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Can Our Connections To Social Media Become A Dangerous Addiction?

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Many people, worldwide, have joined the ranks of social media followers. For some, it’s something they use to raise their business profile, but for many more it’s a way to connect to friends and family and the outside world. Social media offers groups of every kind and helps people connect with communities that they would …

Should Psychiatric Providers Prescribe Exercise?

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Psychiatric providers may prescribe medications, however, the latest research suggests that they should also prescribe exercise. Why Psychiatrists Should Recommend Exercise to Their Patients Research suggests that there are 5 reasons why exercise should be prescribed to patients who have mental health issues. Exercise Can Treat Depression Exercise, in conjunction with medication or cognitive-behavioral therapy, …

How To Start Reducing Your Stress And Anxiety Today

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Throughout the world today the rate of anxiety and suicide has grown exponentially. This is due to the pandemic, increased use of social media, and economic stress – what some are calling “the perfect mental health storm.” Although we can’t change what’s happened already, we can make improvements for the future of our mental health. …

Dealing With OCD Symptoms

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves being obsessed with something, acting compulsively, or oftentimes both. These obsessions typically occur in the form of recurrent, unwanted thoughts. However, just because you have intrusive thoughts doesn’t mean you have this disorder. The difference has to do with the degree to which a person’s life is affected by these thoughts. …

5 Useful Ways To Respond To Anxiety

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Anxiety is an emotional response that’s oriented in the future. It’s a response to a perceived threat. When you think that something bad will happen that you won’t be able to cope with, you’ll become aroused inside, encouraged to protect yourself. When you struggle with this difficult emotion you become good at distancing yourself from …

Anxiety VS. Depression: Understanding The Difference

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The word depression is oftentimes lightly thrown around in conversations. While we may think that we’re depressed in a variety of different situations, oftentimes we’re mistaking it for sadness. The confusion starts with the fact that sadness is a symptom of depression. Since we associate both of these things together we find ourselves struggling to …

What Anxiety And Depression Does To Your Brain

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Depression is a debilitating disease that runs rampant in today’s world. It affects nearly 4.4 percent of the world’s population, a shockingly large number when looking at the size of the world’s population of 7 billion people, and the numbers keep growing. The disorder’s prominent status in society is followed closely by that of anxiety. …