Six Lifestyle Changes Packing An Antidepressant Punch

A Doable Four Step Self-Treatment for OCD

What you do and where you focus your attention influence the way your brain is wired. When you repeat an action over and over, the brain circuit linked to that action gets increasingly stronger.

This is true for actions that have positive life consequences such as taking a daily walk and those with negative associations such as repeated hand washing .

Knowledge of this led to the development of a four step method for treating the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Behind this technique is the idea that once people understand what their urges and thoughts are, they can manage the anxiety and delay their response to an urge  .  .  .

Treating Anxiety with ACT

The goal of ACT is to help people live meaningful lives in harmony with their personal values. This is accomplished when people accept their inner experience, including painful feelings, and commit themselves to rethinking anxiety management.

Seriously, Accept My Anxious Feelings?

Resisting anxious feelings is like bailing a leaky boat with a teaspoon. The water (anxiety) being spooned out cannot keep up with water rushing in …

Easing osteoarthritis pain with viscosupplementation

To ease the discomfort of osteoarthritis weight loss, exercise, pain relievers such as ibuprofen, and corticosteroid injections have long been recommended. The new-ish kid on the arthritis treatment block, particularly for the knee joint, is viscosupplementation.

The viscosupplementation procedure involves the injection of hyaluronic acid into the patient’s knee joint. Adding hyaluronic acid effectively dulls discomfort in two ways. It acts as a shock absorber against weight-load pressure, and permits bones to move over each other smoothly  .  .  .

Mental health in plain sight: May is mental health month

May is Mental Health Month and this year Mental Health America is advocating two significant themes. One is Do More for 1 in 4. The second is Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds.

Do More for 1 in 4 refers to the one in four adults in the U.S. who have a diagnosable and treatable mental health condition. Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds brings attention to the effect of traumatic events on communities and individuals  .  .  .

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