Best supplements for depression – foods that help with depression 

best supplements for depression

What are the best supplements for depression and what are some foods that help with depression?  Or, rather, what is the best diet and/or supplements to prevent or lessen the impact of depression?  There is a wealth of scientific information linking poor nutritional intake to depression. There are two ways to look …

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Free cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets – the best cognitive behavioral therapy exercises

free cbt worksheets

Both therapists & clients often look for free cognitive behavioral therapy exercises – or cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets – to complete as CBT homework between therapy sessions as well as using them as CBT self help worksheets to discover underlying thoughts.  CBT activities can take many forms, but some of …

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Teenage depression test – how to deal with teenage depression 

teenage depression test

This guide helps you to tell the difference between normal teenage “hormonal” behaviour and true clinical depression as well as how to deal with teenage depression. It can be hard to know whether a teenager is simply feeling “hormonal” or whether they are truly depressed.  This article features a teenage depression …

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ICD-10 Depression Symptoms | DSM-5 Depression Symptoms | Comparison of DSM-5 and ICD-10 Depression Criteria

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What are the diagnostic criteria for depression?  In other words, what are the “official” depression symptoms?  There are two main diagnostic tools for depression.  One is extremely prevalent in North America and is called the DSM-5.  The other is international and is called the ICD-10.  (More on those below.)  Although the …

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Books about depression – the 10 Best books on overcoming depression

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Books about depression: what is bibliotherapy? One of the best ways to overcome depression is to read good books about depression.  This article provides a list of some of the best books about depression.  Reading self-help books about depression as part of your therapy is called “bibliotherapy,” which is just …

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List of CBT techniques – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

list of cbt techniques

Several people have asked for a comprehensive list of CBT techniques.  What is CBT in psychology?  CBT techniques refers to cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.  CBT is a very popular form of therapy because it has been proven effective for a large number of people suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental …

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Mental Health Resources for therapists and clients

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Mental Health Resources These are mental health resources for therapists and for people suffering from mental health issues.  These mental health resources include phone numbers, online programs and apps, worksheets, self-care resources, videos, blogs of people who suffer from mental illness, and other valuable mental health resources. My goal in …

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“The Guest House” Rumi – A Mindfulness Poem by Jalaluddin Rumi Sufi poet

“The Guest House” poem by the poet Rumi is often quoted by mindfulness teachers because it gets at the core of the meaning behind being mindful: being peaceful with all of our emotions, whether positive or negative.  “The Guest House” poem by Rumi, although extremely relevant to our lives today …

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Am I Depressed Quiz: depression test

Am I depressed quiz Are you depressed?  Sometimes, it is hard to know if what you are experiencing is depression or just sadness or something else entirely, especially if you are not exactly sure what depression is.  This “Am I depressed Quiz” is not a substitute for medical advice, but …

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151 Self-Care Ideas – the Best Self-Care Tips

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The best self-care ideas… The best self-care ideas are self-care activities that resonate with you on a personal level. The best way to come up with a complete self care plan is to make a list of all the things you enjoy doing best for self care. However, many of …

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