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New Year’s Resolutions Of 2009

  It’s that time of year again to make those promises to ourselves that we hope to keep in the New Year. Franklin Covey releases results from a New Year’s resolution survey every year in December. For 2009, here are the top 5 New Year’s resolutions: 1.) Get out of debt or save money. 2.) […]

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Children Of Divorce – Coping With The Holidays Linda Ranson Jacobs,  of  DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays experts, shares wise and practical advice on how to help your children through the holidays. Q: Why is the interruption of routines so difficult for a child? Linda: One thing that makes the holidays difficult for children is the […]

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Connect with an expert “Without Question, The Holiday Season Is A Time Of High Stress”                              With Mayo Clinic oncologist Edward T. Creagan, M.D.   By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. In the midst of a mystical 6-mile run in the predawn darkness, a quote came into my mind that I heard at a medical meeting. […]

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Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you honestly feel about and value yourself. Self-esteem involves judging your worth as a person. People with healthy self-esteem feel good about themselves and see themselves as worthwhile. People with low self-esteem, on the other hand, put little value on their opinions and ideas and constantly […]

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Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you honestly feel about and value yourself. Self-esteem involves judging your worth as a person. People with healthy self-esteem feel good about themselves and see themselves as worthwhile. People with low self-esteem, on the other hand, put little value on their opinions and ideas and constantly […]

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Patient Voices:  Aging With AIDS In the early 1990s, a diagnosis of AIDS was both a likely death sentence and a stigma. There were few treatment options, and many Americans were terrified of people infected with H.I.V. Today, because of antiretroviral therapy and an array of drugs to treat both symptoms and side effects, AIDS […]

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Desperate Housewives: A Thanksgiving Turkey***********************NAMI StigmaBuster Alert***********************ABC's Desperate Housewives is currently running a plotline in which a mysteriousstranger, "Dave Williams" (played by Neal McDonough), moves into the neighborhood,after marrying one of the characters.Another character learns that Dave has been released from a "center for thecriminally insane." His psychiatrist arrives to confront him. Dave kills thepsychiatrist […]

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If your mood gets worse as the weather gets chillier and the days get shorter, you may have “winter depression.” Here, questions to ask your doctor if winter is the saddest season for you. Why do I seem to get so gloomy each winter, or sometimes beginning in the fall? You may have what’s called […]

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Acting Up is Not “Acting-Out” By Dr George Simon, PhD | 21 October 2008 True “acting-out” is an outward manifestation of an emotional conflict that can’t be consciously recognized by an individual. Acting-up is NOT acting-out. In the ‘jargon’ of mental health professionals one frequently hears the term acting-out. It is amazing how frequently this term […]

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Medications are not always indicated for the treatment of depression and depend, in part, on patient choice and severity of depression as well. If you and your provider decide that medication is needed to treat your depression it is important for you to do your part in achieving success.  Take your depression medication exactly as […]

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