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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: , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

Anxiety Treatment and Medication

Anxiety Treatment and Medication When you’re overcome by heart-stopping panic, overwhelmed by fear, or tired from numerous sleepless nights spent worrying, you may be tempted do just about anything to get relief. While  there is no question that anxiety can be disabling, is medication the best answer? Is there good evidence that drugs [...]

Panic Attacks at Night

Panic Attacks at Night Nighttime or nocturnal panic attacks appear to occur with no obvious trigger and typically awaken the person from a sound sleep. The individual tends to experience the same symptoms as a daytime panic attack, including rapid heart rate, trembling, sweating, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom. [...]

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders The relatively-new diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder were first publicized by the American Psychiatric Association in the 1950s, these types of behaviors have been around for centuries and have even been practiced in ancient times. Studies have suggests that up around 5% [...]

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior Many people have heard of skin picking, but not many realize that it is a disorder that falls under the category of the term body-focused repetitive behavior. Body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) is an umbrella term for impulse control behaviors involving compulsively damaging one's physical appearance or causing physical injury. BFRBs [...]

The New Counseling Psychology

The New Counseling Psychology Counseling psychology is a form of applied psychology that is used by psychologists and psychotherapists to help people improve their lives. In practice, counseling psychology focuses on treating individuals with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, vocational, and social problems and disorders. It is one of the most common [...]

February 7th, 2016|Categories: Counseling, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy|Tags: |

Marriage Family Therapy

Marriage Family Therapy Marriage and family therapy is a type of counseling that uses psychotherapy, marriage counseling and family therapy to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. Marriage and family therapists (MFT) help people work through problems and rebuild relationships. Couples often seek [...]