Using Light Therapy For Depression Treatment

Throughout the fall and winter many people struggle with low moods and motivation. Some people can distinguish these feelings from depression, which is when doctors diagnose it as SAD (seasonal affective disorder). While you may think that the reasons these feelings emerge at this time of the year are mainly psychological (e.g. we’re past the …

The Connection Between Depression And OCD

When you have OCD your mind is full of anxious, dreadful thoughts. While you know they’re irrational, they consume you nevertheless making you feel hopeless. Generally speaking, this mental condition has a lot in common with depression. In fact, oftentimes they’re comorbid conditions. How Your Random Thoughts Differ While both OCD and depression cause negative …

Why You Shouldn’t Believe Every Thought In Your Head

It’s imperative for good mental health that you control your thoughts instead of allowing them to control you. Unfortunately, some people are natural over-thinkers, experts at rumination. This means their mind will gladly grab onto a pessimistic thought, especially when they’re feeling anxious or annoyed. Doing so feels constructive and protective but it’ll drive you …

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. …

How Millennials Are Reinventing The American Dream

The American dream is deeply ingrained in most Americans’ psyche. Originally it was defined by James Truslow Adams. He said that most Americans were seeking after a better, deeper, richer life than what they were born into. Today, this vision continues shaping people’s lives albeit mainly in their imaginations. The History Behind the Concept Understanding …