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Why You’re Not Yourself: Understanding Your Depress...

Are you feeling hopeless, shameful, uninterested, or disconnected from life? These are just a few of the many signs that indicate you could be suffering from depression. Depression is a paralyzing mental disorder that can cause you to feel so alone that you don’t even know who you are anymore. But with 350 million people …Read the rest…

Are You Depressed? Signs of Depression & What Yo...

We frequently throw the word “depressed” around when we’re feeling bummed out, much like we use “starving” when we’ve had too little lunch to sustain us until dinner. It’s much easier to know if you’re actually starving (and what to do about it) than if you’re actually depressed. Some signs of depression can even be …Read the rest…

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Too Depressed to Deck the Halls? 5 Strategies for Hap...

Are you currently decking the halls with boughs of holly or dodging bouts of holiday depression? Depression at this time of year is fairly common, so don’t beat yourself up for feeling particularly blue. You are not alone if sadness and isolation are all that seem to accompany the deluge of toy commercials, family gatherings, …Read the rest…

Ways to Ease New Mom Depression and Enjoy Life with Baby (and Everyone Else)

Ways to Ease New Mom Depression and Enjoy Life with B...

Being a new mom is always a big adjustment. No matter how much you love your baby, having him or her turns your life upside down for a while. While some degree of “baby blues” is normal, new mom depression is more serious. Fortunately, you don’t need to suffer from feeling bad. Take these steps …Read the rest…

How to Recognize the Symptoms of High-Functioning Depression and How DBT Can Help

How to Recognize the Symptoms of High-Functioning Dep...

You probably have a picture in mind of someone who’s depressed: they can’t get out of bed, stay in their pajamas all day, and can’t stop crying. But you definitely don’t fit that description. You’re able to hold down a job, maintain friendships, and put in the effort to look good. Surely, that means you …Read the rest…

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Coping with Co-Occurring Disorders: ​Anxiety and De...

An individual may have two chronic disorders or illnesses at once, a situation known as comorbidity. The interactions between the illnesses frequently impact the way one or the other affects the individual and certainly makes them even more challenging to heal. In many cases, comorbidity happens with someone who has a mental illness and a …Read the rest…

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7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more …Read the rest…

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Is Your Perfectionism Contributing to Your (Mom) Depr...

Today’s society highly values perfection. The internet, TV, magazines, and social media flaunt perfection to such a degree that we’re lead to believe unless everything is perfect we cannot be successful or happy. Our culture’s approach to parenting has not escaped this trend either. There exists the erroneous belief that unless we are perfect moms …Read the rest…

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Learning to Live With a Chronic Illness and Your R...

If you live with a chronic illness, or if you were suddenly and permanently disabled, you’re not alone. Chronic illness and permanent disabilities are a fact of life for millions of people. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is also one of the hardest: accept that things are forever changed. …Read the rest…

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10 Everyday Things You Can Do to Overcome Depression

The moment you open your eyes every day, you engage in a fight. You protect yourself from pervasive, negative thoughts that inundate your mind. That battle rages, draining you of time and energy, until you finally fall back asleep at night. Is this the way your days go? What can help you struggle less? Things …Read the rest…

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It Really Is Possible to Get Over Depression: Take Th...

“Get over it!” If you’ve ever heard those words, you know how frustrating it is when others underestimate your struggle. Getting over it isn’t as simple as it sounds, especially when you’re facing depression. The journey to recovery can seem like a mountain looming in front of you. Despite the enormity of the obstacle, it is possible …Read the rest…

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The “Winter Blues” are Coming: Preparing for Seas...

Winter blues. No doubt, you’re familiar with that expression. It’s that dreary feeling that settles in with the start of the colder seasons. Come autumn and winter, you may notice that you’re increasingly anxious, melancholy, and even depressed. However, if your symptoms are severe and interfere with your functioning well in daily life, you may …Read the rest…

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7 Ways Depression Counseling Can Bring Joy Back into ...

The first annual Houston Mood Disorder Conference will begin on September 16, 2016, in Houston, Texas. The theme of this conference will be: “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression”. Its aim is to provide mental health professionals with resources to help their patients receive the best treatments for overcoming depression. You may wonder: Is it really …Read the rest…


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