SNRIs vs SSRIs: What are their differences, similarities, and how do they work?

Antidepressants are a widely prescribed class of medication that works to treat the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other conditions. Two types of antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), are some of the most popular. SSRIs and SNRIs both work by increasing the amounts of…

Holiday stress: A compassionate guide for understanding and managing it

As the holiday season approaches, many of us feel happy, excited, cheerful, and… stressed. Despite the picture-perfect photos on Instagram (highlight reels) and cheery (more like cheesy) Christmas cards, holidays are stressful. Between traveling, cooking lavish meals, and making small talk with distant relatives, you’re bound to feel overwhelmed. That’s…

World Mental Health Day on October 10: A time for prioritizing and raising awareness for mental health

Just as physical health is supported by proper diet, exercise, and rest, our mental health is just as multi-faceted. Mental health consists of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. In recognition of the importance of mental health awareness and treatment, World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually on October 10th. …

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