How Mental Health Affects Weight

Mental health issues are important to address in and of themselves. What some people don’t realize, though, is that your mental health also affects aspects of your physical health — including weight. Research out of the UK suggests a strong link between weight and mental health. A 19-year study of 4,363 government workers concluded that anxiety, depression […]

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How Age Impacts Mental Health

Aging can impact the brain and mental health, though it is not inevitable. Research about mental health disorders and aging suggests that seniors may have genetic factors that can lead to mental health issues, much like genetics can inform a person’s risk of cancer and other illnesses. The changes that naturally occur with growing older […]

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Solo Activities to Help with Depression

Solo Activities to Help With Depression

Coping with depression can feel like an uphill battle as it saps your energy, motivation and self-esteem. Finding ways to climb out of a depressive episode is not easy, but understanding the illness and how it affects you specifically is the first step to being able to find the coping mechanisms that work best for […]

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How to Manage Anxiety at Work

How to Manage Anxiety at Work

Anxiety disorders, which include panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), are the most common mental illnesses affecting Americans. About 40 million people in the U.S. live with anxiety, and it can have severe repercussions for your performance at work. Symptoms of anxiety include: Excessive worry, which can […]

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Healthy Ways to Cope With Depression

Depression goes beyond simply feeling sad over something that happened in your life. With depression, you may find yourself struggling with how you feel, think and act. Small tasks may suddenly feel overwhelming, and you may experience symptoms such as: Loss of interest in activities Sleep difficulties and fatigue Feelings of worthlessness or guilt Difficulty […]

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