Forty million adults in the US struggle with some type of anxiety disorder, making them some of the most common mental health issues in the country. Those with severe anxiety may even suffer from panic attacks – episodes of intense fear that can drastically interfere...

It might start with heart palpitations. Then, it becomes the deafening sound of your thoughts or the blood booming between your ears. Suddenly, you find yourself having a hard time breathing. If you’ve ever experienced anxiety to the point that it’s overpowering your ability to...

You might have felt these sensations before: the rising panic that you’re trying to stave off, but can’t effectively manage. The rapid breathing. The heart palpitations. The seeming impossibility of concentrating on anything positive. While the exact causes of anxiety are sometimes unknown, this condition...

While traditional medical and talk therapy can indeed be effective for treating mental health disorders, the root causes of conditions like depression, anxiety and PTSD often exist in parts of your being that conventional therapy can’t easily reach. The serious adverse effects and addictive potential...

What do Martin Luther King Jr, Princess Diana, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale and Marilyn Monroe have in common? They all suffered from variations of mental health disorders, ranging from depression to bipolar disorder to psychotic episodes. According to the World Health Organization, one in four...

Barbiturates were introduced in 1903 and classified within a group of drugs known as sedative‐hypnotics. They act as a central nervous system depressant by slowing the activity of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, a neurotransmitter that nerves use as a communication channel. Barbiturates...

Increasingly widespread, dual diagnoses (also known as co-occurring disorders) affect over 7.9 million people in the US today. They’re complex and carry far-reaching consequences, and if you struggle with one, you know that finding the right treatment for it is both absolutely critical and hard...