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Self-Help – Behaviors

Men Can Defeat Depression; Boost Mental Health!

There seems to be a new trend now, whereas everyone seems to be opening up about depression and Mental Health.  I do think it is wonderful and healthy for women and especially for men who are now coming forward in droves to talk about themselves and their depression to their peers,Therapists and Psychologists. This is […]

Women, Men and the Way We Write About Depression

Daphne Merkin is the author of the forthcoming book This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression A woman is standing in her kitchen, making a pot of coffee, spooning out the pungent overpriced ground beans from their snappy little aluminum bag into a paper filter, trying to remember what number tablespoon she was on—four? […]

‘Tis the Overwhelming Season

  NewYork-Presbyterian Psychiatrists Offer Advice for Reducing Holiday Stress   Newswise — NEW YORK (October 2012) — Crowded shopping centers, visits from long-lost relatives, and the pressure of preparing holiday meals can all summon one universal reaction: stress. The holidays may be the season of love and celebration, but sometimes festivities can become overwhelming. Dr. […]

The gut-brain connection

Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut.

With Depression, Helping Others May in Turn Help You

Random acts of kindness can snowball into more positive mood overall, experts say MONDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) — Doing something nice for someone else often leaves people feeling good about themselves and positive about their place in the world. But does that mean practicing random acts of kindness has scientifically proven therapeutic value in […]

What You Should Never Say: How to Avoid Self-sabotage

What You Should Never Say: How to Avoid Self-sabotage     Have you ever walked into a company-related social gathering and noticed right away that handsome, tall guy with a killer smile? An hour later you bump into him and start some small talk. While you’re mesmerized talking to him, you begin to get distracted […]

Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present

People who let go of regrets were more satisfied with life, study finds   People who remember the past fondly are more likely to experience greater happiness in the present, according to a new study. Similarly, researchers found that people who tend to focus on regrets and negative experiences are not as satisfied with their […]

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