Mental Health & Wellbeing

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Tips on how to maintain a balance of the mind, body and spirit to feel healthy and happy.

The Mechanism of Addiction in the Brain That Explains How It Works

By |2019-11-17T23:15:40+03:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |

Addiction is one of the biggest killers in the country right now, but it's surprisingly little understood by people everywhere, and few realize that it has to do with the way the human brain works. When most people think of addiction, they think of drugs. But addiction can exist in almost any form. Video games, alcoholism, gambling, sex, even exercise. If it releases dopamine, then it can potentially become an addictive substance. Now that doesn't mean that everything is inherently addictive and it doesn't mean

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Cyclothymia: Symptoms, Causes and Diagnostic Criteria

By |2019-11-10T11:42:27+03:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Cyclothymia, also known as a cyclothymic disorder, is a mental disorder that involves periods of symptoms of depression and periods of symptoms of hypomania. These symptoms, however, are not sufficient to be a major depressive episode or a hypomanic episode. Symptoms must last for more than one or two years. The cause is unknown. Risk factors include a family history of bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia differs from bipolar in that major depression, mania, or hypomania have never occurred. Treatment is generally with counseling and mood stabilizers

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White Knight Syndrome That Could Explain Why You Attract the Wrong People

By |2019-11-01T22:18:31+03:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Maybe there’s a reason why you’re not finding Mr. Right. Maybe it’s the white knight syndrome which causes you to pick the wrong partner. As I think back on my early adulthood, I remember many times when I rescued partners in relationships. I gave them money, in which they wasted, I gave them 100% of my energy, even though I think they probably only gave me less than half of that, and I just couldn’t stop coming to the rescue. This didn’t happen in one

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: a Powerful Tool for Mental Health

By |2019-10-22T19:56:58+03:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Focus on MDD and cognitive processes distinguish MBCT from other mindfulness-based therapies. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), for example, is a more generalized program that also utilizes the practice of mindfulness. MBSR is a group-intervention program, like MBCT, which uses mindfulness to help improve

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6 Cues of Baby Body Language and How to Understand Them

By |2019-10-19T14:23:37+03:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Natural Health|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re a new mom, understanding your baby won’t be so easy. Your best bet is to learn baby body language to decode your youngster. I remember being a new mom, and boy did I panic on many occasions. I had no idea half the time what my baby wanted or needed. The only reason I could decode a small bit of baby body language is that I read a few books while pregnant. Unfortunately, those books old books didn’t tell me everything and my

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What Is the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response and How Does It Work?

By |2019-10-12T20:24:59+03:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Anxiety is something we all experience in some form or another. Sometimes, that anxiety can snowball into the Fight-Flight-Freeze response when faced with very stressful situations. It’s a sort of unavoidable side effect of living – tests, first dates, starting new chapters. These are all things that naturally cause even the best of us a little anxiety at times. Unfortunately for some of us, this anxiety extends beyond the normal realm and into the inconvenient territory. I speak from first-hand, long-term experience when I say

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Growing up in a Narcissistic Family Comes with These Life-Lasting Effects

By |2019-10-04T21:01:37+03:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

You’re not alone if you grew up in a narcissistic family. In fact, many families like this think they’re normal. I really hate the subject of dysfunctional families because it makes me think of all the damage passed down to the children. I lived in a dysfunctional family, maybe not the worst, and maybe not a narcissistic family, but it wasn’t normal, I can tell you that. At times, I do believe my father had narcissistic tendencies, but he’s been gone for so long, and

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Mind-Body Connection and 4 Mental Disorders That Clearly Demonstrate It

By |2019-09-02T15:17:17+03:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fortunately, gone are the days when the mind-body connection was considered some sort of spiritual mumbo-jumbo. More and more people, including scientists and health professionals, are starting to recognize the powerful effects of this connection on our wellbeing. There are countless peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate these effects in various ways, but today we will focus on mental disorders. You may be surprised to know that some mental issues cause real physical symptoms and tangible changes in the patient’s body. Here are four mental disorders that

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