red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Forget What They Say – Here’s How To Overcome Anxiety

I have been filled with anxiety my entire life. Who knows where it comes from. Perhaps it is the anxiety of not being good enough, of failing in my endeavours, of not being loved, or even of dying. In my experience, it is important to acknowledge both the personal and the universal elements of our problems. In the case of anxiety, it is necessary to understand what it is about ourselves specifically that makes us anxious, as well as having a grasp on what anxiety means in a broader context, if we are to overcome it.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Antidepressant Use Continues to Rise Sharply Especially Among Children

Mental health in America is in decline, and while there is no one-size-fits-all reason for this, doctors and psychiatrists do offer a one-size-fits-all solution: antidepressants. The number of people who have taken antidepressants has soared some 65% in just the last 15 years, and the numbers continue to rise.

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To End Suffering, Escape into Discomfort

An Interview with Shinzen Young

In the months leading up to the 2016 election, therapists began reporting an uptick in patients reporting anxiety and depression related to the possibility of Donald Trump winning the presidency. As Slate columnist, Michelle Goldberg, wrote in September 2016, “Victims of Trump-induced anxiety describe nightmares, insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches. Therapists find themselves helping their patients through a process that feels less like an election than a national nervous breakdown.” And then Trump won.

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Calm your anxiety and stress with these 10 natural herbs

Anxiety and other stress-related issues are on the rise. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults, which is about one-fifth of the country's total population. Each year, millions of prescriptions are written for anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium, Xanax, and Tranxene (benzodiazepines). They are the most commonly prescribed medicines which account for almost one-third of the total mental health bill.

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Freud's Theory of Unconscious Conflict Linked to Anxiety Symptoms

A link between unconscious conflicts and conscious anxiety disorder symptoms lend empirical support to psychoanalysis. An experiment that Sigmund Freud could never have imagined 100 years ago may help lend scientific support for one of his key theories, and help connect it with current neuroscience.

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Treating Anxiety Naturally

Everyone experiences anxiety. Some people are plagued with anxiety and suffer daily from the symptoms that come along with it. Anxiety is a feeling of worry and effects the body mentally and physically.

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'Naming and Taming Worry and Anxiety

While worry and anxiety can both make you miserable, they are two distinct concepts occurring in different parts of your brain. You can have worry without anxiety, and anxiety without worry, but one often triggers the other, and they tend to be bosom buddies, unfortunately.

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2,000-year old Chinese herbal remedy could be used to treat autoimmune disorders
Chang shan is a root extract of a specific type of Himalayan hydrangea plant, also known as hortensia, that has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat malaria and other maladies. A new investigation conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and elsewhere has revealed that this powerful natural medicine is also useful in treating autoimmune disorders.

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Pesticides harm bee populations
A commonly used type of pesticide may be wielding hefty damage to honey bees and bumble bees, say a pair of European studies published, urging a hunt for safer alternatives. Both teams of researchers focused on neonicotinoid insecticides, which have become the most widely used in the world on crops since their introduction in the 1990s.

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