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16 strategies and treatments to fight depression

16 strategies and treatments to fight depression

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders in the United States. It causes persistent sadness and limits a person’s ability to go about their daily activities. However, depression is treatable, and people can recover from it. Both lifestyle changes and medical treatments can help individuals feel better. Typically, managing depression is an ongoing […]

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Homeopathic treatments for anxiety: What to know

Homeopathic treatments for anxiety: What to know

Homeopathy for anxiety uses mixtures of herbal, mineral, and other natural products to relieve anxiety symptoms. These very dilute homeopathic concoctions would sometimes be toxic in high doses. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America report that anxiety is the most prevalent mental health condition in the United States, affecting 18.1% of the adult population […]

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Health Tip: Managing Financial Stress

Health Tip: Managing Financial Stress

(HealthDay News) — More than three-quarters of Americans say money is a significant cause of stress for them, says the American Psychological Association. Latest Mental Health News To help manage financial stress, the association encourages people to: Remain calm and stay focused. Identify financial stressors and make a plan. Recognize how you currently deal with […]

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What to know about hallucinations

What to know about hallucinations

Hallucinations can be a sign of a mental health illness, but they do not always mean a person is unwell. Hallucinations are, in fact, relatively common. One 2015 study from Europe found that 7.3 percent of people reported a life-long experience of hearing voices. A further study from South Africa on hallucinations in the general […]

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What to know about paranoid personality disorder

What to know about paranoid personality disorder

People with paranoid personality disorder have a deep and unwarranted mistrust of others, which tends to have a significant effect on their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Paranoid personality disorder (PPD)is among the most common personality disorders. Experts believe that this disorder may affect up to 4.41% of the population. People with PPD feel […]

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alprazolam (Xanax)

alprazolam (Xanax)

What is Xanax? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Alprazolam (Xanax XR, Niravam), is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine drug family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA […]

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How does temperature affect mental health?

How does temperature affect mental health?

According to a recent study, there is an association between hotter temperatures and an increase both in the number of hospital visits for mental health reasons and in suicide rates. Share on PinterestIncreasing temperatures may negatively affect mental health. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and globally. According […]

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The impact of mental health training in the workplace

The impact of mental health training in the workplace

A new study has found that managers with access to mental health training in their workplaces have an improved understanding of mental health overall and that they actively work to help prevent mental health issues in the people they manage. Share on PinterestMental health training programs can significantly improve employees’ performance and well-being. In Sweden, […]

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Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed

Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mass shootings, health care and the 2020 presidential election are significant causes of stress for American adults, a new survey finds. The poll of more than 3,600 U.S. adults found that 71% of them said mass shootings are a major source of stress, an […]