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The Facts About Anxiety

The Facts About Anxiety

Anxiety has been around since the beginning of human civilization. However, it was not until recently that so much focus has been put on it. Anxiety is generally characterized by an overwhelming feeling of fear, nervousness and worry. For some anxiety comes and goes; for others it can be a debilitating condition affecting almost every aspect of life. Anxiety before taking a test or a big interview is normal; everyone experiences this kind of worry. It is when the anxiety won’t leave even when you’re at home when it becomes a problem. Anxiety can manifest itself in many different forms.

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The Facts About Anxiety

The Facts About Anxiety

Anxiety has been around since the beginning of human civilization. However, it was not until recently that so much focus has been put on it. Anxiety is generally characterized by an overwhelming feeling of fear, nervousness and worry. For some anxiety comes and goes; for others it can be a debilitating condition affecting almost every aspect of life. Anxiety before taking a test or a big interview is normal; everyone experiences this kind of worry. It is when the anxiety won’t leave even when you’re at home when it becomes a problem. Anxiety can manifest itself in many different forms.

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Can Meditation Reduce Work-Related Stress?

Can Meditation Reduce Work-Related Stress?

We live in difficult times. Employees work harder than ever and have fewer opportunities. That’s what the market research firm, Harris Interactive, found after questioning over 1,500 American workers.

Harris published these findings in a survey that the firm conducted for the American Psychological Association.

According to the survey, thirty-six percent of American workers are stressed out.

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The Benefits of Hobbies

The Benefits of Hobbies

Some people think of hobbies as a waste of time that provide little benefit to life; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whenever I have a friend who is depressed or is just going through a tough time, I always ask what they do for fun. Most of the time they reply “nothing”, which in many cases is a cause of the depression. I immediately tell them to find a hobby; there is no better way to get out of a slump than to find something you enjoy doing.

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Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?

Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?

Maybe you’ve noticed a change in one of your parents, an elderly friend, or even your spouse. Once-loved activities now elicit sighs of boredom or have become shunned altogether. He or she may seem always “on edge”, restless, or conversely, unusually fatigued. These symptoms could all be subtle signs of depression, a condition becoming more common in older adults, affecting an estimated 1 in 5 Americans 65 and up.

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Scientists Find New Clues to Cause of ADHD

Scientists Find New Clues to Cause of ADHD

Two recent studies have linked ADHD to possible problems with the body’s ability to create serotonin, a neurotransmitter that’s essential for good psychological health.

According to the research results, the abnormalities could involve the amino acid, tryptophan, and a gene that helps produce serotonin.

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Internet Addiction Linked to Childhood Depression

Internet Addiction Linked to Childhood Depression

According to research printed in the Journal Pediatrics, children who have an unhealthy addiction to the internet are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression. That is an alarming number, and parents should be concerned. The study tracked 1,041 teens in China, where internet addiction is a serious problem. The teens were asked a series of questions in order to assess their risk of depression. Out of the teens studied, 94% were considered unhealthy internet users, and the other 6% were found to be moderately unhealthy internet users.

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Scientists Link OCD to Immune System Problems

Scientists Link OCD to Immune System Problems

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating mental illness. People with OCD feel great anxiety. They’re trapped in a loop of repetitive thoughts known as obsessions.

Many OCD patients seek relief from these obsessions by engaging in compulsive behavior. Such behavior involves performing repetitive tasks such as counting or hand-washing.

But new research provides insight into potential causes of OCD. During the past few years, scientists have learned that this anxiety disorder may be linked to immunological problems.

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Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows how difficult it can be after he or she passes away. For many, pets are part of the family, and losing one can be devastating, especially for children. Parents often shelter their children from the death of a pet; however, in most cases, this is not the best approach.

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Can a Massage Relieve Your Headache?

Can a Massage Relieve Your Headache?

Tension often leads to headaches. In fact, there’s one headache known as the tension-type headache.

Not too long ago, a study was done to see if massage therapy could alleviate the psychological problems that might cause tension headaches. The authors, scientists Albert Moraska and Clint Chandler, hired therapists to massage sixteen volunteers and reduce anxiety, depression, and stress in those study participants.

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