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Don't Let Anxiety Ruin Your Day

Start your day off with less stress by following these four simple steps.

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Early Signs You’re His Rebound

Men who are on the rebound can appear to be the most emotionally healthy, grounded and well-adjusted ones out there. That’s because they’re on the “Fake it ‘til you make it” plan. They need to beli…

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6 Signs You’re Actually An Outgoing Introvert, Because Yes, Those Exist

You’ve probably always considered yourself either an extrovert or an introvert, because in the dichotomy, you were either one or the other. Well, like with many things in life, this is not a simple case of black and white. There’s a large gray area t

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7 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to know

I have anxiety, and I believe I can speak for everyone with anxiety when I say this: it’s gotta be hard to be close to us. But there are seven things we wa

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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder | Dr. Phil

So many parents express concern about their children being diagnosed with bipolar at age 5, 10 or 15. How is bipolar diagnosed and what are some of the early onset signs? First of all, it typically takes 8 to 10 years after the first signs of bipolar to r

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10 Things You Need to Know About Codependency

Codependency is often misunderstood. It’s not just a label to slap on the spouse of every alcoholic. It encompasses a wide-range of behavior and thought patterns that cause people distress to varying degrees. I hope this article will help clear up some.

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Introduction to Bipolar Disorder | Psych Central

Bipolar disorder (“manic depression”) is a mental disorder that is characterized by constantly changing moods between depression and mania. The mood swings are significant, and the highs of mania and the lows of depression are usually extreme.

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If You’ve Ever Been Called Overly Emotional or Too Sensitive, This is For You

For some reason, people in this day and age think that being emotional is a bad thing, that telling someone they are 'too emotional' is an extreme insult. Is it really no longer okay to feel

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Drug addicts receive free treatment as part of Anaheim's 'Kindness' campaign

The idea is simple: If you are addicted to drugs, go to the Anaheim Police Department, ask for help -- and you will get

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4 Powers That May Be Hiding Behind Anxiety Disorders

Heightened perception is a crucial part of anxiety, but in this ability of perceiving things lie 4 powers that other people don’t often possess.

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3 Serious Struggles People Who Come From A Toxic Family Face Every Day

Coming from a toxic family can change your perception of the world around you, and usually not for the better. These 3 struggles are proof of that.

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Depression Is Now Leading Cause of Ill Health Worldwide

The WHO says depression rates rose 18 percent in a decade.

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    Psychologists Explain Benefits Of Baking For Other People

    It's not just about giving them something sweet.

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      5 Surprising Lessons I’ve Learned about Chronic Pain

      Essential truths I’ve learned about chronic pain from my patients.

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        What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety, Because It Isn’t Us ‘Being Crazy’

        People underestimate what anxiety really is. You want to call those who overthink everything, or make up scenarios in their head crazy, but you don’t understand: those with anxiety can’t control it…

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        10 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

        True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly co...

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        Trauma is the root cause of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate

        Trauma is at the nature of addiction according to Dr. Gabor Maté. “Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is trauma,” said Dr. Maté…

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        10 Things Not to Say to Someone Suffering From Depression

        As anyone who's been through it knows, once depression sets in, we're powerless to do anything but let it pass

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        12 situations all awkward people totally understand

        Waving at the wrong person? Accidentally mashing up words? Hey, it happens, particularly if you're awkward.

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        11 Ways Narcissists Use Shame to Control | The Exhausted Woman

        A weakness of a narcissist is their extreme hatred of being embarrassed. There is nothing worse for them than having someone point out even the slightest fault. Ironically, they have no problem openly doing this to others. This method of casting shame all

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        4 Ways to Toss Things With No Regrets

        You need to take back your space. Here's how to set your mind to the task.

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        They Are Sober, But Why Are They Jerks?

        Why do some people sober up but remain jerks?

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        How to Calm Anxiety and Depression - The Easy Way to Restore Vital Neurochemicals

        Exercise is the wonderdrug-but-not-a-drug of mental health. Research has shown that it improves anxiety and depression. Now we’re starting to uncover why.

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          Emotional Exhaustion: Is Empathy a Choice?

          Life offers endless opportunities to test your empathy—the ability to feel for and with others—sometimes to its breaking point.

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          Memories aren't actually the problem. It's the ones you become psychologically effected by that become a problem.

          Memories aren't actually the problem. It's the ones you become psychologically effected by that become a problem. Those are the memories that are causing… - Carly Pepin - Google+

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            5 Missed Signs of Child Anxiety

            Anxiety in children is obvious, right? Kids would tell you their fears. They would be scared all the time. They might cling to you in new situations. You would know if your child is anxious – wouldn’t you? // Unfortunately, anxiety isn’t always...

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            Don’t Take it Personal, It’s Not About You

            When you take things personally, you feel offended and disrespected. Your reaction is either to defend yourself or submit passively. Either way you take someone’s criticism and view it as a literal, personal and serious threat. You want to correct the..

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            Unmasking a Narcissist: 5 Red Flags

            I usually resist writing about narcissism since it’s The Little Black Dress of self-help these days; judging from Google, pretty much everyone is either a narcissist or has been caught in a snare set by one. That said, dealing with someone who behaves..

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            Inspiring Words From Stephen Hawking For Those Dealing With Depression

            Stephen Hawking is a world-renowned scientist who has shown us the complex yet entirely invaluable insights of space and time as well as the indescribable

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            9 Things Dependent People Do

            6. They make themselves responsible when things go wrong.

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            Here's What's Wrong With the Mental Illness Conversation

            For some people, it takes a personal connection to mental illness to take an interest in wanting to help those who live with it. But far more concerning than people who don't take an interest are those who go out of their way to shame or criticize those w

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            10 Benefits Of Kissing: Backed By Chemistry

            The kiss is a measure of a person’s feelings, of his or her love or attraction to another. A truly meaningful kiss can also act as a powerful mood booster, instilling a sense of confidence and heightened self-esteem in both parties. The strength of a ki

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            4 Things You Shouldn't Do On Facebook

            Facebook is a SOCIAL network. Social means interactive. Everything you post on Facebook can evoke a response from friends. And if, after sharing something, you don't think your post is funny, or smart, or relevant, or interesting -- you can delete it. Her

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              The Power of Positive Psychology

              There really is a way to harness sadness and challenges to promote growth.

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                    New Research Says Loners Tend To Be More Intelligent And Loyal Friends

                    Loners are more intelligent and loyal friends...

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                          Why Unwanted Thoughts Can Invade Your Dreams

                          Suppressing thoughts during the day may lead to their resurfacing in dreams.