Topic: Anxiety & Depression

mental health
Oct 3 2017

Could your mental health symptoms be caused by a physical problem?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re experiencing the symptoms of mental health issues like anxiety or depression, you may want to discuss with your doctor whether these symptoms could be the result of a physical health problem. A number of different physical health problems share symptoms with mental health conditions, which can sometimes lead to misdiagnosis. Some researchers have... Read More

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mental health
Aug 22 2017

How you can support your college student’s mental health

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The number of college students living with mental health issues has grown substantially in recent years. A report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State found that over a five-year period, data gathered from 139 U.S. colleges and universities showed a 30% increase in the use of on-campus counseling services compared to... Read More

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untreated depression
Aug 1 2017

What are the physical and mental health risks of untreated depression?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

There are approximately 16 million adults in the U.S. who are living with major depression, but some statistics suggest that nearly 66% of people living with depression do not actively seek or receive appropriate treatment for their condition. There are a range of reasons people don’t seek treatment, including fear of the social stigma that... Read More

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Dealing with chronic health problems at work
Jun 28 2016

Are chronic health problems making you miss work?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the more than 117 million Americans living with chronic health problems, your health may be causing you to miss work or may make it more difficult to do your job. There are a number of steps you can take to better manage chronic health problems, which can improve your overall wellbeing,... Read More

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Apr 12 2016

Help your child manage a chronic health problem away from home

Disease Management, Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If your children are living with a chronic health problem like diabetes, asthma, depression or anxiety, or epilepsy, it’s important they know how to get the care they need when they’re away from home. Whether they’re headed to summer camp or going away to school, there are steps you should take well before they leave... Read More

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What you can do to treat seasonal affective disorder
Jan 5 2016

Diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder? Learn about your treatment options

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’ve been diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it’s helpful to have a basic understanding of the condition and what each type of treatment entails so you can make an informed decision. This Q&A provides answers to some common questions. Q: What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? A: SAD is a form of major... Read More

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Depression and Parkinson's
Jul 7 2015

Is there a link between depression and developing Parkinson’s disease?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Up to 60 percent of people who are living with Parkinson’s disease experience mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. But a new study has found data that may suggest another connection between the diseases that could link being diagnosed with depression with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Understanding the research The... Read More

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resiliency and heath
Apr 30 2015

How building resilience can improve your health

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

We recently spoke with Sheva Carr, author, speaker and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, about the importance of becoming a resilient person to overcome the physical and psychological effects of stress. Ms. Carr is an expert HeartMath® trainer and coach, as well as founding CEO of Fyera! / Heart Ambassadors, and a delegate to the United Nations... Read More

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coping with stress in college
Jan 6 2015

5 tips for coping with stress in college

Family Caregiving  •  By Cindy Piazza

Now that college has been in session for a semester, you may be wondering how your child is faring: Is he getting all of his assignments done? Can she keep her grades up? Is he making good friends with people who can be a positive influence? Is she becoming active with activities on campus? As... Read More

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There are different treatment options for teens who have anxiety disorders.
May 28 2014

Recognize anxiety disorders in your teen, and learn to help

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimated that, during any given 12-month period, 40 million American adults – or 18 percent of people at least 18 years of age – live with an anxiety disorder. According to the NIMH, 8 percent of young people aged 13 to 18 years have an anxiety disorder. These disorders can... Read More

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