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Therapy Can Aid Dementia Caregivers With Depression
Family members who care for patients suffering from dementia are frequently under stress and are more at risk of suffering from depression. A specialized type of psychotherapy may help.
City Living Is Stressful
Where you live does matter. For people born and raised in a major urban area, they have a greater chance of developing anxiety or mood disorders during their lifetime.
The Economy's Depression Epidemic
The American Dream of a good job, home ownership and creating a better life for our children has long been the dream of many. But has that dream been shattered over the past few years of an economic recession?
The Pain that Seems Everlasting
There is the kind of pain that happens when you stub a toe or slice your finger cutting vegetables. Then there is chronic pain, an enduring pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
Half of Americans Experience Mental Health Issues
When most people think of mental illness, they think of serious, lifelong conditions such as schizophrenia, chronic depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder. Yet the truth is, in our lifetime fully half of us will experience some form of mental health problem.
Did 9/11 Make us Sicker as a Nation?
A ten-year anniversary is a seminal thing, especially when it marks something as momentous and life-changing as 9/11. Something that we experienced collectively, as Americans, that forever changed us.
Just Let It Go
It's no secret that taking on new responsibilities at home and at work can be stressful, but the consequences can be dangerous. A new study shows that the more stress a person has, the worse habits they tend to develop.
Health Concerns for Kids
Children can be a handful and worrying about their health is just part of the job. For some parents, weight and drugs are on the top of that worry list - what's on the top of yours?
Fish Oil Helps Psychological Stresses
The benefits of omega-3, or fish oil, supplements have long been touted for improving heart health. Recently, they've shown a surprising new advantage: reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
Brain Disease Caused by Chronic Stress
Scientists have long linked chronic stress to brain degeneration. Now they may have identified the connection. These findings could ultimately aid in understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease.