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    • FEBRUARY 18, 2019
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    Postpartum depression

    Postpartum depression

    A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth. We’re starting to understand the importance of mental health as a society, and the importance of prevention, the future is definitely going to
    • FEBRUARY 13, 2019
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    suicide prevention conference

    suicide prevention conference

    Suicide Prevention in Students Last weekend we joined forces with Hunter College to host a event for: "Suicide prevention and how to help a fellow student if you are worried about them" Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth. However, suicide is preventable. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give
    • FEBRUARY 13, 2019
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    Why therapy works

    Why therapy works

    A Case Study: Cathy. (names have been changed) When a young woman named Cathy scheduled an appointment at my office for an initial consultation, I prepared for her arrival in the same way that I do for all of my new patients. The introductory session consists primarily of fact finding, detail collecting, intake questions and
    • JANUARY 1, 2019
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    Depression or Just Sadness?

    Depression or Just Sadness?

    Experiencing a loss may make you sad, but if the sadness becomes out of proportion to the event then you fall into depression. Sadness is a normal reaction, but depression is not. Depression differs from sadness in its intensity, frequency, and duration. Intensity. While the event would make most people sad, you respond with a
    • NOVEMBER 27, 2018
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    unaddressed anger from your childhood

    unaddressed anger from your childhood

    Anger is often a tricky emotion to express in adulthood, but for many, it was even trickier to express in childhood. If you can relate to having unaddressed anger from childhood, you’re not alone. Maybe you grew up in a household where it wasn’t safe to express your emotions, so your anger went unaddressed. Maybe
    • NOVEMBER 20, 2018
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    Getting through a Panic Attack

    Getting through a Panic Attack

    Panic is fueled by misuse of the imagination, so learn to use your imagination productively. Below is a Guide to helping yourself through a Panic Attack:  All you have to do is stop the emergency message from being sent to your adrenal glands. Learn these four simple steps and your panic attack will only last
    • NOVEMBER 13, 2018
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    Anxiety and your health

    Anxiety and your health

    Anxiety can affect your health. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, research suggests that you may also run a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems. So when you manage your anxiety, you’re also taking care of your physical health. Whether you have everyday stress and anxiety or an anxiety disorder, you can learn
    • OCTOBER 12, 2018
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    The changing weather on our emotions

    The changing weather on our emotions

    Bad weather can go beyond making people feel sad or depressed. It's actually called Seasonal Affective Disorder... Most of us believe weather can affect our mood. Fall is officially here, and for most of us, that means shorter days, longer nights, and declining temperatures. Of course, we're all well aware that seasonal change has a
    • SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
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    Why is Self-Esteem important?

    Why is Self-Esteem important?

    Why is building and being able to maintain high self-esteem so important? Life becomes simpler and lighter. When you like or love yourself more then things simply become easier. You won’t make mountains out of molehills (or out of plain air) nearly as often anymore. You won’t drag yourself down or beat yourself up over
    • SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
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    Anxiety comes in many different forms

    Anxiety comes in many different forms

    How can you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line into a disorder? It's not easy. Anxiety comes in many different forms - such as panic attacks, phobia and social anxiety, the distinction between an official diagnosis and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear. Here's a start: If you experience any of the following