Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, is a type of depression that is associated with the seasons of the year, typically Fall and Winter. Symptoms often have their onset at the same time each year, and may result in symptoms such as low mood, difficulty concentrating, sadness, feeling hopeless, guilty, worthless, increased carbohydrate cravings resulting in…

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Loss is a natural part of life.  We all experience loss as we navigate through our life stages.  We generally understand the loss of human life, but loss can occur when we lose jobs or an important role in our life, losing relationships when going through divorce or separations, the loss of a loved one’s…

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In the North American medical model, the statement “the cure for unhapiness is happiness” can sound at odds with our learned need to understand and answer the questions:  what’s wrong with us, what is our pathology, our diagnosis and possible treatments.  The History of The Science Of Happiness The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual is the…

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Manage Your Anxiety in Paris Ontario at Absolute Health & Wellness Anxiety disorders form the most common group of mental disorders, affecting about 16% of the population. It usually starting just before or in early adulthood. The symptoms can vary from person to person, but core features include excessive/worry or avoidance of perceived threats that…

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blog cover photo for an article on kava for the treatment of anxiety

Anxiety affects many people. It’s symptoms can vary from person to person based on the classification of anxiety. For many people they look for some intervention to help manage those symptoms. There are many clinically proven things – from counselling, to exercise. Kava may also play an important role in treating anxiety. The Research on…

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blog cover photo for an article on saffron for the treatment of anxiety

Saffron seems to have a reliable effect on reducing anxiety. When using the validated questionnaire to define anxiety alone, the effect is small yet significant, however when using other subjective questionnaires with patients in these trials, it appears to have quite a strong effect. Research on Saffron and Anxiety Some trials were conducted on certain…

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blog cover photo for article about anxiety and omega-3 fatty acids

Anxiety is prevalent and the importance of nutrition is often underestimated in the management of mental health disorders. Supplementing with fish oil can be helpful for patients dealing with anxiety, and the mechanisms of action are quite interesting. Review Of Research A systematic review of the research investigated the efficacy and the mechanisms of action…

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As if there weren’t already enough people telling you exercise is good for you, we’re here to say exercise can also help with anxiety. Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent and debilitating mental health conditions in the world. The prevalence is having been found to be as high as 30% in youth from 13-19…

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blog cover photo for article about passionflower and generalized anxiety

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics investigated the effects of Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety. They went as far as comparing it to a commonly prescribed pharmaceutical intervention (oxazepam). The results were intriguing. What is Passionflower Passionflower is a woody, climbing vine, used historically as a relaxing nervine, which…

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blog cover photo for article about using ashwagandha for treating anxiety

Anxiety is very common, in fact anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health diagnoses. The symptoms vary from person to person but many people look for some intervention to help manage those symptoms. There are many clinically proven things – from counselling, to exercise. Ashwagandha is an ayurvedic herb, commonly used for…

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