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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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Obese Children in Society — How to Ease the Stigma

Being overweight has always been a stigma in society. Those who are chubby are passed over for jobs, thought to be sloppy or unclean, and the list goes on. Those same unfounded and hurtful thoughts will be conveyed to your children if they are obese. Obesity is Made Worse by Society’s Changing...
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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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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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Is it Time for medication? The Benefits of Antidepressants

Whether or not to take medication for depression is a personal decision. Even among friends, it is often a sensitive subject because there are differing opinions on just what these medications are capable of doing. Research is still being done on what antidepressants can and can not do. Before making...
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Social phobia: Symptoms and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

Do you know anyone that becomes overwhelmingly anxious, and quite self-conscious and everyday in ordinary social settings? Do they seem as if they never become comfortable in any setting, no matter how hard you may try to make them feel comfortable? Whether you realize it or not many people suffer from...
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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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Thai Massage Therapy: Soothing, Gentle Massage for Mind and Body Relief

Massages run the gamut from soothing and gentle to rigorous and more intense. If you tend towards the former, a Thai massage might be the next type of massage therapy you try. It is easy on the body with amazing results. The ancient basis of massages was for total body wellness. People visited doctors...
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Eating Disorders: The Difference Between Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa

What is the difference between bulimia and anorexia nervosa? Bulimia and anorexia nervosa are eating disorders that are classified as psychological problems. Both disorders can — and often do — cause serious and even deadly consequences. While anorexia nervosa involves starving yourself...
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When to Get Medical Attention for Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are often hidden from others, even our doctor. But, just like other undisclosed conditions, panic attacks can escalate, worsen, and cause other unhealthy conditions to develop. It is important to know when it is time to seek medical help. Regardless of race, gender, or religious background,...
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