Huge myths about the illness now known as chronic fatigue syndrome/ME have been exploded by a new report on treatments published on 11 January by the UK government’s Department of Health.
MIND AND MATTER: What we think can make us ill (and well)
SUICIDAL PATIENTS: Cognitive therapy works better than drugs
After our mother died in May 1999, my brother had trouble sleeping. His GP prescribed the benzodiazepine temazepam. My brother had a history of depression, was not a strong person and had all the potential for developing dependency. The prescription...
Also known as ‘hyperventilation anxiety syndrome’, panic attacks may be linked to psychiatric disorders like agoraphobia (fear of open spaces). More frequently, they simply appear on their own - without warning - out of nowhere.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Yes, there is a safer and better way
Although treating your Candida and overcoming your physical symptoms should help to alleviate your mental symptoms as well, there are a few other steps you can take to manage your anxiety. Try: * Herbal treatments. Several studies have supported the...
CIGARETTES: Now they're linked to lupus
The amino acid L-glutamine is a nutrient that has proved to be especially useful for healing cells of the gastrointestinal tract. By boosting the energy of these cells and stimulating their regeneration, glutamine also aids the growth of new tissue...
What is ME?
Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), although treated as a 21st-century mystery, or all in the sufferer’s head, is a disorder of the nervous, immune and endocrine systems.