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
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
It might seem surprising to some but in 2017 there is still debate in the medical community as to whether or not dental mercury amalgams are safe.
Despite voluminous amounts of evidence suggesting that mercury fillings are incredibly toxic, many dentists and medical doctors maintain that there is no major side effects from their usage. However, an article published in Neuroendocrinology Letters back in 2014 shows that the mercury filling hold outs are standing in stark opposition to the evidence.
The researchers for the article set out to review the evidence surrounding a possible link between mercury exposure from dental amalgams and certain chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, depression and suicide. Continue reading Mercury Dental Amalgams Are Linked to Chronic Illness, Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety
By Jessica Natalie, Natural Blaze
When it comes to mental health, there are probably some days in which you are not feeling your best. No matter how hard you try, perhaps you cannot seem to shake off the blues. It can be especially rough during the long, cold winter months, since there is less sunlight and less incentive to go outside for a walk or a run.
However, it is highly encouraged that you continue to make yourself go out for runs, since there are many benefits to doing so, including physical and mental health. That is why in this article, we will give you a list of good reasons as to how running helps people fight against depression and anxiety, as well as how you can start getting right into it. Soon enough, you will be able to banish those blues away! Continue reading 7 Ways Running Helps Combat Depression and Anxiety
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
An old friend is missing these days – as a result of the experiment in non-confrontation.
My default – the mood that was always with me – was depression, the thought behind it being that I’m unloveable and unforgiveable. I don’t deserve love.
The character I was then was in many ways unloveable and unforgivable – to those I opposed. And the feedback was that I was always on guard, on the lookout, touchy, scared wolf, etc.
But the feeling was always with me. I always returned to it – the returning to which invalidated everything that just happened. Continue reading Old Friend Depression Missing
By Julie Fidler, Natural Society
When most people think of virtual reality (VR), their minds go to video games and being able to be in the middle of the action that right now they can only view on a TV or computer screen. But for some, VR therapy might soon become a viable and safe treatment for depression.
VR Helped People be Less Critical of Themselves
Part of the pain of depression is self-deprecation, feelings of failure, and hopelessness about the future. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and University of Barcelona – ICREA say they’ve found VR therapy may help depression sufferers be less critical of themselves, as well as reduce the other often paralyzing symptoms of depression. Continue reading Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People with Depression Find Drug-Free Relief