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Why does depression make you feel tired?

Why does depression make you feel tired?

Depression can cause debilitating fatigue and make the simplest activities, such as getting out of bed, too difficult to manage. According to a 2018 report, fatigue affects over 90 percent of people with major depressive disorder. In this article, learn about the link between depression and fatigue, as well as how to cope. What causes […]

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Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle

Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle

Active duty military members who experienced traumatic brain injury often also have to manage post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can the art they make help specialists to identify the severity of their inner struggles? Masks created by survivors with TBI could help specialists to assess the severity of their psychological trauma. “Traumatic brain injury” […]

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How to stop anxious lip biting

How to stop anxious lip biting

Many people occasionally bite their lip when they are anxious. However, for some people, lip biting can become a habit that impacts on everyday life. People with this nervous habit may get painful sores and redness on their lips. Lip biting can be a difficult habit to break because the behavior can become so automatic […]

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Probiotics might make us immune to stress

Probiotics might make us immune to stress

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder may have found a type of “good” bacterium that could protect the brain against the harmful effects of stress. If confirmed in clinical trials, the results may lead to probiotic-based treatments against stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. If the new findings are confirmed in human clinical trial, we […]

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What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?

What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?

Separation anxiety is when someone is afraid of being separated from a particular person, persons, or even a pet. While many people associate separation anxiety with children, adults can experience the condition as well. A person develops extreme anxiety as a result of the separation. A person may also manifest physical symptoms related to separation […]

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Job strain could be harming your heart

Job strain could be harming your heart

Individuals with high-strain jobs are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, which is a common heartbeat disorder that can significantly raise the risk of stroke. People who have high-stress jobs — such as assembly line workers — may be more likely to develop A-fib. This was the conclusion of a new Swedish study on work […]

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What is a pseudoseizure?

What is a pseudoseizure?

Pseudoseizures, also called psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), are seizures that occur as a result of psychological causes, such as severe mental stress. Treating the underlying psychological cause can often help to reduce the number of seizures or prevent them happening. It is easy to misdiagnose the condition as the symptoms are very similar to those […]

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What are the health benefits of lemongrass tea?

What are the health benefits of lemongrass tea?

Lemongrass is an herb that is native to Sri Lanka and South India but now grows in many countries around the world. The plant’s stalks are a common ingredient in Asian cooking, but it is also possible to brew lemongrass to make tea. The plant has long leaves that are similar to those of seagrasses. […]

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The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression

The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression

A recently published review finds a significant link between hay fever and a raised risk of anxiety and depression in adolescents. They also appear to be more impulsive and have less resistance to stress. Hay fever is more than just an itch. Allergies, such as hay fever, affect an estimated 50 million people in the […]

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What to know about the fear of death

What to know about the fear of death

Thanatophobia is a form of anxiety characterized by a fear of one’s own death or the process of dying. It is commonly referred to as death anxiety. Death anxiety is not defined as a distinct disorder, but it may be linked to other depression or anxiety disorders. These include: Thanatophobia is different from necrophobia, which […]