Advances In The Treatment Of PTSD

Health, Stress Management
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common than you think. Those suffering from PTSD find it difficult to spend time with their families and loved ones, even with themselves. They are unable to go to work and function normally and in many cases, feel like they have no control of their own lives. The good news is that there are various forms of therapy that could prove beneficial for PTSD victims. These treatments are mainly categorized into two groups: counselling and medication. In most cases, both types of therapy are combined to reach the best possible outcomes. The symptoms of PTSD have been studied and documented since the days of the ancient Greeks, and gaining more attention during the World Wars. The name of this mental disorder first came into…
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Is Your Job Making You A Stress Case?

Health, Stress Management
Having a job and being stressed out seem to be two common themes in our daily lives. It’s normal – healthy even – to stress out over deadlines and meetings, as long as it gives you a boost of energy and stays within your comfort zone. However, some workplaces make you so stressed out that you start developing chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, as well as a myriad of physical and mental ailments. “The evidence is clear that the leadership qualities of ‘bad’ bosses over time exert a heavy toll on employees’ health,” says Jonathan D. Quick, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the book Preventive Stress Management in Organizations. “The evidence is also clear that despite the rationalizations some leaders…
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Finding the Silver Lining During Times of Immense Stress

Health, Meditation, Stress Management
When we are experiencing large amounts of stress in our daily life, we really have to knuckle down and ask ourselves, ‘Is it worth it?’ Is it worth all the pressure for us to keep going? Is it worth the sleepless nights, or the inner anxiety or the overwhelming sense of lethargy that comes with such a heavy workload? As long as we are honest with ourselves and figure whether or not it is worth it, we can do our best to either cope, or just remove whatever it is that is causing so much stress from our life. If we do decide to keep going, to continue on with the stress because the reward or end result is worth it or perhaps necessary, we need to know how to…
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Healthy Self-Esteem Helps You Manage Stress

Health, Stress Management
Your self-esteem is how you value yourself as an individual, your beliefs, and your capabilities. It’s that voice you hear when you feel you’re not good enough to do something. Interestingly enough, self-esteem has very little to do with talents or skills. Those with a high self-esteem are usually the ones with positive characteristics. They are more capable of handling challenges that life throws their way. They know how to build strong relationships and aren’t afraid to be their own selves, regardless of what others think. People with high self-esteem recover from setbacks faster than those who only see the negative in everything. They are well equipped at handling stress, not because they have some mystery gene the rest of us lack, but because they believe, in who they are…
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Chronic Stress Statistics – Infographic

Health, Infographics, Stress Management
The below infographic displays statistics about the many different aspects of how chronic stress affects our daily lives. Visit these top health related websites for information on a wide variety of health and wellness topics. National Institute of Health MedicineNet WEBMD Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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Effects Of Chronic Stress On The Body – Infographic

Health, Infographics, Stress Management
The below infographic explains some of the effects of chronic stress on the body. Visit these top health related websites for information on a wide variety of health and wellness topics. National Institute of Health MedicineNet WEBMD Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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Complements to Your Diet for Migraine Relief

Diet, Health, Migraines
As you learned in this short report, what you eat can positively or negatively affect your relationship with migraine headaches. Some foods actually cause migraines. Others help you treat your migraine symptoms. In addition to making the necessary dietary changes, why not try some complementary practices proven effective for treating migraine headaches? The following complementary and alternative methods support your nutritional approach to migraine relief. • Marijuana "Mary Jane" is being legalized for medical reasons in more cities, states and municipalities every day. Marijuana is also reaching legal acceptance as a recreational drug in places where it was previously deemed dangerous. This is due in no small part to the pain-relieving and stress-relieving properties of the natural cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) chemicals found in cannabis. The migraine sufferer will…
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Migraine Diet Tips

Diet, Health, Migraines
Look at the lists of foods you should eat and avoid to prevent and treat migraines. Print them out, laminate them and keep them in your wallet or purse. Refer to them every time you go shopping for groceries. This is a straightforward way to program your brain to recognize those foods you should include and eliminate from your diet. The following tips will also help you make the necessary dietary and nutritional changes that can help you control and limit your migraine experience, rather than letting migraines have control over your life. • Keep plenty of frozen vegetables in your freezer. Make sure there is no sugar added, and these vegetables have not been frozen in an unhealthy sauce. Eat 2 or 3 servings every day. • Make a…
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