Physical Health Problems that Result from Depression

Physical Health Problems that Result from Depression 150 150 admin

Depression is most often characterized by the emotional symptoms it brings- persistent low mood, hopelessness, sadness, and worthlessness – that can make day to day life difficult and be extremely taxing on your mental well being. But the mind and body are heavily connected and when you experience depression, the challenges do not stop with just your mental health. Many people will also experience physical health problems when depression is left untreated.  How Depression Can Affect You Physically Depression can have both short term and long term physical health challenges that often get worse the longer depression goes untreated. Common…

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How to Support a Loved One in Overcoming Addiction

How to Support a Loved One in Overcoming Addiction 150 150 admin

When you have a family member, significant other, or a friend who is experiencing addiction to prescription drugs, alcohol, or illicit substances, it can be a significant stress for your relationship. You want what is best for them, but they can often seem incapable of doing what is best for themselves. Meanwhile, your efforts to help them may only put further strain on the relationship. Important Facts to Understand About Addiction  When someone you love is struggling with addiction, one of the most important things you can do, but also one of the hardest, is to stay compassionate and not…

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Simplifying Medication Management 

Simplifying Medication Management  150 150 admin

Millions of people rely on medication to help manage different mental and physical health conditions. But as helpful as medication can be, it can also be dangerous if someone is taking medication incorrectly. The CDC estimates that nearly half of medication is taken incorrectly, with people taking the wrong dosage, missing doses, mixing medications, or discontinuing use before advised by a doctor. Correctly managing your medication, both on your own and with the help of a doctor, will make it possible to get the best results and avoid any risks with your prescriptions. Keeping Track of Your Medication Because of…

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Causes of Anxiety in College Students

Causes of Anxiety in College Students 150 150 admin

College is often touted as an exciting time in life where young adults will enjoy new experiences, make new friends, and begin establishing themselves as adults in the world. But all too often, young people get to college and find themselves instead overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. In addition to making the normal routines of college difficult, anxiety can have particularly adverse effects on a young mind. Unfortunately, the brains of young adults and the college environment readily contribute to anxiety, leaving more than 60% of students to experience anxiety. Why College Students are More Likely to Experience Anxiety  Living…

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Differences Between Drug Misuse, Substance Abuse, and Drug Addiction

Differences Between Drug Misuse, Substance Abuse, and Drug Addiction 150 150 admin

The incorrect usage of drugs is a leading concern in Dallas and elsewhere. As a result, you may frequently hear the terms misuse, abuse, and addiction in the conversation surrounding the drug epidemic. But these words are not exactly interchangeable and each describes a particular set of challenges. While all of these can require help and intervention, they also often require a separate approach depending on what a patient is actually experiencing. Here is how each of these drug usage concerns is differentiated and what the solutions are for each use. Specific Drug Problems Based on Usage Type Drugs, including…

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Warning Signs of Suicide 150 150 admin

One of the main challenges with suicide is that those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts may feel shame or guilt about those thoughts, making them unwilling to confide in others until it is too late for an outside observer to tell those who are experiencing suicide ideation that their thoughts of worthlessness, sadness, or the idea that people would be better off without them are not true. This is not possible when those thoughts are missed. Instead of expecting clear statements of intent, watching for these particular signs can potentially indicate that a loved one or friend is having suicidal…

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How to Manage Stressful Situations Without Jeopardizing Your Wellbeing

How to Manage Stressful Situations Without Jeopardizing Your Wellbeing 150 150 admin

Living through stressful situations takes a toll on your mental and physical health. While more limited periods of stress can get you through challenging situations, continuing stress will begin to put you at risk for mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and panic disorder, as well as physical health issues. Being able to manage stress effectively will help limit the more intense symptoms you can experience when you start to feel overwhelmed. Instead, management techniques will keep you in control so that you remain effective while dealing with stress and are able to maintain your mental health in high stakes…

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Mental and Physical Results of Too Little Sleep

Mental and Physical Results of Too Little Sleep 150 150 admin

The feeling of grogginess after a night where you went to bed late or in which you tossed and turned can make it difficult to get through the next day. But when a sleeping disorder continuously impacts your ability to get enough quality sleep, the results can be more extreme than a few days of discomfort. Lack of sleep, whether it occurs continuously over a period of time or reoccurs from time to time, has a range of mental and physical repercussions. These can have a severe impact on your routine and potentially be dangerous for your health. What to…

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Understanding Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative Symptoms

Understanding Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative Symptoms 150 150 admin

Schizophrenia is a complex mental health condition. Understanding the experience of someone living with schizophrenia – or identifying the symptoms in yourself or a family member in order to seek treatment – is not always straightforward.  Visual and auditory hallucinations are usually one of the most recognized and apparent symptoms of schizophrenia, but those with the disease can experience a wide range of symptoms. These consist of positive and negative symptoms. Types of Positive and Negative Symptoms  When referring to schizophrenia, positive and negative describe whether behaviors and thoughts are present or not. Positive symptoms are abnormal signs that someone…

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Sadness Vs Depression: Which are You Experiencing and When to Seek Treatment?

Sadness Vs Depression: Which are You Experiencing and When to Seek Treatment? 150 150 admin

Many different events throughout our lives will make us feel sad. Failing a test at school or a project at work, losing a loved one or something important, stress in your life, traumatic events, and other challenges can all result in feelings of sadness, guilt, despondency, and more negative emotions. Depression also produces many of these same feelings, but it is different in that depression is a mental health condition and in many cases will not go away on its own with time. The similarities between sadness and depression can make it important to know which one you are experiencing…

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