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10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

11/06/2015 | Mental Wellness

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the U.S. affecting approximately 40 million adults. Individuals suffering from an anxiety disorder experience fears that can be debilitating, cause significant distress, and limit their ability to function. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is one type of anxiety disorder. It is characterized by excessive worries and “what if’s?” and women are twice as likely to be diagnosed…

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Warning Signs- Understand the Signs of Depression in Adults

11/06/2015 | Mental Wellness

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), major depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S. Each year about 6.7% of adults experience a major depressive episode. Women are 70 % more likely than men to experience depression during their lifetime. The average age of onset is 32 years old. Everyone occasionally feels sad. But these feelings usually pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, sad feelings linger for several weeks, interfere…

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2015 Indy Moms Survey Results

07/06/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy EatingMental Wellness

Earlier this year, Indiana University Health conducted a survey of 280 Indianapolis area moms about health. Our goal was to learn what’s important to Indy moms in order to provide you with health and wellness advice that will improve your family’s daily lives. Here are the results of the 2015 Indy Moms Survey. 1: How do Indy moms grade their own health and the health of their kids? 53% of Indy moms give their families a B when it comes to health and wellness. 48% report that their kids…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

04/01/2015 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Autism spectrum disorder affects about one in 88 children in the United States, according to the CDC. Autism is about four times more likely to occur in boys than girls. Currently, scientists do not know the cause of autism. April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life. Autistic children often have communication and social development problems, as well as rejecting physical contact.…

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Colts vs. Patriots: The Science Behind Sports Rivalries

01/14/2015 | Mental Wellness

For most fans of the Indianapolis Colts, the mere sight of a New England Patriots jersey makes their "blue blood" boil red hot. And when these longtime rival NFL teams come face-to-face on the football field – as they will this weekend for a high-stakes, all-or-nothing, AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA – fan tensions will be as high as a Pat McAfee punt. But where do such "us versus them" attitudes come from? And why are some rivalries so strong and long-lasting? …

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Coping with holiday stress

12/25/2014 | WellnessMental Wellness

What are some ways to prevent being over-stressed during the holidays? If you are aware that sometimes the holiday season gets the best of you, try preventing stress and depression early on with these tips. Plan ahead. Schedule specific days for shopping, cooking, visiting and even relaxing. Plan menus and shopping lists. Stick to a budget. Whether it is for a holiday meal or presents, budget out your holiday season. You will feel a lot less stressed knowing what your bills will look like in January.…

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Six Tips to Deal with Stress This Thanksgiving

11/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Thanksgiving is a time when you are truly pressured to perform. As a host or hostess, you challenge yourself to have the perfect Thanksgiving, forgetting the difficulty of family holiday cooperation. However, stress is nothing short of normal; sometimes this holiday can seem to be more of a kin collision course than a time of familial thankfulness. Nonetheless, those who are prepared achieve Thanksgiving triumph. We have a few tips that you can use to be a little more thankful and a lot less stressed…

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How to Tend to Your Loved One’s Mental Health

11/14/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Mental health disorders affect millions of U.S. adults each year. Some disorders are mild. Others are more disabling and require intensive management and care. If your loved one has a mental health disorder, it can require just as much of your attention and energy as a physical health problem. Here’s how you can make a difference in your loved one’s treatment and recovery: Get the facts. Learning about your loved one’s specific mental health problem, including the symptoms and treatment…

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Five Things to Avoid if You Have Anxiety

11/06/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Whether you live with an anxiety disorder or only experience anxiety sporadically, you know how greatly this state of mind can affect your life. For many, anxiety can be reduced quickly if the correct actions are taken. However, most people who live with anxiety engage in activities that only increase the negative feeling, without even realizing what they’re doing. Though anxiety can seem difficult to overcome and may even be something you’re uncomfortable addressing, the best way to…

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When to Call the Doctor: Depression and Anxiety

11/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Occasional sadness and feelings of stress are part of life. It is normal to feel sad or overwhelmed, especially during life changes or times of high stress; however, if you or a loved one has persistent depression and/or anxiety, it may be time to seek professional help. Depression and anxiety are closely related. An estimated 35 to 85 percent of patients with one condition will show symptoms of the other as well. Experts say treating both disorders as one illness leads to better outcomes for patients.…

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