Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a variety of stress-related health conditions, including anxiety associated with ongoing health problems and in those who are having medical procedures. Evidence suggests that relaxation techniques may also provide some benefit on symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and may help reduce occupational stress in health care workers. For some of these conditions, relaxation techniques are used as an adjunct to other forms of treatment.
Perception is not a reliable copy of the external world, but only part of it composed by external stimuli, while the rest is constructed by the brain.
Download PDF Download ePub Order a free hardcopy En EspaÃ±ol Do you feel very happy and outgoingâ€”or very irritableâ€”on some days, but unusually sad or anxious on other days? Do the â€œupâ€ periods go along with increased energy or activity? Do the â€œdownsâ€ go along with low energy, hopelessness, or inability to enjoy what you … Read more
Factors that may protect youth with ADHD from negative outcomes
Life is a series of choices. Every time you make a decision, there is a possibility that things wonâ€™t go as expected (risk) or that something bad will happen (loss). Aversion to risk and loss have powerful influences on how we make decisions. In a new paper researchers studied the influence of risk and loss aversion in people with anxiety, a disorder characterized by debilitating avoidance behavior and difficulties making daily-life decisions.
You may have heard ofÂ clinical trials, and your doctor may even have suggested your child enroll in one. Clinical trialsÂ are voluntary research studies conducted in people and designed to answer specific questions about the safety and/or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments. If your child were to … Read more
ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers Learn more about attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and discover how CDCâ€™s research helps us all understand how ADHD impacts children and families. What is ADHD? ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and often lasts into adulthood. More than 1 in 10 children, 4-17 years … Read more