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Depression
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21
Mar

Can the Seasons and Weather Affect Your Sobriety?

The saying goes, “As the seasons change, so do we,” and this proverb may have added meaning when it comes to addiction recovery. Although the determination to stay sober is your own, the changing of the seasons and weather can have an impact on your sobriety. As we in the United States transition into spring...
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19
Oct

Mindfulness Therapy for Depression

Mindfulness Therapy for Depression   Mindfulness therapy for treating depression is a relatively new approach. There is a growing body of research that supports mindfulness therapy as a way to treat the negative thought patterns associated with depression. Depression is a major disorder affecting millions of individuals.  It is a complex mental health disorder that...
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28
Sep

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Depression: It’s all about Perception

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Depression: It’s all about Perception Depression can have debilitating effects, but thankfully there are several resources that individuals can use to overcome its harsh symptoms. One popular method used in treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of therapy consisting of strategies to help a person restructure their negative thought...
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26
Sep

Anxiety isn’t Always Anxiety

Anxiety isn’t Always Anxiety Research has shown that approximately 40 million people suffer from anxiety – that’s about 1 in every 13 people that experience this. Some forms of anxiety are helpful – with the right kind of anxiety, we often perform our best under pressure and take precautionary steps before making a major decision....
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20
Sep

Are You In a Manic Episode?

Are You In a Manic Episode? A manic episode is a component that is diagnosed as part of bipolar disorder. It is characterized as a period of at least one week, where an elevated, or unusually irritable mood exists. A person who is experiencing a manic episode is typically engaged in significant goal-directed activity, even...
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06
Sep

Is It Normal to Experience Anxiety and Depression in Early Recovery?

Anxiety and depression are normal during early recovery.  The main reason for this is a person is learning new ways to cope and live without drugs or alcohol.  During the addiction, getting the drug, finding money to buy the drug, and being with others who use drugs or alcohol are the reason for living.  All...
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18
Jul

Postpartum Anxiety as Common as Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a well known mental health condition for women. After pregnancy, women struggle to rebalance their hormones and it affects their mental health. Symptoms of depression become so severe that the women have a hard time connecting with their infant. In many cases, there is delusional thinking about the relationship between mother and...
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15
Jul

Depression Starts Earlier Than Expected

A shocking number describes the state of depression in the America. Though the number may be small, the demographic it focuses on is disturbing. Two percent of preschoolers in America are depressed. Young children under the age of five can meet the diagnostic criteria for depression. Most often when discussing depression, there is talk about...
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06
Jul

Am I Depressed Or Do I Have Bipolar II?

Bipolar I and Bipolar II are characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression. Both mania and depression must last for weeks at a time in order to qualify as bipolar. Depression can last a long time in bipolar and demonstrate many of the same symptoms as clinical depression, which is a separate disorder. Symptoms...
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28
Jun

The Most Difficult Part Of Living With Depression

Anxiety and depression can feel unending. During the midst of an anxiety attack or depressive episode the reality of the depression or anxious thoughts can seem too real. For Romper, blogger Kimmie Fink writes about her experience living with depression. She writes about how her experiences with depression have taught her that eventually the depression...
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