What Causes Anxiety and Depression?

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The Epidemic of Depression
We need to change the nature of work, community and wealth distribution.

By Michael Bader / AlterNet February 23, 2018, 2:27 PM GMT What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients suffering from both. In my experience, some factors are obvious. People who suffer from depression and anxiety have experienced stresses and traumas in their development that predispose them to mood disorders.

 

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Reasons Not To Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

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By Karol Markowicz

January 7, 2018 | 8:44pm

Here we are, a week after New Year’s, and let’s be honest: You’re a failure.

This was the year you were going to join the gym, change your diet and lose some weight. By now, though, many people — probably you included — have failed at their resolutions and soon, like all the years before, most of the other resolution-makers will join them in that failure. A study out of the University of Scranton found that the great majority of people, around 80 percent, ultimately break their New Year’s vows.

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Depression: You Don’t Deserve This

To Those Struggling with Depression: You Don’t Deserve This

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First and foremost, you are not “crazy.”

This isn’t something you made up in your head. This isn’t something you put upon yourself.

This isn’t for show… I know you didn’t want this.

And you did not deserve this.

No matter who you are, no matter where you come from or what you have done in your life, no one deserves this. No one ever will deserve this.

 

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Depression Is Not A Choice

Depression Is Not A Choice

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No degree, training, or education is required to use the one gift we all have:

The ability to empathize
By BRIAN CUBAN

Nov 29, 2017 at 6:32 PM

I am one of many lawyers who struggle with clinical depression. I say “many” because according to 2016   Hazelden Betty Ford/ABA study, 28 percent of attorneys report mild or higher levels of depression, which is much higher than the general population. Another recent study found that law students are also struggling at rates higher than normal.  Think about those numbers the next time you are in a room of lawyers. Take a look around. Odds are good that someone you know in that room is struggling and may not have told anyone.

 

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How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist

How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist

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By Mike Jones | Nov. 20, 2017   It’s hard to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health. It’s even worse when you know they could benefit from professional help. Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate the person or turn them against the idea entirely. However, there is an effective way to have this conversation.

 

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