Category Archives: Mood and Anxiety

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality disorder. (Psych Central) DBT treatment or DBT informed therapy may be beneficial for individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Dialectical Behavior Therapy.Dialectical Behavior Therapy treats binge eating disorder.DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.Depression, anxiety and addiction.Chewing and spitting…
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Master your brain to overcome impostor syndrome.

How to master your brain to overcome impostor syndrome. (Fast Company) “Was I really good enough? What if I just managed to trick people into thinking I’m the right person for the job?” Stasi says of those first creeping feelings. “I thought I could only manage to keep my ‘mask’ if I worked a hundred…
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OCD: Unwanted thoughts or irresistible actions take over.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: When unwanted thoughts or irresistible actions take over. (NIMH) This brochure discusses signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a chronic disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors. (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like.Pure OCD: Logic…
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Social anxiety? Cognitive therapy most effective.

Social anxiety disorder? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment. (ScienceDaily) Researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders. (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Back-to-school social anxiety in the social media age.A guy with social anxiety is invited to a party.Behavioral activation effective as CBT for…
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Untrue things depression makes you believe.

Untrue things depression makes you believe. (The Mighty) No one likes you. There’s something wrong with you. You never do anything right. Depression’s voice isn’t kind, and it can be difficult to separate out depressive thoughts from reality. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Things alcohol promises but sobriety delivers.What my life with obsessive compulsive…
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Findings from multiple studies reflect the efficacy of DBT, especially for the treatment of borderline personality issues, posttraumatic stress, self-harm, and suicidality. (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality.Dialectical Behavior Therapy treats binge eating disorder.DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.OCD, motivation, and self-efficacy.The how and why of CBT.How early…
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What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like.

What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like. (The Mighty) A young woman with OCD shares the thoughts her illness makes her think, the compulsions she feels she must do and the conversations she has with other people who wonder about her illness.   (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What not to say…
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Are you addicted to social media? 6 questions.

Are you addicted to social media? Six questions. (ScienceDaily) Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted? And even if you are, what’s the big deal? (Visited 2 times,…
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A guy with social anxiety is invited to a party.

What a guy with social anxiety wants you to know about inviting him to a party. (UpWorthy) Here’s what helps (and what doesn’t) when going out. First of all, let me explain what it feels like to be me, a guy with social anxiety. (Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Back-to-school social anxiety in the…
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Information session educates students on BFRBs.

Information session educates student body on BFRBs. (The Lawrentian) Hair-pulling, nail-biting and skin-picking are common Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs). They are not just habits or tics.   (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling.Why can I not stop pulling my hair?Skin picking disorder: What it is and how to stop.Universities contributing…
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OCD, motivation, and self-efficacy.

OCD, motivation, and self-efficacy. (Psych Central) So if you’re suffering with OCD now, you are likely doing the opposite of what you need to do to develop your own self-efficacy. (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Meditation produces opposite of ‘fight or flight’.Reasons for attending college affect success.Symptoms of codependency.Signs on your way to living…
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Panic attack symptoms you should know.

Panic attack symptoms you should know. (PsyBlog) Panic attack symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack and are experienced by 1 in 10 each year. Learn how to fight them psychologically.   (Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What no one tells you about having a panic attack.Keep calm, anger can trigger a…
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Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose.

Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose. (ScienceDaily) How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits…
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Anxiety – a risk factor for death from cancer.

Anxiety – a risk factor for death from cancer in men. (Medical News Today) Men who suffer from anxiety are more than twice as likely to die from cancer as men who don’t.   (Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Stress management for breast cancer patients.Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.26 ridiculous…
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In men, depression is different.

In men, depression is different. (Wall Street Journal) The symptoms—and how they respond to help—are unlike what women experience. Men often withdraw and get angry.   (Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age women.Describing depression to non-sufferers.Things you should never do when angry.Signs of teen depression.Depression treatment heals way more…
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Depressed? Do what you love.

Depressed? Do what you love. (Scientific American) Therapies that focus on changing behaviors are just as effective as those that modify thoughts in managing the debilitating mood disorder.   (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to deal with a depressed spouse.Depressed or anxious? Check your thyroid.Privileged teens more self-centered–and depressed.8 hidden signs you might…
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OCD – Finding the right help.

OCD – Finding the right help. (Psych Central) It’s heartbreaking to have an illness that is treatable, be willing to get treatment, but hitting a brick wall no matter how hard you try. I’ve often said that I believe one of the hardest aspets of having OCD is finding the right help. (Visited 2 times,…
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Work productivity key in assessing depression recovery.

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients. (ScienceDaily) …monitoring work productivity can provide unique insight into whether a patient will require additional treatments to achieve long-term remission, a new study finds. (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Self-monitoring apps: Recovery Record or Rise Up.Eating disorder recovery: Your post-treatment plan.Binge eating disorder…
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What is behavioural activation for depression?

What is behavioural activation for depression? (Explainer) Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.   (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Behavioral activation effective as CBT for depression.Mindfulness boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures.4 things pre-marriage counseling taught…
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Behavioral activation effective as CBT for depression.

Behavioral activation as effective as CBT for depression, at lower cost. (ScienceDaily) A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the ‘gold standard’ of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a large-scale study has concluded. (Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Treating bulimia with CBT and IPT.What is behavioural activation for depression?Social…
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Describing depression to non-sufferers.

Describing depression to those who’ve never had it. (Blurt) We believe that those with lived experience of depression are the best qualified to educate about depression – how it feels, what helped, what didn’t.   (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:16 damaging myths about depression.In men, depression is different.Signs of teen depression.Interpersonal therapy for…
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7 signs your boss is toxic.

7 signs your boss is toxic. (Real Simple) Here, the “seven deadly sins” of managers—actions that lead workers to think of their work as meaningless—identified by researchers.   (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7 signs you are in a toxic friendship.‘Toxic’ relationship traits that are actually healthy.Signs you are the enabler in a toxic relationship.7 signs you…
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Signs of teen depression.

Signs of teen depression. (Real Simple) “But it’s also common for depression to be exhibited in an irritable mood,” Dowd says. “Kids are really on edge, they’re grumpy, and it doesn’t take much for them to be set off.”   (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Signs your teen has an eating disorder.8 hidden signs…
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9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.

9 signs your perfectionism is out of control. (Huffington Post) Most people lean hard into their perfectionism—they extol it as a virtue to the point that it becomes a vice. Doing so is troubling because separate studies from the University of British Columbia and the University of Tehran show that perfectionism is linked to depression, anxiety, and a slew…
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What it’s really like having obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Here’s what it’s really like to have obsessive-compulsive disorder. (Tech Insider) There’s a big difference between how many people imagine OCD and how it really exists. We spoke to people with OCD and doctors to learn more.   (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like.What not to…
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Kristen Bell essay on depression is perfect.

Kristen Bell wrote an essay on depression and it’s perfect. (Huffington Post) “There is such an extreme stigma about mental health issues, and I can’t make heads or tails of why it exists.”   (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Kristen Bell‬ and ‪Dax Shepard’s‬‬ healthy marriage.Breaking stigma of mental health in student athletes.Mental health…
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Skin picking disorder: What it is and how to stop.

Skin picking disorder: What it is and how to stop it. (Yahoo) What is Skin Picking Disorder? …SPD is pathological skin picking characterized by the recurrent picking of the skin that results in damage to the skin and leads to lesions.   (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Information session educates students on BFRBs.App shows…
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Treating OCD with exposure therapy.

Treating OCD with exposure therapy. (ABC) Another key element in Crino’s treatment of OCD is the use of exposure therapy—a popular approach among practitioners in which a person is exposed to the situations they are most fearful of.   (Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:OCD: Exposure therapy benefits when drugs fail.Treating bulimia with CBT…
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The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.

The untreated epidemic of medical student depression. (Health Affairs) External stressors alone may not be the culprit. Physicians are more likely to be obsessive and perfectionists, which may make them more emotionally reactive to failure. (Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Social epidemic that increases heart disease by 30%.Eating disorders secret epidemic facing gay men.Breaking…
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Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.

The struggle: Law students suffer from high rates of depression and binge drinking. (Above the Law) Depression coupled with severe anxiety can lead to alcohol and drug abuse, and 22 percent of law student survey respondents reported that they were binge drinkers. Once law students graduate, these problems do not improve, but seem to only get…
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Danger of high-functioning depression in college.

The danger of high-functioning depression as told by a college student. (Upworthy). Depression can look different on everyone.   (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.Might your college student have an eating disorder?Long hours and overwork increases depression.High-potency…
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8 hidden signs you might be depressed.

8 hidden signs you might be depressed. (Reader’s Digest) Depression doesn’t always involve crying or feeling obviously unhappy. These subtler mental clues could also indicate you have depression.   (Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to deal with a depressed spouse.5 unexpected signs that you are depressed.Depressed? Do what you love.Signs of teen depression.Depression…
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Pure OCD: Logic overthrown by nightmare-like thoughts.

Pure OCD: When logic is overthrown by nightmare-like thoughts. (Fox) Pure Obsessional OCD involves unwanted and often horrific thoughts or images that repeatedly pop into your head whether you like it or not.   (Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Psychological toll of racism.Depressed? Do what you love.What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is…
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Why can I not stop pulling my hair?

Why can’t I stop pulling my hair? (Psychology Today) When hair pulling is more than just a bad habit.   (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling.What pulling an all-nighter does to your mind.Information session educates students on BFRBs.“Recovery bangs” in an eating disorder?10 reasons to stop dieting now.10 lies we…
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What is panic disorder?

What is panic disorder? (Everyday Health) Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which victim suffers from a sudden, unexpected fear that something bad will happen, even when there’s no danger.   (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Panic attack symptoms you should know.What no one tells you about having a panic attack.Could…
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Sad how men view their own depression.

The saddest thing about how men view their own depression. (PsyBlog) Try reaching out with even the simplest question like ‘How are you doing?’   (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Telling someone you have an eating disorder.Reassuring someone experiencing fear, anxiety.Depression treatment heals way more than the mind.Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Hidden depression…
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Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.

Research on mental health struggles of health professions students is clear, but stigma persists. (Inside Higher Ed) It’s widely known that doctors and health professions students suffer from high rates of depression, but their busy schedules and the stigma surrounding mental health still prevent many from seeking help.   (Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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Reassuring someone experiencing fear, anxiety.

The most reassuring thing you can say to someone experiencing fear and anxiety. (PsyBlog) Fear and anxiety are emotions that can trap you, but facing them can help, explains a clinical psychologist.   (Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 ways fear of rejection holds you back.Safety behaviors in social anxiety.30 iconic quotes to overcome…
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What no one tells you about having a panic attack.

Here’s what no one tells you about having a panic attack. (BuzzFeed) Panic attacks are often terrifying and debilitating, and although this list represents only one person’s experience, we hope it’s helpful in realizing that others know what you’re going through.   (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Panic attack symptoms you should know.Things no…
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OCD: Exposure therapy benefits when drugs fail.

OCD: Exposure therapy offers benefits when drugs fail to work. (Medical News Today) Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who do not respond well to medication may benefit from exposure therapy, suggests a new study.   (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Treating OCD with exposure therapy.Many patients abusing drugs, alcohol self-medicating pain.Working during depression offers health…
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5 ways fear of rejection holds you back.

5 ways the fear of rejection holds you back. (Huffington Post) The fear of rejection often serves as the single greatest obstacle that stands between a capable individual and enormous success. Its powerful grip can prevent you from reaching your greatest potential. Here are five ways the fear of rejection can hold you back. (Visited…
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Things mentally strong people do daily.

8 things mentally strong people do every single day. (Huffington Post) In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create healthy habits that assist them in growing stronger. Here are eight things mentally strong people do every day to strengthen their mental muscles. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling.

Managing trichotillomania: A coordinated approach to compulsive hair pulling. (Psychiatry Advisor) Trichotillomania (TTM), also called hair-pulling disorder, is “characterized by repetitive hair pulling, leading to noticeable hair loss and functional impairment.   (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Why can I not stop pulling my hair?Information session educates students on BFRBs.What pulling an all-nighter does…
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The 2 types of perfectionism.

The 2 types of perfectionism: One helps while the other sabotages you. (PsyBlog) A certain type of perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. (Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Ways heavy social media use leads to depression.9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.What kind of therapist – and which type of…
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17 harmful myths about anxiety.

17 harmful myths about anxiety that you need to stop believing. (BuzzFeed) It’s not a ~real~ illness, you say? (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:16 damaging myths about depression.Psychotherapy: Myths versus reality.Therapy myths that are just totally WRONG.Debunking 12 myths about relationships.6 eating disorder myths debunked.Debunking 5 myths about premarital conflict.
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College students on pressure to seem happy.

College students on the pressure to seem happy. (The Cut) Their Instagram posts were often attempts to mask their anxiety and depression. (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Social media, college students and mental health.College bound: New beginning for students and families.Why college students today are so burned out.Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.Your…
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How blacks emotionally protect themselves in age of BlackLivesMatter.

How black people can emotionally protect themselves in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. (The Washington Post) Consuming news and video of black pain and death from our social media feeds takes a psychological toll. Here are some tips on self-care.   (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, intergenerational trauma.Living as a black man…
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Social media, college students and mental health.

Social media is changing how college students deal with mental health, for better or worse. (Huffington Post) College students today are more detached from their peers than ever before. Research shows they’re less likely to have tangible relationships; enter college having spent less time socializing as teens; are more likely to be heavily medicated; and feel a greater…
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12 things to stop blaming yourself for.

 12 things to stop blaming yourself for. (Huffington Post) As I go through the growing pains of becoming a “real adult,” I’m realizing that the notion that I’m responsible for everything that comes into my life is absolute, total crap. Sometimes there are things we just shouldn’t apologize for. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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What pulling an all-nighter does to your mind.

What pulling an all-nighter does to your mind. (Mindful) Six ways all-nighters do more harm than good, according to the science. (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Why can I not stop pulling my hair?Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling.Scientific ways to crush procrastination.Withdrawal or expecting partner to mind-read hurts.Depression treatment heals way more than the…
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7 signs you are burned out at work.

7 signs you’re burned out at work. (Money) Mental burnout, coined in the 1970s to describe the psychological effects of relentless work stress, happens so subtly that you can easily confuse the symptoms for other negative forces, like a bad cold or a bad boss. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7 signs your boss is…
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How to face your fears one step at a time.

How to face your fears one step at a time and conquer your anxiety forever. (Forbes) As a psychotherapist, anxiety disorders—especially phobias—are my favorite problem to treat. When people step into my office with a debilitating fear, I know a little hard work and a willingness to step outside their comfort zone can help them…
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Importance of a balanced diet for mental health.

Importance of a balanced diet for mental health. (Science Daily) The importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health has been highlighted by recent research. The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3, essential amino acids, B-group vitamins (B12 and folate), vitamin D and minerals like zinc, magnesium…
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How to deal with a depressed spouse.

Depression and marriage: How to deal with a depressed spouse. (Reader’s Digest) When one spouse is depressed, a marriage is depressed. This illness erodes emotional and sexual intimacy and suffuses a relationship with pessimism and resentment, anger and isolation. (Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depressed? Do what you love.8 hidden signs you might be…
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Why highly successful people seek therapy.

Why highly successful people seek therapy. (Huffington Post) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There are five common problems that are unique to high achievement. (Visited 54 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:10 rules for a successful second marriage.11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try.5 ways to use Facebook as a highly sensitive person.How do I persuade…
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16 damaging myths about depression.

16 damaging myths about depression you need to stop believing. (BuzzFeed) There’s no getting around it. Depression is hard. So hard. And sometimes, it can take so much out of you that it feels impossible to look forward. But it won’t always be that way. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:17 harmful myths about…
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What not to say to someone with OCD.

What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. (US News) Hint: Avoid ‘don’t worry, I’m kind of OCD sometimes, too.’   (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like.Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling.What it’s really like having obsessive-compulsive disorder.Treating OCD with exposure therapy.What kind of therapist –…
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“Glass half empty” people face lonelier old age.

“Glass half empty” people could face a lonelier old age. (Medical News Today) People who see old age as a time of loneliness or expect to be lonely in old age are two to three times more likely to feel alone in later life. (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to face your fears…
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Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.

Depression could double stroke risk in people over 50. (Huffington Post) People who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age women.Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.Depression linked to early death among seniors with…
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Obesity, depression cause daytime sleepiness.

Obesity, depression have role in excessive daytime sleepiness. (Science Daily) Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to researchers. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Guidelines for childhood obesity prevention programs.No more diets… and other AAP recommendations.What is missing in teen health programs.Long hours and…
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5 unexpected signs that you are depressed.

5 unexpected signs that you’re depressed. (Oprah) You’re not sad or overwhelmed, but maybe stuff has nonetheless gotten to you. Here are overlooked signals that you might need a little support to get back to feeling better, happier and more yourself. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:8 hidden signs you might be depressed.5 unexpected…
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A long night of sleep may be bad for you.

Why a long night’s sleep may be bad for you. (BBC News) Many of us try, but often fail, to get eight hours’ sleep each night. This is widely assumed to be the ideal amount – but some experts now say it’s too much, and may actually be unhealthy. (Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try.

11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try. (Forbes) “Not only do successful people not fear therapy, they embrace it…. Psychotherapy is a tool that creates success. Smart people use it.” And therapy is not just something that smart people use, it’s something that most everybody should probably try during at least some point…
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Mindfulness promising for treating depression.

Mindfulness holds promise for treating depression. (APA) …a growing body of research is pointing to an intervention that appears to help prevent relapse by altering thought patterns without side effects: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT. (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Mindfulness not a waste — treats depression.Treating bulimia with…
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No, your quirks are not ‘OCD’.

No, your quirks aren’t ‘OCD’.  (The Atlantic) The term “obsessive-compulsive” has become a jokey shorthand, to the detriment of people who actually suffer.   (Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What my life with obsessive compulsive disorder is like.What it’s really like having obsessive-compulsive disorder.What not to say to someone with OCD.Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair…
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Depression is not always what you think.

Depression isn’t always what you think: The subtle signs. (Forbes) Knowing that depression can play out in counterintuitive ways is important, since knowing that you’re depressed is the first step in seeking help for it. (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:8 hidden signs you might be depressed.How to face your fears one step at a time.5 unexpected…
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Depression: Barrier to communication in couples?

Depression: A barrier to communication in couples? (Science Daily) As well as pessimism, irritability, pain and exhaustion, depression is also proven to affect communication and ability to maintain relationships. A new article explores depression and relational uncertainty within couples and the causal effect on communication behaviors. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:4 communication patterns…
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Facebook causes envy, depression follows.

If Facebook use causes envy, depression could follow. (Science Daily) “…if Facebook is used to see how well an acquaintance is doing financially or how happy an old friend is in his relationship–things that cause envy among users–use of the site can lead to feelings of depression.” (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Facebook, wine,…
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Depressed or anxious? Check your thyroid.

Depressed or anxious? Check your thyroid. (PsychCentral) Since I hadn’t been sleeping well for months and was used to feeling fatigued, I assumed my exhaustion and concentration problems were merely symptoms of my chronic depression. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depressed? Do what you love.How to deal with a depressed spouse.8 hidden signs you…
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A simple hug as a natural anti-depressant.

The power of a simple hug as a natural anti-depressant. (Mindful) There is real biological power in the simple act of a hug. It can melt away the stress from a day. It can lend itself to repairing emotional wounds. (Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Fights over power, relationship investment.Assessment: Is your power corrupting…
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10 lies we need to stop telling ourselves.

10 lies we need to stop telling ourselves. (Huffington Post) These self-limiting beliefs are affecting us one way or another. They’re paralyzing us and keeping too many of us from even thinking about taking action on our dream lifestyle. (Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 lies ruining your mental health.Lies about eating disorders that…
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OCD: A science reporter’s obsession with contracting HIV.

Why OCD is ‘miserable’: A science reporter’s obsession with contracting HIV. (NPR) In The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, he chronicles his experiences — and how medical understanding and treatment of OCD have changed over time.   (Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Diet obsession: How to break free.Thigh gap: New body obsession?‘Fitspiration’ exercise obsession.I had…
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Stress a factor for developing diabetes, autoimmune disease.

Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes and autoimmune diseases. (Medical News Today) Is the route by which the body tries to solve a problem, but when the situation becomes recurrent, stress can trigger diseases such as diabetes, depression, insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition and other autoimmune diseases… (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Quitting…
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Social anxiety: How to cope during holidays.

Social anxiety disorder: How to cope during the holiday season. (Medical News Today) ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and for most people, this means attending an array of gatherings with family, friends and work colleagues. But while many of us look forward to such festivities, it is a different story for people with social…
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Half of U.S. kids exposed to trauma.

Nearly half of U.S. kids exposed to traumatic social or family experiences during childhood. (Science Daily) Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development… (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Childhood trauma: 8…
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Mindfulness boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures.

Mindfulness intervention boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures. (Science Daily) How can people who are dependent on prescription opioids reduce their cravings? Learn to enjoy other aspects of their lives. (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What is behavioural activation for depression?Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anxiety.Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy.The brain on anorexia.What…
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Depression: A change of mind.

Depression: A change of mind. (Nature News & Comment) CBT encompasses a range of psychotherapies, all based on the premise that people with depression have excessively negative, and often inaccurate, beliefs about themselves and the world. It is designed to equip patients with the skills they need to “become their own therapists”, says Strunk, by…
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Response to threat silenced when reminded of being loved.

Brain’s response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being loved and cared for. (Science Daily) Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, new research has found. (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to help a loved one with anorexia.Unexpected death of a loved…
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Teens whose parents exert psychological control have trouble.

Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence. (Science Daily) Teens whose parents exerted psychological control over them at age 13 had problems establishing healthy friendships and romantic relationships both in adolescence and into adulthood, a new longitudinal study has found. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Privileged teens more self-centered–and…
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Grad school’s mental health problem.

Grad school’s mental health problem. (Pacific Standard) There’s Imposter Syndrome, relative poverty, the endless solitude of reading and research, disdain within one’s extended family, not to mention the mixed-up rewards system that you must engineer in order to tell yourself that reading qualifies as work and therefore you deserve three square meals and occasional sleep. (Visited…
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Fighting parents hurt ability to regulate emotion.

Fighting parents hurt children’s ability to recognize and regulate emotions. (Science Daily) Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study. Exposure to conflict and violence in the home can shape children’s neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral responses. (Visited 40 times, 1…
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Working during depression offers health benefits.

Working during depression can offer health benefits to employees. (Science Daily) Attending work while suffering a depressive illness could help employees better manage their depression more than taking a sickness absence from work, a new study has found. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Long work hours linked to alcohol abuse.Intangibles employees want from employers.Long…
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Interpersonal therapy for depression.

Interpersonal therapy for depression. (WebMD) (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression?Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Treating bulimia with CBT and IPT.Hidden depression among us.Behavioral activation effective as CBT for depression.Describing depression to non-sufferers.
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Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.

High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk. (Science Daily)  Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to new research. (Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.Depression…
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Artist explores the many facets of binge eating.

Artist explores the many facets of binge eating. (Eating Disorders Online) (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.Emotional eating vs. binge eating.Quick to react, prone to binge eating.Binge eating disorder and recovery.Binge drinking and eating problems.Teenage dieting leads to adult binge eating.
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Unexpected death of a loved one and psychiatric disorders.

Unexpected death of a loved one linked to onset of psychiatric disorders. (Medical News Today) While previous studies have suggested there is a link between sudden bereavement and an onset of common psychiatric disorders, this is the first study to show the association of acute bereavement and mania in a large population sample. (Visited 28…
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Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.

Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes. (Medical News Today) People with diabetes have about double the risk of premature death as people of the same age without diabetes. Studies also have shown that they have about twice the odds of suffering from depression, which further increases their mortality risk. (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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Reasons to break free from too busy.

4 reasons why you should break free from being ‘too busy’. (Mindful) Our culture wears busyness like a badge of honor. Here’s why you should do less—and feel good about it. (Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Marijuana: Reasons you should take a break.Diet obsession: How to break free.Why you should get rid of your…
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The individual costs of untreated mental health issues.

The individual costs of untreated mental health issues. (Good Therapy) Andrew Mendonsa, PsyD – Left untreated, mental health issues take a significant emotional and social toll. Prevention, treatment, and understanding are key. (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:The mental health costs of racism.The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.Mental health struggles of health professions…
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Things you should never do when angry.

10 things you should never do when you’re angry. (Huffington Post) Getting into a heated argument doesn’t just put you in a bad mood. It can also compromise your ability to perform everyday tasks — like driving — in ways that could be dangerous for you or the people around you. (Visited 35 times, 1…
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Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.

Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more. (Science Daily) Medical school students learn more and are mentally healthier when pressure in medical school is reduced and they are taught stress management skills, a new study shows. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:When law school gives you an eating disorder.College students on pressure…
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Paying graduate school’s mental toll.

Paying graduate school’s mental toll. (AAAS) Graduate students are more likely to have spouses and children who share the impact of their successes and failures. Graduate students are expected to practically live in the lab for several years. They’re embarking on a challenging, high-risk career path. Yet, many of the universities that do offer mental-health support…
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Life lessons on being selfish and needy.

5 life lessons on being selfish and needy. (Sustainable Self Love) One of the most common internal conflicts for the women I work with is knowing that always putting others before themselves is not working but that if they don’t put others first then that means they are selfish. And since these women are deeply…
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Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy.

Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy. (Huffington Post) Sometimes people will ask me whether or not listening to music counts as mindfulness practice. I’d say sure (Visited 70 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mindfulness puts spark back in relationships.Mindfulness promising for treating depression.Mindfulness not a waste — treats depression.5 ways mindfulness will launch your career.Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy…
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Loving someone with depression.

Loving someone with depression. (Huffington Post) I didn’t understand this at the time. I found myself wondering at times why Hubert was taking things so hard. He can get past this, I thought to myself, all he has to do is just try. (Visited 56 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What people do not tell you about loving…
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Developing psychological flexibility with ACT.

Developing psychological flexibility with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. (World of Psychology) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines various strategies that focus on mindfulness and acceptance, enabling people to overcome negative behaviors and commit to the goal of making a change for the better. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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What is missing in teen health programs.

Researchers find what’s missing in teen health programs. (Science Daily) Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new study suggests. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Signs of teen depression.Guidelines for childhood obesity prevention programs.What…
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Long hours and overwork increases depression.

Combination of long hours and overwork increases depression risk. (Science Daily) Employees who work long hours with high job demands are more likely to develop depression, suggests a new study. Interventions targeting the combination of “long hours/overworked” might help to reduce the risk of depression in the workplace. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression…
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The 20 things you need to let go to be happy.

The 20 things you need to let go to be happy. (Elite Daily) Everyone has one common goal in life: to achieve true happiness. The biggest factor holding us back from achieving our dreams is, simply and sadly, our own selves. We put limitations on ourselves everyday, whether intentionally or unintentionally. (Visited 31 times, 1…
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Health benefits of going screen-free.

Health benefits of unplugging and going screen-free this July 4. (Huffington Post) Taking the long weekend to enjoy a life in the third dimension might sound impossible, but it’s perhaps more important to your overall health than anything else you could do. Overusing technology is associated with low self-esteem, high stress and even poor sleep…
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