"Anxiety" is an umbrella term for a number of different conditions. There are several sub-types of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Some mental health manuals also list post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an anxiety...
We have a look at neuropathic pain under peripheral neuropathy (PN), but we will look at chronic pain a bit more generally here. As the detection of pain sensation follows a similar pathway regardless of the type of pain (not entirely true or accurate, but somewhat true enough), it is worth looking at more broadly...
Depression could be the most common type of mental health condition in the U.S., affecting just over 26% of the population, although major depression affects around 16.1 million Americans. That is 6.7% of the population. Depression is a pernicious condition, and is often co-morbid with anxiety. As depression is also a...
A single night or two (or even three) of sleeplessness is not enough on its own to be considered insomnia. However, if it goes on for a long period of time, and/or there's a few nights of sleeplessness every week quite regularly, then it is very likely insomnia. Sleeplessness is a common side-effect of many other...
There are a huge number of conditions that can cause migraines and headaches. Whether it's the cold or the flu, stress, the side-effects of another medication, depression, high blood pressure, chronic pain, chemotherapy or hormonal changes, one of the side-effects is often headaches or migraines. Environmental factors...