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Archive for August 2013

Support Melissa Bosserman, a 17-year vestibular survivor, as she takes on one of her biggest challenges – a triathalon!

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Melissa was diagnosed with a vestibular disorder when she was only 13 years old. As she gets ready to celebrate her 30th birthday, Melissa wants to give back to the organization that helped her conquer her fears so she could lead an active, independent, and relatively “normal” life. VEDA is so happy to have Melissa as an ambassador to help raise awareness for vestibular disorders.

The Truth About Antidepressants

Posted by Kerrie Denner

How Antidepressants Work

Most antidepressants work by changing the balance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. In people with depression, these chemicals are not used properly by the brain. Antidepressants make the chemicals more available to brain cells like the one shown on the right side of this slide.

Happiness: 6 Myths and Truths

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Don't Fall for These Happiness Myths; Learn How to Overcome Them

By Annie Stuart, Reviewed by Marina Katz, MD

If you'd like to have more joy in your life – and who wouldn't? -- the first step may be to change your views about what happiness really is. See what experts have to say about common myths about happiness that may actually be holding you back.

Turning Straw Into Gold: A Not-To-Do List for the Chronically Ill

Posted by Kerrie Denner

by Toni Bernhard, JD

I love To-Do lists. I depended on them when I was working outside the home. I’ve depended them since my bed became my office. The one difference is that, pre-illness, I had fancy notepads and appointment books in which to keep my lists. Now I scribble them on any random piece of paper I can find.

A few weeks ago, I realized I could benefit from a Not-To-Do list that would remind me of my limitations—

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