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A Depression Checklist

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

If you check at least half of the following items, you may benefit from a consultation with a trained professional who can help you in working through a depression. – It is hard for me to concentrate on reading or watching TV. – My future seems hopeless. – I do things slowly. – Pleasure and joy have gone out of …

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Depression Treatments

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Depression is the most common mood disorder in the United States- and the world. Currently the fourth most debilitating human condition (behind heart disease, cancer and traffic accidents) according to the World Health Organization; WHO predicts that by the year 2020 depression will have risen to be the second most debilitating condition. Depression is a serious condition which affects virtually …

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Types of Depressive Disorder

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Not all depressions are alike. The nature of one’s depression depends on the cause and on each person’s individual adaptation to this disorder. Here are several generally recognized forms of depression. Major Depression A major depression is different from a state of normal sadness. People who experience depression describe it as agonizing pain that cannot be shaken and seems to …

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What About Depression?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Everyone feels sad from time to time. It’s only natural. Most people go through blue days or just periods of feeling down, especially after they experience a loss. But what experts call clinical depression is different from just being “down in the dumps.” The main difference is that the sad or empty mood does not go away after a couple …

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Children in the Event of a Divorce

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

Children are deeply affected by their parents’ divorce. They tend to handle the divorce better, however, when both parents cooperate and act in their children’s best interest. Both parents should be present when the children are told, and the mood should be calm, rational, and supportive. Hostility between the parents should be avoided. They should not be told about the …

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Some Ways of Giving

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE “A rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it.” – Cornel West You might think that, despite the obvious benefits of giving, you simply do not have the time, resources, or energy to help other people. However, …

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Relationships & Givers

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE The Advantages of Giving It has often been said that it is better to give than to receive. Let’s explore this is more detail. How do you benefit from giving to others? There is a cardinal rule to remember about giving – when you give expecting a reciprocal …

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Tantrums, Meltdowns, & Aggression

Is your toddler throwing tantrum in the middle of a store? Does your preschooler refuse to get dressed? Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives challenging? No—it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! When you understand how your child brain is wired and how it matures you will be able to handle the meltdowns and aggravation more skillfully. …

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Assertiveness Tips

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Assertive Communication

Some Everyday Assertiveness Tips Recognize that people are responsible for their own behavior. It is not helpful to blame other people when they choose not to do things that you need or want. You can assertively tell another person what you feel about a situation, but then it is the other person’s choice to go along with what you want …

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Communication Skills & Assertiveness

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Assertive Communication

Learning to be more assertive involves examining several dimensions of your life : Self-Esteem: How you define yourself, positively or negatively, depends on the messages you’ve heard from others throughout your life. We internalize the things we’ve heard about ourselves from other people, and this becomes the basis of our self-esteem, which can be either mostly positive or mostly negative. …

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