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Signs of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Depression

Everyone has a bad day from time to time, but how do you know when the occasional “blues” is really depression? The distinction isn’t clear, which is why depression is often missed in its mildest form. But catching it early … Continue reading

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Why Exercise Boosts Mood

Studies have shown that exercise can be as effective as antidepressants at alleviating some forms of depression and anxiety, and has long-lasting effects without any adverse side effects. While you should always check with your doctor before starting any exercise … Continue reading

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Should You Take Medication for Your Depression?

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects 6 million American adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. But many other adults struggle with less severe forms of depression, anxiety, or just what is called “the blues.” The severity of … Continue reading

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Careers That Cause Depression and Burnout

We spend many hours at our jobs, often well over 40 hours a week. Naturally, our careers will have a major impact on our mental health. A person who loves their line of work, feels fairly compensated and appreciated, and … Continue reading

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What Causes Depression?

Depression is a complex problem and rarely caused by one single factor. The important thing for a person suffering from depression to realize is that it’s not your fault. Both internal and external factors work together to affect our physical … Continue reading

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Do I Need Therapy?

In recent years the idea of therapy has gained significant credibility.  What was once hidden due to a negative stigma, is now rather mainstream due to the significant successes that people now talk about in everyday life.  The results of … Continue reading

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Managing Work/Life Stressors

Many factors have contributed to the apparent increase in anxiety and depression in recent years. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, social media allows us to see many problems in the lives of others, and some sensitive people … Continue reading

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Teen Depression and Cell Phone Use – Is There a Connection?

There’s no doubt there has been a frightening increase in depression and suicides in recent years, particularly among teenage girls. According to the CDC, between 2010 and 2015, suicide among girls increased by 65% and severe depression increased by 58%. … Continue reading

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New Year – New You – Beating Depression

This time of year is when New Year’s resolutions are made.  Many individuals want to lose weight, adjust their attitude, find a better job, or move.  For individuals suffering from depression, they just want to start to feel a little … Continue reading

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Fight Your Depression During the Colder Weather

Some term it winter depression or winter blues.  Whatever label you put on those feelings, we all know that for some, the colder months can be harder.  When you are prone to or already in a depressed state you may … Continue reading

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