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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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  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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  Stress manifests itself in many ways, sometimes obvious and other times quite mysteriously. Either way, if left ignored, it leads to illness or severe ailments. Do a little each day to decompress and enjoy your time rather than worrying. Follow these eight tips to unload the stress, live a healthier life and enjoy your […]

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  The Huffington Post  |  By Carolyn Gregoire       Forget meditation and yoga: For many stressed-out Americans, the best remedy for a stressful day at work or the sting of a painful breakup is the smell of brand-new clothing, the feel of a silk dress and the sound of a credit card being swiped. […]

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   I was talking with a young reporter the other day about dating. She asked how people could quell their anxiety before a first date. As a cognitive behavior therapist, I understand that anxiety is influenced by one’s thinking. For example, you will probably feel incredible pressure if you think, “I have to look/sound/behave perfectly […]

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An abnormal preoccupation with health can be debilitating, the medical fraternity knows this too well. Researchers and doctors have noted that when there are no physical symptoms, it doesn’t really mean that nothing is wrong with a patient. A patient suspected of a heart attack a week earlier might visit the doctor once again complaining of […]

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nxiety, or the reaction to a perceived danger, is a response that differs from one animal or human to another ― or so scientists thought. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are challenging what we know about stress, and their study has implications for helping clinicians better treat victims of terrorism or natural disasters. Prof. […]

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ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — A new University of Colorado at Boulder study sheds light on the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from the effects of anxiety disorders. In the study, CU-Boulder psychology Professor Yuko Munakata and […]

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  By January W. Payne Posted: March 9, 2010 You’ve been feeling particularly anxious, depressed, or irritable lately. How do you know if it’s time to seek help? While not a substitute for diagnosis by a medical professional, a number of online questionnaires, including a new one discussed in a study published in the March-April […]

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