Social Isolation: How It Affects Mental Health

Since the start of the pandemic, many individuals are forced to quarantine, stay on lockdown, and have social distance inside their houses, condos, apartments, etc. This physical distancing is essential to slow down the spread of the virus. However, long periods of social distancing can affect your mental health — both for the better and for the worse.

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Can Our Bodies Function Without Vitamins and Minerals?

Do you think our bodies can function properly without having most of the important vitamins and minerals? To put it simply, no, our bodies can’t handle living without any of these important vitamins and minerals as they are an important element in our bodies. But, why? Well, continue reading and you’ll learn why they are important.

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Tips to Reduce The Anxiety of People Who Suffer from GAD

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is associated with excessive and constant concern about a variety of topics. GAD sufferers have a hard time controlling their anxiety.

Many individuals with GAD do not really know how to end the anxiety loop and believe that is beyond their power. They also believe that they can not control their anxiety and that their anxiety controls them. This can lead to several issues, one of which is stress.  When anxiety is acute and stress levels are high, some people will find it difficult to carry out even the most basic daily tasks. 

Additionally, many people with GAD will avoid situations due to their anxiety, which will cause them to miss out on opportunities.

So, how can they alleviate or reduce their anxiety so as to not miss out on anything?

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Self-Diagnosis: Why You Shouldn’t Do It

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On this day, not everyone is privileged enough to get proper help from a professional. This would lead people to reach out to Google to search for their symptoms to reach a conclusion on their illness and start to self-diagnose themselves. Some can afford to get proper help but choose not to for personal reasons. Self-diagnosing is very dangerous and we are going to list down why they are not only dangerous but not advisable.

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Understanding the Side Effects of Antidepressants

An antidepressant is a type of medication that helps alleviate the symptoms of various mental health disorders such as, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, serious phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobia, bulimia, and lastly, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They try to address chemical imbalances in the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are thought to be the cause of mood and behavioral shifts.

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The Different Anxiety Myths We’ve All Heard About

Anxiety is an issue that you may know about. You’ve heard about it from friends, family, and acquaintances. Suddenly one day someone you know can’t come into work because of a panic attack or a family member can’t join in on an event because they have social anxiety. These situations often lead to people creating anxiety myths that may or may not hold water when closely looked at. 

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