anxiety

Sunday sadness is real; how to battle the pre-workweek blues

Many of us begin to groan and moan as our precious weekend comes to an end. It's not just the interruption of fun with friends and family that triggers the Sunday blues, or what some call the Sunday scaries. It's also anxiety and dread about the workweek to come.

FDA approves ketamine-like nasal spray for depression

The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the powerful anesthetic that has been used illegally as the club drug Special K.

Can you have a fear of flying and still fly?

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said during her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that she traveled to Washington D.C. "in an airplane" despite her reported anxiety about flying and feeling uncomfortable in enclosed spaces.

The unapproved antidepressant that's poisoning people

From 2014 through 2017, there was an increase in US poison control calls related to the intentional abuse and misuse of tianeptine, an unapproved antidepressant drug, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report on Thursday.

Wagging tails break the stress of UW's finals week

Petting dogs lowers blood pressure, pulse, anxiety

More than 43,000 students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus are all feeling the stress and pressure of finals week. You can visually see that stress manifesting on the faces of students as they study in buildings throughout campus.