Suicide Warning Tool: Is path warm?

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Suicide Warning Tool: Is path warm? People sometimes contemplate suicide because of overwhelming things in their life, depression, loss, or for many other reasons. But being aware of some signs and symptoms can help to prevent suicide. Often, preventing a loved one from suicide can depend on the ability of individuals in their life to recognize distress and risky behaviors. Recently, the American Association of Suicidology developed a simple tool that is available for everyone to use to remember the warning signs...

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Anxiety Disorders

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There are several types of anxiety disorders.  However, the main anxiety disorders include: Generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Disorder Phobias Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety disorder) According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (about 18%) in a given year.  These disorders cause individuals to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty....

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Panic Attack

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Am I Having a Panic attack?? Sometimes people wonder if they are having a heart attack or a panic attack. Most of the symptoms of a panic attack are physical, and many times these symptoms are so severe that people think they’re having a heart attack. In fact, many people suffering from panic attacks make repeated trips to the doctor or the emergency room in an attempt to get treatment for what they believe is a life-threatening medical problem. While it’s important to rule out possible medical causes of...

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Anxiety Symptoms?

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Do I Have Anxiety Symptoms or an Anxiety Disorder? Have you ever wondered if your anxiety symptoms are present enough to classify you as having an anxiety disorder?  Well, because anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, they can look very different from person to person making it hard to draw definite conclusions.  For instance, one individual may suffer from intense anxiety attacks that strike without warning, while another gets panicky at the thought of mingling at a...

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Anxiety Treatment

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  Anxiety Treatments: Alternative or Prescription? Anxiety disorders are treatable, and the vast majority of people with an anxiety disorder can be helped with professional care.  However, success of treatment varies. Some may respond to treatment after a few weeks or months, while others may need more than a year. Anxiety treatment may be complicated if people have more than one anxiety disorder or if they suffer from depression, substance abuse, or other co-existing conditions. This is why treatment must...

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Depression and the Holidays

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For most people, the holiday season is a time of joy and happiness, filled with parties, presents and family functions.  For some, however, this time of year can be hard to bear.  Whether it’s because of stress, loneliness or anxiety about the future, holiday depression can happen to anyone at any time. A recent article on Depression-Guide.com highlights some important facts about holiday depression. These include: Seniors are more prone to holiday depression. Women are more susceptible to holiday...

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