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#1 Re: Anxiety » Vitamin D3 deficiency and anxiety/depression? » 2020-06-27 01:17:04

D3 actually helps with IBS. I think they only just found this out back in 2014. I put it to the test myself. I have anxiety and IBS brought on by stress and it greatly reduces the symptoms for me within a few hours. It would not shock me to see it helps with anxiety or depression either.

#2 Re: Anxiety » I hate feeling overwhelmed all the time » 2020-06-27 01:15:55

Have you considered making boundaries for yourself? You have to establish them for work, relationships, and spare time. Don't spend too much time working, too much time with friends/family, or too much time doing nothing productive. You have to find a balance for yourself so you don't end up feeling rushed or under pressure to go places or do certain tasks.

#3 Eating Disorders » Common food addictions? » 2020-06-27 01:13:34

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The only food-related addiction I have ever seen someone have is related to soda. A cousin of mine drinks 2 liters of soda every day. Usually Pepsi or Coke and if he goes one day without it, he gets angry. I used to think he was addicted to the caffeine but he switched to caffeine free a few years ago and still can't shake the habit.

Are there other common food addictions people struggle with outside of soda?

#4 Re: Eating Disorders » The body positive movement is giving kids the wrong idea... » 2020-06-27 01:11:16

I agree with you. The core message of the movement is to love yourself but you can't love yourself truly if you are not taking care of your body. You can be happy and confident at any size, but you shouldn't be celebrated for such a thing. It is a weird topic.

#5 Re: O.C.D » Repetitive thoughts » 2020-06-27 01:09:53

Are you talking about thought-action fusion? Where a person will think bad things on repeat and feel as if they had done this act without it even happening? Not all people with OCD have behavioral patterns that are set into action. Some people only have thoughts they can't shake.

#6 Re: Psychosis » Dishonesty and psychosis? » 2020-06-27 01:07:29

I have never really read and heard anything on this but it sounds like there could be something here. I mean, it seems to be like it would lead to a person having very deep-seated trust issues that can interfere with logical thinking.

#7 Psychosis » Boosting brain antioxidants could help! » 2020-06-27 01:05:35

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I read this article the other day and since there is a section for it, I figured I should share a bit from it. I read it on the site "Medical News Today" and the study that is being done is showing promising results!

" In particular, the team found that having higher glutathione levels was associated with responding to treatment more quickly.

Conversely, higher levels of glutamate were associated with having greater social difficulties. The researchers determined this using the Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment Scale, which measures function in social or work situations.

The findings suggest that higher levels of glutathione — which help regulate levels of glutamate — could help people with schizophrenia or other conditions that cause psychosis respond more quickly to treatment and have better overall outcomes. "

source: medicalnewstoday./articles/boosting-brain-antioxidants-could-improve-psychosis-outcomes#Boosting-brain-antioxidants

#8 Schizophrenia » How Is Schizophrenia Diagnosed? » 2020-06-27 01:02:41

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I am curious if anyone on here knows. While I don't have schizophrenia (at least I hope not), I have always wondered how something as complex as this is actually diagnosed by a doctor. What do they do to prove someone has this mental illness?

#9 Medication » Side effects of BuSpar? » 2020-06-27 01:00:29

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My doctor mentioned wanting me to try this. He said it is a newer medication that could help with my anxiety. I am just always worried about side-effects and while he did tell me a few of them, I don't think he gave me the complete list.

#10 Re: Medication » Natural options for anxiety/depression? » 2020-06-27 00:57:09

For some people, maca root is said to help. I noticed it does help with my mood but not so much my anxiety. I had a friend who swears by it but I think it affects everyone differently.

#11 Re: General Discussion » How has your day been? » 2020-06-27 00:56:08

It has been going, I guess. I have had neck and back pain for the last few days which really sucks considering it has been nice outside and I intended on getting some yard work done. Maybe tomorrow.

#12 Re: General Discussion » Struggling with healthier eating » 2020-06-27 00:54:23

I am a bit overweight and could stand to lose some but I think tigerbound is right. When I stopped caring so much, I did lose a little bit of weight and have since not put any more on. I am working on eating better for health reasons, losing weight will be a bonus.

#13 Re: General Discussion » Trust issues » 2020-06-27 00:53:10

If you had people breaking your trust from a young age, you are bound to have issues with this. I was fortunate enough to have a close family and a close friend growing up so when people did start lying and breaking my trust in life, I was able to cope with it.

#14 General Discussion » Does anyone here play video games? » 2020-06-27 00:52:10

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I am always looking for people to play with online. I play mostly PC but I also have a PS4 and play some titles on there. I am not likely to get the next-gen console considering I don't make much use of the one I have now. As for games, I play a bit of everything. Sports, FPS, role-playing, ect.

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