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Relaxation makes worriers more anxious
Relaxation techniques can, paradoxically, provoke anxiety in some people, and a new study suggests that this is because relaxation interrupts worrying. (Medical News Today)

What are the links between alcohol and anxiety?
Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and anxiety, and tips for coping here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Xanax overdose
Taking too much Xanax can cause mild to serious side effects, and taking other drugs along with Xanax can increase the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments of a Xanax overdose here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pressure in the head
Here, we describe causes and treatments for a feeling of pressure in the head. Some underlying issues, such as sinus infections, are common and easy to treat. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What does Xanax feel like?
Xanax is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug that treats anxiety and panic disorders. It usually takes less than an hour to kick in and has a calming, relaxing effect. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Reasons for not losing weight on a keto diet
The keto diet involves restricting carbohydrate intake to encourage the body to burn fat instead of glucose. This article outlines 10 reasons why a person may not lose weight despite following the keto diet. (Medical News Today)

How long does Xanax last?
Xanax is a benzodiazepine that treats anxiety and panic disorders. This article looks at how long its effects last, when the drug expires, what withdrawal is like, and other factors to consider. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety: Are mitochondria involved?
Scientists link stress to disruptions in energy metabolism in mice and humans who have panic disorder, a form of anxiety disorder. (Medical News Today)

A guide to EFT tapping
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a method to reduce anxiety, stress, PTSD, and depression. It involves tapping specific points on the face and body. Here, we discuss the uses and effectiveness of EFT tapping and provide instructions on how to do it. (Medical News Today)

6 evidence based ways to calm down
Feeling unable to control worry, fear, anxiety, or other negative emotions is something that many people experience. In this article, learn how to calm down in these situations. (Medical News Today)

What to know about generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition in the United States. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What to do about a weight loss plateau
Many people reach a weight loss plateau after several months of diet and exercise. In this article, learn about the possible causes and what to do to break through the plateau. (Medical News Today)

Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression
A trial of sertraline in primary care found that the common antidepressant reduced anxiety symptoms in 6 weeks with some easing of depression at 12 weeks. (Medical News Today)

Beta-blockers for anxiety: What to know
Beta-blockers are a type of medication that can treat heart conditions. Some doctors also prescribe them to ease the symptoms of anxiety. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between anxiety and nausea?
Anxiety can cause a range of physical symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, are particularly common. Discover the link between anxiety and nausea here and learn about the various coping methods and treatments for anxiety. (Medical News Today)

What is hoarding disorder?
Hoarding disorder causes a person to collect items and struggle to get rid of them. Learn more about hoarding disorder, including diagnosis and treatment options, here. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean when you wake up with a racing heart?
Waking up with a racing heart can be worrying, but it is not usually a cause for concern. Learn about the possible causes, as well as when to see a doctor, here. (Medical News Today)

How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?
This Friday the 13th, we take a look at the psychological mechanisms of superstitions and their effect on mental health and well-being. (Medical News Today)

Fight-or-flight: Do our bones play a part?
A new study in humans and animals identifies the bone hormone osteocalcin as a crucial driver for the fight-or-flight survival response. (Medical News Today)

Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here. (Medical News Today)

External stimuli may affect how well antidepressants work
Experiments in mouse models of depression suggest an intriguing possibility — that exposure to certain stimuli could change how well antidepressants work. (Medical News Today)

People with PTSD could benefit from fear reducing medication
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How are diabetes and stress linked?
Diabetes and stress seem to be linked in several important ways. This article explores how stress can lead to diabetes, how diabetes can cause stress, and research backed ways to manage stress. (Medical News Today)

4 top tips for coping with social anxiety
Social anxiety can have a crucial impact on a person's well-being and quality of life. Read this Spotlight feature for tips on how to manage it. (Medical News Today)

Feeling angry: Mental health and what to do
Anger is a natural human emotion. Although occasional anger affects most people, regularly feeling angry can affect quality of life. Learn about some causes of anger, as well as what to do, here. (Medical News Today)

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