Category: Plains Talk Articles

HOW STRESS AFFECTS THE BRAIN

It’s widely known that chronic stress can affect the mind and body in ways that can increase irritability, fatigue, and insomnia, as well as exacerbate

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MANAGING STRESS

For several reasons, older adults may find they have greater difficulty managing stress than they once did. For one, aging bodies may have a more

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TYPES OF BIPOLAR DISORDER

There are several types of bipolar disorder, which generally produces abnormal highs or lows in mood. The most widespread types of bipolar disorder are bipolar

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DEPRESSION AGES THE BRAIN

Recent research confirms a 2015 study that found that people with depression had an 83 percent increased risk of developing dementia (compared with people who

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THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

“Gaming disorder,” which entered the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases in 2018, is a term used to describe people who have trouble controlling

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A NATURAL STRESS REDUCER

If you are looking for ways to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, try taking a walk in the woods (preferably with your cell phone shut

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PARENTS’ DRINKING AFFECTS CHILDREN

Because teenage children of alcohol-dependent parents are at higher risk of becoming alcoholics themselves, parents facing this issue must acknowledge their problem and reach out

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DEALING WITH DEATH ANXIETY

“Thanatophobia,” commonly referred to as “death anxiety,” is a form of anxiety that involves a fear of one’s own death or the dying process. While

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DEALING WITH A NERVOUS STOMACH

A “nervous stomach” is a condition with symptoms (nausea, bloating) that mimic those of gastrointestinal conditions (such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis,

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