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Jun 18, 2020
At what point does feeling sad or feeling upset turn into depression? This is a difficult question to answer for most people. There are a number of people out there who are, in fact, suffering from depression, but they don't know it. They just think that they are feeling temporary sadness or grief brought on by a precipitating event such as a breakup or the death of a loved one.
Jun 11, 2020
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Anyone that suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms understands the struggle of finding a therapist that will understand your needs. While you can bounce around from person to person, there are a few things you can look for to help narrow down your options. Therapy services are not one-size-fits-all. You need a psychotherapist that will listen to you and help you through this time.
After 35 plus weeks of caring for your baby through your body, you finally gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. All is well. So, why are you so unhappy? Logically speaking, you should be happy. But, you can't help but to cry sometimes. You ask yourself, do I have Postpartum Depression? Possibly. There's no need to worry, however. You're not the first woman, that's given birth, to feel this way. And, you will not be the last.
May 28, 2020
Anxiety is a valuable tool in the survival of a species. It encourages you to stay alert and wary when danger might be afoot and sharpens your senses to detect threats. The problem, however, is that in our modern human existence true physical threats are very rare and sometimes our bodies get confused about what things actually pose a threat. When anxiety is a near-constant companion several of our biological systems start to go haywire, which in turn may increase the anxiety thus beginning the cycle over again.
May 21, 2020
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can present symptoms in a variety of alarming and intrusive ways, as individual to the person experiencing them as the traumas themselves. In past posts, we have discussed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a model for coping with PTSD, and today we'll be looking at another model known as Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET).
May 14, 2020
Anxiety can be triggered by a wide variety of situations. Whether anxiety originated due to occurrences of everyday life or was born as a result of past trauma, there are several tools that can be used to combat your anxiety.
May 07, 2020
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As we are all in this time of uncertainty where couples are being forced to spend day and night with one another, it is understandable that tensions may run high. Finding the balance of giving one another space without appearing closed-off or rude can be difficult but not impossible. There are a few steps that will help you and your spouse live harmoniously with one another.
Apr 30, 2020
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One of the basic premises of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is what you think will affect how you feel and what you do. Your thoughts, feelings, and behavior are connected. Changing your behavior could be as simple as changing your thoughts about a situation (reframing it), therefore changing the way you feel about it, which produces another set of behaviors.
Apr 23, 2020
When you first begin a relationship with a person who suffers from anxiety, likely, you do not fully understand what their condition is like for them. Loving someone with anxiety can be an exceptionally rewarding relationship, but without proper education and experience it can feel overwhelming. Anxiety can be as isolating to the sufferer as it is on those around them.
There is so much going on in the world right now with changes. Most of us are experiencing major adjustments to work and home life. It's important to keep an eye on how you are feeling. Have you ever unexpectedly begun to experience symptoms that are related to depression?