Category Archives: Depression

Treating Depression with Behavior Therapy

Depression can be a daily struggle. It can make even the simplest tasks seem monumental. With depression, it can be difficult to get out of bed, even with all of the opportunities that await us. We may not enjoy things that we normally would, and we may feel as though we have no energy to…
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How Light Therapy Can Combat Seasonal Depression

It’s not uncommon to feel “down” or “blue” from time to time. After all, life comes with it’s fair share of ups and downs and, as humans, we’re all along for the ride. Some seasons, however, might make us more prone to feeling blue than others. Known as seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or…
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The Power of Positivity During the End of the Year

It’s no secret that the end of the year can be stressful. This time of year always brings with it a myriad of emotions ranging from joy and excitement to depression. But why? Well as the end of the year draws nearer we often find ourselves faced with surmounting responsibilities. After all, it can be…
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Staying Mindful to Prevent End of Year Sadness

The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. In between all the holiday shopping, family planning, and decorating, many of us seldom find the time to stop and enjoy the cooler air or the smell of pine and baked goods. But those moments can be essential to maintaining our…
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8 Things You Learn in Therapy About Coping Methods

We will all encounter stressful situations at some point in our lives, whether it be related to work, school, or our personal relationships - any therapist will tell you that. That being said, we all cope with stress differently, and the ways in which we learn to deal with these stressful situations can be the…
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Five Common Myths about Emotional Health

Often disregarded because they’re assumed to be irrational and thus not worthy of attention, many of us may find ourselves withholding and even denying our emotional selves. There are many reasons why this happens, but at least some of it can be attributed to either a reluctance or a fear of truly getting to know…
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The Sustainability of Mindfulness Therapy

In previous articles we’ve discussed the benefits of mindfulness therapy with regards to treating depressive disorders and addictive behaviors. For many years, this form of therapy has been the go-to for many patients to seek to overcome what is ultimately a psychological impasse by teaching them to take control of their own thoughts and feelings.…
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Anxiety and Depression in Children On The Rise

A recent report by Psychology Today reveals that “Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past fifty to seventy years.” According to some estimates, at least 5 to 8 times more high school and college students meet the diagnostic criteria for depression and anxiety disorders than…
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USPSTF Says Most Adults Should be Screened for Depression

It is estimated that around 1 in 10 Americans experience depression at some point in their lifetimes with Major Depression affecting approximately 7% of the total U.S. Population. With statistics like these, it’s not surprising then that according to a recent draft recommendation issued by the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force, all adults should be…
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New Research Provides Fresh Insight into Treating Depression

It is estimated that over 350 million people worldwide struggle with depression. The World Health Organization claims that depression is the leading cause of disability and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of diseases. Statistically speaking, women are about twice as likely to suffer from depression than men. Futher, according to the…
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