Depression is not limited to adults. Many children and teens will struggle with depression prior to reaching adulthood. It can be a confusing and frightening experience for parents and their offspring. In today’s article we look at how to identify whether a youngster has significant depression, and how best to respond when depression is present.
It’s difficult to believe that 2018 is coming to a close. I’ll bet you remember when the year was still fresh. A clean slate to write upon. Yet now the year is quickly running to the finish line. Another chapter of life written.
Many of us use this time to reflect on memories of what went well, the successes we’ve had, times with family and friends, and the goals we’ve achieved.
I’ve listened to hundreds of men and women talk about their biggest fears and their most exciting triumphs. They have spoken about the things that bring the most joy into their lives, and that which creates clouds of discontent.
Through these privileged conversations, I have detected a common thread. A set of core of beliefs that lead to frustration and self-doubt. Conclusions that many people accept as basic truths about what needs to happen in life so that they can be happy. So they can be successful. That life can be richly enjoyed and filled with purpose.
Is it possible for families to make it through the teen years without the home becoming an emotional war zone? The short answer is yes, if everyone is properly prepared. Read on for 11 tips on how parents and teens can prepare for the challenges of adolescence and make the teen years a happy and less drama-filled for everyone at home.
Good sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy mood and peak mental/physical performance. But millions of Americans (that includes Folsom residents - don’t think you are immune from this problem) fail to consistently get a good night’s rest. Today’s article takes a close look at practical things you can do to quickly get your sleep routine under control and enjoy the benefits of grabbing some healthy ZZZZ’s.
When therapists refer to someone as depressed they have something much more severe and more specific in mind. Indeed, therapists try to be very specific regarding depression and therefore divide this concept into various subtypes such as major depressive disorder, dysthymia, cyclothymia, etc. In this guide, we will explore some of the different ways depression can rear its head, as well as some of the most effective treatment approaches that can be used to help one overcome depression.
Taking medication to address a mental health issue is a decision that weighs heavily on some folks. They might feel there is a social stigma attached to medication, or they may feel that they should be able to solve their problems without taking any medications. Here we discuss some basic facts about the role of medication in mental health treatment, as well as how it can be beneficial and the general risks that may come with medication.
Have you ever wondered if you or a loved one is struggling from depression? The question can feel overwhelming, and finding a solution to help with depression even more so. This article shares some information to help you identify depression, understand how widespread it is, and find solutions to help.
You’ve likely seen headlines touting new, simple cures for depression and other mental and physical illnesses. These kinds of claims in the media are sometimes accurate, but should always be taken with a grain of salt, as well as accompanied by some digging into the original sources/studies for more information. Here we investigate recent claims that have been made regarding “fixing” depression with some simple nutritional supplementation. Read on to find out if these claims are revolutionary, or if they’re all hype, or some combination of the two.
Finding the best therapist to work with can be difficult. There are many variables that go into making a good match between a potential client and therapist, and the prospect can seem daunting. But finding the right therapist is well worth the effort, and it doesn’t need to be unnecessarily exhausting or draining - read on for three key tips to help you find the best therapist.
What does depression look like? The truth is the clinical depression - even when very severe - does not always look the way we imagine. Chronic sadness, tearfulness, thoughts of suicide, and the like are all symptoms of depression, but there are many other symptoms that are often overlooked. In this article, we will discuss some of the unexpected ways that depression can present itself in people.
Somewhere between toddlerhood and adulthood most of us learn to dial back our determination or desire to persist when faced with failure. We become complacent and settle for too little in life. We set aside dreams after failing to reach our goals after the first, second or third attempt. Many of us let the fear of failure keep us from experiencing what life holds for us.