Author: Robert Smith

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

How Does Psychotherapy Help

The biggest question in psychotherapy is how does it help people overcome their challenges? Every time someone walks into a psychotherapist’s office they want to know that they are not wasting their time. Therefore, we want to go through how psychotherapy helps patients improve their mental health. To be clear, what we are talking about…
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January 12, 2016 0
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Psychotherapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Most people associate the holidays and winter as a festive time full of parties and revelry. However, this can also be a time of sadness for some people. While some reminisce about the things they miss, others suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). According to recent reports, over 14 million Americans suffer from the condition.…
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January 7, 2016 0
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Stress of Meeting Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. They come up with several different ways they want to change their life, and they are adamant about doing them. They start off strong, doing exactly what they have set forth to do. And then – life sets in. Meetings, family responsibilities, and more jump ahead…
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December 29, 2015 0
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Holiday Stress Busters

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of year. It’s not exactly that way for many people, though. People are tired, grumpy, and overwhelmed. Usually, this is because they suffer from holiday stress. That stress prevents them from experiencing the beauty of the holiday season. As Santa makes his arrival, you may want to consider…
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December 22, 2015 0

Fight Depression by Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

The busyness that most of us deal with on a daily basis can make us stressed and depressed. As we run through our days, it’s not easy to stop and pay attention to our bodies and minds. Instead, our bodies and mind go into crisis mode and after a while, we start to feel depressed.…
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December 15, 2015 0
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Does Pre-Marriage Counseling Really Help You Avoid Divorce?

With the divorce rate sitting around 40-50%, it’s no surprise that many unmarried couples are afraid of taking the next step in their relationship. Divorce is all around us, and it’s hard not to think about it and wonder if that’s what’s in store when you get married. What Pre-Marriage Counseling Can Do for You…
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November 28, 2015 0

The Use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to Treat Trauma Patients

One of the primary reasons why dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) can help improve trauma patients’ ability to cope is that it enables them to understand the emotions behind behaviors. Since the creation of DBT, it has helped to treat numerous types of mental health disorders. Understanding the DBT Process DBT is based on cognitive behavior…
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November 16, 2015 0
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Understanding Marriage Counseling In Chicago

Many couples looking for marriage counseling in Chicago are often unsure of how the process works. They feel a bit of trepidation because the idea of therapy makes them question their entire relationship. While it is natural to have this fear, please understand that marriage counseling does not signify something is wrong with your partner…
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November 8, 2015 0
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Adult Children of Elderly Parents: Parenting Your Own Parents

Taking care of your elderly parents can be one of the strangest phenomena for many adults. Your parents are the ones who raised you and did so much for you over the years. Watching them decline can be one of the toughest things you ever face. It brings up questions of etiquette and communication that…
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October 29, 2015 0
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First-Year College Students and Adjustment to Being Away at School

Most kids cannot wait to go away to college. They are eager to have additional freedom. However, such changes can cause a number of first-year college students to have trouble adjusting to school. Recent statistics indicate that 30% of college students feel so depressed at one point or another that they felt it was difficult…
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October 19, 2015 0
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Working with the spouse who is considering divorce

Are you not sure of the direction you want to take in your marriage? Do you need someone to talk to who can help you with untangle the emotional web of your marriage before speaking with your spouse? Then you should consider talking to a psychotherapist about your marriage. While the eventual outcome would be…
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October 10, 2015 0