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How does mental distress show physically?
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How does mental distress show physically?

  Almost every patient with stress related mental health problems reports at least one somatic symptom and 45 per cent report six symptoms or more, according to a Swedish study of 228 patients suffering from what is termed as exhaustion disorder. Here is the chart run down of the most common symptoms: Almost all: Tiredness … Continue reading

Health anxiety for diabetics is as bad as for neurological patients
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Health anxiety for diabetics is as bad as for neurological patients

  A quarter of Canadian diabetics, with either type one or two diabetes suffer from a tendency to worry about their health and thus misinterpret bodily sensations as more serious and threatening than they actually are. Neurological patients have the same degree of anxiety, judged the highest for all patient groups. Health anxiety was worse … Continue reading

A meaningful life will help you live longer and be happier
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A meaningful life will help you live longer and be happier

Having  a sense of purpose in life helps us live longer, and the earlier we discover it, the sooner the protective effects occur.  Researchers looked at data from over 6,000 participants, focusing on their self reported purpose in life. Over the 14 year follow up period 569 people died and all of those who died … Continue reading