Daily Archives: March 3, 2014

Antihistamines to treat insomnia

Antihistamines can cause drowsiness, which might help you fall asleep for a few nights — but routine use of antihistamines for insomnia isn’t recommended. Antihistamines induce drowsiness by working against histamine, a chemical produced by the central nervous system. In … Continue reading

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Sleep tips

Children fight it. Adults can’t seem to get enough. What is it? Sleep. If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, it may be time to tune up your bedtime — and daytime — routines. Try these self-help tips. … Continue reading

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Sleep and weight gain and whats the connection

It may be. Recent studies have suggested an association between sleep duration and weight gain. Sleeping less than five hours — or more than nine hours — a night appears to increase the likelihood of weight gain. In one study, … Continue reading

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DBT tips to reduce self harm

Having a problem with self-harm, suicidal thoughts or actions, or an increased presence of erratic emotions are all major red flags of Borderline Personality Disorder. Having these problems can greatly impact your ability to function properly and keep yourself safe … Continue reading

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3 emotional regulation skills that help stop self harm behaviors

If you are engaging in self-harming behaviors, you may be doing so because you feel intense emotional pain and feel as though you have no other outlet. But you can feel better and stop your self-harmful behaviors. Dialectical Behavior Therapy … Continue reading

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10 things you should say to a depressed loved one

1. Can I relieve your stress in any way? One thing all writing manuals say is SHOW don’t TELL. Words aren’t all that helpful to a person struggling with depression. Because let me speak from experience… almost everything she hears … Continue reading

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Living with and loving someone with Borderline personality disorder

We are a psychologically sophisticated society. Emotional difficulties are now shared openly — not only by celebrities but by your average person. It’s not unusual for people to tell friends that they have an anxiety disorder, anger management problem, depression, … Continue reading

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