Things You Need To Know About Bipolar Disorder

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We all experience mood changes. It’s natural. But if your moods are fluctuating from really high (manic) to really low (depression), it could be caused by a mental health condition known as Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that mostly affects your mood. It has an impact on how you feel, and … Read more

Can Anxiety Be Passed From One Generation To The Next?

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Anxiety is a common disorder affecting 40 million adults in the United States. Anxiety develops from a complex set of brain chemistry, traumatic life events and personality traits.  However, genetics can also put you at the risk of developing anxiety.  What is Anxiety?  Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear about possible future events. … Read more

Impact Of Physical Injuries On Mental Health

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Physical injuries can cause several psychological effects. These can impact mental health and slow down the recovery of physical injuries.  Thankfully, if the injury is minor, it may not disrupt your daily life and can be taken care of through self-care or little to no treatment. Minor physical injuries rarely cause mental health problems or … Read more

PTSD & Treatment Options

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The amygdala is the stress evaluator of your brain – it gauges situations and releases stress hormones based on the situation at hand. It’s the part of the body that activates your fight-or-flight response. The second part of the brain that PTSD depends on is the hippocampus. This is the part of your brain where … Read more

Adult ADHD: Symptoms Causes & Types

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While most ADHD symptoms are typically noticed during childhood, there are many adults out there who don’t even realize they have ADHD. They just know they often struggle with the same everyday tasks and other challenges. The most common symptoms of Adult ADHD are impulsiveness, restlessness, and paying attention. Sufferers may also have difficulties prioritizing … Read more

Effects Of Stress On Your Health

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How Does Stress Affect Your Health? Unfortunately for all of us humans living in the modern world, stress can have a majorly negative effect on both our physical and mental health. Because while stress provided our ancestors with reactions in their bodies that they needed in order to survive, those same physiological responses can instead … Read more

Benefits Of Exercise For Mental Health

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In the long term, anxiety can cause respiratory problems, lower the immune system, lead to gastrointestinal disorders and heart disease, cause weight gain and memory loss. By exercising, your muscles will feel less tense, your heart rate will rise to increase the amount of serotonin and other anti-anxiety neurochemicals, and you’ll feel more relaxed and … Read more