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Depression Doesn’t Happen Just In the Winter. S.A.D.

Here’s What to Know About Summertime Sadness (S.A.D.) June 5, 2018 – While classic winter S.A.D. is confusing, summer SAD is even trickier. By most estimates, between 5% and 10% of the U.S. population experiences S.A.D.,,Seasonal Affective Disorder.  But only a small portion of Americans, somewhere around 1% of the total population, have flare-ups in the […]

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Treating Depression Often Lies In A Gray Zone – From Pills To Psychotherapy By Nathaniel Morris,  November 25, 2017 –  Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next. These visits may entail filling out forms with screening questions […]

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How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist 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 […]

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Controversial study helps explain the impact of pets on child development. Source: Antonio Balageur Soler/123RF Hal Herzog Ph.D. Posted Jul 12, 2017 When I was a kid, a pet changed my life. It was not our family’s lovable mutt Frisky or even Murphy, my pet duck. No, it was a four foot yellow rat snake […]

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  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Online     Adriana Barton The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 3:06PM EST   Let’s say you’ve been down in the dumps for months, but are leery of taking psychiatric drugs. Your doctor may recommend cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a form of “talk therapy” that focuses on changing […]

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What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger—and can sometimes become a gift.    Posted Oct 10, 2015  Gregg McBride The Weight-ing GameSHARE TWEET EMAIL MORE   Source: Gregg McBride It wasn't so long ago that I was physically attacked while walking to the gym one morning. This was during a walk I had been making for […]

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10 cognitive distortions that make things worse for us. Published on September 29, 2014 by Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning Straw Into Gold   2 inShare   I learned about cognitive distortions in the 1990s from a book by David Burns called Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. I’d just moved from the faculty wing […]

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  by Pete Earley “Why won’t you just take your medication? I take pills for my cholesterol every night and its no big deal?” “Every psychiatrist we’ve seen has said you have a mental illness. Why won’t you accept it? Why would the doctors tell you that you’re sick, if it weren’t true?” “Let’s look […]

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      Want to change? How to get to a new you.                                Self-Esteem vs. Self-Acceptance     The Path to Unconditional Self-Acceptance How do you fully accept yourself when you don't know how?     by Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. in Evolution of the Self   0 inShare         Though related, self-acceptance […]

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If you have any doubt about what love is, all you have to do is listen to the music through the last several decades. It’s a many-splendored thing and it is a battlefield.       It’s been lost, found, thrown away, knocked, stopped, made and fallin’ into. But you can’t buy it and you […]

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