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The Painful Reality: How Depression Hurts Your Body

American journalist, author, and editor Hara Estroff Marano defined depression as a “disorder of the body as much as of the mind”. With that definition in mind, I seek in this article to explore the trail of destruction that depression leaves around the body. The Physical Toll of Depression: How It Affects Your Body The mind cannot exist in the absence of the body. On the other hand, the body is normally referred to as a vegetable if the mid is absent. This has led to the common medical phrase “brain dead”. This interconnectivity between the two, sort of opens a Pandora’s Box since the treatment of one often requires that the needs of the other are kept under advisement. For instance, if you consider the symptoms of depression, you can easily come to the conclusion that depression, while being a problem of the mind, often expresses itself through physical means such as insomnia and inactivity.    Read more:   Depression and Sleeping Too Little or Too Much People may also lose the desir

Why Depression Makes You Tired and How to Deal With Fatigue

One of the prevalent symptoms of depression is fatigue, which is a feeling of exhaustion and lack of energy. Fatigue occurs in over 90% of people who experience depression. In this article, we will explore why depression makes you tired all the time and lead to increased sleep and the physiological and psychological factors contributing to this phenomenon, and discuss potential strategies to manage fatigue associated with depression. Depression Makes You Tired Fatigue in depression goes beyond normal tiredness. It is a pervasive feeling of weariness that can impact all aspects of life. You may struggle to find the motivation to engage in activities you once enjoyed, further exacerbating your sense of fatigue. The fatigue experienced in depression is not easily relieved by rest or sleep alone. Sleep Disturbances in Depression Sleep disturbances are a common feature of depression. Insomnia , characterized by difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, is often seen in individuals wit

Separation Anxiety in Babies: How To Deal With

If your baby clings to you when you try to leave him/her or refuses to calm down unless you hold them in your arms, they may be going through separation anxiety. If you're experiencing these behaviors with your baby, know that it's completely normal. Contrary to what some may believe, separation anxiety is actually a sign that you're doing a great job as a parent and that your bond with your child is strong and healthy. So, while it can be tough to deal with at the moment, take comfort in the fact that it's a natural part of your baby's development. Separation Anxiety in Babies NHS says : It is common for young children between 6 months and 3 years of age to experience separation anxiety and fear of strangers, which are considered normal aspects of their development, and they typically outgrow these feelings. Separation anxiety is a normal and common experience for babies, usually starting around 6 to 8 months of age and continuing through toddlerhood (typically beg

Aromatherapy for Anxiety: 7 Essential Oils for Calming

Over 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. Many are seeking natural solutions such as aromatherapy to relieve symptoms. Aromatherapy uses natural substances like herbs and flowers to enhance the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The healing power of plants and flowers is extracted into essential oils which are the main ingredients in aromatherapy. The ancient Egyptians used essential oils to preserve the bodies of the pharaohs. During World War II, essential oils were used to help treat injured soldiers at a time when medicine was scarce. As I said, powerful stuff! Essential oils, once inhaled, stimulate the limbic region of the brain helping to regulate stress, breathing, blood pressure, heart rate, and even hormones. Use aromatherapy in the following ways: Hot water vapors Directly inhaling the scent from a bottle, inhaler, or drops placed nearby Essential oil infused perfume, soaps, lotions with essential oils that are absorbed into the skin Vaporizers Humidifiers Aromatherap

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article, we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . How to Deal With the Depression Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those that suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, the percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

The Mystery of Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health

Edith Bouvier Beale , commonly known as " Little Edie ," was an American socialite and cousin of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In this article, we explore the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, an enigmatic figure whose struggles with mental health captivated public attention. From her affluent upbringing to her seclusion in " Grey Gardens ," we delve into the complexities of Edith Bouvier Beale's mental health journey. Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health: What We Know (and Don't Know) In the realm of intriguing personalities, Edith Bouvier Beale stands out as a complex figure whose life was marked by both glamour and obscurity. While her name might not ring a bell for everyone, her captivating journey, marred by mental health struggles, has left an indelible mark. Let us delve into the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, exploring her early days, her rise to stardom, her decline into isolation, and the profound impact of mental health challenges on

OCD: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Help, Cure

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , more commonly known as  OCD , is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder and is characterized by way of persistent, undesired thought processes (obsessions) and/or repeating actions (compulsions). Obsession, in this case, is highly unpleasant as the individual is compelled to repeat certain behavior again and again. The condition, most of the time, is anxiety-related and the  thoughts are unwanted and intrusive . Sufferers often understand that these thoughts are irrational, but by performing compulsive behavior, they believe they will be cured or will be relieved. Recurring actions such as hand washing (to avoid catching germs), counting numbers, checking things over, or cleaning are frequently carried out with the anticipation of avoiding compulsive thoughts or making them disappear altogether. This is to avoid their obsession turning into reality. OCD is a common mental condition that affects 2.5 million adults or