Month: January 2018

Types of Anxiety: How they Affect Well-Being

Originally found on http://www.medicaldaily.com/anxiety-disorders-ocd-well-being-ptsd-393308 If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ve likely branded yourself an “anxious” person at some point. But there is no such thing as one anxiety disease: There are several different types, and it’s possible to suffer from a few of them at the same time. Anxiety disorders affect some 40 million adults in the…

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4 Tips for Assisting Someone With Depression

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/therese-borchard-sanity-break/4-quick-tips-for-helping-someone-with-depression/ Most people understand the ripple effect of all mood disorders. Depression, in particular, lurks into all corners of a home, into every aspect of a relationship. I am often asked what a person should do for a depressed loved one. Here are four quick tips. 1. Educate Yourself Education is always the starting point because…

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Defining Sleep Deprivation

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/Sleep-Deprivation-Inadequate-Quantity-of-Sleep.aspx Sleep deprivation is a term that refers to an inadequate quantity of sleep, characterized by signs of sleepiness during the day, reduced alertness and decreased performance at work or study. It often occurs as a result of a sleeping disorder that restricts the quantity, quality or timing of sleep. It can…

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Dealing with Stress When You’re at Work

Originally found on http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/work-stress.aspx Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes…

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The Effects of Stress on the Body

Originally found on https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-body.aspx Musculoskeletal System When the body is stressed, muscles tense up. Muscle tension is almost a reflex reaction to stress — the body’s way of guarding against injury and pain. With sudden onset stress, the muscles tense up all at once and then release their tension when the stress passes. Chronic stress causes the muscles…

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Understanding Hypersomnolence (Hypersomnia)

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/disorders/hypersomnia-symptoms/ Hypersomnolence is characterized by recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep. It has previously been referred to as “hypersomnia,” but this name does not capture both components of its definition. Rather than feeling tired due to lack of or interrupted sleep at night, persons with hypersomnolence are compelled to nap repeatedly during…

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What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Originally found on https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders What Are Anxiety Disorders? Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most…

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