Depression: It’s Not Hopeless

A book that says "healing"

Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that have the power to influence how you feel. Everyone has some cognitive distortions—they’re a normal part of being human. However, when cognitive distortions are too plentiful or extreme, they can be harmful, such as with "I want to die."

Dental Smiles: The Importance of Oral Health to Mental Health

Dental smiles in the U.S. are a big deal. Everybody wants straight, white teeth, and we often do a lot to make that happen. Your mental health has an impact on your whole health, including your dental health. People with mental health issues are more prone to suffer from oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Oral health has an impact on general health and may even aid with mental wellness.

The Power of Lithium Orotate

Lithium orotate, like zinc or selenium, is a dietary supplement type of lithium that is taken in micro dosages. When most people hear the word "lithium," they immediately think of the bipolar disorder medicine. It's a distinct type of lithium called lithium carbonate, and it's only accessible with a prescription. It is used in significantly greater dosages, ranging from 1000 mg to 2000 mg per day, compared to 10-20 mg per day for lithium orotate.

White House Contributes to Mental Health

In an effort to address what has been widely described as a mental health crisis, the Biden administration is investing $35 million in suicide prevention, counseling, and other programs aimed at addressing depression, anxiety, and other disorders that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, according to research.

Exercise: Even Better for the Brain Than We Thought

Mental illnesses like sadness and anxiety are difficult to treat. Many people benefit from medications, but they have a high failure rate and can have unpleasant side effects. It takes a long time and costs a lot of money to go to talk therapy. And neither method is effective in preventing the illnesses from arising in the first place. However, many individuals neglect another alternative that, when used properly, may be one of the most effective, least inconvenient, and least expensive methods to manage mental health disorders: exercise. Exercise is well-known for its physical benefits, and it has long been recommended for mental well-being. However, scientists are getting closer to figuring out just how exercise works its brain magic.

Interview: What is Musical Ear Syndrome (MES)?

Musical ear syndrome is when you hear music that isn't there, basically. It's common when people have some hearing loss but that's not how it always is. There are two kinds of musical ear syndrome One kind is where you hear it out of thin air, and the other kind is when you hear it only when there's other sound, usually out of white noise. And it's not always music. You could also hear mumbling voices and other sounds.

Do You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Do you have fatigue that has lasted longer than six months, can't be explained by an underlying medical condition, and worsens with any physical or mental exertion but doesn't get better with rest? Those are its primary identifiers. If you experience those things, then it's worth seeing if you experience any of these other things:

Introduction to Fatigue

Fatigue can be a life-ruining problem to deal with. When you're drained of all energy and just want to sink into a chair like a brick, like a beached whale, and all you can do in frustration is moan. But fatigue can effect everyone differently and with different frequencies. There must be something we can … Continue reading Introduction to Fatigue

6 Essential Oils for Anger, As Proven By Science

There are many essential oils for anger. Essential oils by nature calm you down just by their pleasant aroma, so it could be argued that they're all essential oils for anger. But, putting that thought aside, I will be listing the essential oils that are especially effective for dealing with anger.

20 Supplements For Anger (2/2)

Marshmallow Root is a supplement for anger and is meant to calm and soothe you. Further studies are needed to confirm these speculations. L-tyrosine has the potential to make you more amiable by increasing dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. I've worked with people where this did nothing for them, and I've worked with people whose lives were changed dramatically by the increase in energy and positivity.

Reflecting On Your Anger

Although it might sometimes feel like your anger “explodes” and comes out of nowhere, this is almost never the case. Anger builds slowly, and if you aren’t paying attention, it can happen entirely outside of your awareness. Can you think of a time when your anger caught you by surprise? In retrospect, were there any warning signs you could’ve picked up on?

When Has Anger Become A Problem?

In small doses, anger is an appropriate, normal, and healthy emotion. Everyone experiences anger. It helps us stand up for ourselves when we’ve been wronged, and protect our own needs. However, in many circumstances, anger can have negative repercussions. Below are examples of how anger can be harmful, or cause unwanted consequences.

Anger: An Introduction

That's the phrase I've often heard: anger issues. I don't know know if "anger issues" are commonly thought of as a problem belonging to the psychiatric realm. Are there medications for "anger issues," you might wonder. Can we really do anything about anger issues other than go to anger management classes? That's what I always saw on television. Do those classes work? What exactly does it mean to say "I have anger issues." Do I have anger issues? Do we all have anger issues?

Find Out Which Essential Oils Are Proven to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety Essential Oils Essential oils for anxiety are probably the most sought after essential oils. Some of the anxiety essential oils will overlap with the depression essential oils, such as our first one here. Lavender There is strong evidence to indicate Lavender is an effective essential oil for anxiety. Lavender Study Thyme Oil Lavender for … Continue reading Find Out Which Essential Oils Are Proven to Reduce Anxiety

Find Out If You Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GAD Screening Text This is a screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The following questions are formed using the information in the DSM-5, the diagnostician statistical manual used by diagnosticians all over the country.  1. Have you been experiencing excessive anxiety and worry, on more days than not, for at least six months now, about a … Continue reading Find Out If You Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety: An Introduction

The standard definition of anxiety is "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome." The psychiatric definition is "a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks."