magazine, mental health

Drug & Alcohol Abuse During Pregnancy - Why It's Not Okay

Pregnancy can be such a beautiful experience and many expecting mothers look forward to giving birth after going through the many stresses and changes that occur during this period. Expecting mothers have to pay keen attention to what they consume as they can be transferred to their unborn child. Staying away from drugs will help to protect you and your baby’s life. You may be thinking that alcoholic beverages, marijuana, and cocaine are the only no zone drugs, but they are not. Taking certain
Quirk Contributor
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8 Ways CBT Can Improve Your Relationships

CBT is one of the most popular forms of therapy these days, and is commonly used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, and a variety of other problems. It is based on the theory that our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs affect our emotions, and this in turn affects the way we behave. Treating the issues that are troubling you is likely to improve your quality of life and help you to have a more positive outlook. This in turn can have a positive impact on your relationships. In this arti
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magazine, cbt

Why Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented form of talking therapy. It was developed by psychiatrist Aaron Beck in the 1960’s, who was using psychoanalysis in his practice. During his sessions with clients, he started noticing something. The clients were having inner dialogues in their heads. These dialogues tended to be negatively skewed, and this was affecting the way they were feeling and behaving. A client might have a thought “I noticed my friend has not been in touch with
Quirk Contributor
3 min read
magazine, cbt

Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help With Stress?

Stress can help you to feel motivated, be productive and accomplish tasks faster. A little bit of stress can be good for you – would you ever get things done if you didn’t feel pressured to do them at all? In today’s society, however, many of us are under intense, prolonged stress. The stress reaction – also referred to as the flight-or-fight reaction – is designed to be quick. It gives us a sense of urgency and prepares our bodies for action. From an evolutionary point of view, this is necessar
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magazine, startups, mental health

How Employee Mental Health Impacts The Bottom Line

So to kick this article off with the words of a man much smarter than me.. A company runs on happiness. When was the last time you saw someone that was at their peak performance level sad? I'm going to guess never because when you're sad and unhappy you simply don't preform well. Companies seem to be doing everything they possibly can to improve the mood of their employees. They go on work retreats. Ping Pong tables are installed. Free coffee and tea in the kitchen. Monthly 1 on 1's with th
Koby Conrad
3 min read
magazine, mental health

If I Have Anxiety Does That Mean I Am Crazy?

If you have anxiety it does not mean that you are a crazy person; though sometimes anxiety attacks can be so extreme to the point that victims begin to believe that they are crazy. Besides, according to studies done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it was revealed that anxiety disorders are the most prevalent types of mental disorders in the United States and it affects over 40 million adults.  Ok now, pay keen attention to the figure quoted. If having anxiety means that you are crazy
Quirk Contributor
3 min read
magazine, mental health

5 Foods You Didn't Know Treat Anxiety

It may be pretty surprising to many that food can help to reduce anxiety. Anxiety can be a silent killer. If not controlled or treated it can keep you stagnant in life and stifle your visions and dreams. If you get caught by its claws you may begin to accept its lies and deceits. Have you been anxious for a while now? Have you tried everything possible to make it disappear? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you have arrived at the right place. Cheer up! With no further delay, let’
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magazine, cbt

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You Believe In Climate Change

Why is it that despite 97% of scientists agreeing on climate change, millions of people still claim that it's a hoax? The answer is simple. The human brain is horrible at dealing with bad situations. If you don't believe in climate change? It's okay. I get it. I'm not here to bash on anyone who doesn't believe. I mean let's be honest, the concept is pretty horrifying. The world is heating up. Ice caps are melting. Ecosystems are being destroyed. Bees are dying. Hurricanes keep popping up. TH
Koby Conrad
5 min read
magazine, mental health

The Best Natural Ways To Relieve Sleep Issues

At the end of the day, most people look forward to a long, restful sleep. So there’s nothing more frustrating than getting into bed and lying awake for hours on end. Sleep disorders plague 50-70 million people in the United States alone, and nearly 9 million Americans rely on prescription drugs to help them fall asleep. There are a number of reasons why so many people suffer from sleep issues. Sometimes it’s related to a mental illness, like depression or anxiety. In some instances, physical co
Quirk Contributor
3 min read
magazine, cbt

Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help With Depression?

Depression is a serious mental health condition that can be caused by a series of social, psychological and biological factors. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 300 million people [https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression] around the world suffer from depression. People with depression often struggle to work, which is why it’s also the number one cause of disability worldwide. Although there are effective treatments for depression available, less than hal
Quirk Contributor
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