December 4, 2009

Seasonal Anxiety Disorder

Seasonal anxiety disorder is a common name for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs around the same time period each year. Symptoms usually begin in the fall and continue until spring.

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September 14, 2009

Anxiety Attacks and Disorders, Guide to the Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

We all know what anxiety feels like. Our heart pounds before a big presentation or a tough exam. We get butterflies in our stomach during a blind date. We worry and fret over family problems or feel jittery at the prospect of asking the boss for a raise. However, if worries and fears are preventing you from living your life the way you'd like to, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. The good news is, there are many ...

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June 25, 2009

Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

If you have depression or anxiety, you might find your doctor or mental health provider prescribing a regular dose of exercise in addition to medication or psychotherapy. Exercise isn't a cure for depression or anxiety. But its psychological and physical benefits can improve your symptoms.

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May 24, 2009

SIX WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR FEARS AND ANXIETIES

Everybody deals with anxiety and depression, however some people have a hard time in managing it. Here are six ways to help manage those fears.

When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, the first thing you can do is to divide the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. A person could get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.

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April 15, 2009

10 ways to beat the blues?

Charities are calling for a nationwide campaign to help promote mental health after a survey suggested more people are growing anxious. But what sort of advice might be offered?

Blame a long winter, blame media fixations with bad news, blame the credit crunch and the thought of looming global depression - Britons are more fearful than they were 10 years ago, the Mental Health Foundation says. And more people are suffering from anxiety, which can lead to depression.

The foundation wants a "mental health promotion campaign that shows individuals how to look after their own mental health".

But what might that involve? We asked mental health professionals for some simple suggestions.

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March 10, 2009

Cognitive Training Can Alter Biochemistry Of The Brain

ScienceDaily (Feb. 9, 2009) -- Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have shown for the first time that the active training of the working memory brings about visible changes in the number of dopamine receptors in the human brain. The study, which is published in the journal Science, was conducted with the help of PET scanning and provides deeper insight into the complex interplay between cognition and the brain's biological structure.

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