All About Insomnia

What Is Insomnia? Almost everyone goes through bouts of sleeplessness from time to time. It happens to the average person about once a year. That’s the cost of being human and having the capacity to worry about the future and chew over the past. Chronic insomnia, however, is marked by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or…

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7 Signs You Could Be Suffering From Depression

It’s normal to go through a number of ups and downs over the course of our lives, but it’s important to recognize when you’re feeling something more serious. In our society, the way we talk about these “down” moments says a lot about what we expect from people when they’re feeling this way. “Be strong,”…

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15 Mental Tricks to Fight Depression

Depression is difficult, but there are handy mental tricks you can use, which are proven to work well to lift your mood. Use these mental tricks to build a more positive mindset and keep the black dog at bay. 1. Don’t catastrophize Stop thinking about the worst-case scenario, and all the things that could possibly…

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7 Tips To Manage Anxiety

Sometimes, we know what’s making us anxious and can negotiate calm. Other times, our anxiety is caused by hormones or too much caffeine or something more out of our control, and we just have to ride it out. Other times, still, we feel anxiety but doing what it tells us to do is unserving, so…

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Strategies to Help Insomnia

Originally found on https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201704/8-easy-strategies-combat-insomnia Although there can be many reasons for insomnia, ranging from anxiety to medical disorders, many of us experience difficulty sleeping at some point. An all-too-common solution is to turn to prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids. Of course, the problem with this strategy is potential dependency — your insomnia can actually worsen when you stop taking the drug. Moreover, many…

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Inflammation in the Brain Linked to OCD

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318036.php Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an intrusive condition that remains difficult to treat. This is due, in part, to the causes behind the disorder remaining hidden. Recent research, however, points the finger at brain inflammation. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by uncontrollable obsessions and compulsions. Individuals with OCD may experience intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety or…

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Managing Stress With Adult ADHD

Originally found on https://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/managing-adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder.htm Due to the impulsivity and disorganization that often accompany ADHD, you may struggle with erratic sleep, an unhealthy diet, or the effects of too little exercise—all issues that can lead to extra stress, bad moods, and feeling out of control. The best way to stop this cycle is to take charge of…

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Tips for Staying Focused at Work With Adult ADHD

Originally found on https://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/managing-adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder.htm ADHD can create special challenges at work. The things you may find toughest—organization, completion of tasks, sitting still, listening quietly—are the very things you’re often asked to do all day long. Juggling ADHD and a challenging job is no easy task, but by tailoring your workplace environment you can take advantage of…

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Anxiety Disorder Non-Resistance Training Tips

Originally found on https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/stress-remedy/201809/non-resistance-training-anxiety-disorders A key aspect of anxiety disorders is that resistance fuels an increase in anxiety level. The resistance comes in 4 overall types: Resistance to physical sensations (such as wishing one’s heart would be less hard) Resistance to emotion (wishing that there was no panic or anxiety) Resistance to circumstances (wishing one’s environment was different) Resistance to thoughts (wishing one…

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Depression may raise risk of heart attack and stroke

Originally found on https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-depression-heart.html#nRlv People with symptoms of anxiety and depression may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke, a study has found. Researchers say their findings add to growing evidence of a link but that further studies are needed to understand how poor mental health can lead to cardiovascular diseases. Mental health Experts at the…

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