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Aerobic movement of any kind helps to relieve depression and anxiety by boosting our brain’s dopamine levels and providing endorphins. But some types of exercises are superior for healing chronic conditions, mood disorders, and addiction. Yoga’s therapeutic benefits have been studied in recent decades, with much of the research being in randomized controlled trials —...
Two and half years ago, I experienced a terrible case of insomnia. I took the sleeping drug Lunesta, which afforded me a few wonderful nights’ sleep, until I realized it substantially increased my anxiety during the day. Within a week on the drug, I became addicted, experiencing more and more withdrawal (anxiety) symptoms. Other sleep aids had...
For anyone who has ever been debilitated by severe depression, there is nothing more frightening than the feeling that you’re relapsing into another episode. We chalk up the first few days of angst to a bad stretch and hope it gets better from there. But by the time we’ve hit six weeks of crying spells and the...
Finding the right therapist can involve almost as much energy and time as finding the right spouse. Instead of meeting for coffee or appetizers and drinks, you’re spilling your guts inside a bunch of psychotherapist offices, trying to gauge whether all that notebook scribbling is going to translate into help or not. If you don’t...
Wishing all of my readers a peaceful holiday and a good start to the new year. I’m going to be offline for awhile. My gracious editors at Everyday Health gave me some time off so I can rest my brain for a bit. Wishing you the very best. Therese Share this:
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