Category: Depression

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How Does Cognitive Remediation Therapy Help with Depression?

Depression is a serious condition. It affects millions yearly, and most research has shown that it impacts almost 3.8% of the world’s population.[1] As such, plenty of ongoing research is done to find effective ways to treat any case of depression. One treatment method is cognitive remediation therapy — a treatment used to make meaningful

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What Are the Causes and Effects of Depression?

Everyone experiences periods of sadness from time to time. Life isn’t entirely composed of highs, and you’ll reach those inevitable low points now and then. However, if you find your sadness persists, gets worse, or progresses into hopelessness, you may have a more serious condition on your hands. Depression is a common but often crippling

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Is Inpatient Treatment Available for Depression?

Depression is a common but sometimes debilitating condition affecting millions every year. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 8.4% of adults in the United States, or 21 million people, experienced a major depressive episode in the last year.1 Depression is a serious mood disorder, although treatment can alleviate more serious symptoms. Are you

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Is Social Media Making Us Depressed?

Social media started as a powerful tool to connect us with old classmates and distant relatives. Relationships that were next to impossible to maintain became as easy to keep up with as a few clicks and a couple dozen keystrokes. These interconnected, visual platforms were a far cry from the chain emails of the years

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New Ways to Manage Your Depression in the New Year

The new year feels like a natural time to look back on the past year and set goals for the upcoming one. You can consider what went well, what could have been better, and what adjustments you can make to make this year even better. However, reflecting on the past year can be a bit

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Spring Cleaning for the Mind

By: Denise Etherton, M.A., LPC, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships, Lifeskills South Florida Do you ever feel like your brain is full of clutter and you can’t find things when you need them? School, work, family, mental illnesses, pets, food, exercise, friends, and now COVID-19…all these pieces of life litter our brain if we don’t clean or

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Using DBT’s Four Main Skills to Prevent Self-Injury

March 1 is Self-Injury Awareness Day and every year, this global event helps raise awareness for self-injury. Though it’s an isolating coping mechanism, it’s a struggle shared by millions of people around the world. Self-injury, more commonly known as self-harm, involves any intentional, self-inflicted harm that lacks suicidal intent. Anyone with personal experience understands how

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Managing Anxiety During Family Gatherings

Holidays are an exciting time of year, bringing people together to celebrate after months apart. It is a time of connection, tradition, and joy. Even under the current circumstances, some families can gather for smaller celebrations with one another. For some people, meeting with family isn’t as much a source of excitement as it is

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