Daily Archives: September 25, 2016

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Mindfulness: How to Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin, with Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Attitude of Gratitude Positive Affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I have an attitude of gratitude My thoughts are focused on positivity and thankfulness I am sincerely grateful and this attracts positivity into my life I take time to be grateful for something as simple as a … Continue reading

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10 Drug-Free Therapies for Depression

According to the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D)study, an unbiased investigation funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, at standard doses of the most commonly used class of antidepressants (SSRIs), only 30 percent of people with severe … Continue reading

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Does Crying Make You More Depressed?

“Live to the point of tears,” said Camus. That’s not so hard if you have treatment-resistant depression or any kind of chronic mood disorder. You learn to take Kleenex with you wherever you go. In the middle of a depressive … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Cultivate Good Gut Bacteria and Reduce Depression

We are all born with genes that predispose us to all kinds of things — in my case, most of the psychiatric illnesses listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition). And while we have some control … Continue reading

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9 Natural Therapies for Bipolar Depression

Key Takeaways Talk to your doctor about any complementary or integrative health therapy you want to try to make sure you’re doing so safely. Managing bipolar disorder may require multiple strategies, including medication and complementary therapies. Consider adding approaches with … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Help a Friend or Family Member With Depression

All of a sudden your best friend stops calling. She no longer wants to join you for yoga on Saturday mornings. The last time you saw her she looked fragile and sad, like someone else was living in her body. … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Prevent Summer Depression

Last summer I met a friend for coffee. I cried through most of our hour together, as I was in the midst of a severe depression episode. At one point, she folded her hands on the table, looked intently into … Continue reading

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The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Mood Disorders

Learn about mood and mental health issues that may accompany pain and other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. People who live with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may experience more than physical pain and disability. Their illness could also affect … Continue reading

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