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Signs of an Anxiety Attack

Having an anxiety attack is a frightening experience. If you have ever had one, then you know all too well the sense of chaos an individual feels undergoing an anxiety attack. If you’ve never had a full-blown attack but are prone to anxiety issues, you may be wondering what the signs of an anxiety attack…

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Is Depression Hereditary?

If you have family members battling with depression, you may wonder if you will ever get it. Or maybe you already think you have depression and wonder if you got it from a relative. Millions of people suffer from a major depressive disorder in the United States, making it one of the more common mental…

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How to Deal With Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that causes a person to feel depressed during specific seasons of the year. This condition may influence your mood, energy levels, appetite, and sleep. Seasonal depression mainly affects people during winter, but in rare cases, one may experience it during summer. Learning how to deal with seasonal depression at…

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How to Recognize an Anxiety Attack

Experiencing occasional anxiety is normal for human beings. But when this feeling is persistent and often uncontrollable, you may have anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder is a mental illness that affects close to 40 million people in any given year. The term anxiety disorder refers to several psychiatric disorders that cause extreme worry or fear in…

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Can Stress Cause Hives?

Hives appear as red lumps on the surface of the skin. They vary in size. Sometimes they can be very small, but at other times they can be as big as the size of a saucer. Hives can be itchy, or they can give a burning sensation. In most cases, hives result from allergic reactions…

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Do I Have OCD?

Do you find yourself taking an excessive amount of time performing a task? Perhaps you have to perform it repeatedly before you can move on to another task. Does it distress you if you don’t perform these tasks, leave them incomplete, or aren’t able to do them the requisite number of times you feel it’s…

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Differences Between Adderall and Ritalin

Adderall and Ritalin both can manage Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. This condition affects close to 6.4 million children in America. Even though it affects mostly children, adults can also struggle with this condition. People with ADHD find that Adderall and Ritalin are both effective treatments for the disorder. But what is the difference…

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Anxiety Treatment During a Pandemic

Recently, stock market fluctuations, national-level quarantines, and lost work has led to many people experiencing more anxiety than ever. The imposed isolation in several cities also makes it difficult for people who feel anxious to go out and get help or find ways to ease their loneliness. Even in these uncertain times, you can still…

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What Should I Not Expect from Psychotherapy?

Whether someone is making an independent choice to go to psychotherapy, or a loved one is encouraging them to go, they will always come to their first session with some misconceptions. Part of it is that most people are outsiders to the mental health field, and therefore hold some ideas that are not true. Holding…