Articles about mental health conditions and how to achieve psychological wellbeing. Tips on how to cope with mental disorders and maintain a balance of the mind, body and spirit to feel healthy and happy.

Driving Phobia: Why It Affects Some People and How to Cope with It

You are a competent driver, but occasionally cramp up behind the wheel. What you may have is driving phobia. Don't feel embarrassed if you have this condition because it affects more people than you may think. Life Advancer explains what it is, why some people have it, and how to cope with it. What Is Driving Phobia? As its name implies, this type…

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Anxiety and Relationships: 5 Ways People with Anxiety Love Differently

The truth about anxiety and relationships is a hard truth. Those who suffer from anxiety love in different ways than others. I wish to speak to you from a place of personal knowledge. I have anxiety, and for me, dealing with relationships has been one of the most difficult things in life. To be honest, I find it easier to navigate complicated city…

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How to Get Over Depression After a Breakup and Move on with Your Life

Depression after a breakup is common. When you’ve become accustomed to being in a relationship, change can be almost unbearable. I think depression after a breakup is one of the deepest and darkest forms emotions. There’s hurt, insecurities, confusion and a lingering sense of hope that the relationship can be rekindled. Most often than not, there is no going back, and depression after a breakup…

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7 Signs You Have Separation Anxiety, What Causes It and How to Overcome It

Separation anxiety is most commonly found in infants and toddlers and typically manifests itself in distress about being away from home or close caregivers. Most children grow out of this by the age of three, but it can develop later in life to cause significant problems when leaving to go to school or work. Separation anxiety in adults can seriously impact your day-to-day…

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The Endocannabinoid System of Humans You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Are you always in a bad mood? Is it hard to think straight? Blame your challenges on your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It will straighten out your thoughts and rein in your irritability. Learn about how it works and how to manage its deficiencies. What is the Endocannabinoid System? The ECS is a biological network of endocannabinoids or neurotransmitters that connect to cannabinoid receptors…

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12 Signs and Causes of Severe Depression and How to Cope

Depression is a nasty illness and can have unwanted consequences. You may not realize that you have severe depression, so it's crucial to be able to recognize its signs and triggers. Developing coping mechanisms and making a few lifestyle changes may ease it. The Differences between Mild, Moderate, and Severe Depression Everyone feels out of sorts sometimes. Occasional moodiness passes relatively quickly. Depression,…

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How to Fight Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Stay on the Path to Recovery

It’s possible to fight alcohol withdrawal symptoms safely. You need to know your level of dependence on alcohol, the symptoms and how to fight them. After years of alcohol addiction, you may reach a point and say enough is enough. This is when you are going to experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. That’s because you might be tired of waking up with a hangover,…

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Why You Should Clear the Clutter – Both Physical and Mental

No matter how regularly you clear the clutter at home, it keeps on coming back. However, clutter is not always physical – it can be mental too. Sometimes you would do a garage sale to clear the clutter once and for all. At other times, you would simply donate it to charity institutions. But more often, a few months after, you would once…

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How to Use Acupuncture for Anxiety: 8 Powerful Pressure Points

Acupuncture is not just for new-age enthusiasts. You can use acupuncture for anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. Acupuncture comes from ancient Chinese medicine involving the functioning of Qi. The energy force, Qi, moves throughout the body much like our blood in our circulatory system. Meridians or pathways allow Qi to flow freely until health problems create energy blocks. Just like physical ailments,…

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How to Improve Your Mental and Emotional Health with 5 Science-Backed Tips

The times when the topic of mental and emotional health was taboo seem long gone. Thanks to many initiatives to increase awareness of mental health issues, the subject is becoming increasingly commonplace. It is fair to say, however, that awareness alone is not enough: better mental and emotional health, whether individual or collective, requires thoughtful actions, support resources, and preventative measures. Whether you…

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