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Depression in Men, Women, Children & the Elderly

Everyone at some point experiences the “blues”—feelings of melancholy, sadness, grief, or just general malaise. When it doesn’t go away, when it begins to affect your behavior, or when it leads to other problems—depression, anxiety, compulsive disorder, panic disorder, eating disorders, and other serious medical issues—it’s time to take a serious look at the causes …

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Anxiety is More Common Than You Think

Anxiety is a widespread psychosomatic condition that currently plagues more than 35 million Americans. Typically, it starts with continuous exposure to stressful conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms such as panic attacks, unreasonable nervousness, numbness of body or mind, you are not alone. While a certain level of anxiety helps one stay alert, consistent exposure …

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What is Depression?

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines depression as “a common but serious mood disorder.” Depression can affect the way we think, feel, and handle life responsibilities and daily activities. However, according to the American Psychological Association (APA), it is “more than just sadness.”  Individuals with depression experience profound and pervasive grief, problems concentrating, …

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Link Between Diet and Depresssion

A recent investigation among an Australian Islander population, the Torres Strait Islanders, confirmed those aspects of a modern diet that contribute to major depression and highlighted two specific fats that are highly involved in the development of the disease.  The Islanders that ate more fish, less take-out and fast foods, and subsequently had higher levels …

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Natural and Holistic Treatments for Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

Almost all of us know someone who struggles with some form of mental illness, be it anxiety, depression, or chronic stress. In fact, 46.6 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of mental health issue. Unfortunately, despite how widespread such conditions are, modern treatments fail to help 40% of people recover from …

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Is There a Cure for Anxiety and Depression?

  One of the most searched phrases on Google about anxiety is this: is anxiety treatable? And similarly, one of the top searches related to depression is can depression be cured?  If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, these questions are incredibly important. It can feel like there’s no hope. Unfortunately, there is no single …

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What Causes Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress? An Ayurvedic Explanation

Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of health care, has been addressing many of the diseases that we still deal with today for thousands of years, including diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. However, Ayurvedic medicine doesn’t only deal with issues of the body, but also the mind and spirit. For that reason, it has an excellent perspective to …

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