Everyone experiences periods of sadness and anxiety from time to time, but severe melancholy, isolation, fatigue, and thoughts of suicide should be considered signs of clinical depression. This emotional disorder may be common, but most people do not fully understand depression. With this guide, you will learn a few surprising facts about depression that may help you or a family member. Depression Can Affect Anyone Due to the different hormonal imbalances, women are more likely to develop depression than men.
9 August 2017
Most people are able to see the signs of a drug or alcohol addiction. From dangerous health conditions to missing money, these signs can be obvious. Unfortunately, understanding if your spouse has an addiction to pornography can be a bit more difficult. An estimated 68 percent of young men and 16 percent of young women view porn at least once a week. Of course, it is important to note that occasional viewing does not constitute an addiction.
13 July 2017
If you have social anxiety, you likely are struggling with the fact that you need to be social in your day to day life but that your brain is making it very difficult. Your brain might be sending you thoughts like "none of these people will ever like you" or "you are too boring for anyone to ever want to talk to." Not only are these thoughts hyperbolic and untrue, but they are also unhelpful, since they make you less likely to want to go talk to people.
5 June 2017
It is entirely normal to have a slightly harder time in terms of your emotions if you have some significant life changes. Your schedule might be thrown off, which could result in you experiencing more stress and less sleep. This could cause your mental health to get weaker, which could leave you more vulnerable to mental illnesses, as well as physical illnesses, which could make you even less capable of coping with the difficult situation that you find yourself in.
7 May 2017
If your son or daughter was the victim of or witness to a stressful or psychologically damaging event recently, it is possible for him or her to develop PTSD, just as a soldier returning from war might. Unfortunately, while soldiers returning from war are likely to be screened for symptoms before they are expected to return to their everyday life, teenagers do not always get the same benefit. Therefore, if you are concerned about how your teenager is coping with a traumatic event they experienced or saw, it is important to be aware of the following information about PTSD in adolescents and teens.
13 March 2017
If you became addicted to prescription opiate painkillers following an accident or medical procedure, it may not have taken long for you to reach a consumption level that could no longer be supported by your existing supply of medication. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common situation that can lead to heroin abuse -- in fact, nearly fifteen percent of those who are addicted to prescription painkillers eventually find themselves abusing heroin as well.
23 May 2016
Back pain can cause discomfort and leave you immobile, so you may require prescription pain relievers to help you complete daily tasks. Unfortunately, these medications can be dangerous to your health. However, if you are part of the 23 million addicts in recovery, taking prescription pain relievers can affect your sobriety. Of course, finding relief is still necessary to live day to day without pain and stress. Using this guide on holistic pain relievers, you can find relief for your back pain without damaging your recovery success.
17 February 2016