Sustained stress can trigger memory loss: Study

Sustained stress can trigger memory loss: Study

Many of us might find ourselves under stress for one or the other of the reasons, like a difficult job, a bad marriage, a boss too demanding, or maybe, any of our bad decisions. But are these reasons really worth letting ourselves come under so much stress? Probably not. Stress can have detrimental effect on us, and if it continues for too long, it may even cause a memory loss, says a recent study by the Ohio University.

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Is parental depression associated with preschoolers’ fussy eating habits?

Is parental depression associated with preschoolers’ fussy eating habits?

The constant phase of darkness that parents plunge into during the pregnancy and the formative years of a child’s upbringing may, directly or indirectly, affect physical and mental growth of the child. The depression of parents during the gestation period and the child’s pre-school years has been linked to an increased likelihood of his being a fussy eater, a research at Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands has found. Read more

OCD is no joke!

OCD is no joke!

Do you wash your hands too often? Are you afraid of height, animals, falling sick or deaths? Most of the people will say “yes” to one or more of these questions, which is normal. We do have some eccentric habits and are prone to being afraid of something or the other. But, there is always a thin line between a normal behavioral action or thought and a mental problem with the above mentioned feelings, which is called obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Read more

How to manage social anxiety during the holidays

How to manage social anxiety during the holidays

The holidays are a time for festivity, which usually means endless invitations to work and family parties, as well as reunions with friends and other social functions. While this can be a source of enjoyment for many, for those with social anxiety disorder (SAD), it can be a nightmare. People with SAD may dread these holiday social interactions and want to avoid them altogether. While saying no to some social events might be beneficial, refusing to go to any will only cause isolation and possibly lead to feelings of depression. Read more

8 ways to stay positive during the holidays

8 ways to stay positive during the holidays

As soon as November rolls around, stores begin to blend Thanks Giving decorations with Christmas decorations, and there’s barely a break in the holiday routine to prepare for New Year. Although the magic of the holidays lies in its ability to remind us of what’s truly important in life, and how to be grateful and optimistic for the future, it can also be the source of a lot of stress, and even depression.

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