8 Physical Symptoms That Prove Depression Is Not Just ‘In Your Head’

We don’t often pair depression with physical pain but research shows this mental illness can really hurt. Depression hurts. And while we often pair this mental illness with emotional pain like sadness, crying, and feelings of hopelessness, research shows that depression can manifest as physical pain, too. While we don’t often think of depression as physical pain,…

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Tips To Sleep Better

Improve your sleep Getting a good night’s rest can be difficult. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-quarter of the U.S. population reports not getting enough sleep from time to time. Insufficient sleep raises your risk of accidental injury and many chronic health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and depression….

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Panic Disorder Symptoms

People with panic disorder have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly, most often with no warning. The frequency and severity of panic symptoms can vary widely. A person with this condition usually can’t predict when an attack will occur, and so many develop intense anxiety between episodes, worrying when and where the next…

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Anxiety Could Be an Inherited Condition, and Scientists Think They Know Why

If you have an anxiety disorder, you might be able to blame your parents for it. A new study in The Journal of Neuroscience reveals that some monkeys may pass a tendency toward anxiety down from generation to generation, and it might work the same way in humans, Science Alertreports.00:0301:08 It’s known that anxiety can run in families, but how…

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Feeling Anxious VS Having Anxiety

Whether it’s giving a toast at a friend’s wedding or waiting for the results of medical tests, we all get worried, nervous, or stressed out sometimes. But what’s the difference between feeling anxious and having anxiety? To find out, we talked with Dr. Karen Cassiday, president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She…

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Motivational Tips for Depression

Depression presents so many challenges I’ve been living with depression for so long that I feel like I’ve gone through every symptom the condition has to offer. Hopelessness, check. Fatigue, check. Insomnia, check. Weight gain — and weight loss — check and check. Living with depression is hard, no matter what symptoms you’re experiencing. Sometimes,…

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Tips for Depression in a Relationship

If you are in a relationship with someone who has depression, these are some tips you can use to help your partner. 1 Educate Yourself You can learn everything you need to know about depression and its causes, symptoms, and treatments by following along with this series of articles. 2 Sort Out the Facts from…

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Manage Your Anxiety with These Helpful Tips

It has been estimated that over 40 million adults in the United States (almost 18% of the population) deals with anxiety, making it the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders also cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year, almost one-third of the country’s $148 billion total mental health bill, according to “The Economic Burden…

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The Link between Procrastination and Social Anxiety Disorder

People procrastinate for many reasons, but the immediate goal is to bring a temporary sense of relief. The problem with procrastination is just that; the relief is temporary, and it is eventually replaced with anxiety about being behind in what you need to get done. If you suffer from social anxiety disorder (SAD), you probably procrastinate…

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