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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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Karma Yoga Intertwines East and West for Inner Harmony

Karma yoga is the one type of yoga that brings the physical and the spiritual worlds together — most other types of yoga focus on either one or the other. If practiced properly, students of karma yoga can experience the harmony that comes when the physical and spiritual worlds are in balance. The...
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Therapy for Panic Attack Sufferers

Treatment is important when it comes to any condition that can potentially hinder your way of life. One such condition is panic attacks. A panic attack may last only minutes but can be very traumatic to those who experience them. Getting at the root cause of the problem may be the only way to eliminate...
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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 Identify Thyroid Disorder and Remedy it with Diet

Thyroid disorders are probably more common than anyone knows. It may be a silent epidemic that is the underlying cause of many commonly experienced symptoms generally thought of as the result of living in stressful modern times. Symptoms of thyroid disorder include unexplained weight loss or weight...
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