Category Archives: Mental Health

Relieving PTSD symptoms may cut MI, stroke risk

Women with severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms have a nearly 70% increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study by researchers from Harvard University, Columbia University, University of California–San Francisco, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The researchers analyzed data from 49,859 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II. Over 20…

6 secrets to a happier life

Whether you’re a web designer, teacher, fire-fighter or Army officer, you are encouraged to keep checking things off the to-do list, amassing accomplishments and focusing your efforts on the future. There’s always something more you can do to further yourself at work: an extra project or responsibility you can take on, more schooling you can…

Do Nothing, Change Nothing

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I was told today that someone, in terms of hate groups and maybe any other issues, said the best way to deal with them was to, “Just ignore them. Pretend they aren’t there because all they want is attention…Stop giving them attention and they’ll eventually die off themselves…” Okay so… Here’s why that doesn’t work,…

Gretchen Rubin on the pursuit of happiness

Best-selling writer, blogger, and podcast host Gretchen Rubin talks about the power of habit. The author of the overnight sensation The Happiness Project addresses sold-out crowds, discussing how her fascination with the pursuit of happiness began, led to one book after another, and steered her interest toward other aspects of human nature. Those include habits…

When I Confused Bipolar With OCD, Anxiety & Depression

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Many Roads Traveled Towards Knowledge, Recovery Until earlier this week when I had my evaluation for a mood disorder, I was left piecing together information and misinformation about anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder. This was in part due to the types of doctors and treatment I sought. After several years and much experience and…