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Why Are Chronic Pain And Mental Health Related? (And How To Cope)

We all know the dip we experience in our mood when we suffer from a minor injury, say, a fall that leads to scuffed knees and palms. This might be a brief bad mood, but what about when an injury or condition leads to chronic pain? It makes sense that [...]

By |2020-05-18T16:12:50-07:00May 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Why Are Chronic Pain And Mental Health Related? (And How To Cope)

When To Take Supplements For Depression, Fatigue, And More

Supplements should be used in addition to, rather than instead of, a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Often, we can avoid taking supplements by making some lifestyle modifications. For some people, though, with their doctor's approval, supplements can help. If you're wondering when to take supplements, some conditions could potentially benefit [...]

By |2020-07-28T12:27:36-07:00September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When To Take Supplements For Depression, Fatigue, And More

25 Possible Side Effects Of Antidepressants And How To Avoid Them

For many people experiencing depression, antidepressants can literally be a lifesaver. While these medications can help lift people out of major depression, the side effects of antidepressants can be a difficult trade-off. How do these medications work, what are their common side effects, and how can you prevent them? What [...]

By |2018-02-28T16:13:35-07:00February 27th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 25 Possible Side Effects Of Antidepressants And How To Avoid Them

What You Need To Know About Mental Health Issues For Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 12 million people in the U.S. This chronic disorder causes aches and pains in the body that are severe enough to impact normal activity and disrupt sleep. If those symptoms weren't enough, however, fibromyalgia also often causes mental health issues for many patients. [...]

By |2017-05-04T15:46:22-07:00April 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Chronic Pain And Depression — 26 Things You Need To Know

The connection between chronic pain and depression runs deep. There are many different ways that these two chronic illnesses overlap. Here are 26 things you need to know about chronic pain and depression. Chronic pain and depression – 26 facts 1. Chronic pain and depression are invisible illnesses The simple [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:29-07:00September 8th, 2016|Tags: , , |2 Comments

How Domestic Violence Causes Real Pain And Mental Stress

Domestic violence is a serious issue that goes far beyond one person physically abusing another. When an abused person is finally able to escape their abuser, the scars of that trauma are much more than skin-deep. The stress and pain of domestic violence have far-reaching mental and emotional consequences that [...]

Meditation For Depression? Here’s How To Get Started

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide, with an estimated 350 million people diagnosed each year across the globe. And this number doesn't even include the countless millions who remain undiagnosed due to lack of awareness of the signs or access to mental health services. Those [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:18:06-07:00April 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Kale Pesto Recipe

Pesto is a workhorse when it comes to creating simple and healthy meals on the fly. It can be used as a dip, a sandwich spread, mixed into a big bowl of pasta, or made into a cheeseless kale pesto recipe! This version of pesto is made with kale and [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:18:09-07:00April 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Kale Pesto Recipe

Chronic Pain And Depression – How Are They Connected?

In the U.S., nearly 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. Regardless of how it begins, chronic pain is defined as pain that is refractory, lasting longer than three months. There are many side effects of chronic pain, but one that seems to exponentially worsen symptoms is depression. Researchers have [...]

By |2016-11-17T15:36:33-07:00April 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chronic Pain And Depression – How Are They Connected?

5 Myths About Depression

It is unfortunate that only when tragedy occurs do we have a national dialogue about mental health. While these conversations are important, it is important to keep the conversation going with a look at five powerful myths about depression and other mental illnesses. Myths about depression 1. Depression is imaginary This is [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:18:20-07:00April 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 5 Myths About Depression