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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Depression Tips: Finding Motivation

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315862.php Depression is a medical condition that causes a person to experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of motivation. More than just a temporary case of the blues, depression can be long-lasting. It may affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities and can lead to thoughts of suicide. One of the hallmark symptoms…

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How Neurofeedback Trains Your Brain

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/lib/neurofeedback-training-for-your-brain/ Neurofeedback is a relatively new biofeedback technique that focuses on helping a person train themselves to directly affect brain function. Although it sounds like science-fiction in nature, it’s actually a reputable and scientifically-proven technique practiced by specially-trained psychotherapists. Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is a gradual therapeutic learning process that…

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Neurofeedback and Everyday Life

Originally found on http://www.aboutneurofeedback.com/neurofeedback-info-center/faq/how-does-neurofeedback-training-transfer-to-everyday-situations/ The “beep” is the sound heard during neurofeedback training. It reminds your brain to return to the goal (to relax, to focus, or whatever the goal is with a particular client). As you train and get better at it, you don’t have to think about the “beep” in order to remember…

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Understanding Mental Health

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154543.php Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. The term ‘mental health’ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental health also includes…

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Brain Training and Self-Confidence

Originally found on http://brainblogger.com/2017/01/25/boost-confidence-with-brain-training/ Confidence is an attractive and necessary quality to succeed in business, relationships, and life. But, it is a subjective and, sometimes, misunderstood characteristic. From the painfully shy to the arrogantly over-confident, what makes people think and feel what they think and feel about themselves? The authors of a new study report that…

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