Tagged: anxiety disorder

Restless Legs Syndrome and Psychiatric Disorders

There has always been a close relationship between RLS and psychiatric disorders. As early as the 19th century, Wittmaack observed the co-occurrence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with depression and anxiety, which he termed...

Arousal and Behavior: Biopsychological Effects of Caffeine

INTRODUCTION The biobehavioral effects of caffeine on psychological functioning and behavior are mediated by underlying genetic mechanisms and their neurophysiological expressions. Primarily by blocking adenosine A2A receptors, caffeine affects cognitive and psychomotor functions and...

Anxiety Diet – Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine

Some people are more sensitive to caffeine and experience adverse reactions, including increased anxiety, nervousness, and sleep problems. And even if caffeine doesn’t make you feel anxious, I encourage you to consider its other...

Characteristics of Anxiety Disorders

Richard was a 19-year-old college freshman majoring in philosophy when he withdrew from school because of incapacitating ritualistic behavior. These rituals included excessive hand washing and showering; ceremonial rituals for dressing and studying; compulsive...

Botanical Anxiolytics, Antidepressants and Hypnotics

INTRODUCTION The treatment of mood and anxiety disorders with botanical medicine goes back to antiquity, with various cultures applying energetic models such as humoral medicine or traditional Chinese medicine models to prescribe a range...