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SAD: Identify and Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Statistical data has shown that there is a rise in the rate of suicides in the winter months, especially around the holidays. But is the rise a direct correlating to the holidays, or could these cases of the “winter blues” be caused by something more? For some, this winter depression is actually...
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How to Overcome Emotional Eating

Eating is a part of life. Your body gets its nutrients from food. Sometimes we can go overboard with our eating habits and it can result in gaining weight. One issue with food is emotional eating. The problem of emotional eating may end with the scale but it begins in the mind. Stress takes its toll...
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Geranium: Uses for Health and Home Remedies

The Geranium is a perennial flowering plant, also known as Crane’s Bill or Alum Root plant, that is known as a powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. The petals and the leaves of the geranium are commonly used by herbalists in the form of a steam distilled essential oil or as a dried...
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Myths and Facts About Depression: Are You at Risk?

Contrary to what some might believe, depression is an illness just like any other. It has causes and symptoms just like any other illness. The symptoms of depression enable the diagnosis of the condition since the brain can’t be cut open to find the ‘disease.’ Recovery begins first...
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What is Panic Disorder?

Panic attacks happen when, for some reason, your body goes into the ?fight or flight? response to a perceived danger. These attacks come on without warning and can last several minutes or longer. The cause for such an attack may be unseen and unknown. When panic attacks occur on a regular basis, you...
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Healing the Psychological Causes of Childhood Obesity

Many people jump to an obvious, and often wrong, conclusion when they see a child who is obese. “The parents are letting those kids eat anything they want. Those parents must be lazy.” “A little self discipline is all those kids need. If that kid would just quit eating so much.” However,...
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Alternative Treatments for ADHD: The Feingold Diet

If you’re the parent of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then you know there is nothing you won’t do to help your child. Even families that are already following a treatment plan that includes medication, usually continue to actively seek alternative treatments...
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What are Panic Attacks?

You know that panicked scene in every terror flick, the one where the couple is screaming and trying like heck to get out of the dark and scary forest? Or that other scene, where they drive in panic down a two-lane road trying desperately (and in vain) to escape the murderer/monster chasing after them? That...
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Is there a Correlation Between Depression and Panic Attacks? Know the Risks

You may have heard about anxiety and panic disorders before but until you experience one, you truly can’t know how devastating it can be. Besides the immediate panic, disorientation, physical pain, and confusion, people who experience panic attacks are at a higher risk for developing depression. When...
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Is it ADHD? Recognizing the Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Although casually diagnosed by many “armchair physicians,” ADHD is not as common as some people believe. Did you know that Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) actually has three different manifestations? Understanding which type of ADHD you or your child has will lead to finding...
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