All Entries For mental health

Dealing with the Blues

~Indygirl has battled mental-health issues for decades. She shares what works for her--and urges you to get help from a doctor if you need it.
Posted 4/7/2011  6:01:13 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 35 comments   12,193 views
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Can People Really Be Addicted to Food and Eating?

Do you find it very hard to avoid certain foods, or stop eating once you've started? Maybe you've got a food addiction...
Posted 1/19/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Dean Anderson : 329 comments   116,180 views
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The (Positive) Power of NO

There's one word we don't say enough. It isn't please or even sorry. Nope. It's NO. Find out how this tiny word can have the power to change your life.
Posted 1/13/2011  5:31:32 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 135 comments   17,084 views
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Want to Be Happier? Stay Focused--and Try Yoga

I've long believed that yoga helped quell my debilitating anxiety, and new research is backing up that theory.
Posted 11/23/2010  5:16:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 49 comments   12,556 views
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Celery Could Help Retain Your Memory

Celery could be an unsung hero for those of us with memory loss worries.
Posted 10/21/2010  10:40:32 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 110 comments   19,493 views
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Folate Levels Influence Depression Symptoms

Healthy diets and fortified foods provide adequate folate. Could there be something keeping your body from using it appropriately that increases depression susceptibility?
Posted 10/11/2010  6:08:15 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 21 comments   18,885 views
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New Study Uncovers a Surprising Health Risk for Pear-Shaped Women

Pear-shaped bodies are often considered healthier than apple shapes, but a new study has found an interesting connection between lower-body fat and health risk.
Posted 9/3/2010  3:21:04 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 95 comments   28,695 views
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One Healthy Decision Usually Begets Another

Confession: Last week, I was in a funk. Instead of fighting back too hard, I let myself wallow. Within a few days, it had passed and didn't seem so bad in hindsight. Smart plan?
Posted 8/18/2010  5:07:07 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 88 comments   17,544 views
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A Grand Opportunity for Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers are looking for older people with early complaints of memory problems to volunteer for a clinical study to examine subtle brain changes.
Posted 6/14/2010  5:28:43 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 87 comments   16,815 views
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Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring ushers in the opportunity to help us let go of all the clutter in our lives that keep us from moving forward.
Posted 3/27/2010  12:37:39 PM By: Nancy Howard : 133 comments   22,396 views
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Do Vacations Really Make You Happier?

Ever since my first trip with kids, I've revised my expectations about vacations. Now new research is measuring how vacations affect overall happiness and how long it lasts.
Posted 3/26/2010  7:21:49 AM By: Jen Mueller : 206 comments   18,975 views
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Binge Eating to Become an Official Mental Disorder

The new version of the official manual for diagnosing mental disorders will include binge eating. Is this a good thing or bad?
Posted 2/17/2010  5:13:29 PM By: Dean Anderson : 151 comments   22,703 views
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Laughing in the Face of Adversity: How Our Emotions Impact Those around Us

Emotions allow us to connect with our fellow man. We can either laugh with the world or we can allow the negative emotions to pull us down.
Posted 8/29/2009  6:30:27 AM By: Nancy Howard : 152 comments   22,418 views
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From Depression to Progression: Guidance from the Mystery Tramp & Napoleon in Rags

Inner travelling tips from the Mystery Tramp and Napoleon in Rags. And if you have to ask who they are, you need to read this blog.
Posted 7/17/2009  6:53:35 PM By: Dean Anderson : 112 comments   16,492 views
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A Shocking Development!

By the time you read this, I will be halfway through my first week of a 2- or 3-week course of electroconvulsive therapy. Find out why I've chosen this shocking option.
Posted 7/8/2009  10:33:30 AM By: Dean Anderson : 321 comments   22,229 views
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