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Share This With Anyone Who Doesn't Understand Depression

Let's beat the stigma together.<p>Nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults struggle with depression, but so many more of us have a hard time understanding the disease. As the TED-Ed video above points out, depression is much harder to see, and thus to understand, than a case of obesity or a broken leg, for …

Depression

Cameron Diaz Beautifully Sums Up The Real Meaning Of Happiness

Perfect.<p>For Cameron Diaz, fame does not equal happiness.<p>The actress got real about the true definition of joy for the film "Human," saying success isn't defined by admiration from others. The movie features a series of interviews with people on what it's like to be human in the face of love, …

Happiness

13 Encouraging Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Mental Illness

👏 👏 👏<p>When you think of mental illness, what's the first thing that comes to mind?<p>It's likely not your best friend, a popular singer, your teacher or the neighbor you babysit. But mental health conditions don't discriminate based on celebrity, gender, age or any other factor. Approximately one in …

12 Phrases You Should Never Say To People With Depression (Unless You're Cold-Hearted Enough To Hurt Them)

Living with depression is like living in an alternate universe that your brain isn’t equipped to handle. Supporting a friend while they are living …

The Brain

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis is a condition in which the there is a defect in a portion of the spine called the <i>pars interarticularis</i> (a small segment of bone …

Conditions We Treat

Ice Massage for Back Pain Relief

In a world of sophisticated medical care, a simple ice massage can still be one of the more effective, proven methods to treat a sore lower back or …

4 Things to Think About Before Offering Advice to Someone in Pain

When it comes to solutions for my chronic pain, I've heard it all.<p>"Have you tried yoga? What about wheatgrass? This vegan diet I'm on will fix you right up. Green juice is the answer to your problems, I guarantee it. Probiotics will literally save your life."<p>My fellow chronic pain sufferers and I …

Ask an Expert: All About Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

We all feel down sometimes, and it can be difficult to know what differentiates a few bad days from something that might require more serious …

Depression

7 Strategies to Relieve Chronic Pain

View image | gettyimages.com<p>Chronic pain is different from acute pain. Acute, sudden pain is a signal to fight or flee, to struggle or run. Chronic pain by contrast is not an adaptive survival response but a nuisance, a defense gone wrong. It's like those car alarms in your neighborhood going off …

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Naturopath lets her kids suffer with Whooping cough, child abuse?

I was not planning on writing today. But then I read a blog post about naturopathic “cures” for Whooping cough, and I got mad. There must have been …

Whooping Cough

8 Thoughts That Are Stuck In Anxious People’s Mind Throughout The Day

If you have anxious thoughts you will identify with this account. Anxiety is explained here using real world examples with helpful tips on management

Mind

Part 1 - Chronic Pain: What Is It?

The following is part 1 of 3 in a series covering the issue of Chronic Pain. See the bottom of this article for links to the rest of the</b> …

FDA Homeopathy Regulations: The Cruelty of False Hope

On November 9th, the FDA will be closing public comments on the issue of whether or not to regulate homeopathic medicine so that it falls in line with FTC truth in advertising guidelines. In other words, claims need to be supported by evidence. I don't know when or what the final decision will be …

5 Stretches You Should Do While You’re Watching TV

Replace “Netflix and chill” with “Netflix and stretch”<p>It’s no surprise that Americans log a lot of time in front of the television. Sure, it’s not the “23 hours a day” that <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour jokingly refers to in the video above (it’s actually more like five hours), but it …

Televisions

Cancer vaccines enter clinical trials

Is the best treatment for cancer already inside of us?<p>Research is underway at Washington University to test a new approach to cancer treatment. …

Cancer

A Comic That Accurately Shows How People With Depression And Anxiety Feel

Anyone with anxiety or depression will know it can be an up-hill battle trying to explain your people to others, and this comic PERFECTLY describes …

Depression

Clinical Depression: The Silent, Soul-Crushing Killer That Claims Lives Daily

David Letterman has described clinical depression as a sinkhole. "It's like getting on an elevator and the bottom drops out," says Letterman. "You can't stand looking at the sunlight. You can't wait to get in bed at night. You're shaking. You're shivering."<p>Comedian Rob Delaney, who has had two …

Depression in Adolescence: 5 Insights Every Parent Needs to Know

<b>1) Adolescence is a vulnerable period in the life of young people, marked by drastic hormonal changes in the body, rapid cognitive development,</b> …

Sleep paralysis: what we know about a terrifying state of consciousness

“I awake in bed… In the corner of the room there are two men. I cannot see them but I know that they are there, and what they look like. I can hear them talking. They are talking about murder. I cannot move. One of the men comes and stands directly above me… He spits, and his spit lands in the …

Sleep

15 thyroid cancer facts everyone should know

You probably don't give much thought to your thyroid, but the small butterfly-shaped gland in your neck—normally measuring between 4 and 6 centimeters or 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide—has a huge impact on your entire body. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone (TH), which regulates your body's metabolism, …

6 Tips for Talking to Strangers When You're an Introvert

<i>Co-authored by Mickey Gast, language coach and staff writer at Avelist</i><p>I've always been a closeted introvert. I see networking events as the "necessary evil" part of the freelance lifestyle. Walking around and having casual conversation with complete strangers sends chills down my spine. So when I …

11 Useful Android Apps are worth to Download

11 Useful Android Apps are worth to Download<b>1. Nova Launcher Prime</b>A few years ago, people used to download launchers to replicate the stock Android …

6 Secrets of Healthy Weight Loss (That Don't Include Dieting)

<b>1. Set the right intention</b><p>You're intention for setting your fitness or weight goal needs to be far greater than your desire for chocolate. This is where many people go wrong as they set short term goals which they give up on. Setting an intention like "I want to look great in a Bikini" or "I want …

How Do Painkillers Know Where The Pain Is?

How can an inanimate chemical be so damn smart?

Yin Yoga Poses That Reduce Back Pain

You are here<p>Yin Yoga Poses That Reduce Back Pain<p>Do these yin yoga poses (yin is a type of yoga that requires holding poses for a longer amount of …

Yoga

Things not to say to someone with anxiety or depression

As many of my close friends and family know, I have dysthymia (mild chronic depression) and generalized anxiety. That means I am regularly sad and …

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …

15 Things To Remember If Your Loved Ones Have Depression

Nobody "wallows" in depression as if it's a cozy hot bath tube. It's not a choice. It's a severe physical condition.