MASSAGE People with general anxiety disorder (GAD) may experience constant anxiety, with fearful and worrisome thoughts at all hours of the day. GAD sufferers often feel drained fatigued, or develop long-term stomach pain and muscle tension. A recent study found that massages may actually help treat anxiety and other other mental



EXERCISE There is growing evidence to support the effectiveness of exercise as an adjunct treatment for depression and bipolar disorder. One study found that bipolar inpatients who participated in a walking group 5 days per week for 40 minutes per session reported lower depression and anxiety symptoms than those who did



HYDROTHERAPY Water has been used for thousands of years to treat various ailments. The technical term “Hydrotherapy” simply means using water in any of its forms (water, ice, steam) for health promotion or treatment of various diseases. 1 One example of a hydrotherapy treatment is the cold shower. You can imagine



NUTRITION What you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood. An unhealthy diet is a significant risk factor not only for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, but also for common mental disorders. There is now consistent evidence that poor dietary habits are associated with