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8 Types Of Depression You Should Know

Depression is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition. The signs of depression are often hard to spot. But, did you know that the term “depression” can refer to multiple different diagnoses? Major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, atypical depression, and psychotic depression are some of the few that we discuss.  

The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) | Ways to Shut it Down

Desire can be a significant hindrance to living a purposeful and tranquil life. As soon as we want something, we fall into a state of lack, and we feel restless. And the obvious way out is to fulfill that desire so that we can feel content and happy again. A much-discussed phenomenon in the current age that arouses such restlessness and lack is the so-called fear of missing out, also abridged as FOMO.  

How to Create the Life You Want, One Small Change at a Time

In this section we’re going to talk about how to create the life you want. But before we do that, let's talk about the big picture of how to create change.  We create our happiness in a gradual, choice-based approach. We create power to choose through careful emotional processing. When we process emotions, we are no longer reactive to them. The tiny choices we make over and over create our character, influence our mood, and determine our quality of life. When those choices involve emotion p

Pills or Therapy? What is best for you?

The advent of medication to treat mental illness from the 1950s onwards has had untold benefits, enabling countless numbers of us to manage the symptoms of our unwellness. Yet pills can never ‘cure’ us on their own: they must be married with therapeutic treatments to be lastingly effective.  

Building Resources in Trauma Treatment

When doing trauma work in therapy (especially EMDR) it's important to stay present to give our brain another chance to process what we went through. In fact, in EMDR we know that it doesn't work if we are dissociated or overwhelmed, so we are going to have to have coping skills (otherwise known as resources) to help keep us present. In today's video, Dr. Alexa Altman walks us through what types of resources we need when preparing to do EMDR, and how she helps her patients get ready to reprocess

Emotional Cut Off's and False Individuality

Why are emotional cut offs within a family so problematic? How do they affect our functioning with our family and other relationships? Jerry Wise and Yitz Goldberg explore these dynamics with personal stories and Bowen/Friedman/Titelman theory. Jerry Wise, life and relationship coach, and Yitz Goldberg, social worker and relationship coach, discuss the importance of understanding emotional cut offs and false individuality.  

6 Signs You Are Subconsciously Depressed

Do you ever wonder if you’re actually depressed without consciously knowing it? Many people go through life and feel a lingering sadness that never seems to improve. While you can still function as a healthy person would, you may fail to recognize how depression may manifest in other, more insidious, and hidden ways.  

6 Signs You’re Burnt Out, Not Lazy

There’s actually a lot of overlap between laziness and burnout that can make it difficult to differentiate between the two. Burnout is defined as “a negative state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive stress and an inability to cope with it.” To educate ourselves and better understand the nature of burnout, especially when we ourselves are at risk, here are a few tell-tale signs that what you’re experiencing right now isn’t actually laziness, but burnout.

5 Signs Most People With Depression Have

What do you think depression is like? Depression is different from grief or sadness. Grief and sadness come in waves, and generally, you, your self-image, and your worth remain intact. However, depression erodes your self-worth until it is crumbling beneath your feet. To bring more awareness about depression, here a few common signs most people with depression have.  

5 Things a Psychopath Might Say

When you hear the word ‘Psychopath’, what comes to mind? Psychologists have a detailed behavioral inventory you can use to evaluate people for non-criminal psychopathy. It includes things like grandiose dreams, an utter lack of remorse, and shallow emotions. Author Jackson MacKenzie, who has written a book about dealing with psychopaths, points out specific behaviors that can classify someone as a psychopath which will be explored in this video. Some of these phrases in this video may sound norm

What Are Mixed Episodes In Bipolar Disorder?

While we all have heard people talk about the highs of mania or hypomania, and the lows of bipolar depression, a mixed episode happens when both of these symptoms occur at the same time. Meaning that we feel impulsive, having flights of ideas, not wanting to sleep, but are also irritable, physically exhausted, and hopeless about our future. It’s diagnosed as having met the criteria for a manic or hypomanic episode while also having at least 3 depressive symptoms.  

How Narcissists Are Bound By Their Own Need For Dominance

A major feature of narcissism is the need to be in control. Or as Dr. Les Carter explains, narcissists don't just want to be in charge, they insist that you should be subordinate to them. But because their tactics are so off-putting, they miss out on the aspects of life that truly matter. They eventually are tied down by their own egotism. Rather that succumbing to their dominance, you can see it for the misguided way of life that it represents, choosing freedom over their efforts to confine you
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