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Depression and Anxiety: Is there a Connection

You might consider depression and anxiety to be different states. Someone who’s depressed tends to have low energy and a loss of interest in activities, while an anxious person seems very agitated and excitable. In fact, the two disorders share a connection. It’s possible to be depressed as well as anxious or to experience symptoms…

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Got Anxiety? Mindful Meditation May Help

A bout of meditation may do wonders to minimize mind wandering, especially if you or someone you love is coping with anxiety or experiencing anxious thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. Researchers found that a mere 10 minutes of daily mindful meditation can reduce incidents of repetitive, off-task thinking, which…

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Can Poor Sleep Lead to Pessimism?

Having trouble sleeping? You may have a more difficult time seeing the positive side of things, according to a new study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety. And the link is especially strong if you suffer from anxiety disorder or a major depressive disorder, say researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College…

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Social Media Overuse Linked With Anxiety and Depression

Social media can be a great boon to your recovery and help you feel part of an online community. Yet, if you overdo it, your mental health may be negatively impacted. In fact, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health, reveals that the more social media…

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Teens Put At Risk By Anti-Anxiety Medication Prescriptions

Anyone with a stake in young adult treatment in North Carolina will take an interest in new research suggesting that there is a greater likelihood of teens who have been prescribed anxiety or sleep medications abusing them later, than those who have never had such a prescription. Teens reported that they used these medications for…