Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Symptoms, Causes &Treatment

About 3.6% of adult Americans (5.2 million) experience PTSD through the course of the year and approximately 7.8 million Americans will experience PTSD in their lives. PTSD can come at any stage of life which includes childhood. Statistics show that women experience PTSD more than men. This may be from the fact that women make up the highest number of rape, domestic violence or abuse.

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Wellbutrin (Bupropion) for Anxiety

For many practitioners, Wellbutrin is the go-to medication for treating anxiety, depression, and sexual dysfunction among other conditions. Bupropion is FDA-approved for prevention of major seasonal depressive for patients with seasonal affective disorder.  It is also used as a smoking cessation aid.

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Teen Anxiety – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

All teenagers experience some level of anxiety in their life. Feeling anxious before a date, an exam and before a big presentation is normal. However, anxiety can be too much and distract the daily functioning of their life. The New York Times recently posted an article on “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?”

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Nicotine and Anxiety: Can It Really Help?

It is common for people to think that smoking is a shorter way of calming down anxiety. However, the truth is anxiety only worsens the symptoms. Nicotine is connected with mood. Research shows that nicotine affects your brain which includes your mood.

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Tips for Dating Someone with OCD

Every relationship presents multiple challenges and rewards. However, a relationship with an individual with OCD can have added obstacles. Dr. Jon Grant, a professor at the University of Chicago’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, says that he talks to his patients about their dating lives all the time.He says that most people associate OCD with a quirky affinity for keeping things extremely clean or organized.

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Living with OCD: How to Care for Yourself

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), OCD is among the 20 leading causes of illness-related disability, in the world, for people between 15 and 44 years.

Like any other disease, when individuals are diagnosed with OCD, a lot of changes happen in their lives. They become aware of every obsession they have, and it can be quite frustrating. The symptoms and obsessions can start in one area of their life and spread to others eventually. The obsessions may be very disturbing to loved ones and workmates before adjusting, which could make it harder for the sufferer.

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