The Most Common Elderly Mental Health Concerns And Their Effects

Between 2015 and 2050, the number of adults aged 60 or over worldwide is set to nearly double from 900 million to two billion. This will make them the largest demographic in the world. With advances in technology helping us lead longer lives, this means that more people may begin to experience chronic conditions. While … Read more

7 Days Of Stress Management Activities To Start This Week

The stress of modern life can wreak havoc on both the body and the mind. People may encounter work stress, money troubles, health issues, relationship problems, and any number of other situations that must be managed. Long-term, chronic stress takes a toll on inner peace, frequently leading to anxiety and depression. Many of the issues leading … Read more

Why Pain Patients Suffer From More Anxiety (And How To Treat It)

If you suffer from anxiety, you’re not alone. If you’re a pain patient, you should know that anxiety and pain are often interrelated. Anxiety itself is the most common mental health issue, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). About 18% of all U.S. adults suffer from an anxiety disorder, and about one-third of people … Read more

Chronic Pain And Mental Health Issues — What You Need To Know

Chronic pain is stressful, and can contribute to a wide range of health problems including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. In addition to the physical symptoms, chronic pain also affects social, occupational, and recreational activities in the lives of those affected. And this can lead to mental health concerns like depression and anxiety. Let’s take … Read more

Arthritis Symptoms Aren’t Just Physical — What You Need To Know

What are common physical arthritis symptoms?  Physically, arthritis is the blanket term for more than 100 conditions that cause joint pain. The physical arthritis symptoms most of these types have in common include: Joint pain and swelling Fatigue Stiffness Limited mobility Osteoarthritis is the most common form, affecting more than 27 million people nationally. Patients … Read more

How To Support A Loved One With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a serious condition that affects millions of people all around the world. It is very difficult to measure and the pain is often unique to each person. There is no magic treatment to cure chronic pain either and there are many complicated issues that can come along with chronic pain conditions. So … Read more

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Pain

Traditionally, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been used to help change the thought processes of many who suffer from chronic pain conditions, as well as other mental conditions. It uses empirical research to develop coping strategies that are used in reshaping negative thought patterns in behaviors and emotional regulation. Years of practice has shown this … Read more

Patient Expectations Can Influence Pain Treatment Outcomes

The experience of pain is a complex interaction of biological and psychological processes. The traditional view of pain was that it is the result of damage to tissues of the body that is detected by nerves that transmitted this information to the brain. This biologically focused view is accurate, but it is incomplete. The signals … Read more

Kati Morton – Vloggers We Love

Mental health and how to practice self-care are subjects most people know little about. Psychology can be scary and difficult to understand, especially when you are in the thick of a problem like depression, anxiety, anorexia, or any other psychological disorder. How do you find help for these issues if you are not ready or … Read more

Stop Rumination In Its Tracks – Here’s How

When you go through a big personal crisis, it is easy to spend a large amount of your time obsessing over the details and consequences. It can be helpful to reflect, strategize, and make a plan by evaluating the possible outcomes. This is natural and can be a way to intelligently cope with risk. Those … Read more