Depression and Anxiety

Everything You Might Want to Know About the Top 13 Antidepressants on the Market

By |2019-04-17T20:47:27+00:00June 12th, 2018|

Depression is a debilitating disorder that is widely affecting people all over the world. There are many antidepressants that are designed to help all types of depressive disorders. So which ones are the best for managing certain types of depressions? Well, a list was put together by IMS Health where they talk about the 100 most prescribed drugs. Some of the antidepressants on this list were quite high on the overall list. The likes of Cymbalta was three times more prescribed that than the next most prescribed antidepressant. Addiction and [...]

Verne Troyer: His Battles with Alcoholism and Depression

By |2019-04-01T17:48:54+00:00May 26th, 2018|

On April 21, 2018, Verne Troyer, the actor who shot to fame for his hilarious portrayal of “Mini-Me” in the Austin Power movies, died after a hard-fought personal war against alcoholism and depression. Although the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has deferred an official cause of death pending further tests, spokesperson Ed Winter said, “He was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system.” Winter also noted that Troyer’s case was reported as a “possible suicide”. Did Alcohol Directly Cause Verne Troyer’s Death? Just weeks prior to [...]

The Death of Avicii: What it Teaches Us about Substance Abuse, Depression, and Suicide

By |2019-03-26T12:51:52+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

On April 20, 2018, Avicii – the internationally-famous DJ who was among the most successful in the world – took his own life while working in Muscat, Oman. Reportedly, he used broken glass from a wine bottle to cut himself, self-inflicting the wounds that killed him. He was only 28 years old. If the reports are true, this makes the circumstances of his suicide tragically apropos. For years, Avicii had struggled mightily with excessive problematic drinking. In fact, he suffered from a number of alcohol-related health problems that may have contributed to his desperate [...]

7 Smart Ways to Overcome Social Fear and Performance Anxiety

By |2017-10-10T16:03:44+00:00October 19th, 2017|

Social anxiety is an umbrella term that performance anxiety sites under. It represents the anticipation of a social situation either during or after the situation itself. It is based on fear of evaluation. Positive or negative evaluation, depending on the person. If you experience social anxiety, you’ll perceive negative consequences regardless of how well or poorly you do. If you do too well, you may show up your coworkers or friends. The last thing you want is to stick out and be noticed. Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental illnesses in [...]

Signs of Chronic Stress and 5 Tips on How to Deal With It

By |2019-04-03T21:00:36+00:00October 7th, 2017|

The APAA defines chronic stress as uncomfortable emotional experiences. There are predictable outcomes from stress which includes: Biochemical changes Physiological changes Behavioral changes The best definition of stress would be that our minds telling our body it’s in danger. The body gets worked up to help you fight or escape but this energy is never released. This could be something that is perceived as danger when it, in fact, isn’t. Major causes of stress today include getting fired from your job, being late, or losing someone you love. These are not reasons to stress [...]

Let the Healing Begin: 11 Tips to Overcoming Emotional Abuse

By |2019-03-22T21:14:15+00:00June 16th, 2017|

Emotional abuse and substance abuse have a complex and oftentimes co-occurring relationship. In fact, 40-60% of domestic violence cases are suspected to have either been exacerbated by or stemmed directly from situations involving substance abuse. And since physical abuse is typically (if not always) accompanied by some form of emotional abuse, it stands to reason that drug use is directly responsible for emotional damage in a relationship as well. Beyond illicit substances typically being directly involved in incidences of this type of psychological abuse, victims are at an especially high risk of developing mental disorders [...]