Stacy Gunter

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Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

<i>By Gerard Meskill, M.D.</i><p>Nobody says, "I don't believe hypertension exists," or "I don't believe 'stroke' is a real thing." People with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if …

What It's Like To Live With Fibromyalgia

It wants to defeat me, but I won’t let it.<p>“I made it through another day.” It’s what I say to myself every night before I go to bed. Sometimes when I say it, I’m thoroughly exhausted, others not so much. I know that when I finally fall asleep, it won’t be for long. I have a long night ahead of me, …

Warm-Up Exercise for Fibromyalgia

Dr. Liptan demonstrates a warm-up routine that aims to help people with fibromyalgia, ensuring their body is fully prepared for exercise.

Low Vitamin D Can Increase Fibromyalgia Pain and Balance Problems

<i>By Staff</i><p>If you have fibromyalgia (FM), you might want to make sure you get ample amounts of vitamin D. Why? A newly published study shows that people …

Fibromyalgia

4 Natural Ways To Manage Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

Although fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood disorder, around 5 million Americans currently suffer from this chronic condition. Fibromyalgia (FM) …

What Fibromyalgia Really Means (And It's Real)

Imagine how hard it would be to suffer with daily pain that can effect your entire body, unrelenting fatigue, headaches, sleep problems, along with …

The foods that can make muscle pain worse

Why is diet so important?<p>While there are certain foods that contain specific vitamins and minerals that can help soothe your aching joints and …

Low Carb Diets Decrease Thyroid Autoimmunity

A recent study has shown a very practical low-carb diet can decrease thyroid autoimmunity. Let’s discuss the details.<p><b>If you would like help</b> …

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe

Can we all just stop?<p>Mental illness stigma can lead to a multitude of false beliefs -- and it's about time to set the record straight. Negative stereotypes create a lot of misconceptions, which further alienate people in a community that already feels isolated.<p>The many fallacies that surround …

Depression Isn't A Choice, It's A Kind Of Brain Damage

After years of debate, researchers finally determined that persistent depression causes brain damage, and not the other way around. Neurologists …

Why Depression Is Underreported In Men

<i>By Mary Elizabeth Dallas</i><p>Depression is often seen as a problem mainly affecting women. Ironically, that’s one of the reasons why the condition is underreported among men, according to Amit Anand, M.D., a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine and vice-chair of …

9 Tweets That Prove No Man Should Be Ashamed Of Depression

"I give thanks to the power of struggle that I have endured."<p>As men, we exhibit our feelings in our own ways. We like to be in control of our emotions (or at least seem like we are); We want to be viewed as strong and stable.<p>It's a cultural expectation we were raised to have, according to Dr. John …

Autoimmune Disease Drugs Might Help People With Depression, Too

More proof that depression’s not "all in your head."<p>A new group of anti-inflammatory drugs may help treat depression, a new review finds.<p>And the link between these drugs and depression may shed light on the role that inflammation plays in the mental health condition, according to the review of …

18 Songs That Reference Mental Illness

Play these on repeat.<p><i>This story was published on The Mighty by Sarah Schuster, a platform for people facing health challenges to share their stories and connect.</i><p>While it seems like we have a hard time talking about mental illnesses in real life, music has always been a way to express what is hard …

What I Need for My Depression, but Have the Most Trouble Asking For

The problem with our cultural understanding of depression is that it is too narrow. We see one side of the coin of depression. The “can’t get out of …

California setting a new path for mental health services - Scope

At the time, I thought it was an odd proposal. California voters in November 2004 were asked to approve a state-wide proposition that would tax …

5 Physical Causes (and Symptoms) of Depression that May Surprise You

Depression is a mood disorder of major taboo and hard to relate to unless you’ve been through it yourself. For some, it’s a life-or-death condition. …

The 10 most egregious U.S. abuses of psychology and psychiatry

<b>(AP/Brennan Linsley)</b><p>From Project MKUltra to the CIA’s torture program, mental health professionals in the US have some explaining to do<p>Bruce E. Levine<p>September 29, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Psychiatrists and psychologists have been used by the U.S. Central …

9 Startling Nutrient Deficiencies That Can Cause Depression

Deficiency of Omega-3 fats, Iodine, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Selenium, Iron, B-complex and Vitamin C can trigger depression. The omega-3 fat DHA …

Coping with Extreme Anger as a Symptom of Depression

I have recently been forced to cope with extreme anger as a symptom of depression. Not crabbiness or grumpiness or irritation–anger. Bitter rage …

When It Feels Like You Have to 'Prove' You Have a Mental Illness

Sometimes, sharing is difficult, and sometimes, I may share for the wrong reasons.<p><i>What do I mean by that?</i><p>The wrong reason is when I want desperately, …

To the People Who Do Not Believe in the Anxiety and Depression They Cannot See

“It is just a phase. It will pass.”<p>“Quit moping around and having a pity party.”<p>“You don’t really want to be happy. You just want to stay miserable …

Including Mindfulness in Your Holiday Celebrations | International Bipolar Foundation

Every year at this time, I tell myself that “this” year, I am going to relax, avoid overdoing and not get anxious.<p>Does it work? Sometimes; sometimes …

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