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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

How Adult Coloring Books Can Help Pain Patients

Coloring used to be an activity reserved for small children in elementary grades, but these days adult coloring books are topping bestseller lists and flying off the shelves. Turns out, coloring and adult coloring books may have therapeutic benefits for many different conditions, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. The [...]

By |2017-10-09T17:38:31-07:00October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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

29 Tips For Living With Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain may not be inevitable, but for people suffering without a diagnosis (or waiting on test results) sometimes it’s just a part of life. Although it doesn’t have to last forever, sometimes it just feels that way. 29 tips for living with chronic pain 1. Exercise It [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:19-07:00September 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 29 Tips For Living With Chronic Pain

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

What Pain Patients Can Do When They Just Want To Give Up

Chronic pain patients are some of the strongest, most resilient people we know. Every day they face challenges that would be daunting for others. Simple things like getting dressed in the morning are just the tip of the iceberg. Chronic pain patients are loving parents, supportive partners, and productive workers [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:08:14-07:00August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Pain Patients Can Do When They Just Want To Give Up

10 Reasons To Try Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Pain

For people living with chronic pain, having someone tell them that pain is “all in their head” can be the ultimate slap in the face. In recent years, there has been research that indicates that while pain is a physically experienced sensation, how we think about pain does, in fact, [...]

Effects Of Stress, On The Body And Brain

Stress is a natural reaction that helps the body decide what to do when a situation requires action. “Fight or flight” is the normal response when we are confronted by a threat that is dangerous or potentially life-threatening, either real or perceived. The body gets flooded by adrenaline, which allows [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:13:28-07:00June 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Effects Of Stress, On The Body And Brain

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 [...]