There are many researchers who believe that an imbalance in serotonin levels may influence mood in a way that can lead to depression… but also possibly to other neurological problems, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, panic, and even excess anger. This is what scientists theorize because there is no way
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the brain’s most abundant inhibitory, or “calming,” neurotransmitter. While GABA is known primarily for its ability to put you in a relaxed state, it actually plays a crucial role in regulating many aspects of mood, attention, cognition, and sleep. GABA deficiency symptoms may involve any of these
When someone you care about is dealing with depression, it can be painful to watch. People with depression don’t always make good choices. You may get frustrated when they refuse to leave the house or eat anything except burgers and fries.
It’s not uncommon for people dealing with depression to not
You’ve probably experienced the mood-boosting effects of exercise after a rousing game of tennis, a night of dancing, or a brisk walk with a dear friend. Your outlook seemed brighter, more optimistic, even if it was just for a shortÊtime.
And if you think about it, there have probably been times
While we already know that exercise can help fight depression, a new meta-analysis has shown that the benefits aren’t limited to aerobic activity. Researchers at the University of Limerick in Ireland reported in JAMA Psychiatry that resistance training, such as lifting weights, using resistance bands, or doing calisthenics, can significantly
The key to resolving any chronic health condition is to discover the root causes and then supply the body with the needed raw materials to correct any deficiencies or to bring the body back into balance. Therefore, you will need to become somewhat of a detective, patiently investigating each known
In the previous chapter, we looked at the foundational traits that have been shown to be linked with happiness and optimism as well as ways you can cultivate these traits in yourself.
In this chapter, we will look at some additional approaches you can use that also promote happiness and well-being.
As mentioned in Chapter 2, an estimated 40 percent of our ability to maintain happiness, well-being, and optimism is influenced by engaging in activities and training skills that promote happiness.
While we all possess differing levels of ability with regard to these activities and skills, we can get better at them.
Who doesn’t want to be happy? Being happy and having a sense of well-being are desirable in and of themselves, of course, but the field of positive psychology is showing us that there is more to it than that. The happiest, most positive people also tend to be among the
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Modern life is complicated, and research tells us that stress and depression are on the rise. People are looking for ways to feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled.
You may be reading this report because you’re feeling stressed,