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How do physical activities affect mental health?

How do physical activities affect mental health?

Medications, therapy, or a combination of both are the most common forms of treatment for a mental health disorder like depression. Numerous studies show, however, that psychotherapy and antidepressants aren’t the only ways to improve mental health.

According to Harvard Medical School psychiatry assistant professor Dr. Michael Craig Miller, exercise can work as well as antidepressant medications but cautioned that exercises alone are not enough to fight severe depression.

Tips to reduce stress during difficult workdays

Tips to reduce stress during difficult workdays

Work-related stress affects everyone, even those who are passionate about what they do. Some people are able to cope with everyday stress, some aren’t. The truth is that stress is always going to be present regardless of the nature of work.

Studies show that in the United States, job-related stress remains the primary source of stress in adults.

The bad effects of anxiety

The bad effects of anxiety

What do Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Colbert, and Kourtney Kardashian have in common? These celebrities suffer from anxiety, a normal reaction to stress that can cripple a person both emotionally and physically when it gets out of hand.

In a 2013 interview, Winfrey, dubbed as “the Queen of All Media”, revealed that she almost had a nervous breakdown due to anxiety.

What are the long-term consequences of leaving ADHD untreated?

What are the long-term consequences of leaving ADHD untreated?

Overdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become a serious concern in the US. According to a study by Susanna Visser study, there was a 42% increase in the prevalence of ADHD from 2003 to 2011, which doesn’t necessarily mean that many children and adults actually developed ADHD. Many criticized the findings and believed ADHD is highly misdiagnosed.

The Mindfulness Moment, Part 1

The Mindfulness Moment, Part 1

Last week I was in the grocery check-out line when I noticed several of the magazines made referencing to mindfulness on their front covers. Rarely does a day go by when I don’t see or hear some mention of mindfulness in news or popular culture. And no, I don’t live in an ashram.