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The Connection Between Alcohol And Anxiety Disorder

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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

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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

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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 …

Sugar And Your Mental Health Make For A Lethal Combination

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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

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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 …

A Dual Diagnosis: Depression & Substance Abuse

It’s tough to live with a mental illness without professional guidance, support, and coping techniques to soften the symptoms. Some days are so unbearable that an individual who is suffering may turn to drugs and alcohol, thinking these substances may temporarily ease the pain. When the side effects fade, the individual may feel stuck with …

Understanding Depression: What is Postpartum Depression?

The baby blues are no joking matter, and women worldwide know this if they have experienced the effects of postpartum depression (PPD) after giving birth. Hormonal and chemical changes, combined with a ton of physical changes, can leave mom feeling moody and overwhelmed, which is normal after childbirth but may be discouraging and cause a …