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How to stop shivering
Shivering usually occurs when a person is too cold, but there are other possible causes. These include fever, stress, low blood sugar, and anxiety. Shivering generally resolves on its own, but treatment may be necessary for some underlying causes. Here, learn more about the causes of shivering and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

The effects of anxiety on the body
Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory systems. It can also lead to digestive issues and an increased risk of infection. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to cope with a depressive episode
Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cover what a depressive episode is and 12 tips for coping with one. (Medical News Today)

What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?
Certain situations will trigger an adrenaline rush, which is the release of adrenaline from the adrenal gland. This defense mechanism causes an increased heart rate, sweating, and pupil dilation. People can control an adrenaline rush with slow breathing and calming techniques. Learn more about an adrenaline rush here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a bounding pulse?
A bounding pulse is when a person can feel their heart beating strongly. They may feel the pulse in their chest, neck, or wrists. This is often caused by anxiety or panic attacks, though in some cases it can signal another medical condition. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a bounding pulse here. (Medical News Today)

What is fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

What is venlafaxine?
Venlafaxine oral tablet is a prescription drug used to treat depression and social anxiety disorder (SAD). It comes in two forms: immediate-release (treats depression) and extended-release (treats depression and SAD). Both forms are available only as generic drugs. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

How to treat anxiety naturally
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States, affecting millions of people every year. Conventional treatment options include therapy and medication, but there are also many natural remedies available. In this article, learn how to treat anxiety naturally. (Medical News Today)

Which foods are good for constipation?
Constipation is a very common complaint, and a person’s lifestyle and diet often play a role. Eating foods such as yogurt, pulses, wheat bran, and prunes can increase the frequency of bowel movements and relieve symptoms. Here, we explore the causes and treatments of constipation and look at 14 foods that can help. (Medical News Today)

How to safely stop antidepressants
People may wish to stop taking antidepressants for several reasons, but stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms or relapse. Here, we look at why stopping antidepressants can be hard and how to relieve withdrawal symptoms. We discuss which antidepressants are harder to stop taking and provide tips for stopping. (Medical News Today)

How to remove cortisol from the body naturally
Cortisol is necessary for many bodily functions, including the stress response and regulating sleep. High cortisol levels may raise blood pressure and affect mood. It is possible to lower cortisol by making some lifestyle changes, such as eating a more healthful diet and getting better sleep. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Why does depression make you feel tired?
Depression can lead to a lack of physical and emotional energy, in addition to causing sleep disturbances that leave a person feeling chronically fatigued. In this article, learn about the link between fatigue and depression, as well as the possible complications and how to cope. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean if you have shaky hands?
Shaky hands can interfere with everyday activities, and the tremors vary in severity. Neurological conditions, movement disorders, and issues such as anxiety or withdrawal may be responsible for the tremors, and a wide range of treatments are available. Learn more about shaky hands and types of tremor here. (Medical News Today)

Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? (Medical News Today)

How to stop anxious lip biting
Many people bite their lip when they are anxious or uncomfortable, which can result in redness and sores on the lips. In extreme cases this is called body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB). This habit can have a negative impact on a person's daily life. Treatments include behavioral therapy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?
How might spiritual practice affect the brain? A new study suggests that heightened spiritual experiences may help to counteract the effect of stressors. (Medical News Today)

Probiotics might make us immune to stress
New research shows that a specific probiotic called Mycobacterium vaccae reduces the brain's inflammatory response to stress in rodents. (Medical News Today)

What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?
Separation anxiety is part of development for young children, but it may also occur in adults. Unfounded fear concerning one's self or family, difficulty sleeping, and depression are some of the symptoms. Treatment involves learning management strategies and therapy. Find out about separation anxiety in adults here. (Medical News Today)

Job strain could be harming your heart
A study has found that job strain — defined as doing highly demanding work but having low control over it — is tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation. (Medical News Today)

What is a pseudoseizure?
The symptoms of a pseudoseizure are nearly identical to those of an epileptic seizure. However, while misfiring neurons in the brain cause epilepsy, pseudoseizures occur as a result of underlying mental health conditions, such as stress. Here, learn more about pseudoseizures, including how to diagnose and treat them. (Medical News Today)

What can I take for PMDD?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is an uncommon condition that affects people during their menstrual cycle and can cause symptoms such as irritability and anxiety. Natural treatments, including meditation and exercise, can help to alleviate symptoms of the disorder. Learn more about natural treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of lemongrass tea?
Lemongrass is an herb that people can use to make a nutritious tea. Study results suggest that lemongrass has a wide range of health benefits, including relieving anxiety, lowering cholesterol, and reducing bloating. In this article, we look at these studies and consider the evidence for the benefits of lemongrass. (Medical News Today)

The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression
In a recent review, researchers identify important links between hay fever and an increased risk of anxiety and depression in adolescents. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the fear of death
Thanatophobia is an intense fear of one's own death or the process of dying. Also known as death anxiety, this fear can badly impact on a person's life. Thanatophobia can also be linked to other anxiety or panic disorders. Find out here how to tackle and even overcome death anxiety with behavioral and talking therapies (Medical News Today)

What causes diarrhea in the middle of the night?
When diarrhea occurs during the night, this is called nocturnal diarrhea. Foods, allergies, periods of excessive stress, and several bowel conditions can cause it. Other symptoms may include pain, cramping, nausea, and fever. Here, learn more about nocturnal diarrhea and the many methods of treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

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