Anxiety & Depression

Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can’t Keep Up

by See Original Link • March 20, 2018

Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a pressure cooker. Overwhelmed by her busy soccer schedule and heavy course load, she found herself fixating on how each grade would bring her closer to medical school.… Read More »

What To Do If Your Workplace Is Anxiety-Inducing

by See Original Link • February 27, 2018

There are so many aspects a job that can cause anxiety: having tight deadlines, trying to harmonize a work/life balance, dealing with office gossip and politics, meeting your supervisor’s expectations… the list goes on. Thanks to all this, most people who work will experience some anxiety at some point. But what do you do if… Read More »

Being The Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed

by See Original Link • February 6, 2018

It started when I was 13; unbeknownst to me, I was dealing with depression and anxiety. During seventh grade, I was bullied quite a bit. I can clearly remember one time—a few girls were verbally ganging up on me at a lunch table in the cafeteria. Since I was cornered at the table, it was… Read More »

Teen Depression and Anxiety: Why the Kids Are Not Alright

by See Original Link • January 23, 2018

The first time Faith-Ann Bishop cut herself, she was in eighth grade. It was 2 in the morning, and as her parents slept, she sat on the edge of the tub at her home outside Bangor, Maine, with a metal clip from a pen in her hand. Then she sliced into the soft skin near… Read More »

The Comorbidity Of Anxiety And Depression

by See Original Link • January 19, 2018

When a person experiences two or more illnesses at the same time, those illnesses are considered “comorbid.” This concept has become the rule, not the exception, in many areas of medicine, and certainly in psychiatry. Up to 93% of Medicare dollars are spent on patients with four or more comorbid disorders. The concept of comorbidity is widely… Read More »

5 Sleep Tips That Can Help With Depression

by See Original Link • January 12, 2018

We all feel a little blue from time to time. Sadness is a fundamental part of the human condition. For the majority, feeling down is often a temporary experience connected to specific events. For others, a sense of sadness or hopelessness can be more persistent—this is what we all know as depression. Depression is a… Read More »

Postpartum Depression: Ways To Cope And Heal

by See Original Link • January 5, 2018

If you’re a mom or dad, you’ve walked through the otherworldly time surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. The time following the birth of a child is incomparable: It brings the gift of life and the fun of seeing your family grow. Parenthood also brings upheaval. Daily routines become irrelevant, sleep is sporadic and scarce, and guilt… Read More »

The Pathway To Peace Of Mind

by See Original Link • January 2, 2018

To create the roadways of a city, it takes years of planning, developing and building. It’s a never-ending process as new ideas are constantly suggested on how to make everything more efficient and in tune with changing needs. Peace of mind is developed the same way. In the 1900’s, scientists believed that our brain was… Read More »

Tips For Managing The Holiday Blues

by See Original Link • November 28, 2017

Many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time. Extra stress, unrealistic expectations or even sentimental memories that accompany the season can be a catalyst for the… Read More »

Lessons We Missed As Kids: Practicing Mental Health

by See Original Link • October 11, 2017

During childhood, we learn lesson-by-lesson how to take care of ourselves. Many lessons pertain to our health—such as bandaging a scrape so it doesn’t get infected. But typically, our childhood health lessons involve only physical health. What are kids taught to do when they feel lonely? Or when they feel rejected by other kids? The… Read More »