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Overcoming Mental Fatigue

Overcoming Mental Fatigue

Mental fatigue can make you feel like the day will never end; a buildup can be detrimental to everyday life. The most common symptoms include constant feelings of lethargy, difficulty comprehending simple tasks, and poor concentration. It can impede your productivity at work and home, leading to feelings of boredom, anxiety and stress.

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Women Combating Depression with Coffee

Women Combating Depression with Coffee

A cup of coffee in the morning is routine for many- just the smell of it can help wake you up. It’s what gets us through the day; most would have a difficult work day without coffee.

A new study conducted by Harvard University gives many women another reason to drink coffee. The study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that women who consumed 2-3 cups of coffee a day had a 15% lower risk of depression, and those who drank more had a 20% lower risk.

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Eating Disorders & Children

Eating Disorders & Children

While obesity statistics are on the rise for children, so is another disturbing trend: eating disorders. Studies from the Eating Disorder Foundation found that nearly half of 10-year-old girls in the United States are dieting, have a strong fear of “becoming fat”, or are engaging in binge eating. For some, these behaviors worsen into their teen years, as 27% of the girls display serious eating disorder symptoms.

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New Study Finds Link Between Stroke and Depression

New Study Finds Link Between Stroke and Depression

New Study Finds Link Between Stoke and Depression. A recent article posted by the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that people with depression are more likely to suffer from a stroke. According to An Pan, Ph.D., one of the lead analysts of the report, if you have depression but no other health concerns, you most likely have nothing to worry about.

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Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression

For the vast majority of us, it is getting harder and harder to find warmth, light and love. Yet, it is there. Some of us, with the right tools, are able to find a place within ourselves to keep us safe and positive and build a resistant wall against the knocks of stress and modern day living. But even this safe-haven can be short-lived.

So what happens when this place is not reached and protected? What causes some people to experience and suffer from severe depression that can greatly affect their ability to function on a daily basis?

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Cold, Cranky & Sad? Help for Seasonal Depression

Cold, Cranky & Sad? Help for Seasonal Depression

As the season changes from fall to winter and days become shorter, symptoms of seasonal affective disorder may begin to surface. According to Mental Health America, about half a million people suffer from SAD every year, with the highest incidences reportedly during December, January, and February. An even higher number of people may suffer from a milder case of “winter blues”.

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Don’t Let Depression Damper Holiday Cheer: Ways to Battle Seasonal Sadness

Don’t Let Depression Damper Holiday Cheer: Ways to Battle Seasonal Sadness

The end of the year and the holidays tend to creep up on us each year, but the stores are sure to remind us to buy presents, drink eggnog, and be merry… when all we really want to do is hide under the covers.

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Depression: The Unwelcome Companion of Diabetes

Depression: The Unwelcome Companion of Diabetes

Halloween is over and before you know it, department stores will be advertising for holidays. All of a sudden, you may find yourself in over your head in the holiday shopping frenzy. For those suffering from anxiety and depression, this kind of stress can be overwhelming, and even put us at risk of developing other ailments such as diabetes. Research has recently indicated that there is a cross-relationship between diabetes and depression, so it is important to understand the link to effectively manage these conditions.

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Are Drug-Free Depression Treatments the New Wave?

Are Drug-Free Depression Treatments the New Wave?

Ever since psychiatrist and founder of the Center for Body & Mind, James Gordon published his book on how to treat depression without traditional prescription drugs, the new approach has caused a revolution in the way some people are seeking help for their mood disorders.

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Gaining Mindfulness Through Meditation: How to begin healing

Gaining Mindfulness Through Meditation:  How to begin healing

Meditation is a discipline where the mind’s intent is to gain focus and concentration power, while at the same time touching a higher state of consciousness. The idea behind meditation is to relax the body and focus thoughts on one thing for a sustained period of time.

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