Archive for 'Mind, Stress & Balance'

Eliminate Alcohol Dependency

Eliminate Alcohol Dependency

The family and friends of singer Amy Winehouse are grieving. According to the Daily Mail, her parents are devastated by her death.1 The British newspaper reported that she had been undergoing treatment for a drinking problem.

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Live Without Panic Attacks

Live Without Panic Attacks

We live in stressful times. A rocky U.S. economy has made it harder than ever to live the American dream.

You might want a family and a house, but you must constantly retrain yourself to compete and make a living. That can make your work day longer and harder. As a result, you might worry more often.

When worry takes over, it can lead to a panic attack. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you have panic attacks frequently and constantly worry about the next attack, you may have panic disorder.1

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3 Sneaky Symptoms of Stress: How to Cope

3 Sneaky Symptoms of Stress: How to Cope

We all know that excessive stress can negatively impact our health. However, we may not always make the connection to stress when we begin to experience unusual symptoms. If you’re under a lot of stress, chances are you are not getting enough sleep to begin with, let alone any of quality.

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Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

Do you have trouble completing tasks? Is it a struggle for you to sit still? Have you acted on impulse once too often? These are the main symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is fairly prevalent. According to the CDC, more American parents began reporting a diagnosis of ADHD for their children over the past few years.1 The CDC says these cases increased by 22% between 2003 and 2007.

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Is Stress Hurting Your Sex Life?

Is Stress Hurting Your Sex Life?

Do you find it hard to unwind when you get home from work? Are you too anxious to get intimate with your wife? If you’re like many American men, you’re stressed out.

Last week, USA Today reported that Americans are now taking antidepressants to deal with everyday stress.1 There’s a problem with that. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, antidepressants can cause erectile dysfunction (ED).2 And ED can prevent a man from getting or keeping an erection.

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Stress Management for Everyone

Stress Management for Everyone

Although we may not realize it, a little stress can be good for us – in moderation. That said, ongoing stress can wreak havoc in the delicate systems within our body.

Underlying stress can lead to a variety of physical symptoms – from skin breakouts and rashes to headaches, tension in the muscles and weak points in our immune systems, which can lead to us feeling run down and under the weather.

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Break Free From Anxiety

Break Free From Anxiety

You feel uneasy, but you don’t really know why. Then a few random thoughts flash through your mind. ‘What if my car breaks down?’ you think. ‘It’s been making a funny sound for over a month.’

Your thoughts multiply. ‘If my car breaks down, I’ll have no way to get to work,’ you think. ‘My credit card bill is coming, and it’s at least $1000.’

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Stressed? What NOT to Do… and What to Try

Stressed? What NOT to Do… and What to Try

After a stressful situation, how likely are you to rehash the upsetting event to a friend or loved one to try and “get it off your chest” and put it behind you? While venting may be a common response to dealing with stress , new research shows it may actually make you feel worse.

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Summertime Sadness

Summertime Sadness

With notably longer days and welcoming warm breezes, it’s hard to imagine that anyone could be depressed during the summer months. However, for a small percentage of people, seasonal affective disorder wreaks havoc on emotions during the summer months, known as reverse seasonal affective disorder, or summer depression.

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Stressed? Urban Living May be to Blame

Stressed? Urban Living May be to Blame

Most people can agree that certain situations can quickly lead to elevated stress levels, such as heavy traffic/congestion and loud, grating noise – both which are pretty commonplace in an urbanite’s daily life. Recently, a study conducted in Germany showed that certain areas in the brains of city dwellers reacted more vigorously to stress, suggesting that urban living may be harmful to your emotional health.

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