Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Are you looking for information on how to use virtual reality or games to manage stress and anxiety? Emerging findings show that both approaches can be helpful.
Are you looking for an alternative to prescription drugs for COVID-19 anxiety? Relaxation, guided imagery, meditation, and yoga can help.
Are you struggling with anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for alternatives to benzodiazepines? Research shows that Kava and l-theanine are safe and effective.
Are you struggling with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic? Benzodiazepines have limited effectiveness and potentially serious safety risks.
Are you thinking about gardening? Gardening enhances physical and mental well-being, lessens depressed mood and anxiety, and can help you deal with the stresses of COVID-19.
Accumulating findings suggest that an innovative technology called ROSHI helps reduce the severity of many psychiatric and neurologic disorders.
Are the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic getting you depressed or anxious or causing insomnia? Simple day-to-day lifestyle choices can help.
Are you searching for psychological tools to enhance resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? Shifting to a more internal locus of control may be helpful.
There is no evidence that any supplement reduces the risk of infection or lessens symptoms.
Are you looking for reliable, up-to-date information on supplements for a medical or mental health problem? Many online resources provide expert information.
Interventions at the individual and community level may enhance resilience and lessen the damage.
Direct and gradual consequences will depend on complex socioeconomic and geographic factors.
Are you looking for information that will help you decide how to treat your (or a child's) ADHD? There are many choices and finding the right treatment poses many challenges.
Are you struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and looking for information on non-drug alternatives? Emerging research findings suggest some supplements may be helpful.
Accumulating research on air pollution points to an increased risk of depression and other psychiatric disorders.
Are you looking for information on the role of epigenetics in addiction? Accumulating research findings suggest that epigenetics plays an important role in substance abuse.
The risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be significantly influenced by complex epigenetic factors.
Chronic stress and poor nutrition may significantly increase the risk of developing depressed mood.
Are you looking for information about herbal treatments of anxiety? Accumulating evidence reveals that many herbals are both safe and effective.
Preliminary findings on heart-rate variability (HRV) biofeedback for reducing alcohol craving are promising but more studies are needed.
Are you looking for non-pharmacologic approaches for managing withdrawal from nicotine or alcohol? Some research findings suggest that St. John's wort is an effective approach.
Are you struggling with alcohol abuse and unable to stop drinking? Red Ginseng may significantly reduce the severity of hangover symptoms following heavy drinking.
Are you curious about the benefits of Chinese or Tibetan medicine, or Ayurveda for mental health? Research findings support beneficial effects.
Are you looking for information about N-acetylcysteine? Research findings support efficacy in helping depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trichotillomania, and others.
Rapid progress in artificial intelligence (AI) will soon lead to clinical tools that will improve outcomes in medicine and mental health care.
Are you curious about new approaches for evaluating cognitive impairment or dementia? QEEG brain mapping and virtual reality testing environments are important innovations.
Are you having side effects to an antidepressant? Knowing about side effect risks and how to manage them if they occur can help.
Are you curious about emerging models of health care? Collaborative care will provide more adequate and more cost-effective care for complex mental health problems.
Are you disappointed with the current model of mental health care? Collaborative care models will improve the standards of both medical and mental health care.
Are you curious about probiotics for mental health? Emerging research findings show benefits for depressed mood, anxiety, autism and Alzheimer's disease.
James Lake, M.D., a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, works to transform mental health care through the evidence-based uses of alternative therapies.