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man sitting on the edge of his bed with hand in his hair looking stressed - anxiety and addiction
A Connection Many people who experience anxiety are also challenged by substance abuse. Additionally, researchers have reason to believe that anxiety—and other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—contribute to the reasons why someone may...
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closeup of someone playing game on mobile phone in front of computer - gaming
Video games date back to the 1950s. A British professor created a simple tic-tac-toe computerized game as part of his dissertation in 1952. To demonstrate the abilities of the latest analog computer and oscilloscope screen, a researcher in New York...
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closeup of young woman with knees to chest in window nook - Christmas lights seen through window - loneliness
Feeling lonely can happen any time of year, but it’s often more apparent during the holiday season. Loneliness is a valid emotion, and it’s fine to acknowledge it. It’s also a feeling you can change with a certain level of...
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young man meditating in lotus position - meditation
Once Misunderstood–Now Recommended At one time, meditation was misunderstood, and few people considered it a viable option for improved health. Now, scientific studies confirm that various forms of meditation provide benefits that, while still unique to each individual, are quantifiable...
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woman comforting friend - enabling
You Want to Help When someone you love is in pain, it’s a natural impulse to want to help in any way you can. If you feel you’ve contributed to this misery in some form, the urge to absolve yourself...
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closeup of hands stacked on top of each other - giving back
You’re working through recovery. You take a look around you and notice all that you have. How did you get so lucky to make it through this life-changing situation? You know what it feels like to be on the other...
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stressed woman holding credit cards and looking down at statements - compulsive shopping
Americans love to shop. In 2018, overall retail spending in the United States exceeded $3.6 trillion. Retail e-commerce purchases in America totaled $517.36 billion—more than any other country. In addition, more people use smartphones to shop rather than laptops/desktops than...
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looking through cracked bedroom door at sad woman with head on her knees - sex addiction
An Overview Our culture has many misconceptions involving sex addiction. Sex makes us uncomfortable, and we attach to it aspects of morality that make it even more difficult to talk about. All of this makes it challenging to recognize the...
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white plate with yellow tape measure on it, set on table with fork and knife - depression and eating disorders
A Complex Connection There’s a complicated connection between depression and eating disorders. The primary reasons for the complexity are the multiple layers of depression, how to address co-occurring disorders such as grief or trauma, and getting to the source of...
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