of social anxiety disorder (SAD), are things that people do or don’t do to reduce anxiety about being in social situations. These behaviors are problematic because in the long run they only serve to increase fear. Avoidance behaviors can take three different forms: avoidance, escape or partial avoidance. Avoidance True … Đọc tiếp

How to Move Past the Stigma of Having Panic Disorder

A stigma is a term used to describe false beliefs and negative evaluations placed on a person based on a particular characteristic. One of the challenges of living with panic disorder is learning to cope with the stigma connected to having a mental illness. Many people may discriminate against panic disorder sufferers due to lack … Đọc tiếp