Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep

Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep

  Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep In today’s world, a good night’s sleep has become somewhat of a luxury. It has fallen on our list of priorities behind work, chores, social time, and entertainment. Functioning on less sleep has even become badge of honor. We brag to our friends, how little sleep we got last night, like it’s something to be proud of. But sleep should become our top priority. It’s a vital part of life as important to your physical and mental health as food and water. One of the biggest problems with lack of sleep is that people don’t even know they are… Read More

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Do You Have ADHD

Do You Have ADHD?

Do You Have ADHD? What most people know—or think they know—about attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is that it’s used to describe somebody who can’t stay focused…and when they REALLY can’t focus, they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. This continuum from onto the next isn’t quite how it works, though. ADD and ADHD are synonymous, as in, they’re the same. ADD’s an outdated term used prior to 1987, after which it evolved into ADHD to encompass more of the symptoms that people with ADHD often experience, which in addition to being inattentive, includes both hyperactivity and impulsiveness. So, somebody might be diagnosed with ADHD because they have symptoms… Read More

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Binge Eating

Binge Eating

Binge Eating When you think about an eating disorder, you might think about restricting food, like in anorexia, or purging food, like in bulimia. But the most common eating disorder has nothing to do with either of those. It’s called binge eating. These days when we hear the word ‘binge,’ we mostly think of watching like 6 episodes of the Netflix show in one day. And If you’re less TV-inclined, maybe you think of binging on food. Say, on Thanksgiving. But what if you found yourself overeating like that multiple times a week?  What if it felt like a cycle and it got really difficult to control? This is what… Read More

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Ketamine to Treat Depression?

Ketamine to Treat Depression?

Ketamine to Treat Depression? There’s a new drug called Esketamine for treatment-resistant depression. This is a type of depression where people basically do not respond to any of the conventional treatments. In the United States alone, there’s just over sixteen million people with depression. That’s just over 6 percent of the entire population of the country, and a third of those people do not respond to any of the treatments offered to them. These individuals are classified as having treatment resistant depression and it’s one of the most horrible things to comprehend. To know that you are depressed, you have a diagnosis of depression, but your psychiatrist just turns around… Read More

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Using Art Therapy To Treat Addiction

Using Art Therapy To Treat Addiction

Using Art Therapy To Treat Addiction Art therapy, though fairly new as a therapeutic technique, can be traced back many centuries in various cultures, and has found a home in substance abuse recovery. It seeks to tap into one’s creative side and has been found to have a host of advantages. Clients may not find it easy to share their inner most feelings. Providing a  medium like art therapy may make it easier for them to share and let their counselor in to begin to help them. Being responsible for creating and completing various creative tasks during art therapy can be very good for one’s self-esteem.  Low self-esteem is a… Read More

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What It's Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person

What It’s Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person

What It’s Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person Many people use the phrase, “you’re being too sensitive”, as if sensitivity is a choice and it’s a bad one, that’s not what it means to be a highly sensitive person. Being a highly sensitive person has got to do with the nervous system that you’re born with, which comes from the genes you inherit from your parents. We all have a nervous system. It’s the thing that notices all the stuff happening both inside and outside of your body and it sends that information to your brain. It’s also what helps you sense and feel. So, when you feel, ‘brrr,… Read More

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