Category: depression

What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain?

What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain?

  by Debbie Hampton Fundamentally, a depressed brain looks just like any other brain. In fact, there’s no brain scan, MRI, EEG or any other medical test that can definitively diagnose depression, and it’s not understood in detail like other brain disorders. While we know the neurochemicals involved and many contributing factors, the truth is … Continue reading What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain?

Just Breathe — How Oxygen Therapy Could Reduce Your Anxiety And Help You Heal

Just Breathe — How Oxygen Therapy Could Reduce Your Anxiety And Help You Heal

by Angela Bacca Climbing into the hyperbaric chamber felt like climbing into a body bag. I was seized with panic immediately as the zipper made its way up from my feet to my face. I could hear the loud hum of the machines through the bag as I became acutely aware I was trapped. As the … Continue reading Just Breathe — How Oxygen Therapy Could Reduce Your Anxiety And Help You Heal

What Happens to Your Body During a Panic Attack?

What Happens to Your Body During a Panic Attack?

The Physiological Reponse of Your Body During a Panic Attack? By Arlin Cuncic What is a Panic Attack? If you suffer with social anxiety, you may have experienced what is known as a "panic attack" in social or performance situations. Although panic attacks are generally thought of in relation to panic disorder, panic can also … Continue reading What Happens to Your Body During a Panic Attack?

Fight-or-Flight Response – Why Is It Important?

Fight-or-Flight Response – Why Is It Important?

By Kendra Cherry The fight-or-flight response, also known as the acute stress response, refers to a physiological reaction that occurs in the presence of something that is terrifying, either mentally or physically. The response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to … Continue reading Fight-or-Flight Response – Why Is It Important?