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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SHAKEN TO THE CORE

New research suggests that trauma may be linked with a higher risk of developing heart disease, especially among post-menopausal women. According to the study, women

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EXCESSIVE DAYDREAMING

We are all prone to daydreaming when our immediate surroundings or activity invite us to take momentary refuge in our own fanciful thoughts as a

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IN A PANIC

“Panic disorder” affects two to three percent of the U.S. population annually, with women being twice as likely to be affected as men. Individuals with

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