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Difference Between Men and Women in Response to Stress and Anger
Feb07

Difference Between Men and Women in Response to Stress and Anger

The advancement of modern society and its hectic pace have cause many of us to change our way of life. Compared to our predecessors, we have to intricately balance more tasks and responsibilities. The increased demands of our jobs have also consumed a large part of our daily lives. These transformations and evolutions in the global lifestyle have led to an increased in emotional baggage. With the convenience of social networking and...

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12 Tips for Dealing with Negative and Difficult People
Jan09

12 Tips for Dealing with Negative and Difficult People

Not all people are the same. While there are individuals who are supportive, relaxed, and positive, some people are opposite – they are negative, difficult to handle, show no support. Dealing with negative and difficult people isn’t the easiest job in the world. In fact, it can be quite stressful. They have the ability to affect your ambitions and make you feel bad about yourself. But, does it mean you should avoid them,...

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Don’t Ignore These 10 Things If You Struggle With Anxiety
Nov07

Don’t Ignore These 10 Things If You Struggle With Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more serious disorder than it is given credit for. People that suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Bi-Polar Depression and other like disorders know all too well the symptoms and side effects. According to the Mayo Clinic, experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday...

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Study Reveals Why Female Brain is More Sensitive to Negative Emotions
Nov03

Study Reveals Why Female Brain is More Sensitive to Negative Emotions

Men are from Mars, and women are from Venus, we all know that expression and when it comes to emotions, especially, negative ones it might be true. Men and women are divided about emotions and reactions to certain events or images. According to well-known stereotypes, men are more rational when it comes to emotions and women are more sympathetic. Why men and women react differently to negative situations or imagery? Recent study...

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10 Things Only People With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Would Understand!
Oct18

10 Things Only People With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Would Understand!

According to the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons – SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. It is stated that if you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms will start in the fall and continue into the winter months. You’ll notice it is also due to the daylight hours available throughout the day. Your energy may be drained...

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Study: Friendship Could Help Beat Depression
Oct05

Study: Friendship Could Help Beat Depression

Of course, we don’t need science to convince us that there are benefits to friendship. A good, solid friendship. The kind you’ll keep forever. Accordingly, time spent having fun with friends fills us with joy, laughter and meaning. Nonetheless, studies have shown that individuals who are socially isolated tend to be in poor health and they don’t live as long as those with a strong social support system. Take for...

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10 Things You Really Need to Know about Antidepressants and Bone Loss
Sep14

10 Things You Really Need to Know about Antidepressants and Bone Loss

We all want to be happy and healthy, without the side effects of prescription drugs. Although, statistics show that major depressive disorders affect approximately 14.8 million American adults or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. Take further note that while major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32. The Mayo Clinic defines depression as a mood disorder...

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Why Most Americans Don’t Know the True Danger of Anxiety – Study
Sep10

Why Most Americans Don’t Know the True Danger of Anxiety – Study

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. In psychiatry, this is defined as a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. What you may not realize is that this is a real health condition with extreme side effects. A diagnosis of mixed anxiety...

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Top 6 Common Misconceptions about People with Social Anxiety
Aug06

Top 6 Common Misconceptions about People with Social Anxiety

How a person relates to other people is based on his or her social skills and mental and emotional well-being. Some people know how to hold a conversation politely and otherwise seem well-adjusted, but they freak out about socializing. When a person has an irrational severe or extreme fear of socializing, he or she may actually have a disorder. Called Social Anxiety Disorder (or SAD,) the fear of social situations is actually a mental...

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9 Things To Remember If You Love Someone With Depression
Aug02

9 Things To Remember If You Love Someone With Depression

Living with depression isn’t easy and watching our loved one depressed isn’t easy either. When your loved one is clearly suffering you want to do your best to help them. However, it is difficult to handle depression for all people involved and sometimes and at the beginning you find yourself in an unfamiliar territory. In this article you will find out what to remember if your loved one suffers from depression and what you...

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