Why Depression is More than Being Sad

Why depression is more than being sad

Sadness is a three-step process involving your brain, body, and behaviors. However, when it comes to depression, it’s more than just being sad. Physiological Response of Being Sad Suppose you are given the news that your best friend is moving across the country. Suppose you lose the pet that has been with you for years.…

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Summer Seasonal Depression: 7 Tips

Summer seasonal depression: 7 tips

Summer seasonal depression is a real thing. It is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), summer blues, or Reverse SAD. According to Mental Health America, 5% of Americans are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, most being affected in the winter and summer months. Also, four out of five people with SAD are women. Many Americans look…

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What is High Functioning Depression?

What is high functioning depression

What is high functioning depression? Many people often confuse or misuse this term for persistent depressive disorder (PDD). Today, we’ll take a look at what high functioning depression really is, how it’s related to persistent depressive disorder, symptoms, causes, and treatment. Different Types of Depression, Different Symptoms It is possible for two people to have…

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How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression in 2022

how to cope with anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression affect many Americans today. Learning coping skills to manage anxiety and depression must be a priority this year.  The best way to do this is through individual counseling. Therapists can provide you with hundreds of coping mechanisms and regulating emotions. They can also help you create a toolbox of activities to help…

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5 Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

symptoms of seasonal affective disorder

Is there a particular time of year you dread because you get sad, lack energy, and just don’t feel like your “normal” self? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). You are not alone. About ten to 20 percent of Americans report having the winter blues. Another five percent of…

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How to Help Someone with Severe Depression

how to help someone with severe depression

Depression is a serious mental illness that can be debilitating for the individual suffering from it. It causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, anxiety, or anger. Depression also impacts someone’s ability to sleep or concentrate which can lead to other physical health problems like chronic pain or fatigue. It is not easy to live with…

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Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously

why depression should be taken seriously

Depression can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. Depression is one of the most common illnesses among Americans today. Mental Health America reports over 47 million American adults are experiencing a mental illness right now, with over 2.3 million youth reporting major depression. In this article, we’re exploring depression and why…

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29 Symptoms of Depression in Women

symptoms of depression in women

Men and women are from different planets. They even wrote a book about it. Everything from communication styles thought processes, and hormones are different. Mental health is one area in which studies have proven men and women do not experience issues in the same way. Depression, for example, is experienced at twice the rate for…

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What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety and depression are often diagnosed together as co-occurring disorders. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, half of the people diagnosed with either anxiety or depression also have the other disorder. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at a common question we hear from people – what are the symptoms…

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Types of Treatment for Depression

types of treatment for depression

There are several types of treatment for depression today in light of the vast difference in how depression affects people. Depression often requires a unique approach toward treatment based on the persons unique experience. In this article, we’re exploring several types of treatment for depression. Types of Treatment for Depression Depression is a very common,…

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