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How to Cope With Chronic Anxiety

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You might find that your chronic anxiety inhibits your ability to enjoy life, pursue career goals, or maintain healthy relationships. While your doctor can prescribe medication to help you cope with anxiety attacks, you may find it more beneficial to try a few natural alternatives first. These methods can help you treat and prevent anxiety attacks without subjecting you to …

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How to cope with the possibility of limb loss

Limb loss isn’t something that many of us have to think about, fortunately. But for those who do have to think about it, it can be extremely traumatising. Limb loss is often associated with significant life events such as war, illness, or shocking trauma such as a car accident. Not only would the experience be traumatic but the psychological adjustment …

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Get the Help You Need: 7 Treatments For PTSD

Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is no laughing matter. The effects of this disorder can be brought on by any number of circumstances. The stress of combat is one of the chief causes. There are a number of treatments that have been proposed to deal with it. Here are the 7 most common of them. 1. Exposure Therapy …

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10 Mind-Blowing Tips for Maintaining Good Mental Health

For living a happy life, you need to maintain overall wellness. It includes physical, social, behavioral, and mental health. When you suffer any difficulties relating to any of the aspects mentioned, you may feel discomfort. Like physical illness, mental disorders can affect your day-to-day life. It makes it difficult for you to live in peace.   Why is mental health …

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4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Body and Mind

Millions of U.S. citizens experience life-altering trauma each day, but most begin to heal within a few months. However, post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition impacting people who have been involved in or witnessed a traumatic event and continue to have symptoms for a long time. According to the Veterans Administration, 7-8% of the U.S. population will suffer from PTSD …

How Trauma Can Impact Our Lives

Trauma is a significant symptom that can affect anyone. It can come up in conversations often, and you might think it’s only reserved for the most extreme situations, but trauma can afflict anyone.   In this post, we’ll go over what trauma is, some examples of trauma, and provide some helpful advice on coping with traumatic events.   What is …

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40% of UK has increased psychological distress as a result of pandemic

Two fifths of the UK have experienced severely elevated levels of psychological distress as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, according to new research by the University of Cologne. The study, conducted by Professor Lea Ellwardt and her co-author Patrick Präg, examined psychological distress during the pandemic in the UK, and found that the number experiencing it rose significantly. Results from …

How the Pandemic Increased Risks for Suicide and Substance Abuse

Throughout the pandemic, a lot of things happened. We made banana bread for four straight months. We invented dances. We engaged in discourse on the internet about everything from star signs to politics. Unfortunately, there was another item that happened. Rates of suicide and overdose rose dramatically.   The pandemic had and continues to have a massive impact on the …

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The face of trauma as an adult

Experiencing trauma as an adult has many similarities when comparing how adults behave after experiencing childhood trauma. This post identifies the typical patterns that emerge from childhood trauma. The experience is related to trauma lived by a female, however many adult males are affected by trauma during their adult lives as well. What is trauma? Trauma is a powerful and …

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Why your body never forgets trauma

Your body never forgets trauma because it imprints upon your nervous system and leaves a lasting impression  – almost like a permanent ‘dent’ in your bodywork. Trauma is so overwhelming that the brain struggles to process the experience correctly and the memories get stored in a jumbled up and distorted way. The body never forgets trauma and it can change …