Working in a full-time job, being a parent, taking on the role of caregiver to an ill parent, or handling two or more of these major responsibilities simultaneously can become a huge source of stress, anxiety, and exhaustion. If there’s no relief in sight, you may feel like you’re not
Our own everyday lives can disrupt our sleep. Common sleep stealers include traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even retirement can rob of us restful sleep. For these problems, a few simple steps can restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
About 40 million Americans suffer from a fear or anxiety disorder—a treatable group of illnesses that can lead to more serious health issues, including depression, substance abuse, and heart disease. These disorders, according to the Audit of Mental Health Care at U.S. Colleges and Universities, include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD),
You don’t always know when the next challenge in your life will arrive or what form it will take. The only sure thing, perhaps, is that another hurdle will be placed in your path at some point. Will you be ready when it does?
Becoming more resilient in the face of
Vision doesn’t just depend on healthy eyes—it also depends on a healthy brain. This means that if your brain is damaged by a stroke, your field of vision and ability to process the images you are seeing may also be damaged. You may have difficulty recognizing familiar faces and objects,
Everybody has days when they’re feeling low. Sometimes you can easily identify the cause of your sadness—the loss of a loved one, a problem with personal finances or some other specific reason for tears or sorrow.
But there are other days when our sadness has no obvious trigger. And as you
When you hear the phrase “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD), you may think of military veterans struggling with memories of combat in Vietnam, Afghanistan, or other foreign countries. However, you don’t have to travel abroad to develop PTSD: Events that can cause PTSD may occur in your own home. The key
Depression is one of those diseases that can rapidly snowball out of control. If you feel down, you tend not to take care of yourself, but poor lifestyle choices like watching television all day or eating junk food actually can make depression worse. So, you need to make the choice
You have lack of motivation to participate in the things you love. You feel hopeless. You’re fatigued, unable to sleep well or concentrate. As a result, your relationships at home and work suffer. If you’re bogged down by a lack of motivation, don’t just chalk it up to boredom or