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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PRESSURED MILLENNIALS

Striving for perfection is a good trait in that it compels individuals to do their best. However, perfectionism can have its downside if it creates

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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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EXPECTING THE WORST

While an old adage advises that we “expect the best and plan for the worst,” some people foresee an unfavorable outcome to an event and

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IS STRESS CONTAGIOUS?

Anecdotal evidence indicates that being around a stressed person often makes us feel stressed, while reports from relatives and friends of traumatized soldiers show that

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THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

Holding a grudge often leads to stress, anger, and revenge fantasies that only serve to increase blood pressure, heart disorders, anxiety, depression, and compensatory habits

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