Tag: depression

Overview Of Child Insomnia

Child insomnia occurs when children don’t go to bed on time unless a parent or guardian enforces a bedtime. If the children are made to go to bed on time, then they tend to fall asleep at a normal hour. If they are not given strict bedtimes, then they may linger awake for hours at…

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Living with Panic and Anxiety

Intense fear, terror, panic or dread my leave you feeling physically and emotionally drained to the point where even normal activities may be avoided or curtailed. You may experience a number of distressing or debilitating symptoms including, but not limited to, tightness in the chest, racing heart, difficulty breathing, trembling hands or limbs, racing thoughts or being in a…

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Insomnia and Its Impact on Physical and Mental Health

Abstract In contrast to the association of insomnia with mental health, its association with physical health has remained largely unexplored until recently. Based on findings that insomnia with objective short sleep duration is associated with activation of both limbs of the stress system and other indices of physiological hyperarousal, which should affect adversely physical and…

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Is It Anxiety or OCD?

Anxiety can mean many different things to many different people. When handled in the correct way, a little bit of anxiety is usually helpful. It warns us to be careful if we sense danger. It can remind us of consequences we once had to live with. By maintaining some anxiety around these issues, we are able…

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How much do you really know about insomnia?

The word “insomnia” gets tossed around a lot. There’s even a brand of cookies named after it! But insomnia isn’t just being tired after a night of poor sleep or tossing and turning in bed. Plus, treatment isn’t as simple as taking a pill before bedtime and sleeping soundly for the rest of your nights….

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10 Crucial Differences Between Worry and Anxiety

People often use the terms worryand anxiety interchangeably, but they are very different psychological states. Although both are associated with a general sense of concern and disquiet, how we experiencethem is quite distinct—as are the implications they have for our emotional and psychological health. 10 Differences between Worry and Anxiety 1. We tend to experience worry in our heads…

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Spend Time in Nature to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Keep Outside in Mind for Less Stress Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Whatever you call it – forest bathing, ecotherapy, mindfulness in nature, green time or the wilderness cure — humans evolved in the great outdoors, and your brain benefits…

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What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety, or extreme apprehension and worry, is a normal reaction to stressful situations. In some cases, however, worry becomes excessive or chronic and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations. The condition of steady, pervasive anxiety is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Yet there are numerous anxiety-related disorders. One is panic disorder—severe episodes of anxiety that occur in response to specific…

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How childhood stress contributes to anxiety, depression

New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later on. The study, led by researchers at The Ohio State University, was presented Nov. 5 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, and highlights the important role of mast cells. “These are immune…

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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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