The Connection Between Alcohol And Anxiety Disorder

Many people use alcohol to alleviate their anxiety. Eventually this will cause even more anxiety and stress, especially when drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. If you already suffer from anxiety, one alcoholic beverage can easily lead to a dependence on alcohol. One study that looked at alcohol and anxiety disorder said this is a dangerous, …

How Music Helps Both Your Physical And Your Mental Health

Whether you’re playing or listening to music, it will benefit both your physical and your mental health. This is something that was discovered when 400 research papers pertaining to music’s neurochemistry were reviewed. In doing so it was discovered that music improves the way your body’s immune system works while also reducing your stress levels. …

Sugar And Your Mental Health Make For A Lethal Combination

Stress causes many of us to turn to sugar as a treat. However, there’s evidence that this has a negative impact on our mental health. In fact, the Scientific Reports Journal recently conducted a study that was published in Medical News Today showing that sugar leads to a higher risk for depression, especially when consumed …

Sleep Deprivation Increases College Students’ Mental Health Risks

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

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 …

Codependency: How it Affects Mental Health

Putting others’ needs before your own can be a positive quality, but how much of this seemingly harmless behavior is too much? People pleasing is one of many characteristics that can be observed in an individual suffering from codependency disorder. Control issues, low self-esteem, avoidance patterns and compliance patterns are a few additional identifying qualities. …

Reality vs. Delusions – Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects 51 million people worldwide. Most individuals who suffer from schizophrenia experience hallucinations that can range from loud voices encouraging the victim to harm themselves or others to visions of shadows; it can vary a lot from person to person. Having schizophrenic thoughts can cause someone to become …