Category: Illness

seasonal affectiveness disorder

Coping with Seasonable Affective Disorder

The weather is dreary. The sun goes down much sooner in the day. You’re in a funk that you can’t seem to get out of lately. If you feel this way, you may be suffering from winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects 4 to 6 percent of people. Women are…
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January 29, 2016 0
multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis:  How Psychotherapy helps patients live with the illness

Multiple sclerosis damages the body in many ways. However, what is not often discussed is the mental challenges that arise from people who live with this illness. Fortunately, modern medicine has not only been able to provide cures for many living with multiple sclerosis (MS), but also found ways to improve the mental state of…
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June 10, 2015 0

Cancer: Mindfulness, psychotherapy and coping with cancer

The oldest description of cancer comes from a document in Egypt over 3,000 years ago. It has been one of the most persistent illnesses afflicting man since the beginning of time. However, modern medicine has made tremendous strides in the past few decades eradicating this disease, so people can live longer, productive lives. Nowhere is…
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May 19, 2015 0

Successfully work through the emotional side of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is not the end, and can be the impetus to positive change in your life. While it is a tough, debilitating disease, recent advancements in medicine and psychology have shown vastly improved methods to conquer multiple sclerosis. I have known individuals who had MS for over 30 years, and the quality of their life…
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March 1, 2015 0

4 Keys to Helping You Mentally Overcome Cancer

“You have cancer,” might be the worst three word sentences in the English language. After all, this potentially crippling disease is only part of the problem. The greater problem for those who survive their cancer treatments is how they will live their lives during and after treatment. From telling friends and family to putting your…
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February 10, 2015 0