Could Cleaning Help Your Anxiety?


There are some people out there who really like to clean. Some people clean for their profession. Other people don’t like to clean. Typically, they avoid cleaning or they pay the people who clean professionally to do the cleaning for them. Cleaning can be a tedious task. It requires noticing when things need to be cleaned, taking the time to …

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Will My Depression And Anxiety Symptoms Go Away If I Meditate?

                  Meditation is not a cure and it is not a medicine. It is a scientifically backed tool which has been proven numerous times to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety, in addition to the common stress which can worsen both conditions. Both depression and anxiety are highly co-occurring mental health …

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Anxiety Drug Overdoses at All-Time High

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Anxiety Drug Overdoes

The amount of anxiety drug overdoses in the U.S. is at an all-time high, according to a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. Some of the most well-known drugs in this group include Valium, Xanax, and Librium and they are most commonly used for insomnia, mood disorders, and anxiety.

The study found that the number of prescriptions tripled between 1996 and 2013 but the number of overdoses quadrupled during that time. There is no immediate explanation for the overdoses. However, researchers suggested it might be a result of combining the drugs with opioids and alcohol.

Also, the quantity doubles which suggests that people are either using twice as much as they should be of using the drugs for a longer duration, both which increase the risk of overdose.

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ADHD and Addiction


It’s common for people to have a mental illness, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which slowly contributes to the development of addiction. Typically, illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, because of the emotional pain that one endures with these illnesses, contribute to addiction. However, other disorders have also been known to contribute to addiction, such as ADHD and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). These are illnesses that affect one’s ability to concentrate, which can create significant problems at work, home, and in relationships. These symptoms can create significant problems in one’s life, which may cause someone to turn to drinking or the use of drugs as a means to cope with their life.

In fact, research indicates that those who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD as children or teens have a good chance of developing a problem with addiction later in life. They may initially find use of drugs or alcohol as a way to feel better, which might have gotten worse over time, creating an addiction. Experts have also found that 60% of children and teens who were diagnosed with ADD/ADHD will continue to experience symptoms of the disorder in adulthood. The symptoms of ADD/ADHD in an adult include:

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