Anxiety disorders More Common Among Women and Young Adults

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/310736.php A new review of research into anxiety disorders has reported that women and adults under the age of 35 are more likely to experience anxiety than other groups. The researchers found that women, young adults, and people with other medical conditions were most at risk for anxiety disorders. In particular, the researchers…

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Insomnia and Sleep Apnea Linked To Stroke Risk, Longer Recovery

Originally found on http://www.medicaldaily.com/poor-sleep-and-apnea-linked-stroke-risk-longer-recovery-393752 A good night’s sleep may help keep stroke away, suggests recent research published in the journal Neurology. German researchers reviewed dozens of earlier studies that examined the connection between stroke risk and recovery and various types of sleep disorders, from insomnia to obstructive sleep apnea. They found that two-thirds of stroke patients reported problems with…

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Keeping emotions under control with Neurofeedback

Originally found on https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151202084459.htm Childhood and adolescence are ages of constant change and crucial experiences. At times the emotional weight can be difficult to manage and may lead to psychological issues in adulthood. Neurofeedback is a method that helps individuals to keep their brain activity (for example a response to an emotional event ) under control….

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What Is Depression?

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/guide/ Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Depression is a serious mental illness in which feelings of sadness and loss of interest last for weeks and interfere with daily life. All people experience moments when they feel sad or blue, but these feelings usually pass within…

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Insecure Childhood Changes How You Deal With Adult Stress

Originally found on https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-new-resilience/201609/insecure-childhood-affects-how-you-deal-adult-stress A new study adds to our knowledge of the profound and lasting impact child relationships have upon a range of adult experiences. Those include personality traits; the potential for positive, mutual engagement with others; or for emotional disturbance in many forms. This study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that insecurity in childhood makes it harder to deal with stressful…

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Understanding Anxiety Attacks

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307863.php?sr An anxiety or “panic” attack is a sudden feeling of terror so intense that the individual experiencing it fears a total loss of control or imminent death. The attack usually occurs without warning and has no obvious cause. It may even wake a person from their sleep. In addition to this incredible…

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Symptoms of Insomnia Disorder

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/disorders/insomnia-symptoms/ The predominant complaint in insomnia disorder is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, occurring at least 3 nights per week for at least 3 months, despite adequate opportunity for sleep. The sleep disturbance (or associated daytime fatigue) causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of…

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Seven Helpful Stress Tips

Originally found on https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201704/7-stress-hacks-you-can-use-in-the-next-5-minutes When you get stressed by a deadline, a bad driver, or a tax bill, your brain and body go into “fight-or-flight” mode: Your heart beats faster, you breathe more rapidly, and your muscles tense up. Because the stress response is rapid, you need stress-relief strategies you can engage quickly. There’s no time to have a long conversation with…

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6 Possible Contributing Factors to Women’s Depression

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/therese-borchard-sanity-break/6-factors-that-contribute-to-womens-depression/ Major depression is nearly twice as common in women as in men. About 12 million American women experience an episode of major depression at some points in their lives, but only 6 million American men. According to the National Institue of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 30 percent of women in the United…

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Anxiety Attack Symptoms: Signs, Duration and Complications

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307863.php An anxiety or “panic” attack is a sudden feeling of terror so intense that the individual experiencing it fears a total loss of control or imminent death. The attack usually occurs without warning and has no obvious cause. It may even wake a person from their sleep. In addition to this incredible…

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