Depression in Women
Depression doesn’t discriminate. It affects both genders. But it affects men and women differently. Let’s look at possible causes for depression in women.
Increased risk for depression in women may be caused by a blend of genetic, chemical, biological, hormonal, environmental, and social factors. It appears there is no one root cause. . . . → Read More: Depression in Women
Depression and Other Illnesses:
Do depression and other illnesses sometimes co-exist?
There are three possible relationships between depression and other illnesses. Other illnesses can cause depression, can be a result of if, or can afflict someone before depression sets in.
Other psychiatric conditions such as PTSD, social anxiety disorder, OCD, and generalized anxiety disorder can . . . → Read More: Depression and Other Illnesses:
Alternative treatments for depression
There are several alternative treatments for depression including acupuncture, homeopathy, biofeedback, diet, vitamins and minerals, and aroma therapy. I will address each one individually.
1. Acupuncture: According to a study of 477 patients, acupuncture is an effective treatment that has the potential to greatly reduce the severity of the disease in . . . → Read More: Alternative Treatments for Depression
Insomnia and Depression:
Can lack of sleep cause depression? Lack of sleep is both a sign of and a cause of depression. Insomnia and depression often coexist in depressed patients. Let’s take a look at the causes and some possible remedies for insomnia and depression.
Anxieties and Worries: Sometimes life throws us curved balls. . . . → Read More: Can Lack of Sleep Cause Depression? Insomnia and Depression
Depression in Children
Do children suffer from depression? The short answer is yes. Depressed children can experience a variety of symptoms.
Common symptoms are irritability, guilt feelings, isolation, sudden vocal outbursts, lack of focus, anxiety, and an inability to experience the consequences of their actions.
Irritability: Depressed children may show more signs of irritability than . . . → Read More: Depressed Children: Symptoms of Depression in Children
What are the signs of depression?
What are the signs of depression? In future blog posts I will deal with signs of depression in men, women, and in teens.
From Barbara Altman, author of Recovering from Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis, available on Amazon and on Kindle.
1. Inner tension can be one of the signs . . . → Read More: What Are the Signs of Depression?
Finding peace is possible.
Finding peace in the middle of chaos is possible.
Everyone has chaos in their lives. Mine came early. Born into an alcoholic, abusive home, I experienced .
the horrors of alcoholism, abuse, and addictive issues at an early age. In an effort to cope, I turned to an addiction to sugar, which
. . . → Read More: Finding Peace in Chaos
Respond to Tragedy
So how does one respond to tragedy in a healthy way?
Last week we all experienced a terrible tragedy. With the advent of the internet and instant television coverage, we are all subject world events seconds after they occur. Occasionally, we can even watch the news as it occurs.
Twenty seven innocent . . . → Read More: How Does One Respond to Tragedy?
Mental illness has been in the forefront of the news lately. Twenty six innocent people lost their lives to someone with a mental illness. There are traditional approaches to mental illness such as anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs. Mental illness can also be addressed using alternative modalities. One such approach to mental illness . . . → Read More: An Alternative Treatment For Mental Illness:
Mental health has become a hot issue lately.
What can we do to build good mental health? Will unconditional love help?
What can be done to offset the development of depression, anxiety, and psychosis in our families and our communities?
What does it mean to be unconditionally loving? My definition is the ability . . . → Read More: Building Good Mental Health With Unconditional Love