What Are Cognitive Distortions? Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Which came first: the depression or the pessimistic thoughts? I can't answer the first question, but the answer to the latter may surprise you. … [Read more...]
One-Two Punch: A diagnosis of depression & anxiety can leave a guy feeling less than manly
One-Two Punch Guys diagnosed with both depression and anxiety take a double blow to their masculine self-image. In the clinch, though, accepting the fact and asking for help shows true guts. By Jodi Helmer When Kevin S. began to feel irritable, anxious and exhausted, he attributed the symptoms to his job, certain the long hours and high-pressure environment he faced as a banker on Wall Street were to blame for his moods. “It started to … [Read more...]
Do you have an anger management problem? Many people do and may not even realize it. That’s because it’s not just the “hotheads” who have anger management issues, but also those who never blow their top at all. Anger: hazardous for health and relationships When a person reacts angrily, violently or aggressively, it’s obvious that better anger management skills are needed. But suppressed anger also has its own way of seeping out: Turned … [Read more...]
What’s anxiety? Normal anxiety is that nervous feeling stressful situations produce. But for some people, the anxiety never lets up – and can be overwhelming, making it difficult to handle everyday life. There are several types of anxiety disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) occurs when a person worries constantly about several different potential problems, usually pertaining to health, family, work or finances. Physical symptoms … [Read more...]
Living to 100: What’s the secret?
Living To 100: What's the Secret? 1. Don't smoke. 2. Build physical and mental activities into every day. 3. Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats. … [Read more...]