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7 Ways to Overcome Anxiety at the Doctor’s Office

Going to the doctor’s office is not a walk in the park for anybody, but for some people, it can be a real source of anxiety. Does your stomach start tying up in knots and you start to panic when you even think about making a doctor’s appointment, let alone actually walking into the office? Avoiding going to the doctor’s will only put your health at risk so you need to address your anxiety now. Here are 7 ways to overcome anxiety at the doctor’s office and it starts with this first...

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The Techniques and Benefits of Cognitive Therapy Treatment for Depression

techniques and benefits of cognitive therapy for depression

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. Over one in eight people will experience a depressive episode once during their life. Cognitive Therapy is one way to treat depression and there are many techniques and benefits of Cognitive Therapy treatment for depression. A common symptom for many people dealing with depression is negative thoughts. Although that might not sound like a big deal, negative thoughts become a huge hindrance day to day. All too often, depressed people...

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Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Disease

signs and symptoms of chronic disease

Being sick is no fun, and being constantly sick can take an emotional toll. Not getting better or having a repeated occurrence of symptoms can be exhausting and frustrating, not to mention concerning. If you find yourself sick for an extended period of time, there may be something more going on than a passing virus or cold. This blogs discusses the signs and symptoms of chronic disease and what you can do about it. A chronic disease is one that sticks around for three months or more. There...

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7 Entrepreneur Stress Management Techniques

7 Entrepreneur Stress Management Techniques

For people who are at the top of the success ladder, stress is an everyday experience. It follows them around like a shadow, tracing their steps and waiting to pounce. If not carefully managed, stress will become all consuming and have a ripple out effect. Stress affects the mind, making even the most successful entrepreneur unable to work efficiently. Stress also affects the body. Sleepless nights, weight fluctuations, upset stomachs, bowel irregularity and even ulcers are signs you are...

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How to Cope with Adjustment Disorder

Cope with Adjustment Disorder Therapist Philadelphia

Change is a part of life, but that does not mean all change is good or easy to accept. For any change, big or small, good or bad, there is a period of adjustment as we try and process what has happened and deal with whatever impact it has made on our lives. For some, this adjustment period is more difficult. It causes them undue stress and anxiety, resulting in a host of emotional issues, even if the change was expected. In these cases, adjustment disorder may emerge. Having an adjustment...

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10 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Myths

10 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Myths Therapist Philadelphia

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that a person can develop after experiencing a disturbing or life-threatening situation. It is a mental health issue that affects people in many different ways. Common symptoms are anxiety, depression, increased agitation, irritability and tiredness; though there are many other symptoms. PTSD is most commonly found among war veterans and survivors of life-threatening situations. It is a popular hot-button topic, so it is only natural that...

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Common Therapy Approaches to Help Heal Trauma

Common Therapy Approaches to Help Heal Trauma

If you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic event, you might be looking for a treatment to help heal that trauma. Healing takes times and what works for one person is not going to work for everyone. Finding the right therapy approach for you is going to take personalized care and a discussion with a mental health professional who understands your specific situation and your mindset. If you are looking for ways to heal trauma, here are some of the most common approaches...

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How PTSD and Substance Abuse Are Related

How PTSD and Substance Abuse are Related

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse are one of the most common dual diagnoses. Many of the symptoms of PTSD will drive a person to look for a way to regain control over their emotions and their life. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol for that relief, believing it will help them feel in control again or can help to numb the pain or forget the traumatic situation that is now causing them stress. PTSD and substance abuse are closely linked and one cannot be treated without...

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How to Emotionally Recover from a Divorce

How To Emotionally Recover From a Divorce

Even the most amicable of divorces can take a toll on your emotional well-being. The feeling of being rejected and hurt, on top of the stress that naturally comes along with making a huge life change, can be overwhelming. At the end of the actual divorce process, you are likely to still feel sad, hurt, and unsure of how to move forward. Here’s how to emotionally recover from a divorce: 1. Acknowledge that the loss is real. Going through a divorce is not unlike a loved one dying. When...

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How to Survive a Panic Attack Alone

How To Survive a Panic Attack Alone

Whether you are prone to panic attacks or whether you are currently experiencing your first panic attack ever, you might not know what you can do to calm yourself down. The scariest thing about a panic attack is that it can strike anytime, anywhere, and you might not know how to get through it without completely breaking down. The panic can come over you slowly, or it can come over you gradually. No matter how they affect you, you want to know how to survive a panic attack, even if you are...

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