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Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

There is no laboratory test to say you have an generalized anxiety disorder. It is diagnosed based on your symptoms, and the severity of your symptoms. Often, anxiety is diagnosed when you seek treatment for the physical symptoms that accompany it. For example, you might have chest pains or heart palpitations and contact the doctor or visit an... Read moreChevron
posted 08/26/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Author and Advocate

Police Violence: Half of Those Who Get Killed Have a Mental Illness

Warning: If you get upset over reports in the news media, particularly over recent events. I strongly suggest you give this post a miss. Take care of yourself, be well. We’ll catch up next time.   Trust me, I did not want to write this. I recently returned from a spiritually refreshing road trip to highly disturbing reports of the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

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Librarian and Writer

Goal Setting Part One: Setting a Goal

Along with biology: an underlying reason a lot of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia might not set goals is because their "pre-morbid" level of functioning wasn't high to begin with.   If you have little experience at social events, with "going for the gold" on a sports team or in another traditional arena like dating or relating, it... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/04/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

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I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems, either.   Another... Read moreChevron

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