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Understanding Bipolar Depression

Bipolar depression is often thought of as one of the scariest forms of depressive disorders. It can seem ominous and dangerous. The truth about bipolar depression lies beyond the myths. Let’s talk about what bipolar depression really is all about. This disorder has been referred to by many names....
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Questions and Answers About Dementia

Dementia causes an individual to lose intellectual and memory capabilities. Dementia has nothing to do with a short-lived haziness or absentmindedness that occurs from a temporary infection, secondary illness, or side effects from medicine. Dementia’s effects usually grow as the Dementia sufferer...
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Use Stress Management Techniques to Maintain Your Health

Stress is an inescapable part of the human condition. And while, the techniques we use to deal with the daily stressors that come our way is often the root of our personal success, how we manage stress is also an underlying cause of many modern health conditions — especially when we don’t learn...
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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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What Causes Panic Attacks?

Often, the first thing that comes to mind when someone is experiencing a panic attack is that they are going crazy, losing control, having a nervous breakdown, or whatever you want to call it. One moment they are standing with others or sitting at their desk and the next moment they are on the floor,...
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Can a Good Night’s Sleep Help Prevent Panic Attacks?

When we are short on time, what is the first thing to go? It’’s sleep. We cut our rest short in order to get more things done. Anyone can go without a lot of sleep for a day or two. Maybe you have an exam and have started the caffeine IV at a steady drip. Or maybe you’re worried about something...
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Do You Have a True Panic Disorder?

You hear the term all the time from different people saying that they just panicked in a stressful situation. When describing such a panic attack, they may say they have a panic disorder. In many cases, these individuals have formulated their own ideas about what constitutes a panic attack or disorder...
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How Important is Family History to Childhood Obesity?

If we want to finally figure out a solution to the growing problem of obesity among children in America, we first have to understand the causes of childhood obesity. Naturally, people tend to look at a child’s family for clues. Does family history and genetics contribute to a child’s weight? Let’s...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Symptoms and Treatment of OCD

OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) can interrupt daily activities with family, friends, and work if not properly treated. It is a long lasting or chronic condition. The OCD symptoms usually return in episodes and can be very severe, but treatment can reduce the effects of the symptoms. Some symptoms...
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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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