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August 25, 2010

Ways to Beat Depression

Filed under: depression — Tags: , , , , , , , — dennisv @ 6:29 pm

Summer is coming to an end and it’s the time to get out, enjoy the weather, forget your worries, and just be happy! Here are a few tips on how to beat your depression and fully enjoy the finish of the summer season.

  1. Depression is transientDepression does not last. Even in severe cases of depression it does go away. Even if it only leaves for a small amount of time each day (example- you can laugh when you watch a comedy show), you do get a relief from depression.
  2. Learn the value of human contact – Do not keep yourself to yourself. Get out of the house and out with your friends. Go do something active. Talk to people, hug people, spend time away from yourself. This is key in overcoming depression.
  3. Healthy eating habits – There are certain foods that can contribute to depression, which you should avoid. This includes coffee, meat, alcohol, and fast foods. If you really want to overcome depression, try to be a vegetarian for a while.
  4. Get some sun – The sun is extremely healthy for depression. Outside there is fresh air and you are not enclosed in some small little room. Just as little as 15 minutes a day can have a major impact on your emotions.
  5. Exercise – Exercise is healthy on all levels. You do not necessarily have to run. You can walk, jog, or play a sport. You can bring a pet or a friend with you or go alone. Local parks or forests are the best locations because of their calming serenity.
  6. Take a break – Go get a massage or invest in a rocking chair. Something calming and relaxing where all you have to do is sit, and enjoy yourself. Let yourself be pampered.

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August 12, 2010

Internet Addiction Leads to Depression

Filed under: depression — Tags: , , — dennisv @ 4:35 pm

A recent study shows that the amount of time that a teenager spends on the internet is linked to an increased chance of developing depression. Teenagers who are addicted to the internet are 2.5 times more likely to suffer from depression than normal internet users.

Teenagers use the internet for a variety of reasons and many end up getting hooked to it. This should however be no surprise. I mean in this age, what can’t you do on the internet? With everything being at your fingertips, why get up from the computer?

Approximately one half of the teenagers surveyed said that they used the internet as a means of entertainment. The other half said that they used the internet to talk to their friends or to do some research.

Here are a few tips you as a parent can give to your child in order to avoid this problem.

5 Ways to Avoid Internet Addiction

1) Stop the urge: Set a time to use the internet, instead of going over whenever temptation calls.

2) Get away: Focus on your hobbies and interests and what you are passionate about. Doing something you enjoy will help you stay off the internet.

3) Use the phone: Instead of communicating to your friends by messenger, facebook, or whatever you may use, just call them. Having a real conversation is much more interesting.

4) Counseling: In some cases, if the addiction is very high then counseling is necessary. With counseling one can work towards ridding themselves of their addiction.

5) Schoolwork and friends: There’s more to life than sitting in front of a computer screen all day. Do your schoolwork and go hang out with your friends. Get your work done and have a fun time!

As a side note to parents, internet addiction can lead to kids avoiding their homework. Keeping the computer in a place which everyone has access to (not your child’s room) will give you a greater ability to help your child get past his/ her addiction.

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June 16, 2010

Are Depression and Heart Disease Linked?

Filed under: depression — Tags: , , , — dennisv @ 4:45 pm

Depression and heart disease are closely related. Depression can lead to heart disease, and heart disease can lead to depression. It has been determined that those suffering from depression are at an increased risk of developing heart disease. As well, people who currently have heart disease or have gone through a heart problem have a greater chance of becoming depressed.

Heart disease, although not always the case, is noticed relatively quick. Depression on the other hand is difficult to detect in some people. It may not be a severe form of depression, but if present, it will definitely have an effect on your body.

How Do I Know If I am Suffering From Depression?

  • You no longer have interest in the things that you used to be interested in.
  • You are always tired and do not feel like doing anything.
  • You are having difficulty making everyday decisions
  • You feeling bad about yourself and the things you do.
  • Your appetite has changed.

After having had a heart problem it is easy for people who have never been influenced by depression to become depressed. There is no definite reason as to why this happens. Many different factors contribute to the development of depression. In this case it is probably the increased feeling of weakness and vulnerability that arises from having an impactful event such as a heart attack.

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June 1, 2010

The Rise of Antidepressants in America

Filed under: depression — Tags: , , , , , — dennisv @ 11:31 pm

Antidepressants have achieved the number one spot for the most prescribed class of medications in the United States. While depression is a very serious condition, I am beginning to wonder why so many people are said to suffer from depression. The whys have always been very difficult to overcome.

I would like to lead by saying; if you do have serious depression then medications may be necessary, as major depression can make it difficult if not impossible to even get up every morning. However, has the number of depressed American citizens increased or simply the number of prescriptions?

Over-prescribing medications has become a very serious ordeal in America. Sometimes, certain issues may be resolved by seeing a therapist and just telling that person what has been troubling you. Medications can be expensive and unnecessary.

However, if there is a real rise in depression among Americans, then I am worried about the future. Perhaps, alternative methods of dealing with more minor depression should be used before medications. If you believe you may be suffering from depression try to use a few of these steps.

  • Access the situation – Try to evaluate what is the reason for your troubles. The best way to do this is to step back from the situation and look at your problems as if you were a neutral party. Access the problem in an unbiased way and try to come up with a resolution.
  • Write – Writing can be a very soothing and relaxing process. It is a good, safe, and relatively easy way to express any emotions you may have bottled up inside of you. Don’t try to over think what you are writing, simply sit down with some paper and a pen and write whatever you feel. You may often be able to express your true emotions better this way instead of talking or thinking things through.
  • Talk to a friend – Find a reliable and trustworthy person. This could be your childhood friend, your mother, a coworker, anyone you feel completely comfortable with. Then tell them what you’re going through, and try to work out what may be causing you to feel the way you do. Ask them for advice, as they can view your situation from a different perspective.
  • Talk to a professional – Although it may seem weird to talk to a complete stranger about your personal issues, therapists can really help sort out your emotions. These people have been trained to deal with these sorts of problems. Think of this as something similar to going to the doctor for a very personal problem. You may not be completely comfortable with someone treating an embarrassing or deeply personal problem, but you know that a doctor has received training on how to deal with these issues.
  • Medications – If you find that nothing is working, and you are really struggling to live comfortably, then you may need medications. For some people who are suffering from major depression, medications are the only way to deal with their condition.

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March 25, 2010

Oversleeping: More Harmful than Helpful

Oversleeping is another one of those situations that really does you more harm than good. Although it seems as though sleeping longer could benefit you, it has actually been linked to a number of medical problems, the most harmful being diabetes, and heart disease.

Many of us don’t know how much sleep we need as individuals to function our best. The average amount of sleep varies over your lifetime due to a number of factors such as age, activity level, general health, and lifestyle routines. If you are experiencing a period of stress, for example, your energy levels will decrease much faster than if you are not stressed therefore you will require more sleep. The average adult functions best after 7 or 8 hours of sleep, however there are many adults who find they only need 5 or 6 and others who need 9 or 10 hours of sleep to feel their best.

In order to determine the number of hours that your body requires for optimal function, keep a sleep diary. Record how many hours you sleep each night, the times you went to sleep and got up, how you felt in the morning, afternoon, and evening, if you had any bad dreams, and your general mood. The patterns you see will start to give you an idea of the number of hours you need.

Several recent studies have found that too much or too little sleep can be linked to many medical problems including obesity, diabetes, and even death.

Diabetes – In a recent study at the Boston University School of Medicine found that participants that had reported sleeping less than 6 hours or more than 9 hours a day had an 50% greater risk of diabetes than those who slept for 7 or 8 hours.

Obesity – In addition, another study found that people who slept for 9 or 10 hours every night were 21% more likely to become obese over a six year period than the people who slept for 7 or 8 hours. The relationship between sleep and obesity remained the same even after food intake and exercise were taken into account.

Heart Disease – A study involving nearly 72,000 women found that women who slept 9 to 11 hours each night were 38% more likely to have coronary heart disease than women who slept for 8 hours.

Death – Frighteningly enough, several studies have found that people who sleep 9 hours or more a night have significantly higher death rates than people who sleep between 7 and 8 hours a night.

Headaches – Sleeping longer than usual on a weekend can cause headaches. Researchers believe that oversleeping has an effect on neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin. People who sleep during the day and disrupt their nighttime sleep might also find that they are suffering from headaches in the morning.

Other studies have found that depression and back pain are also associated with oversleeping.

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January 7, 2010

Top 5 Reasons For Hair Loss


As most men age, they begin to experience hair loss, sometimes even starting while in their teen years. However, most men don’t really know, or really even try to prevent hair loss. Additionally, some women also experience hair loss, but instead of just accepting it, as most men do, they become very anxious. However, there are some ways that you can avoid losing your hair simply by first, eating a healthy diet and second, attempting to avoid the other main causes of hair loss.

Hormonal Abnormalities – There are certain hormonal problems that have been shown to lead to hair loss. Some of these abnormalities include elevated levels of testosterone, too much or too little thyroid hormone, high insulin levels, and polycystic ovary syndrome (women with elevated levels of testosterone and insulin).

Local Trauma – Putting stress on your hair can cause very serious damage that could lead to hair loss. Things like cornrows or putting your hair in tight hairbands can cause the breaking of hair at the base. Some chemical treatments, like hair dye, can damage the follicles, especially if the use of chemicals occurs often. Certain insects, such as lice can also contribute to hair loss.

Scalp Inflammation – Certain skin condition that cause inflammation, like eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis, can lead to hair loss in patches that often have red and scaly skin underneath. Bacterial and fungal scalp infections can cause problems similar to inflammatory skin conditions. However, an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata can cause patches of hair loss with any redness.

Medications – When you start taking certain medications, you may notice some hair loss. Among the most common medications that cause hair loss are steroids and chemotherapy. Medications may result in temporary or even permanent hair loss, but if they’re saving your life I would think this would be one of those times to just accept the fact that you’re probably going to have to give up your hair on this one.

Psychological Factors – Many psychological conditions are actually very common for causing hair loss. Among these psychological factors are, stress, anxiety, depression …etc. While many people do not know these factors cause hair loss, or even realize that these psychological factors are affecting them. Try to find some time during the day that you can just relax, even if it’s just 5 minutes. If you begin to notice different habits forming or feelings of constant sadness you may be developing depression and you should probably talk to a doctor.

Additionally, there are certain medications and creams that can be used to restore hair to your scalp. Talk with a doctor before using these medicines to make sure they are safe for you.

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November 19, 2009

5 Herbs that Can Help you Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is hard for those who smoke regularly. Most people who stop smoking have a hard time keeping it that way. If you are trying to stop smoking with things like Nicorette gum or nicotine patches, consider using herbs at the same time to ease the process. Many herbs come in different forms such as extracts, liquids, capsules, and dried bulk for making tea. When you buy herbs, follow the directions on the package on how to use them.

Lobelia

Lobelia is a strong herb which can relax the mind and body. Many people use this natural substance for smoking cessation. It is an old herb used for cleansing the lungs and curing symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough. Recent studies have found that Lobelia may produce similar effects to the human body as nicotine, yet unlike nicotine, Lobelia is non-addictive and helps eliminate the desire to smoke cigarettes. Lobelia is known to have the effect of making cigarettes taste very bad. Lobelia is also reputed to have the effect of making cigarettes taste very bad.

Mimosa Tea

An evergreen shrub found in Brazil and South Mexico. The root bark is used to prepare a brewed beverage which is beneficial to those trying to quit smoking. Those who quit smoking may feel anxiety and have headaches. A strong cup of Mimosa tea will boost the mood and relax the body. Mimosa tea is non-addictive and is sometimes used as an anti-depressant.

Valerian

Valerian is a sedative that is used to help people who suffer from anxiety, stress, and trouble sleeping. Valerian is a good choice in smoking cessation for those who suffer from anxiety and insomnia.

Slippery Elm

For those who have digestive problems during smoking cessation, Slippery Elm may be the best choice. This herb is nutrient rich and east for the body to digest therefore providing digestive comfort. Slippery Elm works to draw out toxins and wastes in the entire body.

Peppermint

Peppermint helps ease feelings of nausea, tension, headaches, and anxiety. Peppermint tastes great and allows the muscles in the body to relax and stimulates the flow of digestive juices.

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October 26, 2009

5 Reasons to Quit Smoking That You May Not Know About


I’m sure if you’re a smoker now, or have previously been a smoker you hear or heard all of the things smoking can do to you. Lung cancer, strokes, shorter life span, etc. Well it gets old and sometimes you just need to hear something new to really get you off the smokes. Which is why I’ve looked around and compiled this list of 5 reasons to quit smoking that you may not know about.

1.Blindness- Smoking can definitely do horrible things to your vision. How bad is it? Well apparently it does the same amount of damage as moonshine. So if you like that whole, being able to see thing, I suggest you putt out the cigarette… for good.

2.Heartburn- There has been a lot of evidence that shows the smoking leads to heartburn. If you’ve ever experienced heartburn you know it can be quite distressing. I’ve known a lot of former smokers that say they have quit simply because they didn’t want to deal with heartburn all the time.

3.Depression- When you’re feeling sad, lonely, and utterly depressed you may only want to sit in your room and smoke. However, smoking can prolong depression and will ultimately make your life much, much more difficult.

4.Wrinkles… Everywhere- Sure you probably know that smoking will cause some serious facial wrinkling. If you’re one of those people that doesn’t know then that should be enough to stop you. However, smoking will also cause wrinkling of some other, not-so-pleasant areas such as, the inner arm and buttocks.

5.Impotence– If you’re a guy this should make you say “I’m quitting right now!” Impotence is probably the last thing in the world you want to happen. Many, many studies (more than you know) show a direct link between smoking and impotence. Guys do you really want to be popping Viagra from a Pez dispenser for the rest of your life just so you can get it up? No, didn’t think so.

Well there you have it. The top 5 reasons to quit smoking that you may not know about. Hopefully these and already known hazards of smoking will have some impact on your future decisions. If not, I have warned you, and all I can say is good luck.

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