What It Feels Like to Wake up During Surgery: ‘It Was Like a Nightmare’

What It Feels Like to Wake up During Surgery: 'It Was Like a Nightmare'

Surgeons perform procedures for patients after administering general anesthesia. Patients slip into a deep sleep with little or no knowledge of the surgical procedure. On rare occasions, patients wake up during surgery. This condition is called anesthesia awareness. This condition is generally traumatic.  What is Anesthesia Awareness   Anesthesia awareness is a condition where patients under […]

What Causes PTSD? Here’s What Happens to the Brain After Trauma

What Causes PTSD? Here's What Happens to the Brain After Trauma

According to the National Alliance for Mental Health, approximately 10 percent of women and 4 percent of men will develop post-traumatic stress disorder during the course of their lifetimes. Both men and women who’ve experienced sexual assault, terrorist attacks or violent crimes are at higher risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic […]

Easy Ways to Fix Peeling Nails

Easy Ways To Fix Peeling Nails

Sometimes, you may find horizontal splits in your fingernails that result in peeling back of thin layers of the nails. There are several causes of splitting or peeling nails. This condition is called onychoschizia. Nails are comprised of layers of fibrous protein known as keratin which is also found in hair and skin. Keratin strengthens […]

What Happens When You Take Ibuprofen Daily

What Happens When You Take Ibuprofen Daily.

Sold under different brand names Motrin, Ibuprin, and Advil, Ibuprofen is a drug used to relieve inflammation, swelling, and pain. It belongs to a group of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). You can purchase Advil or Motrin over-the-counter in 200mg tablets although higher doses require a prescription.Most people tend to think that drugs […]

Top 8 Causes of Hair Loss in both Men and Women

Top 8 Causes of Hair Loss in both Men and Women

The problem of losing hair is commonly known as alopecia which affects both women and men. Hair loss can occur when you run a quick brush or take a shower throughout your hair. On a single day, you may tend to lose about 50- 100 hairs. If you have excessive hair loss, it can be […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Natural and Alternative Treatments for PTSD Recovery

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Natural and Alternative Treatments for PTSD Recovery

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly called PTSD, is a mental health issue that affects some people after witnessing or experiencing a horrible event. A car accident, sexual assault, war combat, and natural disasters are common causes of the troubling emotional disorder. Fortunately, a number of alternative therapies are showing remarkable promise when it comes […]

Could You Have PTSD? 5 Signs and Symptoms That You Should Know

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often receives a lot of press when it comes to soldiers returning from war. You might have even seen movies where a former soldier struggles with nightmares and flashbacks of the trauma that they endured. While the ravages of war are a common cause of PTSD, you should also be aware […]

9 Weird Psychotherapy Methods that You Didn’t Know Exist!

[nextpage title=”…”] 9 Weird Psychotherapy Methods that You Didn’t Know Exist! Psychotherapy isn’t what most believe it to be. While a certain stigma still exists, psychotherapy and other mental health professions are valid means of taking care of yourself. Psychotherapy exists as a professional relationship between the therapist and the patient. The goal is strictly to […]

Protect Your Health by Learning the ABC’s of Skin Cancer Identification

Protect Your Health by Learning the ABC’s of Skin Cancer Identification Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer seen in the United States. It is estimated that 5 million people in the United States receive treatment for skin cancer each year. Annually, there are more cases of skin cancer than breast […]

5 Makeup Tricks To Give Droopy Lids A Lift

5 Makeup Tricks To Give Droopy Lids A Lift According to the American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery website, droopy lids can be caused by the natural aging process, sustained trauma or a neurological disease. For those not interested in pursuing surgical alternatives, there are numerous makeup tricks that can minimize the appearance of […]

How Technology Can Reduce The Anxiety Surrounding Child Custody Communication

Custody issues are stressful enough, having to communicate with your spouse or former spouse over them can be a minefield. Being expected to communicate and coordinate schedules with someone that you may have a contentious relationship is at times difficult and at other times impossible. Fortunately technology is available to make communications and coordination easier, […]

Anxiety and Divorce: Holiday Style

Going through a divorce is tough, really tough. Going through a divorce during the holidays is excruciating. Everything you have known about the holidays changes, and if you have children it is complicated exponentially. There are few situations that inspire more anxiety than figuring holiday schedules for children and planning how you will fill the […]

Anxiety and the Infertility Rollercoaster

Many people all around us are struggling with infertility. Infertility can a silent hell. People do not talk about infertility issues like they would if they had a physical condition or other stressful circumstance in their life. Many times a couple choose to walk the road of infertility alone, discussing it only with their doctor. […]

Anxiety and the Horrible Breakup

So your relationship is over? Whether it is a divorce, a breakup with a long time partner or the dissolution of something that you felt would have potential, breakups are painful. My clients report being in literal physical pain after a breakup, and many do not know how to soothe the pain or where to […]

Anxiety and the Missing Boundary

Some of us have poor boundaries. Let’s admit it. When we were growing up we were shamed or ridiculed or bullied for asking for our needs to be met. We might have been made to feel “less than” when we stated what we wanted. This left us with a sense that we are not worthy […]

Anxiety and Stopping the Thoughts That Rob Your Peace

Anxious thoughts can hold you captive and keep you on a roller coaster of worry and fear. It seems that you are carried along by a cadre of thoughts over which you have no control. These thoughts wreak havoc on your mind and body. Your body bears the brunt of experiencing the hormonal cascade of […]

Anxiety on Crack: Otherwise Known as “My Kid is An Addict. What Now?”

You have just found out that your kid is addicted to drugs or alcohol. This kid could be a young teen or an adult child, it does not matter, finding out that they are owned by addiction is news dreaded by any parent.  You feel confused, terrified, furious and lost. You don’t know where to […]

Anxiety, Authenticity and Getting Naked

anxiety |aNGˈzī-itē| noun ( pl. anxieties ) a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome: he felt a surge of anxiety. authenticity |ˌôTHenˈtisitē| noun the quality of being authentic: the paper should have established the authenticity of the documents before publishing them. naked |ˈnākid| adjective […]