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Everyday Help for Anxiety and Depression

By Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, especially among women.  Each condition is worthy of its own article and will get one in the upcoming few weeks, but first, let’s begin our investigation of anxiety and depression by taking a look at some of the recent news pertaining to these two conditions.  Then, in January, we’ll dive deeper into each condition with more in-depth information.
Recent News about Anxiety and Depression:
            •  There really are good reasons for adult coloring books; they are not just a fad.  Among other benefits, coloring produces relaxing alpha brain waves, which can cut stress in half in 10 minutes, thereby relieving feelings of anxiety.  The repetitive motion and fine motor control needed to color are thought to produce the calming alpha brain waves, according to British researchers.
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