Tylenol may ease the pain arising from future anticipations

Tylenol may ease the pain arising from future anticipations

How does one deal with the pain arising from the dread of an anticipated experience, such as social rejection or a big event? The answer, researchers say, may lie in Tylenol. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, can reduce emotional distress in the same way it provides relief from physical pain. Read more

Potential causes of developing PTSD – 3: Natural calamities

Potential causes of developing PTSD – 3: Natural calamities

Disasters can be natural or man-made, but in either case, the destruction that befalls is so severe that it can take a heavy toll on the sufferer imposing substantial health and financial burden. Natural disasters usually come without a warning, and therefore, cause immense damage to life and property. Read more

New anxiety medications in development -  Part 3: BNC210

New anxiety medications in development – Part 3: BNC210

Of the few new and promising anxiety medications under development, BNC210, one of the anxiolytic medicines, has demonstrated a potent anxiolytic effect. Although the trials of this medication are still under way, it has shown efficacy in suppressing the malfunctioning areas of the brain that are responsible for anxiety.

Since it has no addictive or sedative properties, many believe that it can prove to be a better drug in managing anxiety than the current best lorazepam (a benzodiazepine medication). Moreover, it is unlikely to affect the cognitive function due to above characteristics. So far, no major side effect has been reported during the trials. Read more

New anxiety medications in development - Part 1: Aloradine

New anxiety medications in development – Part 1: Aloradine

Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.

― Epictetus

There are numerous types of antianxiety drugs, including the most popular class of psychotropic medications known as benzodiazepines. However, almost all of them tend to cause various side effects. Read more

3 simple ways to get relief from short-term anxiety

3 simple ways to get relief from short-term anxiety

The natural ability to sense danger is an inbuilt alarm system in the animal kingdom, where intuition and quick response is the key to survival. Man was also once a part of this ecosystem and the sense of fear and the ever-present anxiousness of falling prey to other animals has helped him survive. Read more