Depression Treatment

How to Deal with Post-Holiday Depression

The holiday season is a prime example of mixed emotions in action. We hit enjoyable highs — all while juggling a fair amount of stress, guilt, shame, and grief. Even in the best of years, there’s a low is often lurking. This would be, of course, the seemingly inevitable letdown. A new year — with its blend of promise and pressure — settles upon us. And with it often comes what some call “the post-holiday blues.”

How to Deal with Post-Holiday Depression2020-01-14T13:35:05+00:00

Why ACT is Effective Treatment for Depression

The word “depression” has become an umbrella term for the full gamut of depressive disorders — major depressive, bipolar, seasonal affective, and more. Such conditions have become increasingly common. As a result, there are many potential treatment options available. Choosing the treatment that is most effective for you requires some background information.

Why ACT is Effective Treatment for Depression2019-10-28T14:19:20+00:00

How Mindfulness Meditation Combats Depression & Rumination

When we're depressed, our thinking patterns are often negative and cyclical. Our negative emotions fuel negative thoughts, then our negative thoughts reinforce more negative emotions. On and on it goes as we sink deeper, ruminating and feeling worse as time goes on. How can you escape the misery and find relief? Interrupt your ruminating mind with mindfulness meditation.

How Mindfulness Meditation Combats Depression & Rumination2019-10-28T12:53:29+00:00

SAD? What You Can Do Now to Defend Your Mind Against the Dark Days of Winter

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression. However, it is cyclical or seasonal. In other words, it’s a depression that only happens during the winter months. Notably, there is a rarer form of the condition called Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder. In that case, the depression occurs during the summer.

SAD? What You Can Do Now to Defend Your Mind Against the Dark Days of Winter2019-10-28T13:05:53+00:00

Silent Night, Lonely Night? 8 Small Ways to Resist Rumination & Isolation During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a beautiful, cozy, wonderful time of year. However, many of us feel lonely during this season. Winter weather, family challenges, and holiday stress can all increase feelings of loneliness.

Silent Night, Lonely Night? 8 Small Ways to Resist Rumination & Isolation During the Holidays2019-10-28T13:08:47+00:00

Over it? How to Tell if You’re Suffering Burnout, Depression, or Both

We often hear people say, “I’m so burned out.” We also hear people say, “I’m so depressed.” In other words, people commonly feel some of the symptoms of both burnout and depression.bHowever, these are two serious conditions. If you’re facing clinical depression or serious burnout, then you may need help to recover.

Over it? How to Tell if You’re Suffering Burnout, Depression, or Both2019-10-28T13:10:26+00:00