Eating Disorders 101

All About Eating Disorders There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common […]

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Is it Anxiety? Recognizing and Treating the Condition

Symptoms and Treatment of Anxiety 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 […]

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

All About 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 […]

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Avoid Addiction With These Medication Management Techniques

Medication Management Tips to Avoid Addiction 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 […]

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Does Taking ‘Depression Naps’ Mean You Have Depression?

What Depression Naps Mean 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 […]

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