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More than Depression: Understanding Shame Based Depre...

There are many symptoms of depression and each individual may manifest different symptoms, or related symptoms, in different ways. Some people, however, check off all the markers for depression yet have not been helped by a variety of treatments and therapies for depression. In these cases, it may be something more. It might be shame based depression.…

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How to Cope with Postpartum Depression

Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs anyone can do, and having a mood disorder can make a hard job feel impossible. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum affects 15% of new moms and is a form of depression, more serious than the “baby blues.” The baby blues happen within a few days after…

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your Teen, Houston, TX

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your T...

Your teen is going through many changes and chemicals are playing havoc with his or her body. Emotions are erratic and you’re left wondering every morning which version of your teenager you’re going to be greeted with. However, this is all perfectly normal teenage behavior, right? To an extent, yes. What if it’s more, though?…

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much Easier? Houston, TX

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much...

Christina has always cared deeply for others. As a child, she befriended lonely children in her class. She often encouraged her friends to help her make cards and drawings for classmates who were ill. Now Christina works as a social worker for the elderly. One of the things she loves most about her job is…

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Why Do I Feel Alone Even When I’m with Others?

Just like happiness or stress, loneliness is a complex state of mind. Loneliness can be the product of any number of conditions in your life; how you feel lonely might look different than it does for someone else.   Whatever the cause or the manifestation of your isolated feelings, loneliness is the alarm that rings…

Binge Eating and Depression, Houston Therapists

Binge Eating and Depression: How They “FeedR...

Melissa knows she is depressed. She finds it difficult to get out of bed, and she sleeps too much. She tells her mother it feels like she’s living inside a storm cloud. At the center of all her bad feelings is eating. The problem first appeared when she was about fourteen. The picture she had…

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Resources for Coping with Infertility

Going through infertility can be a devastating, confusing, frustrating, and lonely experience. Understanding more about your options can help you feel more in control of a situation out of your control and help prepare you for decisions you may be faced with. You may make choices to build your family in different ways than you…

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Uncover Your Core Beliefs so You Can Change Them

What Are Core Beliefs? Core beliefs are deeply buried assumptions that guide our behavior, how we see ourselves and perceive situations. These beliefs impact how we feel, how we relate to others and guide our success and satisfaction with life and relationships. Core beliefs are just that, core to our identity. They can feel as…

Struggling with Depression: Use a Mood Tracker App to...

Tracking your mood over time can be a very helpful way to monitor your mental health, especially if you are struggling with depression. It’s important to identify patterns in your moods and to know when to reach out for more help when you notice depression symptoms increasing. People often don’t realize the severity of symptoms…

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Help for Postpartum Depression

Help for Postpartum Depression: Having a baby is one of the most important events in one’s life. However, feelings of sadness and even depression often accompany childbirth for many women. “Baby blues”, crying easily, feeling irritable or on edge, is a heightened emotional state that occurs in more than half of new mothers. Generally, the “baby blues”…


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