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We must remember that we will always come across inevitable factors that cause pressure and anxiety on us. What we do not know is that it is not really the problems that are difficult to deal with, but our attitude towards the problems. Basically, the cause of stress is your attitude toward ... Views: 50
In today's day-to-day lifestyle, depression is a very familiar disorder. It affects every eighth man and every fourth woman (scary I know). Many of us are actually unaware of the symptoms of depression which include feelings of desperation, compulsive negative thinking, increased or decreased ... Views: 47
What is the source of positive successful thoughts? Wrong, it is not your mind; rather it is your Heart. If you want to know why and how you can tap into this well spring of positive energy then this will interest you.
In spite of all of the hype given to the Law of Attraction and the use of ... Views: 33
During my training in psychiatry I was taught the symptoms and possible causes of what many refer to as Major Depression. What was left out however is what Depression represents on a spiritual level.
This, I have learned is much more significant than the treatment of the symptoms themselves. ... Views: 42
Many people who suffer from depression take anti-depressant drugs and feel better. But drugs may be expensive, cause side effects and when it’s time to come off the drugs, depressed people are vulnerable to a relapse. Mindfulness-based meditation, often coupled with cognitive therapy (MBCT), may ... Views: 33
You see it over and over again on online anxiety forums and groups, people looking for answers to concerns about health anxiety, fear of leaving the house (agoraphobia), and information about a certain anti-anxiety medication or anti-depressant. But there's a few problems here, mainly the one ... Views: 68
I'm sure at times of deep crisis many of you have considered thoughts of "giving up". What is the cost to you of entertaining such thoughts? Well as one client with a progressively deteriorating illness I was working with stated "it's like having one foot out the back door".
So what does it ... Views: 51
Life is inside you but you spend so much time looking outside yourself, you don’t even know it exists. It is an unshakable feeling of peace and well-being; an unshakable feeling of calm. No matter what is going on you will never lose yourself when you are connected to Life. The Life inside ... Views: 18
During my 6 year battle with an anxiety disorder I remember taking multiple tests like a stress test, ecg, blood tests, holter monitor and more all because of one frightening and annoying symptom of anxiety... heart pounding during sleep time. These pounding heart sensations used to keep me up ... Views: 66
Forgotten computer passwords, belated birthday cards, mismatched shoes – they can make you wonder if your brain has turned to mush. Or maybe you have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)!
Today’s frenzied world is a breeding ground for ADHD-like behavior, but for 95% of us those ... Views: 120
Results of a major research study show that adolescent girls with ADHD are more likely to attempt suicide and to inflict injury on themselves than non-ADHD girls of the same age.
The study, led by Stephen Hinshaw, PhD and published in the online Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, ... Views: 101
by Dr. Tali Shenfield, Clinical Psychologist
Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is widely known, but often misunderstood by the general public. In spite of medical evidence to support the validity of both the physical and psychological changes that occur as a result of PMS, the effects of this ... Views: 116
During my 6 year struggle with generalized anxiety disorder I must have visited over 30 different doctors for my health anxiety and panic attack symptoms. I remember the day that things started turning around for me though, together with a number of factors such as getting to the point of 'no ... Views: 99
Do you feel so lethargic and overwhelmed with life that it is difficult to get out of bed in the morning? If so then you are likely suffering from a condition I call "life history heaviness syndrome". Want to learn how to unburden yourself and get your passion for life back?
So what is life ... Views: 213
What is an Epidemic? The rapid spread or increase in the occurrence of something. With almost 7 million people being affected by Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the U.S. alone, and 40 million people suffering from some type of mental health issue, we have ourselves a problem that is growing at ... Views: 70
Simply put Bio Strath is magic in a bottle, and possibly the best anti anxiety and depression supplement out there. With no known side effects this herbal mixture that includes basil, angelica, balm, caraway, chamomile, cinnamon, elder, lavender, peppermint and more could be the answer to those ... Views: 94
I recently had the pleasure of visiting a couple, who are dear friends of mine. It was a very special visit because I got to meet their 3 day old baby. I believe that every baby is a blessing but for this couple, it is an extra special blessing. Their journey in becoming parents has taken ... Views: 54
Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
When it comes to dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder – an extreme lethargy and sadness that accompanies the onset of winter -- most sufferers have already heard it all when it comes to solutions. Here’s the drill in a nutshell: spend a good chunk ... Views: 101
Throughout my 32 years on this planet I've met only a handful of people like Pierre Lamarche, people who don't have to say much to you because the sheer presence and actions they undertake says enough. During my anxiety disorder while still keeping the tennis dream alive in my late 20's, I ... Views: 99
There are many different ways to follow your heart to your happiness and all the other wonderful things you intend to have in your life. The quickest way is being free to express the magnificent spirit of you without concern of the opinion or judgment of others.
Do not allow your ego to ... Views: 238
With summer coming to an end, and days getting shorter seasonal affective disorder will begin creeping around the corner. Seasonal affective disorder occurs when the days get shorter, and the weather becomes colder. Symptoms often include depressed mood, fatigue, social withdrawal, increased ... Views: 80
If you only read self-help books and articles by many pop-psychologists, you would likely believe that changing how you think, feel, and behave is a relatively easy process once you decide to do so. Many people write in such a way that leads you to believe it should be as easy as deciding to ... Views: 107
With the thousands of anti-anxiety techniques, supplements, herbs, programs, and books out there that all claim they will cure your anxiety disorder, where do you turn with true confidence in the knowledge that a product will TRULY aid your recovery from debilitating anxiety symptoms, and ... Views: 94
The feeling of sorrow, as different from sadness, can take us on to the beyond – the region of universal spirituality where man’s self-centered projections cannot thrive. Can we understand the beauty of that feeling and its deeply cleansing effects?
Generally, the words ‘sorrow’ and ... Views: 74
Human life has got many different phases that people encounter in their daily lives. These include joyous moments that create good moods and depressed moments that create bad moods. Change in mood affects a person's thoughts, feelings and behavior. Nervous breakdown is a short-span period of ... Views: 217
Seductively your mind cycles through another struggle in life and reacts with pain and suffering of the mind. We lay trapped in a place of solitude and regret, “Oh no, here it comes again!” You can almost feel yourself slipping off the edge of a mental cliff, falling into the bottomless thought ... Views: 135
What has our beautiful world come to, society is becoming more and more depressed and stressed, and options for treatment are getting more and more expensive with little or no promise for improvement in our mental health. There are also a number of myths that we need to clear up so that we don't ... Views: 88
There are many sectors in society which can help manage the prevention of self harm, these include; medical and health, media, education, support foundations and so on. This is why it is vital for the government to bring awareness to helping those who self harm through these sectors and more. By ... Views: 62
There is a myth that those who self harm are seeking attention; on the contrary, people who self harm are known to keep their actions private. Common reasons such as shame or fear prevent the individual from asking for help; this is why an important factor into supporting people who self harm is ... Views: 85
Constantly leaving and being persuaded back into the trap of an abusive relationship is a cycle that needs to stop, and you can stop right now. This cycle will not end until you completely end all contact with your partner. Do not under estimate the power they have over you, and stop ... Views: 154
It is amazing how many people are on antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications nowadays. What is even more surprising is how many of them are teens and young adults who get diagnosed and put on drugs for the long haul.
After antibiotics, the most common prescriptions are for ... Views: 370
Right off the bat that must sound like such a selfish thing to say, why would I wish what had happened to me on my siblings? But it’s an age-old question that hunted me for many years. Did I do something wrong? Was it because I miss behaved? Surly not I only acted that way to get noticed. If I ... Views: 78
I saw many therapists during the time I suffered from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and since then have also been around a large number of people who have also recovered. I can confidently say that I prefer the advice and guidance from the people with true success stories out there rather than a ... Views: 57
Depression is a real problem for thousands of people young and old. There are lots of remedies and treatments put forward to sufferers to try and help. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. Many sufferers fall into a spiral of no work, therefore no income, and these increased feelings of ... Views: 110
Divorce is not a simple thing to go through, particularly if it isn't amicable. The feelings that you'll experience may go from anger to sadness then to confusion. Divorce counseling is available for this exact reason. Having a person to talk to about the divorce will help you work through ... Views: 84
I would always be searching for that light at the end of the tunnel when it came to my anxiety disorder, but if you're in the same situation as I used to be, look no further then these famous names. The people you are about to read about didn't accept that anxiety would be a part of their lives ... Views: 128
Jill was a good friend of mine who had been dealing with panic attacks for a few years. Jill had 3 kids, a loving husband, and amazing friends that did everything they could to help her cope with her panic attacks. Sometimes these panic attacks would appear out of nowhere, and other times ... Views: 78
I recently read some rather depressing medical news – and that is that anti-depressants don’t work. What’s worse is that we have all been conned by the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry telling us how much they DO work. We all know what a common problem depression is in mental health care. ... Views: 225
As counselling and other therapeutic services have become more common, much of the stigma against seeking help with mental and emotional health issues has been reduced. Many people know when they need help and have no problems finding someone to give them the help they need. For others, it may ... Views: 77
Have you perfected the part of you that puts on a happy face for people so they don't realize how unhappy you are? Have you resigned yourself to the idea that, even though you want so much more in your life - better friendships, increased energy, time for yourself and your family - you will ... Views: 577
There are many challenges in today’s world and the area of suicide is one of those. This can relate to people who are committing suicide or to people who feel suicidal and who would like to end their life in some way.
Mental and emotional problems have become the norm in the western world. ... Views: 189
Many Facebook users spend considerable time and energy collecting hundreds of virtual friends, and posting updates with the intention of increasing positive relationships, raising their self-esteem or living a happier life. At the same time, several studies have shown there can be negative ... Views: 150
Non-surgical options such as physical therapy, spinal decompression, and chiropractic manipulation can treat degenerative disc disease.
Aging affects many parts of the body. Degenerative disc disease occurs as a result of the aging of the spine. However, younger people can also be affected ... Views: 213
Summer is in full swing, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining and all you want to do is curl up alone in a dark room and be alone. This is the stark reality of someone who deals with chronic depression. The general public knows this image well. Mention depression and they imagine a person ... Views: 152
If your partner is depressed, your relationship suffers, and may even cause you to feel a bit depressed yourself. If you have trouble determining whether your partner is depressed, take heart. You’re not alone. The word ‘depression’ has been used to describe everything from being in a bad mood ... Views: 110
Major life events can be sources of stress. People can experience a wide range of emotions related to all major life events, even happy ones, and may have trouble processing all of their thoughts and feelings on their own. Experiencing negative feelings about something that you feel should be a ... Views: 118
Let me ask you something, do you have a CLEAR vision of how your life will look when you fully recover from your anxiety disorder? If not, don’t expect things to change too much in the near future (painful but true). How will your relationships with your loved ones and co-workers look? How will ... Views: 77
It is always said that “health is wealth”, but it is very typical to keep this fact alive because in this busy modern world one has no time to draw his attention towards the most precious thing “HEALTH”.
The busy schedule and work pressure can drive you away from your hygiene and good health. ... Views: 103
Most people have, at some point or another, put pen to paper and recorded their innermost thoughts and feelings.
This is often referred to as Expressive Writing or journalling.
Evidence shows that Expressive Writing helps us to process emotions, reflect on our feelings and gain new insights. ... Views: 163
I’m sitting in a big room that makes me feel so small I don’t even recognize the man sitting in front of me but he seems to know all about me by their conversation. My mum is telling him about the fact that I have started wetting the bed, how could she tell this stranger that about me? I feel so ... Views: 262