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A perfect storm:’ Body-image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic

Beyond the physical toll of COVID-19, many are facing pandemic-related mental health challenges, including the way they view themselves and their bodies. Stress, anxiety, depression and decreased human interaction all play a role in the development of negative body image, said Amy Lerner Wasserbauer, a clinical psychologist and counselor at Arizona State University. “COVID has

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CBD: Its Therapeutic Role For Improving Mental Health

Mental health is as crucial as the physical signs and symptoms you experience now and then. Long-term psychological issues often transform into physical ailments. Also, it leads to physiological distress and prevents your immune responses. Some common mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and mood swings haunt the lives of many people. In such cases, herbal

COVID-19

10 Expert Tips To Help Prevent Pandemic Parent Burnout

We’ve been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic for over a year now, and for many, life under lockdown is taking its toll. Psychologists are reporting a rise in “pandemic fatigue” with more and more people starting to feel exhausted, stressed, and unable to cope. While the constant hum of anxiety has had a significant negative

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Marijuana and mental health: Examining a complicated relationship

A blue haze swirled around Jaime Weidmann as the TV droned on. Another day, another high. But this day in 2016 would be different. Her boyfriend was fed up with her verbal abuse and refusal to get a job — Weidmann hadn’t worked in five years. Tired of enabling her marijuana addiction, he kicked her

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Research finds COVID-19 may worsen symptoms of those with Tourette’s

Stress, isolation and face mask requirements related to COVID-19 may be worsening symptoms for the estimated 1% of the world’s population who suffer from Tourette syndrome, research shows. The neurological disorder, named for a French doctor who first described the condition in 1885, is characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements or sounds. Common motor tics include

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Telehealth is the best option for some but not all, mental health experts say

Telehealth can help treat people with depression or other mental-health issues but patients need to guard their privacy and consider whether the treatment is right for them, health advocates said. June Rolph, a board-certified nurse practitioner in Phoenix, said patients may feel more emotionally removed from the therapeutic process in a video session than they

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