If you find yourself unable to forgive those who have hurt you – no matter how small or major the offense – think again about what you are actually doing to yourself. Holding onto bitterness, pain, blame, anger or hostility is a form of internal stress that can undermine your health and quality of life.
In the United States, the blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol seems to be safe for driving, according to a University of California, San Diego study.
All relationships have there ups and downs, but there are certain types of behavior in any relationship that are unacceptable and abusive. If you think that your partner is abusive, review the information below.
September 8 through 14 is "National Suicide Prevention Week." Are you aware of the warning signs of suicide? According to the latest available data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009, suicide was the tenth-leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 36,909 deaths.
Women who are most likely to experience panic attacks are least likely to be aware of panic disorder, according to a survey by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA).
The largest, most comprehensive study of couple therapy ever conducted reports that therapy can help even very distressed married couples if both partners want to improve their marriage.
According to the American Psychological Association's annual Stress in America survey, almost 70 percent of Americans single out money as the number-one factor that affects their stress level.
Most people associate addiction with alcohol, drugs or smoking, but millions of individuals suffer from numerous other types of addictions. Known collectively as addictive disorders, in addition to abuse of substances such as alcohol, drugs and smoking, individuals can also become addicted to compulsive types of behavior such as: gambling, shopping, eating, sexual activity, pornography or use of the internet.
According to a study in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, a review of more than 160 studies of human and animal subjects has found "clear and compelling evidence" that – all things being equal – happy people tend to live longer and experience better health than their unhappy peers.
Studies show that those who openly grieve heal much faster than those who repress or avoid their feelings. Running away from grief postpones sorrow; clinging to grief prolongs pain. Neither leads to healing.
Prescription medications can be effective when they are used properly, but some can be addictive and dangerous when misused. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 14 of the 20 most abused mood-altering substances in the U.S. are prescription drugs.