What Is Depression?

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems…

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Does Your Child Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorders are common psychiatric illnesses that generally cause feelings of fear or distress in certain situations. Children—even very young children—are not immune to developing an anxiety disorder. If the symptoms are left unrecognized and untreated, young sufferers may experience academic difficulties, social and interpersonal problems, and trouble adjusting to new life experiences. Common Anxiety…

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Teens and Depression

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, approximately one out of five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one-third show symptoms of depression. Symptoms of depression in adolescents aren’t always easy to identify because they often appear as normal adolescent behavior. Early warning signs are likely to include: irritability,…

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Do Kids Outgrow ADHD?

It was once thought that children simply outgrow ADHD as they develop, mature, and age. We now know that although ADHD begins in childhood, troubling symptoms can continue into adolescence and beyond—throughout a person’s life. While some kids may seem to outgrow the disorder (or no longer have symptoms that result in impairment), in most…

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7 Ways to Fight Insomnia

If insomnia is keeping you awake at night, the sooner you do something, the better. Sleep is essential to your overall health, and missing out on much-needed shut-eye can leave you tired, irritable, and prone to accidents. What Is Insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is either acute (it only happens for a few…

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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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