Winonah Ellis

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Quiz: Are You on the Path to Burnout?

The average American works 46.7 hours a week. Given how much time people spend on the job, it is little wonder that workplace stressors and …

Burnout

'I was battered by my own children 30 times a day - my son even stabbed me'

Most parents cannot wait to greet their children with a big hug when they get back from school.<p>But for terrified Pauline Bubb, it was the time of day …

Sociology

Is Your Diagnosed Depression Really Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder is a psychiatric disorder that didn’t come into clear focus until the last thirty five years or so, and was initially …

Mental Health

People Want Playful Partners in Long-Term Relationships

I think of man magnets as women who have a somewhat magical effect on men. For whatever reason, guys flock to them the way my friends and I do to bars with good margarita happy hours. The exact qualities man magnets possess are varied and somewhat mysterious, but playfulness is probably one of …

Relationships

This Week in Panic

They say a good way to get over panic attacks is to "welcome the panic," so I recorded every anxious sensation I had for a week.<p>I've been going hard on panic attacks recently. Harder than usual, ever since I had a bad one a few weeks ago, brought on by vertigo. What came first, the vertigo …

Leave Me Alone

Up: How To Cope With Panic Attacks

<b>Panic attacks and anxiety can affect anyone at any age.</b><p>Thanks to recent campaigns for mental health awareness, and inspiring speeches like Niall …

Panic Attacks

America Has A Prescription Painkiller Problem, And It's Not Going Away

A newly published study of opioid use in the U.S. finds patients prescribed potentially addictive painkillers are taking more of them for longer – …

Medicine

4 Drug Combinations That Can Be Accidentally Lethal

<b>Opioids + Benzodiazepines</b> <i><br>(painkillers + anti-anxiety meds)</i><br>Both types of drugs act as depressants, which can spell sweet relief if you're super anxious or in serious pain—or super anxious about being in serious pain (think dental surgery). But the pills can also lower heart and breathing rates, …

Unintended Consequences: Are We Inadvertently Increasing Heroin Overdose Deaths?

There is no question that there has been an enormous increase in the number of heroin-related overdoses over the last decade, and that there has been …

Medicine

One woman's struggle with prescription drug abuse

Photo, Margaret Durow/Trunk Archive.<p>ennifer Munroe’s* troubles began with a bad back. “I had sciatic pain — a sharp shooting pain from my back down …

Drug Addiction

Managing Chronic Pain: Opioids Are Often Not the Answer

The term “silent epidemic” sometimes gets overused in medicine. But, for prescription opioid drugs, the term fits disturbingly well. In 2012, more …

Pain

There is no way I’m taking that %*@$ morphine!

by Kristina Newport, MD<br>We’ve all heard the multiple reasons why folks are not interested in using opioids for their symptoms…<br>“They gave my sister …

Medicine

'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD

Has the thought of swerving your car into oncoming traffic ever popped into your head? What about the thought of a stranger, nude? Or sliding a knife into someone's gut? As David Adam reports in "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought," "nine in ten people …

4 Things You Should Know About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A recent episode of NPR's new podcast, Invisibilia shed light on a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder that's rarely talked about: One that involves intrusive thoughts about harming others.<p>The show's hosts, Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller interviewed an unidentified man who, after watching the …

Mental Health

Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder have more in common than previously thought

The genes that increase a person's risk of developing psychiatric illnesses work together in the body, geneticists say<p>Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder have more in common than previously thought. Not only are they linked through shared genes, the genetic mutations associated with …

The Brain
Minimalism
Minimalism

Slideshow: Get Organized: Tips For Living With Adult ADHD

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Interior Design

3 Simple Solutions for a Clutter-Free Space

(Image credit: Leela Cyd)<p>If you think the secret to a clutter free home is getting rid of everything you own, or becoming the sort of crazed cleaning …

Minimalism

12 Ways To Calm The Overactive Mind

By In5D on August 17, 2017 in Health<p>by Gregg Prescott, M.S. <i><br>Editor, In5D.com</i><p>Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of …

47 Facts About The Subconscious Mind You Need To Know

A couple weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a special blog post at <b>LoneMind.com</b>, where 26 experts (including me) were asked to mention <b>3 things</b> …

Meditation
Mental Health

4 Steps to Decluttering Your Life

Do you wake up with a full mind overflowing with the have-tos -- meetings, classes, family, and the all too common "What the hell am I doing with my life?"<p>Does your mind resemble an episode from one of those reality television shows about hoarders? Are you a closet hoarder? Are you holding on to …

Minimalism

The Surprising Reason Your Memory May Be Fading

This common disorder could be the culprit<p>Feeling a bit foggy? Blame the blues: Depression can reduce your working memory by up to 12 percent, finds a new study from the University of Texas at Dallas.<p>That means more than one in 10 pieces of important information—from your new laptop password to your …

Research

The 'trance state' of mind and hypnosis

<i>By</i> Hanan Parvez<p>The goal of hypnosis is to program the mind of a person with a desired belief or a suggestion or a command. This is done by inducing a …