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There is a clear effect of art therapy on severe depression, University of Gothenburg reports.
Previous studies have shown a direct effect that art has on stress – any skill level included! Another study takes a look at how art centers us.
Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group, shows research at Sahlgrenska academy. Continue reading Art Therapy Shows Clear Effect on Severe Depression
By April McCarthy, Prevent Disease
New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.
Depression is the most prevalent mental disorder and a leading cause of global disability, with mental health services worldwide struggling to meet the demand for treatment. Continue reading Apps Are Reducing Depression
By Alex Pietrowski, Waking Times
For those looking for a way out of depression, recent research offers a totally different approach than is what is being offered by most doctors and psychiatrists. It centers around the findings in a host of new research which suggests that many cases of depression may be physical in nature, rather than rooted in a chemical imbalance or psychological disturbance. Continue reading More Doctors and Scientists Now Agree: Depression is a Physical Illness
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
There are many uninformed individuals when it comes to knowing what’s happening within the modern day medical industry, and by no fault of their own. The world of medical science, unfortunately, has been plagued with scientific fraud and pharmaceutical company influence.
The words ‘big pharma’ are far from a conspiracy theory, which is why so many physicians and doctors in influential positions are trying to let the world know.
For example, Dr Richard Horton, current editor-in-chief of The Lancet is one of them. He stated that half of all the published literature could be false. Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging said that pharmaceutical companies can’t make money off of healthy people, which is why there is no funding for research and why there’s a lot of pressure for regular eating patterns forced upon us by the food industry. Continue reading Is Depression Really The Result of a Chemical Imbalance?
By Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wake Up World
According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the prevalence of anxiety disorders in the U.S. may be as high as 40 million, or about 18 percent of the population over the age of 18, making it the most common mental illness in the nation., This includes generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety and panic disorder. Research published in 2015 also noted that anxiety (characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear) is becoming increasingly prevalent in the U.S., presently eclipsing all forms of cancer by 800 percent. Continue reading Magic Mushrooms May Hold Key to Long-Term Relief from Anxiety and Depression
By Zoe Davenport, In5D.com
It’s ok where you are at, it’s okay you need space, it’s ok to gift yourself what you need.
Aloneness is something we HAVE to gift ourselves without question along our spiritual paths — even when we are with people — we have to continuously show up for our own personal and emotional needs.
This houses the potential for our continued expanded growth into the unlimited possibilities of multi-dimensional experiences and thus have those with the people we love around us. Continue reading Understanding Aloneness and Isolation During Spiritual Shifts
By Cassius Kamarampi, The Mind Unleashed
Music saved my life: it made me who I am.
For me, understanding why almost nothing we are told growing up is true was helped along by music. Music led me to a desire to live life independent of the system, and it eventually set me on all the other paths of learning. It all started with music.
I remember being a kid and not liking many other things other people liked. I wasn’t interested in anything, but I got a few cassette tapes and CD’s and found something I really like. I started off with The Doors, Nirvana, System of a Down, ect. Then I graduated to all kinds of genres, from Mathcore to G-Funk. Continue reading Music Taught Me How to Live Life: The Way to Cure Depression and Find What You Love
By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution
With depression affecting millions of American adults, it makes sense that psychiatric research has focused so intently on the disorder.
Pinpointing its triggers and best treatments have remained important concerns, with the general consensus being that it is a change in brain chemistry, and that various other factors contribute to its onset, including genetics, changes in hormone levels, certain medical conditions, stress, and grief or difficult life circumstances.
Though research can pigeonhole you into a category, more or less, to help better understand why you have depression and how it can be treated, depression is a unique experience for every individual, which is why recent findings that reveal observing your own brain activity may be the key to treating depression seems so intriguing. Continue reading Observing Your Own Brain Activity Could Be The Future Of Treating Depression
By Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wake Up World
Many aches and pains are rooted in brain processes that can be affected by your mental attitude and emotions. While the mechanics of these mind-body links are still being unraveled, what is known is that your brain, and consequently your thoughts and emotions, do play a role in your experience of physical pain.
For instance, meditation appears to work for pain relief because it reduces brain activity in your primary somatosensory cortex, an area that helps create the feeling of where and how intense a painful stimulus is. Laughter is also known to relieve pain because it releases endorphins that activate brain receptors that produce pain-killing and euphoria-producing effects. Continue reading 13 Mind-Body Techniques That Can Help Ease Pain and Depression
By Dylan Charles, The Mind Unleashed
A shaman and spiritual healer once explained to me that in his culture, an indigenous rainforest tribe of Equatorial Western Africa, depression is something incomprehensible. It’s simply not something they can relate to, in fact, he told me, the first time Westerners described this malaise to the chiefs in their village, members of the tribe actually laughed out loud, for it seemed so odd and extraordinary to them. How can anyone not be happy when possessing the greatest gift of all, the gift life, they inquired.
In the West, depression and other so-called mental disorders are a very real fact of life for many. This cannot be denied, and to combat these disorders, we’ve developed a full catalogue to describe them, and have created an entire professional medical discipline for diagnosing and treating them, with the result that depression has become an enormously profitable sector of the healthcare industry. Continue reading 4 Things You Should Know About Depression and Spiritual Illness