Month: December 2019

8 Tips for Living With Depression

Everything feels more challenging when you’re dealing with depression. Going to work, socializing with friends, or even just getting out of bed can feel like a struggle. But there are some things you can do to cope with your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Here are eight tips for living with depression. 1….

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Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension

Recent research looked at how stress and insomnia affected the health of employees who have hypertension, and the news was sobering. The researchers found that in comparison with their peers who slept well and did not experience work-related stress, hypertensive employees with stress and insomnia were three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease….

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7 Facts You Should Know About Depression

Depression is a very real and treatable illness. Understanding the facts about depression can save lives. Here are 7 things everyone should know. 1. Depression Doesn’t Always Have a “Good” Reason Sometimes people become depressed for what seems like a good reason—maybe they lost their job or a close friend passed away—but with clinical depression,…

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How Can I Stop OCD Thoughts?

Many people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) ask, “How can I stop having OCD thoughts?” It is important to remember that up to 90% of people have strange, bizarre and even disturbing thoughts on a daily basis. If bizarre or disturbing thoughts are actually normal, what matters is not whether we have them, but how we react to them. Why…

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Is Your Insomnia In Your Head Or Your DNA?

Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health, wellness trends, and nutrition advice, reporting on the most exciting and meaningful breakthroughs. We’ll tell you exactly what you need to know—and how it might help you become a healthier and happier…

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Coping With Stress When You Have OCD

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Life stresses can range from mere daily annoyances to severe, traumatic events. Under the right conditions, both minor and major stressful events can exacerbate illnesses such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), major depression, cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes. However, not everyone who experiences a stressful event (even a traumatic one)…

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Myths About ADHD

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 6.4 million children in the United States have attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The disorder is characterized by a range of behaviors and symptoms that are experienced internally and expressed externally. These symptoms can make it harder for someone with ADHD to pay attention, stay organized,…

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4 Foods that Might Make Depression Worse

Depression is characterized by an overwhelming feeling of sadness, but it can also affect your sleeping habits, your eating habits, and your health in general. It’s exceptionally difficult to find the motivation to get your daily exercise, for example, when you find it hard to even get out of bed. Depression can lead to overeating…

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Why Depression Is More Common in Women Than in Men

It has been widely documented that there are gender differences in depression prevalence, with women experiencing major depression more often as men. This risk exists independent of race or ethnicity. One large-scale 2017 study found that these gender differences emerge starting at age 12, with girls and women being twice as likely as men to experience depression. Hormonal…

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