Exercise Helps Anxiety and Depression

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Exercise Helps Anxiety & Depression If you suffer from depression and/or anxiety and are looking for a solution, consistent exercise may be key. Research shows that our physical, emotional, and mental parts are intertwined very intimately and can strengthen and support one another. Specifically, evidence points to three types of exercise that target alleviating anxiety and depression: running, hiking, and yoga. Running has a reputation for improving mood. It also burns calories, reduces food cravings, and...

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9 Things to Try for Anxiety in Children

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9 Things to Try for Anxiety in Children A recent article published in the Huffington Post by Renee Jain discusses anxiety in children. Interestingly, she states, “40 million American adults, as well as 1 in 8 children, suffer from anxiety.” More kids than most of realize miss out on school and social activities just because they are so worried about the way they perceive certain situations or the thoughts in their heads. In turn, parents are discouraged, frustrated, and often out of patience when they see...

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Living with Anxiety

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Living with Anxiety Living with an anxiety disorder is a lot harder than most people think. Many of us think that we understand what it means to be anxious and that individuals with anxiety disorders must experience that on just a little larger scale. However, living with an anxiety disorder can disrupt one’s life in many ways. Some of the symptoms that people commonly experience when having anxiety are: problems sleeping, shortness of breath, inability to be still and calm, numbness or tingling in the hands and...

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Anxiety and Drug Abuse

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Anxiety and Drug Abuse Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in the United States. In fact, it has been reported that 18% of adults suffer from anxiety disorders in the U.S. Interestingly, only about a third of that 18% seek and receive treatment for their anxiety. Drug abuse and addiction can be made worse when anxiety disorders are involved. An important thing to consider when seeking treatment for both anxiety disorders and drug abuse is a facility that focuses on dual-diagnosis cases. In these...

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