Ever wonder why some people are naturally cheerful and optimistic while others seem to see nothing but the negative? In this chapter, we will explore some of the natural human tendencies that pull us in the direction of positivity and negativity. We’ll also look at some of the cultural differences
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Recommendations to follow a healthy diet have usually been extended to help reduce the risk of obesity and its accompanying complications, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But recent research finds that your emotional health depends on eating the right kinds of foods and reducing your intake of
Endorphins are hormones that your body releases in response to situations that cause pain and inflammation. For instance, exercising, being injured, or picking up an infection all can trigger endorphin production. Studies show that the body also releases endorphins in response to massage, acupuncture, and eating chocolate or spicy foods.
Having a healthy body and mind going into periods of stress will help you cope better with added pressure and strain. While it may feel good to drown your worries in salty or sugary foods and an extended Netflix marathon, these escapes will have your health spiraling out of control.
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
Tricyclic antidepressants were one of the original drugs prescribed for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. “Tricyclic” refers to the presence of three rings, or atoms, in the chemical structure of these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants also are used for anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Physicians may prescribe tricyclic antidepressants for diabetes, shingles,
Is there anything more frightening and scary than suffering a panic attack? Even the thought of having one often can be enough to set off panic sufferers. But exactly what is a panic attack? And, more important, have you experienced the symptoms of a panic attack yourself?
A panic attack
Does fish oil supplementation work as borderline personality disorder treatment? The benefits of fish oil supplements were confirmed in two different randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. The research found fish oil supplements to be safe and effective for significantly reducing depression, aggression, and other borderline personality disorder symptoms compared to placebo
Depression can quickly turn into a self-perpetuating cycle. You feel awful, so you refuse to do anything you once thought was fun. You stay home and never invite anyone over. Your inactivity and isolation feed your depression. The key to overcoming depression is to break that cycle.
Don’t give up. Depression
Every time her period arrives, Carla has to call in sick and take medication to overcome the pain. Mercedes, on the other hand, feels some relief when she finally gets her period. And that’s because for a week or two before her period starts she experiences physical and emotional signs