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Mental Health

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including depression, and anxiety. Alternative therapy for mental health issues based on research and medical news. Tips on how to live a happy life. Exercises and other lifestyle interventions that can help emotional well-being. Articles and research findings that focus on eating disorders and adolescent mental health and well-being.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Eases Anxiety and Depression

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Americans have become so disillusioned about what's healthful that they aren't clearly seeing how their diet can contribute to their well being and mental health. More than ever before, people have been seeking out medical ways to ease their stress and anxiety because they are finding that eating more of certain foods is too simple a remedy --- until now.

Striking Similarities Between Autism, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

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Through examining brain tissue, researchers said that they found similarities between certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia, and similar patterns of gene expression were found in people with autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Suicidal Thoughts Attributed to Hallucinations After Taking Tamiflu

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There has been one widely reported case of suicide, thought to have been attributed to side effects of taking Tamiflu, a popular medication used to treat the influenza virus. Another individual almost committed suicide while on the medication. Charlie Harp, a 16-year-old boy, committed suicide, while a 6-year-old girl from Texas attempted to commit suicide. Here are their stories.

Are Companion Pets a Legitimate Claim?

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News of late contains several stories of people trying successfully and unsuccessfully to board airline flights with a companion pet in tow claiming that their companion pet is necessary to their mental well-being--peacocks and hedgehogs for example. Here's what a new study has to say about the evidence of companion pets and pet owner mental health.

3 Testimonies of Those Who Found Healing from P.A.N.D.A.S. Syndrome

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PANDAS was coined as a term and introduced as a condition as recently as 1998 by Dr. Susan Swedo and her associates to describe the onset of debilitating symptoms that results from this autoimmune malfunction. Here are 3 testimonies of those who have found healing from their PANDAS symptoms through a natural, holistic approach.

How To Know If Your Sympathetic Nervous System Is in Overdrive

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Today we are afflicted with a silent plague. Our culture drives us to perform in stressful work environments, but even in our own homes we are unknowingly bombarding our bodies with a host of environmental stressors. Doctors are calling stress the black plague of our generation, and chronic stress triggers a condition of the sympathetic nervous system known as sympathetic overdrive.

My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness

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A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.

How this mom deals with stressful situations naturally

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Everyone one of us has faced a situation that has given us anxiety, maybe even to the point to consider it a phobia. As moms, we still have these fears, but we must try even harder to get through what is causing this anxiety from our children, our spouses, and most importantly, ourselves. Some common phobias can include public speaking, doctors, or even heights. Personally, a phobia of mine has been the dentist. Today, I had a dentist appointment and I to face my fear so to speak. While facing a fear is a feat for anyone, here are five ways to help in any situation that may cause you or anyone else anxiety.

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