Anxiety disorder

Depersonalization-derealization disorder

Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Brief and rare moments of depersonalization or derealization are common; that’s the feelings of detachment from your body or environment. You might feel like you’re living in a dream or watching your actions in a movie. According to DSM-V, when these feelings are not transient but experienced repeatedly, they form depersonalization-derealization…

Risk factors for anxiety

Who is at Most Risk for Developing Anxiety

It is normal to feel anxious when attending a job interview, taking a test, or making significant life changes. Such sensations may arise in response to stress and danger, and for most people, they are temporary. However, those feelings are more serious for a person with an anxiety disorder to the point of interfering with daily life…

Anxiety medications

FDA-Approved and Off-Label Medications for Anxiety

It is natural to experience anxiety at times. However, persistent and intense anxiety may be a symptom of a severe psychiatric disorder. Anxiety is characterized by fear, unease, worry, and restlessness. Approximately 33.7% of the global population will experience an anxiety disorder at some point. General anxiety disorders affect about…

Can anxiety make you feel weak

Can Anxiety Cause Muscle Weakness?

When you become anxious, you may get various physical anxiety symptoms — pounding heart, rapid breathing, trembling, or shaking — as your level of anxiety builds up. And when your stress level drops, you can experience fatigue and weakness in your whole body. Experiencing muscle weakness can be very scary and can worsen…

What is selective mutism

How Selective Mutism Affects Adults & Ways to Deal with It

Selective mutism is a rare mental health disorder that primarily affects children. However, if left untreated, it can continue into adulthood. It is often associated with social anxiety, but it is a different mental health condition with its own unique features. This article will discuss all the ins and outs of selective mutism in adults…

Chronic insomnia

Chronic Insomnia: a Guide to Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

On average adults need from 7 to 9 hours of sleep. However, a third of Americans say they get less sleep than recommended. Having a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep is considered insomnia. Acute insomnia that lasts for a couple of days or weeks can be caused…

Buspirone: Anxiety medication

BuSpar for Anxiety: Will Buspirone Calm You Down?

Buspirone, an anti-anxiety medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is successfully used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). BuSpar’s name-brand version has been phased out, although the drug is still accessible in its generic form — buspirone. Buspirone is still referred to by both the brand name…

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)
Mental Health

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD): How It Impacts You?

Suppose you have just received an email notification. It is from the HR of the company that you have recently interviewed with. You are sure to get this job after your amazing performance in the series of interviews. However, when you open your email, it starts with ‘We are sorry…’ How would you feel at that moment?…