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We Cannot Continue to Overlook 'High-Functioning' Depression. According To Harvard Psychologists: Parents Who Raise "Good" Kids Do These 5 Things. Times have changed greatly and with new times come new habits, sets of behavior and attitudes that seem very different from the ones we were used to when we were kids.

According To Harvard Psychologists: Parents Who Raise "Good" Kids Do These 5 Things

Today’s generations are all geared up with the newest technology that seems to distract them from the need to go out and play, socialize in the ways we used to or just spend time having fun. All these changes have brought a great challenge to parents who, if you ask a kid, weren’t fortunate enough to have the benefits of today’s modern technology. The challenges vary in many ways, but the main things is that today’s parents raise their children way more differently than they were raised and the outcome of those parents’ care is the greatest challenge. Will my kid learn to be a complete person, the one who pushes forward and a person with good manners, who can bond and communicate with others freely and openly? Every parent asks the same questions: Am I missing something? 4 Things You Should Know About Depression and Spiritual Illness · The Mind Unleashed.

This Is Why Clever People Feel Happy When They Are Alone. Have you ever had a desire to go far, far away, to where there’s not a soul, to be alone?

This Is Why Clever People Feel Happy When They Are Alone

If yes, then you’re extremely clever, and scientists have something to say about it. Scientists from Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics and Political Science conducted a study to find a connection between the place where people live and how satisfied they are with their lives. It turned out that the higher the level of intelligence people living in big cities have, the less happy they are. While most people feel happier when they’re surrounded by friends, highly intelligent individuals are more comfortable being alone. 5 ways you can help a friend suffering from depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world.

5 ways you can help a friend suffering from depression

In the United States, close to 10 percent of adults struggle with depression. Various Mental Disorders Explained In 16 Architectural Images. This intriguing series illustrates the differences and similarities between common mental illnesses.

Various Mental Disorders Explained In 16 Architectural Images


בעקבות הרצח המחריד של האם מירושלים שחנקה למוות את 4 בנותיה. Medscape: Medscape Access. 7 Kinds Of Chronic Body Pains Which Could Be Caused By Your Psychological/Emotional States. Pain is our bodies way of letting us know that we are either hurting or healing.

7 Kinds Of Chronic Body Pains Which Could Be Caused By Your Psychological/Emotional States

It’s a part of life that everyone has to experience at some point in time. We’ve all had cuts, bumps, and bruises from banging into stuff or falling down, not to mention the occasional aches and stiffness that come from overdoing things. However, there are some types of bodily pain that are not caused by direct physical trauma, rather they stem from our emotional states. One in three girls suffers from 'psychological distress' One in three teenage girls suffers from “psychological distress” by the time they start studying for their GCSEs, according to government research.

One in three girls suffers from 'psychological distress'

A Department for Education report has revealed that 37 per cent of Year 10 girls are experiencing some sort of symptom of mental ill health. The study of 30,000 teenagers showed that girls were more than twice as likely to suffer from psychological distress than boys, of whom just 15 per cent said they were affected by symptoms, such as feeling worthless or unhappiness.

Psychological distress among teenage girls was also worsening, the research showed, with the proportion suffering from poor mental well being increasing from 34 per cent in 2005, up to 37 per cent in 2014. “While girls were already displaying greater levels of psychological distress than boys in 2005 it is striking that their situation worsened between 2005-14,” the report says. Why did the mass murder of 19 disabled people in Japan barely rate? Low serum concentrations of vitamin B6 and iron are related to panic attack and hyperventilation attack. Commons Signs and Sympotons of Stress. There are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, immune system disturbances that increase susceptibility to infections, a host of viral linked disorders ranging from the common cold and herpes to AIDS and certain cancers, as well as autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Commons Signs and Sympotons of Stress

In addition stress can have direct effects on the skin (rashes, hives, atopic dermatitis, the gastrointestinal system (GERD, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis) and can contribute to insomnia and degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease. In fact, it’s hard to think of any disease in which stress cannot play an aggravating role or any part of the body that is not affected (see stress effects on the body stress diagram) or.

Panic Attacks and #Anxiety linked to low vitamin B and #Iron levels. Patients undergoing a panic attack (PA) or a hyperventilation attack (HVA) are sometimes admitted to emergency departments (EDs).

Panic Attacks and #Anxiety linked to low vitamin B and #Iron levels

Reduced serotonin level is known as one of the causes of PA and HVA. Serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan.


Chronic Stress Doesn't Stay in Your Head. By Dr.

Chronic Stress Doesn't Stay in Your Head

Mercola Anxiety over a project at work… a marital spat… financial trouble… health problems… the list of potential stressors is endless, but wherever your stress is coming from, it likely starts in your head. 16 Things You Needs to Know About Your Mind. The New Definition of a Mental Disorder. 10 Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better. National Geographic Magazine.

Within sight of downtown Seoul, capital of South Korea and a hub of stressful modern life, salesman Sungvin Hong rests after a hike in Bukhansan National Park.

National Geographic Magazine

The park attracts some five million visitors a year. Story by Florence Williams Photographs by Lucas Foglia Published December 8, 2015 When you head out to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains. Here’s How Weighted Blankets Are Helping People With Anxiety. Stress, anxiety, and insomnia affect millions of people worldwide, and to alleviate the symptoms, there are a variety of routes one can take, including the ever-popular pharmaceutical pills. But as our world continues to break through the madness of synthetic options and expose each other to holistic options derived from both ancient teachings as well as present-day healers, it’s important we keep our eyes and ears open for our own good. Anyone who suffers from the above disorders knows the word “simple” doesn’t quite fit with how they feel.

In fact, it seems to be very much the opposite: a complex feeling that can barely be put into words. So, how can something as simple as sleeping with weighted blankets be a plausible solution to stress, anxiety, insomnia, and more? Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation. New Study Reveals The Most Effective Way To Handle A Psychopath. Why Love Hurts: The Sociology of How Our Institutions Rather Than Our Personal Psychological Failings Shape the Romantic Agony of Modern Life. Bracing Myself Against My Son’s Severe Mental Illness. How to Help a Parent Whose Child is Suffering From Mental Illness. Cutting-edge science could make mental illness less of a guessing game. Nearly every day, researchers report findings about genetic or cellular associations with mental illness. But despite years of searching, no one has identified a single biological cause for any mental illness, proved that a chemical imbalance in the brain is at the root of any mental disorder, or positively shown that any medication corrects such a chemical imbalance.

Open Dialogue: Finland's alternative approach to mental illness - All In The Mind. Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World. Untitled. A Psychiatrists Perspective on Antidepressants - Kelly Brogan MD. What Mentally Strong People Do When Things Go Wrong.