Rick of Insomnia Might Be Influenced by Genes

Originally found on https://www.livescience.com/59563-genes-influence-your-risk-of-insomnia.html People who have insomnia may have been told that their sleeping troubles are “all in their head,” but a new study shows that this condition is driven not only by psychological factors, but biological ones as well. In the study, researchers in the Netherlands identified seven genes linked with insomnia, meaning there’s a biological…

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How the Brain is Affected by Childhood Trauma

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319566.php?sr It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department…

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Neurotransmitters May Affect Your Mood

Originally found on https://www.brainmdhealth.com/blog/brain-neurotransmitters-affect-mood/ Neurotransmitters are complex chemical messengers that coordinate clear communications between neurons in your brain cells and the rest of your body. These back-and-forth transmissions can influence nearly every cell, tissue, and biological decision in your body – and your life. Brain neurotransmitters are a really big deal. Do you know if yours…

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Lack of Sleep Can Cause Neurological Disorders

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170526/Chronic-sleep-deprivation-increases-risk-of-neurological-disorders.aspx Recent research in mice indicates that destructive activity of cells in the brain is increased after sleep deprivation and may increase the risk of developing dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. To maintain healthy brain connections, it is important that debris is cleared away so electric impulses can be transferred smoothly between neurons….

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Tips for Managing Your Depression

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-for-managing-your-depression/?all=1 Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only accentuate feelings of failure. Avoid setting difficult goals or taking on new responsibilities. Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities, and do what can be done, as it can be done. Recognize patterns in your mood. Like…

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Six Helpful Tips to Boost Your Memory

Originally found on https://www.brainmdhealth.com/blog/6-tips-give-memory-boost/ “My memory is no good, but that is normal at my age.” We actually hear this lie from people who are thirty-five, forty-five, fifty-five, sixty-five, and older. The truth is that most memory problems are not due to your age, but your bad habits. We recently heard this same lie from Todd, a…

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Determining Between OCD and Anxiety

Originaly found on https://psychcentral.com/blog/is-it-anxiety-or-ocd/ Anxiety can mean many different things to many different people. When handled in the correct way, a little bit of anxiety is usually helpful. It warns us to be careful if we sense danger. It can remind us of consequences we once had to live with. By maintaining some anxiety around these issues,…

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Tips to Help Maintain Relationships With Depression

Originally found on https://headsupguys.org/tips-maintaining-healthy-relationships-fighting-depression/ Without the right approach, depression can take a toll on intimate relationships, making both partners feel disconnected. Don’t let depression rob you of one of the most important things that can help fight depression – the support of a partner. Here are some tips that can help bring you closer: BE OPEN…

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Women May Be Affected More by Sleep Disorders

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/05/23/sleep-disorders-may-hit-women-harder/120956.html New research suggests sleep disorders affect men and women differently. Investigators determined women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Investigators also found that women have a higher degree of difficulty concentrating and remembering things due to sleepiness or tiredness. In contrast,…

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The Connection between ADHD and Anxiety

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315303.php Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety disorders frequently occur together. These conditions can simply exist simultaneously, or ADHD may contribute to the development of the anxiety disorder. Individuals with ADHD often have other mental health conditions. In fact, around half of adults with ADHD also have an anxiety disorder. Sometimes, symptoms can be difficult to tell apart from…

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