Monthly Archives: October 2012

135. Some Sobering Statistics

One in four adults experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. Major depressive disorder affects 6.7% of American adults. According to the 2004 World Health Report, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United … Continue reading

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134. Ten Easy Stress Busters

The following list was posted by Barbara Altman on her blog    1. Make a list every night of what is to be accomplished the next day. 2. Ask someone to help when you cannot do everything by yourself. … Continue reading

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133. Psychotherapy and Other Tools for Depression and Anxiety

From Storied Mind – Recover Life from Depression – by John Folk-Williams The first session I ever had with a psychiatrist proved to me that I could achieve a real change in psychotherapy. While in college, I had been immobilized … Continue reading

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132. Dysthymia 2

The following comes from Johns Hopkins Health Alerts. What causes dysthymia? Some medical conditions, including neurological disorders (such as multiple sclerosis and stroke), hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, are associated with dysthymia. Investigators believe that, in these cases, developing … Continue reading

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131. The Six Stages of Depression

There are not clearly defined stages of depression put out by psychological or medical groups, but some experts in the field have developed lists to help them work with those who are depressed or bipolar. Tom Wootton, for example, an … Continue reading

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130. A Guardian Lie II

Looking at blog 128, you may think I now have it all squared away. Alas, that is not the case at all. Through a series of events that have happened to me in the last month, I was drawn back … Continue reading

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129. 7 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is one of the major contributors to depression. If you have depression, reduce stress. If you don’t have depression, reduce stress. From traffic jams in the morning to looming deadlines at work, stress is something we all have to … Continue reading

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