Anxiety is an umbrella term for a broad range of anxiety-related conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and, until recently, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anxiety disorders are one of the most common forms of mental illness...
Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts more than 12 weeks, often for months or even years. Chronic pain can arise as a side-effect from all sorts of conditions, as well as being a side-effect of treating those conditions (e.g. chemotherapy). Muscle aches and pains are sometimes called “myalgia”, and are...
Depression affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. However, for some people it becomes a persistent part of their lives. Persistent depression can be classed as clinical depression. It is also often called unipolar depression, as it stands in contrast to bipolar depression, which includes erratic shifts...
Insomnia is a persistent inability or difficulty in getting to sleep. Insomnia can occur as a condition on its own, but is often associated with other conditions such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety. Approximately 30% of the population of the US suffers from some form of sleep disturbance, with 10% having...
Headaches and migraines cost the United States approximately between $13 and $17 billion per year. There is no known cause of headache and migraine, although it is a common feature of many other ailments. Pain, depression, diet, other medications, hormonal changes, stress, illnesses such as cold and flu, and...