A Letter To Myself On Bad Mental Health Days

A Letter To Myself On Bad Mental Health Days

Hey you, I’m so proud. I’m proud that you got out of bed even though you’re mentally exhausted. I know the brain fog feels like it’s overwhelming but it will subside. In the words of Ariana Grande, “Just keep breathin’, breathin’, and breathin’”. You know meditation and yoga also work wonders. You are a healthy young adult, you are most likely not having a heart attack. You are stronger than your anxiety and your negative…

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Fibromyalgia and Suicide Risk. Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked

Fibromyalgia and Suicide Risk. Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked

By: Emma Jakson Understanding Why Fibro and Thoughts of Suicide Are Linked Suicide is a concerning issue, and one that deserves a better level of understanding. With increased understanding, there comes a chance for increased prevention through effective treatment and available interventions. By identifying factors that contribute to suicidal thoughts and actions, people that are more prone to suicide can be recognized and seek the help they deserve. Studies find commonalities in people that are…

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700 medical cannabis studies sorted by disease (Medical marijuana uses – 700 medical marijuana clinical studies and papers)

700 medical cannabis studies sorted by disease (Medical marijuana uses – 700 medical marijuana clinical studies and papers)

Medical marijuana and cannabis studies A collection of clinical studies, papers and reference providing the ultimate resource for medical disorders helped by medical marijuana ADD/ ADHD Marijuana and ADD Therapeutic uses of Medical Marijuana in the treatment of ADDhttp://www.onlinepot.org/medical/add&mmj.htmCannabis as a medical treatment for attention deficit disorderhttp://www.chanvre-info.ch/info/en/…-treatment.htmlCannabinoids effective in animal model of hyperactivity disorderhttp://www.cannabis-med.org/english…el.php?id=162#4Cannabis ‘Scrips to Calm Kids?http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,117541,00.html   Study: Cannabinoids Found in Cannabis May Decrease the Viability of Melanoma Cells Study: Cannabinoids Found in Cannabis…

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20 ‘Harmless’ Comments That Actually Hurt People With Anxiety

20 ‘Harmless’ Comments That Actually Hurt People With Anxiety

If you live with anxiety, you might be familiar with some of the seemingly “harmless” but incredibly hurtful things people often say to those struggling with it. Sometimes these “harmless” comments come in the form of a question. (Have you tried meditating?) Sometimes they come with a “solution” via personal anecdote. (Becky used to get panic attacks, and once she started exercising again, her anxiety totally went away.) Most often, they come from a place of misunderstanding mental…

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9 Types of Muscle Tension Caused by Trapped Emotions

9 Types of Muscle Tension Caused by Trapped Emotions

Your body is a map and storage house of every experience you have ever had. So many of us carry repressed and trapped emotions within multiple areas of our bodies, without even knowing it. In fact, we can go years, even decades, completely oblivious to the blocked energy our muscles are holding on to. This repressed energy is responsible for countless ailments and chronic health conditions that cause us great suffering. The fact is that your…

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Best Summer Drinks For Fibromyalgia

Best Summer Drinks For Fibromyalgia

If you are a pain patient or dealing with fibromyalgia (FM), you already understand the role, inflammation plays in your life. Hot weather will sap your body of needed fluids. Therefore, hydration is important to help the body clear out inflammation that leads to pain. Avoid drinks that contain alcohol or caffeine, which can promote dehydration and try to avoid sugary sodas. And don’t wait to drink until you are thirsty. Few drinks mentioned below…

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Fibromyalgia at Different Ages: Same Condition, Different Challenges

Fibromyalgia at Different Ages: Same Condition, Different Challenges

While the underlying disease may be broadly similar, fibromyalgia can affect people differently across the age spectrum. If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may have experienced a number of stereotypes about the condition firsthand. One persistent misconception is that fibromyalgia affects mostly middle-aged or older people specifically, older women. In reality, fibromyalgia affects a wide range of ages, and both sexes. While it’s more likely to be diagnosed at an older age — about…

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Top 10 Tips To Stop Fibromyalgia Dizziness and Balancing

Top 10 Tips To Stop Fibromyalgia Dizziness and Balancing

what Causes Dizziness? It is not totally obvious what causes equilibrium problems and lightheadedness in fibromyalgia. There are trigger points in the neck and jaw that can cause a feeling of faintness and unevenness. It happens because they affect the nerves that tell the brain where the body is in space. If these signals do not match with the signals from the eyes, this could cause lightheadedness and bewilderment. People with fibromyalgia frequently have troubles…

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How parents can help a teenager with anxiety or depression

How parents can help a teenager with anxiety or depression

A new study has revealed that half of young people experience a problem with mental healthA new study has revealed that young people’s happiness has dropped to its lowest level since 2009. Conducted by the Prince’s Trust, the study monitored people aged between 16 and 25 and ranked their happiness levels in areas such as work and relationships via an index ranging from 0 to 100. The average figure was found to be 57, four points lower than…

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Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

Only about 50 percent of adolescents with depression get diagnosed before reaching adulthood. And as many as 2 in 3 depressed teens don’t get the care that could help them. “It’s a huge problem,” says Dr. Rachel Zuckerbrot, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and associate professor at Columbia University. To address this divide, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued updated guidelines this week that call for universal screening for depression. “What we’re endorsing…

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