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A Surprising New Connection Between Exercise and Mood

Much has been said about how working out is a great way to feel happier, but the focus is usually on endorphins. Whenever you exercise, your body boosts production of endorphins, which are a neurotransmitter linked to feeling good. That’s…

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Warning Signs of Depression You Would Never Expect

Depression is a mental health condition, right? Well, yes and no. Obviously depression has an impact on mental well-being—possibly causing sadness, low moods, lack of interest in activities, feelings of worthlessness and more. But the symptoms don’t stop there. Being…

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Would You Know a Depressed Child if You Saw One?

Every child is going to feel sad from time to time–maybe an older relative gets sick or there is a bully at school. But sometimes a simple bout of sadness can turn into something more serious. Depression affects 2.5 percent of children….

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U-M Puts Mental Health at the Forefront of Discussion

The sudden and shocking death of actor Robin Williams left many people wondering how someone who made so many people so happy could suffer from depression. But it isn’t always easy to detect mental illnesses in loved ones or get…

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Always tired? The reason may have nothing to do with sleep

Feeling exhausted at the end of a busy day is perfectly normal, but when you can’t shake that drowsy feeling all day long, there’s likely something more going on. The main culprit is often poor sleep habits, but if you’re…

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How you can limit depression during the holiday season

Do you feel joyous when holiday decorations go up and store windows fill with gifts? If you don’t, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  The holidays can be emotionally draining and financially overwhelming, and it’s not uncommon…

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Is what you’re feeling just the ‘holiday blues’ or something more serious?

By Mike Vizena While the holidays are supposed to be a time filled with ‘comfort and joy,’ 90 percent of Americans actually report feelings of stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Sadness or depression varies from person to person, but during…

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Chronic physical pain can hurt your mental health too

Everyone knows what physical pain feels like; we have all stubbed a toe or cut a finger. Now imagine amplifying the intensity of that stubbed toe by ten or more and feeling it every day, all day and you might…

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The truth is anyone can have depression. Even a therapist

I have depression. And one may say … “Aren’t you a therapist?  How can you have depression?  Aren’t you supposed have that all figured out so that you can help other people out?  How are they going to get assistance…

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