the return of symptoms after a relatively brief period of time.
any psychological or physical exercise engaged in to produce a feeling of relaxation including breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga.
rapid eye movement during sleep
apparent complete recovery that may or may not be permanent or enduring.
the ability to overcome challenges, obstacles and threats.
Reticular Activating System (RAS):
the system of nerve fibres that go from the reticular formation at the base of the brain throughout the higher brain centers that are involved in general arousal.
a portion of the brain stem that plays an important role in general arousal and attention.
a term used to describe a gradual increase in the dose of a medication (titration up). Generally speaking when physicians prescribe medications for anxiety and depression they gradually increase the dose over a number of weeks so that they can 1) treat the problem with the most effective minimum dose and 2) watch carefully for the emergence of side-effects.
a pattern of bipolar symptoms that includes at least four manic or depressive episodes per year.
a disease of the lungs (such as asthma) that may result in symptoms similar to anxiety.
the tendency to cope the same way, despite the problems that result from that coping style, usually associated with a failure to see problems with the coping style and difficulties in trying new behavior.