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anxiety
27
Jun

What Is a Fidget Spinner and Why Is It Helpful for Mental Health?

“Fidget spinners” are all the rage right now, being sold in the millions in every color and pattern imaginable. The small toy is becoming a phenomena but was actually designed as a tool for helping patients with ADD, attention deficit disorder, and ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, find focus and calm. Fidgeting, distraction, and stress...
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20
Jun

Is Chronic Pain a Symptom of Depression and Anxiety?

Depression hurts. Anxiety hurts. Both mood disorders are known to cause physical symptoms of tension, aches, pains, stiffness, cramps, and more. Mental health disorders like depressive and anxiety disorders are not isolated to the brain. It is widely understood today that mental health disorders affect the mind, the body, and the spirit. Taking an integrative...
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15
Jun

What Kind of Physical Activity Is Best For Recovery From Anxiety and Depression?

Many studies have been done to examine the relationship between physical activity as a form of treatment and relapse prevention in anxiety and depression. General advice for managing life when living with these disorders includes encouragement to spend some portion of the day in physical activity. Exercise is not always suggested as a requirement, with...
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24
Feb

Transcendental Meditation for PTSD

Tran·scen·den·tal Med·i·ta·tion ™ noun a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation, repetition of a mantra, and other yogic practices, promulgated by an international organization founded by the Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ( c. 1911–2008). In circles of recovery around the globe, the practice of prayer and meditation...
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27
Jan

Innovative Technologies for Mental Illness

Mental health is extremely complicated, and can be difficult to treat effectively. While behavioral health therapies have made leaps and bound over the last several decades, there is still a lot more that can be done, especially when you compare the aforementioned field with other areas of the healthcare sector. Fortunately, the millions of Americans...
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22
Jul

Childhood Mental Health Disorders May Lead to Adulthood Issues

A new study suggests that children diagnosed with mental health disorders are more likely to experience problems in adulthood. Researchers from Duke University found that children with a mental illness were six times more likely to have trouble as young adults, compared to those without psychiatric disorders, a news release from Duke Medicine reports. The...
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30
Apr

Parents More Concerned With Mental Health Than Substance Abuse

Teen alcohol and drug use is, and should be, a major concern for parents. The long term risks associated with teenage substance abuse can greatly impact one’s future, leading to a host of problems. Despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 66 percent of high-school students have drank and 41%...
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04
Apr

Binge Drinking May Alter Brain Maturation

Binge drinking is a common practice among teenagers and young adults. Drinking as much as you can, as fast as you can carries with it a number of risks. While the most common danger associated with binge drinking is alcohol poisoning, new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine indicates that...
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06
Mar

Campaign To Change Direction, Give An Hour and Easter Seals

Are you ready to join the Campaign to Change Direction? Click to Enlarge This week a number of people and organizations are talking about the Campaign to Change Direction. According to the website: “The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together...
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20
Feb

Sibling Bullying May Blur Perceptions

Take a few minutes and think back to your own childhood… As we mature our perceptions of our “growing up” years are distinctly our own. Try a little test the next time you are with your sibling(s). Ask what they remember about a specific event that you all attended during your childhood years. You might...
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