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You Really Can Be High-Functioning With A Severe Mental Illness

We are all around you. We are the walking wounded, the invisibly battle-scarred. You see us every day — in the grocery store, at carpool, at school pickup and dropoff, at PTA meetings, at the gym and at work and at the playground. You probably don’t know that we have a severe mental illness. We […]

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  The Epidemic of Depression We need to change the nature of work, community and wealth distribution. By Michael Bader / AlterNet February 23, 2018, 2:27 PM GMT What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients suffering from both. In […]

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  Everyone Has Anxiety Dreams. Olympic Athletes Have Olympic-Size Ones U.S. winter Olympians — whose sports can defy gravity and involve breakneck speeds on snow and ice — share some of their most common nightmares in a special NPR Up First podcast from Pyeongchang MELISSA BLOCK, NPR FEBRUARY 7, 2018, 1:18 PM Olympic athletes have some […]

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How to bounce back from a slip in discipline. Daniel Thomas Hind Contributor. 10:05pm. The doorbell rings. Reflexively, I rise, nerves dulled. I don’t care to put on a shirt. My cheeks are burning hot and sweat has gathered cold on my forehead, or it was already there. I open the door and there stands […]

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Holiday Stress – How to keep in control If you’re withdrawing or micromanaging, there’s a strong chance you’re under stress this season. Savoring the little moments — like decorating your house — is a great way to stay focused on what you love about the holiday season. Hero Images / Getty Images/Hero Images   As the classic […]

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Stress is as awful for your body as cheeseburgers and chocolate bars.  The damage has already been done, stress may be just as bad for our digestion as a fattening diet, according to a study conducted on mice by researchers at Brigham Young University.  

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Stress is manageable, but not preventable. Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term […]

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9 ways to deal with #anxiety in 10 minutes or less According to the Mental Health Foundation, four to 10 per cent of people in England and the US will experience depression in their lifetime. The group also say that mental health problems like anxiety and depression have contributed to one fifth of days lost […]

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  Sarah Fader Parenting blogger   Posted: 02/02/2014 7:37 pm  I have panic disorder. I manage chronic anxiety every single day. I had my first panic attack when I was 15 years old and (at the time) I had no idea what was going on. I thought I might be having a heart attack. It […]

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Turning Panic Disorder on Its Head   If you have ever suffered from panic attacks then you know how terrifying they can be. Your first panic attack came out of nowhere-you suddenly found yourself shaking, trembling with fear, short of breath, feeling like you are going to collapse and then you thought that the end […]

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