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What are the Causes of Depression [2020]

Do you feel sad for very long periods of time? Have you been feeling detached or numb? Have you been feeling outright empty and have been wondering why? You may be feeling depressed. Though this condition’s look can vary greatly, the causes of depression are far more concise. Depression can affect anyone at any time.…

Deal with Depression Coping Strategies

Deal with Depression: 9+ Strategies to Help You Cope

  Depression is one of the most common mental ailments in the world. In the United States alone, millions deal with depression. Without learning how to fight depression, people can feel isolated and alone, even hopeless. It robs them of all the joy, color, and happiness their lives once had. Those with depression experience feelings…

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Depression Vs Sadness: Are You Just Sad Or Depressed?...

  In recent months, you and many people you know have probably uttered something like, “2020 has me feeling so depressed,” which probably means you’re upset, scared, frustrated, or sad. It’s normal and natural to be sad at certain times in our life.  Depression is defined as a persistent mental health condition best diagnosed by…

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

In the past century, some incredible advances have been made within the realm of mental health care. This explosion of knowledge has resulted in countless useful discoveries about psychology and the human mind. Subsequently, new healing approaches are constantly being developed. One of the most successful and enduring mental health treatments for almost six decades…

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Coping Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety in U...

In uncertain times, it is normal for anxiety, worry, panic, stress and depression to peak. Uncertainty and loss of control creates anxiety for everyone. The whole world is coping with anxiety and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have specific vulnerabilities such as health or financial challenges, stress and anxiety can be even…

Why Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Anxiety and Depressio...

Sleeping patterns and mental health are two closely-related concepts. During sleep, your body and mind repair themselves and become stronger. Because of this, sleep deprivation can worsen or even increase your chances of anxiety and depression. Around 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and the problem is also significant in other locations around the…

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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,…

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Feeling Anxious or Depressed? Watch Out for Cognitive...

It’s been said the way you think impacts the way you feel. Cognitive distortions, a form of negative thinking or automatic thoughts, can contribute to negative emotions, anxiety and depression and vice versa. Feelings are not facts. Cognitive distortions are inaccurate ways of thinking that seem true, real or accurate. By recognizing the different types…

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…

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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…

Do You Have Insomnia? Learn How to Sleep Better and Improve Your Mood

Do You Have Insomnia? Learn How to Sleep Better and I...

You toss and you turn, yet nothing. No matter how long you stare at the ceiling, sleep evades you. What can you do when you have trouble sleeping? Insomnia affects about 60 million Americans each year, especially women and those who are over the age of 65. There are three general types of sleep disturbance:…

uncover negative core beliefs so you can change

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…