Are Unemployment And Mental Health Problems Linked?

Though the unemployment rate is steadily declining in most states, at least 10 percent of able-bodied Americans are currently unemployed due to the recession. Mental health issues such as depression and even suicide have steadily increased during the recession. In some cases, extended unemployment can cause depression. But more often than not, unemployment is just [&hellip

Even Non-Violent Winter Crimes May Be Hazardous to Your Health

When people think of crime during the winter months, they imagine the sadness of Christmas presents stolen from residences and vehicles. But any season with unusual extremes of weather can bring out a different kind of criminal, one who might not necessarily be violent but can still imperil your finances, holiday spirit, and general peace [&hellip

Holiday Activities Increase Your Risk of Serious House Fires

For most people, winter is a special season and a time for holiday celebration. Most people acknowledge that they are much more susceptible to suffer a cold, the flu, stress or even depression (such as seasonal affective disorder) during the colder months of the years. But fires can turn much more deadly and winter activities are [&hellip

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

If you or a loved one suffers from the “winter blues,” you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) While some people might experience low moods and energy during the summer months, seasonal affective disorder usually strikes people during the late fall and winter. Also, women are much more likely than men to experience this type [&hellip

Are Minor Tranquilizers Safe For Long-Term Use?

Ever since the Rolling Stones came out with the song “Mother’s Little Helper,” more and more people have become aware of the use of minor tranquilizers to ease anxiety and promote sleep. Valium, the anti-anxiety drug referred to in Mick Jagger’s famous tune, has plenty of sister drugs including Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin. However, medical [&hellip

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