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  • How to mend a broken heart
    A quick Google search on just that -- how to mend a broken heart -- results in nearly 10 billion entries. “Can you die of a broken heart?” nets about 400 million results. It’s safe to say, then, that a broken heart may be just as common as the common cold -- and like the common cold, has no single, hard and fast, guaranteed cure. Read more
  • Social Anxiety Myths
    Learn the truths about many of the myths behind social anxiety, and what it's like for someone who suffers from it. Read more
  • What is health anxiety?
    Health anxiety brings with it a persistent belief that your symptoms are actually those of a serious medical condition. The worry you have over your health becomes so consuming, so distressing, that it affects how you live, think, and operate. For those with severe health anxiety, it can become absolutely crippling. Read more
  • How to deal with grief over the holidays
    If you’ve lost someone too, whether it’s recently or from years ago, know that it’s normal to feel unbearable pain. The holidays may trigger a response on you that you may not expect – some have said they just want to crawl into bed and sleep the season away, while others say they drown themselves in busy work so they don’t have to feel. Read more
  • What is mindfulness and how does it help with DBT?
    Mindfulness is the act of being present in the moment. If you can pay attention to what is going on around you, where you are, what you’re feeling, what you’re seeing, what you’re hearing, all in this exact moment in time, you’re being mindful. Read more
  • 5 tips for impulse control issues
    When a person with an impulse control disorder begins to feel the urge or the temptation to commit this activity, he typically feels a rising anxiety, as if he’ll explode if he doesn’t do it. Once he performs the action, he may feel a huge sense of relief or even a rush of satisfaction and happiness, no matter how dangerous the activity was, or despite the negative or dangerous consequences of that activity. Read more
  • Destroy your anxiety by building up your confidence
    Those with an anxiety disorder tend to also suffer from chronic and seriously low self-esteem. Anxiety is really good at twisting what’s actually happening into what it wants you to think as real. Read more
  • What is social anxiety?
    It’s a feeling most are familiar with: that nervous, uneasy sensation of walking into a room and all eyes are on you. It’s that moment before you have to make a presentation at school or in the boardroom. It’s the nausea you might feel before a big first date, or having to introduce yourself to a room full of strange new faces. Read more
  • The physical symptoms of anxiety
    Anxiety really messes with the communication between your brain and what’s called the enteric nervous system, which is the operation behind your digestion. This disruption can cause you to become irregular. Read more
  • Public speaking anxiety: How to avoid panic attacks in front of crowds
    The symptoms of social anxiety disorder are actually quite similar to the symptoms reported by those with public speaking anxiety. They include shaking, excessive sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, stomach upset, blushing, or even a shaky voice Read more
  • Foods and Anxiety
    While medication may be necessary in more severe cases of anxiety disorders, taking care to eat the right foods in a well-balanced diet is a great way to keep those symptoms of anxiety at bay. Read more
  • 5 tips for adults dealing with ADHD and irritability
    For many adults with ADHD, one of the symptoms most reported isn’t the inability to stay still or to listen to members of authority - but rather the intrusive and unpleasant feelings of irritability that can arise even at the smallest and most trivial of moments. Read more
  • 5 tips for helping children with ADHD deal with Aggression
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as its acronym ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition diagnosed in children and teenagers today. Children and young people who have been diagnosed with ADHD typically show signs of hyperactive behavior – which includes the need to constantly be active, are easily distracted, atypically impulsive, are unable to concentrate, and may constantly fidget. Read more
  • 5 tips for helping children with ADHD deal with the fidgets
    Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD typically need to constantly move, running instead of walking, climbing things that other children wouldn’t naturally think to climb. But another symptom that children with ADHD have is constant fidgeting. Fidgeting and ADHD go hand in hand. Read more
  • Types of Impulse Control Disorders
    An impulse control disorder is a term that describes a person’s inability to avoid or stop doing things that might be harmful to themselves or to other people. It’s not uncommon for people who live with this type of disorder to feel anxiety or building tension before committing the action or finding relief in the behavior – like mounting pressure, or an itch that needs to be scratched. Despite knowing how dangerous the action or behavior is, and sometimes even in spite of negative consequences, once the person has acted upon the behavior, he or she feels relieved, perhaps even happy. Read more
  • Regaining control of your gambling addiction
    But while addiction is so often connected to something substance-based, it can also be a behavior-based disorder. With the birth of e-sports betting and the prevalence of lottery programs, gambling addictions are on the rise. Read more
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