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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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The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

The link between depression and addiction is strong. Together, they create a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break free from. Understanding the relationship between them shows us why co-occurring disorder treatment is so important in drug rehab programs. Depression and Addiction Are Both Mental Disorders The first and most important link between depression and…

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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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Is Your Smartphone Use Becoming a Problem?

Your smartphone may be causing personal, social, and workplace problems – and females are even more susceptible to smartphone addiction, according to small study by researchers from Binghamton University-State University of New York. Participants were placed into one of the following types: Thoughtful Regular Highly Engaged Fanatic Addict The users in both the “fanatic” and “addict”…

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Mental Health: Not a Dirty Word

In honor of World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10, advocates, celebrities, and even royals spoke up to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness. Perhaps one of the most poignant quotes from the day was from Prince William, who along with Princess Kate and Prince Harry, attended an event hosted by Heads Together, the…

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Mental Illness and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

May is Mental Health Month, led by Mental Health America (MHA), so what better time to discuss the link between addiction and mental illness? More and more experts are seeing a lot of overlap between the conditions. In fact, about 37 percent of alcoholics and 53 percent of those with a drug addiction have at…