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Cure for Loneliness

Loneliness is something that can take a drastic toll on your life in countless ways. It can lead to further emotional issues such as stress, depression and anxiety and it can prove to severely affect your motivation and confidence levels which in turn means it can not only negatively affect …

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What is a Sleep Study

There are many reasons why a physician might request a polysomnography, or a sleep study. This can be a very valuable diagnostic tool in determining if there is some sort of disorder that is causing serious sleep disruptions, as these can lead to other serious conditions. Usually, a sleep study …

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Causes of Bulimia

Bulimia is a mental illness based on the desperation to attain the “perfect image.” It is serious and can even be life threatening. According to the Mayo Clinic, a person with bulimia will vomit or exercise to an unhealthy level in an attempt to lose weight. They may criticize themselves for …

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Coping with Adult Add

Most people would be surprised to learn that approximately 9 million American adults have been diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Often thought of as a childhood disorder, 30-70% of kids with ADHD emerge into adulthood with continuing symptoms which can have disastrous effects on careers, relationships …

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Does Prozac help Depression

As soon as the word “depression” pops up in a conversation, the word “Prozac” is certainly soon to follow. There is a good reason for this. Prozac is considered a wonder drug by many people with clinical depression. For this writer, Prozac helps to maintain regular sleep cycles and a …

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Gifts for Depressed People

People suffering from depression often feel it more severely around the holidays, especially those of us who live far away from our families. I live in New Hampshire and my parents live in Washington state. Needless to say we don’t often get to spend holidays together anymore. It’s not such …

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How Light and Dark Affects Sleep

Your sleeping patterns are linked to your exposure to light and dark, triggering hormonal changes that affect sleepiness and wakefulness. Most people sleep best when their bedroom is dark. This is because strong light is the most powerful regulator of the human sleep patterns. Your body clock works in approximately …

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