Is it Anxiety? Recognizing and Treating the Condition

Our minds are very powerful. Many of the processes that take place are subconscious. They have to be otherwise we wouldn’t be able to go about our days and carry on normal tasks. It’s truly amazing to think how we have evolved to protect ourselves. Think about the “flight or fight” response, for example. No […]

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness that affects an estimated 5.3 million adults in the United States. Also known as manic-depressive disorder, this chronic mental health condition causes drastic mood swings that range from high-energy manic episodes to low-energy bouts of depression. Although the symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary greatly in type and severity […]

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Avoid Addiction With These Medication Management Techniques

Prescription medications are undeniably valuable when they’re able to provide much-needed relief from issues such as chronic debilitating pain, the misery of cluster headaches, or anxiety that stops you in your tracks. But they only work when they’re used as prescribed. If you find yourself taking your medications more than prescribed, or — perhaps surprising […]

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Does Taking ‘Depression Naps’ Mean You Have Depression?

It feels pretty good, doesn’t it? Yes, shutting everything out by crawling into bed, pulling the covers up and taking a nap when it feels like the world and everything and everyone in it are so against you can be a nice escape. Or, at least, it can feel that way in the moment. Putting […]

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