Common Panic Attack Symptoms in South Asians

While experiencing a moment of fear and panic when faced with a dangerous situation is expected, panic attacks occur without the presence of a trigger or identifiable cause. Because of their random nature and the intensity of their symptoms, experiencing a panic attack can be terrifying. Many people feel as …

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Want to Lose Weight? Reduce the Stress

When you are under stress, your focus is primarily on getting through the stressful event. What tends to fall to the wayside are healthy living strategies like exercising and eating well and you may notice an increase in weight during the most stressful times of your life. For people experiencing …

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South Asian Emotion: The Truth About Laughter

Whether it’s a boisterous laugh that comes from the belly or a quiet laugh interspersed with snorting, when we laugh we instantly feel good and we want to do it again. What we don’t think about is what is happening to our minds and bodies as we giggle, chuckle or …

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Three Stages of Alcoholism

Many experience significant amount of stress during the holidays for a variety of reasons. With the abundance of alcohol that flows during this time of year, it is very easy to rely on drinking as a way to relieve stress. Some people may have a drink or two after work …

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South Asian Emotion: 4 Reasons to Control Your Anger

Anger is a basic emotion that emerges around 3 to 4 months of infancy. Evolutionarily, anger is meant to protect us from harm as it signals danger or an imminent threat to our well-being or safety. Feeling anger when you are mistreated, wronged or feel threatened is perfectly normal and …

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Biggest Risk Factor for Heart Disease: Depression

South Asians are four times more likely to have coronary artery disease than any other ethnic group according to the South Asian Heart Center, and experiencing a cardiac event can be a life-changing event. It brings to life the reality of your mortality and how close you may have come …

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The Many Faces of Depression

Rajani’s headaches would not go away. Her doctor prescribed her medications, though Rajani wanted to beat the headaches naturally. She tried everything: sleeping earlier, eating healthier, exercising more, getting massages and even watching less TV. There was nothing that helped. Her doctor also could not pinpoint a single physical cause …

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