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The Secret Upside to Stress

  • Posted on: 28 May 2014
  • By: jleff
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We all think of stress as the enemy—but that’s not always the case. Managing stress the healthy way can have some benefits.
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Eating to Beat Stress and Depression

  • Posted on: 30 November 2009
  • By: jleff
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Skip the mac and cheese and cookies, and reach for one of these healthy foods when feeling down.
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Do you usually reach for the mac and cheese or cookies when feeling down? Learn about terrific (and healthy) foods that can bring real, long-lasting comfort.

couple choosing nutsMacaroni and cheese, chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken, ice cream—these are some of the foods women turn to for comfort when we're feeling emotionally strained, depleted or depressed.

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December 2009 Take 10 References Cheatham RA, Roberts SB, Das SK, et al. "Long-term Effects of Provided Low and High Glycemic Load Low Energy Diets On Mood and Cognition." Physiology & Behavior. 2009;98(3):374-379. Canbeyli R. "Sensorimotor Modulation of Mood and Depression: An Integrative Review." Behavioural Brain Research. November 2009 [epub ahead of print]. livestrong.com. "List of Magnesium-Rich Foods." http://www.livestrong.com/article/31423-list-magnesiumrich-foods/. Accessed November 20, 2009. "MyFoodMyHealth—Diet for Depression." http://www.myfoodmyhealth.com/MyHealthandNutrition/Conditions/Depression.php. Accessed November 23, 2009. MayoClinic.com. "Generalized Anxiety Disorder." http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coping-with-anxiety/AN01589. Accessed November 16, 2009. American Dietetic Association. "Managing Your Food and Your Mood." http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/home_4485_ENU_HTML.htm. Accessed November 10, 2009. Ross BM, Seguin J, Sieswerda LE. "Omega-3 Fatty Acids as Treatments for Mental Illness: Which Disorder and Which Fatty Acid?" Lipids in Health & Disease. 2007;6:21. Leung BM, Kaplan BJ. "Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Risks, and the Nutrition Link—a Review of the Literature." Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2009;109(9):1566-1575.
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Mental Health: The Hidden Illness Plaguing Minority Communities

  • Posted on: 23 December 2016
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Mental health issues can affect anyone, but sometimes are more prevalent in minority communities. It's important that quality mental health care be available to all.
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Mental health issues can affect anyone, but sometimes are more prevalent in minority communities. It's important that quality mental health care be available to all.

by the Society for Women's Health Research

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being and influences how we think, what we feel and how we act. It affects how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.

The concept of "mental health" certainly isn't new, but it's only just beginning to be discussed. Unfortunately, it is still rarely discussed in minority communities, even though mental health issues are especially prevalent in some minority communities.

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Women and Depression: Know the Signs

  • Posted on: 22 December 2016
  • By: veras
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The holidays can be a tough time. If sadness is interfering with daily life, you may have depression. Know the signs and seek help.
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The holidays can be a tough time. If sadness is interfering with daily life, you may have depression. Know the signs and seek help.
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The holidays may look sparkly and magical, but for many women, the shimmering surface often belies feelings buried deep beneath: depression.

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Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Demi Lovato has released five best-selling albums and a slew of hit singles. But for the 44 million American adults struggling with mental illness, it's the 24-year-old's decision to share her own mental health battles that may rank as her most meaningful achievement to date.
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Demi Lovato has released five best-selling albums and a slew of hit singles. But for the 44 million American adults struggling with mental illness, it's the 24-year-old's decision to share her own mental health battles that may rank as her most meaningful achievement to date.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Since her 2008 breakthrough role in the Disney Channel musical "Camp Rock," singer and actress Demi Lovato has released five best-selling albums and a slew of hit singles. Numerous music awards have followed, as has a stint as a judge on the TV megahit "The X Factor."

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How to Make Your Home Safer for Someone With Alzheimer's

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Alzheimer's disease creates physical, mental and emotional challenges. Here are some tips for making your home physically safer when caring for someone with Alzheimer's.
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Alzheimer's disease creates physical, mental and emotional challenges. Here are some tips for making your home physically safer when caring for someone with Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's and home safety

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How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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About 25 percent of American children and teens experience cyberbullying, but there are ways parents can help their children, a criminology and bullying expert says.
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About 25 percent of American children and teens experience cyberbullying, but there are ways parents can help their children, a criminology and bullying expert says.

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MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News)—About 25 percent of American children and teens experience cyberbullying, but there are ways parents can help their children, a criminology and bullying expert says.

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Do More Hot Flashes Mean Mood Woes During Menopause?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests.
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Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests.

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests.

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Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Wary of the stigma of a mental health diagnosis and its toll on their careers, physicians often avoid getting help for depression and other mental illnesses, a new survey suggests.
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Wary of the stigma of a mental health diagnosis and its toll on their careers, physicians often avoid getting help for depression and other mental illnesses, a new survey suggests.

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TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Wary of the stigma of a mental health diagnosis and its toll on their careers, physicians often avoid getting help for depression and other mental illnesses, a new survey suggests.

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