Understanding Agoraphobia, a fear of crowds & helplessness in the outdoors

From avoiding crowds to fearing them Fear of overcrowded or confined places, but also vast and open places is known as agoraphobia. An agoraphobe fears the possibility of losing control over a situation, and not being able to escape easily in case of danger. Agoraphobia may only concern certain places (e.g. public spaces, or busy […]

What people really want to know about panic disorder

Jump to: A handpicked selection of top panic attack articles A panic disorder is a form of anxiety characterized by panic attacks that occur unexpectedly and repeatedly. The fear of panicking will lead the person affected to have avoidance behaviors which will modify everyday life. “Panic attacks” are an alarm signal raised by the body […]

A Comprehensive Case for the Use of CBD for PTSD & Related Disorders

As epidemic rates of opioid addiction and overdose suicides rise to unprecedented levels in the United States, medical researchers are scrambling to find safer alternatives to hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (Percocet), the two most prevalently-prescribed opioids in the country. Reports from healthcare information technology companies like IQVIA show that these dangerous drugs are prescribed for […]

Is ADHD a mental health disorder

By Eric Van Buskirk Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity, commonly called ADD or ADHD, is a mental disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) give guidelines for professionals and it is challenging to diagnose. ADHD affects around 3 to 5% of children worldwide, […]