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Outside the lines: Coloring for adults to reduce anxiety

Outside the lines: Coloring for adults to reduce anxiety

While the word “coloring” may conjure childhood memories of “staying within the lines” of a favorite coloring book, the hobby also serves as a therapeutic exercise for adults. Those undergoing treatment for mental health conditions like anxiety can lure the mind away from worries by adopting the simple pastime. Some of the more prominent anxiety symptoms, such as a feeling of uneasiness, the inability to remain still, heart palpitations, a feeling of panic and shortness of breath, can be put on hold while coloring an intricate design. Read more

Helping local businesses become dementia-friendly

Helping local businesses become dementia-friendly

For those struggling with dementia and memory loss, getting around stores no longer has to be a daunting task. As reported by CBS News, Jennifer Harrison, a pharmacist in Beavercreek, Ohio, and her colleagues took an Alzheimer’s-friendly certification program provided by Home Instead Senior Care to make shopping less frustrating and confusing for those diagnosed with severe memory loss. Read more

Anxiety: a highly treatable condition

Anxiety: a highly treatable condition

Anxiety is a very common, yet often misunderstood, condition. Most people experience anxiety at some point as it is a normal reaction to stressful circumstances. A car mishap on the freeway while driving to work causes anxiety; arriving home and realizing the door key is missing causes anxiety. These are everyday situations in which the anxiety is relieved immediately as soon as the problem is resolved.

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Crohn's disease linked to anxiety

Crohn’s disease linked to anxiety

A recent study, published in the journal “Inflammatory Bowel Diseases,” showed that people, especially women, with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have an increased risk for developing an anxiety disorder.

The study, conducted at the University of Toronto, was led by Esme Fuller-Thomson, a University of Toronto professor. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders causing chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Fuller-Thomson said, “The additional burden of anxiety disorders makes life much more challenging so this double jeopardy must be addressed.” Read more

The treadmill of anxiety

The treadmill of anxiety

From car breakdowns on the freeway to sleeping through an alarm, life presents anxiety-inducing experiences that are simply part of everyday life. Everyone experiences temporary moments of anxiety that are almost always immediately relieved when the situation is resolved. Generalized anxiety disorder produces a different situation. For those experiencing this condition, anxiety is always present even when, apparently, there is nothing to be anxious about. Read more

Understanding the types of anxiety: GAD vs. SAD

Understanding the types of anxiety: GAD vs. SAD

When someone is continuously occupied with worrying about something bad happening, he or she could be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders of all kinds are serious mental health conditions that can lead to other more serious and debilitating mental disorders, trouble with relationships, health risks, substance abuse and suicide. Studies show that people with anxious worrying thoughts are more likely to commit suicide. (Kanwar 2013) Read more