Fast Facts on Depression

CAUSES chemical imbalances in the brain, either hereditary or situational alcohol or drug abuse traumatic life events such as death, abuse, or loss stressful situations social isolation medical conditions such as cancer, hypothyroidism, prolonged pain sleeping disorders SYMPTOMS Agitation, restlessness, and irritability Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate, and inappropriate guilt Dramatic…

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Down in the Dumps or Clinically Depressed?

Have you been feeling sad, miserable, or down in the dumps? These are normal emotions that everyone encounters at one time or another. After all, no one can be perfectly happy every second of his life. However, when these feelings of sadness or frustration last for a long period of time and start to interfere…

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Laugh Your Way to Good Health

It boosts immunity, lowers stress hormones, decreases pain, relaxes muscles, and prevents heart diseases.  It also relieves stress, improves moods, enhances resilience, eases anxiety and fear, and adds zest to life.  Aside from that, it can also strengthen relationships, enhance teamwork, help defuse conflict, and promote group bonding.  Lest you think that pharmaceuticals have manufactured…

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Understanding Child Depression

Irritable and angry, socially withdrawn, continuous sadness and hopelessness, extremely sensitive to rejection, suddenly has increased or decreased appetite, sleepless or sleeping excessively, having bouts of vocal outbursts, has low energy and fatigue – your usually cheerful child is suddenly showing distressing behavior. And, NO, he can’t be depressed. He is just a child after…

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