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Anxiety and Insomnia: Understanding the Connection

January 1, 2021

Anxiety and insomnia are two incredibly common health conditions in the United States. While everyone feels anxious from time to time and struggles to fall asleep occasionally, anxiety disorders and insomnia are more intense, prolonged versions of these common experiences.

How to Reduce Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely defined 2020 in a way that no one could have anticipated just one short year ago. For many people, especially those that are younger, the pandemic marks the first global health crisis that they have experienced during their lifetime.

Know the Signs: Seasonal Affective Disorder Quiz

December 5, 2020

If you find yourself feeling more down than usual during the winter months, you might be suffering from seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal affective disorder can seriously disrupt your life and prevent you from enjoying activities associated with wintertime, including the holidays.

What Causes Persistent Depressive Disorder?

December 4, 2020

Persistent depressive disorder can be a very frustrating form of depression for patients and their families. It is often milder, but much longer-lasting than other forms of depression. This can make it harder to diagnose in many cases. Here’s what you need to know about persistent depressive disorder.

The PHQ-9: A Depression Assessment Tool

December 2, 2020

Major depressive disorder is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 7% of American adults each year. Symptoms of depression can include feelings of intense or persistent sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, thoughts of death, difficulty concentrating, and more.

Major Depression Inventory: Symptoms and Treatment

December 1, 2020

Although sadness is a normal part of life, most people find that their sadness comes and goes quickly, and is usually tied to a challenging life experience, such as losing your job or going through a divorce. However, sometimes feelings of sadness become more intense and last for an extended period of time.

How to Deal with Situational Depression

November 11, 2020

When a loved one dies, we lose a job, or a relationship ends, most of us experience a degree of sadness, stress, and anxiety around this change to our everyday life. However, some people experience much more severe symptoms associated with negative life events than others.

Managing PMS Depression

November 11, 2020

The majority of women experience some degree of discomfort around their menstrual period each month. Typically, symptoms occur a few days before, as well as a few days just after the menstrual period. Some women experience much worse symptoms, that can affect them both physically and emotionally, around their menstrual period.

Is Depression Curable?

November 11, 2020

When an illness is cured, it means that the illness is gone forever and won’t come back or affect that person’s life again. There are some diseases we can’t cure, such as diabetes.However, even diseases that can’t be cured can be treated. Generally, depression is thought of as a disease that can be treated, not cured, although there are some exceptions to this rule.

Do I Have Atypical Depression?

November 11, 2020

Too often, people who are experiencing atypical depression begin to think that it is just a part of their lives that they will need to learn to deal with. They may even internalize features of the disorder such as fear of rejection as personality traits rather than characteristics of a mental health condition.