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It’s Not All In Your Head

Sometimes anxiety, stress or sadness do more than just bounce around inside your head. Sometimes they cause physical problems.

Back pain, trouble sleeping, an upset stomach or sexual problems are all among the common ways the body expresses itself when something isn't right emotionally.

This mind-body connection can go both ways. People coping with a long-term illness, for example, might find themselves also coping with depression.

“For your health, it's important to deal with these issues, ” says Sharon Jedel, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “For help in developing coping strategies, talk to your doctor, a psychologist or other mental health professional, especially if your feelings are interfering with your quality of life. ”

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To learn more about the mind-body connection, visit Rush for a FREE class on Wednesday, October 24. Register by calling (888) 352-RUSH (7874).


 

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