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How To Increase Serotonin Naturally

Serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that is responsible for mood, better sleeping habits, and enhanced wellbeing. Serotonin is sometimes referred to as the “happy” chemical because when serotonin levels get too low, a person may feel depressed and require individual therapy. Some people may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to elevate…

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Panic Attack Vs Anxiety Attack

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States. Among these disorders, there are generalized anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks. While panic attacks fall under the anxiety disorder category, you may wonder what is the difference between a panic attack vs. anxiety attack. These two terms may get used interchangeably but…

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Understanding the Link Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that occurs following a horrifying event. Surely, anything that terrifies you might lead to lasting PTSD. In particular, PTSD often stems from war, natural disasters, physical abuse, rape, and car accidents. Afterward, people struggle with the memories and fears of the horror each day. Unfortunately, it’s common for…

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Explaining Depression to My Mother

While many forms of the disease can adversely impact an individual’s life, depression can be one of the most difficult illnesses to address and overcome. However, individuals who are serious about leading positive, productive lives should know that openly and honestly addressing the issue is the first step to recovery. When I began explaining depression…