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How Can Generalized Anxiety Disorder Be Treated?

2019-09-23T13:53:28-07:00

Anxiety is uncomfortable. It can cause a racing heart, sweating palms, and muscle tightness. It may also result in sleep difficulties, irritability, and a range of other physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. We all experience anxiety at times, particularly before big events or during times of high stress. For most people, the symptoms of anxiety [...]

How Can Generalized Anxiety Disorder Be Treated?2019-09-23T13:53:28-07:00

What is the Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder?

2019-09-23T13:53:28-07:00

Major depressive disorder, otherwise known as clinical depression, is one of the most common health disorders in the United States, affecting over 17 million adults. Although the condition shows up differently in each individual, most people who suffer from major depressive disorder experience some combination of the following:  Persistent sadness Empty moods Irritability Fatigue Loss [...]

What is the Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder?2019-09-23T13:53:28-07:00

Old Age And Depression

2019-08-20T17:32:12-07:00

Older adults are at an increased risk of developing depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression affects between one and five percent of the elderly population in the United States, and the number rises up to 13.5% in those who require home health care or hospitalization. Despite its prevalence, it's important [...]

Old Age And Depression2019-08-20T17:32:12-07:00

5 Facts To Know About Major Depressive Disorder

2019-08-20T17:34:55-07:00

Everyone goes through periods of sadness. Difficult life events or challenging experiences can trigger feelings of unhappiness, frustration, and disappointment. As time passes and you learn to adjust, those feelings generally fade. But for people struggling with major depressive disorder, those feelings persist, creating a constant and pervasive sense of hopelessness. According to a 2017 [...]

5 Facts To Know About Major Depressive Disorder2019-08-20T17:34:55-07:00

Is There a Link Between ADHD and Migraine in Adults?

2021-01-21T11:57:22-08:00

For some people with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, migraines are an all too familiar occurrence. Researchers have known about the relationship between psychiatric disorders and these debilitating headaches for years. While doctors still aren’t sure what exactly causes the conditions to occur together, shared genes, low serotonin production, and hormonal influences are thought to [...]

Is There a Link Between ADHD and Migraine in Adults?2021-01-21T11:57:22-08:00

What’s the Difference Between an Observational Trial and an Interventional Trial?

2021-03-22T11:41:17-07:00

There are many different types of clinical studies and trials in San Diego for interested participants to pursue, but most fall into two main categories: observational trials and interventional trials. Your medical history and purpose for participating will help determine which trial type is right for you, although there are other factors to take into [...]

What’s the Difference Between an Observational Trial and an Interventional Trial?2021-03-22T11:41:17-07:00

What Happens with the Results of a Clinical Trial?

2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

Participation in a clinical trial is an opportunity to help shape the future of medicine. Researchers use clinical trials to find new and innovative ways to advance medicine and potentially save lives, but those advancements wouldn’t be possible without participants. If you’re considering taking part in a clinical trial, you probably have a number of [...]

What Happens with the Results of a Clinical Trial?2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

How to stop ruminating – OCD

2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

Everyone worries from time to time. But for the 2.2 million Americans affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), worry can be all-consuming. Most people with OCD struggle with ruminations, which are persistent worrisome thoughts consisting of distressing imagery or deep-seated fears. They’re intrusive and repetitive, and often create a self-perpetuating train of thought that can eat [...]

How to stop ruminating – OCD2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

Clinical Trial Participation Part 2: Checking In & Getting Settled

2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

Once you’ve been approved to participate in a clinical trial, the intake process begins. Every clinical research study is structured differently – some are inpatient, some are outpatient, and some are a combination of both – so your experience will vary from trial to trial. In general, here are some ideas of what to expect [...]

Clinical Trial Participation Part 2: Checking In & Getting Settled2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

What Causes Tardive Dyskinesia?

2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

Every medication comes with potential side effects. Sometimes the reaction to a drug is mild, such as slight drowsiness or muscle aches. These symptoms are typically temporary and fade with discontinued use of the medication. Other drugs have serious side effects that can permanently impair a person and change his or her life forever. Tardive [...]

What Causes Tardive Dyskinesia?2019-04-11T16:16:00-07:00

How a migraine happens

2021-03-22T11:49:01-07:00

Over 38 million Americans suffer from the debilitating pain of migraines. Characterized by intense headaches, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound, migraines can have a significant impact on your ability to work, socialize, and enjoy your hobbies. While scientists have yet to determine an exact cause, they’ve identified four phases to migraines that [...]

How a migraine happens2021-03-22T11:49:01-07:00

Living with Someone Who Is Bipolar

2019-01-10T15:34:12-08:00

Bipolar disorder puts a strain not only on the individual afflicted but also everyone around them. Dealing with the intense highs of mania and the devastating lows of depression can be exceedingly difficult, and constantly navigating the state of your bipolar loved one can make for some truly tough sledding. On top of the yoyoing [...]

Living with Someone Who Is Bipolar2019-01-10T15:34:12-08:00

What is Bipolar Depression?

2021-03-22T11:48:02-07:00

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition full of highs and lows. The highs of bipolar disorder are called the manic phase, consisting of a sudden change in energy, mood, and judgment. The lows are called the depressive phase, also known as bipolar depression. Bipolar depression is much more common than bipolar mania, as those [...]

What is Bipolar Depression?2021-03-22T11:48:02-07:00

Living with Chronic Migraines: What Are Your Options?

2021-01-21T14:26:46-08:00

One migraine is bad enough. Having to suffer through hours and possibly days of thunderous pain and discomfort is an experience you are not likely to forget anytime soon. Can you imagine having to relive that pain over and over again for as long as you live? Welcome to the world of those who suffer [...]

Living with Chronic Migraines: What Are Your Options?2021-01-21T14:26:46-08:00

How Does Alzheimer’s Disease Cause Memory Loss?

2019-03-19T14:57:42-07:00

The endless confusion. Precious memories slipping away. Forgetting the most important people in your life. One of the most well-known and devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss, with those stricken with the disease having trouble remembering even the most basic information. Memory loss is a widely acknowledged symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, but what [...]

How Does Alzheimer’s Disease Cause Memory Loss?2019-03-19T14:57:42-07:00
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