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Turning Straw Into Gold

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Illness through a Buddhist lens by Toni Bernhard, J.D.

5 Tough Choices You Face When Chronically Ill or in Pain

Suffering from chronic pain or illness—or, as is often the case, both—can feel like a full-time job. One reason for this is that we must constantly assess and evaluate if we’re managing our health and our relationships as skillfully as possible. This ongoing decision making makes up a major part of the workload in this full-time job—a position we certainly never applied for!

PTSD plus Tinnitus Make Everyday Noise Tough to Take

Posted by Kerrie Denner

by Matthew Coleman

When Marc Fagelson, PhD, a professor of audiology at East Tennessee State University, noticed that some of his tinnitus patients rated themselves as more troubled by the condition than others, he completed an extensive chart review. These patients all had one thing in common: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  

Beat the Winter Blues

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Shedding Light on Seasonal Sadness

As the days get shorter, many people find themselves feeling sad. You might feel blue around the winter holidays, or get into a slump after the fun and festivities have ended. Some people have more serious mood changes year after year, lasting throughout the fall and winter when there’s less natural sunlight. What is it about the darkening days that can leave us down in the dumps? And what can we do about it?

Ringing in the new year?

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Hearing by Dr. Gregory Frazer

Tinnitus or “ringing in the ears” is a condition that many people are familiar with—either they experience it occasionally or they know someone who does. But for some it is a chronic condition that can make day-to-day functioning difficult.

When Antidepressants Don't Work, Give Counseling a Try

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Study found that patients were three times likelier to benefit from the addition of cognitive behavioral therapy

Friday, December 7, 2012  (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from depression who don't respond to antidepressants alone may find relief if they also undergo cognitive behavioral therapy, a new British study suggests.

Many of the two-thirds of those with depression who do not respond fully to antidepressants are three times more likely to improve with cognitive behavioral therapy, the researchers report.

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