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Depression
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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27
Jun

What People With Clinical Depression Can’t Do Because You Say So

Depression makes people uncomfortable because sadness is generally coddled and corrected. Many people have an urge to offer unwarranted advice and direction to people struggling with depression. Unfortunately, that advice often falls short and can be more upsetting than helpful. Here is what people struggling with clinical depression cannot do because you told them to....
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23
Jun

What Is Ativan?

This article discusses suicide. If you are feeling suicidal or having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The passing of a famous icon due to overdose or other mental health issues is an unfortunate way to bring spotlight to an important conversation. Chris Cornell, a solo artist and front...
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20
Jun

Is Chronic Pain a Symptom of Depression and Anxiety?

Depression hurts. Anxiety hurts. Both mood disorders are known to cause physical symptoms of tension, aches, pains, stiffness, cramps, and more. Mental health disorders like depressive and anxiety disorders are not isolated to the brain. It is widely understood today that mental health disorders affect the mind, the body, and the spirit. Taking an integrative...
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13
Jun

When Grief Necessitates Treatment

  Anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance, denial. These are the five stages of grief which never appear in any particular order or quantity. Grief is a process of mourning as well as healing. Grieving a loss can take time and energy, at times feeling as though it may never end. The grieving process can take days,...
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lovely Asian woman making skewers of fresh veggies - diet and depression
05
Jun

Can Diet Help With Depression?

In February, a new study from Australia proved that dietary changes can help with depression. Increasingly, there is study being done to highlight the mind-stomach connection. Everything from diet to gut bacteria is being examined for its relationship to emotional regulation in the brain. The new research from Australia used dietary changes as a control,...
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19
Apr

Factoring PTSD Into Discharge Decisions

Some months ago, we covered a topic that many readers may have found disturbing. It dealt with the military and what is known as “bad paper.” That is, being discharged from the military under less than favorable circumstances, or dishonorable discharge. At the time, upwards of 10 percent of post-9/11 veterans were found to have...
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24
Feb

Transcendental Meditation for PTSD

Tran·scen·den·tal Med·i·ta·tion ™ noun a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation, repetition of a mantra, and other yogic practices, promulgated by an international organization founded by the Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ( c. 1911–2008). In circles of recovery around the globe, the practice of prayer and meditation...
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