While autumn can be a beautiful and anticipated time of year for some, for many it can be somewhat melancholy, bringing about a change in mood as the season shifts. As daylight hours shorten, as many as 1 in 3 Americans notice increased feelings of lethargy and sadness, as well as a decreased number of [...]
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by Tess Thompson Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health disorders and affect the lives of millions of people every year, including approximately 19 million in the U.S. alone. If you are one of them, you may wonder if your symptoms are standard, and if there are behavioral and medical treatments that [...]
If you find yourself worrying uncontrollably about everyday tasks or if you are constantly and excessively anxious about issues like family health, finances or your job, you may be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. While everybody experiences anxiety occasionally, people who suffer from G.A.D. experience it so excessively that it can interfere with their ability [...]
Stress can be thrown at us at an early age; in fact an unborn baby can experience stress in utero. We either learn to cope with stress or learn how to avoid stress at an early age. We all have the ability to learn how to manage stress. Some of us learn by trial and [...]
The elderly individual who faces a future full of pain, immobility or decreased function is very likely to become depressed as he/she contemplates the future. Chronic diseases can lead to desperation, sadness or feelings of hopelessness that can lead to depression. As we grow older and face these issues we are likely to be doing [...]
Being healthy doesn’t pertain just to your physical health. Your mental and physical health and well-being work and go together. Caring for your mind, as well as your body, is good for your whole health and key to your success at home, at work and at school. The stigma of behavioral health issues affects not [...]
Panic attacks strike without warning, without obvious reasons and brings an overwhelming fear. It is far more intense that a feeling of being stressed out than what most people experience. Instead of stress people who experience panic attacks find the experience terrifying. The number of people who suffer from panic attacks are rather large. The [...]
Finding the Right Doctor to Diagnosis Your Mental Health Issues If you think you have a mental illness, its hard to know where to start looking for help. With all the new diagnoses, medicines, treatments, and online resources, youre probably over-informed and feeling totally overwhelmed. Thats why its important to find a qualified professional to [...]
With an average of three to four million children taking prescribed stimulant medications to control symptoms of ADHD, the list of possible side effects is not only long, but daunting as well. There are new studies that may provide some hope for sufferers and parents alike. However, research has revealed that perhaps parents will not [...]
Depression can be segmented into three general categories – mild, major, and severe. A depression case is classified as severe if the symptoms hamper normal functioning. Typical symptoms of depression include prolonged feelings of intense sorrow and aversion to pleasurable activities. These symptoms are accompanied by sleeplessness or oversleeping, low self-esteem, excessive pessimism and guilt [...]
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