Sleep Deprivation Increases College Students’ Mental Health Risks

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There was a recent research study into how sleep disorders affect the mental health of college students. This study looked at how not getting enough sleep caused these college students to suffer from things like anxiety, depression, and other issues. In fact, there is believed to be a close relationship between a lack of sleep …

The Impact of Living Alone on Your Mental Health

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In a recent study that was published in PLOS ONE Journal, researchers looked at the links between mental health and living by yourself. According to this study, living by yourself is linked to many common psychiatric issues including anxiety, mood disorders, and substance abuse issues. These are conditions that about one-third of people will face …

The Different Kinds of Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences a little nervous energy sometimes. Preparing for a speech, cramming for finals or walking into a job interview can certainly raise blood pressure and make the body tense, but true anxiety disorders present these uncomfortable feelings over and over for prolonged periods of time. The discomfort caused by anxiety disorders, for instance, panic …

Anxiety Awareness

“Everyone gets nervous, it’s normal!” . . . “It’s all in your head.” . . . “Just breathe, you’ll be fine.” . . . Have you ever heard one of these responses after admitting that you have been or are currently experiencing anxiety? Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable or uneducated when it comes to mental …

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is defined by repetitive behaviors involved in reducing anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, or both. Day-to-day functioning can be difficult for someone with OCD since the symptoms of this disorder can be life-encompassing and seem inescapable. Statistics indicate that 1–3% of …