The Pro-Active Wellness Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, proactively...

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia are often related. Each can be causes of the other which, in turn, leads to a vicious cycle that may seem impossible to break. A study conducted by Dag Neckelmann, MD, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry at Haukeland...

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Post partum depression

Having a baby is the most thrilling, wonderful, emotionally fulfilling experiences in life, right? Right? I said RIGHT? You mean you’re not feeling that warm fuzzy feeling that everyone talks about? You could be experiencing a touch of the baby blues and...

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Finding Relief from the Anxiety Attack

An anxiety attack, also referred to as a panic attack, is an episode of intense panic and/or fear. Unfortunately, it often occurs suddenly with little or no warning. In some cases, there’s an obvious trigger for the attack--getting stuck in an elevator, for example,...

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Depression in Women

Your sex is a factor in determining whether or not you’re more at risk of developing depression. Women are twice as likely as their male counterparts to suffer from this form of mental illness, whether it’s because they actually do or because men feel...

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Depression in the Elderly

Depression has often said to be a natural part of the aging process—but that’s not true. There’s nothing normal about depression, though according to the National Institute of Health (NIH) roughly 35 million Americans over the age of 65 are suffering from...

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