cell phone addiction

Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

We have access to an endless supply of information at the tip of our fingers. Cell phones give us the ability to inform ourselves on current events, research topics, complete work tasks, engage in gossip, compare products to make purchases, and so forth. They are convenient and seemingly a tool for simpler connections. Yet, they…

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gambling addiction

Gambling and Mental Health

It feels good to win. When we gamble, we get high. The brain releases a rush of dopamine, creating a desire for more. For some, that high is overpowering, influencing a compulsion to gamble, regardless of the consequence. When the desire starts to preoccupy the brain, it becomes a gambling addiction or pathological gambling. A…

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GI Problems and Anxiety

Anxiety might make interacting with the world uncomfortable but its physical symptoms can make it unbearable. People who suffer from high stress and anxiety are at risk of developing gut-related issues that affect their quality of life. The simplicity of eating at a restaurant, sitting through a lengthy play, or carpooling with co-workers becomes complicated…

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sleep and anxiety

Nightmares During Coronavirus: How Global Anxiety Affects Sleep

There is a bizarre phenomenon going around–vivid dreaming during the days of quarantine. People across the globe have reported experiencing intense dreams (or nightmares) related to the virus, and a clear memory of the dream. While the current state of the globe is unique, researchers have an idea of why this anomaly exists.  The Coronavirus…

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