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Wallace B. Mendelson, M.D.
Anxiety is a common internal experience, often described as fear or dread. It can be very uncomfortable-even debilitating-but effective treatments are available.
Anxiety is not only common but also multifaceted in its appearance. Different anxiety disorders, such as specific phobias or social anxiety, have unique features.
This article explores the possible causes of anxiety and includes a discussion of how to choose the treatment approach that is right for you.
Large analyses combining many studies have confirmed that sleeping pills help in chronic insomnia in the short term; results are less clear in the long-term.
Melatonin a number of qualities that make it appealing as a sleep aid in certain circumstances, however, data on its use in chronic insomnia is not encouraging.
If it seems like sleeping pills aren't working for you, it’s a good opportunity to take some time to reconsider everything about your sleep situation.