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The Role Of Your Thyroid In Psychiatric Illness

For more than a century, science has recognized the connection between the thyroid axis and several commonly experienced psychiatric diseases. Perhaps, most notably, depression. As far back as the early Greek physicians and healers, they were able to describe an association between thyroid and thymus gland presentations and melancholia with very low energy, sleep disturbances, weight fluctuations, lack of interest and other recurrent signs and symptoms and the presence of these hormonal influences. In the latter part of the 1800’s in England, the established association between clinical thyroid disorders and…

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How To Help Your Loved Ones Overcome Depression

For decades, mental health conditions like depression, anxiety or other chronic medical disorders are not discussed openly in the communities because of stigma, fear, and ignorance. Unlike physical conditions, mental illnesses, specifically depression, do not demonstrate any obvious symptoms and the conditions aren’t that easy to diagnose or observe. People suffering from mental illness deliberately hide the symptoms, or they simply don’t know that there is something wrong with them. On the other hand, the prevalence of major symptoms associated with depression can have an incremental effect if it is…

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Social Anxiety and the Four Temperaments

My eyes were opened ever since I learnt about the “four temperaments”. The impact it had upon me and my social anxiety was very noticeable. People with SA are often concerned, even terrified, of what other people think of them and are quite sensitive to the responses and actions of others. However, upon learning about the four temperaments, we get a better insight as to what is really going on in the other person’s head. So, what are the “four temperaments”, you ask? It is a theory of psychology which…

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How to Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What is Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted and repeated thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). OCD interferes with the person’s daily life, careers and relationships. OCD is ranked as the tenth most disabling illness by the World Health Organization (WHO), Because, OCD affects every part of a person’s life. Symptoms Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms include both obsessions and compulsions. Obsession symptoms Obsessions are thoughts, images, or impulses that repeatedly enter the person’s mind, and he or she can’t control them. Some common obsessions…

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Charles Linden Method Revealed – Is it Worth Your Time?

Charles Linden is known as the creator of stress relief methods. It has been proved that anybody suffering from fear, anxiety and different kinds of phobias get benefited with the help of Charles Linden method. He himself used to suffer from this mental problem and tried to sort it out at any cost. To get a detailed list of symptoms, he started to reach those people, who tried to get rid of fear and anxiety. He sought their support for his work with this treatment process. The relieving methods of…

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Anxiety and Depersonalization Fueled By Energy Drinks

Consumer alert, as loosely regulated, highly commercialized energy drinks are victimizing those who believe the hype. Serious health issues are being noted by innocent consumers who bought into the false claims surrounding these potentially dangerous drinks. The ingredients of high energy drinks revolve around massive doses of caffeine, inordinate amounts of sugar and other unnecessary so-called vitamins. Two small drinks containing the “vitamin rich” ingredients often lead to severe reactions such as vitamin toxicity, especially concerning B vitamins (B6 and Niacin). Another ingredient known as Guarana is basically another form…

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Seven Foods to Avoid for Brain Fog Relief

“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.” – Hippocrates It’s essential to understand that foods reflect how we feel and this is especially true for those who struggle with brain fog (depersonalization) and other anxiety reactions. Some foods fuel the system and help maintain stable serotonin and blood sugar levels. This leads to a keen sense of well being. Other foods do the exact opposite and often trigger anxiety, panic attacks, feelings of brain fog and even phobic reactions.…

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10 Things Only People With Social Anxiety Can Understand

Apprehension, fear, avoidance and pain. Do you relate to these words far too often? If the answer is yes then you might be grappling with social anxiety disorder (SAD). If you fear talking to strangers, remain negative and expect the worst out of your social interactions, worry too much about other people’s approval or rejection, and get anxious anticipating any event or a conversation then, you are suffering with this mental health problem. Social anxiety doesn’t disappear on its own and there are a few things that can be understood…

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Anxiety and Depersonalization and Stimulant Abuse (ADHD Medications)

There are many individuals who require medications after being diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). These legitimately prescribed medications help them maintain full attention and focus in their lives. This enables them to concentrate in the classroom, in the workplace and other lifestyle situations which require full focus, which may have been lacking in the past. By using these prescribed medications, they are able to improve schoolwork, effectively take exams and hold jobs without difficulties. These medications enable them to retain what they learn and improve their school or workplace…

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Hidden Stimulating Foods in Your Diet: Tyramine Reactions

Have you ever experienced intrusive insomnia even though you were really tired, or an overall anxiety when nothing is actually upsetting you? Even after you cut out coffee, stopped smoking and cut down on sugar and alcohol, these symptoms still persisted. You might not be aware of the fact that there are certain foods you may be eating that contain a mild stimulant called Tyramine and when eating larger amounts of these foods, you could be experiencing insomnia, rapid heartbeat (palpitations), an increase in blood pressure and mild to migraine…

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