Month: August 2021

What is Stress?

Stress Stress is a normal reaction the body has when changes occur, resulting in physical, emotional and intellectual responses. Stress management training can help you deal with things in a healthier manner. What is stress? Stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress …

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Could Depression Be Causing Your Hair Loss?

Depression often involves emotional distress along with physical symptoms: fatigue, aches and pains, and digestive problems, just to name a few. If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression, and you’ve also noticed some hair loss, you might wonder whether it’s just another sign or side effect of depression. While experts haven’t found evidence to suggest depression directly causes …

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Can You Cure Depression?

Depression, recognized in the DSM-5 as major depressive disorder (MDD) and sometimes called clinical depression, is a common mental health condition. In 2016, more than 16 million adults experienced at least one major depressive episode. While depression can be treated, and symptoms can be alleviated, depression cannot be “cured.” Instead, remission is the goal. There’s no universally accepted definition of remission, as it varies …

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What is the cycle of anxiety?

AnxietyAn anxiety-producing situation leads to uncomfortable symptoms such as worry, fear, a racing heart, sweating, or a feeling of being overwhelmed. AvoidanceUncomfortable symptoms are controlled by avoiding the anxiety-producing situation. Examples of avoidance include: • Skipping class to avoid giving a presentation• Using drugs or alcohol to numb feelings• Procrastinating on challenging tasks Short-Term Relief …

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Learn about the Types of Anxiety Disorders

The five major types of anxiety disorders are: Generalized Anxiety DisorderGeneralized Anxiety Disorder, GAD, is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive …

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