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What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed

May 9th, 2017

Dos and Don’ts On any given day, there are a plethora of factors that could play into one’s mood: The weather, the holidays, Monday mornings, and so on. It is normal to feel circumstantially sad or to end up with a case of the winter blues. But how does this differ from clinical depression? According […]

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What is dysthymic disorder?

April 10th, 2017

Dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh) is persistent depressive disorder. It is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. Dysthymia affects approximately 3 million people in the US each year (Source: Mayo Clinic). It is defined as a low mood occurring for at least two years, along with at least two other symptoms of depression. Examples of symptoms include: […]

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Who Can Get Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

February 8th, 2017

For those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), each day is a constant battle against a very real enemy: your mind. It’s feeling out of control in your own skin, terrified, and suspicious of everyone around you. It’s living in a constant state of fear and uncertainty, and it’s a state in which an estimated […]

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Postpartum Depression. The Symptoms to Look for and How to Get Help

January 8th, 2017

For too long, women have faced a stigma associated with postpartum depression. Bringing a new baby into the world is one of the most amazing, and thrilling accomplishments a woman will achieve in her lifetime. The world expects new mothers to radiantly glow from happiness, which is why the idea that new mothers could suffer […]

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Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress And Depression

December 6th, 2016

It’s the holiday season, and if that fact fills you with more dread than joy, you are not alone! Many people feel stressed, depressed, and anxious at this time of the year. Why? These next several weeks can be demanding. Between parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, on top of regular activities, it’s easy to […]

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Is Your Child Suffering From Anxiety?

October 15th, 2016

Every child goes through phases of anxiety—having trouble falling asleep after a scary movie or acting clingy after a death in the family—which is usually temporary and usually harmless. But some children experience ongoing fear, nervousness, and severe shyness that can be classified as an anxiety disorder. How can you tell the difference? Most children […]

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Depression questionnaire for young adults

August 31st, 2016

Depression.  It’s one of the most common and misunderstood mental health disorders amongst young adults today.  And did you know that identifying and understanding symptoms can be one of the best ways to prevent depression from escalating to more severe consequences, such as substance use disorders or suicide? So what are some of the signs and […]

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The Physical Side of Emotional Pain

June 10th, 2016

Those who suffer from depression and anxiety know all too well that emotional pain is just as much physical as it is mental. Depression is a complicated and all-consuming disorder that leaves its sufferers battling each day to overcome both emotional and physical pain. For approximately half of depression sufferers, physical pain is the first […]

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