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July

Ways To Relax When Diagnosed With Chronic Fatigue As Part Of Your Depression

Chronic depression manifests itself differently in different people. For some, sleep comes easy. In fact, a constant desire to sleep prevails. However, for some the opposite is true: A failure to sleep. Chronic fatigue and constant restlessness is a common symptom of depression and a difficult one to manage. Stress is also a huge factor that relates to depression and chronic fatigue.

One of the challenges of chronic fatigue is an inability to get adequate sleep. As tired as you are you find yourself constantly tossing and turning and never getting

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18

July

How Yoga Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

No matter what, if you experience depression, healthy eating and regular exercise helps. For those who are new to regular exercise routines it might be difficult to keep yourself going. Traditionally, the first rule of thumb is to find a workout you enjoy. If you do that you are most likely to be consistent and reap the benefits of steady exercise. And, for those who suffer from anxiety and/or depression, yoga is worth giving a try.

Yoga, as a workout, has a unique blend of calorie burning, muscle building powers along

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24

June

Natural Ways To Calm Down When Feeling Anxious

Anxiety affects different people in different ways, and it occurs in degrees. Symptoms of anxiety include, restlessness, constant worrying, agitation, fear, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and panic attacks. How one experiences these symptoms ranges in severity from a slight hindrance to all out debilitation.

Those with severe anxiety may turn to medication or treatments like TMS.

However, for those who experience anxiety irregularly or with less intensity, there are habits and activities that can help calm anxious feelings.

Journaling: Writing thoughts, feelings and emotions down can be a great way to “let it out.”

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06

June

How Diet Affects Mental Health

The human brain is at the core of what helps make the human body function. It’s the communication center for our senses, our breathing and all of our movements. And, just like any working machine, it needs fuel. And, for humans food is fuel. It stands to reason that the food choices we make have a huge impact on how our brain functions.

High quality foods packed with vitamins and minerals are good for brain health. Low quality foods filled with bad fats and too much sugar are

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22

May

Holistic Options For Treating Depression

Depression is not one size fits all. Depression manifests in many of different way and varies in degrees for each individual. Therefore, treatment is also not one size fits all. Unfortunately, due to this reality, figuring out treatment may take some trial and error.

For some, avoiding prescription medications is a priority. Or, at the very least, leaving medication for last if all else fails. There are many different kinds of holistic options a person with depression can try.

These are a few:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Also known as talk therapy, CBT can

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09

February

What To Do When Diagnosed With Depression

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a diagnosable psychiatric disorder categorized as having low-mood, low-energy, overwhelming feelings of sadness and a loss of interest.

Not a lot is known about what causes MDD. But, it is known that it can be related to a lot of different factors. The reason it manifests in one person may not be the same reason it manifests in another. It could be because of a disruptive life event, an illness or drug and alcohol use. It could also because of a chemical imbalance in the brain.

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