The New York Times wrote an article (More College Freshmen Have Reported Feeling Depressed) this month discussing how more college freshmen are reporting cases of depression. This trend does not surprise me when these freshmen have to live with the possibility of getting their bachelor's degree ... Views: 47
People with confidence are generally more successful at achieving their goals than those who have low self-esteem. Confident people are likely to get more raises and have better relationships because they lack the dependency that a large portion of the population exhibits. Here are five ... Views: 46
Many people turn to self help because of the fact that their lives are not what they want it to be…and they are oftentimes experiencing some form of suffering. In fact this is the reason why Buddhism is one of the most popular and prosperous religions today (not that this is going to be a ... Views: 80
In day to day life, we frequently use the term “Depression”, but mostly we refer it as sadness. Sadness is not depression. Sadness is natural and it occurs for various reasons but depression is more severe than sadness. Depression changes brain or it damages brain if left unchecked for long ... Views: 68
Depression is chemical imbalance in your brain but chemical imbalance is not from your birth. There was a time when you were not depressed rather you were happy and peaceful but over a period of time you developed a few habits consciously or unconsciously which led you to depression. Now those ... Views: 80
Depression and anxiety
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Depression and anxiety are of the same making, they come from the same place. Everyone has felt some level of anxiety and depression in their life, it's nearly unavoidable if you have the human condition of ... Views: 64
One of the most common mental and emotional challenges that someone can face in today’s world is depression. This is likely to be something that most people experience at one point or another.
There are then going to be others who don’t experience it from time to time, they experience it on ... Views: 112
According to statistics, depression is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders affecting adults aged 60 and over. But while clinical depression is common among the elderly, it isn’t normal.
If you have been having suicidal thoughts, are fixated on the thought of death, have started ... Views: 70
If the winter cold and darkness are getting you down, here's an uplifting tip. Eat yourself back to merriment.
Yes, food is the best medicine - even when it comes to mental health. Increasingly, doctors are shifting from prescribing drugs to recommending nutritional strategies and exercise to ... Views: 107
Many people suffer from anxiety and panic attacks at some point in their lives. However, when people talk about separation anxiety, the first thing that comes to mind is that the condition affects children only.
What most people do not know, however, is that separation anxiety in adults is ... Views: 103
Depression drains you of many things, among them are self-drive, hope, and energy. It makes it difficult for someone to feel better, makes people wonder if there is even a manageable solution.
Getting over depression is not easy or quick, but it is also not impossible, you cannot flick a ... Views: 103
Sometimes an anger surges up in me about how abysmally this culture guides and takes care of its members around transitions. We expect engaged women and men to put on a happy face from proposal through honeymoon, ignoring their innate need to grieve the loss of their singlehood and honor their ... Views: 120
How do you feel when it is the Holidays? Are you excited? Ready to decorate, bake, and buy presents? Or are you dreading it? Are you feeling like "Oh boy, another year already?" Are you grieving a recent loss and can't imagine how you are going to make it through the December and the holidays, ... Views: 96
I want to write about something so important today. What do we do when life looses it’s magic? How do we move forward into the beauty within and before us every single day? How do we stop our obligations, other people’s judgements and difficult circumstances from taking away the beauty in our ... Views: 89
It is the time of year when people, especially it seems, millennials, report feeling depressed and unhappy. The less sunshine we see, the more dreary, blue, grumpy, low and unhappy people feel. What’s worse, these negative emotions lead to eating more carbs, weight gain, increased sleep and ... Views: 135
There is a room in your heart where sadness dwells. Each story of sadness lives there like a stagnant, frozen particle of light waiting for you to see it, to hold it, to wrap it in a blanket and bring it tea. When you visit your grief place with love, the particles of light start to shimmer and ... Views: 124
The holiday season steriotypically has always been portrayed as a time of fun, joy and warmth with family, friends and colleagues. But it can also be a time of pain and high expectations. And the inevitable disappointments that follow those expectations are often to blame for holiday stress, ... Views: 117
In life there are many ups and downs. Sometimes changing an aspect of your life can really make a difference. If you are in a down and want to improve your mood, lifestyle, or yourself in general here are some ways to do that.
1. Base your life off of what YOU want to do.
Base your life off ... Views: 115
Maybe if it’s “all in your head,” it’s in your brain chemistry
We women have spent so long and worked so hard for equality in rights, in education, and at work, that it may actually be hard to talk about how we are different.
The World Health Organization has been working on this, and ... Views: 141
We all carry within us a well of Self. We can’t see this well, but we know when the waters are clear and full or when they’re low and flecked with the dark matter of the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves. We know when the waters are warm from the time, interest, and compassion we pour into ... Views: 157
Light fading, time passing, big boy is ten, baby isn’t a baby and the time for having babies is over. The pregnant woman in the check-out line and it’s eleven years ago, pregnant with my own belly of hope and love, on the threshold of everything new and exciting. There was pain then, too, but ... Views: 134
It's not easy to know what to do when you have a friend who seems depressed. Dr. Romance has some guidelines to help you support and care for your dear one.
1. Don't try to cheer your friend up. It just sounds like you don't understand.
2. Listen, listen, listen: Your friend ... Views: 173
The idea of detachment mesmerized me when I heard about it in Al-Anon. To let go of the ones you love seemed unloving and uncaring and certainly not Christian. But it also seemed to be the NIRVANA you could reach even while living with an alcoholic.
I detached from my alcoholic father by ... Views: 172
The person who walks into a psychiatrist’s office looking for help is not necessarily the patient.
Often, they are simply the family of the patient.
Sometimes, they themselves have something – possibly a disorder, but maybe just an emotional or attitude problem — that would seem somehow ... Views: 130
The good news is that even the severest forms of depression are resolvable to the point where sufferers can lead enriched, productive and fulfilling lives. The key is getting through the darkest times. Just as the sun has been rising since the dawn of man, there is light at the end of the dark ... Views: 163
Problems with Current Therapies
Depression is very common, with a lifetime rate of over 20% in the USA. It is estimated to be the leading cause of disability in developed countries worldwide by the World Health Organization. In depressed patients who do see improvement with treatment, relapse ... Views: 233
(part 3 of A Soft Place to Call Home)
Now that you have made space for your thoughts and listened to them, gently, without judgment, and without reacting, what would the next steps be? How do you develop the perspective to ... Views: 195
Experiences can be painful. Such is life. When we were little, we ran to mommy and her kiss and cuddle fixed everything. Lying in her arms, there seemed not a worry in the world and the incident that had brought us running and howling was very soon a lonely cloud drifting in the far distance. ... Views: 196
I just read that studies indicate that people who suffer from depression are actually more realistic, than people who are optimistic. Researchers seemed to conclude that those of use who are optimistic are in fact delusional. We tend to think we are better looking, have a better ... Views: 449
The last couple weeks we’ve been talking about the important topic of suicide. In the United States, it’s the 10th leading cause of death. The strongest risk factor is depression. Chances are that you have had or will have a friend who is at risk. You may be reluctant to talk to him about his ... Views: 212
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
The manic phase of Bipolar I Disorder is often misdiagnosed as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
Bipolar patients in the manic phase exhibit many of the signs and symptoms of pathological narcissism - ... Views: 217
Which statement rings truer for you?
1) Feeling good makes me happy.
2) Being happy makes me feel good.
At first glance, I felt the two were reciprocal, but after thinking it through, I discovered a missing link.
When I’m feeling good, happiness abounds… joy arises in everything I see ... Views: 269
Following the tragedy of Robin Williams’ death from suicide, I was struck to hear how many people were affected by his death. Clients, who I was seeing for depression, told me how they thought maybe suicide was a good idea and they seemed to be considering it more seriously since the comedian’s ... Views: 179
I recently read an article that described depression as "a psychological reaction to the violent deformities of the modern world." I found that statement deeply provocative and began to ponder it's meaning. "Anger turned inward" doesn't satisfy me anymore. I do not subscribe to the belief that ... Views: 176
Regardless of how many tragedies occur in this country due to mental health issues, for many Americans there is still a stigma attached to those who suffer. Few are willing to openly address the issue. Tragedies such as Adam Lanza's mass murder of over twenty innocent elementary school children ... Views: 169
"There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds." Laurell K Hamilton Mistral's Kiss
From the outside looking in, it is easy to say, but he had so much why couldn't he find the help he needed. From the inside looking out, a lot of the ... Views: 242
Summary: Prescription drugs have had a “free pass” for too long. It's time to revisit the science of pharmacology, evolved from toxicology—the science of how much chemical killed half the animals.
A close friend of Williams said Robin was taking a drug for Parkinsons that listed suicide as a ... Views: 249
The suicide of Robin Williams has shaken—and awakened us up. News of his death has made many of us think:
If someone with family, fame, and fortune could do that, could that happen to someone like me who doesn’t have all those things?
I’ve been feeling really down lately, and ... Views: 246
Lately I have been experiencing a ground swell of desire for a new way to be and live. I expect to see this from my clients, however I am seeing it in places and people I would not expect.
Arianna Huffington shares her thoughts about redefining success in her new book, Thrive: The Third ... Views: 252
Why is this article in the sections of Depression & Gratitude? Because if you believe that you came from a monkey, you might be depressed. Seeing support for the biblical account that we were made in God's image (and have a higher destiny than apes) brings gratitude to the Creator. This also ... Views: 237
Neil Findlay says he is just, “An ordinary person out there doing some stuff.” But he is so much more than that. Both Neil and his wife have dedicated some of their working years and now their “retirement” to helping children around the world. They are both an inspiration for what we can all ... Views: 343
For many years anxiety was viewed by people as some sort of a weakness in character. They attributed this state of mind and body to the weakness of will. The basic recommendation for battling anxiety was just to gather up one’s will and go on with life, as if nothing was really happening inside ... Views: 302
You hear about it all the time. First impressions are lasting impressions, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Nobody will know how good you are unless you make a good first impression on them.
Unfortunately most people see themselves as not good at making a first ... Views: 446
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 241
I like to think I am fearless, and in many ways I am. But in some ways I am not. One of the most noticeable ways is in regards to my business. I fear not having enough income to pay my bills. I fear I will not be able to make the business what I want it to be. I fear that I made a mistake making ... Views: 309
OK let's get one thing straight here, I simply have nothing against therapy for anxiety. BUT, saying that i'll still never be able to get back the THOUSANDS of dollars I spent on anxiety therapy during my 6 year battle with anxiety disorders. But you're reading this article because you want the ... Views: 324