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Depression at Work

Depression at Work Even people who love their jobs have bad days at work. But if you one of the thousands of individuals who dread waking up every Monday through Friday, or you regularly find yourself sitting at your desk at work on the verge of tears, you most likely have a more [...]

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Depression|Tags: |

Caregiver Depression

Caregiver Depression Depression among caregivers is so common that there is a term for it: caregiver depression. This particular type of depression can take a serious toll on a caregiver and affect the caregiver’s ability to care for a loved one. Although the bulk of research involving caregiver depression has involved the caregiver’s [...]

How Obesity Contributes to Depression

How Obesity Contributes to Depression Research has shown that obesity markedly increases the risk of depression. One study of more than 9,000 adults concluded that depression, and other mood and anxiety disorders, were about 25% more common in the obese people studied than in the non-obese. Several community surveys in the United States [...]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, Depression, Eating Disorders|Tags: , |

The Herb Kratom and Addiction

The Herb Kratom and Addiction Over the past couples of decades, the U.S. opioid epidemic has been associated with over 300,000 lives. Numerous interventions have been tried and some researchers claim that kratom, an herbal psychoactive drug that is presently unregulated, might help some people struggling with opioid addiction. This potential has been [...]

July 1st, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety Treatment, Natural Remedies, PTSD|Tags: |

Digital Addiction

Digital Addiction Digital addiction is a behavioral disorder where an individual experiences compulsive use of digital technology, most notably cell phone addiction, internet addiction gaming addiction. It is a term that is often used to describe a person whose interaction with technology is excessive and takes an amount of time from daily activities [...]

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Depression, Relationships|Tags: |

Whole Foods and Mental Health

Whole Foods and Mental Health The influence of diet in causing and preventing physiological and psychological disorders is well established, as is the importance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in maintaining health. Nutritionists go one step further by using diet and nutritional supplements to treat and prevent illness. They look for nutritional [...]

Overcoming Grief

Overcoming Grief There’s a huge debate among mental health professional as to whether grief can actually ever be overcome. Those who argue that it cannot claim that the best that we can hope for when processing grief is that it be managed. Either way, there are things that a grieving person can do [...]

April 9th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, Counseling, Depression, Psychotherapy, Therapy|Tags: |

Types of Psychotherapy

The Most Popular Kinds of Psychotherapy A psychotherapist’s approach to therapy is as unique as they are.  Most professional therapists are educated in a number of approaches.  This psychotherapeutic orientation combines with the therapist's personality and a style eventually develops. There are a number of recognized approaches to psychotherapy and most therapists use [...]

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions Robert Plutchik was a psychologist who developed a psychoevolutionary theory of emotion, considered one of the most influential classification approaches for general emotional responses. Plutchik suggested that there were eight basic emotions; anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust and joy. He proposed that these primary emotions are biologically primitive [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Counseling, Emotions, Psychological Development, Relationships|Tags: |

Genograms in Family Therapy

Genograms in Family Therapy A genogram, sometimes called a family map, is a pictorial display of a patient's family relationships and medical history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors that punctuate relationships. It can be used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior [...]