Month: April 2018

Recognizing Signs of Depression

Originally found on https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/recognizing-symptoms Being unhappy isn’t the same as being depressed. Depression is a term often used loosely to describe how we feel after a bad week at work or when we’re going through a breakup. But major depressive disorder — a type of depression — is much more complicated. There are specific symptoms that determine whether it’s depression or the…

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7 Helpful Tips for Insomnia Sufferers

Originally found on https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/insomnia-cant-sleep No one enjoys showing up to work groggy and tired after a sleepless night, but too many of us are having trouble catching those elusive zzz’s. 1 in 3 people around the world suffers from insomnia. All too often, we are poor sleepers who have created self-defeating habits that make insomnia inevitable. And those missing…

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What Does Stress do to the Body?

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/stress/guide/effects-on-body/ It’s one thing to feel occasional stress. But when you’re constantly under pressure and have no way to cope, your risk of developing serious illness climbs. Here’s what you need to know about the long-term effects of living a stressed-out life. If you’ve ever felt stressed out (and who hasn’t?), you already…

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Anxiety May Increase Risk of Dementia

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305468.php Upon observing that stress exacerbates mental illnesses, researchers set out to address the question of whether anxiety damages the brain and whether they could pinpoint mechanisms behind the link between stress and mental illness. The researchers – led by Dr. Linda Mah of the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences in…

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Risk of early death raised by Depression

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319834.php A large, long-term study has confirmed that both men and women who have had at least one major depressive episode have a significantly higher mortality risk. Moreover, this risk has progressively increased for women. Researchers have linked depression to a greater risk of early death for both men and women. Depression is one…

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Reasons for Sleep-Onset Insomnia

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/Causes-of-Sleep-Onset-Insomnia.aspx Sleep-onset insomnia may be described as the inability to sleep when one is ready to, at the beginning of the night in most people. It may be temporary and acute, or chronic. It could manifest as daytime fatigue and sleepiness, loss of concentration, and irritability. The severity of the symptoms depend upon…

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Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Originally found on https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2016/03/understanding-anxiety-disorders Many of us worry from time to time. We fret over finances, feel anxious about job interviews, or get nervous about social gatherings. These feelings can be normal or even helpful. They may give us a boost of energy or help us focus. But for people with anxiety disorders, they can be…

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